Friday, May 30, 2014

Path May Connect School, Vernon Hills Town Center
The Board of Education recently approved the first step in what could lead to an asphalt path connecting the north end of campus to the Vernon Hills Town Center. The board authorized undertaking a civil engineering study for the path, which would connect to the fitness trail along Port Clinton Road. Board members said student safety was their top concern in approving the study. Stevenson would only pave the trail to the edge of its property; beyond that, Vernon Township and the villages of Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills would have to fund the rest of the path. The earliest construction could begin would be September 2015.

2014 Color Fun(d) Run Date Announced
The Stevenson High School Foundation has announced the date for its second annual Color Fun(d) Run to benefit the Kids In Need Fund. This year’s family-friendly 5K run/walk will be held Sunday, September 14. The inaugural event drew more than 500 participants, including SHS students and staff, and community members of all ages.

Students Step Into the “Shark Tank”
Students in the Entrepreneurial Tactics class gave their final presentations on Wednesday, pitching product ideas to a panel of four venture capitalists in a style similar to the television program “Shark Tank.” The project most favored by the panelists was Tabble, a portable charging device for tablets and other devices. Tabble is the brainchild of Connor Brady, Rachel Plencer, Aidan Labaschin, Matthew Antos and Jacob Manello.

Four Seniors Earn Eagle Scout Awards
Four seniors earned Eagle Scout awards recently from their Boy Scout troops. William Paul, Jack Tolbert, Nick VanOverberghe and Derek Zimmerman are members of Troop 78, affiliated with Community Christian Church in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Review details what their Eagle Scout projects entailed. Meanwhile, another SHS student, freshman Ben Brandt, recently received approval from the Lincolnshire Village Board for his Eagle Scout project: transforming Whytegate Park’s old volleyball court into a community garden.

Route 22 Lane Closures During Finals Week
Both directions of Route 22 will be reduced to one lane just west of Riverwoods Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily during finals week, due to work being undertaken to provide utilities for the Forest View subdivision between Essex Lane and Oakwood Lane. The lane closures could take up to two weeks, according to the Village of Lincolnshire. If you will be using the affected portion of Route 22 to come to Stevenson, please allow extra time. If you have any questions about the work being done, please contact the Illinois Department of Transportation at 847-705-4000.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: After the first day of competition, the Patriots were in eighth place with 16 points. The second-seeded doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey rolled through the first three rounds with straight-set wins over duos from Naperville Central (6-0, 6-1), University High in Normal (6-2, 6-1) and Belleville West (6-3, 6-2). Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey also went 3-0 in doubles, defeating tandems from Neuqua Valley (6-0, 6-1), Decatur Lutheran (6-3, 6-2) and Naperville Central (6-2, 6-4). In singles, Benjamin Bush beat opponents from Marmion Academy (6-3, 6-1) and Joliet Catholic (6-0, 6-2), before falling to a competitor from Edwardsville (6-4, 6-3). – Day 1 results | Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A New Trier Regional: Zion-Benton scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 5-1 win over the Patriots in the regional semifinals. SHS, which started the season 3-11, finished with a 19-16 record. Lexi Yonkovic singled and scored the Pats’ only run in the first. Vera Pflugradt had the only other Stevenson hit. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Two Patriots at Boys State Track Meet Today
Two Patriots will compete at the IHSA Class 3A boys track and field state meet at Eastern Illinois University. Sam Oh qualified in the 800 and 1,600, while Ki Hwan Kim made it in the long jump. Click here to track their results.

Spring Sports Awards Winners Announced
More than 70 student-athletes received special honors at the Spring Sports Awards Night held Tuesday in the Sports Center. Click here to see the award winners.

Football Players Step Up for PADS
SHS football players continued their tradition of capping offseason morning workouts by bringing in everyday items to donate to Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) on Thursday. The varsity coaching staff had challenged players to top last year’s total of 1,279 items, and the Patriots delivered, coming through with 1,494. The junior and sophomore team leaders were credited for helping to organize this year’s effort.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All library books are due back to the ILC today. Any overdue books or fines are due immediately. As of today, anyone with outstanding fines or overdue books will not be able to check out any library equipment.

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place Monday through Friday, June 2-6, between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMART desk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). When returning the iPad, make sure to include the charging block and cable. Failure to return either the charging block or cable will result in a fine of $19 for each. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hudson at the SMART desk.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

Students who have enrolled to take AP Environmental Science next year need to come to the East Math and Science Office (Room 8080) to pick up their textbook and summer reading assignment by Tuesday.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day Tuesday. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

Congratulations to the Sodexo cafeteria contest winners. Eitan Troyansky won the grand prize, a mountain bike. Ten other students won iTunes gift cards: Ross Bessinger, Jacob Cortesi, Haruya Maeda, Ethan Marx, Evencio Reyna, Michael Saeli, Sarah Sawyer, Nina Wright, Dong Yoon and Richy Zenner. Winning students can visit the West Kitchen and ask for Habib Osman or Joel Meyers to collect their prize.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Tuesday is the last day the 6:30 p.m. late bus will run.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.

ATHLETICS

Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at www.d125.org/PREP. For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.

TESTING CENTER INFORMATION

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Wednesday, June 4 — 7-3

Thursday, June 5  — 7-1

Friday, June 6  — 7-3

The Testing Center is open regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
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Zuckerberg, wife give $120M to California schools
Free lunch, breakfast for all Indianapolis students in 2014-15
Ohio district wants to drop health insurance plan for teachers
In Mississippi, summer vacation puts lower-income learners at risk
Kent State wants to win back former students
National Spelling Bee championship ends in a tie

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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