Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Learn “The Character Formula” Thursday Night

Why are our kids so disconnected? Why can’t I get my teen to understand me? Doesn’t it seem like everyone is always living to post a Facebook moment? Larry Silverberg will discuss these and other tough parenting questions during “The Character Formula: Fundamental Values of True Living,” a free presentation sponsored by the Community Parent Network at 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. The talk is aimed at adults, but students age 16 and older also may attend. Click here to RSVP.

Silverberg will talk about how to remain authentic and live in the moment. He’ll explore why we need to connect with others and what we need to do. Practical methods to implement mindfulness, practice listening skills, and stimulate change in your life as well as those around you also will be provided.

In order to get the most from the evening, spouses and partners are encouraged to attend together. They should prepare to participate, to challenge habitual beliefs, and to discover new paths toward leading a joyful life. Participants should bring a pen and paper to take notes. The use of electronic devices during the workshop is prohibited.

Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Coming October 22

The Stevenson High School Foundation’s new “spook-tacular” Halloween event is less than three weeks away. Nightmare on Stevenson Drive, a fundraiser for the Foundation’s Stevenson to College (S2C) program, will be held Saturday, October 22 at SHS. Participants are invited to “run (or walk) for their lives” through a haunted trail around campus. Check-in and kickoff begins at 5 p.m., with the Nightmare starting at dusk (6 p.m.) Costumes are encouraged (but need to follow SHS guidelines).

Anyone who survives the terrible trek is invited to a party in the Stadium featuring Bumpin’ Balls, fun athletic competitions, food, music, a photo booth and more. The cost for the event is $25, which includes a lighted wristband and a food voucher for either Lou Malnati’s, Dairy Queen, or Weiner Take All. (Additional items will be available for purchase). Click here to pay online by credit card or print this form to pay by cash or check (check made payable to Stevenson Foundation), and return to the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons.

The Stevenson to College program mentors Stevenson students at risk of not attending college and provides the necessary tools and support to empower them to succeed in their college and career quest.

Fundraising Effort for Former Student Who Died

A crowdsourcing effort is underway to raise $2,500 to help pay the funeral and burial costs for a former Stevenson student who died last week. Teddy Pappas, who would have been a member of the Class of 2002 but left the school in October 2000, died of a drug overdose on September 26, according to this YouCaring page.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Conant Invitational: The Patriots dominated the five-team invitational, earning a team score of 298, well ahead of the runner-up Crystal Lake co-op team’s 186. Events were broken down into three classes, A, B and C, and Stevenson won the majority of races in each. SHS won seven of 12 events in Class A, 11 of 12 in Class B and all 12 in Class C. Six Patriots won two individual events. Iza Pelka won the Class A 200-yard freestyle (1:58.57) and the Class B 100 free (56.61). Eva Holsen captured the Class A 500 free (5:23.80) and the Class C 200 free (2:05.45). Jessica Lenhart claimed the 200 free (2:02.09) and 100 butterfly (1:00.16) in Class B. Claire Huang finished first in the Class B 200 individual medley (2:21.79) and the Class C 100 fly (1:03.14). Ashley Carollo took top honors in two Class B races, the 50 free (26.19) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.82), while Johnna Geick won two levels of diving, Class B (311.25) and Class C (252.80). Sherry Mestan earned first place in Class A diving (333). Other Class A individual winners included Morgan Bosse in the 100 free (55.31) and Rachel Song in the 100 back (1:00.63). Song, Bosse and Carollo also swam in two winning Class A relays, the 200 medley with Danielle Fang (1:52.07) and the 400 free with Pelka (3:43.63). In Class B, Callie Coffey won the 500 free (5:37.03). Other Class C individual winners were Fang in the 200 IM (2:23.59), Alexandra Kokhan in the 50 free (26.30), Lucy Stevens in the 100 free (58.45), Fiona Gaffney in the 500 free (5:45.78), Amelia Eastman in the 100 back (1:07.05) and Madeleine O’Donnell in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.52). SHS also won all three relays at the Class B and C levels. – Daily Herald

Boys Golfers Begin Quest for Return to State

The varsity boys golf team heads to Barrington today for the Illinois High School Association Class 3A regional tournament at Makray Memorial Golf Club. Stevenson is in a field with eight other teams, including host Barrington, which finished fifth in the state last fall. The Patriots placed 10th, their highest finish ever. Click here to see results later today.

Friday’s Football Game on WRLR

Friday‘s varsity football game at Lake Zurich will be broadcast on WRLR 98.3 FM at 7:30 p.m. The game also will be also available at WRLR.FM and through WRLR on the TuneIn app.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Wednesday

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you are in a club that is meeting. Here are the counselor locations:

Grove Recital Hall (4100)

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

Sophomore Class Ring Orders for Jostens

Sophomores can turn in class ring orders to Jostens during the lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday outside the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons. Ordering information was mailed to all sophomores in early September.

Green Team Electronics Recycling Drive Ends Wednesday

The Green Team is holding an electronics recycling drive through Wednesday. The club has three collection locations on campus: the Sports Center, the Field House, and the Forum (or “Point”) entrance to the West Building. Students will receive one service hour for each electronic device they donate (up to three). The following items will be accepted: cell phones, tablets, computers, laptops, batteries, and cords and wires. Televisions, light bulbs, kitchen appliances and products containing mercury will not be accepted.

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

CLUB NEWS

The Thespian Club will be holding its Annual Costume Sale during all lunch periods today and Wednesday outside the Performing Arts Center, just in time for Halloween planning!

The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting its first sealed tournament of the year after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5 to attend, and each player will be given six packs to play with. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New members are always welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.

INTRAMURALS

Teams are forming now for the IM Dodgeball League. If you need to pick up a team packet or if you are looking for a team to join, stop by the Student Activities Office. Team packets are due by Tuesday October 11.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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University of Illinois freshman class among five biggest in country

Money from special tax districts could be key to averting Chicago teachers strike

CPS announces more layoffs because of declining enrollment

Alderman says teachers strike “may be inevitable”

Addison District 4, teachers union resume talks with mediator (+)

UI announces $132M renovation for Memorial Stadium

NIU professor may be named interim superintendent in DeKalb

CPS adds community input to school closing, consolidation process

Does your child’s school have a cell tower on its property?

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Liberal arts graduates struggle with underemployment, study says

Tennessee school counselor talks student into giving up gun

Tracking the use of Tasers by school police since 2011

California’s largest school districts use aggressive tactics to find teachers

Forced to consolidate, two Mississippi districts reimagine desegregation

University hosting VP debate restructuring classes with focus on civics

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