Friday, October 28, 2016

School Adjusts November 10 Schedule for Freshmen

Stevenson is adjusting its schedule on Thursday, November 10 to accommodate Preliminary SAT (PSAT) 9 testing for all freshmen. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will still have a late-arrival start as previously scheduled, but freshmen will need to report to school by 8:30 a.m. for testing.

This is an opportunity for freshmen to get a sense for what an actual SAT is like, and to give them personalized feedback based on their individual results. The SAT is the State of Illinois’ college readiness exam for juniors beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Click here for more details.

2017-18 Course Selection Meetings With Counselors

Tuesday night’s “Let’s Talk About Your Future” discussion opportunity for SHS families will be followed up by meetings between students and their counselors to discuss course selection for the 2017-18 school year. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have large-group meetings with their counselors, followed by individual course selection appointments.

The first class to have a large-group meeting will be sophomores, who meet with counselors during the activity period on Tuesday. (The list of counselor locations can be seen in the Student Announcements section below.) Sophomores will then make course selection appointments with their counselor to take place between Wednesday and November 18. Freshmen will have their appointments between November 21 and December 9, and juniors will have their appointments between January 9-27. Incoming freshman course selection evenings are scheduled for January 26 and 31.

Foundation Selling Lighted Wristbands

The Stevenson Foundation will be selling lighted Patriot Pride wristbands at tonight’s football game for $2. You can find them at the Sports Boosters tent.

Conneen Talks About Parade to the Polls

Advanced Placement Government teacher and Political Action Club sponsor Andy Conneen talked with Pioneer Press about Saturday’s “Parade to the Polls,” which starts at 10 a.m. All community members are invited to take part in the parade, which will lead to the early voting center at the Vernon Township Building at 3050 N. Main Street in Buffalo Grove. According to the Meteorology Club’s SHS WeatherBug station, the forecast calls for a temperature of 67 degrees at parade time.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Buffalo Grove Regional: The Patriots won their seventh consecutive regional championship, defeating Wheeling, 25-17, 25-19. SHS (30-7) advances to the Lake Sectional, where it will face conference rival Lake Forest in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Stevenson rallied past Lake Forest in three games on September 22. Against Wheeling (24-13), senior Jori Radtke led all attackers with 16 kills, and she also had a solo block and a block assist plus three digs. Junior Alex Kuc dished out 23 assists on 50-of-51 set attempts, and had a team-best two service aces. Sophomore Sophie Sorenson had six kills and classmate Hope Havenhill recorded four. Junior Rebecca Sullivan, playing in only her second varsity match, led SHS with six digs. Senior Sarah Woodstein and junior Sara Bufe each made two solo blocks. Stevenson has reached the 30-win mark for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Maine Township 0: Junior Nick Cimarusti stopped all 16 shots on goal, and five different skaters scored, as the host Patriots (5-5) posted their first shutout of the year and snapped a two-game skid. After a scoreless first period, SHS erupted for three goals in the second. Junior Michael Dowd opened the scoring off an assist from senior Kyle Previn. Less than 90 seconds later, junior Jackson Leptich scored with Dowd providing the helper. Senior Jason Roseman capped the second-period surge with an unassisted goal. In the third period, junior Jack Wiley and senior Bahri Kurapey scored, with each assisting on the other’s goal. Sophomore Seth Cohen also was credited with an assist on Wiley’s goal, while freshman Brett Stokes recorded an assist with Kurapey’s score. Stevenson outshot Maine, 27-16.

New Season Begins for SHS Football

Tonight’s first-round Class 8A football playoff game between Stevenson and Huntley features two high-powered offenses. The host Patriots (8-1), winners of eight straight, average 36 points per game. The Red Raiders (6-3) score 35 points per contest, and have broken the 40-point barrier in each of their last three games. SHS is making its 28th consecutive appearance in the state playoffs, the longest active streak in Illinois. Huntley has reached the postseason for the third straight season and the seventh time in school history. The winner of tonight’s game will face Fremd or Brother Rice in the next round. For those who cannot attend tonight’s game, it will be streamed live on The Cube by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Game previews: Daily Herald | Northwest Herald

Get Cross Country Results Online

You can follow results of the Patriot girls and boys cross country teams’ efforts at Saturday morning’s Waukegan Sectional by going to these links at the IHSA website: Girls | Boys

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

All Sophomores Meet With Counselors Tuesday

Sophomores: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Tuesday. You must attend this meeting even if you are in a club that is meeting during the activity period. Counselors will be in these rooms:

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

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.

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, 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  edie0609@aol.com or Sherrie Getlin at sherri.davidson@hotmail.com. 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 www.d125.org/ppa/showcase.

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 jbarnabee@d125.org by Monday, November 7. Please include your student ID number.

COLLEGE NEWS

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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 (dwillock@d125.org).

ATHLETICS

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 pambrose@d125.org.

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.

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