Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Junior Wins New Trier Scholastic Bowl Tournament Title

Junior Ali Saeed captured the championship at the ScoBowl Solo tournament at New Trier on Saturday. He went undefeated in the morning rounds and earned the championship in the afternoon, winning all seven of matches on the day. Junior Young Lee, sophomore Conrad Oberhaus and freshman Olivia Lamberti had 5-2 records in the morning rounds. Junior Nathan Cha and sophomore Deepak Moparthi each won four matches, sophomore Shamsheer Rana claimed three and junior Ben Kofman captured two.

Three With SHS Connections Nominated for Leadership Awards

A Stevenson senior and two SHS parents, one current and one former, are among the nominees for 10th District Leadership Awards from the office of Congressman Bob Dold. SHS senior Jamie Schlacter is one of three finalists for the Young Leader Award; current Patriot parent Jamie Epstein is in the running for the Community Service Award; and former Patriot parent Ann Maine is a finalist for the Friend of the Environment Award. Online voting is open until noon Monday. Click here to vote and to read brief biographies of the nominees.

Technology Trainer Elected to WTTW Advisory Board

Jennifer Fletcher, a technology trainer at Stevenson, was elected recently to a three-year term on the WTTW Community Advisory Board. She is one of 27 active members on the board, and will be working with its Education Committee. The advisory board assists WTTW, Chicago’s main public television station, by discerning and communicating emerging needs of the viewing public to station management, monitoring and evaluating public television programs and content, and giving voice to underserved segments of the Chicago community.

Plans to Carry Anti-Overdose Device Attracts Attention

The news that Stevenson will be one of the first high schools in the Chicago area to carry an antidote for heroin and other opioid overdoses received attention on two of the area’s television stations. NBC 5 Chicago and WGN carried reports, as did Newsradio 780.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Barrington 3: Daniel Levey scored two goals to lead the Patriots past the Broncos at Crystal Lake Ice House. Tim Fogliatti and Jordan Marcelletti also scored. Roey Kleiman and Ben Moschea each had two assists, while Michael Dowd recorded one. Goalies Josh Pike and Nick Cimarusti combined to stop 20 shots.

Girls Volleyball Team at Sectional Semifinals Tonight

The Patriot girls volleyball team will take on Carmel in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A Sectional at Libertyville tonight. SHS and the Corsairs square off at 7 o’clock, following the first semifinal between Libertyville and Lakes, which starts at 6. The winner of tonight’s semifinals will compete for the sectional championship at 6 p.m. Thursday. Stevenson (29-8) is the No. 2 seed in the sectional, while Carmel (23-14) stands at No. 6. Libertyville (32-5) is the top seed, and Lakes (30-7) was seeded No. 5. The Patriots and Corsairs met in their third match of the season, with SHS coming away with a 25-20, 25-21 win in the Sports Center.

Juniors Help Girls Ice Hockey Team to Weekend Sweep

Junior goaltender Corynn Salazar recorded back-to-back shutouts and classmate Katie Wynn scored a goal as the Lake Forest co-op girls ice hockey team swept two games last weekend. The squad beat Warren, 10-0, on Saturday and Maine Township, 9-0, on Sunday. Salazar made a total of 10 saves in the two games, with eight coming against Maine. She now has recorded three straight shutouts. Wynn scored her second goal of the season against Maine. The Lake Forest co-op team features players from Lake Forest, Stevenson, Libertyville and Highland Park high schools.


State Football Playoff Tickets Available at Superstore

Tickets for Saturday’s second-round state football playoff game between Stevenson and Loyola will be sold at the Patriot Superstore Wednesday through Friday during regular store hours. Tickets are $5. There will not be a pep bus. The Superstore is open one-half hour before school begins, and during the lunch periods.

Sign Up for the Operation Snowball Retreat

Registration for Operation Snowball is underway in the Student Activities Office, the school store, and online. The weekend retreat will take place December 4-6. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. Please email or see Mr. Mazzuca in 7080 or Mr. Hutchins in 6028 for further information.

Miss Saigon Ticket Sales Underway

Tickets for Miss Saigon, the 2015-16 school musical, are available online through the Patriot Superstore. The cost is $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.

Student Activities Plans Service-Learning Trip to Alaska

The Student Activities Division is sponsoring a service-learning trip for students to Juneau, Alaska from July 22-31. Students will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture while working with the Tlingit Native American tribe. There also will be daily sightseeing and other activities. Visit http://shsinalaska.wikispaces.com for the detailed itinerary. Interested students and their parents must attend an informational meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, November 19 in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). The meeting is mandatory.

Did You Miss the NYC Fashion Industry Trip Meeting?

Are you interested in the New York Fashion Industry Travel Experience but couldn’t attend the meeting? Stop by the Applied Arts office in Room 1410 and get the packet, or visit the travel experience web page at www.d125.org/travel. Contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org if you have any questions!

Want to Become the Next Great Writer? Submit to the Half-Wit

Sophomores and freshmen: What’s the difference between you and great writers like Ray Bradbury, Sherman Alexie, John Steinbeck and J.K. Rowling? They submitted. Submit any and all short stories, poems, plays, song lyrics, and essays to the Half-Wit and you could become the next great writer. Send all submissions to Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org along with your name and ID number by November 11.

S-Factor Auditions Coming in November

Auditions for Stevenson’s only singing competition, S-Factor, are November 16-17 and 19-20. Singers and hosts can sign up for auditions at http://goo.gl/forms/eCxjqlWZx1.

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.

Yearbook Wants Your Halloween Costume Photos

The yearbook invites students to submit their Halloween costume photos for the 2015-16 Ambassador. Upload photos by Friday to Replayit.com or email them to shs_yearbook@d125.org. Please make sure the photo was taken at school.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

Justin Leonard is this week’s Homework Center Word of the Day winner. He will receive a Sodexo Smoothie gift certificate. Thank you to all who participated.


Science Bowl will have its first practice after school Tuesday in Room 8066. No experience is necessary, just a love of science knowledge and trivia. Contact Mrs. Humes for details.

The Animal Welfare Club will be getting a visit from the school’s safety dog, Bear, on Tuesday! Come out and meet Bear and learn a bit about the great work he does for Stevenson and the surrounding communities. We will meet in Room 2500 at 3:45 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Today after school in Room 2812, Chinese Club will be continuing the movie Karate Kid. Don’t forget to stop by and enjoy some Chinese food while meeting great new people. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so make sure to bring your friends along, too!

Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. Come sign up for the SRACLC dance and make dog toys for Orphans of the Storm. New members are always welcome.

The next HOSA meeting is Wednesday after school in Room 6048. Join us as we learn more about health science competitions.

Hey juniors! There is a Junior Class Board meeting after school Thursday in Room 2004! New members are always welcome. Snacks will be served. Community service hours will be given. Come be part of the fun!

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. and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 2616. You can choose either time slot to fit your schedule.


Girls bowling will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2002. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Johnson at rjohnson@d125.org.

There will be an informational meeting for boys swimming and diving after school Wednesday in the pool balcony. Come and meet the new head coach, Mr. Lillydahl, as he shares information on signups, tryouts, athletic forms, and team practices for this year.

Girls gymnastics starts next Monday. Any girls interested in being part of the team should see Coach Rogalski in Room 2115-G.

Nominations are now being taken for the new ESPPA Awards. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and every season the Athletic Department will be honoring athletes at all levels for great performances. There are even awards for outstanding team managers and fans. You can nominate someone today by going to the ESPPA web page. The deadline is Saturday.


The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Volleyball League will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 10, in Room 7096. This is a combined meeting for both leagues. For more information, visit the IM page at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals.

The Stevenson Climbing Club informational meeting will be held after school on Tuesday, November 10, in Room 6014. For more information visit the Climbing Club page at www.d125.org/climb.


Save the date! There will be a Health Careers Night from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. 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.


Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: University of Tennessee, Xavier University, Winona State University, Monmouth College, Johnson and Wales University, Northeastern Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, Grand Canyon University, Transylvania University, University of Illinois-Springfield, Central Michigan University, Heidelberg University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 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 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. For more information, go to http://campusprideindex.org/menu/collegefair.


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