Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Project Dance Nears 40K Fundraising Goal

Project Dance, Stevenson’s annual fundraising event benefiting the Riverside Foundation and the Kids In Need (KIN) Fund, is approaching its fundraising goal of $40,000. As of 4 p.m. Monday, more than $38,000 had been raised. Click here to make a donation. The dance will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sports Center.

Dold to Honor State Champion Basketball Team

Congressman Robert Dold will visit Stevenson after school Friday to honor the state champion boys basketball team. The award ceremony will take place at 3:30 in the Recital Hall.

18 Students Serving as Election Judges Today

Eighteen students are serving as Lake County election judges today. Lake County Clerk Carla Wykoff helped train the students at Stevenson during the late arrival morning on March 19.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 3: Molly Thon drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the host Patriots prevailed in their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. SHS (2-2; 1-0) scored four unearned runs in the sixth after the Wildcats (5-2; 0-1) had tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the inning. Taylor Koenigs went 2-for-3, stole four bases and scored three runs. Vera Pflugradt also was 2-for-3, while Trisha Porzycki drove in two runs on a pair of groundouts. Koenigs, Pflugradt and Emma Oriatti made sterling defensive plays. The game was a matchup between two coaches who were the best pitchers in SHS history: Alex Vikartofsky for the Patriots and Elissa Wisniewski for LHS. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 88, Vernon Hills 44: In the Stadium, the Patriots had a pair of double-winners: Aaron Lund in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.5) and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (43.3), and David Goncharov in the 200 (22.6) and the triple jump (41-6.75). Other individual winners included Tim Vestuto in the 100 (11.1), Jared Borowsky in the 800 (2:02.6), Jordan Eng in the long jump (17-7) and Henry Sise in the shot put (49-3). SHS won all three relays: the 3,200 (8:19.7), the 800 (1:34.3) and the 400 (44.2). – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 92, Vernon Hills 52: Isabelle Sparreo won the 800 (2:35.8) and the 1,600 (5:26.4) to lead the Patriots. Also earning firsts were Allison Phillips in the 3,200 (11:51.4), Borchueh Wu in the 100 (13.5), Megan Toni in the long jump (14-1), Kesina Daley in the high jump (4-6) and Kellie Roth in the triple jump (29-0). – Daily Herald ($)

Brunson to Play in All-Star Game on ESPN2 Saturday

Jalen Brunson will play for the USA Junior National Select Team in the 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. The U.S. Team will take on a World Select Team filled with some of the top international players who are 19 years old and younger. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Weisman Turns Heads at NFL Workout Day

Mark Weisman wasn’t picked to participate in last month’s NFL Scouting Combine, but Bill Huber of the Packer Report says the Stevenson alumnus could be one of the first fullbacks taken in the upcoming draft. Huber reported that Weisman had a “jaw-dropping workout” at the University of Iowa’s pro day. If drafted, Weisman would be the fifth Patriot to make it to the professional level, and the first since Drew Mormino in 2007.

Baseball Alum Earns Honor at Loras College

Tony Heiser, a sophomore outfielder for Loras College, earned the school’s Champion of the Week honor recently after going 8-for-14 with seven RBIs during the Duhawks’ sweep of Simpson College.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Announcement Orders Available Today

Jostens will be on campus today to distribute graduation announcement orders during eighth period outside the Student Activities Office.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Information Meeting

Would you like to take a field trip to experience the 50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window being created and visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in person? Please attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 6008. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Click here for times and locations. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information.

Want to Look Good? Come to the Fashion Show Friday

Coming this Friday to the PAC will be the second annual Fashion Show! The pre-party will start at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments and red carpet photo ops! The Fashion Show will begin at 7 p.m. and admission will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Dress your best and come check out the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B., not to mention the amazing looks made by Stevenson students from the Clothing and Design classes! See you in the PAC on Friday at 7 p.m.!

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! The final captains meetings are Thursday and Friday. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division are selling T-shirts, wristbands and votive candles for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details. Wristbands are $2 and votive candles are $5; they are available during lunch periods in the East Commons.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Martin Sitta will come to SHS and give a presentation to students on Thursday during third and fourth periods. His presentation will take place at the Lower Rotunda Gallery, where samples of his paintings are currently on display.

Help Special Olympics and Earn Up to 10 Service Hours

Students can earn up to 10 service hours by volunteering to help with Special Olympics on Sunday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Stevenson on the Port Clinton fields. There will be a training session on Tuesday, April 14 during eighth and ninth periods (choose one). Space is limited. If you are interested, fill out this google form or email Mr. Salituro at csalituro@d125.org. Or, visit http://sociologysal.blogspot.com/2015/01/service-op-special-olympics-bocce-ball.html.

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.

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale at the Superstore

Pick up your tickets at the Superstore for Mr. SHS. They’re only $5 and will be sold until Friday, April 17. You can even buy tickets at the door the night of the show! Support your fellow seniors and come on out and have a great night.

COLLEGE NEWS

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

CLUB NEWS

Chinese Club will have a Game Day after school today in Room 2812. Come and enjoy!

Key Club’s next general meeting will be held today from 3:30-4 p.m. in Room 7032.  Come meet the new officers and sign up for the SRACLC spring dance. New members are always welcome!

SPINS Club members going to the Climbing Mountain at Libertyville Sports Complex on Friday, April 17: Please return your permission forms to Student Activities.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Illinois State coach among five killed in Bloomington plane crash

Bradley University announces data breach for former employees

White House-worthy youth mentoring program a “beacon of hope” in Chicago

Two Chicago ed tech companies merge to create first-in-class digital classrooms

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Report: Nearly half of all four-year college grads attended community college

Rutgers University bans fraternity, sorority parties

University of Virginia fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

Online test-takers feel anti-cheating software’s uneasy glare

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