Wednesday, April 8, 2015

District 125 Board Incumbents Re-Elected

Four incumbents on the District 125 Board of Education retained their seats in an uncontested election on Tuesday. Returning to the board will be President Bruce Lubin, Secretary Terry Moons, Merv Roberts and David Weisberg. Roberts is the longest-serving board member in district history, having first been elected in 1981. Moons is close behind, serving since 1985. Lubin joined the board in 2002 and Weisberg came aboard in 2011. Official results

Ross, Grujanac Earn Re-Election

Ellyn Ross, who works in the Human Resources Division at Stevenson, coordinates the Site Visits for Educators program, and also assists with the Freshman Mentor Program, was re-elected to the Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 Board of Education. She currently serves as president of the board. Mara Grujanac, Stevenson’s Parent Engagement Coordinator, was re-elected to the Village of Lincolnshire Board. Official results

Autism Awareness Month Fundraisers Underway

The Sophomore Class Board, Special Education Division and Physical Welfare Division are sponsoring fundraisers to benefit Autism Speaks as part of Autism Awareness Month.

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division are selling T-shirts, wristbands and votive candles. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10 through Sunday. Shirts will be available for purchase during lunch periods starting next week. 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. Wristbands are $2 and votive candles are $5; they are available during lunch periods in the East Commons.

The Physical Welfare Division has designated Autism Speaks as the beneficiary of its 11th annual Pat-Triathlon on Sunday, April 26. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride, a 1-mile run, and a 200-yard swim. Participants can compete as teams or individually. The event is free for Stevenson students, faculty and staff, and $10 for all others. Click here to register and for details.

College Night for Freshman Families Thursday

Freshman families are invited to attend “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Guidance Counselor Mary Jones, and College Counselors Dan Miller and Sue Biemeret will offer advice on how families can take advantage of resources available at Stevenson as they prepare for college. The event is free.

Second Annual Fashion Show Friday

The second annual SHS Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a pre-party event at 6:30 p.m. featuring refreshments and red carpet photo opportunities. Students in the Clothing and Design classes will display their works, along with the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B.

Evening of Jazz Concert Friday Night

The annual Evening of Jazz concert takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium of the West Building. Admission is free.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 18, Glenbrook North 0: In Northbrook, the Patriots swept all 12 singles matches and all six doubles contests. Winners in singles were Margaret Chen (21-10, 21-9), Michelle Ling (21-16, 21-17), Nicole Xia (21-13, 21-18), Michelle Hu (21-13, 21-6), Ashley Richardson (21-9, 21-16), Shu Zhang (21-9, 21-7), May Ling (21-13, 21-9), Naomi Ecanow (21-12, 21-19), Linsey Nowack (21-9, 21-15), Kelsey Huang (21-17, 21-17), Shirley Cao ( 21-4, 21-6) and Sophia Liu (21-10, 21-12). In doubles, the tandems were Chen/Ling (21-15, 21-12), Xia/Richardson (21-11, 21-17), Huang/Zhang (21-17, 21-14), Hu/Ling (21-9, 21-5), Ecanow/Nowack (21-12, 21-7) and Cao/Liu (21-7, 21-11). – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson 145.5, Glenbrook South 133.5: Arie Feltman-Frank and Matt Krames finished first and second in the all-around, respectively, as the Patriots remained unbeaten.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Mundelein 2: Allison Travetto scored six goals to lead the visiting Patriots (11-0), while Melissa Gartenberg, Annika Hotchkiss and Claire Haas each had two. Also scoring for SHS were Alex Adams, Erin Kempers, Eileen Hoang and Jordyn Landau. The Patriots controlled the game from the beginning, taking a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and extending it to 13-1 at halftime.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 20, Mundelein 6: Colin Kapecki and Dan Maleski each had five goals for the host Patriots (9-1). –


Libertyville 7, Stevenson 6: After the host Patriots (5-2, 0-1) rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead into the seventh inning, the Wildcats (5-2, 1-0) scored twice with two outs in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. SHS scored two unearned runs in the second to make the score 5-2, and Christian Dutler’s RBI single in the fourth made it 5-3. In the sixth, the Pats scored three runs. Carter Baretz tied the game at 5-5 with a sacrifice fly and Jack Cappalli knocked in the go-ahead run with a pinch-hit single. – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Soccer

Libertyville 1, Stevenson 0: The host Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) scored in the 67th minute.  Hannah Petrich made 13 saves for the Patriots (0-3, 0-1). – Daily Herald ($)


Tuesday’s report on the girls track and field meet against Vernon Hills contained three errors, two of which involved winners of individual races. Natalie Sparreo won the 800 meters and Jessica Philipp captured the 3,200. Also, SHS lost to Vernon Hills, 92-53.


Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Martin Sitta will come to SHS and give a presentation to students on Thursday during third and fourth periods. His presentation will take place at the Lower Rotunda Gallery, where samples of his paintings are currently on display.

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Click here for times and locations. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information.

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! The final captains meetings are Thursday and Friday. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

Help Special Olympics and Earn Up to 10 Service Hours

Students can earn up to 10 service hours by volunteering to help with Special Olympics on Sunday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Stevenson on the Port Clinton fields. There will be a training session on Tuesday during eighth and ninth periods (choose one). Space is limited. If you are interested, fill out this google form or email Mr. Salituro at Or, visit

AP Macroeconomics Review on Saturday

A review session for the AP Macroeconomics exam will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in Room 8036-8038. Other review sessions will be held at the same time and in the same room on these dates: Sunday, April 19, Saturday, April 25, Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9.

2015-16 Student Council Applications Being Taken

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Council for the 2015-16 school year is invited to apply online by Friday, April 24. Existing members must re-apply.

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale at the Superstore

Pick up your tickets at the Superstore for Mr. SHS. They’re only $5 and will be sold until Friday, April 17. You can even buy tickets at the door the night of the show! Support your fellow seniors and come on out and have a great night.


Attention Juniors: All junior families are invited to participate in our Narrowing Your Options program, which consists of individual 30-minute appointments with a college counselor (one appointment per family) through the end of June. Scheduling a Narrowing Your Options appointment will greatly assist you in the college planning process. Please fill out this form and turn it in by April 20.


Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at


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.


Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting after school Thursday in Room 2612 to run demonstrations on improving your memory, perceptual trickery, and implicit associations. All are welcome!

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

SPINS Club members going to the Climbing Mountain at Libertyville Sports Complex on Friday, April 17: Please return your permission forms to Student Activities.

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

Zumba Club is meeting after school Thursday in Room 5044, the East Multi-Purpose Room. Bring your workout shoes, ditch the workout and join the party!

The Philosophy Club will meet at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at

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

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


The PREP Cheer and Dance Junior High Clinic will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21. This two-day clinic will focus on dance/cheer technique and choreography. Participants will learn a variety of dance or cheer skills, plus a routine. Skills include: turns, leaps, jumps, motions, cheer and dance choreography. The clinic is for grades 6-8. Register today at

Have you checked out any of PREP’s amazing gardening classes this session? If not, don’t miss out on the last one for this Spring! Perennial Gardening from the Ground Up meets on Wednesday, April 22. In this two-hour presentation we will address selecting, planting and caring for perennial plants that are suitable for northern Illinois. Visit for more information and to register!


Trio of “clean slate” candidates claim seats on College of DuPage board

Election results split Elgin District U46 leadership

Champaign voters reject $144M bond issue intended to ease overcrowding

“Frustrated Waukegan has spoken”: District 60 newcomers celebrate wins

Woodland District 50 voters reject paying for AC, technology upgrades (DH – $)

Glencoe voters come out against school security officer

Grass Lake District 36 voters oppose $5.6M loan for new school (DH – $)

Newcomer holds slim lead for final Gurnee District 56 board seat

Planson slate overwhelmingly wins in Hinsdale District 86

Hinsdale 86 board member resigns on Election Day

Three newcomers elected to Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 board (DH – $)

One newcomer, two incumbents elected to Barrington District 220 board (DH – $)

Two newcomers elected in Libertyville District 70 (DH – $)

Crystal Lake-based District 155: Three newcomers to join board

Ex-teacher elected to Batavia school board (DH – $)

Low enrollment forces officials to cancel plans for private high school in Batavia

Nurses union accuses University of Chicago of violating labor law (Trib – $)

Incumbent-backed slate claims victory in south suburban District 230


30 fraternities shut down in last month across the U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear arguments in special education case

Two Kansas districts to end school year early due to lack of funds

Report: Families of one in four part-time college faculty on public assistance

Dartmouth College bans hard liquor on campus: Will it work?


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