Computer Science Teacher Honored
New Computer Science teacher Peggy Hunt has been recognized by Uncharted Learning as a Leader Teacher in its MobileMakersEdu program. MobileMakers is the curriculum used in the school’s newest Computer Science course, iOS App Development and Programming. Hunt was honored for sharing her experiences and inspiring other teachers in the MobileMakers community.
Hunt joined Stevenson after working the past seven years in Township High School District 214. She taught Computer Science part-time at Hersey High School and also was the school’s technology/media services support and webmaster. Hunt also worked in Mount Prospect School District 57 for five years and spent one year at Ivy Hill School in Arlington Heights.
Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.
Showcase Volunteers Meeting Monday Night
Parents interested in volunteering for Showcase 2019, the PPA’s annual student variety show, are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 1414 (by the Forum/point entrance of the West Building). Showcase will be held March 15-16. If you plan to attend, or if you can’t attend but want to volunteer, contact one of the Showcase co-chairs: Melissa Mondschain (Melismond@mac.com) or Leslie Forman (Braebaby@comast.net).
Alum Recalls Slain Aunt, Victim of Deerfield Stabbing
Karyn Kamen, the Deerfield woman stabbed to death in her home last week, was a frequent substitute teacher at Kipling Elementary School in Deerfield Elementary School District 109. She also was the aunt of SHS alumnus Kaitlyn Rudy (Class of 2016). Rudy was one of several people who talked about her aunt with the Pioneer Press.
NPR Features Alum Seeking Civic Harmony
A 2016 incident in which SHS alumnus Amina Amdeen (Class of 2015) sought to play peacemaker is receiving attention again, this time from National Public Radio. During the incident, which occurred at the University of Texas where she is a student, Amdeen attempted to shield a Trump supporter from harm at an anti-Trump protest. She and the man she protected, Joseph Weidknecht, are now part of One Small Step, which seeks to de-escalate the tensions caused nationwide by differing political views.
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Thursday, Sept. 27 Varsity Results
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson 124, Mundelein 62: Freshman Claudia Rzeznik won two races for the visiting Patriots, who claimed eight of 12 events. She captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.92) and 500-yard freestyle (5:35.12), and swam the third leg of the victorious 400 free relay (3:48.42) that included seniors Jennifer Xiong and Ziv Marco and junior Abigail Lu. Ziv won the 100 free (58.57). Other individual winners were senior Lauren Maloney in the 50 free (29.45) and junior Maddy O’Donnell in the 100 butterfly (59.70). Maddy also helped SHS complete a sweep of the relays. She opened the 200 free relay (1:44.36) and was followed by juniors Hanna Cloeter and Lucy Stevens, and Katherine Makarska, and swam the third leg in the meet-opening 200 medley relay (1:53.54) with Lucy, Jennifer and sophomore Elizabeth Cao. – Daily Herald
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson 15, Lake Forest 40; Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 40: The host Patriots captured the top seven spots at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex in a meet postponed by Tuesday’s storm. Senior Kendall Roberts crossed the finish line first in 18:31.8, followed by classmate Natalie Sorenson (18:55.8), juniors Caimin Xi (19:38.8) and Michelle Yu (19:49.2), sophomore Emma Finnegan (20:38.6), senior Taylor Yen (20:40.2) and sophomore Emily Fejes (21:03.4).
Girls Field Hockey
Glenbrook South 6, Stevenson 1: Junior Allie Kreda scored for the host Patriots in the second half. Senior goalie Anna Fossier saved 21 of 24 shots in first half, and junior goalie Olivia Holsen stopped 12 of 15 in the second. NFHS Network Video.
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Driver Education Meeting, Permit Test on Tuesday
Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting and permit application and test at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Parents will meet in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center (to the right of the PAC) for an informational meeting that will cover permits, laws and requirements. Students will meet in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center (left of the PAC). They will use their school-issued iPad to fill out an online permit application, and to take the “Rules of the Road” test. Read this letter for more details.
Students interested in joining the boys or girls fencing team are invited to the informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100).
ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Feds withholding millions from CPS over sex abuse scandal
$3M gift concludes fundraising for UI football center
East Peoria High teaching assistant arrested for “battering” student
Barrington High dedicates lab for nursing program
Catholic school adds security after threats to Van Dyke’s priest
NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Assessing the impact of anti-poverty programs on education
Los Angeles teacher contract talks heading to mediation
Common App will merge with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher
Record number of out-of-state freshmen at UW-Madison
Penn requiring students to live on campus through sophomore year
Michigan State’s untouchable board of trustees and Nassar
Copper thieves targeting athletic fields in northwest Indiana
Death at Delta Sig: Heiress wages a million-dollar war on frats
Education for all … even a “Nazi”?
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