Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Political Action Club Invites Support for Senate Bill

Stevenson’s Political Action Club is inviting the public to show its support online for proposed legislation in the Illinois Senate that expands political participation rights for eligible 17-year-olds throughout the state.

HB6167 (Suffrage@17 — Part 2) is scheduled to be discussed in two Senate committee hearings this week, and online feedback is open through Wednesday. If the bill becomes law, 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the time of the November general election would be eligible to sign and distribute candidate petitions, as well as serve as deputy voter registrars. The legislation, which would take effect in 2018 if enacted, adds to the “Suffrage@17” law that took effect in 2013.

HB6167 was introduced into the Illinois House by State Rep. Carol Sente and was passed overwhelmingly last month, including by all state representatives from the Stevenson community. The bill was first sponsored in the Senate by State Sen. Terry Link, and has since been co-sponsored by Sen. Dan McConchie from the western portion of District 125.  

Students and community members who want to show support for the bill can complete two online witness slips, one for the Senate’s Election Law Subcommittee (click here) and the other for the Senate Executive Committee (click here). Witness slips need to be completed by Wednesday. When completing the slips, you can use the school name as the “Firm/Business,” and then list “Student,” “Citizen,” “Parent” or “Teacher” as the title and “Persons represented in this appearance.” Select “Proponent” and “Record of Appearance Only” to indicate support without having to write a statement.

Senior’s Artwork to be Featured in Exhibit on Sunday

Senior Deborah Meirelles will be the featured artist in the “CONTRAST” exhibit at Lincolnshire’s ARTENIKA Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is located at 175 Olde Half Day Road, Suite 300. Meirelles, whose main medium is ink on paper, has been accepted into some of the art schools in the world, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She was featured last year in Elite Living and Travel magazine, and is currently working on several high-profile projects, including book illustrations commissioned by best-selling author Erwin McManus. Sunday’s exhibit also will serve as a fundraiser for The Justice Conference, which seeks to raise awareness of social injustice.

Orchestra Awards Concert on SBN Tonight

Tonight’s Orchestra Awards Concert will be streamed live from the Performing Arts Center starting at 7 o’clock and can be seen online through the Stevenson Broadcast Network page at www.d125.org/sbn.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle, Menchie’s Wednesday

The Band Parent Organization is holding its final fundraiser of the school year from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Chipotle and Menchie’s in the Lincolnshire Commons shopping center. Fifty percent of proceeds from Chipotle sales will go to the Band Parent Organization, while 20% of sales from Menchie’s will be donated. Stop by Chipotle for dinner and follow it up with dessert at Menchie’s. Mention the Stevenson Band Parents Organization when ordering, or show one of these flyers: Chipotle | Menchie’s


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson hosted IHSWLA Playoffs: The Patriots beat Hoffman Estates, 20-10, in their sectional quarterfinal in the Stadium. SHS (8-10) will host Glenbrook North (15-4) in the sectional semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. – IHSWLA.org


Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 3: Jack Cappalli’s two-run double capped a five-run fourth inning as the Patriots (21-7-1) rallied for the road victory. SHS battled back from an early 3-1 deficit, tying the game on Jack Trotter’s single that plated Robert McGaha. Two batters later, Henry Marchese drove in Brandon Grant with a line drive single to left that gave Stevenson a 4-3 lead and Cappalli then followed with his double. Marchese was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Christian Dutler and Patrick Loeffler also had two hits. Justin Stark started on the mound and earned the victory, going five innings and giving up five hits and three earned runs while striking out seven. Logan Lavelle and Bronson Litcher each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. – GameChanger.com


Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Are you incredibly busy preparing for finals already?Get organized by making a “to-do” list or simply make a plan to organize your time … (being sure to include some down time for relaxation or self care!).

Read This If You Need to De-Stress

Stressed? If so, come visit the student lounge this week during lunch periods. You can make your own stress balls, pop some bubble wrap, get free hot chocolate today and Thursday, and enjoy the time to relax and de-stress. Look for de-stress tips around the school and learn to reduce your stress so you can feel better and do great on your finals.

Graduation Cap and Gown Pick Up Today

Graduation caps and gowns will be distributed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today in the West Building Lower Lobby near the College/Career Center. Seniors must show their student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive their cap and gown.

Yearbook Distribution Today and Wednesday

Yearbooks will be distributed to seniors and juniors today during the lunch periods in the Patriot Lobby and Glass Commons. Sophomores and freshmen can pick up their yearbooks during lunch on Wednesday in the Patriot Lobby and Glass Commons. After Wednesday, yearbooks can be picked up or purchased in the Patriot Superstore.

Senior Party Bus Sign-Up is Today and Wednesday

Senior Party bus sign-ups will take place today and Wednesday in the Patriot Lobby by Room 2104. Senior class representatives from the PPA will be on hand to help seniors sign up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, and during the lunch periods on Wednesday. Please note: You must stop by in person to confirm your bus assignment. Friends may pencil in your name, but you are responsible for stopping by the table to confirm your bus number. The Senior Party is Wednesday, June 1 on board the Odyssey cruise ship departing from Navy Pier.

Sophomores: Wear Blue Wednesday for a Free Donut

Sophomores who wears a blue shirt on Wednesday will receive a free donut during their lunch period, courtesy of the Sophomore Class Board. Donut tables will be set up in the East and West cafeterias.

Did You Take Government During First Semester?

Attention seniors! If you took Government during first semester, please join your peers in the West Auditorium during your free period or lunch on Friday to hear from recent SHS alumni who will be speaking about their college experiences. There will be a Q&A panel and an opportunity for you to ask a question. We hope you will join us!

Mandatory 2016-17 American Studies Meeting on Friday

If you are enrolled in Honors American Studies for next year, there is a mandatory informational meeting in the Recital Hall (4100) during all lunch periods on Friday. There are two meetings per period (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b), and you need to attend one of them. Please contact Mr. Anderson (panders@d125.org) or Mr. Heller (sheller@d125.org) if you have any questions.

First 50 Students at State Water Polo Get in Free

Sports Boosters has committed to purchasing admission tickets for the first 50 Stevenson students who want to attend the IHSA state water polo matches on Thursday and Friday (50 each day). The Patriot boys will play at 5:45 p.m. Thursday and the girls play at 8:15 p.m. Friday. Students need to show their ID at the admission gate and if they are part of the first 50, they will get in free.


Junior Class Board will meet Thursday after school in Room 2004 to finish the details for Light It Up Blue! New members are always welcome.

The Video Game Club is holding a Smash Brothers tournament Friday in Room 1204 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether you are in Video Game Club or not.


There will be a girls basketball summer informational meeting at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Room 2002. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.


Registration is open for the the Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) youth and high school summer camps! We have an expanded selection camps in engineering, sports, music and much more. There is something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit www.d125.org/prep or call 847-415-4145. Camps fill quickly so register today!

PREP is excited about its new Intro to Fitness and Nutrition camp for students in grades 7-8. This new program is designed to provide young students entering adolescence the importance of lifelong fitness and nutrition. It will focus on three key areas; proper form, basic everyday nutrition, and basic athletic movements. This class is not meant to put kids through a rigorous 90-minute workout, but instead allow them to learn some basic things that they can do on their own when at home. It will also promote better techniques for exercise and some background knowledge in nutrition, as high school athletics nears. The same class will be offered two times a day to help with conflicts during other camps. Click on one of these links to register: 8:30-10 a.m. | 10-11:30 a.m.


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