Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

Sophomore Families Invited to College and Career Night
The College Career Center will hold its annual “Planning Your Future” night for sophomore families at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Performing Arts Center. Postsecondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller, and Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock, will discuss:

  • What families can expect during their junior year as they embark on the college and career exploration process.
  • Naviance, an online tool to assist Stevenson students with college planning.
  • Career planning options, including internships, job shadowing, and more.

Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents or guardians. Families are asked to bring their student’s school-issued iPad and network login for an interactive experience. The counselors also request that students log in to Naviance before the meeting to update their password.

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, which is located in the new East Building addition.

Architecture and Engineering Club Qualifies Four for State
Seven members of the Architecture and Engineering club earned medals, and four qualified for state, at the Illinois Drafting Educators Association regional competition Friday at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. First- and second-place winners qualified for the 43rd annual IDEA state competition, which will be held April 18 at Illinois State University.

Junior Rohan Durai earned first place in 3D Assembly Modeling for the second straight year, and will be making his third trip to the state competition. Sophomore Emma Doiron was a first-time regional champion and state qualifier, taking first in 3D Modeling. Also making a return to state will be senior Weiran Zhao, who paired with junior Kendrick Boardman to finish second in 3D Modeling. Weiran finished second in the state in the same category last year, and also qualified in 2018. Kendrick will be making his first state appearance.

Stevenson had a pair of third-place finishes. Senior Rahul Subramanian was third in 3D Architecture, while junior Hana Lee and sophomore Siddharth Gurumurthi were third in 3D Modeling. Overall, 25 club members competed in the regional.

Three Archers Win Top Honors in Kenosha
Five members of the Scholastic 3D Archery team were place-winners at last weekend’s Kenosha Bowmen tournament in Kenosha, Wis. Stevenson had three champions: sophomore Jackson Esposito won the High School Olympic Recurve Male division, freshman Keith Carter claimed High School Open Male, and junior Rayna Finn captured High School Barebow Female. SHS also had the second- and third-place finishers in the latter category, thanks to junior Emma Mural and sophomore Alicia Zheng.

Chamber Guitar Concert Thursday Night
The Fine Arts Division will present the Chamber Guitar Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Vimeo page.


Boys Basketball Team Seeks Eighth Straight NSC Title
The varsity boys basketball team can capture its eighth consecutive North Suburban Conference championship with a win over Lake Forest tonight in the Sports Center. The Patriots are 12-1 in the NSC, one game ahead of Mundelein, and tonight’s contest ends the regular season. Stevenson’s only loss in the conference was to Lake Forest, 38-33, on the Scouts’ home court Jan. 29. Since then, the Patriots have won eight straight games and enter tonight’s game with a 24-4 record. Lake Forest is 18-11 overall and 8-5 in the NSC. The game will be streamed live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page beginning at 7 o’clock. (A livestream of the sophomore game starts at 5:30.)

After tonight, SHS sets its sights on the postseason. Coach Pat Ambrose’s squad has been selected as the No. 1 seed in the 18-team IHSA Class 4A Prospect Sectional, and will play host to an IHSA regional next week. The Patriots will face the winner of Monday’s play-in game between Lake Zurich and Waukegan in the first regional semifinal at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The second semifinal, at 7:30, will feature Lake Forest versus Highland Park.

Lillydahl, Inselberger Earn Sectional Coach of the Year Honors
Doug Lillydahl, head of the boys swimming and diving program, and diving coach Amy Inselberger were named sectional coach and diving coach of the year, respectively, after Stevenson won its IHSA sectional on Saturday. Lillydahl earned his sixth consecutive sectional crown, and his eighth in 13 seasons at Stevenson. Inselberger, meanwhile, won for the third time in the last four years after seeing two divers qualify for state for the first time since 2013: sophomore Jack White and freshman Danny Silverstein. Here are brief clips of each diver from Saturday’s sectional: Jack | Danny

Make a Winter ESPPA Award Nomination
Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? 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 March 11. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on March 16.

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is this 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.


HACEMOS has established a scholarship program to assist children of Hispanic origin and children of active HACEMOS members who plan to continue their education in college. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, March 2. Click here to apply.


Two Lincoln Park High School administrators fired last month jointly filed suit Tuesday in federal court against Chicago Public Schools, its CEO Janice Jackson and other district officials, claiming deprivation of due process, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.


The privacy protections Americans have come to expect when it comes to their medical information may not always apply in school settings, a new report suggests. When a school nurse is involved in a student’s medical care, information on that care may end up in the child’s educational record – which is accessible without consent to school officials and parents, according to the report in Pediatrics.

Many counselors receive little or no training in college counseling. Although most counselors are required to hold a master’s degree, many graduate programs in counseling don’t offer any classes on college admissions. Instead, training focuses on helping students cope with social and emotional problems. The imbalance is having an impact on first-generation students and those from low-income families.

A state task force newly assigned to narrowing California’s achievement gap got further proof of the challenges ahead with this month’s first-ever release of the California Science Test scores, showing that less than one in five low-income black and Latino students met or exceeded the standards.

A growing number of states are requiring students to study money matters in high school. Students in 21 states must now take a personal finance course in order to graduate, according to the Council for Economic Education, a net gain of four states since its last study two years ago. Five states — Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and South Carolina — added the prerequisite. One state, Florida, dropped its requirement.

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