Tuesday, September 30, 2014

35 Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Thirty-five seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Russell Ang, Rachel Blumenthal, Nicole Chen, Matthew Cheng, Shahreen Chowdhury, Andrew Cohen, Naomi Ecanow, Allen Feng, Christopher Gao, Jessica Goldberg, Barton Huang, Thomas Imus, Bharadwaj Kalanadhabhatta, Kristina Kirova, Daniel Ko, Viktor Makarskyy, Michelle McInerney, Katherine Merkoulov, Sneha Nair, Linsey Nowack, Julide Ozmeral, Zachary Pease, Carolyn Petersen, Rahul Pillai, Pranjali Rathi, Kathryn Roach, Alvin Sheng, David Tolva, Dan Volchek, Ronen Volchek, Howard Wu, Katherine Xie, Annie Yang, Grace Young and Jenny Zhang.

76 Educators Visiting SHS Today

Seventy-six people from eight schools or school districts are on campus today for the first site visit for educators of the 2014-15 year. During a site visit, educators have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Stevenson teachers and administrators about how the school operates. Today’s visitors hail from the following institutions: Dublin High School in Dublin, California; Northwest Learning Community in Alpharetta, Georgia; Snake River School District 52 in Blackfoot, Idaho; Milton High School in Milton, Wisconsin; Watertown Unified School District in Watertown, Wisconsin; Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox, Illinois; Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois; and Rock Island High School in Rock Island, Illinois.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Buffalo Grove, 25-15, 27-29, 25-21: Jori Radtke led the Patriots (13-10) with 15 kills, and also made 11 digs and served 4 aces. Isabella Milejczyk had 8 kills, plus 10 digs and 5 aces. Corissa Kurth dished out 17 assists and Morgan Berland had 20 digs. – High School Cube News, Chicago Tribune

Girls Cross Country

Lake Forest 20, Stevenson 41; Warren 23, Stevenson 34: Isabelle Sparreo finished fourth for the Patriots (3-5, 1-4) at Warren’s O’Plaine campus with a time of 18:03. Jessica Philipp was sixth (18:23) and Shea Kirby finished 16th (19:10). – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Loyola 3, Stevenson 1: Colie Keane scored for the Patriots (4-9-1) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The Ramblers improved to 9-2-1. – High School Cube News

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Fenwick 4, Stevenson 3: The Patriots lost in a shootout at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Jake Cimarusti scored two goals and Tim Fogliatti added the third. Assists were made by Max Spiro, Ryan Rothstein and Michael Dowd.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Francis Parker 2: The Patriots (4-8-1) prevailed in a shootout after two overtimes. Megan Puka Lillis and Jamie Schlacter scored the shootout goals for SHS, while Stephanie Schultz had the Pats’ lone goal in regulation. Goalie Annie McGuinn stayed strong in the shootout to close out the win.

Earlier Start for Football Games Thursday Night

Thursday’s varsity and sophomore football games at Lake Zurich on Thursday will start 30 minutes earlier than usual because it’s a school night. The sophomore game will kick off at 4:30, followed by the varsity contest at 7.


When an A+ Isn’t Enough, The Half-Wit is There

Are you the type of person where an A+ just doesn’t cut it? Do you want to see your work go one step further and get officially published? Submit your work to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7. Freshmen and sophomores only.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass commons. All treats will be $1.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Wednesday

Our visiting artist for the month of September is Erica Elan Ciganek. She will be presenting Wednesday during periods 4 and 6, in front of the Lower Rotunda Gallery in the West Building. All are welcome! More information about her work is here.

Class of 2017 Class Ring Orders

Sophomores can place class ring orders with Jostens on Thursday or Friday in the Wood Commons. A Jostens representative will be here during the lunch periods on Thursday and Friday. You also can come and place a ring order during Family Night on Thursday between 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you bring a minimum $50 deposit whenever you are placing a ring order.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance are available through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.


Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: http://www2.d125.org/im/opengym.html. Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.


Interested in Davidson College? Stevenson can nominate up to two students for The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who represents the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and excellence, global awareness and leadership. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, come to the College/Career Center and pick up the nomination form. This form is due back to the CCC by October 20.


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.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

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!


Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets to donate to a local animal shelter at our next meeting today after school in Room 2700. Hope to see you there.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today, Wednesday and Thursday 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!

Chess Club meets today in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting Wednesday and Thursday after school in Room 2119. We need to finish our Homecoming entranceway and window designs. New members are always welcome!

Write Club meets Wednesdays after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

The Stevenson Styler will meet Wednesday after school in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. If you have requested an article but cannot come, please see Mrs. Erickson. Hope to see you there!


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