Friday, May 13, 2016

“Miss Saigon” Nominated for Three State Awards

Stevenson’s fall musical, “Miss Saigon” is one of three nominees for Best Production in the 2016 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, and the two leads have been nominated for Best Actress and Best Actor. Senior Kaitlin Feely is one of 12 nominees for the Best Actress award, while junior Jordan Radis is one of 12 in the running for Best Actor. The award winners will be announced June 6 at the Broadway Playhouse. The nominations were announced Thursday at the IHSMTA Facebook page.

New Apartment Complex Expected to Add Students

School officials are bracing for the long-term impact that will be caused by the Village of Lincolnshire’s approval of a 302-unit apartment complex next to the Regal Cinemas movie theaters. The village board approved the plan on Monday. When the apartment complex opens, it likely will contribute to expected student enrollment growth. The school’s enrollment has increased in each of the last two years after eight consecutive years of decline. After reaching a peak of 4,573 students in 2006, enrollment fell to 3,786 three years ago. This year, enrollment rose to 3,942, and is expected to exceed 4,000 in the fall.

U.S. House Approves Alum-Inspired “Lali’s Law”

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted 414-4 to approve “Lali’s Law, legislation named for Stevenson alumnus Alex Laliberte, that would increase state access to naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote. Laliberte died of a heroin overdose in 2008. His sister Chelsea (Class of 2003) was in Washington, D.C. on Thursday with the bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Robert Dold.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA Buffalo Grove Sectional: Allison Travetto scored eight goals as the Patriots rolled over the host Bison, 20-5, in the quarterfinals for their 20th consecutive victory. SHS (30-1) scored 11 goals in the opening quarter and took a 15-0 lead into halftime. Claire Haas scored three goals, while Fiona Gaffney and Ashley Carollo each had two. Also scoring goals were Vicky Kolotov, Kalista Tapas, Amelia Eastman, Eileen Hoang and Julia Nicholson. Goalies Lauren Burns and Anna Mossakowski each recorded five saves, while Brigitte Lefebvre had one. The top-seeded Patriots will face No. 4 Palatine (14-14) in the sectional semifinals at 7 p.m. tonight. The winner will advance to the sectional championship game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Championships: Running in the final home meet of his career, Jared Borowsky won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Borowsky ran the 3,200 in a season-best time of 9:27.96, then followed up with a winning effort of 4:26:73 in the mile. Paul Udoni finished fourth in 1,600 (4:30.27), while Jonathon Powell was fourth in the triple jump (42-0). Noah Lukz placed fifth in the 100 (11.25) and ninth in the 200 (23.55), and David Goncharov took fifth in triple jump (41-9.5) and 10th in the long jump (19-3.75). Other individual top-10 efforts came from Caleb Oh in the 800 (seventh, 2:02.61), Brett Lucas in the 3,200 (seventh, 10:03.09), Jake Calamari in the 110 hurdles (ninth, 16.50) and Stephen Rice in the 110 hurdles (10th, 16.65). SHS was third in the 800 relay (1:31.11), fifth in the 1,600 relay (3:28.67), sixth in the 3,200 relay (8:25.44) and eighth in the 400 relay (43.97). In the final team standings, Stevenson finished eighth. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Baseball

Stevenson 10, York 0 (6 inn.): Dylan Molek’s first-inning RBI triple proved to be the game-winner for the host Patriots (20-7-1), who reached the 20-victory mark for the 29th time in the last 31 seasons. Molek scored two runs in the game and also drew a walk. Jack Trotter went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple in the fifth inning. Patrick Loeffler was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Jack Cappalli went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Michael Marchese walked twice and scored twice. Four pitchers combined on the shutout, giving up only three hits: Logan Lavelle, Justin Stark, Bronson Litcher and Daniel Lubelfeld. Litcher struck out two in his inning of work. – GameChanger.com

Softball

Wauconda 8, Stevenson 1: Vera Pflugradt, Mic Faunce and Myra Peterson all singled for the host Patriots, with Faunce scoring the lone run. Peterson and Faunce each stole a base. – GameChanger.com

Girls Soccer

Evanston 2, Stevenson 0: In a nonconference game that was scoreless for the first 62 minutes, the host Wildkits prevailed over the Patriots (9-7-1). – Daily Herald

State Badminton, Boys Gymnastics Tournaments Today

The badminton team travels to Charleston today for the Illinois High School Association state meet at Eastern Illinois University. SHS qualified the maximum four entries, two in singles and two in doubles. The Stevenson contingent will features singles players Ashley Richardson and DaMin Paik, and the doubles teams of May Ling/Sarah Hou and Kelsey Huang/Shirley Cao. You can follow results from the state tournament here. In boys gymnastics, Matt Krames will represent Stevenson at the IHSA state meet beginning tonight at Hinsdale Central High School. He will compete in the all-around competition tonight, and on individual events Saturday night. Krames qualified in four events: floor exercise, parallel bars, vault and still rings. You can follow his results here.

Boys Tennis Starts NSC Tournament Today

The North Suburban Conference boys tennis tournament began Thursday at Grant High School, but Stevenson had no matches because all of its entries received byes by earning No. 1 or No. 2 seeds. All of the Patriots will play today. SHS has two top-seeded doubles teams: No. 1 Matt Harvey/Brian Weisberg and No. 2 Ben Bush/Sam Komis. Everyone else is a No. 2 seed: Zach Kim and Aswath Viswanathan at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and Dhruva Kumar/Arjun Sheelvanth in No. 3 doubles.

Fencing Sisters Qualify for National Tournament

Two sisters on the varsity girls fencing team, Nikita and Geeta Jhangiani, have qualified for the United States Fencing Association Summer Nationals and July Challenge in Dallas. Nikita, a junior and team captain, and Geeta, a freshman, will both compete in women’s epee competitions. Both will take part in the Junior and Division 2 divisions. Nikita also will compete in Division 1A, while Geeta will be in Cadet and Y14. They qualified for nationals based on their performances at USFA events during the winter and fall.

Spring ESPPA Awards Nomination Deadline Today

Today 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.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Cap and Gown Pick Up Tuesday

Graduation caps and gowns will be distributed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Building Lower Lobby near the College/Career Center. Seniors must show their student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive their cap and gown.

All Juniors Meet With Counselors on Monday

All juniors have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Monday. Here are the meeting room locations by counselor:

Grove Studio Theater (2204)
Jones 2104
Kellogg 7044-7046
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 2500-2504
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046-8048
Seeger 6048-6050
Sullivan 7096
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez 2104

Senior Party Bus Sign-Up is Tuesday and Wednesday

Senior Party bus sign-ups will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Patriot Lobby by Room 2104. Senior class representatives from the PPA will be on hand to help seniors sign up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, and during the lunch periods on Wednesday. Please note: You must stop by in person to confirm your bus assignment. Friends may pencil in your name, but you are responsible for stopping by the table to confirm your bus number. The Senior Party is Wednesday, June 1 on board the Odyssey cruise ship departing from Navy Pier.

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.

Come to the Consortium Art Festival Monday Night

All students are invited to come to the Consortium Art Festival and Empty Bowls fundraiser on Monday. The festival, an exhibit of K-12 student artwork, will take place in the Field House from 6-8 p.m. The Ceramics and Foods students also will be selling ceramic bowls and soup, for the Empty Bowls Project. The cost of a bowl and soup is $5, with all proceeds going to the Libertyville Township Pantry.

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.

Dance Fundraiser at Athleta Today

You’re invited to a private shopping event from 4-9 p.m. today at Athleta, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park. Exciting prizes will be available during the event, and 10% of all sales will be donated to the Stevenson dance companies.

Sophomores: Wear Blue Wednesday for a Free Donut

Sophomores who wears a blue shirt on Wednesday will receive a free donut during their lunch period, courtesy of the Sophomore Class Board. Donut tables will be set up in the East and West cafeterias.

$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.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle, Menchie’s Wednesday

The Band Parent Organization is holding its final fundraiser of the school year from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Chipotle and Menchie’s in the Lincolnshire Commons shopping center. Fifty percent of proceeds from Chipotle sales will go to the Band Parent Organization, while 20% of sales from Menchie’s will be donated. Stop by Chipotle for dinner and follow it up with dessert at Menchie’s. Mention the Stevenson Band Parents Organization when ordering, or show one of these flyers: Chipotle | Menchie’s

CLUB NEWS

The last Breakfast With Books meeting for the school year is Tuesday. The meeting will take place at 7:45 a.m. in the ILC.

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

The Video Game Club is holding a Smash Brothers tournament Friday, May 20 in Room 1204 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether you are in Video Game Club or not.

ATHLETICS

If you’re thinking of playing college sports, there is a special opportunity for you after school on Monday. Several Stevenson alumni who have continued their playing careers in college 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. Click here for details.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago principals bracing for 20% budget cuts

Illinois fiscal crisis threatens minority college-going

District 211 to create in-house program to handle worst conduct (+)

Embattled CPS principal defies charges against him

Former professor sues College of Lake County over firing (+)

Supreme Court nominee to speak at Niles West commencement

Lake Zurich High students, staff arrive to find union protest on campus (+)

St. Ignatius High leaders vow to address racism after student protest

Geneva High alum recounts how drunken driving changed many lives (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education says

California schools to be accountable for attendance, suspensions, grad rates

Federal student loan interest rate at lowest level in a decade

Bringing college to students who can’t leave home

High schools trying to make better use of oft-wasted senior year

Some states lag behind in ADHD therapy

NAACP calls on St. Petersburg superintendent to resign over failing schools

Rutgers graduate school faculty take stand against academic analytics

Parents turn to doctors, lawmakers to save school recess

Syracuse to offer first undergraduate degree in sports analytics

That’s right, $63M for a football stadium … for high schoolers

Professor stuns students by revealing secret identity of teaching assistant

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