Thursday, January 7, 2016

Registration Open for PREP Spring-Summer Classes, Camps

Stevenson’s Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) has released its 2016 spring/summer community education schedule of classes and camps. The catalog is being delivered to resident mailboxes this week and can also be viewed online by clicking here. PREP has classes for all ages, and now features an expanded selection of youth offerings in both spring and summer. Registration for all programs is now open. For more information about PREP, visit www.d125.org/prep, call 847-415-4145 or email prep@d125.org.

Trio Chosen to Speak at National Principals Conference

Assistant Principal for Operations Ken Latka and two Deans of Students, Steve Tucker and Daryl Wallace, have been selected to give a presentation at the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ annual conference next month in Orlando. The trio will lead a session called “Think Positive – Not Punitive,” which will address how the school establishes behavioral expectations with an emphasis on the development of social and emotional competence. Stevenson’s longtime philosophy is built on the idea that students earn privileges for exhibiting appropriate behaviors. This is a presentation the group gives during the school’s Site Visit Days for educators.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 43, North Chicago 19: Klaire Steffens scored 11 points and Ashley Richardson each eight as the 10th-ranked Patriots (13-3) rolled in the North Suburban crossover game. Ten players scored for host SHS, which led 17-4 after the first quarter and 28-6 at halftime. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,591, Libertyville 2,492: At Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein, Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a match-best 608 series, and also posted the Patriots’ highest individual game (215). Rudy also had games of 206 and 187. Xanthe Coulson added games of 193, 188 and 160 for a 541 series. Samie Schmidt shot a 505 (high game 178), Nina Wright had a 475 (182) and Amy Atkinson added a 461 (176) for SHS, which won two of the three games.

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 9, Stevenson 0

 

Girls Basketball Team Ranked No. 10 in Class 4A

The varsity girls basketball team has moved into the state rankings. Stevenson is ranked No. 10 in this week’s Associated Press Class 4A poll. Undefeated Montini received all nine first-place votes in 4A, and is followed by Fremd, New Trier, Whitney Young, Benet, Edwardsville, Rock Island, Trinity, Hersey and Stevenson.

Radtke Named Second Team All-State in Volleyball

Jori Radtke, a junior on the SHS girls volleyball team, was named to the Champaign News-Gazette All-State Second Team. The 5-foot-10 outside hitter had 374 kills, 321 digs and 45 aces for the Patriots, who won the Class 4A sectional championship. Radtke has committed to the Northern Illinois University women’s volleyball program. Her older sister, Jenna (Class of 2013), is a junior middle blocker for the Huskies.

IHSA’s CPR Video Available for Viewing

Illinois Public Act 098-0305 requires school districts to notify parents about a CPR training video from the Illinois High School Association, which they are encouraged to watch. To view the video, click here.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

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.

Textbook Return, Pick-Up for One-Semester Classes

Here is the textbook return schedule for those finishing a first-semester class, or for those picking up a textbook for a second-semester course:

Tuesday, January 12 7:00-1:30 Room 1416
Wednesday, January 13 7:00-1:30 Room 1416
Thursday, January 14 7:00-1:30 Room 1416
Tuesday, January 19 7:00-3:30 Room 1416
Wednesday, January 20 7:00-2:00 Room 1416

Clothing Project Pride Day is Tomorrow

Tomorrow is Clothing Project Pride Day! If you have taken a Clothing and Design class, wear your favorite project to school and grab some compliments from your teachers and friends!

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

The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the Spring/Summer edition on Wednesday, January 20 at 3:30 in Room 1612! We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome!

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 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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Illinois ranks 17th in Education Week’s “State of the States” report card

State cuts special ed funding for some schools, raises for others (+)

Universities left footing the bill as Illinois budget crisis looms

First-graders at Lincolnshire’s Sprague School could get iPads (+)

Chicago’s future hinges on retooling schools for digital age (+)

Ex-College of DuPage chairwoman sued by foundation member (+)

All Maine Township schools will graduate on same day in Rosemont (+)

Crestwood school warned after two children diagnosed with whooping cough

New Malcolm X College facility unveiled

Daley College to begin construction on new manufacturing center

University of Illinois bans hoverboards in dorms, may go further

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why states are cutting back on higher education funding

College degree gap grows wider between races

Walton Foundation puts up $1B to boost charters

States cry foul over U.S. plan to curtail FAFSA data

As justices weigh affirmative action, U. of Michigan offers an alternative

Florida settles on scores, school grades after years of testing trouble

Is the concept of different learning styles a myth?

University of Washington pairs students, inmates for unique learning experience

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