Friday, May 27, 2016

Fine Arts Division Announces 2016-17 Theater Lineup

The Fine Arts Division has announced its lineup of theatrical productions for the 2016-17 school year. The biggest show of the year, the fall musical, will be Big Fish, the story about the relationship between a traveling salesman and his adult son who questions the veracity of his father’s tall tales. Big Fish will take the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center November 18-20. David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, a story immersed in tragedy, secrets and torn relationships, will be the fall play and will be performed September 15-17. The freshman-sophomore production will be Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, set for February 3-4. The play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981, is about three sisters who wrestle with their dysfunctional upbringing after one of them shoots her abusive husband. Another Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein’s story about a young woman’s journey into adulthood during the rise of feminism in the 1960s and ’70s, will be the winter production March 10-11.

SHS Administrator Named Principal in California

Stevenson’s Director of Student Learning Programs, Dr. Rowena Mak, has been named the new principal of Ramona High School in southern California. Ramona High is part of the Ramona Unified School District, about 40 miles northeast of San Diego.

No Digest on Monday

The Digest will not be published on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Digest will resume Tuesday, with its final edition of the year on Thursday, the last day of school.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots stood in a three-way tie for second place after the first day of the three-day tournament. New Trier was in first with 24 points, followed by SHS, Highland Park and Naperville Central with 16. Both of Stevenson doubles entries won their three matches, and will play in the round of 16 today. Sam Komis and Ben Bush (25-7) lost only one game in their three matches, and will face New Trier’s 5-8 seed. Komis and Bush, who are a 9-16 seed, breezed by competitors from Minooka (6-0, 6-0), Fenwick (6-0, 6-0) and Hinsdale Central (6-0, 6-1). Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey, also a 9-16 seed, matched Komis and Bush with a trio of straight-set victories. They defeated opponents from O’Fallon (6-1, 6-1), Effingham St. Anthony (6-0, 6-2) and Belleville West (6-3, 6-4) to set up today’s fourth-round matchup against the No. 2 seed from Hinsdale Central. In singles, Zach Kim won his first two matches in straight sets before dropping his third-round match to a higher seed. Kim beat rivals from Normal (6-1, 6-0) and Burlington Central (6-2, 7-6 (6)) before falling to the 5-8 seed from Dunlap (6-0, 6-1). He will face a competitor from Bradley-Bourbonnais in the fourth-round consolation bracket today. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Baseball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: Henry Marchese hit a solo home run to tie the game, and Jack Cappalli followed with a solo shot one batter later as the Patriots rallied past 19th-seeded Glenbrook South in the regional semifinals, 5-3. SHS (24-9-1), the third seed in the Stevenson Sectional, will face the winner of today’s semifinal between No. 6 Lake Forest and No. 10 Palatine for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday. Marchese’s homer tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning and Cappalli’s blast made it 4-3. The Pats added a run in the sixth when Christian Dutler’s sacrifice scored Robert McGaha, who opened the inning with a triple. Marchese went 2-for-3, including a triple that scored his brother Michael for Stevenson’s first run in the third. Dutler tied the game at 2-2 with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Justin Stark earned the victory with 2-⅓ innings of scoreless and hitless relief work. He struck out three, including the final two batters of the game. – GameChanger.com

Softball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: The ninth-seeded Patriots beat eighth-seeded Loyola Academy, 3-1, advancing to the regional championship against top-seeded Libertyville at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Loyola game was suspended by storms in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday with the score tied 0-0.

Athletic Trainer Loew Honored in National Contest

Stevenson’s head athletic trainer, Tom Loew, earned Honorable Mention status in the fourth annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award contest sponsored by School Health and Training and Conditioning magazine. The award honors high school athletic trainers who have earned the respect of coaches they work with and student-athletes they care for, go beyond their job description to support student-athletes, put in extra effort to make the athletic training program the best it can be, and serve the local or larger community through community service.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Textbook, Library Book Return Deadlines

Seniors must return all textbooks and library books by Wednesday, while all other students must return their textbooks and library books by Thursday. Textbooks should be returned to the Lower Sports Center Lobby and library books to the West ILC. Any fines due must be paid by Thursday in Room 2426.

Get a New ID Photo Taken for 2016-17

Any current freshman, sophomore or junior students who have not had a new ID photo taken in the past several days, please drop in at either attendance office, Room 2416 in the West Building or Room 5024 in the East Building, to have your photo taken during a free hour today or during final exams.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker Today

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.

SNN Film Festival Tonight

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 o’clock tonight in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2.

Return Comm Arts Books, Pick Up AP History Books at Superstore

All Communication Arts books should be returned to the Superstore. Also, AP U.S. History, AP European History, and American Studies students can purchase their 2016-17 books at the Superstore.

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.

Missing Your Favorite Pen or Pencil? Stop by 2416

Did you lose your pencil case with your favorite pens and pencils? Come to Room 2416 and check the filled bin for yours. Also, check for your glasses and other items.

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.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday, June 1  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts after the last exam Wednesday in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

CLUB NEWS

Animal Welfare Club’s adoptable Dog-of-the-Month is Sir Scruffles and its Cat-of-the-Month is Kramee. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to the family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month! These animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Palatine District 15 contact caps teacher salaries at $121K (+)

Palatine teachers’ 10-year contract raises concerns over health care costs

Cicero school officials spend thousands on swanky travel

Former teacher pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of Zion-Benton student

North Central College looks to acquire Chicago-based Shimer College

Transgender student wants to join lawsuit against District 211 (+)

DePaul investigates reports of noose found on campus

Teen’s death at Lake County residential treatment center decried by DCFS

Graduation ban no longer automatic punishment for Waukegan students

Lincoln-Way’s Superdog training school under federal investigation

Grayslake District 46 hopes diversity policy will boost achievement (+)

Lake Villa school board member to step down

Marengo district hires retired administrator as interim superintendent

St. Charles schools look at how to pay for turf fields at high schools (+)

Homeless man charged with attempted luring of Elgin student

Beloved Villa Park teacher back in classroom after brain injury (+)

Chicago police officer donates SUV to South Side school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Federal guidelines proposed for school accountability

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist

Maine schools dismiss iPads as “toys,” ready MacBooks instead

Discussing past suicide attempts, Cincinnati president aims to lessen stigma

Baylor University to demote president, fire football coach over abuse allegations

How schools can fuel female STEM participation

White House arts program teams up with Kennedy Center

First Student to pay $11.5M to settle San Francisco lawsuit

The Colorado paradox: Jobs abound, but locals not equipped to fill them

Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good

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