Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Enrollment Increases for Third Straight Year

Stevenson High School’s enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is 4,135, the largest in six years, marking the third straight year of growth for the student body. Enrollment increased 193 students from last year, the largest one-year jump in 14 years. The largest class is the sophomore class with 1,048, followed closely behind by the Class of 2018, which has 1,037. The freshman class has 1,009 students and the senior class has 955. There are 2,120 male students and 1,939 female students at Stevenson this year. View Stevenson’s enrollment history.

Stevenson Featured in Associated Press Article

Stevenson is featured today in this Associated Press story for its “Divided America” series, which is billed as an “ongoing exploration of the economic, social and political divisions in American society.” Today’s piece, which was picked up for front-page treatment by the Daily Herald, looks at the growing gulf between affluent and poorer school districts, and trains its focus on District 125 and Waukegan District 60. One fact the article does not include in its per-pupil spending comparison between the two districts is that Stevenson is a high school-only district, while Waukegan is a K-12 district. Per-pupil spending is lower in K-12 districts because teacher salaries for elementary and middle school teachers are lower than at the high school level.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 38, Muskegon (Michigan) 35: Aidan O’Connell threw for a school-record 440 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots (1-1) overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat Michigan’s second-ranked team on the road. Matt Korinek scored on a 9-yard TD run with 57 seconds remaining to give SHS the lead. The Big Reds (1-1) missed a chance to tie the game when their 27-yard field goal attempt went awry with 10 seconds left. O’Connell was 36-of-51 passing and shattered the old record of 337 yards set by Willie Bourbon in 2012 against Lyons Township. O’Connell connected with eight different receivers, led by Henry Marchese, who caught 13 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns. Anthony Sibo had 10 receptions for 150 yards and a TD. Korinek finished with 70 yards on eight carries. Muskegon scored the game’s 14 points and led 21-7 after the first quarter. The Patriots rallied in the second quarter, tying the game at 28-28 before Jack Worwa’s 25-yard field goal as time expired gave SHS a 31-28 halftime lead. – Daily Herald, Muskegon Chronicle

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots (13-1) reached the championship match before falling to the defending state 3A champion, Marian Central, 25-23, 25-13. SHS won four of its five matches, defeating Rockford Boylan (25-15, 25-14), Barrington (25-11, 25-17), Cary Grove (27-25, 25-20) and Wheaton North (25=27, 25-23, 29-27) before falling to Marian. Jori Radtke and Alex Cuc were named to the all-tournament team. Radtke finished the tournament with 67 kills, including 27 in the win over Wheaton North, plus 12 aces. Cuc was 182-of-190 setting with 112 assists. Sophie Sorenson recorded 33 kills and seven aces. Taylor Erickson also served seven aces. Lauren Micek had five aces. Sara Bufe made eight solo blocks and assisted on 10 others. Hope Havenhill made five solo blocks with two assists. Sarah Woodstein and Radtke each had four solo blocks and eight assists. Chloe Robinson led the Pats with 29 digs, while Radtke added 23 and Sorenson had 19. – Daily Herald, Northwest Herald

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: Borler Wu scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Patriots (2-1-1) beat Taft, 4-1, in their second game of the day. SHS tied Glenbrook South, 0-0, earlier, as Ethan Kalis earned his second shutout of the season. Wu recorded Stevenson’s second goal, and set up goals by Anthony Watrach and Jake Nunez. Kai Mayahara earned the assist on Wu’s goal. Ryan McGrogan put the Pats on the board on an assist from Kyle Riekki. SHS finished fifth in the tournament.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots tied for fourth place in the 16-team field at Buffalo Grove Golf Course. SHS posted a score of 300, tying Libertyville and behind champion Glenbrook South (285), Loyola (287) and Lake Forest (294). James Dvorak and Mark Noonan led Stevenson with 75s, finishing 14th and 15th, respectively. – Daily Herald


Seniors Meet With Counselors Wednesday

All seniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. Seniors must attend the meeting, even if they are in a club scheduled to meet during activity period. Counselors will lead meetings in the following rooms:

Counselor Location
Grove Studio Theater (2204)
Jones 2104
Kellogg 7066/7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla/Dwyer West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 1500/1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046/8048
Seeger 8036/8040
Sullivan 7096
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez 2104

The following clubs will be meeting:

Group Room
Tri-M 2203 (Choir Room)
Club Israel (Exec. Board Only) 1414
Junior Class Board 1123 (College Career Center)
Student Congress 1204 (West Staff Dining Room)
Students Helping Soldiers 5044
VEX Robotics Club 1428
TYMP (Orals) 1920

Political Campaign Fair in the Forum Tonight

All Stevenson students are invited to attend the Political Action Club’s campaign fair from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight 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.

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Get your Homecoming Dance tickets at a discounted rate by buying them between now and Thursday at the Patriot Superstore. If you buy tickets before Thursday, they are only $20 per person. After Thursday, the price goes up to $25. For more information on the Homecoming Dance, visit www.d125.org/HCdance. Want to find out the dress-up days for Homecoming Week? Go to www.d125.org/homecoming.

Touchdowns for Troops T-Shirts for Friday’s Game

Stevenson is celebrating the men and women of the military who serve our country during the annual Touchdowns for Troops football game Friday night in the Stadium. To prepare for the game, Students Helping Soldiers will be selling T-shirts during every lunch period in the Wood Commons Wednesday through Friday.

Fall Play Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, are on sale for $6 at the Patriot Superstore. 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. Please note: The play contains mature language.

What Are You Doing in June? Want to Go to Costa Rica?

The Science Department is sponsoring another trip to Costa Rica next summer. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 in Room 2602 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Ms. Dean in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080) or Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office (Rm. 1514).


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 today 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:  www.advocatehealth.com/condell-penwasciz.


Food Revolution Club will be meeting in Room 1406 today from 3:30-4:30. Come for food and service hours!

Are you interested in medicine and in becoming a doctor? Join Future Doctors of America Club. Our first meeting will be today at 3:35 in Room 1508-1510.

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

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 koconnell@d125.org.

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 ctaitz7@students.d125.org 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.

Future Business Leaders of America will have its first meeting of the year at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room.

Bored after school and don’t want to do homework just yet? We have a solution for you! Come join HOSA after school on Wednesday in Room 1912/1914 for donuts and meet new people. HOSA stands for Health Occupational Students of America, and offers students the opportunity to display their knowledge regarding medicine and gives them a chance to demonstrate their skills in various competitive events. HOSA is a great way to meet people who are also interested in health care, challenge yourself, and learn more about health-care related topics and careers.

Film Club meets after school Wednesday in the Recital Hall.

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.

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!

Peer Tutors will meet Thursday after school in Room 7032. Don’t miss it — there will be a training session!

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 after school in Room 1414. Any questions, ask Mrs. Argentar.

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 http://shsanimalwelfare.weebly.com/pets-of-the-month. 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 http://www.saveapetil.org/, all waiting for love!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:35 Monday, September 12 in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.


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