Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Indian Dance Company to Perform at SHS Sunday

The Natya Dance Theatre, one of the most critically acclaimed Indian dance companies in the United States, will give a free performance at 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Stevenson Foundation and the Vernon Area Public Library as part of the Stevenson Center for the Performing Arts Professional Performance Series. Registration is recommended. Register online at http://bit.ly/natyaSHS or by calling at 847-415-4121.

Stevenson Center on Democracy to Host Guantanamo Talk

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy in Mettawa is sponsoring “Guantanamo: A Persistent Legal Stain on the American Justice System” at 2 p.m. Sunday. Lowell Sachnoff, a Chicago lawyer who has visited Guantanamo several times and witnessed the detainee process, will speak. Admission is $15. To register or for more information, visit stevensoncenterondemocracy.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 83, Round Lake 42: The visiting Patriots scored the game’s first 13 points, led by 25 at halftime, and cruised to its 16th win of the year against two defeats. Reserve Ryuji Aoki scored a career- and game-high 19 points, hitting 7 of 11 shots from the field. Connor Cashaw had 10 points, while five others added eight: Jalen Brunson, Matt Johnson, Ryan Rosenbaum, Jordan Newman and Kevin Yang. Stevenson’s starting five did not play in the second half. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald ($)

Registration Deadline Nears for Baseball Team’s Trivia Night

The first-ever Patriot Baseball Trivia Night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) In addition to trivia contests involving sports- and non-sports related items, the night will include raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. The cost to participate is $30. Visit the baseball web page to see what items will be up for bid. To register or for questions, contact head coach Paul Mazzuca at pmazzuca@d125.org.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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.

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.

CLUB NEWS

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

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.

Freshmen Class Board has a new meeting location this semester: the College/Career Center (Room 1123). Our next meeting is Thursday after school. ​Hope to see you all there! New members are welcome too!​

The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Magic Sealed tournament Friday after school in Room 1500. Each student will receive six packs to use in the tournament. Cost is $5. New players are always welcome to join!

Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club is having a movie night Tuesday in Room 2500 at 3:45. We will be watching Dolphin Tale (snacks will be provided). If you bring a towel, blankets, or newspapers for Orphans of the Storm, you will get one hour of community service. Bring them to 2500 after school. We will also have some petitions to sign for animal rights issues. Hope to see you all there. Bring your friends!

ATHLETICS

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

Girls soccer will have an informational meeting at 3:45 Tuesday in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Heffernan at kheffernan@d125.org.

Girls interested in track and field should attend an informational meeting at 3:30 Tuesday in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

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

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

Disturbance at Chicago elementary school ends with stabbing

Two Bartlett High students face felony hacking charges (DH – $)

Redrawing of U46 boundaries could mean school closings

Warren Township board member returns, does not address controversial comments

After heated debate, Urbana board votes to name school after former superintendent

St. Charles schools consider ending class ranking system (DH – $)

Emanuel plans to transfer park district land to U. of Chicago for Obama library

Kishwaukee College faculty union suspends strike

Lake in the Hills police activity put three District 158 schools on lockdown

Gallup survey finds majority of Springfield students “hopeful”

Lindenwood University-Belleville’s first president announces resignation

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Study: American students are highly educated, highly stressed

Florida’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year fired by Tampa school board

Effort to repeal A-F grading scale advances in Virginia legislature

Arizona civics group targets California after winning test for high school graduation

Report shows how schools are using federal incentives to add more learning time

California guidance counselor shortage means plenty of credits, no diploma for some

Vanderbilt University plans to use philosophy class to examine Ferguson

The battle for Kansas public education

Tech program helps put Latinos on a path to Silicon Valley

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