Thursday, November 6, 2014

Teacher, Alum to Receive Heart of the Community Awards

Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher Greg Sherwin and 2012 alumnus Alex Sheck will be among those honored at the 2014 Heart of the Community Awards Gala Saturday night at the Arboretum Club, 401 W. Half Day Road, in Buffalo Grove. The event, sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Buffalo Grove Bank and Trust, honors individuals and businesses for their dedication and service to the Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire communities. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. To order tickets, call 847-541-7799. Click here for more information about Sherwin and Sheck.

Stevenson on Fox News Chicago Morning Show

Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey appeared on Fox News Chicago’s “Good Day Chicago” this morning to talk about Stevenson’s No. 2 ranking among the country’s public high schools by Watch the video


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Oh Prepares for State Cross Country Final

Senior Sammy Oh will run his final cross country race on Saturday in a place where all harriers hope to end their prep careers: At the Illinois High School Association state finals in Peoria. Oh will take part in the IHSA’s 69th annual boys state meet at Detweiller Park, seeking to become the first Patriot boys medalist since Kevin Wood placed 19th in 2010. The Class 3A boys final is the last race of the day, and is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Hockey Coach Talks About Young Varsity Squad

Head boys ice hockey coach Jim Wood talked about the relative youth of this year’s team, and assessed their progress, in this video interview with the Scholastic Hockey League.


Students Invited to Be Part of Stained Glass Committee

As part of Stevenson’s 50th anniversary, numerous parent and student organizations have commissioned an artist to create a large stained glass window above the Sports Center entrance. Any SHS students who are interested in being part of the committee to review the proposals, in being a member of the design/hiring committees, and attending weekend field trips to the stained glass studio, please complete this survey. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at

Online Ticket Sales for “Cabaret” Underway

Tickets for the fall musical, “Cabaret,” are available online through the SHS Web Store. Tickets are $10 each. “Cabaret” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 14-15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 16.

What’s On Your Mind? Submit to the Half-Wit

Freshmen and sophomores: Got clever essays, narratives, and brilliant DBQs weighing your backpack down? Get the weight off your shoulders! Get those ideas off your mind! Submit to the Half-Wit! Submit any and all short stories, poems, plays, songs lyrics, and essays to the Half-Wit and you could become the next great writer. Send all submissions to along with your name and ID number.

Turn in Senior Party Permission Forms to Superstore

Seniors: Come sail away! Don’t forget to turn in your permission form for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey. Forms are available for download at The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. Permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.


The informational meeting for IM Basketball League and IM Volleyball League will be held at 3:45 next Wednesday in Room 2113. This is a combined meeting for both leagues. For more information visit the IM page at


Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.


Chinese Club is having a cooking event after school Friday. They will be making and eating “Hot Pot” in the Foods Lab — Room 1406 — from 3:30 to 5:30. The cost is five dollars per person.

Are you passionate about environmental, social, and economic sustainability? Do you want an opportunity to earn some service hours? Do you want free food? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then come join the Sustainability Council! Last spring, Green Team and SAVE came together to participate in the green initiative of renewing Stevenson’s LEED Gold certification. Now they have merged to make one club that would include the work days of SAVE and the school/community green initiatives of Green Team. Green Team + SAVE= Sustainability Council! The Sustainability Council meets every Monday from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in Room 2430. Come join us! For more information, contact sponsor Sarah LaFrancis in Gold Student Services or at

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC.

Sophomore Class Board will meet today after school in Room 1500.

Freshman Class Board meets today after school in Room 2119. New members are welcome. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours.

Pass on the Beat meets today after school in the Band Room.

Life is tough. Law Club is the answer. Join us at 3:45 today in Room 7054. #LawClub

Chess Club meets today in Room 7022 from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Table Tennis meets today in the Lower East Commons from 3:30-6:30.

Looking to earn some volunteering hours? Want a free breakfast? Join us! Interact Club will be meeting next Wednesday morning from 7:20-7:50 in Room 2115-2117 (behind the lecture halls). We will share several exciting volunteering opportunities available in the next few months. This is a great way to earn volunteer hours and make new friends! New members are always welcome … and you can have bagels and cream cheese for breakfast! Contact the sponsor, Ms. Smith, via email with questions:


Flu shuts down Lyons elementary school

Mundelein High School board decides to put golf course up for sale

Downstate school cancels classes after two students killed in crash

Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel

LaGrange-area schools seek to sever ties to tainted township treasurer’s office

District 214 wants to collect 100K items for food pantry as part of centennial celebration

Ex-substitute teacher must stay in home pending child porn case

Teens suspected in Bradley University incidents

Career program for Champaign-area high schoolers on the way


Study: Not all college work boosts future earnings

Teachers unions spent $60M on mid-term elections

Tennessee teachers organize against state-run school district

Emory University suspends frat activities after rape allegation

West Virginia University freshman becomes nation’s youngest lawmaker


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