Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Million Dollar Quartet Alum to Perform at SHS

Million Dollar Quartet alumnus Lance Lipinsky will bring his new show, Rock Baby Rock, to the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10. The show is sponsored by the Stevenson Foundation.

Rock Baby Rock is a musical tour through the golden age of rock ’n’ roll, with Lipinsky and his band the Lovers playing music by major artists from the 1950s and ’60s. Lipinsky will cover classics by Jerry Lee Lewis, whom he played in the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, as well as well-known hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and the Comets, and more. In addition to performing, Lipinsky and his crew will offer entertaining stories from the era.

Tickets for Rock Baby Rock are $20 and can be purchased online. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

The Foundation also invites anyone interested to start their Giving Tuesday with a tax-deductible donation to help students achieve their goals in higher education and support the foundation’s Kids in Need (KIN) Fund, Innovation Grants, and scholarships. To make your gift go further, click here to see if your employer participates in the Foundation’s matching gift list. After making a donation, consider posting a message on Facebook about which program you chose to support and why, using the hashtag #SHSFDN and this link: goo.gl/Xzrs5L.

Guitar Concert Wednesday Night

Guitar students will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Building’s Auditorium. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Talking About Perfection

So far, 14 members of Stevenson’s junior class have earned perfect scores on the ACT exam. Pioneer Press talked with three of them about their accomplishment: Ali Rahman, John Tan and Andrew Hwang.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Lake Zurich 2,677, Stevenson 1,763: Senior Neeraja Kadiyala led the host Patriots with a 493 series and high game of 201 in their season-opening match at Fair Haven Lanes in Mundelein. Junior Genevieve Dominick rolled a 477 series, with a high game of 186.

Radtke, Sorenson Make All-Area Volleyball Team

Senior Jori Radtke, who led Stevenson’s girls volleyball to its first-ever state trophy and a 33-8 record, has been named to the News-Sun All-Area Team. Radtke, a first-team selection at outside hitter, recorded 552 kills, 253 digs and 68 aces. Sophomore Sophie Sorenson, also an outside hitter, earned second-team honors. She had 291 kills, 186 digs and 59 aces this season. Junior setter Alex Kuc received honorable mention.

Meeting for Student-Athletes Thursday Morning

Patriots who have not yet attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting have another chance on Thursday. There will be a meeting from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. (Thursday is a late arrival day). Any fall or winter athlete who has not attended a meeting should be there, as well as any potential spring athlete. Attendance will be taken, so students should make sure they bring their student ID. The other meeting dates for this school year (all late arrival days) are February 16 and March 16, at the same time and location.

Tickets to See Stevenson Play Peoria Manual on Sale Monday

If you would like to see Stevenson‘s boys basketball team take on Peoria Manual at the 26th annual Highland Optimist Shootout Classic in January, tickets will go on sale Monday at this link. The Patriots will play the Rams at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 7 at Highland High School in Highland, Illinois, about 35 miles northeast of St. Louis. Tickets are $12, which gives admission for all seven games that day.


Madrigal Singers Audition Information Available

The Choral Department will hold auditions for the Madrigal Singers (a capella choir) on Thursday, January 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Singer at esinger@d125.org.

Submit Your Design for the new Fine Arts T-Shirt

All students are invited to compete in the Fine Arts T-shirt Logo Design Contest. Your logo must be submitted by Friday. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. Click here for details.

Benefit Night at Chipotle for Free the Children Club

The Free the Children Club is having a benefit night at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Half of all proceeds will go to the club, which seeks social change on a global scale.

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 Friday. For more details, visit www.d125.org/honesty.


The Ski and Snowboard Club parent meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Please be sure to attend. If you have any questions contact Mr. Wellington or Mr. Johannsen.

Teams are forming now for IM Basketball and IM Coed Volleyball. Don’t forget that team packets are due December 5-7 in the Student Activities Office. Contact Mr. Wellington if you have questions.


The Relay for Life Club is meeting after school Wednesday in Room 1708.


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