Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Parents, Community Members Invited to Help With Odyssey

With Odyssey registration ending today, the focus now shifts to finding volunteers to help during the two-day fine arts festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9-10. Parents and other community members are invited to help in several areas, including assisting artists in classrooms, helping SHS personnel in small and large venues, and in hospitality. Volunteers can work one or both days, and also have the option of working in the morning, afternoon, or all day. To sign-up to volunteer, click here.

Once they hit submit, volunteer candidates will receive a thank you/confirmation that their completed form was received. About one week before the event, they will receive a packet of information confirming the day(s) and time(s) they are scheduled to volunteer, as well as a parking permit. Volunteers will receive their location assignments when checking in on Odyssey days.

More information about Odyssey is available at www.d125.org/Odyssey.

Battling Robots at Stevenson on Saturday

Stevenson will host its first VEX Robotics Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free.

Magic Club Members to Open for New Shanghai Circus

Magic Club members Jared Cruz, Nathan Ji and Dan Kim will be performing prior to the New Shanghai Circus program on Saturday. The show starts at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children. To purchase tickets online, go to StevensonFoundation.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

Tennis Team Sweeps St. Charles Triangular

The SHS table tennis team traveled to St. Charles East on Tuesday for a triangular meet with St. Charles and St. Ignatius, and returned with wins against both schools. Stevenson defeated St. Ignatius, 8-1, and downed St. Charles, 6-3. Head coach Todd Sikora lauded these players: Tejas Ambravan, Akshay Chaubal, Sathvik Gurupalli, Reuben Gutman, Michael Hu, Nick Pantelis, Al-Zahir Rahemtulla, Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla and Raunaq Talwar.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 50, Lake Forest 40: Willie Herenton scored a game-high 16 points and made four steals, and his brother Rodney added 11 points for the host Patriots (9-4, 3-1). Justin Smith scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots. Both teams had the same number of field goals (15), but SHS hit 18 of 26 free-throw attempts, compared to 6 of 12 for the Scouts (7-6, 1-3). Willie Herenton was 9-of-10 from the line. Eric Zalewski scored eight points off the bench, twice providing second-half sparks to counter Lake Forest rallies. – Lincolnshire Review (+), Daily Herald (+)

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,974, Libertyville 2,724: Zach Singer and Ted Tapas led the way for SHS at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. Singer rolled a 643 series, and had a high game of 262. Tapas shot a 631 series, including a 287 that ties for the sixth-highest game in school history. Josh Singer bowled a 596 (high game 216), Richy Zenner added a 581 (204) and Eddie Mendrala contributed a 523 (182). The Patriots won all three games.

 

1995-96 Basketball State Champions to be Honored Saturday

The 1995 and 1996 state champion girls basketball teams will be honored at halftime of the varsity girls basketball game against Libertyville on Saturday in the Sports Center. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. A number of players and coaches from the teams are scheduled to be on hand, including the head coach, Frank Mattucci, and Miss Basketball for Illinois in 1996, Tauja Catchings.

Junior Duo Sparks Co-Op Girls Ice Hockey Team

Juniors Corynn Salazar and Katie Wynn helped the Lake Forest co-op girls ice hockey team to a 7-3-4 record during the first half of its season. Salazar has five wins in goal and a 1.08 goals-against average, while Wynn posted four goals and four assists. The team qualified for the second-half Scholastic Cup, with the first game on Thursday.

Girls Lacrosse Parent Meeting

Parents of girls who will be trying out for girls lacrosse this spring are invited to a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 in Room 2104. The meeting will discuss tryouts, the team’s Spring Break trip, fundraising, and the girls lacrosse parent board.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Odyssey Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline for students to register for their classes during Odyssey, 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.

The Circus is Coming to Stevenson on Saturday

China’s most celebrated acrobatic company, the New Shanghai Circus, will be performing at Stevenson Saturday afternoon. The event starts at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $15 for students. You can buy tickets at the door, or online at www.StevensonFoundation.org.

Bringing a Guest to Winterfest?

If you’re bringing a guest to next month’s Winterfest Dance who isn’t a Stevenson student, you’ll need to fill out a special form before buying their ticket. You can get the form from the Superstore in the Wood Commons, or download it here. Early bird ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance will start February 1, so fill out your form now so you’ll be ready on the first.

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.

Softball Team Selling Frosty’s on Monday

The girls softball team will be selling $2 Frosty’s on Monday in the Glass and Wood Commons. Good luck Frosty’s for finals!

CLUB NEWS

Just a reminder to HOSA members that state registration forms are due this Friday. Stop in today after school in Room 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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Suspect taking photos of schools fatally shot by Zion police

District 103 leaning against changing school start times (+)

Wheaton College seeks to fire professor over view of Islam

Fremont students design new library cataloging system (+)

Archdiocese of Chicago announces it will close three more Catholic schools

Emanuel fills Chicago Board of Education vacancy

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Detroit Public School debt payments reach unsustainable levels

Is pre-K all it’s cracked up to be?

College officially fires professor who questioned Sandy Hook

Lawmakers call for termination of Mizzou professor over video confrontation

40 alumni assert sexual abuse at Rhode Island prep school

Lawsuit claims Amherst teaching assistants told to sleep with students

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