Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stevenson Hosting Conference on Sustainability
Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to visit Stevenson on Friday, April 18 for the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium. The event, sponsored by the United States Green Building Council’s Illinois chapter and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, will be held in the West Building from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The symposium will offer training sessions and workshops designed to help elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois create more sustainable learning environments.

Topics covered will include sustainable school facility planning, green facilities management, sustainable renovation and construction, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental education and service learning, water conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable school transportation.

Student Team Earns Honorable Mention in Math Challenge
One of two student teams competing in the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge advanced past the second round, earning an honorable mention award and $1,000 in scholarship money to be divided equally among its members. Jaymo Kang, Richard Zhu, Alex Hong, Brian Zhou and Timothy Klem submitted a paper for the contest using mathematically based insights to address the question of how schools can comply with federal mandates requiring healthier choices in school lunches. Only 53 of the 1,152 papers submitted for the contest were selected for honorable mention awards. Six schools were selected for the final round, and six were chosen as semifinalists.

Sophomore Featured Soloist This Sunday
Sophomore Torin Bakke continues his busy performance schedule as a soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in Awith the New North Shore Chamber Orchestra at its concert Sunday in Evanston. Next month, he will be a clarinet soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in youth concerts at Orchestra Hall. Once the school year ends, Bakke will participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.

Alums Help UI Dance Marathon Raise $125K
A pair of 2010 Stevenson graduates were members of the executive team for last month’s University of Illinois dance marathon, which raised nearly $125,000 for St. John’s Miracle Network Hospital in Springfield. Joe Perozzi was co-president for the marathon, while Brittani Grabell was also part of the executive team. More than 500 dancers took part in the marathon, twice the number from last year.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson 152.1, Glenbrook South 124: Top scorers for the Patriots were Zach Gilbert on parallel bars (9.3), Arie Feltman-Frank on high bar (9.1), Jacob Guth on high bar (8.7), Matthew Krames on vault (8.5) and Elijah Klaber on floor (8.5).

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 8, Mundelein 6: Allison Travetto scored six goals as the host Patriots (13-2) overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to win their fourth straight game. SHS trailed 5-3 at halftime, then outscored the Mustangs 3-0 in the third quarter to take control. Melissa Gartenberg and Ashley Oliver scored Stevenson’s other goals. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made nine saves. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 16, Mundelein 4: The Patriots (12-3) went on the road and won their third straight contest.

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 17, Glenbrook North 1: The Patriots (6-0) remained unbeaten. Winning at singles were No. 2 Margaret Chen (21-10, 21-13), followed by Katelyn Schroeder (21-16, 21-9), Neva Lui (21-8, 21-10), Elizabeth Onishchenko (21-12, 20-22, 21-19), Michelle Ling (21-7, 21-11), Nicole Xia (21-14, 21-9), Julia Son (21-17, 21-8), Michelle Hu (21-12, 21-7) and Yixuan Wang (21-11, 21-16). The winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Son/Chen (21-10, 21-9), plus Schroeder/Lui (22-20, 21-7), Xia/Ling (21-18, 21-10), Hu/Vivian To (21-16, 19-21, 21-16), Onishchenko/Wang (21-13, 23-21), Naomi Ecanow/Sophia Liu (21-7, 21-14). – Daily Herald

Softball
Carmel 12, Stevenson 10: In Mundelein, the Corsairs (4-4) broke open a 7-7 game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Lexi Yonkovic led off the game with a home run and Dana Morgan added a two-run double as SHS (2-7) scored five runs in the first. Yonkovic also doubled and scored three runs. Morgan had three RBI in the game, while Trish Porzycki knocked in two runs. Taylor Koenigs had two hits. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Tennis
New Trier 7, Stevenson 2: At the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka, the Patriots dropped their season opener. The No. 2 doubles team of Adam Maryniuk and Josh Cheng was a 7-5, 6-3 winner, and Brian Weisberg rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles in his first varsity match. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Carmel 3, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots dropped to 1-3. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
New Trier d. Stevenson, 25-19, 25-17: Grant Maleski led the Patriots (0-2) with four kills, Eric Chang had three and Josh Cliffer added two. Lucas Creevy and Nicholas Perozzi each had four assists. Keenan Herman had two solo blocks and two block assists, while Justin Leonard had four block assists and Cliffer made three. Timothy Park totaled nine digs and Thomas Rzepecki had six. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Libertyville 9, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots (2-3, 0-1) were held to three hits in their North Suburban Lake Division opener. Joey Morris singled and had two walks in three plate appearances. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Glenbrook North 10, Stevenson 9

Watch Girls Lacrosse Match Live Online Thursday
Thursday’s varsity girls lacrosse match at Mother McAuley will be shown live through High School Cube beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click here to watch.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Late arrival on Thursday. Classes start at 10:30. Buses begin their routes at 9:20.

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

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. today in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org. Hope to see you today!

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.

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

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.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

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.

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 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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Hundreds of charter school supporters rally in Springfield
Barrington superintendent leaving to take post in Texas
Lawmaker urges slowdown on school funding formula proposal
CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public schools
Possible outsourcing of community college custodians draws protest
U. of I. Alma Mater heads back to campus
Governors State to decide mascot with online voting
16-year-old found carrying gun in Chicago school
Woodstock District 200 fills school board vacancy

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
20 injured in mass stabbing at Pittsburgh-area high school
In testimony, Duncan distances himself from Common Core
Putting student data to the test to identify struggling kids
Education Department releases family engagement guide for schools

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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