Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

College Counseling Night for Senior Parents

Parents and guardians of 12th-graders are invited to the College Career Center’s annual Senior Parent Night at 7 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center. The event is free.

Topics to be covered include types of college applications, admission plans, deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and scholarships. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Peardeck, so families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address.

A special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans will take place before the main presentation. The special session will run from 6:30-6:50 p.m. in the Recital Hall, which is adjacent to the Performing Arts Center.

This is the first of several events on the College Career Center calendar for the 2018-19 school year. Click this link to see all CCC events.

Communication Arts Teacher’s Writing Featured

When Communication Arts teacher Martha Keller discusses writing with her students, she speaks with special insight. Last year, Keller was a semifinalist in the American Short Fiction contest. She’s also been published by Storyteller and The Writer’s Journal, and is a reader for Flash Fiction Magazine. Her latest work has been published online by Bridge Eight Press.

Local Painter is Visiting Artist of the Month

Lincolnshire painter Beverly Kedzior is the SHS Art Department’s first Visiting Artist of the Month for the 2018-19 school year. Samples of her work will be on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery through Sept. 21. She also will be the first presenter in the annual ARTalks program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. ARTalks are held at the Visiting Artist Gallery, which is located in the West Building. Click here to read more about the artist.


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Tuesday, Aug. 21 Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Evanston 0: Seniors Emily Hersh and Charlotte Russell, and junior Audrey Shapiro scored as the Patriots opened their season with a win on the road.

Optimism Abounds in Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball

Pioneer Press has North Suburban Conference previews for boys soccer and girls volleyball online. Boys soccer head coach Mark Schartner was enthused by the offseason leadership shown by senior captains Kai Mayahara, Luka Lezhava and Ethan Bende. He also was proud of the 45 soccer players who served as “buddies” for the Allied Soccer program. The girls volleyball team, meanwhile, will feature one of its most athletic rosters during head coach Tim Crow’s tenure. Senior Sophie Sorenson and junior Lily Cozzi are expected to lead the SHS attack. Today’s varsity and sophomore girls volleyball matches against Carmel will be carried live on the NFHS Network from the Sports Center. The sophomores play at 5 o’clock, followed by the varsity at 6.

Additional Times to Watch Patriot Football

In addition to its live broadcast of Friday’s Stevenson-Palatine football game, CN100 Sports will have re-airings at noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. See the CN100 Sports website for more details, including an interview with senior quarterback Cole Okmin. The live broadcast starts at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Another live option is to catch the Stevenson Broadcast Network’s coverage on the NFHS Network. The sophomore game also will be shown on NFHS, as will Saturday morning’s freshman A game versus Palatine. Kickoff Saturday is at 9 a.m.

Golf Action Photos for Purchase

Visual Image Photography has photos for purchase from Friday’s girls golf match against Highland Park. Use this link to browse and buy. VIP is scheduled to take photos of the boys golf team in action at the Fremd Invitational at Inverness Country Club on Monday. Those photos should be available at the link above by Labor Day.


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Two Bus Routes to Start Later

The starting times for two bus routes will change beginning Monday. Route 123 is moving from 6:58 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. Route 124 will start at 7:11 rather than 7:01.


Stevenson’s new knitting club, In the Loop, meets after school on Mondays in Room 7064. Beginners are welcome! See Ms. Kenney with any questions.


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