Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Nearly 20 Teachers Lead Talks at National Events

Nearly 20 teachers from the Social Studies and World Languages divisions gave presentations at their national conferences last month.

Eleven members of the Social Studies faculty led sessions at the 97th National Council of Social Studies Annual Conference in San Francisco Nov. 17-19. Chris Salituro was part of a panel discussion on “Teaching with the (American Sociological Association) National Standards: Concepts, Resources, and Pedagogy.” Andrew Conneen gave two presentations: “Project CivicsWorks: Building Student Solutions to Institutional Problems,” and “A Flawed Democracy? Comparative Data in the U.S. Before 2016.” Jenna Breuer, Laurie Feinzimer and Stephanie Levenbrook led “Evidence-Based Growth Through Remediation.” Paul Mazzuca discussed “Teaching Historical Writing Skills in a Co-Taught Social Studies Classroom,” while Caroline Shupe and Nancy Fenton presented “Positive Psychology: Helping Students Unlock the Power of Their Strengths.” Seamus Campion, joined by Communication Arts teacher Steve Heller, covered “Lies My English Teacher Told Me,” and Michelle Stone and Christina Wood led “Solve the Outbreak … Evaluating the Federal Response to Emerging Epidemics.”

Eight members of the World Languages faculty gave presentations at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ annual convention in Nashville Nov. 17-19. Jianhong Wang discussed “Effective Self/Peer Reflection Using (Integrated Performance Assessment) Rubrics in Chinese Classrooms.” Christina-Marie Mueller,

Amanda Cummings, Samuel Figueroa and Elfie Repel led a session called “Get Students Involved! A Co-Constructive Approach to Feedback in Your Class.” Director of World Languages Justin Fisk, along with Patrick Grady and Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation Anthony Reibel, shared “A Standards-Based Grading Starter Kit for World Languages.” Paulina Glowacka was joined by Fisk in discussing “For Students, By Students: Portfolio in the Foreign Language Classroom.”

Tonight’s Band Concert to be Livestreamed

Tonight’s band concert featuring the Honor and Freshman bands will be livestreamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 o’clock. Use this link to watch. The selections scheduled to be played are available in this document.

Art Fest Set for Wednesday, Thursday

Artistic works by a multitude of students will be on display during the Fine Arts Division’s  Art Fest on Wednesday and Thursday in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum of the West Building. The show will be open during school hours both days, and there will be a public reception for the artists at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free.

Alum Exits Governor’s Race

Stevenson alumnus Alex Paterakis (Class of 2006) dropped out of the governor’s race Monday, citing a lack of funds, the Daily Herald reported. Paterakis announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in February.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Libertyville 2,028, Stevenson 1,998: At Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein, the Patriots won the first two games by a total of four pins, but the Wildcats claimed the third by 34 pins to capture the match by a 5-4 score. Senior Genevieve Dominick rolled the best series of all 10 bowlers, a 487, and her 190 in the third game was the highest individual game. Classmate Jackie Koepp had the second-highest series of the match (462) and the second-best game (179). Senior Lauren Stein shot a 396, followed by freshmen YooJin Lee (345) and Talia Segal (308).

Three Named to News-Sun All-Area Football Team

Three members of the varsity football squad have been selected to the News-Sun All-Area Football Team. Senior offensive lineman Jordan Caselberry was chosen for the first-team offense, while senior defensive back Travis Bronstein and junior linebacker Maema Njongmeta were picked for the first-team defense. Sophomore running back Jean-Marc Etienne was an honorable mention selection.

Underclassman Spirit Revolution Teams Win Titles

The varsity Spirit Revolution teams weren’t the only ones that brought home honors from invitationals last weekend. The freshman cheerleading team won its division at Crystal Lake Central, while the junior varsity placed second. The JV Patriettes split into two squads at Minooka, taking first place and seventh place out of 22 teams. The freshman Patriettes were sixth and seventh at Lake Zurich.

Examining the Growth in Illinois Girls Ice Hockey

The number of Illinois high school girls playing ice hockey has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, thanks in part to the U.S. national women’s team. The squad, which includes Stevenson alumnus Megan Bozek (Class of 2009), won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Daily Herald reporter Russell Lissau spoke with Bozek about the growth of girls hockey in Illinois. He also talked with SHS boys ice hockey head coach Tom Wood (Class of 2008), who said Bozek would have been one of the best players on his teams.


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Illinois State Scholar Certificates Available

Attention all Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414 (Green Student Services). Please have your ID ready when picking up your certificate.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the next PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Stop by and get apple pie, pumpkin pie, cheesecake, doughnuts, puppy chow and more. All items are $1.


The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting an Unstable draft after school Friday in the West Staff Dining Room. The tournament is free to attend, and each player will receive three packs. Join club members if you’d like to see armies of squirrels, high-five contests, and adorable kitten-sharks!


Winter sport ESPPA nominations are now open and are due by Feb. 23. Please go to this link to nominate an athlete or team for one or more categories. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.


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Ownership of DeVry, Keller transferred to California-based college

U46 teachers union chief running for state House

Naperville district’s suicide intervention talk draws record crowd

Woman accused of stealing $10K from downstate elementary school PTO

As enrollment drops, some CPS schools struggle to keep football alive

Harwood Heights school playground named after longtime board member


Principal removed at D.C. high school where “everyone” graduated

Why do Americans have such trouble with fractions — and what can be done?

Four ways the GOP tax plan could affect teachers, students and schools

Study looks at how social studies teachers address economic inequality

Colorado district votes to end voucher program

Missouri schools chief ousted after last-minute appointment to state ed board

Florida soccer coach found with missing teen in upstate New York charged

In schools, a growing push to recognize Muslim and Jewish holidays

Spanish language video game aims to teach students about civil rights


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