Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sectional Basketball Ticket Information

Stevenson won the Maine South Regional championship Friday night (details below), and will face Deerfield at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the sectional semifinals at Glenbrook South. Tickets are on sale for $5 at the Patriot Superstore today and Wednesday before school and during the lunch periods. Cash, check, credit card and Patriot Dollars will be accepted. Tickets also will be sold (cash only) in the Athletic Office during periods 1-8 today and periods 1-6 Wednesday. The school only has 300 tickets available. Directions to Glenbrook South

Winter Play Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Winter Play, Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” are on sale for $5 through the Patriot Superstore. The play, a tale of love and mistaken identity, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium. Click here to see the cast list.

One-Act Playwrights, Directors Selected

The playwrights and directors have been selected for the Theatre Department’s annual festival of one-act plays. The plays chosen to be performed April 29-30 are: “A Prisoner’s Dilemma” by senior Kyle Ringham and directed by senior Brandon Sak; “Beautiful” by senior Maya Cohen and directed by senior Hannah Behm; “Deerly Beloved” by sophomore Sam Litwin and directed by Cohen; “Harry the Hippo” by senior Megan Rivkin and directed by junior Angela Kotsonis; “Out” by senior Barrett Winston and directed by senior Josie Hannon-Geller; “Racing With Weights” by Rivkin and directed by junior Jordan Radis; “Supernova” by junior Andrew Projansky and directed by Winston; and “Til Death” by senior Katie Yancovich and directed by junior Michelle Katz. Auditions for the Spring One-Acts will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the West Auditorium.

How to Watch Showcase Again

If you weren’t able to attend Showcase over the weekend, or if you want to watch one of the performances again, here are the links to see each night: Friday | Saturday.

“Hoosier Mama Pie” Maven to Dish on Baking, Life

Paula Haney, creator of the Hoosier Mama Pie Company, will talk about her life of pie during a free talk at 2 p.m. Sunday in Room 2104 of the West Building. She will demonstrate how to make perfect pie dough and provide samples. Copies of her book, “Hoosier Mama Book of Pie,” will be available for purchase and signing at the event, which is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and the Vernon Area Public Library. Registration is requested.

Physical Welfare Employee Hustles Up the Hancock

Joe Skala, who works in the Physical Welfare Division at Stevenson, competed in the Respiratory Health Association’s 19th annual “Hustle Up the Hancock” fundraising event on Sunday, February 28. Skala did well in his first “Hustle,” walking up all 94 flights of the John Hancock Building in just a shade over 23 minutes.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Maine South Regional: The Patriots beat Maine South, 60-42, to capture their fourth consecutive regional championship and extend their winning streak to 10 games. SHS, the No. 3 seed, (24-6) advances to the Glenbrook South Sectional, and will face second-seeded Deerfield in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Against Maine South, three players scored in double figures as the Patriots avenged a 48-46 defeat at the hands of the sixth-seeded Hawks (21-10) in late December. Aidan O’Connell led Stevenson with 14 points, while Jordan Newman and Willie Herenton each scored 13. Newman scored 11 points, including a trio of three-pointers, in the first quarter as SHS built a 16-11 lead. O’Connell had eight of his points in the first half, which ended with the Patriots holding a 28-17 advantage. Stevenson shot 58% from the floor (20 of 34) while holding Maine South to 35% (14 of 39). Rodney Herenton scored six points. Justin Smith scored four points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots. Ryuji Aoki also had four points. – Daily Herald (+), Pioneer Press

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

In honor of School Social Work Week, the social workers at Stevenson are kicking off a new program called “Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips From Your Social Workers”! The program will consist of a weekly tip promoting healthy life balance and self-care. This week’s tip is: Talk to someone! If something is upsetting you, open up about it, rather than keeping it bottled up. Our social workers or other members of our SSTs are here to listen. You can find members of your SST in Rooms 2412, 2414 and 6064. Be sure to keep an eye out on the morning announcements for future weekly tips from our social workers!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Bring your parents! 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!

Seniors who picked up the Local Scholarship Packet must turn in scholarship applications by Thursday to the College Career Center (Room 1123). If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

The Lancer Scholarship Application is available for seniors to pick 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. Please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center if you have any questions.

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.

INTRAMURALS

Don’t forget that IM Dodgeball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

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

Due to overwhelming response, we cannot accept any more new Career Shadow applications at this time. If you have already filled out an application or sent an email to Mrs. Willock, you will be contacted regarding an appointment. We will resume accepting applications again after Spring Break, so please check back! If you have general career questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Willock. Summer career camps and programs can be found on the Career Exploration web page, and make sure to follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for any upcoming college and career-related events and information!

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here

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 a free skate at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Full equipment is required.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Joliet teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Plea deal sought for Waukegan teacher charged with sexual assault

Lewis to CPS parents: April 1 action “like an extra holiday”

Glen Ellyn District 41 to drop “multi-age” classes (+)

Aiming to get kids more sleep, high schools consider later start times

Former New Trier teacher donates $100K to Vernon Area Public Library (+)

Which community college students need remedial teaching (+)

Grayslake District 46 wants more details on greenhouse proposal (+)

Famed Buffalo Grove High band director retiring after 37 years (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

States seek to stymie hiring suspected sex-predator teachers

Connecticut debuts new accountability system for public schools

Remedial students get least-trained teachers

Educators up anti-bullying messages to protect Muslims

Schools add climate fiction to lit classrooms

Cornell University’s first female president dies of cancer in first year

Officer in Baltimore school beating probe was fired deputy

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