Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Third Annual “Not My Kid?!?!” Evening Next Week

The Stand Strong Coalition, which includes Stevenson High School as a member, is holding its third annual “Not My Kid” seminar for parents, guardians and other community members next week. “Not My Kid?!?! Let’s Keep the Conversation Going” will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the West Auditorium. The event, aimed at parents with students in grades 7-12, is free and open to the public. Register in advance through Eventbrite.

Topics for the evening will include helping teens navigate social events such as school dances, Spring Break and graduation parties; how current curfew and social hosting laws affect teens and parents; and information on “vaping” and e-cigarettes.

The evening will feature a panel discussion offering tips to parents on raising alcohol- and drug-free children. Panelists will include SHS Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi, addiction specialist Dr. Adam Rubenstein, Lincolnshire Police officer Rick Coakley (who is assigned to Stevenson), Claudia Kasten, chief of the juvenile division of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, and Stevenson’s principal, Troy Gobble. There also will be a current and former student who have struggled with substance use.

In addition to the panel discussion, there will be an exhibit called “Stay Out of My Room,” a mock teen bedroom displaying possible indicators of teen drug or alcohol use. The exhibit will remain open until 9 p.m.

Cast Lists for Fall Play, Musical Announced

The cast lists for the Theatre Department’s two fall productions are set. The cast list for the fall musical, Fiddler on the Roof, was announced last weekend. Senior A.J. DePew will play the lead role of Tevye, with classmate Cassidy Lemrise as his wife, Golde. Their daughters will be played by juniors Hanako Walrath (Tzeitel) and Frankie Walsh (Hodel), and freshman Emmie Ginsberg (Chava). The Fiddler cast list will be rounded out with the addition of several young children. Auditions will take place at the school on Saturday.

Earlier this month, the cast list for the fall play, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, was announced. The play features senior Hannah Lichtenstein in the role of Rose, a widow who locks herself in her room after the death of her husband, while senior Pia Russo plays her daughter, Emma. Junior Elijah Bennett plays Rose’s husband, while senior Jeremy Tracz portrays a pastor who tries to coax Rose from her room.

Too Much, Too Much, Too Many will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 7-9, in the Black Box Theater (also called the Studio Theatre). Curtain times are 7 p.m. each day, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance also scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets are $6, and will go on sale next week through the Superstore. Fiddler on the Roof will be performed Nov. 17-19 in the Performing Arts Center.


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Football Team Climbs Into Area Rankings

Stevenson’s season-opening win at Palatine propelled the Patriots into this week’s high school football rankings. SHS is No. 11 in the Chicago Tribune, No. 12 in the Chicago Sun-Times, No. 13 in the CSN Chicago rankings, and No. 19 in MaxPreps. The Pats are also No. 6 in the Daily Herald, which only ranks suburban schools. SHS welcomes the winningest football program in Michigan history, Muskegon, to the Stadium for a 6 p.m. game on Saturday. The two teams squared off in the Wolverine State last year, with Stevenson rallying for a 38-35 victory. The Big Reds won their opener last week, 56-0, over Ann Arbor Pioneer, the second-winningest program in Michigan history.

Soccer Alums Revel in Summer Glory

The captains of last year’s varsity boys soccer team, June graduates Ben Brandt and Jake Nunez, and their FC United team won the U.S. Youth Soccer Midwest Region II 19-20U Boys championship in June. Brandt scored two of the team’s three goals in its 3-0 win in the regional title match against Ohio Premier. Their team went on reach the semifinals in the national tournament in July. Nunez and Brandt are playing collegiately for Chicago schools this fall. Nunez is on the roster for the University of Illinois-Chicago, while Brandt is a member of the University of Chicago team ranked No. 9 in the Division III men’s preseason rankings. The Maroons finished with a 17-1-2 record in 2016, and were ranked No. 1 heading into the national tournament before falling in the round of 16.


Want to Work on the Crew for Fiddler on the Roof?

Anyone interested in working on the stage crew for Fiddler on the Roof, please meet in the Black Box Theater after school today for a brief meeting. Set building for Fiddler will begin after school Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center scene shop.

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Early bird ticket sales for the Homecoming dance are underway. You can buy a ticket to the dance for $20 through 3 p.m. Friday at the Patriot Superstore or through the Online School Store. Ticket prices go up to $25 starting at 3:01 p.m. Friday. If you’re bringing a guest who’s not a Stevenson student to the dance, fill out this form and have it signed by the guest’s dean.

Hungry? Stop by the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday

Don’t miss the first PPA Bake Sale of the school year Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Thursday

The Visiting Artist of the Month, Anne Hughes, will give a presentation during seventh and eighth periods Thursday in front of the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. Find out more about Ms. Hughes at her web page.

Pay NHS, FBLA, Student Council Dues Online

If you’re a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council or Future Business Leaders of America, you can pay your dues online through the Online School Store, or at the Patriot Superstore.

Wondering About the New Community Service Program?

All interested students are invited to hear about the school’s new approach to community service from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 in the the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). Mr. Erdmann will lead “Transforming Community Service,” and he will address the following topics: the InnerView website (which replaces uGIVE); senior service recognition (replacing the 300 Club); revised National Honor Society admissions requirements; and the Inspiring Service Awards. He also will answer your questions.


Applications are now being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at dwillock@d125.org.  

Students interested in healthcare careers, mark your calendars: Advocate Condell Medical Center Penwasciz Healthcare Career program will accept applications online for 2017-18 at advocatehealth.com/condell-penwasciz on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. You will not be able to access the application prior to that time. More information can be found on the Career Camps and Internships web page or by emailing Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.


An information meeting for IM Ultimate Frisbee will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. The group will start playing after school on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Open field girls softball will begin Wednesday and will meet every Wednesday through Oct. 4. Each week’s session will run from 4-5:30 p.m. on the varsity softball field.

CLUB NEWSSee the master list of clubs for 2017-18

Interested in the medical field? Come join the Future Doctors of America Club after school today in Room 1510 for its first meeting of the year.

Students Helping Soldiers will have its first meeting at 3:40 today in Room 5044.

Zumba Club will host its first meeting at 3:45 today in the Aerobics Room (2110). The club is open to all grades and no experience is required. Zumba Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Antillera at rantillera@d125.org.

Yearbook Club is seeking new members! If you love writing, photography or design, this is the club for you. We meet today after school in Room 2712. Please join us for fun, friends and food.

Are you interested in science research? Do you have your own ideas of what you want to learn more about? The first Science REACH meeting will be held after school Wednesday in Room 1916. Contact Mrs. Palffy or Mr. Robinson if you have any questions.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will hold its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. Information on events and activities being planned for the year will be shared, and the club will also be making DIY tassel necklaces. All students are welcome! Do you have any questions? Contact the faculty sponsor, Mrs. Erickson, at cerickson@d125.org.

Kiva Club will have its first meeting after school Wednesday in Room 7066. Free pizza will be included!

Sophomores, juniors or seniors: Interested in representing Stevenson to visiting educators and showing your Patriot pride? The Student Ambassador Club is hosting two upcoming informational meetings. Please come to the Recital Hall (Room 4100) at 10 a.m. Friday or at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 to hear about the club, and the opportunities to get involved. Questions? See Dean Wallace or Dean McCauley.


Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Arizona are all coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

The College Career Center will hold an Essay Writing Workshop during eighth period Thursday for seniors preparing college applications. The CCC is located in Room 1123.

Seniors are invited to attend a Common Application Workshop to learn how to use this online application. The workshop will be held at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the College Career Center (Room 1123).

Seniors thinking about applying to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to attend an application workshop in the College Career Center. Workshops will be held during eighth period on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.


Student-athletes who aspire to play college sports, and their parents, are invited to the NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the Mundelein High School Auditorium. The evening, sponsored by North Suburban Conference schools including Stevenson, will provide insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting.


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