Tuesday, January 5, 2016

PSAT Results Available on Thursday

Stevenson students who took the PSAT exam in October will finally have access to their results starting Thursday.

The school was scheduled to receive paper copies of PSAT results from the College Board by December 16, but now will not have them until the end of January. However, students who provided an email address when taking the PSAT will receive an access code from the College Board on Thursday, allowing them to see their results online at studentscores.collegeboard.org.

Students who did not provide an email address will be able to see their results after Thursday at studentscores.collegeboard.org. They must first create a College Board student account at that address to see the scores.

The delayed PSAT scores delivery schedule will not affect students’ eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

For more information, contact Stevenson’s Office of Teaching and Learning at 847-415-4200.

S-Factor Student Singing Competition Friday Night

Stevenson’s Kiva Club will hold its annual S-Factor student singing competition at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for $5 through the Online Superstore. Tickets will be $7 at the door. For those unable to attend, the competition will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

The S-Factor is a two-round, one-night singing competition where contestants from Stevenson sing to see who has the “S” Factor. In the first round, teacher-judges Denise Foster, Elizabeth Maxwell, Patrick Block and David Frantonius will decide who moves on to the second round. In the second round, the audience will be the judge by texting their vote to choose the winner of the grand prize.

The competition will feature these contestants: Owen Albrecht, Johnny Barboza, Katherine Bussell, A.J. DePew, George Hashemi, Lily Helchen and Nicole KereshMonique Hsu, Emily Lee, Blessy Mathew, Grant Mower, Kailey Pearson, Aleksandra Reszka, Lindsey Richardson, Sophie Sorenson and Miffy Tani.

All proceeds from this event will provide for micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries through the worldwide non-profit organization Kiva.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,635, Lake Zurich 2,586: A balanced attack led the host Patriots past the Bears at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. Samie Schmidt led the squad with a 556 series, including a team-best 218 game. Kaitlyn Rudy was close behind at 545, and had the Pats’ other 200 game, a 201. Nina Wright shot a 539 (high game 193), and Xanthe Coulson added a 535 (188). Amy Atkinson contributed a 460 series (160). SHS won the first two games by a combined 124 pins, helping to offset a 75-pin deficit in the final game.

Boys Bowling Team Second at PBA Experience Shootout

The varsity boys bowling team finished second at the PBA Experience Shootout at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford on December 29. Richy Zenner was the overall winner, posting a six-game series score of 1,203, which included a high game of 241. Ted Tapas was third with a 1,118 series (high game 229). Zach Singer finished 15th with 1,057 (220), and Josh Singer was 20th at 1,032 (229). Eddie Mendrala had the best game of the day for SHS, a 245, as part of a five-game 840 series. Stevenson had the highest score after six qualifying games, and eventually reached the two-game Baker championship match before falling to defending state champion Rockton Hononegah. The tournament featured the same lane-oil patterns used by professional bowlers. The morning three games were rolled on the Sydney pattern, which is 33 feet long, while the afternoon trio featured the Paris pattern, 47 feet.

Boys Basketball Game on SBN Tonight

Tonight’s varsity boys basketball game against Lake Forest will be broadcast live from the Sports Center by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7:30. The game can be seen at www.d125.org/sbn.

Alum Earns Conference Player of the Week Honor

Sophia Way (Class of 2015), a member of the Johns Hopkins women’s basketball team, was named the Centennial Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday. She was honored for her 14-point, eight-rebound performance during a 54-47 win over the Rochester Institute of Technology. Way’s point and rebound totals were career highs. For the season, she is averaging 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Odyssey Registration Deadline Wednesday

Wednesday is the deadline for students to register for their classes during Odyssey, the the two-day fine arts festival taking place February 9-10. Students can see the Odyssey course catalog, and get registration information, at www.d125.org/odyssey.

Sign Up for the Day of Service by Monday

Monday is the deadline to register for the third annual Day of Service on Monday, January 18, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a school holiday. You’ll do two hours of work at a local charity site as part of a daylong event focusing on service. The keynote speaker will be Erin Merryn, a sexual abuse survivor, author and political activist. She was named Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2012, and People magazine declared her “One of 15 Women Changing the World.” Watch this video to hear her story. All students who take part will receive five service hours of credit. Stevenson will provide transportation to and from charity sites. Click here to sign up, and for more information.

Stop by Peer Helpers During Lunch for Stress Relief

Stressed? Join the Peer Helpers in the Student Lounge, Room 1123-G, this week during lunch periods to de-stress. Make a stress ball, pop bubble wrap, color, play games, meet new people and enjoy a stress free environment.  

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.

Testing Center Hours, Procedures During Finals

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Tuesday, January 12 7:00-3:30
Wednesday, January 13 7:00-1:00
Thursday, January 14 7:00-3:30

Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can be taken only during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up to take a test during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor stating that it has been rescheduled.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Just a reminder to HOSA members that state registration forms are due this Friday. Stop in Wednesday after school in 6048 to turn in forms and ask any questions you might have about state. Our next official meeting will be Wednesday, January 20. Good luck on finals!

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.

ATHLETICS

The baseball team is raising money 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.

The softball team is holding its first-ever Bowling Night fundraiser on Saturday, January 30 at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. This is a 21-and-older event that runs from 2-5 p.m. In addition to bowling, there will be appetizers, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and awards for best-dressed bowling team. For more details, click here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Demolition of Illinois State U. residence halls moving forward

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Supreme Court to hear union fees case brought by California teachers

Google tracks how students use its products, privacy advocates concerned

Education Department urges schools to prevent discrimination

How China’s economic slump could hurt American colleges

As times get tough, colleges turn to non-academics to lead

Appeals court upholds U. of Hawaii denial of student teaching request

Southeast’s first school for LGBT youth to open this fall

Meet the Forbes “30 under 30” for 2016 in education

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