Friday, February 5, 2016

Odyssey 2016 Arts Celebration Tuesday, Wednesday

Stevenson’s Odyssey 2016, the all-school fine arts festival, will take place Tuesday and Wednesday. Hundreds of visiting artists, community volunteers and distinguished guests will descend upon the school to teach, perform and support the fine arts festival, which first began in 1996 and is held every two years.

Odyssey school days begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m., and buses will run on the late arrival schedule. The campus is closed and students may not leave for lunch. Students should prepare to buy lunch or bring their own food to school. Students are recommended to wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty, since there is a likelihood that they will be in classes requiring physical activity or working with art supplies. Read More

“Political Animals” Bring Energy to 10th District Debate

The Political Action Club held a debate Wednesday night between the two Democratic candidates in the 10th Congressional District race. Students worked some new features into the debate, which was the fifth since the club was started in 2006. Pioneer Press talked with club sponsor Andrew Conneen, plus two club members, senior Max Weiss and sophomore Sophia Siegel, about the club’s passion for politics.

Adlai Stevenson: Born This Day in 1900

Today is the birthday of Adlai E. Stevenson II, the school’s namesake. He was born on February 5, 1900 in Los Angeles, and died July 15, 1965. Stevenson High School opened less than two months later. Here’s a C-SPAN documentary about Stevenson and his effect on U.S. politics.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 46, Libertyville 31: The visiting Patriots led wire to wire and captured the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship for the second straight year. SHS (23-5, 11-1) will travel to Antioch on Wednesday and face the Sequoits in a rematch of last year’s NSC title game. Ashley Richardson scored a game-high 17 points, and Klaire Steffens poured in 14 points and grabbed six rebounds for Stevenson, which scored the game’s first 13 points. The Wildcats (13-12, 6-6) cut a 17-point halftime deficit to 10 by the end of the third quarter. Kiana Cencula opened the fourth with a three-point play and Steffens followed with a layup to extinguish the threat. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 2, Stevenson 1: The Spartans captured the opening game in the best-of-three series in the Scholastic Cup playoffs. Game 2 will be played at Glenbrook North’s rink at 6:40 p.m. Saturday.

Senior Hockey Player Named to All-League Team

Daniel Levey, a senior defenseman on the boys ice hockey team, was named to the second-team All-Scholastic Hockey League Team. In the Patriots’ first 40 games this season, Levey scored 10 goals and assisted on 20 others.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

#SHSOdyssey 2016 Instagram Contest

Odyssey 2016 is next week and we’re asking for your help to capture the moment and share #SHSOdyssey. It’s easy! Turn your iPad around and snap a picture/video of your Odyssey experience and share it on Instagram. Tag us @stevensonhs, add a caption and the hashtag #SHSOdyssey. You could win free SHS fan gear or a gift card to Jazzman’s. This contest is open to all SHS Odyssey 2016 participants. Be sure to follow the community guidelines on Instagram and our school social media guidelines.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam last fall can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their current ID.

Winterfest Dance Early Bird Ticket Sales End Today

Today is the last day that “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. Pick up a coupon at the Student Activities Office. After today, 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. tonight and Saturday in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Click here for the cast list.

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.

Auditions for “Charlotte’s Web” Wednesday and Thursday

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 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!

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. All proceeds from the event will benefit CARE, an organization that provides clean drinking water and food for citizens in the South Sudan.

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.

Testing Center Closed During Odyssey

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

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. 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.

Watch the Faculty Basketball Game Wednesday

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

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 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.

CLUB NEWS

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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More than 1,000 teachers march through downtown Chicago

Chicago Teachers Union has triple the public support of Emanuel

CTU yanks funds from bank in protest

Madigan makes move to slow down push for school funding changes (+)

U46 board member’s Facebook post on Black History Month angers some (+)

Yoga used to help kids cope with violence in Chicago

Will College of DuPage meet deadline to pick new trustee? (+)

Former Secretary of Education Duncan comes home to Chicago

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Districts turning to outside groups to tackle biggest impediments to learning

The end of college rankings as we know them: Gallup getting in the game

In Airbnb era, colleges count on housing contracts to deter dorm-room rentals

Threats prompt three Seattle-area schools to close

The real cost of a bomb threat at your kid’s school

Alaska’s education commissioner forced out by governor

New Louisiana governor scraps predecessor’s Common Core lawsuit

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