Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Foundation Golf Outing Features Chance to Win $10K

The Stevenson Foundation’s annual golf outing will be held Monday, June 29 at Hawthorn Woods Country Club. The day begins with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed with tee offs at 12:30. A dinner, awards ceremony and auction will conclude the event. Click here for details, including sponsorship opportunities.

There also will be the “Great $10,000 Golf Ball Drop,” in which numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter prior to the start of the outing. The first hole-in-one has a grand prize of $10,000. Otherwise, the closest ball to the pin will win its owner $1,500. You can buy one ball for $20 and three for $50. The deadline to purchase a ball is June 26. Click here to take part in the ball drop.

All proceeds from the golf outing and ball drop will benefit foundation programs, including the Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and student scholarships.

Science Reach Club Members Present at Northwestern

Eight members of the Science Reach Club presented research and design projects at Northwestern University’s eighth annual High School Project Showcase on Monday. Freshmen Shreya Sriram and Sannidhi Sarvadhavabhatla; sophomore Ravanth Bellam; juniors Rohan Bhattaram, Kevin Cao and Ajay Varadhan; and seniors Han Song Huang and Haji Sefarian were chosen to present their work. Huang’s project was one of six to earn Outstanding designation.

Two Students Earn Eagle Scout Honors

Senior Aaron Becker and freshman Daniel Powers earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouts, this spring. They are members of Troop 140 from St. Mary Catholic Church in Buffalo Grove. To earn Eagle Scout rank, scouts must hold various leadership positions, perform hours of service, learn camping skills, participate in training, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, and lead a project that benefits the community.

For his Eagle Scout project, Powers worked to improve the beachfront patio and stairs at the Ukrainian Youth Camping Organization in Round Lake, which is used by a number of organizations. He removed old timbers and overgrown weeds, replaced the timber with a brick retaining wall and fresh landscaping, and also scraped and repainted the metal patio railing. Powers earned 50 Merit Badges.

Becker’s Eagle Scout project entailed collecting, donating and sorting books for Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Forest. With the help of Troop 140, friends and family who helped him canvas his neighborhood, Becker was able to collect more than 3,700 books, which were eventually donated to school children in Chicago. Becker earned 28 merit badges.

Social Media Leader to Speak at National Conference

Electronic Communications Specialist Jennifer DiBella will join two colleagues from District 214 in speaking about social media at the National School Public Relations Association’s 62nd annual seminar in Nashville, Tennessee on July 13. DiBella, along with Erin Brooks and Jennifer Delgado, will discuss “Sharing With Strategy, Not Haphazardly.” Their presentation will outline steps schools can take to create a social media marketing plan, develop an editorial calendar, explain analytics, and highlight successful content ideas and hashtag campaigns. They also will finish with a panel discussion of best practices. DiBella coordinates Stevenson’s social media channels.


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Baseball, Softball Sectional Semifinals Today

The baseball and softball teams continue their quest for postseason glory today with IHSA Class 4A sectional semifinal contests. The eighth-seeded Patriot baseball team will play host to No. 5 Glenbrook South, while in softball, No. 10 seed SHS takes on No. 9 Lake Zurich at Glenbrook South. Both games start at 4:30. | Baseball bracket | Softball bracket

Stevenson Wins 11th Straight NSC All-Sport Title

Stevenson won the North Suburban Conference All-Sport Championship for the 11th consecutive year. The all-sport championship is based on accumulated point totals based on each league school’s final standing in fall, winter and spring sports. SHS was followed by Libertyville, Warren, Lake Forest and Vernon Hills.

10 Water Polo Players Earn All-State Honors

Senior Melissa Gartenberg and sophomore Andrew Shashin have been selected as the top girls and boys high school water polo players in the state by Illinois Water Polo. Gartenberg was the top vote getter among Illinois girls, and was joined on the first team by junior Allison Travetto. Junior Lauren Burns and freshman Claire Haas were second-team selections, and senior Annika Hotchkiss was placed on the fourth team.

On the boys’ side, Shashin was joined on the first team by senior Shaurya Gilani. Junior Alex Kapecki was named to the second team, senior Liam Holzer made the third team, and sophomore Dan Maleski was a fourth-team choice. The all-state players will participate in all-star games in the Patriot Aquatic Center on Sunday afternoon. Two high school all-star games will be played: Girls at 12:30 p.m. and boys at 2 p.m.

Prior to the all-star games, there will be an age-group clinic from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and is open to boys and girls in eighth grade and under (ages 6 to 14). All clinic participants will get free admission into the all-star games. The clinic cost is $25. Click here to register. For more information, contact girls water polo coach Jeff Wimer at or boys water polo coach Sean Wimer at


Choral Guild Fundraiser at Menchie’s Tonight

Treat yourself to delicious frozen yogurt tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Menchie’s! 20% of your purchase will go the SHS Choral Guild. Menchie’s is located in the Lincolnshire Commons at the corner of Milwaukee and Aptakisic. Bring this flyer with you.

Textbook Return Information

Here is textbook return information for all students:

All grades: Today-Thursday – Wood Commons – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

During finals, the Testing Center will be open as follows: Today, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The TC will be open for regular hours today, but seniors must follow their final schedule today. Other important reminders:

  • Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up.
  • If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the TC needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.
  • Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the TC during that class time, but must have written notification from their teachers or counselors.

If you have any questions see Mrs. Miller or Ms. Plante in the TC.

Looking for a Yearbook? Go to the Superstore

Pre-ordered yearbooks can be picked up at the Superstore until Friday. Make sure you have your school ID. If you would like to buy a yearbook, a limited number are available for $50 at the Superstore. Cash, check, Patriot Dollars (student ID), Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.

Freshman B Soccer Team Photo at Superstore

Freshman B soccer players can pick up their replacement team yearbook photo at the Superstore.


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