Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winter Choral Concert Tonight

Stevenson’s curricular and co-curricular choirs will sing tonight during the Winter Choral Concert at 7 o’clock in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert will be carried live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Six Student Artists to be Featured in State Show

Artwork by six SHS students will be on display in the Illinois High School Art Exhibition on Sunday at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago. The general exhibition run from noon to 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony and keynote speaker from 1-3 p.m. The students exhibiting are seniors Melanie Blake (photography), Justin Han (drawing) and Alana Korol (painting), junior Kenneth Lu (design). sophomore Jenny Cao (sculpture) and freshman Jasmine Lin (time arts). Korol also will have a drawing in Sunday’s Senior Scholarship Exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center, which is open from noon to 6 p.m. The award ceremony and keynote speaker are from 3:30-5 p.m.  

Seven Model UN Members Earn Honors in D.C.

Seven members of Stevenson’s Model United Nations club earned honors at the 54th annual North American International Model UN Conference in Washington, D.C. last weekend. Three students received Honorable awards for their committee work: freshman Celeste Xu, and sophomores Mary Polupan and Hannah Zhang. Four others earned Verbal Commendation: senior Eddie Kosinsky, sophomores Josh Ezrol and Sam Feldman, and freshman Matthew Li.

Junior Wins Second Straight Archery Tournament

Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse won her second straight archery tournament championship last weekend, capturing the Anteros Tournament title in Peoria. Her score was a 292, with two perfect rounds at 10 meters and 22 bullseyes. Sophomore Rebecca Azevedo and junior Andrew Sliwicki both scored 273 points. The trio led Stevenson’s No. 1 team to a sixth-place finish.

Sophomore Nick Filerman topped the No. 2 team with a personal-best score of 265, including 10 bullseyes, and freshman Kassy Muradian hit her personal best with a score of 263 that also featured 10 bullseyes. For the No. 3 team, junior Bonnie Han led the way with a 258, freshman Carina Spaeth shot nine bullseyes and contributed a 256, and freshman Josh Nimmo shot a 253. The team travels to Danville this weekend for the Schlarman Shootout.

Winterfest Reminder: Parents Who Host, Lose the Most

With the Winterfest Dance coming Saturday night, Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the Stand Strong Coalition remind parents that allowing or encouraging parties with illegal alcohol use in their home can result in criminal charges.

PM Assembly Schedule on Friday

The school will follow its PM Assembly schedule on Friday. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. as usual, but eighth period will end at 2:37 p.m. A pep assembly in the Sports Center will run from 2:42-3:25 p.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 76, Warren 45: Justin Smith scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his final game on the Sports Center court, and the Patriots (21-5, 12-2) avenged a Jan. 25 loss to the Blue Devils (12-14, 5-9). SHS scored the first 16 points of the game on Senior Night, with Smith accounting for eight. He had 14 points and eight rebounds in the first quarter, and reached the 20-point mark by halftime as Stevenson built a 31-14 lead. Senior Willie Herenton scored 19 points and classmate Aidan O’Connell had five points and four assists. Fellow senior Eric Zalewski recorded five points, four rebounds and three assists for the Patriots, who will face Lake Forest or Mather in the IHSA Class 4A Maine West Regional semifinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Patriots are the top seed in the regional and the No. 3 seed in the Waukegan Sectional. – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving Team Heads to State

Eight members of the varsity boys swimming and diving team will compete in the IHSA state meet at New Trier High School beginning Friday. Stevenson will look to continue its momentum from winning a second straight sectional championship last weekend. The Patriots have entries in 10 events. Sophomore Topher Stensby will swim in five events, including the 50-yard freestyle, in which he posted the fifth-fastest time among all state qualifiers. He also is part of the 400 free relay, which had the sixth-best time among the qualifying field. Joining him in the 400 free relay will be senior Andrew Shashin, junior Daniel Ng and junior Nick Baginski. Stenby also will swim in the 100 freestyle, in the 200 free relay with Shashin, Ng and sophomore Jacob Rosenkranz, and in the 200 medley relay with Ng, Baginski and sophomore Joseph Song. Baginski also will compete in the 100 butterfly and 50 free, while Ng will swim in the 200 medley relay. Senior Matthew Krames qualified in diving, and sophomore Nathan Gates in the 500 free. Stevenson will be looking for its first top-10 finish in the team standings since tying for 10th in 2012.

Girls Track and Field Team Opens Season

The varsity girls track and field team opened its season with a 47-40 loss to Libertyville on Saturday in the Field House. Four Patriots won their event: seniors Juhi Jhaveri (55-meter dash), Mel Keith (shot put) and Abby Pucek (400-meter dash), and junior Gabriella Jagielo (800-meter dash).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 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.

NHS Blood Drive Sign-Up Underway

If you’re at least 17 years old (by March 10) and weigh at least 110 pounds, you can save three lives by donating blood at the National Honor Society Blood Drive on Friday, March 10 in the Wrestling Room. You must have a full free period between periods 3-8, in which you would be available to donate blood. This period can be an unscheduled period, a full lunch, or a PE/Health class (with teacher approval). By giving blood, you’ll also receive three community service hours. Plus, LifeSource will make a financial donation to the Stevenson Foundation’s Stevenson to College program, which improves access to college for SHS students who would be the first in their family to attend. Click here to sign up and to download forms you’ll need to bring to the Student Activities Office before the event, or bring them to the Wrestling Room on the day of the blood drive. The sign-up deadline is Friday, March 3.

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. Click here to sign up and for more details.

College Essay Writing Workshop This Summer

Juniors can get a head start on their college essays (also called personal statements) by taking part in the College Essay Workshop this summer. The workshop will be offered three times, and will focus on the Common Application essay and various supplemental essays. Last year about 200 students enrolled. Sign up for the workshop at www.d125.org/summer.

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

What impact will Trump’s rollback of transgender guidelines have in suburbs?

Glenbard High School District 87, teachers OK three-year contract extension

Senate urged to leave state’s physical education requirements alone

Chicago charter school network’s teachers vote to strike

CPS Latino advisory committee members quit in protest over budget cuts

U-46 to issue guidance on immigration policies for schools, parents

Ranking puts UI in top 10 of colleges most reliant on teaching assistants

Barrington District 220 beginning four-week, 12-building master plan tour

University of Chicago president discusses free speech, “trigger warnings”

McHenry County College board candidates discuss online growth, state funding

A packed “Hamilton” matinee, all CPS students and teachers

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Student debt in America has hit a new record

Some districts using charter schools to hide dropouts and game the system

Job market fears pushing college students away from arts, humanities

Teaching English Language Learners: How your state is doing

The Tennessee graduation rate scandal that wasn’t, because of bad data

Aggressive campus anti-rape laws proposed for Texas colleges

Diversity efforts take center stage throughout higher education

Michigan State banning whiteboards from dorm room doors due to bullying

Campus admissions now using social media like never before

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