Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Five Students Chosen for State Art Exhibition

The work of five Stevenson students is on display at the Illinois High School Art Exhibition at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. More than 100 Chicagoland-area schools are in the show, which features 500 works of art. On March 6, more than $15,000 in scholarships and prizes will be given at an awards reception. Representatives from Stevenson in the show include seniors Natalie Giannos in drawing, Elizabeth Choh in three-dimensional art, and Keenan Van Gerven in graphic design, and juniors Julia Son in painting and Judy Kupchan in photography. Click here to see their featured works.

Winter Choral Concert Thursday Night

Stevenson’s curricular and co-curricular choirs will perform during the Winter Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Freshman’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Woodlawn

Freshman Will Sorenson recently earned an Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. For his Eagle Scout project, Sorenson raised money and oversaw the building of eight 8-foot long picnic tables for use at Woodlawn Middle School. Sorenson raised money for materials through donations, rummage sales and popcorn sales, and he also spearheaded a matching fund program through the Woodlawn Parent-Teacher Organization. The picnic tables are used by Woodlawn students and staff for lunch and outdoor use, and parents use them to watch their children’s extracurricular activities.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Two Relays Among Fastest State Meet Qualifiers

Stevenson will send seven members of its boys swimming and diving team to the Illinois High School Association state meet, which starts Friday at Evanston Township High School. The Patriots will compete in seven events, and in two of them — the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay – posted some of the fastest qualifying times during last weekend’s sectional. The 200 free relay team of Nick Baginski, Topher Stensby, John Roh and Alex Kapecki, which set the school record in winning the sectional title in 1:25.62, enters with the fourth-fastest qualifying time among 31 schools. The 400 free relay squad of Baginski, Kapecki, Karl Wadowski and Daniel Ng has the fifth-fastest time (3:09.45) in its field. In addition to their participation in relays, four swimmers will compete in individual events: Ng in the 200 individual medley, Kapecki and Stensby in the 50 free, and Baginski in the 100 butterfly. Also competing at state will be diver Matt Krames.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Time to Sign Up for Project Dance

It’s time to sign up for the 10th annual Project Dance, which will be held April 9 in the Sports Center. If you’re not familiar with Project Dance, this is the school’s annual fundraiser to help two worthy causes: The Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire, which works with adults who have developmental disabilities, and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund, which helps families struggling to pay for basics in order to attend school. If you sign up by Friday, you’ll save five dollars on the registration fee. When you register, type the word BEACH, in the code box. Click here to register, and for more information.

Food Service Survey for Students

Sodexo would like to know what you think about the food and service in the school cafeterias. Please take a minute to fill out an online survey here.

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

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

Showcase 2016 Ticket Sales Underway

Ticket sales for Showcase 2016 are available every school day during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons until Friday, March 4. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. All tickets are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be paid for at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2016 will be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!

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. Auditions and casting for The One Acts will take place March 16 in the West Auditorium.

Sign Up for the March 4 Blood Drive

Here’s your chance to be a hero. If you’re 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds, you could save three lives by giving blood on Friday, March 4. The school is having a blood drive with LifeSource in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111) during periods 3-8. Not only will you help save lives, but you’ll also help two worthy causes: the Stevenson to College program, and micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Click here to register and download the required forms.

Does Your GPA Qualify for National Honor Society?

Sophomores and juniors who are not currently in National Honor Society: If you have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.9 or higher and have not received an invitation via U.S. mail to apply, please email Mr. Erdmann (berdmann@d125.org). Invitations were mailed recently, and the deadline to apply for NHS is Wednesday, March 2.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in Room 7096. For more information visit the IM Dodgeball page at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/dodgeball.

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 Friday. 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.

In need of summer work? The Jobapalooza Expo and Job Fair is coming to the College of Lake County on Thursday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Grayslake Campus.  Learn more by visiting www.clcillinois.edu/cjpc.

Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are now being accepted until April 6. This is only open to juniors and Seniors. For more information, please click here.

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.

Attention seniors: The Lancer Scholarship Application is available to be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123). This $2,500 scholarship is for Lake County high school seniors pursuing higher education at the College of Lake County this fall.  One student will be selected from Stevenson High School to be a recipient of this scholarship. The application deadline is Friday, March 11. Please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center if you have any questions.

CLUB NEWS

After a very informative field trip to the Save-A-Pet Adoption Center in Grayslake, the Animal Welfare Club would like to introduce its Adoptable Dog and Cat of the Month! Our February Dog Of The Month is Sammy, a Great Dane/Lab mix, and our Cat Of The Month is Bunny. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month! Again, these animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Obama administration: Too many minorities singled out for special ed

Los Angeles’ bold move to reform special education

More liberal arts schools turn to computer science

Americans moving to Europe for free college

Absenteeism may be used a metric in California teacher evaluations

Fault lines emerge on putting new federal education law into practice

Fulbright seeks more diverse pool of scholars and students

Online tools gaining traction in recruiting, retaining top-tier teachers

More schools adopting VOIP over traditional phone systems

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