Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Parent Open House Night Wednesday

Parents and guardians can meet their students’ teachers during the school’s annual Parent Open House Nights this month. The first night is set for Wednesday, with the second night scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30. Both evenings will run from 7-9:30 p.m.

For scheduling purposes, parents and guardians whose student’s last name begins with the letters A-L are asked to attend on Wednesday, and last names M-Z on Aug. 30. However, those who have scheduling conflicts can attend either night. Students do not attend the event.

Parents and guardians of freshmen and transfer students are invited to come early and meet with their student’s counselor from 6:15-6:45 p.m. each night. Counselor locations are listed on the Open House Nights web page. Parents also can refer to the Open House Night mailing sent home earlier this month.

On the days after each Open House Night, the school will operate on a late arrival schedule. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, and on Friday, Aug. 31. Bus routes will begin at 9:20 a.m. on the late arrival days.

SHS Family Struggles to Retrieve Father’s Body

A grieving Stevenson family whose patriarch died in Puerto Rico this summer has been struggling with the added burden of trying to get his body back. Rodney Vincent, the father of junior Jordan Vincent and 2016 graduate Tyler Vincent, died while on vacation in June. The circumstances of his death remain under investigation by San Juan police. According to this Pioneer Press report, Rodney Vincent was hit by a car. His body was found several days later, minus his wallet and any other identification. Vincent has been in a San Juan morgue since June 24, part of a backlog created by Hurricane Maria late last year.

Band, Color Guard Performance Tuesday Night

The annual Band and Color Guard Exhibition Night takes place Tuesday. A reception and information session for parents and guardians of students in the band and color guard will start in the Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. The Marching Patriots and Color Guard are scheduled to give a preview of their 2018 halftime show at 8 p.m. in the Stadium.

Students Create Tech Group to Help Others

Senior citizens and others who struggle with technology can get a helping hand from a group of youngsters started by two Stevenson students. Team STEM for All is a volunteer organization started last year by senior Alisa Wang and junior Emily Lu. Its purpose is to help those with limited technological knowledge become more adept at using mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices. Alisa and Emily have built a corps of student volunteers from Stevenson, as well as area high schools such as Vernon Hills, Glenbrook North and Conant. They were featured prominently in this Daily Herald article about Team STEM for All’s work with residents of a Barrington retirement community. Sophomore Brandon Lu (no relation to Emily) also was quoted. Two other SHS student volunteers mentioned at the Team STEM for All website, but not in the newspaper article, are juniors Emily Kang and Arden Chan. The group also plans to develop a mobile app for senior citizens that can provide instructions in different languages to help them solve common technical problems by themselves. The app also would provide reminders of doctor appointments, when to take medicines, and paying bills.

Parents, Guardians Must Turn In Required Health Forms

The SHS nursing staff reports that a significant percentage of freshman and transfer parents have not yet turned in their required Child Health Examination Form and Health Emergency Form. If these forms are not turned in by the state deadline of Oct. 15, their students may be excluded from school until the legal requirement is met. Visit our Medical and Health Forms web page to download the documents. Call the nurses at 847-415-4000 and ask for any of these extensions: 4019, 4025, 4028 or 4039.


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Saturday, Aug. 18 Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Midlothian Challenge: The Patriots won the 14-team tournament championship at Midlothian Country Club, breaking a school record in the process. Stevenson posted a team score of 306, breaking the record for lowest 18-hole tournament score of 312 set in last week’s Prospect Knights Invitational. All five SHS golfers earned medals by finishing in the top 20. Sophomore Sophia Zhuang and junior Joyce Bai each shot a 76 to lead the Patriots. Sophomore Kelly Dong and freshman Emily Duan carded 77s, and junior Julia Yoo had an 84.

Friday, Aug. 17 Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 158, Highland Park 164: Joyce Bai shot a 2-over-par 36 to tie for medalist honors as the host Patriots (1-0) won their 16th consecutive dual match dating back to the 2016 season. Joyce, a junior, shot even-par over the last six holes at Crane’s Landing Golf Course on the grounds of the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. She birdied the par-4 fifth hole. Sophomore Kelly Dong had two birdies en route to recording a 38. She recorded a three on the par-4 opening hole, and added a two on the par-3 sixth. A trio of Pats posted 42s: junior Jackie Lee and sophomores Faith Wang and Sophia Zhuang. Junior Julia Yoo shot a 46. SHS won its final three matches of the 2016 season, then went 12-0 last year, the second perfect dual-match season in program history.

Boys Cross Country Fundraiser Thursday

The boys cross country program will hold a fundraiser at Portillo’s in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Show this flyer, and 20 percent of the proceeds from your sale will go to the cross country team.


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Anime Club meets today after school in Room 1414. Join us for your favorite anime epics! Everyone is welcome!


Thursday is the last day to join football, boys or girls cross country, or girls swimming and diving. If you want to participate in those sports, please stop by the Athletic Office to ensure that all required paperwork is on file.


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