Friday, November 21, 2014

24-Hour Theatre Project Performance Saturday Night

The SHS Theatre Department’s annual 24-Hour Theatre Project charity fundraiser will conclude with a public performance at 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $5.

All proceeds will go to Gilda’s Club Chicago, which provides free programs for individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Gilda’s Club offers support groups, educational lectures, healthy lifestyle programs, resource referrals, and social opportunities.

In the 24-Hour Theatre Project, students will come together after school today, and develop a script from scratch. They will determine who will fill the roles, and then will rehearse to prepare for the public performance. The director is Lauren Rawitz.

Band Chamber Concert Set for Monday

The Honor Band and Advanced Symphonic Band will perform in the Band Chamber Concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Four Students Win Awards at Whitewater Writing Festival

Four students won awards at the annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival. Jianna Lubotsky finished second in the drama category. Three other students received honorable mention honors: Victoria Lee (tales of terror and mystery), Ari Lasko (short fiction) and Abbie Brenner (drama). Approximately 1,500 students from Illinois and Wisconsin participated in the festival.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Deerfield 0: Zach Singer rolled a 697 series, Matt Poetker had a 684, and Josh Singer added a 659 as the Patriots (3-0) breezed to a 500-pin win at Lakeside Lanes. SHS, which outscored the Warriors 3,080-2,510, has yet to lose a game this season. Zach Singer had games of 246, 238 and 213, while brother Josh recorded scores of 243, 215 and 201. Poetker posted a 236, 220 and 205. The highest game of the day came from the arm of Eddie Mendrala, who had a 250. Rafa Rideo contributed a 212 game.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 75, Schaumburg 42: Sophia Way led all scorers with 21 points as the Patriots (2-0) bolted to a 19-8 first quarter lead and never looked back. SHS hit a school-record 12 3-pointers, with Way and Melanie Despinich each sinking a trio. Ashley Richardson, who had 14 points, nailed a pair of 3-pointers. Kiana Cencula added 10 points, including one trey. Despinich had 9 points. – Daily Herald

CSN Chicago to Broadcast State Semifinal Football Game

Saturday’s state semifinal football game will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Glenbard West. The game also will be streamed lived by IHSA.tv, but you’ll have to pay to watch unless you’re already a subscriber (packages start at $9.99).

Six Patriots at State Swim Meet Today

Six members of the Patriot girls swimming and diving team will compete in the IHSA state finals beginning today at Evanston Township High School. Ashlin Ruiz will swim in four events: the 100-yard butterfly and 500 freestyle, and the 200 medley and 400 free relays. She will be joined in the 200 medley relay by Irune Andres, Casey Kirby and Rachel Song. Ruiz’s partners in the 400 free relay include Andres, Shayna Salzman and Iza Pelka. Andres also will swim in the 200 individual medley, while Kirby will compete in the 100 backstroke. Click here to follow state meet results.

Buford Plans to Play for Butler Women’s Basketball

Taylor Buford, a four-year member of the girls basketball team, will continue her playing career at Butler University in Indianapolis. Buford earned selection to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Girls Basketball Team after last season, and also was an all-county choice by the News-Sun. Buford led the Patriots in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shots last season. She will be returning to the area in which she lived prior to moving to District 125 before her freshman year.

Football Alum Finalist for National Award

Patriot fans are invited to vote for SHS alum and University of Iowa running back Mark Weisman, who has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy, given to the most outstanding football player in the country that began his career as a walk-on. Fans can vote at www.burlsworthtrophy.com. Three finalists will be announced Tuesday. The award will be handed out on December 8.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

FMP Mentor Informational Meetings Today

Sophomores and juniors interested in being student mentors in the FMP program during the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend an informational meeting during all lunch periods in the Recital Hall today.

Give Your Feedback on Stained Glass Window Designs

All students are invited to provide feedback on the design proposals for the stained glass window that will be installed over the Sports Center entrance next semester as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. You can stop by the ILC and offer feedback on design proposals through next Wednesday. Bring your iPad to complete the online survey, which will offer the Steering Committee valuable feedback as it moves forward with the hiring process.

Find Out Science Opportunities Available for Students

For information on upcoming science events, contests, career exploration, awards and scholarships outside of SHS for students, please visit the science web page and click on the “Student Opportunities” banner.

Testing Center Closing Early Next Wednesday

The Testing Center will close at 2:30 on Wednesday.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 1500.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.

Heard stories about pit bulls? Think all pit bulls are aggressive? Animal Welfare Club invites you to come hear a presentation from “It’s a Pittie Rescue,” an animal rescue group for pit bulls. Learn more about pit bulls and interact with a pit bull that is a certified therapy dog. We will be meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2115.

Chinese Club invites you to play Mahjong, an authentic and popular game in China. Come enjoy the game and Chinese food with us in Room 2812 on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

ATHLETICS

Preseason softball workouts are being held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Cardio Room. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org or visit the softball web page.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Key ruling on Illinois pension law expected today

Teachers union, advocates protest CPS borrowing

Rauner faces uphill battle on education, finances

Duncan not taking sides on CPS’ request to delay PARCC testing

Palatine High cross country runner hit by car; driver cited

Chicago schools chief backs mayor’s minimum-wage proposal

College of DuPage trustee bites back at criticism over criticism over meal expenses

Downstate Paxton-Buckley-Loda High to try free breakfast for all students

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Not a pretty picture: A call to action for black girls in school

Cisco CEO, wife give $100M gift to University of Wisconsin

Why working with young children is (still) a dead-end job

At Ferguson High School, everyone has a Michael Brown story

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