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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

More Than 900 Named AP Scholars

Nine hundred and thirty-two current and former Stevenson students earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards from the College Board for their performance on the 2016 AP exams last spring. Here is a breakdown of Stevenson’s AP Award recipients by category:

  • 182 students earned National AP Scholar status for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all of their AP exams, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Stevenson AP National Scholars had an average exam score of 4.57.
  • 486 students earned AP Scholar With Distinction for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Distinction had an average exam score of 4.31. All National AP Scholars also earned this designation.
  • 170 students earned AP Scholar With Honor for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Honor had an average exam score of 3.81.
  • 276 students earned AP Scholar for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars had an average exam score of 3.25.
  • 2 students received the AP International Diploma for earning scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams.

To read the names of students earning AP Scholar honors, click here.

Brunson Throwing Out First Pitch at Cubs Game

Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) from the defending national champion Villanova University men’s basketball team is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Friday’s Chicago Cubs game. The Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 p.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The Patriots finished fourth at Ivanhoe Country Club, 10 strokes behind champion Mundelein, which posted a score of 318. James Dvorak and Mark Noonan finished in the top 10 by shooting a 6-over-par 78. Dvorak had a 1-under 35 on Ivanhoe’s Marsh course. Brett Ekenberg carded an 85 and Alex Kim added an 87. – Daily Herald

Patriot Teams in the Rankings

Several Patriot sports teams are ranked by Chicago-area publications this week. The girls volleyball team, which has a 14-1 record, is No. 3 in the Daily Herald, while the boys soccer squad is No. 12 in the same newspaper. The football team joined the Chicago Sun-Times Top 25, checking in at No. 24. Also, the girls cross country team was ranked 18th in the DyeStat preseason poll for Illinois.

Special Seminar for Female Athletes

All female Patriot athletes are invited to a special seminar to learn about common injuries, injury prevention, sport-specific training and the impact to hormonal changes and nutrition on performance. The Female Athlete Seminar will be held at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute’s Highland Park location at 1919 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park. Pre-registration is required at www.ibjirehab.com/events/.

Meeting for Parents of Prospective Baseball Players

All parents of students planning to try out for the baseball team are expected to attend an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104.

Baseball Alum Earns National Honor

Washington University outfielder Max Golembo (Class of 2012) is one of three Bears named to the 2016 Jewish Sports Review Baseball All-America First Team. Golembo, who graduated in June, batted .358 with eight doubles and 28 RBIs in 50 starts in centerfield. He tied the Washington single-season record and ranked eighth in NCAA Division III with 41 walks. Golembo ranks second in school history in runs scored (172), fourth in stolen bases (67) and fifth in games played (162) and hits (208).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Play This Weekend

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Please note: The play contains mature language.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held in the West Auditorium, Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

ATHLETICS

Vote for Jori Radtke to be the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September! She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon Thursday.

CLUB NEWS

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club is meeting Wednesday in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. We are looking for students to write about fashion, travel, trends, DIY and more! New members are always welcome.

The History Bowl team will meet for the first time in Room 2500 on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. If you’re a fan of history or just history trivia and like to compete, please join our team on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Peter Anderson.

Crepes! They are all the rage in Israel right now. And now you can make them with Club Israel on Thursday. Join us in the Food Lab, Room 1406, after school.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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University of Chicago ranked third in U.S. News college rankings

Taxpayers shell out millions each year for dozens of abandoned school buildings

Three out of four CPS schools don‘t have a librarian, union says

District 128 to add transgender support guidelines (+)

Evanston residents get early viewing of Northwestern U. dorm plan

Frustrated parents ushered out of meeting after Chicago TIF ordinance stalls

Silly songs help Woodlands teacher reach out to students (+)

Why students shaved a Naperville administrator’s head (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Colleges struggle to find black faculty

The U.S. has started tracking religious discrimination in schools

Massachusetts state board of ed chair gave $100K to pro-charter group

New York districts adds course on problem-solving with technology

Apple offers free app to teach children coding (iPads sold separately)

Louisiana schools getting truckloads of help from Wisconsin teacher

Hundreds of students sing to Nashville teacher battling cancer

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

Talks on Drugs, Grades for Parents This Week

Parents are invited to Stevenson this week for a pair of evening programs designed to shed light on two areas that impact their students. On Tuesday, Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Bertha Madras will talk about the latest research on the effects of marijuana during a presentation from 6-7:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, our next installment of Parent University will address three key questions connected to learning and grades: How is my student going? How is my student acting? How is my student growing? Those questions, along with a look at how the school is helping students make the transition to the SAT from the ACT, will be covered starting at 6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. This presentation is intended for Stevenson parents only.

Man Arrested During Varsity Football Game

Lincolnshire Police arrested a man at Friday night’s varsity football game after he had fled a domestic battery scene in Vernon Hills wielding a knife. No details have been released about the man, or about the incident in Vernon Hills in which he was involved. Police said the man was reported to have used a knife during the Vernon Hills attack, and added that a knife was found after he was apprehended in the Stadium. Here is an account from the Daily Herald.

Teaching 9/11 to a Post-9/11 Generation

History teacher Pat Ambrose and freshman Akshita Cheruku were interviewed for this September 11 anniversary article by Pioneer Press, which was published Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The article looks at the challenges educators face in teaching 9/11 to the first high school class of children born after the event. Ambrose said that even though they were born after September 11, 2001, freshmen can more easily identify with 9/11 than, say, the War of 1812 because of the availability of video and other materials.

Model United Nations Hosting Conference at SHS

Stevenson’s Model United Nations club will be hosting a learning conference on Saturday. The conference’s purpose is to teach newer members how Model U.N. works, and it allows more experienced members a chance to lead a committee. Participating high schools will include Buffalo Grove, Glenbrook South, Maine South, Fremd, Loyola Academy, Glenbard North and St.Ignatius.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, Mt. Carmel 3: Seth Cohen and Jackson Leptich each scored two goals, while Michael Dowd had a goal and three assists as the Patriots crushed the Caravan in their season opener at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Frank Wiest-Puchala and Daniel Romm also scored for SHS, which scored three goals in the first period and added four in the second. Sam Shellist and Roey Kleiman each recorded an assist. Nicolas Almenara went the distance in goal, stopping 16 shots. – StevensonHockey.org

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: Joyce Bai won medalist honors as the Patriots claimed the eight-team invitational title by four strokes over Conant, 339-343. Bai shot a 72 at the Vernon Hills Golf Course. Olivia Stomberg tied for sixth with an 86. Olivia Hancock (88) was 12th and Gina Shanley (97) 19th. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Wauconda Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo won the individual championship at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, leading SHS to a second-place finish overall behind Geneva. Sparreo covered the 3-mile course in 18:11.80, 23 seconds ahead of the runner-up from Cary Grove, and well ahead of 142 other runners. Two other Patriots finished in the top 20: Natalie Sparreo (13th, 19:31.30) and Gabriella Jagielo (17th, 19:36.70). Also running for Stevenson were Kendall Roberts (28th, 20:03.60), Taylor Yen (29th, 20:04.30), Caimin Xi (41st, 20:41.50) and Shea Kirby (48th, 21:04.30). – Official results, Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Peoria Woodruff “First to the Finish” Invitational and at Wauconda Invitational: In Peoria, Paul Udoni finished 38th among 431 runners in the Class 3A race at Detweiller Park, home of the state meet. His time was 16:04.30. Nikita Smyrnov was 58th (16:13.70) and Brett Lucas placed 88th (16:26.00). Stevenson finished 20th in the team standings. At the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, the Patriot contingent placed 18th out of 24 teams. Raven Jo (90th, 17:40.50), Timothy Green (95th, 17:44.60) and Jake Lapiere (102nd, 17:54.20) were the fastest Pats. – Peoria results | Wauconda results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Zion-Benton Invitational: The Patriots placed seventh out of 24 schools at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course in Zion. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 43, Lake Forest 12: Aidan O’Connell completed 19 of 26 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters of action as the Patriots (2-1, 1-0) rolled at home in their North Suburban opener. O’Connell connected with Henry Marchese for two TDs, one from 9 yards out and the other for 56 yards. His third scoring strike went to Henry’s twin brother, Michael, from 8 yards to paydirt. Matt Korinek had two short touchdown runs and Anthony Sibo also added a TD on the ground. SHS led 23-6 at halftime and extended the margin to 37 points entering the fourth quarter. The Scouts (2-1, 0-1) tasted defeat for the first time this season. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 25-16, 19-25, 25-20: Jori Radtke had 14 kills and Sophie Sorenson added 10 for the visiting Patriots (14-1). Hope Havenhill recorded six kills. Sorenson made one solo block and assisted on two others. Alex Kuc dished out 28 assists on 64-for-64 setting and also had one solo block, one block assist and served two aces. Radtke and Sorenson also recorded a pair of service aces. Sarah Woodstein had a solo block and two block assists, and Havenhill earned two block assists. Chloe Robinson led all Pats with 11 digs, while Radtke had nine.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Lakes 1: Hunter Tam scored a goal and Matt Brickman connected on a penalty kick to lift the Patriots (4-1-1, 1-0) on the road. Ryan McGrogan assisted on Tam’s goal.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Update Your SHS iPad Before Midnight Today

All students should update their SHS iPad to have iOS 9-point-3-point-5 by 11:59 tonight. However, do not update to iOS 10 when it is released on Tuesday. Wait for an announcement from the school before updating to iOS 10. If you have any questions, stop by the SMART Desk in the Link Lab area.

Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Please note: The play contains mature language.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held in the West Auditorium, Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 today in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Choreography Club will have a meeting today from 3:30-4:25. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

SHS-TV is hosting New Member Day during its normal club meeting today. They will have some video equipment on hand for students to try out, as well as lots of current club members to talk about the joys of being a part of the SHS-TV broadcast crew, and creating content for the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

Are you an animal lover? If so, please join us for our first Animal Welfare Club meeting Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Room 2500!

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson this week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 21. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

ATHLETICS

There will be a baseball parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. Any parent of a student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring of 2017 should attend.

Vote for Jori Radtke to be the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September! She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon Thursday.

INTRAMURALS

Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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School employee fired after camera found in bathroom, principal says

Lawsuit alleges CPS ignored request for records on principal’s firing

CTU strike talk abounds, but 2012 smack talk subsides

Free use of CPS gyms for private clubs cost district thousands: report

McHenry County regional superintendent: Districts should consider consolidating

Aldermen clash over diverting TIF surpluses to Chicago Public Schools

Elk Grove High teacher finalist for tops in the state (+)

Arne Duncan won’t rule out run for office

New documentary follows two South Siders from high school to college

Wauconda student group plans to give cops a free meal (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Driver dies, several hurt as school bus carrying team crashes in Denver

Report: Texas officials withheld special ed services to meet benchmark

Cleveland overhauls merit pay to avert teacher strike

California settles with Justice Department over services to ELL students

Survey: Tablets, laptops most valuable education tools, teachers say

In Alaska, climate change swallowing its first U.S. school

Penn State University pilots distance learning with robots

Convictions tossed, new trial ordered in Rutgers webcam suicide case

The new high school outsiders in Boise, Idaho

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

 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fun, Food and Fireworks at Saturday Night’s Street Fest

After a summer of planning, the National Honor Society will unveil its revamped Street Fest from 6-9 p.m. Saturday night in parking lot E by the Sports Center. The family-friendly event is open to the community, and the weather forecast is calling for clearing skies and comfortable temperatures.

This year’s Street Fest is a fundraiser for three local charities: Live4Lali, The Ryan Briere Foundation, and Bernie’s Book Bank. New attractions include a 56-foot stage with music and entertainment provided by BOOM Entertainment, six food trucks including American, Asian, Italian and Hispanic foods, plus hot subs and desserts. Popular pieces from the former Spirit Fest also will be part of the mix, including a face-painting tent, a dunk tank for teachers, games and, to cap the evening, fireworks at 8:45.

Admission to Street Fest is $10. Those who can’t attend but would like to make a donation can go to classy.org/streetfest2016.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Mundelein 1: The host Patriots (8-0) remained unbeaten in dual competition, racking up all of their wins in straight sets. Stevenson’s doubles teams surrendered only two games in four matches. Athena Kolli and Elizabeth Ferdman cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles, followed by No. 2 Alexandra Zoubareva and Paige Nierman (6-0, 6-1), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp and Samantha Burger (6-0) and No. 4 Alyssa Glaser and Maria Sarabia (6-0, 6-0). In singles, the winners were No. 2 Dhwani Kumar (6-1, 6-2) and No. 3 Ellen Ma (6-2, 6-3).

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 112, Lake Forest 73: Rachel Song won two individual events and swam on two first-place relays for host SHS (2-0) in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Iza Pelka also won twice and was part of a winning relay. Song captured the 100-yard butterfly (58.28) and 100 backstroke (59.88), swam on the 400 free relay with Pelka, Morgan Bosse and Ashley Carollo (3:40.55), and was part of the 200 medley relay with Carollo, Bosse and Danielle Fang (1:51.93). Pelka touched first in the 100 free (55.64) and 200 free (1:59.78), while Fang claimed the 100 breaststroke (1:10.67). Jessica Lenhart finished second in two events, the 200 free (2:00.85) and 100 fly (58.56). Other runner-up efforts were given by Mila Wawer in the 200 individual medley (2:18.49), Eva Holsen in the 500 free (5:26.09), Bosse in the 100 free (55.87), Carollo in the 100 back (1:00.21), and the 200 free relay team of Pelka, Sasha Kokhan, Claire Huang and Lucy Stevens (1:44.40).

SHS-Lake Forest Football Game Online

Tonight’s football games against Lake Forest are part of the “Touchdown for Troops” military appreciation night by Students Helping Soldiers and the football program. Students are encouraged to wear their camouflage T-shirts to the game. For those who can’t attend, the varsity game will be streamed live by SHS-TV through the Stevenson Broadcast Network on The Cube starting at 7 o’clock.

Soccer Team “Refurbishing,” Not Rebuilding

The varsity boys soccer team lost 13 players to graduation, but the Patriots haven’t let that hold them back thus far in 2016. SHS is 3-1-1 thus far, and head coach Mark Schartner has seen goals scored by eight players. One of those goal scorers was senior Ben Brandt, who will continue his career at the University of Chicago. He talked with Pioneer Press about Stevenson’s early season success.

Radtke Nominated for Tribune Athlete of the Month

Jori Radtke of the Patriot girls volleyball team is one of the nominees for the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September. She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon next Thursday.

Correction

Stevenson’s quarterback did even better in the victory at Muskegon, Michigan than we reported in yesterday’s Digest. Aidan O’Connell threw for a school-record 447 yards, not 440.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit www.d125.org/honesty.

Patriot Nation, Got News?

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, photos, videos, and more with us. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at shareSHS@d125.org and get social at Stevenson. Big or small, we want it all. You just might see your news in the spotlight.

CLUB NEWS

SHS-TV is hosting New Member Day during its normal club meeting on Monday. They will have some video equipment on hand for students to try out, as well as lots of current club members to talk about the joys of being a part of the SHS-TV broadcast crew, and creating content for the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Choreography Club will have a meeting Monday from 3:30-4:25 p.m. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month. Again, 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!

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

INTRAMURALS

Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Illinois public universities have fluctuating enrollment after difficult year

UI trustees give bonuses to president, UIC chancellor

Northwestern professor banned from campus, faculty reaction mixed

“Device resembling camera” found in Chicago elementary school bathroom

Bullet found in Downers Grove South bathroom

Palatine District 15 parents raise concerns over proposed boundary changes (+)

Lincoln-Way chief predicted deficit before presenting balanced budget

ITT students lost veteran benefits, loans, time and dreams (+)

Champaign-area coaches, administrators weigh in on anthem protest

Bloomington superintendent chides First Student over late buses

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Teaching 9/11: “To them, it’s history, just like Pearl Harbor”

Texas high school freshman kills classmate, shoots self at school

Las Vegas parents outraged after students kept in school for 17 hours

Eight sobering takeaways from Oregon’s latest round of standardized tests

The textbook that calls Mexicans lazy

Lawsuit targets rule that bars immigrants from top Georgia schools

School board races seeing increasing amounts of out-of-state money

Louisiana kids return to school after massive floods

Northwest Indiana high school using Breathalyzer-type test at events

Oberlin College president to resign after 10 years in post

STEM to steam: How coffee is perking up engineering education

Fortress of tedium: What I learned as a substitute teacher

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

New 5:30 Activity Bus Starts Monday

The school is adding another activity bus for students after school starting Monday. There will be a 5:30 bus every afternoon, to go along with the 6:30 bus every evening and the 4:30 bus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All activity buses load at the Forum (or “Point”) entrance. Students will need to show their ID card when getting on the bus.

Stevenson Changes Discussed on Serbian TV

For all of our readers who speak Serbian, here is a report from RTS Television in Serbia about Stevenson’s changes to its academic calendar and daily bell schedule. The reporter, Aleksandar Zigic, is a Lake Zurich-based correspondent for RTS, and produces a weekly “Postcard From America.” The segment aired Tuesday, August 30.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Libertyville 89, Stevenson 91: In a match that was shortened to five holes due to lightning, the Patriots fell two shots short at Willow Glen Golf Course at the Great Lakes Naval Station. Joyce Bai led all golfers with a 1-under-par 19. Katie Hannahs had a 22, followed by Olivia Stomberg (24) and Olivia Hancock (26). Tanya Chanprung and Gina Shanley each shot 30.

O’Connell Earns Player of the Week Honor

Quarterback Aidan O’Connell was named Lake County Player of the Week by the Daily Herald today for his record-shattering performance in Saturday’s 38-35 win at Muskegon, Michigan. The 6-foot-4 senior threw for 440 yards, eclipsing the school record by more than 100 yards, completing 36 of 51 passes with four touchdowns. According to the Big Red Radio Network, Muskegon had won 24 of its last 25 games at home, and had not lost a home opener since 1999.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

What’s Waiting for You at Street Fest?

The National Honor Society invites you to Street Fest from 6-9 p.m. Saturday night in parking lot E. This year’s Street Fest is a fundraiser for three local charities: Live4Lali, The Ryan Briere Foundation, and Bernie’s Book Bank. New attractions include a 56-foot stage with music and entertainment provided by BOOM Entertainment, six food trucks including American, Asian, Italian, Hispanic, hot subs, and desserts. We’ll also have a face-painting tent, a dunk tank for teachers, games and, to cap the evening, fireworks at 8:45. Admission to Street Fest is just $10.

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling camouflage T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons today through Friday.

Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

Last Chance for Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets

Today is the last day to buy Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate through the Patriot Superstore in the Wood Commons. After today, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

Band Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Today

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at the Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Avenue, from 5-8 p.m. tonight. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru orders will qualify by saying “I’m Eating for the Band.” A portion of sales will benefit SHS band students.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

CLUB NEWS

Peer Tutors will meet today after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting today after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

Senior Class Board will meet today after school in Room 2004/2006 to finish name hangers. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center  to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome to join in the fun!

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis? We meet on Thursdays after school in the Lower East Commons. All levels (beginning through experienced) are welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Choreography Club will have a meeting Monday from 3:30-4:25 p.m. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting next Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

ATHLETICS

There will be a baseball parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15 in Room 2104. Any parent of a student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring of 2017 should attend.

INTRAMURALS

Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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CTU to take new strike authorization vote, but hasn’t set date

Most CPS schools shuttered in 2013 are still vacant

Teacher disciplined after trying to force student to stand for pledge

Heat raises discontent at Naperville elementary schools

Chicago charter schools open after winning state appeal

Palatine parents launch website opposing plan for new schools (+)

One injured in school bus crash near Homer Glen

Barrington District 220 buses finishing routes ahead of schedule (+)

Parents urge East Aurora board to reconsider high school principal move

Williamsville-Sherman superintendent, 42, dies after health problems

Convicted swindler may get help paying former coach he victimized

Illinois Community College Board contacting ITT Tech students

St. Charles parents say their students need a (bathroom) break (+)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

What science says about homework

Judge: Connecticut education funding system unconstitutional

NACAC survey shows most colleges admit most applicants

Student injured in Texas school shooting, gunman dead

New York becomes first state to require lead water testing in schools

Obama Administration to schools: Stop using police to enforce rules

Campuses cautiously train freshmen against subtle insults

ITT Educational employees file lawsuit over sudden terminations

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Two 2016 Grads Join Israeli Military

While most of their classmates have begun college, two members of Stevenson’s Class of 2016 are taking a different path. Arielle Shemesh and Mai Sraibman will be spending the next two years serving in the military of their native country, Israel. Sraibman lived in Israel until she was 12, while Shemesh moved to the United States at age 4. They talked with the Daily Herald about their reasons for returning to Israel.

Bass Fishing Team Hooks Top Honors in Dual

Stevenson’s bass fishing team started its fall season on the right foot Tuesday with a dual competition against Libertyville. The Patriots’ No. 1 boat with Will Reichert, Go Ogata and Alex Myers finished first by catching three bass weighing a total of 5.73 pounds. Reichert earned the Big Bass Award by catching a 1.44 pounder. SHS continues its fall season with two tournaments next week.

Band Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A Thursday

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at the Vernon Hills Chick-fil-A, 701 N. Milwaukee Avenue, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru orders will qualify by saying “I’m Eating for the Band.” A portion of sales will benefit SHS band students.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Lake Forest 1: Elliott Lueck scored two goals for the host Patriots (3-1-1, 1-0) in their North Suburban Conference opener at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Steven O’Reilly and Ryan McGrogan also recorded goals for SHS, which led 3-1 at halftime. Joel Fleming, Ben Brandt and Borler Wu each had two assists.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 106, Glenbrook North 80: Morgan Bosse won two individual races and swam on a victorious relay as the host Patriots won their first dual meet of the season. Bosse captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.03) and the 500 freestyle (5:24.11). She also was part of the first-place 200 free relay team with Sasha Kokhan, Iza Pelka and Lucy Stevens (1:44.31). Kathy Xiang won the diving competition (186.30) while Madeleine O’Donnell captured the 100 breaststroke (1:14.74). SHS also won the 200 medley relay behind Rachel Song, Jessica Lenhart, Danielle Fang and Ashley Carollo (1:51.74). Song had a pair of second-place showings, in the 50 free (25.27) and 100 free (55.15). Pelka was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (1:00.32), Lenhart took second in the 500 free (5:24.76), and Stevens was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.05). Sherry Mestan was runner-up in diving (166.40), while Amelia Eastman and Victoria Kim tied for second in the 100 backstroke (1:06.79). The other second-place finish came from the 400 free relay unit of Carollo, Pelka, Claire Huang and Mila Wawer (3:46.17).

Boys Golf

Stevenson 158, Zion-Benton 199: Kevin Chin won medalist honors with a 38 at the Arboretum Golf Course.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Lake Forest 1: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (7-0) remained unbeaten in duals. SHS earned straight-set victories in every match it won, led by Gina Kondos’ 6-2, 6-3 decision at No. 1 singles. Elizabeth Ferdman and Athena Kolli were 6-4, 6-1 winners at No. 1 doubles. Dhwani Kumar posted a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 2 singles, and Stevenson’s other three doubles tandems also rolled to victories: Alexandra Zoubareva and Paige Nierman at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0), Samantha Burger and Bronwyn Heidkamp at No. 3 (6-0, 6-3), and Maria Sarabia and Alyssa Glaser at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling camouflage T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons today through Friday.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Get your Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate by buying them between now and Thursday at the Patriot Superstore only. If you buy tickets before Thursday, they are only $20 per person. After Thursday, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

CLUB NEWS

Junior Class Board is meeting today and Thursday after school in the College Career Center  to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome to join in the fun!

Superhero Club meets today. Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Bored after school and don’t want to do homework just yet? We have a solution for you! Come join HOSA after school today in Room 1912/1914 for donuts and meet new people. HOSA stands for Health Occupational Students of America, and offers students the opportunity to display their knowledge regarding medicine and gives them a chance to demonstrate their skills in various competitive events. HOSA is a great way to meet people who are also interested in health care, challenge yourself, and learn more about health-care related topics and careers.

Film Club meets after school today in the Recital Hall.

The Archery Club starts today on the Sport Courts from 3:30-5 p.m. New members are always welcome. No experience or equipment needed. Contact Ms. Klewin with questions.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

Peer Tutors will meet Thursday after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis? We meet on Thursdays after school in the Lower East Commons. All levels (beginning through experienced) are welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday, September 14 in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 21. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

CAREER EXPLORATION

The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org).

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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ITT Tech closes all campuses, including four in Illinois

Southern Illinois University enrollment drops 7.5%

Grant High School teachers, board agree on three-year contract (+)

CTU chief Lewis balks at CPS request to stop pension benefits

Chicago schools open up with fewer staff

University of Illinois president in line for $100K bonus

Peoria closing alternative school due to low enrollment

Transgender student locker room access debate erupts in Elgin

“Safety issues” keep Crete-Monee Middle School from opening

600 Springfield students sent home for not getting shots, physicals

Chicago alderman’s school consolidation proposal draws opposition

Woodland District 50 adds video intercom system to entryways

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Crowdfunded classrooms: Teachers increasingly solicit online

A look at the rising trend of teacher “onboarding”

Academia wrestles anew with how freely words can flow

Counting the benefits of teaching math to 3-year-olds

The 12-year-old freshman at Cornell

The PTA mom who was framed: A mystery in six parts

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Enrollment Increases for Third Straight Year

Stevenson High School’s enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is 4,135, the largest in six years, marking the third straight year of growth for the student body. Enrollment increased 193 students from last year, the largest one-year jump in 14 years. The largest class is the sophomore class with 1,048, followed closely behind by the Class of 2018, which has 1,037. The freshman class has 1,009 students and the senior class has 955. There are 2,120 male students and 1,939 female students at Stevenson this year. View Stevenson’s enrollment history.

Stevenson Featured in Associated Press Article

Stevenson is featured today in this Associated Press story for its “Divided America” series, which is billed as an “ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.” Today’s piece, which was picked up for front-page treatment by the Daily Herald, looks at the growing gulf between affluent and poorer school districts, and trains its focus on District 125 and Waukegan District 60. One fact the article does not include in its per-pupil spending comparison between the two districts is that Stevenson is a high school-only district, while Waukegan is a K-12 district. Per-pupil spending is lower in K-12 districts because teacher salaries for elementary and middle school teachers are lower than at the high school level.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 38, Muskegon (Michigan) 35: Aidan O’Connell threw for a school-record 440 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots (1-1) overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat Michigan’s second-ranked team on the road. Matt Korinek scored on a 9-yard TD run with 57 seconds remaining to give SHS the lead. The Big Reds (1-1) missed a chance to tie the game when their 27-yard field goal attempt went awry with 10 seconds left. O’Connell was 36-of-51 passing and shattered the old record of 337 yards set by Willie Bourbon in 2012 against Lyons Township. O’Connell connected with eight different receivers, led by Henry Marchese, who caught 13 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Sibo had 10 receptions for 150 yards and a TD. Korinek finished with 70 yards on eight carries. Muskegon scored the game’s 14 points and led 21-7 after the first quarter. The Patriots rallied in the second quarter, tying the game at 28-28 before Jack Worwa’s 25-yard field goal as time expired gave SHS a 31-28 halftime lead. – Daily Herald, Muskegon Chronicle

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots (13-1) reached the championship match before falling to the defending state 3A champion, Marian Central, 25-23, 25-13. SHS won four of its five matches, defeating Rockford Boylan (25-15, 25-14), Barrington (25-11, 25-17), Cary Grove (27-25, 25-20) and Wheaton North (25=27, 25-23, 29-27) before falling to Marian. Jori Radtke and Alex Cuc were named to the all-tournament team. Radtke finished the tournament with 67 kills, including 27 in the win over Wheaton North, plus 12 aces. Cuc was 182-of-190 setting with 112 assists. Sophie Sorenson recorded 33 kills and seven aces. Taylor Erickson also served seven aces. Lauren Micek had five aces. Sara Bufe made eight solo blocks and assisted on 10 others. Hope Havenhill made five solo blocks with two assists. Sarah Woodstein and Radtke each had four solo blocks and eight assists. Chloe Robinson led the Pats with 29 digs, while Radtke added 23 and Sorenson had 19. – Daily Herald, Northwest Herald

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: Borler Wu scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Patriots (2-1-1) beat Taft, 4-1, in their second game of the day. SHS tied Glenbrook South, 0-0, earlier, as Ethan Kalis earned his second shutout of the season. Wu recorded Stevenson’s second goal, and set up goals by Anthony Watrach and Jake Nunez. Kai Mayahara earned the assist on Wu’s goal. Ryan McGrogan put the Pats on the board on an assist from Kyle Riekki. SHS finished fifth in the tournament.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots tied for fourth place in the 16-team field at Buffalo Grove Golf Course. SHS posted a score of 300, tying Libertyville and behind champion Glenbrook South (285), Loyola (287) and Lake Forest (294). James Dvorak and Mark Noonan led Stevenson with 75s, finishing 14th and 15th, respectively. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors Meet With Counselors Wednesday

All seniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. Seniors must attend the meeting, even if they are in a club scheduled to meet during activity period. Counselors will lead meetings in the following rooms:

Counselor Location
Grove Studio Theater (2204)
Jones 2104
Kellogg 7066/7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla/Dwyer West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 1500/1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046/8048
Seeger 8036/8040
Sullivan 7096
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez 2104

The following clubs will be meeting:

Group Room
Tri-M 2203 (Choir Room)
Club Israel (Exec. Board Only) 1414
Junior Class Board 1123 (College Career Center)
Student Congress 1204 (West Staff Dining Room)
Students Helping Soldiers 5044
VEX Robotics Club 1428
TYMP (Orals) 1920

Political Campaign Fair in the Forum Tonight

All Stevenson students are invited to attend the Political Action Club’s campaign fair from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight in the Forum. Students will have the chance to visit a variety of campaign tables to ask about candidates’ stances and talk about opportunities to help. This is not a candidate forum. Invited campaigns include the U.S. Senate, Illinois comptroller, 10th Congressional District, Sixth Congressional District, 29th District State Senate, 26th District State Senate, 59th District State Representative, 58th District State Representative, and Lake County State’s Attorney. You do not have to be a PAC member to attend.

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Get your Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate by buying them between now and Thursday at the Patriot Superstore. If you buy tickets before Thursday, they are only $20 per person. After Thursday, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons Wednesday through Friday.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention junior and seniors interested in a career in healthcare: The Advocate Condell Penwasciz Program will be accepting online applications for the 2016-17 healthcare career program today from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. Thirty students will be accepted into this extremely competitive program which allows students the opportunity to be exposed to various healthcare career specialties within the hospital setting. The link will only be open within the specified time frame:  www.advocatehealth.com/condell-penwasciz.

CLUB NEWS

Food Revolution Club will be meeting in Room 1406 today from 3:30-4:30. Come for food and service hours!

Are you interested in medicine and in becoming a doctor? Join Future Doctors of America Club. Our first meeting will be today at 3:35 in Room 1508-1510.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning today. The club meets in Room 2818 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Model United Nations meets every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 7044. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions, contact Mr. O’Connell at koconnell@d125.org.

Student Congress is having its first meeting during the activity period on Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room. Ask your second-period teacher to be your class representative! You can email Calli Taitz at ctaitz7@students.d125.org with any questions.

Are you interested in teaching or working with children? Future Educators of America might be the right club for you. The first meeting will be held before school from 7:50-8:25 in Room 1414 on Wednesday. If you plan on participating in the tutoring program you will need to attend the meeting.

Future Business Leaders of America will have its first meeting of the year at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room.

Bored after school and don’t want to do homework just yet? We have a solution for you! Come join HOSA after school on Wednesday in Room 1912/1914 for donuts and meet new people. HOSA stands for Health Occupational Students of America, and offers students the opportunity to display their knowledge regarding medicine and gives them a chance to demonstrate their skills in various competitive events. HOSA is a great way to meet people who are also interested in health care, challenge yourself, and learn more about health-care related topics and careers.

Film Club meets after school Wednesday in the Recital Hall.

The Archery Club will start Wednesday on the Sport Courts from 3:30-5 p.m. New members are always welcome. No experience or equipment needed. Contact Ms. Klewin with questions.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

Peer Tutors will meet Thursday after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month. Again, 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!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday, September 12 in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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Four Illinois educators earn presidential awards in math, science

Illinois public schools chiefs mostly men’s club

Neighborhood schools lead to rise in CPS graduation rates

CPS begins new school year with same old problems

Payton College Prep shows off new $20M annex

Suburban woman overcomes obstacles, goes from GED to Stanford (+)

What teachers say parents should ask them

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

American schools have a chronic absentee problem

Inside Detroit’s radical experiment to save its public schools

Arizona attorney general: Guns are allowed at private schools

New Jersey education commissioner quits after 30 months in job

U.S. schools caught in Turkey’s post-coup attempt crackdown

How a state senate primary became a charter school proxy war

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Helping Parents Understand Grading Practices

The majority of courses at Stevenson now feature evidence-based reporting for student grades. With grades starting to appear in Infinite Campus, the school is offering some resources to help parents who wonder how EBR works compared to traditional grading. First, the next session of Parent University will be addressing EBR and grading. Parent U. starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14 in the West Auditorium. (You’ll also find out how we’re helping students prepare for the SAT college-entrance examination.) Parents also are invited to download the two-page guide to EBR at www.d125.org/parents, which also includes a link to our Speaking of Stevenson podcast on EBR.

Look Who’s Cooking at Street Fest

Food has always been a part of Stevenson’s annual fall charity fundraiser, but this year Street Fest is taking it to a higher level. There will be at least five food trucks on hand, including Mario’s Cart Race, which has been bringing its Italian and Mexican offerings to the Village of Lincolnshire’s Food Truck Fridays this summer. Also coming to Street Fest are Ana’s Eats and Treats (American), JB Alberto’s (Italian/pizza), Dosa (Asian/Indian) and Auntie Vee’s (desserts). They will be joined by Sunset Foods’ popcorn wagon. Street Fest runs from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, September 10 in parking lot E, just west of the Stadium. Admission is $10, and you can sign up now.

Visiting Artist Presentation Next Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Richard Shipps will visit the school during fifth and sixth periods on Thursday to talk with students about his work and life as an artist. His presentation will take place by the Visiting Artist Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the West Building. Samples of his work will be on display in the gallery from through Friday, September 23. To read more about Shipps, click here.

Charity Basketball Tourney to Honor Alumnus

A charity basketball tournament has been established to raise awareness about drug prevention and intervention services within the District 125 community. The SeanB 3on3 Basketball Tournament is named for 2008 alumnus Sean Bardos, who died last fall from a prescription drug overdose. The tournament has divisions for ages 12 and older. Registration ends Friday, September 16, and the tournament will take place on Sunday, October 9 in the Sports Center. In addition to online registration, tickets are being sold at the school during lunch periods. The tournament will benefit Stevenson’s Catalyst Club, which is dedicated to preventing underage drinking and drug use; the Stand Strong Coalition, a community anti-drug group in which Stevenson participates; and Live4Lali, a substance abuse awareness organization named for another SHS alum who died from an overdose, Alex Laliberte. In addition to the tournament, SeanB 3on3 and the Lincolnshire Police Department will hold a Drug Take Back Day on October 9. District residents can bring expired, unwanted or unused medications, including pharmaceutical controlled substances, to be disposed safely at no charge.

Alum Co-Authors Atlantic Education Articles

Stevenson alumnus Hayley Glatter (Class of 2012) is co-author of several articles on education running this week on The Atlantic magazine’s website. The pieces are part of a week-long series of articles asking various voices in the field to “build an educational Garden of Eden.” Topics have included the usefulness of homework, how much time students should spend in class, whether classes should be taught by one or multiple teachers, and what students should know by the time they finish school. Glatter is working for the magazine’s education section as part of the Atlantic Media Fellowship program. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in June, and was editor-in-chief of The Statesman while at Stevenson.

No School, No Digest on Monday

The Daily Digest will not be published on Monday because the school is closed in observance of Labor Day. The Digest will return Tuesday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 182, Mundelein 274: Joyce Bai earned medalist honors by shooting a 6-over-par 41 at the Patriots’ home, Crane’s Landing Golf Course. Bai posted the only birdies of the match, on holes 5 and 7. Olivia Stomberg was two shots behind at 43, while Katie Hannahs and Gina Stanley each recorded a 49. Also competing for SHS (2-2, 1-1) were Olivia Hancock and Ashley Richardson; both carded 51s.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 4, Glenbrook North 3: In a matchup of two teams that finished in the top five at last year’s state tournament, the host Patriots (6-0) prevailed at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. At No. 2 doubles, Paige Nierman and Samantha Burger rallied for a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over a Glenbrook pair that qualified for state in 2015. Athena Kolli was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles. Alyssa Glaser and Bronwyn Heidkamp claimed their No. 3 doubles match, 6-3, 6-4, while Hanna Anssari and Shelby Liu earned a 7-6 (3), 6-2 decision at No. 4. Two of Stevenson’s three losses came to 2015 state qualifiers, including the No. 1 doubles team that took third-place honors at state. SHS was second in Illinois last fall, while the Spartans were No. 5.

Boys Soccer

Loyola 2, Stevenson 1: Ben Brandt’s second-half goal tied the game at 1-1, but the Ramblers (3-0-1) scored with two minutes remaining to upend the Patriots (1-1) at the Glenbrook South Invitational. Anthony Watrach had the assist on Stevenson’s goal. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Mundelein 150, Stevenson 152: James Dvorak shot a 34 to tie for medalist honors, while Jackson Bussell added a 36 at Steeple Chase Golf Club. Kevin Chin shot a 40 and Mark Noonan recorded a 42. – Daily Herald

Marchese Brothers Part of High-Powered Offense

Head football coach Bill McNamara said his Patriots would have a high-powered offense this season, and they backed it up in the season-opener against Palatine last week. Stevenson had more than 500 yards of total offense, including 305 in the first half when it racked up 20 points. Senior brothers Michael and Henry Marchese combined to catch 13 passes for more than 170 yards and a touchdown. The Marchese boys come from a strong football background. Their father, John, was a reserve running back for Iowa’s 1986 Rose Bowl team, oldest brother Joe is currently the backup center for Maryland, and another brother, Jimmy, is a linebacker at Illinois.

JV Boys Cross Country Wins County Title

Stevenson won the junior varsity boys cross country race at the Art Campbell Lake County Invitational on Wednesday. Nine of the top 20 runners were Patriots, led by Ethan Simanek, who finished third. Jake Lapiere was fifth, Michael Szura sixth, Raven Jo seventh and Tim Green eighth. Other Pats in the top 20 included Cameron Coffey, Eric Lee, Aaron Portman and Cameron Sprague. On the girls’ side, SHS finished fourth. Michelle Yu was seventh and Alyssa Collins 16th.

Fall Sports Previews From the Daily Herald

The Daily Herald has a number of fall sports preview pieces looking at Stevenson and other area schools. Here are articles on boys soccer, girls tennis and girls and boys cross country.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Get your Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate by buying them between now and Thursday at the Patriot Superstore. If you buy tickets before next Thursday, they are only $20 per person. After next Thursday, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

Political Campaign Fair in the Forum Tuesday Night

All Stevenson students are invited to attend the Political Action Club’s campaign fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Forum. Students will have the chance to visit a variety of campaign tables to ask about candidates’ stances and talk about opportunities to help. This is not a candidate forum. Invited campaigns include the U.S. Senate, Illinois comptroller, 10th Congressional District, Sixth Congressional District, 29th District State Senate, 26th District State Senate, 59th District State Representative, 58th District State Representative, and Lake County State’s Attorney. You do not have to be a PAC member to attend.

Co-Curricular Vocal Group Auditions Next Week

The Choral Department will hold auditions next week for its three co-curricular vocal groups the week: Just The Guys (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Jazz Etc. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. for guys/7 p.m. for girls) and Ladyjazz (Thursday 6:30 p.m.). All auditions take place in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition packets. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Nuteson (anuteson@d125.org) or Mrs. Snelten (ksnelten@d125.org).

Fall Play Tickets On Sale Tuesday

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, will go on sale Tuesday at the Patriot Superstore. Tickets will be $6 each. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to meet with SHS students next week: St. Mary’s College, the University of Rochester, Monmouth College, Hope College, Drew University, Penn State University, Northern Michigan University, American University, Columbia College and the University of Chicago. Interested juniors and seniors should continue to check Naviance daily for a complete updated list of all of our college visits. Find out how to sign up for college representative visits at www.d125.org/RepVisits.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Attention junior and seniors interested in a career in healthcare: The Advocate Condell Penwasciz Program will be accepting online applications for the 2016-17 healthcare career program on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. Thirty students will be accepted into this extremely competitive program which allows students the opportunity to be exposed to various healthcare career specialties within the hospital setting. The link will only be open within the specified time frame:  www.advocatehealth.com/condell-penwasciz.

CLUB NEWS

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining the Student Ambassador Club: We will be having our first general information meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wallace or Ms. McCauley.

Food Revolution Club will be meeting in Room 1406 Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:30. Come for food and service hours!

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning today. The club meets in Room 2818 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Model United Nations meets every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 7044. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions, contact Mr. O’Connell at koconnell@d125.org.

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month. Again, 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!

Student Congress is having its first meeting during the activity period on Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room. Ask your second-period teacher to be your class representative! You can email Calli Taitz at ctaitz7@students.d125.org with any questions.

Are you interested in teaching or working with children? Future Educators of America might be the right club for you. The first meeting will be held before school from 7:50-8:25 in Room 1414 on Wednesday. If you plan on participating in the tutoring program you will need to attend the meeting.

Future Business Leaders of America will have its first meeting of the year at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room.

The Archery Club will start Wednesday on the Sport Courts from 3:30-5 p.m. New members are always welcome. No experience or equipment needed. Contact Ms. Klewin with questions.

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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UI officials weigh raising systemwide enrollment goal to 100K

Champaign teachers union sets strike authorization vote

Round Lake students hit by cars, but drivers not faulted (+)

First in-school food pantry opens in Algonquin-based District 300

Dyett, closed for lack of students, reopens with new arts focus

Researchers collecting SEL data in 16 Chicago schools

Chicago will offer free bus, train rides on first day of school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Efforts to equalize education funding blow up in Education Department’s face

Americans oppose school closures, but research says they’re not a bad idea

The best places to be a teacher in 2016

Some Missouri colleges skirt ban on tuition hikes by raising student fees

American Bar Association under fire for law school admissions standards

Georgetown U. to offer slave descendants preferential admission status

Outrage on Penn State plan to honor former football coach Paterno

Indiana state superintendent backed lucrative app deal without bidding

Lafayette College professor denied tenure starts hunger strike

The Connecticut school that art saved

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