Friday, September 18, 2015

Parent Information Meetings for Trips to Iceland, NYC

The school has two more parent information meetings for summer 2016 student travel opportunities.

The parent information meeting for next summer’s “Fire and Ice” trip to Iceland will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 24 in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). This opportunity is open to sophomores and juniors who have taken or are currently enrolled in AP Geography or AP Environmental Studies. For those unable to attend the meeting, contact Jim Dzialo at jdzialo@d125.org or Steve Wood at swood@d125.org for more information.

The Family and Consumer Science Department is sponsoring a fashion industry-focused trip to New York City June 6-9. Students who have taken any of the following courses are eligible: Introduction to Clothing and Design, Clothing and Design, Advanced Clothing and Design, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising and Design. Parents are invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 in the Recital Hall. Parents unable to attend the meeting can contact Christina Erickson at cerickson@d125.org for more information. Download the information flyer (PDF).

If you missed the parent meetings earlier this week for summer trips to Europe and China, please visit our Student Travel Experiences web page to find out whom to contact for information.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Football Team Takes on Wauconda Tonight

The Patriot football team starts the second half of its four-game homestand with a North Suburban Conference crossover contest at 7:30 tonight against Wauconda. SHS is 2-1 and coming off a thrilling 38-35 win over Lake Zurich. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, earned their first victory of the year with a 40-0 blowout of Round Lake.

In addition to the action on the field, there will be several other activities taking place in the Stadium:

  • Tonight is “Replace the Lace” night, in which everyone is encouraged to replace their shoelaces with gold Compass to Care laces. Compass to Care is an organization that assists families with travel expenses incurred through childhood cancer. Funds raised from the sale of shoelaces goes to Compass to Care. Laces will be available for $5 today in the Wood Commons during lunch periods. You can also make a donation directly at www.CompasstoCare.org.
  • The Marching Patriots will be holding its Senior Night. Senior members of the marching band and Color Guard will be honored during a pre-game ceremony.
  • Stevenson’s Class of 1985 will be on hand as part of the celebration for its 30-year reunion.

Tonight’s game will be streamed live online at www.highschoolcube.com/schools/sbn, and also can be heard on Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pick Up Your Color Fun(d) Run Packets Today

The Color Fun(d) Run starts at 9 a.m. Sunday. Register today to receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Race packets may be picked up today during lunch in the Wood Commons and after school until 4 p.m. Or, stop by Road Runner in Kildeer on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up your race packet. Runners may register the day of the race until 8:30 a.m., but will not receive a Color Fun(d) Run T-shirt. Go to www.classy.org/shscolorfundrun to sign up.

Free Jamba Juice for All Students Today

All Stevenson students will receive a free 16-ounce Jamba Juice at the Vernon Hills location from 5-7 p.m. today as thanks for Spirit Fest.

Get Your Laces and “Replace the Lace”

Want to be part of Replace the Lace this week and help kids fight cancer? You can buy gold laces for $5 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods today. Wear your laces to tonight’s game!

Fall Play This Weekend

The Fine Arts Division will present the fall theatrical production, “Third,” in the Studio Theatre tonight and Saturday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. tonight, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Wendy Wasserstein’s play focuses on a college professor who accuses one of her students of plagiarism after he submitted an essay that she believes was too sophisticated to have come from him.

Homecoming Tickets On Sale Through Monday

Homecoming tickets are on sale for $25 each and $50 for couples at the school store and through the school store’s website through Monday. The dance is at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 26 in the Field House. If you’re bringing a date who’s not a Stevenson student, make sure he or she fills out a Dance Guest Form. The last day for ticket refunds is Tuesday. This year’s Homecoming theme is “James Bond 007.”

Graduation Cap and Gown, Announcement Orders

Seniors can order their graduation caps and gowns, and graduation announcements, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, October 15-16, in the Patriot Lobby by Room 2400. Seniors will have their graduation meeting during the activity period on Thursday, October 8.

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.

COLLEGE NEWS

The College of Lake County is hosting an Engineering Night for juniors and seniors at 6 p.m. Thursday. If you are interested in science, technology, engineering or math, this would be a great opportunity for you to explore your college and career opportunities. Doors open at 5:30. Register for up to three presentations by various colleges and universities. You can pre-register on the CLC Stem website:  www.clcillinois.edu/STEM.

Attention juniors and seniors: Learn about the academic programs, on- and off-campus resources and opportunities, and the admission process for the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a special program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Libertyville High School.

Juniors and seniors: Please check Naviance daily to see an updated list of colleges that have scheduled a visit to Stevenson. The following colleges will be visiting next week: Southern Illinois University, University of Richmond, University of Texas, University of Arkansas, Gettysburg College, Lynchburg College, Whitman College, Muhlenberg College, Suffolk University, Boston College, Furman University and Carroll University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page and have it signed two days prior to the college visit and have the page signed by your teacher.

If you are an outstanding senior student who is interested in the University of Notre Dame, you might want to apply for its prestigious Hesburgh-Yusko scholarship. This scholarship provides $25,000 per year towards the cost of attendance at ND, plus opportunities to engage in learning seminars and summer enrichment programs.  Stevenson can nominate one or two applicants who display outstanding leadership, academic achievement, a sincere commitment to service and solid moral character.  Applications are available in the CCC and are due October 23.

CLUB NEWS

Attention transfer students or Stevenson Patriots In New Situations: You are invited to a pizza party during your lunch period today in Room 7096. Drinks, snacks and pizza are free. We will be planning our monthly Friday night field trips for the 2015-16 school year. Please join us! Questions? Contact Ms. Kellogg at skellogg@d125.org or Ms. D’Angelo-Hermes at jdangelo-hermes@d125.org.

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

The Magicians Club meets for the first time on Monday 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!

If you are interested in completing a science research project for spring competitions, there will be one last introductory Science Reach meeting Monday in Room 1904 at 7:30 a.m. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

Come to Chinese Club in Room 2812 for fun Chinese games like mahjong and yummy food like potstickers and eggrolls. Our next meeting is Tuesday.

Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032.  Representatives from our community service sites will be speaking about Key Club’s volunteering opportunities. New members are always welcome.

Breakfast With Books will have its first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Meet in the ILC at 7:45 a.m.

Want to eat Israeli and Russian food? Want to show off your cooking skills? Join Club Israel and the Russian Club for a special cooking event! We will be making falafel, shakshuka, Russian beet salad, and farm cheese crepes from 3:30 to 5:30 next Thursday in the Culinary Arts Lab, Room 1406.

Interested in raising cancer awareness and planning fundraisers? Join Relay for Life Club. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1508. Our club pairs with Buffalo Grove High School to organize the Relay for Life event. We also plan awareness days and fundraisers at SHS.

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Northwestern Medical Explorers program is accepting applications for the upcoming year. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30. You must be at least 15 years old, a sophomore or junior, in good academic standing, and able to commit to two years of the program. Find out more and apply here.

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

If you missed last week’s NCAA Night and are thinking about playing college sports, check out the College/Career Center’s NCAA eligibility guide.

Any baseball player interested in trying out next spring should attend an informational meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, September 24 in Room 6050. If you cannot attend the meeting, see Coach Block in Room 7080. Also, any interested baseball player who has not yet picked up their Lou Malnati’s fundraising coupons can pick them up from Coach Block in 7080.

INTRAMURALS

All baseball and softball players are welcome to take part in Open Field Baseball/Softball after school on selected dates, which are listed on the Intramurals page.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

North Shore District 112 considering creating mega-campus for middle schools

College of DuPage trustees vote to void president’s contract

The rural brain drain and the future of southern Illinois’ small towns

Two Chicago schools may merge to solve enrollment problems, diversify

Nurse staffing problems force some CPS kids to stay home

District 211 buys its new special education building

$131K grant buys more fruit, vegetables for 5 Waukegan schools

Illinois backlog delays Head Start classes at new Crystal Lake location

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

While Washington wavers, states provide detailed college ratings

New enrollment climbs at graduate schools; highest jump since 2009

Seattle teachers’ tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay

University of California goes back to drawing board on free speech policy

Virginia high school students suspended for wearing Confederate flag apparel

The changing shape of benefits for school employees

Alaska trial tests who has to pay for tests

Stanford dean’s resignation highlights challenge of personal faculty relationships

Dress code drama: What’s a principal to do?

Michelle Obama offers advice for high school seniors: Relax

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