Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Choral Concert, Choral Guild Fundraiser Thursday

The Stevenson Chorus, Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers will perform during the Fall Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Nine songs will be performed, with two students selected for solos: sophomore Abby Dutler (Advanced Chorus) and senior Cynthia Liu (Patriot Singers). Also, seniors and Patriot Singers members Monique Hsu and Beth Kessler will have instrumental roles during the evening. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Click here to watch.

The Choral Guild is encouraging anyone attending Thursday’s concert to stop by the Culver’s in Buffalo Grove before or after the event. The Choral Guild is holding a fundraiser at Culver’s from 3-10 p.m. Thursday. Just mention Choral Guild when ordering, and Culver’s will donate 20% of the sale to the group.

“Not My Kid!? 2” on SBN Tonight

If you’re unable to attend tonight’s “Not My Kid?! 2” presentation, it will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network starting at 7 p.m. Click here to watch.

Ex-SHS Staffer’s School Earns Blue Ribbon Award

A junior high school led by former Stevenson teacher and dean Amy Read was one of eight schools in Illinois that earned Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday. Read is principal of Butler Junior High School in Oak Brook.

Bass Fishing Team Opens Fall Competition

The bass fishing team placed fourth in the opening round of Streamwood High School’s Golden Sabre Tournament Series last Saturday at Long Lake in Ingleside. In Boat 1, junior Go Ogata and senior Andrew Austin caught five fish weighing a total of 9.53 pounds, keeping them within striking distance of Zion-Benton, which posted an 11.5-pound bag. Seniors Myles Slavicek and Jonathon Mitchel reeled in three fish with a combined weight of 6.57 pounds in Boat 2. The series continues October 10 on Diamond Lake and concludes October 17 at Bangs Lake.

Administrator Writes for National Journal

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Mark Onuscheck wrote an article for the August issue of JSD: The Learning Forward Journal. His piece, “Why Do I Go to the Conference?” talked about the benefits that educators receive from attending Learning Forward’s annual conference, which this year will be held in Washington, D.C.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at NSC Championship: SHS and Lake Forest tied for the lowest team score (310), but the Scouts won the title on a fifth-score tiebreaker at Willow Glen Golf Club in Great Lakes. Six Patriots earned all-conference honors with their scores. Kamaren Sandhu and Jedidiah Jhu tied for fourth place, each shooting a 3-over-par 76. James Dvorak finished one stroke behind in sixth. Jackson Bussell tied for 18th with an 81, while Jake Labow and Zach Orlowsky carded an 83 and tied for 26th. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at NSC Championship: The Patriots finished second to Libertyville at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, with six players earning all-conference honors. Alexia Fidman finished fifth with an 87, 15 strokes over par. Olivia Stomberg, Myra Peterson and Katie Hannahs each shot a 90, and finished 10-11-12. Olivia Hancock was 17th with a 93, and Maddie Schaetzlein took 20th with a 96. SHS posted a team score of 357, nine strokes behind Libertyville and 16 ahead of third-place Lake Forest. Stevenson finished second overall in the NSC with an 8-1 record in addition to the conference meet results. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 11, Skokie 0: Jordan Marcelletti scored four goals and Timothy Fogliatti registered five assists as the Patriots (3-1) rolled at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. Goalie Josh Pike earned his first shutout of the season. Daniel Dowd had two goals and an assist, while Jackson Leptich and Jason Roseman each notched one goal and one assist. Stevenson’s other goals came from Daniel Wolfe, Jason Spector and Seth Cohen. Daniel Levey added an assist for SHS.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots moved to 12-0 on the year, losing only one game all afternoon. The winning singles players were Zoe Taylor, Vinaya Rao and Maria Sarabia. The victorious doubles tandems were Gwen Heidkamp/Kate Harvey, Alexandra Zoubareva/Paige Nierman, Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger, and Alyssa Glaser/Shelby Liu.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Visiting Artist Presentation Today

The September Visiting Artist of the Month, Geovanni Gonzalez, will give presentations during sixth and seventh period today at the Rotunda Gallery, in the 1400 hallway of the West Building.

Class of 2018 Can Order Class Rings Thursday, Friday

Sophomores can order their class ring Thursday and Friday during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Can’t wait? You can also order a ring online at jostens.com.

Improv Troupe Auditions Monday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv troupe will be holding auditions at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The group performs in various venues throughout the year, including SHS and the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville. Download the audition packet, and have a parent sign the permission form prior to auditions. Please email Ms. Nowak at Pnowak@d125.org with any questions.

Ally Week Seeks Supporters of LGBT Community

If you’re a supporter of the LGBT community at Stevenson, and of LGBT people in general, stop by the Ally Week table and show your support during your lunch period this week.

CLUB NEWS

Only the Event Leadership Team members will be meeting for Relay for Life Club tonight at 6 o’clock in Room 1510. There will be a meeting for all members, as well as people interested in becoming a member, on Wednesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. in Room 1510.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine will meet at 3:30 today in Room 1612.  Haven’t come to a meeting yet? New members are always welcome! Hope to see you there.

The Black Association of Stevenson Students welcomes all students who are interested in good fun, music, food and games each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1414.

Sophomore Class Board is meeting Thursday after school in the College/Career Center. We’ll be celebrating our hard work and accomplishments during Homecoming. New members are welcome to join in the fun!

This Friday after school in Room 2104, the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Hearthstone tournament! $5 entry, and prizes to the top players based on attendance, with a 64-player cap! Please bring three decks to play and a fully charged iPad!

The Scholastic Bowl teams will meet for the first time in Rooms 1500/1502 on Monday. If you’re a fan of Jeopardy or trivia games, please come join our nationally ranked team! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Fedewa.

Interested in earning volunteer hours by doing service projects in the local community? Want to build leadership skills? Interested in making new friends? Interact Club, the student branch of Rotary International, will have its first meeting on Monday, from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1500-1502. Pizza will be served. Come join us!

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: St. Norbert College, Western Illinois University, Loyola University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Northern Iowa, Seton Hall University, San Diego State University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Ball State University, University of Utah, University of Maryland, Hope College, Millikin University, University of Chicago, Miami University, Iowa State University, Illinois State University, Michigan Technological University, Montana State University, Western Michigan University, Lawrence University, University of Connecticut, Illinois Wesleyan University and Denison 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Save the date! There will be a Health Careers Night on Wednesday, November 4 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Grainger Atrium and Yacktman Children’s Pavilion. Learn about health career choices; talk with people who work in various health-related careers; and obtain information about educational requirements and salary ranges. Advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, please call HealthAdvisor at 1-855-312-KIDS; mention class code 8P54.

ATHLETICS

All baseball players need to turn in their Lou Malnati’s fundraiser money to Coach Block in his office (Room 7080) by Thursday morning.

INTRAMURALS

Open Diamond Baseball ends Thursday, October 8. The remaining dates are Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and next Thursday (October 8). Workouts take place on the sophomore baseball field from 3:45-6 p.m.

Open Field Softball is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:45 until October 27 on the JV softball field. All softball players are welcome. Click here for the fall schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

$100M gift to U. of Chicago will fund conflict resolution institute, forum

As strike looms, East St. Louis students walk out of class to support teachers

Prospect Heights board approves four-year teacher contract

Orland Park schools developing curriculum to prevent youth suicides

Woodland Elementary District 50 employees rally for new contract

Waukegan District 60 mourns death of Clearview Elementary principal

County authorities seek more records from College of DuPage

Chicago Public Schools sells shuttered elementary school for $5.25M

NIU sophomore’s death remains under investigation

CPS says special education cuts will be reviewed

West Frankfort high school students rally to bring back band program

Hanover Park woman is a school bus driver and a world-class runner

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Math content in schools adding to achievement gap, study says

New data shows most college undergraduates are “nontraditional”

Google: Chromebooks will soon outnumber all devices combined in schools

Once sold as the solution, small high schools now on the back burner

U.S. colleges seek to integrate Chinese students better

Potential Clinton endorsement divides National Education Association

Prompted by teacher, Kentucky school removes bathroom mirrors for self-esteem

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