Tuesday, January 27, 2015

World’s Fair Set for Saturday and Sunday

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair, a two-day celebration of the countries, cultures and cuisines of Stevenson students, will be held Saturday and Sunday in the commons areas of the West Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event then culminates both days with a 2 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center. On Saturday, the cultural showcase will feature a performance by Chicago-based group SoriBeat, which specializes in traditional Korean performing arts.

Retired Teacher’s Play Opens in NYC Tonight

Retired SHS theater teacher Joel Drake Johnson’s play, “Rasheeda Speaking,” opens in New York City tonight and runs through March 22. The play, a dark comedy about racism, stars Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest, a two-time Oscar recipient. The play is being directed by Cynthia Nixon. The New York Times wrote about Johnson and the play’s stars last week.

Consortium Band Festival Streaming Live Tonight

The Consortium 125 Band Festival, featuring junior high school musicians and band students from Stevenson, will be streamed live tonight by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through High School Cube. The concert begins at 7 o’clock. Video link Monday night’s Consortium Choral Concert also was streamed live. Click here to watch.

Freshman Wins School’s First Archery Medal

Sami Hartman-Stackhouse, a freshman, last weekend became the first member of Stevenson’s Archery Club to earn a medal at a competitive tournament. She finished 10th out of 174 archers in the High School-Individual Division at the Phoenix Shootout, held at the Phoenix Military Academy in Chicago. Hartman-Stackhouse was third among the 50 high school-aged girls that competed, and was the top ninth-grade entry. She posted an overall score of 272 out of 300, with 12 bullseyes.

DJ Club Members Spin Tunes at Winterfest

Three students from the SHS DJ Club joined the professional DJs on the stage at last weekend’s Winterfest Dance, becoming the first Stevenson students to serve as official DJs at a major school dance. Nick “Grimace” Zinselmeier and Matt “Flubs” Friedman spun tunes with the DJs from Boom Entertainment on the second stage, while “EmCee”  Alex Wolf worked alongside Boom’s “Dan the Man” on the main stage.


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Winter Sports Apparel Sale February 10

The Athletic Department and Sports Boosters will be holding their winter apparel sale on February 10 during lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Cash, check and Patriot Dollars will be accepted.


Apply to Help With Project Dance

Students interested in helping to plan, promote and run Project Dance must apply by Wednesday. Click here to read more and to apply.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Senior Class Party Price Going Up This Weekend

Seniors: The cost of attending the Senior Class Party will be going up Sunday. Save money by signing up now! The permission form is available for download at www.d125.org/parents/ppa/senior-class-party. Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3 aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan. Don’t wait too long! Spots are going fast and the trip will sell out.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. During this time, Colorsmith Studio will present the revised design based on the previous feedback. SHS and Colorsmith Studio will host field trips, artist talks, and a gallery exhibit during the upcoming months to share this experience with the student body. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

Families Needed to Host Visiting German Students

If you’re interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany from April 12-24, applications are still being accepted. Applications are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414. For more information, contact Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or spaloian@d125.org.

ILC Hiring Student Aides; Paid Position

The ILC is hiring student aides for most periods throughout the school day. This is a paid position! You must have either a free period or a study hall to be eligible. Please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC to apply.

Village of Lincolnshire Seeks Your Feedback

The Village of Lincolnshire wants to hear from Stevenson High School students regarding their impression of Lincolnshire. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7W2886S. The village will use the results of the survey to make further improvements. Student responses will be kept anonymous. The survey closes on Friday.

Yearbook Seeks Senior Selfies

Are you a senior running out of time to leave your mark on this school, but you’re already too busy with homework, clubs, sports, family, free time, etc.? Then say no more! Ambassador Yearbook is looking for seniors to submit their selfies for the 50th anniversary edition of the yearbook. Submit your silliest, prettiest and most photogenic selfie, and leave your mark as a Stevenson student. Submit your selfie to www.replayit.com.


Reminder to all IM Ski Club members: Money for Saturday’s Lil Switzerland trip is due Wednesday by 8 a.m. Questions? Visit the Ski Club website at http://www2.d125.org/im/ski.html or come to the PREP Office, Room 3040.


Girls soccer will have an informational meeting at 3:45 today in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Heffernan at kheffernan@d125.org.

Girls interested in track and field should attend an informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 7096 (above the East Commons). If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.

Any interested girls who would like to go out for the girls water polo team this spring, please attend the informational meeting at 3:45 Wednesday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at jwimer@d125.org.


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.


Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club is having a movie night today in Room 2500 at 3:45. We will be watching Dolphin Tale (snacks will be provided). If you bring a towel, blankets, or newspapers for Orphans of the Storm, you will get one hour of community service. Bring them to 2500 after school. We will also have some petitions to sign for animal rights issues. Hope to see you all there. Bring your friends!

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will meet on Wednesday to begin planning its Spring/Summer edition. We will meet in the Clothing Lab, Room 1612, at 3:30. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!

Students interested in creating artwork for the Fine Arts posters can attend the Poster Design Club Meeting at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6008. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

The Best Buddies club is having a fundraiser at Go Roma in Lincolnshire on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat in or carry out, and a portion of the sale will go to Best Buddies. Make sure to bring this flyer with you or mention Best Buddies when you order.


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University of Illinois chancellor: Budget is top priority

Oak Lawn district board to examine how school determines sports records


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