Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Child Development Students Reach Out to Community
Students in Child Development classes recently completed a class project focusing on how to be an advocate for children, and ways to combat issues affecting them. Many students weren’t satisfied to stop there, however. Twenty-six students took it upon themselves to go above and beyond the assignment to spread awareness in the community. Click here to see how they sought to make a difference in children’s lives.

Free Winterfest Dance Ticket Contest Today
The SHS Student Council and the Student Activities Division are running a contest on social media today for free Winterfest Dance tickets. The grade level that tweets (or re-tweets) the most using the designated hashtag for their grade — shscarnival14, #shscarnival15, #shscarnival16 or #shscarnival17 — or posts pictures from a designated Instagram site will earn free tickets for everyone in that grade. The Instagram URLs also are grade-specific: http://bit.ly/shscarnival14, http://bit.ly/shscarnival15, http://bit.ly/shscarnival16 or http://bit.ly/shscarnival17. The winning class will be announced tonight.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 68, Wauconda 39: Sophia Way scored 23 points and Taylor Buford added 17 as the visiting Patriots (21-8) closed out their regular season schedule in convincing fashion. SHS led 13-6 after one quarter and then went on a 25-7 run in the second to take a 25-point lead into halftime. Ashley Richardson and Chloe Ekenberg had seven points apiece while Dana Morgan tallied five. Wauconda fell to 10-13. – Daily Herald (stats)

Reading Between the Blue Lines
Here’s a video to get you fired up for tonight’s SHS boys ice hockey playoff game against Rockford, which begins at 7:25 at Twin Rinks Ice Arena.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale today from 1:40-3:40 p.m. Baked goods will be sold in the Woods and Glass commons. All items are $1.

AP exam registration is underway. Click here for details. Make sure you register by March 10 to avoid paying late fees!

Winterfest Dress-Up Schedule: Thursday is College Day and Friday is Spirit Day.

Students need to pick up artwork they left in Odyssey classrooms by Friday, February 21. Artwork can be picked up in Room 2426.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The Relay for Life kickoff will be held this Friday in the Wood Commons and next Friday (February 21) in the Glass Commons. This is when teams can sign up to participate in Relay for Life. The relay runs from 7 p.m. June 13 to 7 a.m. June 14.

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club’s overnight trip the weekend of February 21 has been canceled. The parent meeting that was to be held tonight also has been canceled. Additional information will be sent via email and posted on the website as soon as details are available.

ATHLETICS

Varsity boys baseball will have an information meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 2628. Contact Coach Mazzuca at 847-415-4676 or pmazzuca@d125.org if you unable to attend.

A sophomore boys baseball information meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). Contact Coach Hodge at 847-415-4015 or mhodge@d125.org if you unable to attend.

Freshman boys baseball will hold an information meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 2113. Contact Coach Block at 847-415-4691 or pblock@d125.org if you unable to attend.

Freshman girls badminton will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2113. Please leave a message for Coach Fitzgerald at 847-415-4251 or mfitzgerald@d125.org if unable to attend.

Girls badminton for sophomores, juniors and seniors will have an informational meeting at 7:15 a.m. Thursday in Room 2002. Please leave a message for Coach Fitzgerald at 847-415-4251 or mfitzgerald@d125.org if unable to attend.

Boys water polo will have an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wimer by voicemail at 847-415-4277 or email him at swimer@d125.org.

The start date for boys gymnastics has been changed to Tuesday, February 18.

A girls lacrosse informational meeting is set for 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 in Room 2104. Contact Coach Walker at 847-415-4683 or email her at swalker@d125.org if you can’t attend.

Boys tennis will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, February 19 after school in Room 1902. Contact Coach Stanhope at 847-415-4440 or email him at tstanhope@d125.org if you unable to attend.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Does your future hold a career in health care? Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will be accepting applications soon for the Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program for high school juniors, which will take place in June. Applications are online at www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP.

Other summer opportunities: There are a number of marketing internships available for the summer in various industries. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC or contact her at dwillock@d125.org to find out more.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to find out about veterinary medicine as a career. The Exploration Program will be sponsoring a CareerExcursions! field trip on Wednesday to Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove. See Mrs. Willock in the CCC to pick up a field trip 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.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Due to the generosity of local businesses and families, we are able to award numerous scholarships to members of your class. The applications for these local scholarships are now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Every scholarship has different criteria! The deadline to return completed applications to the College/Career Center is Thursday, March 13. The local scholarships available are: Stevenson High School Education Teacher Association Scholarship, Nancy Nichols Service Scholarship, Kathy Westerberg-Viravec Scholarship, Suzanne E. Hannon Memorial Scholarship, Sodexo Scholarship, District 96 Foundation-Mr. Marc E. Spivak Service Scholarships and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship, Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 “Universal Values of Integrity” Scholarship and the Jeffrey C. Newman Leadership and Service Scholarship, Dr. Richard Du Four Leadership Scholarship, Geri Getlin Foundation Scholarship, Orchestra Parents Association String Orchestra Scholarship, American Association of University Women Scholarship, Edward A. Dillon Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Timothy Kanold Scholarship, Parker-Hannifin Corporation Scholarship, Cannon Design Scholarship, Stevenson Support Staff Association Scholarship, Tamarak Day Camp & Country Day School Scholarship for Child Development & Education, Rebecca Gayle Berger Memorial Music Fund Scholarship and District 103 Learning Fund Foundation’s “Lincolnshire Rotary Scholarship.” Four newly added scholarships are the Howe Precision Industrial Inc. and CAN Community Center Scholarship, the Mary K. Layco Reach for the Stars Scholarship, the Gordon S. Hirsch Memorial Scholarship, and the Lisa Klitzky Foundation Scholarship.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
New York officials stall plans to tweak teacher evaluations
Gifts to colleges hit $33.8B, topping pre-recession levels
Black students sometimes face uneasy adjustment to college
New Jersey education chief to resign, join ex-NYC head at Amplify

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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