Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Political Action Club Working to Update Voting Law

The Illinois House of Representatives on Friday gave overwhelming support to a bill that expands the Stevenson-created “Suffrage@17” law allowing 17-year-olds to vote in the primary election if they will turn 18 by the time of the general election in November. The new bill, HB 6167, will allow eligible 17-year-olds to sign and circulate nominating petitions for candidates, serve as deputy voter registrars, and vote in township primaries. The House passed the bill by a 98-8 vote and now heads to the Senate.

State Rep. Carol Sente introduced the bill at the request of Political Action Club members who were 17 and eligible to vote in the March 15 primary. They were unable to circulate nominating petitions in the fall due to state laws limiting such political participation to those 18 and older. Another Stevenson-community representative, Ed Sullivan, co-sponsored the legislation in the House.

The Suffrage@17 law was created by Stevenson faculty and students, and signed by former Gov. Pat Quinn in 2013.

More Than 100 Coming for Final Site Visit Day

More than 100 people from six states were scheduled to visit Stevenson today for the final Site Visit Day for Educators for the 2015-16 school year. Many of the visitors are coming from the Forney Independent School District in Forney, Texas. In addition to representatives from the administrative office, educators from five of Forney’s 14 schools will be here: Forney High School, North Forney High School, the Forney Academic Center, Brown Middle School and Warren Middle School. Other out-of-state visitors include educators from Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky, Parkview Junior/Senior High School in Orfordville, Wisconsin, and St. Louis-based Education Plus, a non-profit education consortium that serves 60 public school districts in eight Missouri counties and three Illinois counties. There also will be representatives from seven Illinois schools: East Aurora High School in Aurora, Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Eisenhower Middle School in Rockford, Faith Lutheran High School in Crystal Lake, Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor and Oswego East High School in Oswego.

Free the Children Club Helps Out in Waukegan

Students in the Free the Children club, which began last fall, spent last Thursday afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club in Waukegan. They earned a $250 grant from the national Free the Children organization to participate in a volunteer project that was passionate to them. The SHS students spent the afternoon playing games with children, as well as providing them with a variety of sports supplies they did not have.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Baseball

Stevenson 22, Round Lake 0 (5 inn.): Jack Cappalli and Hayden Shape each homered and had three hits for the host Patriots (13-4-1), who outhit the Panthers 18-1. Winning pitcher Mike Kingery struck out six in four innings. Charlie Bourbon had two hits, both doubles, while Henry Marchese and Patrick Loeffler also recorded two hits. – Daily Herald

Badminton

Stevenson 16, New Trier 2: The Patriots had little trouble with the visiting Trevians, and improved to 10-0 in duals this season. SHS won all six doubles matches and 10 of 12 singles contests. The winning doubles duos were No. 1 Sarah Hou/May Ling (22-20, 21-12), No. 2 Kelsey Huang/Shirley Cao (21-12, 21-7), No. 3 Ashley Richardson/DaMin Paik (17-21, 21-9, 21-16), No. 4 Shu Zhang/Ana Stanley (21-15, 21-19), No. 5 Niveda Tennety/Emily Leng (21-10, 23-21) and No. 6 Thivya Sivarajah/Kat Stanley (21-19, 22-20). In singles, the winners were Richardson at No. 1 (15-21, 21-16, 21-9), No. 2 Paik (21-19, 21-15), No. 3 Ling (21-15, 21-15), No. 5 Cao (21-13, 21-15), No. 6 Zhang (21-18, 21-11), No. 8 Hou (21-18, 21-10), No. 9 Tennety (21-7, 21-17), No. 10 Leng (21-11, 21-10), No. 11 K. Stanley (21-19, 17-21, 21-15) and No. 12 Sivarajah (21-10, 21-17).

Boys Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 25-23, 25-18: Justin Leonard led the host Patriots (9-12) with eight kills, Leo Chen had six and Alex Pieprzycki added four. Jeffrey Wang had 22 assists. Austin Zhou made four digs and served two aces. Peter Drozdzewicz had three aces.

Girls Soccer

Carmel 2, Stevenson 1: Jill Steinbrink scored on an assist from Savannah Kruse to open the scoring in the 18th minute, but the Patriots (6-5-1) saw their six-game unbeaten streak end in Mundelein. Carmel (8-2-2) tied the game in the 29th minute and scored the eventual game-winner in the 43rd minute. The game, which included three weather-related delays of nearly 80 minutes, was ended after 44 minutes. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Water Polo

St. Ignatius 15, Stevenson 14: The host Patriots fell to 15-3 on the season. – Illpolo.com

Girls Track and Field

Libertyville 79, Stevenson 67: Janine Fajardo won two events for the Patriots in the Stadium, capturing the 100-meter high hurdles (15.7) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (50.5). Other individual winners included Isabelle Sparreo in the 3,200 (11:40.5), Natalie Sparreo in the 800 (2:31.2), Claire Sullivan in the 400 (1:04.5), Emma Ramagnano in the 200 (28.7), Juhi Jhaveri in the long jump (14-9) and Amy Atkinson in the discus (109-6.5).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Eat healthy! What you put into your body impacts what you get out of it!

Applications for Student Council Now Open

If you would like to join Student Council for the 2016-17 school year, fill out the online application here by Friday, May 6. Anyone interested must complete the application, including current members.

Oscar-Winning Director Coming to Stevenson

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and American University history professor Peter Kuznick will screen an episode of their 10-part documentary film series, “The Untold History of the United States,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the West Auditorium. They will show the third episode in the 2012 series, which focuses on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The free event is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and open to the public. No registration is required. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening, and Stone and Kuznick will discuss the documentary as well as their companion book by the same name.

Summer Job Fair in Room 2104 Thursday

The school’s first-ever Summer Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. Approximately 20 employers will have representatives on hand. Stop by during lunch or your free period. Some companies will be interviewing, so bring a resume and dress appropriately! Snacks will be served, and there will be a raffle for a $25 Jazzman’s gift card.

Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

Tickets for Prom are on sale at the Superstore and online until Monday. Tickets are $85 per person. The Prom will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg. Click here for details.

Post-Prom Event Planned at Six Flags Great America

Anyone attending Prom is invited to a VIP post-Prom event at Six Flags Great America with students from several area schools, including Lake Forest. The cost is $55 per person, which includes unlimited access to all rides, a dinner buffet, DJ, dancing, transportation and more. Special buses will leave the Prom at 10 p.m. to go directly to Six Flags, and then depart at 3 a.m. to go back to SHS. Permission slips are required. Tickets can be purchased at the school store or online, wherever Prom tickets are sold.

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 for $1.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark This Fall

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark this fall! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

Order Your Free WIT By Friday

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Friday. Order forms for students and community members can be downloaded here: Students | Community

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday after school in Room 2004. We are focusing on the planning of this year’s Light It Up Blue! New members are always welcome.

CAREER EXPLORATION

We are now accepting new Career Shadow applications for the summer. Applications must be received by Monday, May 9 in order for you to participate in a shadow over the summer. Please pick up an application in the CCC or download one from the Career Exploration page. Completed applications can be turned in to the CCC. Applicants will then be contacted by Mrs. Willock to schedule an appointment.

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

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 sale has been extended to May 16, so buy some for Mother’s Day!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Some Illinois school districts says budget impasse could force closures

SIU administrators address racist video

CPS: Removal of popular principal “not a political decision”

Chicago high school to prepare students for jobs in construction trades

For first time, Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at a school (+)

Glen Ellyn District 41 task force: Build Hadley addition (+)

Survey will be final piece in St. Charles school referendum decision (+)

Eight Northern Illinois schools add varsity letters for figure skaters

How lacrosse became an IHSA sport (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The growing college-degree wealth gap

Obama administration will offer $100M in grants for free community college

How Massachusetts became the best state in education

Education Department to accreditors: Focus more on troubled colleges

New Jersey just one of seven states still using PARCC tests in 2016

New Indianapolis school planned for students new to country

Pennsylvania rolls out pilot to supply naloxone to all high schools

The tools of campus activists are being turned against them

University of Kansas minority students want their own campus government

School budget laws complicate tracking of Common Core spending

Federal government slams U. of New Mexico over sexual assault policies

High school teachers tap “House Hunters,” tiny houses for ideas

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