Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sociology Teacher Helps Develop New National Standards

Stevenson’s Chris Salituro was one of three high school teachers who helped develop new national standards for high school sociology, which will be formally unveiled this fall. The standards “provide high school sociology teachers with a map of essential learning outcomes,” according to a draft report released by the American Sociological Association. Salituro served as assistant director of the ASA’s High School Planning Program Team, which worked with an advisory panel to create the standards. He and the other team members will lead a four-part symposium on the standards’ four learning domains at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in New Orleans November 13-15.

Salituro has taught sociology at Stevenson for the past 17 years. He is a founding member of Chicago Area Sociology Teachers, and currently manages a listserv for more than 250 sociology teachers. He has presented on the teaching of sociology at numerous conferences over the last decade including those of the ASA, the NCSS, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the North Central Sociological Association. He has published lessons in TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology), and co-authored the sociology appendix in the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards.

Foundation Series Features Tribute Shows, Chinese Acrobats

In addition to sponsoring this Sunday’s Color Fun(d) Run, the Stevenson Foundation has a stellar lineup for its Professional Performance Series this year. Award-winning vocalist Hilary Ann Feldman will pay tribute to one of America’s most popular comedians in “Laughing Matters: The Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett” on Saturday, October 17. The New Shanghai Circus returns by popular demand for an afternoon show on Saturday, January 9, and “Rocket Man” Rus Anderson will bring his Elton John tribute show to SHS on Saturday, April 16. The Foundation also sponsors two children’s plays each year. The first for 2015-16 is “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” on Sunday, October 18, and the second is “Charlotte’s Web” on Sunday, March 20. Information on all of the Foundation shows are available at


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 17, Mundelein 44; Lake Zurich 25, Stevenson 31: Jared Borowsky won top honors and nearly broke the course record at Diamond Lake Recreational Park in Mundelein. Borowsky finished the 3-mile race in 15:42, just two seconds shy of the record time set by Stevenson’s Sam Oh in 2013. Brett Lucas finished sixth (16:23), Paul Udoni was seventh (16:31), Nikita Smyrnov placed ninth (16:50), and Adam Butler took 10th (16:54). Caleb Oh finished 11th (16:55) and Jacob Sparreo was 15th (17:34).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 20, Mundelein 41; Lake Zurich 22, Stevenson 34: Isabelle Sparreo had the fastest time at Diamond Lake Recreational Park in Mundelein. She covered the 3-mile course in a time of 18:40. Gabriela Jagielo placed sixth (20:44), Shea Kirby was ninth (21:05), Kendall Roberts took 10th (21:10) and Amy Eckardt finished 13th (21:56).

Girls Golf

Stevenson 174, Mundelein 195: Myra Peterson won medalist honors at Countryside Golf Club by shooting a 38. She was followed by Alexia Fidman (41), Maddie Schaetzlein (47) and Olivia Hancock (48).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Mundelein 1: The Patriots moved to 9-0 in a match at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex that featured only one match beyond two sets. Vinaya Rao posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, and Maria Sarabia earned a 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 3. In doubles, all four teams won in straight sets, too: No. 1 Gwenna Heidkamp/Paige Nierman (6-1, 6-0), No. 2 Elizabeth Ferdman/Alexandra Zoubareva (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Alyssa Glaser/Shelby Liu (6-0, 6-0).

Sports Boosters Starts Online Site With Spirit Apparel

Stevenson’s Sports Boosters has started an online store with spirit apparel that can be customized and delivered to Patriot fans’ front door. Sports Boosters is teaming with Indianapolis-based Lids Team Sports for the e-commerce site.

Youth Cheer/Pom Clinic to Benefit Charity

The coaching staffs and varsity members of the cheerleading and Patriettes will lead a cheerleading and pom clinic for kids between the ages of 5-15 on Saturday. Children who participate in the clinic will perform at halftime of the sophomore football game against Libertyville on Friday, September 25. Proceeds from clinic registration fees will go to the Hydrocephalus Association, which was the main beneficiary of this year’s Spirit Fest. The clinic is run through PREP, the Patriot Recreation Education Program. Click here to register online.


PPA Bake Sale Today

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Color Fun(d) Run Coming Sunday

The Color Fun(d) Run starts at 9 a.m. Sunday. Register today to receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. Race packets may be picked up on Friday during lunch in the Wood Commons and after school until 4 p.m. Or, stop by Road Runner in Kildeer on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to pick up your race packet. Runners may register the day of the race until 8:30 a.m., but will not receive a Color Fun(d) Run T-shirt. Go to to sign up.

Fall Play Looks at Prejudice, Plagiarism

The Fine Arts Division will present the fall theatrical production, “Third,” in the Studio Theatre Thursday through Saturday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance also set for Saturday. Admission is $5. Wendy Wasserstein’s play focuses on a college professor who accuses one of her students of plagiarism after he submitted an essay that she believes was too sophisticated to have come from him.

Auditions for Just the Guys, Jazz Etc., Ladyjazz

Auditions for the co-curricular vocal groups Just the Guys, Jazz Etc., and Ladyjazz will take place next week in the Choir Room. These are small, select vocal groups that specialize in singing pop/contemporary a cappella music. The Jazz Etc. audition is at 6:30 tonight, and Ladyjazz takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday. Students should pick up important audition materials in the Choir Room or by emailing the choir director, Alice Nuteson, at There is music to prepare prior to the audition.

Parent Information Meeting for Trip to China

The parent information meeting for next summer’s 12-day China educational tour, “Connecting Culture and Service in China,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Room 7096. Students will earn summer school credit and an estimated 15 service hours from the tour. This opportunity is open to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Come to learn more on Wednesday.

AP European History Trip Information Meeting

All current AP European History students, plus any juniors who took the course last year, are eligible to participate in the AP European History Summer Travel Experience in 2016. The 12-day trip will includes visits to Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Ljubljana and Venice. A parent information meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Recital Hall. For more information, visit the Student Travel Experiences page.

Fashion Trip to NYC Planned for Next June

The Family and Consumer Science Department is sponsoring a fashion industry-focused trip to New York City next summer from June 6-9. If you have taken any of the following courses, you are eligible to go: Introduction to Clothing and Design, Clothing and Design, Advanced Clothing and Design, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising and Design. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Flyers are available in Room 1410 for more information. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410. Hope to see you on October 28.


The Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine will have its second meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition at 3:30 today in Room 1612. Couldn’t come last week? No big deal, bring your good ideas this week! We hope to see you today!

Freshman Class Board will meet today after school in Room 6022. Homecoming is just two weeks away! FCB has a lot to offer friends, fun, leadership opportunities community hours and snacks. All freshmen are welcome to come.

The Lean In Leadership and Feminism Club will welcome State Representative Carol Sente to its meeting after school today in Room 7062. Come to hear her speak about leadership and inequality. All are welcome.

Zumba Club will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday in Room 2816.

Attention all interested members of Psychology Club, we will have our first meeting of the year after school Thursday in Room 2612. All are welcome! Come and find out how the mind works and how you can improve your own.

Guitar Club will be holding its first meeting after school in the Orchestra Room on Thursday. Guitar Club is primarily a casual, drop-in group in which students practice and jam. You can either bring your own guitars, or use one of the classical acoustic guitars or basses available through the Music Department. Complete beginners and advanced players are welcome, as well as singers and songwriters.

Philosophy Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school on Thursday in Room 7060.

Attention transfer students or Stevenson Patriots In New Situations: You are invited to a pizza party during your lunch period on Friday in Room 7096. Drinks, snacks and pizza are free. We will be planning our monthly Friday night field trips for the 2015-16 school year. Please join us! Questions? Contact Ms. Kellogg at or Ms. D’Angelo-Hermes at

The Future Business Leaders of America will have a kickoff meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the West Staff Dining Room. If you want to be your own boss one day, or if you like business, want to make new friends, and enjoy competition, FBLA is for you. Join our Facebook group, FBLA SHS Chapter 2015-16.

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 next week in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

The Magicians Club meets for the first time on Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 6066! Veteran and aspiring magicians are both welcome. Learn the craft, help aspiring magicians, and prepare for performances outside of school! For more information feel free to contact Nathan Ji at See you soon!

If you are interested in completing a science research project for spring competitions, there will be one last introductory Science Reach meeting Monday in Room 1904 at 7:30 a.m. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

Come to Chinese Club in Room 2812 for fun Chinese games like mahjong and yummy food like potstickers and egg rolls. Our next meeting is Tuesday.


Attention juniors and seniors: Learn about the academic programs, on- and off-campus resources and opportunities, and the admission process for the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a special program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24 at Libertyville High School.

The College of Lake County is hosting an Engineering Night for juniors and seniors at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24. If you are interested in science, technology, engineering or math, this would be a great opportunity for you to explore your college and career opportunities. Doors open at 5:30. Register for up to three presentations by various colleges and universities. You can pre-register on the CLC Stem website:

Juniors and seniors: Please check Naviance daily to see an updated list of colleges that have scheduled a visit to Stevenson. The following colleges will be visiting next week: Southern Illinois University, University of Richmond, University of Texas, University of Arkansas, Gettysburg College, Lynchburg College, Whitman College, Muhlenberg College, Suffolk University, Boston College, Furman University and Carroll University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page and have it signed two days prior to the college visit and have the page signed by your teacher.


The Northwestern Medical Explorers program is accepting applications for the upcoming year. The application deadline is Wednesday, September 30. You must be at least 15 years old, a sophomore or junior, in good academic standing, and able to commit to two years of the program. Find out more and apply here.

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at


If you missed last week’s NCAA Night and are thinking about playing college sports, check out the College/Career Center’s NCAA eligibility guide.


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