Thursday, April 7, 2016

Evening of Jazz Set for Friday Night

Stevenson’s Jazz Band and jazz choirs will performing during the annual Evening of Jazz at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free.

Junior Finalist for Scholarship to Study in China

Blake Sherwood, a junior enrolled in Chinese 3 Accelerated, has been selected as a finalist for the competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai, China for six weeks this summer. The NSLI-Y program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

Senior Takes Role of Anne Frank Personally

Senior Claire Katz-Mariani has received quite a bit of attention for her starring role in the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” which closes this weekend. Katz-Mariani talked with local media about how her Jewish background, and having had distant relatives killed in the Holocaust, have helped her inhabit the biggest role of her career. Pioneer Press | Daily Herald

Science Faculty Lead Presentations at National Forum

Several members of the SHS Science Division gave presentations at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Nashville during Spring Break. Kellie Dean and Caroline Humes led a session on “Engaging Students with Literacy Strategies,” and also were part of separate presentations with colleagues. Dean joined Sara Cahill for “Modeling the Energy Change of a System” while Humes paired with Lauren Albert to lead “Save the Penguins! A Design Experience Focused on Conduction, Convection, and Radiation.” Assistant Science Director Tom Kelly and Molly Sponseller had a presentation on “Modeling in the Chemistry Classroom,” and Director of Science Steve Wood convened a workshop on “Science Lab Renovations: Working Strategically with Architects to Create 21st-Century Labs.”

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Badminton

Stevenson 15, Fremd 3: The Patriots swept all six doubles matches in the Field House and moved to 4-0 in duals this season. SHS also captured nine of 12 singles contests. The winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Sarah Hou/Shirley Cao (21-13, 13-21, 21-15), No. 2 Ana Stanley/DaMin Paik (21-12, 21-13), No. 3 Ashley Richardson/May Ling (21-15, 17-21, 21-14), No. 4 Shu Zhang/Kat Stanley (21-9, 21-11), No. 5 Niveda Tennety/Emily Leng (21-12, 21-14) and No. 6 Julie Zhu/Kitty Zeng (21-15, 21-14). In singles, winners were Paik at No. 3 (21-13, 21-9), Cao at No. 4 (21-16, 21-14), Ana Stanley at No. 6 (21-17, 21-8), Hou at No. 7 (21-16, 21-19), Tennety at No. 8 (21-4, 21-10), Leng at No. 9 (21-12, 21-8), Kat Stanley at No. 10 (21-7, 21-9) and Zhu at No. 12 (21-10, 21-12).

Boys Volleyball

Lake Zurich d. Stevenson, 25-22, 25-16: Justin Leonard and Alex Pieprzycki had six kills for the visiting Patriots (2-5, 0-1) in the North Suburban Conference opener for both teams. Leonard was seeing his first action of the season after returning from an offseason hand injury. Matt Cliffer added four kills. Jeffrey Wang and Arnav Mitra each dished out 10 assists. Peter Drozdzewicz made a team-high seven digs. Leonard and Leo Chen served two aces apiece in the match, which also served as an ALS fundraiser in honor of the late mother of one of Lake Zurich’s players. The Bears improved to 5-2 overall. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Lacrosse

Warren 6, Stevenson 5

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

The next Visiting Artist of the Month presentation will be held today 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.

Cookies for a Cause to Support Best Buddies

Support the annual Best Buddies Friendship walk by purchasing cookies from Original Bagel and Bialy today during seventh and eighth periods and after school until 4 p.m. in the Wood and East Commons. Prices are $1 for small cookies and $2 for large.

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for Project Dance

The 10th annual Project Dance is Saturday night in the Sports Center, starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 10:30. 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. We’ve already met our fundraising goal of $40,000, so let’s shoot for $50,000! Click here to register, and for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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. and 1st hour – Room 1422; 5th, 6th and 8th hour – Room 1426; and 3:25-4:30 p.m. (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 next Tuesday (you pick one). Click here to sign up. If you have questions, contact Mr. Salituro at csalituro@d125.org.

Catalyst Holding Fundraiser at Menchie’s on Wednesday

The Catalyst Club is holding a fundraiser at Menchie’s in the Lincolnshire Commons from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Show this image and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Catalyst.

Students Invited to Apply for State Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education invites current juniors, sophomores and freshmen to apply for one of the open slots on its Student Advisory Council, which provides input on state education issues. The application deadline is May 27. Click here to apply.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention freshman students and parents: Please attend our “Looking Ahead” program for freshman families at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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.

CLUB NEWS

The Catalyst Club is having a bowling night at the Brunswick Zone in Buffalo Grove, 350 McHenry Road, from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The cost is $25, which includes unlimited bowling (and shoes), laser tag, pizza and soda. Pay at the Superstore by Thursday, April 14. No permission slip is required.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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!

PREP ANNOUNCEMENTS

You’re invited to join us for “Giving Back: How to be an Effective Philanthropist,” from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Getting involved in philanthropy can be one of the most meaningful aspects of your financial life, especially if it is connected to issues and values that are important to you and your family. During this seminar, you will learn about the factors that influence giving, the ways to give back, and current trends in the nonprofit world. Join us, and learn more about how to achieve your philanthropic goals. For more information and to register, click here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Lincoln College receives $1M gift from former trustee

IIT cutting staff, eliminating positions to help balance budget

New District 96 school board member seated

UI chancellor sends email to students after anti-immigrant remarks found

Chicago Teachers Union regrets anti-police remark at rally, but activists don’t

Study says Illinois State responsible for 7.5% of McLean County economy

Midland school district to sell bonds to individual local investors

Trial date set for ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO’s alleged accomplice

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The Every Student Succeeds Act explained (video)

Department of Education will streamline student loan repayment process

Why college upperclassmen lose financial aid

Can “micro-credentialing” salvage teacher professional development?

San Antonio resource officer under investigation for body slamming student

Calls intensify for Boston Public Schools race investigation

Virginia teacher charged with letting students smoke weed in class

Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril

University of Phoenix laying off 470 employees

Fired or suspended teachers often get their jobs back in Kentucky

Tulsa school system proposes cutting 100 administrative positions

University of Wisconsin professors losing hope in preserving tenure

Hawaii looks to mainland to deal with growing teacher shortage

UCLA faculty, students protest return of professor accused of harassment

New York teen accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

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