Monday, April 4, 2016

Four Students Win State FBLA Championships

Four members of Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America club won state championships at the annual Illinois FBLA State Leadership Conference last weekend in Springfield.

Junior Kevin You won the Accounting 2 competition, freshman Alisa Wang earned top honors in Introduction to Business, and the tandem of seniors Rohan Balel and Parth Patel claimed the Management Decision Making title.

Overall, 33 students finished in the top five in their events at the conference, and 27 qualified for the FBLA National Leadership Conference, which will be held in Atlanta at the end of June. Click here to see a list of all Stevenson students who placed in the top 10.

Brunson, Villanova Playing for National Title Tonight

One year after leading Stevenson to its first state championship in boys basketball, Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) is playing for the national championship in college basketball. Brunson and his Villanova teammates will take on North Carolina tonight. Tip off is scheduled for 8:19 p.m. on TBS. Pre-game coverage starts at 7. Brunson is the starting point guard for the Wildcats, and has received high praise from VU head coach Jay Wright for his willingness to take a backseat on a senior-laden roster. The Daily Herald talked with SHS head coach Pat Ambrose and Brunson’s mother, Sandra, on the eve of the Final Four. The Chicago Tribune, meanwhile, talked with his father, Rick.

Required AP Pre-Administration Sessions This Week

All students who have registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Sessions are scheduled before and after school, and during lunch periods. Click here for the schedule. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete this information.

Educators From Five States Coming Tuesday

The next-to-last Site Visit Day for Educators for the current school year is Tuesday. Approximately 60 visitors from eight schools and districts in five states will be here. The schools and districts scheduled to send representatives are: Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colorado; Rocky River High School in Rocky River, Ohio; Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa; Larry A. Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky and Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky; Lake Denoon Middle School in Muskego, Wisconsin and Parkview Junior/Senior High School in Orfordville, Wisconsin; and Oswego High School in Illinois.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots reached the championship match before falling to the host school, 7-6, ending a 47-game winning streak that dated back to the third-place game of the 2014 state finals. SHS (10-1) beat Mother McAuley, 11-6, to reach the title game after wins on Friday over Lyons, 11-9, and Loyola, 15-3. Allison Travetto scored 23 goals in the four games. – Illpolo.com

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 10, St. Joseph’s Academy 9: In St. Louis, the Patriots finished their two-game Missouri trip with their first win of the season. SHS (1-4) fell to Cor Jesu Academy, 23-17, on Friday. – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Baseball Team Wins Three of Five in Florida

The varsity baseball team went 3-1-1 on its Spring Break trip to Vero Beach, Florida, and returned home with a 4-2-1 overall record. The Patriots beat Dunbar, 7-6, Franklin Regional from Pennsylvania, 2-0, and McQuaid Jesuit of New York, 14-1, fell to Boardman from Youngstown, Ohio, 3-2, and tied Germantown, New York, 5-5. Robby McGaha hit a three-run, inside-the-park home run and Mike Kingery threw five strong innings in the win over McQuaid. Justin Stark (five innings pitched), Daniel Lubelfeld (one) and Bronson Litcher (one) combined on a two-hit shutout against Franklin Regional. Michael Sobel’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning gave SHS the win over Dunbar. – Daily Herald reports

Softball Closes Strong on Florida Trip

Mic Faunce and Emma Oriatti each drove in five runs as the varsity softball team trounced South High School from Willoughby, Ohio, 15-0, in the final game of their Spring Break trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida. The Patriots (2-4) played three schools from Ohio, one from Minnesota, one from Pennsylvania and one from Florida during their trip. SHS also defeated Episcopal Academy from Pennsylvania, 15-10. Alana Labaschin and Gina Shanley each homered in that game, which was the first win of the season for Stevenson. In the other games, the Pats fell to Elyria (Ohio), 6-3, Oak Harbor (Ohio), 5-1, Jordan (Minnesota), 4-0, and Melbourne (Florida), 12-6. Oriatti finished the trip 9-for-18 at the plate, scored six runs and drove in eight. Vera Pflugradt went 8-for-22 with nine runs scored. Trisha Porzycki was 4-for-10 in five games with six runs batted in and five walks. – GameChanger

Sparreo Takes Seventh at Top Times Meet

Sophomore Isabelle Sparreo finished seventh in the 1,600-meter run at the Illinois Top Times Class 3A Indoor Classic at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington on March 26. She finished with a time of 5:06.66.

Boys Volleyball Competitive at Joliet West Invite

The varsity boys volleyball team won two of its five matches at the season-opening Tiger Challenge at Joliet West on March 24 and 26. SHS beat Joliet Catholic (25-21, 20-25, 15-12) and Oak Forest (25-23, 25-22) on the first day, then dropped a trio of three-setters on the second day to Bolingbrook (25-20, 17-25, 15-12), Rockford Jefferson (28-26, 22-25, 25-23) and Riverside Brookfield (25-23, 22-25, 25-21). Alex Pieprzycki led SHS with 47 kills in the five matches, including 17 versus Rockford Jefferson. Mark Kanaris added 36, with a pair of 11-kill efforts. Jeffrey Wang dished out 91 assists and Arnav Mitra had 66.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tickets for Mr. SHS On Sale at the Superstore

Mr. SHS is an event spotlighting senior boys that is so different it’s hard to explain! Call it a “Man-geant” (male pageant), call it a male talent show, call it a personality contest …. but whatever you call it you have to call it fun! This year’s Mr. SHS contest is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at the Superstore for $5 each or $7 at the door.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Thursday

The next Visiting Artist of the Month presentation is scheduled for Thursday 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 Odyssey Mask by Friday

Any student that participated in the Clay Mask class during Odyssey needs to pick up their masks in Room 1422 by Friday. Any masks left after April 8 will no longer be available for pick up.

Earn Service Hours, Help With Special Olympics

Students can earn 8-10 hours of community service by helping out with a Special Olympics bocce ball event at Stevenson on Sunday, April 17. This is a terrific event in which volunteers work with the athletes and help keep score, time the games and hand out awards. No experience with bocce ball is necessary. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a training session during eighth and ninth periods on Tuesday, April 12 (you pick one). Click here to sign up. If you have questions, contact Mr. Salituro at csalituro@d125.org.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Come to the $1 Music and Movies Night after school on Wednesday, 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are being accepted until Wednesday. 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 soon, 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.

ATHLETICS

The girls lacrosse teams are selling Leider Greenhouse gift certificates to help benefit their annual spring trips. Certificates are available in amounts of $25, $50 or $100, and do not have an expiration date. You can order gift certificates by contacting any Patriot girls lacrosse player, or contact Michele Murphy at emmjmurphy@att.com or 847-726-2254.

The girls basketball team is a finalist for Chicago Sky High School Team of the Year. Voting is open until April 30 at http://sky.wnba.com/hstoty-vote/. The winner will be announced at halftime of the Sky’s season opener on Saturday, May 14.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Attorney General says state can’t stop CPS from borrowing cash

Chicago teachers, allies hold massive rally in the Loop

CPS files labor complaint to prevent future “illegal” teacher strikes

CLC, Harper lay off employees in wake of state budget stalemate (+)

University of Illinois president: Keep chancellor finalists secret

Another former Oakton College instructor sues for age discrimination (+)

Villa Park teacher makes miraculous recovery from brain tumor (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Alaska cancels standardized testing after Internet problems

Study: White, black teachers have different expectations for black students

Education Department opens civil rights investigation into Florida district

To reach parents, schools try universal language of data

AFT has financial ties to owners of PARCC tests

Who is looking to erase India from California history books? Nobody.

First Cabinet-level education secretary Hufstedler dies at 90

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