Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Student One-Act Plays Take Stage This Weekend
Ten one-act plays written, directed and acted by students will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets for “It’s All Relative” are $5, and can be purchased during lunch periods in the Patriot Superstore. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

The evening will feature three plays written by senior Amanda Ehrmann, including “Wordless,” which is a finalist in the high school division of the 2013 LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis. Another finalist in the contest, junior Aidan Murphy, also has a play in “It’s All Relative,” although not the one nominated for LaBute.

Patience Paying Off for Conneen
Pioneer Press talked recently with Andy Conneen about legislation he created, which has passed the Illinois House and is pending in the Senate, that would allow qualified 17-year-olds to vote in primaries.

He first came up with the idea in 2004, after learning that 17-year-olds were able to vote in the Iowa caucuses.

SHS Graduate Named Principal of Prairie Ridge High
Dr. Steven Koch, a 1995 graduate of Stevenson, has been named principal of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake. He currently is director of staff development for District 155, to which Prairie Ridge belongs. Previously, Koch served Prairie Ridge as English teacher and department chairman. His wife, Katie (Krueger) Koch, also a 1995 Stevenson graduate, is a National Board Certified Teacher in Prairie Ridge’s mathematics department. He will take the reins as principal on July 1.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 5, Lake Zurich 2: Pawel Jaworski and Josh Lieberman earned a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles for the host Patriots. Also winning in doubles were No. 2 Ben Bush and Andrew Komarov (6-0, 6-1) and No. 3 Jerry Pan and Josh Cheng (6-3, 6-2). Michael Sims rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles, and Rudy Viswanathan prevailed at No. 2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Stevenson 12, Lake Forest 6: The Patriots scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie on the road. Tony Heiser went 5-for-5, drove in a run and scored a run. Zach Novoselsky was 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Mitchell Goll had three hits, including two doubles, and four RBI. Austin Black had a pair of hits, a pair of walks, scored four runs and added an RBI. Jake Klancnik pitched two and a third innings in relief to earn the win, allowing just one hit and striking out three. – Daily Herald | linescore

Softball
Carmel 14, Stevenson 10: A nine-run third inning proved to be the difference for the visiting Corsairs (14-5), who had a player become the fourth hitter in SHS varsity field history to smack an over-the-fence home run. Taylor Koenigs had an inside-the-park homer for SHS (11-8), drove in three runs and also scored three times. Dana Morgan (two runs, RBI) and Trisha Porzycki (RBI, run) each was 3-for-4. Lexi Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi (RBI, run) had two hits apiece. Sam Feder only allowed three earned runs; the Pats made five errors. – Daily Herald |linescore

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 75, Warren 71; Stevenson 111, Lake Zurich 33: With the two victories, the Patriots won a share of the Lake Division regular-season championship with Zion-Benton.

Winning On and Off the Volleyball Court
The boys volleyball team has compiled a 22-2 record so far this season, which isn’t bad considering scheduling conflicts have forced some lineup juggling. “These kids give everything they have for this school in so many different ways, not just volleyball,” head coach Tim Crow told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s a very unique group of kids. I can’t explain what a great, mature group they are. These guys are going to be great citizens who will do great things for this country.”

Patriot Hockey Pair Part of History-Making Illinois Team
Vince Moschea and Michael Trapp were part of the Team Illinois roster that won the USA Hockey America Showcase championship for the first time in 29 years on April 14. The Illinois all-star squad, featuring 22 of the top seniors and juniors in the state, beat Team Pittsburgh, 3-2, for the championship.

Salzberg Managing to Make a Difference
You don’t have to be a star to have an impact on your team. Just ask the Stevenson baseball team, which raves about student manager Aron Salzberg. How good is Salzberg at what he does? The University of Missouri baseball team has asked him to be its team manager as a freshman next year.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Artfest show on May 22-23.

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.

If you are 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.

Interact Club is promoting a fundraiser, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Rotary Club, to raise monies to help eradicate polio worldwide. Today 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!

Stevenson T-shirts written in Hebrew are still available for only $5. See Mrs. Argentar if you would like to purchase one.

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

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Military History Club will meet today at 3:30 in Room 2904. If you would enjoy watching a military history film, good discussions and snacks, come join us this afternoon. New members are always welcome.

Calling all artists! Club Israel invites you to get crafty on Thursday for an Israeli-inspired art program! Learn about one of Israel’s most famous artists and then participate in a hands-on program. Don’t forget to bring your signed permission form for the May 9 field trip to Mizrahi Grill. Contact Mrs. Argentar if you have any questions.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Will new teacher evaluations help or hurt Chicago’s schools?
Humanities remains on the outskirts of online college education
Madigan offers broader package of pension changes
Change in CLC board leadership follows union suggestion
McHenry County College president gets contract extension
CPS lunchroom workers call for end to frozen meals
Work stopped on Chicago charter school after state halts funding
No charges will be filed in fatal April 5 school bus crash
Niles West pep rally shenanigans lead to prom bus mandate
Lisle dad pleads guilty to harassing daughters’ high school coach
Northern Cook County schools mostly unscathed by river flooding
Arlington Heights school had six sets of twins in fifth grade class

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Union propose moratorium on linking Common Core, evaluations
Duke undergraduate faculty derails plan for online courses for credit
Two Michigan school districts try for-profit management
Online provider offers courses in education, teacher training
Game on: Physics teacher creates World of Classcraft
Students at California high school stood up by prom blunder

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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