Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series Asks, “What is Success?” October 8

The “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for Stevenson parents continues Wednesday, October 8 with a look at this question: “What is success?” For some families, getting any grade lower than an A is traumatic. Is this healthy for teens? Should you fear a B+?

Parents are invited to offer their perspective from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Building. The event is free.

The remainder of the Healthy Patriot series will include these topics. All dates fall on Wednesdays:

November 12: “What’s an SST and What Do They Have to Do With Me?”

December 10: “What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?”

January 14: “What are Some Good Ways to Blow Off Stress?”

February 11: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me …”

March 11: “Wait … Didn’t They Cover That in Health?”

April 8: “What’s a Social Profile?”

May 13: “Call Me Every Sunday – Advice About College”

Senior Honored by National Achievement Scholarship Program

Senior Angelica Karim is one of about 3,100 students nationwide who have been selected as Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She and the other recipients scored in the top 3% of more than 160,000 black Americans who requested consideration in the program when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2013.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 to honor academically promising black American high school students. The scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which also conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program open to all U.S. high school students.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: Kamaren Sandhu won medalist honors by shooting a 1-over-par 72 at Willow Glen Golf Course, leading the Patriots to a third-place finish in the team standings. Sandhu is Stevenson’s first NSC boys golf champion since Eric Pacewicz tied for top honors in 2007. SHS had a final score of 304, two strokes behind runner-up Lake Forest and seven strokes behind champion Vernon Hills. Zach Orlowsky and Luke Feder each shot a 76 and Jake Labow added an 80. – Daily Herald, Sun-Times Media

Girls Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: The Patriots finished second to Libertyville, thanks to top-15 performances from its top four players. Alexia Fidman was seventh overall with an 89. Myra Peterson and Olivia Stomberg each shot 94 and finished 12th and 13th, respectively. Dhruvi Mehta was 14th with a 95. Stephanie Namkoong carded a 97 and placed 21st. The meet was held at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Mundelein 0: Dennis Katsman’s goal less than 2 minutes into the second half lifted the Patriots (5-5-4, 3-3-1) on the road to their third consecutive victory. Ethan Marx earned the assist on Katsman’s goal. Goalie Jeremy Klaber made 9 saves. The Mustangs fell to 9-4-3 overall and 3-2 in the NSC. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots improved to 15-0 in dual-meet competition this season with seven straight-set triumphs. Bronwyn Heidkamp was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by Rachel Mopper at No. 2 (6-1, 6-2) and Maria Sarabia at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0). In doubles, Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor posted a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 1. They were followed by No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-1, 6-0).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Barrington, 25-20, 25-23: Jori Radtke notched 9 kills to lead the visiting Patriots (14-10) in nonconference action. Corissa Kurth had 4 kills and 3 solo blocks. Morgan Berland made 16 digs and served 2 aces, as did Radtke. – Daily Herald

Cashaw to Continue Basketball Career at Rice

Connor Cashaw on Tuesday became the second member of the varsity boys basketball team to announce his college commitment. The 6-foot-5 forward selected Rice University in Houston, where his uncle played 20 years ago. Harvard and Lehigh were Cashaw’s other finalists. Rice, which posted a 7-23 record last season, has a new head coach, Mike Rhoades. He previously served as an assistant for Shaka Smart at Virginia Commonwealth. Coverage: Sun-Times Media, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune


PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

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

Need a Halloween Costume? Come to the Thespians’ Sale

October is here and that means “The Usually Annual Thespian Costume Sale” is here as well. Stop by the Glass Commons, right outside of the PAC, today and tomorrow during all lunch periods to purchase your perfect Halloween finds! Whether you have a specific idea in mind, or need inspiration, you will likely find both at the sale. Bring your friends and bring your cash!

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

Our visiting artist for the month of September is Erica Elan Ciganek. She will be presenting today 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.

Were You Born to Pun? Won’t Work for the Half-Wit

Some say that a pun is the lowest form of wit. Submit anything but your puns to The Half-Wit. Send items to by November 7.


Juniors and seniors: The following colleges and universities will be visiting Stevenson: Lawrence Technological University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Johns Hopkins University, Grinnell College, Rhodes College, Denison University, Smith College, Clark University, Luther College, University of Michigan, Swarthmore College, Lawrence University, Oberlin College, Bentley University, Middlebury College, University of Minnesota, Fordham University, George Williams College of Aurora University, Duke University, University of Montana, Roanoke College, George Washington University, Northern Michigan University, University of Arkansas, and Knox College.

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.

Interested in a career in aviation?  Southern Illinois University Carbondale and American Airlines present 2014 American Airlines Career Day on Saturday, October 25.  Students will fly from O’Hare to Southern Illinois Airport, tour the aviation facilities, tour the main campus and see a presentation from AA employees and the university staff and then return to Chicago. Applications are available at

Event is space limited, so apply as early as possible.

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

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at or message Mrs. Willock at

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 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!


The Stevenson Styler will meet today 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!

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

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

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

Do you like building? Do you like candy? If the answer is yes to either of these questions then join Club Israel this Thursday. We will be making candy sukkot after school in Room 1414. Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday after school in Room 1500-1502.

Are you interested in French culture? The French Club is having an informational meeting at 3:30 Thursday in Room 2632.

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

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets every Thursday after school in the Band Room, aka the Bat Cave.

Video Game Club meets on Thursdays from 3:45-5:30 in Room 6072.

Life is tough. Law Club is the answer. Join us at 3:45 on Thursday in Room 7054. #LawClub

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

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, is looking for writers, photographers and editors. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.


Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.


FBI: Former SIU student threatened to blow up dorms, kill students

Clinton principal steps down amid investigation

Northeastern Illinois U. unveils flashy new building on city’s northwest side

Mundelein High officials to discuss future of golf course owned by district

Crystal Lake District 155 financial chief resigns, citing personal reasons

CPS students with good grades might get free ride to City Colleges

Union: CPS was warned that janitor job cuts could cause problems

Andrew High School senior appreciates life more after stroke


In Atlanta, educators stand trial for cheating on high-stakes tests

Student shoots peer at Louisville high school

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014

Teacher shortage forces Arizona schools to go international

Yale, Duke and Minnesota endowments up 20%


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