Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Special Schedule Planned for October 19

With the state’s adoption of the SAT as Illinois’ college readiness exam, Stevenson will be administering the PSAT to its freshmen, sophomores and juniors as a way to determine how well-prepared they are.

Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) on Wednesday, October 19. PSAT 9 testing for freshmen will be held on November 10, which also is a late-arrival day. The PSAT 9 is a precursor of the PSAT/NMSQT.

Because of the number of rooms required to administer the test to approximately 2,000 sophomores and juniors on October 19, plus the amount of faculty needed as proctors, the school is modifying its late-arrival schedule for the day.

Juniors and sophomores will come to school as normal, since testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Their bus routes will run as usual. Freshmen will not report to school until 10:30; their bus routes will start at 9:20. Seniors, meanwhile, will have the day off from school.

Since PSAT testing will run until around noon, classes during periods 1-3 on October 19 will be skipped. Instead, freshmen will participate in a Student Activities Division-led activity in the Field House from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., which is when periods 1-3 would be held. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will attend their regular classes during periods 4-8, following the late-arrival bell schedule.

Details on PSAT 9 testing for freshmen will be announced soon.

Visitors From Five States, China Coming to SHS

Eighty people from school districts in five states and China will be visiting Stevenson on Wednesday during the school’s first site visit for educators of the 2016-17 school year. Of the 12 schools sending representatives to SHS, eight are in Colorado: Arvada High School, Arvada West High School, Pomona High School and Drake Middle School, all in Arvada; Welchester Elementary School and the Jefferson County Public Schools, in Golden; Cherry Creek School District in Centennial; and Standley Lake High School in Westminster. Also on the visitor list are Gamble Rogers Middle School in Saint Augustine, Florida, Northwest Learning Community in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Salina High School South in Salina, Kansas, State College Area School District in State College, Pennsylvania, and the Wuhan Yangtze International School in Wuhan, China.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Barrington 1: The Patriots went on the road and improved to 13-0, upending a team that finished 11th in the state last year. SHS, which was second in the state in 2015 and 2014, swept all three singles matches, and four of five in doubles. Dhwani Kumar posted a 6-0, 6-2 decision at No. 1 singles, while Nos. 2 and 3 Athena Kolli and Hanna Anssari were extended to three sets. Kolli prevailed 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, while Anssari outlasted her opponent, 6-1, 3-6, (10-5). The Nos. 2-5 doubles teams were all straight-set winners. No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva and Paige Nierman rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory, while Alyssa Glaser and Bronwyn Heidkamp earned a  6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 3. Maria Sarabia and Samantha Burger outlasted their competition at No. 4, 6-2, 6-4, and Ellen Ma and Shelby Liu cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5.

Girls Volleyball

Palatine d. Stevenson, 14-25, 27-25, 25-20: Despite an 18-kill effort from Jori Radtke, the Patriots (21-4) fell to the Pirates in the Sports Center. Radtke also led SHS with 18 digs and four service aces. Sophie Sorenson had seven kills, 11 digs and an ace, while Chloe Robinson made 13 digs, had four assists and served an ace. Alex Kuc dished out 25 assists on 72-of-73 setting.

Basketball Standout Smith Chooses Indiana

Senior Justin Smith announced on Twitter Monday night that he intends to continue his basketball career at Indiana University after graduating from Stevenson. The 6-foot-7 senior forward reportedly chose the Hoosiers over defending national champion Villanova, where his former teammate Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) plays, and Illinois, where his parents went to college. Smith averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game last season, and has helped the Patriots win 86 games in his three years on the varsity roster. He is ranked the No. 3 prospect in the state by City/Suburban Hoops Report.

Correction

Saturday’s varsity boys soccer game with Buffalo Grove ended in a 1-1 tie, not a 2-1 loss, as was reported in Monday’s Daily Digest.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive this week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here. Also, Stevenson Athletics is offering free admission to Friday night’s varsity football game against Libertyville to anyone who brings a case of water or sports drink to the east entrance gate prior to the game.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, pumpkin and apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive beginning today and running through Wednesday, October 5. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

CLUB NEWS

Key Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school today in Room 7032. New members are welcome to attend.

Come to Spanish Club on Wednesday to help prepare for DIY Guacamole Day by creating posters and banners to advertise! Earn service hours and get free food from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2808.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Education funding lawsuits may show what’s ahead for Illinois

Moody’s pushes CPS credit rating deeper into junk status

DeKalb schools chief on leave after principal gets protection order against him

UI Student Senate plans vigil after fatal shooting in Campustown

Evanston will modify roadway by Northwestern campus after student killed

Waukegan District 60 to examine registration process after forced transfers

Coroner: Willowbrook student may have choked on food (+)

Normal turns over video of arrest in Illinois State drug case

Suspect in Loyola U. gropings arrested by campus police

McHenry County College to build $16.8M science facility

Rock Valley College racks up $21K in fees responding to anonymous requests

School to move into vacant Waukegan Kmart building (+)

Neuqua Valley student entrepreneur nabs two “Sharks” for anti-bullying app

Southern Illinois U. officials reflect on what campus lake means to community

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies

Can all students succeed at science and technology high schools?

Cost to taxpayers on loan forgiveness could skyrocket

The business decision segregating college students by income, race

Texas district sued over lack of Asian-Americans on school board

Iowa State president will stop flying university plane after accident

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Choral, Orchestra Concerts This Week

Concert season gets underway this week with two evening events sponsored by the Fine Arts Division. Stevenson’s choirs will be sing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the orchestras will play at 7 p.m. Thursday. Both concerts are free and will be held in the Performing Arts Center. On Tuesday, the Choral Guild will be holding a fundraiser at Menchie’s in Lincolnshire from 7-10 p.m. Anyone who shows this flyer when making a purchase will have 20% redirected to the Choral Guild.

Students Invited to Watch Presidential Debate

All Stevenson students are invited to the Political Action Club’s Debate Watch Party tonight in the Quiet Learning Center. The doors to the QLC will open at 7:30 p.m., and the presidential debate is scheduled to run from 8-9:30 p.m.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots swept all four doubles flights to earn their fifth consecutive Prospect title. SHS posted 77 points, ahead of 15 competitors including runner-up New Trier (52) and third-place Highland Park (48). Gina Kondos and Elizabeth Ferdman won the No. 1 doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over a Libertyville duo. They also knocked off a 2015 state-qualifying tandem from Loyola en route to the championship. Also winning doubles titles were No. 2 Paige Nierman and Kate Harvey, No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp and Alexandra Zoubareva, and No. 4 Samantha Burger and Alyssa Glaser. In singles, Athena Kolli captured the No. 2 singles crown. Maria Sarabia finished second at No. 3 singles. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lake Forest, Rachel Song won two races and also swam on a first-place relay as the Patriots finished second to undefeated Barrington, 327-260, in the 10-team meet. Song captured the 100-yard butterfly (58.00) and the 100 backstroke (59.06) after swimming the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay with Ashley Carollo, Danielle Fang and Morgan Bosse (1:50.50). Jessica Lenhart was a close second to Song in the 100 fly (58.44) while Carollo was runner-up to Song in the 100 back (1:00.16). Iza Pelka took second in the 200 free (1:55.85), and Song, Pelka, Bosse and Carollo were second in the 400 free relay (3:39.45). SHS had a trio of third-place finishes: Sherry Mestan in diving (326.90), Bosse in the 100 free (55.09) and Fang in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.69).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Defending champion Isabelle Sparreo finished fourth overall, leading the Patriots to ninth place among 28 schools at the 3-mile Deer Grove East course. She posted her fastest time of the season (17:08.9) while crossing the finish line about seven seconds behind the winner from a high school in Louisville, Kentucky. Four-time defending Class 2A champion Yorkville won the invitational. Kendall Roberts finished 34th with a personal-best time of 18:30.6. Other top-100 finishes came from Gabriela Jagielo (66th, season-best 19:06.1), Natalie Sparreo (69th, 19:09.5) and Caimin Xi (89th, 19:25.8). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed 16th among 32 schools at Deer Grove East. SHS was led by Nikita Smyrnov, who finished 22nd overall with a personal-best time of 15:09.6. Brett Lucas posted his fastest time of the season (15:39.1) en route to 47th place. Also running season-best times were Caleb Oh (15:51.0, 81st) and Jacob Sparreo (16:11.7, 115th). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Buffalo Grove 2, Stevenson 1: Jake Nunez gave the visiting Patriots (6-4-2) a 1-0 lead off assists from Joel Fleming and Anthony Watrach, but the Bison rallied for two second-half goals and the win.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 48, Zion-Benton 42: Aidan O’Connell threw four touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the host Patriots (4-1, 3-0) held off the Zee-Bees (2-3, 1-2) for their fourth straight win. O’Connell threw a 23-yard TD pass to Henry Marchese on a fourth down-and-11 play that gave SHS the lead early in the fourth quarter. The Marchese reception was the final points of the game, as the Stevenson defense and special teams thwarted Zion the rest of the way. O’Connell finished the night 19-of-35 for 323 yards. Marchese led all receivers with six catches for 122 yards and two TDs. In addition to closing out the scoring, Marchese had the first Patriot score, an 18-yard pass from O’Connell. Noah Lukz (17 yards) and Michael Marchese (28 yards) also caught TD passes. Anthony Sibo and Matt Korinek combined on the ground for more than 100 yards and a score apiece. Korinek had a 31-yard TD while Sibo scored from a yard out. Alex Iancau intercepted Zee-Bee quarterback DeAndre Green, who threw for six TDs, including three from 40 yards or more. The teams were tied 28-28 at halftime. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 5, Lake Zurich 1: Elliott Lueck scored the first two goals of the game for the visiting Patriots (6-4-1, 2-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Jake Nunez and Ben Brandt each scored a goal and assisted on another. Lueck’s goals were the only tallies of the first half as SHS built a 2-0 lead. Hunter Tam scored the fifth goal for Stevenson. Anthony Watrach assisted on two goals and Joel Fleming also had an assist. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Waukegan 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (12-0) surrendered only two games in six contested matches. All four doubles teams won by a 6-0, 6-0 score: No. 1 Kate Harvey/Paige Nierman, No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva/Bronwyn Heidkamp, No. 3 Alyssa Glaser/Samantha Burger and No. 4 Shelby Liu/Ellen Ma. In singles, Maria Sarabia earned a 6-1, 6-1 decision while Hanna Anssari rolled at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0. SHS won by default at No. 3 singles.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 2: Jake Camp, Michael Dowd and Trevor Hilt scored first-period goals as the Patriots (3-1) withstood the Friars at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Fenwick responded to Stevenson’s opening flurry with two goals of its own, but Jackson Leptich’s goal in the third period ended the rally. Zach Wesley recorded two assists while Seth Cohen, Leptich, Camp and Dowd each had one. Goalie Nick Cimarusti made 31 saves. – Boxscore

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21: Jori Radtke had 19 kills and Sophie Sorenson recorded 11 kills and served six aces as the host Patriots (21-3, 3-0) rallied to stay at the top of the North Suburban Conference standings. Alex Kuc distributed 31 assists on 75-of-78 setting, and added three kills. Chloe Robinson led the Pats with 13 digs and also dished out two assists. Taylor Erickson had nine digs and an ace. SHS made five solo blocks and also had nine block assists. Sarah Woodstein made two solo blocks and had two block assists.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 125, Zion-Benton 51: Callie Coffey and Ming Lu each won an individual race and swam on two first-place relays as SHS swept all 11 events in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Coffey captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.06) and Lu claimed the 50 free (27.66). They also comprised half of two victorious relays: the 200 free with Kaily Chou, and Natalie Wess (1:51.38), and the 400 free with Amelia Eastman and Madeleine O’Donnell (4:06.22). O’Donnell also won the 100 butterfly (1:06.24). Other individual winners included Rachel Song in the 200 individual medley (2:14.43), Eva Holsen in the 100 free (59.53), Iza Pelka in the 500 free (5:16.69), Victoria Kim in the 100 backstroke (1:06.10) and Sasha Kokhan in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.57). Ashley Carollo, Jessica Lenhart, Danielle Fang and Morgan Bosse won the 200 medley relay (1:53.84).

Field Hockey

Stevenson 6, Homewood-Flossmoor 1: Allison Schultz scored two goals, and Gabbi Heinzen, Izzy Duke, Allison Klein and Giovana Guimaraes also scored as the Patriots won their fifth straight game.

Girls Golf

Stevenson 177, Fremd 190: Joyce Bai edged Katie Hannahs by one stroke for medalist honors at Crane’s Landing. Bai shot a 7-over-par 42, which included a birdie on the par-4 second hole. Hannahs made par on four holes while posting a 43. Gina Shanley and Olivia Hancock each carded 46s to round out Stevenson’s team scoring. Also competing were Olivia Stomberg (47) and Tanya Chanprung (49).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive beginning Tuesday and running through Wednesday, October 5. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive this week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here. Also, Stevenson Athletics is offering free admission to Friday night’s varsity football game against Libertyville to anyone who brings a case of water or sports drink to the east entrance gate prior to the game.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, pumpkin and apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us today at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice today. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510! New players always welcome!

Key Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school Tuesday in Room 7032. New members are welcome to attend.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union votes to authorize strike

Educators struggle to teach lessons amid charged presidential race

Mundelein High School may suspend block schedule (+)

Libertyville, Vernon Hills high schools add six gender-neutral bathrooms (+)

Suburban districts offer cash bonuses to some retired educators

Elgin group revives charter school proposal (+)

Woman pleads guilty to stealing money from Bloomingdale school PTO

Bus contractor charged with hiding CPS payments from IRS

Naperville math student earns $125K in scholarships (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Non-traditional” college students becoming the new normal

Campuses see flurry of racist incidents, protests against racism

Governor vetoes California bill emphasizing test scores

Report: Oregon most attractive state for teachers

Michigan student suspended after exposing dirty water in school

Wyoming education board approves new K-12 science standards

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seven Selected for Those Who Excel Awards

Seven Stevenson employees have been selected by the Illinois State Board of Education to receive 2016-17 Those Who Excel education awards. Science teacher Brett Erdmann was chosen for the Award of Merit in the Classroom Teacher category, while the Odyssey Leadership Team of Deanna Dreyer, Stephanie Schafer, Greg Diethrich, Jon Grice and Julie Jensen was an Award of Merit choice in the Team category. Suzanne Paloian was selected for the Award of Recognition in the Educational Service Personnel category. They will be honored by the ISBE at the 42nd annual Those Who Excel awards banquet October 22 in Normal. The seven also will be recognized by the District 125 Board of Education at its November meeting. Click here to see Stevenson’s recent Those Who Excel recipients.

Electronics Recycling Drive Starts Tuesday

The Green Team, a co-curricular club at Stevenson dedicated to protecting the environment, will hold an electronics recycling drive beginning Tuesday and running through Wednesday, October 5. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

No Digest on Friday

The Daily Digest will not be published on Friday. The Digest will resume Monday.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Zion-Benton, 25-11, 25-18: Alex Kuc was 44-of-45 setting with 19 assists for the host Patriots (20-3, 2-0), who reached the 20-victory mark for the 13th straight season and 30th in the last 31 campaigns. Jori Radtke recorded 10 kills while Sophie Sorenson had seven kills and served three aces. Hope Havenhill had two solo blocks and two block assists to go along with four kills. Chloe Robinson made five digs. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Stevenson 1, St. Ignatius 0: Emily Hersh scored the game’s only goal, assisted by Giovana Guimaraes.

Football Team Looks to Post Fourth Straight Win

Stevenson plays host to Zion-Benton in its annual Homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stadium. The Patriots are 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the North Suburban Conference. SHS has won three straight games, including a 48-6 victory at Mundelein last week in which linebackers Sam Marks and Alex Iancau led a stifling defensive effort. The Zee-Bees will bring a 2-2 record into the game (1-1 in conference) after a 43-26 loss to Lake Zurich last week. Stevenson and Zion have one opponent in common this season; Z-B beat Mundelein 56-21 two weeks ago. Friday’s game will include the Spirit Revolution fundraiser for Louisiana flood victims, and the Catalyst club’s “Close the Gap” initiative for students (see the Student Announcements for details). If you can’t make it to the game, the Stevenson Broadcast Network will show it live at www.d125.org/sbn. You can also hear the game on Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM.

Tennis Team Overcomes Obstacles During 11-0 Start

When you look at the Patriot girls tennis team and its 11-0 record, it would be easy to think that coach Tom Stanhope’s team has had a smooth ride during the first month of the season. As this article points out, however, Stevenson has faced several challenges, including an early injury to Kate Harvey, who won the state doubles title with Vinaya Rao two years ago and was runner-up with her last year. In fact, Stanhope has only been able to deploy his full lineup once this season. But the Pats have persevered, thanks to a stable of seasoned veterans and talented freshmen.

Sophomore Among Nation’s Top Young Gymnasts

Sophomore Paul Juda is one of the elite young gymnasts in America. In May, he finished fifth in the all-around in the under-14 competition at the USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships. Juda, who is not a member of Stevenson’s boys gymnastics program, talked with Pioneer Press about his Olympic aspirations and working out four hours a day six times a week.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

“Close the Gap” for Free Food at Friday’s Football Game

Catalyst is hosting a pre-game hot dog and chip party before Friday’s varsity game, from 6-7 p.m. behind the home bleachers. The first 500 students who enter the Stadium will receive a “Close the Gap” wristband from a Catalyst member, which gives them access to the party. What does “Close the Gap” mean? Catalyst hopes to close the gap between student perceptions and the truth about alcohol and drug use.

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive next week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here.

Patriot Nation, Got News?

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, photos, videos, and more with us. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at shareSHS@d125.org and get social at Stevenson. Big or small, we want it all. You just might see your news in the spotlight.

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is today. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Arcadia University, George Mason University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Robert Morris University, Brandeis University, DePauw University, George Washington University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northern Arizona University, Drake University, University of South Carolina, University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Kent State University, Rutgers University, SUNY Maritime College, Lehigh University, Seton Hall University, St. Norbert College, University of Miami, Augustana College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Carroll University, Baylor University, Simmons College, Washington College, Suffolk University, Concordia University, Boise State University, Boston University, Ithaca College, Chapman University, University of Minnesota, Miami University, University of Redlands, University of Central Florida, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Mercer University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. Remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

CLUB NEWS

Did you know that Israel won two medals in the Summer Olympics? Want to find out more and play a mini-version of Israel Summer Olympics? If the answer is yes, come to Club Israel after school today in Room 1414.

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Monday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510 next Monday! New players always welcome!

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

ATHLETICS

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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CPS students safer despite rising Chicago violence, officials say

Bloomington may contact Rauner, National Guard to address bus driver shortage

Chicago Teachers Union strike vote not private this time

Student dies after medical emergency in Willowbrook High cafeteria

Two cases of MRSA reported at Naperville Central; students cleared

$50M St. Charles school closing, upgrade could be done without voters’ OK (+)

Champaign school district, teachers union reach deal

Illinois gets $1.7M in federal grants for low-income students taking AP tests

Harper College free tuition program experiences growing pains (+)

Wheaton College lab employee charged with having child pornography

Judge reduces bond for ex-teacher accused of child porn possession

Suspect arrested in connection with camera in elementary school bathroom

School bus crash in East Dundee injures six students

Mather High School principal resigns to take on new role in Texas

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Where presidential candidates stand on primary, secondary education

Despite warnings, redesigned SAT may hurt neediest students

Why students who do well in high school bomb in college

The state of American undergraduate education

The big move to improve Head Start

Maine high school hires Rosetta Stone to teach foreign languages

L.A. paves way for 15K high schoolers to take community college during day

What should STEM education look like in 10 years?

Eight California districts to share data of 1.7M students

Cal-Berkeley may remove free online content to avoid disability law

Minnesota school mimics Pokemon Go to help new students adjust

Pennsylvania school cafeteria worker quits over “lunch shaming” policy

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive next week to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The supply drive will take place Wednesday and Thursday, September 28-29. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here.

58 Named National Commended Students

Fifty-eight seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of the more than 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last fall.

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Kevin Acuna, Seungmok Baek, David Brandt, Gary Braznichenko, Alexis Cacioppo, Yeshi Cai, Nathan Cha, Derek Chen, Michael Chiasson, Grace Chiou, Jacob Clorfene, Stephanie Diao, Sydney Erickson, Taylor Erickson, Adit Ghosh, Muskaan Gupta, Reuben Gutmann, Justin Han, Emma Ismail, Nikita Jhangiani, Skanda Kaashyap, Aaron Kaufmann, Andrew G. Kim, Jong Sung Kim, Michael Komarovsky, Kijung Kwak, Rachel Kwon, Chris Lee, Jeeho Lee, Blake Lesser, Zhenhao Li, Vivien Liu, Ming Lu, Benjamin Lukose, Julia Mei, Karan Menon, Arnav Mitra, Cynthia Moy, Harrison Oliff, Sydney Pacernick, Anthony Palminteri, Sarah H. Park, Meera Patwardhan, Garrett Pollack, Sneha Poondru, Janie Qiu, Idan Raiter, Karan Rami, Kayla Roesner, Gillian Rubenstein, Esha Sharma, Samuel Sitzmann, Julia Son, Eric Wang, Isabel Wang, Annie Wu, Joshua Wu and Austin Zhou.

Summer Travel Meetings for Parents, Students Tonight

Informational meetings about school-sponsored 2017 summer travel opportunities for students will be held at 6:30 tonight in the West Building. The meetings are open to interested students and their parents. Five meetings will be taking place in different rooms. Click here to see the scheduled meetings and their locations.

Homecoming Pre-Game Event for Alumni

The Stevenson Alumni Association is having a Homecoming pre-game mixer for Patriot alums from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Half Day Brewing Company in Lincolnshire. All alumni are invited. The cost is $20 per person, which includes food, drink (non-alcoholic, cash bar), tickets and transportation to the varsity game from Half Day Brewing, with special alumni seating. To order tickets and for more information, click here.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 23, Lake Forest 37; Stevenson 15, Lake Zurich 46: Isabelle Sparreo led all runners with a time of 17:17.15 on the 3-mile course at Lake Forest. Kendall Roberts was fourth (18:57.18), Natalie Sparreo fifth (18:58.62), Gabriela Jagielo sixth (19:13.28) and Caimin Xi seventh (19:14.41). Taylor Yen took 10th (19:42.44), Lauren Appell was 12th (19:45.75), Michelle Yu placed 13th (19:50.12), Shea Kirby took 18th (20:44.66) and Sydney Pacernick rounded out the top 20 (21:03.12).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 19, Lake Forest 44; Lake Zurich 16, Stevenson 45: Nikita Smyrnov led the Patriots with the fifth-fastest time (15:35.34) at Lake Forest. He topped all of Lake Forest’s runners. Caleb Oh was eighth (16:03.52), Brett Lucas 11th (16:21.31), Jacob Sparreo 12th (16:24.72) and Paul Udoni 14th (16:30.56). Mattaeus Klonowski finished 15th (16:31.18) and Alex Beckerman was 19th (16:55.22).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 0: The Patriots (11-0) continued their unbeaten ways, posting seven straight-set victories on the road. Athena Kolli rolled at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0, while the No. 1 doubles team of Gina Kondos and Elizabeth Ferdman also won by a 6-1, 6-0 score. Maria Sarabia posted a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 2 singles and Hanna Anssari cruised at No. 3, 6-0, 6-1. The Nos. 2, 3 and 4 doubles teams all shut out their opponents, 6-0, 6-0. Kate Harvey and Paige Nierman were the No. 2 team, Alexandra Zoubareva and Bronwyn Heidkamp played No. 3, and Samantha Burger and Alyssa Glaser were No. 4.

Boys Soccer

Libertyville 4, Stevenson 0: In the Stadium, the Patriots (5-4-1, 1-2) fell to the defending state champion Wildcats (6-2, 3-0), who won their fourth straight game. Ethan Kalis made two saves and Zachary Klaber had one. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is Thursday. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Arcadia University, George Mason University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Robert Morris University, Brandeis University, DePauw University, George Washington University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Northern Arizona University, Drake University, University of South Carolina, University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Kent State University, Rutgers University, SUNY Maritime College, Lehigh University, Seton Hall University, St. Norbert College, University of Miami, Augustana College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Carroll University, Baylor University, Simmons College, Washington College, Suffolk University, Concordia University, Boise State University, Boston University, Ithaca College, Chapman University, University of Minnesota, Miami University, University of Redlands, University of Central Florida, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Mercer University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. Remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

CLUB NEWS

Did you know that Israel won two medals in the Summer Olympics? Want to find out more and play a mini-version of Israel Summer Olympics? If the answer is yes, come to Club Israel this Thursday after school in Room 1414.

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Monday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510 next Monday! New players always welcome!

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

ATHLETICS

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union strike vote begins today, but no date set yet

Taxpayers, students bridge funding gap for suburban community colleges (+)

Environmental groups push for lead testing of water in schools

Chicago students set ACT scoring record, but still below national average

Critics of Bellwood schools chief say hiring of armed guards is intimidation tactic

Barrington District 220 to keep middle school boundaries (+)

With DePaul arena naming rights up for grabs, activists seek cash for CPS

Matteson District 159 hires new superintendent

Duncan talks about challenges facing Chicago Public Schools

Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan launch Peace Corps prep program

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid

Despite declining student enrollment, New Hampshire districts going it alone

Los Angeles considering starting school year after Labor Day

Leader of nation’s 10th-largest school district resigns suddenly

North Carolina teacher under fire for “stomping” on U.S. flag in class

As Hispanic school enrollment grows, segregation increases in Oklahoma City

San Francisco State to launch Afro-themed dorm floors

Lawsuit accuses Arizona charters of teaching history with religious slant

Mylan CEO’s mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales

Colorado teacher gives former student life-saving gift

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

16 Earn Honors at Debate Tournament

Seventy members of Stevenson’s debate team took part in the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament at Hersey High School on Saturday, and 16 earned recognition.

In the novice chambers, senior Hannah Zhang, sophomore Anna Severyns and freshman Andrew Zhuang received first place; freshmen Mariam Reichert and Jasmine Zhang earned second place; and freshman Adam Elkins, sophomore Julia Ellis and freshman Richard Wang placed third.

In the varsity chambers, senior Alexis Cacioppo earned first place; senior Aman Grover, juniors Bhavana Muppavarapu and Ali Rahman, and sophomore Sydney Glickson received second place; and senior Aaron Merlin placed third. Junior Abhiram Kakuturu earned Best Presiding Officer honors. Junior Saketh Prazad was selected for third place in the Quality Speaker category.

More than 700 students from the Chicagoland area competed at the tournament, which is the first ICDA tournament of the season.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 172, Warren 181: Olivia Stomberg earned medalist honors with a 7-over-par 42 at Crane’s Landing. Tanya Chanprung and Joyce Bai followed with 43s, and Olivia Hancock had a 44. Hancock recorded Stevenson’s only birdie, with a 3 on the par-4 fourth hole. Other Patriot efforts included a 45 from Katie Hannahs and a 46 by Gina Shanley.

Girls Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 25-18, 25-22: Jori Radtke led the visiting Patriots (19-3) with 11 kills and two aces. Alex Kuc was 33-of-34 setting with 14 assists. Sophie Sorenson made five kills and four digs, while Chloe Robinson also had four digs. The Huskies improved to 13-4.

High-Performing Low Stellar for DePaul Soccer

DePaul University’s men’s soccer team is off to a 4-2-2 start this season, thanks in part to the goaltending of Quentin Low (Class of 2013). The junior has allowed only five goals in the Blue Demons’ eight games, and had given up only one goal in his last 551 minutes before Xavier broke the streak on Saturday.

Donaldson Named MEAP Player of the Week Again

Howard University women’s volleyball player Khaila Donaldson (Class of 2014) was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the second straight week she has been selected for the honor. She recorded her career kill No. 1,000 in a match against 20th-ranked Penn State, becoming only the fourth Bison to reach that level. Donaldson also helped Howard set a school record for hitting percentage in a single game (.478) against Loyola University of Maryland.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is Thursday. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1900942BX, or contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) and Mr. Duba (nduba@d125.org). Please RSVP for the informational meeting at https://goo.gl/forms/ijkriMG3pE5O7IV42.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

Did You Know There’s a 5:30 Activity Bus?

The school has added another activity bus after school. There is now a 5:30 bus every afternoon, to go along with the 6:30 bus every evening and the 4:30 bus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All activity buses load at the Forum (or “Point”) entrance. Make sure you have your ID card when getting on the bus.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit www.d125.org/honesty.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday and in person until Friday, September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

CLUB NEWS

Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Chinese Club today in Room 2812! Mooncakes and dumplings will be provided.

Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the junior class East hallway (the same hallway as the East Student Services Office, Room 6064) to decorate for Homecoming. We could use your help! Please join us in putting up yellow balloons and streamers. No experience necessary. Not only will you have fun and earn community service hours, but there will be free pizza for dinner.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Monday. If you’re a fan of trivia games, Jeopardy! or just want to know more about the team that took second place in the nation last year, please come to Room 1510 next Monday! New players always welcome!

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union questions governor’s labor board choice

High school, middle school in Alton evacuated after bomb threat

College of DuPage enrollment drops for second straight year (+)

Bradley U. announces $1M gift for engineering, business initiative

String of gropings reported near Loyola University campus

Elgin teacher among Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame inductees (+)

Renowned Prospect English teacher, debate coach dies (+)

Dundee-Crown student wows “Voice” judges (+)

Cary-Grove freshman starts band to benefit children’s hospital

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Battle over school funding in New Jersey reaches boiling point

Court rejects California teacher evaluation lawsuit

Tennessee teacher accused of making 50+ videos of girls changing clothes

Maryland AG: Governor may have exceeded authority with order on school start

Clown Facebook post, warnings puts more Alabama schools on lockdown

Two projects promoting alternative credentials reach milestones

After Texas high school builds $60M stadium, rival district plans one for $70M

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Two Students Honored by STEM Organizations

Two students were honored for during the summer for academic performance, leadership potential, and their dedication to serving humanity. Junior Sanketh Bhaskar received the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, while sophomore Henry Oo earned the Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

Correction

Thursday’s Digest misstated the date of the “Tech Keys: Opening Doors to Literacy” program for young children, which will be held in the West Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday. Click here for more information and to register.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Fenwick 3 (OT-Shootout): Daniel Wolfe scored two goals in regulation and also had the deciding shot during the shootout as the Patriots (2-1) edged the Friars at The Edge West in Bensenville. Wolfe scored both of his goals in the second period as SHS took a 3-1 lead. His first goal came off an assist from Zach Wesley. Billy Kopka opened the scoring with a first-period goal, assisted by Kyle Previn. After Fenwick rallied to send the game into overtime, during which neither team scored, the game went to a shootout. Stevenson struck first, with Michael Dowd lighting the lamp. After two misses by Fenwick and one by Stevenson, Wolfe scored to secure the victory. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson at Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational: The Patriots finished first, according to the team’s Twitter feed, but no results were reported.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Wheeling Invitational: Jackson Bussell fired a 1-under-par 71 to finish second at Chevy Chase Country Club, leading the Patriots to a sixth-place showing among 26 teams. Bussell was second only to the medalist from Barrington, who shot a course-record 65. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Maine East Invitational: The Patriots (19-2) won four of five matches during the two-day tournament, finishing in third place. SHS beat Addison Trail (25-16, 25-21), Prospect (25-21, 25-16) and Maine West (25-16, 25-19) before falling to Niles West in the semifinals (25-16, 25-19). Stevenson rebounded in the third-place match against Warren (25-22, 25-19). Jori Radtke had 72 kills in the five matches, including the 1,000th of her high school career during the Niles West contest. Head coach Tim Crow said Radtke’s milestone was extraordinary because Radtke was a defensive specialist during her freshman season. Radtke also tied for the team lead in digs during the tournament with 24, joining Chloe Robinson, who led the squad with seven aces. Alex Kuc amassed 51 assists and Radtke dished out 42. Sophie Sorenson had 29 kills, 17 digs and five aces. Hope Havenhill made 12 kills, Taylor Erickson had 20 digs and four aces, and Sarah Bufe and Sarah Woodstein each made four solo blocks. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Richard Spring Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo finished 14th overall at Detweiler Park in Peoria, the home of the IHSA state meet. She covered the 3-mile course in 18:03.2. Sparreo’s medal-winning performance helped the Patriots place 10th in the team standings among 59 schools. Stevenson’s other top entries were Kendall Roberts (67th, 19:17.2), Natalie Sparreo (68th, 19:17.3), Gabriela Jagielo (77th, 19:26.3) and Caimin Xi (133rd, 19:56.6). In the freshman-sophomore race, Michelle Yu earned a medal by finishing 21st. – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 48, Mundelein 6: Aidan O’Connell threw for three touchdowns and Anthony Sibo ran for two TDs, all in the first half, as the Patriots (3-1, 2-0) mauled the host Mustangs (1-3, 0-2) for their third straight win. SHS led 21-0 halfway through the first quarter, and entered halftime with a 42-6 advantage. O’Connell connected on scoring strikes to Charlie Bourbon (from 8 yards), Henry Marchese (12 yards) and Noah Lukz (40 yards). Sibo had TD runs of 46 and 4 yards. Also scoring on short runs for Stevenson were Matt Korinek (2 yards) and Alec Klinsky (1 yard). The Patriot defense limited Mundelein to 140 yards of total offense. Meanwhile, SHS gained 424 total yards, almost equally split on the ground and in the air. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Carmel 3, Stevenson 0: In the Stadium, the Patriots fell to 5-3-1 on the year. – Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Libertyville 1: The undefeated Patriots raised their record to 10-0 with straight-set victories in their six wins. Gina Kondos rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 1 singles, while Dhwani Kumar (6-0, 6-0) and Alyssa Anssari (6-2, 6-0) also cruised to victory at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. In doubles, the winning tandems were No. 2 Paige Nierman/Alexandra Zoubareva (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger (6-2, 6-3) and No. 4 Alyssa Glaser/Maria Sarabia (6-2, 6-1).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Class Wear Means Class War on Tuesday

Who wants ice cream? How bad do you want it? The winning class in Tuesday’s Class Color Day will get ice cream bars, but you have to make sure your color is visible. Freshmen wear red, sophomores blue, juniors gold and seniors green on Class Color Day. The winning class will have the most people participating.

Will You Dare to Scare?

Earning service and leadership hours by scaring people sounds too good to be true, right? But that’s exactly what will happen if you and your friends create a scare station for the Stevenson Foundation’s Nightmare on Stevenson Drive. Not only that, but you’ll also get $150 to design your scare station and costumes. You’ll need to hurry, though, because the deadline to sign up for a scare station is Thursday. Click here for all the details and to sign up.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1900942BX, or contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) and Mr. Duba (nduba@d125.org). Please RSVP for the informational meeting at https://goo.gl/forms/ijkriMG3pE5O7IV42.

Meningitis Immunization Clinic for Seniors on Friday

Stevenson seniors who have not yet had their state-required meningitis immunization can get the shot at school on Friday. Representatives from the Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will be providing the vaccinations at SHS between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To participate, parents must complete this consent form and email it to Nurse Peg Cucci at pcucci@d125.org by 3 p.m. Tuesday. All participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase at Jewel-Osco. Questions can be directed to Chandi Clough at 224-240-6498.

INTRAMURALS

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday and in person until Friday, September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

COLLEGE NEWS

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

CLUB NEWS

The Breakfast with Books Club will have its first meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All interested students are welcome!

Animal Welfare Club will be packaging dog treats in Room 2500 from 7-7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The treats will be sold to raise money to support Companion Animal Alliance, an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana affected by recent flooding. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Companion Animal Alliance, please contact Ms. DeHoyos and Ms. Jones.

Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

Anime Club will meet today. Join us in Room 1414 at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center. We’ll be decorating the junior class West hallway for Homecoming with yellow balloons and streamers. All juniors are invited to help! No experience is necessary. Earn community service hours and have free pizza for dinner. P.S. juniors, don’t forget to wear yellow tomorrow for Class Color Day!

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Illinois schools eliminating zero-tolerance policies

Report: Lincoln-Way withholding financial reports from public

What are Chicago teachers actually paid? Crunching the numbers

Chicago Teachers Union helping charter teachers in contract fight

Chicago schools get $1.3M grant to help students traumatized by violence

Looking at black students’ achievement gaps in Evanston schools

Hand, foot and mouth disease reported at Grayslake Central

Grayslake parent group pushes for more recess (+)

District 214 apologizes for mishandling Hersey student’s peanut allergy

After rape acquittal, ISU won’t allow student to finish final semester

SIU chancellor optimistic about university’s future

CLC apiary “a living laboratory” to study honeybee colony collapse disorder

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The bureaucratic obstacles that can derail low-income college students

Nearly 500K U.S. citizens are enrolled in Mexican schools; many struggle

Applications to doctoral programs decline nationally

The undervaluing of guidance counselors

Indiana company fills skills shortages with free college education

Texas high school homecoming king passes crown to disabled friend

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Stevenson Prepares for Homecoming 2016

Stevenson’s annual Homecoming Week starts Monday. This year’s theme is “Through the Looking Glass.” The week will feature dress-up days for students and staff, plus door and hallway decorating contests.

Next Friday, September 23, a pep assembly will be held in the Sports Center from 2:42-3:25 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the king and queen will be crowned. The winner of the Spirit Paddle, signifying the class showing the most spirit during the week, also will be announced. Stevenson will play Zion-Benton in its Homecoming football games later in the day. The sophomore game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7:30.

The week concludes with the Homecoming Dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24 in the Field House. Tickets are on sale for $25 until Monday (click here to order). Students bringing a non-Stevenson student to the dance must purchase their tickets at the Patriot Superstore and fill out the Dance Guest Form, which also is available at the Patriot Superstore. Admission can be paid on the night of the dance (SHS students only), but the cost increases to $30. Students will need their school ID to gain admission.

Bass Fishing Team Looks to Hook Rebound Win

The bass fishing team looks to start a new winning streak on Saturday in the first of Streamwood High School’s fall series on Long Lake. Patriot anglers, who had not lost since last fall, finished second to Libertyville on Tuesday.

Q&A With Marijuana Presenter

Pioneer Press has this brief online question-and-answer piece with Dr. Bertha Madras, who spoke at Stevenson Wednesday night about the latest marijuana research. In November, she will speak at the Vatican during a two-day workshop on global narcotics use and issues.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Zion-Benton 1: Ben Brandt scored a goal and assisted on another as the Patriots (5-2-1, 2-1) built a 3-0 halftime lead in the Stadium. Anthony Watrach opened the scoring on an assist from Steven O’Reilly. Brandt followed with his tally on a helper from Jack Allen, and Jake Nunez capped the first-half outburst off a Brandt assist. Stevenson’s second-half goal came from Hunter Tam off an assist by Kai Mayahara.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 129, Mundelein 57: The visiting Patriots won nine of 12 events in the North Suburban Conference opener for both teams. Eva Holsen won the 200 freestyle (2:05.40) and 100 backstroke (1:06.02), and Danielle Fang, Kaily Chou and Claire Huang each captured an event and swam on a first-place relay. Fang won the 500 free (5:49.32), Chou claimed the 50 free (27.12) and Huang touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:02.68). Fang and Huang were part of the 200 medley relay with Ashley Carollo and Jessica Lenhart (1:53.12), and Chou swam a leg in the 200 free relay with Carollo, Sasha Kokhan and Rachel Song (1:44.14). Lenhart, Carollo, Song and Mila Wawer won the 400 free relay (3:47.97), and Lucy Stevens captured the 100 free (58.01). – Daily Herald

Football Team Heads to Mundelein

The varsity football team looks to extend its winning streak to three games tonight when it travels to Mundelein for a 7:30 kickoff. The Patriots are 2-1 while the Mustangs are 1-2. MHS lost to Elgin Larkin in its opener (32-26), beat Elgin (17-14) in Week 2 and fell last week to Zion-Benton (56-21). SHS rebounded from a 28-20 defeat by Palatine in the opener with wins over Muskegon, Michigan (38-35) and Lake Forest (43-12). Senior running backs Anthony Sibo and Matt Korinek have been key pieces for the Patriot offense, which is averaging nearly 34 points per game. Senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell also is making an impact after waiting patiently for his chance to play.

Addendum on Allied Bowling

Thursday’s Digest entry on the school’s first Allied Bowling contest didn’t include the names of the students who took part for Stevenson. The Patriots were led by Nithi Thirumurugan, who rolled a 117, followed by Ethan Wismer (114), Jack Martin (111), Tim Phelps (106) and Steven Wetle (104).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Class Wear Means Class War on Tuesday

Who wants ice cream? How bad do you want it? The winning class in Tuesday’s Class Color Day will get ice cream bars, but you have to make sure your color is visible. Freshmen wear red, sophomores blue, juniors gold and seniors green on Class Color Day. The winning class will have the most people participating.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

Meningitis Immunization Clinic for Seniors September 23

Stevenson seniors who have not yet had their state-required meningitis immunization can get the shot at school on Friday, September 23. Representatives from the Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will be providing the vaccinations at SHS between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To participate, parents must complete this consent form and email it to Nurse Peg Cucci at pcucci@d125.org by 3 p.m. Tuesday. All participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase at Jewel-Osco. Questions can be directed to Chandi Clough at 224-240-6498.

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1900942BX, or contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) and Mr. Duba (nduba@d125.org). Please RSVP for the informational meeting at https://goo.gl/forms/ijkriMG3pE5O7IV42.

CLUB NEWS

Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center. We’ll be painting the front Forum windows for Homecoming. All juniors are invited to join in the fun and earn community service hours as well!

Animal lovers unite! Animal Welfare Club will be making and selling dog treats to support Companion Animal Alliance, an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that was affected by the storms. (If you would like to make treats, please use these recipes: http://goo.gl/0ZSTwU.) Students will receive one hour of community service for every two dozen treats baked. We will be packaging treats in Room 2500 from 7-7:30 a.m. on Tuesday; the more the merrier! If you make treats but can’t join us Tuesday morning, you can drop off the treats to Sarah DeHoyos in 2412 or Mary Jones in 2414 on Monday. We will begin selling the bags of treats on Tuesday and will be selling them until they sell out. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Companion Animal Alliance, please contact Ms. DeHoyos and Ms. Jones.

The Breakfast with Books Club will have its first meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All interested students are welcome!

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday and in person until Friday, September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

COLLEGE NEWS

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

ATHLETICS

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.

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