Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

College Financial Aid Night Next Week

The College Career Center will hold its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in the Performing Arts Center. The presentation is meant primarily for families who have current juniors or seniors. Details about applying for college financing assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families typically complete their FAFSA forms in October. In addition to the Oct. 4 event, the College Career Center has information on the FAFSA and other aid-related links on its financial aid web page.

Orchestra Concert Thursday Night

The first orchestra concert of the 2018-19 school year takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Use this link to watch.

SHS Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Midwest Educators

More than 110 educators from seven districts have come to campus today for the first Site Visit Day of the 2018-19 school year. Most of the visitors represent Illinois school districts: Deerfield High School and Deerfield Public Schools District 109, Oak Lawn Community High School, and West Aurora High School. Also on the visitation list are the East China School District, and Zeeland Public Schools in Michigan, and Lake Denoon Middle School in Muskego, Wis.

Heritage Recipient, Former Board Member Dies

Alice Moody, who served on the District 125 Board of Education from 1977-80 and received the District 125 Heritage Award in 1990, died Sept. 3 at the age of 89. Moody and her husband of 68 years, Marvin, moved to Lincolnshire in 1967 and were active volunteers at Stevenson. Their three children are SHS graduates: Marie (Class of 1974), Mark (Class of 1971) and Bob (Class of 1970), who is deceased.

Moody described her three years on the school board as “probably the most satisfying and enjoyable time in my life, and probably the most productive.” During her tenure, the school tightened its discipline policies and created the first student handbook. The board also approved two land purchases that expanded campus northward from lot D to Port Clinton Road.

In addition to her volunteer work with Stevenson, Moody helped to establish the Vernon Area Public Library. She rallied overwhelming community support for the creation of the Vernon Area Public Library District in 1974, served as vice president of the Board of Library Trustees from 1974-76, then as president from 1976-83. During those years, Moody helped guide the library’s evolution from a one-room demonstration library inside Stevenson, to a one-room trailer in the SHS parking lot, and finally, to a 15,000-square-foot building of its own. She later became president of the Friends of the Vernon Area Library, a group that raised more than $375,000 to help with library needs.

Moody also served for many years as a volunteer at Highland Park Hospital. During the Vietnam War, she organized programs and entertainment for injured Naval personnel recuperating at Great Lakes Naval Station.

Memorials may be made to the Vernon Area Public Library, or the charity of your choice.

Neighborhoods Are Not Dropoff or Pickup Zones

Lincolnshire police are reminding parents and guardians to use Stevenson High School for dropping off and picking up students, and not nearby neighborhoods. Stopping to pick up or drop off students in adjacent neighborhoods creates a safety hazard for pedestrians and vehicles. Also, police ask all drivers to obey the “No Stopping,” “No Standing” and “No Parking” signs posted in the neighborhoods to ensure the safety of all.


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Tuesday, Sept. 25 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Invitational: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest at Willow Glen Golf Course, tying the Scouts for the overall NSC championship. SHS finished first in the regular-season conference standings, while LFHS was second. Senior Mark Noonan shot a 34 on the back nine to finish in second place with a 72, five strokes behind the medalist from Lake Forest. Senior Jackson Bussell tied for fifth with a 76 and sophomore Connor Pan was in a five-way tie for ninth at 77. Junior Ethan Lee rounded out Stevenson’s scoring with an 83. SHS had a team score of 308, four strokes ahead of Libertyville and 15 behind Lake Forest. Also competing for the Patriots were senior Alex Kim (85), junior Andrew Babbo (85) and sophomore Billy Fishbein (89). Next up for SHS is the New Trier Invitational on Saturday, followed by the Illinois High School Association Class 3A sectional tournament at Makray Golf Course in Barrington on Tuesday. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Mundelein 4, Stevenson 1: The visiting Patriots (8-3-1, 3-2) had their four-game winning streak by the Mustangs (8-3-1, 3-0-1). – Daily Herald

Monday, Sept. 24 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, Niles Notre Dame 3: Senior Zach Wesley scored three goals to lead the Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. His first goal was the only tally by either team in the first period, and his final two came after the Dons closed to within 4-3 in the third. Seniors Adam Offenbach, Daniel Romm and Seth Cohen also scored, with Daniel also recording two assists. Other assists went to seniors Sam Shellist and Sam Frishman, and juniors Brett Stokes and Josh Wright. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 23 saves for SHS, which outshot Notre Dame, 47-26.

Football Brothers’ Bond Remains Strong

Seniors CJ Tobler and Nathan Tobler don’t take themselves too seriously, and they don’t take playing football together lightly. The identical twins are grateful to have shared the same field for the past few years, especially in light of CJ’s battle with epilepsy. They talked about that and more with Steve Reaven of the Pioneer Press.


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Class Ring Orders Thursday and Friday

Students can order class rings through Jostens during the lunch periods on Thursday and Friday in the Wood Commons.

Operation Snowball Registration Open

Registration is open for the upcoming Operation Snowball retreat. The three-day retreat takes place Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. Snowball is a way to boost your self-esteem by being accepted for who you are, not what others want you to be, and to have a lot of fun doing it. To register and for more information, visit the Operation Snowball web page. Registration ends Nov. 21.

Arsenic and Old Waste

What does your garage and marijuana have in common? Watch this week’s Catalyst video and find out.


Cultural Cuisine Club will be meeting today from 3:30-5 p.m.  in Room 1406. The club will be making Italian food!


CPS nixes photo ID requirement to attend board meetings

Police investigating sex video allegedly filmed at deaf school

Country singer Bryan creates scholarship for ISU ag students

UI campus senate backs tribe’s stance on Chief Illiniwek

New SEL program sparks debate in Peoria

Indian Prairie District 204 struggles to diversity teaching staff

U46 seeks to launch five new career academies

Streator High gets $68K grant to fight truancy

Chicago chefs want food nutrition curriculum adopted nationwide

Northeastern professor who funded 25 scholarships dead at 88

Larkin High academy students staging first original musical


Report: One-fifth of eighth-graders chronically absent from school

Non-educators can now become school superintendents in Maryland

Georgia’s separate and unequal special education system

Ed Department focus: Better college data, less regulation

Ohio University students “fed up” over string of sex assault reports


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