Commencement Will Be Shown Live Online Thursday
Thursday’s commencement ceremony will be shown live online from the Sears Centre Arena by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m. Click here for the SBN web page.
What It’s Like in Washington Heights
Sophomore Jonah Rawitz stopped by the Chicago Tribune recently to perform the song that helped him win the leading male actor award at the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards in April. He’ll be competing in the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Broadway at the end of the month. Click here to watch him perform “In The Heights” from the musical of the same name.
All-NSC Baseball, Boys Volleyball Teams Announced
Several Patriots have been selected to the all-North Suburban Conference baseball and boys volleyball teams. In baseball, the all-conference picks were seniors Mitchell Goll (pitcher-first base), Joey Morris (catcher) and Joey Olker (pitcher), and junior shortstop Willie Bourbon. Senior third baseman Sean Wilson received honorable mention. In boys volleyball, seniors Eric Chang and Keenan Herman were selected. Senior Jeff Maskalunas was an honorable mention choice.
With Top Scorers Returing, Girls Water Polo Dreaming Big
Finishing third in the state was the big story for the SHS girls water polo team this year. Next year, the Patriots hope for something more, especially with their top two scorers, Allison Travetto and Melissa Gartenberg, returning in 2015.
Class of 2014 iPad return will take place today through Friday 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.
The senior boat trip is Wednesday. Meet in the lobby by the Field House at 12:30. We will load buses in Lot D and will leave SHS around 1 p.m. Please expect to return to SHS at approximately 7 p.m.
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 today.
All PE lockers must be cleaned out today. 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.
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 availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.
During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:
Wednesday — 7-3
Thursday — 7-1
Friday — 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.
Today is the last day the 6:30 p.m. late bus will run.
Seniors: The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an eligible senior. Along with the completed application, the essay needs to answer the question regarding the rotary motto “Service About Self.” Applications are available in the College/Career Center. The deadline is noon on Friday, June 13.
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 (email@example.com) in the College/Career Center for an application.
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.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
SEC: Chicago school operator defrauded investors
District 207 fires teacher/coach in Maine West hazing scandal
U-46 seeks change in state law to extend time to fill board vacancies
Grayslake educator named Lake County Superintendent of the Year
NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Teachers absent from school way too much, study says
Elimination of summer school Pell Grants leaves hole for students
Wanted: More gutsy leaders to drive schools into the digital age
What’s lost as handwriting fades
Lessons to be learned from a one-room schoolhouse
The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.