Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Math, Computer Science Teachers Welcome ISU Group

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division hosted approximately 30 aspiring mathematics teachers and their instructors from Illinois State University on Tuesday. A trio of prospective teachers and a faculty member from Trinity International University also participated.

The ISU and Trinity students observed 23 Stevenson mathematics and computer science teachers in the classroom, and participated in a question-and-answer session with them later in the day.

Of Stevenson’s 44-member Mathematics and Computer Science faculty, nine attended Illinois State and two attended Trinity.

Foundation Sponsoring Children’s Play on Sunday

The Stevenson Foundation Children’s Theater Series kicks off Sunday with “The Monster in the Closet.” Shows will be performed at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $7, and can be purchased at the door or at


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Wheeling 4, Stevenson 1: The Wildcats (13-5-1) ended the Patriots’ season in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 3A SHS Regional. Wheeling scored the game’s first three goals before senior Steven O’Reilly put the Pats (6-11-1) on the board in the 68th minute. Wheeling, seeded fourth in the Fremd Sectional, will face the winner of tonight’s Buffalo Grove-Warren match for the regional championship on Saturday. – Daily Herald | SBN Replay

Girls Volleyball

Lakes d. Stevenson, 25-15, 25-17: Junior Sophie Sorenson led the visiting Patriots (21-13) with seven kills. Senior Sara Bufe was 28-of-28 setting with 12 assists, and classmate Chloe Robinson made 14 digs. SHS closes out its regular-season schedule at home tonight with a 6 o’clock match against Warren. Lakes, which could face Stevenson again in next week’s Grant Regional, improved to 26-3. – Daily Herald

State Tennis Tournament Seedings Announced

The seedings for the IHSA Class 2A girls tennis state tournament have been announced. Junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey are a 3-4 seed in doubles, while senior Zoe Taylor is a 5-8 seed in singles. Junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp are a 9-16 seed in doubles. Those five, along with sophomore singles player Athena Kolli, will begin state tournament play on Thursday. State final brackets: Singles | Doubles

Special Sale at Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store

The holidays are just around the corner, and Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store has lots of apparel and other items for Patriot fans. This month, all orders of $100 or more will receive 25% off when you use the code AWARENESS17 through Oct. 28. The store also will be having a Halloween special at the end of the month with 10% all orders of $60 or more. Start shopping for your SHS gear now.

Football Alum Makes First Collegiate Start for Illinois

University of Illinois linebacker Jimmy Marchese (Class of 2015) made his first collegiate start in the Fighting Illini‘s loss to Rutgers on Saturday. The sophomore walk-on was in on a career-high nine tackles, including two solo stops. He was the first non-scholarship starter for Illinois since 2014.


PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pumpkin pies, cheesecake, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1. Adults may volunteer to donate items; use this link to sign up.

Farmer’s Market During Lunch Today

All students are invited to participate in Sodexo’s farmer’s market during the lunch periods today in the Wood Commons. The following items will be available for purchase: assorted berries and tomatoes, spaghetti squash, carrots, sweet corn, pumpkins, taffy apples and more.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Thursday, Friday

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 this week. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact

Taking Driver Education Next Semester?

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Students will complete an online permit application and permit test, while parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program. Please RSVP at this link. If your parents or guardians are unavailable, you may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

Buy a T-Shirt for “Pink Out Week”

Join SHS Athletics in its “Pink Out Week” 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 today through Friday, or while supplies last. Wear your shirts to Friday’s football game.

Winter Guard Audition Information

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Pre-audition clinics will be held in the Wood Commons from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31 in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to


If you are interested in participating in a career shadow over Winter Break, please make sure to fill out a Career Shadow Application Form that can be found on the Career Exploration web page and turn in to the CCC. If you would like some information on developing a career plan or have general career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at

The Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for a social media intern to work one or two days during the week. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC if you are interested and for more information.


All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. There are seven possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The first meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.

Fencing tryouts will be held from 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Please be sure you are registered and a current physical is on file with the Athletics Office.

Tryouts for the cheerleading and Patriettes winter season will be held Monday from 3:30-6 p.m. Cheerleading tryouts will take place in the Wood Commons, and Patriettes tryouts will be in the Field House. New student-athletes must register for the sport and have a current physical on file. To register, visit

The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at


Superhero Club meets today at 3:30. Join us for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 Thursday in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for the new brand selling at Macy’s, “Boy Meets Girl!” There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson. In order to participate, you must be at the meeting!

Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school Thursday! The cost is $5, and each player will participate in a three-pack draft. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate, and can keep the cards once the tournament is done! Come and join us in the Staff Dining Room (Room 1204) and learn to play the new pirates, vampires and dinosaurs cards.

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading. The club will take its yearbook photo during this meeting.


Students and their parents can learn about nearly 180 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the College of Lake County. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on CLC’s Grayslake campus. For more information, including the financial aid sessions and a list of colleges being represented, call 847-543-2588 or visit

Bradley, Northwestern, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona State, Wake Forest and Syracuse 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


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