Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AP Selects June Graduate for National Exhibit

2015 graduate Jessie Wang is one of 30 student artists whose work has been chosen by the College Board to appear in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibit that will travel the country next year. The exhibit will be featured in Stevenson’s Visiting Artist Gallery during the months of April and May, and also will be on display at the National Art Education Association conference in Chicago in March. The pieces were chosen from close to 50,000 portfolios submitted.

Fine Arts Division Issues Call for Odyssey Artists

The Fine Arts Division is looking for artists and performers for the school’s biennial art festival, Odyssey, which will take place February 9-10. Students participate in special fine arts performances and hands-on workshops during the festival. Artists and performers from all creative disciplines including visual, music, theater, dance, literary and media arts are needed to provide students with new opportunities to explore. If you are interested in leading an Odyssey 2016 class, click here to complete the Odyssey Proposal Form.

2003 Alumnus Publishes First Novel

Brandon Stec, a 2003 Stevenson graduate, published his first novel in June. Hostile Takeover: A Novel looks at what life would be like if the technology we take for granted were not available. He talked with Pioneer Press about the novel, and about what prompted him to write, earlier this summer.

Freshman Wags the Dog

Anyone can run for president, just ask Jacob Rubin. The SHS freshman and his younger brother filled out all the official paperwork to make their black Labrador, Bailey D. Dog, one of the roughly 800 candidates for 2016. Jacob told the Chicago Tribune that he was inspired to make his canine a candidate after seeing other oddly named contenders, such as “Deez Nuts.” The dog‘s campaign slogan is Forward Pawgress.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Barrington, 25-17, 25-10: The Patriots won their season opener in the Sports Center behind 6 kills and 4 digs from Jori Radtke, and 11 assists and 5 service aces by Corissa Kurth. Morgan Berland and Isabella Milejczyk added 6 and 5 digs, respectively. Milejczyk and Jordyn Taborek each recorded a pair of kills. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed second behind Lake Forest at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course. SHS posted a team score of 325, while Lake Forest had 301. Highland Park also scored 325, but the Pats earned the runner-up nod based on having a lower score from their fifth golfer. Freshman Jackson Bussell led Stevenson with an 8-over-par 80, which tied for 10th overall. Kamaren Sandhu shot an 81 and took 12th, while Jake Labow and Kevin Chin each had 82s. Zach Orlowsky recorded an 86 and Jedi Jhu had an 88. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished fourth, and were led by Alexia Fidman, who finished fifth with an 8-over-par 79 at Bonnie Dundee Golf Club. Myra Peterson shot an 83, good for 13th place. SHS also received a 91 from Olivia Stomberg and a 96 from Madeline Schaetzlein. – Daily Herald

NCAA Eligibility Workshop September 10

The North Suburban Conference’s annual NCAA Eligibility Workshop will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at Libertyville High School. Stevenson student-athletes thinking of competing in college sports, and their parents, are encouraged to attend. The evening will provide insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting.


Special Schedule on Thursday

Stevenson will follow a special schedule on Thursday. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking EXPLORE, PLAN and practice ACT tests at 8 a.m. After the testing is finished, the school will operate on a late arrival day schedule, with classes starting at 10:30. Seniors do not need to report to school until their first class. Regular bus service will be provided for grades 9-11, while two bus runs will cover all routes for seniors starting at 9:20. Click here for more details.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Potbelly’s Wednesday

The SHS Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at Potbelly, 1520 W. Lake Cook Road, in Wheeling from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Potbelly will donate 25% of sales during the three-hour fundraiser to the BPO.

Sign Up for the Color Fun(d) Run

Registration is now available online for the 2015 Color Fun(d) Run! The 5k color blast run will be held Sunday, September 20 at 9 a.m. at Stevenson. Grab your friends, form a team and register today! Go to www.classy.org/shscolorfundrun to sign up! Registration online is encouraged, but you may also sign up at the color run registration table the week of August 31-September 4 during lunch hours in the Wood Commons.

Want to Be Part of Snow Flake at Daniel Wright?

If you are interested in being part of this year’s Snow Flake at Daniel Wright, please attend our first meeting after school on Tuesday, September 1 in Room 1708. No experience is necessary! All are welcome. See you there! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley.

Who’s Hiring? The West ILC and Superstore

The Superstore has openings available to sophomore, juniors or seniors during their lunch periods. Interested applicants should stop by the Superstore for more details. Also, the West ILC is hiring student aides to work throughout the school day. Come have fun and get paid! You must have either a free period or a study hall to be eligible.  Please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC to apply.


The start of Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 6066. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf web page.

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. in Room 2104. For more information visit the Stevenson Flag Football Page.

All ballplayers are welcome to take part in Open Field Baseball starting at 3:45 p.m. Monday on the sophomore baseball field. Open Field Baseball dates are listed on the baseball web page and the Intramurals page.


Would you like to help create artwork for the Fine Arts posters and program covers? If so, please attend the Poster Design Club meeting in Room 6008 at 3:30 p.m. today. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

The first meeting for the Interactive Gamers Club will be Thursday in Room 1204. The club will meet from 3:30-6 p.m. to discuss the year’s upcoming tournaments, board games, and RPGs. There will also be a free Magic: the Gathering Pack Wars tournament. New players are always welcome to join!

Junior Class Board is getting geared up for Homecoming and will have its first meeting Thursday at 3:35 p.m. in Room 2004! All juniors are welcome to attend.

Club Israel starts Thursday in Room 1414 right after school. Everyone is welcome!  Hope to see you there. Any questions, contact Mrs. Argentar in Room 3024.

Sophomore Class Board’s first meeting is after school Thursday in the College/Career Center. New members are welcome to help in our Homecoming preparations. SCB has a lot to offer — friends, fun, snacks, leadership opportunities, and community service hours. Don’t be shy, come on by!

Table Tennis starts Thursday. The club meets almost every Thursday in the lower East Commons. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 6:30 p.m.

Chess Club starts Tuesday, September 1. The club meets almost every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. on Mondays beginning September 14 in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.


“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on the following dates:

  • Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (Late Arrival)
  • Tuesday, September 1 at 7:30 a.m. (Second Day of the Week)
  • Thursday, September 3 at 9:30 a.m. (Late Arrival)
  • Friday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m. (Late Arrival)

You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay and/or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123.


Are you thinking about joining a fall sports team? The last day to join a no-cut sport is Wednesday by 3:30 p.m. (The deadline has already passed to be part of a team with limited roster sizes.) Stop by the Athletic Office to find out how to join a team.


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Geneva teachers get raises in new contract

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Arlington Heights schools not giving up on healthier lunches


Portland State University tantalized by $100M gift that vanished

Federal intervention in schools? It happens less than critics think

In the NSF’s priciest grant-fraud settlement, Northeastern U. will pay $2.7M

Ivy League schools divided over whether to require SAT essay

Ongoing student churn staggers charter schools and Kansas City school district

Meet the modern school bus

Old Dominion fraternity suspended after uproar over suggestive banners

Confederate flag flies proudly at Virginia high school


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