Monday, September 12, 2016

Talks on Drugs, Grades for Parents This Week

Parents are invited to Stevenson this week for a pair of evening programs designed to shed light on two areas that impact their students. On Tuesday, Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Bertha Madras will talk about the latest research on the effects of marijuana during a presentation from 6-7:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, our next installment of Parent University will address three key questions connected to learning and grades: How is my student going? How is my student acting? How is my student growing? Those questions, along with a look at how the school is helping students make the transition to the SAT from the ACT, will be covered starting at 6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. This presentation is intended for Stevenson parents only.

Man Arrested During Varsity Football Game

Lincolnshire Police arrested a man at Friday night’s varsity football game after he had fled a domestic battery scene in Vernon Hills wielding a knife. No details have been released about the man, or about the incident in Vernon Hills in which he was involved. Police said the man was reported to have used a knife during the Vernon Hills attack, and added that a knife was found after he was apprehended in the Stadium. Here is an account from the Daily Herald.

Teaching 9/11 to a Post-9/11 Generation

History teacher Pat Ambrose and freshman Akshita Cheruku were interviewed for this September 11 anniversary article by Pioneer Press, which was published Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The article looks at the challenges educators face in teaching 9/11 to the first high school class of children born after the event. Ambrose said that even though they were born after September 11, 2001, freshmen can more easily identify with 9/11 than, say, the War of 1812 because of the availability of video and other materials.

Model United Nations Hosting Conference at SHS

Stevenson’s Model United Nations club will be hosting a learning conference on Saturday. The conference’s purpose is to teach newer members how Model U.N. works, and it allows more experienced members a chance to lead a committee. Participating high schools will include Buffalo Grove, Glenbrook South, Maine South, Fremd, Loyola Academy, Glenbard North and St.Ignatius.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, Mt. Carmel 3: Seth Cohen and Jackson Leptich each scored two goals, while Michael Dowd had a goal and three assists as the Patriots crushed the Caravan in their season opener at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Frank Wiest-Puchala and Daniel Romm also scored for SHS, which scored three goals in the first period and added four in the second. Sam Shellist and Roey Kleiman each recorded an assist. Nicolas Almenara went the distance in goal, stopping 16 shots. –

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: Joyce Bai won medalist honors as the Patriots claimed the eight-team invitational title by four strokes over Conant, 339-343. Bai shot a 72 at the Vernon Hills Golf Course. Olivia Stomberg tied for sixth with an 86. Olivia Hancock (88) was 12th and Gina Shanley (97) 19th. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Wauconda Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo won the individual championship at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, leading SHS to a second-place finish overall behind Geneva. Sparreo covered the 3-mile course in 18:11.80, 23 seconds ahead of the runner-up from Cary Grove, and well ahead of 142 other runners. Two other Patriots finished in the top 20: Natalie Sparreo (13th, 19:31.30) and Gabriella Jagielo (17th, 19:36.70). Also running for Stevenson were Kendall Roberts (28th, 20:03.60), Taylor Yen (29th, 20:04.30), Caimin Xi (41st, 20:41.50) and Shea Kirby (48th, 21:04.30). – Official results, Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Peoria Woodruff “First to the Finish” Invitational and at Wauconda Invitational: In Peoria, Paul Udoni finished 38th among 431 runners in the Class 3A race at Detweiller Park, home of the state meet. His time was 16:04.30. Nikita Smyrnov was 58th (16:13.70) and Brett Lucas placed 88th (16:26.00). Stevenson finished 20th in the team standings. At the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda, the Patriot contingent placed 18th out of 24 teams. Raven Jo (90th, 17:40.50), Timothy Green (95th, 17:44.60) and Jake Lapiere (102nd, 17:54.20) were the fastest Pats. – Peoria results | Wauconda results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Zion-Benton Invitational: The Patriots placed seventh out of 24 schools at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course in Zion. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 43, Lake Forest 12: Aidan O’Connell completed 19 of 26 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters of action as the Patriots (2-1, 1-0) rolled at home in their North Suburban opener. O’Connell connected with Henry Marchese for two TDs, one from 9 yards out and the other for 56 yards. His third scoring strike went to Henry’s twin brother, Michael, from 8 yards to paydirt. Matt Korinek had two short touchdown runs and Anthony Sibo also added a TD on the ground. SHS led 23-6 at halftime and extended the margin to 37 points entering the fourth quarter. The Scouts (2-1, 0-1) tasted defeat for the first time this season. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 25-16, 19-25, 25-20: Jori Radtke had 14 kills and Sophie Sorenson added 10 for the visiting Patriots (14-1). Hope Havenhill recorded six kills. Sorenson made one solo block and assisted on two others. Alex Kuc dished out 28 assists on 64-for-64 setting and also had one solo block, one block assist and served two aces. Radtke and Sorenson also recorded a pair of service aces. Sarah Woodstein had a solo block and two block assists, and Havenhill earned two block assists. Chloe Robinson led all Pats with 11 digs, while Radtke had nine.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Lakes 1: Hunter Tam scored a goal and Matt Brickman connected on a penalty kick to lift the Patriots (4-1-1, 1-0) on the road. Ryan McGrogan assisted on Tam’s goal.


Update Your SHS iPad Before Midnight Today

All students should update their SHS iPad to have iOS 9-point-3-point-5 by 11:59 tonight. However, do not update to iOS 10 when it is released on Tuesday. Wait for an announcement from the school before updating to iOS 10. If you have any questions, stop by the SMART Desk in the Link Lab area.

Did You Receive an Email For Targeted Tutoring?

If you did, please visit the ILC or ELC, where professional tutors are available to work with you to refresh or clarify concepts taught in class. Remember, when you check in with the tutor and swipe your ID card, make sure you let them know you are there for targeted tutoring. The ILC and ELC are open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Tutors are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did You Receive an Email About the Homework Center?

If you did, please visit the Homework Center located in the QLC, Room 2115A. At the Homework Center you will find a quiet, motivational space to get your homework done.  Floyd Glinsey, the homework staff member, will be there to answer your questions and give you support. The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and periods 4, 5, and 6.

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, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Please note: The play contains mature language.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held in the West Auditorium, Monday and Tuesday, September 19-20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

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).


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 today in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Choreography Club will have a meeting today from 3:30-4:25. Hannah Yan will be teaching her original choreography and all are welcome. After club, The Misfits dance group will be holding auditions from 4:30-5:45. All are invited to audition; come prepared to learn a dance and perform a short freestyle.

SHS-TV is hosting New Member Day during its normal club meeting today. They will have some video equipment on hand for students to try out, as well as lots of current club members to talk about the joys of being a part of the SHS-TV broadcast crew, and creating content for the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

Are you an animal lover? If so, please join us for our first Animal Welfare Club meeting Tuesday at 7 a.m. in Room 2500!

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!

Future Doctors of America has its next meeting on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1510. All interested students are welcome.

Interested in joining the fight against cancer? Join Relay for Life Club! We raise awareness, fundraise and plan the Relay for Life overnight event. Relay for Life will have its first meeting Wednesday in Room 1708 at 3:35 p.m.


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson this week: Northeastern University, University of San Francisco, Kenyon College, Trinity University, VanderCook College of Music, Indiana University, Bentley University, Furman University, Lawrence University, Wittenberg University, Eckerd College, Knox College, Dickinson College, University of Illinois at Springfield, University of Iowa, Bradley University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Johns Hopkins University, Texas Christian University, Gettysburg College, University of Richmond, Northern Illinois University, College of Wooster, Butler University, Case Western Reserve University, Barnard College, University of Pittsburgh, University of Denver, IDC Herzliya-Raphael Recanti International School, The Citadel, Kendall College and Yale University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Please bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.

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.


Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday, September 21 and in person until September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.


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

Vote for Jori Radtke to be the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for September! She is one of three area student-athletes nominated in the Lake Shore zone, and you can vote for her once every 12 hours at this link. Voting ends at noon Thursday.


Open Diamond Baseball starts Tuesday 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.


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