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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Stevenson Bids Farewell to 10 Retiring Faculty, Staff

Today marks the end of the 2015-16 school year, and also the retirements of 10 faculty and staff members who have more than two centuries of collective experience in education. Stevenson’s newest retirees are Susan Biemeret, Inga Buttelmann, Debbie Durham, Nick Haan, Patricia Jackson, Judy Merola, Mark Michelini, Gary Novak, Lori Polin-Silva and Susan Taylor.

Summer Homework Assignments Online

Students enrolled in Communication Arts classes for 2016-17 can see their required summer reading assignments at www.d125.org/summerreading. Also listed on that page is summer homework for Mathematics, Science and Social Studies courses.

Fall Play Audition Packet Now Available

The audition packet for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, is available for download here. Auditions will take place Monday, August 8, with callbacks following immediately after the initial auditions. Rehearsals start Tuesday, August 9, and performances are scheduled Thursday through Saturday, September 15-17 in the Studio Theatre.

Band, Color Guard Prepping for “Thriller” Season

The Band and Color Guard will pay homage to Michael Jackson during its halftime show this fall, with music custom-arranged by SHS alumnus Isaiah Walker (Class of 2014). The season starts with Band Camp for all Band and Color Guard members on August 1. Incoming freshmen can check out instruments from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchestra Room. To view the Band Camp webpage and required forms, visit d125.org/band-camp.

Junior Selected for Northwestern Memorial Internship

Junior Jordan Gregg has been selected for an internship this summer in the two-year Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program. She will be placed in Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s oncology department. The first year of the internship begins June 20 and runs through July 29.

Share Your Graduation Images With Us

If you’re attending tonight’s commencement ceremony, share your photos and videos with SHS. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at shareSHS@d125.org.

Digest Going on Hiatus, But SHS News Isn’t

This is the final Daily Digest of the 2015-16 school year. We’ll be back on Monday, August 15, when the new school year begins. During the summer, you can follow Stevenson news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Nine Water Polo Players Earn All-State Honors

The SHS boys and girls water polo teams have been among the best in the state for many years, and 2016 was no exception. The Patriot boys finished second in Illinois while the girls took third. Several players earned all-state honors from Illinois Water Polo. On the boys’ side, juniors Andrew Shashin and Dan Maleski were chosen to the first team, senior Cris Tomassetti was named to the second team, senior Alex Kapecki was picked for the third team, and sophomore Collin Kapecki was tabbed for the fourth team. On the girls’ side, seniors Allison Travetto and Lauren Burns and sophomore Claire Haas were first-team selections. Sophomore Eileen Hoang was chosen for the second team. Travetto received the Dave Perry IWP Scholarship Award. Stevenson’s all-staters will compete in the Illinois Water Polo All-Star Games in the Patriot Aquatic Center on Sunday. The girls game will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 1:45. An age-group water polo clinic open to anyone in eighth grade or below will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The clinic will be run by the SHS girls and water polo teams. Click here to register.

Five Chosen for All-Conference Baseball Squad

Five Patriots were picked for the All-North Suburban Conference Baseball Team. Seniors Justin Stark (pitcher), Patrick Loeffler (third base), Christian Dutler (catcher) and Dylan Molek (outfielder), and junior Henry Marchese (outfielder) were selected. Four players were honorable mention choices: seniors Justin Kopech (pitcher), Robert McGaha (first base) and Jack Trotter (shortstop), and junior Michael Marchese (outfielder).

Two Named to All-NSC Boys Volleyball Team

Two members of the boys volleyball squad have been selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Team. Senior Justin Leonard and junior Grant Maleski, both outside hitters, were chosen. Senior libero Peter Drozdzewicz received honorable mention.

Brunson, Villanova Teammates Honored at White House

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and the NCAA champion Villanova University men’s basketball team were honored by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click here for the final exam schedule

Clean Out Your Locker Today

All lockers must be cleaned out by the end of finals today. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Textbook, Library Book Return Deadlines

All textbooks and library books must be returned today. Textbooks should be returned to the Lower Sports Center Lobby and library books to the West ILC. Any fines due must be paid today in Room 2426.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end today. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Survey: Illinois schools could survive five months without state funding

Claypool: Chicago Public Schools won’t open in fall without state funding

Rauner pits Chicago against downstate in push for budget

Parents push back against school report cards with no letter grades

Lake View seniors soar as STEM school sheds “last resort” reputation

University of Chicago considering replacing old day school with hotel

Lincoln-Way to keep daycare in schools for 2016-17

North Central College strips Hastert of honorary degree

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The great “shadow grade” debate on college campuses

Vermont voters to decide on largest school reorganization in 125 years

Kansas education chief calls for more counselors in schools

San Diego’s school construction mess proves money doesn’t solve everything

Why is a high school in one of America’s richest counties still failing?

Professor killed in UCLA murder-suicide

UNC Press to offer publishing services for professors’ DIY textbooks

In Omaha, a library with no books brings technology to all

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Class of 2016 Graduates Thursday Night

The Class of 2016 will graduate during the 51st annual commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event takes place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. This year’s graduation speakers are seniors Madhavi Murali and Keyu Guo. For those unable to attend, the commencement ceremony will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. You can watch at www.d125.org/sbn or through SBN’s page on The Cube.

“Suffrage@17” Update Heading to Governor’s Desk

Legislation originating at Stevenson that would expand political participation rights for 17-year-olds throughout the state is on the verge of becoming law. HB6167 (Suffrage@17 — Part 2), which was overwhelmingly approved by the Illinois House in April, cleared the state Senate by a 54-0 vote on Friday. However, because the Senate made some changes to the bill before its vote, the approved version was sent back to the House for one last vote. That vote occurred on Tuesday, with the House approving the final version, 110-7. The bill will now go to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his signature.

The bill, created by Stevenson’s Political Action Club, would allow 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the time of the November general election to sign and distribute candidate petitions, as well as serve as deputy voter registrars. The legislation, which would take effect in 2018 if enacted, adds to the “Suffrage@17” law that took effect in 2013. The 2013 law also traces its origin to Stevenson.

Entrepreneurship Classes Raise $1,000 for UNICEF

The school’s two Entrepreneurship classes raised more than $1,000 for UNICEF as part of their end-of-semester business simulation last Wednesday. Each class created a lemonade stand to meet the needs and wants of the Stevenson community. They were led by project managers Elizabeth Spiegel and Anthony Sibo, both seniors.

Long Grove President Praises SHS Foundation

Long Grove Village President Angie Underwood offers words of praise for the Stevenson Foundation in the latest post at her blog, Life in Long Grove. She took part in the Foundation’s annual Local Scholars Reception last week, presenting a scholarship on behalf of the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club to senior Gwendolyn Heidkamp. The president also extolled the new Stevenson to College program, which helps identify and provide mentors to SHS students who might not otherwise attend college.

Your Chance for a Hole in One … Without Swinging a Club

Speaking of the Stevenson Foundation, there is still time to participate in “The Great $10,000 Golf Ball Drop” that is part of the annual golf outing on Monday, June 13 at Hawthorn Woods Country Club. A helicopter will hover over one of the greens at the course and will drop all the golf balls that have been purchased. If a marked ball goes into the hole, the winner will get $10,000. Prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 are available for others closest to the hole. The entry fee is $10 for one ball, $20 for three and $50 for eight. All proceeds will benefit Stevenson Foundation programs, including the Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College. Click here to order golf balls.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Six Named to All-NSC Girls Soccer Team

Six members of the North Suburban Conference championship girls soccer team have been named to all-conference, according to the Daily Herald. Seniors Savannah Kruse (forward), Amanda Konopacki (defender) and Mackenzie Connington (midfielder), juniors Hannah Petrich (goalkeeper) and Jill Steinbrink (midfielder), and sophomore Brianna Van Zanten (midfielder) were selected. Two other players earned honorable mention: senior Emma Jaeger (midfielder) and freshman Hannah Lapeire (midfielder).

Basketball Alum Seeking Shot at National Tourney

Stevenson alumnus Nate Johnson (Class of 2010) is one of several former area high school basketball standouts on an all-star team seeking entry into a 64-team national amateur tournament that pays out $2 million to the winner. Johnson played at the University of West Florida.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click here for final exam schedules

Senior Class Party Bus Check-In Information

Attention all seniors attending the Senior Class Party: Today, please arrive at school by 12:15 p.m. to check in on the bus you are assigned. The buses will be departing promptly at 12:45 from the Field House (lot D). You may park in any student designated spot in either lot D or lot E, and do not need a sticker/placard for this day. Buses will return to SHS approximately 7 p.m. There will be no bus changes. Please bring your school ID to get on the bus. You must stay with your bus group until you get on the boat, and you will return on the same bus. You are required to take the bus both ways. If you are not able to attend please advise someone in Room 2400 or call 847-415-4002 prior to the Wednesday departure. Remember that you must follow all school rules and regulations throughout the event. Violation of any school rules might result in your ability to participate in graduation.

Textbook, Library Book Return Deadlines

Seniors must return all textbooks and library books by today, while all other students must return their textbooks and library books by Thursday. Textbooks should be returned to the Lower Sports Center Lobby and library books to the West ILC. Any fines due must be paid by Thursday in Room 2426.

Clean Out Your Locker by Thursday

All lockers must be cleaned out by Thursday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Get a New ID Photo Taken for 2016-17

Any current freshman, sophomore or junior students who have not had a new ID photo taken in the past week, please drop in at either attendance office, Room 2416 in the West Building or Room 5024 in the East Building, to have your photo taken during final exams.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 Today  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts after the last exam today in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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General Assembly fails to approve school funding bill before end of session

Is your school district keeping its new teacher’s contract secret? (+)

Lincoln-Way North High School set to graduate final class

19 apply for seat on Glen Ellyn District 41 school board (+)

Lake Zurich District 95 instructional coaches report on first year (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The revolution on America’s college campuses

Rich school districts get millions in federal money meant for poor kids

Colleges pledge to send more students abroad

Active-shooter drills help schools prepare for the worst

Despite policy successes, teachers unions still haven’t forgiven Rhee

North Carolina student tries to help others escape “corridor of shame”

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scholastic Bowl Ties for 13th in the Nation

Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl teams competed at the 2016 High School National Championship Tournament in Dallas last weekend, with the A team tying for 13th in the country and the B team tying for 34th. The A team consisted of juniors Nathan Cha, Young Lee and Ali Saeed and senior Kazuma Shimanaka. They won 10 of 14 matches. The B team comprised freshman Olivia Lamberti and sophomores Deepak Moparthi, Conrad Oberhaus and Shamsheer Rana. They won eight of 13 matches. Individually, Saeed finished ninth in the nation and was named to the tournament all-star team. Lamberti had the second-highest score among all freshmen, and was named to the Freshman Rising Stars Team.

1978 Alum Climbs Mount Everest

SHS alum Joel Schauer (Class of 1978) recently climbed Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. The Hawthorn Woods businessman spoke with the Daily Herald about his accomplishment, which had been delayed by tragedy in each of the last two years.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: Senior Jared Borowsky won the 3,200-meter state championship with the fastest time of his career, becoming the first Patriot runner to win the event since Pat Joyce finished first in 1992 and 1993. Borowsky posted a personal-best time of 9:07.47, 10 seconds faster than his previous best, and beat rival Jack Aho from Grayslake Central by four seconds. The University of Colorado-bound Borowsky also finished 12th in the 1,600 with a time of 4:36.71. Borowsky is Stevenson’s first state champion in boys track and field since Ian Cronin won the 1,600 in 2001. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots tied for eighth, their 10th straight top-10 finish at state. All three of Stevenson’s entries finished the three-day tournament with winning records. Juniors Matt Harvey and Brian Weisberg (30-6) had the longest run, winning five of their seven matches and reaching the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket. Sophomore Sam Komis and senior Ben Bush (26-9) went 4-2 in doubles, reaching the seventh round of the consolation bracket. Freshman Zach Kim (25-9) won three of five singles matches, and made it to the fifth round of the consolation bracket. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald (+)

Softball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots lost to top-seeded Libertyville, 9-2, ending their season with a 12-16 record. SHS, the No. 9 seed, scored both of its runs in the top of the sixth inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by Trisha Porzycki and a run-scoring groundout by Alyssa Pauly. – Daily Herald (+)

Baseball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: The third-seeded Patriots fell to No. 6 Lake Forest in the regional championship game, 7-3, closing their year with a 24-10-1 record. Robert McGaha drove in Patrick Loeffler, who had tripled, for Stevenson’s first run in the fourth inning. Charlie Ling and Jack Cappalli also had triples, and Cappalli added two stolen bases. Michael Marchese pitched four innings of one-hit scoreless ball in relief. – Daily Herald (+), GameChanger.com

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Click here for final exam schedules

Textbook, Library Book Return Deadlines

Seniors must return all textbooks and library books by Wednesday, while all other students must return their textbooks and library books by Thursday. Textbooks should be returned to the Lower Sports Center Lobby and library books to the West ILC. Any fines due must be paid by Thursday in Room 2426.

Senior Class Party Bus Check-In Information

Attention all seniors attending the Senior Class Party: On Wednesday, please arrive at school by 12:15 p.m. to check in on the bus you are assigned. The buses will be departing promptly at 12:45 from the Field House (lot D). You may park in any student designated spot in either lot D or lot E, and do not need a sticker/placard for this day.  Buses will return to SHS approximately 7 p.m. There will be no bus changes. Please bring your school ID to get on the bus. You must stay with your bus group until you get on the boat, and you will return on the same bus. You are required to take the bus both ways. If you are not able to attend please advise someone in Room 2400 or call 847-415-4002 prior to the Wednesday departure. Remember that you must follow all school rules and regulations throughout the event. Violation of any school rules might result in your ability to participate in graduation.

Clean Out Your Locker by Thursday

All lockers must be cleaned out by Thursday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Get a New ID Photo Taken for 2016-17

Any current freshman, sophomore or junior students who have not had a new ID photo taken in the past week, please drop in at either attendance office, Room 2416 in the West Building or Room 5024 in the East Building, to have your photo taken during final exams.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts after the last exam Wednesday in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Rauner pushes interim budget to ensure schools open on time in August

University of Illinois’ College of Media future up in the air

Union: Privatizing all CPS buildings could harm city pension fund

District 214’s Educator Prep aims to identify, support future teachers (+)

Supreme Court nominee delivers Niles West commencement address

Fans raising money for statue of beloved NIU mascot Diesel

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

New federal education law: Bipartisan no more

As charters grow, public schools see sharp enrollment drop

Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can’t open this fall

Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules

New collaboration to set guidelines for early childhood educators

What one district’s data mining did for chronic absence

Inside the school that abolished the “F” and raked in the cash

Standout Nebraska student-athlete stands out for his silence

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Fine Arts Division Announces 2016-17 Theater Lineup

The Fine Arts Division has announced its lineup of theatrical productions for the 2016-17 school year. The biggest show of the year, the fall musical, will be Big Fish, the story about the relationship between a traveling salesman and his adult son who questions the veracity of his father’s tall tales. Big Fish will take the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center November 18-20. David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, a story immersed in tragedy, secrets and torn relationships, will be the fall play and will be performed September 15-17. The freshman-sophomore production will be Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart, set for February 3-4. The play, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1981, is about three sisters who wrestle with their dysfunctional upbringing after one of them shoots her abusive husband. Another Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein’s story about a young woman’s journey into adulthood during the rise of feminism in the 1960s and ’70s, will be the winter production March 10-11.

SHS Administrator Named Principal in California

Stevenson’s Director of Student Learning Programs, Dr. Rowena Mak, has been named the new principal of Ramona High School in southern California. Ramona High is part of the Ramona Unified School District, about 40 miles northeast of San Diego.

No Digest on Monday

The Digest will not be published on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Digest will resume Tuesday, with its final edition of the year on Thursday, the last day of school.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots stood in a three-way tie for second place after the first day of the three-day tournament. New Trier was in first with 24 points, followed by SHS, Highland Park and Naperville Central with 16. Both of Stevenson doubles entries won their three matches, and will play in the round of 16 today. Sam Komis and Ben Bush (25-7) lost only one game in their three matches, and will face New Trier’s 5-8 seed. Komis and Bush, who are a 9-16 seed, breezed by competitors from Minooka (6-0, 6-0), Fenwick (6-0, 6-0) and Hinsdale Central (6-0, 6-1). Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey, also a 9-16 seed, matched Komis and Bush with a trio of straight-set victories. They defeated opponents from O’Fallon (6-1, 6-1), Effingham St. Anthony (6-0, 6-2) and Belleville West (6-3, 6-4) to set up today’s fourth-round matchup against the No. 2 seed from Hinsdale Central. In singles, Zach Kim won his first two matches in straight sets before dropping his third-round match to a higher seed. Kim beat rivals from Normal (6-1, 6-0) and Burlington Central (6-2, 7-6 (6)) before falling to the 5-8 seed from Dunlap (6-0, 6-1). He will face a competitor from Bradley-Bourbonnais in the fourth-round consolation bracket today. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Baseball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: Henry Marchese hit a solo home run to tie the game, and Jack Cappalli followed with a solo shot one batter later as the Patriots rallied past 19th-seeded Glenbrook South in the regional semifinals, 5-3. SHS (24-9-1), the third seed in the Stevenson Sectional, will face the winner of today’s semifinal between No. 6 Lake Forest and No. 10 Palatine for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday. Marchese’s homer tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning and Cappalli’s blast made it 4-3. The Pats added a run in the sixth when Christian Dutler’s sacrifice scored Robert McGaha, who opened the inning with a triple. Marchese went 2-for-3, including a triple that scored his brother Michael for Stevenson’s first run in the third. Dutler tied the game at 2-2 with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Justin Stark earned the victory with 2-⅓ innings of scoreless and hitless relief work. He struck out three, including the final two batters of the game. – GameChanger.com

Softball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: The ninth-seeded Patriots beat eighth-seeded Loyola Academy, 3-1, advancing to the regional championship against top-seeded Libertyville at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Loyola game was suspended by storms in the bottom of the second inning on Wednesday with the score tied 0-0.

Athletic Trainer Loew Honored in National Contest

Stevenson’s head athletic trainer, Tom Loew, earned Honorable Mention status in the fourth annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award contest sponsored by School Health and Training and Conditioning magazine. The award honors high school athletic trainers who have earned the respect of coaches they work with and student-athletes they care for, go beyond their job description to support student-athletes, put in extra effort to make the athletic training program the best it can be, and serve the local or larger community through community service.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Textbook, Library Book Return Deadlines

Seniors must return all textbooks and library books by Wednesday, while all other students must return their textbooks and library books by Thursday. Textbooks should be returned to the Lower Sports Center Lobby and library books to the West ILC. Any fines due must be paid by Thursday in Room 2426.

Get a New ID Photo Taken for 2016-17

Any current freshman, sophomore or junior students who have not had a new ID photo taken in the past several days, please drop in at either attendance office, Room 2416 in the West Building or Room 5024 in the East Building, to have your photo taken during a free hour today or during final exams.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker Today

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

SNN Film Festival Tonight

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 o’clock tonight in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2.

Return Comm Arts Books, Pick Up AP History Books at Superstore

All Communication Arts books should be returned to the Superstore. Also, AP U.S. History, AP European History, and American Studies students can purchase their 2016-17 books at the Superstore.

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Missing Your Favorite Pen or Pencil? Stop by 2416

Did you lose your pencil case with your favorite pens and pencils? Come to Room 2416 and check the filled bin for yours. Also, check for your glasses and other items.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday, June 1  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts after the last exam Wednesday in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

CLUB NEWS

Animal Welfare Club’s adoptable Dog-of-the-Month is Sir Scruffles and its Cat-of-the-Month is Kramee. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to the family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month! These animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Palatine District 15 contact caps teacher salaries at $121K (+)

Palatine teachers’ 10-year contract raises concerns over health care costs

Cicero school officials spend thousands on swanky travel

Former teacher pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of Zion-Benton student

North Central College looks to acquire Chicago-based Shimer College

Transgender student wants to join lawsuit against District 211 (+)

DePaul investigates reports of noose found on campus

Teen’s death at Lake County residential treatment center decried by DCFS

Graduation ban no longer automatic punishment for Waukegan students

Lincoln-Way’s Superdog training school under federal investigation

Grayslake District 46 hopes diversity policy will boost achievement (+)

Lake Villa school board member to step down

Marengo district hires retired administrator as interim superintendent

St. Charles schools look at how to pay for turf fields at high schools (+)

Homeless man charged with attempted luring of Elgin student

Beloved Villa Park teacher back in classroom after brain injury (+)

Chicago police officer donates SUV to South Side school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Federal guidelines proposed for school accountability

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist

Maine schools dismiss iPads as “toys,” ready MacBooks instead

Discussing past suicide attempts, Cincinnati president aims to lessen stigma

Baylor University to demote president, fire football coach over abuse allegations

How schools can fuel female STEM participation

White House arts program teams up with Kennedy Center

First Student to pay $11.5M to settle San Francisco lawsuit

The Colorado paradox: Jobs abound, but locals not equipped to fill them

Company says it can predict whether a teacher will be good

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

ILC Search Engine Gathers Big Results

The Information and Learning Center’s use of a search tool to access all of its research collection has drawn the attention of its maker. EBSCO highlighted the ILC web page, which includes a search box from which students can scour the library catalog and dozens of research databases.

Head Librarian Lisa Dettling raved about the EBSCO Discovery Service (EBS), which the ILC first subscribed to in 2015 and launched earlier this year. She said the ILC search box has led to a significant rise in downloads by students. From January to April, there were nearly 33,000 full-text downloads, with 13,000 in March alone. In the four months preceding the launch of the ILC search box, there were 14,000 downloads, Dettling said.

“Our usage statistics are off the charts,” she told EBSCO for one of its “Success Stories” profiles. “This is only the first year; we’ll see more use next year.” Unfortunately for Stevenson, Dettling won’t be around to see next year’s numbers. She is moving back to her native New York after having served at SHS for the past nine years.

Senior Receives Eagle Scout Award From Congressman

Senior Marco Laudati received his Eagle Scout award last weekend at Community Christian Church in Lincolnshire. Laudati received his award from Congressman Robert Dold, for whom the student has served as an intern since his freshman year. Laudati connected with the congressman’s office through Stevenson’s Political Action Club. He also received the Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award from Commandant Mel  Ellingsen of Lake County Detachment 801. Laudati’s freshman brother, Giorgio, freshman, is currently a Life Scout and was the master of ceremonies.

Director’s Workshop on Friday

Students in the Directing the Actor course will feature their culminating project, a public performance of scenes directed by members of the class, during the Director’s Workshop throughout the school day on Friday in the Studio Theatre (Room 2204). Admission is free. Community members who are adults will need to check in at the “Point” entrance of the West Building; use parking lot B.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Lake Forest Regional: The Patriots’ semifinal game versus Loyola Academy was suspended in the bottom of the second inning due to the storms that hit the area Wednesday afternoon. The game will resume today at 4:30 with the score tied at 0-0. Stevenson is the No. 9 seed in the Buffalo Grove Sectional, while Loyola is No. 8. The winner will face top-seeded Libertyville for the regional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Baseball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: Wednesday’s storms forced postponement of the Patriots’ game against Glenbrook South until 4:30 today. SHS is the No. 3 seed in the Stevenson Sectional and Glenbrook South is the No. 19 seed. The winner will play sixth-seeded Lake Forest or No. 10 seed Palatine for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Boys Tennis Looks for Another Top 10 State Finish

The boys tennis team will be looking for its 10th consecutive top-10 finish at the IHSA state tournament, which begins today on several suburban high school courts. Stevenson has five players at state: Freshman Zach Kim in singles, and the doubles teams of senior Ben Bush and sophomore Sam Komis, and juniors Matt Harvey and Brian Weisberg. Both of the doubles tandems are 9-16 seeds, while Kim is a 17-32 seed. You can follow their results here. To read the Daily Herald preview, click here.

Patriot Pair Heads to State Boys Track and Field Meet

Two members of the boys track and field will compete in the IHSA Class 3A state competition at Eastern Illinois University on Friday. In track and field, senior Jared Borowsky will run in the 3,200-meter run and junior David Goncharov will compete in the triple jump. Borowsky finished 24th in the 3,200 last year. This is his third state trip. He ran in the 1,600 and was part of Stevenson’s 3,200 relay as a freshman. Goncharov is making his first trip to state. The NFHS Network will broadcast all the action live from the track at O’Brien Stadium, however field events will not be able to be covered, with the exception of awards. To subscribe and watch, visit www.IHSA.tv.

Spring Sports Award Winners Announced

The Athletics Division held its annual Spring Sports Awards Night Tuesday in the Sports Center. Jack Sorenson and Allison Travetto were named the top senior male and female athlete, respectively. A number of other major awards were given. To see them, click here.

Three Named to All-NSC Softball Team

Three members of the SHS softball team have earned All-North Suburban Conference honors. Senior pitcher Myra Peterson, junior outfielder Vera Pflugradt and junior catcher Mic Faunce were named to the team. Senior shortstop Trisha Porzycki, junior second baseman Emma Oriatti and junior third baseman Alyssa Pauly earned honorable mention.

Football Team Scores Touchdown With PADS Drive

The Patriot football program’s support for the Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization continues to grow. The squad has held a PADS donation drive four years in a row, and this year’s effort was the best ever. The team collected 6,444 items, more than doubling its previous best of 3,067 items last year. The donation drive is part of the team’s leadership training program, with huddle group leaders coordinating with their teammates to collect items.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meetings for AP Drawing, AP 2D Media Students

There will be an informational meeting for students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media next fall after school today from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in Room 1426. The purpose of the meeting will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Return Comm Arts Books, Pick Up AP History Books at Superstore

All Communication Arts books should be returned to the Superstore. Also, AP U.S. History, AP European History, and American Studies students can purchase their 2016-17 books at the Superstore.

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Missing Your Favorite Pen or Pencil? Stop by 2416

Did you lose your pencil case with your favorite pens and pencils? Come to Room 2416 and check the filled bin for yours. Also, check for your glasses and other items.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday, June 1  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday, June 2. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

ATHLETICS

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

The boys cross country team will have an informational meeting at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 in the East Building. If you are interested or plan on running cross country this fall, you should plan on attending this short informational meeting.  The meeting will go over some important dates and information regarding the start of the fall cross country season.

CLUB NEWS

Sophomore Class Board meets after school today in the College/Career Center to work on homecoming decorations.

Junior Class Board will meet today in Room 2004 after school to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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House Democrats push own budget with $700M boost for schools

Mock “bake sale” protest focuses on need to fix school funding

CPS leader head to Springfield to fight for funding

Accelerate College bill headed to governor (+)

State representative: Bring more “sunshine” to teacher contracts (+)

Daniel Wright Science Olympiad team honored for winning national title (+)

Lincoln-Way residents question school board members’ attendance rates

CPS doubling math tutoring program that NYC is now imitating

Illinois Supreme Court to hear Springfield board open meetings case

U-46 teacher retires after nearly 50 years with district (+)

Mini therapy horses help Barrington High students relieve finals stress (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

11 states sue Obama Administration over transgender bathroom directive

How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into U.S. colleges

Portland schools’ move to alter climate change teaching draws firestorm

Lawsuit looms over Arizona school construction funding

Baltimore special ed teacher charged with human trafficking, prostitution

Students challenged to create “super high school” of the future

Life at 13: Growing up in the age of likes, lols and longing

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Senior Earns Prominent Patriot Award

Senior Ben Panitch is the winner of the second-semester Prominent Patriot Award, which recognizes students whose actions reflect good character and demonstrate what it means to be a good citizen of the Stevenson community. He was honored during a ceremony before school last Friday.

Panitch was nominated for the award by four different people, who described him as a compassionate, dedicated, responsible and trustworthy student who continually goes above and beyond for the the sake of his peers and his community. Some of the actions for which he was nominated include assisting special-needs students to prepare for physical education classes, and helping a student who had overheard troubling information in discerning how or whether to report it. Panitch also was nominated for his leadership as co-president of the Best Buddies Club, which helps students with intellectual disabilities by pairing them for one-on-one relationships with students without disabilities. The club has more than 120 members.

Seventeen other students were nominated for the Prominent Patriot Award: seniors Shukran Amdeen, Nicolet Elsbury, Sam Fishman, Heladio Flores, Julie Lai, Megan Lillis, Sarah Lillis, Khansa Noor, Nicole Schwartz, Allison Travetto, Daniel Weiner and Zach Weisberg; juniors Julia Nicholson, Charkyluv Osborne and Alexander Pabello; sophomore Kailey Pearson; and freshman Maya Korol.

Former SHS Principal Joining New Trier Staff

Former Stevenson principal John Carter is returning to Illinois. Last week, Carter announced that he is stepping down as principal of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, and will be taking a mathematics teaching position at New Trier.

Fine Arts Director, Alum Talk About AP Art Exhibit

All Visual Arts students heard a presentation about the College Board‘s National AP Art Exhibit from Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice and Class of 2015 alumnus Jessie Wang on Tuesday. Wang, a computer science major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed her artwork, which was selected to be part of the traveling exhibit. She also talked about her portfolio and her experiences at MIT. Grice serves as a reader for the AP Studio Art exam. The National AP Art Exhibit will remain displayed in the Visiting Artist Gallery until June 9.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Antioch Regional: The Patriots’ season ended with a 25-21, 25-21 defeat in the regional semifinals against Libertyville. Grant Maleski led SHS (18-18) with nine kills and Justin Leonard added eight. Arnav Mitra and Jeffrey Wang had 12 and 10 assists, respectively. Peter Drozdzewicz made eight digs.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSLA Playoffs: New Trier beat the Patriots, 14-4, in the second round, ending their season at 5-12. Aaron Kaufmann, Demetre Crews, Austin Masters and Colin Bowler each scored a goal. Mike Simon and Max Spiro recorded one assist apiece.

Baseball Team at Palatine Regional Today

The Patriot baseball team takes on Glenbrook South in the IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional semifinals at 4:30 today. SHS is the No. 3 seed in the Stevenson Sectional and Glenbrook South is the No. 19 seed. The Titans beat Grayslake North, 1-0, on Tuesday to reach today’s semifinal. The winner will play sixth-seeded Lake Forest or No. 10 seed Palatine for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Return Comm Arts Books, Pick Up AP History Books at Superstore

All Communication Arts books should be returned to the Superstore. Also, AP U.S. History, AP European History, and American Studies students can purchase their 2016-17 books at the Superstore.

Final Bus Sign-Up for Senior Party is Today

Seniors: Final bus sign-up for the Senior Party is today during all lunch hours at the Field House. Everyone who has registered must by to check in and sign up for a bus.

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Meetings for AP Drawing, 2D and 3D Art Students

There will be informational meetings for all students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art, AP Drawing and AP 2D Media for the 2016-17 school year. Students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. today in Room 1422. Students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1426. The purpose of the meetings will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Missing Your Favorite Pen or Pencil? Stop by 2416

Did you lose your pencil case with your favorite pens and pencils? Come to Room 2416 and check the filled bin for yours. Also, check for your glasses and other items.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday, June 1  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday, June 2. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.

ATHLETICS

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 today in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Levanti at mlevanti@d125.org.

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

The boys cross country team will have an informational meeting at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 in the East Building. If you are interested or plan on running cross country this fall, you should plan on attending this short informational meeting.  The meeting will go over some important dates and information regarding the start of the fall cross country season.

CLUB NEWS

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday after school in the College/Career Center to work on homecoming decorations.

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who came to Light It Up Blue, especially the football and softball teams, parents and friends of the Allied Soccer players. The event was a huge success and a wonderful way to end the season!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Delays recommended for Yorkville proposal to end grades on homework

OPRF administrator chosen as new Niles District 219 superintendent

Feds probing school resource officer program in Champaign

Southern Illinois educators differ on which funding plan is best

DeVry Education Group CEO out after federal lawsuit

Some charter schools say they won’t survive CPS proposed budget cuts

Protesters shut down speech at DePaul University

Northwestern request seeks scoreboard’s use for outside groups

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Wave of bomb threats hits schools nationwide

Who do college-affordability efforts help the most? Mainly the rich

Admissions game a tough balancing act for public institutions

Schools seeking new approach to student detention

College enrollments slide, particularly for older students

Military brass find warmer welcome at Ivy League schools

$1.3M tutoring scam latest scandal to hit Detroit schools

New Maryland state school superintendent chosen

Questions swirl amid reports of Baylor president’s firing

Penn State finds inventive way to address admissions mistake

Resignations sought after goatee blocks valedictorian from grad ceremony

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Adlai Stevenson III, Wife to Receive Heritage Award

Former United States Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III, son of the school’s namesake, and his wife, Nancy, are the recipients of this year’s Heritage Award, given annually since 1985 to individuals who have made a significant impact on the school. They will be honored during a ceremony at noon Thursday in the school.

The Stevensons have devoted decades of their lives to public service at the local, state, national and international levels. Currently, Adlai is chairman and Nancy serves as president of the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy in Lake Forest.

Adlai served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1965-67, as Illinois State Treasurer from 1967-70, and in the U.S. Senate from 1970-81. He was elected in each case by record-breaking margins. After retiring from the Senate in 1981, he served as the Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois in 1982 and 1986. Stevenson’s great-grandfather Adlai E. Stevenson I was Vice President of the United States from 1893–97, and his grandfather Lewis G. Stevenson was Illinois Secretary of State from 1914–17. His father, Adlai Stevenson II, for whom the school is named, was governor of Illinois, ambassador to the United Nations, and a two-time Democratic presidential nominee.  

Nancy Stevenson is the published author of two children’s novels: Horse Dreams and Capitol Code. She has been an advocate for education, children and democracy in her work as trustee emerita for the University of Chicago, CEO for Voices for Illinois Children, chair of Partnership for Early Child Care, and chair of the Illinois Humanities Council.

Dance Honor Society Inducts First Two Members

The SHS chapter of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts has inducted its first class. Students inducted were senior Michelle Tsai and junior Calli Taitz, who also accepted the position of president on the chapter’s executive board for the 2016-17 school year. The remainder of the board will be selected at the beginning of next school year. The National Honor Society for Dance Arts is a program of the National Dance Education Organization created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership and academic achievement in students studying the art of dance.

Bass Fishing Team Finishes 26th in State

Stevenson’s bass fishing team finished 26th at the Illinois High School Association state tournament last weekend at Carlyle Lake near St. Louis. Will Reichert and Andrew Austin caught three bass weighing a total of 5-1/16 pounds in the two-day tournament. This was the best showing for Stevenson in three state appearances. The school did not catch any fish when it participated in 2010 and 2011.

Three Students Chosen for Healthcare Internships

Three SHS students are among 14 Chicago-area high school juniors and seniors chosen for paid internships through Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Senior Nicole Advincula and juniors Ashley Moran and Sneha Poondru will receive Kendall Smith Healthcare Exploration Scholarships, each worth $500, and will work for five weeks starting June 13. Advincula will work in the Radiology Department, Moran in the Surgical Care Unit, and Poondru in Orthopedics. Students were chosen based on interest in a healthcare career, participation in co-curricular activities, and scholastic achievement.

Spring Guitar Concert Wednesday Night

Students in the Guitar program will perform their end-of-year concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Antioch Regional: The Patriots breezed by Mundelein, 25-12, 25-11, in their play-in match, and will face Libertyville at 6:30 tonight. SHS (18-17) is the No. 12 seed in the Barrington Sectional, while LHS is the No. 5 seed. Against Mundelein, Grant Maleski had nine kills and Justin Leonard added eight, and both served three aces. Maleski added nine digs and two solo blocks, while Leonard had four digs and one block. Jeffrey Wang distributed 21 assists, and Arnav Mitra dished out nine. Matt Cliffer had three solo blocks and three kills, Peter Drozdzewicz made 12 digs, and Sudhish Gogula recorded three kills.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSLA Playoffs: The Patriots (5-11) beat Naperville North in the opening round of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association playoffs, 14-11, and will face second-ranked New Trier today at 5 o’clock at its Northfield campus. Mike Simon scored two goals and assisted on four others. Austin Masters scored two goals and had two assists, and Eric Okmin scored four goals. Colin Bowler and Demetre Crews each scored twice, with Crews adding an assist. Goalie Chad Winter made 10 saves.

Baseball

Niles Notre Dame 7, Stevenson 6: After falling behind 6-1, the host Patriots nearly pulled off the comeback effort in the bottom of the seventh inning. SHS (23-9-1) scored three times in the seventh to make it 7-6, and had the tying and winning runs on base before the Dons recorded the final out. Jack Housinger and Robert McGaha both drove in a pair of runs, with McGaha going 2-for-3 and Housinger 2-for-4. Jack Cappalli and Patrick Loeffler also went 2-for-4. Charlie Ling and Dylan Molek both scored two runs. – GameChanger.com

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Allied Soccer

Stevenson 4, Lakes 0 – The Patriots (5-0) scored all of their goals in the second half to cap an undefeated season in the program’s second year. – Watch the SBN replay

Spring Sports Awards Night Tonight

The Athletics Division will hold its annual Spring Sports Awards Night at 7 o’clock tonight in the Sports Center. The evening is for student-athletes who participated in spring sports, and their parents.

Freshman Qualifies for Major Golf Tournament

Jackson Bussell, a freshman on the varsity boys golf team, has qualified to play in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in July at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, site for the 2008 U.S. Open. Bussell qualified for the 15-17 age division by finishing second at the Illinois Junior Golf Association’s DuPage County Junior Classic last weekend. He shot an even-par 72-hole score of 142 at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien, including a 3-under-par 68 in the opening round. He will be one of two golfers from Illinois competing in the 15-17 division, which will feature about 200 golfers from around the country.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Laugh! It’s OK to not take ourselves serious sometimes. Watch a funny movie, read a funny book, have fun and enjoy life! Have a great last week of school and a relaxing summer break!

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Final Bus Sign-Up for Senior Party is Wednesday

Seniors: Final bus sign-up for the Senior Party is Wednesday during all lunch hours at the Field House. Everyone who has registered must by to check in and sign up for a bus.

Meetings for AP Drawing, 2D and 3D Art Students

There will be informational meetings for all students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art, AP Drawing and AP 2D Media for the 2016-17 school year. Students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1422. Students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1426. The purpose of the meetings will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Would You Like to Help a Transfer Student?

Would you like to volunteer to be a buddy for a transfer student? Anyone interested in being a transfer student buddy should attend a mandatory meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 4200, the Little Theatre.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore. Yearbooks are available there starting today.

Students Invited to Apply for State Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education invites current juniors, sophomores and freshmen to apply for one of the open slots on its Student Advisory Council, which provides input on state education issues. The application deadline is Friday. Click here to apply.

ATHLETICS

The girls lacrosse team will be selling Jamba Juice smoothies during the lunch periods on Tuesday in the Wood Commons. For $4, you can get a 16-ounce smoothie in one of these flavors: Caribbean Passion, Strawberry Wild, Razzmatazz and Mango-A-Go-Go. Funds raised will benefit the varsity’s spring break trip.

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Levanti at mlevanti@d125.org.

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

The boys cross country team will have an informational meeting at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 in the East Building. If you are interested or plan on running cross country this fall, you should plan on attending this short informational meeting.  The meeting will go over some important dates and information regarding the start of the fall cross country season.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who came to Light It Up Blue, especially the football and softball teams, parents and friends of the Allied Soccer players. The event was a huge success and a wonderful way to end the season!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Feds investigating Lincoln-Way District 210 spending records

District 96 chief named Lake County Superintendent of the Year

Area school districts start budget planning amid state budget stalemate

Maine Township schools among “most innovative” in the country

How the odds are stacked against East Aurora students (+)

New Olympia teacher contract bases pay on incentives

Impoverished schools find new ways to keep kids engaged (+)

University of Chicago to create $50M entrepreneurship center

Loyola University names first female president

Glenbard West $10.5M science wing addition opening this fall (+)

North Chicago chief education officer to retire next year

Geneva mayor suggests TIF deal compromise to school district (+)

How an “out of control” Cabrini-Green school got turned around

Chicago principals seek parents’ help to lobby legislators for schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics

When oil boom went bust, Oklahoma protected drillers, squeezed schools

Schools in rural Colorado struggle to develop, find teachers

Massachusetts seeks to simplify teacher certification process

Parents sue Texas Education Agency over STAAR exams

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