Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Junior Selected to Perform as DJ at Lollapalooza

Junior Avery Delgado, who goes by the stage name DJ Smiirk, is one of two winners in Lollapalooza’s first-ever DJ competition. He was among some 500 entries seeking one of two DJ slots on Perry’s Stage during the event, which runs during the last week of July in Chicago. Delgado, who will perform at noon on Saturday, July 30, has a special place in his heart for Lollapalooza. He saw his first concert at Lollapalooza six years ago, and felt called to be a DJ after watching the group Deadmau5 perform. Two years ago, he won the “Toast of the Coast” contest and became the youngest DJ to play the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park. Last year, he won an opening slot at the “Juicy Beach” event during Miami Music Week, as well as winning the Dancefestopia DJ contest in Kansas City. In addition to performing, Delgado also produces music. His newest original, “Dreamers,” has had more than 16,000 plays on Soundcloud.

Former SHS Student Part of White House Event

Former Stevenson student Kathleen Carroll was part of a White House ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last Thursday that highlighted the success of the Joining Forces program since it was created in 2011. The initiative focuses on helping veterans find jobs and helping military spouses remain employed if they have to move.

Carroll attended Stevenson for two years, 1991-92 and 1992-93, before finishing high school elsewhere. She is the head of military outreach for Amazon, and has been with the company since 2011. Before joining Amazon, Carroll was in the Marine Corps for nearly 10 years as a logistics officer. While on active duty, she led landing support operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and later took company command over an organization that provided personnel services to more than 40,000 active-duty Marines. With Amazon, Carroll leads a 75-person team recruiting for its operations network in North America. She was featured in this 2012 Fortune magazine article, and is the first person featured in this video about Amazon’s efforts to recruit military veterans.

Dance Fundraiser at Athleta on Friday

The Stevenson dance companies are holding a private shopping event and fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Athleta, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park. Prizes will be given during the event, and 10% of all sales will be donated to the dance companies.

Math Teacher Chosen to Review Teacher Licensing

Mathematics teacher David Gumminger last week spent a day in Springfield helping review the licensing test for prospective computer science teachers in Illinois. He was one of the few educators selected by the Illinois State Board of Education to serve on the Computer Science Content Advisory Committee during its meeting last Thursday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship Game: Hannah Lapeire and Mackenzie Connington scored goals and Hannah Petrich made eight saves as the Patriots beat Wauconda, 2-1, to capture the conference championship. Lapeire scored the first goal of the game in the 39th minute on a penalty kick, with Connington adding the second score 13 minutes later off an assist from Daniela Adjunta. SHS, which has an 8-2-1 record in its last 11 games, improved to 9-6-1 on the season. Wauconda fell to 12-2-2. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. North Chicago, 25-7, 25-10: Leo Chen recorded six kills, and Arnav Mitra served six aces and passed out 15 assists for the host Patriots (14-17). Mark Kanaris, Alex Lulka and Justin Leonard each had four kills for SHS, which had an errorless attack in the opening game and posted a 42% success rate on its 38 attempts overall. Jeffrey Wang distributed seven assists, Peter Drozdzewicz made six digs and Austin Zhou added three aces. – Daily Herald (+)

Monday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson 12, Lake Forest 2 (5 inn.): Myra Peterson allowed just three hits and no earned runs as the Patriots scored in every inning on the road. Vera Pflugradt, Trish Porzycki and Alyssa Pauly each had three hits as part of a 15-hit attack. Emma Oriatti went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs with a home run and a double, while Riley Housinger also was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Pflugradt and Mic Faunce both stole home during a three-run first inning. – GameChanger.com

Water Polo Teams Gear Up for Sectionals

The boys water polo team begins its quest for the IHSA state championship today with a 5 p.m. contest against Lake Forest in the Buffalo Grove Sectional. The Patriots are the top seed in the sectional, while the Scouts are No. 8. If Stevenson wins, it will face McHenry or Palatine in the sectional semifinals at 5 p.m. Friday. The sectional championship match will be played at 11 a.m. Saturday. On the girls’ side, the defending state champions will begin defense of their title at 5 p.m. Thursday, also at the Buffalo Grove Sectional. SHS will face the host Bison, the No. 8 seed. If the Patriots win Thursday, they would play in the sectional semifinal at 7 p.m. Friday. The championship match is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Brunson Returning for Patriot Alumni Panel on Monday

NCAA basketball champion Jalen Brunson headlines a group of 10 Patriot alumni who will be part of a panel discussion on the recruiting process, and managing academic and athletic expectations at the collegiate level. The discussion will take place from 4:45-6 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. The free event is intended for Stevenson student-athletes and their parents. There will be a discussion featuring former Patriots playing at Division I schools, as well as some who are at Division II and III colleges, or are participating in club-level sports. Alumni will share their experiences and answer questions from the audience. Click here to see the list of alumni taking part.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP exam schedule, room assignments, cell phone/calculator policy

Last PPA Bake Sale of the Year is Today

The last PPA Bake Sale for this year is today in the Glass and Wood Commons. All treats will be $1, cash only. Come get cake, pie, Puppy Chow and much more.

Sign Up for Class of 2017 Senior Yearbook Portraits

Students in the Class of 2017 can schedule their senior yearbook portrait on Monday and Tuesday from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Seniors-to-be can also sign up online at studio.il.vipis.com or by phone at 847-499-9300.

Dance Company Auditions for 2016-17

Do you like to dance? Choreograph? Perform? An audition for the Mélange Dance Company and the Repertory Dance Company will be held from 3:45-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 18-19, in the Dance Studio Room 2010. Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. Be prepared to perform a 1-minute solo of your own unique choreography. Students must be able to commit to all rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-6:30 p.m. during the school year. They must also be free every day after school during the weeks of the Winter Dance Concert (November 28-December 6) and the Spring Dance Concert (May 1-6, 2017). Any questions, email Mrs. Rothwell at jrothwell@d125.org.

$1 Books for Sale at the Superstore

The Patriot Superstore has a large assortment of new and used books on sale for $1. Stop by and check out the selection before school and during the lunch periods. All proceeds benefit Give-A-Thon.

CLUB NEWS

The last Breakfast With Books meeting for the school year is Tuesday. The meeting will take place before school in the ILC.

The Cultural Cuisine Club is having a cook off from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). If you would like to join, email Miss Scharfe at jscharfe@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Friday 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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Illinois Senate passes school funding bill, but prospects uncertain

ACLU to intervene in lawsuit over District 211 transgender policy

Bomb threat leads Knox County high school to cancel classes

Peoria schools threaten to cut all extracurriculars without state funding

Evanston Township High staff member fired in wake of locker thefts

Chicago principal hospitalized after trying to break up fight

NU cop, Prospect High volunteer faces new child porn charges

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

After abandoning Common Core, some states struggle on next steps

Teachers weigh in on the value of test preparation

Growing number of college emphasizing civic engagement in curriculum

Common Application changing question on criminal record

Detroit’s educational catastrophe

The student debt crisis at state community colleges

ACLU questions legality of D.C.’s minority male school program

Seattle’s school libraries: A stark example of rich and poor

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