Thursday, February 4, 2016

Freshman-Sophomore Play This Weekend

This year’s freshman-sophomore play is “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theatre (Room 4200) of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5.

The cast includes Sam Litwin, A.J. DePew, Hayley Brenner, Isabel Koleno, Hannah Lichtenstein, Oliver Chisman, Pia Russo, Kyle Soonthornsima, Angela Spilotro, Sneha Thirumurugan, Nikolette Olson and Elyse Baden. The student directors are Hanako Walrath, Jaclyn Rosenberg and Brigette Lefevbre. The director is Paula Nowak.

Trivia Night February 12 to Benefit South Sudan

Stevenson’s Interact Club and Geography Club are partnering together to host their first-ever Trivia Night on Friday, February 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 7096 of the East Building. The event will feature a Kahoot-style trivia game with teams of five.

Admission is $5, and pizza, water and snacks will be available for purchase. The event is open to the public. All proceeds from the event will benefit CARE, an organization that provides clean drinking water and food for citizens in the South Sudan. CARE also teaches long-term sustainability skills, including farming techniques, and also helps communities build irrigation systems and infrastructures.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Cheerleading Team Heads to State Tournament

The varsity cheerleading team will find itself in a familiar place on Friday: U.S. Coliseum in Bloomington, home of the Illinois High School Association state finals. This is the 11th time in the last 12 years that Stevenson has qualified for state, and the seventh time under head coach Jessie Murphy. SHS has finished in the top 10 six times since the IHSA started the state competition in the 2005-06 school year. Most recently, the Patriots were eighth in 2014. Stevenson will perform in the Large Division preliminaries at 6:35 p.m. Friday, and you can watch the action live through IHSA.tv (pay to view). The top 10 teams from the preliminaries advance to the final round on Saturday.

Girls Basketball Looks to Wrap Up Division Title

The varsity girls basketball team can win its second straight North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship tonight with a win at Libertyville. The game begins at 7 p.m. If the Patriots prevail, they will play Prairie Division champ Antioch in the NSC title game next Wednesday. Tonight’s game is scheduled to be streamed live by that school’s Wildcats Productions on its YouTube page. Click here to watch.

Alum Earns Academic Honor at North Carolina

Lexi Capalli (Class of 2012) was one of 26 University of North Carolina student-athletes honored Monday as a recipient of the school’s Athletic Director Scholar Athlete Award. (She is second from right in the photo accompanying the article.) The award recognizes outstanding academic performance by varsity athletes during their careers at UNC. Capalli is a senior gymnast for the Tar Heels, who opened their season in January. Last year, Capalli was a second-team All-East Atlantic Gymnastics League performer on the uneven bars, floor exercise and all-around. Last week, she wrote this piece about the effect that being a Tar Heel has had on her life.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in SPARK? Mandatory Meeting on Friday

Sophomores and juniors interested in being part of the SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) program this summer must attend an informational meeting during their lunch period Friday in Room 2104. SPARK provides summer internships for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) research. Click here for details.

Hockey Team Holding Fan Appreciation Night Tonight

The varsity boys ice hockey team will hold Fan Appreciation Night at its Scholastic League Playoff game against Glenbrook North at 8:30 p.m. tonight at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. All students who attend who receive free T-shirts.

Room Assignments Posted for Saturday ACT

Are you taking the ACT exam at Stevenson on Saturday? Room assignments are now posted on the school website. Click here to view.

Winterfest Dance Early Bird Ticket Sales

“Early bird” tickets for the Winterfest Dance are available at the Patriot Superstore for only $20. You must present a ticket coupon when ordering early bird tickets. Ask a member of Student Council for a coupon, or pick one up at the Student Activities Office. Early bird ticket sales end Friday. After Friday, Winterfest Dance tickets will be $25.

Freshman-Sophomore Play This Weekend

Don’t miss the freshman-sophomore play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, this weekend. Shows will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Click here for the cast list.

AP Art Portfolios Due By February 12

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option) and AP 3D for next school year, please remember that your artwork portfolio is due by Friday, February 12 in the East Art Office (Room 6080). The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher or contact Mrs. Hyken at khyken@d125.org.

Boys Bowling Celebration Moved to Monday

The celebration of the state champion boys bowling team has been moved to 7:30 a.m. Monday in Room 2104. All are welcome to attend.

Dance Class Placement for Those Not Currently in Dance

Students with dance experience who are not currently enrolled in a dance class, and would like to be placed in a level higher than Dance 1 for next school year, need to attend a dance placement on Thursday, February 11. Students may attend placements at one of the following times: 7-7:50 a.m., during lunch periods (there will be time to eat after the assessment), or 3:30-4:15 p.m. Placements will be in Room 2112. Click here for more details.

Auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” February 10-11

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s spring children’s play, “Charlotte’s Web. Auditions will be held in the Little Theatre Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 10-11, from 4:30-6:15 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would help save Wilbert the pig from being sold for bacon. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Watch the Faculty Basketball Game Next Wednesday

What are you doing after school next Wednesday? Come and support your favorite teachers in the faculty basketball game from 3:30-4:30 in the Field House.

Testing Center Closed During Odyssey

The Testing Center will be closed during Odyssey next Tuesday and Wednesday.

CLUB NEWS

The Interactive Gamers Club will host a three-person team sealed tournament after school today in Room 1204. The cost is $2.50, students can pay with their ID, and each participant will receive four packs. You must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New players always welcome!

Juniors, it’s time to start decorating for Winterfest! Come to a Junior Class Board meeting on Thursday at 3:40 in Room 2004 to join in the fun! New members 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.

ATHLETICS

The boys water polo informational meeting will be held Monday at 3:45 in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at swimer@d125.org.

Girls badminton will have an informational meeting next Wednesday in Room 2104 at 3:45 p.m. Please attend if at all possible. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Edstrom at medstrom@d125.org or 847-415-4416, or Coach Johnson at grjohnson@d125.org or 847-415-4589.

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.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet is now available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). There are 23 separate local scholarships available this year.  Please stop in to pick your copy up today. The deadline to return the scholarship applications is Thursday, March 10. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Western Illinois University laying off 30 faculty due to state budget impasse

Chicago Public Schools borrows $725M at huge cost (+)

Turmoil between CTU, CPS persists at House of Delegates meeting

CTU calls Rauner takeover talk an “educational abomination”

University of Chicago fraternity’s racist emails revealed

Woodland District 50 taking charter fight to state high court (+)

U-46 proposes spending $23M to upgrade schools (+)

Three College of DuPage trustees end boycott (+)

Northwestern University police officer faces child porn charges

College auditorium renovated for $3M being sold for $100

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Education Department helps states cut standardized testing

University of Missouri struggles to bridge its racial divide

Higher Education Act overhaul unlikely in election year

Cal-Berkeley deals with backlash from secret monitoring

With district in disarray, Detroit schools’ emergency manager quits

NYC schools hire first liaison to LGBT community

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