Thursday, January 28, 2016

Political Action Club to Host 10th District Debate

Stevenson’s Political Action Club will hold a student-moderated debate between 10th Congressional District Democratic candidates Nancy Rotering and Brad Schneider at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. The event is open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The candidates will answer questions written by members of the Political Action Club, which is hosting its fifth student-moderated debate with congressional candidates.

Voter registrars will be available at the event. Because of 2013 legislation spearheaded by Stevenson students and State Rep. Carol Sente, any student who is a U.S. citizen and will be 18 by November 8 is eligible to vote in the March 15 primary election.

Seven Representing SHS at All-State Music Festival

Seven student-musicians will represent Stevenson at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria this weekend. The students chosen to participate include Torin Bakke (clarinet), Jean Choi (violin), Koyomi Funahashi (soprano), Eric Kang (bassoon), Justin Lee (violin), Charis Pao (double bass) and Olivia Watkins (soprano). The three-day festival that culminates in all-state concerts at the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday afternoon.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 99, Mundelein 45: Four Patriots scored in double figures during the road romp as SHS improved to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Justin Smith led the team with 17 points and also had four assists, while Willie Herenton scored 16 points. Ryuji Aoki and Kevin Yang scored 11 points apiece, with Yang also yanking down six rebounds. Mundelein fell to 1-22 overall and 0-7 in the Lake Division.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Chance to Order Your 2016 Yearbook

Friday, February 12 is the last day to order your 2016 Ambassador yearbook online. Don’t let your memories of this year fade away. Click here to order your yearbook today.

World’s Fair Returns This Weekend

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

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 Monday, so fill out your form now so you’ll be ready on the first.

Learn About the ACT’s Updated Writing Section

Did you know the writing section of the ACT exam has changed? Any students that would like to review the new format or practice the new writing section can visit the Communication Arts tutors: Ms. Rabe and Mr. Kramer in the ILC, and Ms. Olkanetskaya in the ELC. For more information on writing section changes, click here.


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.

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 Monday. 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

The Interactive Gamers Club will host a two-headed giant sealed tournament in Room 1204 after school today. The cost is $5, and each participant will get six packs. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New players are always welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Students Helping Soldiers will hold its next meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044.

ATHLETICS

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

The boys gymnastics informational meeting is Wednesday at 3:30 in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Rogalski at jrogalski@d125.org.

Anyone who would like to go out for the girls water polo team this spring should attend the informational meeting after school on Wednesday at 3:45 in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at jwimer@d125.org.

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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VIDEO: Gov. Rauner State of the State address

Rauner urges lawmakers to reach “grand compromise”

Rauner: Help poor schools but don’t cut from others (+)

Rauner suggests working together on school funding amid distrust (+)

Elk Grove District 59 eliminating instructional fees (+)

Advisory panel suggests Barrington High start classes at 9 a.m. or later

Aptakisic-Tripp District 102, teachers agree on new three-year contract

Woodstock District 200 health center nixed over parental consent issue

Chicago Public Schools holds off on $875M borrowing deal

CPS delays plan for high school, two grade schools to share building

North Shore District 112 board backs bond plan if referendum passes

Lincoln-Way board president calls critics “animals,” criticizes ex-superintendent (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

New analysis of NAEP math, reading scores called “very disconcerting”

Study questions SAT’s ability to predict first-year college grades

Analysis: 45 states raised proficiency standards under Common Core

More K-12 districts gaining confidence in cloud storage for data

U.S. schools get failing grade for financial literacy education

When donors attach strings to their giving, universities walk a fine line

Claiming deceptive practices, FTC takes action against for-profit DeVry

Nevada attracts just three applicants for state’s top education job

Amherst College abandons controversial “Lord Jeff” mascot

Georgia Department of Education official fired after Facebook posts

The man who tried to kill math in America

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