Thursday, November 19

24-Hour Theatre Project Public Show Set for Saturday

The Theatre Department will hold its annual 24-Hour Theatre Project public performance at 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. During the 24-Hour Theatre Project, students come together 24 hours prior to the public performance to write a script, select acting parts, and rehearse.

Math Team Maintains Grip on NSML Lead

Stevenson’s math team maintained its grip at the top of the North Suburban Math League following the second round of competition last Thursday. SHS was one of 11 sites, and hosted Glenbrook South, Neuqua Valley, New Trier and Walter Payton Prep. Stevenson outscored Neuqua Valley for top score at the site, 333-306. Payton was third (296), followed by Glenbrook South (263) and New Trier (255). Eighteen SHS students wrote perfect papers at the competition. Click here to see the list and read more.

Mandatory Meeting for Alaska Service-Learning Trip

There is a mandatory student-parent meeting tonight at 6 o’clock for the Student Activities Division’s service-learning trip to Alaska next summer. The meeting will be held in the West Auditorium (Room 2206); park in lot B for easiest access. Visit http://shsinalaska.wikispaces.com for the detailed trip itinerary.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Patriots Prepare for State Swim Meet

Seven members of the girls swimming team will compete at the Illinois High School Association state meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday at New Trier. The Patriot contingent will include Irune Andres, Rachel Song, Ashley Carollo, Danielle Fang, Casey Kirby, Iza Pelka and Jessica Lenhart. Stevenson qualified all three of its relays for state, and also will have individuals in these races: 100 butterfly (Song, Lenhart), 100 backstroke (Kirby), 100 freestyle (Kirby, Pelka), 200 freestyle (Pelka), 200 individual medley (Andres) and 500 freestyle (Andres). Four Pats will swim in four events: Andres, Kirby, Pelka and Song, who is part of each relay. The 200 medley relay team will be Carollo, Fang, Kirby and Song. The 400 free relay will feature Song, Kirby, Pelka and Andres, and the 200 free relay unit will have Carollo, Song, Pelka and Andres. Based on sectional results, the Patriots have four swimmers who posted top-12 times among all state qualifiers in their event. Kirby had the fourth-fastest time in the 100 backstroke, Andres was eighth-best in the 200 IM and the 400 free relay also was eighth, and Pelka was 12th in the 200 free.

Fall Sports Award Recipients Announced

The Athletics Division held its annual Fall Sports Awards Night on Tuesday in the Sports Center. Check out the names of the Big Gun, Scholar-Athlete, North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship, and ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Performance Award) winners here.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

FMP Mentor Information Meetings on Friday

Sophomores and juniors with an interest in mentoring incoming freshmen are eligible to apply to be in the Freshman Mentor Program, and are encouraged to go to the informational meeting on Friday. Meetings will occur every half lunch period in the Recital Hall (4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B).

Struggling in Class? Stop by an ILC for Academic Help

If you’re struggling academically, the school has a number of services available to help. Click here to learn more about academic assistance available in the Information and Learning Centers, including peer tutoring, Targeted Tutoring and the Homework Center.

Freshman-Sophomore Play Auditions Monday

Auditions for the 2015-16 freshman-sophomore play, The Importance of Being Earnest, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Monday 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. Copies of the play are available in the ILC and for individual check out in Room 6076.

Sign Up for the Operation Snowball Retreat

Registration for Operation Snowball is underway in the Student Activities Office, the school store, and online. The weekend retreat will take place December 4-6. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. Please email or see Mr. Mazzuca in 7080 or Mr. Hutchins in 6028 for further information.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

Shane Sokolsky is this week’s Homework Center Word of the Day winner. He will receive a Stevenson sweatshirt. Thank you to all who participated.

Missing Something? Here’s Lost and Found Information

If you’re missing a gym bag, swim bag, lunch bag or any other item, stop by the lost and found area in Room 2416 (West) or Room 5024 (East), or the attendance office in the lobby by the Field House. Please consider marking your name on your items so they can be returned promptly if found. You can also look on the Lost and Found web page to see what items have been turned into Room 2400.

CLUB NEWS

Attention all members of Psychology Club: Are you interested in becoming a psychologist? Find out the training, day-to-day activities and thoughts about the field from School Psychologist Ms. Croft after school today in Room 2612. All are welcome.

Zumba Club meets every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5044, the East Multi-Purpose Room. Questions? Email Mrs. Antillera at rantillera@d125.org.

Join the Indian Student Association for its Diwali 2015 celebration Friday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are only $3. Join the ISA for a day filled with food, performances, culture and fun. Dress up in Indian clothes all day!

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

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for students and parents will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). This meeting is mandatory for parents of any students looking to join the club. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, visit www.d125.org/ski or stop by the PREP Office in Room 3040.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

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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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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