Monday, February 9, 2015

Summer School Registration Opens

Summer school registration begins today. Parents can register their students for summer school courses through our summer school web page.

Three Students Advance to IHSA Speech Sectional

Three members of Stevenson’s speech and drama team earned honors at the Illinois High School Association Huntley Regional on Saturday, and will advance to this Saturday’s sectional tournament in Freeport. Sophomore Serena Goldberg captured second place in Extemporaneous Speaking, junior Kayla Guo took third in Special Occasion Speaking, and senior Kyle Rockoff was fourth in Original Oratory.

Winter Guard Heads to TDI Category Championships

Stevenson’s Winter Guard qualified for this weekend’s Team Dance Illinois Category Championships at Northern Illinois University based on its performance at the TDI Flag and Dance Sectional at Lakes Community High School last weekend. The team qualified in two categories: Open Flag (86.5) and Lyrical Flag (87.15). The roster included Caroline Biasco, Naomie LaPointe, Olivia Meyer, Emily Park, Maggie Rengers, Hannah Speers, Tristan Suastegui, Sabrina Sullivan and Megan Weaver.

Band Parents, Sports Boosters Meetings Cancelled

The Band Parents Organization and Sports Boosters meetings scheduled for this week have been cancelled.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Palatine Regional: The Patriots won the regional championship by 130 pins over Hoffman Estates at Brunswick Zone Deer Park, advancing to this Saturday’s Rolling Meadows Sectional at Brunswick Zone Mt. Prospect. SHS compiled a 6-game total of 5,515 pins, compared to 5,385 for Hoffman Estates. Kaitlyn Rudy led SHS, finishing third overall with a 6-game pin total of 1,235. Rudy rolled a 705 series in the afternoon, the first time she has eclipsed the 700 mark. Her afternoon series included a team-high 277, plus a 234 and 194. Rudy’s 277 came during Stevenson’s fifth game, which saw the squad total 996 pins. Sam Szura finished 11th with an 1,107 series, while Colleen VanDerMeulen was 12th at 1,103. Xanthe Coulson contributed a 6-game score of 1,043 and Shu Wang had an 888. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)

Wrestling

Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A Regional: The Patriots finished second to Deerfield, 184.5-177.5, and had two individual champions: Tyler Harrington and Nick Grujanac. Harrington (33-2) won the 182-pound title with a 15-5 major decision over Warren’s entry, while Grujanac (26-7) pinned his opponent from Libertyville for the 285-pound crown. Harrington and Grujanac are among 7 Patriots who will advance to the Barrington Sectional on Saturday. Nathan Reinsdorf (132), Evan Rodriguez (138) and Corey Weil (145) were second, while Eric Carter (120) and Zach Horwitz (195) finished third. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 87, Zion-Benton 64: Connor Cashaw scored a game-high 24 points, including 12 in the third quarter, as the Patriots (19-2, 9-0) won at Zion (15-6, 5-5) for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Cashaw added 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Jalen Brunson had 23 points and 8 assists, while Justin Smith added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Matt Johnson had 12 points. The Zee-Bees (15-6, 5-5) led by 8 in the second quarter. After a timeout, SHS went on a 18-4 run and took control of the game. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald ($)

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 6, Stevenson 3: In the opening game of their first-round series in the Scholastic Hockey League playoffs, Kevin Zajac, Jordan Marcelletti and Justin Pantle scored the Patriot goals. Luke Favia and Timothy Fogliatti each had an assist. Aryel Furman made 33 saves. The series moves to Twin Rinks on Thursday, with a puck drop scheduled for 8:30 p.m. – Boxscore

 

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 84, Lake Forest 56: The host Patriots tuned up for Wednesday night’s North Suburban Conference championship game with a win on Senior Night. SHS (25-3, 12-0) concluded a perfect NSC Lake Division schedule by going on a 22-0 run after the Scouts (16-13, 6-6) took an early 7-2 lead. Stevenson led 39-18 at halftime. Senior Sophia Way scored a game-high 18 points, and was one of five Pats in double figures. She was joined by Ashley Richardson (17), Skylar Blackstock (15), Janine Fajardo (12) and Kiana Cencula (11). Way and classmate Taylor Buford, who scored 6 points, are among eight Patriots in program history to score 1,000 career points. SHS will face Antioch for the NSC title at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sports Center. – SBN/The Cube video | Daily Herald ($)

 

Chen to Play in All-State Hockey Game Tonight

Richard Chen will play in the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois Boys All-State Hockey Game at 8:35 p.m. tonight at The Edge ice arena in Bensenville. Watch the game on The Cube.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP Exam Registration Underway

Registration for Advanced Placement exams started today. Registration is done online. You can find the registration link and other AP exam information on the AP web page. If you have questions, stop by Room 6000.

Winter Sports Apparel Sale Tuesday

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

Buy a Candle for Your Valentine

The Bright Lights Candle Company, created by Stevenson students, will be selling candles in front of the Performing Arts Center during all lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday. Candles are $8 for small and $4 for votives. All the candles are scented for Valentine’s Day: red hot cinnamon, lavender, vanilla bean, rose petal, sweet pea, and apple cinnamon.

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.

Dance Placement Auditions Thursday

Current SHS students interested in taking a curricular dance class, and who have dance experience, should come to the placement auditions on Thursday to be placed in the correct class for the 2015-16 school year. Please come to Room 2010 all day next Thursday during your PE class or any free period throughout the day.

Fashion Show Information Meeting Thursday

An informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show will be held Thursday in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Anyone interested in modeling, working backstage, doing hair and makeup, hospitality and more should attend. The Fashion Show will take place Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles.

Visiting Artist to Speak With Students Friday

The Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month, Long Grove photographer Tobin Fraley, will visit SHS during periods 6 and 7 on Friday to talk about his work and his career. His presentation will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery on the first floor of the West Building.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention junior parents: Do you have some questions about the college search process? College counselors Dan Miller and Sue Biemeret will be in the Performing Arts Center from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday to address any concerns you may have. There is no formal presentation; you set the agenda by coming and asking any questions you may have. This is a parents-only evening. Got a question? See you Tuesday!

Seniors: Looking for financial support for a two- or four-year college education?  The Local Scholarships Packet is available for pick up in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Pick up a packet today. Applications are due March 12.

ATHLETICS

Boys tennis will have its preseason meeting after school Wednesday in Room 1634. All players trying out are expected to attend.

Baseball informational meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Varsity will meet in Room 2628. (Contact Coach Mazzuca at pmazzuca@d125.org if you are unable to attend.) Sophomores will meet in the West Auditorium. (Contact Coach Hodge at mhodge@d125.org if you cannot attend.) Freshmen will meet in Room 2113. (Contact Coach Block at pblock@d125.org if you can’t make it.)

Girls lacrosse is having an informational meeting at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 7096. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Walker at swalker@d125.org.

Any interested athletes who would like to go our for boys water polo this spring are invited to attend the informational meeting at 3:45 Wednesday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wimer at swimer@d125.org.

Boys track and field will have its first practice and informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 17 in the Field House. Athletes should make sure their physical exam is up-to-date, and that all of their paperwork has been filed with the Athletic Office. Contact Coach Farrissey at afarrissey@d125.org if you have questions.

CLUB NEWS

The next Breakfast with Books meeting is at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 1313. Contact Mrs. Dettling in the ILC if you have questions.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Now accepting 2014-15 Career Shadow Applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Interested in being a Lawyer? The Career Exploration Program will be hosting an informational session in the College/Career Center for all students interested in pursuing a career in law on Tuesday, February 24 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. You will hear from an attorney who is vice president of an executive search firm in Chicago, and who has extensive knowledge on the profession and the various specialties within this profession. Find out what law school is like, where the jobs are, what type of lawyer best matches up with your particular interests and get a chance to ask questions. Snacks will be provided and space is limited so please sign up online at http://goo.gl/rWKiQr or in person in the College and Career Center.

INTRAMURALS

Reminder to all IM Ski Club members: Money for Saturday’s Cascade 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.

 

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