Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Junior Families Invited to “Finding the Fit” College Night

All juniors and their parents and guardians are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019.

Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the overall timeline for the search and application process over the next 18 months. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Peardeck, so juniors and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address.

World’s Fair Celebrates Student Diversity This Weekend

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair, a two-day celebration of the cultures, arts and cuisines of Stevenson students, returns this weekend.

World’s Fair 2017-18 will take place Saturday and Sunday in the commons areas of the West Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Families and children are encouraged to attend. Visitors should park in lot B and enter at the “Point” entrance.

Student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies are open both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event culminates both days with a 3 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center.

World’s Fair also serves as a charity fundraiser. All proceeds raised from food sales are donated to a charity researched and selected each year by Diversity Council students. This year’s beneficiary is Doctors Without Borders.

Read this article for more information on World’s Fair.

“Not My Kid?!” Discussion Continues Thursday

Community members who attended the “Not My Kid?!” program at Stevenson last month will have an opportunity to continue the discussion on Thursday. The Stand Strong Coalition, which sponsored the September program, invites anyone with questions about parenting teens and helping them to remain alcohol- and drug-free to meet at 11 a.m. at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire. Stevenson Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Cristina Cortesi will be on hand, along with Lincolnshire Police Officer (and liaison to Stevenson) Rick Coakley and Assistant State’s Attorney Claudia Kasten. The question-and-answer session will take place prior to Stand Strong’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Band Parents, Sports Boosters Meetings Today

Two parent groups are meeting at Stevenson this evening. The Sports Boosters will meet at 5:30 in the West Staff Dining Room, while the Band Parents Organization gathers at 7 o’clock in the Band Room.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

North Shore Country Day 5, Stevenson 0

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming

Stevenson at Highlander Invitational: In a meet that featured most of Wisconsin’s top prep teams, the Patriots finished 10th among 15 schools at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. SHS placed in the top 10 in five events, and Tulane-bound senior Iza Pelka was a factor in four of them. She finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.38) and sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:00.14), and also was part of two relays. Pelka swam on the seventh-place 200 free relay with fellow seniors Sasha Kokhan and Kaily Chou, and sophomore Madeleine O’Donnell (1:42.89), and was part of the eighth-place 400 relay with Kokhan, O’Donnell and junior Ashley Carollo (3:46.22). Carollo placed eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.74) for Stevenson, which was the only Illinois school in the field.

SHS Athletics Holding “Pink Out Week”

Stevenson Athletics will hold a “Pink Out Week” Saturday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 20 to raise money for Susan G. Komen and its breast cancer research efforts. Special T-shirts will be on sale for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, or while supplies last. Donations also can be made directly through Stevenson’s Susan G. Komen page. In addition, collection jars will be available at several Stevenson athletic events. Read this article for details.

Heading to Waukegan for Football on Saturday?

Here is some need-to-know information for football fans heading to Stevenson’s games at Waukegan on Saturday. The freshmen play at 9 a.m., followed by the sophomores at 11 a.m. and the varsity at 1:30 p.m. All games are at Weiss Field. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students with Stevenson ID. (Student ID is required for admission.) Patriot fans should enter at Entrance 3 off Lewis Avenue. Waukegan will be having a “pink out” on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research and prevention efforts.

Etienne Having a Blast With Patriot Football

Sophomore running back Jean-Marc Etienne is making quite an impact in his first year on the varsity roster. He ran for 100 yards in each of the Patriots’ first six games, and scored 10 touchdowns. Head coach Josh Hjorth told Pioneer Press that Jean-Marc “sees cut-back lanes that most backs don’t see” and “does things you can’t teach.”


Theatre Costume Sale During Lunch Thursday, Friday

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods Thursday and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact Are you a senior? Don’t forget that time is running out to have your yearbook photo taken.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

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.


Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.

Auburn, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, George Washington, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Western Illinois are among the more than 25 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

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.


Interactive Gamers Club will host a Pokemon draft after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5, and each student will be able to keep the cards they draft! Students must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.


The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at

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

Senior golfer Matt Schawel is one of two nominees for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Area Athlete of the Month. Vote for him at this link. You can vote every 12 hours.


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