Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Seven to Receive Those Who Excel Awards
Seven members of the Stevenson faculty and staff will be honored by the Illinois State Board of Education at its 39th annual Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year banquet in Normal on Saturday, October 19.

Communication Arts teacher Bill Fritz is one of 11 finalists for the Illinois Teacher of the Year award. Click here to read more about Bill Fritz. He also will receive the Those Who Excel Award of Excellence for a classroom teacher.

Also receiving honors will be SHS dance teachers Melinda Criglar, Angela Dauphin, Tiffany Van Cleaf and Radmilla Olshansky; SMARTdesk Coordinator Nancy Hudson; and Freshman Mentor Program Coordinator Zara Dittman.

The dance faculty will receive an Award of Merit in the Team category, while Hudson is getting an Award of Merit in Educational Services Personnel. Dittman will receive an Award of Recognition in Early Career Education.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Prospect Regional: Jerry Pan finished second with a 2-over-par 73 at Mount Prospect Golf Club, and is one of three Patriots who qualified for Monday’s Huntley Sectional. Also qualifying were Luke Feder, who shot a 79 and tied for fourth, and Chris Krebs, who fired an 81 to tie for eighth. Stevenson finished fifth as a team. – IHSA website, High School Cube News

Field Hockey
Stevenson 2, Homewood-Flossmoor 1 (2 OT): Danielle Dvorak’s goal with less than two minutes remaining in the second overtime lifted the Patriots to the victory on Senior Night in the Stadium. After the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first half, Riannon Brenner, one of 10 seniors on the varsity roster, tied the game. – See the winning goal | Full SBN broadcast

Girls Golf Regional Today
The girls golf team plays in the IHSA Class 2A Prospect Regional today at Mount Prospect Golf Course. Stevenson is one of nine teams in the regional, along with Buffalo Grove, Fremd, Hersey, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Prospect, St. Viator and Vernon Hills. Click here to see results.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

All seniors will meet in the Sports Center during the activity period Thursday. They will have the Class of 2014 photo taken and receive information about the Senior Party.

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale today 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.

SHOWCASE AUDITION SIGN-UPS

Calling all talented Stevenson students to participate in the 25th anniversary of Showcase to be held on March 7-8! We’re looking for Stevenson seniors hoping to emcee or star in a Weekend Update video or any SHS students wishing to sing, dance, rock a band, or creatively entertain us during this year’s performances. These acts must have a minimum of three people to participate. Gather up your friends and create a new fan favorite act!

Think you can’t be a part of Showcase because you don’t sing, dance or play an instrument? Well, have we got a surprise for you! This year we are looking for unique acts (other than vocal, dance or instrumental) such as jugglers, magicians and comics to perform as solo or duo acts in the show. The possibilities are endless!

Come to the Wood Commons during lunch on October 16, 17 or 22 to schedule your December audition. An Audition Sign-Up Form must be completed at this time. Forms can be picked up on the 16th, 17th and 22nd or can be found on the PPA website, the Showcase Stevenson High School Facebook page or the Student Activities Office.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Science Club will meet today 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 today 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 after school today in Room 1500. New members are always welcome. Please contact Mrs. Humes, Mr. Fedewa or Miss Hwang if you have any questions.

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.

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday 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.

Attention members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting Tuesday to hear a speaker discuss mental health and treatment. We will meet in the Little Theatre at 3:45; please be on time, as we will begin with a laughter activity. All are welcome.

COLLEGE NEWS

The Music Department will present “College Musician Night” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchestra Room. The evening is designed to help parents and students understand the unique aspects of applying to college as a music major/minor. Topics include careers in music, types of degrees and programs, how to prepare for and schedule auditions, and suggestions for the application process. All students and their parents are invited. For more information, contact Mrs. Nuteson at anuteson@d125.org.

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. Wednesday, 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
Three chemists, including former UI professor, awarded Nobel
Grant High teacher resigns amid allegations of inappropriate contact
Lawmaker files bill to change way CPS gets state grant money
School board members spar during meeting to address student brawl
Federal shutdown may stall Arlington Heights District 25 talks
Lake County Head Start program feels pressure of federal shutdown
Maine Township District 207 superintendent gets five-year extension
Renovated Sprague School in Lincolnshire has staff, students pleased

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
New frontier in schools: Video games as teaching tools
More schools encouraging teachers to meet parents outside classroom
Study: Reading literary fiction develops better social skills
Post-game handshakes can continue in Kentucky high school sports
L.A. school board president apologizes for violating “civility policy”

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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