Friday, September 4, 2015

SHS Teams Leading “Replace the Lace” Campaign

The school year has started out with a big charity blitz — next week’s Spirit Fest and the Color Fun(d) Run on September 20 are the headliners — and now there’s another worthy effort. The girls tennis, boys and girls golf, and football teams are asking the community to “Replace the Lace” as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Those teams will be replacing their regular shoelaces with gold ones during the week of September 14, and all fans are asked to show their support by doing the same. Click here to get your own pair.

1983 Alum Launches New Initiative to Help Kids With Cancer

One of the leading advocates for children with cancer over the last three decades has been 1983 SHS alumnus Andrea Jaeger. While she was a student at Stevenson, Jaeger was one of the top-ranked tennis players in the world. She peaked at No. 2 in the world, reaching the singles final of the French Open in 1982, her senior year, and Wimbledon in 1983, right after graduation. She also made the semifinals of the U.S. Open during her sophomore and senior years.

After her career was cut short by chronic shoulder injuries, Jaeger focused all of her energies on humanitarian work. She spent her professional earnings on charity, and created the Little Star Foundation. Nelson Mandela was among the dignitaries who visited the foundation’s summer camp in Colorado, which hosted kids with cancer from around the country at no cost to their families.

Jaeger’s newest initiative with the Little Star Foundation is the BeCauseLife Challengewhich has some similarity to last year’s popular ALS ice bucket challenge. Participants create short video messages of 90 seconds or less, offering positive messages for children battling cancer, then challenge others to do the same. Jaeger kicked off the challenge with her own video.

Happy Birthday to Us

Stevenson reaches an important milestone Monday. On September 7, 1965, the school opened its doors for the first time. Here’s a Chicago Tribune article published two days before we opened.

Marching Patriots Stepping Off Sunday in BG Day Parade

The Marching Patriots will participate in the Buffalo Grove Days Parade at 1 p.m. Sunday. The parade starts at Bernard Drive and Indian Hill, will proceed east on Bernard Drive to Raupp Boulevard, then turn north to St. Mary’s Parkway. Check out the complete Buffalo Grove Days schedule at bgdays.com.

No Digest Monday

The Digest will not be published on Monday in observance of Labor Day. School will not be in session.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 25-11, 25-16: Jori Radtke had seven kills and Isabella Milejczyk added five for the host Patriots (8-1). Morgan Berland led SHS with four service aces and nine digs, while Corissa Kurth had 13 assists and two solo blocks. Chloe Robinson served three aces, and Milejczyk had two. Radtke added five digs. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Mundelein 152, Stevenson 156: Kamaren Sandhu led the Patriots with a 38 at their home course at the Arboretum. Jake Labow and Zach Orlowsky each shot 39, and James Dvorak had a 40. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Fremd 169, Stevenson 175: Alexia Fidman earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37 at Palatine Hills Golf Course. Olivia Stomberg shot a 45, Katie Hannahs had a 46 and Myra Peterson posted a 47.

Boys Soccer

Wheeling 3, Stevenson 2: Dennis Katsman and Jun Min scored the goals for SHS (3-1) in the semifinals of the Glenbrook South Invitational. The Patriots scored first, but the Wildcats (5-0-1) responded with three unanswered goals in an eight-minute span. Jeremy Klaber made seven saves. – Daily Herald

Fencing Trio Earns Medals in St. Louis

Three members of the girls fencing team earned medals at the United States Fencing Association’s Daugherty Cup competition in St. Louis last weekend. Nikita Jhangiani, a junior, earned three medals, winning third place in Cadet Women’s Epee and Division 2 Women’s Epee and sixth in Junior Women’s Epee. Lisa Rosov, also a junior, won second place in Division 1A Women’s Sabre and eighth place in Junior Women’s Sabre. Freshman Geeta Jhangiani, Nikita’s sister, won third place in two events: Cadet and Junior Women’s Epee. She also won the gold trophy in Division 2 Women’s Epee. The trio competed with the Illinois Fencers Club.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Want a Color Fun(d) Run Shirt and Sunglasses? Read This

Wednesday is the last day to register for the Color Fun(d) Run and be guaranteed a T-shirt and neon sunglasses. You can still register for the Color Fun(d) Run after Wednesday, but you may not get a T-shirt or sunglasses. Don’t take any chances, register today! The 5k color blast run will be held Sunday, September 20 at 9 a.m. at Stevenson. Grab your friends, form a team and register today! Go to www.classy.org/shscolorfundrun to sign up!

Learn About the ACT’s Updated Writing Section

Did you know the writing section of the ACT exam has changed, starting with the first test date of September 12? Any students that would like to review the new format or practice the new writing section can visit the Communication Arts tutors: Ms. Rabe and Mr. Kramer in the ILC, and Ms. Olkanetskaya in the ELC. For more information on writing section changes, click here.

Auditions for Fall Children’s Play Wednesday and Thursday

Come audition for the fall children’s play “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Auditions will be held in the Auditorium (Room 2206) on Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would help Dorothy defeat the Wicked Witch of the West. If you know ballet, jazz, or modern dance, show a piece of your work and bring your dance shoes. Even if you cannot dance, be sure to wear working clothes and shoes; we will be working with movements for the show on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Student Art Contest for Room 8080

The Mathematics and Science Divisions are sponsoring a student artwork contest to decorate their newly renovated office in Room 8080 of the East Building. The artwork will be displayed prominently on glass panels behind the division assistant’s desk at the entrance of the room. Artwork should capture the artist’s interpretation of students’ learning experiences within Stevenson’s Mathematics and Science classes. Students can submit artwork ideas individually, or as a team. Multiple submissions are allowed. Click here to see contest details. The deadline to submit artwork is September 30. Interested students are encouraged to visit Room 8080 to see the glass panel.

Spirit Fest Fundraiser at Giordano’s on Mondays

Giordano’s of Vernon Hills is donating 15% of any order placed on any Monday during September to Spirit Fest. Proceeds will benefit the Hydrocephalus Association. Use this flyer on the Spirit Fest page when ordering. If you haven’t signed up for Spirit Fest, here’s the link.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: Please check Naviance daily to see an updated list of colleges that have scheduled a visit to Stevenson. Here is a list of colleges that will be visiting soon: University of Illinois at Chicago, Syracuse University, Tulane University, American University, Butler University, DePauw University, Saint Mary’s College, Kenyon College, University of Notre Dame, University of Redlands and University of Rochester. Use Naviance to sign up for the college that you are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up, and print a confirmation page. Put your ID number on this page and have your teacher sign it at least 2 days prior to the visit. Bring the signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are posted on the College/Career Center webpage. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The College Counselors will be holding one workshop on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. (Second Day of the Week). The workshop will give tips and suggestions of successfully completing your Common App; it will take place in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. See you there!

Considering Indiana University in Bloomington? The Wells Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by any American university. The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2016. Interested Seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return the nomination forms is Wednesday, September 16. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Thursday, October 1.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2016. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return the nomination forms is Wednesday, September 16. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Thursday, October 15.

CLUB NEWS

Do you enjoy attending school events, have a passion for photography, writing or page layout/graphic design? Then the Ambassador Yearbook is the right club for you! Join us for our next staff meeting Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2712. Any questions? Email us at SHS_Yearbook@d125.org.

Interested in community service? Join Key Club. Our first general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. Come meet the officers and learn all about Key Club.

Are you interested in a future in a medical or health care field? HOSA is a nationally chartered club that allows students to compete in health science related events, including biomedical debate, medical math and health career display. The club is perfect for anyone interested in the medical field, as it offers valuable insight to how a career in medicine works. Club meetings consist of event preparation, presentations, and guest speakers. We meet once every two weeks on Wednesday after school in Room 6048/6050. Our first meeting will be next Wednesday, hope to see you there!

Do you want to help change the world? Stevenson’s very own Gay-Straight Alliance meets on Tuesdays. Come on down for support, friends and fun. We meet in Room 6012 right after school.

Chinese Club will have its first meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2812. Come and enjoy with us!

Freshman Class Board: We will be meeting Tuesday after school in Room 6022. Homecoming is just around the corner. FCB has a lot to offer friends, fun, leadership opportunities community hours and snacks. All freshmen are welcome to come.

Chess Club meets almost every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Student Ambassadors’ first general meeting will be Wednesday. Please join us at 7:45 a.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) if you are interested in joining the club this year!

Archery Club starts Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. on the Sport Courts. Anyone interested in archery is more than welcome to join. No experience required!

Future Educators of America: Think you might want to become a teacher? Attend our first meeting on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1516. We will discuss signing up for a weekly tutoring program and other volunteer opportunities.

The Magicians Club meets for the first time on Monday, September 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 6066! Veteran and aspiring magicians are both welcome. Learn the craft, help aspiring magicians, and prepare for performances outside of school! For more information feel free to contact Nathan Ji at natji6@students.d125.org. See you soon!

Ted-Ed Club: Have you ever been inspired by a TED talk before? If so, why not create your own? Join the Ted-Ed club! Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1414.

INTRAMURALS

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

ATHLETICS

The softball team will have preseason informational meetings at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 7:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss fundraising for a Spring Break training trip. Athletes only need to attend one of the meetings. If you have any questions, contact Coach Vikartofsky in the Quiet Learning Center (Room 2115-G) or email her at avikartofsky@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Dyett High to reopen as arts school; compromise praised and panned

Proposed law change would allow Sanders to stay on as U46 boss

Huntley school district, teachers reach tentative agreement on contract

St. Charles seventh-grader collapses, dies after cross country meet

Warren Township High students plan “gray out” for classmate who died of cancer

Orland Park schools bring back prior bus firm for some routes

FAA dean named interim provost at University of Illinois

Former College of DuPage comptroller disputes reasons for firing

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Facebook is building free educational software

Federal government will erase loan debt for ex-Corinthian College students

Parents sue New Jersey Department of Education over graduation requirements

New approach to teaching science gets test run in California

Utah spends less on students than it did before the “Great Recession”

Central Florida live-streams lectures to deal with student over-enrollment

The life and death of New York City’s Jamaica High School

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