Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekend Charity Events Raise More Than $37,000

Last weekend’s charity events at Stevenson pulled in plenty of money for two worthy causes. Saturday’s Spirit Fest raised more than $25,000 for the Lexi Kazian Foundation, the first time the event has cracked the $25K level. Sunday’s Color Fun(d) Run, meanwhile, collected more than $12,000 to benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund. There were 525 participants in the Color Fun(d) Run, plus more than 100 student and community volunteers.

Tickets On Sale for Fall Play

Tickets are on sale for the fall play, “Marvin’s Room,” which will be performed Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Patriot Superstore during the lunch hours, or in the half-hour before the school day begins. Remaining tickets will be available at the door on performance days.

The Facebook Incident

Now what? That’s the question many people are asking in the wake of Monday’s announcement that the author of an anonymous Facebook post containing concerning content had been determined. Many people want to know whether the student is in school today, his future status as an SHS student, and what consequences he will face.

These are all reasonable questions. Legally, however, the school cannot publicly address them. What school officials can say, and have said from the outset, is that they are responding appropriately to the situation, with student safety serving as the top priority. Also today, the school reiterated its gratitude to Stevenson students and the deans for their roles in identifying the author.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 18, Antioch 45; Stevenson 17, Mundelein 44; Stevenson 18, Round Lake 45: At the Half Day Forest Preserve, Isabelle Sparreo won first place with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds on the 3-mile course. Jessica Philipp was second (19:06), Shea Kirby placed fifth (19:29), Julide Ozmeral was seventh (19:53) and Jessica Woodard took eighth (19:56).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 17, Antioch 44; Stevenson 23, Mundelein 32; Stevenson 21, Round Lake 38: Jared Borowsky won first place at Half Day Forest Preserve, covering the 3-mile course in 15 minutes and 49 seconds. Sam Oh was third (16:00), Paul Udoni placed fourth (16:29), Paul Halliday finished 11th (16:54) and Adam Butler took 12th (16:59). – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Buffalo Grove 0: The host Patriots (9-0) swept each match in straight sets. The winning singles players were Zoe Manion (6-0, 6-0), Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-0) and Rachel Mopper (6-0, 6-0). The winning doubles tandems were Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-1, 6-0), Kaylin Dong/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0), Bronwyn Heidkamp/Gwendolyn Heidkamp (6-0, 6-2) and Lindsey Waxman/Caroline Kelmis (6-0, 5-1).

Girls Golf

Stevenson 182, Lakes 252: Surya Vijayasankar won medalist honors at Buffalo Grove Golf Course by shooting a 3-over-par 39. Stephanie Namkoong and Olivia Hancock each had a 47, and Alexia Fidman added a 49. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Ivanhoe Classic: Jason Gohde and Kamaren Sandhu each carded 79s at the Ivanhoe Country Club, leading the Patriots to a second-place finish with Barrington, 307-326. Sandhu and Gohde finished in the top 10, 5 strokes behind the medalist. Luke Feder shot an 80, while Kevin Chin and Jeffry Zheng each had an 88. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Glenbrook South 2, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots dropped to 2-4-1.

Girls Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 26-24, 25-23: Jori Radtke led the Patriots (6-9) with 7 kills. Morgan Berland had 16 digs and Corissa Kurth had 15 assists. The host Huskies improved to 8-4. – High School Cube News

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriots won the eight-team tournament with 55 points. – Northwest Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Neuqua Valley 4 (OT); Naperville Central 4, Stevenson 1: At Center Ice in Glen Ellyn, the Patriots (1-1-1) lost to the Redhawks before tying the Wildcats. In the latter contest, Jordan Marcelletti scored two goals. Justin Pantle and Sam Spector also scored. Timothy Fogliatti assisted on two goals. Kevin Zajac, Tyler Anders and Richard Chen also had an assist. In the Naperville contest, Spector scored on an assist from Chen. – Neuqua Valley boxscore | Naperville Central boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 33, Warren 20: The host Patriots moved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the North Suburban Lake Division behind a defensive effort that included four interceptions by four different players, and two critical fourth-down stops. Jeremy Webb had one of the interceptions, along with a 27-yard punt return that set up Stevenson’s first touchdown. Jimmy Marchese, Jack Sorenson and Tim Vestuto had the other interceptions. Offensively, Jack Joseph ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while Willie Bourbon threw for 192 yards and one score, and ran for 57 yards and another TD. Tyler Vincent also ran for a touchdown. Cameron Green caught three passes for 58 yards. The Blue Devils (1-2, 0-1) led 10-7 at halftime and only scored three points offensively the rest of the way. Warren’s other touchdown was a 72-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter. – Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Media | SBN Video on High School Cube

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Edwardsville 3: Jake Cimarusti’s third-period goal capped the Patriots’ rally from a 2-0 deficit in their season opener at Center Ice in Glen Ellyn. Jacob Glaser scored Stevenson’s first goal to make it 2-1, and Luke Favia tied the game in the second period. After Edwardsville scored to take a 3-2 lead, Sam Spector scored on a power play, assisted by Cimarusti and Favia. Goalkeeper Aryal Furman made 25 saves. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Thursday’s Late Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Glenbard West 3, Stevenson 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the host Patriots (2-4-1) showed a strong midfield transition but were unable to break through the Hilltopper defense.

Football Team Ranked No. 46 in USA Today Poll

Stevenson is No. 46 in this week’s national prep football rankings by USA Today. The Patriots will look to improve to 4-0 on Friday against Lake Forest. The game can be heard on Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, and also will be shown live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through Stevenson’s High School Cube page. The game also is the CN100 Game of the Week, and will be shown on Comcast channel 100 at 4 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Monday.

In addition to the game, there will be several special activities taking place in the Stadium. The evening has been designated Military Appreciation Night. All members of the military will receive free admission, and a World War II veteran is scheduled to serve as honorary team captain. He will be honored during the coin toss prior to the start of the game. Also, senior members of the SHS Marching Band and Color Guard will be honored during a pregame ceremony, and at halftime, the Band and Color Guard will be joined by the Western Illinois University Marching Band in performance.


Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC

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.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Tuesday and Thursday

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

Wednesday is National Constitution Day. Your Stevenson Social Studies teachers encourage you to check up your understanding about the Constitution at Constitution Day Check Up to be eligible to win your own pocket Constitution. You can also follow our Constitution conversation at #ConstitutionCheckUp.

Charge Your Phone or iPad in the ILC

The ILC now has four 10-port USB AC chargers available for phone and iPad charging. These ports are situated on the counter tops around the staircase. All you need is your USB charging cord. Come try them out.

Pick Up Your Ceramic Pots

Attention students from Mrs. Sabbagh’s second-semester Ceramics class: Your pitchers are fired. Students that had Art and Design during the summer, your clay vessels are fired. Please pick them up in Room 1422 during periods 3, 4 or 5. Vessels that aren’t picked up by the end of September will be tossed.


The AP Euro and Art History courses are combining for a summer 2015 trip to London, Paris, southern France and Florence, Italy. The trip is open to all current AP Euro and Art History students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit. Come to the informational meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for more information. Or, contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Hannigan (khannigan@d125.org).

The Spain 2015 travel experience will have an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7096 for interested students and their parents. Contact Mr. Martinez at mmartinez@d125.org if you have questions.

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors (and their parents) Wednesday in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

Students in orchestra, guitar or dance are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre to learn more about the strings and dance programs’ combined performance trip to Spain and Portugal next March.

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Room 8080).


Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, Willamette University, Ithaca College, University of Redlands, Clemson University, Chapman University, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Texas, Boston University, Monmouth College, Manhattanville College, University of Wisconsin, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, Saint Mary’s College, Emory University, University of Denver, Hope College, University of Arizona, Barnard College, University of Utah, University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Miami University and McGill University.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per week; students should get in the habit of checking Naviance and then arranging to secure a pass to visit with these reps. Procedures to sign-up: 1) Find the list of upcoming college visits on your Naviance page. 2) Sign-up for the specific college on Naviance. 3) Print the sign-up confirmation page. 4) Put your ID number on the page. 5) Have the page signed by your classroom teacher at least two days prior to the visit and bring it to the College/Career Center on the day of the visit. 6) Bring the signed page to the CCC on the day of the college 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.


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!


Key Club’s next meeting is today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. This is a “must attend” training meeting for anyone interested in volunteering. Representatives from our community service sites will be presenting to the club.

Stevenson High School Model United Nations (SHSMUN) will have an informational meeting after school today in Room 6050.

New Members Needed: ​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.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be holding its first meeting today at 3:45 in Room 2700. We hope to see you there.

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!

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting Wednesday in Room 1612 at 3:30.  Didn’t come to the first meeting? It’s not too late to get involved for the Fall/Winter edition. We are looking for students interested in photography, writing, editing, layout, modeling and more! See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 if you have any questions.

Freshman Class Board: We are meeting Wednesday after school in Room 2119. We will be building our Stevenson Horror Story entranceway and window designs. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome!

Do you love food, fashion or working with children? Have you or are you taking a course in Family and Consumer Sciences? Would you love to add the title of “FCCLA state champion” to your experience at Stevenson? Come learn about FCCLA at one of our informational meetings on Wednesday. Come before or after school … whatever time works best for you! 7:15 a.m. in Room 1406 or 3:30 p.m. in Room 1406! Can’t make it to the meeting? Contact Mrs. Backes or Mrs. Lohrmann.

Attention all students interested in joining Psychology Club: Our first meeting of the year will be held in Room 2612 on Thursday at 3:45. All are welcome; we will be trying to plan our agenda for the year, hope to see you there!

Video Game Club will have its first meeting of the year Thursday in Room 6072 from 3:45 to 5:30. If you love to play video games, then this is the place for you! New members are always welcome.

SPINS Club: Transfer students, our next outing is at Dave and Buster’s on Friday, September 26. If you want to attend, permission forms must be signed and returned to Student Activities along with $10 by this Friday.

Guitar Club will be holding introductory meetings after school Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, in the Orchestra Room. It is not necessary to attend both, but feel free. Guitar Club is primarily a casual, drop-in group in which students practice and jam.  You can either bring your own guitars or use one of the classical acoustic guitars or basses available through the music department. Complete beginners and advanced players are welcome as well as singers and songwriters.

Are you interested in exploring, discussing, and competing against others in the field of biology? Then join Biology Olympiad, a club dedicated to the most lively branch of science. We meet Mondays in Room 1904 from 3:30-5 p.m.!


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

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.


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