Thursday, October 27, 2016

Educators From Six States Visiting SHS Today

Seventy visitors from schools in six states will be visiting Stevenson today as part of the Site Visits for Educators program. Three Georgia institutions will be sending representatives: Cobb County School District and Wheeler High School in Marietta, and McClure Middle School in Kennesaw. Two schools are coming from Wisconsin: Elkhorn Area Middle School in Elkhorn, and Grafton High School in Grafton. Also visiting will be Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Missouri, State College Area School District in State College, Pennsylvania, Taylor Community School Corporation in Kokomo, Indiana, and Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the south suburbs of Chicago.

Middle Schoolers Come for “Hour of Code” Opportunity

The Computer Science Department held its annual “Hour of Code” opportunity for about 90 eighth-graders from West Oak Middle School and St. Mary School on Tuesday. They spent time with SHS computer science students, who helped them understand and experience what coding looks like. The younger students also learned about engineering and Stevenson’s Project Lead The Way program.


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For the Patriot Football Team, Message Received

Nobody wants to lose. But dropping its season-opener to Palatine has had its benefits for the Patriot football team. “I think losing that game really sent us a message that if we really want to compete for a state championship, we have to work hard every single week,” senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell told the Pioneer Press. “Nothing is going to be given to us.” Since losing to Palatine 28-20 in a game they dominated statistically, the Patriots have not lost, winning eight straight games, capturing the conference title, and earning a first-round home game in the Illinois High School Association Class 8A state playoffs. SHS (8-1) will play host to Huntley (6-3) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Marchese Earns Daily Herald Honor

Senior wide receiver Henry Marchese has been named the Daily Herald’s Offensive Player of the Week in Lake County. The 6-foot-3 Marchese was honored for catching nine passes for 168 yards and a career-best four touchdowns during Stevenson’s 47-6 win at Warren on Friday.

Interested in Sponsoring Friday’s SBN Broadcast?

Stevenson Athletics is seeking a corporate sponsor for the Stevenson Broadcast Network’s streamcast of Friday’s state football playoff game against Huntley on The Cube. A $250 sponsorship includes: Pre-roll video ads, two banner ads and an in-video “Title Bug.” If interested, contact Trish Betthauser at by 5 o’clock today.


Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Start Next Week

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the PPA’s annual student variety/talent show, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 2-3, and Tuesday through Thursday, November 8-10, during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. No act is too unique! Singers, dancers, bands, musicians, comedians, magicians and actors are wanted! The PPA is looking for creative acts to “showcase” your talent. Showcase acts must have a minimum of three performers unless the act is very “unique.” If you need help finding a group try the Showcase Facebook page, or contact Edie Eiseman-Axe at or Sherrie Getlin at Showcase 2017 variety act auditions will be held January 12 and 18. Band auditions will be held January 14. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during audition sign-ups. Emcee/anchor auditions will be held January 9. Please fill out the Audition Sign-Up Form and bring it to sign-ups on the days listed above. The form and more detailed information can be found at

What is the School’s Halloween Costume Policy?

Students and staff can wear Halloween costumes to school. Because we want this to be a fun and safe experience for everyone, we ask that anyone wearing a Halloween costume adhere to a few long-standing school rules. These rules include no face coverings such as masks, disguising makeup, or sunglasses; no double-meaning suggestive phrases on clothing or anywhere on the person; and no inappropriate props such as look-alike weapons. The rules are in effect not only during the school day but also during any after-school activity or event on campus on Monday.

Half-Wit Submission Deadline November 7

Freshmen and sophomores are invited to submit their poetry, fiction, essays, plays or  music lyrics for the next edition of the Half-Wit, Stevenson’s literary journal for underclassmen. Send your submission to Mr. Barnabee at by Monday, November 7. Please include your student ID number.

Mock Election for Students on Tuesday

On Tuesday, all Stevenson students will get the chance to cast their vote in a school-wide mock election. During the activity period, students will be able to vote for the following offices: President, Illinois 10th District U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senate. Voting will be conducted online and if you are unable to vote during the activity period, then you can cast your vote online later in the day. Stevenson is one of nearly 150 schools participating in this nationwide mock election run through Northfield-Mount Herman High School in Massachusetts.

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


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: University of Connecticut, Xavier University, Lincoln College, Washington and Lee University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Syracuse University, Calvin College, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Michigan Technological Institute and Dominican University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. 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. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.


The varsity boys basketball team will hold a tryout meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, email Coach Ambrose at

Attention all boys interested in the swimming and diving team: There will be a short informational meeting in the pool balcony after school on Thursday, November 3. If you cannot attend please see the team web page for more information.

A new sport is starting at SHS called Allied Spirit Revolution. It’s open to male and female students. If you want more information, come to the information meeting after school on Tuesday in Room 6050.

Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through Friday.


Who likes pizza? Club Israel will be having a pizza party today. Come to Room 1414 right after school. Everyone is welcome!

Senior Class Board will meet today at 3:40 in Room 2004 to finish banners for the ice cream social. The club yearbook picture also will be taken also during the meeting!


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