Wednesday, September 28

Teacher Named to Statewide Task Force

Stevenson computer science teacher Steven Svetlik has been named to the Illinois State Board of Education’s newly created Task Force on Computer Science Education. The task force, created by law this year, will analyze the current state of computer science education in Illinois and other states. The task force also is required to submit a report to the General Assembly by July 1, 2017 with recommendations on increasing computer science education opportunities for students throughout Illinois. Svetlik will be representing the state’s computer science teachers. He is the founder and president of the suburban Chicago chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Late Arrival on Thursday

The school will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday due to staff development activities in the morning. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bus routes will start at 9:20.

Catch Up on Your SHS Video Viewing

Some recent events at Stevenson are available for viewing online, thanks to the Stevenson Broadcast Network. The latest video is Tuesday night’s choral concert in the Performing Arts Center. Also posted is Monday’s varsity girls volleyball match against Palatine, Friday’s football win over Zion-Benton, and the September 13 presentation on marijuana research by Dr. Bertha Madras. Thursday’s orchestra concert will be carried live by SBN at www.d125.org/sbn. Also, the boys cross country team is participating in the Locktoberfest Invitational at Lockport High School on Saturday. The meet will be carried live at www.d125.org/sbn starting at 8:50 a.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest at Willow Glen Golf Club at the Great Lakes Naval Station. On a day that featured 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts, SHS posted a team score of 309, six strokes behind the Scouts. James Dvorak and Matt Schawel each shot a 5-over-par 76 and were part of a three-way tie for third place. Mark Noonan tied for seventh with a 78 and Alex Kim tied for ninth with a 79. Jackson Bussell tied for 12th, shooting an 80. Drew Mix received the NSC Sportsmanship Award for Stevenson. With its runner-up finish in the conference meet, Stevenson took third place in the overall conference standings. – Daily Herald, News-Sun

Field Hockey

Stevenson 2, Antioch 1: Allison Schultz’s penalty-corner goal late in the second half, her second score of the game, broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the visiting Patriots to their sixth consecutive win. Schultz’s second-half score was assisted by fellow captain Lauren Heiss, while her first-half goal came off an assist by Samantha Friedman. Coach Laura Husko lauded the passing of Charlotte Russell and Giovana Guimaraes, the positioning of Hannah Friedman and Ryan Johnson, and the stick skills from Heiss. SHS will play host to defending state champion New Trier at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Stadium.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Waukegan 0: Ethan Kalis earned his third shutout of the season, and Ben Brandt scored his third goal of the year, as the host Patriots (7-4-2, 4-2) held off the Bulldogs at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Brandt’s goal came off an assist from Jake Nunez. SHS is 3-0-1 in its last four games.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Warren 0: The visiting Patriots (14-0) continued their extraordinary run, winning their 15th consecutive regular-season match dating back to October 5, 2015. SHS is 48-1 in duals over the past three seasons. Against the Blue Devils, Stevenson captured every match in straight sets. Dhwani Kumar (6-4, 6-0), Athena Kolli (6-1, 6-0) and Hanna Anssari (6-0, 6-1) triumphed at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively. The winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Elizabeth Ferdman/Gina Kondos (6-2, 6-2), No. 2 Paige Nierman/Alexandra Zoubareva (6-0, 6-3), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Alyssa Glaser (6-1, 6-0) and No. 4 Samantha Burger/Maria Sarabia (6-0, 6-0).

Ambrose Talks With Indianapolis Star About Smith

Head boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose talked with the Indianapolis Star on Tuesday about his top player, 6-foot-7 senior Justin Smith, who one day earlier made a verbal commitment to attend Indiana University. Ambrose praised Smith’s talent and versatility, adding that “(h)is IQ and his basketball knowledge have really taken off within the last year.”

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, pumpkin and apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Operation Snowball Registration Now Open

All students are invited to attend the three-day Operation Snowball retreat Thursday-Saturday, December 1-3, at YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a program planned by teens for teens that gives you a chance to learn about yourself, your peers, and a wide variety of topics. Sign up today through the online school store. The registration deadline is November 18.

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive through Wednesday, October 5. The club will have three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Spirit Revolution Supply Drive for Flood Victims

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, the school’s cheerleading and pom teams, will hold a supply drive today and Thursday to help flood victims in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bins will be available at the Field House and Sports Center doors, where people can drop off supplies between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Local resident Mark Walton, who has three children that have graduated from Stevenson, will load a truck and drive the supplies to Baton Rouge on October 4. To see a list of most-needed items, click here. Also, Stevenson Athletics is offering free admission to Friday night’s varsity football game against Libertyville to anyone who brings a case of water or sports drink to the east entrance gate prior to the game.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Nova Southeastern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Puget Sound, Pepperdine University, Emory University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Michigan, Bowdoin College, University of Cincinnati, Ball State University, University of California-San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, Illinois College, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Wisconsin, University of Warwick, Loras College, University of Arizona, Rhodes College, Western Michigan University, Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, Transylvania University, Mount Mercy College, Saint Louis University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Willamette University, Roosevelt University, Grinnell College, Lewis University, Wabash College, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Lynn University and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. 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. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

The information meeting for IM Dodgeball will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Wood Commons. Play begins on Saturday, October 29. Visit the IM Dodgeball page to see the season schedule.

CLUB NEWS

Come to Spanish Club today to help prepare for DIY Guacamole Day by creating posters and banners to advertise! Earn service hours and get free food from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2808.

Senior Class Board will meet on Thursday in Room 2004-2006 to celebrate Homecoming! New members are always welcome.

Did you know that there are more than 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the U.S. and more than 157 million pounds of honey produced? Well now you know, and it’s your turn to taste some of them. Join Club Israel in an Apple and Honey Taste Test after school Thursday in Room 1414. Which will be your favorite?

The Thespian Club will be holding its Annual Costume Sale during all lunch periods Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5, outside the Performing Arts Center, just in time for Halloween planning!

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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Danville school plans peer tribunals for minor infractions

Chicago terrorist asks judge for early release to attend college

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

No average scores being released this year for new SAT exam

Boston considers eliminating middle schools

Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

Decreasing median incomes linked to rising number of Pell Grant recipients

More colleges drop application fees for low-income students

As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress

Proposed Oregon constitution change would force more spending on schools

Education Department guidance outlines effective ELL services under ESSA

A new cost at college: Digital access codes

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