Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Adlai Stevenson III, Wife to Receive Heritage Award

Former United States Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III, son of the school’s namesake, and his wife, Nancy, are the recipients of this year’s Heritage Award, given annually since 1985 to individuals who have made a significant impact on the school. They will be honored during a ceremony at noon Thursday in the school.

The Stevensons have devoted decades of their lives to public service at the local, state, national and international levels. Currently, Adlai is chairman and Nancy serves as president of the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy in Lake Forest.

Adlai served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1965-67, as Illinois State Treasurer from 1967-70, and in the U.S. Senate from 1970-81. He was elected in each case by record-breaking margins. After retiring from the Senate in 1981, he served as the Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois in 1982 and 1986. Stevenson’s great-grandfather Adlai E. Stevenson I was Vice President of the United States from 1893–97, and his grandfather Lewis G. Stevenson was Illinois Secretary of State from 1914–17. His father, Adlai Stevenson II, for whom the school is named, was governor of Illinois, ambassador to the United Nations, and a two-time Democratic presidential nominee.  

Nancy Stevenson is the published author of two children’s novels: Horse Dreams and Capitol Code. She has been an advocate for education, children and democracy in her work as trustee emerita for the University of Chicago, CEO for Voices for Illinois Children, chair of Partnership for Early Child Care, and chair of the Illinois Humanities Council.

Dance Honor Society Inducts First Two Members

The SHS chapter of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts has inducted its first class. Students inducted were senior Michelle Tsai and junior Calli Taitz, who also accepted the position of president on the chapter’s executive board for the 2016-17 school year. The remainder of the board will be selected at the beginning of next school year. The National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program of the National Dance Education Organization created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in students studying the art of dance.

Bass Fishing Team Finishes 26th in State

Stevenson’s bass fishing team finished 26th at the Illinois High School Association state tournament last weekend at Carlyle Lake near St. Louis. Will Reichert and Andrew Austin caught three bass weighing a total of 5-1/16 pounds in the two-day tournament. This was the best showing for Stevenson in three state appearances. The school did not catch any fish when it participated in 2010 and 2011.

Three Students Chosen for Healthcare Internships

Three SHS students are among 14 Chicago-area high school juniors and seniors chosen for paid internships through Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Senior Nicole Advincula and juniors Ashley Moran and Sneha Poondru will receive Kendall Smith Healthcare Exploration Scholarships, each worth $500, and will work for five weeks starting June 13. Advincula will work in the Radiology Department, Moran in the Surgical Care Unit, and Poondru in Orthopedics. Students were chosen based on interest in a healthcare career, participation in co-curricular activities, and scholastic achievement.

Spring Guitar Concert Wednesday Night

Students in the Guitar program will perform their end-of-year concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Antioch Regional: The Patriots breezed by Mundelein, 25-12, 25-11, in their play-in match, and will face Libertyville at 6:30 tonight. SHS (18-17) is the No. 12 seed in the Barrington Sectional, while LHS is the No. 5 seed. Against Mundelein, Grant Maleski had nine kills and Justin Leonard added eight, and both served three aces. Maleski added nine digs and two solo blocks, while Leonard had four digs and one block. Jeffrey Wang distributed 21 assists, and Arnav Mitra dished out nine. Matt Cliffer had three solo blocks and three kills, Peter Drozdzewicz made 12 digs, and Sudhish Gogula recorded three kills.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSLA Playoffs: The Patriots (5-11) beat Naperville North in the opening round of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association playoffs, 14-11, and will face second-ranked New Trier today at 5 o’clock at its Northfield campus. Mike Simon scored two goals and assisted on four others. Austin Masters scored two goals and had two assists, and Eric Okmin scored four goals. Colin Bowler and Demetre Crews each scored twice, with Crews adding an assist. Goalie Chad Winter made 10 saves.

Baseball

Niles Notre Dame 7, Stevenson 6: After falling behind 6-1, the host Patriots nearly pulled off the comeback effort in the bottom of the seventh inning. SHS (23-9-1) scored three times in the seventh to make it 7-6, and had the tying and winning runs on base before the Dons recorded the final out. Jack Housinger and Robert McGaha both drove in a pair of runs, with McGaha going 2-for-3 and Housinger 2-for-4. Jack Cappalli and Patrick Loeffler also went 2-for-4. Charlie Ling and Dylan Molek both scored two runs. – GameChanger.com

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Allied Soccer

Stevenson 4, Lakes 0 – The Patriots (5-0) scored all of their goals in the second half to cap an undefeated season in the program’s second year. – Watch the SBN replay

Spring Sports Awards Night Tonight

The Athletics Division will hold its annual Spring Sports Awards Night at 7 o’clock tonight in the Sports Center. The evening is for student-athletes who participated in spring sports, and their parents.

Freshman Qualifies for Major Golf Tournament

Jackson Bussell, a freshman on the varsity boys golf team, has qualified to play in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in July at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, site for the 2008 U.S. Open. Bussell qualified for the 15-17 age division by finishing second at the Illinois Junior Golf Association’s DuPage County Junior Classic last weekend. He shot an even-par 72-hole score of 142 at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien, including a 3-under-par 68 in the opening round. He will be one of two golfers from Illinois competing in the 15-17 division, which will feature about 200 golfers from around the country.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Laugh! It’s OK to not take ourselves serious sometimes. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book, have fun and enjoy life! Have a great last week of school and a relaxing summer break!

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Final Bus Sign-Up for Senior Party is Wednesday

Seniors: Final bus sign-up for the Senior Party is Wednesday during all lunch hours at the Field House. Everyone who has registered must by to check in and sign up for a bus.

Meetings for AP Drawing, 2D and 3D Art Students

There will be informational meetings for all students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art, AP Drawing and AP 2D Media for the 2016-17 school year. Students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1422. Students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1426. The purpose of the meetings will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Would You Like to Help a Transfer Student?

Would you like to volunteer to be a buddy for a transfer student? Anyone interested in being a transfer student buddy should attend a mandatory meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 4200, the Little Theatre.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore. Yearbooks are available there starting today.

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 Friday. Click here to apply.

ATHLETICS

The girls lacrosse team will be selling Jamba Juice smoothies during the lunch periods on Tuesday in the Wood Commons. For $4, you can get a 16-ounce smoothie in one of these flavors: Caribbean Passion, Strawberry Wild, Razzmatazz and Mango-A-Go-Go. Funds raised will benefit the varsity’s spring break trip.

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Levanti at mlevanti@d125.org.

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

The boys cross country team will have an informational meeting at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 in the East Building. If you are interested or plan on running cross country this fall, you should plan on attending this short informational meeting.  The meeting will go over some important dates and information regarding the start of the fall cross country season.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who came to Light It Up Blue, especially the football and softball teams, parents and friends of the Allied Soccer players. The event was a huge success and a wonderful way to end the season!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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District 96 chief named Lake County Superintendent of the Year

Area school districts start budget planning amid state budget stalemate

Maine Township schools among “most innovative” in the country

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New Olympia teacher contract bases pay on incentives

Impoverished schools find new ways to keep kids engaged (+)

University of Chicago to create $50M entrepreneurship center

Loyola University names first female president

Glenbard West $10.5M science wing addition opening this fall (+)

North Chicago chief education officer to retire next year

Geneva mayor suggests TIF deal compromise to school district (+)

How an “out of control” Cabrini-Green school got turned around

Chicago principals seek parents’ help to lobby legislators for schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics

When oil boom went bust, Oklahoma protected drillers, squeezed schools

Schools in rural Colorado struggle to develop, find teachers

Massachusetts seeks to simplify teacher certification process

Parents sue Texas Education Agency over STAAR exams

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