Tuesday, January 20, 2015

School to be Held on Pulaski Day

Due to the cancellation of school on January 7, Stevenson will make up the day on Monday, March 2, which is Pulaski Day. The school is making the change to the school calendar in order to keep the final exam schedule in place for June 1-3, and to ensure the start of summer school on Monday, June 9.

Incoming Freshman Orientation Evenings Begin Tonight

The first of three evenings for incoming freshmen and their parents will be held tonight. Families will receive important registration and academic information, and also can take advantage of school tours offered by the SHS Student Ambassadors. The second Incoming Freshman Orientation Evening is Thursday, and the final one is Wednesday, January 28.

Scholastic Bowl Teams Finish Well at Fremd

Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl teams competed at the Fremd High School tournament on Saturday. The varsity earned third place out of 64 teams, and the freshman-sophomore squad finished fourth among 48 teams. The varsity roster included Braden McDowell, Jonathan Mishori, Zach Pease and Ali Saeed. The freshman-sophomore team, which comprised all freshmen, included Conrad Oberhaus, Chris Muth, Deepak Moparthi, Daniel Tao, Varun Sudhakaran and Revanth Bellam. Oberhaus earned special recognition for answering 25 toss-ups in the morning rounds.

Consortium Orchestra Concert Wednesday

The annual Consortium Orchestra Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The event will feature performances by junior high orchestra students, as well as those from Stevenson. Admission is free.

Students Honor MLK With Day of Service

About 200 students participated in the school’s second annual Day of Service on Monday, traveling to eight sites around Lake County for volunteer work. Their day began with a presentation by Tyler Hughes of Free the Children, followed by two hour of off-campus volunteer work. They returned to SHS for lunch and time for reflection, followed by an hour of packing food for the Vernon Township pantry. The Daily Herald stopped by the Lake County Haven transitional shelter in Libertyville, and interviewed juniors Gillian Grant and Juliana Goldberg, plus Community Service Coordinator Brett Erdmann. You can read the article here (restricted access).

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at DeKalb MLK Dream Classic: The Patriots lost a pair of close games, dropping to 18-3 on the season. Huntley beat SHS on a buzzer-beater in the tournament semifinals, 50-48. Sophia Way led SHS with 20 points. Melanie Despinich added 12 points, including a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play that tied the score at 48. Hours later, the Pats fell to Hinsdale Central in the third-place game, 62-58, despite 19 points from Way and 15 from Ashley Richardson, who was named to the all-tournament team. – Daily Herald ($)

 

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Regional: The Patriots won the first regional title in program history, advancing to the sectional level for the second straight year, and continued its record-setting ways. SHS outscored Lake Zurich, 6,483-6,431, setting a new school record for best six-game series score. The Pats broke the 1,000-pin barrier in all six games at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. Matt Poetker won the individual regional championship by one pin over teammate Richy Zenner, 1,422-1,421, the two highest six-game series in program history. Poetker had high games of 268, 257 and 247, while Zenner rolled 267, 266 and 248. Zach Singer added a 1,299 series. Ted Tapas contributed a 642 game. SHS will serve as host for the IHSA Sectional on Saturday at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at DeKalb MLK Dream Classic: The Patriots (18-1) rolled past DeKalb, 67-28, giving head coach Tom Dineen his 800th career victory, and hours later defeated Maine South, 63-45. Against DeKalb, Sophia Way, Janine Fajardo and Ashley Richardson each scored 14 points. In the Maine South game, Richardson had 18 points and Fajardo added a season-high 17. Skylar Blackstock contributed 13 points, tying her season best. The Pats played without Taylor Buford, who has a sprained right ankle. Dineen won 677 games in 29 seasons at Buffalo Grove High School, and has won at least 20 games in each of his first five years at SHS. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at Spalding HoopHall Classic: The Patriots (15-2) lost to the nation’s top-ranked team, Findlay Prep from Henderson, Nevada, 84-58. Jalen Brunson led SHS with 26 points. Stevenson’s only losses this season have come against out-of-state teams; the Pats also fell to Chaminade of St. Louis. – Daily Herald | Video highlights

Cheerleading

Stevenson at Grayslake North Invitational: The Patriots took second place in the Large Varsity Division, which included more than 25 schools, in preparation for this Sunday’s NSC Championship at Lake Zurich. SHS will compete at 10:24 a.m.

Competitive Dance

Stevenson hosted NSC Dance Championships: The Patriettes finished third. The junior varsity won the Prairie/Lake Division. Marissa Happ was named Stevenson’s NSC Sportsmanship Award winner.

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: At the Brunswick Zone in Algonquin, the Patriots placed sixth among 18 schools. Kaitlyn Rudy finished third overall with a six-game series score of 1,257. She had four games over 200: 243, 236, 217 and 214. Colleen VanDerMeulen was 15th (1,058) and had a high game of 212.

Wrestling

Stevenson hosted SHS quadrangular: The Patriots (16-4) dispatched Huntley (47-18) and Deerfield (34-25) before falling to state power Marmion Academy (39-21). Two SHS wrestlers were 3-0 on the day. Michael Kordek won his matches at 195 against Marmion (7-4) and Huntley (pin in 1:28), and at 182 versus Deerfield (13-7). At 285, Nick Grujanac had a pin in 3:03 against Deerfield, earned a 6-4 win over Huntley, and won by forfeit against Marmion. – Official results: Huntley / Deerfield / Marmion | Daily Herald ($)

Fencing

Stevenson at Midwest High School Open: At Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, SHS won first place in women’s foil and men’s epee, and had two individual champions. Zimo Zhu won the men’s epee, while Nikita Jhangiani captured the women’s epee. Lisa Rosov finished third in women’s sabre. Other placewinners included Kristen Rehberger (fifth, women’s foil), Andrew Stencel (seventh, men’s epee), Sophia Siegel (eighth, women’s sabre), Marko Koruna (eighth, men’s epee), Rachel Aranyi (ninth, women’s epee) and Sharon Kim (women’s foil).

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Lake Forest, the Patriots placed fifth. Mikaela Webb was fourth in uneven bars (9.1) and fifth in the all-around (36.55), and Elizabeth Shank finished sixth in floor exercise (9.5). – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming

Stevenson at New Trier Relays: SHS finished sixth among 12 teams. Stevenson finished third in the junior varsity 200 medley relay and in the JV 400 free relay. – Daily Herald

 

Friday’s Varsity Results

Wrestling

Stevenson 31, Libertyville 16: The Patriots beat the Wildcats for the first time in program history, and moved a step closer to winning the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship outright. SHS can clinch the title by beating Warren in Gurnee on Thursday. SHS (15-2, 5-0) jumped out to an 11-0 lead behind major decisions from Juwon Anderson at 170 pounds (22-10) and Michael Kordek at 182 (11-3), followed by a 12-7 win at 195 by Tyler Harrington. Libertyville (7-8, 3-1) never came within eight points. Other winners for the Patriots included Nick Grujanac at 285 (5-1), Brandon Ziman at 113 (13-4), Eric Carter at 120 (4-1), Nathan Reinsdorf at 132 (8-4), Evan Rodriguez at 138 (11-3) and Corey Weil at 145 (6-3). – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald ($)

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: No Second Day of the Week Schedule Wednesday

Because this is the first week of a new semester, there is no second-day-of-the-week schedule. Classes will begin Wednesday at 8:05 a.m.

Last Day to Add a Class is Thursday

Thursday is the last day to add a class for second semester, and Monday is the deadline to drop a full-year class. See your counselor for details.

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. today 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.

1950s-Themed Photo Shoot in Wood Commons Wednesday

Calling all Pink Ladies and Greasers! In honor of this year’s Winterfest, Senior Class Board will be hosting a 1950s-themed photo shoot during all lunch periods on Wednesday in the Wood Commons. All are welcome!

All Juniors Meet With Their Counselors Thursday

All Stevenson High School juniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Thursday. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if they are members of a club meeting during the activity period. Click here for counselor locations.

Audition Sign-Ups for Winter Play Underway

Auditions for the winter play, “The Laramie Project,” will be held at 3:45 p.m. 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.

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 today, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

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.

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.

Village of Lincolnshire Seeks Your Feedback

The Village of Lincolnshire wants to hear from Stevenson High School students regarding their impression of Lincolnshire. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7W2886S. The village will use the results of the survey to make further improvements. Student responses will be kept anonymous. The survey closes on Friday, January 30.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in earning service hours for creating artwork? The Poster Design Club is looking for student-artists to create the upcoming fine arts event programs and poster designs. All students are invited to attend our meetings to learn about the upcoming opportunities. Meetings take place in Room 6008 on Thursday at 3:45 or Friday at 7:30 a.m.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine will be having its first meeting to plan the spring/summer edition at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612. Hope to see you there!

ATHLETICS

Athletes wanting to be on the sophomore football team next fall will have a meeting from 7:30-8 a.m. Wednesday in the Little Theatre (Room 4200). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Jacobson at djacobson@d125.org.

There will be a boys volleyball informational meeting at 3:30 next Monday in Room 1508. Contact Coach Goolish at egoolish@d125.org if you cannot attend.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Next fall, the College of Lake County is offering an opportunity to participate in a program called “Engineering Pathways.” More information can be obtained at www.clcillinois.edu/programs/egr/options/engineering-pathways or pathways@clcillinois.edu. The deadline to participate is Friday, February 26.

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

CPS plans to defy state over standardized testing

Hundreds call for elected Chicago school board at MLK event

State falls short in $20M effort to develop 1,000 teachers (Trib – $)

Prosecutors want ex-Gavin teacher held without bond

Illinois Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

Lake Zurich District 95 might give up responsibility for Hawthorn Woods road (DH – $)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Obama to propose new student privacy legislation in State of the Union address

Test finds college graduates lack skills for white-collar jobs

Liberal arts, humanities showing steady growth at community college level

Mississippi withdraws from Common Core testing

Vermont governor wants to outlaw teacher strikes; favors binding arbitration

Five things to know about testing in U.S. schools

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