Thursday, May 11, 2017

25 Earn Top Level on National Latin Exam

Almost two-thirds of the 96 students who took the National Latin Exam last month won awards, with 25 reaching the highest level of achievement, gold summa cum laude. Senior Brandon Yang, who had a perfect score on the exam two years ago, earned his fourth gold. Other gold summa cum laude winners included seniors Stephanie Diao, Justin Han and Hudson Havenhill; juniors Callie Coffey, Isabelle Fox, Sathvik Gurupalli, Hope Havenhill, Sam Litwin, Ali Rahman, Antony Simonoff and Kamil Waszynski; sophomores Anne Baldino, Emily Luo, Sam Mateles, Josiah Matthews, Jacob Minin, Meghan Oh and Daniel Zhu; and freshmen Joyce Bai, Advait Deoskar, Helen Han, Ketna Kolakaluri, Trisha N. Patel and Ayako Taira. Yang, Diao, Justin Han and Hudson Havenhill were invited to apply for scholarships as a result of their senior year scores. Click here to see the rest of the award winners.

Archery Team Heads to National Tournament

Twenty-five members of the archery team will head to Louisville, Kentucky Friday morning for the National Archery in the Schools national tournament. Patriots participating in the tournament will be seniors Lawford Liu, Go Ogata, Vishwas Rao, Jeehyung Sung, Victor Wang, David Xu and Brandon Yang; juniors Desmond Ding, Melissa Elsner, Rachel French, Samantha Hartman-Stackhouse, Lauren Pinto, Brandon Raef, Andrew Sliwicki and Sara Ulziibayar; sophomores Rebecca Azevedo, Kara Carter, Dean Crawford, Brenna Faber, Nick Filerman and Temma Saito; and freshmen Caitlin Goldberg, Amelia Korveziroska, Saumya Malhotra and Josh Nimmo.

SHS Employee’s Nephew on “Jeopardy!” Today

The nephew of a Stevenson employee will compete in the quarterfinals of the “Jeopardy!” teacher tournament today. Michael Camp, a Spanish teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is the nephew of Ellyn Ross, who is the assistant to Director of Student Learning Programs Marla Israel. Ross also is president of the Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 Board of Education. Jeopardy! airs at 3:30 on ABC7 Chicago.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA Deerfield Sectional: Claire Haas scored five goals and Eileen Hoang added four as the top-seeded Patriots walloped eighth-seeded Wheeling, 18-2, advancing to the semifinals against No. 5 Buffalo Grove at 5 p.m. Friday. SHS (29-2) also received two goals from Shreya Sreedhar, and one from Vicky Kolotov, Bella Greenspan, Kalista Tapas, Vicki Kim, Fiona Gaffney, Lauren Maloney and Melanie Blake. Stevenson outscored the Wildcats, 8-1, in the first quarter to end any suspense. Goalies Anna Mossakowski and Brigitte Lefebvre made six saves. Wheeling ended its season with a 5-19 record.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Waukegan, 25-15, 19-25, 25-17: Grant Maleski slammed 17 kills and served six aces to lead the host Patriots (23-11, 5-2) in their final North Suburban Conference match of the year. Matt Cliffer had eight kills, Leo Chen added six and Hudson Havenhill five. Haddon Kay distributed 35 assists for SHS, which closes its regular season at home against Palatine on Thursday, May 18.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visiting Artist of the Month Coming to SHS Friday

Visiting Artist of the Month Alexander Charles Listello will visit the school on Friday to talk with students during third and fifth periods. His talks will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery, located on the first floor of the West Building. Listello’s work will be on display through May 23.

Library Books Must Be Returned by Wednesday

Please return all library books and pay any overdue fines to the West ILC by Wednesday. After Wednesday, no library materials may be checked out if you have overdue books or fines.

All Juniors Meet With Counselors on Monday

All juniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Monday. Juniors must attend the meeting even if they are involved in a club that meets during the activity period. Counselor meetings will take place in these rooms:

Grove 1508/1510
Jones 1916/1918
Kellogg 7066/7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 1500/1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046-8048
Seeger 8036-8040
Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez West Auditorium (2206)


Information on Textbook Returns During Finals

Textbook returns will be located in the Lower Sports Center from 7:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25. After May 25, all textbooks must be returned to the School Business Office (Room 2426). Teachers should not accept any textbook returns, as this may cause a delay in processing and result in the students being fined for their books. Seniors must have all their textbooks returned, and any textbook fines paid, before they receive their diplomas.

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Portraits

VIP Photography is ready to book your senior portrait session! Times are available as early as May 22, but they fill up fast. Please make an appointment online at studio.il.vipis.com or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Information about photo packages and pricing is available on the VIP website, studio.il.vipis.com. Please see the parent letter and senior portrait brochure for more information regarding available photo times and session information.

Have You Ever Wanted to Give a TED Talk?

Have you ever wanted to give a TED talk? Speaker applications are now being accepted for the Vernon Area Public Library’s third annual TEDx event, which will be held October 15. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 30. Speaker applications and details can be found at http://tedx.vapld.info.

CLUB NEWS

Breakfast with Books will have its last meeting of the year at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the ILC. Local author Mitch Granger will be here to talk about his new book and raffle off some signed copies. All students are welcome!

The official Stevenson High School Patriot eSports team will have its first informational meeting in preparation for its 2017-18 season at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, May 18 in Room 2516. CSgo, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, VainGlory and WarThunder are among the games that will be played. If you are interested in playing eSports either casually or for serious competition, then stop by the information meeting.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

State owes Chicago schools $467M in grants, CPS financial crisis widens

Student who tried to hack Glenbrook North grading system sues district

Providence sued over dismissal of student over alleged racial incident

Emanuel says he’s ready to do “very difficult things” to save CPS

Elgin charter school awarded $950K federal grant

Police: Threat of shooting at Elgin high school deemed a “prank”

Roosevelt University looks to cash in on Michigan Avenue real estate

Elmhurst parents tell board third-grade classes will be too big

SIU board tables Carbondale chancellor decision

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

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New survey shows mixed views on the value of higher education

A plan to kill high school transcripts … and transform college admissions

School lunch shaming: Inside America’s hidden debt crisis

High absenteeism plagues Detroit schools on closure bubble

Vanderbilt University may be next frontier for faculty unions

Report of racist note on St. Olaf black student’s windshield was fabricated

6 traits of life-changing teachers

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