Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Students Earn Honors at History Contest

Stevenson took part in the Northern Illinois History Bowl and Bee at Loyola Academy on Saturday. Several students won awards, and three qualified for April’s National History Bee High School National Championships in Washington, D.C.

In the History Bee part of the tournament, senior Jonathan Mishory placed in the top four in the varsity division, while sophomore Ali Saeed was the junior varsity champion. Freshman Conrad Oberhaus also finished in the JV top 10. All three students qualified for the National History Bee.

In the team-based History Bowl competition, the JV team of Saeed, Oberhaus, sophomore Nathan Cha and freshman Chris Muth finished second.

This was the first time Stevenson has participated in the Northern Illinois History Bowl and Bee.

Stevenson Participates in Hour of Code Campaign

Stevenson participated in the worldwide “Hour of Code” campaign last Tuesday. Forty students and two teachers from St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove came to SHS and worked alongside Computer Science students. The goal of the program is to expose junior high school students to the basic features of programming code, and to encourage them to consider pursuing programming in the future. Stevenson plans to broaden its Hour of Code scope to its consortium schools next year.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Potbelly Lincolnshire

The Stevenson Choral Guild will hold a fundraiser at the Potbelly restaurant in Lincolnshire, 275 Parkway Drive, Suite 317, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Proceeds will benefit the choral program at SHS.

Students Selling Candles at ArtFest Reception Tonight

Anyone coming to the Winter ArtFest public reception tonight (which runs from 6-8 p.m. in Room 2104) is invited to take part in a candle sale being led by the Bright Lights Candle Company, a new non-profit venture started by students in the Stevenson Transition Program. Large candles are $12 and small candles are $8. Money raised from candle sales tonight will be used to purchase materials and supplies for the program.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Lakes 0: Kaitlyn Rudy posted the best game and highest series among all bowlers at Bertrand Bowling Lanes. Rudy had a 245 game, and added games of 192 and 182 for a 619 series. Colleen VanDerMeulen and Sam Szura chipped in with 579 and 578 series, respectively. VanDerMeulen recorded games of 199, 191 and 189, while Szura rolled a 235 along with scores of 182 and 161. Xanthe Coulson added a 202 game as part of her 548 series. SHS outscored Lakes, 2,793-2,111.

Cheer Teams Sweep Patriot Challenge

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution — the cheerleading and competitive dance squads — hosted the Patriot Challenge Invitational on Sunday. An estimated 4,000 people came to campus to watch more than 120 cheer and dance teams perform. The varsity, junior varsity and freshman cheerleading teams all won their divisions. Results for the Patriettes were unavailable.

Three JV Patriettes to Dance at New Year’s Day Bowl Game

Three members of the junior varsity Patriettes will be dancing in the halftime show at the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day in Orlando. Juniors Kate Qualley, Shannon Will and Natasha Kirchens were selected for the honor during a camp last summer at Carthage College. The game will feature Missouri against Minnesota.

Vravick Wins TribLocal Athlete of the Month Vote

Jason Vravick won the voting in the TribLocal December Athlete of the Month contest last week. He is scheduled to be featured in Thursday’s Libertyville/Lake Forest TribLocal.


Come Visit Winter ArtFest Today and Wednesday

Winter ArtFest 2014 opens today in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 in the West Building. ArtFest is open during all periods today, and during periods 1-7 on Wednesday. Also, there will be a public reception for students, parents and friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. Every first semester art student will have work in the show. All students and classes are welcome to attend. Come during your free period or lunch period if you can.

SMARTdesk Advice: Run an iCloud Backup By Friday

Can your SHS iPad be located via iCloud? Check now before the long break! Take a minute to complete these steps:

  • Log into iCloud with your SHS Apple ID on the iPad and turn on “Find My iPad.”
  • On your SHS iPad’s home screen, tap Settings, then tap iCloud. If you’re asked to sign in, enter your SHS Apple ID. Example: abrowns8@students.d125.org with as password of Shs########. If Find My iPad is turned off, tap to turn it on.
  • When you set up Find My iPad, Activation Lock is turned on automatically. Activation Lock makes it harder for anyone to use or sell your iPad if it’s ever lost or stolen.

The SMARTdesk will be closed during Winter Break. You are strongly recommended to run an iCloud backup before Friday. If you need help, visit the SMARTdesk. If you are having a problem, email nhudson@d125.org.

Freshman Band Students: Pick Up Your PE Uniform

Freshman band students: Pick up your PE uniforms for second semester at the Superstore.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark or Germany

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark or Germany next spring! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

Testing Center Closing Early on Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:25 Friday.


Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be hosting a showing of The Dolphin Tale today at 3:45 in Room 2115. Come and relax before break. All are welcome.

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

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.

Join French Club for its annual holiday celebration! Enjoy traditional French holiday treats and a French holiday movie! This Thursday after school in Room 2632.

Write Club meets Wednesday after school in Room 7018.

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

Sophomore Class Board meets Thursday after school in Room 1500 from 3:35-5 p.m.


If you are great with PCs and web-based tools, and want to get paid for working with computers, this opportunity is for you. Local tech company is looking for tech help. Must have solid knowledge of software and hardware. Interested candidate need to provide resume with relevant skills and experience to jobs@zingitmobile.com.

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 dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.


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