Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Math Team Off to Strong Start in NSML
Stevenson’s mathematics team got off to a strong start in the North Suburban Mathematics League last Thursday, despite being assigned to the toughest of 11 host sites. SHS traveled to Naperville North, where the top five schools in the state from 2012-13 assembled for the first of five league meets. Stevenson, which was state runner-up last spring, finished second to defending state champion Whitney Young, 318-303. The meet also included the Illinois Math and Science Academy (296), Naperville North (295) and Neuqua Valley (275).

SHS won one category outright (seniors) and tied for first in another (freshmen). Three seniors had perfect scores of 25 on their five-question test, which focus on pre-calculus: David Chen, Sam Lin and Akanksha Shah. Three freshmen also had perfect scores: Reuben Gutman, Kevin Li and Jason Lu. Freshmen faced Algebra 1 questions.

Stevenson tied for second in the sophomore category. Six had scores of 21 on geometry-based questions: Kevin Cho, Patrick DeMichele, Devin Deng, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu and Jennifer Zhang. Hwang also finished second in the orals competition.

In the junior competition, which tests Algebra 2 knowledge, Emery Liu had a perfect score as an alternate.

Stevenson’s score was the third-highest among all 55 schools that participated in the meet, the first of five to be held between now and March 6.

Former Teacher Promotes Language Learning in D.C.
Former Stevenson French teacher Todd Bowen, who now serves as chairman of the modern and classical languages department at New Trier, spoke to U.S. House of Representatives staff members last month in Washington, D.C. Bowen promoted the importance of learning languages other than English, and chided the federal government for its failure to fund language programs.

SHS Alum Appears on “Wheel of Fortune”
Chrissy Hucke Banach, a 2002 Stevenson graduate who teaches fourth-graders at Everett Elementary School in Lake Forest, appeared on “Wheel of Fortune” last Wednesday. She won $3,000.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson d. Palatine, 25-18, 25-8: Alexa Bykowski had 18 assists and eight digs, and Khaila Donaldson recorded eight kills, six digs and four aces as the visiting Patriots improved to 16-5. Jen Kapov added five kills while Nikki Zarystky had six digs. Peyton Bykowski dished out three assists and served two aces. Palatine fell to 4-14. – Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 6, Deerfield 2: Michael Trapp scored three goals and added an assist for the host Patriots, who won their sixth straight game and improved to 7-1 on the season. Trevor Patten, Matt Heller and Jake Cimarusti also scored. Blake Johnson was credited with two assists, while Cimarusti, Jared Projansky and Evan Baker each had one. Goalie Nathan Newmark stopped 20 shots. The game served as a tune-up for Stevenson’s first contest of the year against rival Glenbrook North, which takes place at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Twin Rinks Ice Arena.

Girls Tennis
New Trier 4, Stevenson 3: At Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka, the Patriots fell to 11-2. Zoe Manion was a 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-4 winner at No. 1 singles, and Vinaya Rao earned a 6-3, 6-2 decision at No. 2. The No. 1 doubles team of Alexxis Kiven and Kendall Kirsch rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer
Deerfield 2, Stevenson 1: The Patriots fell to 9-6-1 on the season. – Chicago Tribune

Boys Golf Regional Today
The boys golf team will take part in the IHSA Class 3A Prospect Regional at Mount Prospect Golf Course today. Stevenson is one of nine teams in the field, which also includes Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Hersey, Highland Park, Prospect, Rolling Meadows, St. Viator and Wheeling. Click here to see final results this afternoon.

Bowler Earns County “Star of Tomorrow” Award
Matt Poetker recently received the Star of Tomorrow Award from the Lake County Bowling Association. The junior was Stevenson’s top performer at last year’s sectional tournament, finishing 25th. Two boys and two girls from around Lake County are chosen for the award each year.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The deadline to register for the PSAT exam is Wednesday. The test is open to sophomores and juniors, and will be given at Stevenson on Saturday, October 19. The PSAT can unlock scholarship opportunities for those who take the exam. Click here for details and to register.

Halloween and Dress-Up Lovers: Don’t miss the “Usually Annually” Costume Sale hosted by the Theatre Department. This year we have some pretty great gear from past productions that must be cleared out of storage. So, bring your cash on Wednesday and Thursday to the Glass Commons during all lunch periods to purchase choice costume pieces to create your original look for Halloween!

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale on Wednesday from 1:40-3:35 p.m. in the Wood and Glass Commons. Frostys will be sold for $2 and all baked goodies will be $1.

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Interested in shows like “NCIS” or “CSI”? Come to the Forensic Science Club meeting at 4 p.m. today in Room 1313. See Mr. Novak at the Science table in the ILC if interested, but cannot attend the meeting.

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

The Speech and Drama team meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:45 in the East ILC. New members are always welcome! Come be a part of a friendly team where you can star in your own performance — there are 14 events to choose from — and learn valuable life-long communication skills.

Science Club will meet Wednesday in Room 1912 after school. All members that are new this school year must attend. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

Senior Class Board: We are meeting after school Wednesday in Room 2428 to plan another senior event for this semester. Come and share your ideas. New members are always welcome. Class board is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours.

Varsity and JV Scholastic Bowl practices begin this week. Practices are held every Monday and Wednesday after school in Room 1502. New members are always welcome. Please contact Mrs. Humes, Mr. Fedewa or Miss Hwang if you have any questions.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: Explore the numerous opportunities in engineering. CLC is hosting an Engineering Night: Explore your College and Career Opportunities on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room C005. Colleges represented include Bradley, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Illinois-Urbana, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Michigan Tech, Illinois Institute of Technology, CLC and others. Speakers in various fields will also be available. Please register if you are attending by going to http://www.planetreg.com/E924125645192282.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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.

ATHLETICS

The boys and girls fencing informational meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. October 16 in Room 1204 (West Faculty Dining Room). If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Delgado at fdelgado@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Champaign teachers, board reach tentative contract agreement
Naperville District 203 continues debate on drug testing
Art Institute of Chicago receives $1M grant to work with CPS
State announces education funding hearings; one to be held at CLC
Shutdown could put NIU’s Antarctica project on ice

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Without warning, Boston school bus drivers go on strike
Three U.S. professors share Nobel Prize in Medicine
Malibu teachers concerned campus is causing cancer
Report: NYC will pay $29M to teachers barred from classroom
Second day of Education Nation Summit coverage

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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