Monday, October 20, 2014

Stevenson Online Auction Begins Today

The 2014 Stevenson Online Auction opens today at 9 a.m. The auction is a collaborative partnership between the Stevenson Foundation, Special Education Community Board, Band and Color Guard Parent Organization, Choral Guild, Sports Boosters, fencing supporters, boys varsity basketball supporters, and girls lacrosse boosters. Since the online auction began in 2010, the event has raised $90,000 to benefit these and other booster groups’ support of students’ academic and co-curricular needs. Among the items up for bid this year are:

  • Getaways to Utah, Palm Desert, California and Indiana Dunes, among other locations.
  • Tickets to performances in a number of area venues, including the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Center and Citadel Theatre.
  • A variety of sports-related items, including tickets to Bulls, Bears, Cubs and Northwestern football games, autographed memorabilia and golfing opportunities. Opportunities to travel with the SHS varsity boys basketball team to tournaments in West Virginia and Massachusetts also are available.
  • Restaurant and retail gift cards to more than a dozen local restaurants and other businesses.
  • Health and beauty items such as massages, personal training, haircuts, facials, teeth whitening, and spray tans.
  • Lunch at Wildfire with the superintendents of District 125.
  • VIP parking passes to Stevenson events.
  • A variety of lessons, including guitar, lacrosse, fencing, piano, knitting, cooking and horseback riding.
  • Getting picked up and dropped off at school in a Lincolnshire police car.

To see all the auction items available and to place a bid, visit


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: Jason Godhe shot a 77 to close out his high school career, ending the two-day tournament with a score of 159, 15 over par. He finished in a three-way tie for 50th place. Kamaren Sandhu, a sophomore, improved by five strokes on Day 2, posting an 83 and finishing the tournament at 171. – Official results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots won their fourth consecutive sectional championship, and had all six participants qualify for this week’s state tournament at Buffalo Grove High School. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor defeated Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey for the doubles championship, 7-5, 7-5. Zoe Manion defeated Kendall Kirsch by default for third place in singles. Kirsch fell in the semifinals, her first loss of the season. In the team standings, SHS finished with 31 points, ahead of runner-up Barrington, which had 25. Saturday’s matches were moved indoors due to rainy conditions. – Official results | Daily Herald, High School Cube News

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: Sam Oh and Jared Borowsky posted top-five finishes, leading the Patriots to third place at Lake Forest‘s West Campus. Oh placed second in a time of 14:47, three seconds behind the champion from Lake Zurich, which won the team title. Borowsky was fifth in 15:12, two seconds out of fourth place. Paul Udoni was 18th in 15:59. Head coach Scott Summers said most of his top seven runners posted season-best times. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: Isabelle Sparreo and Jessica Philipp earned medals, leading the Patriots to a seventh-place finish at Lake Forest’s West Campus. Sparreo finished eighth, running the 3-mile course in 18:11, while Philipp was 13th in 18:32. Lake Zurich won the NSC title for the third time in the last four years. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: The Patriots finished second to Fremd, 410-406.5, in the 11-team field. No individual results were available. – High School Cube News

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 42, Mundelein 6: The host Patriots (8-0, 5-0) exploded for 28 points during a 6-minute stretch in the first half en route to the Homecoming victory. Willie Bourbon threw for three touchdowns, two to Cameron Green and one to Tyler Vincent, Jim Marchese returned an interception 17 yards for a TD, and Jack Joseph scored on a 1-yard run in the first half. All 63 players on the roster got into the game, with reserves playing the entire second half after SHS took a 35-0 halftime lead. Ben Herschman ran 63 yards for Stevenson’s final TD in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs (0-8, 0-5) scored in the third quarter, the first TD allowed by the Patriot defense in nearly a month. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald | SBN Video

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 25-12, 20-25, 25-21: Jori Radtke had 14 kills, 14 digs, served 2 aces and made a pair of blocks as the visiting Patriots (20-13, 6-1) reached the 20-win mark for the 11th consecutive season. Isabella Milejczyk had 7 kills and an ace. Corissa Kurth dished out 26 assists and added an ace. Morgan Berland led SHS with 22 digs. Anna Drozdzewicz and Jacqueline Green each contributed 2 blocks and Kendall Frisch had an ace. – Daily Herald


Pumpkin Carving and Design Contest for Students

Sodexo is sponsoring a pumpkin carving and design contest! They will be providing pumpkins to the first 50 students who enter, so remember to check your school email on Tuesday for more information and to sign up.

Graduation Cap and Gown Orders Thursday and Friday

Measurements for graduation caps and gowns will take place Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the West Building’s Patriot Lobby (by Room 2400). The cost of a cap, gown and tassel is $27 (including tax) and must be paid at the time of measurement. Fees can be paid in cash or by check made out to Jostens.

Turn in Senior Party Permission Forms With Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors: Come sail away! Don’t forget to turn in your permission form for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey this week. The PPA will be in the Patriot Lobby with Jostens as you complete your order for graduation cap and gowns. Don’t forget — space on the cruise is limited and it will sell out! Forms are available for download at The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. After this week, permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.

Yearbook Re-Take Days Wednesday and Friday

Did you have a bad hair day when your yearbook photo was taken in August? Never had your yearbook photo taken? You’ll have a second chance during yearbook re-take days next Wednesday and Friday, October 22 and 24, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. This opportunity is available only for freshmen, sophomores and juniors (plus SHS teachers and staff). Seniors who want to have their yearbook portrait re-taken must call Visual Image Photography at 800-577-9570.

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright Meeting Tuesday

Are you interested in performing at Snow Flake at Daniel Wright? If so, there will be a meeting after school in Room 2702 on Tuesday. No experience is required, and all are welcome. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

New Date for Blood Drive; Sign-Ups Continue This Week

Sign-ups for the National Honor Society’s upcoming blood drive will take place Wednesday through Friday in the East and West Commons areas. Students also can sign up online through this link: Anyone 17 years or older can sign up with a parent permission slip. The sign-up information, forms, and downloadable permission slips are all located at the link. All permission slips should be returned to the Student Activities Office or turned in when entering Room 2111 on the date of the drive. Students must have a full free period to donate. Students may ask their applied health or PE teachers for special permission to donate during those classes. The blood drive will be held Friday, October 31, during periods 3-8 in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111). The theme is “Starve a Vampire and Save a Life!”

Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Tuesday Through Thursday

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the annual student variety/talent show sponsored by the PPA, will be held Tuesday through Thursday 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 or Edie Eiseman-Axe at

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


There will be a meeting for all girls planning on trying out for basketball at 3:35 Tuesday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). Information on tryouts, open gym, clothing and shoes will be distributed. If currently out for a fall sport or unable to attend, stop by on your way to practice and pick up a packet. Contact Coach Dineen at if you have any questions.

An information meeting for girls gymnastics will take place Tuesday at 3:30 in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you are unable to attend, contact Coach Harwood at

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, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Cardio Room. Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at or visit


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. Tuesday so you can get your questions answered.

Seniors with disabilities who are heading to college are invited to attend the Choices regional college fair at Vernon Hills High School Tuesday night. The event begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 9. Students and their parents can attend information sessions and also meet with representatives from various colleges and universities. For more information, visit

The Illinois Regional College Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County (Physical Education Building). This is a great opportunity to meet representatives from many in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities all under one roof. A list of the colleges can be obtained at

Seniors: The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars application is available in the College/Career Center. Stevenson can nominate one student. Previous winners ranked in the top 3-5%, had ACT scores of 31+, and had a strong leadership record. Completed forms are due back to the College/Career Center by November 7.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by November 22.


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 to set up an appointment.


SPINS Club is going to the Brunswick Zone in Buffalo Grove on Friday. Permission forms can be obtained from the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons.

Chinese Club is looking for volunteers to help host a booth at the Country Meadows Elementary School Fall Fest next Thursday evening. Community service hours will be provided. Please email Chinese club sponsors Li Ye ( or Michelle Cheng ( for details.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.

Gay Straight Alliance meets Tuesdays after school in Room 6012. GSA is a club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies. The club provides a confidential place where you can be yourself.

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Anime Club meets Monday in Room 2113 at 3:30.

Meteorology Club meets Mondays at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information.

Breakfast With Books will meet Tuesday from 7:45-8:25 a.m. in Room 1313 of the Lower ILC. Breakfast will be served. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Dettling in the West ILC or email her at


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