Tuesday, May 3, 2016

More Than 700 Students Attend Summer Job Fair

More than 700 students attended the Career Exploration Program’s first-ever Summer Job Fair last Thursday. Twenty-five businesses sent representatives to the school to recruit for summer job openings.

Alumni Connect During D.C. Lobbying Effort

College students from around the country converged on Washington, D.C. recently to lobby for legislation that would amend the tax code to make donations to fraternities and sororities to fund housing construction fully tax deductible. As they moved about the congressional offices, three of the students realized they had a connection: They were Stevenson alumni. Devon Naftzger, who attends Princeton University, Jake Ferzacca of Ohio State University, and Amy Orlov from the University of Michigan all were chosen as representatives of their respective fraternity or sorority to lobby on Capitol Hill as part of the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition. Naftzger is a 2012 SHS graduate, while Ferzacca and Orlov were members of the Class of 2014.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Wednesday

The Choral Guild is having a benefit day at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove on Wednesday. Show this flyer between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and 20% of pre-tax sales will go to the Choral Guild. The promotion includes dine-in, carryout and delivery.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Fremd, 17-25, 25-20, 25-20: Grant Maleski and Justin Leonard each slammed 14 kills, and Hudson Havenhill added five, as the visiting Patriots (10-14) snapped a six-match losing streak. Jeffrey Wang distributed 31 assists, made five digs and added one kill. Sudhish Gogula and Matt Cliffer each recorded three kills, and Gogula had two solo blocks and three block assists. Havenhill and Maleski also had two solo blocks apiece.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 19, Vernon Hills 3: All 19 varsity players, including both goalies, scored a goal for the Patriots (25-1), who have won 15 straight games. SHS opened the season with a 10-game win streak.

Boys Lacrosse

Grayslake Central 8, Stevenson 1: The visiting Patriots (3-6) had a two-game winning streak snapped. – IHSLA.org

Girls Lacrosse

Evanston 18, Stevenson 17: The Patriots (6-7) were edged by the Wildkits on the road. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Tennis

Glenbrook North 6, Stevenson 3: Zach Kim and Aswath Viswanathan earned victories at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. Kim held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 decision, while Viswanathan prevailed in straight sets, 7-6 (6), 6-3. The other victory for the Patriots (6-5) came at No. 2 doubles, where Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 win.

Baseball

Mundelein 4, Stevenson 3: The Mustangs capped a four-run rally by hitting a walk-off two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to claim their ninth straight victory. The Patriots’ record moved to 15-6-1 overall and 6-3 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Dylan Molek had a double and a triple, while Patrick Loeffler also doubled. – Daily Herald

One Last Hurdle to Clear for Fajardo

Senior Janine Fajardo is looking to finish her high school track career by reaching the state meet in hurdles for the second straight season. Fajardo and head coach Emma Degen talked with Pioneer Press about her progress toward the goal.

Football Alum Morrissey Settling in at Michigan State

Heading toward his sophomore year on the Michigan State football team, Matt Morrissey (Class of 2014) says he is feeling much more comfortable with his play … and the squad’s playbook. Morrissey will be competing for more playing time at safety this fall.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Do you love technology? Check out some of these great apps that can help with self care: Breathe2Relax, Guided Mind and Goals Free (and there are plenty more where these came from! Look into the hundreds of great apps that exist to help with self care!)

Oscar-Winning Director Coming to SHS Wednesday

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 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.

Post-Prom Ticket Sales End Thursday

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 through sixth hour on Thursday at the school store, or online until midnight Thursday here. Adult chaperones are needed for the Post-Prom event. Any interested adults can contact Jamie Epstein at jepstein@standstrongcoalition.org.

Applications for Student Council Close on Friday

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

Advanced Choir Class Auditions This Week

Do you like to sing? Want to develop your skills and have a great time performing and participating on fun field trips? Placement auditions for Stevenson’s advanced choir classes (Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers) are happening Wednesday through Saturday. Sign-up sheets and audition information are posted outside the Choir Room (2202). Please contact Mrs. Nuteson (anuteson@d125.org) if you have any questions.

AP Policy on Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices

Cell phones and other electronic devices — which allow students to transmit exam questions in seconds to others around the world — are prohibited from the Advanced Placement exam room and may not be used during the break. Last year, 475 students worldwide had their exam scores cancelled because they used a cell phone during the exam or on the break. If a student uses electronic equipment (cell phone, smart phone, Apple Watch, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices in the exam room or during breaks, the device will be confiscated and the student dismissed. Thank you for helping us create a fair exam environment for all students!

Final Exam Schedule for Seniors Adjusted

The school has decided to adjust the final exam schedule for the senior class to remove potential schedule conflicts with end-of-year activities. Seniors will have their final exams on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31 and June 1, so they can participate in graduation-related activities on Thursday, June 2. All other students will have final exams as scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, May 31 through June 2. Seniors will take all of their final exams in the Field House rather than in their regular classrooms. Click here for more details.

CLUB NEWS

Students Helping Soldiers will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044 to prepare for making care packages on Friday.

Come take a break from AP studies and enjoy the $1 Dollar Music and Movies 1st Wednesday with the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO! We’ll be watching “Rush Hour” starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1414. For $1, you’ll get free pizza from Lou Malnati’s and free soda, too! Also, enter to win a $10 gift certificate for Lou Malnati’s Pizza during lunch periods in the West Commons. Flyer

This Thursday after school in Room 1204 (Faculty Dining Room), the Interactive Gamers Club will host a miniature-figure painting workshop! No cost to attend, no experience required, just show up to relax from all your AP and finals studying. Figures and paints provided by IGC, but you get to keep your finished product!

CAREER EXPLORATION

We have filled all the spots for summer career shadowing, so we will no longer be accepting any more applications. If you have already turned in an application or have contacted Mrs. Willock before today, you will still be able to participate. We will resume taking applications again in the fall for the next school year. Please make sure to check the Career Exploration webpage and follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for the latest updates. For general career questions, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Friday, May 13 is the nomination deadline for the Spring ESPPA Awards, which will be given out at the Spring Sports Awards Night. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and honors athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Spring ESPPA Awards by clicking here.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Protests target racism, debt at Southern Illinois University

Retired vice admiral named new College of DuPage president

Bradley University names alumnus to No. 2 job as provost

Student brings unloaded gun to Aurora high school (+)

Beach Park teachers union protests “excessive” reprimand of co-president

Chicago State University: A flawed but final shot at a degree

Group prays for East Aurora school board, transgender bathroom policy

Lincoln-Way bond rating plummets, one notch above “junk” status

Springfield school board votes to replace high school principal

University of Illinois chancellor OKs search for new mascot

Two more swastikas turn up in U. of Illinois buildings

Emanuel pleased Chicago teachers strike unlikely this school year

Waubonsee Community College graduation moving back to main campus (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Second day of sick-outs closes 90-plus Detroit schools

Six Ohio school districts close over misinterpretation of video threat

Nevada’s Education Savings Accounts: Brilliant innovation or a bridge too far?

Oregon governor appoints education innovation officer

Truancy the norm at some Sacramento-area high schools

Struggling Syracuse school stakes future on big idea: Solving kids’ problems

Transgender teen finalist for Prom queen in northwest Indiana

Texas high schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

The Houston high school French teacher who doesn’t speak French

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