Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Community Invited to “Not My Kid!? 2” Wednesday

A diverse panel of educators, law enforcement officials, medical professionals, and individuals affected by drug abuse will be on hand during the Stand Strong Coalition’s community event, “Not My Kid!? 2: The Conversation Continues,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. Stevenson is a member of the coalition.

Among the topics at Wednesday’s event will be the effects alcohol and drugs have on the growing adolescent brain; medical marijuana and the potential impact of the new dispensary in Mundelein; how parents can host a safe party for teens; and current community efforts to keep youngsters safe.

Panelists from Stevenson will include Principal Troy Gobble, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi, and Head Football Coach and Science Teacher Bill McNamara. They will be joined by Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim; Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose; Dr. William Watson, medical director of trauma at Advocate Condell Medical Center; Lake County 19th Circuit Court Associate Judge Christopher Stride; Bruce Johnson, CEO of Nicasa Behavioral Health and chairman of the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force; Laurie and Stuart Kessler, parents of a former Stevenson student who is recovering from substance addiction; and Sarah Comm, an SHS alum who also is recovering from substance addiction.

2014-15 WIT Earns Second National Award

The 2014-15 edition of the WIT has earned its second award. The American Scholastic Press Association awarded its First Place award to Stevenson’s student literary magazine. The honor comes two weeks after earning the highest level in the National Scholastic Press Association’s contest.

The WIT earned 935 of a possible 1,000 points in the areas of content, organization, design, presentation and creativity. The magazine also was given the title “Best Overall Artwork” for the quality and diversity of art in its pages, and senior Natalie Giannos was chosen as “Best Artist.”

The contest judge who reviewed the WIT wrote that it is “an excellent publication which deserves a First Place award,” and added that it “shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphic designers, staff members and advisor(s).”

The editors-in-chief of the 2014-15 WIT were Kathryn Roach and Noelle Lee, who graduated in June. The assistant editors were senior Zanub Husain and junior Mia Kim. Other WIT staff members included senior Hannah Francis, and juniors Lara Iriarte, Rachel Kwon, Louisa Lara and Annamarie Wellems.

Copies of the WIT are available from co-sponsor Jim Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org. Please include your mailing address.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Lake Forest 0: Jeremy Klaber made eight saves to earn the shutout for the host Patriots (7-3-1) in the Stadium. Ben Brandt scored a goal and assisted on another. Cooper Colvig, Kizuki Niimi and Dennis Katsman scored the other goals. Jake Nunez registered two assists and Dean Lim had one. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Buffalo Grove, 25-11, 25-11: Jori Radtke had 11 kills and Corissa Kurth passed out 18 assists for the host Patriots (20-5), who reached the 20-win mark for the 12th consecutive season. Morgan Berland led SHS with nine digs. Isabella Milejczyk had seven digs and four kills. Radtke and Kurth also had seven digs. Kathryn Collins led the servers with three aces, and Jessica Cliffer made two blocks. – Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 25, Warren 30: In Gurnee, the Patriots edged the Blue Devils. SHS had four of the top six runners. Brett Lucas was second (15:31.15), Paul Udoni third (15:42.65), Nikita Smyrnov fourth (15:48.30) and Adam Butler sixth (15:56.03). Caleb Oh placed 10th (16:32.05). – Official Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 18, Warren 45: Isabelle Sparreo and Jessica Philipp turned in the top two times in Gurnee. Sparreo won first place in 18:06.2, while Philipp placed second in 18:48.4. Shea Kirby was fourth (19:41.9), Gabriela Jagielo fifth (19:46.3) and Natalie Sparreo sixth (20:06.2). – Official Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Barrington 2: The Patriots (11-0) remained undefeated in dual competition with the win on the road. SHS won four of five doubles matches, and two of three in singles, all in straight sets. The winning doubles teams were No. 2 Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao (6-1, 6-4), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Paige Nierman (7-5, 6-1), No. 4 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Samantha Burger (6-0, 6-1) and No. 5 Alyssa Glaser/Shelby Liu (6-0, 6-0). In singles, victories came from No. 2 Dhwani Kumar (6-3, 6-0) and No. 3 Maria Sarabia (6-2, 6-2).

Bozek Join New Women’s Hockey League

Olympic silver medalist Megan Bozek (Class of 2009) is one of the marquee players in the new National Women’s Hockey League, which will hold its first regular-season games starting October 11. Bozek signed a contract Friday with the Buffalo Beauts, one of four teams in the league. The NWHL is the first all-women’s paid professional hockey league.


Class of 2018 Can Order Class Rings Thursday, Friday

Sophomores can order their class ring Thursday and Friday during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Can’t wait? You can also order a ring online at jostens.com.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

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

Improv Troupe Auditions Monday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv troupe will be holding auditions at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The group performs in various venues throughout the year, including SHS and the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville. Download the audition packet, and have a parent sign the permission form prior to auditions. Please email Ms. Nowak at Pnowak@d125.org with any questions.

Visiting Artist Presentation on Wednesday

The September Visiting Artist of the Month, Geovanni Gonzalez, will give presentations during sixth and seventh period Wednesday at the Rotunda Gallery, in the 1400 hallway of the West Building.

Ally Week Seeks Supporters of LGBT Community

If you’re a supporter of the LGBT community at Stevenson, and of LGBT people in general, stop by the Ally Week table and show your support during your lunch period this week.


Do you love animals? Do you want to help a great cause? The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets for local animal shelters at its next meeting at 3:45 today in Room 2500. Come out to help support our local shelters while getting a community service hour!

Come to French Club today! Enjoy delicious French snacks! Practice speaking French! Learn about cultures of the French-speaking world! Meet us in Room 2632 at 3:30.

Chess Club meets almost every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

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 at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 1414.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine will meet at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612.  Haven’t come to a meeting yet? New members are always welcome! Hope to see you there.

The Black Association of Stevenson Students welcomes all students who are interested in good fun, music, food and games each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1414.

Interested in raising cancer awareness and planning fundraisers? Join Relay for Life Club. Our first meeting will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1508. Our club pairs with Buffalo Grove High School to organize the Relay for Life event. We also plan awareness days and fundraisers at SHS.

This Friday after school in Room 2104, the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Hearthstone tournament! $5 entry, and prizes to the top players based on attendance, with a 64-player cap! Please bring three decks to play and a fully charged iPad!


Anyone interested in boys bowling: There is an important first meeting at 7 o’clock tonight in the West Staff Dining Room. Student-athletes and their parents are invited. Come meet the new coach!


Open Field Softball is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:45 on the JV softball field. All softball players are welcome. Click here for the fall schedule.

Open Diamond Baseball for today has been cancelled. The remaining dates are Thursday, Monday, next Tuesday (October 6) and next Thursday (October 8). Workouts take place on the sophomore baseball field from 3:45-6 p.m.


Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: St. Norbert College, Western Illinois University, Loyola University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Northern Iowa, Seton Hall University, San Diego State University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Ball State University, University of Utah, University of Maryland, Hope College, Millikin University, University of Chicago, Miami University, Iowa State University, Illinois State University, Michigan Technological University, Montana State University, Western Michigan University, Lawrence University, University of Connecticut, Illinois Wesleyan University and Denison 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.


Save the date! There will be a Health Careers Night on Wednesday, November 4 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Grainger Atrium and Yacktman Children’s Pavillion. Learn about health career choices; talk with people who work in various health-related careers; and obtain information about educational requirements and salary ranges. Advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, please call HealthAdvisor at 1-855-312-KIDS; mention class code 8P54.

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 dwillock@d125.org.


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