Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Project Dance Exceeds $40K Fundraising Goal

Project Dance has already met its fundraising goal with five days to spare. More than $41,000 has been collected, approximately $1,000 above the event goal. The fundraiser, which will benefit the Lincolnshire-based Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund, runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sports Center. Students can still register for Project Dance, and donations are still being accepted until the dance starts. Click here to register or make a donation.

Brunson, Villanova Win National Championship

Villanova beat North Carolina on a buzzer-beating shot to win the national championship in Houston Monday night. Some are calling the 77-74 thriller the greatest NCAA title game ever.  Stevenson’s Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) started the game for the Wildcats, who won their second national title in front of a crowd of 74,340, the second-largest attendance for an NCAA championship game. The All-Big East Freshman Team selection scored four points and committed no turnovers in 22 minutes of action. During their six-game run to the title, Brunson and backcourt mate Ryan Arcidiacono had only 15 turnovers in 332 minutes of action, while handing out 29 assists. For the season, Brunson averaged 9.7 points and 2.6 assists while playing 24 minutes per game. He started 37 of 38 games. Brunson joins Tamika Catchings in winning state and national championships.

Archer Wins State Crown, Team Qualifies for Nationals

Sophomore Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won the Female Division state championship at the Illinois Archery State Tournament in Springfield on Saturday. She also earned a berth in the national tournament, which will be held May 12-14 in Louisville, Kentucky. Hartman-Stackhouse won’t be the only Patriot in Louisville: 22 others joined her on Stevenson’s No. 1 team, which finished eighth overall and qualified.

Hartman-Stackhouse had an overall score of 285, which included two perfect rounds at 10 meters, and one perfect round at 15 meters. She also shot 22 bullseyes en route to topping 225 other female archers.

Freshman Kara Carter finished seventh in the Female Division with a score of 278, earning an automatic bid to nationals. She had 17 bullseyes. Also qualifying for nationals was senior Max Papushin, who was 10th in the Male Division with a score of 283. He shot one perfect round at 10 meters and had 18 bullseyes.

Almost all of the 38 SHS archers who competed at state achieved a personal-best score. Senior Cloud Wang, who finished with a 277, had a perfect round at 10 meters. Freshman Temma Saito, the team’s most improved archer, had a 273 that included 13 bullseyes. Both were part of Stevenson’s No. 1 team with Hartman-Stackhouse, Carter and Papushin. The other members of the No. 1 team were seniors Marta Grigiel, Johnny Guo and Naoki Maeda; juniors Go Ogata, Lawford Liu, Samuel Argubright, Brandon Yang, David Xu, Jeehyun Sung and Fred Li; sophomores Abhiishek Muralidhar, Sara Ulziibayar, Andrew Sliwicki, Alivya Dantuluri, Brandon Raef and Yuki Ochi; and freshmen Mae Pazzol, Dean Crawford and Joshua Chambers.

Check Out Our Updated SHS Now App

An updated version of the school’s SHS Now app is available today. The update brings a new look and feel, plus many new features. With one click, you can access Stevenson news you want, when you need it, on the go. Some of the improvements include an easier login to Infinite Campus, the ability to receive notifications from the school, more options to merge your personal calendar and school calendars, a resource folder with commonly required forms, and the daily lunch menu. Meanwhile, SHS Now will continue to provide a one-click-to-call button to connect with the school, including the attendance offices; plus links to the District 125 website, the Daily Digest, Stevenson’s social media sites, Patriot Dollars, Haiku, the Stevenson Broadcast Network, and more. If you don’t have the SHS Now app, it’s available at the iTunes Store and from Google Play.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

New Trier d. Stevenson, 27-25, 25-19: Alex Pieprzycki led the host Patriots (2-4) with eight kills, Leo Chen added five and Mark Kanaris had four. Peter Drozdzewicz made 11 digs and Austin Zhou chipped in with five. Jeffrey Wang recorded 12 assists and Arnav Mitra had eight. – Daily Herald (+)


Spring Sports Previews from the Daily Herald

Here are several Daily Herald spring sports previews involving Stevenson teams: Boys Tennis | Girls Track and Field | Boys Track and Field | Girls Soccer | Boys Volleyball | Boys Gymnastics | Softball | Baseball | Girls Water Polo | Boys Water Polo

Burke, Fajardo to Play in Senior Shootout

Seniors Jessica Burke and Janine Fajardo will play for the West team in the Lake County Senior Shootout women’s basketball all-star game at the College of Lake County at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15. The rosters for the boys game, which starts at 8 p.m., have not been announced. Admission is $5.


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.

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.

Tickets for Mr. SHS On Sale at the Superstore

The Senior Class Board’s 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. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund.

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.

Did You Take Wheel Throwing in Odyssey? Read This

Students who participated in the Odyssey Wheel Throwing classes may come in to glaze their work until Friday, April 22. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze:

7:40-8:00 a.m. – Room 1422

1st hour – Room 1422

5th hour – Room 1426

6th hour – Room 1426

8th hour- Room 1426

3:25-4:30 pm ONLY on Tuesdays – Room 1422

If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, April 22, your work will no longer be available to take home.

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.


Attention freshman students and parents: Please attend our “Looking Ahead” program for freshman families at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Performing Arts Center. This is a great way to learn about what your next three years will entail, and help you to get excited about beginning your college journey. In addition, there will be an IEP/504 Mini-Session in the Recital Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center, Room 1123.

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


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.


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.


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!


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Bradley University doing away with commencement speakers

Vets getting $10M in help to attend U. of Chicago’s Booth School

District 211 to consider video recording board meetings (+)

District 59 administration building moving to Elk Grove after all

Nearly 1,000 turn out to honor late Elk Grove High teacher (+)

Retired Wheaton College math professor dies at age 75


Survey: Nearly 50% of college students open to free-speech restrictions

Tired of school testing, Georgia cuts back

General Electric pledges to spend $25M on Boston public schools

Princeton will keep Woodrow Wilson’s name on school and dorm

Despite lack of evidence, movement to ban in-school Wi-Fi persists

Debate over window caulking divides Malibu, California school district

Florida governor’s bid to lure Yale hits ivy-colored wall


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