Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

Special Schedule Planned for Oct. 11

Stevenson will follow a special schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be in attendance. Seniors will have the day off.

The school day will begin as usual at 8:30 a.m., but students will be released at 12:30 p.m. Buses will run on their normal schedules in the morning, and will take students home beginning at 12:45.

Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT exam, which is a preliminary version of the SAT college-entrance test that also qualifies high-scoring juniors for National Merit Scholarship consideration in their senior year. There is no charge for the test, and no registration is necessary. Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m.; room locations will be emailed to students and their parents or guardians by Wednesday, Oct. 10.

While sophomores and juniors are in testing, freshmen will participate in an Extended Advisory Program instead of their regularly scheduled classes. They will participate in a series of sessions with prominent speakers focused on social-emotional learning skills such as self-management, social awareness, and responsible decision-making. Freshmen also will work with their counselors to complete a survey, and to sign up for a College Board account. The free account will give students to view interactive score reports for standardized tests offered by the College Board, such as the PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement exams. They also will have access to free test preparation resources through Khan Academy. Read this article for more details on the special programming for freshmen.

Lunch service will not be provided on Oct. 11. However, the cafeterias will be open for breakfast before the start of school.

District 96 School Earns Blue Ribbon Honor

An elementary school in one of Stevenson’s sender districts has been selected to receive a National Blue Ribbon Schools award. Prairie Elementary School in Buffalo Grove, which is part of Kildeer Countryside School District 96, was one of four Lake County schools chosen for the award. A total of 25 public and private schools in Illinois are Blue Ribbon winners this year. The U.S. Department of Education website lists the 342 schools nationwide selected for the honor.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 24, Libertyville 10: A stout defensive effort and the running of sophomore Jean-Marc Etienne lifted the visiting Patriots (5-1, 4-0) and setting up a showdown with unbeaten Lake Zurich next Friday in Lincolnshire. After a scoreless first quarter, junior punter Jack Baruch pinned the Wildcats (3-3, 2-2) on their own 5-yard line. The LHS quarterback mishandled a snap on second down, and the ball went into the end zone where it was recovered by Stevenson for a touchdown. Later in the second quarter, Etienne ran for a 12-yard TD to give the Pats a 14-0 halftime lead, the first of his two scores. He added a 74-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 24-7. Etienne finished the night with 173 yards on 24 carries. Baruch kicked a 25-yard field goal in the third quarter for Stevenson’s other points. Defensively, the Patriot defense held Libertyville’s top runner to 28 yards, and kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard for the first three quarters. This was the ninth win for SHS in its last 11 games against LHS. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Waukegan 1, Stevenson 0: The fourth-ranked Bulldogs scored with two minutes remaining at McAree Field Park to escape the upset bid by the visiting Patriots (5-7-1), who received nine saves from senior goalie Ethan Kalis.

Sophomore Volleyball Team Wins H-F Tourney

The sophomore girls volleyball team won the Homewood-Flossmoor tournament last weekend, capturing its matches against Immaculate Conception (26-24, 25-13), Rich South (25-12, 25-6), Jones College Prep (17-25, 25-23, 15-9) and, in the title contest, the host school (25-23, 22-25, 15-12). Coach Eric Goolish said the final point of the championship summed up the match, with Cheryl Chen throwing her body to make a huge defensive play, and Connie Song setting up Olivia Bruchman for the kill.


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

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.

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.

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 by Nov. 20.

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.


The Physics Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school today 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

The first Science Bowl meeting will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 8066. Science Bowl is a fun, team-based, competitive club that tests scientific knowledge, with the chance to win a fully-paid, week-long trip to Washington, D.C. Come to Room 8066 to learn more, or talk to Mrs. Humes in Room 8080.


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

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 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


Interested in bowling? If you have years of experience or if you’ve never bowled before, come and try out this season for the boys bowling team. Come to the informational meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in Room 2628.

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 for the flyer and mention the fundraiser before ordering. The offer is valid for carryout and delivery orders, too.


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