Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stevenson Wins Ethics Bowl Regional Competition

One of Stevenson’s two Ethics Bowl teams won the second annual Chicago Regional High School Ethics Bowl competition Saturday at the University of Chicago. Seniors Young Lee and Kevin Terwilliger, and juniors Rachel Aranyi and Yogin Patel won their three opening-round matches before defeating the University of Chicago Lab School in the final round. With the victory, the team qualified for the National High School Ethics Bowl April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina. Also competing at the regional Ethics Bowl was the quartet of juniors Grace Westphal and Danielle Wachter, and sophomores Matthew Walsh and Jack Lamberti. They won their first match.

In an ethics bowl, teams of students discuss real-life ethical issues, analyzing cases and responding to questions and comments from the other team and a panel of judges. Students are rewarded for the depth of their thought, their ability to think carefully and analytically about complex issues, and the respect they show to the diverse perspectives of their peers. Clayton Duba is Stevenson’s Ethics Bowl sponsor.

Parent Program to Discuss Prescription Drug Abuse

Parents can learn about prescription drug misuse in the Stevenson community, and ways to prevent it, during “Catalyst Parent Night: A Glimpse Into Rx Drugs” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the Stand Strong Coalition are sponsoring the evening, which will feature a panel discussion with Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, SHS Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Officer Eric Kaechele of the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, and Stevenson alumnus and Live4Lali Executive Director Chelsea Laliberte. Prescription lock boxes will be provided to those who attend. The program is free but registration is requested at www.rxdrugnight.eventbrite.com.

Foundation Luxury Trip Raffle to Benefit S2C

The Stevenson Foundation is holding its annual Luxury Trip Raffle to benefit the S2C (Stevenson to College) program. Tickets are $50 each or three for $125. Only 400 tickets will be sold. The winner will be announced during intermission at Showcase on Friday, March 17. (The winner need not be present.) The raffle winner will choose between three different vacation packages. Click here to buy tickets and to see the vacation packages.

Junior Cellist Finalist in Chicago Symphony Competition

Junior Haddon Kay is one of four finalists in the 2017 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. He and the other finalists will perform in a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Chicago Symphony Center. They will be accompanied by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training ensemble of the Chicago Symphony. The winner will play with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the 2017-18 season at an educational event. Kay, a member of the school’s Patriot Orchestra, is a cellist who earned all-state honors this year. Although the final round is free, tickets are required. Click here to order tickets and for more information.

Baroque Ensemble Performance Fundraiser Tonight

The Baroque Ensemble will be holding a fundraiser and performing at Bonta Italian Restaurant tonight from 6-8 p.m. The students are raising funds for their trip to the Berkeley Early Music Festival in Boston this summer. Bonta is located at 430 Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Boys Basketball Plays Last Home Game Tonight

The varsity boys basketball team plays its final home game tonight at 7 o’clock against Warren in the Sports Center. The game also marks Senior Night for captains Aidan O’Connell, Justin Smith and Eric Zalewski, plus classmates Willie Herenton, Mitch Huelsman, Danny Rosen, Tyrek Washington and John Weiler. The game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn. Also, WRLR 98.3 FM is scheduled to broadcast the game, with its pregame show at 6:30. The game also can be heard at www.WRLR.fm and through the WRLR Radio app.

Ice Hockey Team Ready for Blackhawk Cup

The varsity boys ice hockey team will face St. Viator in a Blackhawk Cup state tournament play-in game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. Stevenson is the No. 9 seed in the Red Division, while St. Viator is No. 24. The winner will square off against No. 8 New Trier or No. 25 Evanston on March 2. The Patriot junior varsity, meanwhile, takes on Glenbrook North in the second game of their best-of-three Scholastic Cup semifinal series at 9:10 tonight in Northbrook. The Spartans won the opening game, 1-0, on Monday.

Diving Coach Wins Sectional Award

Diving coach Amy Inselberger was named Sectional Diving Coach of the Year after senior Matthew Krames captured the Vernon Hills Sectional diving championship on Saturday.

Basketball Alum Honored at Lehigh Senior Day

Lehigh University women’s basketball player Kari Moffat (Class of 2013) was honored on Senior Day at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon. She started the game and played briefly as the Mountain Hawks defeated Lafayette, 69-60.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale Today

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale today in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Operation Snowball Registration Open

All students are invited to attend the three-day Operation Snowball retreat Thursday-Saturday, March 16-18, at Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. Operation Snowball is a two-day event with tons of indoor and outdoor activities planned by upperclassmen for all Stevenson students. Registration is now open at the Online Superstore. Sign up by Wednesday, March 1 to reserve your T-shirt. Registration closes March 10. Contact Mrs. Czaplewski or Mr. Mazzuca if you have any questions.

Register This Week for Project Dance

Registration is open for the 10th annual Project Dance fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Patriotpalooza” and the goal is to raise $50,000 to help the Riverside Foundation and the Stevenson Foundation. Click here for all the registration information, forms and details. You can register through Friday. Use the coupon code HIGHFIVE for $5 off the registration fee. Project Dance will be held Saturday, April 8.

Thinking About Joining the Military?

Are you unsure about what you would like to do after high school? Would you like to further explore your options? Do you have any interest in joining the military? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test on Thursday, March 16. This is a multiple-choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command and used to determine qualifications for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The test also may be used to provide students with more information regarding career options. If you’re interested in taking the test, you must sign up by Wednesday, March 1. Click here to sign up and for more details.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet is now available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). There are 23 local scholarships available this year. Please stop in to pick your copy up today. The deadline to return the scholarship applications is Thursday, March 16. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

The College of Lake County is pleased to announce the new CLC Foundation Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. These scholarships are now available on the CLC Foundation page: https://clcillinois.academicworks.com. Students should apply by March 31.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Applications are still being accepted for career shadows during Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or print one off from the Career Exploration web page and turn it in at the CCC.

Applications are now open for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro. These camps are for any high school student interested in a career in medicine and are run by local medical students. Please visit campcardiac.org and campneuro.org for more information.

CLUB NEWS

The Bass Fishing Club will be having an informational meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2918. Contact Mr. Mural for more information at cmural@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

CPS won’t allow immigration officials in schools without warrant

New Trier employee charged with stealing at least $10K

Charleston-area leaders question impact of school bus seat belts

Pinckneyville teachers union declares intent to strike

Teachers in Chicago charter school network plan strike vote today

59-year-old man charged with making bomb threat to Glenbrook North

Police investigating bomb threats at Gridley, Streator schools

UI faculty seek statement from chancellor on “Unofficial” T-shirts

Urbana superintendent may rethink administrator’s demotion

Francis Parker School to begin $5M library renovation

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

As access to AP exams grows, more students are doing better

Trump administration to change transgender student bathroom rules

Federal inquiry into Los Angeles’ iPad program ends with no charges

Suspensions plummet in NYC school that incentivizes good behavior

Financial insecurity blocks community college students from finishing

Portland, Maine schools rally around refugee community after assault

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