Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

TODAY Show Regular to Talk About Parenting

Parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa will speak on “Raising Responsible, Resilient and Successful Teens” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the West Auditorium. Her free presentation is sponsored by the Community Parent Network, a committee of the Stevenson Foundation, and the Vernon Area Public Library.

Dr. Gilboa, known as “Dr. G” from her appearances on NBC’s “TODAY” show, is a mother of four, a practicing physician and a teacher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her presentation at Stevenson will offer parents parents, guardians and grandparents of students in grades 6-12 practical tools to build life skills and help launch them into adulthood. Teens are welcome to attend the program.

Dr. Gilboa also will be conducting a morning workshop, “Get the Behavior You Want … Without Being the Parent You Hate” from 9:15-11:15 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the Vernon Area Public Library Annex Building. She will talk about how parents can use everyday opportunities to foster positive behaviors in their children without nagging or yelling. Parking and seating may be limited; arriving early is suggested.

She will have copies of her books available for purchase, and a book signing, after each program.

Admission to both presentations is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://communityparentnetwork.org.

Activity Period Schedule on Wednesday

The school will follow an activity period schedule on Wednesday. During the activity period, all seniors will meet with their counselor. See the Student Announcements section below for details.

Band Parents Meeting Wednesday Night

The Band Parents Organization will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Band Room. Any parent or guardian whose student is a member of the band or color guard program is welcome to attend.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: The Patriots (3-2) scored three goals in the first half to defeat Rolling Meadows, 3-1, for third place. Senior Borler Wu had a goal and an assist for SHS, which finished 3-1 in the tournament. Classmate Ryan McGrogan and junior Luka Lezhava also scored. Seniors Steven O’Reilly and Ethan Kalis also recorded assists. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: Junior Mark Noonan finished third, leading the Patriots to a third-place showing in the 16-team tournament at Buffalo Grove Golf Course. SHS posted a team score of 290, behind champion Lake Forest (286) and New Trier (288). Noonan shot a 71, two shots behind the medalist from Loyola. Freshman Conan Pan and juniors Jackson Bussell and Alex Kim tied for ninth with 73s. – Daily Herald


Muskegon 28, Stevenson 7: Senior Alex Capstick caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Cole Okmin to cap the Patriots’ five-play, 75-yard opening possession. Okmin completed 22 of 32 passes for 235 yards, while Capstick had nine receptions for 133 yards for SHS (1-1), which opens North Suburban Conference play at Lake Forest on Friday. The Big Reds (2-0), who have several Division I prospects on their roster, took a 14-7 lead late in the first half en route to gaining revenge for last year’s 38-35 loss to the Pats in Michigan. – Pioneer Press (main story), Pioneer Press (sidebar on Capstick), Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots (6-7) went 1-4 on the day in Algonquin. SHS rallied to beat Belvidere North (19-25, 25-14, 15-11), then fell to Waukesha Memorial (21-25, 25-10, 15-9), Cary Grove (28-26, 26-24 and 19-25, 25-23, 25-22), and Barrington (25-15, 17-25, 26-24). Senior Lauren Micek led SHS attackers with 36 kills in five matches, while sophomore Lily Cozzi had 33 and senior Hope Havenhill added 23. Stevenson’s setting was stellar with only six errors in 313 attempts. Senior Alex Cuc was 177-of-182 with 54 assists, sophomore Grace Tully went 104-of-104 with 37 assists, and senior Chloe Robinson was 26-of-27 with 21 assists. Robinson made a team-high 55 digs, Micek had 40 and Cozzi 33. Micek served eight aces to lead the squad.


All Seniors Meet With Their Counselor Wednesday

Seniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. They must attend the meeting, even if they are involved in a club that is meeting during the activity period. Counselor meetings will take place in the following locations:

Dwyer/Scanio Recital Hall (4100)
Ely/Seeger Little Theater (4200)
Grove 1508-1510
Jones 1916-1918
Kellogg/Kelly/Kogan/Puglisi West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 8036-8040
Perkins 1500-1502
Roznowski 2500-2502
Sullivan 7096
Timm 8046-8048
Vazquez/Walton Performing Arts Center (4000)

Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Homecoming dance tickets are available for $25 at the Patriot Superstore or through the Online School Store. 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.

Auditions for “Monster in the Closet” Next Week

You’re invited to audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, The Monster in the Closet. Auditions will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the West Auditorium and Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Black Box Theater (formerly known as the Studio Theater), from 4:30-6 p.m. each day. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would deal with those kids who live outside your closet; make these responses clever and creative. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Half Wit Accepting Work From Frosh, Soph Writers

All freshmen and sophomores: The Half Wit, Stevenson’s underclassmen-exclusive literary magazine, wants your work! Send us your poetry, drama, screenplays, short stories, essays, songs … we’ll read every word. Get published! Submit your writing to  Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org by Nov. 20.


Student-athletes who aspire to play college sports, and their parents, are invited to the NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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.


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 today 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.

The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program is currently accepting applications. This program introduces students to healthcare careers through guest speakers, discussions, tours, hands-on activities and more. Students entering sophomore or junior year are eligible to apply. See more information on the Career Camps and Internships web page.

Applications are now being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Camps and Internships 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.  


You can still sign up for IM Golf. The cost is $25 to register, and there will be weekly trips to the Vernon Hills Golf Course. Each trip is $10. Contact Mr. Argentar at dargentar@d125.org or Mr. Wise at bwise@d125.org if you have questions.

The IM Ultimate Frisbee season starts Thursday. The group plays on Mondays and Thursdays after school. You can register online and it’s just $10. Contact Ms. Patten at kpatten@d125.org or Mr. Gutierrez at agutierrez@d125.org if you have questions.

Flag football registration closes Friday. You must be part of a team in order to participate. Stop by the Student Activities Office if you have questions, or if you are having trouble finding a team to play on.

Open fencing begins Wednesday from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the East Commons. Equipment will be provided.

Open gym basketball starts Monday, and runs from 6-8 p.m. in the Field House. To see the entire open gym basketball schedule for the fall, visit the Open Gym web page.

Morning strength and conditioning has started. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 a.m. in the Field House during September and October. Exceptions: No sessions on Sept. 21 or Oct. 19.


Video Game Club will meet after school today in Room 1204. Everyone is welcome to come by and play new and old-school video games. Contact Dr. Schroeder if you have any questions.

Do you want to be a part of this historic year in Stevenson sports? Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be holding an informational meeting after school Wednesday in Room 1634. New members are always welcome!  Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office, Room 1514.

Would you like to help create artwork for the Fine Arts posters and program covers? If so, please attend the Poster Design Club meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6016. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

If you missed the introductory meeting for Science REACH due to a conflict, the alternate meeting is Wednesday during the Activity Period. The room number is TBA. Contact Mrs. Palffy or Mr. Robinson if you have any questions.

Chess Club will hold its first meeting of the school year after school Thursday. The meeting will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 2818.

The first general meeting of the Catalyst Club, a leadership club dedicated to prevention of underage drinking and drug use, will take place at 7:40 a.m. Thursday in the East Lower Commons. Come learn more about how you can help create a safer and healthier school and community for teens! For more information, please email Dr. Cortesi at ccortesi@d125.org or Mrs. Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

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

The Interactive Gamers Club will be playing Commander after school Thursday in Room 1204! The cost is $5, and all players will be given a 100-card deck to play with, which they can then take home when the games are over. Decks this year are Dragons, Wizards, Vampires, and Cats! New players are always welcome.

History Bowl/Bee will hold its first practice of the year after school Thursday in Room 2500. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Anderson in the Social Studies Department or at panderson@d125.org.

The Wit and the Half Wit, Stevenson’s incredible, award-winning magazines of student fiction, poetry, drama, music lyrics, essays, rants, and so much more, has begun meeting every Thursday after school in Room 2015. If you love writing and love publishing, come join the club. Just stop by or email Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org.

Do you want to hang out and play awesome board games? What about getting service hours for it? Come to Stevenson’s new Board Game Club! The club meets from 3:45-5:45 p.m. every Monday beginning Sept. 11 in Room 1500-1502. Every week, a new strategy, deduction or cooperation game will be featured. For more information, contact spollar9@students.d125.org or eaguirre@d125.org.


Seniors who have general questions about applying to college, or need help, are invited to attend a “Drop-In Tuesday!” session today in the College Career Center during eighth period. Sessions will be held every Tuesday except Sept. 12. No appointment is necessary.

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 Wednesday, and at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

Considering Indiana University in Bloomington? The Wells Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by any American university. The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2018. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the nomination forms is Friday, Sept. 15. If selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


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