Friday, December 12, 2014

Acting 3 Class Production Tonight

Stevenson’s Acting 3 class will feature “An Anthology of the Invisible,” a collection of original pieces written, directed and performed by students, at 7 p.m. tonight in the Studio Theatre, which is located near the Sports Center entrance. Admission is free. Park in lot B or E for easiest access.

Choir Students to Perform in Saturday Benefit Concert at SHS

The Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers will join the Midwest Young Artists Symphony Orchestra for a holiday concert extravaganza Saturday afternoon in the Performing Arts Center. Performances will take place at 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, with one ticket covering an entire family. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or can be ordered at www.mya.org/store/tickets.php. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Stevenson High School Foundation and Midwest Young Artists. Click here to read more.

PPA Book Fair at Deer Park Barnes and Noble Saturday

The Patriot Parent Association will hold its first-ever book fair Saturday at the Barnes and Noble in Deer Park. The fundraiser runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will feature appearances and performances by SHS students. To see the schedule, visit the PPA web page.

Food Preparation Students Getting Help From Industry Experts

Students in the Food Preparation classes have been working with experts in the food industry this semester as part of an in-class competition to develop a healthy, refrigerated children’s meal. Students recently visited Kraft Foods headquarters to hear from nine specialists. On Tuesday, three other food industry insiders will come to SHS and meet with the students. Click here to read more.

Room Location Change for Special Ed Meeting

The room location has changed for Tuesday night’s Special Ed Community Board meeting. The meeting now will be held in Room 7096 of the East Building, beginning at 7 p.m.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, New Trier 0: Zach Singer rolled a career-best 724 series, one of the highest in school history, to pace the host Patriots (9-0) at Lakeside Lanes. Singer posted games of 245, 243 and 236. His 724 series is the ninth-best in program annals. SHS also set two other records on the day: The three-game pin total of 3,190 was fifth-highest in school history, while the third game score of 1,125 was the 10th-best single game showing. Eddie Mendrala rolled games of 243, 237 and 215 for a 695 series. Michael Aranyi shot 213, 207 and 176 as part of a 596 series. Matt Poetker pitched in with a 196, 194 and 192 for a 582 series. Richy Zenner added games of 234 and 180.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 125.5, Warren 59.5: Andrew Lefebvre and Daniel Ng each won two events to lead the Patriots in home water. Lefebvre won the 200 free (1:55.18) and 500 free (5:07.22), while Ng captured the 200 IM (2:05.10) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.44). Other individual winners included Alex Kapecki in the 50 free (22.72), Nick Baginski in the 100 butterfly (54.18) and Dmitriy Pelutis in the 100 free (51.20). SHS also won all three relays, with Baginski and Nathanael Wingfield participating in each. They were joined in the 200 medley relay by Ng and Nick Koto (1:42.89); on the 200 free relay by Kapecki and Viktor Makarskyy (1:30.63); and on the 400 free relay by Ng and Koto (3:25.00). Koto had a pair of runner-up finishes, in the 100 butterfly (56.96) and 100 backstroke (58.59). Alan Fang was second in the 200 IM (2:12.48) and in the 100 breast (1:03.66). Makarskyy was second in the 100 free (52.45), Patryk Wierzchucki was second in diving (137.3), and Daniel Mikrut placed second in the 500 free (5:26.90). The 200 medley relay team of Fang, Makarskyy, Kapecki and Kurt Holzer was second (1:43.23), while the 400 free relay unit featuring Kapecki, Makarskyy, Lefebvre and Pelutis also was second (3:26.32).

 

Senior Jordan Atkins Selected for Service Award

Jordan Atkins is one of three high school football players in the Chicago area chosen to receive the Chicago Bears Community Champion Award for excellence in community and volunteer work. Atkins, a senior, was one of the captains on Stevenson’s state champion football team. He will receive a $4,000 scholarship. Atkins and other award recipients will be honored at the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter’s annual awards ceremony Monday, February 16 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest.

Football Team to be Honored at Halftime of Dec. 21 Bears Game

The state champion football team will be honored at halftime of the Chicago Bears game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, December 21 at Soldier Field.

Newman Bounces Back From Foot Fracture to Help SHS Hoops

When senior Jordan Newman suffered a fracture in his left foot on September 22, doctors told him he likely would miss the start of basketball season. Newman, however, had other ideas. He worked relentlessly in rehab and was able to come off the bench in the Patriots’ season opener.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pick Up Your PSAT Scores

PSAT scores are available for pick up in the Attendance Office, Room 2416. Please be prepared to show your ID.

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.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark or Germany

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark or Germany next spring! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

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

Be Smart, Be Safe at Railroad Crossings

Did you know that it is illegal to cross over, under or around a railroad crossing gate when it is lowered or being raised? Someone found guilty faces a mandatory $250 fine or 25 hours of court-ordered community service for the first offense. A second offense brings a mandatory $500 fine. Many pedestrians are killed or injured each year because they misjudged the speed of an approaching train, or were fixated on a stopped train and failed to notice another coming on the opposite track.

Turn in Senior Party Permission Forms to Superstore

Seniors: Come sail away! Don’t forget to turn in your permission form for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey. Forms are available for download at www.d125.org/parents/ppa/senior-class-party. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. Permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 1500. If you’re a fan of trading card games or role-playing games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or email RFedewa@d125.org.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be hosting a showing of The Dolphin Tale on Tuesday at 3:45 in Room 2115. Come and relax before break. All are welcome.

Are you passionate about environmental, social, and economic sustainability? Sustainability Council meets every Monday from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in Room 2430. For more information, contact sponsor Sarah LaFrancis in Gold Student Services or at slafrancis@d125.org.

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

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Anime Club meets Monday in Room 2113 at 3:30.

Meteorology Club meets Mondays at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION

If you are great with PCs and web-based tools, and want to get paid for working with computers, this opportunity is for you. Local tech company is looking for tech help. Must have solid knowledge of software and hardware. Interested candidate need to provide resume with relevant skills and experience to jobs@zingitmobile.com.

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.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Warren board member apologizes for remarks, but won’t resign

District 211 considers moving first-semester finals before winter break

Student stabbed at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake

CPS quietly changes test growth scores, affecting rankings for 16 schools

Community shows support for charter school in Waukegan

Morrison school district shaken by sudden death of superintendent

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Is technology actually making higher education less efficient?

FCC increases money for E-Rate program for Internet in schools, libraries

Student retention rates, never that high to begin with, declining in U.S.

Oregon, needing funds for education, offers to sell forest

Teacher tracks down students 20 years later to return letters to themselves

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