Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Important MLK Day of Service Update

The school received an overwhelming response from students who wanted to participate in Monday’s MLK Day of Service volunteer program. Unfortunately, there were only 200 slots available, and more than 400 students signed up. To see if you made the list, click here.

Next Stand Strong Event Set for Thursday Night

Stand Strong will hold a panel discussion on the pressures facing teens today from drugs, alcohol and sexting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall. Admission is free, but organizers are asking those planning to attend to RSVP at this link.

The panel will include Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Lincolnshire Police Officer Tom Branick, who is the department’s liaison to Stevenson and an SHS parent, and recent alumnus Sarah Comm, who will talk about her struggle with drugs. Curfew, sexting and social hosting laws in the community also will be discussed.

Stand Strong is a community coalition dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use in District 125.

Junior Earns Perfect Score on ACT Exam

Sarah Hou, a junior from Hawthorn Woods, is the latest member of the Class of 2016 to register a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam. She earned a 36 on the exam given in December. List of recent perfect ACT scorers.

Class of 2014 Artwork on Display at Buffalo Grove Fitness Center

Artwork by several members of the Class of 2014 is on display at the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center through early February. The artwork is part of the school’s permanent collection. Students in the show include Rebecca Weisz, Danielle Rudy, Jack Cottle, Margaret Krebs, Dylan Tuckman, Tessa Kamp, Kylee Twarowski, Nick Averill and Andrea Hunt. The Buffalo Grove Fitness Center is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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SHS-Lake Forest Hoops Game to be Shown Live

The Stevenson-Lake Forest boys basketball game on Thursday will be shown live on High School Cube at 7 p.m. The contest also has been picked as the CN100 Game of the Week. The game will air on Comcast Cable Channel 100 on Saturday at noon and 4 p.m., and at 7 p.m. Monday.

Alum Among Iowa Baseball Team Captains

Tyler Radtke, who helped lead Stevenson’s baseball team to the state semifinals in 2012, has been named a captain for the University of Iowa baseball team. Radtke, a junior pitcher, went 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in 23 relief appearances in his first season as a Hawkeye. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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. Beginning next Tuesday, 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 this week: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Board Games in ILC Before, After School

The ILC is lending board games to students before and after school. At the moment, students can play chess, Apples to Apples, dominoes and Scrabble. Board games stay in the ILC.

Testing Center Hours, Policies During Finals

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. 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.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7096. During this time, Colorsmith Studio will present its initial design and seek input and feedback. There will be two student design meetings prior to the 50th anniversary window’s creation. SHS and Colorsmith Studio will host field trips, artist talks, and a gallery exhibit during the upcoming months to share this experience with the student body. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

Audition Sign-Ups for Winter Play Underway

Auditions for the winter play, “The Laramie Project,” will be held at 3:45 p.m. next Wednesday in the West Auditorium (2206). Sign up for an audition on the callboard by the Performing Arts Center. Click here to download the audition packet.

Families Needed to Host Visiting German Students

If you’re interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany from April 12-24, applications are still being accepted. Applications are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414. For more information, contact Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or spaloian@d125.org.

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.

ATHLETICS

Athletes wanting to be on the sophomore football team next fall will have a meeting from 7:30-8 a.m. next Wednesday in the Little Theatre (Room 4200). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Jacobson at djacobson@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

Task force to study later start times at Barrington High ($)

Thornton District 154 superintendent chosen to lead Evergreen Park district

Benedictine University president announces plan to retire ($)

Water main problems affecting Illinois State University buildings

Bank plans to convert one-room school house into community room for Hampshire

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Grade inflation running rampant in American higher education

For-profit charters set to run Pennsylvania’s worst-performing school districts

Feds move ahead with experimental sites for competency-based education

Education groups, leaders weigh in on Duncan’s NCLB speech

NCAA loses bid to toss law over $60M Penn State fine

When being a valedictorian isn’t enough in New York City

The secret to raising smart kids

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