Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Alum Helping Underprivileged Kids “Experience the Game”
Alex Sheck, a 2012 Stevenson graduate, received a write-up in the Buffalo Grove Countryside recently for his efforts to give underprivileged children the chance to attend professional sports events. Sheck and his father, Michael, have founded a non-profit organization, Experience the Game, which works with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the YMCA to find kids who would like to take in a sporting event. Alex Sheck is a sophomore business major at the University of Iowa.

Teachers Appear on Radio Show
Government teachers Dan Larsen and Andy Conneen appeared on the “Big John and Amy” radio show on 560 AM “The Answer” this morning. They discussed the new state law that allows 17-year-olds to vote in the state primaries if they will be turning 18 by the general election.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 65, Grayslake Central 47: Taylor Buford scored 16 points and three others reached double figures as the visiting Patriots (19-7) won their fourth game in a row and 11th in the last 13. Sophia Way had 15 points, Ashley Richardson added 11 and Janine Fajardo tallied 10. SHS led 12-3 after the first quarter, extended the lead to 10 at halftime and maintained the gap entering the fourth quarter. Coach Tom Dineen’s squad needs one more victory for its fifth 20-win season in his five seasons at the helm. Grayslake Central dropped to 16-8. – Daily Herald (stats)

Three Patriettes Earn All-Conference Honors
Varsity Patriettes members Ari Cohen, Ali Marks and Carly Happ have been selected to the inaugural All-North Suburban Conference Competitive Dance Team. They are among 17 dancers selected.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Odyssey 2014 starts today! Odyssey school days begin at 10:15 a.m. and buses will run on the late arrival schedule. At 10:15 a.m., students should report to their regular second period classroom to receive their daily Odyssey Schedule and Admission Ticket. Students with Science periods 1-2a or 2b-3 should go to their science room. Morning Tech Campus students should report to Dr. Custable in the Applied Arts Office (Room 1408). Students who are unscheduled during second period should report to the Wood Commons to pick up their schedule. Click here for more information.

Campus will be closed today and Wednesday. Juniors and seniors will not be able to leave campus for lunch. The cafeterias will be ready to serve all students during Odyssey.

During Odyssey, the upper ILC will be open with limited access, but the lower ILC will be closed. The upper ILC will be closed today until 3:25 p.m., when it will reopen until 6:30. On Wednesday, the upper ILC will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., close until 3:25 p.m. and reopen until 6:30.

9th Hour will take place as scheduled today and Wednesday.

The Testing Center will be closed during Odyssey.

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s spring children’s play “Jack and Magic Beans.” Auditions will be held in the Little Theatre Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would help deal with the Giant and save the village people. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with stage fighting and dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The 50th Anniversary Club will meet at 3:30 today in Room 2430.

Relay for Life will be meeting at 10 a.m. today in Room 1802.

The Speech and Drama team meets today, 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.

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.

ATHLETICS

Girls water polo will have an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. today in the pool balcony. Please contact Coach Jeff Wimer at 847-415-4275 or email jwimer@d125.org if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Polar Bear will be after school today from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., and we will meet in the cardio room. See Coach LeVanti for details.

Girls track and field will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). Contact Coach Degen at 847-415-4267 or email edegen@d125.org if you unable to attend the meeting.

Girls softball informational meetings will be held Tuesday, February 11 from 7:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. Both will be held in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). You only need to attend one meeting. If you unable to attend, contact Coach Friedrichs at 847-415-4803 or by email at lfriedrichs@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

There will be a new CareerExcursions! trip on the next Field Trip Day, February 12. We will be visiting Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove. If you have an interest in veterinarian medicine and especially want to explore different specialties in vet medicine (such as cardiology or dermatology), please plan on attending. See Mrs. Willock in the CCC to sign up and pick up a permission form.

Don’t have plans for Spring Break? Why not participate in a Career Shadow and learn about a specific profession as well as get some hands on experience? Current career areas to explore include: culinary arts, physical therapy, advertising, veterinary medicine, business, engineering, health care and more! Contact Ms. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment and find out more.

Immediate internship opportunity: Local non-profit needs a highly motivated, self-starter to do marketing work with a growing, Chicago-area film festival. You must be excellent at writing, public speaking and social media marketing. Hebrew-speaking skills are a plus, but not necessary. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment and apply.

Are you good at editing and posting video footage? A local business could use your help with a project. You will be paid for your time. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org if you are interested.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Reactions mixed to Quinn’s “Birth-to-Five” initiative
Senate task force leader: Equity might mean schools have to sacrifice
Hinsdale students back to school after mold closure
Elgin-based District U46 to participate in national study on discipline
Purdue shooting prompts safety review at University of Illinois
O’Fallon teachers file intent-to-strike notice
Inside Bruce Rauner’s charter schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
A new entitlement? The right to preschool
Some states keeping Common Core, but changing moniker
Obama, tech companies to get more devices into U.S. classrooms
Kentucky school takes snow closing message to new level

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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