Friday, March 4, 2016

College Counseling Night for Sophomore Families

Sophomore families are invited to attend the College Career Center’s “Planning Your Future” program 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 the school’s online career and college program, Naviance, will provide suggestions on beginning the college search, and will answer questions.

District Residents Invited to Youth Alcohol, Drug Talk

All District 125 residents are invited to a presentation next week on youth alcohol and drug use by a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Detective Eric Kaechele will speak at the Stand Strong Coalition’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road. The meeting will end at 12:30 p.m.

Kaechele will provide an overview of youth alcohol and drug use in the community, and will offer suggestions for parents on how to determine if their child is using and actions to take. The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force includes full-time detectives from the sheriff’s office, and part-time detectives from federal agencies including the DEA, FBI and Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The task force investigates narcotics activity, as well as homicides, human trafficking and other crimes.

Alum Seeks to Make Cancer Detection Easier

2013 Stevenson graduate Logan Nichols is one of two student researchers involved in a project at the University of Iowa that might make cancer screening less invasive. Nichols, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, is helping an assistant professor who has developed a solar cell no larger than a fingernail. They currently are developing the cell to detect prostate cancer, but have hopes of expanding to other types.

No Digest Monday

The Daily Digest will not be published Monday, because there is no school due to Pulaski Day. The Digest will resume Tuesday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Boys Basketball Team Plays for Regional Title Tonight

Stevenson travels to Maine South in Park Ridge tonight for a 7 o’clock battle with the host Hawks for the IHSA Class 4A regional championship. The winner of tonight’s game advances to the Glenbrook South Sectional semifinals against the champion of the Glenbrook North Regional at 7 p.m. Wednesday. SHS, the No. 3 seed in the sectional, enters tonight’s regional title tilt with a 23-6 record and a nine-game winning streak. The sixth-seeded Hawks are 21-9 and handed the Patriots one of their losses, a 48-46 defeat in the third-place game of the Hinsdale Central tournament during Winter Break.

All-Area, All-Conference Basketball Selections Announced

Several members of the boys and girls basketball teams have been selected to all-area and all-conference teams. Junior forward Justin Smith today was named captain of the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area team, and was joined on the squad by senior guard Ryuji Aoki. Smith, Aoki and senior guard Rodney Herenton also were selected to the All-North Suburban Conference team. Herenton also was an honorable mention All-Area choice. Smith has averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game this season, and has added 26 three-pointers for good measure. He has received scholarship offers from eight Division I schools so far. Aoki averages 12.4 points per game and leads the team with 60 three-pointers, and a 43% success rate on shots beyond the three-point arc. On the girls’ side, junior guard Ashley Richardson was selected to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Team for the second straight year, and earned her third straight All-North Suburban Conference honor. She was joined on the all-area and all-conference teams by senior forward Jessica Burke and sophomore  forward Claire Steffens. Senior guard Janine Fajardo received all-conference and all-area honorable mention honors, while sophomore guard Kiana Cencula also was an honorable mention all-area pick. Richardson averaged 14 points, 4.8 rebounds, two assists and almost two steals per game for the Patriots, who won the NSC championship and finished the year with a 25-6 record. She shot 87% from the free-throw line and 38% from three-point range. Burke, who usually was assigned to defend the opposing team’s best player, averaged 6.4 points, two assists and almost three rebounds per contest. Steffens averaged seven points, 4.5 rebounds and a steal each game. She shot 53% from the floor and reached double-digits in scoring 11 times.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Showcase 2016 This Weekend

It’s finally here: Showcase 2016 takes the Performing Arts Center stage at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday. You can buy tickets during the lunch periods today. All tickets are $10 each. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. 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. Each show is different and unique, so join us both nights for two outstanding evenings of entertainment!

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.

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show March 16

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 16 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.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

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

Students Needed for Educational Research Study

You can earn a $50 Target gift card by participating in an educational research study that involves an interactive assessment of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The study will begin in mid-to-late March, and your session would last 90 minutes to two hours. If you are interested, contact Jackie Stanley at 847-347-2719 or jestanley4854@gmail.com.

COLLEGE NEWS

The College of Lake County Engineering Transfer Department will hold an information session on Wednesday for prospective students and their parents interested in attending CLC for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Wednesday’s session will start at 7 p.m. at the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills. 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.

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 next Thursday. 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.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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: Monday, 7:35-9:05 p.m.; and Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Full equipment is required.

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

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago Teachers Union: Furlough days order “all but assures” April 1 strike

As PARCC testing approaches, ISBE launches inquiry into 2015 participation

Illinois House passes bill to create elected CPS board of education

Madigan, Democrats advance latest higher education funding bill

Chicago State University now able to pay employees through April

District 155 to pay $260K in Crystal Lake South bleacher fines

Ex-Wheaton College professor will join University of Virginia faculty

Olive-Harvey College project restarts as state threatens to sue

College of DuPage trustees vote to hire in-house attorney (+)

Antioch schools may address aging infrastructure

Prospect High pool on schedule for fall completion (+)

Retired Lincoln-Way chief receives state’s biggest teacher pension

Benet Academy says goodbye to computer lab, hello to “Idea Studio” (+)

Northwestern University takes aim at student loan debt

City Colleges puts WYCC up for sale

Elgin teacher wins weight loss challenge (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The new SAT lands, just as more colleges go test-optional

More colleges reach to K-12 for college, career prep

U.S. launches probe of alleged civil rights violation at Boston school

Jarring new video shows Baltimore school police officer kicking black teen

Retired bankruptcy judge takes over struggling Detroit schools

Oberlin College professor keeps job despite saying Jews behind 9/11

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