Friday, March 9, 2018

Student Walkout Organizers Change Plans

If anyone wondered whether next week’s student walkout is truly being organized by students, then today should put all doubts to rest. This morning before classes began, student organizers threw the school a curve by changing their plans.

Students have now decided to start their walkout at 9:45 a.m., rather than 10 a.m., and they will not be marching into the Stadium. Instead, students will march from the circular driveway in front of the Main Office to the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance, and then back into the school. Students said they decided to start the walkout earlier to avoid conflicting with the start of third period at 10:18 a.m. Read this article on our website for details.

St. Baldrick’s Effort Reaches Its Goal

The school’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for childhood cancer research has been a big hit, and hairs haven’t hit the floor yet. The $20,000 goal has been surpassed already, and so has the updated goal of $25,000. There’s still time to help the cause. Use this link to donate. The St. Baldrick’s event will run from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, but the location has changed to the Wood Commons instead of the Sports Center.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.

School Moving From The Cube to NFHS Network

The Stevenson Broadcast Network is moving its video-hosting platform to the NFHS Network from The Cube beginning this weekend. The move will allow the school to broadcast more live events than ever before. Viewers can still go to to get access. Non-sports events can be seen for free, while athletic events will require paid access. An all-access monthly pass is $9.99. Click here to sign up, and to see more information. Saturday’s St. Baldrick’s event will be streamed live for free from 4:30-7 p.m. Broadcasts from The Cube will remain available for a limited time at

This Alum’s “Sole” Purpose: Helping the Disabled

This week’s Buffalo Grove Countryside has an article about Stevenson alumnus Drew McNamara (Class of 2013), who has turned an assignment from one of his college classes into a business that helps disabled people. McNamara started Creative Souls, which provides employment and inspiration for the disabled by selling canvas shoes featuring their designs.


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Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday

All student-athletes who competed in a winter sport, and their parents and guardians, are invited to the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sports Center.

Volunteers Sought for Women’s PGA Championship

Students and their parents or guardians are invited to volunteer for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which will be held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer June 26-July 1. Students who are ages 14-21 can register at no cost. A number of volunteer assignments are available for students and adults. You can work for the entire week or for half a day. Volunteers will receive a volunteer credential good for entry on all six days of the tournament; food and water vouchers; New Era headwear; a Ralph Lauren golf shirt; and the chance to watch some of the best golf players in the world. To volunteer, visit and click on the “Volunteer for 2018” tab. For more information, email or call 708-996-0370.


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“Treats for Troops” Collection Drive Next Week

Students Helping Soldiers and the Freshman Mentor Program is holding a “Treats for Troops” collection drive next week to create care packages for military members. The collection drive will take place Monday through Wednesday. Collection bins will be placed at the “Point,” Sports Center and Field House entrances. Items requested are sunflower seeds, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, Slim Jims, peanuts, canned tuna, Pringles and Pop Tarts.

Graduation Speaker Applications Due by April 2

Seniors interested in being one of the speakers at graduation are invited to fill out this application. The deadline to apply is 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 2. Late applications will not be considered. For more information on the two graduation speaking slots, visit the graduation speaker information web page.


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 of reading.


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