Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

PSAT/NMSQT Exam for Juniors Next Week

Stevenson juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT exam at the start of the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m., and is expected to conclude by fifth or sixth period. Freshmen, sophomores and seniors will follow their normal daily schedules. PSAT/NMSQT, which stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a free test that provides practice for the SAT Reasoning Test that will be taken at school next spring. Top performing juniors may be eligible for money through National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic Scholarship funds.

Band Director’s Wife Helping Hurricane Victims

The wife of Director of Bands Dr. Sonny Petway has been organizing relief efforts to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Emily Petway leads a nonprofit organization named giveNKind, which recently collected donated items at the Vernon Area Public Library. According to Pioneer Press, giveNKind is looking for people to host donation drives and organize donation drop-offs. Anyone interested can send an email to contact@givenkind.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday, Sept. 30 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Chicago Preseason Challenge: The Patriots captured the round-robin tournament championship by shutting out the Joliet Jaguars, 8-0, after edging Carmel Catholic in the semifinals, 6-5, in overtime. In the championship game, senior Sam Shellist scored two goals and assisted on two others for SHS, which scored seven times in the second period. In the semifinal, senior Seth Cohen scored three goals, capped by the game-winner in OT. Senior Adam Offenbach had four assists in the game, including on all three of Seth’s scores, and also scored late in the third period to tie the game at 5-5. Sam had a goal and an assist in the semifinal, and classmate Billy Kopka also scored. In the title game, Seth scored, as did sophomore Liam Jones and seniors Sam Frishman, Justin Roseman, Zach Wesley and Alan Tokarsky. Zach and Adam each had two assists. Both games were played at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee. – Joliet Boxscore | Carmel Boxscore

Saturday, Sept. 29 Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Conant Invitational: The Patriots finished second to the hosts, 230-222, and edged third-place Schaumburg by a point in the meet, which featured events in three classes. Stevenson swept the diving competition. Freshman Eleanor Kowalski won Class A with 367 points, sophomore Paige Harris captured Class B (292.90) and junior Melanie Gould claimed Class C (257.70). Other individual winners included junior Alexis Novinski in the Class B 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.47) and senior Anne Baldino in the Class C level of the same event (1:17.25), sophomore Melody Lin in the Class C 100 butterfly (1:09.47) and freshman Mary Fouani in the Class C 100 free (1:02.44.). The Patriots won three relay races: the Class C 200 medley relay (2:09.50) with Anne, sophomores Kayla Wadsworth and Elizabeth Matlin and senior Angela Spilotro; the Class B 200 free relay (1:53.93) with Angela and fellow senior Maanasa Devabhaktuni, and freshmen Shruthi Rajkumar and Faith Ma; and the Class C 200 free relay (1:57.11) with Elizabeth, Kayla, Melody and junior Michele Berdichevsky. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Chicago Preseason Challenge: The Patriots split a pair of games, defeating the Omaha Junior Lancers, 4-1, after falling earlier to Carmel Catholic, 2-1. In the later game, senior Daniel Romm scored a goal and assisted on another at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Senior Sam Frishman scored the go-ahead goal for SHS, which also received scores from junior Brett Stokes and senior Billy Kopka. In the Carmel contest at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, senior Seth Cohen scored a power play goal off an assist from classmate Billy Kopka that tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period. – Omaha Boxscore | Carmel Boxscore

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Locktoberfest Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth among 17 teams at Dellwood Park in Lockport. Senior Alex Beckerman was the leading SHS runner, finishing 19th in the field of 139 (16:27.0). Junior Corey Pacernick was 25th (16:44.0), senior Alan Sherman was 33rd (16:55.2), senior Evan Saltz was 41st (17:00.3) and junior Cameron Sprague was 57th (17:17.8). – Official Results

Friday, Sept. 28 Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 43, Mundelein 0: Junior running back JeanMarc Etienne scored three touchdowns before sitting out the second half for the visiting Patriots (5-1 overall, 3-1 North Suburban Conference). JeanMarc ran 60 yards for a TD the first time he touched the ball, and ended the night with 115 yards on 16 carries. He also had a 8-yard TD run and turned a screen pass from senior Cole Okmin into an 18-yard score as SHS closed the first half with a 23-0 lead. Cole was 15-of-26 passing for 224 yards with two touchdowns. He also threw a 16-yard TD pass to senior Sam Farber in the third quarter. In the third quarter, seniors Eli Fishbein (6 yards) and Ryan Miller (35 yards) ran for touchdowns to conclude the scoring. Stevenson rolled up nearly 500 yards in total offense. The Mustangs fell to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Chicago Preseason Challenge: Seniors Billy Kopka, Max Slavin and Jake DeMaio each scored two goals as the Patriots opened the tournament with an 8-0 win over Carmel (Ind.) Gold at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva. Classmates Carter Devlin and Adam Offenbach also scored. Seniors Sam Frishman and Alan Tokarsky each recorded two assists for SHS, which put the game away with five goals in the third period. – Boxscore

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball matches against Crystal Lake Central will be steamed live from the Sports Center by the NFHS Network. The JV match starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 6 o’clock. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Donate Candy for Troops Serving Overseas

Join Students Helping Soldiers and the Stevenson football team in honoring the military at the annual Touchdown for Troops game on Friday. There will be a collection for bags of non-chocolate candy to create Halloween care packages for troops overseas. Bins for cards, candy and treats will be available at all entrances to the Stadium on Friday. Camo gear such as T-shirts, bandanas and socks will be available for purchase during lunch periods Wednesday through Friday in the Wood Commons.

NYC Fashion Industry Trip Meeting Wednesday

The Family and Consumer Science Department is sponsoring a fashion industry-focused trip to New York City from May 28-31. There will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1414. This trip is open to all SHS students. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410, or email her at cerickson@d125.org. The information packet and application is available at d125.org/travel.

CLUB NEWS

Due to the weather conditions, today’s Best Buddies Inflate-a-Day has been canceled. A rescheduled date will be announced soon. Please contact the sponsors if you have any further questions.

Architecture and Engineering Club will be meeting from 7:30-8:20 a.m. Wednesday in Room 3006 (Link Labs). The club meets every other Wednesday and all students are welcomed. Join the Facebook group “SHS Architecture and Engineering Club 2018-19” for more information.

The next meeting of FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) will be held at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2600. All are welcome.

Sweater weather is finally here! In the Loop meets today after school in Room 7064. Come get started on a project for fall. If you don’t know how to knit, the club will teach you how! Contact Ms. Kenney in Room 6080 if you have any questions.

Animal Welfare Club is for the birds! For the next three weeks, the club will be working on projects to keep the birds in your neighborhood fed and happy. We meet Tuesdays after school in Room 7064. This week, the club will be building cardboard birdhouses. Next week, they’ll be making birdseed treats. All are welcome!

COLLEGE NEWS

College representatives are coming to the College Career Center this fall to meet with interested students. To see the list of all colleges coming to visit, and to sign up to meet with a representative, visit the College Rep Visits web page.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Applications are due to the CCC by Friday.

The John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Belk Scholars represent the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: Intellectual excellence and curiosity, integrity, global awareness, and leadership ability and potential. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room, and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submit the completed application to the CCC by Friday.

ATHLETICS

Freshman boys interested in playing basketball this year: There will be an informational meeting at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday in Room 8046-8048. If you cannot make it, please email Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

UI plans to move undergraduate library out of underground

More schools ditching Homecoming king, queen traditions

Student accused of being neo-Nazi leaves SIU

Two students charged after setting off firework in Danville High

Drunk ISU student arrested after pointing gun at others

IHSA changes could be “nightmare” for football coaches

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Opportunity Myth” study claims students aren’t being challenged

Survey: Some school security measures make kids feel less safe

Restricting screen time linked with higher mental performance

Yale latest subject of federal probe into race and admissions

California to study whether ACT, SAT predict college success

More school days among options as New Mexico weighs reforms

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