Monday, January 5, 2015

Four School Board Members to Run Unopposed

Four District 125 Board of Education members up for re-election this spring will face no opposition. David Weisberg, Bruce Lubin, Terry Moons and Merv Roberts were the only candidates to file by the deadline in December. Roberts has served on the board since 1981, while Moons has been a member since 1985. Lubin joined the board in 2002 and Weisberg came aboard in 2011.

Junior, Senior Families Invited to Financial Aid Night

Junior and senior families are invited to the College/Career Center’s annual Financial Aid Evening on Tuesday. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. in the Performing Art Center. Jerry Cebrzynski of Lake Forest College will be discussing the philosophy, methodology and logistics of the federal financial aid process. Stevenson’s Financial Aid Tips publication also will be available that evening.

PREP Unveils Spring-Summer Catalog

The Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) released its 2015 Spring-Summer catalog today. PREP is offering dozens of classes and camps for adults and children, and you can take a look at the catalog here.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Here is a summary of varsity sports results by sport during Winter Break:

Boys Basketball

Stevenson stands at 12-1 following a two-week stretch that featured six games. SHS began the break with a 50-41 win over Warren on December 19, then claimed its second consecutive Proviso West Holiday Tournament title, becoming the event’s first repeat champion since St. Joseph won three straight from 2004-06. The Patriots held off St. Joseph, 69-60, in the tournament championship game, after beating New Trier (86-33), Maine South (60-51) and Kenwood (66-37). Jalen Brunson was named the tournament’s most valuable player for the second straight year, and Connor Cashaw also was an all-tournament selection. Last weekend, Stevenson traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia for the Cancer Research Classic, and split a pair of contests against two regional powers. The Pats fell to Chaminade, the top high school team in the St. Louis area, 88-81, on Friday despite a tournament-record 48-point effort from Brunson. On Saturday, Stevenson bounced back with a 76-70 victory over Gonzaga Prep from Washington, D.C. Brunson scored 28 points and Cashaw added 20.

Girls Basketball

SHS carries a 15-1 overall record, and a 5-0 mark in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division, following its Winter Break schedule. The Patriots started the break with a 74-30 win over Mundelein, then finished fifth at the 32nd annual Dundee-Crown Charger Classic by winning three of their four games. SHS beat Barrington in the opening round, 59-48, then suffered their first defeat of the season, a 68-60 overtime loss to Evanston in the tournament quarterfinals. The Pats rebounded with wins over Rockton Hononegah, 47-38, and Burlington Central, 43-40. Taylor Buford and Ashley Richardson were named to the all-tournament team. SHS opened 2015 with a 51-42 come-from-behind win over Palatine on Saturday, hitting 15 of 16 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter, and 24 of 28 in the game.

Wrestling

The Patriots (13-2) won five of six matches during a pair of quadrangular meets on Friday and Saturday. SHS went 3-0 at Naperville Central on Friday, beating the host (33-24), plus Plainfield East (48-15) and St. Charles North (62-8). On Saturday, SHS traveled to Conant and beat Cary-Grove (48-21) and Maine West (70-0), while falling to the host (27-22). Tyler Harrington (195 and 182) and Zach Horowitz (220) went 6-0 during the two-day stretch, while Michael Kordek (182 and 195) was 5-0. Juwon Anderson (170), Eric Carter (120), Nick Grujanac (285) and Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (160) went 5-1.

Boys Swimming and Diving

The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 267.5-232.5, in the Lake County Meet held at SHS on December 20. Nick Baginski was second in the 50 freestyle (22.46) and Nick Koto was runner-up in the 500 freestyle (4:46.09).

Girls Gymnastics

Mikaela Webb finished fifth in vault with a 9.3 score at the New Trier Invitational on December 20. SHS placed seventh. The Patriots competed at the Oswego Tumble for the Troops Invitational on December 27, taking eighth. Webb was third in uneven bars (9.25) and Elizabeth Shank was fourth in floor exercise (9.075).

Boys Bowling

The Patriots are on a serious roll. Coming off their first-ever tournament victory, they won both tournaments during Winter Break. SHS won the nine-team Richton Park tournament on December 26, and captured the 16-team PBA Experience in Rockford three days later. The latter event featured two of the top six teams in the state. Richy Zenner won the PBA Experience overall title, posting a six-game pin total of 1,181 (196 average). At Richton Park, Matt Poetker was fourth overall with a 1,259 six-game effort (209 average). Zach Singer added an 1,187 series and Eddie Mendrala had a 1,182; both 197 averages.

Girls Bowling

The Patriots placed fourth out of 11 teams at the West Aurora Invitational on December 20. Kaitlyn Rudy finished second overall, with a high game of 243. Colleen VanDerMuelen was fifth, and had a high game of 229. Amy Atkinson, called up from the junior varsity to fill in for a vacationing player, rolled a personal-best 195 in one of her four games.

Cheerleading

The varsity won first place in the Large Varsity Division at the Rolling Meadows Invitational on December 20. More than 20 teams competed in the Large Varsity competition. The junior varsity squad also finished first in its division, and the freshman team was second.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Buy Tickets for the S-Factor

The Kiva Club will hold its annual S-Factor student singing competition at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for $5 at Sfactor2015.peatix.com. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

Freshman Band Students: Pick Up Your PE Uniform

Freshman band students: Pick up your PE uniforms for second semester at the Superstore.

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. We’re beginning to match SHS host families with our Danish visitors, so turn in your application as soon as possible if your family is interested. The Danes will be here February 7-11. The Germans will visit April 12-24.

Become a PE Leader

The application to become a PE Leader for 2015-16 is available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the application. All applications are due Friday.

Become an Alternative PE Leader

The application to become an Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 is available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the application. All applications are due Friday.

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

Some suburban high schools looking to start their day later

New state laws affecting schools take effect

Risky debt plagues Chicago Public Schools

CPS Inspector General: Employee orchestrated $870K billing fraud

Former Fremd teacher, District 15 school board member dies

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The plot to overhaul No Child Left Behind

Why urban, educated parents are turning to DIY education

First-generation college-goers: Unprepared and behind

Higher ed groups says teacher prep program regulation will cost more than estimated

Military’s preschool program considered a national model

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