Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Class of 2017 College Attendance Report Released

The annual college attendance report from the College Career Center released in December shows that approximately 97 percent of the Class of 2017 is attending college, with nine out of 10 attending a four-year school. Other highlights from the report:

  • The percentage of students attending four-year colleges increased to 90.6 percent, while the percentage of those going to two-year schools decreased to 9.4 percent. Of those attending a four-year school, 66 percent are attending a public institution.
  • The Class of 2017 can be found on 184 college campuses this year, compared to 173 last year.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign remains the most popular destination for Stevenson graduates, with 153 members of the Class of 2017 enrolled (almost 17 percent of all those attending a four-year school). Indiana University is the second-most popular four-year choice (42 students), with the University of Illinois at Chicago third (40).

Click here to see the entire report.

Transfer Parent Evening on Wednesday

The Student Services Division invites parents and guardians of transfer students to attend the Transfer Parent Evening at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, in addition to learning general information about Stevenson and its programs, resources and opportunities for students. Each parent or guardian will leave the event with a special “SHS Swag Bag” provided by the Student Services Division.

Honor Band to Perform During Consortium Event

Stevenson’s Honor Band will perform during the Consortium 125 Band Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Students from several of Stevenson’s sender schools will perform as well. Admission is free.

String Parents Meeting Date Moved

The String Parents Association meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday, Jan. 16. The meeting will take place at the usual time and place: 6:30 p.m. in Room 1414.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Stanhope Receives Tennis Coach of the Year honor

Tom Stanhope has been named the 2017 Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association Class AA Girls Coach of the Year after leading Stevenson to its first state title in October. IHSTCA President Greg Cohen, the varsity boys tennis coach at Warren Township, said of his colleague, “He is not just a great coach but a good guy. He is one of the most respected coaches in the state for both his coaching ability and his coaching ethics.” Stanhope will be honored Feb. 2 at the IHSTCA workshop luncheon in Aurora. In eight seasons leading the girls’ program, Stanhope has compiled a 124-14 record with seven IHSA sectional championships and six North Suburban Conference titles. Three of his teams were state runner-up and another one placed third. In 2017, Stevenson went 18-0 in duals, its second straight undefeated season. The Patriots have won 33 straight dual matches dating back to October 2015. SHS also won its seventh consecutive sectional crown and its fifth straight conference title.

Steffens to Play Basketball for University of Chicago

Senior Klaire Steffens, the leading scorer on the varsity girls basketball team, will continue her playing career for the University of Chicago. Klaire earned all-tournament honors at the Charger-Komaromy Christmas Classic at Dundee Crown. She scored 67 points in four games with 24 rebounds, seven steals and six assists. Klaire will be joining a Maroons program that currently has a 10-2 record and an eight-game winning streak.

JV Hockey Teams Win Titles, JV Patriettes Second

The junior varsity boys ice hockey teams brought home two tournament titles during Winter Break. The JV Gold team won the New Trier Hockey Invitational, with junior Justin Roseman scoring the winning goal in overtime of the championship contest. With the win, the JV Gold improved to 28-4-1 on the season. The JV White squad, meanwhile, won the West Meadows Holiday Tournament, and has captured 13 of its last 20 contests after going winless in its first 10 games of the year. … The junior varsity Patriettes competed in a 21-team invitational at Huntley High School on Sunday, taking second in the lyrical division and fifth in hip hop.

SBN Covering Two Basketball Games This Week

The Stevenson Broadcast Network will carry two varsity basketball games this week. SBN will air the varsity girls’ contest against Waukegan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the varsity boys’ game versus Lake Zurich at 7 p.m. Friday. Both games can be watched at www.d125.org/sbn.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Ski and Snowboard Trip Money Due by Wednesday

The first Stevenson Ski and Snowboard trip is Saturday to Cascade. Turn in your money for the trip by Wednesday to the Student Activities office. You must be registered for the club to go on the trip. Registration for the club using this link. Questions? Contact the sponsor, Mr. Johannsen, at jjohannsen@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

The boys volleyball team will have informational meetings on Friday from 8-8:30 a.m. in Room 1508 and from 3:30-4 p.m. in Room 1506. Players only need to attend one of the meetings. Contact Coach Goolish at egoolish@d125.org with questions.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Rauner vows fairness in school funding veto; lawmakers see “chaos”

Taxpayers gave $36M to scholarships on first day of new credit

Indian Prairie District 204 mulls boundary changes due to overcrowding

Elk Grove District 59 might put last-minute halt to bond referendum

Chicago Teachers Union says proposed CPS closings violate contract

Lawndale Academy counselor named national School Counselor of the Year

Acting CEO shares her vision for Chicago Public Schools

City Colleges headquarters to be sold, converted to apartments

Why the University of Illinois is investing in farmland

McHenry County College Board appoints new president, trustee

Pipe burst cancels classes, extends winter break at St. Charles school

Downstate high school to perform musical despite stolen props

After loss of wife and son, game therapeutic for Peotone basketball coach

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Pressure mounts to do away with letter grades

As flow of foreign students wanes, U.S. universities feel the sting

Concerns mount over state ESSA plans and their approval process

Missouri tying 10 percent of higher ed funding to school performance

New study shows rising academic results for Mexican-American students

The debate over fixing San Francisco’s black student achievement woes

Myths from American History classes

Los Angeles superintendent, battling cancer, will retire by June

Art teacher defends himself after firing over nude paintings in library

Helping teens find their purpose

Weather-related damage forces Howard U. to postpone classes

Students identify with 50-year-old Supreme Court case

When a first-grader’s wrong answer was better than the right one

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