Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series for Parents Starts Next Week

This year’s “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for SHS parents begins Wednesday, September 10. The Healthy Patriot initiative invites parents to collaborate with members of Stevenson’s Student Services team on topics related to raising healthy teens. The first topic in the nine-session series is “Over Scheduling: What’s a Healthy Balance?”

The remainder of the Healthy Patriot series will include these topics:

  • “What is Success?” – October 8
  • “What’s an SST and What Do They Have to Do With Me?” – November 12
  • “What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?” – December 10
  • “What are Some Good Ways to Blow Off Stress?” – January 14
  • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me …” – February 11
  • “Wait … Didn’t They Cover That in Health?” – March 11
  • “What’s a Social Profile?” – April 8
  • “Call Me Every Sunday – Advice About College” – May 13

Sessions will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Building. The events are free.

4 of 6 Winners in Eureka Play Festival From Stevenson

Four Stevenson student playwrights — two who just graduated and two who are seniors — are among the six winners in Eureka College’s second annual Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival. The winners are seniors Jianna Lubotsky and Ray Weisz, and 2014 graduates Jessica Daly and Aidan Murphy. Their plays will be performed November 21-22 at Eureka’s Pritchard Theatre. Murphy was one of the winners last year.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 186, Warren 207: Olivia Stomberg led the Patriots with a 44 at Bittersweet Golf Club (par 36). She was followed by Surya Vijayasankar and Alexia Fidman, each of whom shot a 46. Stephanie Namkoong added a 50. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 9, Highland Park 0: At Danny Cunniff Park, the Patriots improved to 5-0 with straight-set victories at every position. Winning at Nos. 1-4 singles were Kendall Kirsch (6-0, 6-0), Zoe Manion (6-1, 6-1), Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-3) and Rachel Mopper (6-3, 6-3). The five winning doubles tandems were Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-1, 6-1), Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-0), Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (7-5, 6-0), Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-2, 6-2), and Nikki Rezania/Jordyn Chapman (6-1, 7-6 (7)). – Daily Herald

Saturday’s Late Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots finished eighth with a team score of 317, one stroke behind Naperville North and 22 shots behind champion New Trier. Jason Gohde and Luke Feder led SHS with 78s. Kevin Chin had an 81 and William Sebastian carded an 82. – Daily Herald


Football Team Moves to No. 1 in Tribune Rankings

Stevenson is the new No. 1 in the Chicago Tribune prep football rankings, moving up one spot following an opening-week loss by Bolingbrook. The Patriots also stepped up to No. 2 in the Sun-Times. It’s only the second week of the football season, but SHS faces a great challenge when it travels to Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday. The Vikings ranked third by the Tribune and Sun-Times, and beat the Pats in Lincolnshire, 28-21, last September. (Watch last year’s game) Just five years ago, H-F went 1-8 and was considered irrelevant among south suburban football programs.

SHS Athletics Teams Up With Hub Arkush’s Football Magazine

Stevenson has teamed up with Hub Arkush’s Chicago Football Magazine for a fundraising program that will raise money for SHS Athletics. For every $79 premium subscription sold under Stevenson’s unique promo code (ADLAIHS), the magazine will return $20 back to the Athletics Division. The premium subscription rate covers print and digital editions. Stevenson’s football rivalry with Lake Zurich is scheduled to be featured in the magazine’s September 24 edition. Click here to subscribe or get more information.

Alum Named MEAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week

Khaila Donaldson, a 2014 Stevenson graduate and outside hitter for the Howard University women’s volleyball team, has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week. She totaled 40 kills, 36 digs and nine blocks against George Mason, American and Georgetown in last weekend’s DC Volleyball Challenge.


Reminder: Late Arrival Schedule for All on Thursday

The school will operate on a late arrival schedule for all students Thursday due to tonight’s Open House. Classes will begin at 10:30, and buses will begin their routes at 9:20.

Improv Audition Workshops Set For Next Two Mondays

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops next Monday and also on Monday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Come warm up and learn the games we will be using at auditions. Attendance is highly encouraged if you plan on auditioning. Auditions will be Monday, September 22 at 7p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Superstore Hiring Students

The Superstore is hiring students to work during their lunch period. This is a paid position and is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. Interested students should contact Sally Miller at for an application or stop by the Superstore.

Student Musicians Needed for Pit Orchestra

If you play an instrument, consider signing up to be part of the pit orchestra for the fall musical, “Cabaret.” Mr. Beyer is looking for about 50 musicians. String players, brass players, piano players, even banjo players; lots of different talents are needed. If you’re interested in applying for pit orchestra, click here.

Color Fun(d) Run Registration Clock Winding Down

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fun(d) Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fun(d) 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. Friday is the last day to sign up and be certain that you’ll get a free T-shirt. For more information, go to


Rep-A-Rama college visits for juniors and seniors have begun! Many colleges and universities have already scheduled a date to visit with Stevenson students. The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Whittier College, Washington University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Rose-Hulman University, University of Alabama, St. Olaf College, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Iowa, Baldwin Wallace University, American University, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College, Carroll University, Case Western University, University of Washington, Gettysburg College, Purdue University, Western Illinois University, Eckerd College and Elon University.

The blue college passes are a thing of the past! Seniors and juniors will use Naviance to sign up for the college they are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up, and print the confirmation page. Take the confirmation page to your teacher for his or her signature, and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are available at

If the college visit occurs during your lunch hour or free period, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

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.


Planning for your future means planning for a career. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration website at or contacting Mrs. Willock in the CCC at View upcoming events, jobs and opportunities, and find out more about participating in a career shadow.


Are you interested in science? Would you like to do your own research and experiments and enter science fairs and competitions? If so, come to the first Science REACH Club meeting after school today in Room 1708. For more information contact Mrs. Palffy.

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting today 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.

Club Israel is ready! Are you? We’ll have food and drink, friends and fun! Need to be Jewish? Nope, everyone is welcome! Need to know Hebrew? Nope, every language is welcome!  Need to have fun? Yup! Join us for our first meeting Thursday after school in Room 1414.  Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will have its first meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (near the Sports Center entrance).

Like art, community service and fun? Come to Art From the Heart on Thursday in Student Activities and get to know the club. We will have cupcakes and cookies!

Table Tennis meets on Thursdays in the Lower East Commons from 3:30-6:30.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the East ILC. Come and participate in one or more of 14 different events that span from humorous to dramatic acting, from prose and poetry to original speech writing, from impromptu and political speeches to radio broadcasts. New members, both experienced and inexperienced, are always welcome! Be a part of a friendly team where you’ll have fun and learn life-long, valuable communication skills!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s first meeting of the year after school Monday in Room 2118 from 3:30-5. We will be working with our brand new Weather Bug system this year. You can become a trained weather spotter, conduct weather experiments, and go on weather-related field trips. Contact the club sponsor, Mr. Eriksen, with any questions.

Future Doctors of America meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 in Room 1508/1510. The club is open to students interested in medicine as a career. New members are welcome.


Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

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

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

It’s not too late to register for IM Golf! IM Golf meets Tuesdays and transportation is provided to Vernon Hills Golf Course. Registration packets can be picked up in the PREP Office, Room 3040. For more information please visit the IM Golf Website, the PREP office, or contact Mr. Wise ( or Mr. Argentar (


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