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All juniors are invited to take a free, full-length SAT practice test in February. Enrollment is limited to the first 500 who register. Use this link to register. The practice test is offered through Revolution Prep, a nationwide leader in tutoring and test preparation. The test does not include the essay portion, and accommodations will not be provided. Click here for more information.

Students who earned Illinois State Scholar status may pick up their certificates in Green Student Services, Room 2414.

Parking for the third marking period ends Friday, Dec. 20. Final exams are part of the marking period, so Semester 1 and Third Marking Period parking stickers are current. Juniors and seniors who do not have parking can purchase one-day parking passes for the Port Clinton Road lot at least a day in advance in Room 2400 for one final exam day. The fourth marking period begins Tuesday, Jan. 7. Students who haven’t picked up their sticker should do so that morning before school from the security pickup truck in lot D. Seniors should park in the student parking spaces only in lots D, E, “the Strip” and overflow to Port Clinton.

Mr. SHS application packets are now available in Student Activities. The deadline for sign up is Friday, Dec. 13.

All students are invited to submit a script for next spring’s one-act plays. No experience in theater, or with script writing, is necessary. Script submissions are due by Friday, Dec. 13. Visit this link for more information, including guidelines and the process for submitting scripts. If you have questions, contact Ms. Chusid or Mr. Fritz.

Architecture and Engineering Club is holding its annual Sled Wars competition to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Create teams of two to four students, design a sled out of cardboard, and race it down a slope! If you’re interested, pick up an information packet in rooms 6104, 1420 or 3006, or contact Mr. May (rmay@d125.org) before Friday, Dec. 13.

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, multimedia artist Bert Leveille, will give a presentation for students during periods 6 and 7 on Thursday, Dec. 12. Her presentation will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.


CLUBS

The Breakfast with Books Club is meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the upper ILC. The meeting will feature the club’s annual Jolabokaflod celebration. Please email jlopez@d125.org with questions. All students are welcome; the only requirement is a love for reading!

Animal Welfare Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Room 6110 of the new East Building addition. K-9 Reading Buddies founder Carole Yuster will give a presentation with her therapy dog team, the same ones that visit Stevenson during finals for stress relief clinics. 


COLLEGE/CAREER

Juniors are invited to apply for the Stony Brook University Simons Summer Research Program. Applications are available in the College Career Center. Stevenson may nominate up to two students for the program. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must be high school juniors, and must be 16 by the start of the program to be eligible. The application has an essay requirement and will need to be completed and turned into the College Career Center by Friday, Dec. 13. More information about the program is here: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/simons/about/about.php. Please stop into the CCC with any questions.

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling is offering several $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester, non-renewable). The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31. Applicants must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Click here for application details.

The Consumers Cooperative Association is offering $2,000 scholarships for families that have been a member of the Consumer Credit Union for a minimum of one year in good standing. Seniors must plan on attending an accredited two- or four-year school. Applications are due by Dec. 31. Interested seniors can find more information at this link.

A statewide program helping female high school students learn about cybersecurity and potential jobs in the field begins accepting registration next month. Registration for the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology’s free Girls Go CyberStart program opened Monday, Dec. 2. The online program begins Jan. 13, and students can access it from home or school. No previous experience with cybersecurity or IT is required. The program includes lessons about cryptography, password cracking and digital forensics. For more information, visit girlsgocyberstart.org.