Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Opportunity for Students to Receive a Free EKG.

On Nov. 6, students will have an opportunity to receive a free EKG at Stevenson through The Max Schewitz Foundation. This foundation was established following the death of Max Schewitz in 2005 from a hidden heart condition and helps to identify young adults who might be at risk.

An email providing additional information about this program including how to register will be sent to parents this week:

In order to offer these screenings, more than 125 adult volunteers are needed for either a morning, an afternoon or a full-day shift on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Parents and community members interested in volunteering are encouraged to sign up now.

Interested volunteers who have not completed a background check within the last four years will need to apply. Please allow two weeks for the background check application to be processed.

Math Faculty Giving Presentations at State Conference

Several members of the SHS mathematics faculty will give presentations at the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics/Illinois Science Teachers Association annual conference Oct. 18-19 in Peoria. Stevenson’s presenters will be:

  • “Number Talks in High School: Engage and Empower ALL Students” (Sue Ellen Vozza and Jackie Palmquist)
  • “Tasks that Promote Collaborative Learning” (Tina Nocella and Gary Chu)
  • “Walking Towards a Winning Combination” (Carly PietroMary Smaga and Sue Ellen Vozza)
  • “Activities that Engage and Assess Students” (Vicki Kieft and Steve Soszko)
  • “Not Just a Bunch of Old Dead White Dudes” (Tina Nocella and Gary Chu)
  • “Tasks to Engage Algebra to PreCalculus Students” (Valerie TomkielMegan Trant and Sydney Hendricks)

Improv Troupe Set to Perform in Libertyville Friday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improvisational comedy troupe will perform at the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville, tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults and can be purchased at the door. This performance is suitable for all ages.

String Parents Meeting on Oct. 16

The Oct. 16 string parent meeting will be the last opportunity for parents to sign up their student-musicians for the spring trip to Walt Disney World. The meeting will be held in the orchestra room (2200) from 6:30-7 p.m.



Oct. 8, 2019 Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson won in two sets at Waukegan (25-14, 25-11) Amanda Holsen led the team with 13 kills, hitting .688 for the night. Emma Potocki and Lily Cozzi both recorded 5 kills each. The team racked up a total of nine aces by six players including Amanda, Abby Keevins and Emerson Kouri who scored two aces each. Grace Tully set 39-39 and Emerson and Abby had five digs each.


Kiva Club is organizing a Laps for Loans 5K Color Run on Oct. 27 at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and Saturday is the deadline for early-bird registration. This event is open to students, families and members of the community. Anyone interested in attending is also encouraged to follow their Facebook event page. All proceeds will go towards Kiva, a non-profit organization that loans money to low-income entrepreneurs.

District 214 adds lacrosse for the 2021-21 school year. District administrators saw a need for lacrosse approved plans to begin programs for boys and girls beginning next year.

School Safety and Mental Health Services Grant Awards Announced. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced $71.6 million in federal funding to improve school safety and student access to mental health resources.

Increase in schools no longer requiring SAT and ACT scores. One in four institutions no longer require SAT and ACT test scores for admission, with some schools making the submission of these scores optional. In the last year, 41 schools have stopped requiring these scores.

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