Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Color Fun(d) Run Reaches Maximum Capacity
Sunday’s inaugural Color Fun(d) Run is so popular that organizers have had to close registration. In fact, with nearly 350 people signed up for the charity event, there’s no room for any walk-up registration Sunday morning.

The Color Fun(d) Run will raise money for the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund, which provides assistance for school-related expenses to Stevenson students whose families are in financial need.

The number of students supported by the KIN Fund has risen significantly in recent years. Free/reduced lunch students taking advantage of KIN’s free breakfast program rose 71% from 2011-2013 to 58 students last year. The Foundation has raised the KIN budget ($17,500 this year) by nearly 60% during that time.

Items Requested for Stevenson Online Auction
The third annual Stevenson Online Auction returns October 21-28. Last year the event raised more than $22,000 to support essential programs of the SHS Foundation, National Honor Society, and many parent booster groups.

Auction organizers are looking for donations of items such as tickets (sports/concert/theater), golf foursomes, use of vacation properties, airline tickets/miles, gift cards, electronics, or any other interesting items ($50 value or above). To donate an item, or for more information, contact SHS Foundation Executive Director Greg Diethrich at gdiethrich@d125.org or 847-415-4465 by September 30.

Alumni Invited to Homecoming Party Next Week
The Stevenson High School Alumni Association will have its annual Homecoming party for former Patriots on Friday, September 27. For $20, SHS alums can see the Homecoming football game against Libertyville Vernon Hills and participate in the post-game party at Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire. Click here for details and to register online.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis
Stevenson 6, Warren 1: Zoe Manion remained unbeaten this season with a 6-1, 7-6 (6) victory at No. 1 singles as the Patriots improved to 7-0 in duals. Kendall Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven posted a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. SHS swept the doubles matches in straight sets. Other triumphant tandems included No. 2 Kaylin Dong/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 Bryn Rubin/Caroline Kelmis (6-1, 6-4) and No. 4 Gwenna Heidkamp/Thalia Noegroho (6-2, 6-1). Rachel Mopper earned a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson d. Warren, 25-15, 25-14: Grace Duffy had seven kills, and Khaila Donaldson added six kills and eight digs, as the visiting Patriots improved to 8-4 overall and 1-1 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Alexa Bykowski registered 14 assists and five digs, while sister Peyton had 11 digs. Julia Osmond and Kara Maleski each had three kills and Corissa Kurth served two aces. – Daily Herald (stats), Chicago Tribune

Boys Golf
Stevenson 148, Libertyville 151: At Pine Meadow Golf Course, all four Patriots shot 38 or better. Jerry Pan led the team with a 36, followed by Jason Gohde and Chris Krebs with 37s, and Kamaren Sandhu at 38. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf
Stevenson vs. Grant and Glenbrook South: The match was suspended by lightning after four holes at Crane’s Landing.

Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson vs. Vernon Hills: No score reported.

Unified Soccer Program Getting Attention
The Daily Herald today writes about Stevenson’s new soccer program for students with disabilities. The Unified Soccer Program, which will begin next spring, is open to SHS students who cannot participate in existing co-curricular athletic programs offered by the school — even with reasonable modifications or aids and services. There are also opportunities for students without disabilities to partner and assist with the unified soccer student-athletes. Stevenson’s longtime soccer coach, Mark Schartner, and boys varsity assistant Shannon Kolze will lead the program. Kolze is a teacher in the school’s Special Education Division.

Lacrosse Coach Aims to Build Program With Youth
Head girls lacrosse coach Sarah Walker is building a feeder program through the Lincolnshire Sports Association. So far, 41 girls in grades 5-8 have registered to train with Walker and members of the SHS team on Sundays. Walker, a 2007 Stevenson graduate, is in her second season as lacrosse coach.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Late arrival on Friday. Classes begin at 10:30.

The ILC will be closed for services until 9:30 Friday because of an all-ILC staff meeting in the lower ILC.

Keep an eye out for #picswithpat Friday during your lunch period. Take a picture with your friends and post it on Instagram, Twitter or any other social networking sites to get the word out for the beach-out Friday night at 7:30 to support your football team!

On Friday morning from 8:45-9:45, relieve your stress and start your day out right with morning yoga. Ms. Olshansky from the Dance Department will be hosting an outdoor yoga class. Anyone who is interested is able to attend. We will be meeting in the grassy area, north of the Field House. All you need is clothes you can move around in, and a yoga mat if you have one. If you do not, feel free to bring a towel!

Don’t miss Spirit Fest Saturday night! NHS has lots of fun planned from 5-8:45 p.m. in the Stadium. There will be a 5K Spirit Walk, a fireworks show, music, games (including a teacher dunk tank) and an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. You can be part of this for just $10, which goes to charity. Money will be donated to the Christopher Steele Foundation, named for a 2006 Stevenson alum who died from a rare form of brain cancer. The foundation funds brain cancer research and also provides support to families affected by brain cancer.

Homecoming Dance tickets are on sale online and at the Superstore for $25 per person. The last day to buy tickets without paying a late fee is Monday. Late ticket purchase will be Tuesday, with a $10 late fee per ticket. The last day for refunds will be Wednesday, September 25. Click here for more details and to order tickets online.

Color Fun(d) Run registration is closed, and walk-in registration will not be accepted on Sunday. Thanks for your overwhelming support for this first-time charity event!

Summer travel opportunities are available for Advanced Placement European History and AP Human Geography students. Both courses are combining for a summer 2014 trip from Paris to Copenhagen. The trip is open to current AP Euro and AP Geo students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit for unique experience-based learning abroad. To learn more, come to the informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26 in Room 7096, or contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Springer (vspringer@d125.org).

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Video Game Club will be having its first meeting of the year today from 3:45 to 5:30 in Room 1920. If you are into video games, this is where you want to be! New members are always welcome!

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday. We’ll be bowling at Arlington Lanes and then going out for a dinner or snack. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission forms signed and turned in so you can attend.

Physics Club will meet after school Friday in Room 7028, where there will be discussions about various physics competitions and projects in the future. Free food will be provided.

Senior Class Board will meet after school Friday to paint the windows for Homecoming. SCB also will be decorating the West Hallways on Monday after school and the East Hallways on Tuesday after school. New members are always welcome. Please join us for the fun and earn community service hours.

If you like biology and are interested in doing competitions, come check out Biology Olympiad in Room 1904 every Monday after school. Snacks will be provided.

Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece tie blankets to donate to local animal rescue agencies at our next meeting. Hope to see you Tuesday after school in Room 6014.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. next Wednesday in Room 6012. For more information visit the IM Dodgeball page at http://www2.d125.org/im/dodgeball.html.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors using the Common Application: We’ve received clarification on the process of having teachers complete recommendations for you. After you have asked a teacher to write a letter, you need to not only invite them on your Common App but also assign them to at least one college before your teacher can complete your recommendation. Please be sure to invite and assign each teacher to at least one college as soon as you can. Thanks for your patience.

There will be a Common App workshop at 9:30 Friday morning in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. (Friday is a late arrival day.) Mrs. Biemeret will go through the workings of the Common App with you and answer questions.

The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Clemson University, Swarthmore College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Florida, Tulane University, Creighton University, Vanderbilt University, Brandeis University, Temple University, University of Wisconsin, Bates College, University of Chicago, St. Louis University, Drake University, Marian University, McGill University, Villanova University, Illinois State University and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

New This Year! We no longer will be using the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors will use your NAVIANCE to sign up for the college you are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up and print a confirmation page. Take this confirmation page to your teacher for his/her signature; and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are on the CCC webpage. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Student Job Opportunities: Need some extra cash? jcc Chicago is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for its youth swim programs. Afternoon and evening shifts are available. Apply online at www.gojcc.org.

Play Hard Hoops is looking for an interested youth coach for its basketball program. Programming will begin the week of September 30. Please visit the Career Exploration webpage (http://www.d125.org/careerexploration/default.aspx) for all the information and how to apply.

Are you interested in a career in medicine or healthcare?  The Medical Explorers Program, run by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, allows students to learn more about careers in medical and healthcare fields through monthly activities.

The application deadline to apply for this program is September 27, so please email Mrs. Willock, Business Liaison, in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org or stop by the CCC for more information.

Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
As McHenry County districts step up, SEDOM’s role wanes
$17 million expansion planned at Chicago’s Peyton Prep
Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
Ex-Aurora teacher gets probation for sending inappropriate texts
Magic Johnson launches movement to combat dropout rate
Four Illinois colleges to receive $8.5 million to train workers
Students sent to hospital after pepper spray incident in cafeteria
Glen Ellyn District 89 approves three-year teacher contract

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
University of Alabama students rally against Greek system racism
New Jersey considers GPA requirements for teachers
Montana schools chief wants to avoid giving NCLB tests
Wellesley unveils simplified cost-of-college calculator
Penn State won’t fine employees who skip wellness questions
Lawmakers question education research’s effectiveness

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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