Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Results Are In…

1474 students voted online for the following 3 offices in our mock election yesterday:

U.S. President

Clinton/Kaine — 780 votes (52.92%

Trump/Pence — 492 votes (33.38%)

Johnson/Weld — 121 votes (8.21%)

Stein/Baraka — 81 votes (5.5%)

10th District U.S. Representative

Brad Schneider — 757 votes (51.81%)

Bob Dold — 704 votes (48.19%)

U.S. Senator

Tammy Duckworth — 709 votes (48.63%)

Mark Kirk — 600 (41.15%)

Scott Summers — 81 (5.56%)

Kenton McMillen — 68 (4.66%)

Fall Musical Tickets on Sale

Tickets for Big Fish, the 2016-17 school musical, are available online through the Patriot Superstore. The cost is $12. All seats are reserved. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., November 18-19, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, in the Performing Arts Center.

Beat the Winter Doldrums, Support SHS Baseball

Tickets are now on sale for the 3rd Annual SHS Baseball Trivia Night, Friday, January 27, 2017 at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, fantastic trivia, raffle prizes and a silent auction.  Tickets are $50 each or $500 per table for a group. The first 50 people who purchase tickets have a chance at winning gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks and Visa, among others. Proceeds help SHS Baseball play teams from around the country during Spring break so they’re ready to compete in conference play when the season starts.  Click here to purchase tickets.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lakes Sectional: The Patriots defeated conference rival Lake Forest in the semifinals, 12-25, 25-18, 25-23, advancing to the sectional finals against Libertyville at 6 p.m. Thursday.  Stevenson is No. 2 seed in the sectional, Lake Forest No. 3 … Libertyville No. 1 and Palatine No. 4 … SHS entered semifinal with a 30-7 record results at http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/GirlsVolleyball/StateSeriesInformationResults.aspx?url=/data/vbg/4pair.htm.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshman/Sophomore Play Audition Packet Available

The audition packet for the Theatre Department’s freshman/sophomore production of Crimes of the Heart is now available for download. The packet includes a form that must be signed by a parent and brought to the audition in order for the student to participate. Auditions for Crimes of the Heart will be held in the Studio Theater (Room 2204) at 3:40 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, November 21-22. Interested students should sign up for an audition slot on the Call Board outside the Studio Theater.

PPA Bake Sale Today

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

Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Begin This Week

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the PPA’s annual student variety/talent show, will be held today, tomorrow, and Tuesday through Thursday, November 8-10, during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. No act is too unique! Singers, dancers, bands, musicians, comedians, magicians and actors are wanted! The PPA is looking for creative acts to “showcase” your talent. Showcase acts must have a minimum of three performers unless the act is very “unique.” If you need help finding a group try the Showcase Facebook page, or contact Edie Eiseman-Axe at  edie0609@aol.com or Sherrie Getlin at sherri.davidson@hotmail.com. Showcase 2017 variety act auditions will be held on January 12 and 18. Band auditions will be held on January 14. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during “audition sign ups.” Emcee/anchor auditions will be held January 9. Please fill out the Audition Sign-Up Form and bring it to sign-ups on the days listed above. The form and more detailed information can be found at www.d125.org/ppa/showcase.

Half-Wit Submission Deadline November 7

Freshmen and sophomores are invited to submit their poetry, fiction, essays, plays or  music lyrics for the next edition of the Half-Wit, Stevenson’s literary journal for underclassmen. Send your submission to Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org by Monday, November 7. Please include your student ID number.

Operation Snowball Registration 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.

Free Ice Cream for Seniors on Friday

All seniors are invited to celebrate the end of the college application season with free ice cream starting eighth period and until 4:15 Friday in the Glass Commons.

CLUB NEWS

The Animal Welfare Club’s November Cats-Of-The-Month are a six-month-old social butterfly, Wilfred, and a senior cat named Cypress who is VERY animal friendly. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month !  You can inquire about these animals by calling Save-A-Pet at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends, all waiting for love, at http://www.saveapetil.org/.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Trying to figure out which career is best for you? Plan on attending the Stevenson

High School Career Expo on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about different careers in one place on one night! Representatives from dozens of industries including healthcare, engineering, law, education, fine arts, and more will be in attendance, and some will even be offering internships for students. New this year will be a presentation in the West Auditorium entitled “Connecting Careers to College” from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by the career exhibition in the Forum, West and Wood Commons from 6:30-8:30pm. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org if you have any questions.

COLLEGE NEWS

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship applications are available for seniors in the College Career Center. This scholarship is for a full-time high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA who plans to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S. In addition, you must be committed to community service and have demonstrated leadership abilities. Please stop in the CCC today to pick up your application. The deadline to return a completed application is November 15.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the CCC. Please return this application to the CCC by November 15.

ATHLETICS

Attention all boys interested in the swimming and diving team: There will be a short informational meeting in the pool balcony after school on Thursday and again at 8 a.m. Friday. You may attend either one. Please see the team web page if you cannot attend.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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CTU members vote to ratify contract

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Lake County schools keep eye on other measures of student success

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Supreme Court Hears Case on Service Dogs in Schools

High school on Oracle’s campus turns education on its head

Why Do Colleges Have So Much Art?

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