Tuesday, March 1, 2016

AP Exam Registration Late Fees Start Next Tuesday

Next Monday is the last day to register for Advanced Placement exams without paying a late fee. Students can register for exams at the $92-per-exam rate until 11:59 p.m. Monday. After that time, a $25 late fee will be assessed for each exam.

Students can register for AP exams at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/143550. Students who registered for AP exams last year will be able to use the same email and password to login.

No registrations will be accepted after 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. Students can pay by credit or debit card using the online process. Any payment by check, money order, or cash must be made in person in the Teaching and Learning office, Room 6000. The registration information should still be completed online, but it will not be processed until payment is made. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Ms. Bazan in Room 6000. More information on AP exams is available here.

21 Advance in National Math Competition

Twenty-one students have cleared the first hurdle in the American Mathematics Competitions, which are this country’s method in determining its representatives for the annual International Mathematics Olympiad. The students scored in the top 5% nationally on the recent AMC 10 and 12 tests, qualifying for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, which will be given at Stevenson on Thursday.

Students advancing based on their AMC 12 scores are: Joshua Yoon, Haoyang Yu, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu, Jason Lu, Patrick DeMichele, Amber Hu, Reuben Gutmann, David Liu, Justin Lee, Austin Zhou, Derek Chen, Zhenhao Li, Shu Zhang, Liyang Zhang, Max Kopinsky, Hideki Maeda, Andrew Hwang, Teresa Mao and Katia Villevald. One student advanced on the strength of his AMC 10 score: Matthew Jalnos.

The AMC 10 test focuses on algebra and geometry concepts, while the AMC 12 involves pre-calculus concepts. Both are multiple-choice exams with 25 questions given in 75 minutes.

Alum Revs Up District 103 Students With STEM, Racing Talk

T.J. Zizzo, a 1993 Stevenson graduate and professional race car driver, hosted more than 60 third- and fourth-grade students from District 103’s STEM program on Wednesday and Thursday. He taught the students who much science, technology, engineering and mathematics are involved in racing and the automotive industry. Zizzo, whose wife Jennifer is a Spanish teacher at Stevenson, is a graduate of District 103, having attended Daniel Wright Junior High School.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Boys Basketball to Face Highland Park Tonight

The defending state champion Patriot boys basketball team will face Highland Park in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A Maine South Regional tonight at 6 o’clock. The winner will take on Maine South or Zion-Benton for the regional title at 7 p.m. Friday. Stevenson is the No. 3 seed in the Glenbrook South Sectional, while Highland Park is No. 19. The Patriots enter tonight’s game on an eight-game winning streak, fueled in part by a lineup change that saw Aidan O’Connell and Jordan Newman become starters.

Girls Hockey Players Prepare for State Tourney

Two Stevenson juniors who are part of Lake Forest High’s co-op girls ice hockey team will join their teammates in the first round of the Blackhawk Cup state tournament against on Thursday. The team will play Fenwick in a play-in game at 8:30 p.m. at Franklin Park Ice Arena. The SHS students on the Lake Forest team are goaltender Corynn Salazar and forward Katie Wynn. Salazar, who has only given up an average of 1.75 goals per game, was named to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois All-State Team. She also won MVP honors in the AHAI All-State Game in January. Wynn is the team’s fourth-leading scorer. She has played in 22 of the team’s 26 games, scoring eight goals and registering six assists.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Showcase 2016 This Weekend

Ticket sales for Showcase 2016 are available every school day during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons until Friday. 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 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!

Sign Up for Friday’s 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. 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.

Last Chance to Attend Operation Snowball

If you missed the Operation Snowball retreat in December, here’s the second chance you’ve been looking for. The next Operation Snowball retreat is March 18-20 at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. More information and a registration links are online at www.d125.org/students/clubs-and-activities/operation-snowball. You can also find out more information at the Student Activities Office, or by contacting Mr. Mazzuca at pmazzuca@d125.org or in Room 7080, Mr. Hutchins at rhutchins@d125.org or in Room 6028, or Ms. Czaplewski at mczaplewski@d125.org. The registration deadline is March 16.

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 want to get a Project Dance T-shirt, you’ll need to register by Friday. Click here to register, and for more information.

College Essay Workshop for Juniors This Summer

Juniors can get a head start with their college essays this summer by taking the College Essay Workshop. The workshop will be offered three times during summer school: the first week of the first session, and the first and last week of the second session. You can get help on your personal statement and the various writing prompts for college applications. The workshop can help you finish your essay before senior year begins. Last year, more than 150 students received help with their essays! This is a non-credit course. Check the summer school catalog for details at www.d125.org/summer.

CLUB NEWS

Want to learn how to be a CEO? Future Business Leaders of America invites you to a presentation by Cary McMillan, founder and CEO of True Partners Consulting, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room. He’ll talk about how he hires employees, how he organizes his business, and leadership and management principles.

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 at 3:40. Remember to bring a friend and come for food and fun!

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

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.

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

ATHLETICS

All hockey players in grades 8-11 who live in Stevenson High School District 125 are invited to get to know the SHS coaches and players during several free skates at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. The dates and times for free skates are: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Monday, 7:35-9:05 p.m.; and Thursday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Full equipment is required.

COLLEGE NEWS

The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held Tuesday, March 15 at the College of Lake County from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center (Building 7) at the Grayslake campus. There will be 150 college and university representatives at the College Fair, which is open to all high school students and their parents. There also will be two financial aid sessions in Room 706. The CLC campus is located at 19351 W. Washington Street in Grayslake. Park in Lots 2 or 3 on the north side of the campus, closest to the Washington Street and Lancer Lane entrance.  See the CLC website for more information: www.clcillinois.edu/collegenight.

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.

The College of Lake County Engineering Transfer Department will be holding several information sessions for prospective students and their parents interested in attending CLC for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A. The presentations will include information about the Engineering Transfer curriculum, the UIUC Engineering Pathways program (guaranteed admission to UIUC Engineering), the NSF Scholarship program, Engineering Club, and more. The dates and times are: Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Waukegan campus, and Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. on the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills.

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: 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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Chicago teachers could strike April 1 if pension pickup taken away

Chicago Public Schools lays off 62 employees, including 17 teachers

Waukegan High coach charged with sexual abuse

State opens investigation into Lincoln-Way District 210 finances

Rauner blames Madigan for blocking higher education funding

Cary District 26 to bring back at-risk preschool

Payton College Prep still toughest selective-enrollment school to get into

Homeless college student shows true grit in pursuit of degree, home

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The concentration of poverty in American schools

The newest fad in education — and why some teachers find it troubling

Race to test for social-emotional learning raises concerns among supporters

West Virginia politicians trying to block new science standards in schools

Atlanta schools ending contract with police, will create own security team

Eighth-grader at Cincinnati-area school shoots two students

Embattled Maryland college president quits

California school offers free classes in construction, maintenance

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