Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Street Fest Online T-Shirt Orders End Today

Today is the last day to place an online order for a Street Fest T-shirt. There are three colors available, one for each of the charities that will benefit from the annual charity event: The Ryan Briere Foundation (blue), Live4Lali (purple) and Bernie’s Book Bank (green). Click here to order a T-shirt, and to sign up for Street Fest. Online T-shirt orders end at 11:59 tonight.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale Tuesday

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, will go on sale Tuesday at the Patriot Superstore. Tickets will be $6 each. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17.

Co-Curricular Vocal Group Auditions Next Week

The Choral Department will hold auditions next week for its three co-curricular vocal groups the week: Just The Guys (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Jazz Etc. (Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. for guys/7 p.m. for girls) and Ladyjazz (Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.). All auditions take place in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition packets. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Nuteson (anuteson@d125.org) or Mrs. Snelten (ksnelten@d125.org).

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 8, Highland Park 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots improved to 5-0. SHS won all of its matches in straight sets, led by a 6-3, 6-1 decision at No. 1 singles from Gina Kondos. The No. 1 doubles team of Athena Kolli and Elizabeth Ferdman earned a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory. Other winners in doubles were No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva/Paige Nierman, 6-3, 6-3, No. 3 Samantha Burger/Alyssa Glaser, 6-2, 6-3, No. 4 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Shelby Liu, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 5 Hanna Anssari/Maria Pablos Sarabia, 6-3, 6-1. Dhwani Kumar posted a 6-4, 6-2 decision at No. 2 singles, while Ellen Ma outlasted her opponent at No. 3, 6-3, 2-6, (8).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. New Trier, 25-18, 25-17: Jori Radtke recorded 13 kills, six digs and two aces for the Patriots (9-0) in Winnetka. Sara Bufe had three solo blocks and assisted on four others for SHS, which has played all of its matches on the road. The Pats don’t play their first home match until September 21. Sophie Sorenson had seven kills and five digs, while Hope Havenhill notched five kills to go along with two solo blocks and four block assists. Alex Kuc dished out 24 assists.

Girls Golf

Lake Forest 184, Stevenson 190: Joyce Bai shot a 46 to lead the Patriots (1-2) at Deerpath Golf Course. Katie Hannahs and Olivia Hancock each recorded a 47, while Olivia Stomberg and Gina Stanley carded 50s apiece. Tanya Chanprung had a 57. Lake Forest’s medalist shot a 37.

Boys Golf

Lake Forest 144, Stevenson 161

Girls Water Polo Honored for Sportsmanship

Stevenson’s girls water polo team and its fans were honored last week by the Illinois High School Association for their display of sportsmanship at last spring’s state finals. The IHSA’s Sportsmanship Advisory Committee has selected the school for a “Do What’s Right!” state final sportsmanship banner. SHS finished third in the state last season.

Catchings Earns Another WNBA Honor

Former SHS basketball star Tamika Catchings has earned the WNBA’s Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for the second time. The award recognizes a player who is an inspiration in her community and reflects Staley’s leadership, spirit, charitable efforts and love for the game. Catchings, who received the inaugural award in 2007, is retiring at the conclusion of this season, her 16th with the Indiana Fever. Catchings received the award prior to last night’s game against Phoenix.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale Today

The first PPA Bake Sale of the school year is today during seventh and eighth periods.  Brownies, cake, pie and other goodies will be sold for $1. Cash only.

Operation Snowball Looking for Teen Staff

Have you ever been a camp counselor? Are you looking for leadership or service opportunities? If so, becoming an Operation Snowball teen staff member would be a great fit for you. Operation Snowball 2016 will take place December 1-3 with additional Tuesday afternoon meetings starting September 13. Interested sophomores, juniors and seniors should pick up an application in the Student Activities Office and return it by Friday, or fill out the online application. Contact Mrs. Czaplewski (MCzaplewski@d125.org) with any questions.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention junior and seniors interested in a career in healthcare: The Advocate Condell Penwasciz Program will be accepting online applications for the 2016-17 healthcare career program on Tuesday, September 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. Thirty students will be accepted into this extremely competitive program which allows students the opportunity to be exposed to various healthcare career specialties within the hospital setting. The link will only be open within the specified time frame:  www.advocatehealth.com/condell-penwasciz.

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

INTRAMURALS

IM Spikeball starts soon! The informational meeting will be held at 3:30 today in Room 2104. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information visit the IM Spikeball web page.

Want to play flag football, but don’t have a team yet? Any students interested in playing flag football, but who aren’t on a team, please come to the Student Activities Office Friday morning at 8 a.m. to get help finding a team.

CLUB NEWS

Superhero Club meets today. Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Join us at Spanish Club after school today in Room 2808! We’ll be making DIY Piñatas with authentic Spanish candy while munching on salsa and chips! Beginners always welcome! For any questions contact Señor Figueroa or Judy Kupchan.

The Stevenson Styler will have its next meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition today at 3:30 in Room 1612! We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! It’s not just about fashion! We need your knowledge of DIY, food, lifestyle, travel and more! New members are always welcome!  

Catalyst, a student leadership club dedicated to battling underage drinking and drug use at SHS, is looking for new students interested in joining our cause. There will be a new member orientation meeting from 8-8:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2104. There are many committees to get involved with, including outreach, evaluation and recruitment, and alternative activities. For more information, email ccortesti@d125.org or just show up!

Junior Class Board: We normally meet on Thursdays, but this week it’s Wednesday! Please meet us in the College Career Center after school tomorrow to help with Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome to join in the fun!

Senior Class Board will meet Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2004 to create the name hangers for Homecoming. New members are always welcome!

The new National Honors Society for Dance Arts will hold its first-ever meeting at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in Room 2010 (the Wood Floor studio). NHSDA will meet every three weeks.

Students Helping Soldiers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Room 5044. Stop by and find out how you can help current and retired men and women who serve our country.

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining the Student Ambassador Club: We will be having our first general information meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wallace or Ms. McCauley.

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis? We meet on Thursdays after school in the Lower East Commons. All levels (beginning through experienced) are welcome!

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month. Again, 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!

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning next Tuesday. The club meets in Room 2818 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Student Congress is having its first meeting during the activity period on Wednesday, September 7 in the West Faculty Dining Room. Ask your second-period teacher to be your class representative! You can email Calli Taitz at ctaitz7@students.d125.org with any questions.

Are you interested in teaching or working with children? Future Educators of America might be the right club for you. The first meeting will be held before school from 7:50-8:25 in Room 1414 on Wednesday, September 7. If you plan on participating in the tutoring program you will need to attend the meeting.

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, September 8 after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to meet with SHS students next week: St. Mary’s College, the University of Rochester, Monmouth College, Hope College, Drew University, Penn State University, Northern Michigan University, American University, Columbia College and the University of Chicago. Interested juniors and seniors should continue to check Naviance daily for a complete updated list of all of our college visits. Find out how to sign up for college representative visits at www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 21. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

ATHLETICS

There will be a baseball parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15 in Room 2104. Any parent of a student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring of 2017 should attend.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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UI says more faculty leaving over state’s financial crisis

Kankakee school district starts college, career thinking in kindergarten

Principal at top Chicago elementary school, staunch critic of mayor, resigns

Northwestern eyes dorm changes to fit housing plan

New ISU vice president a believer in connecting with students

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leak

What do adult students want from college?

$40M gift to Wayne State U. for new business school comes with conditions

Why college alumni don’t give to their alma maters

For-profit college group sues U.S., says it’s a target of political agenda

New school year brings renewed focus on attendance

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