Thursday, January 26, 2017

Summer School Registration Opens Friday

Summer school online registration will begin Friday. Families are strongly encouraged to register by March 10 to avoid a class cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. The number of sections of summer school courses and staff hiring decisions will be made after March 10 based on enrollment figures. After March 10, all summer school course registrations will be on a space-available basis. Families will be contacted by mid-May if their selected summer school course will not run. To see the summer school course catalog and to register on Friday, visit www.d125.org/summer.

VEX Robotics Competition at SHS Saturday

Stevenson will host the VEX Robotics Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free to the competition, which will feature 35 robots built by students from 10 schools. This video is a good introduction to VEX events.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Warren 60, Stevenson 51: Despite a 28-point, 13-rebound night from senior Justin Smith, the Patriots (14-3, 6-1) had their seven-game winning streak snapped by the Blue Devils (8-10, 2-5) in Gurnee. SHS remained in front of the North Suburban Conference despite the loss. Smith scored 12 of his points in the fourth quarter as Stevenson rallied from a 12-point deficit to close within 50-48 with 1:32 remaining. Senior Willie Herenton scored nine points and pulled down nine rebounds. – Daily Herald

Patriettes Seeking First State Title This Weekend

Stevenson’s Patriettes are one of the strongest competitive dance teams in the state, qualifying for the Illinois High School Association state tournament in each of its five years of existence. SHS placed second last year and in 2013, and also finished third in 2014 and fourth in 2015. The only thing missing from the team’s resume is a state title, and they hope to fix that beginning Friday night. Coach Kristin Piekarski’s squad will perform in the IHSA Class 3A state preliminaries at 7:09 p.m. Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. There are 30 teams in Class 3A, and the top 12 from the preliminaries will advance to the finals at 2 p.m. Saturday. Click here for a state tournament preview. You can watch all of the state tournament action Friday and Saturday on IHSA.tv for a fee. A student pep bus is available to watch Friday’s preliminary performance; see below for details.

Pinkus Prepares for State Bowling Tournament

Junior Lucas Pinkus will compete in the IHSA boys bowling state tournament beginning Friday in O’Fallon, near St. Louis. Pinkus was on the roster for last year’s state championship team, but did not compete in the state finals. He enters the state tourney coming off the highest game of his career, a 297, bowled at last Saturday’s sectional. Click here for the state tournament preview.

Student Pep Bus for Patriettes State Performance

The Athletics Division is offering a pep bus for any students interested in watching the Patriettes perform Friday night at the Competitive Dance State Finals at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The cost is $20, which covers the cost of admission and transportation. Students must complete this permission form and return it to the Athletic Office with $20 before 2 p.m. Friday. Students are responsible for their own meals and any other expenses. Students must ride the bus to and from the event. The bus will leave parking lot B at 2:45 p.m. Friday and return after the competition at approximately 10 p.m. The Patriettes perform at 7:09 p.m. The Athletic Office will notify the Attendance Office of the excused absence for eighth period for all students participating in the field trip. Only one bus will be available, so students should return their form and money as soon as possible.

Hoops for Heroes Games on Friday

The SHS basketball teams and Students Helping Soldiers will hold their ninth annual Hoops for Heroes military appreciation night during the varsity basketball games against Mundelein on Friday. The boys will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls at 7. Both games will be broadcast by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn and on The Cube. The girls game also is scheduled to be aired on WRLR 98.3 FM, with the pregame show at 6:30. The game also can be heard at www.WRLR.fm and through the WRLR Radio app.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hoops for Heroes Camo T-Shirts on Sale

Camouflage T-shirts for Friday’s “Hoops for Heroes” basketball games are on sale for $10 during all lunch periods today and Friday.

Peer Tutors Looking for Juniors to Help Others

Peer Tutors is looking for juniors who would like to participate in the Stevenson To College program. You would be tutoring math or science one-to-one with a college-bound student. The hours are flexible. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Butcher (cbutcher@d125.org).

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.

SPARK Information Meetings Set for February 3

Informational meetings for the 2017 SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) summer program will be held during the lunch periods (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a and 6b) Friday, February 3 in Room 2104. Students should bring their own lunch and they’ll be provided with complete application information. All interested students must attend. A synopsis of the program can be found here.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College/Career Center to work on Winterfest decorations. All juniors are invited to help! New members welcome!

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will be meeting Monday in Room 1612 at 3:30 to watch the fashionista favorite The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is welcome to attend.

COLLEGE NEWS

Are you considering a “gap year” after high school? Check out the Gap Year Fair on Saturday at New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus. This Gap Year Fair is one of the largest in the nation with 52 different programs being represented. There will be a speaker from noon to 1p.m. and the fair will run from 1-3 p.m. For registration and more information, visit https://usagapyearfairs.org/fair/chicago-il-2/.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Students interested in science and technology can apply for the Digital Learning Internship at The Field Museum in Chicago. The six-week paid summer internship will give students hands-on scientific research experience. Applications are available until March 17. Find out more by visiting fieldmuseum.org and search Digital Learning Internship. For a list of more summer camps and internships, please see the Career Exploration webpage.

Career shadow applications are now being accepted for Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or go the Career Exploration web page to download one and turn in to the CCC. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org for any questions regarding career exploration!

ATHLETICS

There will be a girls water polo informational meeting at 3:30 today in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Jeff Wimer at jwimer@d125.org.

The girls track and field team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 7096. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Emma Degen at edegen@d125.org.

There will be a girls soccer informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Rooms 2004-2006. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Kevin Heffernan at kheffernan@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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