CPN Talk Can Help Parents Talk With Students
The Community Parent Network is sponsoring a talk for parents next week that can help their teenagers succeed in school. “How Can Parents Help Students Manage Emotions To Become More Engaged Learners?” will be held from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the West Auditorium. The event is free, but advanced registration is encouraged. Click here to register.
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly Gosline will offer suggestions on how parents can talk with their students to identify the internal and external assets they possess, and how these assets can help students succeed in and out of the classroom.
CPN is a parent volunteer committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation, which seeks to provide learning opportunities for K-12 parents in Stevenson’s sender school districts.
Catalyst Offers Way to Dispose of Old Medications
Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the Stand Strong Coalition invites members of the District 125 community to participate in the annual National Take Back Day on Saturday. Community members can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at three locations: the Buffalo Grove Police Department, the Long Grove Fire Protection District, and the Lake Zurich Police Department. The first 20 participants at each location will receive a free prescription drug lock box. For more information, visit www.dea.gov.
Drinking Before 17 More Likely to Lead to Addiction
Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.
The importance of keeping the teen brain alcohol- and drug-free is clear when it comes to addiction later in life. When a teen drinks alcohol, pathways are set in the brain that make repetition of that pattern of behavior more likely. Thus, the likeliness of addiction later in life dramatically increases for teen drinkers/users. The data shows that teens who start drinking before age 17 will have nearly four times the chance of struggling with addiction later in life than a person who starts drinking at age 21. (Grant, BF and Dawson, DA. Journal of Substance Abuse 9:103-110, 1997). For more information, check out the informational supplement on the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force website.
Superintendent Joins “Lunch With Jim” Wednesday
District 125 Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell will be the guest on the next edition of “Lunch With Jim” at 12:15 p.m. During the Facebook Live session, he’ll talk with Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey about the school’s growing enrollment, parking on campus, grading and more. Watch the conversation live or on demand at Stevenson’s Facebook page.
Senior’s Ghostly Garage to Help Make-A-Wish
The Daily Herald today has a feature on senior Shane Pollard, who with his family turns their garage into a haunted house during the month of October. With college on the horizon, this is probably the last Halloween run for the Pollards. So, the senior is hoping to go out on a high note. He’ll be accepting donations for Make-A-Wish Illinois from anyone who comes to visit the haunted house, which is just south of the high school. Shane, who is president of Stevenson’s Best Buddies club, said his support for Make-A-Wish goes back to his days as a seventh-grader at Daniel Wright Junior High School.
Volleyball Hosts Regional Semifinal Tonight
The Patriot girls volleyball team takes on Lake Zurich at 5:30 today in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A Stevenson Regional semifinals. The match will be played in the Sports Center. Stevenson is the No. 3 seed in the Grayslake Central Sectional, while the Bears are No. 14. The two teams squared off on Sept. 17, with SHS coming away with a 25-23, 25-15 victory at home. The other semifinal at 6:30 features sixth-seeded Barrington against No. 11 Cary-Grove. The winners of tonight’s semifinals will play for the regional championship at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tonight’s semifinals will be streamed live by the NFHS Network. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page.
Ferdman Concludes Extraordinary Tennis Career
Senior doubles player Elizabeth Ferdman finished her prep tennis career Saturday, leaving a legacy that will be matched by few Patriots. Elizabeth reached the state tournament in all four years of high school, earning medals twice. She finished third in 2016 with Gina Kondos, and was fifth last fall with Kate Harvey. Elizabeth also won four consecutive North Suburban Conference doubles championships, capturing the No. 1 titles in 2017 and 2016, and the No. 2 titles in 2018 and 2015. Her career record in doubles and singles was 119-19, including 60-7 the last two years, and she earned at least 28 victories per season. Elizabeth plans to continue her tennis career at Marquette University.
Special Deal for Students at Culver’s
Students and staff who eat at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire or Buffalo Grove will receive 10 percent off their orders all of the time. All they have to do is show their Stevenson ID when ordering.
Today after school, the Animal Welfare Club will be learning about how an All-Foster-To-Adopt rescue program works. Come to Room 7064 after school to meet a representative from Reach Rescue in Mundelein, and learn how it works to rescue animals and find homes for them. Snacks will be provided!
Open gym wrestling starts Monday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wrestling Room (Room 2111). Seven dates are scheduled between Monday and Nov. 1. Visit this page to see them all.
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