Friday, February 3, 2017

AP Exam Registration Begins Monday

Registration for Advanced Placement exams begins at 7 a.m. Monday. The cost is $93 per exam until March 6, when a $25 late fee per exam kicks in. AP exams will be given during the weeks of May 1-5 and May 8-12. To register and for more information, visit

Two With SHS Connections Running for Office

Two men with connections to Stevenson, one an alumnus and the other a teacher, are running for office.

A member of Stevenson’s Class of 2006, Alex Paterakis, is running for governor. The 29-year-old launched his bid for the Democratic nomination in October. Paterakis, an engineer who runs two small online retail businesses, has never run for office but said he felt compelled to act based on the state’s current condition. To read about Paterakis’ platform, click here.

Sociology teacher Chris Salituro, who has taught at Stevenson for nearly 20 years, is running for the Arlington Heights District 25 Board of Education. District 25 has seven elementary schools and two middle schools, and served nearly 5,500 students. Click here to see his campaign’s Facebook page.

Salituro has taught for the past 20 years, beginning in Japan as an English language teacher in 1997. He returned to the United States and taught two years at St. Patrick High School in Chicago before joining the Stevenson faculty in 1999. He co-authored the national standards and Common Core standards for sociology, and also was part of the task force that examined Illinois standards in social studies. Salituro co-founded the Chicago Area Sociology Teachers professional development group in 2006, and in 2010 became assistant high school planning representative for the American Sociological Association. He and his wife have three daughters.

Lt. Governor, State Representative Visit Club

Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and State Representative Carol Sente visited the school’s Lean In Feminism Club on Wednesday to talk about the experiences of women in government.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at IHSA Carmel Regional: The Patriots finished second to the host Corsairs, who won their 16th consecutive regional championship. Several gymnasts qualified for Monday’s sectional at Stevenson, led by sophomore Zoe Hinz. She placed fifth in the all-around (34.225) and fifth in floor exercise (9.2), and also earned at-large berths in uneven parallel bars and balance beam. Freshman Emily Weinstein earned at-large bids in two events, balance beam and vault. Also receiving at-large berths were sophomore Johnna Geick in floor exercise and freshman Riley Polatsek on balance beam. – Official Results, At-Large Bids | Daily Herald

Wrestlers Seek Regional Title

Stevenson and Deerfield are expected to battle for top honors at the IHSA Libertyville Regional on Saturday. Deerfield has edged the Patriots for the regional title in each of the last two seasons. The Daily Herald has a regional preview here.

Patriettes Earn All-Conference Honors

Three members of Stevenson’s state champion Patriettes have been named to the North Suburban Conference Competitive Dance Team. Seniors Abby Asher, Mollie Rice and Abby Pucek were named all-conference. Teammates Analese DeMaio, Samantha Merrick and Jessica Rappaport, all seniors, received honorable mention. If you didn’t see the varsity Patriettes win the IHSA Class 3A Competitive Dance state championship last Saturday, then you’ll have another chance on Sunday. CSN Chicago is scheduled to air a state finals recap show at 4 p.m. Sunday and again at 7 p.m. on CSN+. The recap show will be replayed on CSN at 9 p.m. Tuesday, at noon on Saturday, February 11, and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 25.

Krames Athlete of the Month Nominee

Senior Matthew Krames, who broke the school diving record last month, is one of three nominees for the Chicago Tribune Lakeshore Zone Athlete of the Month. Click here to vote. Krames will be seeking his second state championship later this month, but his first in diving. He won the floor exercise title at the boys gymnastics state tournament as a junior.

Weightlifting Program Aids Hockey Team

The boys ice hockey team finished its regular season schedule Wednesday night, and now looks ahead to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois state playoffs, in which the Patriots are the No. 9 seed in the Red Division. With nearly 40 games played since September, the Patriots have the most grueling schedule of all the school’s athletic teams. They have benefitted from a weightlifting program instituted by first-year head coach Tom Wood (Class of 2008) and reinforced by senior co-captains Daniel Wolfe and Jacob Saddler. They talked about the new workout regimen with Jon Kerr of Pioneer Press.

College Football Runs in the Marchese Family

Senior Henry Marchese talked with Patricia Babcock McGraw of the Daily Herald about his decision to play football at the University of Iowa. It wasn’t a hard one, since his father, John, was a running back for the Hawkeyes in the mid-1980s. College football runs in the Marchese family. Henry‘s older brothers also played at the Division I level (Joe was a center at the University of Maryland, and Jim plays linebacker at the University of Illinois). Twin brother Michael is expected to be playing in a Division I program this fall.


Early Bird Winterfest Dance Tickets on Sale Monday

Early bird ticket sales for the Student Council’s Winterfest Dance will begin Monday and end on Friday, February 10. Tickets will be $20 until February 10. After February 10, the price will go up to $25. The Winterfest Dance is Saturday, February 25.

Seniors, Fill Out the Parking Survey

Seniors, have you completed the 2016-17 parking survey yet? If not, don’t forget to do so! Check your school email or visit the link here. This survey is for all seniors, even those who did not park on campus.

Taking an AP Art Class Next Year? Read This

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option), and AP 3D for next school year, please click here to download the AP Art Portfolio Review packet, or pick one up at the East Fine Arts Office (6080) or from your current art teacher. The Portfolio Review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken ( Portfolios are due no later than Friday, February 10 in the East Fine Arts Office (6080).

Did You Miss the Fashion Show Volunteer Meeting?

Want to volunteer for the Fashion Show but couldn’t make the meeting on Thursday? Stop by Room 1410 (Applied Arts Office) to get the information packet or print one here.  The information sheet is due back by Wednesday to Room 1410. There will be a mandatory meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1916 to receive additional information and meet the team! Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at

Visiting Artist Presentation Next Wednesday

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, Charles Yost, will give a presentation during periods 5 and 6 Wednesday at the Visiting Artist Gallery. All students are invited.

Mr. SHS Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Mr. SHS contest are on sale for $5 at the Superstore and online. Mr. SHS will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 10 in the Performing Arts Center. Not sure what Mr. SHS is? Click here to find out.


The Animal Welfare Club’s February Dog of the Month is a small dog with a big attitude named Faye, and its Cat of the Month is a playful “talker” named Knolan. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at!  These animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love!


Freshmen, sophomores and juniors looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. These vary from week-long sessions to full-summer sessions.


Students interested in science and technology can apply for the Digital Learning Internship at The Field Museum in Chicago. The six-week paid summer internship will give students hands-on scientific research experience. Applications are available until March 17. Find out more by visiting and search Digital Learning Internship. For a list of more summer camps and internships, please see the Career Exploration webpage.

Career shadow applications are now being accepted for Spring Break. Please pick up an application in the College Career Center or go the Career Exploration web page to download one and turn in to the CCC. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC at for any questions regarding career exploration!


There will be an informational meeting for girls badminton at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Johnson at

The boys water polo preseason meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Monday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at

There will be a girls softball informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rooms 2004-2006. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wilhelm at


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