Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Late Arrival on Thursday

The school will follow a late arrival schedule on Thursday due to staff development activities. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Senior Earns Honorable Mention in National Contest

Senior Jonah Rawitz was named an honorable mention winner as a singer-songwriter in the Voice category of the 2016 National YoungArts Foundation contest. The honor adds to an impressive theatrical resume Rawitz has compiled while at Stevenson. Among his accomplishments are winning best actor honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in 2014, and being named the top male actor in the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards the same year. Last summer, one of his plays was chosen to be performed at the Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival, and in the spring he appeared on the USA Network show, “Sirens,“ featuring Dennis Leary.

Alum Garners Glowing Review in San Francisco

Marissa Simmons (Class of 2010) received rave reviews for her performance in the title role of Carmen in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s production of La tragédie de Carmen. “This is a singer — and actress — to watch,” Steven Winn wrote in his review of last week’s opening night performance. Simmons is a graduate voice major at the conservatory. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University with a dual major in composing and voice. At Stevenson, Simmons was an all-state vocalist, and also played violin and was an active composer. She won a young composer award from the Illinois Music Education Association.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,177, Vernon Hills 2,887: Eddie Mendrala rolled a team-high 664 series, and three other Patriots broke the 600-pin barrier at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. Zach Singer shot a 653, Richy Zenner had a 649, Ted Tapas contributed a 622 and Josh Singer recorded a 589. Mendrala and Zenner tied for top individual game score for SHS, each posting a 235. Josh Singer had a 229, his brother Zach tallied a 227, and Tapas chipped in with a 215. SHS outscored the Cougars in all three games, eclipsing the 1,000-pin mark in each one.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 48, Lake Zurich 42: The Patriots (6-2, 3-0) won a tight contest on the road thanks in part to the outside shooting of Jessica Burke during the pivotal third quarter. With the game tied 21-21 at halftime, Burke hit a trio of three-pointers as SHS outscored the Bears (3-5, 1-1) by four points in the quarter to take control. Burke finished with a game-high 15 points, while Ashley Richardson scored 11 and Klaire Steffens scored 10. The Pats hit 12 of 14 free-throw attempts compared to 6-of-9 for Lake Zurich, which had three more field goals. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

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

Fashion Show Information Meeting Today

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

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!

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.

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.

Improv Club Tickets on Sale Monday and Tuesday

The Improv Club will be performing Tuesday night in the West Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and you can buy them at the Patriot Superstore during all lunch periods Monday and Tuesday. Tickets also will be sold at the door Tuesday night.

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.

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!

Junior Class Board is meeting Thursday at 3:40 in Room 2004-2006. The yearbook picture will be taken and we will be sharing some holiday cheer at our holiday party!

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! Sophomores are due today and freshmen are due tomorrow. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

ATHLETICS

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.

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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University of Illinois plans new African-American cultural center

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Chicago Teachers Union rallies strike support with contentious tweets

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Congress approves re-write of K-12 education law

What the first round of test results say about Common Core progress

Supreme Court declines to hear Kansas education funding case

Legislators target U. of Missouri’s high number of teacher waivers

120 Boston students sickened by Chipotle-linked norovirus

New documents provide details behind firing of famed L.A. educator

Wisconsin school board member wants Muppets book banned

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