Thursday, December 4, 2014

National Publication Features Teacher’s Article

Communication Arts teacher Dr. Stephen Heller was a contributing author to the November issue of English Journal, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Heller wrote an article titled “The End of Innovation” for the issue, which was dedicated to the theme, “The Standards Movement: A Recent History.” In his piece, Heller reflects on the tension that exists between using standardized measures to evaluate student learning, and the natural desire for autonomy in teaching practices.

Two More Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Two more students have earned perfect scores on the ACT exam. Juniors Brian Guth and Emily Leng are the latest to reach a 36 on the test.



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Wednesday’s Varsity Results


Boys Basketball

Stevenson 80, Mundelein 36: Three players scored in double figures as the Patriots (5-0) rolled to the road victory in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. Jalen Brunson had 18 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals, Matt Johnson scored 15 points with five 3-pointers, and Connor Cashaw had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Jordan Newman and Ryuji Aoki each scored 8 points. SHS forced 13 first-half turnovers with its full-court press, and led by as many as 31 before halftime. Mundelein fell to 0-6. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 122.05, Lake Forest 119.9: Elizabeth Shank won the all-around competition with a 34.75 for the host Patriots in their North Suburban Conference opener. She won floor exercise (9.0), uneven bars (8.8) and balance beam (8.2), and was runner-up on vault (8.75). Mikaela Webb won vault (8.8), was second on floor (8.4), and tied for second on beam (7.65). She also was second in the all-around (32.6). – Daily Herald


Pioneer Press Names Dillon Defensive Player of the Year

Senior defensive end Nick Dillon has been named the Pioneer Press Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound senior was a four-year starter for the Patriot football team, and will continue his career at Eastern Michigan University. Dillon was a disruptive force during his senior season, making more than 80 tackles, registering seven sacks and causing two fumbles.

Vravick, Green Join Dillon on All-Area First Team

Several members of Stevenson’s state champion football team have earned All-Area honors from Pioneer Press. Defensive Player of the Year Nick Dillon was joined on the first-team defense by senior linebacker Jason Vravick, a three-year starter who will play for Columbia University. He had more than 120 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a senior. Senior lineman Patrick O’Connell was a second-team selection.

Senior wide receiver Cameron Green, a Northwestern commit who caught 59 passes for 861 yards and 10 touchdowns, was the lone Patriot chosen for the All-Area first-team offense. Senior running back Jack Joseph was named to the second team.

All-Area honorable mention went to quarterback Willie Bourbon, defensive lineman Blake Drazner, wide receiver/linebacker Jimmy Marchese, wide receiver/defensive back Kevin Pearson, and wide receiver Jack Sorenson. All are seniors except for Sorenson, who is a junior.

Schauble Hired as Palatine Boys Swim Coach

John Schauble, who retired as Stevenson’s aquatics director in June, is the new head boys swimming coach at Palatine High School — the position he served in prior to joining SHS in 1990. Over the past quarter century at SHS, Schauble has coached hundreds of swimmers and runners. He served as head boys and girls swim coach from 1990-1996, was assistant girls track coach from 1995-2000, and has been an assistant boys cross country and track coach since 2000, focusing on distance events. He also founded the Patriot Aquatic Club in 1991 and was its head coach for seven years. Although he has focused on coaching runners in recent years, Schauble’s early coaching career focused on swimming. He coached at the college, high school, club and park district levels for 15 years before coming to Stevenson. Daily Herald prep swimming writer Aaron Gabriel offers some reflections on Schauble.



Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at the Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash on Friday. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission.

SHS Burger Challenge Tonight

Don’t miss the seventh SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills tonight. Three burgers created by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be on the menu from 4-9 p.m. The burger that is ordered the most will win the challenge and stay on the restaurant’s menu for a month. Ten percent of proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the March of Dimes. Click here to see which burgers will be on the menu.

Football Team Celebration Friday Morning

Join the celebration for the state champion football team at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Forum. The players and coaches will be announced, and there also will be performances by the SHS Band and members of Spirit Revolution.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Madrigal Singers Auditions Set for Monday

Auditions for the Madrigal Singers will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Monday in the Choir Room (2202). Any interested students are invited to contact Associate Choral Director Kirstin Snelten at for audition information. Questions? Email Ms. Snelten or call her at 847-415-4767.

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

We You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.



IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.



Freshman Class Board meets today after school in Room 2119. FCB is a club that facilitates unity activities for the Class of 2018. It offers the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, learn leadership skills, and earn community service hours. New members are welcome.

Sophomore Class Board will meet today, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets every Thursday after school in the Band Room.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC. Come and participate in one or more of 14 different events that span from humorous to dramatic acting, from prose and poetry to original speech writing, from impromptu and political speeches to radio broadcasts. New members, both experienced and inexperienced, are always welcome! Be a part of a friendly team where you’ll have fun and learn life-long, valuable communication skills!

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

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

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

Interactive Gamers Club will be learning how to play a brand new game after school Friday in Room 1500 — Dicemasters! If you’re a fan of X-Men or the Avengers, come by and learn how to play! Cost is $5, and you’ll receive a two-player starter set to take home!



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.

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.

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.



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