Friday, April 10, 2015

Want to Get Away? Foundation Contest Offers Vacations

The Stevenson Foundation is selling tickets for its Vacation Getaway Raffle to benefit the new Stevenson to College program. One winner will have the option of choosing between three trips, all worth more than $5,000: a golf package at the Fairmont and TPC Stadium Course in Scottsdale, Arizona; a wine lovers excursion to Napa Valley, California and the Meritage Resort; and a stay at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. The cost is $50 each, or three for $125. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit The winner will be announced at the SHS 50th Birthday Bash on Saturday, May 30. The Stevenson to College program will provide mentoring and financial help to SHS students whose circumstances may offer roadblocks to earning a college degree.

Faculty Members Selected for Conferences

Two SHS faculty members will be involved in major conferences within their field this month.

Economics teacher Dr. Sandra Wright was chosen to attend “Perspectives From and On the Federal Reserve System,” a conference sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics and the CATO Institute, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The conference takes place in April 23-25 in Washington, D.C.

Journalism teacher Dean Bradshaw will be giving two presentations at the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association conference on April 24. He will present “No, You Can’t Say Thumbs Up – Alternative Movie Reviews” and “Newspaper and the Principal: Making Each Other Nervous.” Bradshaw also will be taking a select group from the Statesman staff to Hersey High School on April 25 to compete in the Illinois High School Association journalism sectional competition. They will seek to qualify for the state tournament May 1 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Stevenson Center on Democracy to Host Korean War Survivor

Korean War survivor Maija Rhee Divine, author of the autobiographical novel The Voices of Heaven, will discuss social issues impacting North and South Korea during a presentation at the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy in Mettawa at 2 p.m. Sunday. She will sell and sign copies of her novel at the event. Admission is $15 for adults and free for students. To register or for more information, visit


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 25, Vernon Hills 11: Collin Kapecki scored six of his game-high seven goals in the first quarter as the Patriots (10-1) jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never looked back. Andrew Shashin scored all four of his goals in the second quarter. Rahul Arun scored three times, while Dan Maleski, Luke Gable-Preze, Ben Lauter, Cris Tomassetti and Nick Koto each recorded two goals. Trevor Klivickis also scored. Goalkeeper Ben Vilensky made 16 saves. The game featured two head coaches who are Stevenson alumni: Sean Wimer, who is in his ninth year at helm for SHS, and Adam Lueken, who is in his sixth year at VHHS. – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots moved to 13-0 with a pair of wins in the first day of the three-day tournament. SHS beat Naperville Central, 13-5, and Mother McAuley, 12-1. Allison Travetto scored seven goals in each game. Melissa Gartenberg had four goals and 11 assists on the day. Claire Haas also scored four goals, while Annika Hotchkiss had two and Autumn Hoang added one. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made 22 saves overall. In eight quarters of action, Stevenson gave up more than one goal only once. The Pats had four shutout quarters, including the first three in the McAuley game.

Buford Named First-Team All-Area by Pioneer Press

Taylor Buford was named to the Pioneer Press All-Area Girls Basketball Team during Spring Break. The Butler-bound senior helped Stevenson to a 26-5 record this season, and finished her career as one of only eight Patriots to score more than 1,000 career points. Two of Buford’s teammates, senior Sophia Way and sophomore Ashley Richardson, were honorable mention selections.

Looking Ahead to the 2015-16 Boys Basketball Season

With four starters graduating from its state championship team, what does next season look like for the boys basketball team? Pioneer Press takes a look at the Patriots’ prospects for 2015-16. SHS will return 6-foot-7 Justin Smith, who will be a junior, and senior-to-be Ryuji Aoki, who emerged as a key contributor off the bench this year. The team also will be missing two other seniors who finished their careers with state titles in basketball and football.


Want to Look Good? Come to the Fashion Show Friday

Coming tonight to the PAC will be the second annual Fashion Show! The pre-party will start at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments and red carpet photo ops! The Fashion Show will begin at 7 p.m. and admission will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Dress your best and come check out the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B., not to mention the amazing looks made by Stevenson students from the Clothing and Design classes!

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Today

The final Spring Fling captains meetings are today 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.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division are selling T-shirts, wristbands and votive candles 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 through Sunday. 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.

Sushi Station in the West Commons on Monday

Sodexo is offering a made-to-order sushi station in the West Commons during the lunch periods on Monday. You can mix and match from 15 different sushi types, made with either traditional sushi rice or healthy brown rice. Using only the finest ingredients, the products offer diners everything from raw, exotic fish to fully-cooked, traditionally-prepared seafood to vegan and vegetarian options. The sushi station will be located near the main cashier lines.

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.

Order Your Free WIT By April 27

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Monday, April 27. Click here to download an order form.

Calling All Student Poets

The ILC has turned its front glass wall into a Poetry Wall for the month of April. Stop by and create your own poem!

Missing a Camera Tripod? Stop By Room 2416

Did you lose a camera tripod? There are three of them in the Lost and Found area in Room 2416.


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.

Attention juniors and seniors: A representative from the College of Lake County will be visiting Stevenson on Tuesday, April 21 during seventh period. If you’d like to attend, please sign up through Naviance. You can get full directions on the “College Rep Visit” link on the College/Career Center web page at You must get a pass signed by your seventh period teacher at least two days prior to the visit in order to attend.


Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register, visit the IM Archery website at


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 Interactive Gamers Club will host a free Hearthstone tournament after school on Friday, April 17 in Room 2104. There will be prizes for the top finishers, and raffle prizes throughout the tournament. Players can use up to three decks, and each must belong to a different class. Blackrock Mountain cards are allowed.

The Black Association of Stevenson Students meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Friday in Room 2620. Anyone is welcome, regardless of skin color.


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.


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!


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