Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Regional Board Approves SEDOL Withdrawal
The Lake County Regional Board of Education on Monday gave unanimous approval to a request from Stevenson and Districts 96 and 103 to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County in 2015. The final step before withdrawal can take place is approval by the state. No date has been set for the state hearing. Why Stevenson wants to withdraw from SEDOL

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins Tournament
The Scholastic Bowl hosted an 11-team tournament last weekend, sweeping the field and winning every game. SHS finished 10-0 and runner-up Auburn A from Rockford High School was 8-2. Stevenson’s roster featured Jason Asher, Jeeho Lee, Justin Millman, Jonathan Mishory, Braden McDowell and Jay Patel. Asher finished third individually and Patel was eighth. All 11 teams that took part in the SHS event have qualified for the national tournament in May.

Special College Night for Freshman Families        
Freshman families are invited to find out what the next three years at Stevenson will hold byattending “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Guidance Counselor Mary Jones and College Counselors Dan Miller and Sue Biemeret will show how current freshmen and their families can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for college.

Stevenson Orchestras Performing Tonight
Stevenson’s Concert, Symphonic and Patriot orchestras will perform in concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert also will feature a special performance by senior soloist Raymon Cao. He will perform Piano Concert No. 1 in Eb Major by Franz Liszt. Click here to see all the performers’ names.

Visitors From Six States at SHS Today
More than 90 educators from schools in six states are on campus today as part of the school’s regular Site Visits for Educators program. Out-of-state schools or districts represented include Blue Valley West High School from Overland Park, Kansas; Francis Tuttle Technology in Oklahoma City; the Plymouth Canton Community Schools from Plymouth, Michigan; New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana; and two institutions from Wisconsin: Cambridge High School from Cambridge, and CESA #5 from Portage. Five Illinois schools and districts have visitors on hand: Brookwood District 167 in Glenwood, Melvin-Sibley High School in Gibson City, Hononegah High School in Rockton, Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, South Elgin High School in South Elgin, and School District U-46 from Elgin.

In addition to the education professionals visiting Stevenson, the school also welcomed this week a group of 15 students and two teachers from Colombia. Each student and teacher are hosted by a Stevenson family. The Colombians attended their host student’s classes on Monday, and will do so again on Thursday. They also will be going on a field trip, and giving presentations about Colombian history and culture in some SHS classes.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 92, Lake Zurich 54; Stevenson 91, Libertyville 53: Tim Vestuto won the 100 (11.0) and 200 (23.1) to pace the Patriots in Libertyville. Other individual winners for SHS included Sam Oh in the 3,200 (9:52.9), Aaron Lund in the 110 high hurdles (16.1), Jared Borowsky in the 1,600 (4:35.3) and Henry Sise in the discus (134-11.5). The Pats also won the 400 (45.0) and 800 (1:34.5) relays.

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 77, Lake Zurich 63; Libertyville 88, Stevenson 58: At Lake Zurich, Sammi Mizock won the 200-meter dash and was part of two winning relays for the Patriots. Mizock posted a time of 28.1 seconds in the 200, and ran legs on the victorious 400 (53.9) and 800 (1:59) relays. She was joined in the 400 relay by Janine Fajardo, Juhi Jhaveri and Lily Marks. The 800 relay unit consisted of Mizock, Marks, Jackie Setina and Hannah Yan. Marks, Fajardo and Setina were also individual winners. Marks claimed the 100 (13.0), Fajardo won the 100 hurdles (16.9) and Setina captured the high jump (5-3). Other individual winners for SHS included Amy Lin in the 3,200 (13:46), Lindsay Pontello in the 800 (2:35) and Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (50.3).

Softball
Libertyville 5, Stevenson 2: The host Wildcats rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, dropping the Patriots to 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the North Suburban Lake. Vera Pflugradt and Abby O’Connor hit doubles for SHS. Each team scored a run in the third inning and the game remain deadlocked until the Pats pushed across another run in the top of the seventh to take a 2-1 lead. – Daily Herald

Brunson, Cashaw Pick Up More All-State Honors
The Chicago Tribune on Sunday named Jalen Brunson to its All-State Boys Basketball Team. Brunson was the only junior selected to the five-player first team. Fellow junior Connor Cashaw received special mention. Brunson also finished fourth in the statewide voting for Mr. Basketball of Illinois, and earned a spot on the Champaign News-Gazette’s all-state team. Cashaw was a second-team selection, and junior Matt Johnson received honorable mention.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The first-ever Stevenson High School Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. We will be showing not only the amazing garments that students make in Clothing and Design, but also the latest fashions from local boutiques. If you are interested in modeling, working backstage or assisting in the organization of the event, please attend a required meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org. Hope to see you on April 9th!

The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 (reserved seating). You can buy tickets in advance through the SHS Web Store, or at the Patriot Superstore. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund.

AP Microeconomics first semester students: There will be an AP exam review from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 7066. The topic will be review and materials. On Saturday, April 26, there will be a review from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 7066 covering tests and essay. Questions? Ask Dr. Wright or Mr. Haan.

Don’t miss out on the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday in the Glass and Wood Commons. All baked goodies will be $1.

Get ready for the 10th annual Pat-Triathlon. The event combines biking, running and swimming and will take place Sunday, April 27. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The student 50th Anniversary Committee will meet in the Link Lab (Room 3024 computer lab) today at 3:30 p.m. The group will be working on scanning to begin its 50-year video project. New members are welcome to join in the fun.

Chinese Club is playing the game “ma Jiang” and eating snacks after school today in Room 2812. You are welcome to join us.

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights for laser tag. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by Thursday so you can attend.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here next Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

Attention Daniel Wright graduates: The District 103 Oscar T. Bedrosian Memorial Scholarship is now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. The completed application should be submitted to District 103 by Friday.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register visit the IM Archery website at www2.d125.org/im/archery.html or visit the PREP office (Room 3040).

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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