Friday, November 4

School is in Session on Veterans Day

Please remember that school will be in session Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. Students Helping Soldiers and Sodexo are teaming up to invite veterans to attend their inaugural “Vet Fest” during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Students will be able to talk with veterans about their military experience and thank them for their service.

Don’t Forget to Fall Back

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 6. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Painter Next Visiting Artist of the Month

Artist and historian Howard Schwartz is the SHS Visual Art Department’s next Visiting Artist of the Month. Several of his paintings will be on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery from Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, December 16. Schwartz will visit the school before the end of his show to talk with students and staff about his work, which draws upon photographs of different generations of his family.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lakes Sectional: The second-seeded Patriots rallied to upset No. 1 Libertyville, 26-24, 25-15, advancing to the Super-Sectionals against DeKalb at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dundee-Crown High School. The winner will head to the state semifinals at Illinois State University on Friday. Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Boys Ice Hockey

It was a tough loss for Stevenson vs. Loyola Academy last night at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. The Patriots lost in a shoot out, 3-4. StevensonHockey.org

Cross Country State Meet on Saturday

The girls cross country team will compete in the IHSA Class 3A state finals at 1 p.m. Saturday. Stevenson is one of 25 teams in the field. These 12 runners will hit the course at Detweiler Park in Peoria: senior Sydney Pacernick, juniors Lauren Appell, Gabriela Jagielo, Shea Kirby, Isabelle Sparreo and Natalie Sparreo, sophomores Alyssa Collins, Kendall Roberts, Natalie Sorenson and Taylor Yen, and freshmen Caimin Xi and Michelle Yu. Joining them downstate will be junior Nikita Smyrnov, who will run in the boys’ state meet at 2 p.m. Saturday. You can track state meet results at these links: Girls | Boys

Alum Earns Another Player of the Week Honor

SHS alum and Northern Illinois women’s volleyball standout Jenna Radtke (Class of 2013) recently earned Mid-American Conference West Division player of the week honors for the third straight week. This time, she was named the division’s top offensive player. The Huskies had won 14 straight matches as of Thursday, October 27, the fifth-longest streak in program history.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Ice Cream for Seniors Today

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

Half-Wit Submission Deadline Monday

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.

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.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us on Mondays at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your next chance is Thursday, November 10 from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. (November 10 is a late arrival day). Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID. The other meeting dates for this school year (all late arrival days) are December 1, February 16 and March 16, at the same time and location.

INTRAMURALS

Now that the Cubs have won the World Series, we can move on to other important sporting events, like the Flag Football championships on Sunday! Visit the Flag Football page for the schedule of games.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Not many students ‘sick’ with Cubs fever Thursday, but for today’s parade …

Dist. 54 teachers collect 1,000 books for classrooms

CPS principals in line for about $3 million in raises

CPS’ new charter cap more ‘symbolic victory than actual victory’?

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

4 states with ballot initiatives set to impact K-12   

More U.S. middle school students dying of suicide than car crashes           

Penn State Fined $2.4 Million Over Handling of Sandusky Case           

Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals

State Board approves science framework, first in nation

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