Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Record Attendance at Homecoming Dance

Saturday night’s Homecoming Dance was the best-attended in school history. The attendance of 2,670 students was the highest ever recorded, and marked an increase of about 300 over last year. Student Council representative Hanna Kunin, a senior, told the District 125 Board of Education Monday night that the council will be sending thank-you letters to various school groups and departments for their role in helping promote the event.

First 6-Week Grading Period Ends Wednesday

The first six-week grading period ends Wednesday, which means it’s time to remind parents and guardians about the school’s new Interactive Report Card, available at irc.d125.org. The Interactive Report Card is a single source for viewing grades, regardless of whether a student is in an evidence-based reporting (EBR) class or a class using traditional grading. To access the Interactive Report Card, a login to Infinite Campus is required. Go to this page to request access to Infinite Campus.

Special Program for First-Generation College Students

Stevenson students who will be first-generation college students, and their parents and guardians, are invited to attend the First Generation College Symposium Q&A from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at Palatine High School. The event is sponsored by District 211. Various college representatives will address the specific needs of first-generation college students, and families also will obtain valuable information about financial aid and the application process. Free day care will be provided from 6:15-8:45 p.m. Visit this link for more information.

Bass Fishing Pair Second at Tournament

The SHS bass fishing team competed in the first tournament of the Golden Sabres Series on Long Lake last weekend. Sophomore Jason Qualich and junior Daniel Salas took second place, catching four fish weighing a total of 11.05 pounds. Daniel bagged the big bass, weighing in at 4.53 pounds. The Grisamore brothers, juniors Cameron and Jack, finished sixth. They caught four fish weighing 6.8 pounds. The series continues Sept. 30.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Buffalo Grove, 25-14, 16-25, 31-29: Sophie Sorenson continued to spark the Patriots (10-7), who have won four straight since her season debut after missing the first 13 matches due to injury. The junior had 13 kills against the Bison, and also served five aces. Senior Chloe Robinson also had five aces to go along with 28 digs and five assists. Senior Alex Cuc added four aces for SHS, which had 17 overall. Cuc was 73-of-76 setting with 23 assists, and she also made eight digs. Sophomore Lily Cozzi had seven kills, while senior Hope Havenhill recorded four kills, two solo blocks and four block assists. Junior Annie Armgardt also had two solo blocks. – SBN Replay

Girls Golf

Stevenson 165, Barrington 171: Sophia Zhuang earned medalist honors at Bonnie Dundee Golf Club as the Patriots (11-0) moved to the brink of regular-season perfection. SHS can complete a perfect dual-match campaign today against Warren at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee. Zhuang, a freshman, birdied both par-5 holes en route to shooting a 3-over-par 39. Senior Olivia Stomberg, sophomore Julia Yoo and freshman Kelly Dong all followed with 42s. Stomberg had three birdies: on both par-5s and on the par-4 17th. Also competing for SHS were sophomore Joyce Bai (44) and senior Katie Hannahs (49).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 0: The host Patriots improved to 13-0 overall and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference. In doubles, the winning duos were junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey at No. 1 (6-0, 6-0), junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp at No. 2 (6-0, 6-3), seniors Samantha Burger and Ambika Singh at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0), and sophomore Sneha Yellapantulla and senior Carly Lefar at No. 4 (6-1, 6-0).

Field Hockey

Stevenson d. Homewood-Flossmoor: No other information available.

Alumnus Hosts “Good Morning Football” on NFL Network

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald talked with SHS alumnus Kyle Brandt (Class of 1996), the host of “Good Morning Football” on the NFL Network. Brandt was a three-time all-conference football player at Stevenson, and went on to play at Princeton University. After college, Brandt entered the acting world, appearing on MTV’s “The Real World” before spending 3 ½ years on the soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.” McGraw also spoke with Brandt’s coach at Stevenson, Bill Mitz. Here is a link to the article.

Baseball Alum Helps Schaumburg to Title

An update on two baseball alumni mentioned in the Digest recently: Kyle Ruchim (Class of 2010) and the Schaumburg Boomers won the Frontier League championship on Saturday. He knocked in six runs in the team’s eight playoff games. Meanwhile, Daily Herald prep sports writer John Leusch talked with Mike Martin (Class of 2011), who had a breakout season for the Class A Beloit Snappers this summer.


Parking Stickers for the Next Grading Period

The first six-week grading period ends Wednesday, and the second starts on Friday. 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 pglowacka@d125.org.

Improv Troupe Audition Monday Night

Auditions for the Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improv troupe, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Little Theater portion (Room 4200) of the Performing Arts Center. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Fritz at wfritz@d125.org.

Did You Miss the NYC Fashion Trip Meeting?

Are you interested in going on the Fashion Industry student travel experience to New York City, but couldn’t attend the meeting last week? It’s not too late to get the information! You can stop by the Applied Arts office (Room 1410) to pick up a packet or follow this link. All paperwork is due to Room 2400 by Dec. 1. Questions? Contact the trip coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at cerickson@d125.org.

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.


FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) will be meeting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the Foods Lab. Hope to see you there!

StageCrafters is meeting after school every day this week from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. For more information, please contact Ms. Evans at aevans@d125.org.

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

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice on Wednesday, Sept, 27. If you’re a fan of trivia games, “Jeopardy!” or just want to know more about the team, please come to Room 8036! New players are always welcome.


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 mhodge@d125.org.


Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State, Colorado State and Marquette 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.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship applications are available for seniors in the College Career Center. This scholarship is for a full-time high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA who plans to attend a college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S. In addition, you must be committed to community service and have demonstrated leadership abilities. The deadline to return a completed application is Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate two students from the Class of 2018. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return nomination forms is Tuesday, Sept. 26. If selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Sunday, Oct. 15.


We have an excellent opportunity for students to participate in a career shadow on Columbus Day, Oct. 9, for those interested in careers in finance and business. Please send an email to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org if you are interested. Spots are limited.

Interested in a career in a STEM field? The College of Lake County’s STEM Speaker Series hosts evening presentations focusing on different careers. On Thursday, Sept. 28, there will be a free event for students interested in engineering and computer science careers. The event will take place at the Grayslake campus and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Find out more by visiting clcillinois.edu/stem.

Applications are still 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.  


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