Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Freshman Qualifies for National History Day

Freshman Rishika Chikoti has qualified for next month’s National History Day competition at the University of Maryland. Rishika was selected in the website category for her website, “The Fight for Better: The Chicago Freedom Movement,” based on the mid-1960s open housing effort in which Martin Luther King Jr. was a key figure. She was chosen during judging at the Illinois History Day competition May 3 in Springfield.

Catalyst Invites Support for “Tobacco 21” Bill

Stevenson’s Catalyst club is inviting the public to show its support online for proposed state legislation that would raise the age for purchasing tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.

On Friday morning, Senate Bill 2332, the “Tobacco 21 bill,” will be heard in the Illinois House Health and Healthcare Disparities Committee. You can register your opinion on the bill by completing this witness slip. In the Representation section, if representing yourself, type “Self” in the field provided. (You also may add a brief statement in the field.) Selecting “Proponent” and “Record of Appearance Only” indicates support without having to appear at the hearing.

Last week, 22 SHS and local middle school students attended a Tobacco 21 rally in Springfield. They were joined by the bill’s primary sponsors, Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield and Rep. Camille Lilly of Oak Park.

Band Parents Fundraiser Wednesday at Culver’s

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser from 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincolnshire Culver’s, 405 Milwaukee Ave. Mention “Stevenson Bands” when ordering.

Insights on Our Presidential Scholar

Senior David Hu talked with Pioneer Press about his recent selection as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, some of the teachers who influenced him, and why he boarded a plane once a month to fly to Rochester, N.Y.

Teacher Wins Free Food for Students

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Courtney Croak won the B96 High School Lunch Takeover contest, and both fifth-hour Food Preparation classes were the beneficiary on Friday. Students in both classes enjoyed Subway sandwiches delivered by radio station representatives. Here‘s a photo from our Instagram account.


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Water Polo Teams Seek Back-to-Back State Titles

Stevenson is one of only two schools to win IHSA state championships in boys and girls water polo in the same year. SHS accomplished the feat in 2017, while Fenwick has captured both crowns six times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011). The Patriots begin their push for back-to-back titles by both programs when the state tournament opens Thursday in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The boys will take on Naperville Central in the quarterfinals at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, while the girls battle Mother McAuley in their quarterfinals at 5:45 p.m. Friday. The semifinals for boys and girls will take place Saturday morning, with the third-place and championship games Saturday afternoon and evening. Admission is $8 per session (although the first 50 Stevenson students can get in for free; see the Student Announcements section below). Stevenson’s girls are ranked No. 1 by Illpolo.com, while the boys are No. 3. Here are links to statistics and information for all the state qualifiers: Girls | Boys

SHS Hosting Water Polo Clinic for Kids, All-Star Games

Stevenson is hosting the Illinois Water Polo All-Star Games and Age-Group Clinic on Sunday, June 3 in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The age-group clinic, open to girls and boys in eighth grade and under (ages 6-14), will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25. Click here to register and pay online. The high school girls all-star game starts at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys all-star game at 1:45. See this flyer for details.


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Have Your 2018-19 ID Photo Taken This Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors: Get a jump start on next year by taking your ID photo now! ID photos will be taken in the Lower Sports Center Lobby Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 a.m. and going through eighth period. Stop by before school or during a free period! All freshman and PE students will have a time scheduled to take pictures during class, so if you can’t make it another time, you will have a chance in your PE or Advisory.

Watch State Water Polo for Free

Want to watch Stevenson play in the state water polo tournament in the Patriot Aquatic Center for free? Once again, the Sports Boosters will provide free admission to the first 50 SHS students who attend the boys quarterfinal at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, and the girls quarterfinal at 5:45 p.m. Friday. Students must show their Stevenson ID at the admission window to be eligible. Otherwise, admission is $8 per session.

Volunteers Needed for Great Lakes Games

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is looking for student volunteers to help at the 2018 Great Lakes Games this weekend. Athletes with physical and visual impairments will compete in a variety of adaptive sports, such as archery, boccia, powerlifting, swimming, and track and field. All volunteers will receive on-site training and no previous experience is needed! Events will take place at multiple area locations between Thursday and Sunday. To see locations and opportunities, and to sign up, visit this link.


All athletes interested in cross country this fall should attend the Cross Country Preseason Meeting from 3:30-3:50 p.m. Monday in Room 2002.


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State superintendent’s decision cancels East St. Louis track season

Glenbard East intern charged with sexually assaulting student

After players complain, Loyola Academy fires girls soccer coach

Murderer who lived by school moves near another school

$1M donated to Amundsen High for new football field

Rauner taps attorney for last UI trustees vacancy


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Ball State University takeover of Muncie schools approved

Education groups battle over California governor’s race

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