Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Model UN Students Win Awards at Chicago Conference

Six students won awards at last weekend’s 11th annual Chicago International Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.

The conference had interconnected committees in which the students simulated decision-making bodies globally both in the present day and in 1983. Most SHS students represented Algeria, Botswana or Chile in the United Nations committee, while others represented a specific individual.

Pawan Sajnani earned Best Delegate honors and Delegate’s Choice Award for his representation of the Minister of Information in the 1983 Iraq Cabinet. Nuha Hamid earned Best Delegate honors for her representation of Algeria in the 1983 International Court of Justice. Two other students received Outstanding Delegate honors: Aileen Acuna (Algeria in the League of Arab States) and Erin Knapton (Secretary of Defense in the 1983 United States Cabinet). Mariel Boden and Sush Subramanian received an Honorable Mention award for their joint representation of Botswana in the present-day Economic and Social Committee.

About 1,200 students took part in the four-day event at the Hilton Chicago. Stevenson brought 28 students.

Baroque Ensemble Concert Tonight; Choral Concert Thursday

The Fine Arts Division wraps up a busy month of performances and exhibitions over the next two days. The Winter ArtFest concludes today, and tonight, the Baroque Ensemble will perform at 7 o’clock in the Recital Hall. On Thursday, the Stevenson choirs will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission to all the events is free.

Electronics Recycling Option Cut Short for SHS, Community

Stevenson and District 125 residents will not be able to recycle electronic items through the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County after Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. SWALCO has told area municipalities that it is suspending electronics recycling services because the cost exceeds the return. The electronics recycling program started in 1999, and Stevenson has contributed countless items over the years.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Libertyville 0: At Lakeside Lanes, the Patriots improved to 10-0 with another record-setting performance. SHS had a three-game series pin total of 3,158, which is the eighth-best in school history. Stevenson was led by Josh Singer with games of 234, 233 and 213 for a 680 series. Matt Poetker rolled games of 248, 225 and 205 for a 678 series. Michael Aranyi shot 231 and 213 with a 634 series, and Richy Zenner added games of 223 and 220 for a 618 series. This is the fourth time in the past month the team has recorded a three-game series that stands among the 10 best in program history.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 56, Zion-Benton 45: Taylor Buford scored a game-high 21 points as the visiting Patriots improved to 10-0 on the season, and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Sophia Way added 12 points and Ashley Richardson contributed 10. – News-Sun, Daily Herald

Stanhope Named Girls Tennis Coach of the Year

Tom Stanhope, who guided the girls tennis team to a second-place finish at the state tournament in October, has been chosen as the 2014 Girls Tennis Coach of the Year by the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association. Stanhope’s squad went 18-0 in dual meets this year and won its fourth consecutive sectional championship. In addition, Stanhope coached the state’s doubles champion for the second straight year. Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey won the IHSA doubles crown in October; Kendall Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven captured the title in 2013. (Stanhope also is the head boys tennis coach at SHS, and he had the state doubles champion in 2014, too.) In his five seasons leading the girls program, Stanhope has won four sectional titles, has placed second and third at the state tournament, and has a 75-13 dual-meet record. Stanhope will be honored during the IHSTCA awards ceremony January 23 in Aurora.

Patriettes Claim Awards at Waubonsie Valley and at Home

The Patriettes took part in back-to-back invitationals last weekend. At Waubonsie Valley on Saturday, the varsity finished first in the Lyrical division and 10th in Jazz, while the junior varsity took first in Lyrical and was fifth in Kick. Sunday brought the Patriot Challenge at Stevenson, and all three levels of Patriettes had top-10 showings. The varsity was second in Lyrical and 10th in Jazz out of 29 teams. The JV was third in Lyrical and fourth in Kick, and the freshmen were sixth in Lyrical and 10th in Kick. The JV and freshman teams competed in the 14-team JV competition.

Girls Basketball Team Meeting Coach’s Hopes Thus Far

Coming into the season, girls basketball coach Tom Dineen thought his squad had the opportunity to be the best he’s led in six seasons at SHS. So far, his thinking has been vindicated. The Patriots improved to 10-0 with a win over Zion-Benton Tuesday night. Dineen talked with the Chicago Tribune prior to the win about his team’s performance this season.


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.

Come Visit Winter ArtFest Today

Winter ArtFest 2014 ends today! Stop by the Upper Forum and Room 2104 in the West Building between periods 1-7 to see works by every first semester art student. 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: 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

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.

Become a PE Leader

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

Become an Alternative PE Leader

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


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 today after school in Room 7018.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today 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

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.


Warren Township school board calls for member’s resignation

Illinois to get second-largest preschool grant from federal government

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Lombard District 44 hires new superintendent

University of Illinois trustee Strobel to step down in January


John Hopkins University mistakenly says “yes” to hundreds of rejected applicants

25 colleges to accept nontraditional students’ online course credits

New University of Texas center will seek to curb troubling behavior by athletes

NYC teens dupe magazine; claimed to have made $72M in stock market


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