Tuesday, February 9, 2016

 

Stevenson Claims Loyola Science Olympiad Invitational

Stevenson won the varsity and junior varsity divisions of the Loyola Academy Science Olympiad Invitational on Saturday. The tournament, considered a “mini-preview” of the state tournament, featured the top four current teams in the state: Stevenson, New Trier, Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central. SHS captured 20 first-place medals. Every team member earned at least one medal, with senior Rebecca Nelson capturing five medals, four for first place and one for second. Click here for the entire list of award-winners.

Winter Guard Wins Lincoln-Way North Competition

The Stevenson Winter Guard finished first out of 14 teams in the Scholastic Regional A Division on Saturday at Lincoln-Way North High School, its second competition of the Midwest Color Guard Circuit season. They also took home the honor of having the highest score across all divisions. The team includes captains Naomie LaPointe, a senior, and Hannah Speers, a junior, plus senior Olivia Meyer, junior Sabrina Sullivan, and freshmen Madalyn Casaletto, Jasmine Ealom, Caroline French, Amanda Jimenez, Hanna Kloepfer and Kennedy Schooley. Click here to watch a video of their performance. The Winter Guard will present its award-winning show at the sophomore boys basketball game on February 19.

Student Archers Finish 1-2 at Chicago Event

The SHS archery team had the top two competitors at Saturday’s Phoenix Shootout in Chicago. Sophomore Samantha Hartman-Stackhouse finished in first place overall with a personal-best score of 286. She had 18 bullseyes, and fired two perfect rounds that scored five bullseyes each. Senior Max Papushin finished second overall with a personal best score of 283. He had 13 were bullseyes.

Alumni “Mom-Preneur” Featured for Online Business

The Buffalo Grove Countryside featured SHS alum Jodie Kaplan in last week’s edition. The former television journalist has moved into the entrepreneurial ranks, starting an online business called KidStylin, which she calls a “social marketplace for kids’ fashion.”

PATRIOT SPORTS

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SHS Alum Named Head Boys Lacrosse Coach

Assistant boys lacrosse coach Patrick Fitzgibbons, a 1997 Stevenson alumnus, has been promoted to the head coach role for the 2015-16 season. Fitzgibbons has been with the Patriot program since 2004, serving as the varsity assistant coach and junior varsity coach. There will be an informational meeting for all boys interested in coming out for lacrosse at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, February 11 in Room 2104. Players who are unable to attend are asked to email Coach Fitzgibbons at pfitzgibbons@d125.org.

Two Pats at Girls Gymnastics Sectional Tonight

Senior Mikaela Webb and freshman Zoe Hinz will compete in the Illinois High School Association girls gymnastics sectional at Mundelein tonight starting at 6 o’clock. Webb will take part in the all-around competition, and in all four individual events: vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Hinz will perform on bars and beam. Results will be posted here tonight. Webb qualified for the state tournament last year in the all-around, vault and bars.

Patriots Have Payback in Mind for NSC Title Game

Revenge is a primary motivator for the girls basketball team as it prepares for Wednesday night’s North Suburban Conference championship game at Antioch. The Patriots (23-5) lost to the Sequoits (24-4) in last year’s title game, 68-54. “I definitely recall the loss to them last year and we want to win really bad,” junior guard Ashley Richardson told Pioneer Press. “The key for us is to play good defense and keep them under 40 points.” The game tips off at 7 p.m.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

#SHSOdyssey 2016 Instagram Contest

Odyssey 2016 is today and Wednesday, 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.

2016 Yearbook Orders Due By Friday

Friday 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.

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 on Friday to Benefit South Sudan

Stevenson’s Interact Club and Geography Club are partnering together to host their first-ever Trivia Night on Friday 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 Friday

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 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

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.

There will be an informational meeting for boys baseball on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:20 a.m. in the following locations: Varsity, Room 6050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Block at pblock@d125.org); sophomores, Room 7050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Sorkin at bsorkin@d125.org); and freshmen, Room 7066 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Smith at rysmith@d125.org).

The girls softball team will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 16 in the Recital Hall. Meeting times are 7:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. You only need to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org.

The informational meeting for boys track and field will be Tuesday, February 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Field House. Practice will begin immediately after the meeting, so come prepared to practice. All paperwork must be turned in to the Athletic Office before the meeting.

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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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

New, reading-heavy SAT has students worried

Education Department creates new student aid enforcement office

Idaho lawmakers reject new K-12 science standards

New York City schools close for Lunar New Year

Survey: Enthusiasm wanes for online courses among college leaders

Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold second, third jobs

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