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Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Girls Tennis Team Wins State Title

Stevenson claimed a share of the Illinois High School Association Class 2A girls tennis state championship on Saturday, the first in program history. SHS tied Whitney Young in the final team standings, 21-21, after three consecutive seasons as state runner-up. The team championship is the school’s 22nd IHSA state title, with 13 of them coming in the last 10 years. More details are available in the Patriot Sports section below.

Debate Team Wins Top Honors at Jacobs Invitational

Stevenson’s debate team won the overall sweepstakes award at the second Illinois Congressional Debate Association varsity tournament of the year Saturday at Jacobs High School in Algonquin.

SHS captured a slew of awards. Junior Sydney Glickson won First Place Overall Quality Speaker, and juniors Anubhav Agarwal and Josh Ezrol claimed Best Legislation honors. The pair proposed resuming storage of high-level waste and spent nuclear fuel at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada. Junior Thivya Sivarajah earned Second Place Overall Quality Speaker, and senior Bhavana Muppavarapu received Third Place Overall Quality Speaker. Thivya, Sydney, Josh and Anubhav all earned first place in their chamber.

Four students received second place in their chamber: seniors Ali Rahman and Saketh Prazad, junior Mary Polupan and sophomore Dylan Hu. Juniors Josh Zhu and Ani Nuthalapati won third place in their chamber. Saketh also earned a Best Presiding Officer award. In the junior varsity level, freshman Bradley Locker won first place in his chamber.

Former Board Member Running for State House

Former District 125 Board of Education member Elliott Hartstein announced Friday that he is running for the Illinois House of Representatives. Hartstein, who served as mayor of Buffalo Grove from 1999-2011, will seek the seat being vacated by Carol Sente, who is not running for re-election. Hartstein served on the school board from 1991-99.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: The Patriots tied Whitney Young for first place, with the clinching victory coming from senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman in the fifth-place doubles match. Elizabeth and Kate won six of their seven matches in the three-day tournament, and each added to their state medal collection. Kate captured her third state doubles medal, after winning the state crown in 2014 with Vinaya Rao, and finishing second with her in 2015. Elizabeth earned her second state doubles medal. She and Gina Kondos finished third in 2016. Also scoring points for Stevenson were senior Zoe Taylor in singles, and the doubles team of senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser. Zoe reached the singles quarterfinals and won four of her six matches in the tournament. Alyssa and Bronwyn won three of their five matches. Also competing at state was sophomore Athena Kolli in singles. The state championship is the first for coach Tom Stanhope, who completed his eighth season at the helm. Stanhope has guided Stevenson to a top-three state finish in five of his eight years. His assistant coaches this season were Aaron Rogers and Jerry Franklin. The rest of the varsity roster included seniors Samantha Burger, Carly Lefar and Ambika Singh, and sophomores Maggie Gong, Ellen Ma, Kaya Rand and Sneha Yellapantula.- Official Results | SHS Results | Pioneer Press | Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots won their second consecutive regional championship, edging Libertyville by two points for the title. Stevenson had three of the top eight runners at Lake Forest’s West Campus. Junior Natalie Sorenson was fourth (18:09.5), senior Natalie Sparreo placed fifth (18:20.7) and junior Kendall Roberts finished eighth (18:34.7). Also contributing to the Pats’ final team tally were senior Gabriela Jagielo (13th, 18:51.0) and sophomore Caimin Xi (15th, 19:01.1). Senior Lauren Appell also had a top-20 showing (19th, 19:16.2), while sophomore Michelle Yu was in the top 30 (28th, 19:44.4). Stevenson will compete in the Hoffman Estates Sectional at Busse Woods on Saturday. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots finished second, qualifying for Saturday’s Hoffman Estates Sectional, and had two of the top 10 runners. Senior Nikita Smyrnov was second (14:57.2) while classmate Brett Lucas placed 10th (15:36.1). SHS finished with 73 points, only five behind Mundelein. Stevenson’s other point scorers were junior Alex Beckerman (17th, 16:06.7), senior Tim Green (22nd, 16:24.3) and senior Raven Jo (26th, 16:30.2). Sophomore Corey Pacernick was close behind (29th, 16:39.7), followed by senior Ethan Simanek (44th, 17:05.8). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Bauer Motown Classic: The Patriots (16-5) posted a 5-1 win over a team from Windsor, Ontario, in between losses to Hill Academy from Ontario, Canada (5-0) and a team from Rochester, N.Y. (3-2). In the win, junior Adam Offenbach scored two goals and assisted on two others, while senior Trevor Hilt recorded two goals and an assist. Trevor also scored one of the goals against Rochester, and senior Jackson Leptich had the other. Junior Seth Cohen was the other goal-scorer against Windsor. Junior Carter Devlin posted three assists on the day. – Hill Academy Box | Windsor Box

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: SHS was tied for fourth place after the second day of action. Two Patriot entries reached the quarterfinals before falling. Senior Zoe Taylor rallied to defeat Madeline Fidel of Wheaton North, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 6-2, then dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision in the singles quarterfinals to the eventual state runner-up, Anastasia Goncharova of Evanston Township. Junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey defeated a duo from Loyola Academy, 6-1, 6-1, before falling in the doubles quarterfinals to the eventual runners-up from Whitney Young, Camryn Salter and Darinka Stepan, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp lost their first match to Hinsdale Central, 6-4, 6-2, before rebounding with a 6-3, 6-3 decision over a duo from O’Fallon. They were knocked out by Whitney Young’s other doubles team in the fifth round of the consolation bracket. – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Bauer Motown Classic: In Detroit, the Patriots (15-3) opened the two-day tournament with a 3-1 win over U18 Elite Brigade Green/Pink from eastern Michigan. Senior Michael Dowd scored two goals, while classmate Jake Camp had a goal and an assist for SHS, which never trailed. Juniors Sam Shellist, Billy Kopka and Adam Offenbach recorded one assist apiece. SHS then fell to the Pittsburgh Vengeance, 4-3. Michael scored a goal and had an assist. The other goals came from Adam and senior Trevor Hilt, assisted by classmate Jackson Leptich. – Elite Brigade Box | Pittsburgh Box

Football

Warren 21, Stevenson 14: Senior Alex Capstick scored both touchdowns for the host Patriots (6-3, 5-2) in their regular-season finale. Alex caught a pass from junior Cole Okmin, then split two defenders and scampered 75 yards for Stevenson’s first score. Then, with time winding down in the first half, Cole threw a 24-yard pass to senior Tyler Porzycki, who then handed it off to Alex, who ran 25 yards to the end zone. The hook-and-ladder play, and its resulting extra point, tied the game at 14-14. Cole threw for 226 yards on the night, completing 14 of 30 passes. The Blue Devils (6-3, 4-3) scored the only points of the second half. – Daily Herald

Football Team Heads to Hinsdale for Playoff Opener

Stevenson will travel to Hinsdale Central for the first round of the IHSA Class 8A football playoffs on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tickets at the gate will cost $5. SHS (6-3) is the No. 22 seed in the 32-team field, while the Red Devils (7-2) are No. 11. This will be Stevenson’s 29th consecutive state playoff appearance and its 30th in program history. The two schools have never squared off in the state playoffs. Class 8A pairings

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

National Honor Society Blood Drive on Friday

Students who are age 17 or older, and weigh more than 110 pounds, are encouraged to participate in the National Honor Society blood drive on Friday. The blood drive will take place in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111) from third through eighth periods. You can earn community service credit by participating in the blood drive. To register, and to download the required permission form, visit this link.

Catalyst Sponsoring Trip to Fright Fest at Great America

The Catalyst club is hosting an all-school trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Saturday. A bus will leave SHS at 4 p.m. that day and will return to campus after midnight. The cost is $37 per person. For an additional $35, student can add unlimited access to the Six Flags haunted houses that are opened during Fright Fest. Tickets are available at the Patriot Superstore and through the Online Store. Permission slips, which are required, also are available at the store. If a student has a Six Flags season pass that includes Fright Fest, he or she must still sign up with a permission slip, but will not be charged to attend. The registration deadline is Thursday. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

Senior Yearbook Portrait Deadline Extended

The deadline for seniors to have their yearbook portraits taken has been extended to Dec. 8. To make an appointment with Visual Image Photography, visit this link.

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

COLLEGE NEWS

The University of Illinois-Springfield, the University of Dayton, Gettysburg College, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising are among the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday.

ATHLETICS

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Monday, Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. All are welcome to vote, including parents, fans and students. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held today from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit d125.org/athletics.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. today in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

Allied Spirit Revolution will have a parent/student informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2700. If you cannot attend, please contact one of the following coaches: Ms. Avers (lavers@d125.org), Ms. Peters (apeters@d125.org), or Mrs. Rubenstein (mrubenstein@d125.org).

The sophomore boys basketball team will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at dahess@d125.org.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. All are welcome to vote, including parents, fans and students. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading. The club will take its yearbook photo during this meeting.

Science Bowl will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 8066. New and returning members are welcome. Yearbook pictures also will be taken.

FCCLA will be meeting Wednesday morning at 7:45 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). Hope to see you there!

Stevenson’s newest club, Auto Club, will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Activities Office (Room 1102). If anyone is interested in working on 1947 Jeep Willys and wants to learn how to work on cars, come to the meeting to find out more! Contact Mr. Phelps at rphelps@d125.org with any questions.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

NIU to set in-state tuition rates for out-of-staters

Palatine District 15 strike continues; no progress reported in contract talks

Union cries foul after Palatine District 15 cuts benefits to striking workers

Rockford teachers reject three-year contract offer

CPS enrollment drops by another 10K students; down 21K in last two years

University of Chicago grad students vote overwhelmingly to unionize

Mount Prospect, District 214 at impasse over TIF

Aurora University opens new $40M stadium

Dunlap school district condemns student’s racist social media post

Illinois teachers can get tax credit for buying classroom supplies

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Education Department rescinds 72 guidance documents for disabled students

Welcome to high school. Now go to college

Gates Foundation to move away from teacher evaluations

San Diego-area district has spent $481K to recover $291K from ex-leader

California teachers union endorses governor, superintendent candidates

3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the U.S. edtech landscape

Ohio school district faces controversy over song about picking cotton

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Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

American Psychological Association Features SEL Coordinator

Stevenson’s Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, Molly Gosline, recently wrote about SEL for the American Psychological Association’s “Psych Learning Curve” for educators. She discussed the gap in schools that separates knowledge of SEL from implementing SEL into the classroom. Gosline also pointed out that little SEL data has been collected at the high school level, and discussed what Stevenson has done to gather meaningful information from its students. She also encouraged her fellow educators to view SEL “as a process, not a product.” Gosline and School Counselor Patty Martin discussed Stevenson’s SEL initiative on this “Speaking of Stevenson” podcast.

CCC Seeking Feedback for “Finding the Fit”

Did you attend Wednesday night’s “Finding the Fit” college presentation for junior families? The College Career Center would like your feedback. Please complete this brief survey so they can support Stevenson families better.

Correction

The first course selection evening for incoming freshmen will be Jan. 25, not Jan. 26 as reported in Thursday’s Digest.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: The Patriots stood in second place after the first day, behind Highland Park. SHS won six of its eight matches and amassed 12 points, tying with Hinsdale South and Glenbard West. Highland Park has 14. Three of Stevenson’s four entries won both of their matches. Senior Zoe Taylor, a 5-8 seed, defeated opponents from Lincoln-Way Central (6-1, 6-1) and Fremd (6-3, 6-3). She will face Madeline Fidel of Wheaton North in the third round this morning. In doubles, the Patriots’ 3-4 seed of senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman reached the third round with victories over tandems from Normal (7-5, 6-2) and Libertyville (6-1, 6-2). They will take on 9-16 seed Maggie Hines and Elizabeth Witkowski of Loyola Academy this morning. Stevenson’s other doubles qualifier, senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser, overcame a slow start and won two matches. The 9-16 seed rallied past Deerfield in the first round (1-6, 6-2, 6-3), then defeated York (6-1, 6-3). They will battle 3-4 seed Sarah Badawi and Kathryn Treiber of Hinsdale Central in the third round today. Sophomore Athena Kolli dropped both of her singles matches and was eliminated. – Singles Results | Doubles Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Warren 101, Stevenson 85: Senior Iza Pelka won two events in the Patriot Natatorium: the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.90) and the 100-yard butterfly (59.05). Junior Ashley Carollo won the 100 backstroke (58.29). Iza and Ashley formed half of the winning 400 free relay with sophomores Madeleine O’Donnell and Lucy Stevens (3:40.78).

Schawel Wins Tribune Athlete of the Month Award

Senior golfer Matt Schawel won the Chicago Tribune Lakeshore Area High School Athlete of the Month online voting competition for October. In recognition of Matt’s win, Country Financial will donate $500 to the school. The check will be presented at the Fall Sports Awards Night on Monday, Nov. 13.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Catalyst Sponsoring Trip to Fright Fest at Great America

The Catalyst club is hosting an all-school trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Saturday, Oct. 28. A bus will leave SHS at 4 p.m. that day and will return to campus after midnight. The cost is $37 per person. For an additional $35, student can add unlimited access to the Six Flags haunted houses that are opened during Fright Fest. Tickets are available at the Patriot Superstore and through the Online Store. Permission slips, which are required, also are available at the store. If a student has a Six Flags season pass that includes Fright Fest, he or she must still sign up with a permission slip, but will not be charged to attend. The registration deadline is Thursday. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to Areber@d125.org.

National Honor Society Blood Drive Next Friday

Students who are age 17 or older, and weigh more than 110 pounds, are encouraged to participate in the National Honor Society blood drive on Friday, Oct. 27. The blood drive will take place in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111) from third through eighth periods. You can earn community service credit by participating in the blood drive. To register, and to download the required permission form, visit this link.

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

Half Wit Accepting Work From Frosh, Soph Writers

All freshmen and sophomores: The Half Wit, Stevenson’s underclassmen-exclusive literary magazine, wants your work! Send us your poetry, drama, screenplays, short stories, essays, songs … we’ll read every word. Get published! Submit your writing to  Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org by Nov. 20.

If You’ve Lost Something, Check These Lost-and-Found Areas

If you’ve lost a lunch bag, water bottle, pencil case, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost and found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.

What Marijuana Does to Your Brain

Did you know that smoking marijuana can cut your IQ by eight points? Pot can do more than that to your brain, according to this week’s video from Catalyst and the Strong Strong Coalition.

CLUB NEWS

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading. The club will take its yearbook photo during this meeting.

COLLEGE NEWS

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Please return the application to the CCC by Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Have you done something to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness? If so, consider applying for a Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Rebecca’s Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccasdream.org/scholarships/.

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for a social media intern to work one or two days during the week. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC if you are interested and for more information.

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow over Winter Break, please make sure to fill out a Career Shadow Application Form that can be found on the Career Exploration web page and turn in to the CCC. If you would like some information on developing a career plan or have general career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held Monday from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit d125.org/athletics.

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

Allied Spirit Revolution will have a parent/student informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2700. If you cannot attend, please contact one of the following coaches: Ms. Avers (lavers@d125.org), Ms. Peters (apeters@d125.org), or Mrs. Rubenstein (mrubenstein@d125.org).

The sophomore boys basketball team will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at dahess@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Quincy teachers reject contract proposal, vote to file strike notice

Palatine District 15 striker quits job rather than obey judge’s order

Evanston high school officials apologize for alleged abuse by former teacher

Oak Park River Forest teacher returns to class after Facebook controversy

District 211 to sell 62 unused acres in Schaumburg

Dixon school district mulling over options for 72 acres it bought in July

Huntley middle school student posts “threatening” video on social media

In open forum, SIU chancellor confronts questions about restructuring plan

Two schools forfeit football games to Chicago academy due to safety concerns

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why parents make flawed choices about their kids’ schooling

Districts tap paraprofessionals to meet demand for special ed teachers

K-12 leaders see flexibility in alternative credentialing

Hackers are targeting schools, U.S. Department of Education warns

Campus racism and black students’ college enrollment

Texts cast doubt on Kennesaw State president’s anthem statements

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

White nationalist Spencer shouted down at University of Florida

New Mexico school district, community college plan dual bond vote

After years of tumult, charters are a non-issue in NYC mayoral race

Is the five-paragraph essay dead?

How schools are making room for the military

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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

“Let’s Talk About Your Future” Returns Tuesday

Stevenson will hold its second annual “Let’s Talk About Your Future” Tuesday night for families to discuss their student’s interests, passions and goals for the future, and to review courses for the 2018-19 school year that can further growth in those areas. Current senior families are encouraged to participate, even though they won’t need to discuss course selection options.

Tuesday will be a “no homework” evening to provide time for these conversations, which should take place in students’ homes.

Parents and guardians were sent an email over the past two days with additional details on the evening, including the format of a game designed to guide the conversation. Also included in the email was a reflection worksheet that students can turn in between Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 25-27 to win prizes, including gift cards from local restaurants.

Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will receive a copy of the 2018-19 Course Book during their second-period class on Monday. Students should bring the Course Book home so it can be used for the conversation Tuesday night.

Students in grades 9-11 will be meeting with their counselors shortly after the “Let’s Talk About Your Future” night to discuss course selection for next school year. Freshmen will meet with counselors during their lunchtime advisories on Oct. 31, and will start signing up for courses on Nov. 28. Sophomores meet with their counselors Nov. 1 (course selection begins Nov. 6), and juniors meet with their counselors Jan. 11 (course selection starts Jan. 16). Course selection evenings for incoming freshmen will take place Jan. 26 and 31.

Information Meeting for Potential Showcase Volunteers

Parents who are interested in serving as volunteers for the Patriot Parent Association’s Showcase student talent show are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. The PPA requests anyone planning to attend the meeting, or anyone who would like to volunteer but cannot attend, send an RSVP one of the Showcase co-chairs. They are Melissa Mondschain (Melismond@mac.com) and Leslie Forman (Braebaby@comast.net).

String Parents Fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Tuesday

The String Parents Association will hold a fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Mac N Cheez from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. RSVP at this link. Sweet Lorraine’s will donate 20% of sales to benefit the school’s orchestra and guitar programs. Mention the String Parents Association when ordering.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Warren, 25-21, 25-17: The host Patriots (22-13, 5-2) won their regular-season finale on Senior Night in the Sports Center. Senior setter Alex Cuc dished out 28 assists on 27-of-28 setting, and also served two aces. Classmates Lauren Micek and Hope Havenhill recorded five kills each, while fellow senior Chloe Robinson made 13 digs. Senior Sara Bufe had three kills, one solo block and three block assists. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with 11 kills and also had two aces. Stevenson now sets its sights to next week’s IHSA Class 4A Grant Regional. The Patriots will face Marian Central in the regional semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. SHS is the No. 7 seed in the Wauconda Sectional, while Marian is No. 10.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 8, New Trier Blue 1: Senior Jackson Leptich scored three goals, and classmates Michael Dowd and Jake Camp added two apiece, as the Patriots improved to 14-2 overall and 4-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League after the rout at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette. Junior Adam Offenbach scored the opening goal for SHS, which lit the lamp four times before the Trevians responded. Eleven Pats were credited with an assist: Jackson, Michael and Adam, plus seniors Jack Wiley and Trevor Hilt, juniors Seth Cohen, Zach Wesley, Sam Shellist, Carter Devlin and Billy Kopka, and sophomore Emmett Baker. Senior Nicolas Almenara earned the win in goal. – Boxscore

Field Hockey

New Trier 7, Stevenson 0: The Trevians ended the visiting Patriots’ season in the Illinois Field Hockey Association sectionals.

Football Team Faces Warren in Playoff Tuneup

The varsity football team wraps up its regular season with a home contest against Warren Friday night. Stevenson enters the game with a 6-2 overall record after beating Waukegan 42-0, and is assured of being part of the state playoffs for the 29th consecutive season. Warren is 5-3 and on the cusp of a playoff bid. SHS has won 12 of the 18 games played between the two schools this century, including eight of the last nine. The Patriots prevailed last season, 47-6.

In addition to the game, there will be several ceremonies. The senior members of the football team will be honored after the conclusion of the sophomore game, and seniors who are part of Spirit Revolution will be honored at halftime of the varsity contest. Each team’s North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship Award recipients will be named at the coin toss. It’s also Athletico Night, and the conclusion of Stevenson’s “Pink Out Week” for breast cancer awareness. All fans are asked to wear pink to the game. Anyone who would like to make a donation to Susan G. Komen can do so through Stevenson’s fundraising link. Friday’s game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network, and also can be heard on two radio stations: Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, and WRLR 98.3 FM.

Hockey Team Holding Apparel Fundraiser

The boys ice hockey team is selling Stevenson Hockey apparel to raise money. Place an online order for a T-shirt, hat, sweatshirt or other items by Oct. 31, and a portion of the sale will support the hockey program. All orders will be shipped directly to your home.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Today, Friday

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance this week. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Friday in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org.

Catalyst Sponsoring Trip to Fright Fest at Great America

The Catalyst club is hosting an all-school trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Saturday, Oct. 28. A bus will leave SHS at 4 p.m. that day and will return to campus after midnight. The cost is $37 per person. For an additional $35, student can add unlimited access to the Six Flags haunted houses that are opened during Fright Fest. Tickets are available at the Patriot Superstore and through the Online Store. Permission slips, which are required, also are available at the store. If a student has a Six Flags season pass that includes Fright Fest, he or she must still sign up with a permission slip, but will not be charged to attend. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 26. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

Buy a T-Shirt for “Pink Out Week”

Join SHS Athletics in its “Pink Out Week” to raise money for Susan G. Komen and its breast cancer research efforts. Special T-shirts will be on sale for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods today through Friday, or while supplies last. Wear your shirts to Friday’s football game.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to Areber@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held Monday from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit d125.org/athletics.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

Allied Spirit Revolution will have a parent/student informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2700. If you cannot attend, please contact one of the following coaches: Ms. Avers (lavers@d125.org), Ms. Peters (apeters@d125.org), or Mrs. Rubenstein (mrubenstein@d125.org).

The sophomore boys basketball team will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at dahess@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school today! The cost is $5, and each player will participate in a three-pack draft. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate, and can keep the cards once the tournament is done! Come and join us in the Staff Dining Room (Room 1204) and learn to play the new pirates, vampires and dinosaurs cards.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 today in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for the new brand selling at Macy’s, “Boy Meets Girl!” There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson. In order to participate, you must be at the meeting!

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading. The club will take its yearbook photo during this meeting.

COLLEGE NEWS

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.

CAREER EXPLORATION

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow over Winter Break, please make sure to fill out a Career Shadow Application Form that can be found on the Career Exploration web page and turn in to the CCC. If you would like some information on developing a career plan or have general career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org.

The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for a social media intern to work one or two days during the week. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC if you are interested and for more information.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

New Illinois high school testing benchmarks prompt concern, confusion

UI plans public-private Chicago innovation center in South Loop

Palatine district says sides “very close” to deal; union says 2 offers rejected

A look at the state’s new education funding formula

Barrington District 220 intends to join lawsuit against Hoffman Estates

Country Club Hills District 160 cuts ties with superintendent

Norridge board member who’s never attended a meeting gets ultimatum

Prospect students among pilot group for national religious studies program

District 225 again delays action on Glenbrook North hall monitor

Ex-CPS board member announces run for attorney general

Police receive dozens of calls after allegation against ex-Evanston teacher

Former Chicago-area teacher charged with child porn gets plea agreement

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

17 states sue DeVos for blocking rules on for-profit colleges

Should “screen time” be limited in schools?

Decline of Midwestern universities threatens to wreck local economies

High schoolers swell community college ranks through dual enrollment

Colleges increasingly moving toward digital textbooks, materials

Identifying the many types of cyberbullying

Florida district’s legal strategy for sexual abuse suits: Blame the children

Indiana recruitment program failed to attract minority teachers, men

Campaign cash flows to Atlanta school board candidates

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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Math, Computer Science Teachers Welcome ISU Group

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division hosted approximately 30 aspiring mathematics teachers and their instructors from Illinois State University on Tuesday. A trio of prospective teachers and a faculty member from Trinity International University also participated.

The ISU and Trinity students observed 23 Stevenson mathematics and computer science teachers in the classroom, and participated in a question-and-answer session with them later in the day.

Of Stevenson’s 44-member Mathematics and Computer Science faculty, nine attended Illinois State and two attended Trinity.

Foundation Sponsoring Children’s Play on Sunday

The Stevenson Foundation Children’s Theater Series kicks off Sunday with “The Monster in the Closet.” Shows will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased at the door or at stevensonfoundation.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Wheeling 4, Stevenson 1: The Wildcats (13-5-1) ended the Patriots’ season in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 3A SHS Regional. Wheeling scored the game’s first three goals before senior Steven O’Reilly put the Pats (6-11-1) on the board in the 68th minute. Wheeling, seeded fourth in the Fremd Sectional, will face the winner of tonight’s Buffalo Grove-Warren match for the regional championship on Saturday. – Daily Herald | SBN Replay

Girls Volleyball

Lakes d. Stevenson, 25-15, 25-17: Junior Sophie Sorenson led the visiting Patriots (21-13) with seven kills. Senior Sara Bufe was 28-of-28 setting with 12 assists, and classmate Chloe Robinson made 14 digs. SHS closes out its regular-season schedule at home tonight with a 6 o’clock match against Warren. Lakes, which could face Stevenson again in next week’s Grant Regional, improved to 26-3. – Daily Herald

State Tennis Tournament Seedings Announced

The seedings for the IHSA Class 2A girls tennis state tournament have been announced. Junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey are a 3-4 seed in doubles, while senior Zoe Taylor is a 5-8 seed in singles. Junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp are a 9-16 seed in doubles. Those five, along with sophomore singles player Athena Kolli, will begin state tournament play on Thursday. State final brackets: Singles | Doubles

Special Sale at Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store

The holidays are just around the corner, and Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store has lots of apparel and other items for Patriot fans. This month, all orders of $100 or more will receive 25% off when you use the code AWARENESS17 through Oct. 28. The store also will be having a Halloween special at the end of the month with 10% all orders of $60 or more. Start shopping for your SHS gear now.

Football Alum Makes First Collegiate Start for Illinois

University of Illinois linebacker Jimmy Marchese (Class of 2015) made his first collegiate start in the Fighting Illini‘s loss to Rutgers on Saturday. The sophomore walk-on was in on a career-high nine tackles, including two solo stops. He was the first non-scholarship starter for Illinois since 2014.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pumpkin pies, cheesecake, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1. Adults may volunteer to donate items; use this link to sign up.

Farmer’s Market During Lunch Today

All students are invited to participate in Sodexo’s farmer’s market during the lunch periods today in the Wood Commons. The following items will be available for purchase: assorted berries and tomatoes, spaghetti squash, carrots, sweet corn, pumpkins, taffy apples and more.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Thursday, Friday

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance this week. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org.

Taking Driver Education Next Semester?

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Students will complete an online permit application and permit test, while parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program. Please RSVP at this link. If your parents or guardians are unavailable, you may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

Buy a T-Shirt for “Pink Out Week”

Join SHS Athletics in its “Pink Out Week” to raise money for Susan G. Komen and its breast cancer research efforts. Special T-shirts will be on sale for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods today through Friday, or while supplies last. Wear your shirts to Friday’s football game.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to Areber@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow over Winter Break, please make sure to fill out a Career Shadow Application Form that can be found on the Career Exploration web page and turn in to the CCC. If you would like some information on developing a career plan or have general career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org.

The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for a social media intern to work one or two days during the week. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC if you are interested and for more information.

ATHLETICS

All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. There are seven possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The first meeting 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.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held Monday from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit d125.org/athletics.

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Superhero Club meets today at 3:30. Join us for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 Thursday in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for the new brand selling at Macy’s, “Boy Meets Girl!” There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson. In order to participate, you must be at the meeting!

Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school Thursday! The cost is $5, and each player will participate in a three-pack draft. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate, and can keep the cards once the tournament is done! Come and join us in the Staff Dining Room (Room 1204) and learn to play the new pirates, vampires and dinosaurs cards.

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading. The club will take its yearbook photo during this meeting.

COLLEGE NEWS

Students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on CLC’s Grayslake campus. For more information, including the financial aid sessions and a list of colleges being represented, call 847-543-2588 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/events/collegefair.

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Quincy teachers receive “final offer” from district, may file intent to strike

Decatur bus drivers, Alltown meeting for another try at contract

New University of Illinois medical school to grant full scholarships

Lockport High may get rid of class rankings to reduce student stress

Sparks fly over Alexie book, staple of Alton High English curriculum

Graduate student unionization vote underway at University of Chicago

NIU board leader donates $25K for scholarships

Former East St. Louis football player sues school, coach for brain damage

Kankakee District 111 buys abandoned nursing home to build parking lots

Chicago elementary school building massive annex to ease overcrowding

Former sorority house to become apartments near University of Illinois

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Default crisis for black student borrowers

California governor vetoes attempt to reject DeVos’ Title IX changes

Washington attorney general files suit against DeVos, Ed. Department

Colleges, universities set high targets for fundraising campaigns

The new way companies recruit on campus

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Educators employ strategies to help kids with anxiety return to school

Los Angeles school board member faces conflict-of-interest complaint

3 ways the modern school is becoming more like the modern workplace

Yale gives update on $50M faculty diversity initiative

Michigan high school student injured playing the “ISIS Game”

“Harry Potter” inspires Montana elementary school’s “house” system

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Statesman Earns Honors at Fall Journalism Conference

Stevenson’s student newspaper, the Statesman, and its website (statesmanshs.org) earned honors Friday at the annual fall journalism conference hosted by the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

For the third straight year, the Statesman was rated All-KEMPA — the highest rating possible — scoring 1,137 out of a possible 1,200 points. The website also earned All-KEMPA honors for the first time.

Several students won awards, with the school bringing home two Best of Show awards. Seniors Max Cohn and Lawrence Kreymer earned a Best of Show award in Sports News for their coverage of the wrestling team’s third straight conference championship last winter. Also earning a Best of Show was the staff editorial on safety at Stevenson.

Here are the other award winners. The contest featured a total of 519 entries from students at 23 schools. A total of 333 awards, including honorable mentions, were given.

Late Arrival on Thursday

Stevenson will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Stand Strong Coalition reminds parents that late-start days can provide students with unmonitored time prior to school, and can lead to high-risk behavior for some, such as drinking and smoking marijuana. The coalition recommends that parents ask their students these four questions: Where will you be? Who will you be with? What will you be doing? and What time will you be leaving home? For more tips, visit standstrongcoalition.org.

Student Organizes Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Sophomore Simone Ervin and the SHS Jazz Bands have organized a fundraiser to benefit hurricane victims. The “Stevenson Storm of Hope” will be held from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Culver’s in Buffalo Grove. Members of the jazz bands and the Jazz Ensemble will perform during the event, which will raise money for the American Red Cross and its hurricane relief efforts.

Hope Remains for Mother of Former Student

Ten years ago this month, former SHS student Lee Cutler went missing. Police in Wisconsin found his locked Toyota Corolla parked alongside a highway east of Baraboo and close to the Baraboo River. Despite evidence that he had thrown himself into the river, his body was never found. His mother, Beth Nathan, continues to hold out hope that her son is still alive. She talked with Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable, and the story appears on the front page of today’s paper.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: Even without top runner Isabelle Sparreo, the Patriots won their second straight conference title. Stevenson edged Libertyville, 40-45, and had three of the top seven runners at Warren High School’s O’Plaine campus. Junior Natalie Sorenson finished third (17:48.7), classmate Kendall Roberts was sixth (18:16.5) after finishing fourth last year, and senior Natalie Sparreo placed seventh for the second straight season (18:24.5). Sophomore Caimin Xi came in 11th (18:50.3), senior Lauren Appell was 13th (18:53.9) and senior Gabriela Jagielo finished 19th (19:03.0). All of them earned all-conference honors. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: Senior Brett Lucas finished fifth overall to lead the Patriots to a third-place finish in the team standings. Brett ran the 3-mile trek at Warren’s O’Plaine campus in 15:04.5. Two other Pats earned all-conference honors: senior Jacob Sparreo was 17th (15:49.4) and classmate Tim Green took 20th (15:55.8). The other top runners for Stevenson were junior Alex Beckerman (24th, 15:58.1), senior Ethan Simanek (30th, 16:15.2) and senior Raven Jo (31st, 16:15.7). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Soccer Regional on SBN Tonight

The Stevenson Broadcast Network will have live coverage of tonight’s IHSA boys soccer regional between Stevenson and Wheeling, beginning at 6:30 in the Stadium. You can catch the action on the SBN web page.

Okmin’s Five TD Passes Highlight Football Win

Here are some of the highlights from the varsity football team’s 42-0 win over Waukegan on Sunday. Junior quarterback Cole Okmin threw five touchdown passes, three of them to senior Alex Capstick. Cole finished the game 19-of-26 passing for 281 yards. Alex caught four passes in all for 80 yards. Senior Tyler Porzycki was Cole’s top target, making eight receptions for 130 yards and a TD. Sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne had a rushing touchdown and also caught a TD pass. Sophomore Jordan Vincent had a 61-yard TD run. Defensively, senior Seth Johnson made a team-high eight tackles, while junior Maema Njonmeta had three tackles for loss. Junior John Greenbury and senior Jack Furey had Interceptions, and junior Ryan Miller recovered a fumble.

Ceremony for Boys Golf Team Wednesday Before School

State golf champion Jackson Bussell and the rest of the boys golf team will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Stevenson finished third at last weekend’s IHSA Class 3A state tournament, its highest placing in program history.

Correction

Monday’s Digest misspelled the first name of boys golfer Conan Pan.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Farmer’s Market During Lunch Wednesday

All students are invited to participate in Sodexo’s farmer’s market during the lunch periods Wednesday in the Wood Commons. The following items will be available for purchase: assorted berries and tomatoes, spaghetti squash, carrots, sweet corn, pumpkins, taffy apples and more.

Buy a T-Shirt for “Pink Out Week”

Join SHS Athletics in its “Pink Out Week” to raise money for Susan G. Komen and its breast cancer research efforts. Special T-shirts will be on sale for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods today through Friday, or while supplies last. Wear your shirts to Friday’s football game.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pumpkin pies, cheesecake, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1. Adults may volunteer to donate items; use this link to sign up.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Thursday, Friday

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance this week. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to Areber@d125.org.

Taking Driver Education Next Semester?

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Students will complete an online permit application and permit test, while parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program. Please RSVP at this link. If your parents or guardians are unavailable, you may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

COLLEGE NEWS

All juniors and their parents are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019. Post Secondary 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. There also will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

Students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on CLC’s Grayslake campus. For more information, including the financial aid sessions and a list of colleges being represented, call 847-543-2588 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/events/collegefair.

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for a social media intern to work one or two days during the week. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC if you are interested and for more information.

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow over Winter Break, please make sure to fill out a Career Shadow Application Form that can be found on the Career Exploration web page and turn in to the CCC. If you would like some information on developing a career plan or have general career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. There are seven possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The first meeting 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 freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held Monday from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit d125.org/athletics.

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school Thursday! The cost is $5, and each player will participate in a three-pack draft. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate, and can keep the cards once the tournament is done! Come and join us in the Staff Dining Room (Room 1204) and learn to play the new pirates, vampires and dinosaurs cards.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 Thursday in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for the new brand selling at Macy’s, “Boy Meets Girl!” There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson. In order to participate, you must be at the meeting!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chicago Teachers Union president Lewis suffers stroke

Teachers in Plainfield School District 202 authorize strike

Judge orders Palatine District 15 nurses, aides back to work

10-year teacher deal looms over Palatine District 15 support staff strike

CPS secretly overhauled special education at students’ expense

SIU cheerleaders who knelt during anthem say they’ve faced death threats

Higher ed leaders gather at U. of Chicago to discuss free speech

Efforts to poach top UI faculty spiked during state budget crisis

How do high schools keep spectators, athletes safe at sporting events?

Glen Ellyn District 89 considers phasing in new attendance map

Water main break cancels classes at Rich East

Elgin High cleared of illegal soccer player allegations

Retired EIU professor seeks Democratic nod in 110th District

University of Illinois confirms one student case of meningitis

St. Viator students paint portraits for Syrian refugee children

Founder of Naperville school for children with special needs dies

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Recent polls reveal what parents want most from schools

California joins trend among states to abandon high school exit exam

Detroit charter school teachers vote to unionize

Colleges setting up alliances to survive enrollment, financial problems

Educators increasingly call for unblocking social media for students

Nearly 700 students displaced by hurricanes enroll in Orlando schools

Tulane offers free tuition to displaced Puerto Rican college students

What did Zuckerberg’s $100M buy in Newark? A bit of progress

Judge bars teacher “sick-outs” in Rhode Island school district

High schoolers protest after teacher tells student to speak “American”

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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Junior Jackson Bussell Wins State Golf Championship

Jackson Bussell on Saturday became the first boys golfer in school history to win the state championship. The junior captured medalist honors at the Illinois High School Association Class 3A state tournament, leading Stevenson to a third-place finish. Bussell is the school’s first state golf champion since Stephanie Miller (Class of 2013) captured the Class AA championship in 2010 and 2012. More details in the Patriot Sports section.

14 Students Earn Awards at ISU Technology Day

Fourteen students from the Architecture and Engineering Club won awards at the 17th annual Technology Day Competition at Illinois State University on Friday. Students competed in hands-on design challenges against peers from other high schools across the state in five categories: Transportation Technology, Engineering Design, Structural Technology, Invention and Innovation, and VEX Robotics.

Two student teams earned first-place honors. Freshmen Michael Zaslavskiy and Krushank Bayyapu placed first in the Level 1 Transportation Technology competition, while classmates Will Rademacher and Krethikram Gowrisankar were first in Level 1 Engineering Design.

Three teams placed second in their category: Freshmen Shreya Pullabhotla and Judith Zhu (Level 1 Invention and Innovation), freshmen Kendrick Boardman and Rushil Vora (Level 1 Engineering Design), and the VEX Robotics team of senior Abigail Starr and juniors Ethan Gordon, Erik Rademacher and Beulah Lee. Senior Joel Slaby and sophomore Clare O’Brien placed third in the Level 2 Transportation Technology competition.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 42, Waukegan 0: The Patriots (6-2, 5-1 North Suburban Conference) earned a berth in the state playoffs for the 29th consecutive year, blowing past the Bulldogs (0-8, 0-6) in a game that was postponed a day and moved to the Stadium due to unplayable field conditions in Waukegan. SHS had its highest offensive output of the year while shutting out an opponent for the second time. The Patriots wrap up the regular season with a home game against Warren Friday night.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Glenbrook South 2: Senior goalie Nick Cimarusti made 29 saves and classmate Trevor Hilt scored a pair of goals as the host Patriots (13-2, 3-1) captured the Scholastic Hockey League contest at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. Trevor tallied the opening goal of the game and SHS went on to take a 4-0 lead behind scores from junior Zach Wesley and seniors Jackson Leptich and Michael Dowd. Michael added two assists, and junior Adam Offenbach also had a pair. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: Jackson Bussell shot a 4-under-par 68 at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington to edge Neuqua Valley’s Jack Vercautren for the individual championship by one stroke. Playing in his second state tournament, the junior posted a two-day score of 141, 3 under par, en route to becoming the first boys golfer to capture the IHSA championship. He blistered the back nine, shooting birdies on four of the first seven holes and finished with a 32 after an even-par 36 on the front nine. Jackson finished with six birdies on the day, the same as his first round on Friday, when he carded a 1-over 73. He is the first Patriot golfer to finish in the top 10 individually. The previous best was 12th-place finishes from Magnus Tedestedt and Tom Bydalek in 1990 and 2001, respectively. Stevenson had a team score of 602, behind state champion Hinsdale Central (593) and Lake Forest (595). The third-place finish by coach John Rueth’s squad was the highest in school history, topping an eighth-place showing in 1987, and the first state trophy in program history. Junior Mark Noonan recorded a 2-over-par 74 on Saturday, freshman Conor Pan had a 76 and senior Matt Schawel shot a 77 to give SHS a score of 295, 12 strokes ahead of their opening round effort. Conor finished the tournament with a 9-over-par 153. Matt and Mark tied at 155. Junior Alex Kim turned in a 162. Senior Phillippe Kim golfed on Saturday, shooting an 82. Senior Brett Ekenberg posted an 87 on Friday. – Team Results | Individual Results | News-Sun

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: The Patriots finished 12th in their first state appearance since 2007. Sophomore Joyce Bai led SHS with a two-day score of 165 at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur. Joyce was followed closely by freshman Kelly Dong (166) and senior Olivia Stomberg (167). Freshman Sophia Zhuang carded a 175, sophomore Julia Yoo posted a 180 and senior Katie Hannahs turned in a 188. Kelly shot the best round on Saturday, a 10-over-par 82. – Official Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots breezed to their seventh consecutive sectional championship, capturing the top two slots in singles and doubles, and will send six players to this week’s state tournament. Senior Zoe Taylor won the singles championship, defeating sophomore Athena Kolli, who rallied in the semifinals to reach the title match. Zoe won all four of her sectional matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores. In doubles, senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser rallied to defeat their teammates, senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. In the team standings, Stevenson amassed 36 points; runner-up Cary Grove had 16. The state tournament begins Thursday. – Official Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: The Patriots placed second behind Plainfield, 291-232.5, in the eight-team meet. Junior Ashley Carollo won the 100-yard backstroke in 58.62 seconds, and also swam a leg on the victorious 200 medley relay with sophomore Lucy Stevens, junior Natalie Wess and senior Kaily Chou (1:53.31). The third win for SHS came from senior Iza Pelka, who won the 100 butterfly (59.51). Stevenson also had four third-place efforts: Iza in the 500 freestyle (5:09.06), Ashley in the 100 free (55.09), the 200 free relay unit of Iza, Kaily, Lucy and senior Sasha Kokhan (1:41.70), and the 400 free relay team of Sasha, Ashley, Iza and sophomore Madeleine O’Donnell (3:43.17).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Fall Harvest Festival: At Plainfield Central, the Patriots (21-12) won two of their three matches on the day, finishing the tournament with a 4-1 record and fifth place in their division. SHS posted victories over Naperville North (8-25, 25-22, 25-18) and Yorkville (25-22, 25-19), and fell to Nazareth (25-22, 27-25). Junior Sophie Sorenson had 28 kills and 10 aces in the three matches. Senior Alex Cuc dished out 47 assists while making only two errors in 140 set attempts. Senior Chloe Robinson made 40 digs and also was 16-of-16 setting with seven assists. Senior Sara Bufe recorded six solo blocks. This marks the 14th consecutive 20-win season for Stevenson, which travels to Grant on Tuesday before playing its final home match Wednesday against Warren.

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 5, Stevenson 4: At Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette, the Trevians snapped the Patriots’ 11-game winning streak. Senior Jackson Leptich scored the only goal of the first period to give SHS (12-2 overall, 2-1 Scholastic Hockey League) a 1-0 lead. Senior Michael Dowd had the assist, one of his three assists in the contest. After New Trier (7-2, 3-0) scored three times, Stevenson stormed back to tie the game at 3-3 on goals by junior Carter Devlin and senior Trevor Hilt. The Trevians responded with two unanswered goals before Trevor added his second goal late in the third period. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Tournament: SHS was 12th after the first day of action. Sophomore Joyce Bai led SHS with a 10-over-par 82. She was followed by senior Olivia Stomberg (83), and freshmen Kelly Dong (84) and Sophia Zhuang (88). Also competing for the Patriots were sophomore Julia Yoo (90) and senior Katie Hannahs (99). – Official Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: The Patriots finished the first day in fourth place. Junior Jackson Bussell shot a 1-over-par 73, which included six birdies, to lead SHS. He posted a 1-under-par 35 over his first nine holes before shooting 38 on the final nine. Freshman Conan Pan carded a 77, senior Matt Schawel shot a 78 and junior Alex Kim had a 79. Stevenson’s other golfers were junior Mark Noonan (81) and senior Brett Ekenberg (87). – Official Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Naperville North 0: With the win, the Patriots advanced to the second round of the Illinois Field Hockey Association playoffs. SHS will play at New Trier at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: All four of the Patriots’ entries posted straight-set victories and advanced to Saturday’s semifinals: senior Zoe Taylor and sophomore Athena Kolli in singles, and in doubles, senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman, and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser.

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Fall Harvest Festival: The Patriots (19-11) won both of their matches on the first day of the two-day tournament at Plainfield Central. SHS beat Immaculate Conception Catholic Prep (25-23, 25-14) and Plainfield North (22-25, 25-20, 27-25). In the win over Plainfield North, junior Sophie Sorenson had 13 kills, served six aces and made 10 digs. Sophomore Lily Cozzi added 11 kills while senior Chloe Robinson had 33 digs while going 4-for-4 in setting with seven assists. Senior Alex Cuc was 58-of-60 setting with 30 assists. Sophie had five kills, three aces and eight digs against IC Catholic Prep. Chloe made 16 digs and Alex was 49-of-50 setting with 17 assists.

NSC Cross Country Meets Moved to Today

The North Suburban Conference boys and girls cross country championships will be held today at Warren High School’s O’Plaine Campus. The meets were postponed Saturday due to the wet conditions at the College of Lake County.

Boys Soccer Team Hosting Regional This Week

The boys soccer team will face Wheeling in the IHSA Class 3A Stevenson Regional at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stadium. The Patriots are the No. 13 seed in the Fremd Sectional, while Wheeling is No. 4. The winner of Tuesday’s match will face the winner of No. 5 Buffalo Grove/No. 12 Warren for the regional title at 10 a.m. Saturday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for String Students Going on Tour

String students going on the trip to Sicily and Rome in 2018 will have a mandatory fundraiser meeting from 3:30-4 p.m. today in the Orchestra Room.

Taking Driver Education Next Semester?

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Students will complete an online permit application and permit test, while parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program. Please RSVP at this link. If your parents or guardians are unavailable, you may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pumpkin pies, cheesecake, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1. Adults may volunteer to donate items; use this link to sign up.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to Stevensoncolorguard125@gmail.com.

CLUB NEWS

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 Thursday in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for the new brand selling at Macy’s, “Boy Meets Girl!” There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson. In order to participate, you must be at the meeting!

Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school Thursday! The cost is $5, and each player will participate in a three-pack draft. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate, and can keep the cards once the tournament is done! Come and join us in the Staff Dining Room (Room 1204) and learn to play the new pirates, vampires and dinosaurs cards.

COLLEGE NEWS

All juniors and their parents are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019. Post Secondary 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. There also will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

Students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on CLC’s Grayslake campus. For more information, including the financial aid sessions and a list of colleges being represented, call 847-543-2588 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/events/collegefair.

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

ATHLETICS

All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. There are seven possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The first meeting 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 freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. All are welcome to vote, including parents, fans and students. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

University of Illinois announces $2.25B fundraising effort

Educational support workers go on strike in Palatine District 15

Supporters of Oak Park teacher protest his suspension in Facebook flap

Chicago school teacher killed in drive-by shooting

Former student accuses retired Evanston teacher of sexual abuse

Champaign district purchases nine properties for high school expansion

Four Chicago high school students taken to hospital after eating brownies

Six new trustees join Lincoln College board

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

NCAA finds no academic fraud at University of North Carolina

Government updating database for higher education outcome measures

Feds, states cracking down on student loan scams

More community colleges offering four-year degrees

States connect students with degrees they don’t know they’ve earned

State teachers union asks Connecticut court to override governor’s cuts

Controversial speakers stress university pocketbooks

This Tennessee high school went nearly a year without a chemistry teacher

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Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Seven More Students Post Perfect ACT Scores

Stevenson students continue to post perfect scores on the ACT college-entrance exam. The latest Patriots to earn a 36 composite score are senior Antony Simonoff, and juniors Shreya Karpoor, Miranda Liu, Rohit Mandava, Varun Putcha, Andrew Yoon and Josephine Zhang. According to the ACT, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the exam earn a 36. Antony’s perfect score brings to 32 the number of SHS seniors who have reached the peak of ACT performance.

Band Fundraiser at MOD Pizza on Tuesday

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Vernon Hills from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Bring in this flyer, and MOD will donate 20% of your bill to the Stevenson band program. This offer is valid for dine in, take out or phone orders, but not for online orders.

Senior Selected as Dance Soloist in “The Nutcracker”

Senior Stephanie Eggers has been selected for a soloist role in the Barrington Dance Ensemble’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker.” She is cast as the Snow Queen in the ballet’s first act. The show will be performed at Barrington High School on Dec. 1-3, with a special performance for area high school students at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. To order tickets and for more information, visit www.byde.org. Stephanie is enrolled in the Dance Leadership class at Stevenson.

Anti-Drinking, Drug Videos to Make Debut

Brief videos promoting alcohol- and drug-free lifestyles among students will be shown during the morning announcements in coming weeks. Stevenson’s Catalyst Club and the Stand Strong Coalition are sponsoring the videos. The first, which makes its debut next week, addresses the impact that one night of drinking can have on athletic performance. Watch the 35-second video.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 2, Lakes 1

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson d. Waukegan

Boys Soccer

Evanston 5, Stevenson 0

Tennis Team Dominates Sectional Seedings

Stevenson has the top two seeds in the singles and doubles brackets in its Illinois High School Association Class 2A sectional tournament, which starts today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Senior Zoe Taylor is the top seed in singles, while sophomore Athena Kolli is second. In doubles, senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman are No. 1, and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser are second. Visit the IHSA website for sectional results.

Soccer Alum Stellar in Goal for Augustana

Augustana College men’s soccer keeper Jeremy Klaber (Class of 2016) has surrendered fewer than two goals per game on average this season, and recently recorded two straight shutouts for the Vikings. The sophomore has allowed 1.94 goals per game and has made 58 saves for Augie, which has scored six goals in 11 games this year.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for String Students Going on Tour

String students going on the trip to Sicily and Rome in 2018 will have a mandatory fundraiser meeting from 3:30-4 p.m. Monday in the Orchestra Room.

Parent-Student Driver Education Meeting

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Students will complete an online permit application and permit test, while parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program. Please RSVP at this link. If your parents or guardians are unavailable, you may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org.

Half Wit Accepting Work From Frosh, Soph Writers

All freshmen and sophomores: The Half Wit, Stevenson’s underclassmen-exclusive literary magazine, wants your work! Send us your poetry, drama, screenplays, short stories, essays, songs … we’ll read every word. Get published! Submit your writing to  Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org by Nov. 20.

COLLEGE NEWS

All juniors and their parents are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019. Post Secondary 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. There also will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

Students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on CLC’s Grayslake campus. For more information, including the financial aid sessions and a list of colleges being represented, call 847-543-2588 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/events/collegefair.

Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Applications are still being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at dwillock@d125.org.  

ATHLETICS

Heading to Waukegan on Saturday to watch Patriot football? The freshmen play at 9 a.m., followed by the sophomores at 11 a.m. and the varsity at 1:30 p.m. All games are at Weiss Field. Admission is $3 for students with Stevenson ID. (Student ID is required for admission.) Patriot fans should enter at Entrance 3 off Lewis Avenue. Waukegan will be having a “pink out” on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research and prevention efforts.

The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

CLUB NEWS

Yearbook Club is meeting after school today in Room 2712. If you think taking photographs, designing pages, or writing short stories is fun, then this is definitely a club to check out! New members are needed.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

University of Illinois sees major jump in donations, endowment

Hawthorn District 73 plans to build $12M kindergarten center

Family of South Elgin student beaten by classmate sues U-46

University of Chicago had 8.7% acceptance rate for Class of 2021

Debate continues over Waukegan board member who committed felony

Carl Sandburg College soccer coach steps down amid complaints

New online mental health service coming to SIU-Edwardsville

Northwestern beefs up security on Chicago campus after crime spree

Student hit by car at Palatine High; police say driver had suspended license

WIU water bottle stations divert more than 1M bottles from landfill

Chicago Teachers Union demands more funding for CPS

NIU student’s lawsuit on ex-president’s severance pay nears final ruling

Elgin High boys soccer team being investigated for using illegal player

Monopine tower erected at Monmouth College

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why are more teenagers than ever suffering from severe anxiety?

The monumental task of re-opening Puerto Rico’s schools

Education Department releases priorities for competitive grant program

Career tech courses becoming core subjects in some schools

Atlanta school board policy change means recess can’t be withheld

Oregon’s state schools chief forced out

What’s behind the push to eliminate Michigan’s state education board?

Google announces $1B commitment to tech education

Apple co-founder wants tech education revolution, starting in Arizona

How listening to podcasts helps students read and learn

Utah state school board approves “Hamilton” program over objections

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