Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orchestra Concert Tonight

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform tonight during a 7 p.m. concert in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Co-Curricular Fair for Incoming Freshmen Wednesday Night

Incoming freshmen and their families are invited to the annual Co-Curricular Fair, which runs 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.

State Basketball Celebration Location Set

Thursday’s state basketball celebration will take place in the Forum, the main entrance of the West Building. The event begins at 7:35 a.m. and is open to the public.

Seniors Earn Prizes at VIP Photography Show

Megan DeSilva, a senior enrolled in Advanced Placement Photography, won first prize in the Visual Image Photography Show in Wheeling on Saturday. She received $100. Allison Lackey, another senior in AP Photography, took second place and earned $50. Two sophomores in Advanced Photography, Alyssa Pauly and Judy Kupchan, received honorable mention awards.

Chicago Bears Players Visit Best Buddies

The Best Buddies Club had a couple of special visitors at its after-school gathering on Monday. Chicago Bears players David Bass and Claudius Washington stopped by to talk with club members and autograph footballs that had been donated. Here’s a photo from Bass’ Instagram account.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 18, McHenry 2: Dan Maleski scored five goals, and Andrew Shashin and Cris Tomasetti each had four for the host Patriots (8-1). Colin Kapecki and Liam Holzer added two goals apiece, and Rahul Arun added one. – Illpolo.com

Basking in That Championship Glow

There were several feel-good stories coming out of the boys basketball team’s state championship run. One was the extraordinary turnout of Patriot fans in Peoria to watch the team claim its first state title. More than 1,000 Stevenson supporters were estimated to have made the trip downstate. Another story was the 3-point basket scored by Josh McMullen with about a minute left in the game. When the shot was made, the Patriot sideline erupted; several starters could be seen bouncing wildly in the air with joy. Why so much excitement? The unheralded senior was one of the emotional leaders of the team, leading the pre-game huddle before tipoff every game. He also was a model of perseverance and hard work: According to the basketball coaching staff, McMullen was listed 37th among players his freshman year. This video tribute was put together shortly after the championship game.


We Day Application Deadline is Friday

NHS Service Outreach’s We Day applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday. There are at least 75 spots left, so make sure to get your applications in! Click here to apply. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email aeshsserviceoutreach@gmail.com.

Testing Center, ILC Closing Early Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:25 on Friday. The ILC will close at 3:30.

Mark Your Calendar: Fashion Show April 10

Don’t make any plans for the Friday after Spring Break, because that is the night of the second annual Fashion Show! It will be on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, admission will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design. Hope to see you there!

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.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Graduation Speaker Application Window Now Open

Two seniors will be selected to speak at the commencement ceremony in June. If you would like to be one of those seniors, complete this application and return it to the Student Activities Office by Tuesday, April 7.

Register by April 6 to Take SAT Exam at Stevenson

Each year, the SAT and SAT subject tests are offered at SHS in May. This year, the tests will be administered on Saturday, May 2. The registration deadline is Monday, April 6. Students and parents can register or learn more about the tests at https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.

Sophomores and Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available on the Peer Helpers website or in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 7. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

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.


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: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP. The deadline to apply is April 3.

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.


The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets today after school in Room 2202.

Gay Straight Alliance meets today 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.

Write Club meets Wednesdays after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.


PREP will not be running any classes during Spring Break, but we have plenty starting the week of April 6! Check out the calendar at this link and see what we have in store for the month of April!

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. Click here for more details and to reserve your spot in this class!


Fewer losers in new school funding proposal, ISBE analysis says

Unions win round over Rauner in “fair share” fee lawsuit

Huntley District 158 moving 600 elementary school students with boundary change

Naperville man admits taking thousands from Islamic school

Students who opt out of PARCC tests given “sit and stare” time (Trib – $)

Air conditioning coming to two Woodland District 50 schools (DH – $)

Geneva OKs Sixth Street School demolition (DH – $)


Privacy bill won’t stop data mining of kids

Police find no evidence of University of Virginia frat gang rape reported by magazine

Study: Zero-tolerance school drug policies make drug use worse

Fundraising site for teachers illuminates classroom disparities

Obama to young scientists: “Keep asking why”

How a wheelchair challenge mobilized a high school to be more accessible


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