College Financial Aid Night on Tuesday
The College Career Center will hold its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The presentation is meant primarily for families who have current juniors or seniors. Details about applying for college financing assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families typically complete their FAFSA forms in October.
In addition to Tuesday’s event, the College Career Center has information on the FAFSA and other aid-related links on its financial aid web page.
Turning Dark Into Light: The Next ARTalks Presentation
The school’s latest Visiting Artist of the Month is a professional photographer who turned a simple mistake into his life’s passion.
While a teenager, JD Dennison went on one of his evening outdoor walks, taking photos of some maple trees. He accidentally turned on his camera’s flash at one point, and at first the photo didn’t impact him. In college, however, he stumbled upon the photo and was moved to experiment with inverting images to the negative, reversing light and dark. Those images reflected the beauty and stillness Dennison feels during his evening walks with nature, which he calls finding “the miraculous in the common.”
Dennison, now based in Chicago, has samples of his work on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. Students can stop by the display now through Nov. 3. They, along with their parents and other community members, can see the images and learn more from the artist during the Stevenson Foundation’s second ARTalks presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the gallery. Admission is free and snacks will be served. He’ll give a presentation to students during second and third period Friday, Nov. 3. More images from his portfolio are available at www.jddennison.com.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots won their first conference championship since 2011 with a record-breaking performance. SHS posted a team score of 326, the lowest NSC tournament score in program history, four strokes lower than the 2007 team that won the league crown. Stevenson dominated the seven-team field at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, beating its nearest competitor, three-time defending champion Libertyville, by 41 strokes. Sophomore Joyce Bai won tournament medalist honors for the first time this season, shooting a 4-over-par 76, one stroke ahead of freshman Kelly Dong. They were the only two golfers to break 80. Senior Olivia Stomberg finished third with an 86 and classmate Katie Hannahs was fourth with an 87. Three other Pats earned all-conference honors by finishing in the top 20: sophomore Julia Yoo (88, seventh), freshman Sophia Zhuang (89, 11th) and senior Gina Shanley (93, 16th). For Stevenson, the championship marked its sixth in the last 11 years. – Daily Herald
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 4, Barrington 2: Seth Cohen’s goal with 24 seconds remaining in regulation broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the visiting Patriots (9-1, 1-0) to their eighth straight win. The junior forward’s goal, coming off assists from sophomore Brett Stokes and senior Trevor Hilt, also gave SHS a win in its Scholastic Hockey League season-opener. Senior Jackson Leptich recorded an empty-net goal with 12 seconds left for the final margin. After the Broncos took a 1-0 lead, senior Michael Dowd tied the game in the second period off an assist from junior Daniel Romm. Less than three minutes later, Romm gave the Pats a 2-1 lead with a goal that was assisted by Leptich. Senior goalie Nicolas Almanera faced 26 shots on goal, turning away 24. – Boxscore
Stevenson 5, Deerfield 1: The host Patriots (17-0) moved one step away from regular-season perfection by extending their winning streak to 32 matches dating back to October 2015. SHS swept all four doubles matches in straight sets, led by senior Kate Harvey and sophomore Athena Kolli at No. 1 (6-2, 6-1). Senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2, seniors Ambika Singh and Samantha Burger rolled at No. 3 (6-1, 6-2), and senior Carly Lefar and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula prevailed at No. 4 (6-2, 6-0). Sophomore Ellen Ma won her No. 2 singles match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0. Stevenson closes out its regular season at home Tuesday against New Trier.
Stevenson d. Libertyville, 25-20, 25-23: Junior Sophie Sorenson had eight kills and six digs, and senior Hope Havenhill made seven kills on 10-of-11 hitting for the visiting Patriots (12-8, 3-1). Sophomore Lily Cozzi had six kills and five digs, while senior Sara Bufe recorded four block assists. Senior Alex Cuc distributed 19 assists on 42-of-45 setting and also had six digs and served two aces. Senior libero Chloe Robinson made a team-high 12 digs and served two aces. Senior Lauren Micek made six digs while classmate Natalie Mun served a pair of aces.
Round Lake d. Stevenson: In the team’s first match of the year, senior Chris Burg led SHS with a 115 at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. Senior Erin Parker rolled a 106, sophomore Daniel Seo shot a 100, and junior Mark Brady had a 99. The Patriots also received 92s from junior Emily Johnson and freshman Steven Potula. Round Lake had an average score of 106.8 pins per bowler, compared to 102.4 for Stevenson.
JV Girls Golf Team Wins NSC Tournament Title
The junior varsity girls golf team joined the varsity in winning North Suburban Conference championships on Wednesday. Freshman Briana Fidman led the Patriots with a 90 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, followed by a trio of 91s from junior Tanya Chanprung, freshman Faith Wang and sophomore Jasmine Zheng. Stevenson’s other players on Wednesday were sophomore Jackie Lee, junior Isabel Hardy and senior Katie Dong.
Njongmeta Earns Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Junior linebacker Maema Njongmeta earned Lake County Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Daily Herald for his performance during last week’s 41-7 win at Zion-Benton. Njongmeta had eight tackles on the night, with two sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
Boys Ice Hockey Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s
The varsity boys ice hockey team is holding a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Visit www.stevensonhockey.org for the flyer and mention the fundraiser before ordering. The offer is valid for carryout and delivery orders, too.
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.
In a World Languages Class? Speak More Than English?
Students in World Languages classes, and students who already speak a language other than English, have the option to take an exam that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam will be offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Students interested in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA. Students need to sign up by Tuesday. The tests will be administered after school on Thursday, Oct. 5. For more information about any of these exams and to register, please stop by Room 2434 and ask for Ms. Munch. If you’re interested in earning the Seal of Biliteracy for Polish, please contact Mrs. Tuman (Glowacka) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for Meaningful Community Service Opportunities?
Service Outreach has begun for the year and meets every weekday after school in the Lower Glass Commons except for Wednesdays. Every day offers a unique community service opportunity, and is a great way to reach out to local organizations and gain experience. On Mondays, you can help with the Cherished Children Early Childhood Center. Tuesdays are spent with Bernie’s Book Banks, Thursdays involve tutoring at Holmes Middle School, and Fridays mean assisting with Home of the Sparrow. Also, one Friday of the month includes a chance to help A Just Harvest. More details about these organizations and how to sign up can be found at my.innerview.org.
Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway
Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.
Tips for Railroad Safety Week
This is the first-ever national Railroad Safety Week. While the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, about every three hours in the U.S. a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Here are some railroad crossing safety tips:
* Look for signs that warning of approaching railroad tracks. They could be painted road markings with the letter “X” or “RR,” or signs erected on a pole.
* Approach with caution. Look and listen for trains in both directions (turn off radio and fans and roll down window).
* Be prepared to stop at any time, day or night.
* Never stop on railroad tracks. Be sure you can cross completely over the tracks without stopping.
If You’ve Lost Something, Check These Lost-and-Found Areas
If you’ve lost a lunch bag, water bottle, pencil case, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost and found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.
Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Pokemon card game tournament after school today in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), by the Sports Center. The tournament is free to join, and there will be pods for experienced and new players.
The Physics Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school Friday in Room 1630.
All members of the Thespian Club and StageCrafters are invited to the Battle House laser tag field trip on Saturday, Oct. 14. The last date to sign up is Monday. The cost is $30, with pizza lunch included. Here is the link to pay, along with trip information (times, locations, etc.) and forms. You will need your parent or guardian to fill out the e-waiver for Battle House, and the paper copy form for the field trip permission. Make the $30 payment online through the link. Questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at email@example.com.
Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.
Ohio State, Rice, Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon, USC, Princeton, Illinois State and Butler 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.
Students interested in studying in the United Kingdom can hear from representatives from six UK universities during an event at Beacon Academy in Evanston on Wednesday. The “Best of U” event will include information on applying to colleges in England, advantages to studying overseas, and individual college presentations. All students and their families are welcome to attend. Visit this link for more information and to register.
Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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 email@example.com.
There will be open lacrosse for boys and girls every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the JV softball field.
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