Thursday, March 19, 2015

State Basketball Ticket Information

Tickets for Stevenson’s games at the IHSA Class 4A boys basketball state tournament are only available through TicketMaster or the Peoria Civic Center ticket office. Tickets can be ordered through TicketMaster by calling 800-745-3000 or online at this link. TicketMaster charges an extra $4 per ticket surcharge. Ticket prices are $10.50, $8.50 and $6.50 for a single session (meaning the two games on Friday or the two on Saturday). The Peoria Civic Center’s number is 309-673-3200. The Civic Center ticket office will be open for walk-up sales beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

AP Exam Bill Crafted by SHS Teachers Passes Committee

The Illinois House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee on Wednesday approved by a 21-2 vote legislation that would make Illinois the 15th state to require public universities to grant college credit to any student who receives a score of 3 or higher on any Advanced Placement exam. The AP Credit Equity bill was filed by State Rep. Carol Sente, who worked with Stevenson’s Political Action Club, AP Government teachers Andy Conneen and Dan Larsen, and their colleagues, AP advocates Sandra Wright, Laura Brandt and Vanessa Lal to draft the bill. Larsen and Conneen traveled to Springfield Wednesday morning to testify on behalf of the legislation. They were joined by representatives from District 214 and Leyden District 212.

Day of Dance Friday in the PAC

The Dance Department will hold its annual Day of Dance on Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Dance students will perform during all eight class periods. Click here for the performance schedule. The performances will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network on High School Cube. Click here to watch.

Co-Curricular Fair Next Wednesday

The Student Activities Division will hold its annual Co-Curricular Fair for incoming freshmen and their families from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House. Representatives from Stevenson clubs, sports teams and intramurals will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 17, Deerfield 7: Eleanor Fisher and Courtney Patten each scored five goals to lead the Patriots in their season-opening win on the road. Sarah Lillis added four goals. Goalie Katie Kritzmire had 11 saves.

One More Goal for Boys Basketball Team

The boys basketball team has had some extraordinary accomplishments over the past three years, but one thing has eluded them: A state championship. After finishing third last year and second in 2013, the Patriots will seek to finish No. 1. The quest begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Bolingbrook in the Class 4A semifinals. While SHS has been ranked first or second all season, the Raiders struggled early. Bolingbrook was 6-5 after holiday tournaments, but was won 18 of 19 games since. The winner of Friday’s semifinal will play Geneva or Normal in the championship game at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. The Chicago Tribune has an article about unsung senior Parker Nichols, who leads the team in drawing charges. In addition to TV coverage of Friday’s and Saturday’s games by Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES, will carry their broadcasts on High School Cube at Stephen Cohn, Jack Buttacavoli and Gabe Gordon will call the games.

Freshman to Play in National Hockey Championships

Will Spitzer, a freshman who plays for the Chicago Mission, a Tier 1 AAA youth hockey club, will head to New York next week to play in the USA Hockey National Championships in Buffalo. The Mission won the Bantam Majors regional championship in St. Louis last weekend. Spitzer scored the game-winning goal in the first game of the three-game tournament.


Buffalo Grove Candidates to Debate at SHS Tonight

The Political Action Club and the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce are hosting public debates tonight featuring the two candidates for Buffalo Grove village president, and the six people running for three Buffalo Grove village board trustee positions. The debate starts at 7 p.m. in Room 2104 of the West Building. A debate between trustee candidates will take place first, followed by a debate between the village president candidates. Students will serve as moderators for both debates.

Graduation Announcement Orders to be Delivered Tuesday

Seniors: Jostens will be at school to deliver graduation announcement orders on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, directly outside of the Student Activities Office. Final payments are due at that time. Please feel free to call Jostens at 847-818-8419 with any questions or concerns.

New College Essay Workshop Coming This Summer

Do you want help with your college essays? Would you like to complete most of the work before senior year so you can enjoy the fall? Register for the new college essay workshop offered this summer! The first week of each semester, you can come and get help on your personal statement and the various writing prompts for your college applications. Get suggestions and feedback. Finish this over the summer before senior year begins! Register for this new summer school workshop.

Want to Learn Russian or Chinese for Free?

Students who will be returning to Stevenson for 2015-16, and who have had no prior exposure to the Russian or Chinese languages, are invited to apply for the STARTALK program at Lewis University. There are no tuition costs, and successful students will receive three university credits. The program runs from June 15 through July 10 at Lewis University’s campus in Romeoville. The application deadline is May 4. Click here for more information.

Juniors Invited to Apply for Summer Health Care Internship

Does your future hold a career in health care? Current juniors are invited to apply for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program. The program offers students valuable exposure to many medical fields. Applications are available online at: The deadline to apply is April 3.

Want to Change the World? Apply to Attend We Day Illinois

Do you want to change the world? Would you like to spend a day with several thousand students who want to change the world? NHS Service Outreach invites you to apply for a ticket to We Day Illinois, which will be held April 30 at the Allstate Arena. Schools are invited to attend, but are only offered a limited number of tickets for students. We Day tickets cannot be bought, they can only be earned. If you think you deserve to go, tell us why at this link. Applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email

Report Bullying Through the In Case of Crisis App

Have you checked the In Case of Crisis app on your iPad? There’s been a content update to add a link to report bullying. You can provide information anonymously about bullying, harassment or intimidation. If you don’t have the app on your iPad, and would like help downloading it, stop by the SMARTdesk in the Link.

Don’t Miss Out on the Senior Class Party Cruise

Space is running out for seniors who want to attend the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan June 3, the day before graduation. Click here to download the permission form. Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. Don’t wait too long! Less than 75 spaces are left.

Did You Lose Something? Check 2416 or 5024

Please check Rooms 2416 and 5024 for missing swim and gym bags, as well as coats and sweatshirts.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Culver’s in Buffalo Grove

The Band Parents Organization is having a month-long fundraiser at the Culver’s in Buffalo Grove on McHenry Road (Route 83). Whenever you make a dine-in or carryout order, just mention “SHS Band Fundraiser” and a portion of the sale will benefit Stevenson band students.


Join us for the first-ever joint meeting of Psychology Club and the Indian Student Association after school today. Vidya Nahar will be leading us for afternoon yoga in Room 2104. All are welcome to relax and rejuvenate!

Zumba club will be held, only for today, in Room 2626, at 3:45 p.m.

David Hilbert, professor of philosophy at UIC, will speak to Philosophy Club after school today. Hilbert will be presenting a talk on color and philosophy of perception. All faculty and students are welcome! Philosophy Club meets in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at

Table Tennis meets today in the Lower East Commons from 3:30-6:30.

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

Life is tough. Law Club is the answer. Join us at 3:45 today in Room 7054. #LawClub


Interested in a career in pharmacy? Available over Spring Break? The Career Exploration Program has an opportunity for a student to shadow a pharmacist over break. Please contact Mrs. Willock at for more details.

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.


PREP is excited to team up with The Olive Tap for Cooking with Premium Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar. This class will be at The Olive Tap in Long Grove from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Join us and learn how to incorporate premium Olive Oils and balsamic vinegar into your kitchen. Students will have an opportunity to taste several dishes where the flavors and textures of premium grade olive oil and balsamic vinegar are used. For more information or to register, click here.

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about gardening. This session PREP is offering a series of three gardening classes to help you in the garden. Join us for the first one on Wednesday: Simple Garden and Landscape Design for the Homeowner. In this class, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will get you ready to design, upgrade or add a new garden area to your landscape this spring. Visit for more details and to reserve your spot in this class!


Protest held at University of Virginia after bloody arrest of Chicago student

Ex-lobbyist sues over pension earned as teacher for a day

Kildeer Countryside District 96 school board appoints new member

Former Lyons Township treasurer sentenced to 9 years after guilty plea

Report: Most vulnerable CPS students still suspended at high rates

Glenbard District 87 conduct code changes draw mixed reaction (DH – $)

District 214 candidate pays up after claiming two tax exemptions (DH – $)


Civil rights complaints to U.S. Department of Education reach record high

Report says most K-8 math textbooks fail to align with Common Core

U.S. Department of Education eyeing parallel ratings systems for higher education aims to replace community colleges

Country’s first all-black high school also named world’s “greenest”


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