Tuesday, August 23, 2016

First Parent Open House Night is Wednesday

The first of two open house nights for parents and guardians will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a special program for parents of freshmen and transfer students from 6:15-6:45. Parents and guardians whose student’s last name begins with the letter A-L are asked to come Wednesday, and last names M-Z on Thursday, September 1. However, those who have a schedule conflict can attend either night. On the day after each open house, the school will operate on a late-arrival schedule, with classes starting at 10:30 a.m.

School Welcomes Back Hebrew Teacher

Among the new teachers at Stevenson this year is someone who has taught here before. Hebrew teacher Anna Gorbikoff has returned after a four-year hiatus. She taught full-time at SHS during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, then moved into part-time roles at Congregation Solel in Highland Park and at Deerfield High School. Pioneer Press talked with Gorbikoff and Director of World Languages Justin Fisk about her return to the classroom.

SHS Hosts Special Olympics Illinois Flag Football Event

Special Olympics Illinois held its first flag football competition in northern Illinois in the SHS Stadium on Sunday. An estimated 150 athletes and coaches participated. You can read more about the event in this Daily Herald article.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots opened their season with a third-place finish among 15 teams at Fox Lake Country Club. Jackson Bussell led SHS with a 2-over-par 74, tying for sixth place overall. James Dvorak and Kevin Chin were right behind at 75, and Alex Kim added a 79. Stevenson had a team score of 303, one shot behind second-place Mundelein and six shots back of Warren. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: SHS finished fifth with a team score of 361 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, five shots behind Highland Park and six behind Lake Forest. Olivia Stomberg led the Patriots with an 84 on the par-72 course and Joyce Bai carded an 86. Katie Hannahs shot a 90 and Olivia Hancock recorded a 96. Libertyville won the tournament with a 331 score and Barrington was second at 337. – Daily Herald

Patriots Take Aim to Sink Pirates in Football Opener

The Patriot football team opens its 2016 campaign with a tough test at home against Palatine at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stadium. Both teams enter the contest ranked in the CSN Chicago top 15. Stevenson is No. 12, while the Pirates are No. 7. The two teams squared off in last year’s season opener, with SHS holding on for a 26-24 victory. Leading the way last fall was quarterback Aidan O’Connell, who came off the bench in relief of injured starter Jack Sorenson. One year later, O’Connell enters the season as the starter at QB, and looks to continue the program’s tradition of strong leaders under center. Friday’s game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through The Cube and on WAES-FM 88.1, the student radio station. The contest also has been selected as the Comcast CN100 Game of the Week. A delayed broadcast will be shown on Comcast cable channel 100 at noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Monday. Before the game, two special events will take place. The sixth annual Night of Champions ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m., while the Freshman BBQ runs from 4:30-5:30 behind the home (east) bleachers. Because of the large crowd expected to attend the varsity game, overflow parking and shuttle bus service will be available at Quill Corporation, 100 Schelter Road, just south of the intersection or Schelter and Route 22.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Operation Snowball Looking for Teen Staff

Have you ever been a camp counselor? Are you looking for leadership or service opportunities? If so, becoming an Operation Snowball teen staff member would be a great fit for you. Operation Snowball 2016 will take place December 1-3 with additional Tuesday afternoon meetings starting September 13. Interested sophomores, juniors and seniors should pick up an application in the Student Activities Office and return it by September 2, or fill out the online application. Contact Mrs. Czaplewski (MCzaplewski@d125.org) with any questions.

Host Families Needed for Danish Students

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark from September 9-14. Applications and information are available by clicking here, or by contacting Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or spaloian@d125.org.

Want to Perform at Daniel Wright’s Snow Flake?

If you are interested in performing this year at Daniel Wright’s Snow Flake, there will be an informational meeting after school today in Room 1500. No experience is necessary. All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting is today at 3:45 in Room 2104. For more information visit the Stevenson Flag Football Page.

The start of Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 today in Room 6014. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf web page.

IM Ultimate Frisbee will hold its informational meeting after school on Monday in Room 2104. For more information, see the IM Ultimate Frisbee web page.

IM Spikeball starts soon! The informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 31 in Room 2104. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information visit the IM Spikeball web page.

CLUB NEWS

Join the Food Revolution! The Food Revolution Club meets today from 3:30-4:30 in the Foods Lab, Room 1406. Make food at every meeting and earn community service hours.

Model United Nations will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:30 today in Room 7038-7034. Questions? Contact akatz8@students.d125.org or rsingh7@students.d125.org.

Chinese Club will have its first meeting of the year after school today in Room 2812. The meeting will last until 4:30.

The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition on Wednesday at 3:30 in Room 1612! We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome!

Cultural Cuisine Club will have its first meeting at 3:30 Wednesday in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). There will be an ice cream social so members can get to know the club and each other better. All grades and skill levels are welcome!

Superhero Club starts tomorrow! Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Best Buddies is a one-of-a-kind club in which students make friendships that last a lifetime. Informational meetings are being held Wednesday and Friday from 7:15-7:45 a.m. or 3:30-4:15 p.m. in the Recital Hall. This is a required meeting and you must attend one to receive a packet and sign up for an interview! If there are any conflicts, feel free to email bestbuddiesaeshs@gmail.com.

The Indian Student Association’s first meeting of the year is Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 7096. Meet new people and learn about the group’s exciting events for the year. Stay until the end for free samosas!

Want to help out your fellow students? Peer Tutors is the place for you! Apply online at the club’s website, before the first meeting. The first meeting of Peer Tutors will be after school Thursday in Room 3032.

Ambassador Yearbook Club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2710. We need new copy, photo and design editors, as well as photographers and journalists! Please join yearbook now and help record the best year at Stevenson yet!

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, September 6. The club meets in Room 2818 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

COLLEGE NEWS

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 21. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.

 

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