Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Record Number of Homecoming Dance Tickets Sold

A record 2,142 tickets have been sold to Saturday’s Homecoming Dance in the Field House, Director of Student Activities Ted Goergen said this morning. An additional 300 tickets are likely to be purchased at the door based on past history, he added. Tickets are $40 at the door.

The Field House doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and the dance runs from 8-10:30. Parking lots B and E should be used for parking and student dropoff. Lot D by the Field House will be used for pickup only.

Human Resources Director Chosen for National Award

Director of Human Resources Kim Chambers has been selected to receive the top annual award from the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. Chambers is the 2018 recipient of the Herb Salinger Personnel Administrator of the Year, which recognizes those who have distinguished themselves in their district and beyond. She will receive the honor at the AASPA annual conference Oct. 10 in Minneapolis.

“Dr. Chambers is a proven leader for PK-12 human capital,” said AASPA Executive Director Kelly Coash-Johnson. “She is passionate about developing people, building strong teams and creating winning cultures wherever she goes. Kim volunteers much of her time at both the state and national level to promoting effective human resource practices within education for the betterment of our schools and our students. It is an honor to work with her and have her on our national board.”

Chambers is in her sixth year at Stevenson, and her 17th year as a chief educational human resources administrator. She spent 11 years with Community High School District 94 in West Chicago, serving first as Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and then as Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. She is a founding member and past president of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators.

Chambers also has been active with the national organization, serving as the chairwoman of several AASPA committees prior to her current role as secretary. She has presented at several national and state conferences, has served as a mentor to several administrators new to the human resources role, and helped redesign the human resources curriculum as part of Aurora University’s Doctor of Education and Superintendent endorsement program.

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.

Choral Fundraiser at Culver’s Tuesday

The Choral Guild will have a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Culver’s from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday. Choral supporters are encouraged to stop by Culver’s to eat before or after the choral concert that night, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Senior Featured in International Peace Day Video

Today is the United Nations’ annual International Peace Day. In connection with the day, senior Dora Guo appears in this video to talk about the school’s Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment (FIRE) club. The video was shared with schools using InnerView to compile student community service portfolios.


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Thursday, Sept. 20 Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 155, Barrington 156: In a matchup of 2017 state medalists, the Patriots (7-0) edged the Fillies at the Arboretum Club for their 23rd consecutive match victory dating back to the 2016 season. Barrington finished second in the state last fall, and had four returning players in this match. Stevenson, which placed 12th, also had four. However, it was a freshmen who led SHS. Emily Duan birdie two holes and shot an even-par 36 on the back nine to finish one shot behind the medalist from BHS. The other three Patriots whose scores were used for the final team tally all reached state last year: junior Joyce Bai (38), sophomore Kelly Dong (40) and junior Julia Yoo (41). The Patriots maintained a 2-shot lead through the first six holes, increased it to three after birdies from Emily and Joyce on No. 16, then gained one more with pars on 17 while Barrington had a bogey. The match was moved Stevenson’s home course, Crane’s Landing, to the Arboretum due to wet conditions.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Lake Zurich 0: Seniors Jaemin Seo and Hunter Tam scored first-half goals, and classmate Josh Dicker made 10 saves as the host Patriots (8-2-1, 3-1) won their fourth consecutive game. SHS also posted its fifth shutout of the season, and third in the past four contests. Hunter scored the opening goal at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, assisted by senior Takashi Uchida. Jaemin’s goal was assisted by freshman Connor Riekki and sophomore Segi Odongo. Stevenson, which has already eclipsed last season’s total of six victories, travels to Mundelein on Tuesday.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Warren 0: The visiting Patriots (10-1) extended their winning streak to seven consecutive matches, and met minimal resistance. Junior Maggie Gong rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles, while the Kolli sisters, freshman Alaina and junior Athena, breezed at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-1. Junior Ellen Ma (6-0, 6-1) and freshman Thea Surya (6-1, 6-0) dispatched their opponents at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. In doubles, the other winning tandems were seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser at No. 2 (6-1, 6-1), junior Sneha Yellapantula and sophomore Abby Schueneman at No. 3 (6-0, 6-1), and junior Alexis Lee and sophomore Emily Hu at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0).

Eddie Merlot’s Fundraiser for Football Program

Eat at Eddie Merlot’s restaurant in Lincolnshire before every varsity home football game, and the team will get 10 percent of the sale. All fans have to do is mention “Stevenson football” when ordering.

Baseball Fundraiser at Culver’s Next Week

The baseball team is holding a fundraiser at Culver’s in Lincolnshire from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Mention “Stevenson baseball” when ordering and Culver’s will donate 25 percent of the bill to the team.


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Students Invited to Yoga Introduction on Monday

The Student Services Division is implementing a Mental Health Wellness Series this school year to promote balance and self-care among students and staff. Once per month, activities will take place during the lunch periods that allow individuals to take a break from the day and focus on emotional wellness. The first activity will be an introduction to yoga, and it will take place Monday during periods 4B, 5B and 6A in Room 2104. Mats will be provided; please wear comfortable clothing.

Freshmen, Sophomores Can Submit to the Half-Wit

It’s been a while since the Half-Wit opened up for submissions. Do you have any pieces that you want to share with the world (or at least the Stevenson community)? Then submit your prose, poetry, art, and photography to the Half-Wit, which is exclusive to freshman and sophomores. Multiple submissions per person will be accepted. Please submit your piece(s) to Mr. Barnabee at Include your name, ID number, and the genre of the work.


The Archery Club will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 5044. New members are welcome to attend!

Breakfast with Books is meeting from 7:45-8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. Student author Catherine Cabrera, a senior at SHS, will join the group to talk about her new book! All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading!


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