Thursday, October 22, 2015

All Math Classes to Attend Anti-Bullying Talk on Friday

All students enrolled in a math course will attend a special presentation in the Performing Arts Center during their scheduled math class on Friday. Students will hear a presentation by Jerry Ackerman, leader of the “I Will Defend” anti-bullying initiative. His presentation will focus on the 90% of students who are neither the bully or bullied, but who are the bystander. Through student participation and humorous stories, Ackerman offers practical tools for taking the power away from a bully. Ackerman has spoken to more than 1 million students, and is a regular speaker for the Navy SEALS. He is the author of six books and a regular on Sirius/XM Radio. You can read more about Ackerman at Stevenson’s math teachers will be attending a conference in Chicago on Friday.

ACT Room Assignments for Saturday

The ACT college-entrance examination will be administered at Stevenson on Saturday. Click here for room assignments. Testing begins at 8 a.m. in the East Building.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Highland Park Regional: The No. 10-seeded Patriots (9-7-3) knocked off No. 7 seed Round Lake, 2-0, and advanced to the regional championship game against No. 15 Highland Park (6-10-5) at 3 p.m. Saturday. Jun Min scored both goals for SHS. His first came in the third minute of the game, and the second occurred 46 minutes later. Kuzuki Niimi assisted on one of the goals. The Pats played a suffocating defense, allowing the Panthers (16-4) only two shots on goal, both of which were stopped by Jeremy Klaber. – Daily Herald (+)

Field Hockey

Stevenson at Illinois High School Field Hockey Association State Playoffs: The Patriots lost to top-seed and defending state champion New Trier, 10-0.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, New Trier White 3: Bahri Kurapey scored two goals for the Patriots in Wilmette. Jackson Leptich had the other score. Daniel Levey and Tim Fogliatti had assists. Goalie Nick Cimarusti stopped 26 shots on net.

Tennis Entries All Open With Wins at State Tennis

All four of Stevenson’s entries won their opening-round matches in straight sets at the Illinois High School Association state girls tennis tournament this morning. Dhwani Kumar (6-1, 6-1) and Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-0) prevailed in singles, while the teams of Alexandra Zoubareva and Elizabeth Ferdman (6-1, 7-5) and defending state champions Kate Harvey and Vinaya Rao (6-1, 6-2) also were victorious. Click here to keep tabs on the Patriots throughout today, Friday and Saturday.


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.

Yearbook Re-Take Days Moved

The dates for yearbook re-takes have changed. They will now take place Wednesday and Friday, October 28 and 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. This opportunity is available only for freshmen, sophomores and juniors (plus SHS teachers and staff). Seniors who want to have their yearbook portrait re-taken must contact Visual Image Photography at or call 800-577-9570.

Miss Saigon Ticket Sales Start Monday

Tickets for Miss Saigon, the 2015-16 school musical, will go on sale starting Monday. Tickets can only be purchased online. The cost will be $10. All seats are reserved. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., November 13-14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, in the Performing Arts Center. For more information regarding ticket sales, contact Sally Miller at 847-415-4126 or

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.

Missing Something? Here’s Lost and Found Information

If you’re missing a gym bag, swim bag, lunch bag or any other item, stop by the lost and found area in Room 2416 (West) or Room 5024 (East), or the attendance office in the lobby by the Field House. Please consider marking your name on your items so they can be returned promptly if found. You can also look on the Lost and Found web page to see what items have been turned into Room 2400.


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


Attention all members of Psychology Club, we will be having our Halloween meeting today in Room 2612. We will be watching “Young Frankenstein”; all are welcome!


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


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

Anyone interested in trying out for boys basketball should plan on attending an informational meeting. The freshman and sophomore teams will have meetings next  Wednesday. Sophomores will meet from 3:35-4 p.m. in Room 2900. Freshmen will meet in Room 8048 from 3:45-4 p.m. The varsity meeting will be held from 7:30-8 a.m. Monday, November 2 in Room 6070. If you are unable to make the meetings, contact the appropriate coach: Coach Ambrose (varsity) at; Coach Hess (sophomore) at; and Coach Gimre (freshman) at

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


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