Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Girls Volleyball State Send-Off

Join us in the Forum tomorrow, November 10, at 10:15 a.m as the school gives a send-off celebration to the girls volleyball team. The Patriots have advanced to the final four and will travel to compete against Minooka in the state semifinals in Normal on Friday. The Forum is located inside the West Building, off parking lot B in the area commonly called “The Point” entrance.

Game tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the the school store during all lunch periods today until 1:45 p.m. The Athletic Department is also providing a pep bus to the ISU Redbird Arena. Click here for more information.

Parent U: Transitioning from ACT to SAT at SHS

Parents are invited to attend the next Parent U meeting Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Quiet Learning Center (QLC) to discuss how Stevenson is supporting students through the transition from ACT to SAT. Topics covered will include: important dates for the PSAT 8/9, ACT and SAT, what counselors and academic divisions are doing to support the transition, and remediation and tutoring available for students.

Alumni Brothers Run in Marathon to Help MDA

The Buffalo Grove Countryside recently featured SHS alumni and brothers Bryant (Class of 2007) and Jake Donnowitz (Class of 2010), who ran in last month’s Chicago Marathon to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Bryant, who serves on the Chicago MDA chapter’s advisory board, ran the marathon for the third time. For Jake, it was his first.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Seven Patriot Athletes to Sign Letters of Intent

Today at 2:30 p.m. in the Forum, the following seniors will sign commitments to continue their athletic careers in college: Charlie Bourbon, Eric Carter, Dylan Geick, Grant Maleski, Nikita Nepomnyashchiy, Jorie Radtke and Justin Smith.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in Being an FMP Mentor?

Sophomores and juniors who are interested in becoming Freshman Mentor Program student mentors are invited to attend an informational meeting during the lunch periods on Friday, November 18. Meetings will be held every half lunch period (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b) in the Recital Hall.

There’s Still Time to Register for Operation Snowball

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 29.

Sophomores Invited to “Glow Up” Friday Night

The SHS DJ Club is sponsoring a “Sophomore Glow Up” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday in the Wood Commons. Admission is free to all sophomores who present their student ID. There will be glow sticks, food and fun. Dubriot, B2B and Anupam will perform, and UR MAI WAIFU will be the featured artist.

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.

CLUB NEWS

As we observe Veterans Day this week, join Club Israel on Thursday to learn about the Israel Scouts. We will be having a guest from the Israeli Scouts join us after school in Room 1414.

Breakfast with Books will be meeting Tuesday, November 15 at 7:45 a.m. in the upper ILC. Everyone is welcome!

Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Commander tournament on Friday in Room 1508/1510. The cost is $10 to attend, and every participant will get a 100-card pre-made deck.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Considering a career in health care? Want to know what a day in the life of an FBI agent is like? Think a career in finance is right for you?  Come meet and talk to professionals in these fields and more and discover what career is your fit at the Stevenson Career Expo on November 17 from 6-8:30pm.  There will be a brief presentation by our Post-Secondary Counselors, Mr. Dan Miller and Mrs. Sara English from 6-6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium entitled “Connecting Careers to Colleges” followed by our exhibition of careers from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Forum, West and Wood Commons.

ATHLETICS

Anyone interested in playing girls softball in the spring should come to a meeting on Tuesday, November 15th before school at 8am or after school at 3:30 pm in Room 2004. You only need to attend one of the meetings.

All girls interested in Stevenson Strength and Conditioning (SSC) should attend an informational meeting with Coach Walker on Friday in Room 7096 at either 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. to learn more about the before-school conditioning program.

If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your next chance is tomorrow from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. (Thursday is a late arrival day for grades 10-12). 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

The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Co-Ed Volleyball League will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, in the Student Activities Office. This is a combined meeting for both leagues.

Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students, and will be held from 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Education community hopes differences can be reconciled with President-elect Trump

Superintendent turnover breeds instability in districts working toward reform

Minnesota cultural inclusivity starts with student name pronunciation

Higher injury rates for high school athletes who specialize in one sport

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