Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series Looks at Student Stress

The “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for parents continues Wednesday, December 10 with a look at what stress looks like from the teen perspective.

“What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?” will take place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Center. The discussion will focus on results of a survey on stress given to students by the school’s Student Support Teams. The event is free, and breakfast items will be provided.

For more information on the Healthy Patriot program, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at 847-415-4128 or mgrujanac@d125.org.

Winter Dance Concert This Weekend

The Fine Arts Division will present the Winter Dance Concert in the Performing Arts Center Friday through Sunday. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the Patriot Superstore at 847-415-4126.

The concert will feature dancing and choreography by students from the Concert Dance class and the Mélange and Repertory dance companies. Click here to see the list of students scheduled to perform.

Give-A-Thon Update

It’s not too late to help Give-A-Thon. Potbelly’s at 700 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills is holding a Give-A-Thon benefit fundraiser tonight from 5-8 p.m. One-fourth of all revenues during the three-hour period will go to Catholic Charities of Lake County and the Vernon Area Food Pantry, two of the Give-A-Thon beneficiaries.

Give-A-Thon Update II

Today’s Daily Herald includes coverage of Tuesday’s Give-A-Thon collection day. The newspaper spoke with several students, including seniors Sam Sussman and Michelle McInerney, and sophomore Dina Gleyzer. All of the items collected Tuesday were loaded onto trucks and shipped out this morning.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 73, Libertyville 46: Taylor Buford, Sophia Way and Ashley Richardson combined for 52 points and the host Patriots (6-0, 1-0) in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. The game was tight for the first three quarters, but SHS switched to a zone defense in the fourth which the Wildcats (3-3, 0-1) could not solve, outscoring them 26-4. Buford had 22 points, Way added 17 and 7 rebounds, and Richardson scored 13, including a trio of 3-pointers. Janine Fajardo contributed 8 points. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Evanston 0: At Classic Bowl in Morton Grove, Matt Poetker led the Patriots (6-0) with a 707 series that included games of 258, 246 and 203. Richy Zenner rolled games of 232, 225 and 199 for a 656 series. Eddie Mendrala bowled a 235 game, Alex Salas had games of 212 and 203, and Jeremy Gober pitched in with a 208 game.

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Antioch 0: At their new home, Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein, the Patriots won all three games, including a 1,009 to open the match. SHS followed with games of 929 and 978 for a 2,916 series, compared to 2,584 for the Sequoits. Kaitlyn Rudy led the Pats with a 692 series, which included “clean” games of 268 and 235 — meaning no open frames — and a 189. Sam Szura had a personal-best 256 game with no open frames, and added a 181 and 172 for a 609 series. Colleen VanDerMeulen contributed games of 214, 202 and 180 for a 596 series. Xanthe Coulson had games of 215, 183 and 158 as part of a 556 series.

Sabatello Named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

Danny Sabatello (Class of 2011), a junior at Purdue University, was named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday. The 133-pounder won three matches at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals, including a decision over Missouri’s 12th-ranked entry. Sabatello, who has won 11 straight matches, becomes the first Boilermaker to earn conference wrestler of the week honors in more than three years. He is ranked No. 11 in the latest Division I rankings by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHS Burger Challenge Thursday Night

Don’t miss the seventh SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills Thursday night. Three burgers created by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be on the menu from 4-9 p.m. The burger that is ordered the most will win the challenge and stay on the restaurant’s menu for a month. Ten percent of proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the March of Dimes. Click here to see which burgers will be on the menu.

Fashion Show Planning Meeting Today

There will be a meeting from 3:30-4:15 today in Room 1612 for students interested in holding a leadership position and help in planning the second annual SHS Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be held Friday, April 10. If you are interested in modeling, helping backstage or with make-up, there will be additional meetings after winter break. This meeting is only for those interested in the leadership and planning of the show. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at the Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash on Friday. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

Find Out About 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” link to the right. www.d125.org/academics/science.aspx

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for parents and students will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 2206. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, go to http://www2.d125.org/im/ski.html or visit the PREP office in Room 3040.

IM Basketball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

CLUB NEWS

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at nbsmith@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board meets Thursday after school in Room 2119. FCB is a club that facilitates unity activities for the Class of 2018. It offers the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, learn leadership skills, and earn community service hours. New members are welcome.

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

Interactive Gamers Club will be learning how to play a brand new game after school Friday in Room 1500 — Dicemasters! If you’re a fan of X-Men or the Avengers, come by and learn how to play! Cost is $5, and you’ll receive a two-player starter set to take home!

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: 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

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

State sets higher bar with revamped teacher test

Two-year colleges in Illinois lean on local government for funding

Geneva District 304 considers allowing service dogs in schools

Money stolen from Oak Lawn High School parent organization

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

FBI seizes Los Angeles schools’ records related to troubled iPad program

Top universities considering flexible course delivery options

Middle-class pay elusive for some teachers, report says

Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

University of Alabama-Birmingham sacks football program, citing costs

University of Oregon grad student instructors go on strike for better benefits

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