Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

Students Get Taste of Governing at BG Civics Forum

Ten students from the Political Action Club joined peers from Buffalo Grove High for the Village of Buffalo Grove’s annual Civics Forum Monday night. During the event, they had the opportunity to learn about the roles of municipal government, and also were empowered to approve one of five $2,000 projects proposed by five village departments.

The student trustees decided to approve a proposal from the village’s finance and community development departments that would lead to the installation of a digital sign near the front counter of the village hall. The village board has promised to put its official seal of approval on the proposal at its November meeting. This document includes all five proposals.

Senior Max Cohn served as mayor, with junior Sam Feldman and seniors Noah Krakman and Amy Nowack as fellow trustees. Seniors Lance Laxamana, Kyle Racelis, Jennifer Suh, Dhruvi Soni and Tejaswi Reddy Kondammagari, junior Matt Nevin and sophomore Victor Shi researched and presented the project proposals.

The civics forum has been organized for more than 25 years by Buffalo Grove Village Clerk Janet Sirabian.

Sophomore Gets Spotlight for Fundraising Efforts

Pioneer Press has a new reporter covering Stevenson. Karen Ann Cullotta replaces Ronnie Wachter, who was part of the latest round of layoffs by Tronc, the parent company of Pioneer Press. In her first SHS-related article, Cullotta spoke with sophomore Simone Ervin, who engineered last week’s fundraiser at Culver’s. The event raised money for the American Red Cross and its hurricane relief efforts.

Alumna Crafting Opportunity at Her School

If you’re a craft-maker looking to sell your wares, then SHS alumnus Tanya (Klayman) Fergus has an offer for you. The 1993 graduate is principal of Mechanics Grove Elementary School in Mundelein, and the District 75 Parent-Teacher Organization is having a holiday craft and vendor fair on Nov. 18. See this flyer for more information.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Grant Regional: The Patriots (23-13) defeated Marian Central Catholic in the semifinals, 25-19, 25-21, and will face Lakes (28-3) at 6 p.m. Thursday for the regional championship. Senior Hope Havenhill led SHS with nine kills, and sophomore Lily Cozzi added seven kills to go along with two solo blocks and two block assists. Junior Sophie Sorenson had five kills, served four aces, made eight digs, and added a solo block and two block assists. Senior Chloe Robinson had a team-high 15 digs. Senior setter Alex Cuc went 51-of-52 with 21 assists. Junior Annie Armgardt added three kills, a solo block and two block assists. On Thursday, Stevenson will look to avenge a 25-15, 25-17 loss to Lakes on Oct. 17. Lakes is the No. 2 seed in the Wauconda Sectional, while the Patriots are No. 7.


Turn In Your Reflection Worksheet, Get a Prize

Don’t forget to turn in your reflection worksheet from Tuesday night’s “Let’s Talk About Your Future” exercise with your parents or guardians. Worksheets can be turned in during the lunch periods today, or in any Student Services office through Friday. Students who turn in a worksheet will receive a prize.

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

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.

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.

Football Playoff Tickets for 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.

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.


The Stevenson Styler will have another meeting to continue planning the Fall/Winter edition at 3:30 today 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 today 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 with any questions.


Allied Spirit Revolution will have a parent/student informational meeting at 3:30 today 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 in Room 2900. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Hess at

The girls bowling team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Room 2002. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Johnson at

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


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


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