Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Six Selected to All-State Music Ensembles

Six student-musicians have been selected to represent Stevenson at the 2016 Illinois Music Education Association All-State Music Festival next month. The students chosen to participate include Torin Bakke (clarinet), Jean Choi (violin), Koyomi Funahashi (soprano), Justin Lee (violin), Charis Pao (double bass) and Olivia Watkins (soprano). They competed with thousands of other students across the state to earn spots in the All-State ensembles. They will travel to Peoria in January for the three-day festival that culminates in public concerts held at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday, January 30.

Odyssey Information for Students on Wednesday

On Wednesday, there will be an Activity Period during second period to provide information about Odyssey 2016 and the course registration process. Students who do not have a second hour class should report to the Wood Commons at the start of second period in order to receive the Activity Period information. Students will receive an email to their school account with detailed information about Odyssey. Students are reminded to review the email and have their iPads with them on Wednesday. Students with questions can email odyssey@d125.org, or visit the Odyssey Office in Room 2426, or the Fine Arts Office in Room 6080.

Former SHS Administrator in Article

Former Stevenson administrator Angela Sisi, who is now the principal of Wheeling High School, is quoted in this Chicago Tribune article about how current events are shaping conversations in suburban classrooms.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,708, Warren 2,495: Kaitlyn Rudy matched the highest game of her career and also had the third-best series, leading the Patriots past the Blue Devils at Bertrand Bowling Lanes in Waukegan. Rudy rolled a 279 game, matching the mark set during her third-place appearance at the 2015 state tournament. She also had games of 227 and 194 for a 700 series, behind only the 712 she had at state, and the 705 she recorded at the 2015 regional. Xanthe Coulson shot a 545 series on Monday, with games of 186, 181 and 178, while Samie Schmidt had a 543 series (193-185-165). Neeraja Kadiyala added a 498 series that included a pair of 180 games, and Nina Wright contributed a 422 series. After losing the opening game by 88 pins, the Patriots rebounded to captured the final two games and the overall series, winning seven of the match’s nine points.

Baseball Team Holding Fundraisers

The baseball team is raising money for travel next spring by holding a couple of fundraisers. On Thursday, the team is having an all-day benefit at Illusions By Jill in Lincolnshire. Shoppers who mention “Stevenson baseball” when making a purchase will have 10% of the sale directed to the team. The squad is also holding its second annual Trivia Night on Friday, January 22 at The Arboretum in Buffalo Grove. The event will feature tests of trivia knowledge, raffle items, plus a live and silent auction, along with a full buffet dinner and dessert. Details are on the baseball web page.

Boys Basketball Team Will Face Foreman at Hinsdale

The boys basketball team will face Foreman from the Chicago Public League in the first round of the inaugural Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 26. Win or lose, the Patriots are assured of playing four games during the tournament. A single-day admission ticket for eight games is $5, and you can see all 32 games in the tournament for $15. Visit www.hcholidayclassic.com for brackets, schedules and other details.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fashion Show Information Meeting Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in holding a leadership position for the Fashion Show on Wednesday 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.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

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

NYC Fashion Trip Now Open to All in Grades 9-11

Do you want to go to New York and experience all that the fashion industry has to offer?  The deadline for the New York Travel Experience has been extended to Thursday, December 17, and has been opened to all SHS freshman, sophomores and juniors. If you would like more information and paperwork, visit www.d125.org/travel or contact the trip coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at cerickson@d125.org.

Acting 3 Ensemble Production Thursday Night

Please join the Acting 3 Ensemble this Thursday at 7 p.m. for our class production:  “Nonfiction.” The show features three student- written, directed and performed pieces:  “The Usual,” “Friendship’s a Two Person Show,” and “Onomatopoeia.” We hope you will be able to join us for an evening of both thoughtful and entertaining theatre. Admission is free!

Melange, Repertory Dance Company Auditions Next Week

Auditions for the Mélange and Repertory dance companies will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, December 15-16, from 3:45-6 p.m. in the Dance Studio (Room 2010). Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. Students must also come prepared to perform 90 seconds of their own original choreography. Students must be able to commit to all rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-6:30 p.m. during second semester. They also must be free every day after school during the week of the Spring Dance Concert (May 2-8).

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.

FMP Applications Due on Friday

Sophomores and juniors with an interest in mentoring incoming freshmen must turn in their FMP applications on Friday. Click here for application details.

P.E. Leadership Applications Due Before Finals

P.E. Leadership Applications and Alternative P.E. Leadership Applications must be turned in before finals. To download an application or for more information, click here.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

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

Hoops for Heroes T-Shirts on Sale Thursday and Friday

Hoops for Heroes T-shirts will be on sale during the lunch periods Thursday and Friday. Don’t forget to wear your shirt to the varsity basketball games on Saturday. The girls will play Lake Forest at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys against Mundelein at 7 p.m. Hoops for Heroes is sponsored by Students Helping Soldiers and the SHS basketball teams.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in superheroes, whether it’s in movies, TV, or comic books? If so, come on down to Room 1912 after school Wednesday for the first meeting of Superhero Club, a club to fill all of your superhero needs!

HOSA is meeting Wednesday after school in Room 6048. We will be getting information about signing up for state!

Sophomore Class Board invites all sophomores to watch the movie “Home Alone” and decorate cookies after school Friday. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available in the Glass Commons, and the movie will be shown in the Recital Hall. This event is free for all sophomores; just show your ID to get in. If you’re coming, please consider bringing a book to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank. For every book donated, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Friday’s sophomore movie night and cake decorating event will run until 6 p.m.

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 in Room 1508-1510.

INTRAMURALS

A reminder that IM Volleyball 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.

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

If you are interested in doing a Career Shadow, please note that at this time, we will not be accepting any new career shadow applications. We will begin accepting applications again after the new year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or follow us on facebook (SHSCollegeCareerCenter) for any announcements. If you have a specific inquiry, you may also stop by the CCC and ask for Mrs. Willock or send an email directly to dwillock@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Palatine District 211 keeps deal on transgender student after heated debate

Six charged in abduction of two New York college students from Illinois

Naperville district may move fifth-graders to junior high school (+)

Elgin U46 won’t move students from Bartlett elementary school (+)

Loyola U. dismisses charges against organizers of Mizzou protest

ACT still considered the right test for juniors at Naperville high schools (+)

Students at Chicago high school boycott cafeteria, calling food “nasty”

School resource officers fill multiple roles in McHenry County schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

On the table yet again: Proposals to simplify FAFSA

New study ranks colleges producing highest-paid graduates

Common Core backlash extends to Catholic schools

These California districts are measuring schools in a new way

Why are so many preschoolers getting suspended?

University of Maryland may strip name of segregationist from stadium

Enrollment decline continues in southeastern Wisconsin public schools

The outgoing Education Secretary reconnects with a former student

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