Friday, October 7, 2016

46 Students Present at SPARK Symposium

Forty-six students who participated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research during the summer shared their experiences during the annual SPARK Symposium and Recognition Dinner last night. To see the list of students and their research projects, click here.

Bass Fishing Team Second at Conference Tourney

The bass fishing team finished second and fourth in its first-ever conference tournament recently, less than a quarter-pound behind champion Buffalo Grove. Stevenson’s No. 1 boat caught a total weight of 4.81 pounds, compared to BG’s haul of 5.03 pounds, while the No. 2 boat was fourth with 3.16 pounds, just behind Libertyville (3.25).

Classics Conference at SHS This Weekend

Latin teacher Christopher Mural will be hosting the Illinois Classical Conference annual meeting at SHS this weekend. More than 60 Classics teachers and professors from all over the state will be coming together to discuss the teaching of Greek and Latin.  

No School, No Digest on Monday

School will not be in session Monday in observance of Columbus Day. The Daily Digest will not be published.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 6, Stevenson 3: With the loss at Twin Rinks, the Patriots dropped to 3-3 on the season.

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Lake Forest Regional: Freshman Joyce Bai advanced to Monday’s Buffalo Grove Sectional, tying for 12th place with an 85. SHS placed sixth overall, and did not qualify for the sectional. – Official Results | News-Sun

Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Naperville North 0: Allison Schultz scored two goals and Hannah Wynne added the third as the host Patriots celebrated Senior Night in the Stadium. Assists were recorded by Lauren Heiss and Giovana Guimaraes. Schultz and Heiss are seniors. This was the second win over the Huskies in the past week. SHS beat North Saturday on the road, 3-1. Schultz scored twice and Sam Friedman, also a senior, had the other goal. Guimaraes had an assist.

Girls Volleyball

Lake Zurich d. Stevenson, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20: Jori Radtke had 16 kills and Sophie Sorenson added 11 for the visiting Patriots (21-6, 4-2), who lost their third straight match. Alex Kuc dished out 28 assists on 56-of-60 setting. Chloe Robinson made 16 digs.

 

League Leadership on the Line for Patriot Football

Tonight’s football showdown between Stevenson and Lake Zurich will feature the top offense and the top defense in the North Suburban Conference. The Patriots’ spread offense is averaging 37 points per game (see this Daily Herald article on the Marchese brothers, Michael and Henry), while the Bears are allowing only 12 points per contest. Both teams are 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the league. Stevenson is ranked No. 13 in the Associated Press’ latest Class 8A poll, while Lake Zurich is No. 10 in Class 7A. The Patriots also are No. 22 in the Chicago Sun-Times Super 25. The game, which is at Lake Zurich, will be broadcast on WRLR 98.3 FM at 7:30. The game also will be also available at WRLR.FM and through WRLR on the TuneIn app.

Tennis Team Seeks Fourth Straight NSC Title

The girls tennis team begins pursuit of its fourth consecutive North Suburban Conference tournament championship today. Singles and doubles matches will be played today at Lake Forest and Deerpath Junior High in Lake Forest. On Saturday, all matches will be played at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and Vernon Hills. Pioneer Press talked with No. 1 singles player Dhwani Kumar, who emigrated to the United States from India last fall. The senior has a 10-1 record at No. 1 singles and is 20-1 overall.

JV Field Hockey Game Called Off

Today’s junior varsity “A” field hockey game at North Shore Country Day has been cancelled.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit www.d125.org/honesty.

Patriot Nation, Got News?

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, photos, videos, and more with us. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at shareSHS@d125.org and get social at Stevenson. Big or small, we want it all. You just might see your news in the spotlight.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Lewis University, Wabash College, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Lynn University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Villanova University, University of Utah, Fairfield University, Lake Forest College, University of Louisville, Western Illinois University, College of Charleston, Cedarville University, Purdue University-Hammond, St. Ambrose University, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Elon University, University of Southern California, Rice University, Tufts University, Michigan State University, Denison University, United States Military Academy (Army), University of Wisconsin-Platteville and University of Kansas. 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

Teams are forming now for the IM Dodgeball League. If you need to pick up a team packet or if you are looking for a team to join, stop by the Student Activities Office. Team packets are due by Tuesday.

ATHLETICS

Interested in bowling? Whether you have experience or not, come to the boys bowling informational meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2628. This will be a brief meeting going over physicals, expectations, schedules, and answers to any questions. If you have any questions email Coach Mathias at cmathias@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Chicago State struggles under questions of enrollment, finances, leadership

UNO Charter School Network teachers authorize strike

Four CPS high schools dramatically inflated attendance: Inspector General

Hinsdale South student charged with felonies for threatening school

Student charged with bringing gun to school on Chicago’s West Side

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Early school leavers” face dismal social and economic prospects

Washington Supreme Court won’t lift $100K-per-day fine against state on funding

Former Ed Secretary Duncan comes down hard on teacher prep programs

Ex-Baylor official: School undermined sex assault probes

Evangelical college group to dismiss employees supporting gay marriage

Student-run group urges focus on modeling in math classes

Flint to receive $480K grant amid water crisis

In Memphis, fighting chronic absenteeism with school nurses

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