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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

46 Students Share Research at SPARK Symposium

Forty-six students who participated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research during the summer shared their experiences during the annual SPARK Symposium and Recognition Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Students who took part in the symposium included seniors Ryan Abbott, John Armgardt, Daniel Attia, Gurasees Bajaj, Zachary Chin, Anita Fang, Samantha Fleishman, Laurel Guo, Michelle Karan, Maura Kelleher, Allen Kuncheria, Justin Lee, Kevin Li, David Liang, Aditya Mansharamani, Ryan Mitchell, Deepak Moparthi, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Sarah Park, Neil Patel, Trisha Patel, Shalini Patel, Alex Polyakov, James Prince, Ali Rahman, Matthew Randall, Sannidhi Sarvadhavabatla, Karaj Singh, Shreya Sriram, John Tan, Vikram Thanigaivelan, Jonathan Xue, Samuel Yeo, Rachael Zhang and Jerry Zhou, and juniors Maanasa Devabhaktuni, Saaniya Farhan, Ethan Gordon, Devanshi Gupta, Shreya Karpoor, Mihira Krishnaswamy and Andrew Yoon.

The coordinator of the SPARK program is Brett Erdmann. Here are the research projects students worked on, and their mentors.

Parent-Student Driver Education Meeting Next Week

Students enrolled in Driver Education for second semester, and their parents or guardians, will have an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Parents and guardians will receive information about the SHS driver education program, while their students will complete an online permit application and permit test. Parents and guardians are asked to RSVP at this link. Students whose parents or guardians are unavailable may attend the meeting and start the permitting process. They should also RSVP. For those unable to attend the Oct. 19 meeting, there will be mandatory meetings for students only during the week of Nov. 6-11. Read this letter for more details.

CCC Facebook Live With U. of Iowa Friday

The College Career Center wraps up its fall Facebook Live sessions Friday morning with a visit from a University of Iowa representative. The session will start at approximately 9:26 a.m., which is the beginning of second period. You can see the session at the CCC’s Facebook page.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Waukegan, 25-10, 25-20: Senior Emily Grimes recorded six kills as the visiting Patriots (17-11, 4-2) rolled on the road. Junior Sophie Sorenson added five kills and junior Callie Grass had four. Sophomore Grace Tully was 38-of-39 setting with 16 assists. SHS served eight aces in the match, and junior Becca Sullivan led the team with three. Senior Chloe Robinson made 12 digs, and also was 6-for-6 setting with a pair of assists.

Golf Teams Prepare for State Tournaments

The girls and boys golf teams compete in their Illinois High School Association state tournaments Friday and Saturday. The girls will be part of the IHSA Class 2A tournament in Decatur, while the boys are in the 3A tournament in Bloomington. The girls are making their third state appearance in school history, and have placed in the top 10 in their first two opportunities. SHS was ninth in 2007 and 10th in 2006. The boys are making their fifth state appearance, finishing eighth in 1987, 10th in 2015 and 2005, and 12th in 2001. Here are links to see tee times and results: Girls | Boys

Postseason Play Starts for Four Sports

Several sports will be jumping into postseason action this weekend. The girls tennis team will seek its seventh consecutive sectional championship, and will be playing on its home courts at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex Friday and Saturday (weather permitting). The boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the North Suburban Conference championships at the College of Lake County Saturday morning. The girls are the defending conference champions. The varsity field hockey team will play host to Naperville North in the first round of the Illinois High School Field Hockey Association state playoffs at 6 p.m. Friday in the Stadium.

Mandatory Meetings for Frosh, Transfer Student-Athletes

All freshman student-athletes and transfer student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2017-18 school year. There are seven possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The first meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.

Volleyball Alum Earns Conference POW Honor

Howard University senior Khaila Donaldson (Class of 2014) earned women’s volleyball player of the week honors from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for the second straight week on Monday. In three matches last week, Donaldson averaged 12.7 kills and 9.7 digs per set. She leads the Bison in kills and aces, and is second on the team in digs.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

Junior Families Invited to “Finding the Fit” College Night

All juniors and their parents are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019. Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the overall timeline for the search and application process over the next 18 months. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Pear Deck, so juniors and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address.

Theatre Costume Sale During Lunch Today, Friday

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods today and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

CLUB NEWS

Senior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center.

Interactive Gamers Club will host a Pokemon draft after school today in Room 1204. The cost is $5, and each student will be able to keep the cards they draft! Students must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

COLLEGE NEWS

Auburn, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, George Washington, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Western Illinois are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

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). Please return the application to the CCC by Tuesday, Nov. 21.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Applications are still being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at dwillock@d125.org.  

ATHLETICS

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

Senior golfer Matt Schawel is one of two nominees for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Area Athlete of the Month. Vote for him at this link. You can vote every 12 hours.

The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

Heading to Waukegan on Saturday to watch Patriot football? The freshmen play at 9 a.m., followed by the sophomores at 11 a.m. and the varsity at 1:30 p.m. All games are at Weiss Field. Admission is $3 for students with Stevenson ID. (Student ID is required for admission.) Patriot fans should enter at Entrance 3 off Lewis Avenue. Waukegan will be having a “pink out” on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research and prevention efforts.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

No negotiations scheduled as strike date looms in Palatine District 15

Advocacy group’s report blames academic inequities on state funding

District 102 will spend $3M to buy administration building

Millikin announces plans for $25M Center for Theatre and Dance

Oak Park River Forest High teacher suspended in social media incident

Several districts near St. Louis considering consolidation

Gas leak in science wing leads to Woodstock High canceling classes

Parkland College paid $15K in legal fees to unseat board member

CTU joins push for community benefits agreement with Obama Center

Morthland College founder alleges embezzlement behind financial woes

The Army wants smarter tech gear. UI is leading the charge.

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Wisconsin may merge 2-year, 4-year campuses due to enrollment drop

10 arrested in LSU frat pledge’s drinking death

One-third of girls with 4.0 GPAs don’t think they’re smart

What does next-generation science look like?

They once cheated in class. Now they teach.

College majors with the highest unemployment rates

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Junior Families Invited to “Finding the Fit” College Night

All juniors and their parents and guardians are invited to the College Career Center’s annual “Finding the Fit” program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. The night is a kickoff to the college search-and-selection process for students in the Class of 2019.

Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the overall timeline for the search and application process over the next 18 months. The presentation will be using a web-based program called Peardeck, so juniors and their families are encouraged to bring their SHS iPads or an electronic device connected to a Gmail address.

World’s Fair Celebrates Student Diversity This Weekend

The Diversity Council’s annual World’s Fair, a two-day celebration of the cultures, arts and cuisines of Stevenson students, returns this weekend.

World’s Fair 2017-18 will take place Saturday and Sunday in the commons areas of the West Building. Admission is free and open to the public. Families and children are encouraged to attend. Visitors should park in lot B and enter at the “Point” entrance.

Student-led booths featuring cultural displays and culinary delicacies are open both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event culminates both days with a 3 p.m. student cultural performance showcase in the Performing Arts Center.

World’s Fair also serves as a charity fundraiser. All proceeds raised from food sales are donated to a charity researched and selected each year by Diversity Council students. This year’s beneficiary is Doctors Without Borders.

Read this article for more information on World’s Fair.

“Not My Kid?!” Discussion Continues Thursday

Community members who attended the “Not My Kid?!” program at Stevenson last month will have an opportunity to continue the discussion on Thursday. The Stand Strong Coalition, which sponsored the September program, invites anyone with questions about parenting teens and helping them to remain alcohol- and drug-free to meet at 11 a.m. at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire. Stevenson Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Cristina Cortesi will be on hand, along with Lincolnshire Police Officer (and liaison to Stevenson) Rick Coakley and Assistant State’s Attorney Claudia Kasten. The question-and-answer session will take place prior to Stand Strong’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Band Parents, Sports Boosters Meetings Today

Two parent groups are meeting at Stevenson this evening. The Sports Boosters will meet at 5:30 in the West Staff Dining Room, while the Band Parents Organization gathers at 7 o’clock in the Band Room.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

North Shore Country Day 5, Stevenson 0

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming

Stevenson at Highlander Invitational: In a meet that featured most of Wisconsin’s top prep teams, the Patriots finished 10th among 15 schools at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. SHS placed in the top 10 in five events, and Tulane-bound senior Iza Pelka was a factor in four of them. She finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.38) and sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:00.14), and also was part of two relays. Pelka swam on the seventh-place 200 free relay with fellow seniors Sasha Kokhan and Kaily Chou, and sophomore Madeleine O’Donnell (1:42.89), and was part of the eighth-place 400 relay with Kokhan, O’Donnell and junior Ashley Carollo (3:46.22). Carollo placed eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:00.74) for Stevenson, which was the only Illinois school in the field.

SHS Athletics Holding “Pink Out Week”

Stevenson Athletics will hold a “Pink Out Week” Saturday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 20 to raise money for Susan G. Komen and its breast cancer research efforts. Special T-shirts will be on sale for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 17-20, or while supplies last. Donations also can be made directly through Stevenson’s Susan G. Komen page. In addition, collection jars will be available at several Stevenson athletic events. Read this article for details.

Heading to Waukegan for Football on Saturday?

Here is some need-to-know information for football fans heading to Stevenson’s games at Waukegan on Saturday. The freshmen play at 9 a.m., followed by the sophomores at 11 a.m. and the varsity at 1:30 p.m. All games are at Weiss Field. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students with Stevenson ID. (Student ID is required for admission.) Patriot fans should enter at Entrance 3 off Lewis Avenue. Waukegan will be having a “pink out” on Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research and prevention efforts.

Etienne Having a Blast With Patriot Football

Sophomore running back Jean-Marc Etienne is making quite an impact in his first year on the varsity roster. He ran for 100 yards in each of the Patriots’ first six games, and scored 10 touchdowns. Head coach Josh Hjorth told Pioneer Press that Jean-Marc “sees cut-back lanes that most backs don’t see” and “does things you can’t teach.”

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theatre Costume Sale During Lunch Thursday, Friday

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods Thursday and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org. Are you a senior? Don’t forget that time is running out to have your yearbook photo taken.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

COLLEGE NEWS

Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. 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 submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.

Auburn, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, George Washington, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Western Illinois are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will host a Pokemon draft after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5, and each student will be able to keep the cards they draft! Students must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

ATHLETICS

The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

Senior golfer Matt Schawel is one of two nominees for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Area Athlete of the Month. Vote for him at this link. You can vote every 12 hours.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

UI-Springfield announces $40M fundraising campaign

CPS property tax hike will cost average homeowner $177

Sycamore High explores making hours more flexible for students

ISU gets grant to aid effectiveness of K-12 principals

U46 community split on new charter school

Trimming EIU athletic teams under consideration

CPS pre-K glitches make for frustrating start to school year

Woodstock District 200 tables decision on closing elementary school

College of Lake County seeking applicants to fill board vacancy

Whitney Young football coach resigns after season gets canceled

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The biggest teacher-student ethnicity gap is among Hispanics

Why is college fraternity hazing so hard to stop?

White House seeks investigation into UNLV professor’s comments

Alabama city votes to create its own school system

North Carolina charters more segregated than traditional public schools

Why students forget — and what teachers can do about it

The new frontier in online education: Microcredentials

Does Apple’s deal with Ohio State signal shift in higher-ed focus?

South Dakota schools face teacher-pay penalties

Toledo, Ohio seniors can gain EMT certification

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Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Special Schedule on Wednesday

Stevenson will follow a special schedule on Wednesday. Only freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be in attendance. Seniors will have the day off. The school day will begin as usual at 8:30 a.m., but students will be released at 12:30 p.m.

Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT exam, which is a preliminary version of the SAT college-entrance test that also qualifies high-scoring juniors for National Merit Scholarship consideration in their senior year. Freshmen will participate in an Extended Advisory Program instead of their regularly scheduled classes.

Visit this link for details on the day.

More Than 30 Selected for All-District Music Festivals

More than 30 student-musicians have been selected to perform in the Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Senior High Music Festival and Jazz Festival next month. They were among more than 1,500 students from schools throughout northeastern Illinois who auditioned for spots in all-district ensembles.

Most of Stevenson’s group will perform at the all-district Senior High Music Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The public concert will feature band, orchestra and choir performances.

Band students selected include: sophomore Allen Beckwith (Bb clarinet), junior Dexter Darmali (baritone sax), senior Marcus Engstrom (alto sax), sophomore Abigail Li (flute), junior Emily Luo (flute), senior Julia Nagel (flute), senior Ksenia Polyarskaya (flute), sophomore Rachel Salzstein (Bass Clarinet), junior Spenser Smith (trombone), junior Austin Yang (alto sax), freshman Charlene Yu (Bb clarinet) and sophomore Andrew Zhuang (bassoon).

Choir students include: senior Katie Coughlin (soprano), sophomore Nitya Kavuluri (alto), junior Emily Lee (soprano), senior Anabelle Lee (alto), sophomore Samhita Madduru (alto), sophomore Saumya Malhotra (soprano), senior Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner (soprano) and junior Sarah Strezewski (soprano).

Orchestra students include: junior Michelle Cai (cello), senior Marissa Katz (viola), freshman Seohyun “Bella” Kim (viola), senior Justin Lee (violin), junior Adele Lee (violin), senior Ilyssa Muise (violin), sophomore Radha Patel (viola), senior Daniel Wu (violin), senior Haoyang Yu (violin), sophomore Katherine Yu (viola) and sophomore Erin Yuan (viola).

Four students were selected for the All-District Jazz Festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at Woodstock High School.

Jazz Band students include: junior Chase Duvall (guitar), junior Reid Harman (bass trombone), senior Adam Kastler (trumpet), and sophomore Jonathan Raymond (trumpet).

In addition to performing at the all-district festivals, students will be competing for positions in the annual ILMEA All-State Music Festival. All-state selections will be announced in December.

National College Fairs in Chicago, Milwaukee This Weekend

Students and parents can connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee this weekend. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

2004 Alumnus Dies From Rattlesnake Bite

2004 alumnus Dan Hohs died Saturday from a rattlesnake bite he suffered while hiking in Colorado. He was 31 years old. Hohs, an avid outdoorsman and triathlete, had relocated to Colorado several years ago, according to the Daily Herald. Hohs played soccer at Stevenson, and graduated from the University of Michigan with an engineering degree.

3-on-3 Tournament Registration Deadline Extended

The registration deadline for the SeanB 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament has been extended to Friday. The tournament is a community event designed to raise awareness about drug prevention and intervention services. To register and for more information, open this link.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Warren Sectional: Led by Jackson Bussell, the Patriots tied Lake Forest for first place, qualifying for the state tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. Jackson, a junior, shot a 3-under-par 69 at the Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee. He tied Garrett Tighe of Jacobs, who won a one-hole playoff for medalist honors. In the team standings, Stevenson and Lake Forest each carded a 296 score, but the Scouts were awarded the sectional championship based on their fifth score. Starting on the back nine, Jackson shot a 36 in the first half of his round. Then on the final nine holes, he birdied four of the first five holes en route to a 33. He had seven birdies overall. Freshman Conor Pan shot a 74, finishing in a three-way tie for sixth place. Junior Mark Noonan carded a 76 and senior Matt Schawel added a 77 to round out Stevenson’s scoring. Also competing for SHS were junior Alex Kim (81) and senior Brett Ekenberg (82). Stevenson travels to the Den in Fox Creek in Bloomington for the state tournament, which begins Friday. This will be the Patriots’ first state appearance since 2015, and their fifth in school history. SHS has reached state four times under current head coach John Rueth, who has led the program since 2001. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Barrington Sectional: The Patriots finished third among 12 teams at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington, earning their first state tournament berth since 2007 and only the third in program history. SHS recorded a team score of 328, breaking the previous school record for sectional tournament team score of 333 set in 2010. Barrington won the sectional with a score of 305, followed by St. Charles North at 318. Stevenson edged Rockford Guilford for the final state slot by three strokes. As it has all season, depth proved to be the difference for Stevenson, which saw its top four players place in the top 30. Leading the way was sophomore Joyce Bai, who finished 14th overall with an 8-over-par 79. Her round included an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole, and two birdies, including on the par-4 18th. Freshman Kelly Dong was 20th with an 81, which included a pair of birdies, including one on the final hole. Fellow freshman Sophia Zhuang and sophomore Julia Yoo tied for 27th, shooting 84s. Also competing for the Patriots were seniors Olivia Stomberg (31st, 85) and Katie Hannahs (60th, 93). Stevenson will compete in the state tournament beginning Friday at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur. This will be the school’s third state appearance, and the first in head coach Emma Degen’s four seasons at the helm. SHS played in the state tournament in 2006 and 2007. – Official Results | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, Chargers U18 0: Senior Jackson Leptich scored a goal and assisted on three others as the host Patriots (12-1) won their 11th game in a row. SHS scored twice in the first period and three times in the second. Junior Seth Cohen and senior Trevor Hilt each had a goal and an assist, while seniors Michael Dowd and Jake Camp, and junior Adam Offenbach also scored. Junior Sam Shellist had an assist. Senior Nicolas Almenara stopped all 13 shots he faced and earned his first shutout of the season. Three of Stevenson’s victories this fall have been shutouts. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (16-11) split their two matches on the day, beating Maine South (25-22, 25-14) after falling to Wauconda (25-20, 25-20). Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS in kills for each match, recording nine against Maine South and six versus Wauconda. She also made 20 digs. Sophomore Grace Tully handled most of the setting duties, going 94-of-99 with 36 assists. Sophomore Lily Cozzi had nine kills in the two matches, while senior Hope Havenhill added seven.

Girls Diving

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Diving Invitational: Junior Sherry Mestan finished 18th out of 41 divers to lead SHS. She had a six-dive score of 178.45. Sophomore Nellie Maloney was 22nd (156.30) and classmate Amy Sliwicki placed 23rd (156.15). – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots edged Lake Forest by two points, 36-34, to win their fifth consecutive NSC tournament title. SHS, which also was the regular-season champion, won the top three doubles flights and No. 2 singles. Senior Kate Harvey and junior Elizabeth Ferdman captured the No. 1 doubles title with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Lake Forest. For Harvey, this was her fourth straight NSC doubles title, and her second at No. 1. Ferdman claimed her third straight conference doubles crown, and her second straight at No. 1. Sophomore Athena Kolli won the No. 2 singles championship for the second straight year. Seniors Bronwyn Heidkamp and Samantha Burger, and junior Alyssa Glaser won doubles brackets for the second straight year. Heidkamp and Glaser teamed to take the No. 2 flight, while Burger and fellow senior Ambika Singh were victorious at No. 3. Senior Zoe Taylor and sophomore Ellen Ma were runners-up at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively. Senior Carly Lefar and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula were second at No. 4 doubles. – Pioneer Press

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Fenwick 4: Trevor Hilt scored at the 4:44 mark of the third period broke a 4-4 tie as the visiting Patriots (11-1) won their 10th game in a row. The senior’s goal, assisted by classmate Michael Dowd, was Stevenson’s third power-play goal of the game. Sophomore Brent Stokes recorded the first goal of the game, an unassisted shot that was the only tally of the first period. Senior Jackson Leptich extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period off an assist from junior Adam Offenbach. After the Friars tied the game at 2-2, senior Jake Camp put SHS back on top. Fenwick responded to tie the game again, then Offenbach gave the Pats a 4-3 advantage. Juniors Sam Shellist and Zach Wesley each had an assist. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 17 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Friars, 36-21. – Boxscore

Football

Lake Zurich 28, Stevenson 0: The host Patriots (5-2, 4-1) saw their four-game winning streak snapped as the Bears (7-0, 5-0) took sole possession of first place in the North Suburban Conference. Lake Zurich, which had four takeaways in the game, led 21-0 at halftime. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (15-10) won two of their three matches in the opening day of the two-day tournament. SHS beat Maine West (25-23, 25-20) and Prospect (25-7, 25-22) after dropping its opener to tournament champion New Trier (25-20, 25-23). Senior setter Alex Cuc distributed 38 assists in three matches on 101-of-103 setting, while sophomore Grace Tully was 27-of-28 with seven assists. Junior Becca Sullivan served five of the team’s 13 aces against Prospect. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with 20 kills. Senior Chloe Robinson made 42 digs.

Boys Soccer

New Trier 6, Stevenson 1

Girls Swim Team Raising Funds for Hurricane Victims

Stevenson’s girls swimming and diving team is joining forces with fellow aquatic teams for a fundraiser to help areas hit by recent hurricanes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Patriot Natatorium. Teams will participate in relays during the event, which will raise money that will be donated to UNICEF. A small admission fee will be charged to those who want to watch. The fee also will be donated.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Testing Center Closed Wednesday

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

String Parents Fundraiser at Chipotle Today

The String Parents Association is having a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. today. Mention Stevenson, and 50% of the sale will go to the orchestra and guitar programs.

Yearbook Photo Make-Ups Next Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook photo taken during orientation, or who want to have it taken again, will have another chance next month. Yearbook photo make-ups will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20 in the Recital Hall. For questions, contact shs_yearbook@d125.org. Are you a senior? Don’t forget that time is running out to have your yearbook photo taken.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

Theatre Costume Sale During Lunch Thursday, Friday

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods Thursday and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

COLLEGE NEWS

Auburn, Cal-Berkeley, Duke, George Washington, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Western Illinois are among the more than 25 colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Representatives from more than 60 art schools and universities will be on hand at the National Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To reserve a spot, see a list of participating schools and get more information, visit this link.

Seniors who have demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement, along with significant leadership ability, are invited to apply for the John M. Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. 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 submitted their completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 27.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org to register.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will host a Pokemon draft after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5, and each student will be able to keep the cards they draft! Students must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

ATHLETICS

The freshman boys basketball informational meeting will take place at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room 8046. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

University of Chicago professor wins Nobel Prize for economics

Aptakisic-Tripp illustrates $25M expansion plan

Study: Percentage of CPS grads going straight to college increases

Woodstock District 200 to discuss proposal to close elementary school

Why high school football programs are losing players

Snapchat allegedly showing OPRF student in blackface leads to uproar

New boundary lines proposed again in Glen Ellyn District 89

Lawsuit over Chicago school scandal stalls, “mastermind” off to prison

Outside Emanuel’s house, protesters oppose school conversion

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Latino dropout rate plummets as college enrollment hits record high

Federal court limits reach of school discipline in Pennsylvania case

Influx of out-of-state students at South Carolina colleges drawing scrutiny

Politics spur Oregon universities to focus on foreign students

University of Texas-Dallas offering land to Amazon for new headquarters

Texas Tech police officer shot dead after student busted for drugs

New poll: California voters say school climate more important than test scores

Survey of teachers measures support for state standards, assessments

A big publisher embraces open educational resources

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Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

102 Named National Commended Students

One hundred and two seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last fall. Stevenson’s Commended Students are:

Last names A-F: Matthew Adams, Akhil Aggarwal, Rachel Aranyi, Sonya Ayar, Jessica Bae, Gurasees Bajaj, Alexander Bian, Samantha Burger, Alyssa Chan, Rebecca Chanowitz, Allison Chen, Jerry Chen, Junhao Chen, Hannah Choh, Kaily Chou, Derek Chung, Alexandre Clavel, Callie Coffey, Alivya Dantuluri, Harshnandan Dasika, Charles Day, Alexander Dove, Stephanie Eggers, David Engstrom and Emily Feng.

Last names G-L: Tyler Gordon, Connor Graflund, Elmira Hezarkhani, Eva Holsen, David Hou, Kai Jaeger, Nicholas Jensen, David Kaplin, Haddon Kay, Evan Kiah, Vivek Kodali, Max Kopinsky, Tyler Kouri, Michael Kowalski, Casey Kubow, Grayson Kubow, Allen Kuncheria, Anabelle Lee, Brandon Lee, Daniel Lee, Justin Lee, Luke Lee, Michael Lee, Jennifer Leong, Kevin Li, George Lie, Samuel Litwin, Angelica Lopez and Kenneth Lu.

Last names M-S: Brad Ma, Michael Ma, Karl Maciolek, Basit Malik, Joseph Malter, Aditya Mansharamani, Manar Masood, Ryan McGrogan, Ryan Mitchell, Erica Mostovoy, Natalie Mun, Aaryav Nagpal, Steven O’Reilly, Maya Parekh, Sarah Park, Trisha Patel, Yogin Patel, Lauren Petreanu, Pranathi Posa, Julia Qian, Ojas Rade, Priya Rao, Jessica Shen, Elizabeth Shulman, Karaj Singh, Benjamin Singson, Joel Slaby, Shreya Sriram and Ravi Sunder.

Last names T-Z: John Tan, Zoe Taylor, Vikram Thanigaivelan, Jeremy Tracz, Kevin Tu, Tyler Turk, Bianca Vives, Frank Wiest-Puchala, Daniel Wu, Steven Xia, Xiangcheng Xu, Katherine Yao, Jeremy Yu, Kelly Zhang, Rachael Zhang, Yu Meng Zhao, Jerry Zhou, John Zhou and Wilson Zhu.

Journalism Teacher’s Essay Featured in Daily Herald

The Daily Herald invited journalism teacher and Statesman adviser Dean Bradshaw to write an essay on the topic of “what makes something newsworthy?” In his essay, Bradshaw appealed to the media by returning to its roots. “News must be timely but also timeless,” he wrote. “While news has no friend or foe or agenda, it does have impact.” He also called for journalists (and their readers) to “reach for the highest standards of ethics with balance and thorough research.” His essay, part of the newspaper’s special section for National Newspaper Week, is available on the Daily Herald website.

Freshman Wins International Taekwondo Title

Freshman John “Jack” Arne won the gold medal in his weight class at the Canada Open taekwondo championships Saturday in Montreal. He captured the 61-kilogram (134 pound) bracket in the Cadet Division. In the championship match, Jack defeated a Texas boy who beat him at the USA National Championship semifinals in July. This was the first international competition for Jack, who has been participating in the sport since age 4 and was awarded his black belt in 2013. He has earned two national championship medals and four at the state level. This weekend, Jack will travel to Las Vegas for the World Taekwondo President’s Cup.

Another Chicago Marathon Milestone for SHS Alum

SHS alumnus and Stevenson Foundation board member Al Scaletta (Class of 1979) was the first Stevenson student to run in the Chicago Marathon, which began in the fall of 1977. On Sunday he’ll be running in the marathon again, as it celebrates its 40th year.

No School, No Digest on Monday

Stevenson will not have school on Monday in observance of Columbus Day. The Daily Digest will not be published.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Pelka Commits to Tulane Swimming

Senior Iza Pelka announced earlier this week that she plans to continue her swimming career at Tulane University. The four-time state medalist made the announcement on Instagram. Last season, Pelka earned three state medals. She finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and was part of the Patriots’ 400 free relay team that finished fifth. She earned a third medal with her seventh-place showing in the 500 free. Pelka was 12th in the 200 free as a sophomore. She will be joining a Green Wave program that set 13 school records and 26 personal records while finishing fifth in the American Athletic Conference.

Patriot Defense Travels the Middle Way

Being “strong up the middle” is a term usually associated with baseball, but it also applies to Stevenson’s football team. Coach Josh Hjorth employs a 3-5 defensive alignment that has received strong production from nose guard Ryan Walsh, middle linebacker Sam Marks and free safety Travis Bronstein, all seniors. “They’re a unique mixture of kids,” Hjorth told Pioneer Press. “They may not be what you’re looking for size-wise, but they make plays all over the field and they’re always striving to get better.” The trio will face a stiff test tonight when the Patriots play host to undefeated Lake Zurich in a contest that may determine the North Suburban Conference champion. Stevenson is ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press Class 8A rankings, while the Bears are No. 2 in Class 7A. Here is the Daily Herald scouting report on tonight’s game.

Schawel Nominated for Athlete of the Month

Senior golfer Matt Schawel is one of two candidates for Chicago Tribune Lake Shore Area Athlete of the Month for October. He was selected after winning medalist honors at last week’s North Suburban Conference meet. Online voting is underway.

Volleyball Alum Making Impact at NIU

Northern Illinois University’s women’s volleyball team hasn’t had much success this season, but the same can’t be said for Jori Radtke (Class of 2017). The freshman, who is Stevenson’s all-time leader in kills, had a career-high 11 kills in NIU’s 3-1 win over Central Michigan on Sept. 30. The victory was the second in 19 matches for the Huskies. Heading into a four-match road trip that begins tonight in Toledo, Radtke is third on the team in kills and points per set. She is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Jenna (Class of 2013), who was one of the elite players in Northern’s history and led the Huskies to the NCAA tournament last fall.

Athletic Trainers Appear on Fantasy Sports Show

Stevenson athletic trainers Tom Loew and Tyler Kollmann appeared on the FNTSY Sports Radio Network’s “Fantasy Freestyle” program with Dane Martinez Tuesday night. Their 11-minute appearance covered a broad range of topics. They talked about the use of tents along NFL sidelines to shield from view injured players receiving treatment, and why the New England Patriots have outfitted their team airplanes to monitor players’ urine. The interview is available at this link, starting at the 37:19 mark.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Testing Center Closed Wednesday

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

Volunteer at Woodlawn’s Haunted House

Woodlawn Middle School’s Fall Fest Halloween Party is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. The school is looking for student volunteers to help with haunted house props, and to be actors in the haunted house. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy acting, drama or stage-crafting. You can sign up through SHS’s InnerView for this opportunity.

Theatre Costume Sale Oct. 12-13 During Lunch

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods next Thursday and Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

Students Invited to Enter Art for Calendar Contest

All students are invited to enter the 2018 YouthArt Calendar Competition sponsored by the Village of Buffalo Grove Arts Commission and American Enterprise Bank. Students may submit artwork in a variety of visual media. Winning images will be included in the 2018 Community YouthArt Calendar, and will be displayed at American Enterprise Bank. Winning artists also will receive $50 from the bank, with two grand prize winners getting $100 each. The deadline to submit artwork is Saturday, Oct. 14. Read this document for more details.

COLLEGE NEWS

Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Florida State, Pepperdine and Wisconsin-Whitewater are just some of the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Have you done something to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness? If so, consider applying for a Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Rebecca’s Dream, a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.rebeccasdream.org/scholarships/.

ATHLETICS

The girls gymnastics team will have a pre-season meeting after school Friday, Oct. 13 in Room 2002. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. No experience is necessary.

The sophomore boys basketball team is seeking a manager. You can earn volunteer credit for the experience. Contact Coach Hess for details at dahess@d125.org.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Oct. 30. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at mhodge@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Rauner boasts of education reform law; draws Dem complaints

After shooting, Wheaton school forfeits football game in Chicago

Student arrested in Springfield schools’ bomb threats

Study: Bomb threats becoming more frequent at schools

Lincoln-Way schools chief responds to criticism of district finances

U46 schools raise more than $10K for earthquake, hurricane victims

Danville district’s ex-food director faces seven felony charges

UIC investigating suspected case of bed bugs in dorm

CPS revises budget, owes its charter schools another $37M

Bartlett High officials hope new stadium will be ready for next school year

Barrington High surprises first student selected for U.S. Special Olympics

After 63 seasons, Mattoon High football fan to attend last game

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The bipartisan push for college-endowment reform

Racial gaps in education: How much do voters care?

Virginia first state to pay for vocational credentials

How public-sector unions are gearing up for anticipated Supreme Court loss

University of Maryland receives $219M gift, largest in college’s history

Racist incidents plague University of Michigan

Football’s decline has some high schools disbanding teams

Oklahoma’s new education plan targets student hunger

Nebraska university shutting its doors after 74 years

South Carolina college breaks out of the M-W-F teaching routine

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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Bears Player to Honor Military Veterans at Football Game

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller will be the special guest at Friday’s fifth annual Touchdowns for Troops military appreciation night, sponsored by Students Helping Soldiers and the SHS football program.

A pre-game ceremony will precede the varsity football game between Stevenson and Lake Zurich, which is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Miller is scheduled to present four military veterans with autographed footballs as a token of appreciation for their service to the country. The presentation will take place during a pre-game ceremony. The veterans will serve as honorary team captains. The four who will be honored are:

Sgt. Don Carter, World War II veteran, Army: Carter was drafted in 1944 and assigned to the Fourth Infantry Division, which took part in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. His division was part of the repatriation of Paris, and also fought alongside Gen. George Patton’s Third Army. Carter received numerous medals, including five Battle Stars and a citation for combat service at the Battle of the Bulge. He remains active with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War, and is chairman of the Memorial Day Committee in Libertyville.

Cpl. Kyle Moser, Afghanistan War veteran, Marine Corps: Moser joined the Marines in 2010 and served in Echo Company. In November 2011, while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, he lost both of his legs and his right hand was injured severely after stepping on an improvised explosive device. Moser currently lives in a home that is not handicap-accessible. However, this year the Homes for Wounded Warriors organization will provide the corporal and his family with a mortgage-free handicap-accessible home to better suit their needs. Homes for Wounded Warriors was founded by former NFL standout Jared Allen, who played with Miller and the Bears in 2014 and 2015.

Sgt. Joseph Passalaqua, World War II veteran, Army: Passalaqua was a combat medic in the Ninth Army’s Second Infantry Division, and took part in the D-Day invasion. His mission was to retrieve injured soldiers from the front line and bring them back to the rear for medical treatment. Passalaqua served in five campaigns: Normandy, Brest Peninsula, Luxembourg, Holland and the bloodiest battle of the war, the Battle of the Bulge. After Normandy, he was assigned to Patton’s tank division, and later was a mechanic working under the commands of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower and Gen. Bernard Montgomery. Passalaqua received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star and the Combat Medic Badge.

Cpl. Robert Paullin, Korean War veteran, Army: Paullin served with the Army Security Agency from 1953-56, and was in the Army Reserves from 1956-61. After studying Morse code and telegraphy during his first year in the agency, Paullin was sent to Korea, where he served for two years.

In addition to honoring veterans, the evening is a fundraiser to benefit Operation Wild Horse, which seeks to stem the rising tide of veteran suicide by providing active-duty military veterans and their families with equine therapy through the Heroes Equine Leadership Program.

The Touchdowns for Troops ceremony is one of several events taking place at the varsity football game. Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution, its cheerleading and Patriettes teams, will hold its 30-year reunion. Past and current Spirit Revolution members will be honored on the track starting around 7 p.m. The Marching Patriots will have their Senior Night as well, with seniors in the marching band and color guard honored around 7:10. The military appreciation ceremony will follow.

The pre-game festivities, as well as the game, will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Use this link to watch. The game also will be broadcast by Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM.

Communication Arts Teacher’s Fiction Honored

Communication Arts teacher Martha Keller reached the semifinals of the American Short Fiction Prize competition for short stories between 2,000 and 6,500 words. The piece she submitted was “The Leaving Kind,” a story about two children in a rural town seeking to solve the murder of a neighborhood cat. American Short Fiction publishes work by “emerging and established” voices three times per year. The publication is based in Austin, Texas.

Directions to Tonight’s ARTalks Presentation

Community members coming to tonight’s ARTalks presentation by nature photographer JD Dennison should park in lot B for easiest access. Enter the West Building at the “point” entrance and once inside, follow the hallway on the left to the Visiting Artist Gallery. The presentation begins at 7 o’clock.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Palatine Regional: The Patriots qualified for next week’s sectional by finishing third among 11 schools at Palatine Hills Golf Course. SHS posted a team score of 329, behind Barrington (307) and Prospect (321). Kelly Dong led Stevenson with a 5-over-par 77, placing her in a five-way tie for fourth among the field of 63 players. After carding a 40 on the front nine, the freshman improved on the back nine, shooting a 1-over-par 37. She had two birdies in her round. Sophomore Joyce Bai tied for 12th (81), senior Olivia Stomberg tied for 20th (85) and senior Katie Hannahs tied for 23rd (86). Also competing were freshman Sophia Zhuang (tied for 26th, 88) and junior Julia Yoo (tied for 29th, 90). The Patriots will play in the Barrington Sectional on Monday. This will be the first sectional appearance for Stevenson in coach Emma Degen’s four-year tenure, and the program’s first sectional berth since 2011. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Lake Zurich d. Stevenson, 25-20, 25-15: The Bears snapped the Patriots’ three-match win streak. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS (13-9, 3-2) with seven kills. Senior Alex Cuc was 43-of-45 setting with 13 assists. Junior Becca Sullivan made eight digs and served two aces, while seniors Chloe Robinson and Lauren Micek added seven digs apiece. Lake Zurich improved to 5-0 in the North Suburban Conference. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Lake Forest 6, Stevenson 0

Allied Bowling

Round Lake d. Stevenson: The Panthers came out on top at the Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, posting an average game score of 119.4 compared to 109.6 for Stevenson, which was an improvement over its opening match. Junior Steven Wetle had the highest score for SHS, a 125, with senior Tim Phelps close behind at 120. Carly DelCampo rolled a 105, senior Chris Burg shot a 102 and sophomore Daniel Seo had a 97.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have You Seen Those Pictures in the West Building?

The latest Visiting Artist of the Month has photos of the outdoors hanging in the West Building’s Visiting Artist Gallery. But these aren’t normal photos; they’re inverted, or reversed. If you’d like to find out how JD Dennison made those pictures, or if you want to hear about his travels, stop by his free ARTalks presentation at 7 p.m. tonight at the gallery. Snacks will be provided.

Testing Center Closed Wednesday

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

Theatre Costume Sale Oct. 12-13 During Lunch

Need an idea for a Halloween costume? Looking for something to add to your wardrobe? Stop by the Theatre Costume Sale, a fundraiser for SHS Thespians, during all lunch periods on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13 in front of the Performing Arts Center. The sale is open to all students.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will host a two-headed giant Magic tournament with the brand new Ixalan set after school today in the West Staff Dining Room (1204). Play with vampires, pirates and dinosaurs! The cost is $5, and each student will receive six Magic packs. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! New members are always welcome.

Peer Tutor Club has a mandatory meeting after school today in Room 7066.

Epic Club meets after school today in Room 2432.

Rotary Youth Club offers service experiences to help the community and the world. From going to Bernie’s Book Bank to holding a trivia night fundraiser to help end polio, many fun experiences and memories will be made. The club meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1916.

COLLEGE NEWS

Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Florida State, Pepperdine and Wisconsin-Whitewater are just some of the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

ATHLETICS

The girls gymnastics team will have a pre-season meeting after school Friday, Oct. 13 in Room 2002. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. No experience is necessary.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

CPS agrees to drop civil rights lawsuit against state

University of Chicago business school receives $75M donation

North Shore District 112 board votes to close two Highland Park schools

State commission reverses U46 charter school denial; EMSA to open in ’18

Sex offenses up at NIU, drug and alcohol crimes down

School canceled in Earlville as manhunt for fugitive continues

Downstate superintendent retires in wake of controversy

Wauconda High employee launches blanket drive to help the homeless

Kankakee High soccer coach now suspended for season over slur

Illinois Wesleyan hires first esports coach

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Justice Department investigating Harvard’s admissions practices

Supreme Court to weigh in on teacher union fees

High court rejects case that sought to clarify IDEA ”stay put” provision

Education Department releases revamped FAFSA

Trump nominates former South Carolina schools chief for federal post

Indiana selects new testing vendor for schools

GE executive selected as University of Montana president

“Lunch buddies” app designed to combat bullying

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Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

FAFSA Completion Night on Tuesday

The College Career Center will hold its annual FAFSA Completion Night from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Families interested in attending are asked to make an appointment beforehand by calling Chris McGurn at 847-415-4517.

Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, who are trained in the specific details of the FAFSA, will be here to answer questions and help families complete the process.

Families are encouraged to create their Federal Student Aid identification numbers prior to the appointment, and to start the FAFSA. A separate FSA ID is required for a parent and for the student. Families can use the following links to get started: Create a Federal Student Aid ID | Steps on Filling Out a FAFSA Form

String Parents Sponsoring Three Fundraisers in October

The String Parents Association is partnering with Schwan’s Cares home food delivery service to raise money for the school’s orchestra and guitar programs. More than 300 food items are available, along with eGift Cards. When you order by Monday, Oct. 16, 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales will go to the String Parents Association. There are two ways to order: Online through this link, or by calling 855-870-7208 and mention campaign ID number 34177. Here is a promotional flyer for the fundraiser.

The String Parents Association has two other fundraisers this month. SPA will have a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Mention Stevenson, and 50% of the sale will go to the String Parents. SPA will hold a fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac N Cheez in Vernon Hills from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The restaurant will donate 20% back to the SPA. The RSVP deadline is Oct. 21. Commit to eat at this link.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Fremd Regional: The Patriots qualified for sectionals for the fourth consecutive season by finishing third at Hilldale Golf Club in Hoffman Estates. SHS posted a score of 315, behind champion Highland Park (301) and Deerfield (314). Junior Mark Noonan led Stevenson with a 76, good for fifth place overall. Freshman Conan Pan tied for 11th with a 79. Senior Matt Schawel and juniors Jackson Bussell and Alex Kim all shot an 80 and tied for 14th place for the Pats, who will play in the Warren Sectional at Bittersweet Golf Course in Gurnee on Monday. Bussell will be making his third consecutive sectional appearance, while Noonan, Kim and Schawel will play in their second straight sectional. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 5, New Trier 3: The Patriots (18-0) completed an unbeaten run through its regular-season dual matches for the second straight season and the third time in four years. With the win, SHS tied the school’s single-season record for victories, set in 2014, and also won its 33rd straight match dating back to October 2015. The Pats swept all three singles matches at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, and took two of five doubles contests. Senior Zoe Taylor shut out her opponent at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, sophomore Athena Kolli rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2, and sophomore Ellen Ma earned a 6-0, 6-3 decision at No. 3. In doubles, senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser triumphed at No. 2, 6-3, 6-1, while seniors Samantha Burger and Ambika Singh prevailed at No. 3, 6-2, 6-3. Next up for Stevenson is the North Suburban Conference tournament, which will be played at VHAC on Friday and Saturday. SHS has won the last four NSC titles, and five in the past six years.

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 15, Waukegan 50; Stevenson 27, Libertyville 29: At the Waukegan Sports Complex, the Patriots completed their second consecutive perfect regular dual-meet season. SHS finished 10-0 overall and 7-0 in North Suburban Conference meets. Stevenson also was 10-0 last year. Junior Natalie Sorenson led the Pats with a second-place showing, finishing the 3-mile race in 18:41. Sophomore Caimin Xi was third (19:09), senior Natalie Sparreo placed sixth (19:34), senior Gabriela Jagielo took seventh (19:38) and junior Kendall Roberts finished ninth (19:59). Other Stevenson runners in the top 20 were sophomore Michelle Yu (10th, 20:03), senior Lauren Appell (12th, 20:19), senior Shea Kirby (15th, 20:54) and junior Alyssa Collins (18th, 21:39).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 18, Waukegan 45; Stevenson 25, Libertyville 34: The Patriots claimed two of the top three spots at the Waukegan Sports Complex, and six of the top 10. Seniors Nikita Smyrnov and Brett Lucas finished second and third, respectively. Smyrnov completed the 3-mile run in 15:26, while Lucas crossed the finish line in 15:37. Junior Alex Beckerman was sixth (16:27), and a trio of seniors rounded out the top 10. Jacob Sparreo was eighth (16:31), Ethan Simanek placed ninth (16:36) and Tim Green took 10th (16:40). Other Pats in the top 20 were senior Ari Machtinger (11th, 16:45), senior Raven Jo (12th, 16:52), sophomore Corey Pacernick (14th, 17:06) and senior Aaron Portman (19th, 17:37).

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Warren 0: Steven O’Reilly scored a pair of goals and senior keepers Ethan Kalis and Kyle Swanson combined for the shutout for the host Patriots (6-7-1, 2-4-1) in the Stadium. O’Reilly, a senior, staked SHS to a 1-0 halftime lead with his first goal, which was assisted by classmate Borler Wu. SHS erupted for three goals in the second half, including the second from O’Reilly. Sophomore Matthew Brickman and senior Ryan McGrogan each had a goal and an assist. Junior Kai Mayahara also recorded an assist. Kalis made six saves and Swanson had three against the Blue Devils (8-10-2, 2-5). Stevenson plays its final home match of the regular season Friday against New Trier. The start time is 4:45 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS will serve as host for an IHSA Class 3A regional Oct. 17-21. The regional games will be played in the Stadium. – Daily Herald | IHSA Pairings

Brunson Receives Preseason All-America Honor

Villanova University junior Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) has been named a preseason first-team All-American by FanRag Sports. A starter since he arrived on campus, Brunson and the Wildcats have gone 67-9 in his first two seasons and won the NCAA title in 2016. Last year, he averaged 14.1 points per game while shooting 54.1 percent from the floor. “There’s nobody better in college basketball at running a team than this kid,” the website said. Brunson and Mikal Bridges are expected to form one of college basketball’s most dynamic duos this season. Villanova will make two trips to the Midwest within driving distance of Lincolnshire. The Wildcats play at DePaul’s new Wintrust Arena on Dec. 27, and at Marquette on Jan. 28.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have You Seen Those Pictures in the West Building?

The latest Visiting Artist of the Month has photos of the outdoors hanging in the West Building’s Visiting Artist Gallery. But these aren’t normal photos; they’re inverted, or reversed. If you’d like to find out how JD Dennison made those pictures, or if you want to hear about his travels, stop by his free ARTalks presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery. Snacks will be provided.

All Juniors Meet With Their Counselor Today

All juniors have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period today. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if they are a member of a club that meets during the activity period. Here is the list of room locations by counselor.

All Seniors Meet in Sports Center During Activity Period

All seniors will meet in the Sports Center during the activity period today. They must attend this meeting, even if they are a member of a club that meets during the activity period.

Club Meetings During Activity Period Today

The following clubs will be meeting during the activity period today (room number/name in parenthesis): VEX Robotics (Room 1428), 1Stevenson (2104), Freshman Class Board (Lower Sports Center lobby), Students Helping Soldiers (5044), Student Congress (West Faculty Dining Room), German Club (2926), Free the Children (East Commons).

Testing Center Closed Oct. 11

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 11 due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement for Seniors

The State of Illinois requires that before Oct. 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16th birthday, or of receiving two meningitis vaccinations, with the first dose given on or after their 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. Students failing to comply with the state mandate by Oct. 15 will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met. Questions about the requirement can be directed to the West Nurse’s Office at  847-415-4025 or 4028.

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org to register.

Applications are still being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at dwillock@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

The varsity boys ice hockey team is holding a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today. Visit www.stevensonhockey.org for the flyer and mention the fundraiser before ordering. The offer is valid for carryout and delivery orders, too.

Interested in bowling? If you have years of experience or if you’ve never bowled before, come and try out this season for the boys bowling team. Come to the informational meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday in Room 2628. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Mathias at cmathias@d125.org.

The girls gymnastics team will have a pre-season meeting after school Friday, Oct. 13 in Room 2002. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. No experience is necessary.

CLUB NEWS

The Black Association of Stevenson Students (BASS) is a club dedicated to exploring black culture at SHS, and in the U.S. and the world. BASS discusses how current events, history and pop culture relate to and affect black culture. Meetings include social activities as well as service opportunities, field trips and more. BASS is open to anyone with an interest in black culture. Join us to connect, unwind and eat tasty treats after school today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 6018!

The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition at 3:30 today in Room 1612. The Styler is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome. The group also will be watching a documentary about one of New York’s hottest designers, Alexander Wang. Hope to see you there!

Peer Tutor Club has a mandatory meeting after school Thursday in Room 7066.

Interactive Gamers Club will host a two-headed giant Magic tournament with the brand new Ixalan set after school Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (1204). Play with vampires, pirates and dinosaurs! The cost is $5, and each student will receive six Magic packs. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! New members are always welcome.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors applying to colleges that offer interviews are welcome to attend an Interview Workshop Thursday at 7:30 a.m. or during eighth period in the CCC. Alumni from Harvard University will be on campus to facilitate these interview workshops, which will teach seniors various tips for college application interviews. Registration is required to attend either session. Seniors or students planning to graduate this school year may register at this link.

Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Florida State, Pepperdine and Wisconsin-Whitewater are just some of the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

INTRAMURALS

Today is the last date for open softball. Players are invited to meet at the varsity softball field from 3:45-5 pm.

Thursday is the last day for open baseball. Meet at the varsity baseball field after school.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

New state employee pension plan coming, but not soon

Bill links private school tax break to public school funding

Ninth-grade GPAs predict kids’ futures, and Chicago is raising them

Barrington District 220 mulls stadium sponsorships to pay for renovations

Metamora parents seek unity, education following racist video

High school students to host gubernatorial primary debate today

Unloaded gun at Naperville Central, manhunt leads to D204 “soft lockdown”

Glenbrook North hall monitor had weapon on campus, police say

Starter pistol found in locker at Sycamore High

Hinsdale District 86 backs off balancing enrollment question

Millikin president defends players who kneel during national anthem

EIU advisory group urges consideration of Douglas Hall name change

Aurora student returning from golf tournament killed in car crash

Chicago high school to host first game in new $3M stadium

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why flipped learning is still going strong 10 years later

UW-Milwaukee team linked to work that won Nobel Prize in physics

When it comes to grading, is “50” the new “zero”?

New York’s “free college” program only reaches 6% of students

Ohio schools adjusting to state’s new attendance law

After stabbing, training for NYC teachers on defusing behavior issues

The battle over immunizations in Vermont

Colleges turn to Snapchat to recruit new generation of students

Scholars renew calls for U.S. to fund research on gun violence

UNLV students “outraged” classes not canceled after shooting

College with liberal reputation wants more conservative students

University’s “colored” water fountain scandal was a student hoax

The desegregation of New Orleans schools … in the 1870s

USC professor detained after “breakdown” led to active shooter scare

At UCLA, a dorm floor dedicated to first-generation students

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Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Chess Team Pays It Forward With Club for Kids

Senior Alex Bian and other members of the chess team were featured in this Illinois Chess Association article for founding a local chess club for kids. The King’s Knights Chess Club, which has about 40 participants ranging from kindergarten through middle school age, meets on Sunday nights. Other SHS chess club members serving as coaches with Bian are seniors Gurasees Bajaj, Andrew Luo and Conrad Oberhaus; juniors Shanky Bala, Kavin Lavari, Miranda Liu and Jack Xiao; sophomore Adam Wallach; freshman Allen Guo; and 2017 graduates Rahul Dhiman and Adit Ghosh. According to the article, Bian currently ranks in the top 10 nationally among 17-year-olds, and won the U.S. Junior Open Championship summer in Minnesota.

Did You Miss the Summer 2018 Travel Meetings?

Parents or guardians who missed the summer 2018 travel information meetings in September are encouraged to visit www.d125.org/travel to see the opportunities available. Information packets and applications for some of the trips also are available.

3-on-3 Tournament to Benefit Catalyst, Live4Lali

Monday is the deadline to register a team for the SeanB 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, a community event designed to raise awareness about drug prevention and intervention services. The tournament will be held in the Sports Center on Sunday, Oct. 22. To register a team or to make a donation, visit this link.

The tournament was created in memory of SHS alumnus Sean Bardos (Class of 2008), who died in 2015 from a prescription drug overdose. The event is sponsored by Stevenson’s Catalyst club, in conjunction with Live4Lali and the Stand Strong Coalition.

Several age divisions are available in the tournament. All proceeds will benefit Catalyst and Live4Lali. Members of the Lincolnshire Police Department will be on hand to accept unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information, visit seanb3on3.com.

Bass Fishing Team Takes Control of Series

Junior twins Jack and Cameron Grisamore won first place for the SHS bass fishing team at the second tournament in the Golden Sabre series last weekend. They caught 15 fish worth keeping on Diamond Lake, and the top five weighed 14.4 pounds. Sophomore Jason Qualich and junior Daniel Salas took fourth place with 11.18 pounds. There were 19 boats in the tournament, including one piloted by the defending state champion from Buffalo Grove.

The team’s total weight over the first two tournaments, more than 42 pounds, puts Stevenson solidly in first place in the series standings. The series concludes Saturday, Oct. 21 with a tournament at Bangs Lake.

PPA Meeting Tonight

The Parent Parent Association meets tonight at 7:30 in the Principal’s Conference Room. All PPA members are welcome to attend.

Activity Period Schedule on Wednesday

The school will follow an activity period schedule on Wednesday. Juniors will be meeting with their counselors and seniors will gather in the Sports Center. A few clubs and organizations also will meet. See the Student Announcements below for details.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Hersey, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24: Junior Sophie Sorenson tallied 14 kills, served two aces and made 12 digs as the host Patriots (13-8) rallied past the Huskies in the Sports Center. Senior Hope Havenhill recorded eight kills and sophomore Lily Cozzi added seven. Senior Chloe Robinson made 19 digs and junior Becca Sullivan had 11 for SHS, which has won seven of its last eight matches and three straight. Robinson added two aces and Sullivan had one. Senior Alex Cuc was 70-of-71 setting with 30 assists, and also had nine digs and two aces. Stevenson plays host to Lake Zurich Wednesday in its next-to-last home match. Hersey fell to 15-5. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis Looks to Complete Unbeaten Dual Season

The girls tennis team will attempt to clinch its second consecutive unbeaten dual-match season and its third in the last four years today. The Patriots will play host to New Trier at 4:30. SHS carries a 17-0 record into today’s contest at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, and has won 32 consecutive matches dating back to October 2015. If Stevenson wins today, it would tie the school record for victories in a season, first set in 2014. Coach Tom Stanhope’s team went 18-0 in 2014, followed up with a 16-1 record in 2015, and were 15-0 last year.

Sorenson’s Return to Health Bolsters Cross Country Team

The girls cross country team runs in its final regular-season meet this afternoon in Waukegan, its final tuneup before the North Suburban Conference championship race on Oct. 14. The Patriots are 8-0 this season, including a 5-0 mark heading into today’s NSC finale against Waukegan and Libertyville. One of the best stories emerging this fall has been the return to form of junior Natalie Sorenson, whose first two seasons were marred by stress fractures. This year, she has been a regular presence among the Patriots’ top runners, and posted a personal-best time at the Palatine Invitational on Sept. 23.

Football Alum Scores First Collegiate TD

Northwestern sophomore superback Cameron Green (Class of 2015) scored his first collegiate touchdown Saturday, catching a 1-yard pass that gave NU a short-lived lead at Wisconsin. Green has played in all four of the Wildcats’ games this season, catching four passes.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Juniors Meet With Their Counselor Wednesday

All juniors have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period Wednesday. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if they are a member of a club that meets during the activity period. Here is the list of room locations by counselor.

All Seniors Meet in Sports Center During Activity Period

All seniors will meet in the Sports Center during the activity period Wednesday. They must attend this meeting, even if they are a member of a club that meets during the activity period.

Club Meetings During Activity Period Wednesday

The following clubs will be meeting during the activity period on Wednesday (room number/name in parenthesis): VEX Robotics (Room 1428), 1Stevenson (2104), Freshman Class Board (Lower Sports Center lobby), Students Helping Soldiers (5044), Student Congress (West Faculty Dining Room), German Club (2926), Free the Children (East Commons).

Testing Center Closed Oct. 11

The Testing Center will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 11 due to the special schedule in effect for the day.

Have You Seen Those Pictures in the West Building?

The latest Visiting Artist of the Month has photos of the outdoors hanging in the West Building’s Visiting Artist Gallery. But these aren’t normal photos; they’re inverted, or reversed. If you’d like to find out how JD Dennison made those pictures, or if you want to hear about his travels, stop by his free ARTalks presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the gallery. Snacks will be provided.

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement for Seniors

The State of Illinois requires that before Oct. 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16th birthday, or of receiving two meningitis vaccinations, with the first dose given on or after their 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. Students failing to comply with the state mandate by Oct. 15 will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met. Questions about the requirement can be directed to the West Nurse’s Office at  847-415-4025 or 4028.

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org to register.

Applications are still being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at dwillock@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

Today and Thursday are the last days for open baseball. Meet at the varsity baseball field after school.

Wednesday is the last date for open softball. Players are invited to meet at the varsity softball field from 3:45-5 pm.

ATHLETICS

The varsity boys ice hockey team is holding a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Visit www.stevensonhockey.org for the flyer and mention the fundraiser before ordering. The offer is valid for carryout and delivery orders, too.

Interested in bowling? If you have years of experience or if you’ve never bowled before, come and try out this season for the boys bowling team. Come to the informational meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday in Room 2628. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Mathias at cmathias@d125.org.

The girls gymnastics team will have a pre-season meeting after school Friday, Oct. 13 in Room 2002. Anyone interested in joining the team is welcome. No experience is necessary.

CLUB NEWS

The first Science Bowl meeting will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today in Room 8066. Science Bowl is a fun, team-based, competitive club that tests scientific knowledge, with the chance to win a fully-paid, week-long trip to Washington, D.C. Come to Room 8066 to learn more, or talk to Mrs. Humes in Room 8080.

The Black Association of Stevenson Students (BASS) is a club dedicated to exploring black culture at SHS, and in the U.S. and the world. BASS discusses how current events, history and pop culture relate to and affect black culture. Meetings include social activities as well as service opportunities, field trips and more. BASS is open to anyone with an interest in black culture. Join us to connect, unwind and eat tasty treats after school Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 6018!

The Stevenson Styler will have its first meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612. The Styler is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome. The group also will be watching a documentary about one of New York’s hottest designers, Alexander Wang. Hope to see you there!

Interactive Gamers Club will host a two-headed giant Magic tournament with the brand new Ixalan set after school Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (1204). Play with vampires, pirates and dinosaurs! The cost is $5, and each student will receive six Magic packs. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! New members are always welcome.

COLLEGE NEWS

Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Bowling Green, Florida State, Pepperdine and Wisconsin-Whitewater are just some of the colleges coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit www.d125.org/RepVisits.

Seniors applying to colleges that offer interviews are welcome to attend an Interview Workshop Thursday at 7:30 a.m. or during eighth period in the CCC. Alumni from Harvard University will be on campus to facilitate these interview workshops, which will teach seniors various tips for college application interviews. Registration is required to attend either session. Seniors or students planning to graduate this school year may register at this link.

Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Niles North varsity football team reinstated after hazing investigation

Metamora-area schools closed today after shooting threat on social media

Two juveniles detained after Airsoft gun found at Niles West

Residents rally behind U46 board member after her flag comments

Lincoln-Way officials warned district about financial peril, records show

Whitney Young choir joins anthem protest during Homecoming rally

City Colleges puts downtown headquarters on the market

Chicago poet, publisher gives papers to University of Illinois

Round Lake District 116 school board adds new member

Wheaton parks leader defends talk of possible land swap with District 200

Parkland College board member resigns to retain teaching position

Fox Lake principal lets it go to make good on promise to his students

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

At least four victims of Las Vegas massacre were educators

Kansas Supreme Court: School funding increase wasn’t enough

How legalizing marijuana could hurt student achievement

Bill to extend Federal Perkins Loan Program fails

The evolution of Betsy DeVos and private school choice

Nearly 1 in 11 NYC students switched schools in a year, report finds

The rural higher-education crisis

80 Evergreen State College students disciplined over protests

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