Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Five Sender Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Awards

One reason for Stevenson’s success is the quality of its sender schools, which educate future Patriots through eighth grade. How strong are the sender schools? Consider this: Of the 16 public schools in Illinois most recently designated as Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, five are in District 125. Two are in Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 (Earl Pritchett School and Tripp Elementary School), two are in Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 (Daniel Wright Junior High School and Half Day School), and one is in Kildeer Countryside District 96 (Woodlawn Middle School).

World’s Fair Returns This Weekend

Stevenson’s annual celebration of cultures and cuisines, World’s Fair, will be held Saturday and Sunday. Around 25 student-run booths will feature cultural displays and culinary delicacies from around the world. Booths are open both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event culminates each day with a 3 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center. Visitors should park in Lot B and enter at the ‘Point’ entrance. Admission is free and food tickets are 50 cents each. Families and children are encouraged to attend. All proceeds benefit the charity Save The Children. World’s Fair is run by the school’s Diversity Council.

Four Debaters Reach Semifinals in National Tourney

Four members of the varsity debate team reached the semifinals of The Sunvitational speech and debate tournament in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida last weekend. Seniors Alexis Cacioppo and Aaron Merlin, junior Bhavana Muppavarapu and sophomore Sydney Glickson were among the 60 students who advanced to the semifinals of the Congressional Debate competition. In addition to reaching the semifinals, Cacioppo qualified for the Tournament of Champions national high school debate tournament at the University of Kentucky in April. Stevenson sent a contingent of 14 students to Ft. Lauderdale. Also competing were seniors Serena Goldberg and Eddie Kosinsky, juniors Andy Hwang, Aaryav Nagpal and Jeremy Yu, and sophomores Ani Nuthalapati, Alan Sherman, Miriam Silberman, Shreya Viswanathan and Matthew Walsh. More than 220 students from around the country competed in the tournament.

Archery Team Takes Third, Fourth Downstate

Stevenson’s archery team split into two groups and captured two of the top four places at the Armstrong-Potomac 10-Meter Shootout on Saturday northeast of Champaign. Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won first place overall with a score of 296 and 26 bullseyes, leading Stevenson’s Team No. 1 to third place with a score of 3,284. A new member of the team, sophomore Rebecca Azevedo, finished sixth in the Female Division and was the second-leading scorer for Team No. 1 with a score of 287 and 19 bullseyes. Another newcomer, junior Desmond Ding, finished 10th in the Male Division. He posted a score of 281 with 14 bullseyes. Stevenson’s Team No. 2 finished fourth with a team score of 3,150. Junior Andrew Sliwicki placed sixth in the Male Division and led Team No. 2 with a 288 and 19 bullseyes. Senior Rish Vaughn shot a 274 with 13 bullseyes.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Jacobs Pajama Pant Invitational: The Patriots placed 14th out of 20 teams, rolling a six-game total of 4,336 pins. Junior Jackie Koepp paced the Pats with a 28th-place finish. She rolled a 1,004 series, including a high game of 202. Senior Neeraja Kadiyala was 36th with a 938 series and a high game of 192. Junior Genevieve Dominick shot a 201 game as part of her 893 series.

 

Wrestling Team Seeks NSC Title This Week

The varsity wrestling team will take on Libertyville in a pivotal North Suburban Conference match at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Sports Center. Both schools will enter Thursday’s match with a 5-0 conference record. If the Patriots win Thursday and conclude their NSC schedule with a victory at Warren on Friday, they would be the conference champions. If SHS beats Libertyville but loses to Warren (and Libertyville beats Zion-Benton on Friday), the three schools would share the conference title. The Patriots won the last two NSC Lake Division titles before the conference’s realignment this year into a single-division league. There is no conference tournament.

Boys Basketball Selected for CN100 Game of the Week

Saturday’s varsity boys basketball game against Waukegan will be featured as the CN100 Game of the Week. The Patriots play host to the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center. The CN100 broadcast will air at noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and will be available anytime with Xfinity On Demand.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fashion Show Volunteers Needed

The fourth annual 2017 Fashion Show benefiting Dress for Success will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. A meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2 in Room 1612. If you are interested in modeling, make-up, hair, model dressing, staging, hospitality or photography, please come and learn more about the show! If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Host Families Needed for German Students

Students from Germany will be visiting Stevenson from March 5-17, and we need your help! Please consider hosting one or more students for an unforgettable family experience. Information is available by emailing Suzanne Paloian at spaloian@d125.org or by calling 847-415-4500. If you are interested, complete this Student/Family Information Form and email it to spaloian@d125.org or return it to Room 2414 at your earliest convenience. Forms will be accepted in the order received.

Mandatory Meeting for Orchestra Italy Trip

All students (and their parents) interested in participating in the strings program’s 2017-18 trip to southern Italy will have a mandatory meeting at 6 o’clock tonight in the Orchestra Room (2200).

AP Art Portfolio Review Packets Available

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option), and AP 3D for next school year, please stop by the East Fine Arts Office (6080) to pick up the AP Art Portfolio Review packet, or pick one up from your current art teacher. The Portfolio Review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org).  Portfolios are due no later than Friday, February 10 in the East Fine Arts Office (6080).

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: Are you considering attending the College of Lake County? Would you like to take a field trip to learn more about its opportunities? We are offering two dates for field trips to CLC: Wednesday, February 1 (designed for seniors who have an IEP or 504 plan) and Wednesday, February 8 (for seniors who do not have an IEP or 504 plan). Both field trips will depart at 8:30 a.m. from parking lot C. Students will return to SHS in time for fifth-period lunch. If interested, seniors should pick up the permission slip and interest form at the College Career Center (Room 1123) by Friday, January 27. Each trip will be limited to 40 seniors. We hope you will join us!

Applications are now available for the Lake County Federation of Teachers’ Joe Hutten $1,000 Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the late educator Joe Hutten. Students must intend to attend an Illinois public institution (two- or four-year) to qualify. All other scholarship requirements are listed on the application. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) for an application. The application deadline is Monday.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. These vary from week-long sessions to full-summer sessions.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship, which is part of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution North Shore Chapter. Applicants must plan to major in American History and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

CLUB NEWS

The Stevenson Styler fashion magazine will have its first meeting to begin planning the spring/summer edition at 3:30 today in Room 1612. The magazine is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more. New members are always welcome!

Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday. 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.

ATHLETICS

The boys lacrosse team will have an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Patrick Fitzgibbons at pfitzgibbons@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Juniors and seniors interested in cancer research are invited to apply for the summer researcHStart program, a joint effort between the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Applications must be received by Friday. Find more details here. There are a number of other summer career programs and camps that are currently accepting applications or will be soon. Please see a current list of these opportunities by visiting the Career Exploration webpage. Applications for career shadows during Spring Break are now being accepted. Applications can be found here or stop by the CCC to pick one up. Once your completed form is turned into the CCC, you will be contacted to set up an appointment. Email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org if you have questions or need more information.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Grand bargain” on budget could be key to school funding reform, lawmakers say

Illinois is short 600 school substitutes a day, study says

School bus carrying 12 rolls over on I-294 after driver suffers seizure

Gunman-blocking door locks installed in DePaul University classrooms

Superintendent leaving Mount Prospect school district

Community members weigh in on possible Woodstock school consolidation

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

DeVos grilled by Democratic leaders over advocacy for school choice

Proposed bill over “divisive” courses in Arizona dies quick death

Tennessee education commissioner explains new grading system for schools

California parents will soon have a new way to think about test scores

High school soccer concussions on the rise in U.S.

Faculty issues no-confidence vote in University of Alaska president

Former Ohio State president makes good on $1M pledge to school

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