Thursday, March 3, 2016

Options for Watching Showcase This Weekend

The Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety spectacular, Showcase, returns this weekend with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, with a different performance lineup each night. Tickets can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID during the lunch periods today and Friday, and also from 7:30-8 a.m. Friday. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on show nights. For those unable to attend, Showcase will be streamed live via the Stevenson Broadcast Network at http://www.d125.org/SBN. The broadcast is a production of Stevenson’s video club, SHS-TV. If you want to watch a replay of each night, use these links after each show has finished: Friday | Saturday.

AP Computer Science Student Honored

Senior Katia Villevald has been recognized as a runner-up for the National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Northern Illinois Affiliate Award. The award recognizes recipients for the strength of their computing aspirations and accomplishments, as well as their leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Villevald was promoted for the award by her Advanced Placement Computer Science teacher, Bob Gammelgaard. She and other award recipients will be honored at Lewis University on Saturday, May 7.

Another Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Jacob Clorfene is the latest Stevenson student to earn a perfect score on the ACT. The junior recorded a 36 on the exam, which was given at SHS last month. He is the seventh member of the Class of 2017 to accomplish the feat. Fifteen members of the current senior class had perfect ACT scores.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 77, Elgin Larkin 14: Jake Calamari and Noah Lukz each won two events, leading the Patriots to the season-opening victory in the Field House. Calamari captured both hurdles events, the 55-meter high (9.2 seconds) and the 55-meter intermediate (8.9), while Lukz claimed the 55-meter dash (6.7) and the one-lap dash (19.6). Overall, the Patriots won 10 of the 11 events. Other first-place finishes came from Brian Acosta in the 800 (2:18.5), Aaron Portman in the 300 (30.7), Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (39-11) and Jared Borowsky in the 1,600 (4:37.2), plus the four-lap relay (1:18.7) and the 1,600 relay (3:49.2).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 Tuesday. 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.

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show Wednesday

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show next Wednesday in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15. Those interested in modeling, working backstage, doing hair and makeup, hospitality and more should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

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: tonight, 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.

Tuesday is the last day to join the girls and boys track and field teams.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention sophomores: Plan to attend our “Planning Your Future” program next Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. College Counselors Dan Miller and Ann LePage will give a formal introduction to our online career and college program, Naviance, help you begin your college search, and give insight to college questions that need answering. This program should leave you much better prepared for your junior and senior years. Hope to see you there!

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: tonight 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.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Attention Animal Welfare Club and Student Helping Soldiers members! Stop by Room 2414 (Green Student Services) and drop off supplies to help the K-9 groups servicing our military overseas. When you bring in an item you can receive a community service hour! Visit shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com or email Ms.Polisky, Ms. DeHoyos, Mr. Moran or Ms. Bush for a list of items needed.

Junior Class Board will meet today 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 tonight 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 being accepted until April 6. This is only open to juniors and seniors. For more information, please click here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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