Thursday, March 16, 2017

Showcase Happens in the PAC Friday, Saturday

The Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety show, Showcase, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, with a different performance lineup each night. Tickets can be purchased at this link, or at the Patriot Superstore before school or during lunch periods with cash, check or student ID. General admission tickets are available for students. Tickets can be picked up during lunch in the Wood Commons or at the Will Call area on show nights. To watch video of Showcase 2016, click here.

Regional College Fair at CLC Tonight

Juniors and sophomores are invited to attend the Illinois Regional College Fair at the College of Lake County today from 6-8 p.m. Representatives from more than 150 colleges across the nation will be attending. To register, and to see the list of colleges in attendance, click here.

Students Attend National Hispanic College Fair

For the first time ever, Stevenson sent a group of students to the National Hispanic College Fair held Monday at Waukegan High School. Twenty-three students attended the fair, which included representatives from more than 50 colleges. The trip was organized by Stevenson to College Program Manager Donte Wilkins. He and the students were accompanied by school counselors Hector Vazquez, Sarah Kellogg and Lisa Scanio, plus social worker Sarah DeHoyos.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 93, St. Viator 3: Noah Lukz won three races as the Patriots (6-0) rolled in the Field House. The senior sprinter captured the 55-meter dash (6.5 seconds), the 300 (38.2) and the 160 (18.8). Other individual winners included seniors Paul Udoni (1,600, 4:28.0), Jordan Eng (55 intermediate hurdles, 8.5) and Caleb Oh (800, 2:05.6); junior David Engstrom (high jump, 5-8); and sophomores Anand Batbaatar (shot put, 43-4.25) and Sam Farber (55 high hurdles, 8.6). SHS also won the 3,200 relay (8:47.4), the 640 relay (1:15.1) and the 1,600 relay (3:37.9).

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 18, Loyola Academy 8: Junior Claire Haas scored seven goals to lead the Patriots (5-0) past the Ramblers in the Patriot Aquatic Center. SHS scored eight goals in the first period and added eight more in the second en route to a commanding 16-3 lead at halftime. Sophomore Eleanor Michaud and senior Fiona Gaffney each scored three goals, while sophomore Lauren Maloney added two. Other Patriot goals came from sophomore Kalista Tapas, senior Julia Nicholson and freshman Shreya Sreedhar. Sophomore Anna Mossakowski and junior Brigitte Lefebvre shared goalkeeping duties, with each making seven saves.

Girls Lacrosse Team Holding Fundraiser

The girls lacrosse team is selling gift certificates to Leider’s Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove to raise money for its annual trips and other activities. Certificates are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, and they do not expire. Click here to download an order form. Order forms must be turned in by April 30. For more information, contact Caren Keane at carenkeane11@icloud.com.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Project Dance Registration, Fundraising Minimum Due Wednesday

Project Dance registration and minimum fundraising of $25 is due on Wednesday for all students wishing to attend the Saturday, April 8 dance in the Sports Center. Students may still register at projectdance2017.wikispaces.com.

Fundraisers for Project Dance at Chipotle, Menchie’s Tuesday

Chipotle and Menchie’s in Lincolnshire are hosting Project Dance benefit nights on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Have dinner at Chipotle and top it off with dessert at Menchie’s. Chipotle is donating 50% of proceeds to Project Dance, and Menchie’s is giving 20%. Make sure you show these fundraising flyers on your phone when ordering: Chipotle | Menchie’s

Fashion Show T-Shirts for Sale Online

The fourth annual Fashion Show is around the corner and you can buy a T-shirt to support its charity, Dress for Success. Men’s and women’s fits are available, and the shirts are less than $12. Click here to order a shirt. Please place your order by April 3. We look forward to seeing you at the Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in the PAC!

CLUB NEWS

The Stevenson Green Team is holding a clothing drive through Thursday, March 23.  Collection bins are placed at the Point, Field House and Sports Center. All donations will be sent to Goodwill.

COLLEGE NEWS

The Waukegan alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. is awarding two scholarships to African-American males who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application for this scholarship. The application must be submitted by May 15. If you have any questions, see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.

Rotary International District 6440 is awarding 11 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. These scholarships are for students who are preparing for careers that require less than a four-year degree (associates degree, diploma or certificate). Applications must be submitted to the Rotary District 6440 Vocational Scholarship committee by April 7. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up your application. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn.

ATHLETICS

If you played on a winter sports team, don’t forget to fill out the student participation survey at www.d125.org/athletics before you leave for Spring Break.

You’re running out of time to vote for sophomore Topher Stensby to be the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore area Athlete of the Month. You can vote here from multiple devices. Voting ends this week.

The Chicago Sky is holding its annual High School Team of the Year contest, and Stevenson’s varsity girls basketball squad is in the running. Online voting runs through Saturday, April 22 at http://sky.wnba.com/high-school-team-of-the-week/. The High School Team of the Year will receive a complimentary basketball clinic led by Sky coaches and players, and the opportunity to host the Sky’s 50/50 charity raffle to raise funds for its team and athletic department. The winner will be announced at halftime of Opening Night on Friday, May 19.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Emanuel, five Chicago universities partner to lure tech entrepreneurs

Chicago Public Schools proposals face rough road in Springfield

University of Illinois president spells out new “Triple-I” financial aid plan

Elected school board bill passes committee despite CPS opposition

Volkswagen emissions settlement could result in electric buses for schools

Glen Ellyn schools, referendum campaign under fire after email release

Feds: CPS consultant made millions through “corrupt process”

Hawthorn District 73 extends superintendent’s contract through 2020

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Trump seeks to slash Education Department, but make big push for school choice

Kentucky on verge of becoming 43rd state with charter schools

83% of America’s top high school science students are children of immigrants

States say ESSA rule changes don’t mean much

Why Purdue University is sharing the risk on student debt

Are Denver’s nationally-known school reforms paying off? New report says yes

Judge finalizes settlement in 52-year-old Mississippi desegregation case

Massive snowstorm forces postponement of most New Jersey referendums

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