Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sherwin, 2012 Alum Chosen for Heart of the Community Awards

Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher Greg Sherwin is the winner of this year’s Teach and Inspire Award in the fourth annual Heart of the Community Awards sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Buffalo Grove Bank and Trust.

Sherwin was nominated by 2013 SHS alum Hannah Schlacter. She praised his ability to make students eager to learn and open their minds to gain a global perspective, what Sherwin calls “the why of where.” Schlacter enrolled in his class as a sophomore, and it proved to be a transformative experience. Since then, she has studied in Singapore and Malaysia, started a “green business” organization in the University of Illinois College of Business, and has traveled to Washington, D.C. several times to lobby members of Congress on global issues. Schlacter also cited Sherwin’s energetic style with students inside and outside the classroom, and his use of humor in class.

Also receiving a Heart of the Community Award is 2012 graduate Alex Sheck, who earned the Above and Beyond – Youth honor. Sheck, with the help of his father, started Experience the Game, a nonprofit organization that provides tickets for professional sporting events to underprivileged children. Not only do the children receive tickets to events, but also get the opportunity to meet professional athletes. In its first year, Experience the Game has provided tickets to more than 175 children and hosted 20 events across the country.

Sherwin, Sheck and other Heart of the Community Awards winners and finalists will be honored at a celebration gala on Saturday, November 8 at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The cost is $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. The reservation deadline is October 31. Click here to register.

Freshman Seventh in International Figure Skating Competition

Freshman Lindsay Weinstein, who made her international figure skating debut last month in the Czech Republic, last week traveled to Germany to compete in the International Junior Grand Prix in Dresden. She and partner Jacob Simon had their best score of the season and finished seventh in pairs. Watch her perform in this YouTube video.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, New Trier 0: The Patriots (18-0) wrapped up a perfect regular season with an exclamation point, sweeping every match in straight sets at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Kendall Kirsch posted a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, while Zoe Taylor and Kaylin Dong breezed at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-0. Zoe Manion was the winner of the other singles match, 6-3, 6-0. The other doubles wins came from No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey (6-3, 6-0), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-1, 6-2), No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-3, 6-1) and No. 5 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Rachel Mopper (6-2, 6-4).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 48: At the Half Day Forest Preserve, the Patriots claimed the first six places en route to winning the meet. Isabelle Sparreo won the 3-mile race with a time of 18:27, followed by Jessica Philipp (18:56), Shea Kirby (19:47), Julide Ozmeral (19:48), Jessica Woodard (19:53) and Sydney Pacernick (20:01).

Boys Soccer

Evanston 4, Stevenson 1: Mitchell Gullett had the goal for SHS in the Stadium. Jonathan Weissman and Jeremy Klaber split time at goalkeeper, with each making 5 saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Palatine d. Stevenson, 25-20, 13-25, 25-22: The visiting Pirates snapped the Patriots’ three-match win streak. Jori Radtke had 16 kills and 11 digs for SHS (15-11), while Isabella Milejczyk had 9 kills and 8 digs. Corissa Kurth dished out 29 assists and Morgan Berland made 19 digs. Radtke, Kurth and Jacqueline Green each served 2 aces. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, St. Viator 4: The Patriots rallied from a 4-1 deficit in Hoffman Estates, with Jake Cimarusti collecting his second hat trick of the season and scoring the tying, go-ahead and insurance goals. St. Viator took a 3-0 lead before Jordan Marcelletti put SHS on the board. After the Lions answered with a goal, Justin Pantle and Tyler Anders scored to bring the Pats within 4-3 and set up Cimarusti’s flurry. Assists were credited to Ryan Rubenstein, Timothy Fogliatti, Benjamin Moschea, Luke Favia, Daniel Dowd, Max Spiro and Marcelletti. Goalie Jacob Shellist turned away 21 shots for Stevenson, which outshot St. Viator, 30-25. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Boys, Girls Golf Regionals

The boys and girls golf teams wind down their seasons this week with Illinois High School Association regional tournaments. The boys play today in the 10-team Class 3A Warren Regional at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, while the girls travel to Lake Forest on Wednesday for the Class AA Lake Forest Regional with nine other schools at Deerpath Golf Course.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Portrait Reminder

Seniors: Have you had your yearbook portrait taken yet? The deadline is fast approaching! You can make your appointment by calling VIP at 847-499-9300 or by going online at: http://studio.il.vipis.com/senior-portraits/scheduling.

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Thursday

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club meeting scheduled. Counselors will be located in these rooms:

Franklin 7044-7046 Perkins 2114 Lecture Hall
Grove Studio Theater (2204) Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Jones 2104 Scanio 8046-8048
Kellogg 2113 Lecture Hall Seeger 6048-6050
Kulla Chorus Room (2202) Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Martin 7014 Timm Little Theater (4200)
Moran West Auditorium (2206) Vazquez 2104

Daniel Wright Snow Flake Performers Needed

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright needs performers for the opening ceremonies in February. If you are interested, please stop by Room 2702 after school today. No experience is necessary! All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

ILC Circulation Desk Closing at 3:30 Today

The circulation desk in the West ILC will close at 3:30, although the facility will remain open. However, students will not be able to check out books or laptops.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Go Roma Wednesday

The Choral Guild is holding a dining benefit at the Lincolnshire Go Roma from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the same day as the Fall Choral Concert. Have lunch or dinner before the 7 p.m. concert, and Go Roma will donate a portion of the sale to the Choral Guild. You’ll need to present this flyer when ordering.

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week, October 12-18. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: University of California-Los Angeles, Augustana College, DePaul University, University of Delaware, Pennsylvania State University, Brandeis University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, University of Mount Union, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Roosevelt University, Xavier University, DePauw University, Carthage College, University of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts and Carthage College.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per week; students should get in the habit of checking Naviance and then arranging to secure a pass to visit with these reps. Procedures to sign-up: 1) Find the list of upcoming college visits on your Naviance page. 2) Sign-up for the specific college on Naviance. 3) Print the sign-up confirmation page. 4) Put your ID number on the page. 5) Have the page signed by your classroom teacher at least two days prior to the visit and bring it to the College/Career Center on the day of the visit. 6) Bring the signed page to the CCC on the day of the college visit. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

All scholarships that come to our attention will be listed in Naviance under “Scholarship List.” Scholarships will be posted throughout the school year, so check the site often. If you have any questions, please stop by the College/Career Center in Room 1123.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

CLUB NEWS

Key Club’s next general meeting will be held today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. New members are always welcome.

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, meets today after school in Room 2712.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC.

Do you have the talent for surprising your friends by knowing information about sports, art, science, history or another subject? Join the Frosh/Soph Scholastic Bowl team. All freshmen and sophomores are welcome. The first meeting is after school on Wednesday in 8046. Contact Mrs. Humes or Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting Wednesday after school in Room 2119. We will be finishing our Homecoming entranceway and window designs. New members are always welcome!

Write Club meets Wednesdays after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 Thursday in Room 2626.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan School Board president questions striking teachers’ commitment

Hinsdale District 86 removes top teacher contract negotiators

Hawthorn District 73 presents restructuring options

Chicago Teachers Union president Lewis hospitalized

McHenry County school districts work to fit in more standardized testing

Retirement approved for controversial Batavia High teacher

Robert Morris University bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Professor who lost University of Illinois job lashes out at administrators

Grant enables Illinois State U. teacher program to expand to Decatur, Peoria

Teacher accidentally fires gun inside Technology Center of DuPage

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Student performance stalls on SAT, improves in AP

The revenge of the community college

See the AP U.S. History course changes and take a sample exam

School therapist suspended for helping student raise money on Kickstarter

New Jersey high school cancels football season amid hazing allegations

St. Louis-area teachers seeking flu shots get insulin instead; two hospitalized

Starbucks says about 1,000 employees will enroll in Arizona State program

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