Thursday, September 1, 2016

Nearly Half of Seniors Missing Meningitis Mandate

Nearly half of Stevenson’s Class of 2017 has not yet met the state requirement for meningitis immunization, and is in danger of being excluded from classes. As of September 1, 493 seniors have not had their mandated meningitis vaccination, or had not provided proper paperwork to the school.

All seniors are required to have a meningitis vaccination on or after the student’s 16th birthday, or evidence of two meningitis vaccinations with the first dose given on or after the 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose.

The requirement must be completed and recorded before October 15 or affected students will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met.

Parents and guardians are advised to consult with their student’s healthcare provider to determine if he or she is in compliance.

Questions about the requirement can be directed to the East Nurse’s Office at 847-415-4025 or 4028.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Schurz 0: Steven O’Reilly scored two goals, and Jake Nunez and Austin Kody also scored, as the Patriots won their season-opener at the Glenbrook South Invitational. Elliot Lueck recorded two assists, while Joel Fleming and Ben Brandt each had one. Goalie Ethan Kalis made four saves en route to the shutout. SHS scored three times in the first half. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Art Campbell Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished a close second behind Vernon Hills in the 15-school race at Waukegan Sports Park. SHS had a team score of 74, two behind the Cougars. Isabelle Sparreo finished second overall with a time of 17:54.1 on the three-mile course. Three other Pats placed in the top 20: Kendall Roberts was 13th (19:09.2), Natalie Sparreo finished 15th (19:16.8) and Gabriela Jagielo ended 16th (19:18.0). Taylor Yen rounded out the Stevenson top five with a 28th-place finish (19:46.8) among 128 competitors. The other Patriot runners were Caimin Xi (30th, 19:51) and Lauren Appell (32nd, 20:06). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Art Campbell Lake County Invitational: The Pats placed seventh among 17 teams at Waukegan Sports Park, and were led by Brett Lucas, who finished 15th (15:52.8). Nikita Smyrnov was 22nd (16:11.9) and Paul Udoni placed 27th (16:19.4) in the field of 143 runners. Stevenson’s top five included Jacob Sparreo (40th, 16:47.2) and Mattaeus Klonowski (52nd, 16:59.1). – Official Results


Radtke, Woodstein Bring Fire to Unbeaten Volleyball Team

The Radtke name has been a fixture in Stevenson’s girls volleyball program for the past seven years. Jenna Radtke (Class of 2013) helped the Patriots win two sectional championships and three regional titles before continuing her career at Northern Illinois University. Following her at SHS and at NIU is senior Jori Radtke, who is the leader of this year’s undefeated squad. The younger Radtke has excellent physical skills, but what sets her apart is a fierce desire to succeed. Head coach Tim Crow calls her “one of the greatest, if not the greatest,” competitors he’s ever been around in his 15 seasons at Stevenson. Another reason for the Patriots’ 9-0 start this season has been the emergence of Sarah Woodstein. The senior became a staple in the starting rotation near the end of last season, and has blossomed this year.


Political Campaign Fair in the Forum Tuesday Night

All Stevenson students are invited to attend the Political Action Club’s campaign fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Forum. Students will have the chance to visit a variety of campaign tables to ask about candidates’ stances and talk about opportunities to help. This is not a candidate forum. Invited campaigns include the U.S. Senate, Illinois comptroller, 10th Congressional District, Sixth Congressional District, 29th District State Senate, 26th District State Senate, 59th District State Representative, 58th District State Representative, and Lake County State’s Attorney. You do not have to be a PAC member to attend.

Co-Curricular Vocal Group Auditions Next Week

The Choral Department will hold auditions next week for its three co-curricular vocal groups the week: Just The Guys (Tuesday, 7 p.m.), Jazz Etc. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. for guys/7 p.m. for girls) and Ladyjazz (Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.). All auditions take place in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition packets. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Nuteson ( or Mrs. Snelten (

Fall Play Tickets On Sale Tuesday

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, will go on sale Tuesday at the Patriot Superstore. Tickets will be $6 each. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 15-16, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17.


Want to play flag football, but don’t have a team yet? Any students interested in playing flag football, but who aren’t on a team, please come to the Student Activities Office Friday morning at 10 a.m. to get help finding a team.

Open Diamond Baseball starts on September 13 after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.


Attention junior and seniors interested in a career in healthcare: The Advocate Condell Penwasciz Program will be accepting online applications for the 2016-17 healthcare career program on Tuesday, September 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. Thirty students will be accepted into this extremely competitive program which allows students the opportunity to be exposed to various healthcare career specialties within the hospital setting. The link will only be open within the specified time frame:

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 (


Senior Class Board will meet today from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2004 to create the name hangers for Homecoming. New members are always welcome!

Students Helping Soldiers gathers at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Room 5044. Stop by and find out how you can help current and retired men and women who serve our country.

The Ambassador Yearbook Club needs new photographers, journalists and page designers. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712. Please join us in recording history!

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in joining the Student Ambassador Club: We will be having our first general information meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wallace or Ms. McCauley.

Model United Nations meets every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 7044. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions, contact Mr. O’Connell at

Anyone interested in playing Table Tennis? We meet on Thursdays after school in the Lower East Commons. All levels (beginning through experienced) are welcome!

The Animal Welfare Club continues to work with Save-A-Pet to promote adopting our local four-legged friends! Our September Dog of the Month is Lavernia, and our Cats of the Month are Aladdin and Jasmin (these two are inseparable and are looking to be adopted together; two for the price of one!). 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, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love!

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

Student Congress is having its first meeting during the activity period on Wednesday in the West Faculty Dining Room. Ask your second-period teacher to be your class representative! You can email Calli Taitz at with any questions.

Are you interested in teaching or working with children? Future Educators of America might be the right club for you. The first meeting will be held before school from 7:50-8:25 in Room 1414 on Wednesday. If you plan on participating in the tutoring program you will need to attend the meeting.

The Archery Club will start Wednesday on the Sport Courts from 3:30-5 p.m. New members are always welcome. No experience or equipment needed. Contact Ms. Klewin with questions.

Have you ever wanted to play Pokemon Go at school? Well, now you can with Club Israel in its version of Israel Go! Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, September 8 after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.


The following colleges are sending representatives to meet with SHS students next week: St. Mary’s College, the University of Rochester, Monmouth College, Hope College, Drew University, Penn State University, Northern Michigan University, American University, Columbia College and the University of Chicago. Interested juniors and seniors should continue to check Naviance daily for a complete updated list of all of our college visits. Find out how to sign up for college representative visits at

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.


There will be a baseball parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15 in Room 2104. Any parent of a student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring of 2017 should attend.


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