Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Statement on Ongoing Fox Lake Manhunt

The district this morning released the following statement regarding the situation in Fox Lake: “The killing of a police officer in Fox Lake on Tuesday and the ongoing manhunt for his attackers has rightly caused concern in our community. We have been in close communication with Lincolnshire Police since the incident was first reported. While we are aware that several schools in the Fox Lake area are closed today, we do not believe a similar decision is warranted for Stevenson. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will notify you if there are any changes that would impact your student. We also encourage you to download the In Case of Crisis app, which is one of the notification tools the school uses with its students and families. Here are the links to download In Case of Crisis: iTunes | Google Play


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Niles North 0: At the Glenbrook South Invitational, Ben Brandt set up first-half goals by Jun Min and Dennis Katsman. Min scored in the seventh minute, while Katsman found the back of the net in the 31st minute. The Patriot defense put the clamps on Niles North (2-3-1) throughout the game, forcing goalkeeper Jeremy Klaber to only make 3 saves in posting his first shutout of the year. SHS (2-0) continues invitational action against Schurz today. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. New Trier, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22: The Patriots (7-1) rallied in the Sports Center for the nonconference victory behind Isabella Milejczyk. She racked up 15 kills, served 6 aces and made 7 digs, while Jori Radtke added 9 kills and 15 digs. Morgan Berland made a team-high 18 digs, and Corissa Kurth dished out 27 assists. Jordyn Taborek added 5 kills, and Chloe Robinson chipped in with 9 digs. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 8, Highland Park 0: The Patriots improved to 5-0 with an octave of straight-set victories at Danny Cunniff Park. Zoe Taylor (6-4, 6-0) and Dhwani Kumar (6-2, 6-2) won the only two singles matches. The six doubles winners were Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao (6-2, 6-2), Alexandra Zoubareva/Elizabeth Ferdman (6-4, 6-1), Gwen Heidkamp/Paige Nierman (6-1, 6-2), Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger (6-3, 6-4), Alyssa Glaser/Shelby Liu (6-1, 6-2), and Maria Pablos Sarabia/Rachel Mopper (6-1, 6-0).

Lacrosse Coaches Start Junior Patriots Program

Stevenson head lacrosse coaches Sarah Gutierrez and John Vignocchi, along with some of their players, are leading the new Junior Patriots Fall Lacrosse program through the Lincolnshire Sports Association. The program is open to boys and girls in grades 5-8, and will start Sunday, September 13 and run for six weeks. For details and to register, visit

Coach’s Sister Named Top Division II Scholar-Athlete

Taylor Skala, the daughter of SHS boys locker room supervisor Joe Skala and brother of assistant varsity baseball coach Nick Skala, was named one of two Division II Scholar-Athletes of the Year by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association. Skala, who graduated last spring from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, was a two-sport athlete who had a 3.87 grade point average as a cell and molecular biology major. She was the GLVC Offensive Player of the Year in women’s soccer, and was named to the GLVC All-Defensive Team in women’s basketball.


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 to sign up! Registration online is encouraged, but you may also sign up at the color run registration table this week during lunch hours in the Wood Commons.

Auditions for Fall Children’s Play September 9-10

Come audition for the fall children’s play “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Auditions will be held in the Auditorium (Room 2206) on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10 from 4:30-6 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would help Dorothy defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you know ballet, jazz, or modern dance, show a piece of your work and bring your dance shoes.  Even if you cannot dance, be sure to wear working clothes and shoes; we will be working with movements for the show on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Student Art Contest for Room 8080

The Mathematics and Science Divisions are sponsoring a student artwork contest to decorate their newly renovated office in Room 8080 of the East Building. The artwork will be displayed prominently on glass panels behind the division assistant’s desk at the entrance of the room. Artwork should capture the artist’s interpretation of students’ learning experiences within Stevenson’s Mathematics and Science classes. Students can submit artwork ideas individually, or as a team. Multiple submissions are allowed. Click here to see contest details. The deadline to submit artwork is September 30. Interested students are encouraged to visit Room 8080 to see the glass panel.

Learn About the ACT’s Updated Writing Section

Did you know the writing section of the ACT exam has changed, starting with the first test date of September 12? Any students that would like to review the new format or practice the new writing section can visit the Communication Arts tutors: Ms. Rabe and Mr. Kramer in the ILC, and Ms. Olkanetskaya in the ELC. For more information on writing section changes, click here.

Did You Lose Something? Look in Room 2416

If you’ve lost a gym bag, lunch bag, sports bag, T-shirt, shoes or something else, chances are it might be in Room 2416. That’s where the lost-and-found area is for the West Building.


Best Buddies will have informational meetings before and after school (7:15-7:45 and 3:30-4:15) today and Friday in the Recital Hall. You only have to attend one of the meetings to get an application packet and sign up for an interview.

Do you have a passion for fashion? The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine will have their first meeting today in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. Students are responsible for the production of the Stevenson Styler fashion magazine.  Photography, writing, editing, layout, and other opportunities are available when joining. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at

Ambition in men is a positive quality, whereas ambition in women is a negative quality.  Women are expected to downplay success, whereas men can proudly proclaim their success. Women earn approximately 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. Are these the sort of issues and questions that interest you? Then come join Stevenson’s first-ever Lean In Club! Our first meeting is today at 3:30 p.m. in Room 7062. All genders are welcome!

The Peer Tutor Club will have a meeting on Thursday after school in Room 7096.

Future Educators of America: Think you might want to become a teacher? Attend our first meeting on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1516. We will discuss signing up for a weekly tutoring program and other volunteer opportunities.

Ted-Ed Club: Have you ever been inspired by a TED talk before? If so, why not create your own? Join the Ted-Ed club! Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1414.

Student Ambassadors’ first general meeting will be Wednesday, September 9. Please join us at 7:45 a.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) if you are interested in joining the club this year!

Archery Club starts Wednesday, September 9 at 3:45 p.m. on the Sport Courts. Anyone interested in archery is more than welcome to join. No experience required!


The softball team will have preseason informational meetings at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 and at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, September 10 to discuss fundraising for a Spring Break training trip. Athletes only need to attend one of the meetings. If you have any questions, contact Coach Vikartofsky in the Quiet Learning Center (Room 2115-G) or email her at


“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)
  • 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.

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The College Counselors will be holding one workshop on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 a.m. (Second Day of the Week). The workshop will give tips and suggestions of successfully completing your Common App; it will take place in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. See you there!

Considering Indiana University in Bloomington? The Wells Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by any American university. The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2016. Interested Seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return the nomination forms is Wednesday, September 16. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Thursday, October 1.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2016. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return the nomination forms is Wednesday, September 16. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Thursday, October 15.


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