Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Summer Job Fair for Students on Thursday

The annual Summer Job Fair for students will be held Thursday during all lunch periods in Room 2104. Dozens of local companies will be on hand looking to hire, including Home Depot, Six Flags, JCC Elaine Frank Apachi Day Camp, Tamarak Day Camp, Marriott Resort Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills Park District, Panera, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Mariano’s, AKIRA and many more. Students who present their school ID will be eligible for a $25 Jazzman’s gift card.

Showcase Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale for the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student spectacular, “Showcase 2017: The PAC Where It Happens.” Showcase takes place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 17-18 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, with a different performance lineup each night. Tickets can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore before school or during lunch periods with cash, check or student ID, and can be purchased online anytime at this link. General admission tickets are available for students. Tickets can be picked up during lunch in the Wood Commons or at Will Call on show nights.

Parent University Events in April Cancelled

The two Parent University events scheduled for April have been cancelled because the content scheduled to be discussed will be covered in the upcoming college counseling nights for sophomore and freshman parents. The sophomore night is tonight, and the freshman night is Wednesday, April 19.

Students Help Disabled Peers Stage Musical

Two SHS students are interviewed in this Pioneer Press piece about the Northbrook-based Special Gifts Theatre and its annual musical, “Lion King Jr.” Senior Hailey Kleinstein and junior Jordyn LeVay are among 50 peer mentors who worked with 50 student actors from northwest suburban schools to stage the musical.

Junior Prepares for CSO Young Artists Competition

Junior Haddon Kay took time out from preparing for Saturday’s Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition for this Q&A with Pioneer Press reporter Ronnie Wachter. Kay and three other finalists will perform in a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday 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. Although the final round is free, tickets are required. Click here to order tickets and for more information.

Retiree Receives Information Technology Award

Retired technology trainer Charlene Chausis received the Making IT Happen award during last week’s Illinois Computing Educators Conference. The award honors educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Chausis currently serves as creativity innovation specialist for Aptakisic-Tripp District 102.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 64, Jacobs 32: The Patriots (3-0) captured 10 of 12 events in the Field House, with senior Noah Lukz leading the way with two wins. He claimed the 55-meter dash (6.5) and the 160 dash (18.8). Other individual victors for SHS were junior Nikita Smyrnov in the 1,600 (4:39.2), junior Borler Wu in the 300 (38.3), senior Paul Udoni in the 1,600 (2:03), sophomore Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (43-3.5) and junior David Engstrom in the high jump (5-8). Stevenson also claimed all three relays, the 3,200 (8:47.1), the 640 (1:15.7) and the 1,600 (3:39.0).

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 4, Stevenson 0: Despite 45 saves from junior goalie Nick Cimarusti, the Patriots’ season came to an end with the quarterfinal loss in the Blackhawk Cup state tournament at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. SHS, seeded No. 8, held the top-seeded Trevians scoreless in the opening period, but New Trier scored twice in the second and twice more in the third for its fourth win over Stevenson this season.

Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday

The Winter Sports Awards Night will be held Monday night in the Sports Center, and there will be much to celebrate. Stevenson won conference championships in seven of nine winter sports, plus the team state title in competitive dance and the individual 50-yard freestyle crown in boys swimming. The awards night begins at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center.

Brunson, Catchings Listed Among State’s Greatest

The Chicago Tribune on Friday published its list of the 50 greatest high school basketball players in state history, and two Patriots made the list: Jalen Brunson and Tamika Catchings. Both were named the state’s top player during their time at SHS. Brunson earned Mr. Basketball honors in 2015 after leading the boys’ team to its first state championship. Catchings was named Ms. Basketball as a sophomore in 1994 after leading the girls to the first of back-to-back state titles.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Naviance/Sophomore Family Night Tonight

Would you like to learn more about the updated features within Naviance? Ms. English and Mr. Miller, the post-secondary counselors, will take a deep dive into the world of Naviance at 7 o’clock tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Any family is welcome to attend, and students are strongly encouraged to attend, too. Please bring an iPad or computer to explore Naviance with the counselors (or give your login information to your parents or guardians if you can’t attend). This session will last about 30 minutes. After the Naviance presentation, the counselors will discuss what sophomore families can expect during the junior year. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their families. Families can attend both or either of these back-to-back sessions. For questions, contact Mrs. McGurn at 847-415-4517.

Want to Help Transfer Students New to SHS?

If you’re interested in becoming a buddy to a transfer student, there will be a Transfer Buddies informational meeting during each lunch period Friday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4100). Please bring your iPad to the meeting.

Peer Helpers Applications Now Available

Are you a creative, open-minded person who is kind, thoughtful and a great leader? Do you want to help ensure that all kids at SHS feel safe and have positive experiences?  Do you want to help staff the Student Lounge and have the opportunity to meet and work with other students? If you said yes to those questions, and you’re currently a freshman, sophomore or junior, then Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available at this link and in the Student Activities Office. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 10. For more information, visit the Peer Helpers in the Student Lounge, or see Ms. Polisky or Ms DeHoyos.

The SHS Nurses Need Your Help

The nurses want your feedback on how to provide you with health information, and find out what health topics interest you. Please complete this short survey by Friday.

INTRAMURALS

Hey Patriots, get in on the fun and be part of the newest IM league, Coed Kickball, this spring! There will be an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Activities Office.

CLUB NEWS

It’s that time of year again. Purim is on Saturday night, which means Club Israel will be making hamantaschen on Thursday after school in the Food Lab. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

The Animal Welfare Club’s March Dog of the Month, Pensacola, has a big heart and volunteers at local nursing homes on Saturdays. Its Cat of the Month is an attention lover named Brewer. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month! These animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

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.

The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is once again offering the George Gattas Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of George Gattas, a longtime volunteer in the Mt. Prospect community. Three scholarships will be presented this year: one $5,000 and two $1,000 non-renewable scholarships. Applications are available online at: www.liveunitedchicago.org/NNW or in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The application deadline is Friday, April 14. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.  

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.

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

After “grand bargain” fails, Rauner seeks separate CPS, pension votes

School districts forced to use federal dollars to offset state’s pension costs

How teachers’ sick leave pension perk might save you money

Higher education leaders: More state cuts would be devastating

More than 600 public schools in Chicago area lack epinephrine for students

Northwestern University accused of violating academic freedom

Mumps cases at Barrington High officially an outbreak

Illinois to provide $1M for migrant student summer programs

State, community aid could lower AP exam costs for Springfield students

Complaint seeks to remove Zion board candidate from ballot

Wheaton Warrenville board candidates split on $132.5M referendum

Late start day approved for Naperville high schools

Elgin teacher also has career in the music business

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

As state budget revenues fall short, higher education faces a squeeze

How much can Betsy DeVos really change the nation’s schools?

Report: White supremacists target college campuses with unprecedented effort

Colorado juniors face new SAT after state dumps ACT

Three months into Tennessee’s first voucher foray, 35 students are enrolled

Phishing scam hits Connecticut school district, again

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