Tuesday, September 13, 2016

More Than 900 Named AP Scholars

Nine hundred and thirty-two current and former Stevenson students earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards from the College Board for their performance on the 2016 AP exams last spring. Here is a breakdown of Stevenson’s AP Award recipients by category:

  • 182 students earned National AP Scholar status for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all of their AP exams, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Stevenson AP National Scholars had an average exam score of 4.57.
  • 486 students earned AP Scholar With Distinction for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Distinction had an average exam score of 4.31. All National AP Scholars also earned this designation.
  • 170 students earned AP Scholar With Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Honor had an average exam score of 3.81.
  • 276 students earned AP Scholar for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars had an average exam score of 3.25.
  • 2 students received the AP International Diploma for earning scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams.

To read the names of students earning AP Scholar honors, click here.

Brunson Throwing Out First Pitch at Cubs Game

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) from the defending national champion Villanova University men’s basketball team is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Friday’s Chicago Cubs game. The Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 p.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The Patriots finished fourth at Ivanhoe Country Club, 10 strokes behind champion Mundelein, which posted a score of 318. James Dvorak and Mark Noonan finished in the top 10 by shooting a 6-over-par 78. Dvorak had a 1-under 35 on Ivanhoe’s Marsh course. Brett Ekenberg carded an 85 and Alex Kim added an 87. – Daily Herald

Patriot Teams in the Rankings

Several Patriot sports teams are ranked by Chicago-area publications this week. The girls volleyball team, which has a 14-1 record, is No. 3 in the Daily Herald, while the boys soccer squad is No. 12 in the same newspaper. The football team joined the Chicago Sun-Times Top 25, checking in at No. 24. Also, the girls cross country team was ranked 18th in the DyeStat preseason poll for Illinois.

Special Seminar for Female Athletes

All female Patriot athletes are invited to a special seminar to learn about common injuries, injury prevention, sport-specific training and the impact to hormonal changes and nutrition on performance. The Female Athlete Seminar will be held at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Highland Park location at 1919 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park. Pre-registration is required at www.ibjirehab.com/events/.

Meeting for Parents of Prospective Baseball Players

All parents of students planning to try out for the baseball team are expected to attend an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104.

Baseball Alum Earns National Honor

Washington University outfielder Max Golembo (Class of 2012) is one of three Bears named to the 2016 Jewish Sports Review Baseball All-America First Team. Golembo, who graduated in June, batted .358 with eight doubles and 28 RBIs in 50 starts in centerfield. He tied the Washington single-season record and ranked eighth in NCAA Division III with 41 walks. Golembo ranks second in school history in runs scored (172), fourth in stolen bases (67) and fifth in games played (162) and hits (208).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Play This Weekend

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, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Please note: The play contains mature language.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held in the West Auditorium, Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

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).

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

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).

ATHLETICS

Vote for Jori Radtke to be the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September! She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon Thursday.

CLUB NEWS

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

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 Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club is meeting Wednesday in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. We are looking for students to write about fashion, travel, trends, DIY and more! New members are always welcome.

The History Bowl team will meet for the first time in Room 2500 on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. If you’re a fan of history or just history trivia and like to compete, please join our team on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Peter Anderson.

Crepes! They are all the rage in Israel right now. And now you can make them with Club Israel on Thursday. Join us in the Food Lab, Room 1406, after school.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Taxpayers shell out millions each year for dozens of abandoned school buildings

Three out of four CPS schools don‘t have a librarian, union says

District 128 to add transgender support guidelines (+)

Evanston residents get early viewing of Northwestern U. dorm plan

Frustrated parents ushered out of meeting after Chicago TIF ordinance stalls

Silly songs help Woodlands teacher reach out to students (+)

Why students shaved a Naperville administrator’s head (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Colleges struggle to find black faculty

The U.S. has started tracking religious discrimination in schools

Massachusetts state board of ed chair gave $100K to pro-charter group

New York districts adds course on problem-solving with technology

Apple offers free app to teach children coding (iPads sold separately)

Louisiana schools getting truckloads of help from Wisconsin teacher

Hundreds of students sing to Nashville teacher battling cancer

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