Monday, September 8, 2014

Annual Spirit Fest Returns Saturday

Saturday is shaping up to be a sunny, albeit slightly chilly, day for the National Honor Society’s annual Spirit Fest in the Stadium. The community event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities by providing accessible playgrounds, medical equipment and safe family activities. Money raised Saturday will be donated to the foundation on behalf of Ty Jordan Calloway, the son of 1998 Stevenson alums Donn Calloway and Deanna Warkins, an SHS science teacher. He was born last September with a rare brain disorder and died 24 days later.

The event will feature raffles, inflatables, entertainment, dunk tanks, carnival games, a 5K walk, fireworks and an attempt to set a world record for most people simultaneously giving “high-fives.”

The minimum donation amounts for admission to Spirit Fest are $10 for individuals, $20 for a family of three, $25 for a family of four, and $30 for a family of five or more. You can register in advance or pay at the Stadium.

Color Fun(d) Run Packet Pickup Information

It’s not too late to sign up for Sunday’s second annual Color Fun(d) Run to benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. Click here to register. Participants can pick up their packets in one of two ways: During the lunch periods Friday in the Wood Commons, or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer, 20291 N. Rand Road. Road Runner will donate $1.50 to the Color Fun(d) Run for every packet picked up at the store. In addition, Run participants will receive 10% off any purchase they make in the store while stopping in to pick up their packet.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 33, Homewood-Flossmoor 24: Quarterback Willie Bourbon ran for four touchdowns in the second half as the visiting Patriots (2-0) roared back from a 24-7 deficit. Bourbon carried the ball 18 times for 70 yards, and was 21-of-33 passing for 187 yards. After opening the second half with a field goal, the Vikings (1-1) were held to 16 plays and 41 yards of offense for the remainder of the game. Tyler Vincent caught nine passes for 57 yards. The game was played Saturday evening after being postponed by lightning Friday night. – Southtown Star, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald | High School Cube Video

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: At Twin Orchard, the Patriots finished ninth with a team score of 312, four strokes behind Mundelein and Loyola, and 21 back of champion New Trier. – Chicago Tribune

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots (6-6) placed 10th, winning two of their five matches in the tournament. SHS beat Hampshire (25-19, 25-18) and Belvidere North (25-19, 25-18), and lost to Cary-Grove (25-17, 25-17), Hersey (25-18, 25-11) and Belvidere North (25-21, 25-19). – Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for All Seniors Wednesday

Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend even if a club to which you belong is meeting. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school:

Franklin

Room 7044-7046

Grove

Studio Theater (2204)

Jones

Room 2104

Kellogg

Lecture Hall Classroom (2113)

Kulla

Chorus Room (2202)

Martin

Room 7096

Moran

West Auditorium (2206)

Perkins

Lecture Hall Classroom (2114)

Roznowski

Recital Hall (4100)

Scanio

Room 8046-8048

Seeger

Room 6048-6050

Sullivan

Room 7096

Timm

Little Theater (4200)

Vazquez

Room 2104

ILC Hiring Student Aides For Periods 1, 4, 6 and 7

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. 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. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

Freshman BBQ Bash Friday Night Before Football Game

All freshmen are invited to the Freshman Barbecue Bash from 6-7 p.m. Friday next to the Stadium, before the varsity football game against Warren. There will be food, face paint and music.

Improv Audition Workshop Tonight

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops tonight 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 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Interested in Being a Student Trainer?

There will be an informational meeting/orientation for all students interested in the Athletic Student Training program today 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. 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!

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.

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:

Today

2:35 (Eighth Period)

Tuesday

7:30 (Second Day of the Week)

Wednesday

2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)

Friday

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.

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.

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!

Interested in Indiana University? SHS is able to nominate two seniors for the Wells Scholars Program, which pays full tuition, academic fees and an annual living expenses stipend. In the past, winners have been in the top 5% of the class with an ACT composite score above 30. SHS cannot nominate students who have applied or who definitely intend to apply for admission by early binding decision at another university. Interested students should pick up an application packet from the College/Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the completed internal application to the College/Career Center is Wednesday.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

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. We’re looking forward to a memorable 50th anniversary school year and to have you be a part of it!  

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 today 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 today 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.

Anime Club meets today. Join us at 3:30 in Room 2113 to relax, watch movies and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Please come join us for first Korean Club meeting. We will meet in Room 1506 on Tuesday after school. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kim or Ms. Hwang.

Key Club’s first general meeting of the year will be held Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. Come meet the officers and learn all about Key Club’s community service opportunities.

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.

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 nkarlin@d125.org.

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

Sophomore Class Board will meet during the activity period on Wednesday in the Testing Center.

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).

Interact Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2115, which is one of the rooms located behind the lecture halls. We’ve got a great year planned and we hope you can make it to our first meeting (plus, there will be free bagels!) If you have any questions, please contact the sponsor, Ms. Smith, at nbsmith@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

IM Football packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

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

Open Field Baseball meets today on the sophomore baseball field from 3:45 to 6. Click here for details.

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