Monday, January 25, 2016

Fourth Straight Crystal Lake Title for Science Olympiad

Stevenson captured its fourth consecutive Crystal Lake Central Science Olympiad Invitational championship on Saturday, and won the top two spots for the second straight year.

Stevenson’s two teams combined to take first place in 15 of the 23 events. Several students were multiple event winners, led by senior Rebecca Nelson, who earned a first-place finish in each of her five events. Junior Caroline Fatina was part of four winning events, while senior Katia Villevald, junior Amber Hu and sophomore Elaine Xiao earned three firsts. Click here to see the complete list of medal winners.

The Crystal Lake Central Invitational is the largest invitational of the year for Stevenson. The competition featured 45 teams from more than 20 schools in Illinois and St. Louis.

SHS Archers Earn Top 10 Honors in Champaign

Two members of the school’s archery team finished in the top 10 at the Illini Shootout in Champaign over the weekend. Sami Hartman-Stackhouse, a sophomore, finished eighth in the High School Female Division, shooting a 277 with 13 tens (bullseyes). Senior Max Papushin placed 10th in the High School Male Division with a 276, including 14 tens. Papushin and junior Go Ogata also shot perfect rounds at 10 meters, becoming members of the “50 Club.”

Six Schools Sending Educators to See SHS Tuesday

Stevenson will welcome representatives from six schools during its monthly Site Visit for Educators day on Tuesday. Guests will be coming from Rocky River High School in Rocky River, Ohio, Tess Corners Elementary School in Muskego, Wisconsin, and from four Illinois schools: Crete-Monee High School, Eisenhower Middle School in Rockford, Huntley High School, and Oswego East High School.

SBN Broadcast Schedule for This Week

The Stevenson Broadcast Network is scheduled to stream three events live from SHS this week: tonight’s Consortium Choral Concert, and two events on Tuesday, the Consortium Band Festival and the varsity girls basketball game against Carmel. All three broadcasts will start at 7 p.m., and can be viewed at www.d125.org/sbn.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Cheerleading

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: In Antioch, the Patriots won their third consecutive Lake Division and overall NSC title. Senior Grace Robinson was selected for the NSC Sportsmanship Team.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Huntley Sectional: The Patriettes finished third, qualifying for the state finals in Bloomington for the fourth consecutive year. SHS had 91.17 points, behind only Barrington (91.93) and Huntley (91.40). – Official Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Rockford East Sectional: The Patriots earned their second consecutive berth in the state tournament, rallying in the final two games to claim the sixth and final qualifying spot. SHS stood in 12th place among 16 teams, but rolled games of 1,072 and 1,044 to finish with a final pin total of 6,076 and a 30-pin cushion over DeKalb. Lucas Pinkus came off the bench to roll a 247 in the final game, his only action of the day, finishing with nine consecutive strikes. Richy Zenner led the Patriots with a 1,337 six-game series that was 13th overall, with a high game of 248. Eddie Mendrala had a 1,255 series (247), Ted Tapas shot a 1,187 (227) and Zach Singer had the team’s high game of the day, a 257, en route to a 1,135. Josh Singer had a five-game series of 934. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 6, Stevenson 5: The Patriots fell in a shootout after the game was tied after three periods at Twin Rinks. Jackson Leptich scored two goals and had an assist. Other goals were scored by Ben Moschea, Seth Cohen and Tim Fogliatti. Kyle Previn, Jordan Marcelletti, Tommy Krebs and Michael Dowd all had assists. Goalie Josh Pike stopped 19 shots.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 46, Lake Forest 25: Madison Wicklund scored a career-high 15 points as the visiting Patriots picked up their 20th win of the season and remained atop the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Kiana Cencula and Klaire Steffens scored eight and seven points, respectively, for SHS (20-4, 9-0), which held the Scouts to 15 points in the first half and shut them out in the third quarter. – Daily Herald

Wrestling

Stevenson d. Mundelein: The Patriots secured their second straight North Suburban Conference Lake Division title, improving to 6-0 in the league and 18-2 overall. No other details were available.

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,763, Lakes 2,350: At Fairhaven Lanes, Samie Schmidt rolled a match-best 657 series to pace the Patriots. She broke the 200-pin barrier in all three games (216, 234, 207). Kaitlyn Rudy had the high game of the day, a 238, and added a 202 in her other game for a 440 two-game set. Xanthe Coulson shot a 565, which included games of 216 and 211, while Neeraja Kadiyala recorded a 518 (212).

Boys Basketball

Warren 55, Stevenson 46: Justin Smith led the host Patriots (14-6, 4-2) with 13 points and eight rebounds. Ryuji Aoki and Jordan Newman each scored seven points. The Blue Devils improved to 8-11 overall and 3-3 in the NSC Lake. – Daily Herald (+)

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Breakfast for All Sophomores on Tuesday

The Sophomore Class Board is sponsoring a free breakfast for all sophomores from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2104. A yogurt buffet and juice will be available. Make sure you bring your ID! Also, bring books to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank. For every book you donate, you’ll receive one raffle ticket.

World’s Fair Returns January 30-31

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair, a celebration of the countries, cultures, and cuisines of the Stevenson community, will be held Saturday and Sunday. Student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, featuring food and fun activities. There will be special performances each day starting at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. World’s Fair is a fundraiser for Action Against Hunger. Read More

$1 Books On Sale at Superstore to Benefit Give-A-Thon

There is a new selection of books for sale outside the Superstore during the lunch periods. All books are $1, and proceeds will benefit Give-A-Thon.

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.

ILC Hiring Student Aides for Second Semester

The ILC is hiring student aides to work during most periods this semester. You must have a free period or a study hall that you would like to give up in exchange for a job in the ILC. This is a paid position! Please see Mrs. Gorman or any staff member in the Upper West ILC for an application.

Superstore Hiring for Sixth-Hour Position

The Superstore is looking for a sophomore or junior to work during sixth hour. This is a paid position. If you’re interested, see Mrs. Miller at the Superstore or email her at smiller@d125.org.

Director Application for One Acts Available Online

If you’re interested in being a director for The One Acts — the one-act plays written, directed and acted by students this spring — the application is available at www.d125.org/audition. Applications are due to Ms. Nowak or Ms. Rawitz no later than 8 a.m. Thursday, February 25. Auditions and casting for The One Acts will take place March 15 in the West Auditorium.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Some of you may need to send seventh-semester transcripts (also called mid-year reports) to colleges. These transcripts will be ready for disbursement on February 1. If you applied to a college using the Common Application, your mid-year report will be sent automatically by Stevenson High School; there is nothing you have to do. If you applied to a college using Parchment, then you need to order an updated transcript. Log on to www.parchment.com and click on “Send Now” and your seventh-semester grades will be included. If you have any questions, please stop by the College Career Center.

CLUB NEWS

Tuesday is the next meeting of the Breakfast with Books Club. The club’s yearbook photo will be taken during this meeting. Join us in the Upper ILC from 7:45-8:25 a.m.

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting on Wednesday from 3:30-4:15 in Room 1612 to begin planning for the spring/summer edition. We are looking for fashion and lifestyle writers, editors, photographers and more! New members are always welcome, hope to see you there!

ATHLETICS

The boys volleyball team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 1916. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Goolish at egoolish@d125.org.

The informational meeting for girls soccer is Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Heffernan at kheffernan@d125.org.

The informational meeting for girls track and field is Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

The softball team is holding its first-ever Bowling Night fundraiser on Saturday 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 nomination window has opened for the Winter ESPPA Awards, which will be given out at the Winter Sports Awards Night. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and honors athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Winter ESPPA Awards by clicking here. The nomination deadline is February 22.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Applications are now being accepted for the Fermilab TARGET science and engineering program. This is a highly competitive, paid, summer internship program for sophomores and juniors. The application deadline is February 26. For an application and more information, click here. Explore more summer career camps and options by visiting the Career Exploration Website summer opportunities page. Find us on Facebook. Stay informed on all the latest college and career information and be aware of upcoming events.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Almost 20% of freshmen labeled ineligible for PARCC exams in 2015 (+)

Next CPS budget will have even bigger hole to fill: $800M (+)

Lake Villa District 41 teachers willing to strike for new deal (+)

Proposed bill would hold back third-graders if they don’t pass reading test

Lack of space stymies some districts from offering full-day kindergarten (+)

CPS counselor charged with sexual abuse of student

District 210 seeks dismissal of lawsuit over closing Lincoln-Way North (+)

Longtime Claypool associates hired to help with CPS layoffs

State watchdog says ex-Chicago State president violated “integrity” policy

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Facing growing scrutiny, colleges set out to prove their value

Graduate business schools redefining the MBA to stay competitive

Harvard report recommends shift in college admissions practices

New York educators receive erroneous scores linked to student performance

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