Monday, August 25, 2014

Campus Closed Briefly Due to Afternoon Storm

Stevenson officials closed the campus for about 25 minutes today due to a severe storm that passed through the area around 12:40. The campus was closed from approximately 12:40 to 1:05, and students were prohibited from leaving the building unless they were being picked up by a parent.

Stevenson to Host Stand Strong Community Event

Stand Strong, a community coalition dedicated to keeping District 125 youth drug- and alcohol-free, is sponsoring a panel discussion entitled “Not My Kid?!” at Stevenson on Tuesday, September 30.

The panel will feature several experts on the front lines of teen behavior in the area. They will answer questions about the challenges teens face when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, and will offer tips on how parents can keep their children safe. Panelists will include Assistant State’s Attorney Claudia Kasten; Dr. Laura Parise, an adolescent psychiatrist specializing in addictions with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Maura Mooney, a social worker and counselor, also with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Chelsea Laliberte, co-founder and executive director of Live4Lali, an organization named for SHS alumnus Alex Laliberte, who died from a heroin overdose ; Dr. Cristina Cortesi, substance abuse prevention coordinator at Stevenson; Lincolnshire Police Officer and SHS liaison Tom Branick; and SHS Principal Troy Gobble.

The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. “Not My Kid?!” is free, but reservations are encouraged. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-my-kid-tickets-12621963633 to register. Send questions to standstrongcoalition@gmail.com.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with Stand Strong is invited to attend its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall.

PREP Fall-Winter Course Catalog Released

Stevenson’s Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) this month released its 2014-15 Fall/Winter community education schedule of classes. The catalog is full of programs for all ages. To view the brochure and to register, please visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/prep. 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Painful Memory Spurs Football Team’s Preparation

Stevenson’s football team came within one minute of making the Class 8A state championship game last year, falling 15-14 to Loyola Academy. The painful loss has served as a motivator in the offseason, coach Bill McNamara told the Daily Herald.

Night of Champions Set for Friday Night

The Athletics Division will recognize team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2013-14 school year at its fourth annual Night of Champions event prior to the home football game against Kenosha Indian Trail on Friday. | List of teams/individuals to be honored

Volleyball Matches “Rained Out” in Barrington

Volleyball is an indoor sport, but even it is not immune from nasty weather. Today’s matches scheduled at Barrington have been postponed because the air conditioning system in its gymnasium isn’t working, and there is a buildup of condensation on the court exacerbated by today’s midday storm.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Schedule on Thursday

On Thursday, there will be a special schedule for all students. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking tests from 8 a.m. to 10:30. Seniors don’t have any tests, and can come to school at 10:30. Classes will start for all students at 10:30 on Thursday, and we will be on the late arrival schedule. The tests being taken by juniors, sophomores and freshmen are all connected to future performance on the ACT college entrance exam. Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test in the West Building, sophomores will take the PLAN test in the East Building, and juniors will take a practice ACT test in the Sports Center and Field House. Specific room assignments will be posted around the school. 

Register for the Color Fun(d) Run at Lunch This Week

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fund Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fund Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. The cross country team and the Foundation will be signing up students for the Color Fun(d) Run during lunch periods Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Wood and Glass Commons. The last day to register is September 4. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC, West Student Services

The ILC and West Student Services are looking to hire student aides for most periods of the school day. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC. To apply for a West Student Services position, see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2412 or Mrs. Moffat in Room 2414. 

COLLEGE NEWS

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on the following dates:

Thursday, August 28 9:30 (Late Arrival for Seniors)
Thursday, September 4 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 8 2:35 (Eighth Period)
Tuesday, September 9 7:30 (Second Day of the Week)
Wednesday, September 10 2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)
Friday, September 12 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 15 2:35 (Eighth Period)

You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. 

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 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1. 

CLUB NEWS

Meteorology Club meets Mondays from 3:30-5 in Room 2118.

Anime Club starts today. Join the club in Room 2113 at 3:30. Everyone is welcome.

Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”?  Do you want to be a part of this historic athletic year at Stevenson? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be meeting after school on Wednesday in Room 8000. New members are welcome! Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office.

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 3 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410. 

INTRAMURALS

Open diamond baseball (aka the Adlai Baseball Club) is canceled today. The group will start Tuesday from 3:45-6 on the sophomore baseball field. The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays, weather permitting, until October 9. Click here for details. Contact Mr. Skala at nskala@d125.org if you have questions.

Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6014. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf website.

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 2113. For more information, visit the SFFL page. 

Intramural Archery begins September 5 and we hope you’ll be joining. We meet on Wednesdays at Stevenson on the Sports Courts. Attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. More information can be found on the IM Archery website. 

You should join Ultimate Frisbee! Come to the informational meeting for more details. The meeting is at 3:30 Thursday in Room 1420. We hope to see you there. For more information, visit the IM Ultimate Frisbee website. 

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting on Monday, September 8 at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

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