Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

SHS Foundation Announces Performance Series

Tribute concerts for Woodstock and Linda Ronstadt, an aerial dance performance, and a cooking demonstration by local celebrity chef Gale Gand are part of this year’s SCPA Professional Performing Arts Series sponsored by the Stevenson Foundation.  

The series leads off with a tribute to the mother of all music festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in the West Auditorium. “The Woodstock Generation” will feature the music of Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Santana, Jimi Hendrix and other artists who defined the music of a generation. Tickets are $20. Use this link to order tickets online. To order tickets by phone, call 847-415-4121.

On Saturday, Jan. 20, “Cathy Glickman: It’s So Easy to Fall in Love with Linda Ronstadt” takes the West Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Glickman will cover classics such as “Blue Bayou,” “You’re No Good” and “Desperado,” along with her forays beyond rock and pop. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered at this link.

February features an uplifting performance … literally. The C5 Aerial Dance Group brings its unique mix of concert dance and gravity defying acrobatics and athleticism to the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Prior to the show, there will be a silent auction at 6:30 of artworks donated by artists participating in the school’s Odyssey fine arts festival. Auction proceeds will benefit the Stevenson to College program. Tickets for C5 are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Order online through this link.

The series concludes with an afternoon cooking exhibition by nationally acclaimed chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality Gale Gand on Sunday, Feb. 25. She will lead a 90-minute class that will include hands-on practice and sampling of East Asian appetizers such as spring rolls. The event starts at 2 p.m. in Room 2104 of the West Building. Tickets are $15. Here is the link to order.

In addition to its performing arts series, the Stevenson Foundation also is sponsoring two plays for children and also has launched its new ARTalks program.

The first of the children’s plays is “The Monster in the Closet,” which will be performed on Sunday, Oct. 22 in the West Auditorium. There will be shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The second production for kids is “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Sunday, Feb. 4, also in the West Auditorium with curtain times of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets to both plays are $7. Here are the links to order: Monster in the Closet | Velveteen Rabbit

The ARTalks program, which is free and in the evenings, allows community members to meet and hear from local artists whose work is on display inside Stevenson’s Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. The next ArtTalks presentation will feature nature photographer J.D. Dennison. He will discuss his work and offer insights into capturing quality outdoor photos at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Visiting Artist Gallery. Snacks will be served.

Tri-M Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Monday

The date and location for next week’s Tri-M Honor Society induction ceremony has changed. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center. The event had been scheduled for Tuesday. If there are any questions, they can be directed to Shaun Zimmerman at


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 6, Zion-Benton 2: Six different Patriots scored during the route in Zion. Senior Ryan McGrogan scored a goal and assisted on two others, while fellow senior Borler Wu had a goal and an assist. Stevenson’s other goals came from junior Hunter Tam, freshman Alem Duratovic, senior Steven O’Reilly and sophomore Camron Mahdavian. Junior Kyle Riekki and sophomore Austin Kody each had an assist for SHS, which led 3-1 at halftime.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 102, Mundelein 83: After the Mustangs won four of the first five events, the Patriots (3-0, 2-0) roared back and came out on top in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Sophomore Abigail Li earned the first SHS victory, in the 50-yard freestyle (26.18), to snap Mundelein’s run of three straight wins to start the meet. Then after another triumph by MHS (2-1), Stevenson reeled off firsts in five straight events. Senior Iza Pelka won the 100 butterfly (59.10), senior Sasha Kokhan captured the 100 free (56.98) and freshman Elizabeth Cao claimed the 500 free (5:31.43). The 200 free relay team of Kokhan, senior Kaily Chou, junior Claire Huang and sophomore Lucy Stevens followed with a victory (1:44.33), and sophomore Maddy O’Donnell finished the run by taking the 100 backstroke (1:03.93). – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 0: The visiting Patriots (12-0, 3-0) ventured north for their latest conquest. Each match ended in straight sets. In doubles, the winners were junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey at No. 1 (6-0, 6-1), junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp at No. 2 (6-1, 6-1), seniors Sam Burger and Ambika Singh at No. 3 (6-2, 6-0) and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula and senior Carly Lefar at No. 4 (6-3, 6-2). In singles, the winners were senior Zoe Taylor at No. 1 (6-0, 6-1), sophomore Athena Kolli at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0) and sophomore Ellen Ma at No. 3 (6-2, 6-1).

Girls Golf

Stevenson 125, Waukegan 165: The two teams were only able to play six holes at White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills, but the host Patriots (10-0, 5-0) prevailed on Senior Night. All of Stevenson’s golfers were seniors, with Olivia Stomberg earning medalist honors with a 28. She was followed by Katie Hannahs (30), Katie Dong (33), Gina Shanley (34), Alexia Sanders (38) and Katie Chiasson (44). Stevenson will seek to complete a perfect dual season next week with matches at Barrington and Warren.


Parking Stickers for the Next Grading Period

The first six-week grading period ends Wednesday, and the second starts on Friday, Sept. 22. Anyone who hasn’t picked up their parking sticker should do so next Friday morning in Lot D before school. Look for the black pickup truck marked “Security.” Remember: Students may only park in lots D and E, “the Strip” and the Port Clinton lot.

Information Meeting for June Trip to Germany

An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 for students interested in taking part in a nine-day trip to Germany in June. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2204. For more information, please contact Frau Glowacka at

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement for Seniors

The State of Illinois requires that before Oct. 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16th birthday, or of receiving two meningitis vaccinations, with the first dose given on or after their 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. Students failing to comply with the state mandate by Oct. 15 will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met. Questions about the requirement can be directed to the West Nurse’s Office at 847-415-4025 or 4028.

Students Invited to Enter Art for Calendar Contest

All students are invited to enter the 2018 YouthArt Calendar Competition sponsored by the Village of Buffalo Grove Arts Commission and American Enterprise Bank. Students may submit artwork in a variety of visual media. Winning images will be included in the 2018 Community YouthArt Calendar, and will be displayed at American Enterprise Bank. Winning artists also will receive $50 from the bank, with two grand prize winners getting $100 each. The deadline to submit artwork is Saturday, Oct. 14. Read this document for more details.


Seniors who have general questions about applying to college, or need help, are invited to attend a “Drop-In Tuesday!” session in the College Career Center before school or during eighth period. No appointment is necessary.

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

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Please return the application to the CCC by Nov. 21.


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.


Patriot Baseball 2018: Please let all parents know that we will have a meeting for parents of players trying out for the team next spring at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in Room 2104. The meeting is not mandatory, but will cover the upcoming season, tryouts and events this year.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at


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