Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pat-Triathlon Draws 168 Competitiors
Sunday’s ninth annual Pat-Triathlon drew 168 competitors, double the amount of just three years ago. There were 43 relay teams and 41 individual participants. Most of the Pat-Triathletes were Stevenson students and faculty, but there were 18 adults from the community and 12 junior high school students who took part as well. Click here to see the list of winning entries

The Lowdown on Stevenson’s High Rankings
Principal Troy Gobble told the Chicago Tribune that there are three main reasons why Stevenson gets high marks in national rankings of high schools: Hard-working students, a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, and a faculty that works well together. “Our teachers share, learn and grow with each other,” he said. “If one teacher teaching algebra discovers a great lesson, they’ll share it with the other teachers. I think that group dedication to teams and growth has really helped us over time.”

Two Alumni in Education Earn Promotions
Two Stevenson alumni who are now educators have received promotions within their respective school districts.

Kevin Rubenstein (Class of 1995) has been named the director of student services/curriculum for Lake Bluff District 65. He will direct and supervise all functions related to curriculum and special education. Rubenstein has served as student services coordinator at Shepard Middle School in Deerfield the past three years. He previously worked at Stevenson, Lake Zurich High School and Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire.

Adam Sax (Class of 2001) has been appointed director of instructional technology and data assessment for Antioch CCSD 34. He has served as principal of W.C. Petty Elementary School in Antioch for the past year. Sax taught at Petty for seven years before becoming its principal.

Alumnus Publishes Book of Poetry
Lynn Xu (Class of 2000) is the author of Debts & Lessons, a book of poetry published earlier this month by Omnidawn Publishing. This is her first book. Xu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her B.A. in English in 2004.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 12, Barrington 7: Trevor Patten and Jack Sorenson scored three times, and Conor Okmin and Brandon Holzberg each added a pair of goals for the visiting Patriots (6-3). SHS bolted out to a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest, but the Broncos (4-4) pulled within one, 6-5, midway through the second quarter. Barrington made it 10-7 early in the fourth, but Patten and Sorensen answered with insurance goals. – Lincolnshire Review

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Highland Park 0: The Patriots won five of their seven matches in straight sets. In singles Jeremy Bush (6-3, 6-3), Ben Bush (6-0, 6-1) and Andrew Komarov (6-0, 6-0) rolled at Nos. 1-3, respectively. Josh Lieberman and Pawel Jaworski were 6-1, 6-0 winners at No. 1 doubles, followed by Adam Maryniuk/Rudy Viswanathan (1-6, 6-3, 6-3), Jerry Pan/Josh Cheng (6-4, 6-3) and Tyler Kim/Dennis Kelman (6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3)). – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Fremd, 25-19, 25-20: Aaron Zalewski slammed 10 kills and Brad Tiller added seven for the Patriots (22-2). Kevin Xu made eight digs while Jonah May had 24 assists. – Daily Herald | linescore

Girls Soccer
Buffalo Grove 2, Stevenson 0: Cori Calcaterra made 19 saves for the visiting Patriots (6-4-4). – Daily Herald | linescore

Softball
Warren 10, Stevenson 0 (5 inn.): The Patriots (11-7) were held to two hits and saw their five-game winning streak snapped. The visiting Blue Devils improved to 13-4. – Daily Herald | linescore

LeVanti Named Girls Cross Country Coach
Maureen LeVanti on Monday was named head girls cross country coach. She replaces Don Proft, who guided the program from 1999-2012. LeVanti has served as an assistant coach in the girls cross country the past two seasons, and in the girls track and field program for the past three years.

IHSA Gymnastics Sectional, NSC Track Meet at SHS
Stevenson will be the site for three major athletic events this week. The North Suburban Conference girls track and field championships will be held in the Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Also on Thursday, SHS will host a Illinois High School Association boys gymnastics sectional in the Sports Center at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. On Saturday, the Patriot Aquatic Center will have the boys and girls water polo co-ed tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $3.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interact Club is promoting a fundraiser, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Rotary Club, to raise monies to help eradicate polio worldwide. Today and Wednesday during the lunch periods, Interact Club will have a table in the Wood Commons. Please come stop by and learn more about the Rotary Club initiative to eradicate polio around the world! We would love your support. There will be fun incentives, too, so stop by to check out the Interact Club table!

Going to Prom? We will be in the Wood Commons on Friday during lunch periods taking table reservations. Bring your completed sheet and we will have laptops for you to enter table reservations.

If you are going to Prom and need to order a special meal, please see Mrs. Rubenstein in the Testing Center as soon as possible. The deadline is Wednesday.

Take the SHS Burger Challenge on Thursday! The Introduction to Business classes have created four burger concepts at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant, and we need to you to try them between 5-9 p.m. Thursday. When you buy a burger, a portion of the proceeds goes to the March of Dimes. Any Stevenson student, staff or faculty member that shows a school ID will receive a free drink.

Sophomores: Want to take any of Rachel’s challenges? If so, sign the banner outside the West Auditorium or the PAC, and join the Peer Helpers in their random act of kindness campaign. Come to the student lounge during all lunch periods to add to a chain of kindness.

Peer Helpers reminds you that kindness is contagious! Come to the lounge to add to the chain of kindness. We challenge you to spread the kindness. “You never know how far a little kindness can go.”

Do you like to sing? Would you like to earn GPA credit, study great music, and have the opportunity to sing at Disney World? Auditions for the 2013-14 Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers classes are taking place this week. Audition sign-ups and information are posted outside the Choir Room door (2202). Students are welcome to audition even if they have not signed up for a choir class yet. Please see Mrs. Nuteson in the Music Department or find a current choir member if you have any questions!

All art students that had an art class first semester, and are currently not in an art class, should bring in their favorite assignment to their art teacher ASAP. It will be featured in the 2013 Artfest show on May 22-23.

All overdue library materials must be returned and fine paid by May 10. Materials will not be loaned until accounts are clear.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The Interactive Gamers Club will meet today after school in Room 1616. If you have questions about the club, contact Mr. Fedewa.

We are looking for staff and directors for the 2013-2014 Operation Snowball retreats! Sophomores and juniors who attended this year should check their school email accounts for information to request an application. Any sophomores or juniors who have attended at least one Snowball are also eligible and should email shssnowball@gmail.com for information. Wednesday is the deadline to request an application.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention students interested in government, community service and business: The office of State Representative Carol Sente is seeking students for summer help in many different areas. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org for information regarding this program.

Attention students interested in veterinary medicine: The Anti-Cruelty Society, along with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine office, has a program aimed at high school students that will run from September 2013 through April 2014. Students must apply for this program by June 30. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org for more information and an application. Serious inquiries only, please.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Western Illinois University raising admissions standards
District 300 to fight transportation funding cuts by state
Mundelein will use former chief’s firm to hire next superintendent
Former Glenbard student avoids felony conviction
University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall gets a new name
Chicago prep baseball game rescheduled after controversial forfeit
IHSA postpones state bass fishing finals

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
NCLB waivers derided by civil rights, disabilities groups
Schools evaluate whether to privatize support services
College students network to stop assaults on campus
Tennessee teacher retirement rate doubles in last five years

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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