Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

“Let’s Talk About Your Future” Returns Tuesday

Stevenson will hold its second annual “Let’s Talk About Your Future” Tuesday night for families to discuss their student’s interests, passions and goals for the future, and to review courses for the 2018-19 school year that can further growth in those areas. Current senior families are encouraged to participate, even though they won’t need to discuss course selection options.

Tuesday will be a “no homework” evening to provide time for these conversations, which should take place in students’ homes.

Parents and guardians were sent an email over the past two days with additional details on the evening, including the format of a game designed to guide the conversation. Also included in the email was a reflection worksheet that students can turn in between Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 25-27 to win prizes, including gift cards from local restaurants.

Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will receive a copy of the 2018-19 Course Book during their second-period class on Monday. Students should bring the Course Book home so it can be used for the conversation Tuesday night.

Students in grades 9-11 will be meeting with their counselors shortly after the “Let’s Talk About Your Future” night to discuss course selection for next school year. Freshmen will meet with counselors during their lunchtime advisories on Oct. 31, and will start signing up for courses on Nov. 28. Sophomores meet with their counselors Nov. 1 (course selection begins Nov. 6), and juniors meet with their counselors Jan. 11 (course selection starts Jan. 16). Course selection evenings for incoming freshmen will take place Jan. 26 and 31.

Information Meeting for Potential Showcase Volunteers

Parents who are interested in serving as volunteers for the Patriot Parent Association’s Showcase student talent show are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. The PPA requests anyone planning to attend the meeting, or anyone who would like to volunteer but cannot attend, send an RSVP one of the Showcase co-chairs. They are Melissa Mondschain ( and Leslie Forman (

String Parents Fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Tuesday

The String Parents Association will hold a fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Mac N Cheez from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. RSVP at this link. Sweet Lorraine’s will donate 20% of sales to benefit the school’s orchestra and guitar programs. Mention the String Parents Association when ordering.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Warren, 25-21, 25-17: The host Patriots (22-13, 5-2) won their regular-season finale on Senior Night in the Sports Center. Senior setter Alex Cuc dished out 28 assists on 27-of-28 setting, and also served two aces. Classmates Lauren Micek and Hope Havenhill recorded five kills each, while fellow senior Chloe Robinson made 13 digs. Senior Sara Bufe had three kills, one solo block and three block assists. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with 11 kills and also had two aces. Stevenson now sets its sights to next week’s IHSA Class 4A Grant Regional. The Patriots will face Marian Central in the regional semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. SHS is the No. 7 seed in the Wauconda Sectional, while Marian is No. 10.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 8, New Trier Blue 1: Senior Jackson Leptich scored three goals, and classmates Michael Dowd and Jake Camp added two apiece, as the Patriots improved to 14-2 overall and 4-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League after the rout at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette. Junior Adam Offenbach scored the opening goal for SHS, which lit the lamp four times before the Trevians responded. Eleven Pats were credited with an assist: Jackson, Michael and Adam, plus seniors Jack Wiley and Trevor Hilt, juniors Seth Cohen, Zach Wesley, Sam Shellist, Carter Devlin and Billy Kopka, and sophomore Emmett Baker. Senior Nicolas Almenara earned the win in goal. – Boxscore

Field Hockey

New Trier 7, Stevenson 0: The Trevians ended the visiting Patriots’ season in the Illinois Field Hockey Association sectionals.

Football Team Faces Warren in Playoff Tuneup

The varsity football team wraps up its regular season with a home contest against Warren Friday night. Stevenson enters the game with a 6-2 overall record after beating Waukegan 42-0, and is assured of being part of the state playoffs for the 29th consecutive season. Warren is 5-3 and on the cusp of a playoff bid. SHS has won 12 of the 18 games played between the two schools this century, including eight of the last nine. The Patriots prevailed last season, 47-6.

In addition to the game, there will be several ceremonies. The senior members of the football team will be honored after the conclusion of the sophomore game, and seniors who are part of Spirit Revolution will be honored at halftime of the varsity contest. Each team’s North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship Award recipients will be named at the coin toss. It’s also Athletico Night, and the conclusion of Stevenson’s “Pink Out Week” for breast cancer awareness. All fans are asked to wear pink to the game. Anyone who would like to make a donation to Susan G. Komen can do so through Stevenson’s fundraising link. Friday’s game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network, and also can be heard on two radio stations: Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, and WRLR 98.3 FM.

Hockey Team Holding Apparel Fundraiser

The boys ice hockey team is selling Stevenson Hockey apparel to raise money. Place an online order for a T-shirt, hat, sweatshirt or other items by Oct. 31, and a portion of the sale will support the hockey program. All orders will be shipped directly to your home.


Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Today, 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. today and Friday in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact

Catalyst Sponsoring Trip to Fright Fest at Great America

The Catalyst club is hosting an all-school trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Saturday, Oct. 28. A bus will leave SHS at 4 p.m. that day and will return to campus after midnight. The cost is $37 per person. For an additional $35, student can add unlimited access to the Six Flags haunted houses that are opened during Fright Fest. Tickets are available at the Patriot Superstore and through the Online Store. Permission slips, which are required, also are available at the store. If a student has a Six Flags season pass that includes Fright Fest, he or she must still sign up with a permission slip, but will not be charged to attend. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 26. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Epstein at

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


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

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.

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

Allied Spirit Revolution will have a parent/student informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2700. If you cannot attend, please contact one of the following coaches: Ms. Avers (, Ms. Peters (, or Mrs. Rubenstein (

The sophomore boys basketball team will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at


Interactive Gamers Club will host an Ixalan draft after school today! 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.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 today 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!

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.


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

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.


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.


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