Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Senior’s Dance Selected for State Festival Showcase
A dance developed by senior Rachel Locker of Buffalo Grove, “Asphyxiate,” was auditioned and accepted Saturday for the 2014 Illinois High School Dance Festival Showcase. The showcase will be part of the Illinois High School Dance Festival, which will be held at Stevenson on Saturday, May 10. Dance students from around the state will spend the day taking dance classes and enjoying performances from student choreographers.

Alum’s Fashion Design Makes NYC Fashion Week
SHS alum Nicole Maleski (Class of 2011), a fashion design major at Pratt School of Design in Brooklyn, New York, had one of her designs in the window at Macy’s in Herald Square in New York City as part of the just-completed New York Fashion Week. Check out her design here.

Orchestra Chamber Concert Tonight
The Orchestra Chamber Concert is tonight in the Recital Hall. The first batch of ensembles will perform starting at 6 p.m., followed by a second wave at 7:30. Admission is free.

Yearbook Co-Editor Creates Winterfest Dance Video
Alexandra Shafran, who is co-editor of the Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, put together this video featuring photos from Saturday’s Winterfest Dance.

Good Luck Tweets for Bozek
Twitter users who want to wish SHS alum Megan Bozek good luck in Thursday’s gold medal women’s hockey game can send notes to @meganebozek.


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Girls Basketball Regional Tonight
Stevenson will face Wheeling at 8 p.m. tonight in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A regional semifinals at Waukegan High School. Wheeling beat Waukegan Tuesday night, 55-33. The winner of tonight’s game will face Hersey or Palatine for the regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday. Stevenson is the No. 5 seed in the Barrington Sectional, while Wheeling is No. 12. The two teams have not met this season.

Three Named to All-NSC Girls Basketball Roster
Three members of the varsity girls basketball team have earned All-North Suburban Conference honors. Juniors Taylor Buford and Sophia Way and freshman Ashley Richardson were selected to the 22-member team. All are guards. Senior Dana Morgan was named to the All-NSC Sportsmanship Team.

Boys Hockey Starts Round 2 of SHS Playoffs
The boys ice hockey team travels to Northbrook tonight for the opening game in a best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League playoff series with Glenbrook North. The puck drops at 8:20 p.m. at Northbrook Ice Rink. The Patriots also have a play-in game against Lake Forest at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. The contest is part of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois state tournament. SHS is the No. 7 seed in the Red Varsity Division, while the Scouts are No. 26. The winner of Saturday’s game will face No. 10 St. Rita or No. 23 Hinsdale Central at the Edge West in Bensenville on March 4. Promotional video from SHS parent Marc Heller

Another Big Weekend for Boys Basketball
Another busy weekend looms for the boys basketball team. The Patriots can win the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title outright with a win at Lake Forest Friday night. The contest will be shown live on High School Cube at 7 p.m. Highlights from the game also will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s “High School Lites” show at 11 p.m. Friday. The show will re-air at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. On Saturday night, SHS will face Simeon in a rematch of last year’s Class 4A state championship game. The two teams will play in the City-Suburban Showdown at Niles West; tip off is set for 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Superstore and in the SHS Athletic Office until the end of sixth hour (1:35 p.m.) Friday.

Wrestling Alums’ Teams Meet on Mat
SHS wrestling alums Danny Sabatello and Mark Jolcover squared off Sunday … sort of. Actually, their college teams took to the mat as No. 24 Purdue (Sabatello) traveled to No. 5 Northern Iowa (Jolcover). UNI won the match, but Sabatello was a 14-10 winner for Purdue at 141 pounds. Jolcover did not wrestle in the meet.


Late arrival on Thursday. Classes start at 10:30.

Students need to pick up artwork they left in Odyssey classrooms by Friday. Artwork can be picked up in Room 2426.

Did you take a wheel throwing class during Odyssey? Your work can be picked up in Room 1422. Work left after Monday will be tossed.

Visiting Artist of the Month Keith Grace will give a presentation to students on Friday during periods 2 and 4 at the Rotunda Gallery in the West Building.

The Senior Party registration deadline is Friday, February 28 — unless it fills up before then. Don’t wait too long! Click here for the reservation form.


Come to the Operation Click meeting today in Room 1428 from 3:30 to 4:30. We will be making a video, so bring your ideas. Earn service hours and meet new friends. Lou Malnati’s pizza will be served! New members are always welcome.

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting today in the link labs after school to prepare for Brain Awareness Week. All are welcome; please meet in the link labs at 3:45.

Senior Class Board: We are meeting today after school in Room 2426 to begin planning for Mr. SHS. Please join us. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Rikje in Information Services or Mrs. Smith in Green Student Services.

Join Club Israel on Thursday in Room 1414. A former paratrooper instructor from the Israeli Army will be joining us. Listen to her speak and ask any and all questions! As always, free pizza will be served! Contact Mrs. Argentar with any questions.


The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 in Room 6012. For more information, visit the IM Dodgeball page.


Boys tennis will hold an informational meeting today after school in Room 1902. Contact Coach Stanhope at 847-415-4440 or email him at if you unable to attend.

A girls lacrosse informational meeting is set for 3:45 p.m. today in Room 2104. Contact Coach Walker at 847-415-4683 or email her at if you can’t attend.

An information meeting for boys lacrosse will take place Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Larsen at 848-415-4257 or


Don’t have plans for Spring Break? Why not participate in a Career Shadow and learn about a specific profession as well as get some hands on experience? Current career areas to explore include: culinary arts, physical therapy, advertising, veterinary medicine, business, engineering, health care and more! Contact Ms. Willock at to set up an appointment and find out more.

Does your future hold a career in health care? Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will be accepting applications soon for the Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program for high school juniors, which will take place in June. Applications are online at

Other summer opportunities: There are a number of marketing internships available for the summer in various industries. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC or contact her at to find out more.


Seniors: Due to the generosity of local businesses and families, we are able to award numerous scholarships to members of your class. The applications for these local scholarships are now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Every scholarship has different criteria! The deadline to return completed applications to the College/Career Center is Thursday, March 13. The local scholarships available are: Stevenson High School Education Teacher Association Scholarship, Nancy Nichols Service Scholarship, Kathy Westerberg-Viravec Scholarship, Suzanne E. Hannon Memorial Scholarship, Sodexo Scholarship, District 96 Foundation-Mr. Marc E. Spivak Service Scholarships and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship, Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 “Universal Values of Integrity” Scholarship and the Jeffrey C. Newman Leadership and Service Scholarship, Dr. Richard Du Four Leadership Scholarship, Geri Getlin Foundation Scholarship, Orchestra Parents Association String Orchestra Scholarship, American Association of University Women Scholarship, Edward A. Dillon Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Timothy Kanold Scholarship, Parker-Hannifin Corporation Scholarship, Cannon Design Scholarship, Stevenson Support Staff Association Scholarship, Tamarak Day Camp & Country Day School Scholarship for Child Development & Education, Rebecca Gayle Berger Memorial Music Fund Scholarship and District 103 Learning Fund Foundation’s “Lincolnshire Rotary Scholarship.” Four newly added scholarships are the Howe Precision Industrial Inc. and CAN Community Center Scholarship, the Mary K. Layco Reach for the Stars Scholarship, the Gordon S. Hirsch Memorial Scholarship, and the Lisa Klitzky Foundation Scholarship.

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