Thursday, December 3, 2015

360 Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars

Three hundred and sixty Stevenson seniors have been named 2016 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. They are among more than 18,000 top Illinois high school students receiving the honor, which was first introduced in 1958. Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors. Selection is based on SAT, ACT, or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or on class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners. Click here to see the list.

Six Art Faculty Members Displaying Work in West Building

The Stevenson Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month series has a decidedly familiar flavor in December, as six members of the art faculty will have works on display in the Rotunda Gallery until Friday, December 18. The gallery is located in the West Building at the intersection of the 1400 and 1600 hallways. Art faculty whose works are included are Katie Hyken, Maureen LeVanti, Cristal Sabbagh, Patrick Fairchild, Jon Grice and Tim Myers.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 125.3, Lake Forest 121.05: Mikaela Webb won the all-around title and captured three of the four events for the Patriots in their season opener on the road. Webb posted an all-around score of 34.3, and earned top scores on floor exercise (9.05), vault (8.8) and uneven bars (8.65). Zoe Hinz, performing in her first high school meet, finished second in the all-around (32.3), and won the balance beam (8.2). She also was second on bars (7.6) and tied for second on floor (8.15). – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,273, Vernon Hills 2,069: Xanthe Coulson had the high series and game for the Patriots at the Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. She rolled a 507 series, with a top game score of 227, which was best of the match. Samie Schmidt recorded a 480 (high game 181), Kaitlyn Rudy shot a 478 (194) and Nina Wright added a 424 (159). Amy Atkinson contributed a 384 (146). SHS outshot the Cougars in two of the three games.

SBN to Show Girls Basketball Game Thursday

Friday night’s varsity girls basketball game against Mundelein will be carried live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network, starting at 7 p.m. SBN also will be showing the varsity girls and boys basketball games during the Hoops for Heroes night on Saturday, December 12. To see the upcoming SBN, visit www.d125.org/sbn.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Commit to Dine In Tonight

Celebrate Family and Consumer Sciences Week by committing to dine in tonight.  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 today. 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

Audition Packets Available for Winter Play

Audition packets for the Winter Production, Twelfth Night, are now available online at www.d125.org/audition. Scripts also are available for overnight checkout in the ILC. If you have questions regarding auditions, please contact C. Burrows in the Studio Theatre, Room 2204.

$1 Book Sale at School Store to Help Give-A-Thon

The school store is having a book sale to benefit Give-A-Thon during all lunch periods. All books are $1, and all of the proceeds will go to Give-A-Thon.

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.

Illinois State Scholars: Pick Up Your Certificate

Congratulations to all of the students who were named Illinois State Scholars. Your certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

Fashion Show Information Meeting December 9

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in holding a leadership position for the Fashion Show on Wednesday, December 9 in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Those interested in holding a leadership position as a producer or coordinator should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. A meeting for models and volunteers will be held after Winter Break. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

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

Chanukah is just around the corner and we’re celebrating early! Join Club Israel for making Latkes (potato pancakes) and eating Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) after school today in the Food Lab, Room 1406.

Sophomore Class Board is meeting today after school in the College/Career Center. All sophomores are welcome to help us prepare for Winterfest! SCB is a great way to make new friends and earn community service hours.

Today 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 today in Room 2612 after school to find out what Peer Helpers do and how they can help your experience at Stevenson!

Interested in joining the fight against cancer, raising cancer awareness, fundraising for cancer treatment/services/research, and planning the Relay for Life event in June? Relay for Life Club will be meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, in Room 1508-1510.

INTRAMURALS

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.

ATHLETICS

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.

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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District 211 approves controversial settlement in transgender student case

State funding bill has no money for higher education

Three suburban districts to test e-learning on snow days (+)

North Shore District 112 prepares $198M referendum for spring

Photograph prompts shutdown of Wauconda High email system (+)

University of Illinois-Chicago names new provost

Libertyville District 70 OKs plan to expand Copeland Manor School (+)

New Trier survey finds students feel safe at school

Skokie District 68 board says no to videotaping meetings

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

House passes bill to scale back federal role in education

Districts address security in wake of school shootings

Student protests may play role in Supreme Court case on race in admissions

Major overhaul planned for Tennessee colleges

Can a coding bootcamp replace a four-year degree?

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