Tuesday, December 1, 2015

16 Selected for North Shore Honor Band Festival

Sixteen students have been selected to participate in the 2015-16 North Shore Honor Band Festival January 15-16 at Lake Forest High School. Students from 10 area high schools were chosen for the festival’s two bands. Ksenia Polyarskaya, Yenna Kim, Michelle Bae, Madeleine Kim, Elliot Segal, Dexter Darmali, Adam Kastler and Miriam Silberman were selected to the 9-10 Band. Mia Kim, Eric Kang, Zhenhao (Kevin) Li, Daniel Chen, Gabrielle Marzouk, Iris Tong, David Yan and Jack Henhapl were chosen for the 11-12 Band. This is the festival’s 17th year.

Teen Brain Science Topic of Next Parent Book Jam

The Community Parent Network will hold its next Parent Book Jam from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, December 7 in the orange annex building behind the Vernon Area Library. Stevenson’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will lead a discussion about Age of Opportunity—Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg. His book provides new research about the teen brain and what it goes through during adolescence, and also offers parents tips to help guide their children during this critical time. Steinberg will be joining the discussion on Monday via Twitter. The event is free, and reading the book in advance is optional. For more information and to register, click here.

Senior Parents, Honor Your Student in the Yearbook

Parents and guardians of senior students are invited to celebrate their student’s success and milestones with an advertisement in the 2015-16 Ambassador yearbook. Jostens is managing Stevenson’s yearbook recognition ad sales. Visit www.jostensadservice.com to create your senior recognition ad by Monday, December 7. Questions? Contact Jostens at 800-358-0800.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Six Selected to All-NSC Football Team

Five seniors and one junior from the varsity football squad have been selected to the North Suburban Conference All-Conference Team. Seniors Jack Sorenson (quarterback), Tyler Vincent (running back), Cade Gilbert (offensive line), Jake Steinberger (center) and Connor Santini (defensive line) were chosen, along with junior Henry Marchese (wide receiver). Two other Patriots received honorable mention: senior Jeremy Horwitz (wide receiver/defensive back) and junior Charlie Bourbon (offensive line/linebacker).

Girls Volleyball Team Honored for Sportsmanship

The Zebras of Northern Illinois, an organization of volleyball referees, has given the SHS girls volleyball team its Outstanding Sportsmanship Award for the 2015 season. Teams selected each fall best exemplify the ZONI criteria of good sportsmanship: positive attitude and behavior demonstrated by coaches, players and fans of the team. The organization also honored SHS for sportsmanship in 2013.

Sports Boosters Flash Sale on Friday

Stevenson Sports Boosters will be holding a Flash Sale on Friday, just in time for your holiday shopping. There will be huge savings on current inventory items, including sweatshirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatpants and more. The sale takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Field House. Cash, check, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thrill Your Taste Buds at Stevenson Burger Night

The Introduction to Business classes will have a record five original recipes — one from each class period — at the first-semester Stevenson Burger Night on Wednesday at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant at the Vernon Hills Town Center, 1260 S. Milwaukee Avenue (northwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and U.S. 45/Olde Half Day Road). The event runs from 4-9 p.m. Between 10-20% of the proceeds, depending upon number of burgers sold, will be donated to Ivy Hall Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization. The five burgers are the Crunchy Munchie, the Sweet N’ Salty, the When in Rome, the BBQ Brisket Burger, and the Chi-Town Shuffle. Click here to see the ingredients for each sandwich.

Commit to Dine In on Thursday

Celebrate Family and Consumer Sciences Week by committing to dine in on Thursday.  Research shows that families that prepare and eat a meal together are more likely to eat healthier and consume fewer calories. Join us in reaching the goal of 200,000 families dining in on December 3. Visit www.aafcs.org/FCSday to register your family and get more information on the event! Don’t forget to send out your selfie on Instagram #healthyfamselfie

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.

Did You See the Latest Styler? Check it Out Online

The Stevenson Styler has been delivered! Didn’t get your copy? You can now view the Styler digitally! Visit www.d125.org/stevensonstyler to view it today!

CLUB NEWS

Key Club’s next general meeting is today. We will meet in the West Auditorium after school for yearbook pictures.  

HOSA will be meeting after school Wednesday for yearbook pictures in the West Auditorium. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces! Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 9 after school.

This Thursday after school, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Hearthstone Tournament in Room 1204, the West Faculty Dining Room. The cost is $5. Players must bring three decks, and there is a 32-person cap. New members are always welcome!

Do you value empathy and understanding in others? Do you want all people at Stevenson to feel welcome and accepted? So do those in Peer HelpersCome to a meeting this Thursday in Room 2612 after school to find out what Peer Helpers do and how they can help your experience at Stevenson!

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for students and parents will be held tonight 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.

A reminder that IM Basketball packets are due this week! Juniors are due today, sophomores are due tomorrow, and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

Don’t forget that IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP 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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UIC student charged with making threat that led to U. of Chicago shutdown

Barrington High student charged with bringing handgun, bullets to school

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CLC board says delay in state funds won’t hinder new building project (+)

Two fired administrators sue College of DuPage (+)

New Catholic schools chief unsure of additional school closings

Universities weigh in on Chicago State whistleblower case

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

California leads drive to reverse focus on standardized tests

Online schools losing support in national charter school movement

Sorry, parents, but Common Core math makes more sense than you think

Silicon Valley suicides: Why are so many kids killing themselves in Palo Alto?

“Star Wars” mania becomes a force in L.A. schools, classrooms

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