Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

17 Honored for Community Service Efforts

Seventeen more students have earned Inspiring Service Awards for their community service efforts this semester, joining 47 honored last month.

The awards came from the InnerView community service platform, which Stevenson students use to create service portfolios. They type written reflections about their work, and upload photos and videos. Through the portfolios, students track their progress toward the UN Global Goal (or goals) they have set for themselves.

The use of InnerView and UN Global Goals is part of the school’s new community service philosophy, unveiled this year.

Students achieving Merit Award status included: Seniors Jack Aiello, Sonya Ayar, Megan Embree, Elmira Hezarkhani, David Hou, Abhiram Kakuturu and Mallory Pomerantz; juniors Megan Bi, Isabel Hardy, Prthivi Nese, Meghan Oh and Kendall Roberts; sophomores Alexa Cohen, Healey Kogan and Emily Lu; and freshmen Noah Sevcik and Christopher Xie.

In addition to the new award winners, three students honored last month advanced to Honor Award status: Juniors Jeesu Choi, Rachel French and Allison Kalbhen.

Band Concerts Monday and Tuesday

Get into the spirit of the holidays with seasonal music presented by the Stevenson bands next week. The Concert, Symphonic and Advanced Symphonic bands will perform Monday, while the Honor Band and seventh-and-eighth period Freshman Band will play Tuesday. Both concerts have free admission, and will start at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Donations Needed for Next PPA Bake Sale

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday, and parent donations are needed. Adults can volunteer to donate items through this SignUpGenius link.

String Parents Fundraiser Monday at Malnati’s

The String Parents Association will hold its next fundraiser Monday at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove. Mention the SPA when ordering between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and 20 percent of the pre-tax sale will go to help the school’s strings program. Here is a flyer to share with others. The SPA also will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1414.

Choral Guild Party, Meeting Monday Night

The Choral Guild will have its annual holiday celebration on Monday. Guild members are invited for treats and socializing in the Choir Room at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 o’clock.

Link for Creative Writing Award Winners

Thursday’s Digest included an item referencing winners in the recent creative writing festival at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. You can read Stevenson’s winning entries at this link.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,655, New Trier 2,478: The Patriots (4-2) won their fourth straight match behind senior Lucas Pinkus, whose 675 series was the highest of the day at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. He also had the team’s best individual game, a 232. Freshmen Benjamin Ries (537, 190) and Nicholas Sternes (534, 179) were next, followed by junior Kerry Mueller (496, 172) and sophomore James Ruiz (413, 170). The two teams split the first two games, and were separated by only nine pins. SHS saved its best for the last game, winning by 168 pins.

Four Named to Daily Herald All-Area Football Team

Four members of the Patriot football squad have been selected to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Team: Seniors Travis Bronstein and Alex Capstick, junior Maema Njongmeta and sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne. Travis, a defensive back, made 102 tackles, including five for loss, and recorded two interceptions. Alex was the Pats’ primary receiver, catching 29 passes for 556 yards and seven touchdowns. Maema, a linebacker, had 12 sacks and 13 tackles for loss along with 86 tackles. Jean-Marc was the leading rusher for SHS, gaining 912 yards on 161 carries and scoring 12 TDs. Three seniors earned honorable mention: offensive lineman Jordan Caselberry, linebacker Sam Marks and defensive lineman Ryan Walsh.

Winter Sports Previews Online

The Daily Herald has season previews for these Lake County winter sports: wrestling, girls gymnastics, boys swimming and diving, girls bowling, boys bowling, girls basketball and boys basketball.

Soccer Alum Makes NCAA Tournament

SHS soccer alum Jill Steinbrink (Class of 2017) and her Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis teammates knocked off previously unbeaten Wisconsin-Milwaukee to win the Horizon League championship and earn the school’s first NCAA tournament berth since 2009. The Jaguars, picked in the preseason to finish seventh in the Horizon League, finished the year with a 14-6-3 record after losing to Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAAs. Steinbrink battled injuries early in the season, but ended up playing in 21 games for IUPUI.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Auditions for The Velveteen Rabbit Dec. 11-12

Auditions for the Stevenson Foundation’s winter children’s play, The Velveteen Rabbit, will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11-12 in the West Auditorium. Actors and dancers are needed. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell why you feel the velveteen rabbit should become real; make these responses clever and creative. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

ILC/QLC/ELC Hours During Final Exams

Students may use the Information and Learning Center (ILC), the Quiet Learning Center (QLC) and the East Learning Center (ELC) for independent, quiet study during unscheduled time during final exams. Here are the hours for each room:

  • Monday, Dec. 18: ILC/QLC 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and ELC: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19: ILC/QLC 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and ELC: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20: ILC/QLC 7 a.m – 1:30 p.m. and ELC 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

What’s For Lunch Today?

You can see the lunch menus for the month of December by visiting d125.org/lunch. You’ll also see the prices of items in both food courts.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Teaching time in math on the rise, while English declines statewide

Mundelein High considers converting church into special ed annex

UI expands guaranteed admission program with City Colleges of Chicago

Second transgender student sues District 211 over locker room use

Ex-substitute teacher pleads guilty to trying to lure teen for sex

Park Ridge parents upset over District 64 special ed fifth-grade plan

Scuffle at Bronzeville school as it fails rodent inspection again

Proposed all-day kindergarten fee stirs debate in North Shore District 112

Evanston Township High parents make appeal to keep Hebrew classes

Springfield school district receives ninth, 10th bomb threats

Mattoon teacher says “mama bear instinct” allowed her to stop shooter

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Research: Quest for perfection discourages creativity, academic risk-taking

Colleges double down on “cool classes” that tackle current events

Education Department’s new FAFSA mobile app earns high marks

How one college is seeking to fix “culture of blatant sexual harassment”

Schools add another “S” to STEM — for sports

South Carolina allowing private college to supervise five charter schools

Judge: Suspensions OK for students who “liked” racist posts

Majority of Anchorage teachers union votes against proposed contract

Indiana wants Gary superintendent to pay back $30K bonus

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