Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two Seniors Named to Herald’s Lake County Leadership Team

Two seniors earned honorable mention on the Daily Herald’s Lake County Leadership Team, which was announced today. Renee Jhu and Sophia Way were selected based on their community service and leadership efforts. Both are active in the Freshman Mentor Program. Jhu also is a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society, while Way is a peer tutor and a captain of the varsity girls basketball team. The Daily Herald has restrictive access to its online articles; here is the link for the Lake County Leadership Team.

Student Singing Competition Set for Friday Night

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. The competition will feature these contestants: Conor and Patrick DeMichele, Kelley Cronin, Jake Landry and Jake Shellist, Owen Albrecht, Nikki Sheinkop, Zachary Kim, Alyson Low, Victoria Cruz, Emily Wynn, Emily Lee, Talia Rawitz and Kara Kobler, Emily George, Alexa Chmieleski, Anne Grujanac, Jamie Sergey and Sam Bellows.

Child Development Students Develop Cookbook for Kids

Getting youngsters to eat healthy food can be a challenge. To make things easier, the Child Development classes at have created the Children’s Healthy Recipe Cookbook, featuring 66 pages of healthy, age-appropriate snacks for children in preschool and kindergarten. Click here to download the free cookbook.

Stevenson to Host iPad Event for Educators in February

Educators from around the area will be coming to Stevenson next month for a conference on using iPads in the classroom. “iPad Masters: Redefining Mobile Learning” will be held Saturday, February 7. The all-day event will provide K-12 educators with learning experiences focused on the latest, most transformative iPad practices. Early bird registration ends Saturday. To sign up for the conference, or for more information, visit http://ipadmasters.co/.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Rally Towel, Free Car Giveaway at Friday Night’s Basketball Game

Fans attending the top-ranked varsity boys basketball team’s game Friday night will receive free rally towels when they enter the Sports Center, and two lucky fans chosen at random — one from SHS and one from Zion-Benton — will have a chance to win a 2015 Nissan Versa at halftime. To win the new car, the chosen participants must make a lay-up, free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot (in that order) in 24 seconds. The rally towels and car giveaway were the product of a collaboration between Bridgeview Bank, the game’s sponsor, and Marketing students at SHS. To find out more about Stevenson’s athletic sponsorship program, click here. (By the way, there is a catch to Friday’s contest: Current or former professional or semi-professional basketball players and coaches; and high school and collegiate basketball players and coaches who have played or coached at that level in the past five years, are ineligible.)

Brunson Earns Daily Herald Player of the Week Honor

Jalen Brunson was named the Daily Herald’s Boys High School Basketball Player of the Week for Lake County for his recent performances in the Proviso West and Cancer Research Classic tournaments. Brunson was named MVP of the Proviso West tourney, which SHS won for the second straight year. He scored 92 points in four games. The Villanova-bound guard stepped it up even more at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, West Virginia, scoring a tournament-record 48 points against St. Louis-power Chaminade.

Girls Basketball Team Top Seed in DeKalb’s MLK Classic

Stevenson will be the top seed in next weekend’s MLK Girls Basketball Classic at DeKalb High School. The Patriots will play DeKalb in the opening round at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 17, and will have another game at noon whether they win or lose. The tournament will conclude on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19. Morgan Park is the No. 2 seed and Hinsdale Central is No. 3. Click here to see the tournament bracket.

Bear Serves as Father to Little Brother at SHS

The Chicago Sun-Times recently ran a heartwarming article about the relationship between SHS senior Jeremy Webb, a member of the state champion football team and the boys basketball team, and his 23-year-old brother, Ego Ferguson, who just completed his rookie season with the Chicago Bears. Ferguson is essentially raising Webb as part of a promise made to their mother, who is still recovering from injuries suffered two years ago while working at a juvenile detention center. Ferguson promised that he would take Webb with him from Florida to wherever he was drafted by an NFL team.

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.

ILC Hours During Finals Week

The ILC will be open during these hours next week: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Testing Center Hours, Policies During Finals

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 3 (Thursday) of finals, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Day 2 (Wednesday). Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can be taken only during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that it has been rescheduled.

Friday Deadline to Register for February ACT at SHS

The ACT exam will be administered at Stevenson on February 7. Students wishing to take the exam must register by Friday. To register for the ACT, go to act.org.

Audition Sign-Ups for Winter Play Start Monday

Auditions for the winter play, “The Laramie Project,” will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 21 in the West Auditorium (2206). Audition sign-ups will begin Monday on the callboard by the Performing Arts Center. Click here to download the audition packet.

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.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Table Tennis meets today in the Lower East Commons from 3:30-6:30.

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

Freshman Class Board meets today after school in Room 2119. New members are welcome.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC.

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 after school today in Room 2612 for Psychology Club’s meeting about techniques to improve memory.

Pass on the Beat meets today after school in the Band Room.

Life is tough. Law Club is the answer. Join us at 3:45 today in Room 7054. #LawClub

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

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 experiences dramatic growth in Chinese students

Loyola U. business school dean resigns; faculty say better fundraiser needed

Which Chicago-area schools stayed open on Wednesday?

Lawsuit claims Downers Grove school failed to protect student from bullying

Seven board candidates in Rich Township District 227 face petition challenges

U46 candidate challenge hinges on care in proofreading

Arlington Heights District 25 considering additions to handle enrollment jumps ($)

Palatine District 15 board to select Bokor successor ($)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Michigan high school students to take SAT instead of ACT as part of state testing

Georgia higher education system could see sixth merger in two years

Maine’s state colleges in financial trouble after double-digit enrollment drop

Former coach perpetuated cheating scheme that helped hundreds of college athletes

Some states relaxing home-school rules

Stanford launches Literature and Social Online Learning class

Kaplan pays $1.3M to settle whistleblower lawsuit in Texas

Many college students err on cost of education

Oil drilling raises $350K for Indiana State University

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