Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Raising Responsible, Resilient and Successful Teens

The Community Parent Network’s parenting nights have proven to be very popular over the years, and their latest event looks to be no exception. However, a few spaces are still available for Dr. Deborah Gilboa’s presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. The “Today” Show favorite will discuss “Start the Year Off Right: Raising Responsible, Resilient and Successful Teens.” Visit this link to register, and for more information. She also will be speaking at 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning at the Vernon Area Public Library. Her presentation is entitled, “Get the Behavior You Want … Without Being the Parent You Hate.” Here is the link for details and to register. The Community Parent Network is a committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation.

Bass Fishing Brothers Qualify for State Series

Stevenson’s bass fishing team competed in Plainfield High School’s “Take a Vet Fishing” tournament on Sunday at Bangs Lake in Wauconda. The tournament was sponsored by Illinois Bass Nation, which runs separate state and national series. Junior twins Jack and Cam Grisamore finished in fifth place, catching five fish weighing a total of 5.31 pounds. With their fifth-place showing, the brothers qualified for the Illinois Bass Nation state final series. Junior Daniel Salas and sophomore Jason Qualich finished sixth, catching four fish weighing 4 pounds.

Late Arrival on Thursday

The school will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday for teaching planning time. Classes will start at 10:30 a.m.

Reminders for Parents Planning Post-Dance Parties

The Stand Strong Coalition is offering two reminders to parents this week in light of Thursday’s late arrival and Saturday’s Homecoming Dance. Stevenson is a member of the coalition.

Late-arrival days can mean unmonitored time for students prior to school, and can lead to high-risk behavior for some, such as drinking and smoking marijuana. The coalition encourages parents to ask four questions of their students on late-arrival days: “Where will you be?” “Who will you be with?” “What will you be doing?” and “What time will you be leaving home?”

When it comes to parties after the Homecoming Dance, “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most” is Stand Strong’s operative phrase. Several District 125 communities have stiff penalties in place for parents who allow underage drinking to occur in their home. In Buffalo Grove, for example, parents can be charged with violating social hosting laws even if they’re not home when a party takes place. Penalties for parents have grown more severe since a 2006 accident in which two teens died after partying at their friend’s Deerfield home. The parents were upstairs watching television while the party went on downstairs.

Parents seeking ideas on planning a safe post-Homecoming Dance party are encouraged to contact SHS Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi at ccortesi@d125.org or Stand Strong Coalition Executive Director (and Stevenson parent) Jamie Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

Stevenson parents and guardians are invited to attend Stand Strong’s next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall. Members of Stevenson’s Catalyst club, along with their middle school counterparts, will be honored for their work in convincing the villages of Vernon Hills and Buffalo Grove to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Seven Catalyst members also will present an action plan on combatting e-cigarette use among the district’s youth.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 165, Fremd 190: The Patriots improved to 8-0 in dual play this season with a solid performance at Palatine Hills Golf Course. The top four scores for SHS were lower than or equal to the best showing by the Vikings. Sophomore Joyce Bai captured medalist honors with a 2-over-par 38, which included shooting even-par over the last seven holes. Freshman Kelly Dong followed with a 41, and seniors Katie Hannahs and Olivia Stomberg each carded a 43. Freshman Sophia Zhuang shot a 44 and sophomore Julia Yoo had a 45.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The Patriots finished third among 13 teams at Ivanhoe Country Club. SHS posted a team score of 310, seven shots behind champion Barrington and five in back of Vernon Hills. Junior Jackson Bussell finished seventh overall with a 4-over-par 76. Senior Matt Schawel and junior Alex Kim were among four players who shot a 77, and junior Mark Noonan added an 80. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Forest, 25-10, 25-20: The Patriots (8-7, 1-0) rolled in their North Suburban Conference opener on the road. Senior Alex Cuc was 49-of-51 setting with 19 assists, with Sophie Sorenson the main beneficiary. The junior had nine of the team’s 24 kills. Sorenson also served two aces, as did senior Lauren Micek, who also contributed four kills and 10 digs. Senior Chloe Robinson also made 10 digs. Classmate Sara Bufe had three kills, two solo blocks and four block assists for SHS, which had seven solo blocks and 15 block assists.

Girls Lacrosse Team Fundraiser with Leider’s

The girls lacrosse team is selling gift certificates to Leider’s Greenhouses in Buffalo Grove to raise money that will cover team-related expenses. For more information, contact Caren Keane at carenkeane11@icloud.com.

Apparel Sale for Patriot Fans This Month

BSN Sports, the exclusive provider of Stevenson apparel, is offering 15% off any order over $55 through the school’s Sideline Store. Use the promo code HOODY17 to take advantage of the savings through Sept. 30.

Stensby Competitive at Junior Nationals

Junior Topher Stensby, who won the state championship in the 50-yard freestyle in February, won the 50-meter consolation final at the Speedo Junior National Championships last month in Indianapolis. He posted a time of 23.46 seconds in the final, after swimming the preliminary in 23.70.


Co-Curricular Vocal Group Auditions This Week

Auditions for vocal co-curricular groups will be held this week: Just the Guys (tonight, 7 p.m.), Jazz Etc. (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. for tenor/bass voices, 7 p.m. for soprano/alto), and Ladyjazz (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) Auditions will be held in the Choir Room (2202). Audition packets are available at www.d125.org/choir.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, “puppy chow” and more will be available. All are $1.

What’s For Lunch Today?

You can see the lunch menus for the month of September by visiting d125.org/lunch. You’ll also see the prices of items in both food courts.


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. If selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Yale, UCLA, Notre Dame, Western and Eastern Illinois, Villanova, Ball State and the University of Miami are just some of the colleges 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.

Have you done something to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness? If so, consider applying for a Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Rebecca’s Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccasdream.org/scholarships/.


Sophomore running back Jean-Marc Etienne is one of three candidates for the Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Athlete of the Month for September. You can vote for him once every 12 hours at this link.


Superhero Club meets after school Wednesday in Room 1414. Join us for your favorite Superhero movies!

Thespians Club will meet from 8-8:25 a.m. Monday in the Black Box Theater (Room 2204). This will be the club’s second meeting of the year. The other meeting dates for the 2017-18 school year will be: Oct. 2, 16 and 30, Nov. 13 and 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and 26, March 12, and April 16 and 30.


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