Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

SHS Families Talking About the Future Tonight

Students received their 2018-19 Course Book on Monday in preparation for tonight’s second annual “Let’s Talk About Your Future” opportunity for all SHS families. Any student in grades 9-11 who did not receive a Course Book can stop by any of the Student Services offices today for a copy. Also, PDFs of the full Course Book and academic division-by-division sections are available at www.d125.org/coursebook.

Counselors will collect reflection worksheets from students during the lunch periods on Wednesday. Students who turn in a worksheet will be eligible for prizes that include gift cards from local restaurants. Students can drop off their worksheet in any Student Services office through Friday to receive a prize.

Nearly 120 Coming for Site Visit Thursday

Nearly 120 people will be coming to campus Thursday for the second Site Visit for Educators of the school year. Visitors are coming from the following institutions: Academy School District 20 in Colorado Spring, Colo.; Allen High School in Allen, Texas; East China School District in East China, Mich.; Park Hill South High School in Riverside, Mo.; Pendleton Community High School in Pendleton, Ore.; Taylor Community School Corporation in Kokomo, Ind.; The Lexington School in Lexington, Ky.; and three schools in Illinois: Fenton High School in Bensenville, Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, and Miguel Juarez Middle School in Waukegan. Also visiting will be Tom Welch of Tom Welch Consulting. Fees paid by the visitors are used for programs sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation.

Bass Fishing Team Wraps Up Sabre Series Title

The bass fishing team took top honors in the three-tournament Golden Sabres series that concluded Saturday at Bangs Lake. Cam and Jack Grisamore took first place among all duos, with a five-catch haul of 8.84 pounds. The twins, who are juniors, also had the biggest individual bass at 4.71 pounds.

Choral Guild Holding Fundraiser Wednesday

The Choral Guild will have a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to the Choral Guild from every order received from dine-in, carryout or delivery (within its delivery zone). Online orders are excluded from the fundraiser. Mention the Choral Guild or show this flyer when ordering.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: The Patriots finished third among 10 teams. SHS posted 167 points, behind two-time defending state champion Rosary (318) and Warren (202.5). Senior Iza Pelka was second in the 100-yard butterfly (59.11) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.04). Junior Sherry Mestan finished third in 1-meter diving (318.60) and classmate Ashley Carollo was third in the 100 backstroke (57.39). Ashley and Iza made up half of the third-place 200 free relay (1:41.29), along with senior Sasha Kokhan and sophomore Lucy Stevens. The 400 free relay unit of Iza, Ashley, Lucy and sophomore Madeleine O’Donnell was fourth (3:41.40), and freshman Elizabeth Cao took fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:01.79).

Girls Volleyball Regional Tonight at Grant

The girls volleyball team takes on Marian Central Catholic tonight in the semifinals of the Illinois High School Association Class 4A regional at Grant High School in Fox Lake (map). The match begins at 6:30. The Patriots are the No. 7 seed in the Wauconda Sectional, while the Hurricanes are No. 10. The winner of tonight’s match will face No. 2 Lakes or No. 18 Grant for the regional championship at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Girls Tennis Team to be Honored Monday

The state champion girls tennis team will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 8 a.m. Monday in Room 2104.

Playoff Football Ticket Information

Pre-sale tickets for Saturday’s state playoff football game at Hinsdale Central are available through the Patriot Superstore and its online store. Tickets are $5. For $10, students can purchase a ticket and ride the pep bus, which will leave Lot B at 1 p.m. and return there after the game. Students must ride the bus to and from the game. The Patriot Superstore is open 30 minutes before school begins, and during the lunch periods (11:10-1:41). Ticket sales end at the conclusion of Friday’s lunch periods. Kickoff Saturday is at 3 p.m.


Halloween Costume Policy for Students, Staff

Students and staff can wear Halloween costumes to school. Because we want this to be a fun and safe experience for everyone, we ask that anyone wearing a Halloween costume adhere to a few long-standing school rules. These rules include: No face coverings such as masks, disguising makeup, or sunglasses; no double-meaning suggestive phrases on clothing or anywhere on the person; and no inappropriate props such as look-alike weapons. The rules are in effect not only during the school day but also during any after-school activity or event on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Fright Fest Deadline is Thursday

The Catalyst club is hosting an all-school trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America on Saturday. A bus will leave SHS at 4 p.m. 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. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Epstein at jepstein@d125.org.

Senior Yearbook Portrait Deadline Extended

The deadline for seniors to have their yearbook portraits taken has been extended to Dec. 8. To make an appointment with Visual Image Photography, visit this link.

SPA Fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Tonight

If you and your family are looking for dinner ideas before tonight’s “Let’s Talk About Your Future” activity, the String Parents Association is having a fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Mac N Cheez in Vernon Hills from 4-8 p.m.

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.

National Honor Society Blood Drive on Friday

Students who are age 17 or older, and weigh more than 110 pounds, are encouraged to participate in the National Honor Society blood drive on Friday. The blood drive will take place in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111) from third through eighth periods. You can earn community service credit by participating in the blood drive. To register, and to download the required permission form, visit this link.


The University of Illinois-Springfield, the University of Dayton, Gettysburg College, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising are among 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.


The girls basketball informational meeting is scheduled for 3:45 today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org.

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 (lavers@d125.org), Ms. Peters (apeters@d125.org), or Mrs. Rubenstein (mrubenstein@d125.org).

The sophomore boys basketball team will have an informational meeting at 3:35 p.m. Thursday in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at dahess@d125.org.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Monday. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. All are welcome to vote, including parents, fans and students. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.


Science Bowl will meet from 3:30-4:30 today in Room 8066. New and returning members are welcome. Yearbook pictures also will be taken.

Today’s Video Game Club meeting has been canceled.

FCCLA will be meeting Wednesday morning at 7:45 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). Hope to see you there!

The Stevenson Styler will have another meeting to continue planning the Fall/Winter edition at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612. We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production, including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome.

Superhero Club meets Wednesday at 3:30. Join the club for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Stevenson’s newest club, Auto Club, will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Activities Office (Room 1102). If anyone is interested in working on 1947 Jeep Willys and wants to learn how to work on cars, come to the meeting to find out more! Contact Mr. Phelps at rphelps@d125.org with any questions.


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