Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring One-Acts Cast Lists Announced

The cast lists have been chosen for this spring’s One Acts, plays written, performed and directed by SHS students. The casts for each play will feature:

“A Prisoner’s Dilemma” (by Kyle Ringham, directed by Brandon Sak): A.J. Depew, Matthew Zimring, Hayley Brenner, Pia Russo and Chris VanOverberghe.

“Beautiful” (by Maya Cohen, directed by Hannah Behm): Isabel Koleno, Jessica Balter, Mallory Weber, Hanako Walrath and Arad Boxenbaum.

“Deerly Beloved” (by Sam Litwin, directed by Maya Cohen): Ethan Murphy and Emma Bloomfield.

“Harry The Hippo” (by Megan Rivkin, directed by Angela Kotsonis): Quinn Cunningham, Kyle Soonthornsima and Kate Leibl.

“Out” (by Barrett Winston, directed by Josie Hannon-Geller): Hannah Lichtenstein and Lydia Johnson.

“Racing With Weights” (by Megan Rivkin, directed by Jordan Radis): Emily Adler, Johnny Barboza, Dani Lopez and Rebecca Kolton.

“Supernova” (by Andrew Projansky, directed by Barrett Winston): Sammie Landau, Elijah Bennett, Frankie Walsh and Kyle Ringham.

“Til Death” (by Katie Yancovich, directed by Michelle Katz): Sam Litwin, Olivia Watkins, Ryan Hauptman, Rebecca Kolton and Jaclyn Rosenberg.

Senior Gets Lead Role in Metropolis Theater Production

Claire Katz-Mariani, a senior at Stevenson, was recently chosen to play the role of Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Metropolis Theater in Arlington Heights.  Katz-Mariani has been an active member of the SHS theater program as both an actor and director. More information about the production and tickets can be found here.  

SHS Parents Sought for Focus Group

The Stand Strong Coalition, which is dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use in District 125, is seeking parents to participate in a focus group from 8-9:30 a.m. next Thursday in the District Administration Building. All participants will be given a $20 Starbucks gift card for participating. Parents will be asked their opinions on educational materials regarding medical marijuana in Illinois. Interested participants can contact Stand Strong Executive Director Jamie Epstein at jepstein@strongcoalition.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 67, St. Viator 30: Noah Lukz won both sprint events to lead the Patriots in the Field House. Lukz captured the 55-meter dash (6.7) and the 160-meter dash (19.2). Other individual winners included Jared Borowsky in the 1,600 (4:33.4), Jordan Eng in the 300 (39.5) and Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (35-1). SHS also won the four-lap relay (1:20.8) and the 1,600 relay (3:43.7).

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots improved to 6-0 by beating Brother Rice, 20-4, in their opening game of the tournament. Collin Kapecki scored seven goals and Andrew Shashin added five. Cris Tomassetti, Dan Maleski and Eric Osuch chipped in with two goals apiece. – Illpolo.com

Girls Soccer

Maine South 3, Stevenson 0

Girls Lacrosse

York 18, Stevenson 7

Softball Team Looks to Build on 2015 Supersectional Run

The Patriot softball team surprised a lot of people last season with a late surge that led to a sectional championship. Buoyed by that run, head coach and SHS Alex Vikartofsky says her squad is excited to take its shot at state. Leading the way will be senior Trisha Porzycki, who is moving from outfield to shortstop. She hit .385 last season and had a .692 slugging percentage. Also back are junior outfielder Vera Pflugradt, who recorded a .430 batting average, .541 on-base percentage and stole 33 bases, plus senior pitcher Myra Peterson, who posted a 2.10 earned-run average. Joining them this year will be junior catcher Michaela Faunce, a transfer from Marian Central.

Baseball Fundraiser at Stiletto’s

The baseball team is holding a fundraiser at Stiletto’s, 394 W. Half Day Road, in Buffalo Grove beginning today and running through next Friday, March 25. Mention SHS baseball and customers will get 10% off the purchase price, and 10% of the transaction will be donated to the team.

Alum Helps Lead Miami Hockey Team to National Title

Jessie Gould (Class of 2012) and the Miami University women’s ice hockey team won their second American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I national championship in the past three years last Sunday. Gould was a senior co-captain and defenseman for the Redhawks, who finished the year 24-4-1 and only gave up 29 goals in 29 games. She was named to the All-Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association First Team Defense. Gould is currently president of the Miami women’s program, which is only in its fifth year of existence, and will be designing the team’s championship ring.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Receive Graduation Announcements Tuesday

Seniors who ordered graduation announcements from Jostens can pick them up during seventh or eighth period Tuesday in the Wood Commons by the Student Activities Office.

Spring Fling Planning Meeting Next Thursday

It’s time to begin planning for Spring Fling. Send a representative from your team to meet during lunch periods Thursday in Room 2104.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! Two students from Denmark will be attending second-semester summer school at SHS, so please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming one or both of them into your home. We appreciate your interest!

Sophomores, Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Download your application here or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 5. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation April 7

The next Visiting Artist of the Month presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 during fourth and fifth periods. Mark Jackson, studio director for Project Onward, will be the featured speaker at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam in October can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their current ID.

Senior Party Slots Filling Up, Don’t Miss Out

Seniors, there are less than 100 tickets left for the Senior Class Party boat ride on the day before graduation. Don’t get stuck on the waitlist! Registration forms are being accepted at the school store during regular store hours. Please make sure the form is signed by both you and one parent or guardian. If you need a registration form, stop by Student Activities or click here to print one. Please note: Only cash or checks to Stevenson PPA will be accepted. The Senior Class Party will be held June 1 aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

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

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!

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.

CLUB NEWS

Come to the $1 Music and Movies Night after school on Wednesday, April 6, sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and Diversity Council. For just $1, you can watch the movie “Drumline” and have free pizza and soda. You’ll need to get parent permission to attend. Click here to download the permission form, or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. The movie will start at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1414.

PREP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PREP has a lot of upcoming classes including Yoga/Pilates Fusion, HoopFit, Adult Guitar, Zumba, Yin Yoga and much more. Check out the complete calendar and register today!

Terrific Truffles … need we say more? This new PREP class is being offered by Stevenson’s Executive Chef, Joel Meyers. If you like sweets or want to impress friends and family with a new dessert, then you need to join us in this hands-on class. We’ll take you through an education of chocolate, and you’ll learn how to prepare different kinds of truffles, how to flavor them with different ingredients, and how to coat them. The class meets Thursday. Register now!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Warren Township High board member poised to win 14th District nomination (+)

Hoffman Estates High picks new principal (+)

$5.7M classroom, gym project to begin at Libertyville High (+)

After nine decades, Dixon High School may close

Herscher High principal resigns after board overturns student suspensions

Ex-Lincoln Way chief ordered staff to create memorial plaque for his father

Berlin: COD broke law with Breuder’s contract extension (+)

Mt. Prospect District 57 gets new finance chief from Bloomingdale district (+)

Sterling schools face tough choices to plug $800K shortfall

Macoupin schools sales tax passes

Neoga voters reject tax increase for schools

Marseilles transfers TIF money to grade school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Lead taints water in hundreds of schools across the country, EPA data says

A new era for the battle over teacher evaluations

Will e-portfolios replace standardized test scores?

Business schools seeking fewer, shorter essays from applicants

For many school districts, early retirement incentives beneficial

Delaware State University cuts more than a quarter of its majors

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