Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Science Reach Club Members Earn Honors

Stevenson’s Science Reach Club had a busy day on Friday. Ten members of the club earned ratings of Superior or Excellent for their experimental research projects at the 14th annual Illinois State University High School Research Symposium. Students participating were freshmen Sanketh Bhaskar, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Saketh Prazad, Srikar Repaka, Shreya Sriram, and Jonathan Xue; sophomores Revanth Bellam and Ndallah Njongmeta; and juniors Alexandra Shafran and Blandon Su.

Also on Friday, two club members gave presentations at the Next Generation Innovators Challenge: Positive Impact event at Wheeling High School. Sophomore Akshay Chaubal earned third place overall for his project entitled, “The Effect of Time and Temperature on the Organic Content of Bottled Water.” Freshman Tanvee Patankar was chosen as a semifinalist. The competition showcased individual research projects that demonstrated a positive impact on the world.

Senior Chosen to Represent State at National 4-H Conference

Senior Avni Patel is one of six delegates selected to represent Illinois this week at the 85th National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. She will meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to promote educational programming, and discuss state and federal issues regarding youth development. She also will participate in roundtable discussions around topics such as environmental conservation; alcohol and drug use prevention; and poverty and economy. Feedback from the discussions will be presented to a panel of key policy decision-makers from federal agencies. Patel will be joined by approximately 220 students aged 15-19 from the U.S. and Canada.

Miller Has Leadership Role in College Counseling Conference

College Counselor Dan Miller is playing a major role in the program creation for the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual conference, which will be held April 29-May 1 in Itasca. Miller is co-chairman for IACAC’s Conference Evaluations Committee, and also has been asked to be a presenter for a session called “First Timers: Transitioning into College Counseling.”


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 71, Libertyville 64; Stevenson 92, Lake Zurich 49: At Lake Zurich, the Patriots improved to 8-0, winning nine of the 18 events. Sammy Oh won the 800 (2:00.7) and the 1,600 (4:29.7), and four other Patriots also won events: Aaron Lund in the 110 high hurdles (15.86), Henry Sise in shot put (56-8), Matt Poetker in discus (142-6), and David Goncharov in triple jump (39-9). SHS also won three of the four relays: the 3,200 (8:36.1), 800 (1:36.2) and 400 (45.3). Jared Borowsky finished second in the 800 (2:02.0) and 1,600 (4:32.3). Other second-place finishes came from Lund in the 300 low hurdles (42.50), Goncharov in the 200 (23.26), Sise in discus (120-3.5), Jake Calamari in the high hurdles (17.2), Noah Lukz in the long jump (19-7.5), Cade Gilbert in shot put (43-3), and Jordan Eng in the triple jump (37-8). Third-place showings came from Calamari in the 300 low hurdles (43.78), John Eastman in the 100 (13.1), Caleb Oh in the 800 (2:03.9), Jack Worwa in the high jump (5-2), and Daniel Rong in the triple jump (36-8.5).

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 4, Highland Park 3: The Patriots swept all three singles matches and No. 1 doubles to edge the Giants. Colin Harvey was a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 winner at No. 1 singles. Brian Weisberg posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 2, and Sam Komis prevailed at No. 3, 6-3, 6-2. Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk were 6-4, 6-3 winners at No. 1 doubles.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 9, Fremd 3: The Patriots evened their record at 2-2 with the victory on home turf. – IHSLA.org

Girls Soccer

Buffalo Grove 2, Stevenson 0: Goalkeeper Hannah Petrich made 12 saves for SHS (1-4). – Daily Herald


Warren 10, Stevenson 0 (5 inn.): The visiting Blue Devils improved to 11-1, while the Patriots dropped to 2-5. – Daily Herald


Carmel 6, Stevenson 2: The Patriots fell to 8-3. – @SHS_Baseball1

Girls Lacrosse

Glenbrook North 14, Stevenson 4: In Northbrook, the Patriots fell to 3-4. – IHSWLA.org

Last Chance to Buy Football, Basketball State Title Apparel

Patriot fans have one last chance to buy football and basketball state championship apparel this week. The ordering window opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday and closes at 5 p.m. Friday. Click here for ordering links.

Alum Gymnast Earns Third Straight All-America Honor

Mike Wilner, a 2011 SHS graduate and a member of the school’s 2010 boys gymnastics state championship team, earned his third consecutive All-America honor on still rings for the University of Illinois last weekend. Wilner, a senior at UI, placed seventh in the event at the NCAA national tournament in Norman, Oklahoma. He concluded his career with 12 still rings titles, seventh most in school history, and twice earned a score of 15.9, the fourth-best in Illini annals.

Cimarusti Helps Lead Illinois to Second at Hockey Showcase

Junior Jake Cimarusti skated with Team Illinois in the America’s Showcase prep hockey tournament in Pittsburgh last week. He scored four goals and had three assists in six games as Illinois went 5-1 and finished second. Cimarusti spoke with the Daily Herald ($) after his team’s first two games, and discussed the pressure of playing in front of dozens of scouts from various college and other programs.


Late Arrival on Thursday

Don’t forget: This Thursday is a late arrival day, and not next Thursday as listed in the Guidebook.

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale at the Superstore

Mr. SHS is Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pick up your tickets at the Superstore for $5. You can even buy tickets at the door the night of the show! Support the seniors and come on out and have a great night.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division want you to help create a “blue out” for the Allied Soccer game against Lakes at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stadium. You can buy “Light It Up Blue’ T-shirts for $10 during the lunch periods or in the Superstore this week. If you wear the shirt on Saturday, you’ll get into the party after the game for free. Click here for details.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday

The next PPA bake sale is Wednesday. Donuts, puppy chow, pies and other goodies will be available for $1.

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.

Don’t Wait to Sign Up for Summer School

Are you thinking about registering for summer school classes? Don’t wait and miss out on the class you want. You can sign up online at www.d125.org/summer.

New College Essay Workshop Coming This Summer

Attention junior students: Do you want help with your college essays? Would you like to complete most of the work before senior year so you can enjoy the fall? Join the 100 students who have already signed up for our college essay workshop this summer! The first week of each semester, you can get help on your personal statement for the common application, supplemental essays for specific colleges, and even scholarship essays! Get suggestions and feedback! Finish this over the summer before senior year begins! Register for this new summer school workshop on the summer school web page.

Calling All Student Poets

The ILC has turned its front glass wall into a Poetry Wall for the month of April. Stop by and create your own poem!

Want to Learn Russian or Chinese for Free?

Students who will be returning to Stevenson for 2015-16, and who have had no prior exposure to the Russian or Chinese languages, are invited to apply for the STARTALK program at Lewis University. There are no tuition costs, and successful students will receive three university credits. The program runs from June 15 through July 10 at Lewis University’s campus in Romeoville. The application deadline is May 4. Click here for more information.


Attention Juniors: All junior families are invited to participate in our Narrowing Your Options program, which consists of individual 30-minute appointments with a college counselor (one appointment per family) through the end of June. Scheduling a Narrowing Your Options appointment will greatly assist you in the college planning process. Please fill out this form and turn it in by Monday.

Attention juniors and seniors: A representative from the College of Lake County will be visiting Stevenson on Tuesday, April 21 during seventh period. If you’d like to attend, please sign up through Naviance. You can get full directions on the “College Rep Visit” link on the College/Career Center web page at www.d125.org/college. You must get a pass signed by your seventh period teacher at least two days prior to the visit in order to attend.


Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register, visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.


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

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

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets every Tuesday after school in Room 2202.

Gay Straight Alliance meets Tuesdays after school in Room 6012. GSA is a club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies. The club provides a confidential place where you can be yourself.


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 PREP Cheer and Dance Junior High Clinic will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21. This two-day clinic will focus on dance/cheer technique and choreography. Participants will learn a variety of dance or cheer skills, plus a routine. Skills include: turns, leaps, jumps, motions, cheer and dance choreography. The clinic is for grades 6-8. Register today athttps://registration.xenegrade.com/shsprep/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1612.

Have you checked out any of PREP’s amazing gardening classes this session? If not, don’t miss out on the last one for this Spring! Perennial Gardening from the Ground Up meets on Wednesday, April 22. In this two-hour presentation we will address selecting, planting and caring for perennial plants that are suitable for northern Illinois. Visit https://registration.xenegrade.com/shsprep/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1492 for more information and to register!


Illinois State Board of Education to consider Koch’s contract on Wednesday

Danville schools may ban sweets at parties, fundraisers

New College of DuPage trustees promise reform, independent thought

Monmouth junior high teacher arrested for soliciting student

Couple removed from CPS meetings sue, say free speech rights violated

SIU students petition to have Rauner removed as graduation speaker

Obamas have donated $47K to Chicago-based literacy group since 2005

150-year-old schoolhouse moving to Hampshire (DH – $)

McHenry County College president retiring at end of the year

Glen Ellyn District 41 to continue studying broadcasting meetings (DH – $)

New superintendent named for Marian Central Catholic High in Woodstock

Several plead for more than one Kaneland High art teacher (DH – $)

Palatine High twins both score 36 on the ACT (DH – $)

Du Quoin education chief named to national superintendent committee


Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades

UCLA faculty approves diversity requirement for undergraduates

Oregon higher education funding to focus on student outcomes

Ohio State faculty fight for ownership of their work

Alabama teen invites 80-year-old grandfather to prom


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