Thursday, September 15, 2016

Co-Curricular Vocal Group Rosters Announced

The SHS Choral Department has announced the names of students selected to co-curricular vocal groups for the 2016-17 school year. The rosters for Jazz Etc., Just the Guys and Ladyjazz will include these students this year:

Jazz Etc.: Kevin Acuna, Johnny Barboza, Kristen Cardella, A.J. DePew, Donna Ilyukh, Varun Jagganath, Lydia Johnson, Hailey Keenan, Kara Kobler, Isabel Koleno, Rebecca Koltun, Cassidy Lemrise, Sam Litwin, Andrew Projansky, Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla, Kelvin Rim, Courtney Shub, Jake Singer, Noah Silver, Hanako Walrath.

Just the Guys: Kevin Acuna, Owen Albrecht, Johnny Barboza, Aleksandr Butovetsky, Degaulle Dai, Conor DeMichele, A.J. DePew, Mike Komorovsky, Leo Mondschain, Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla, Andrew Projansky, Noah Silver, Jake Singer, Ryan Sussman, Chris Van Overberghe, Matthew Zimring, Serge Zvenigorodsky.

Ladyjazz: Abby Arvold, Vika Bekker, Tyeese Braslavsky, Katelin Cooper, Sumita Jayaraman, Tessa Kim, Sammie Landau, Emily Lee, Erica Levinson, Saumya Malhotra, Shreya Natesh, Chinmayee Sakhare, Lauren Salliotte, Isabelle Sanchez, Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner, Nisha Sen-Gupta, Ananya Shah, Miffy Tani, Haley Tokars, Annamarie Wellems.

Technology and the 21st Century Tot

District 125 parents with young children are invited to a special event at Stevenson on Wednesday. Child development expert Gail Lovely will discuss the best practices for using technology tools to encourage brain development, support language skills and get children ready to read. Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. She also will be speaking earlier in the day at the Vernon Area Public Library, which his sponsoring her appearances along with the Community Parent Network. For details on both talks, click here.

SHS Hosting Meeting for Computer Science Educators

Stevenson will be hosting the Chicago Suburban Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association’s first meeting of the year on Wednesday. Entering its third year, the chapter was co-founded by SHS mathematics and computer science teacher Steve Svetlik. He has served as the chapter’s president since its formation, and is committed to making it an accessible and valuable local professional resource for all computer science teachers around the six-county Chicago metropolitan region. For more information, contact Svetlik at ssvetlik@d125.org.

Friday Deadline to Register for Event Honoring Alum

Friday is the deadline to register for the SeanB 3on3 Basketball Tournament, named for 2008 alumnus Sean Bardos, who died last fall from a prescription drug overdose. The charity basketball tournament was established to raise awareness about drug prevention and intervention services within the District 125 community. The tournament will take place on Sunday, October 9 in the Sports Center, and will benefit Stevenson’s Catalyst Club, the Stand Strong Coalition, and Live4Lali.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 183, Lake Zurich 231: Joyce Bai earned medalist honors at Crane’s Landing at the Lincolnshire Marriott, shooting an 8-over-par 43. Oliva Stomberg posted a 45, Katie Hannahs had a 46 and Jackie Lee added a 49. Lee had the lone birdie of the match, needing only two strokes to negotiate the final hole. Gina Shanley shot a 52 and Tanya Chanprung had a 53.

Sports Boosters Donates $8K+ for Athletics

Sports Boosters has donated more than $8,000 in equipment to Patriot athletics this fall. The money has been used for a SKLZ scoring aid for soccer, batting helmets and white board for baseball, ImPACT testing for all athletes, Big Gun, three-sport and ESPPA awards plaques, a fencing scoring machine, and water polo shot clocks. Each year, Sports Boosters donates thousands of dollars of equipment to athletic programs. If you’re interested in becoming a Sports Boosters member, click here.

Allied Bowling Holds Inaugural Match

Stevenson’s new Allied Bowling program had its first competition on Wednesday, taking on Round Lake at the Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills. Allied student-athletes are those who cannot participate in the school’s existing athletic programs, even with reasonable modifications or aids and services. Allied Bowling is the second sport at Stevenson for students with disabilities, joining Allied Soccer, which began in 2014. A third sport, Allied Spirit Revolution (cheerleading and poms) will make its debut in November. In Wednesday’s match, the Patriots fell to the Panthers, 718-662.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meningitis Immunization Clinic for Seniors September 23

Stevenson seniors who have not yet had their state-required meningitis immunization can get the shot at school on Friday, September 23. Representatives from the Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will be providing the vaccinations at SHS between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To participate, parents must complete this consent form and email it to Nurse Peg Cucci at pcucci@d125.org by 3 p.m. Tuesday. All participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase at Jewel-Osco. Questions can be directed to Chandi Clough at 224-240-6498.

Class Wear Means Class War on Tuesday

Who wants ice cream? How bad do you want it? The winning class in Tuesday’s Class Color Day will get ice cream bars, but you have to make sure your color is visible. Freshmen wear red, sophomores blue, juniors gold and seniors green on Class Color Day. The winning class will have the most people participating.

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 Monday and Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. 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.

CLUB NEWS

Senior Class Board is meeting after school today in Room 2004 to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome!

The History Bowl team will meet for the first time in Room 2500 today at 3:30 p.m. If you’re a fan of history or just history trivia and like to compete, please join our team. 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 today. Join us in the Food Lab, Room 1406, after school.

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center to work on Homecoming decorations. All juniors are invited to help. Junior Class Board is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours!

The Breakfast with Books Club will have its first meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All interested students are welcome!

Animal lovers unite! Animal Welfare Club will be making and selling dog treats to support Companion Animal Alliance, an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that was affected by the storms. (If you would like to make treats, please use these recipes: http://goo.gl/0ZSTwU.) Students will receive one hour of community service for every two dozen treats baked. We will be packaging treats in Room 2500 from 7-7:30 a.m. on Tuesday; the more the merrier! If you make treats but can’t join us Tuesday morning, you can drop off the treats to Sarah DeHoyos in 2412 or Mary Jones in 2414 on Monday. We will begin selling the bags of treats on Tuesday and will be selling them until they sell out. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Companion Animal Alliance, please contact Ms. DeHoyos and Ms. Jones.

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 and in person until Friday, 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.

COLLEGE NEWS

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. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

ATHLETICS

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago State to part ways with president after nine months on job

School bus carrying 35 students crashes into ravine, no serious injuries

University of Chicago faculty push back against “trigger warnings” letter

After being turned away from school, Chicago student killed walking home

Palatine District 15 says two new elementary schools would cost $130M (+)

Lake Zurich District 95 wants input on construction projects (+)

St. Charles school’s bathroom “passport” no longer necessary (+)

Ottawa elementary schools’ enrollment lowest in a decade

Jacksonville to clarify politics policies after concession stand fallout

Former SIU president picked to fill vacancy on community college board

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds

Economy rebounding but state funding for higher education isn’t

Seattle district struggles with fallout after limiting student suspensions

Driver saves 20 elementary students from exploding school bus

State of Michigan sued over illiteracy, poor conditions in Detroit schools

Steve Jobs’ widow giving $10M to two L.A. teachers to start school

Colorado considers lifting ban on diet soda in schools

When school feels like prison

Drama at an elite high school

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