Monday, November 17, 2014

Social Studies Faculty to Give Presentations in Boston

Eleven members of the Social Studies Division faculty will be giving presentations at the 94th National Council for Social Studies annual conference in Boston Thursday through Sunday. Presenters and their topics include:

  • “Psychology Peer Evaluation” by Jenna Breuer, Nancy Fenton, Laura Brandt, Stephanie Levenbrook and Laurie Feinzimer;
  • “Improving Literacy Skills for All Students in the Government Classroom” by Michelle Stone and Maureen Rubenstein;
  •  “Civic Education in Sociology through Service Learning and Action Research” and “Reading/Writing for High School Sociology in the Classroom to Engage Critical and Creative Thinking” by Chris Salituro;
  • “Active Citizenship in AP Government” by Andy Conneen and Vanessa Lal;
  • “Civics in Action Reducing the Federal Budget by 2020” for AP Government and AP Macroeconomics by Sandra Wright and Michelle Stone;
  • “US History Formative Assessment: Merging Content and 21st Century Literacy Skills” by Dave Elbaum and Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation Tony Reibel.
  • “Map It Out” by Greg Sherwin and Parisa Watson of Westosha Central High School in Salem, Wisconsin.

School Expecting Visit From 45 Educators in Five States

Forty-five visitors from seven schools or school districts are scheduled to visit Stevenson on Tuesday as part of the monthly site visit program for educators. The visitors will be representing: Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota; Farrington High School in Honolulu, Hawaii and Mililani High School in Mililani, Hawaii; Little Chute Area School District in Little Chute, Wisconsin and Lomira High School in Lomira, Wisconsin; Taylor Community School in Kokomo, Indiana; and Sesser-Valier High School in Sesser, Illinois.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 8A State Quarterfinal: The Patriots beat New Trier, 38-10, earning a 12th victory for the second time in school history and setting up a state semifinal showdown at 1 p.m. Saturday at Glenbard West. SHS is the top seed in the Class 8A playoffs and the Hilltoppers are No. 2. This will be Stevenson’s second straight semifinal appearance and the fourth in program history. The win was head coach Bill McNamara’s 50th in five seasons at the helm. Against New Trier (10-2), Stevenson started slowly and fell behind 3-0 as the Trevians controlled the action. The Patriot defense took control early in the second quarter. James Mahoney intercepted a pass at the Trevian 33, and four plays later, Cameron Green caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Willie Bourbon as SHS took a 7-3 lead and never looked back. Mahoney had a second interception that also led to a Stevenson score. Overall, the Patriot defense forced five turnovers. Green caught nine passes on the day for 108 yards. Bourbon was 16-of-27 passing for 222 yards and two TDs, and also ran for a score. Jack Joseph carried the ball 13 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Lucas Wax returned a fumble 34 yards for a score in the third quarter. Mike Gambino added an 18-yard field goal. New Trier scored its touchdown with 28 seconds left in the game.  – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots qualified six swimmers for this weekend’s state meet at Evanston Township High School. Leading the way will be Ashlin Ruiz, who will swim in four events. She finished third in the 100-yard butterfly (58.02), fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:06.93), and was a member of two third-place relay teams: the 200 medley with Casey Kirby, Irune Andres and Rachel Song (1:48.55), and the 400 free with Andres, Shayna Salzman and Iza Pelka (3:34.79). Andres tied for second in the 200 individual medley (2:10.42) and Kirby was fourth in the 100 backstroke (58.90). SHS finished third in the team standings with 220.5 points, a half-point behind Barrington. Fremd won top honors with 299.5 points. – Official results | Daily Herald


Stevenson hosted SHS Invitational: The Patriot girls captured the women’s overall team trophy, and had six individual placewinners. Kristen Rehberger finished second in women’s foil while Nicole Strezewski tied for third. Lisa Rosov tied for third in women’s sabre, and Jiyun Yu and Nikita Jhangiani tied for third in women’s epee. Sharon Kim was eighth in women’s foil. On the boys’ side, two Patriots placed in men’s epee: Zimo Zhu tied for third, and James Daigler was eighth.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, Barrington 3


Mandatory Meeting for All Sophomores Today

Sophomores: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period today. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club meeting during the activity period. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school.

FMP Mentor Informational Meetings on Friday

Sophomores and juniors interested in being student mentors in the FMP program during the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend an informational meeting during all lunch periods in the Recital Hall on Friday.

Give Your Feedback on Stained Glass Window Designs

All students are invited to provide feedback on the design proposals for the stained glass window that will be installed over the Sports Center entrance next semester as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. You can stop by the ILC and offer feedback on design proposals through Friday.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Find Out Science Opportunities Available for Students

For information on upcoming science events, contests, career exploration, awards and scholarships outside of SHS for students, please visit the science web page and click on the “Student Opportunities” link to the right.


The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by Friday.


The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at or in the College/Career Center if interested.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

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.


Meteorology Club meets today at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Anime Club meets today in Room 2113 at 3:30. For more information, contact Mrs. Praljak at

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Geography Club meets today after school in Room 7004.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.

Are you passionate about environmental, social, and economic sustainability? Sustainability Council meets today from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in Room 2430. For more information, contact sponsor Sarah LaFrancis in Gold Student Services or at


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