Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Freshman-Sophomore Play This Weekend

The Thornton Wilder classic Our Town, winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is Stevenson’s freshman-sophomore play for the 2017-18 school year. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available online for $6 until noon Friday. Click here to order tickets. Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call table on the day of the performance. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first-come, first-served basis while they last.

Our Town follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Click here to see the cast list.

Model UN Team Wins Awards at Chicago Conference

The Model United Nations team won the award for Best Small Delegation at a conference Saturday at Francis W. Parker High School in Chicago. Sophomore Samhita Madduru and junior Zuzanna Kubiszewski earned Best Delegate Awards, with sophomore Chris Yang and senior Joe Malter earning honorable mention.

Winter Guard Squads Second in Opening Competition

The varsity Winter Guard finished second in its first competition of the season Saturday at Romeoville High School. The junior varsity also placed second in its division. Stevenson travels to Downers Grove South for its next competition on Sunday.

Sled Wars Winners Announced

The Architecture and Engineering Club held its first-ever, school-wide Sled Wars competition after school Friday at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park in Carpentersville. Eighteen teams, comprising about 60 students, designed and built sleds out of cardboard and raced them down a snow hill at the park. All proceeds raised for the competition were donated to Habitat for Humanity. (Images from the event can be seen on Stevenson’s Instagram page.)

Junior Rhea Pillai and senior Julia Qian, who called themselves the “Winter Sleighers,” won top honors in the Best Sled Design category. They were followed by “Mystery Incorporated” with freshmen Varsha Vinod, Judith Zhu and Shreya Pullabhotla, and the “Tank Gang” of juniors Eleanor and Lily Michaud, senior Eileen Hoang and sophomore Shreya Sreedhar.

The fastest time was posted by “The Glory of Talos” team, featuring sophomores Luke McCue and Adam Dziaba and junior Peter Dziaba. Runner-up honors went to “Wu Tang Clan” with seniors Borler Wu, Ryan McGrogran, Ethan Kalis and Steven O’Reilly. Senior Ethan Tham finished third.

SHS to Host First-Ever Archery Tournament

Stevenson will host its first-ever archery tournament this weekend. The inaugural Patriot Classic Archery Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Field House. Admission is free and open to the public. Schools scheduled to compete against SHS include three from Chicago: Lindblom, Phoenix Academy and Schurz.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Three Named to All-State Hockey Team

Three members of the varsity boys ice hockey squad have been named to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois All-State Team: Senior forwards Michael Dowd and Jackson Leptich, and senior goalkeeper Elias Sandholm. They will play for the White Team in the 29th annual Boys High School All-State Game at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Admission is free. All-state players were selected by varsity coaches throughout Illinois. Jackson also was named Boys Forward of the Year in Ross Forman’s season awards for AHAI.

Spring Sports Registration Has Started

Registration is underway for the spring sports season. Athletes must be registered for their sport and have a current physical on file before they can begin. First-time athletes can use the registration link on the Athletics web page and create an account. (Registration links also are on individual sports’ web pages.) A link to the Athletic Physical Form also is available on the Athletics web page. Students who participated in fall or winter sports can login to their account and confirm their spring sport. For a list of starting dates for spring sports, visit these links: Boys Sports | Girls Sports

Basketball Alum Leading Scorer for Johns Hopkins

Former Stevenson basketball standout Sophia Way (Class of 2015) is the leading scorer for Johns Hopkins University this season. The junior guard is averaging 13.5 points per game, including a career-high 24 point effort on Jan. 17, and has led the Blue Jays in scoring seven times in 19 games.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the next PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Apple pie, cheesecake, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Student Pep Bus Offered for State Cheerleading

Stevenson is offering a pep bus for students interested in watching the varsity cheerleaders perform at the IHSA state finals on Friday in Bloomington. The cost is $20, which includes a ticket to the competition. The deadline to sign up is 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Register through the Online School Store. The bus will leave parking lot B at 2 p.m. Friday and return at approximately 11 p.m. Students should bring their own money for food. A minimum of 15 people must sign up for the pep bus to run. Questions can be directed to Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at 847-415-4226. The state dance finals will be held at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

20 Groups Meeting During Activity Period Wednesday

There will be an activity period Wednesday morning. The following clubs will be meeting:

Patriot Pride Student Activities Office
Senior Class Board eBoard Room 1123
TYMP Calculator Team Room 1708
VEX Robotics Room 1428
California STEM Tour Room 2104
Madrigal Singers Choir Room (2202)
Jazz Etc. Room 2205 (ensemble rehearsal room)
Operation Snowball Staff Room 7002
Jazz Ensemble Band Room (2203)
Club Israel Executive Board Room 1904
Freshman Class Board Lower Sports Center Lobby
AAPT F=ma Exam Room 8008-8058
AP Spanish with WE Studio/Black Box Theater (2204)
Students Helping Soldiers Room 5044
Free the Children Recital Hall (4100)
Business Professionals of America West Auditorium
Spain Trip 2018 Testing Center (1200)
Catalyst – Tobacco 21 Group Room 2428
Student Congress Staff Dining Room
Junior Class Board Wrestling Room

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

State officials find another school funding glitch

Chicago State fires Vallas after learning of his mayoral aspirations

Elgin police consider equipping school officers with body cameras

UI grad-student union files intent of notice to strike

O’Fallon district sued for retaliation after teacher’s remark publicized

NIU seeks naming rights partner for Convocation Center

New ISU partnership aims to increase international students

District 225 plans to push back Glenbrook North start time

Rauner tours Niles West, touts its tech, career education programs

Ex-Pontiac superintendent faces sex charge in South Carolina

Former College of Lake County board trustee Carrigan dies

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why students are still spending so much for college textbooks

Education Department to test putting financial aid on debit cards

Historically black colleges struggle with rock-bottom graduation rates

Amazon snags higher education “superstar” from Stanford

How an army of survivors toppled a college president

High school senior faces 24 charges of molesting children, some as aide

7-year-old put in handcuffs after allegedly attacking teacher

Tennessee student suspended after anti-bullying video goes viral

Yale’s most popular class ever: Happiness

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