Friday, April 15, 2016

School Board President Chosen for Human Rights Honor

District 125 Board of Education President Bruce Lubin has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Human Rights Medallion Award from the Chicago chapter of the American Jewish Committee. The award is given annually to individuals or couples whose professional and civic endeavors advance AJC’s mission of enhancing the well-being of Jewish people, and advancing human rights and democratic values for all.

Lubin, who joined the school board in 2002 and has served as its president since 2007, is the executive managing director and president of Illinois Commercial Banking for The PrivateBank. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, and has been involved in a number of civic and philanthropic groups. He is a vice president of AJC Chicago, and also participates on the boards of Gateway for Cancer Research, Gilda’s Club of Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and the Civic Consulting Alliance.

Lubin will be honored by AJC Chicago at a dinner on Monday, June 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., with cocktails at 6. For more information, to make a contribution, or to make a reservation, contact AJC Director of Special Events Anna Glazer at 312-646-6113 or email

Science Teacher Featured on UI Website

Science teacher Tommy Wolfe is featured in this article from the University of Illinois website discussing his experience in the College of Education’s Project NEURON (Novel Education for Understanding Research on Neuroscience) program. Wolfe, who teaches Physics and Biology Accelerated, was in the program for two years.

Lean In Club Co-President Talks About Feminism

The Buffalo Grove Journal recently spoke with sophomore Maya Parekh, co-president of the Lean In Feminism club, which made its debut this year. One of her classmates, Rachel Aranyi, is the other co-president. The club traces its roots to this 2010 TED talk by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, which led her to write the best-selling book, Lean In. Parekh told the Journal she was inspired to bring the club to SHS by her older sister, Leah (Class of 2013), who is a member of a Lean In chapter at the University of Illinois.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 2, Mundelein 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots (5-4, 1-1) won their fourth straight game, all shutouts. Hannah Petrich made nine saves against the Mustangs (6-3-1, 1-1). Brianna Van Zanten scored one goal and assisted on the other by Emma Jaeger. Van Zanten, who has scored five goals and recorded five assists in nine games, broke a scoreless tie with her goal in the 55th minute. She set up Jaeger’s goal seven minutes later. – Daily Herald (+)

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 21, Libertyville 5: Andrew Shashin scored six goals and Collin Kapecki added four for the Patriots (11-1) in the Aquatic Center. Eric Osuch and Kurt Holzer both registered three goals, while Cristiano Tomassetti and Dan Maleski each had two. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 17, Libertyville 8: Allison Travetto scored seven goals for the visiting Patriots (12-1), who opened the game by scoring eight times in the first quarter. Claire Haas scored four goals, Lauren Maloney recorded three, Fiona Gaffney had two and Kalista Tapas added one. Goalie Lauren Burns made nine saves in three quarters of action, departing with a 15-4 lead. Brigitte Lefebvre made three saves in one quarter.

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 5, Warren 2: In Gurnee, the Patriots (3-1) won their third straight dual. Zach Kim was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, and Brian Weisberg and Matt Harvey posted a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 1 doubles. Other winners included Aswath Viswanathan at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-1), the No. 2 doubles team of Sam Komis and Ben Bush (6-2, 6-1), and the No. 4 tandem of Arjun Sheelvanth and Ryan Yoo (6-1, 6-1).


Stevenson 24, Round Lake 0: The Patriots (6-4) continued their offensive onslaught, and have now scored 82 runs in their last five games. – @SHS_PatSoftball

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: Jared Borowsky won the 1,600 in 4:29.4, helping the Patriots to a third-place finish among 12 schools. SHS had 80 points, behind Huntley (134) and Barrington (96). The Patriots finished second in the freshman-sophomore 1,600 relay (3:36.4) and in the triple jump relay (119-8.5). Stevenson also placed third in seven relays: the varsity 3,200 (8:15.2), the freshman-sophomore 3,200 (8:44.7), the varsity 800 (1:31.5), the freshman-sophomore 800 (1:35.7), the 440 intermediate hurdles (1:07.9), the varsity 400 (44.1) and the freshman-sophomore 400 (45.5). – Daily Herald (+)

Softball Team Plays at Bandits Ballpark Tonight

The varsity softball team will take on Niles North at The Ballpark at Rosemont, the home of the Chicago Bandits professional softball team, at 8 p.m. tonight. Click here for directions.

Boys Gymnastics Team Embraces Rebuilding Mode

First-year boys gymnastics coach Joe Rogalski talked with Pioneer Press about his squad, which is in rebuilding mode after winning the state championship in 2015. Rather than focusing on top club gymnasts, Rogalski opened up participation to anyone. As a result, there are now 24 gymnasts between the program’s three levels, almost twice as many as last year.

Travetto Featured in Xfinity Prep Profile

Senior girls water polo standout Allison Travetto was interviewed for the Xfinity Prep Profile earlier this week in advance of Saturday’s CN100 Game of the Week against Mother McAuley.


Mandatory Driver Ed Meetings Next Week

Students enrolled in Driver Education this summer and in the fall must attend two mandatory meetings next week. These meetings will help you get your learner’s permit. The first meeting involves taking a vision test, and the second includes the permit test. Click here for more information.

Tickets for Mr. SHS On Sale at the Superstore

The Senior Class Board’s Mr. SHS is an event spotlighting senior boys that is so different it’s hard to explain! Call it a “Man-geant” (male pageant), call it a male talent show, call it a personality contest …. but whatever you call it you have to call it fun! This year’s Mr. SHS contest is at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at the Superstore for $5 each or $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund.

Elton John Tribute Concert Saturday

If you like the music of Elton John, the Stevenson Foundation invites you to attend “Rocket Man: The Ultimate Elton John Tribute” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature many of Elton John’s greatest hits. Tickets are $20, and can be ordered online here or purchased at the door.

Thinking About Joining the Military?

Are you unsure about what you would like to do after high school? Would you like to further explore your options? Do you have any interest in joining the military? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test on Saturday, April 30. This is a multiple-choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command and used to determine qualifications for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The test also may be used to provide students with more information regarding career options. If you’re interested in taking the test, you must sign up by Tuesday. Click here to sign up and for more details.

Third Annual Fashion Show is Thursday

The third annual Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission will be $5, and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design, plus the latest looks from local boutiques. Hope to see you there!

Order Your Free WIT By April 29

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Friday, April 29. Order forms for students and community members can be downloaded here: Students | Community

College Essay Workshop for Juniors This Summer

Attention juniors: Get a head start with college essays this summer! Register for the College Essay Workshop, which is being offered three times during the summer. Get help on your personal statement with Ms. Arias, Mr. Bradshaw, Ms. Cullen, Mr. Johnson, Ms. Lukens or Mrs. Mack! About 160 students are registered already, but there is still space to join! Students who did the workshop last summer gave several endorsements. One raved about how the teachers have “extensive knowledge in reading college essays,” while another said “It gives you a kick start. … Awesome class!” Check the summer school catalog for details at

Did You Take Wheel Throwing in Odyssey? Read This

Students who participated in the Odyssey Wheel Throwing classes may come in to glaze their work until Friday, April 22. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze: 7:40 a.m. through first hour in Room 1422; fifth, sixth and eighth hour in Room 1426; and 3:25-4:30 p.m. (Tuesday only) in Room 1422. If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, April 22, your work will no longer be available to take home.


The Catalyst Club is having a bowling night at the Brunswick Zone in Buffalo Grove, 350 McHenry Road, from 8-11 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25, which includes unlimited bowling (and shoes), laser tag, pizza and soda. You can sign up through today at the Superstore. No permission slip is required.

Biology Olympiad will be hosting an AP Biology Review session (competition-style, complete with prizes) Monday after school in Room 1904. Contact Mr. Barr for more information at

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Animal Welfare Club’s adoptable Cat of the Month is Teddy B (and this little guy is a cat that knows tricks!). If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at ! Again, these animals are available at Save-A-Pet, who can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love! The Dog of the Month, Diva, was adopted on Tuesday.


We are now accepting new Career Shadow applications for the summer. Applications must be received by May 9 in order for you to participate in a shadow over the summer. Please pick up an application in the CCC or download one from the Career Exploration page. Completed applications can be turned in to the CCC. Applicants will then be contacted by Mrs. Willock to schedule an appointment.

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here.


The baseball team is holding a Mom’s Night Out at Stiletto’s, 394 W. Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove, from 5-8 p.m. Monday. Join SHS baseball moms past and present and earn 15% off your purchase (10% will go to the team.) You’ll also be able to enter and win raffle prizes from local businesses, and participate in “sips and snacks.”

The girls lacrosse teams are selling Leider Greenhouse gift certificates to help benefit their annual spring trips. Certificates are available in amounts of $25, $50 or $100, and do not have an expiration date. You can order gift certificates by contacting any Patriot girls lacrosse player, or contact Michele Murphy at or 847-726-2254.

The girls basketball team is a finalist for Chicago Sky High School Team of the Year. Voting is open until Saturday, April 30 at The winner will be announced at halftime of the Sky’s season opener on Saturday, May 14.


Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.


Some exciting PREP classes are going on next week, including Date Night Italian Style, Mother’s Day Brunch, Yoga for a Healthy Back and Purchasing a Vacation Property, Second Home or Retirement Home. Plus, our junior high students won’t want to miss out on the Cheer and Dance Clinic (grades 6-8). Click on the links above or visit for more information!


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