Wednesday, December 16, 2015

S-Factor Tickets Available Online

Tickets are available for the Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor singing competition, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 8 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for $5 through the Online Superstore; they’ll be $7 on the night of the show. Sixteen students made the final cut to perform: Owen Albrecht, Johnny Barboza, Katherine Bussell, A.J. DePew, George Hashemi, Lily Helchen and Nicole Keresh, Monique Hsu, Emily Lee, Blessy Mathew, Grant Mower, Kailey Pearson, Aleksandra Reszka, Lindsey Richardson, Sophie Sorenson and Miffy Tani. The teacher-judges this year will be Denise Foster, Elizabeth Maxwell, Patrick Block and David Frantonius. They determine which students advance to the second round. In the second round, the audience determines the winner.

Baroque Ensemble, Choral Concerts on SBN

Tonight’s recital with the Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at 7 o’clock. If you can’t make it to the Recital Hall, the concert can be seen at www.d125.org/sbn. Thursday night’s Winter Choral Concert in the Performing Arts Center also will be shown by SBN, starting at 7 p.m. Also, a replay of Monday night’s orchestra concert is also available from SBN.

SHS Alum-Turned-Teacher Featured in Champaign

The Champaign News-Gazette has a brief feature today on Lamont Holden (Class of 2000), an eighth-grade teacher at Edison Middle School in Champaign. He incorporates his love of rap and hip-hop into the classroom, and even starred in Edison’s back-to-school video this summer. Holden attended the University of Illinois and also played on its football team.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 37, Palatine 20: The visiting Patriots (8-2) won their seventh consecutive game by holding an opponent to its lowest point total of the season. Ashley Richardson scored a game-high 12 points and had a trio of three-pointers. Jessica Burke added nine points, including two treys, and Klaire Steffens had eight points. Kiana Cencula and Madison Wicklund contributed four points apiece. SHS held the Pirates (4-7) to seven points in the first quarter, four in the second and third, and five in the fourth. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter ArtFest Ends Today

You are cordially invited to attend Winter ArtFest 2015, the art show featuring the work of all of Stevenson’s first-semester art classes. The show will be open today through seventh period in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 in the West Building.

NYC Fashion Trip Deadline is Thursday

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, 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.

Candle Sale in Room 6032 Through Friday

Students in the Bright Lights Candle Company are selling candles today through Friday in Room 6032. You can buy a candle for as little as four dollars. Someone will be available all day to take your order.

Testing Center Closing Early on Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:30 on Friday. If you need to schedule a time for a test, be aware of this schedule change.

SHS Needs Your Help With a 30-Second Survey

In 2010, Stevenson became the first public high school in the nation to earn LEED certification at the Gold level. This year, SHS is in the midst of the LEED re-certification process. As part of the process, the school is required to conduct a survey to determine how students get to school during a typical week. Please take 30 seconds to complete this survey, which only has five questions. If you include your name, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $5 Sodexo gift card.

OMNI Youth Services Looking for Peer Jurors

Omni Youth Services is looking for high school students to volunteer as peer jurors with local law enforcement. Peer jurors will be part of a leadership program in which a panel of trained teenage jurors meet once a month to determine the appropriate “sentences” that will repair the harm to the community committed by the defendant, a juvenile first-time offender. The offenders, who already have admitted guilt, are referred to the Peer Jury by law enforcement. Typical offenses committed by the defendants include curfew violations, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, truancy, and possession (marijuana, paraphernalia and alcohol). For more information or to express interest, contact Catalina Gomez at 847-353-1594.

Free Kindle for ILC Digital Library Check Out No. 10,000

The Information and Learning Center’s digital library, powered by Overdrive, has circulated nearly 10,000 books since its launch. A new Kindle eReader will be given to the lucky student who checks out No. 10,000.

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.

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.

ATHLETICS

The baseball team is raising money for travel next spring by 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. Anyone age 21 or older is welcome to attend the trivia night. 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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Parents sue Marian Catholic High over drug testing program

Wheaton College suspends Christian professor who wore a hijab

Higher ed continues to struggle without state funds

Mother of 11-year-old who brought bullet to school fighting suspension

Waukegan students, parents push for more college counseling

Teachers, board in Yorkville agree on three-year contract

College of DuPage trustees tussle over taking documents (+)

Appellate court upholds actions of Springfield school board in 2013

Chicago Teachers Union unimpressed with latest offer from CPS

CPS chief says layoffs can be avoided if teachers union buys into deal

School for students with autism opening in Lombard (+)

AFSCME local OKs contract for 1,000 U. of Illinois staffers

Elgin U46 board approves school boundary changes

Algonquin-based District 300 offering more “pathway” programs

Crime Stoppers hotlines created in Springfield high schools for tips

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

U.S. high school graduation rate improves to 82%

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

L.A. schools defend response to threat that N.Y. dismissed as a hoax

L.A. teacher pushes back against threat by keeping final exam assignment

Where teachers are still allowed to spank students

Texas A&M scraps plans for $200M Israeli campus, citing control issues

Tennessee district’s Nicaragua project a lesson in innovation

Howard U. mulls selling rights to only black-owned public TV station in U.S.

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