Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

Families Invited to Nov. 8 Career Expo

Students are invited to learn about dozens of different careers in one place on one night during the Career Expo on Thursday, Nov. 8. Representatives from dozens of industries including healthcare, engineering, law, education, fine arts and more will be in attendance, and some will even be offering internships for students. The event is free and open to all students and their parents or guardians.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a presentation in the West Auditorium by Margie McGee Newton, director for career education at DePaul University. After the conclusion of her talk around 6:30, and continuing until 8:30, students will be able to meet with local professionals at booths throughout the Forum and Wood Commons.

The Career Expo, which is held every two years, is sponsored by the Career Exploration Program and the Future Business Leaders of America club. For more information, or for questions, contact Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock in the College Career Center or at dwillock@d125.org.

It’s OK to Call a Parent Who’s Hosting a Party

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

With Halloween and other holidays right around the corner, your student may ask to attend various parties. Here are some steps you can take to ensure a safe evening for your teen:

  1. Contact the parents of the party host to confirm plans and verify that no drugs or alcohol will be permitted. Do not be afraid to communicate your family’s “no use” rules. Your child may attempt to discourage you from calling, but the other parent will appreciate it. Wouldn’t you?
  2. Offer to help chaperone the party and/or share the resource below.
  3. Ask your teen to call you from the host parent’s home phone or consider obtaining a GPS app to monitor location of your teen’s cell phone. Require them to call you with any change in plans.
  4. Check the ending time to make sure it fits with curfew restrictions.
  5. Be awake when your teen comes home, or have your teen wake you when they arrive. Talk to your teen and inquire about the party. Night time is often when teens are most talkative!
  6. Consider a no-sleepover policy for parties as this is one strategy teens use to hide alcohol and drug use from their parents.
  7. Encourage your teen to feel comfortable to ask for a ride or assistance. Establish a code word with your teen that indicates their need for your assistance without being obvious.

For other helpful hints, check out this resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Grayslake Central Sectional: The third-seeded Patriots lost to second-seeded Crystal Lake Central in the semifinals, 25-13, 25-10, ending their season with a 26-12 record. This was the seventh time in the last 10 years that SHS won 25 or more matches. Senior Sophie Sorenson finished her high school career with a team-high five kills, and also had four digs. Junior Grace Tully was 36-of-37 setting with seven assists, and she also tied classmate Abby Keevins for the team lead with eight digs. Sophomore Emma Potocki had three solo blocks and one block assist. The Tigers (31-5) will face top-seeded Prairie Ridge (27-10) for the sectional championship on Thursday. Prairie Ridge knocked off Warren, 25-15, 25-14. – Daily Herald

Fall ESPPA Award Nominations Now Open

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this fall? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. The nomination deadline is Monday. Winners will be recognized at the Fall Sports Awards Night on Monday, Nov. 12.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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All Sophomores Meet With Counselors Wednesday

All sophomores will meet with their counselor during the activity period Wednesday to discuss course selection for the 2019-20 school year. Sophomores must attend this meeting, even if they have a club that is scheduled to meet during the activity period. Click here to see counselor meeting locations.

Club Meetings During Wednesday Activity Period

Several clubs will be meeting during the activity period Wednesday. Only freshmen, juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. Click here to see which clubs are meeting, and where.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.

COLLEGE NEWS

Students interested in attending college in another country are encouraged to attend the International College Option Fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Hyatt Place O’Hare. This fair is held every other year. For more information, visit www.internationalcollegeoptions.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Saudi ties to U.S. colleges, including Northwestern, under scrutiny

Missing Bradley University professor, husband murdered

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Hawthorn District 73 hopes voter education push aids referendums

East Leyden teacher’s DIY meme idea for students goes viral

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Officials: Bullying preceded fatal North Carolina school shooting

GAO report points to inequitable access to AP courses

When colleges can’t use race in admissions: The Michigan example

New research indicates advantages of academic “redshirting”

Why college presidents keep leaving

Counterfeit Facebook page challenges Texas district

What are the best ways to use leveled texts?

5 ways to make classrooms more LGBT-inclusive

These Americans fled the country to escape their student debt

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

 

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