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Seniors interested in being one of the two speakers at the commencement ceremony in May are invited to apply. All application materials must be returned to the Student Activities Office by 3:45 p.m. Monday, March 30. Click here for the application.

The Kiva club will hold its annual S-Factor student singing competition at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 at the door. Can’t make it to the PAC? The competition will be streamed live by SHS-TV at this link.

National Honor Society invitations have been emailed to all eligible sophomores and juniors, rather than sending letters through regular mail. The reason for the change is to reduce paper use, and to ensure the proper application link arrives to each student. Questions can be directed to the Student Activities Office.

Current SHS students who would like to enroll in dance but are not currently in a dance class, can take Dance 1 or Jazz Fusion. Students who have dance experience but are not in a dance class this year may attend placements for Dance levels 2 through 4 and Ballet/Jazz. Placements will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 in Room 2112. Students may come from 7:30-8:15 a.m. or 3:30-4:15 p.m. Anyone attending placements should come dressed to dance. Questions? Email Mrs. Dauphin at adauphin@d125.org.

All juniors are invited to take a free, full-length SAT practice test in February. Enrollment is limited to the first 500 who register. Use this link to register. The practice test is offered through Revolution Prep, a nationwide leader in tutoring and test preparation. The test does not include the essay portion, and accommodations will not be provided. Click here for more information.

Students interested in being part of the SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) program this summer must attend an informational meeting during the lunch periods on Friday, Feb. 7 in Room 6110. Meetings will take place during each half-lunch period. SPARK provides summer internships for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) research.

All students who registered for AP Art: Drawing, 2-D, and 3-D Design, or AP Photography and Digital Design for next school year, please submit your digital portfolio by joining the AP Art 2020/2021 Portfolio Review Google Classroom. The class code is: wfn2yq5. Directions for how to submit your portfolio are posted under the Classwork tab. The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration for these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) or Ms. Connolly (mbconnolly@d125.org). You will be submitting your portfolio digitally through Google Classroom, and it needs to be submitted no later than Friday, Feb. 21.

At the 2019 commencement ceremony, 60 students were honored for their extraordinary commitment to community service throughout their four years at Stevenson. Will you join them in 2020? The Senior Service Recognition application is now open. Click here to apply. Applications are due by March 13.

Do you want to see your published work in a magazine? The WIT, Stevenson’s literary arts journal, is accepting submissions in the following genres: poetry, prose, art, photography and music. Submit your pieces by March 16 to Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org. Include your name, ID, and the genre of the work. The WIT is open to all students. 


FINE ARTS

Tickets for the freshman-sophomore play, “Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,” are available online for $6. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The play follows three youngsters enrolled at a certain magic school that includes a very famous wizard among their peers, and a group of outsiders who are obsessed with badgers.


CLUBS

Animal Welfare Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in Room 7064. In an effort to help with the catastrophic loss of animal life in Australia due to the wildfires, the club will be making dog toys and designing T-shirts for the upcoming March 18 fundraiser.

The Indian Student Association is hosting India Night on Friday, Feb. 7 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 6110 of the East Building addition. Admission is $4 and the evening will include food, performances and games.

Winter season teams for eSports have been formed, but the following teams are always looking for substitutes and students willing to improve their skills: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, CS:GO, and Rainbow6:Siege. Contact Mr. Barnabee at jbarnabee@d125.org if interested. Also, casual players are always welcome to come to the West Learning Center (Room 7026) after school on Wednesdays from 3:45-6 p.m. to play a variety of games, including Roblox, Minecraft, R6, CSGO, Rocket League, League of Legends, and more.


ATHLETICS

Here is a list of upcoming information meetings for spring sports:

  • Girls badminton: 3:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 in the Recital Hall. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Johnson at grjohnson@d125.org
  • Girls track and field: 3:45-4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in the West Auditorium. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Degen at edegen@d125.org.
  • Boys gymnastics: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 in Health Classroom 2002. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Rogalski at jrogalski@d125.org.
  • Boys tennis: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 in Room 1634. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Stanhope at tstanhope@d125.org.

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out this form. The nomination deadline is March 11. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on March 16.


INTRAMURALS

Open gym opportunities for badminton will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Field House. Each sport will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mr. Wellington at awellington@d125.org.

Open gym baseball is open to all students from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sundays through March 1 in the Field House. Contact Coach Skala at nskala@d125.org for more information.

The IM climbing club has excursions to Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills on six Wednesdays. The climbing dates are Jan. 22 and 29, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, and March 4. The mini-bus will leave parking lot C at 4 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. each time. Students have to register and pay $10 to join. They also need to fill out a waiver to join; the waiver is available in the Student Activities Office. Sign up each week by Wednesday morning and pay $10 for each trip. Contact Mr. Wellington at awellington@d125.org for more information.

Students hoping to throw shot put or discus during the upcoming track season are invited to participate in the “Throws for Track and Field” open gym on Friday mornings from 6-7 a.m. starting Friday, Jan. 24. The other planned dates are Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 and 14. Contact Mr. Wellington at awellington@d125.org for more information.

Open gym volleyball runs from 6-7 a.m. Wednesdays in the Sports Center. Scheduled dates are Jan. 15, 22 and 29, and Feb. 12 and 19 (with possible session on Feb. 26). Contact Mr. Wellington at awellington@d125.org for more information.


COLLEGE/CAREER

All graduating seniors are invited to apply for scholarships through the Stevenson High School Foundation. More than 40 scholarships are available. Click here for more information. The application deadline is Feb. 4.