Thursday, December 17, 2015

CPN Announces Next Parenting Program

Acclaimed child psychologist, professor and author Dr. Laura Kastner is the next scheduled speaker for the Community Parent Network, a committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation. CPN will host two free parenting programs with Kastner on Wednesday, February 3. She will discuss “Wise Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens and Teens,” from 7-9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. There will be a morning session for parents of children ages 3-7 at the Royal Melbourne clubhouse in Long Grove. For more information, visit CommunityParentNetwork.org.

Four Students Win Honors at Chicago Model UN Conference

Four students won awards at last week’s Chicago International Model United Nations conference. Khalil Khan won Best Delegate, Delegate’s Choice, and Outstanding Delegate for Special Negotiations. Chris Bernard, Josh Ezrol and Dianson Zhang earned honorable mention honors.

Dance Students Learn From Guest Artist

The Dance Department welcomed guest artist Jinoo Varughese for a three-day artist-in-residence program Monday through Wednesday. Varughese taught students classical Indian and Bollywood dances.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,444, Wauconda 2,231: Kaitlyn Rudy led the Patriots at 3-D Bowl in Wauconda, posting the best series (611) and game (236) of the match. She also added games of 194 and 181. Xanthe Coulson rolled a 506 series, with a high game of 190. Samie Schmidt added a 463 (191), Amy Atkinson contributed a 450 (174) and Nina Wright had a 414 (166). The Pats won all three games in addition to compiling the highest overall score.

Boys Basketball

Lake Zurich 47, Stevenson 41: The visiting Bears (6-2, 2-0) rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to win their third straight game and hand the Patriots (5-2, 2-1) their first home loss since March 2, 2012. Ryuji Aoki led SHS with 13 points. Justin Smith scored 12 and Willie Herenton added 10. – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Gymnastics

Libertyville 124.4, Stevenson 120.2: Mikaela Webb won the all-around with an average of 8.688, and also captured the uneven bars (9.3), floor exercise (9.0) and balance beam (8.65). – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook South 3, Stevenson 2: Thomas Krebs scored both Patriot goals at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. – StevensonHockey.org

How Stevenson Handles Concussions

The soon-to-be-released Will Smith movie, “Concussion,” promises to increase scrutiny on the National Football League and its handling of head injuries. But the movie also will prompt some to wonder what’s happening at the high school level. With that in mind, Athletic Director Trish Betthauser addresses how Stevenson is handling the concussion issue in her latest blog post.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Candle Sale in Room 6032 Through Friday

Students in the Bright Lights Candle Company are selling candles today and 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.

ILC, QLC, 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. Also, both levels of the ILC will close at 3:30 on Friday, and the QLC will close at 4.

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. Come see 16 of your peers as they perform to earn the votes of four teacher-judges, and also the audience.

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.

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.

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.

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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College of DuPage placed on probation for two years (+)

Effingham High teacher among 50 finalists for “Nobel Prize” of teaching

Chicago Public Schools to pay damages over pregnancy discrimination suit

Wheaton College says theology, not hijab, led to Christian teacher’s suspension

Decision to pull LGBT announcements leads to backlash in Elmhurst district

Arlington Heights District 25 board upholds 11-year-old’s suspension

Naperville Central prayer tipster was Neuqua Valley teacher (+)

Five big ideas for Chicago’s troubled schools

The state’s top 25 districts with most expulsions, suspensions

Raises part of five-year Woodland District 50 union contract (+)

Oil trains with flammable crude regularly come close to Chicago students

Chicago Board of Education votes to close fourth charter school

Career Education shutting down its cooking schools

Woodstock District 200 board tables lawsuit over Lakewood TIF

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Leaving “No Child” behind: New law heartens educators

Kids get hurt at residential schools while states look on

Federal government releases new National Education Technology Plan

Businessman named next Texas education commissioner

Politics in the classroom: How much is too much?

Students at New Jersey high school to face random breathalyzer tests

Alaska’s disconnected schools: Most can barely use Internet

In this high school, reading and writing happens in every class

Boston College professor’s card game, made just for his kids, takes off

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