Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Statesman Staff Members Earn CSPA Honors

Two Statesman staff members were recognized in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2016 Gold Circle Awards. Senior Sami Sparber received a Third Place Award in alternative story form for her work in creating fall sports recaps. She also earned a Certificate of Merit in the newsmagazine cover category for her work on the Statesman‘s February 19, 2016 security issue cover. 2016 graduate Brenda Reyn was selected for a Certificate of Merit in cartoons for her editorial cartoon on transgender bathrooms in the November 13, 2015 issue. Around 6,500 entries from colleges, universities and high schools across the country were submitted for the contest, which has celebrated individual achievements by student journalists since 1984. Submissions featured work produced between June 11, 2015 through June 10, 2016.

Consortium Orchestra Concert Wednesday

The annual Consortium 125 Orchestra Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free to the concert, which will feature performances by SHS students as well as those from Stevenson’s sender schools. If you can’t make it to the concert, the Stevenson Broadcast Network will carry it live at www.d125.org/sbn.

Mandatory Meeting for Orchestra Italy Trip

All students (and their parents) interested in participating in the orchestra program’s trip to southern Italy during the 2017-18 school year will have a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 in the Orchestra Room (2200).

Athletic Director to Speak at Stand Strong Meeting

SHS Athletic Director Trish Betthauser will be the featured guest at the monthly meeting of the Stand Strong Coalition at 11 a.m. Thursday. She will talk about Stevenson’s efforts to prevent illegal substance use by student-athletes. The meeting will be held at the Lincolnshire Village Hall.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,188, Deerfield 2,027: Led by the Singer brothers, the Patriots improved to 9-0 with the win at their home alleys at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. Zach Singer led SHS with a 690 series, with Josh Singer three pins behind. Zach had the high game of the day, a 269, while Josh rolled a 268. Both are seniors. Junior Lucas Pinkus shot a 657 series, with a high game of 255. Senior William Jacob recorded a 590 series (223 high game) and classmate Gabe Gordon contributed a 564 (203).

Girls Basketball Program Thinking Pink January 18

The girls basketball program will hold its annual Think Pink/Kay Yow Night during its games against Warren on Wednesday, January 18. Pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10 at the four scheduled games, culminating with the varsity contest at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which raises money to fight women’s cancers. Individuals who are currently battling, or have battled, women’s cancers will be honored at center court during halftime of the varsity game. To reserve a space in the halftime show, contact Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at tbetthauser@d125.org.

Divers Place Fifth at New Trier

Senior Matt Krames and junior Danny Less led Stevenson to a fifth-place finish at the New Trier Winter Diving Classic on Saturday. Krames placed sixth overall with 440.45 points, while Less was 19th with 159.

JV Patriettes Capture Four Awards

The junior varsity Patriettes spent a lot of time at the awards podium last weekend. They were first and second at the Huntley Invitational on Sunday after taking second and third at Saturday’s Rolling Meadows Invitational.


Help Plan This Year’s Project Dance

Applications are now being taken for the Project Dance Planning Committee. Students on the committee will plan and run this annual fundraiser for the Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. The committee will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning January 24. Project Dance will take place April 8. To apply and for more details, click here.


Do you want to be a peer tutor during second semester? An orientation meeting will be held after school Thursday in Room 7032.

Club Israel will be learning about social justice at its meeting Thursday. They’ll have a special guest from JCUA, who will help talk about social justice and what it means to be an upstander. The club meets after school in Room 1414. Email Mrs. Argentar if you have any questions.

Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday, January 20. The bus will leave from Stevenson at 3:45 and return by 10:30. You won’t have to wait in line for skate rental because Catalyst has a private room scheduled. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, rentals and light snacks. (Bring extra money to buy more food if you’re hungry.) Pay at the Patriot Superstore and make sure you turn in this permission form.


The Ski and Snowboard Club is headed to Devil’s Head on Saturday. Club members can sign up for the trip through the lunch periods on Wednesday. Stop by the Student Activities Office if you have questions.


Stevenson educators look to service ‘unbelievable’ number of seniors with immigrant parents

Massive stomach flu outbreak forces St. Charles district to cancel classes

Northwestern women’s basketball player found dead in residence hall

Lincolnshire students learn from giant map of Africa

University of Chicago offers students a reward to downplay city’s crime

Decatur-area private schools hoping to raise athletics co-op cap

Highland Park school briefly locked down after false alarm


Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

What if college football rankings were based on academics?

How teachers learn to discuss racism

North Carolina video puts police in schools back in the spotlight

Buffalo school board seeks to oust member over Obama remarks

Hero shields Florida teacher from Fort Lauderdale shooter

Huston Smith, pioneering teacher of world religions, dies at 97


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