Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Rauner Selects Former SHS Parent to Fill State Comptroller Post

Leslie Munger, whose children Tom and Andy graduated from Stevenson, on Monday was appointed by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner to replace state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died last month. Munger was an active volunteer at Stevenson, and in 2004 was named Citizen of the Year in Lincolnshire. In 2013, she was named the village’s Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Riverside Foundation.

Speech and Drama Duo Earns Awards

Two members of the speech and drama team earned awards at the South Elgin High School tournament. Sophomore Serena Goldberg earned seventh place for Extemporaneous Speaking in the “next in” group of finalists. Freshman Ambika Singh finished fourth in Radio Speaking, and was fifth in Oratorical Declamation in the next-in group.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Boys Basketball on The UToo Friday Night

The varsity boys basketball game against Zion-Benton on Friday will be televised live by The UToo beginning at 7 p.m. Use this PDF to find out where The UToo can be found on your TV provider.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking for Stress Relief? Head to the Student Lounge

Stressed? Come take a break and de stress in the student lounge. There are different things each day, so come visit and pop some bubble wrap, get some mints to refresh your brain, make a stress ball, or enjoy some free hot chocolate.

Return Overdue Books, Pay Fines to the ILC ASAP

Please return all overdue library books and pay any overdue fines to the ILC before the end of the semester. As of January 20, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam last fall can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their ID.

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.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors, seniors and parents: Don’t miss the Financial Aid Evening tonight 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 will also be available that evening.

CLUB NEWS

Want to improve your performance on your finals? Want better techniques to help you remember anything from grocery lists to people’s names? Join us on Thursday in Room 2612 for Psychology Club’s meeting about techniques to improve memory.

Freshman Class Board: Our next meeting is Thursday after school in Room 2119. New members are welcome.

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

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012. GSA is a club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies. The club provides a confidential place where you can be yourself.

Write Club meets Wednesday after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC. Come and participate in one or more of 14 different events that span from humorous to dramatic acting, from prose and poetry to original speech writing, from impromptu and political speeches to radio broadcasts. New members, both experienced and inexperienced, are always welcome! Be a part of a friendly team where you’ll have fun and learn life-long, valuable communication skills!

Chess Club meets today and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

 

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

University of Illinois poised to freeze tuition for incoming freshmen

Big decisions facing School District U46 and its voters

Village signs off on Lake Zurich High School stadium request

Schools vote down proposed state football realignment proposal

Accused priests lived near Carmel High School for 13 years

Emanuel says Chicago Board of Ed member should stay despite financial interests

Springfield school board approves full-time police in high schools

Ex-Winnetka teacher charged with abusing students reportedly near death

Chief Illiniwek’s dance at Tuscola High School called off

McHenry County College VP finalist for president of Oregon community college

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Labor Board makes it easier for private-college faculty to unionize

HarperCollins omits Israel from maps for schools in the Middle East

New Massachusetts schools offering courses on sale of marijuana

Teaching hip hop illegally promotes ethnic solidarity, Arizona official says

The man behind the Common Core math standards

A look at America’s only school dedicated to winter sports

 

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