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Patriot Recreation Education Program
The Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) at Stevenson High School exists to help you reach your personal, professional, and recreational goals through our affordable, high-quality community education programs for youth and adults year-round.

Proudly serving the communities of Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Long Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Riverwoods and beyond.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location
The PREP Office is located in Room 3040, near the Circle Drive and parking lot B, adjacent to the Main Office.

Contact Us
Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP)
One Stevenson Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone: 847-415-4145
Fax: 847-634-7286
Email: prep@d125.org

Or complete the contact form below:

Register/Find a Course

If you haven't registered for any PREP classes since the fall of 2018, you'll need to create a new account.

When registering for summer camps, please mark your child with their new grade in the fall.
 

REGISTER HERE

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Camp Patriot

2019 Camp Dates
June 10-Aug. 9 (no camp the week of July 4)

Our new registration software is custom-designed for us! You have the option to select the weeks of registration you’d like, and the days of the week for before- or after-camp care. This flexibility will help you better fit camp into your schedule. The idea is to make it as easy on you as possible!

Rates
Full day: $375/week
Half day: $225/week *
* Half-day camp is only available to campers enrolled in other PREP summer programs (engineering, theater, sports, STEM morning camps).

Lunch, swim lessons, and field trips are included in the registration fee.

10% discount if you register before Jan. 1, 2019 

10% down payment required. All payments must be made in full by April 15, 2019.

As a parent, we're sure you have lots of questions. Below are answers to some common questions. If you have more, please don't hesitate to call or email:

Isaac Brubaker
ibrubaker@d125.org
847-415-4145

Camp Patriot FAQ

Does Camp Patriot Provide Food?

Lunch and snacks are provided for all campers. To see what we're serving, take a look at our Camp Menu below. If your child doesn’t want what we’re serving for lunch, please pack a nut-free, non-perishable lunch.

camp patriot menu

Where is Camper Drop Off and Pick Up?

Camper Drop Off

If parents are dropping off during before-camp care:
We will be outside starting at 7 a.m. for parents to drop off their campers in parking lot E. We’ll enter the building through the Sports Center entrance, and take the campers to Room 2104. There is no sign-in required, but we will check the campers in.

If parents are dropping off between 8:30 and 9:00:
Staff will be in the Sports Center drive to collect campers from parent’s vehicles and escort them to 2104.

Camper Pick Up

All campers must be signed out with the group when parents pick up. This procedure ensures the safety of our campers. Parents/guardians should park in lot E and enter the building through the doors near the Sports Center. Please be prepared to show ID when picking up your camper.

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Who Can Attend Camp?

Camp Patriot is open to all campers who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. We welcome everyone regardless of race, religion, gender, orientation, country of origin, or color of skin. We're all here to have a good time and no one should be excluded.

Who Are the Staff?

Our seasonal staff is comprised of high school and college-aged counselors (but we call them Role Models). Stevenson High School teachers and coaches also help lead some of our specialized activities! We work hard to keep our ratios around 1:6 during the day and even lower during specialized activities.

Will My Camper Get Swim Lessons?

Yes, we provide daily swim lessons at the Stevenson High School pool. All lessons are taught by the staff at the Patriot Aquatic Club while CP Role Models assist in the pool. We firmly believe swimming is a critical life-skill. Once our campers can be safe in the water, then they can use swimming for recreation and athletics! For more information, visit PatriotAquaticClub.org or reach out to Megan O’Sullivan at mosullivan@d125.org.

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Do I Have to Pay All at Once?

No, you must make a down payment of 10% per session during our Early Bird registration (until Jan. 1). All payments must be made in full by April 15.

What If I Change My Mind? (Refund Policy)

No worries. If cancellation is necessary, notification must be in writing. You may email prep@d125.org with your written notification. Refunds will be granted on the following basis once notification is received:

- Full refund if request is made two weeks prior to the start of camp.

- Less than two weeks prior to the start of camp, we will refund your fees paid, less 10%.

- After the start of camp, no refunds will be given except for documented injury or illness.

All refund requests must be made in writing to the PREP office at prep@d125.org. There will be no refunds or prorating for days that are periodically missed throughout a session. Refunds are not given to campers dismissed for disciplinary issues. It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the camp in writing of their child’s withdrawal from the program. Therefore, if the camp is not informed of termination the parent is still responsible for payment.

What Does It Mean to be “Relentless”?

We don't have to be the biggest camp around; we just want to be the best. Every day we'll work to make sure that your kids get an experience unlike anywhere else!

every single day camper

What is the Daily Schedule Like?

Daily activities are led by counselors and professional staff. These may include art, cooking, dance, drama, fishing, music, sports, STEM, and daily swim lessons in our indoor, heated pool.

Our schedule changes depending on the day and on your camper! Older campers get the opportunity to choose some of their activities, giving them ownership and allowing them to practice decision making skills.

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Are There Extended Care Opportunities?

Camp Patriot offers before camp care from 7 a.m. until camp starts at 9. After-camp care is also available until 6 p.m.

Half-day camp is available to campers who have signed up for another PREP camp (engineering, theater, sports, STEM morning camps).

More information and extended day pricing is available on our registration page.

Important Forms, Information & Policies

Mabel's Labels
It's best if you label all your camper’s items. Mabel’s Labels offers options for all of your items, including those that go in the dishwasher! Find Camp Patriot in the dropdown menu under “Select Your Camp.”

Social Media
We’ll be posting all of the pictures we take at camp on Perfect Mind throughout the summer! For the safety and security of all campers, these pictures are only accessible to registrants, but you’re welcome to download and share the pictures of your camper with friends and family! We also will be posting some pictures daily on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Camper Intake & Shirt Size

Authorized Pick Up Form


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Work for Camp Patriot

Camp Patriot begins hiring staff every November for the following summer. Open positions will include:

Counselors (Role Models): Our camp Role Models will work directly with our K-8 campers. Job duties include, but are not limited to: singing songs, leading games, playing sports, making art, swimming, and, above all, keeping every child safe!

Camp Assistant: No one at camp is an island. We all need help and this role is exactly that! The camp assistant will help set up, take down, organize, and make sure that everything runs smoothly!

Camp Photographer: There's nothing worse than a parent asking their camper what they did that day and hearing "nothing". Your job will be to document the ins and outs of camp! We have a goal of getting one great picture of every camper every day for the parents to ogle over! We want them to see their camper having fun, trying new things, and growing. You should expect to be busy, moving all over the building to try to capture as much of camp as you can in both photo and video.

Specialists: If you have a skill that you think campers would like to learn, let us know! These include, but are not limited to, art, archery, cooking, fishing, crafts, sports, music, dance, drama, and STEM. These positions are open to faculty and staff.

Apply Now

A Note to Parents of Potential Counselors:

Hi! I'm so glad you're interested in your child being a part of the Camp Patriot staff. Part of what we try to encourage and develop is a sense of personal responsibility and investment in the program. What that means for you is that you should pass along my information to your child and let them reach out. I'm happy to answer questions and set up interviews with them directly.

I'm sure you're awesome! Really and truly! We're going to trust them with the safety of children. Trust that you've done a great job raising your kids and let them earn their place here at Camp Patriot!

Contact me with any questions.

Isaac Brubaker
ibrubaker@d125.org
847-415-4142

Private Music Lessons

Stevenson PREP Music Academy
Stevenson PREP is proud to offer high-quality, affordable private music lessons for all ages and skill levels. Suzuki lessons for violin and cello may start as early as age 4. Piano lessons typically may start from age 5. Adult students are welcome!

All lessons are held at Stevenson High School.

Music Lesson Calendar for the 2019-20 School Year
PREP Music Academy Policies

Lessons are registered for by semester, but you may start at any time. Fees for private music instruction are listed below, based on registration for the full semester (typically 15-18 lessons). The number of lessons per semester may be adjusted only to account for lessons that fall on non-school days and for new registrations after the start of the semester.

Private Lessons for Non-SHS Students
To register for music lessons, please complete an Online Inquiry Form to be placed with a teacher and lesson time. You may also contact the PREP office via email at prep@d125.org or at 847-415-4145.  Students will then be assigned a code for online registration.

If you have already been assigned a registration code, please click here to complete the Music Lesson Registration.

Lessons for Current SHS Students 

Meet Our Instructors

Baritone/Tuba

Colleen Bayoneto
No information available

Bass

Phillip Serna
Dr. Phillip W. Serna has performed on double bass under the baton of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Järvi and David Robertson as a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He also has performed with many other orchestras. Dr. Serna also performs with numerous period-instrument Early Music ensembles.

Dr. Serna is instructor of double bass and viola da gamba at Valparaiso University and at Stevenson High School. He also coaches Stevenson’s viol consort and Baroque Ensemble. He is the founder and music director of Viols in Our Schools, an Early Music program whose impact earned him Early Music America’s Outreach Award in 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and masters and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University School of Music, where he studied viola da gamba with Newberry Consort founder Mary Springfels. For more information about Dr. Serna, please visit www.phillipwserna.com

Cello

Richard Evans
A native of Seattle, Washington, cellist Richard Evans enjoys a varied career of orchestral playing, chamber music collaboration, and private teaching. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington, his Master of Music in Cello performance from Boston University, and has completed all Suzuki teacher training at the Suzuki Institutes of Chicago, the American Suzuki Institute, and Ithaca College Suzuki Institute. His advanced cello performance training was with professionals in direct lineage of Leonard Rose, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Pablo Casals.

Evans holds more than 20 years of experience teaching cello, music theory, and chamber music to students from age 4 to adults. He has been active in working with students in the youth orchestras of Elgin, Rockford, Wisconsin, and Boston. Richard’s private students have won top prizes in the Rockford Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, have consistently placed in ILMEA orchestras, and have received full university scholarships in music performance.

As a performer, Richard plays regularly with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared in other ensembles. He and his wife, cellist Sara Sitzer, founded the Chicago Cello Duo ensemble.

Clarinet

Andrew Carpenter
Described as “…an artist of great skill and rare sensitivity,” Andrew Carpenter has performed extensively as a concert saxophonist. He has presented recitals at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church and on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series broadcast on WFMT-FM; appeared as a soloist with several bands and orchestras and on several Chicago-area new music concerts; and has performed numerous orchestral engagements, including concerts with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Carpenter also has performed as a clarinetist in numerous orchestral, musical theater, and chamber music engagements. He is the saxophone instructor at Carthage College and teaches saxophone and clarinet students of all ages. Mr. Carpenter holds a bachelor of music from Ithaca College and a master of music from Northwestern University. His primary saxophone teachers are Dr. Steven Mauk and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, and his primary clarinet teacher is Leslie Grimm. Visit Mr. Carpenter’s website here.

Claire Werling
Claire Werling is an active orchestral clarinetist and teacher in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest. Born and raised in Ohio, Werling is currently second clarinet of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with several other symphony orchestras.

She also has won concerto competitions at Northwestern University and Bowling Green State University, where she earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music performance. Her primary teachers include Steve Cohen, J Lawrie Bloom, and Kevin Schempf. 

She is a woodwind sectional instructor for the Merit School of Music’s Bridges Program, where she teaches beginner techniques on clarinet, saxophone and flute for Chicago Public Schools.

Drums/Percussion

Danielle Dileto
A native of the Joliet area, Danielle Dileto recently finished her bachelor’s degree in music education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. Her primary instrument is percussion, and has had the opportunity to perform with many ensembles across the Chicagoland area. Miss Dileto will be working with the Stevenson High School percussionists in both marching band and concert band, while working individually with students to make them well-rounded musicians.

Euphonium

Kendra Gohr
Kendra Gohr received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois in 1999. After teaching elementary and middle school band, she returned to school and earned her master’s degree in euphonium performance from Pennsylvania State University in May 2005.

She has participated in several competitions, including the 2004 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference held in Budapest, Hungary, where she was a semifinalist in two events. In the Chicago area, she has performed in numerous ensembles, including the Northshore Concert Band, for which she has served as the Festival of Music manager since 2006. 

Gohr is a low brass instructor (euphonium and tuba) at Stevenson, Libertyville and Mundelein high schools.

Flute

Jean Bishop
Jean Bishop is the principal flutist of Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Other orchestra positions she holds include second flute with Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, principal with Light Opera Works, and principal piccolo of Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Bishop has several private flute students and is on the faculty of Judson University. She has performed with many of the Chicago area’s orchestras, including Grant Park Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, Illinois Symphony and Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Bishop holds a B.Mus. degree from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband and daughter, who are also musicians. 

Nancy Karlin
Nanci Karlin performs throughout the Chicago area and suburbs as a freelance musician. Her degrees in flute performance are from Indiana University and the University of Illinois, where she received the John Philip Sousa Award for musicianship. Karlin has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Northbrook Pops Orchestra. She invites all of her students to participate in a recital at the end of the school year, where they can perform a solo or duet and participate in Flute Choir along with her high school students.

Agatha Lee
Agatha Lee has been playing the flute for decades. She holds a degree from the University of Missouri and a masters from Northwestern University. Her long list of accomplishments include having performed with orchestras in Korea and the United States. In addition to being an accomplished flutist, she is an experienced teacher. She currently works at Stevenson and has years of teaching experience.

French Horn

Jeremiah Frederick
Jeremiah Frederick is currently a horn player in Chicago, holding the positions of second horn with the Lake Forest and Ars Viva symphonies and associate principal horn with the South Bend Symphony. He also has played with the Lyric Opera, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and other ensembles.

As a soloist, Frederick was awarded third place in the American Horn Competition in 2001. An avid chamber musician, he is a member of the Über Quartet and the Millar Brass Ensemble. He is also a founding member of Quintet Attacca, a wind quintet and winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition's Grand Prize in 2002.

Frederick is a frequent show performer in Chicago. He has performed the pre-Broadway world premieres of The Addams Family and Big Fish. He also has performed with many Broadway in Chicago and Drury Lane productions, including The Phantom of the Opera, Shrek The Musical, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard.

He graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a masters degree in horn performance and received his bachelor's in performance from Lawrence University. His teachers have included Gail Williams, Bill Barnewitz, Dale Clevenger, and James DeCorsey.

Violin/Viola

Renee Henley
Renee Henley is a graduate of Northwestern University with her Bachelor’s Degree (2011) and Masters’ Degree (2013) in Music Performance.  She teaches and performs in the Chicago area on both the violin and viola.  She held the position of Concertmaster with the Lakeview Orchestra for three years, and had the opportunity to perform solos with the orchestra while in that position.  She also plays in the orchestra pit for non-equity musicals around Chicago, most recently with Next to Normal, with the Boho Theater Company.  She has performed as a section violinist in a few regional orchestras, including Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Iowa.  Renee is currently a member of the violin section with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

Martina Skalova
Martina Skalova was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and moved to the equally glamorous Sheboygan, Wisconsin at age 7. A classically trained violist, she completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with members of the Pro Arte Quartet, Madison Symphony, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, in addition to graduating with Academic Distinction. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois, obtaining a Master of Music at Roosevelt University, where she studied with members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. Currently, she is active in the Chicagoland area as a freelance musician and music teacher. She has performed with the National Orchestral Institute, American Chamber Opera, Main Street Opera, Lakeview Symphony, and Muse Quartet.

Guitar

Julie Goldberg
Julie Goldberg is the first guitarist to earn a doctorate in music performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

An associate professor at VanderCook College of Music and NorthPark University, Dr. Goldberg directs the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Orchestra, and leads the Annual Day of Guitar Festival. She has taught clinics and master classes in Wisconsin and Vietnam, and is a frequent adjudicator of guitar contests and competitions.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Goldberg performs as a solo guitarist, and in the Avanti Guitar Trio. Her community outreach performances earned her the honor of being named Guitarist of the Year by Classical Guitar Alive magazine. Dr. Goldberg is the co-author of 100 Classical Guitar Lessons. Her educational guitar ensemble arrangements are published by Guitar Chamber Music Press and Guitar Class Resources.

Joel Spears
No information available

Eric Sutz
Eric Sutz graduated with a bachelor of music from DePaul University. He has been a working musician, arranger, conductor and teacher for almost 40 years and supported his DePaul studies through playing a wide variety of engagements and teaching piano and guitar.

In addition to playing for singers, production companies and local groups, he also worked as a musical director and conductor for Chicago-area theaters and choirs. For 15 years Sutz took part- and full-time jobs as a rehearsal and audition pianist for several theaters.

Eric taught at Carmel High School as the associate and primary choral director and was the accompanist, rehearsal and solo pianist for the European tour of its concert choir. He has studied classical piano with Eloise Niwa, conducting with Dr. William Huber and Kevin Stites, and jazz piano with Judy Roberts, Howard Levy, Larry Novak, Willie Pickens, John Campbell, Joel Daley, Mike Kocour, and Joan Hickey. He studied the great Chicago boogie and blues artists with Erwin Helfer.

He has been an active member of the NSMTA (serving as president from 2006-2008) since 1978. His book, How to Play and Teach Popular Music Creatively, was published in 1986. Sutz also is a member of the faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, where he teaches piano and guitar. 

Harp

Michael Maganuco
Michael Maganuco is a Chicago-based harpist and private teacher. His students have performed as members of regional youth orchestras including Chicago Youth Symphony, Midwest Young Artists, and Illinois Music Educators Association. His current orchestral credits include principal harpist of Evanston Symphony, Lakeview Orchestra, Light Opera Works, Dubuque Symphony (IA), and resident harpist for ensembles at DePaul University. Mr. Maganuco earned his Master's degree in music performance from Northwestern University and Bachelor's degree from Boston University.

Lute/Theorbo

Joel Spears
No information available

Oboe

Julie Koscinski
No information available

Piano

Sevgi Giles
Sevgi Giles has appeared in venues throughout America and Europe as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist. In 2001, Giles was awarded the prize for best performance of a French suite at the International Bach Competition.

Giles received a bachelor’s degree from the Ankara Conservatory in her native Turkey. She has done graduate work at the University of North Texas and received a master of music degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

In 2005 Giles made her Chicago debut on the Dame Myra Hess Series, broadcast live on WFMT. She also has appeared on the Pianoforte Piano Series in Chicago, at the American Liszt Society Conference in Atlanta, and at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City. In addition to her private studio she is on the artist faculty of Roosevelt University, and has taught at the Metropolis Performing Arts School and the Music Institute of Chicago.

Krissy Han
Krissy Han holds a masters degree in music from Northwestern University and a bachelors degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in piano performance, studying under James Giles, and Yoshikazu Nagai. She is an accomplished pianist and an accompanist performing across the country. She also has been a finalist and a prize winner at several competitions, including the MTAC Concerto Competition.

As an accompanist, she has worked for Northwestern University, DePaul University in Chicago, high school and community choirs in California. Currently, she accompanies for church, voice and instrument competitions,  and several concerts.  Han is also an experienced teacher and has worked with all ages and levels. Her students have accomplished and won prizes from ABRSM piano exams, and MTAC piano competitions.

Deborah Masloski
Deborah Masloski has won competitions here and abroad, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony, Colorado Springs Orchestra, the UNC Symphony and the Carthage Wind Ensemble.

She has performed on WFMT radio as part of the Dame Myra Hess series and is an active chamber musician performing with members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. 

A graduate of the Juilliard School, she received a masters degree in performance. Her teachers included Nadia Reisenberg, Herbert Stessin, David Dubal and David Diamond. She received her doctoral degree from Northwestern University, where her research examined the influence of social and religious trends on the piano literature. While at Northwestern she coached and accompanied the opera productions and coached chamber music as well. Her primary teachers included David Kaiserman, Peter Webster and John Buccheri. Her pedagogy studies were with Francis Larimer.

She began her formal training at the Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, Germany. She received a bachelor's degree (magnum cum laude) from the University of Northern Colorado. She is on the piano faculty at Carthage College, Northwestern University Academy and the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory and has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago State University and Lake Forest College.

Dr. Masloski founded and directed the Orchestra Program for Skokie school district 73/12 and has been a guest speaker at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development.

Tatiana Naumova
Tatiana Naumova earned a master’s degree in music from Gorky State Conservatory in honor of Glinka. In Russia, she taught piano and music theory at Arhalgelsk Music College, composed music for the Arhalgesk Youth Theater, and taught piano at Gorky Music School. 

Since moving to the United States in 2001, she has established a diverse and successful career, teaching piano at People’s Music School, Southport Performing Arts Conservatory and many private students. Naumova is an active performer; in 2012, she worked in music preparation with the Lyric Opera of Chicago on works such as Aida, Rinaldo, and Showboat. 

She performs regularly as a collaborative pianist in a wide variety of styles, including recitals with saxophonist Andrew Carpenter and performances with folk singer Megon McDonough. She also works as a collaborative pianist with Joffrey Theater Academy and Visceral Dance Company, and enjoys performing in musical theater productions.

Saxophone

Andrew Carpenter
Described as “…an artist of great skill and rare sensitivity,” Andrew Carpenter has performed extensively as a concert saxophonist. He has presented recitals at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church and on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series broadcast on WFMT-FM; appeared as a soloist with several bands and orchestras and on several Chicago-area new music concerts; and has performed numerous orchestral engagements, including concerts with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Carpenter also has performed as a clarinetist in numerous orchestral, musical theater, and chamber music engagements. He is the saxophone instructor at Carthage College and teaches saxophone and clarinet students of all ages. Mr. Carpenter holds a bachelor of music from Ithaca College and a master of music from Northwestern University. His primary saxophone teachers are Dr. Steven Mauk and Dr. Frederick L. Hemke, and his primary clarinet teacher is Leslie Grimm. Visit Mr. Carpenter’s website here.

Claire Werling
Claire Werling is an active orchestral clarinetist and teacher in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest. Born and raised in Ohio, Werling is currently second clarinet of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with several other symphony orchestras.

She also has won concerto competitions at Northwestern University and Bowling Green State University, where she earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in music performance. Her primary teachers include Steve Cohen, J Lawrie Bloom, and Kevin Schempf. 

She is a woodwind sectional instructor for the Merit School of Music’s Bridges Program, where she teaches beginner techniques on clarinet, saxophone and flute for Chicago Public Schools.

Trombone

Colleen Bayoneto
No information available

Trumpet

Sean O’Donnell
Sean O’Donnell is a freelance trumpet player and instructor in the Chicago area. He grew up in San Diego, California and attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. He graduated from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2012 with his Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance. His instructors include Stephen Burns, Joey Tartell and Frank Glasson. He has been Principal Trumpet of the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago since 2013 and has performed with the Chicago Metropolitan Brass Ensemble, the Wheaton Municipal Band and the North Shore Concert Band. He is also the Brass Coach and a trumpet instructor at Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois. Sean’s hobbies include ice hockey, soccer, weightlifting and Tai Chi.

Viola da Gamba

Dr. Phillip W. Serna has performed on double bass under the baton of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Järvi and David Robertson as a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He also has performed with many other orchestras. Dr. Serna also performs with numerous period-instrument Early Music ensembles.

Dr. Serna is instructor of double bass and viola da gamba at Valparaiso University and at Stevenson High School. He also coaches Stevenson’s viol consort and Baroque Ensemble. He is the founder and music director of Viols in Our Schools, an Early Music program whose impact earned him Early Music America’s Outreach Award in 2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and masters and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University School of Music, where he studied viola da gamba with Newberry Consort founder Mary Springfels. For more information about Dr. Serna, please visit www.phillipwserna.com.

Voice

Luba Dolgopolsy
Ms. Dolgopolsy is an experienced, versatile, and creative music teacher. She has been teaching in a variety of educational settings for nearly 20 years, and is able to adapt to the specific needs of the student body that she teaches. Ms. Dolgopolsy has years of experience teaching at the university level as well as private and public schools, after school programs, churches, and music schools. She successfully engages her students in the art of musical performance and personal expression through the art of vocal and piano performance, as well as the study of theory, composition, improvisation and carefully selected repertoire.

Jung Kim
Jung Kim has been a member of Chicago Symphony Chorus since 1995. She also is a director of the children's choir, Little ol Korea, presenting Korean Culture by singing and dancing. She also directs the Korean Cultural Center choir as well. She has a lot of voice teaching experience from small children at 8 years old, to adults of 70 years. She has started adjudication at ILMEA of district 1 and 7 since 2015. She graduated from the Art high school in Seoul, Korea with a major in vocals and finished her B.M. degree at North Park University in Chicago with a minor in piano.

Ellen Singer
Mrs. Singer received her Bachelor of Science degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Illinois, and her Master of Music degree from DePaul University. Mrs. Singer has over twenty years experience teaching private voice lessons as well as choir in the public schools. She has been associated with Stevenson High School since 1995 directing the Madrigal Singers, and has directed the show choir (Syncopation), served as vocal coach for the musical theater class, and assistant directed the Stevenson choirs while serving as a maternity leave substitute teacher. Currently Mrs. Singer serves as the District Eight Chairperson for the Illinois Grade School Music Association which runs Solo and Ensemble contests and Organization contests for band, orchestra and choir in the north and northwest suburbs. In addition, she works as an adjudicator and clinician for middle and high school choirs, and plays flute and piccolo in the Deerfield Community band.
 

PREP FAQ

Will I receive confirmation of enrollment?
Confirmations will be sent within seven business days of receipt of your registration.

Age and Eligibility
Participants must be the appropriate age on the first day of class or entering the appropriate grade in the fall of the current calendar year. Adult classes are for participants 16 years or older, unless otherwise specified.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The Patriot Recreation Education Program will not discriminate against eligible residents for participation on the basis of a disabling condition. We invite any community member with a special need to contact our staff upon registration so that a smooth inclusion may occur.

Do I need insurance?
For insurance purposes, PREP programs and activities require a signed waiver. PREP is not responsible for supervision of children arriving on site prior to or remaining on site after the established program times.

Can I make up classes missed ?
In order to preserve the safety of the participant-to-staff ratio and the quality of the classes, PREP does not provide for or allow make-up classes. There will be make-up classes for classes missed which are caused by PREP. 

Does PREP prorate?
No, PREP does not prorate for any of its camps, classes or programs. 

Can I withdraw from a class?
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program (one week for sports camps). Less than two weeks prior to a program's start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of the program, no refunds will be given. Written requests can be submitted via email to prep@d125.org.

How do I register for classes?
You may register online, mail, or drop off your forms to the PREP Office in Room 3040. 

Registrations will be processed by the date received. PREP will return any illegible or in-complete registration.

Who provides transportation?
Transportation for all courses is the responsibility of the participant or parent unless expressly indicated.

Can I transfer to another class?
When class size permits, participants may request a transfer from one program to another in writing, one week prior to class start.

How do I get the Senior Fee?

Participants age 60 or older are eligible to receive the Senior Fee on select classes. Discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Seniors may register for selected PREP classes at a reduced fee, provided the minimum enrollment for the class is met (selected classes have senior pricing listed in their description). Textbook, food supply fees, etc are additional. No other discounts apply.

Can I smoke on campus?
The District 125 non-smoking policy prohibits smoking on the Stevenson premises for students, faculty and visitors. 

What happens when a class is full?
When a class reaches its maximum enrollment a waiting list is established. If an opening occurs, or a new class is formed, you will be notified.

Is PREP looking for instructors?
PREP is always looking for talented individuals to teach classes. Contact us at 847-415-4145.

PREP Policies Acknowledgment
All participants must agree to the following prior to participating in any of our programs:

Acknowledgement, Waiver and Insurance Information
We/I the participant or parent(s)/guardian(s) of a participant in PREP program(s) at Stevenson High School, recognize(s) and acknowledge(s) that there are risks of physical injury including serious personal injury, paralysis, death, damages, medical care expenses, or loss which may be sustained as a result of participating in any or all such activities connected with or associated with these program(s). Our/my son/daughter is permitted to participate in all such activities.

We/I understand that the School District does not provide health/accident insurance for participants in such programs. We/I the participant(s) or parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that we/I become responsible for the payment of medical expenses for the care and treatment, including continuing care and treatment, of ourselves/myself or our/my son/daughter as a result of a personal injury or other loss of any type incurred during participation in the PREP program of this School District. We/I hereby waive all claims against Stevenson High School District 125, and any corporate entities, their employees and agents which are offering PREP classes, including but not limited to medical expenses, personal expenses or other loss or damage, we/I may have/or incur as a result of our/my participation or my son/daughter's participation in any program at Stevenson High School District 125 and release and discharge said School District including its board members, administrators, officers, agents, servants and employees, and any corporate entities, their employees, and agents which are offering PREP classes of and from any such expenses. I have read and fully understand and accept the program details, policies, procedures, waiver and release of all claims.

I hereby give my permission for myself/my child to participate in the SHS PREP Program. Further, I authorize qualified medical personnel to provide emergency treatment of any injury or illness that may be experienced if they consider treatment necessary, or perform the treatment. This authorization is granted only if I/my emergency contact cannot be reached and a reasonable effort has been made to do so. I am aware that participation is a potentially dangerous activity. I assume all risks associated with participation PREP, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and other reasonable risk conditions associated with the programs. All such risks to are known and appreciated by me. I understand this conforming consent and agreement to its conditions.

Publicity Consent
PREP reserves the right to photograph/video its programs for documentation and publicity purposes. I consent that the student(s) being registered may be included in images/video for these purposes.

Withdrawal Policy 
We will issue a full refund of the fee paid prior to two weeks before the start of the program. Less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date, we will refund your fee paid less 10%. After the start of a program, no refunds will be given.

Online Learning (Ed2Go)

Whether your goals are related to career development, acquisition of new skills and knowledge or for you own personal enrichment, our Ed2Go program has online classes to help you reach your goals. These instructor-facilitated online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. Most courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. The best part is that you can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at anytime of the day or night. Visit www.ed2go.com/shsprep to get started.

Junior Patriot Basketball

The cost of the league is $600, uniforms are provided by the school, and each player gets a practice jersey and shooting shirt to keep. Questions? Contact PREP/IM Coordinator Aaron Wellington at awellington@d125.org or call 847-415-4141.

The Junior Patriot Feeder basketball program is for 6th-8th grade boys and girls that live in District 125. This highly competitive basketball program teaches fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Each team will have practices (typically at Stevenson) and play in competitive games and tournaments throughout the season. The season runs from November to March. Tryouts begin in October. There will be up to two teams in each grade level, so there will be cuts depending upon the number of players that try out. The following links will bring you to a website with details about our program and the tryouts.

CLICK HERE to see the Patriot Girls web page
CLICK HERE to see the Patriot Boys web page

Program Goals

Goal #1: Provide an opportunity for 6th-8th grade boys and girls that reside in District 125 to participate in a competitive basketball program. 
Goal #2: Teach fundamental offensive and defensive skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.


Register Here (we have new registration software so you'll need to create a new account)

6th Grade Boys

7th Grade Boys

8th Grade Boys

6th Grade Girls

7th Grade Girls

8th Grade Girls

We don't plan on any accidents during our program, but we want to make sure that our Concussion Care Protocol is public.

Teach for PREP

Would you like to share your knowledge and get paid for it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you could be an instructor for PREP. We accept course proposals on an on-going basis, so if you have a fabulous idea for a course, just fill out this form and we will be in contact with you.