Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Reminder: PSAT for Frosh, Late Arrival for Others Thursday

Sophomores, juniors and seniors will not have school until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, due to PSAT testing for all freshmen. Testing for ninth-graders will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Field House and Sports Center. This link shows testing assignments by last name. After freshmen complete testing, they will attend classes and follow the late-arrival schedule along with those in grades 10-12.

31 Music Students to Perform at District Festival

Thirty-one SHS students will perform at the Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Senior High Music Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday at Glenbrook North High School. Admission is $5, but children under 12 will be admitted for free. See this article for the list of students who will be performing. They were among more than 1,500 students from schools throughout northeastern Illinois who auditioned for placement in all-district ensembles.

Senior, Alum to Speak at Stand Strong Meeting

A current senior and a recent graduate who were panelists at the “Not My Kid?!” event in September will be the featured speakers at the next Stand Strong Coalition meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall. Senior Luisa Dahlstedt, who is a student co-chair of the school’s Catalyst club, and 2013 alum Sarah Comm will share their past struggles with substance abuse, providing a teen perspective. The meeting is open to the public.

Alumna Probes “The Heart of Teaching”

Stevenson alumna Sahar Alchammae (Class of 2010) is embarking on a career as a special education teacher. Last week, she wrote this piece for the Chicago Monitor about what she learned during her year of student teaching at Chicago’s Northside Learning Center High School. Working with students who have significant intellectual disabilities and other challenges was an experience that changed her life, she said. “It took me a long time to get past all the things my students ‘couldn’t’ do, and start focusing on what they could do,” she wrote. One of the main lessons she learned was this: “Good teaching is not giving everyone the same thing. Good teaching is giving each student what they need to succeed.”


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Four Volleyball Players Picked for All-Area Squad

Four members of the girls volleyball team were selected to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Team on Friday. Seniors Alex Cuc, Hope Havenhill and Chloe Robinson, and junior Sophie Sorenson were chosen for the honorary squad. Alex, a two-year starter at setter who was looked to for leadership and poise under pressure, had 536 assists and 32 aces. Hope, also a two-year starter, registered 176 kills and 121 blocks. She will continue her career at the University of Rochester. Chloe, a libero for head coach Tim Crow, led the Patriots with 487 digs and also had 42 aces this fall. “Chloe made everyone around her better, not only as a player but a person too,” Crow said of his three-year starter. Sophie earned her second straight All-Area selection despite missing the first 13 matches of the season due to injury. The outside hitter finished the season with 202 kills, 159 digs and 68 aces. Senior middle blocker Sara Bufe received honorable mention. Chloe, Sophie and Alex were also selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Team. Hope earned honorable mention.

Randall Selected to All-Area Boys Soccer Team

Senior defender Matt Randall was named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Boys Soccer Team on Friday. Coach Mark Schartner, who has led the boys’ program for 31 years, told the paper that from a physical and mental standpoint, Matt was “maybe one of our toughest players to play for Stevenson.” Matt also earned all-sectional honors this season. Three of his teammates were picked for honorable mention All-Area: senior keeper Ethan Kalis, junior midfielder Kai Mayahara and senior midfielder Steven O’Reilly. Matt and Steven also were selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Team. Ethan and fellow senior Ryan McGrogan received honorable mention.

Fall Sports Awards Night on Monday

The Fall Sports Awards Night will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sports Center.


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Audition Information for Freshman-Sophomore Play

The audition packet for the freshman-sophomore production of “Our Town” is available on the theatre auditions and rehearsals page. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, in the Little Theater. An audition sign-up sheet is posted on the call board outside the Performing Arts Center. The play will be performed Feb.1-3.


The College of Lake County is hosting an open house at its Grayslake campus from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Information sessions on the application process and financial aid, along with campus tours, will be ongoing throughout the open house. Visit this link for more details and to register.


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