Thursday, April 3, 2014

Jazz Concert Set for Friday Night
Five jazz groups will perform during the annual “Night of Jazz” concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. Groups taking the stage will be the Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Band 1, along with vocal groups Jazz, Etc., Ladyjazz and Just the Guys.

Scheduled vocal soloists include Megan Pinkley, Jack Dreyer, Nicole Westley and Jamie Sergay (Jazz, Etc.); Kristen Cardella, Emma Harmon and Maya Cohen (Ladyjazz); and Mike Komarovsky, Johnny Barboza, Andrew Connors and Jonthan Lugthart (Just the Guys). Click here to see the rosters for each group.

April 14 Presentation to Kick Off “Healthy Patriot” Initiative
Stevenson student-athletes, their parents and coaches, plus faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a presentation by Northwestern University Head Athletic Trainer Tory Lindley from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 in the Performing Arts Center.

Lindley’s presentation, which kicks off the school’s new “Healthy Patriot” initiative, is entitled “The Athletic and Academic Performance Advantage: It’s a Choice!” During his talk, Lindley will address issues commonly faced by student-athletes, including proper nutrition and rest, and concussions.

A follow-up breakfast meeting for parents will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Stevenson (location TBA). The event will feature SHS athletic trainers Adam Kehoe and Tom Loew.

The next “Healthy Patriot” program will be an appearance by former NBA player and recovering heroin addict Chris Herren on Wednesday, May 7. His presentation also will be followed-up by a breakfast for parents featuring Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Cristina Cortesi.

SHS to Host Student Film Festival
The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted from high school students around the Chicago area, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. All seats are reserved. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson High School Foundation’s Kids In Need fund, which provides underprivileged children with the tools they need to learn.

Pat-Triathlon Celebrates 10th Year on April 27
The Physical Welfare Division’s 10th annual Pat-Triathlon will be held Sunday, April 27. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride on campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff, and $15 for family, junior high school students and other community members. People can participate individually or relay teams. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page.

Science Faculty Attending Conference in Boston
Six members of the SHS Science Division are in Boston through Saturday participating in the National Science Teachers Association annual conference. Three of the teachers will be giving presentations.

Jin Hwang and Christine Pfaffinger will discuss their use of e-books, apps, and other digital learning tools, while Dave Eddy will share how he has implemented self-reflection and formative assessment strategies to drive more authentic student learning. Also attending the conference are Brandi Argentar, Deanna Warkins and division director Steve Wood.

Bozek to Appear at Buffalo Grove Fundraiser
SHS alum and U.S. Olympian Megan Bozek will talk with fans and pose for pictures as part of a fundraiser Friday night in Buffalo Grove for Special Olympics. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Continental Restaurant, 788 Buffalo Grove Road. Admission is free, but a donation to Special Olympics is requested for those wanting a photo with Bozek.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 6, Palatine 3: L.J. Austin gave up only one earned run in five innings, and Conrad Tyrell followed with two shutout innings as the visiting Patriots improved to 2-1. Austin struck out four while earning the win, while Tyrell racked up three strikeouts en route to the save. Offensively, Sean Wilson (2-for-3) and Michael Banakis each drove in a pair of runs. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Glenbrook North 10, Stevenson 9: Jordan Cortesi and Abby O’Connor each hit a pair of two-run homers for the Patriots (1-4), but the host Spartans had a walk-off RBI single with one out to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. Trisha Porzycki went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Five players hit doubles: Cortesi, O’Connor, Taylor Koenigs, Dana Morgan and Kat Trotter. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Glenbrook South d. Stevenson, 25-14, 25-11: Keenan Herman led the Patriots with four kills in their season opener. Timothy Park made nine digs. Lucas Creevy had five assists. Eric Chang served an ace, had six digs, and added one solo block and one block assist. – Daily Herald


Seniors: Jostens will be at school today to deliver graduation announcement orders during lunch hours in the Wood Commons. Please stop by the Jostens table during your lunch hour to pick up your graduation announcement order.

The first-ever Stevenson High School Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. We will be showing not only the amazing garments that students make in Clothing and Design, but also the latest fashions from local boutiques. If you are interested in modeling, working backstage or assisting in the organization of the event, please attend the required meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at Hope to see you on the 9th!

Attention sophomores and juniors: Are you a creative, open-minded person who is kind, thoughtful and a great leader? Do you want to help ensure that all kids at SHS feel safe and have positive experiences? Do you want to help staff the student lounge and have the opportunity to meet and work with other students? Then Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available online or in the Student Activities Office. They are due no later than Tuesday. See Ms. Polisky or Ms. Perkins for questions.

AP Microeconomics first semester students: There will be an AP exam review from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13 in Room 7066. The topic will be review and materials. On Saturday, April 26, there will be a review from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 7066 covering tests and essay. Questions? Ask Dr. Wright or Mr. Haan.

Buy breakfast at SHS, and you might win a prize!Any student who buys a breakfast item in the East or West cafeteria between now and mid-May is eligible to enter a drawing for free prizes. The grand prize is a mountain bike. There also will be 10 iTunes cards ($10 value each) given away. The contest is sponsored by Sodexo.

The school is looking for students interested in serving as docents (someone who can speak knowledgeably about the school) and ambassadors for the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium on Friday, April 18. For students who are interested, there will be a meeting after school Monday at 3:30 in Room 2626. Students who have questions can contact Ms. Erickson at, Ms. Lubecke at or Mr. Carney at

Do you want to earn 10 community service hours in one day? How would you like to volunteer with Special Olympics? Mr. Salituro is taking students to volunteer for the Special Olympics bocce ball tournament on Sunday, April 13. No experience with bocce ball is necessary to volunteer. We will leave school at 7:30 a.m. and be back at 4 p.m. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt and a box lunch. Signup at or contact Mr. Salituro in either Social Studies office for details.


Vernon Hills High School will be hosting an information meeting for the five United States service academies and the ROTC tonight from 6-8:30 p.m. Each service academy will give a brief description of its program. In addition, Sen. Mark Kirk and Congressman Brad Schneider will talk about the nomination process. At the end of the program there will be a Q&A opportunity for you to speak to officers and cadets.

Juniors and seniors: A College of Lake County representative will be in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) on Friday during third period to answer all questions about admission to CLC and to help register seniors for the fall. Go to Naviance to sign up for this visit. Print the confirmation page. Take the confirmation page to the teacher for his/her signature, and then bring the signed confirmation page to the visit. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Seniors planning to attend CLC this fall:  The College of Lake County Foundation is offering the CLC Superintendent’s Scholarship, which will cover tuition and fees for the 2014-15 school year. This scholarship is awarded to the SHS senior who has earned the most credits. (In the case of a tie, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the highest unweighted GPA.). If you have already submitted your CLC application, you will automatically be considered for this award. If you haven’t yet applied to CLC, you have until Monday, April 21 to be considered for the scholarship.


Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 9. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register visit the IM Archery website at or visit the PREP office (Room 3040).


On Friday after school, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Magic Draft in Room 1500. The cost to enter is $5. If you have a DCI number, please bring it. If you don’t have a DCI number, Mr. Fedewa will get one for you on Friday. Interactive Gamers Club also meets today after school in Room 2115. Questions? Contact Mr. Fedewa at

Color Guard clinics and auditions are approaching!Do you like to dance? Perform? Interested in combining it with flags? Come to the Color Guard clinics next Monday and Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10 (4-7 p.m. each day) to see if this is for you! Clinics are mandatory. The official audition will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11. This is a great outlet for performing, making friends and gaining leadership opportunities! This past season, our team placed third at the Grand Championships! Color Guard is co-ed and auditions are open to all students grade 9-12. Next year, the guard will travel with the band to Walt Disney World in February! Click here to sign up for the clinics and for more information. Questions? Contact Ms. Hill in Room 6076 or email

Best Buddies is hosting a benefit night at Real Urban Barbecue in Vernon Hills Monday from 4:30-8 p.m. The night will support the Friendship Walk on April 13 that Stevenson’s chapter of Best Buddies is hosting. 25% of the proceeds from the benefit night will go to Best Buddies Illinois.


If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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