Tuesday, December 9, 2014

375 Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars

Three hundred and seventy-five Stevenson seniors have been named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

They are among 18,800 top Illinois high school students honored with the prestigious designation, which was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors, this year representing 671 high schools from across Illinois. Selection is based on SAT, ACT, or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or on class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

Click here to see Stevenson’s 2015-16 state scholars.

Burger Challenge Winner Announced

The eighth-period Introduction to Business class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was the winning entry in last week’s SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills. The class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was ordered 67 times, versus 58 for “The Frry” and 54 for the “5 minutes more.” The event was a fundraiser for the March of Dimes; $196 was raised.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Lake Zurich 0: Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a 687 series and Colleen VanDerMeulen added a 626 to pace the host Patriots at Fairhaven Lanes. Rudy posted games of 248, 225 and 214, while VanDerMeulen had scores of 228, 204 and 194. Sam Szura had a 546 series and Xanthe Coulson was close behind at 531. SHS nearly reached the 1,000-pin level in one of its games, registering a 995, and also had a 950 as part of its 2,833 pin total, well ahead of Lake Zurich’s 2,557.

Girls Gymnastics

Warren 138.75, Stevenson 126.8: Mikaela Webb finished second in the all-around (35.30), and was second in two events: uneven bars (8.95) and balance beam (8.90, tie). Elizabeth Shank was third in the all-around (35.05). She was third in vault (8.90), third in uneven bars (8.65) and third in floor exercise (8.70). – Daily Herald

 

Varsity Cheer, Patriettes Grab First Place at Invitational

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution — the cheerleading and Patriettes teams — competed in the Crystal Lake Central High School Invitational on Sunday. In the cheerleading competition, the varsity won first place, the junior varsity tied for first and the freshmen placed second. In the dance competition, the varsity Patriettes were first in lyrical and third in jazz, the junior varsity was first in lyrical and fifth in kick; and the freshmen were fourth in the JV lyrical, and seventh in kick. The squads will play host to the SHS Challenge on Sunday.

Sophomore Adds Size to Boys Basketball Team

The varsity boys basketball team has four senior starters. Filling the fifth spot is sophomore Justin Smith, who at 6-foot-7 brings rare height to the Patriot lineup. Last week, the Chicago Tribune wrote about the impact Smith has already had on the court.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for Seniors With Counselors Wednesday

Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school:

Franklin/Mork      7044, 7046

Grove                  2204 Studio Theater

Jones                  2206 West Auditorium

Kellogg                2113 Lecture Hall Classroom

Kulla                   2202 Chorus Room

Martin                 7014

Moran                 2206 West Auditorium

Perkins/Seretis     2114 Lecture Hall Classroom

Roznowski           2206 West Auditorium

Scanio                 8046/8048

Seeger                 6048, 6050

Sullivan               7096

Timm                  4200 Little Theater

Vazquez               2206 West Auditorium

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.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

 

CLUB NEWS

Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email cpfaffinger@d125.org.

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.

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

Chess Club meets every today in Room 7022 from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome

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.

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Juniors are due today, sophomores are due Wednesday and freshman are due Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Number of CPS students earning college degrees on the rise

Where suburban teachers stay on the job longest

Crystal Lake school seeks city OK for big bleachers months into dispute

Public applauds protest at Champaign high school

Woodland Elementary District 50 mulls live streaming of board meetings

Orland District 135 adopting full-day kindergarten in 2016

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

App developers tracking kids despite laws protecting privacy

Seven largest U.S. school districts will teach computer science

Classroom results to factor into teacher prep program grades in Tennessee

Teachers take student data to micro level at one New York City school

What the movies taught us about teaching

 

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