Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

College Night for Junior Families Next Week

All juniors and their parents and guardians are invited to the College Career Center’s annual College Night for Junior Families program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Performing Arts Center.

The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2021. Postsecondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the overall timeline for the search and application process over the next 18 months. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Pear Deck, so juniors and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address. This will allow families to easily view the slides.

A special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans will take place before the main presentation. The special session will run from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in Room 6110, on the first floor of the new East Building addition.

Sophomore to Play for Team USA In British Squash Open
Sophomore Joy Qu, one of the top-ranked junior squash athletes in the country, has been selected to play for Team USA at the British Junior Squash Open in January. The British Junior Open is considered to be the most prestigious junior event in the world. Joy is one of five players from her age division chosen for the team. This marks the third time in her career that Joy has earned a Team USA selection. She is ranked No. 1 in the girls 17-and-under category in U.S. squash. Joy also is a standout in the classroom, earning a 2018-19 US Squash Scholar Athlete Award for achieving a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

Late Arrival Day Thursday
Thursday is a late arrival day for Stevenson. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m., and buses will start their routes at 9:20. Click here to see the late-arrival bell schedule.


Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling
Stevenson 2,947, Libertyville 2,867: Junior Ryan Grabiner rolled a career-high 712 series to lead the Patriots (1-0) past the Wildcats, 2,947-2,867, in their conference opener at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. In addition to posting the highest series of the match, Ryan also had the best individual game for SHS, a 246. Junior Ryan Lerman shot a 642 series that included a high game of 226, and classmate Nick Sternes added a 609 series and high game of 215. Stevenson’s other bowlers also were juniors: Joey Gluck (583, 204) and Josh Lerner (401, 152). The Patriots won the first two games by 102 pins, then held off a late Libertyville charge to claim the match.

Quick Hits
University of Notre Dame freshman women’s soccer player Kiki Van Zanten (Class of 2019) and her teammates have made the NCAA tournament. The Irish, who had a 10-7-2 record in the regular season, will play host to Saint Louis on Sunday. Van Zanten has played in 18 of the team’s 19 games, scoring three goals. … Sophomore girls volleyball player Amanda Holsen had 451 kills this season, the second-highest total in program history. Only 2017 graduate Jori Radtke, who now plays for Clemson University, had more (552). Amanda will serve as the nucleus of the 2020 Patriots, and will be joined by junior libero Emerson Kouri and junior right side hitter Makayla Uremovich, whom head coach Tim Crow said may move to setter to replace the graduating Grace Tully. … Several senior student-athletes will announce their college plans during a signing ceremony at 2:40 today in the Wood Commons.


S-Factor Auditions Next Week
Auditions for Kiva’s annual singing competition are coming up next week. Friday is the last day to sign up at S-Factor is sponsored by Kiva.


The College of Lake County will host its third annual Transition Night and Office for Students with Disabilities open house from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at its Grayslake campus. The evening will feature a presentation about navigating higher education with a disability, as well as information about support systems available at CLC.

The Paramount Tall Club of Chicago is offering a $750 scholarship for Chicago-area graduating seniors who plan to attend a two-year or four-year college in the fall and meet the minimum height requirement of 5 feet, 10 inches for females and 6 feet, 2 inches for males. Applicants also must display strong academic achievement, involvement in school activities, volunteer work, and personal achievement. The recipient also will be considered for a $1,000 scholarship at an international level. The application is due by Feb. 10. Visit this link for more information.


Student-athletes who are freshmen, transfers or upperclassmen in athletics for the first time are required to attend one 30-minute meeting led by the athletic director during the 2019-20 school year. Meetings will be held on late-arrival days. The next opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.


The Illinois High School Association has ended its appeal of a Cook County judge’s decision to allow Chicago Public Schools athletes to run in the state cross-country meet. The IHSA filed the appeal Nov. 4, but the appellate court decided not to rule immediately, clearing the way for the students to run last Saturday.

A vision itinerant and orientation and mobility specialist in Huntley School District 158 has been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year by the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

The College of Lake County has named Dr. Sheldon Walcher as dean of its Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division. He previously served as associate dean of humanities, social sciences and the library at Kankakee Community College.

A biology teacher at Pontiac High School is among 31 nominees worldwide for the Indianapolis Prize, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of the animal conservation world. Paul Ritter was nominated for his work with high school students on reintroducing alligator snapping turtles to their historic home range, among other accomplishments. The grand prize for the award, given by the Indianapolis Zoo, is $250,000.


Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of 2,573 teens and young adults. More than half of Americans ages 13 through 29 see college as a path to economic success, but about 4 in 10 believe a bachelor’s degree prepares people only somewhat well, or even poorly, for today’s economy, the survey found.

Federal data show that more than 9 in 10 educators spend an average of nearly $500 a year on classroom supplies, but a Washington Post review revealed that the problem is deeper, with teachers going to great lengths to secure resources for their classrooms.

Faced with the deaths of nine students since Aug. 24University of Southern California administrators are engaged in a delicate balancing act as they notify students, attempt to quell rumors, offer mental health resources and also try to avoid triggering students who may be in the midst of a mental health crisis. Officials have confirmed that three students this year died by suicide. In some cases, the cause of death is undetermined; in others, families did not want details disclosed, they said.

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