Thursday, February 19, 2015

Showcase Ticket Sales Start Monday

Ticket sales for Showcase 2015 run every day from Monday through March 6 during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. The first seven rows will be for students only and are general admission. All remaining seats are reserved. All tickets are $10 each. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on show nights. Tickets may be paid for at the Patriot Superstore with cash, check or student ID. Showcase 2015 will be presented on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Each show has a different lineup of student performers. Showcase is sponsored by the Patriot Parent Association.

Madrigal Dinner Reservations Now Available

Reservations are being taken for the Choral Guild’s annual Madrigal Dinner, which will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The event features food and frivolity layered with a cappella singing and instrumental music. The centerpiece of the evening is an Elizabethan-era comedic theatrical experience written and performed by SHS students. Tickets are $25 for anyone high school age and older, and $15 for children. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. Reservations are due by Wednesday, March 4. Click here for the reservation and sponsorship form.

This year’s Madrigal Dinner cast will feature Marissa Abraham, Sarah Berkowitz, Talia Cheifetz, Maya Cohen, Abby Dutler, Samantha Fleishman, Mike Komarovsky, Anushka Nageswaran, Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla, Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner, Noah Silver, Jake Singer and Claire Sullivan. The co-directors of the dinner are Ellen Singer and Kirstin Snelten.

Students Playing at House of Blues Sunday Night

Four students in a band called “If We Were” will be playing at Chicago’s House of Blues at 8 p.m. Sunday. The band features seniors Liam Conway (guitar), Sam Greenberg (bassist) and Matthew Solway (drummer), and junior Michael Schodin (guitar). They play a mixture of alternative and modern rock. This is the second time the band has played the House of Blues this school year. The band‘s debut album, “Groovy,” is scheduled for release in May. Their website is at



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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Carmel Regional: The fourth-seeded Patriots (26-4) survived a major scare from No. 13 seed Mundelein, 51-49, and advanced to the regional championship game against fifth-seeded Buffalo Grove at 7 p.m. Friday. No details were available on Wednesday night’s game.


SHS-Lake Forest on The Cube Friday Night

In addition to being telecast on The U Too, Friday night’s varsity boys basketball game also will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network on The Cube. This provides a free option for people who cable or satellite provider does not offer The U Too. Watch the “Beyond the Arc” preview.

Patriot Wrestling Duo Begins State Quest Today

Senior Tyler Harrington and sophomore Eric Carter will take to the mats at the University of Illinois later today for the IHSA Class 3A individual state wrestling tournament. Carter (31-14) has drawn Andrew McFall of Oswego (38-4) in a first-round match at 120 pounds, while Harrington (35-3) will take on Jake Mayon (31-4) of Plainfield East at 182. Harrington, ranked fifth in the state by Illinois, is making his second state appearance, while this is the first for Carter. Click here to follow state tournament results. | Daily Herald preview ($)

Aoki Earns Daily Herald Player of the Week Honor

Junior Ryuji Aoki earned Daily Herald Lake County Boys Basketball Player of the Week honors after his career-high 30 point effort against Mundelein, which included tying a school record with seven 3-pointers.

Baseball Alum and Illini Teammates Start Season 4-0

Shortstop Adam Walton (Class of 2012) and the University of Illinois baseball team opened the season 4-0 for the first time since 2000 after sweeping two games each against New Mexico State and Lamar last weekend in Texas. After going 0-for-5 in the opener, Walton went 6-for-13 over the next three games with six runs scored. Walton led the Illini last year with a .329 batting average en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors.



Fashion Show Meeting Today

Want to be involved in the Fashion Show on April 10 but couldn’t come to the meeting last week? It’s not too late! Stop by Room 1410 to pick up an information sheet and return the preference sheet to the same place. We will have another meeting today at 3:30 in Room 1612 for you to find out what role you will have and additional information! If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Erickson at

Project Dance Captains Meetings in Student Activities

Project Dance captains meetings will take place today and Friday during the lunch periods in the Student Activities Office. Captains will learn about the new Project Dance crowdfunding and registration platform that will allow students to register as teams and individuals online, and manage their own fundraising pages.

Get Your Hoops for Heroes T-Shirts During Lunch

Hoops for Heroes is at 7 p.m. Friday and it will be a “camo out.” If you ordered your camo T-shirt, they are available for pick up during all lunch periods. A limited number will be available for purchase for $15.

Lunar New Year Celebration Set for Friday

All students are invited to the first-ever Lunar New Year Celebration at Stevenson in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) on Friday. A short program will be performed by members of the Chinese Club, Korean Club, and Taiwan group at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the program. Admission is $3. Come and join us celebrating the Year of the Sheep!

Pass on the Beat Holding iPod Drive for Charity

Pass on the Beat will be holding an iPod drive to support Music and Memory, an organization that works to help Alzheimer’s patients and people with special needs. Collection will take place in the Wood Commons during all lunch periods next Tuesday through Thursday. All Apple music players in working condition will be accepted. Chargers are not required, but appreciated. Please contact Caitlin McGovern at with questions.

Odyssey 2016 Logo Design Contest for Students

The 2016 Odyssey Committee is holding a logo design contest with a $250 prize for Stevenson High School students. The new Odyssey logo will be used school-wide for all publicity, T-shirts and mailings for our biennial two-day fine arts festival that takes place in February 2016. Deadline for submission of entries to the Fine Arts Division Office is March 6. Entries should be dropped off in person to Room 6076 in a sealed envelope between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Open this document for details. If anyone has questions, please contact Mr. Grice, Fine Arts Director, at

Feeling Stressed? Let Operation Snowball Recharge You

Sign up for Operation Snowball weekend registration is now open through March 4. The Snowball weekend will be March 13-15, and sign-up sheets can be picked up in Student Activities, 7080 or 2628. Please see Mr. Mazzuca in 2628 if you have any questions.

Help Outfit Underprivileged Girls for Their Prom

The Student Council will be collecting dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories to donate to underprivileged girls in the Chicagoland area through the Glass Slipper Project. Items will be collected through March 6 in the Student Activities Office. For students who turn in dresses, please attach a note with your name and ID number. Student Council will give one Ugive hour per dress up to a maximum of three hours to those students who donate.

Sign Up for Next Month’s NHS Blood Drive

Will your heart still be pumping from Valentine’s Day? Don’t bypass a good opportunity, and participate in National Honor Society’s spring blood drive on Friday, March 6. Online registration is now available at The blood drive will take place in the Wrestling Room during all lunch, gym and free periods. You will be required to submit a health form available on the blood drive website, and a permission form in order miss any gym classes. Donate blood this spring — you’re somebody’s type! You must be 17 or older, and above 115 pounds to donate.

NHS Letters of Invitation in the Mail

Letters of invitation for the National Honor Society have been mailed. Any sophomore or junior with a 3.9000 weighted, cumulative grade point average who has not received a letter should email Mr. Erdmann at or stop by the Student Activities Office.

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


Attention all members of Psychology and Law clubs, and all interested parties: There will be a joint meeting of the Law and Psychology Club today in Room 8048-8046 to discuss issues around confidentiality. If you tell a psychologist something in confidence, what are they obliged to tell others? What does it mean to warn or to protect? Join us to find out.

Zumba Club is starting at SHS! We will meet for the first Zumba session today at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5044 (behind the Glass Commons). Bring your workout shoes, invite a couple of friends and let’s start the Zumba party!

The Video Game Club is back! We will be meeting on Thursdays after school in Room 6072 from 3:45-5:45. If you have questions, contact Mr. Schroeder at

Freshman Class Board meets today after school in the College/Career Center. New members welcome!


The Stevenson Intramural Dodgeball League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2113. For more information visit the IM Dodgeball page at

Reminder to all IM Ski Club members: Money for the Devil’s Head trip on February 28 is due by 8 a.m. Wednesday. This is the last ski trip of the season. Questions? Visit the Ski Club Website at or come to the PREP Office, Room 3040.


ACL prevention testing for girls soccer is scheduled for today in Room 2104. Freshmen and sophomores will meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by juniors and seniors at 6:30.


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 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 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 or in person in the College and Career Center.


Attention seniors from District 96: Applications for the District 96 Foundation – Mr. Mark E. Spivak Service Scholarship and Dr. Thomas W. Many Educational Scholarship are available in the College/Career Center. These scholarships are in addition to the original Local Scholarship Packet currently in the CCC. The scholarships are available to District 96 alumni who have demonstrated high levels of academic dedication, leadership, and community or school service. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for each of the scholarships. The deadline to turn in the packets is Thursday, March 12.



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Students stage sit-in, demand Newark superintendent’s resignation

106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web

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Carnegie-Mellon mistakenly tells 800 grad applicants they were accepted


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