Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

33rd Annual Give-A-Thon Getting Underway

Stevenson students, faculty and staff will begin collecting items next week for its 33rd annual Give-A-Thon, which spreads holiday cheer to Lake County families and individuals in need. Over the next three weeks, gifts, non-perishable food, and a variety of baby items will be brought in and stored in boxes until collection day on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

This year’s Give-A-Thon goals are to provide gifts for 300 families; to stock the Vernon Township food pantry for six months; and to give enough diapers, baby formula and young motherhood items to Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), to meet its needs for six months.

The District 125 community can help the Give-A-Thon cause by making a general donation through our Online Store. Use this link to make a donation.

Bass Fishing Team Reels in Awards, Experience

On the heels of a successful fall season, bass fishing coach Chris Mural talked with Pioneer Press reporter Karen Ann Cullotta about his team, which is now up to 16 members. Many of them, like Mural, inherited a love of fishing from their family.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Chicago Bruins Central State 1: Senior goalie Nicolas Almenara made 25 saves, including 13 in the third period, as the host Patriots (18-7) avenged last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Bruins. The game was a defensive struggle, with only two goals scored in the first two periods. The visitors took a 1-0 lead in the closing seconds of the first period, and senior Jackson Leptich tied the score at 1-1 near the end of the second. He was assisted by junior Zach Wesley and senior Jake Camp. Stevenson took the lead on junior Carter Devlin’s goal with eight minutes remaining, and Jake added an insurance goal two minutes later. Assists also were credited to seniors Trevor Hilt and Michael Dowd, junior Adam Offenbach and sophomore Brett Stokes. – Boxscore

Crow Reflects on Girls Volleyball Season

Girls volleyball coach Tim Crow reflected recently on the Patriots’ 2017 season with Pioneer Press reporter Jon Kerr. He talked about the impact of seniors Chloe Robinson, Hope Havenhill and Alex Cuc on the program, and discussed some of the younger players who emerged into significant roles.


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National Anthem Performers Needed at Swim Meets

The boys swimming and diving team is looking for several students to sing or play the national anthem at its home meets this winter. If you would like to audition or get more information, contact Coach Lillydahl at or stop by Room 2514 before school.

Equine Therapy Center Seeks Volunteer Help

Equestrian Connection, a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Mettawa for kids and adults with special needs, is looking for volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with therapists, clients and horses. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday. If you are interested or have questions, e-mail Kayla at


Female students are invited to the Future Women in Business conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Business from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Participants will learn about careers in diverse business fields, meet peers interested in business, and network with current UI business school students and alumnae. Space is limited. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 13 at this link.


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New Lake Zurich school principal announced

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District 128 employee charged with perjury seeks plea deal

Ex-ISU president chosen to lead state higher education agency

Riverton superintendent hired to lead Rochester schools

Resident says gun found near Arlington Heights school fell out of his pocket

UI student government group renewing push to find mascot


Tuition-free community college programs picking up steam

Unexcused absences: DeVos’ schedule omits many public appearances

Florida commission considering change in way superintendents are picked

New type of hacking puts professors’ accounts at risk

University of Tennessee campuses opt not to privatize facilities services

IBM’s Watson helping educators choose relevant math lessons

21 New York college students charged with hazing pledges with urine, vomit

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