Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Foundation Announces 2014-15 SCPA Series Lineup

Appearances by the Chicago Rat Pack, Great Lakes Naval Station show band Liberty Call, the Natya Dance Troupe, Chicago radio personality Kathy Hart, “breakfast queen” Ina Pinkney, and two children’s plays highlight the Stevenson Center for the Performing Arts Professional Performance Series for 2014-15.

Series events are a great bargain: Four are free (but registration is required), the children’s plays are $5 and the Chicago Rat Pack is $20 (if tickets are purchased in advance). To register for the free events or buy tickets, click here or call 847-415-4121.

Former Communication Arts Director Earns Journal Honor

Former Communication Arts Director David Noskin was one of two educators honored recently with the Paul and Kate Farmer Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The award is given each year to the authors of the two best articles published in the council’s English Journal.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Glenbrook South 1: The Patriots (6-0) swept all five doubles matches and won two of three singles contests. At No. 1 doubles, Kendall Kirsch and Kaylin Dong posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory. They were joined in the winner’s circle by No. 2 Katherine Harvey/Zoe Taylor (6-2, 6-0), No. 3 Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0), No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-0, 6-0) and No. 5 Nikki Rezania/Rachel Mopper (6-4, 6-0). In singles, Vinaya Rao was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 2, and Bronwyn Heidkamp earned a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 3. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 177, Vernon Hills 180: At Vernon Hills Golf Club, the Patriots prevailed in a close match. Myra Peterson led SHS with a 41, followed by Surya Vijayasankar (42), Alexia Fidman (44) and Olivia Hancock (50). – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Deerfield 1, Stevenson 0: The host Warriors (3-2-1) scored with 22 minutes remaining and held on for their third victory in four games. Jeremy Klaber made five saves for the Patriots (2-2-1). – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Glenbrook South d. Stevenson, 25-20, 26-28, 25-16: Jori Radtke led the visiting Patriots (4-3) with eight kills. Isabella Milejczyk had six. – Daily Herald

SHS Football Prepares for Key Clash in South Suburbs

Two of the top-rated football teams in the Chicago area tangle tonight when Stevenson travels to Homewood-Flossmoor. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. Patriot fans driving to H-F are asked to park in the main parking lot at the high school, which is located at 999 Kedzie Avenue in Flossmoor. Once parked, SHS backers should enter the visitor entrance on the east side of the Stadium. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students with ID. Seniors 60 and older get free admission. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early; H-F officials said there will be a cap on the number of tickets sold. Only 1,000 tickets are available for visitors. Can’t make it to the game? The contest will be shown live on High School Cube. | Daily Herald capsule preview, Southtown Star capsule preview

Fall Season Previews Du Jour

The Daily Herald today published season previews for Lake County schools in several fall sports. Your ability to read them online will depend upon how often you’ve been to the Herald’s website. Girls tennis | Boys soccer | Girls cross country | Boys cross country | Girls swimming and diving


Last Day to Get a Color Fun(d) Run T-Shirt

Today is the last day to get a free T-shirt by registering for the second annual Color Fun(d) Run, which will be held Sunday, September 14 at SHS. The Color Fun(d) Run is a walk/run during which people throw different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. For more information, go to

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.

West ILC Circulation Desk Closing at 3:30 Today

The ILC circulation desk will close at 3:30 p.m. today. The ILC will remain open and monitored by SHS security, but circulation of books and laptops will not be available.

Interested in Being a Student Trainer?

There will be an informational meeting/orientation for all students interested in the Athletic Student Training program on Monday at 4 o’clock in Room 2004.

“Cat in the Hat” Auditions Start Wednesday

Auditions for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “The Cat in the Hat” by

Dr. Seuss, will be held in the West Auditorium from 4:45-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, September 10-11. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would save the day and help the Cat clean the house. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with stage antics and dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

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.

Pianist Needed for Pit Orchestra

SHS pianists are invited to apply for the final keyboard opening in the Pit Orchestra for “Cabaret.” Members must be able to commit to all rehearsals and performances. Please contact Mr. Beyer by Monday to audition.

WAES Radio Holding Information Meeting Wednesday

Have you always wanted to be a radio superstar? Stevenson’s very own radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, will be holding an informational meeting for all new and existing members at 3:45 Wednesday in Room 8000. Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (8080).

Flute Choir Starts on Tuesday

Flute Choir is open to all SHS flutists. The first meeting is Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Karlin


“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:

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.

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.

Attention all prospective college athletes: You are encouraged to attend the North Suburban Conference’s NCAA Eligibility Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus. Speakers representing the college side of athletics will discuss recruitment, eligibility and participation. No matter what your grade level, if you have ever considered participating in college athletics, this is a “must-see” program for you!

Seniors: On Tuesday, Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller will be meeting with parents only from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. They will address such topics as timelines for seniors, how to send test scores/transcripts, letters of recommendation, the Common Application, and other services offered to seniors by the College/Career Center.

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. 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.


Do you enjoy attending school events, have a passion for photography, writing or page layout/graphic design? Then the Ambassador Yearbook is the right club for you!  Join us for our next meeting today from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2712. This meeting will cover tips/tricks on photography and Adobe Photoshop. We’re looking forward to a memorable 50th anniversary school year and to have you be a part of it!  

Today after school, from 3:30 to 6:30, the Interactive Gamers Club will hold their first event of the year in the Wood Commons. We will be running a Pack Wars tournament, and we’ll be giving away raffle prizes throughout. The cost is $5, and each student will receive at least four packs of Magic cards. Experienced and new players are all welcome!

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.

Choreography Club meets Monday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2112 (by the Sports Center). Learn a hip hop routine and have free cookies! Open to all; no experience necessary.

The Korean Club, a new culture club this school year, will be meeting on Tuesday after school in Room 1506. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Future Doctors of America meets Tuesday 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.


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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