Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Introducing the New Stevenson Community Orchestra

Stevenson has three orchestras for its students, and now there will be one for adults. The new Stevenson Community Orchestra is getting off the ground, and adult musicians who want to keep playing are invited to join. SHS Orchestra Director Enrique Vilaseco, who will lead the new group, is looking for amateur and semi-professional performers in all instrument families: strings, winds, brass and percussion. Interested musicians are asked to complete this online Community Orchestra Interest Form. No audition is required. For more information, contact Enrique Vilaseco at evilaseco@d125.org or 847-415-4771. The Stevenson Community Orchestra is sponsored by the Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP).

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Menchie’s on Wednesday

The SHS Choral Guild is having a fundraiser at Lincolnshire’s newest restaurant, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Patrons who present this flyer when ordering will see 20% of their purchase go to the Choral Guild. Menchie’s is located in the Lincolnshire Commons at the northwest corner of Milwaukee and Aptakisic roads.

Lemonade Sales Raise More Than $900 for Cancer Society

The Entrepreneurship classes raised more than $900 for the American Cancer Society during their end-of-semester tradition of selling lemonade in the Wood Commons last Thursday. Each Entrepreneurship class worked to develop a sales plan and product to satisfy the needs and wants of the Stevenson community as part of their third six-week grading period business simulation. The first-period class made the most money, led by project managers Jordan Zatz and Adrian To. The seventh-period class was led by Carly Fishbein.

Junior Earns Eagle Scout, Helps Lincolnshire Park

Junior Marco Laudati earned his Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts on April 25. He is part of Lincolnshire Troop 78. His Eagle Scout project involved managing the renewal of Bicentennial Park in Lincolnshire. He worked to break down and remove old playground equipment, helped install new playground equipment, and built a concrete platform for a park bench. He also raised money to purchase mulch, which he distributed around the three-acre park.

Best-Selling Author Visiting Stevenson on Sunday

Best-selling political thriller writer Nelson DeMille will come to the West Auditorium on Sunday to speak about his latest book, Radiant Angel, the seventh in his series featuring wise-cracking ex-NYPD homicide detective John Corey. DeMille will speak at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at nelson-demille.eventbrite.com. His appearance is sponsored by the Vernon Area Public Library.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Libertyville Regional: The No. 10-seeded Patriots knocked off No. 3 Libertyville, 9-4, for the 10th regional championship in program history and first since 2008. SHS (16-15) will face No. 9 seed Lake Zurich in the Glenbrook South Sectional semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Against Libertyville (24-12), the Pats blew open a close game by scoring seven runs in the fifth inning to take a 9-1 lead, then held off the Wildcats’ late rally. Myra Peterson went the distance on the mound, scattering eight hits and was aided by errorless defense. LHS took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Stevenson rallied for two in the top of the second. Both runs scored on fielder’s choice groundouts from Alana Labaschin and Vera Pflugradt. In the fifth, Molly Thon’s RBI single made the score 3-1, and then the floodgates opened. Hannah Epstein followed with a two-run double, then came a two-run single from Taylor Koenigs, and a two-run double from Kayliegh McGovern. – Daily Herald ($)

Three Named to All-NSC Baseball Team

Three members of the SHS baseball team earned All-North Suburban Conference honors: Seniors Willie Bourbon (third base) and Jacob Nusinow (pitcher), and junior Robby McGaha (designated hitter-catcher). Honorable mention went to senior Carter Baretz (infield), and juniors Christian Dutler (catcher) and Patrick Loeffler (shortstop).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Textbook Return Information

Here is textbook return information for all students:

All grades: Today-Thursday – Wood Commons – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Senior Class Party Boarding Information

Seniors attending the cruise aboard the Odyssey on Wednesday need to arrive in parking lot D by noon to board buses. Check in at the Field House. No bags or backpacks are allowed on the buses. Staff will assist with check-in. Students will arrive downtown and cruise from 3-5 p.m., returning by bus to SHS at approximately 7 p.m. Please carpool with friends so there is plenty of parking.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

During finals, the Testing Center will be open as follows: Today, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The TC will be open for regular hours today, but seniors must follow their final schedule today and Wednesday. Other important reminders:

  • Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up.
  • If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the TC needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.
  • Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the TC during that class time, but must have written notification from their teachers or counselors.

If you have any questions see Mrs. Miller or Ms. Plante in the TC.

Looking for a Yearbook? Go to the Superstore

Pre-ordered yearbooks can be picked up at the Superstore until Friday. Make sure you have your school ID. If you would like to buy a yearbook, a limited number are available for $50 at the Superstore. Cash, check, Patriot Dollars (student ID), Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.

Freshman B Soccer Team Photo at Superstore

Freshman B soccer players can pick up their replacement team yearbook photo at the Superstore.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

All students at Libertyville, Vernon Hills high schools to receive laptops (DH – $)

Chromebook rollout excites Waukegan students, teachers, parents

Labor board: St. Xavier U. must count adjunct unionization votes

Emanuel starts cleaning house at Chicago school board

Emanuel faces another tough call on selection of CPS leader

CTU on Byrd-Bennett resignation: “We’d like to see a clean sweep”

Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

OPRF school board president backs documentary despite initial reservations

Lake Zurich High seniors pull clean, “green” prank

McHenry County school superintendents happy with PARCC testing changes

Central Illinois school districts swapping superintendents

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

For the poor, the college graduation gap is even wider than enrollment gap

Anxious students strain college mental health centers

College Board, Khan Academy join for free SAT prep

What Obama’s new military equipment rules mean for K-12 school police

Google says these are the words Americans cannot spell

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