Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Elbaum to Receive History Teacher of the Year Award Friday

David Elbaum will be honored as the 2014 Illinois History Teacher of the Year on Friday during the Illinois Council of Social Studies’ annual conference at Harper College in Palatine on Friday. Elbaum, who was first announced as the recipient in late May, will receive $1,000, and an archive of books and historical resources will be presented in his name to the Information and Learning Center.

Junior Families Invited to “Finding the Fit” Wednesday

Juniors and their parents are invited to “Finding the Fit” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Stevenson’s college counselors will discuss how to focus your college search, what colleges look for in applicants, how to do research about colleges, and all the ways SHS can assist you in your college search and selection.

Stevenson Online Auction Begins Next Monday

The 2014 Stevenson Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. Monday, October 20 and will close at 9 p.m. Monday, October 27. More than 150 items will be available, including: restaurant and retail gift cards, theater tickets, sporting event tickets, golf foursomes, vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, health and beauty items, SHS Spirit Wear, unique experiences and much more. A banner promoting the auction will be placed on the SHS website at d125.org beginning October 20.

Children’s Play Set for Sunday

The Stevenson Foundation brings Dr. Seuss to the stage this weekend when it presents its fall children’s play, “The Cat in the Hat,” on Sunday. Performances are scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $5, can be purchased online or by calling 847-415-4121. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Senior Earns Perfect Score on ACT Exam

Fuyan Jiang became the 18th member of the Class of 2015 to earn a perfect score on the ACT exam when she notched a 36 on September 30.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional: Play was suspended after Lake Bluff Golf Course was deemed unplayable. About 20% of the field had not finished, and will return today. SHS was among the teams able to finish Monday, and posted a score of 306, which entering today is tied for third with St. Charles East. Kamaren Sandhu led the Patriots with a 2-over-par 74. Jason Gohde shot a 75, Luke Feder had a 76 and Kevin Chin posted an 81. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class AA Warren Sectional: Rain caused play to be halted in the afternoon at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, and it is unclear if action will resume today or be delayed until Wednesday. When play resumes, Alexia Fidman will be aiming to earn a berth in the state tournament. She posted a 39 on the front nine and has seven holes remaining. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Glenbrook South 2: Goalie Aryel Furman turned away 25 shots and the Patriots erupted for four unanswered goals after falling behind early at Twin Rinks. Daniel Levey tied the game at 1-1 and Sam Spector scored the go-ahead goal for SHS, which has won four straight. Luke Favia assisted on Levey’s goal and later added a goal of his own. Richard Chen was credited with the assist on Spector’s score. Jake Cimarusti had a goal and an assist. Sam Spiro had the final Stevenson goal and Michael Dowd assisted on Cimarusti’s goal. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots won the conference crown handily over Lake Forest, 38-25. The two teams tied for the tournament title last year. SHS won four of the five flights and also had a second-place finish. Kendall Kirsch won the No. 1 singles title, defeating Warren’s Karyna Bihel, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, and improved to 23-0 this season. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor breezed to the No. 1 doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lake Forest, one of three doubles titles for SHS. Also winning doubles crowns were No. 2 Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey (6-4, 6-4) and No. 3 Michelle Tulchinskaya and Gwen Heidkamp (6-0, 6-1), with wins over Lake Forest. Zoe Manion was second at No. 2 singles. The tournament was played at Lakes Community High School in Round Lake. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Conant Invitational: The Patriots won the tournament title, topping Hersey by comfortable 274-204 score. SHS claimed all three levels of the invitational, classes A, B and C. Stevenson had a slew of individual winners, led by Shayna Salzman, who won two events and swam on two winning relays. Salzman captured the Class A 100 free (1:02.54) and Class B 200 free (2:13.94). She was part of the Class A 400 free relay with Ashlin Ruiz, Isabelle Pelka and Irune Andres (4:13.69), and the Class B 200 free relay with Danielle Kameristy, Elyse Spearman and Bailey Polster (1:59.69). Pelka won two Class C events, the 100 back (1:14.98) and 100 fly (1:11.83), and also swam on the Class B 200 medley relay (2:14.76). The other four-race winner was Danielle Fang. She won the Class B 100 breast (1:21.90) and Class C 200 IM (2:43.96), was part of the Class B 200 medley relay with Spearman, Pelka and Kameristy (2:14.76), and the Class C 200 free relay with Alexandra Kokhan, Annika Hotchkiss and Melissa Gartenberg (2:03.00). The other Class A winners were Ruiz in the 200 free (2:12.71),  Casey Kirby in the Class A 100 back (1:10.18), and the 200 medley relay unit of Kirby, Andres, Rachel Song and Alice Jeong (2:07.99). Other Class B winners included Song in the 100 fly (1:09.73) and 100 back (1:12.00), Andres in the 100 free (1:03.46), and the 400 free relay team of Kameristy, Joy Liu, Jessica Lenhart and Kamila Wawer (4:28.15). Other Class C winners included Pelka in the 100 fly (1:11.83) and 100 back (1:14.98), Delaney Weiland in the 200 free (2:26.09) and 400 free (5:03.58), Liu in the 100 breast (1:26.80), Jeong in the 100 free (1:06.35), the 200 medley relay with Gartenberg, Wawer, Lenhart and Liu (2:16.99), and the 400 free relay grouping of Gartenberg, Polster, Hotchkiss and Kokhan (4:28.41). – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: Jori Radtke had 14 kills, 8 digs and 2 aces as the Patriots (18-13) outlasted Morton, 30-32, 25-14, 25-19 in their final match of the two-day tournament. Radtke also led SHS with 7 kills and 4 aces during a 25-23, 26-24 win over Buffalo Grove. Isabella Milejczyk (8 kills, 11 digs), Corissa Kurth (34 assists, 6 kills) and Morgan Berland (17 digs, 7 aces) also stood out against Morton. Berland had 17 digs in the Buffalo Grove match. Kurth had 13 assists and Kendall Frisch had 8 digs and 2 aces. – Daily Herald, Buffalo Grove Journal

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 41, Zion-Benton 0: Jack Joseph ran for four touchdowns, including three in the first half, as the Patriots (7-0, 4-0) stung the Zee-Bees (3-4, 1-3) in Zion. The SHS defense, meanwhile, shut out its second straight opponent, and hasn’t yielded a touchdown in the past three games. Joseph ran for 177 yards on 17 carries, and had TD runs of 7, 10, 11 and 46 yards. Tyler Vincent had a 1-yard run, and Willie Bourbon connected with Henry Marchese on a 14-yard pass for the other two scores. SHS built a 34-0 halftime lead, scoring on its first four possessions. – Sun-Times Media

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots fell to Maine West (14-25, 25-19, 16-14) and Glenbrook South (25-20, 25-20). Isabella Milejczyk led SHS with 11 kills and also has 12 digs against Maine West, and Jen Lichtenstein had 6 kills and 3 aces. Abby Trebilco contributed 19 assists and 8 digs. Jori Radtke had 14 kills and 12 digs in the Glenbrook South match, while Corissa Kurth had 21 assists, 4 kills, 3 aces and 3 digs. – Buffalo Grove Journal, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson hosted Patriot Quadrangular: At Half Day Forest Preserve, the Patriots prevailed over Lake Forest, Elgin Larkin and Waukegan. Isabelle Sparreo won the meet in a time of 18:33, followed by Jessica Philipp (18:39), Shea Kirby (19:26), Julide Ozmeral (19:28), Jessica Woodard (19:42), Sydney Pacernick (19:45) and Amy Lin (19:58) in places 2-7.

Field Hockey

Glenbard West 2, Stevenson 1 – Chicago Tribune


Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Wednesday and Thursday

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the annual student variety/talent show sponsored by the PPA, will be held Wednesday and Thursday and October 21-23 during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. What kinds of acts are the PPA looking for? Everything! Singers, dancers, bands, comedians, magicians, gymnasts, jugglers, “yo-yoers” or any other creative acts. Showcase acts must have a minimum of 3 performers unless the act is very “unique.” Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during audition sign-ups.

Fill out this audition sign-up form and bring it to one of the sign-up days. If you need help finding a group, try the Showcase Facebook page or contact Lisa Weisner at lweisner@aol.com or Edie Eiseman-Axe at edie0609@aol.com.

Showcase variety act auditions will be held December 4-8. Band auditions are set for December 6. Emcees/anchors auditions will be held December 2. Showcase 2015 will be held March 6-7. For more information on Showcase, visit d125.org/ppa/showcase.

Blood Drive Sign-Ups This Week

Sign-ups for the National Honor Society’s upcoming blood drive will take place this week during lunch periods in both commons areas. The “Save a Life, Starve a Vampire” drive will be held Friday, October 24. To see what it takes to be a blood donor, click here.

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright Meeting Today

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright is having an informational meeting after school today in Room 2702. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. All are welcome! See you there!


Calling all seniors! Senior Class Board invites all seniors to help decorate for their last Homecoming. We will be decorating our West Hallway today from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Patriot Lobby, and our East Hallway by Room 6000 on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Service hours provided. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at jjensen@d125.org or Mrs. Peterson at npeterson@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board members: After school today, we need your help decorating our West Hallway for Homecoming. You can’t beat it — fun, community service hours, and pizza! Meet us by The Point reception desk. New members are welcome; all freshmen are invited to help!

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today 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 from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.

FCCLA will meet on Wednesday in Room 1406 from 3:30-5:30 to meet with Mrs. Lohrmann and Mrs. Backes about your FCCLA project to get started! If you are not able to meet please contact the sponsors ASAP to discuss.

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

Do you think you know what makes people insane? If you were on a jury could you determine who was sane or insane at the time of a crime? Please attend a joint meeting  of Psychology Club and Law Club in 7096 on Thursday at 3:45. All are welcome!


The fencing team will have an informational meeting Wednesday in Room 2104 at 3:30. Please contact Coach Delgado at fdelgado@d125.org if you cannot attend.

The boys bowling team is having an informational meeting Thursday after school in Room 2113 from 3:30-4:15. If you can’t make the meeting, contact Coach Lapping in the West ILC in the math section.

Preseason softball is here! Join last year’s freshman, JV and varsity players for optional morning workouts and weekend open gym sessions. Improve your softball skills, learn an appreciation for the game, make lifelong friends, and develop a sense of Stevenson pride as a member of the Patriot softball program. Workouts are from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays (Weight Room), Wednesdays (Cardio Room) and Fridays (Weight Room). Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org or visit d125.org/softball.


Seniors: Do you have questions about the Common Application, applying to the University of Illinois, transcripts, etc? The College/Career Center will be open from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Wednesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold a drop-in day at the same time on Tuesday, October 21.

All juniors and parents, the college search process is officially underway! Plan to attend a most informative meeting on how to choose the college that’s right for you at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller, Stevenson’s college counselors, will highlight and outline the steps students and parents should be taking this year to find the college that provides the greatest fit. Join the College/Career Center staff as they help juniors “Find the Fit.”

Lewis University will be hosting its 10th annual Aviation Career Conference on Saturday, November 22. This is an opportunity for students to talk to professionals who work in the aviation industry. More information and registration can be obtained at www.lewisu.edu.


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

Interested in design or architecture as a career? Attend the Chicago Architecture and Design College Day, where more than 50 colleges and universities will be available to answer questions and provide information on their programs. The event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harold Washington College, Lake Street and Wabash Avenue, in Chicago. Visit chicagocareerday.org for registration and more information.

Save the date! The Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Forum/West Commons. Want to know which careers match up best with your interests? Curious as to which college or courses will be best for your career choice? Learn the answer to these questions and more by attending and talking to all types of professionals in all types of careers! More than 65 representatives from medicine, law, engineering, the arts, human resources, pharmacy, management, advertising, business ownership, entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, technology and many more!

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.


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Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

Lawsuit alleges bullying led to CPS student suicide

Police investigating assaults on University of Illinois campus

College of Lake County’s lakeshore campus expansion a year behind schedule

Rockford school district announces 5-year, $250M construction plan


It’s 2014. All children are supposed to be proficient. What happened?

Enrollment in California teacher preparation programs plummets

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Columbus, Ohio schools taking back bonuses based on cheating

Higher education ballot measures on the light side this year

Indiana University opening five overseas offices to raise global profile

University of Wisconsin faces criticism over list of safety tips for students


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