Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Math Team Wins Regional Championship

Stevenson’s math team won the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics 4AA Region 12 championship on Saturday. SHS, which hosted the regional, scored 984 points, the second-most among all 70 4AA schools in the state. Stevenson advanced to the ICTM state meet, which will be held May 2 at the University of Illinois.

Stevenson won nine of the 10 team events:

Algebra 1: Team members Albert Cao, Josh Yoon, Haoyang Yu, Justin Lee, Hideki Maeda and Wilson Zhu. Cao, Yoon and Yu tied for first individually with perfect scores. Lee was fourth.

Geometry: David Liu, Jason Lu, Kevin Li, Kevin You, Chris Lee and Austin Zhou. Liu and Lu tie for first with perfect scores. Li was third.

Algebra 2: Emery Liu, Junghyun Hwang, Patrick DeMichele, Michael Zhang, Katerina Villevald and Devin Deng. Liu had a perfect score and finished first. Hwang was second and DeMichele third.

Pre-Calculus: Tim Klem, Jaymo Kang, Alex Hong, Sergey Papushin, Diana Kowalski and Zachary Pease. Klem finished third individually.

Frosh/Soph 8-person: Jason Lu, Kevin Li, Amber Hu, Kathy Xiang, Haoyang Yu, Hideki Maeda, Andrew Hwang and David Hou.

Junior/Senior 8-person: Tim Klem, Jaymo Kang, Brian Zhou, Cindy Luan, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu, Sarah Hou and Shu Zhang.

Frosh/Soph 2-person: Chris Lee and Josh Yoon.

Junior/Senior 2-person:  Junghyun Hwang and Jaymo Kang.

Oral Presentation:  The oralist was Tim Klem; prep room assistant was Emery Liu.

Stevenson finished third in Calculator. Team members were Alex Hong, Allen Cao, Jennifer Zhang, Reuben Gutmann and Deepak Moparthi.

Model UN Students Win Awards at Lyons Conference

Seven students won awards at last Saturday’s Model United Nations Conference at Lyons Township High School.

The winners included: Marco Laudati, Best Delegate in the Congress of Vienna historical committee; Pawan Sajnani, Best Delegate in the Indian Cabinet; Amanda Loutris and Lara Iriate, Outstanding Delegate in DISEC; Serena Goldberg, Outstanding Delegate in the Grand Economic Council; Michelle Fan, Outstanding Delegate in the committee for the Commission on Women’s Rights; and Kevin Acuna, Honorable Mention in the Modern Day Mt. Olympus committee.

The conference consisted of 15 committees in which the students simulated decision-making bodies. Most SHS students represented countries in United Nations committees, while others represented a specific individual in a crisis oriented committee. Stevenson brought 44 delegates to the conference, which featured 600 students from 28 schools.

Senior Wins Painting Category at Art Exhibition

Senior Jennifer Kong won the Best of Show award in painting at last weekend’s Illinois High School Art Exhibition in Chicago. She received a $500 check and a bundle of art supplies.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

SHS to Face Maine East in Boys Basketball Regional

Stevenson will face Maine East in the first round of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A SHS Regional at 7 o’clock tonight in the Sports Center. The Blue Devils won their play-in game against Niles West, 63-52, Monday night. Tonight’s game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through The Cube.

All Fall Sports Earn IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award

Every Illinois High School Association-sanctioned varsity fall sports team earned the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award in 2014 for maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their season. These teams earned Team Academic Achievement Awards: Boys and girls cross country, football, girls and boys golf, girls tennis, boys soccer, girls volleyball, and girls swimming and diving. Stevenson is working on a third straight year of having every IHSA-sanctioned varsity team receive the Team Academic Achievement Award. Every Patriot varsity team accomplished the feat in the 2013-14 and 2012-13 school years.

Football State Champion Signs Installed

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently installed three Class 8A Illinois Football State Champions signs in Lincolnshire to commemorate Stevenson’s first state football championship, the Daily Herald reports today. Signs were posted on northbound Milwaukee Avenue, eastbound Half Day Road and westbound Half Day Road. The signs will be displayed for a year; after that, one of the signs will be given to the school.

Girls Basketball Alum Morrissey to Play at Sears Centre

2011 alumnus Anna Morrissey and her teammates on the Michigan State women’s basketball team will play in this week’s Big Ten Conference Tournament at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The Spartans will play Michigan at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Morrissey has started 23 of MSU’s 29 games this year, averaging 3.9 points per contest. The senior guard was a walk-on when she first came to MSU, but earned a scholarship after her first two seasons. The Daily Herald writes about her return today ($).


National Honor Society Applications Due Wednesday

Applications for the National Honor Society are due by midnight Wednesday. Eligible students received a letter earlier this month with an invitation to apply online. Click here for more information and for the application link.

Feeling Stressed? Let Operation Snowball Recharge You

Sign up for Operation Snowball weekend registration ends Wednesday. The Snowball weekend is March 13-15, and sign-up sheets can be picked up in Student Activities, 7080 or 2628. Please see Mr. Mazzuca in 2628 if you have any questions, or visit www.d125.org/snowball.

Showcase Tickets On Sale Until Friday

Ticket sales for Showcase 2015 run every school day through Friday during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. All tickets are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be paid for at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2015 will be presented on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!

Project Dance Registration Deadline Extended

The deadline to register for Project Dance has been extended to Thursday. Project Dance is a school-wide fundraiser that helps the Riverside Foundation and the Kids In Need Fund. This year’s goal is $40,000. You can sign up as an individual, create a team, or join a team that already exists. Click here to register.

300 Club Applications Due by Friday

Seniors with 300 or more service hours accumulated during their high school years are invited to apply for recognition in the 300 Club at graduation. 300 Club members will receive a special tassel to be worn at their graduation ceremony. Applications are due in the Student Activities Office by 3:30 p.m. Friday. Click here for application information.

Odyssey 2016 Logo Design Contest for Students

The 2016 Odyssey Committee is holding a logo design contest with a $250 prize for Stevenson High School students. The new Odyssey logo will be used school-wide for all publicity, T-shirts and mailings for our biennial two-day fine arts festival that takes place in February 2016. Deadline for submission of entries to the Fine Arts Division Office is Friday. Entries should be dropped off in person to Room 6076 in a sealed envelope between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Open this document for details. If anyone has questions, please contact Mr. Grice, Fine Arts Director, at jgrice@d125.org.

Graduation Speaker Application Window Now Open

Two seniors will be selected to speak at the commencement ceremony in June. If you would like to be one of those seniors, complete this application and return it to the Student Activities Office by Tuesday, April 7.

2015-16 Student Council Applications Being Taken

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Council for the 2015-16 school year is invited to apply online by Friday, April 24. Existing members must re-apply.

Interact Club Collecting Books for Low-Income Children

Did you know that 61% of children in low-income households do not have access to books? And that millions of these children show up to kindergarten already years behind in school, becoming statistically more likely to face, in their futures, academic failure, low-income work, even trouble with the law? Interact Club would like to invite you to become part of the solution! Through March 19, the club will be collecting children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank, a non-profit organization that puts entire libraries in the homes of low-income children. Donate new or gently-used books (for babies through adolescents) in the boxes located in English classrooms or the ILC. Email Ms. Smith at nbsmith@d125.org with questions, or to volunteer with us at the Book Bank on Saturday, March 21.

Don’t Miss Out on the Senior Class Party Cruise

Space is running out for seniors who want to attend the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan June 3, the day before graduation. Click here to download the permission form. Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. Don’t wait too long! Spots are going fast and the trip will sell out.

Vote for Your Favorite Book in the Abe Lincoln Contest

Students who have read four or more titles on the 2015 Abe Lincoln Student Choice Award list are eligible to vote for their favorite online. The polls close at midnight, March 15; one vote per student. If you have read all 22 books on the list, see Mrs. Dettling in the ILC.


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

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.

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


Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.


The College of Lake County is hosting the Illinois Regional College Fair on Thursday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Grayslake campus in the P.E. Building. Meet representatives from many in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. For more information, please see their website: www.clcillinois.edu/collegenight.

Attention seniors from District 96: Applications for the District 96 Foundation – Mr. Mark E. Spivak Service Scholarship and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship are available in the College/Career Center. These scholarships are in addition to the original Local Scholarship Packet currently in the CCC. The scholarships are available to District 96 alumni who have demonstrated high levels of academic dedication, leadership, and community or school service. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for each of the scholarships. The deadline to turn in the packets is Thursday, March 12.


All SHS female student-athletes are invited to attend a free screening of the documentary The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things, a documentary spotlighting 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. The documentary was made by five female filmmakers who drove more than 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days to interview the women. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in the Wood Commons. Concessions will be available.


Stress! We all have it, none of us wants it, but what can we do about it? Join Dr. Gregg Stern to discuss factors involved in your perception of stress, what stress can do to your body, and healthy natural methods you can use to best manage your stress. Dr. Stern’s class meets next Monday at 7 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

Did you know that your breath is an essential connection between your own mind and body? PREP instructor Vidya Nahar will discuss and demonstrate several breathing techniques during the Yogic Breathing Workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Click here to register.

PREP is excited to team up with The Olive Tap for Premium and Flavored Balsamic Vinegar of Modena from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Join us and learn how to add premium and flavored balsamic vinegar into your favorite recipes. Students will have the opportunity to sample taste several premium and flavored balsamic vinegar of Modena. Click here to register or for more information.

On Thursday, March 19, PREP will be holding its iPad Basics 101 class. If you’re not sure what to do with your iPad, then this class is for you! Participants will learn the basics of the iPad, from using its default applications to installing new ones, plus backing up your data, and general maintenance and troubleshooting. The class is $29 for adults and $19 for seniors. Reserve your space today at this link.


CPS reverses course, will administer PARCC test

In Mundelein appearance, Rauner calls for curbs on teacher unions’ power (DH – $)

Emanuel: Rauner taking “buzzsaw” to public education, health, safety programs

Chicago State, University of Illinois land on “worst of” list for campus free speech

Oak Park District 97 school board members honor deceased trustee

Two Danville administrators leaving to join new school district in Vermillion County


Identity thieves in U.S. Department of Education caught stealing student data

Public colleges continue seeing pay rise faster than private peers

ACT names Netherlands executive as its next leader

Ex-Atlanta schools superintendent, charged in cheating case, dies at 68

California high school teacher hangs self in classroom

Sophisticated hackers target Carnegie Mellon faculty

Why more schools are letting their students sleep in

Teaching the Holocaust: New approaches for a new generation


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