Friday, August 26, 2016

Foundation Announces 2016-17 Performance Series Lineup

Tribute shows honoring Paul McCartney and Audrey Hepburn, and a rollicking romp through the history of rock ’n’ roll with one of the original cast members of Million Dollar Quartet, highlight the Stevenson Foundation’s annual Professional Performance Series.

Lance Lipinsky, an original cast member of Million Dollar Quartet, brings his band The Lovers to the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 10 for “Rock Baby Rock.” The show provides a tour through the early years of rock music, featuring songs from such 1950s and ’60s titans as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Johnny Cash, and many more. Tickets are $20.

On Saturday, January 28, “The McCartney Years” comes to town, showcasing the music of Paul McCartney from his two decades in The Beatles and Wings. The show has received accolades from former Wings guitarist Denny Laine, and original Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein. Tickets are $20.

Hilary Ann Feldman and Beckie Menzie, who honored comedian Carol Burnett as part of the Foundation’s series last year, returns Sunday, March 12 with “A Musical Tribute to Audrey Hepburn.” The show traces the rise of Hepburn from World War II refugee to award-winning actress and world-renowned humanitarian. Tickets are $15.

The Foundation’s series kicks off with a free concert by the Great Lakes Naval Station show band, Liberty Call, on Sunday, October 30 in the West Auditorium. The patriotic group will perform a wide array of songs in advance of Veterans Day.

Also on the series docket are two children’s plays: Beauty and the Beast on Sunday, October 23, and The Princess and the Pea on February 5. Performances will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. each day in the West Auditorium, and tickets are $5.

To order tickets, visit the Foundation’s website at or call 847-415-4121.

Junior Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Junior Jake Shapiro, a member of Boy Scout Troop 815 in Mequon, Wisconsin, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Shapiro conducted book drives in Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Mequon to collect new and used children’s books for the Next Door Foundation of Milwaukee’s “Book for Kids” program. With the help of his fellow Scouts from Troop 815, he collected, cleaned and donated more than 1,500 books. On the road to Eagle Scout status, Shapiro held various leadership positions within his troop, including Senior Patrol Leader. He also earned 26 merit badges and was elected to the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Carmel, 25-15, 25-16: The visiting Patriots improved to 2-0 thanks in part to 10 aces and nearly flawless ball handling by setter Alex Cuc. She was 39-of-41 setting with 15 assists, and also served one of the team’s aces. Jori Radtke led offensively with nine kills, and served three aces and made five digs. Taylor Erickson also had three aces and five digs. Sophie Sorenson chipped in with four kills, four digs and an ace. Chloe Robinson made four digs and served two aces. Sarah Bufe made two solo blocks and had a block assist.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The first game of the football season is tonight, but it has the feel of a playoff matchup. Stevenson welcomes Palatine to the Stadium for a 7:30 kickoff, and both teams enter the game well-regarded by pundits. The Pirates are ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Class 8A poll, while the Patriots are No. 13. SHS, meanwhile, is No. 17 in the Chicago Tribune’s preseason top 20. Coach Bill McNamara’s crew also is the top-ranked team in the News-Sun coverage area, and will look to capitalize on its offseason “all-commitment team” initiative. One footnote to tonight’s game is that Stevenson’s sophomore coach, Dave Jacobson, is a 2001 graduate of Palatine. Pregame festivities include the Night of Champions celebration at 7 o’clock, preceded by the Freshman BBQ from 4:30-5:30. If you can’t make it to the game tonight, the Stevenson Broadcast Network will carry it live through The Cube, and a broadcast will air on the school’s radio station, WAES 88.3 FM. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and children under 5 will be admitted for free. NSC, Sports Boosters and Event passes will be accepted. A replay of the game will be shown on Comcast Channel 100 at noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Monday. Comcast subscribers also will be able to watch anytime in HD with Xfinity On Demand.


Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit


Fall college visits begin next week in the College Career Center. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be visiting on Wednesday, followed by the College of Lake County, the University of Missouri and the University of Notre Dame on Thursday. Interested juniors and seniors should continue to check Naviance daily for a complete updated list of all of our college visits. Colleges visit Stevenson from September through November.  

You will need to sign up for all college visits through Naviance. From the Naviance homepage, click on the “Colleges” tab. Click on the “View all Upcoming College Visits” tab. Then select “Sign Up” next to the college visit in which you are interested in attending. This is your confirmation page. Please print the confirmation page and put your name and school ID number on that page. Have your teacher for the period of the college visit sign this confirmation page at least two days in advance of the college visit.  Bring this signed confirmation page to the College Career Center (Room 1123) or the designated location on the day of the college visit. If you need any assistance with this, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.


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!

The Stevenson Green Team will hold its first meeting from 3:35-4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1618. Come and find out how you can get involved in sustainability, climate change, and making a positive impact on the school and community. The team also will be talking about its upcoming electronics recycling drive.

Are you interested in doing scientific research? Have you done research in the past and want to enter it in competitions? Whether new or experienced, Science Reach Club is the place for you. Our mandatory introductory meeting for all students that are interested in possibly doing or presenting research is after school in Room 1904 on Tuesday. If you cannot make it or for more information, email Mrs. Palffy.

Video Game Club will be meeting after school on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 in Room 1204. Come by and play your favorite modern or old school console games. See Dr. Schroeder in Room 6028 if you have questions. Everyone is welcome.  

Join us at Spanish Club after school on Wednesday in Room 2808! We’ll be making DIY Piñatas with authentic Spanish candy while munching on salsa and chips! Beginners always welcome! For any questions contact Señor Figueroa or Judy Kupchan.

The Stevenson Styler will have its next 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! It’s not just about fashion! We need your knowledge of DIY, food, lifestyle, travel and more! New members are always welcome!  

Catalyst, a student leadership club dedicated to battling underage drinking and drug use at SHS, is looking for new students interested in joining our cause. There will be a new member orientation meeting from 8-8:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2104. There are many committees to get involved with, including outreach, evaluation and recruitment, and alternative activities. For more information, email or just show up on September 1!


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 in Room 2104. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information visit the IM Spikeball web page.


The Athletics Division is looking for student managers to assist fall athletic programs with team video projects, including filming practices and games and uploading video to software. The time commitment is approximately three to five hours per week, but is flexible. If you are interested, please email Ms. Betthauser, the athletic director, at by Wednesday.


The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (



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