Tuesday, November 10, 2015

More Than 800 Current, Former Students Named AP Scholars

Eight hundred and sixty-one current and former Stevenson students earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards from the College Board for their performance on the 2015 AP exams last spring. More than 180 of them earned National AP Scholar status for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all of their AP exams, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Click here to see all of the AP Scholars.

Model United Nations Members Earn Awards

Several members of the Model United Nations Club won awards while competing at different events last weekend. At the Brown University conference that concluded Sunday, Andrew Jin won Best Delegate honors, while Natalie Wu and Serena Goldberg earned Verbal Commendation awards. Closer to home, eight students captured awards at the St. Ignatius conference on Saturday. Sauren Gupta, Samarth Maduru and Adam Katz were named Best Delegates, and Khalil Khan received Outstanding Delegate designation. Four others were Honorable Mention selections: Dianson Zhang, Shirley Cao, Anita Fang and Michelle Cai.

Three From Speech Team Claim Medals at Wheeling

Three students from the speech and drama team earned medals at Saturday’s Wheeling High School competition. For the second week in a row, freshman Sharon Zavlin won first place in Original Oratory. Katherine Liu came in second in Informative Speaking, and Shreya Sriram was third in Poetry Reading.

No School, No Digest on Wednesday

Stevenson will not hold classes in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday. Classes will resume at 8:05 a.m. Thursday. Because there is no school on Wednesday, there will be no Daily Digest.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Barrington 6, Stevenson 3: At the Crystal Lake Ice House, Roey Klieman, Jackson Leptich and Bahri Kurapey scored the Patriots’ goals. Daniel Levey had two assists.  Nick Cimarusti stopped 30 shots on goal.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Want to Become the Next Great Writer? Submit to the Half-Wit

Sophomores and freshmen: What’s the difference between you and great writers like Ray Bradbury, Sherman Alexie, John Steinbeck and J.K. Rowling? They submitted. Submit any and all short stories, poems, plays, song lyrics, and essays to the Half-Wit and you could become the next great writer. Send all submissions to Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org along with your name and ID number by Wednesday.

Freshman-Sophomore Play Audition Packet Online

Auditions for the 2015-16 freshman-sophomore play, The Importance of Being Earnest, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Monday, November 23 in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). Click here for the audition packet. Interested freshmen and sophomores can sign up for a time slot on the callboard next to the Little Theater. Sign-ups will be posted Monday, November 16. Copies of the play are available in the ILC and for individual check out in Room 6076.

Miss Saigon Ticket Sales Underway

Tickets for Miss Saigon, the 2015-16 school musical, are available online through the Patriot Superstore. The cost is $10. All seats are reserved. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center.

S-Factor Auditions Coming Soon

Auditions for Stevenson’s only singing competition, S-Factor, are November 16-17 and 19-20. Singers and hosts can sign up for auditions at http://goo.gl/forms/eCxjqlWZx1.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

Amber Albrecht is this week’s Homework Center Word of the Day winner. She will receive a Sodexo Smoothie gift certificate. Thank you to all who participated.

INTRAMURALS

The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Volleyball League will be held at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 7096. This is a combined meeting for both leagues. For more information, visit the IM page at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals.

The Stevenson Climbing Club informational meeting will be held after school today in Room 6014. For more information, visit the Climbing Club page at www.d125.org/climb.

CLUB NEWS

Hey juniors! There is a Junior Class Board meeting on Thursday in Room 2004. New members are always welcome. Snacks will be served. Community service hours will be given. Come be part of the fun!

Are you interested in helping with this year’s Odyssey fine arts festival? The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-8 a.m. and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 2616. You can choose either time slot to fit your schedule.

Peer Helpers would like you to join us in its mission to re-define beauty. Beauty is more than what you see. Help us increase self-confidence, reduce eating disorders and make SHS a safe and healthy place for all students. Look for clues on the bathrooms mirrors and on signs around the school.  Visit the student lounge for more information. #RedefineBeautiful

Chinese Club is hosting a “Hot Pot” event from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday in the newly renovated Food Lab (Room 1406). The cost is $6 for individuals, but if you bring a friend, the two of you can be part of the fun for only $10.

On Friday after school, the Interactive Gamers Club will host a sealed Commander tournament in Room 7096. You must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. The cost is $10, and each student will be given a 100-card deck to play with. There is a limited number of card decks, so pre-register by contacting Mr. Fedewa. There also will be prizes raffled off. New members always welcome!

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: University of Illinois-Springfield, Central Michigan University, Heidelberg University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 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

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union practice strike vote: 97% say walk out

University of Illinois nears settlement with controversial professor

NIU already implementing state’s new AP credit equity law

Glen Ellyn District 41 divided on who should pay administrators’ pensions (+)

Huntley District 158 mulls creating off-site alternative school

Kaneland teachers to provide details on strike notice (+)

UI fires athletic director amid damning report on football program

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

President, chancellor toppled at University of Missouri after protests

Hundreds march at Yale in solidarity with minority students

University of Virginia fraternity files $25M lawsuit against Rolling Stone

Defining an “affordable” college education harder than it sounds

University of Colorado returns $1M grant to Coca-Cola

How did Chromebooks corner the K-12 market?

Education activist Michelle Rhee has become an enigma

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

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