Thursday, September 8, 2016

New 5:30 Activity Bus Starts Monday

The school is adding another activity bus for students after school starting Monday. There will be a 5:30 bus every afternoon, to go along with the 6:30 bus every evening and the 4:30 bus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All activity buses load at the Forum (or “Point”) entrance. Students will need to show their ID card when getting on the bus.

Stevenson Changes Discussed on Serbian TV

For all of our readers who speak Serbian, here is a report from RTS Television in Serbia about Stevenson’s changes to its academic calendar and daily bell schedule. The reporter, Aleksandar Zigic, is a Lake Zurich-based correspondent for RTS, and produces a weekly “Postcard From America.” The segment aired Tuesday, August 30.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Libertyville 89, Stevenson 91: In a match that was shortened to five holes due to lightning, the Patriots fell two shots short at Willow Glen Golf Course at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Joyce Bai led all golfers with a 1-under-par 19. Katie Hannahs had a 22, followed by Olivia Stomberg (24) and Olivia Hancock (26). Tanya Chanprung and Gina Shanley each shot 30.

O’Connell Earns Player of the Week Honor

Quarterback Aidan O’Connell was named Lake County Player of the Week by the Daily Herald today for his record-shattering performance in Saturday’s 38-35 win at Muskegon, Michigan. The 6-foot-4 senior threw for 440 yards, eclipsing the school record by more than 100 yards, completing 36 of 51 passes with four touchdowns. According to the Big Red Radio Network, Muskegon had won 24 of its last 25 games at home, and had not lost a home opener since 1999.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

What’s Waiting for You at Street Fest?

The National Honor Society invites you to Street Fest from 6-9 p.m. Saturday night in parking lot E. This year’s Street Fest is a fundraiser for three local charities: Live4Lali, The Ryan Briere Foundation, and Bernie’s Book Bank. New attractions include a 56-foot stage with music and entertainment provided by BOOM Entertainment, six food trucks including American, Asian, Italian, Hispanic, hot subs, and desserts. We’ll also have a face-painting tent, a dunk tank for teachers, games and, to cap the evening, fireworks at 8:45. Admission to Street Fest is just $10.

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling camouflage T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons today through Friday.

Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

Last Chance for Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets

Today is the last day to buy Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate through the Patriot Superstore in the Wood Commons. After today, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

Band Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Today

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at the Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Avenue, from 5-8 p.m. tonight. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru orders will qualify by saying “I’m Eating for the Band.” A portion of sales will benefit SHS band students.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. 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. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

CLUB NEWS

Peer Tutors will meet today after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

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 today after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

Senior Class Board will meet today after school in Room 2004/2006 to finish name hangers. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center  to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome to join in the fun!

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

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Choreography Club will have a meeting Monday from 3:30-4:25 p.m. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting next Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

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.

INTRAMURALS

Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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CTU to take new strike authorization vote, but hasn’t set date

Most CPS schools shuttered in 2013 are still vacant

Teacher disciplined after trying to force student to stand for pledge

Heat raises discontent at Naperville elementary schools

Chicago charter schools open after winning state appeal

Palatine parents launch website opposing plan for new schools (+)

One injured in school bus crash near Homer Glen

Barrington District 220 buses finishing routes ahead of schedule (+)

Parents urge East Aurora board to reconsider high school principal move

Williamsville-Sherman superintendent, 42, dies after health problems

Convicted swindler may get help paying former coach he victimized

Illinois Community College Board contacting ITT Tech students

St. Charles parents say their students need a (bathroom) break (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

What science says about homework

Judge: Connecticut education funding system unconstitutional

NACAC survey shows most colleges admit most applicants

Student injured in Texas school shooting, gunman dead

New York becomes first state to require lead water testing in schools

Obama Administration to schools: Stop using police to enforce rules

Campuses cautiously train freshmen against subtle insults

ITT Educational employees file lawsuit over sudden terminations

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