Friday, March 8, 2019

State Board of Ed Selects SHS Student for Diversity Group

Junior Dylan Hu is one of two high school students in the state chosen by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide recommendations on increasing teacher diversity and promoting culturally responsive teaching. Dylan will be part of the 22-member Diverse and Learner Ready Teacher Network, which includes students and representatives from higher education, K-12 classrooms and administration, and policy and advocacy groups. Only 15 percent of teachers in Illinois’ public schools are teachers of color, compared to 52 percent of students.

Dylan is the news editor and a reporter for the Statesman, the school newspaper; director of Stevenson’s debate outreach program at several middle schools; an advisory leader in the Freshman Mentor Program; and a STEM competitor on the math and physics teams. Outside of school, he volunteers with local debate programs and at the Special Recreation Association for Central Lake County, which promotes community-based recreation programs for individuals with disabilities. Dylan also is a member of the ISBE’s Student Advisory Council with a focus on mental health and social and emotional learning.

Spoken Word Poetry Team Reaches LTAB Semifinals

Stevenson has reached the semifinals of the Louder Than a Bomb spoken word poetry competition. The team will compete between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday at Chicago’s iconic Metro theater at 3730 N. Clark St. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Click here to order tickets online. If Stevenson wins its semifinal, it will advance to the final round Sunday night.

Stevenson reached the semifinals by defeating two of the three schools it faced in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. SHS defeated Lindblom Math and Science Academy and Munchin College Prep before falling to Kenwood High School. By finishing second in its quarterfinal bracket, Stevenson advanced to the semifinals. The team presented a group poem and four individual poems by seniors Emily Luo, Hannah Severyns, Ananya Shah and Emily Wang.

Latin Club Wraps Up First Certamen Season

The Latin Club’s Certamen teams competed in their final Latin Quiz Bowl/Certamen competition on Wednesday. The Novice team of Justin Burrer, Rohan Pillai, Daichi Kobayashi, Maristella Yim and Kylie Sacksteder took second place. The Lower team of Allen Guo, Aniket Dixit and William Rademacher was third. The Upper Team of Michael Lok, Amelia LaSpisa, Jeremiah Lee, Advait Deoskar and Josiah Matthews placed fourth. In the school’s first season competing in the North Region of Certamen, the Novices also finished second, the Lower third, and the Upper fourth. The Latin Club sponsor is Christopher Mural.

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.

Building an SEL Culture in Applied Arts

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly Gosline and Director of Applied Arts Dr. Wendy Custable gave a presentation on “Building an SEL Culture” at the annual Connections Conference on Wednesday at the Tinley Park Convention Center. In a packed room filled with teachers and other education leaders, the pair focused on Stevenson’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department’s integration of SEL into its curriculum. The conference, which focuses on career and technical education, is sponsored by Illinois State University.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 62, Libertyville 29: The Patriots (3-0) won eight of 11 events in the Field House. Two of the victories came through the feet of senior Miffy Tani, who won the 55-meter high hurdles (10.1 seconds) and the 55-meter intermediate hurdles (10.0). Seniors Raeden Mays and Kendall Roberts captured the 55-meter dash (7.87) and 800-meter run (2:27.66), respectively. The other three individual winners were sophomores: Camille Clay in the shot put (36 feet, 6 inches), Lindsey Hendler in the 400 (1:10.8) and Maxine Tam in the 160 (23.6). SHS also won the 640 relay (1:35.3).

Allied Basketball Team Heading to State

While the varsity boys basketball team is making its push for the state tournament, another SHS basketball team has already punched its ticket to Peoria. The allied basketball team, one of four sports at Stevenson for students with disabilities, will play in next week’s Illinois High School Association/Special Olympics of Illinois state tournament in the March Madness Experience Hall at the Peoria Civic Center.

The Patriots will play Vernon Hills in the second semifinal game at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 15. The winner will advance to the championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 against the winner of the other semifinal between LaSalle-Peru and Edwardsville. The losing semifinal teams will square off in the third-place game at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, March 16.

March Madness Sale at BSN Sideline Store

Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store is holding a sale through the month of March. Get 20 percent off all orders of $100 by using promo code HOOPS19. Click here to browse and buy. The sale ends March 30.


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Going to the Game Tonight?

If you’re going to the sectional basketball championship game tonight at Waukegan, it’s a “white out.” However, tank tops are not allowed. And remember: No hats of any kind.


The time for today’s German Club and German Honor Society showing of “The Karate Kid” has changed. The movie will be shown from 5-7 p.m. in Room 2104. In addition to the movie, you’re invited to meet the exchange students from Germany who are visiting Stevenson. Pizza and water will be served. Admission is free.


State higher ed officials defend Pritzker’s proposed budget

Argosy University in Chicago shutting down today

City Colleges of Chicago puts tuition increase on hold

Second ex-student sues UI over handling of abuse case

Western Illinois University tops in physics master’s degrees

Families fight to keep state scholarships for private school

PE on your own? U46 pilot puts students in charge

Lake Forest High assistant AD charged with theft resigns

In one day, alumni show record-breaking love for SIU


George Mason law school receives $50M donation

The stigma of choosing trade school over college

College recruiters seldom visit rural schools

What’s at stake in possible accreditation overhaul

“Year 13” option gaining traction in Boston schools

Admissions files at Grinnell, Oberlin, Hamilton hacked

$3M Chinese poster art donated to school was fake

High school shooting teams getting wildly popular


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