Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Food Revolution Club Helping to Start County Program

Stevenson’s new Food Revolution Club, started by sophomores Elmira Hezarkhani and Allison Chen, is helping to bring a national event to Lake County this week. The club, is joining Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Lake County, and Chicago Food Day to sponsor the first-ever Lake County Apple Crunch. First started in New York in 2012, the Apple Crunch program provides healthy apple snacks free of charge to schoolchildren.

On Friday, Food Revolution Club members will bring apples to all three schools in Diamond Lake District 76. They will be joined by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Christina Erickson, who is one of two Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Lake County ambassadors.

The Food Revolution Club picked more than 1,500 apples for Apple Crunch at Harvest Time Orchard in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin last Saturday. The orchard donated the apples. Also donating apples for Apple Crunch events are Preferred Meals, Sunset Foods, Mariano’s, Fresh Thyme, and Trader Joe’s. Apples also are being provided to Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103, and Libertyville District 75.

The Food Revolution Club is devoted to promoting food education and participating in projects to help others develop healthier eating habits. The club sponsor is Sara Lohrmann.

Checking Out McFly’s Ride

A replica of the DeLorean used in the Back to the Future movies came to campus today, with hundreds of students stopping by the circle drive during their lunch period to take a look. (Check out photos on our Facebook page.) The car belongs to Mike Schrimmer, owner of Windy City Novelties in Vernon Hills, and the uncle of SHS Communication Arts teacher Ryan Aronoff. Schrimmer was joined by his son, Jeff, a 2001 graduate of Stevenson, and other members of the Windy City Novelties staff. Aronoff and Fine Arts teacher Patrick Fairchild worked with Schrimmer to bring the car to campus.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson at Illinois High School Field Hockey Association State Playoffs: The Patriots upset higher-seeded Elgin Academy, 2-0, in the first round. Megan Lillis and Allison Schultz scored the goals for SHS, which faces New Trier at 5 o’clock today at its Northfield campus.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Highland Park Regional: The Patriots’ game against Round Lake was postponed until 6 p.m. tonight due to inclement weather. SHS is the No. 10 seed in the sectional, while the Panthers are No. 7.

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Vernon Hills, 25-16, 25-14: Corissa Kurth had a nearly perfect night for the host Patriots, nailing 33 of 34 sets, dishing out 14 assists, recording three kills and even adding a block. Isabella Milejczyk notched five kills and served two aces, Jori Radtke had three kills and three aces, and Jordyn Taborek also had a trio of kills. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Band Parents Fundraiser at Potbelly’s Today

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser at the Potbelly’s location in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. today. Potbelly’s will donate 25% of sales during the three-hour period to the BPO for the benefit of the band program. Mention “Stevenson Band” when ordering.

Save a Life and Help Kiva Club By Giving Blood

Be a “donating Dracula” and help save three lives by giving blood at the Student Activities blood drive on Friday, October 30. The blood drive will take place during periods 3-8 in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111). You must be at least 17 years old to donate blood, and also must weigh at least 110 pounds. Click here to register, and for the required permission form. The registration deadline is Friday. In addition to helping others, your donation also helps the Kiva Club. LifeSource Blood Services will give the club money based on the number of donors who participate. The money will be used to support Kiva Club’s efforts to provide “micro loans” to entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Showcase Auditions Sign-Ups End This Week

The second round of audition sign-ups for Showcase, the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety show, will be held today and Thursday during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. What kinds of acts are the PPA looking for? Visit www.d125.org/showcase for the answer to that question, the audition sign-up form, plus other important information.

Want to Go to Fright Fest? Sign Up By Thursday

Catalyst is sponsoring a trip to Great America for Fright Fest on Saturday. This event is open to all Stevenson students. You can purchase tickets and turn in the required permission slip at the school store. The last day to sign up is Thursday. Free bus transportation to and from Great America will be provided. Buses will leave at 4:30 p.m., and return around 12:30 a.m. Local police have been notified about the event, so you should be safe from curfew violations. For more details, click here.

Turn In Senior Party Registration to School Store

Attention seniors: If you didn’t already turn in your Senior Party Registration form, please do so as soon as possible. You can turn it into the school store during regular store hours. Please make sure the form is signed by both you and one parent or guardian. We will continue to take registration forms until the boat is full or February 29, whichever comes first. If you need a registration form, stop by Student Activities or click here to print one. Please note: Only cash or checks to Stevenson PPA will be accepted.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention juniors: Your college search begins this year and the College/Career Center has a program to help. Plan to attend “Finding the Fit” at 7 p.m. tonight in the PAC to learn how to choose a college, how colleges choose you, and how this entire college search process works. This 75-minute event is for both juniors and parents, and kicks off our college counseling program for the Class of 2017. Don’t miss this opportunity to focus on finding the right college fit for you!

College-bound students with an IEP or 504 plan are invited to attend the annual Choices Fair tonight at Niles North High School. The evening begins with breakout sessions at 6 p.m. and 6:50 p.m., followed by a college fair from 7-9 p.m. For more information about the fair, visit www.postsecondarychoices.org.

Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: Texas State University, Rhode Island School of Design, George Washington University, the Air Force Academy, Augustana College, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Boston University, Duke University, Ohio University, Northeastern University, University of Oklahoma, Carleton College, Cleveland State University, Kansas State University, Case-Western University, Trinity Christian College, New York University, Baylor University, Calvin College, University of South Alabama, Hofstra University, University of Toronto, Clark University, Indiana University – Purdue, Southeast Missouri State University, Vanderbilt University, Kent State University, Kalamazoo College and Colorado State. 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.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the CCC. Please return this application to the CCC by Friday.

If you are an outstanding senior student who is interested in the University of Notre Dame, you might want to apply for its prestigious Hesburgh-Yusko scholarship. This scholarship provides $25,000 per year towards the cost of attendance at ND, plus opportunities to engage in learning seminars and summer enrichment programs.  Stevenson can nominate one or two applicants who display outstanding leadership, academic achievement, a sincere commitment to service and solid moral character.  Applications are available in the CCC and are due Friday.

The Campus Pride College Fair and Prep Day for junior and senior LGBTQ and Ally students, and their families, in partnership with Teach for America, is coming to the Chicago area. The fair will be held Saturday, November 7, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., in Chicago. Parking fees may apply. There is an early registration discount until Friday. For more information, go to  http://campusprideindex.org/menu/collegefair.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in a future in a medical or health care field? HOSA is a nationally chartered club that allows students to compete in health science related events, including biomedical debate, medical math and Health career display. Our next meeting is after school today in Room 6048/6050. Hope to see you there!

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

Are you interested in helping with this year’s Odyssey fine arts festival? The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club meets every Thursday from 7:30-8 a.m. in Room 2616. Starting in November, meetings also will take place in Room 2616 after school on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. You can choose either time slot to fit your schedule.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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 Pavilion. 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.

ATHLETICS

There will be a girls bowling informational meeting on Thursday, October 29, in Room 2002 at 3:30 p.m. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Johnson at rjohnson@d125.org.

There will be an informational meeting for girls basketball on Wednesday, October 28 at 3:45 p.m. in the Little Theater (Room 4200).  If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

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