Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIT Wins Second National Award for 2014 Edition

The 2014 edition of the WIT, Stevenson’s student literary magazine, has earned its second award, achieving the All-American status with four marks of distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association. The All-American level is the highest honor awarded by the NSPA.

Magazines win the All-American distinction by scoring exceptionally high in all categories, and by being noted for marks of distinction in at least four of five possible categories.

The WIT had marks of distinction in four categories: writing and editing; photography, art, graphics and typography; layout; and concept. The 2014 editors included 2014 graduate Joanne Jun and current seniors Kathryn Roach and Noelle Lee.

School Closed Today Due to Cold Weather

Stevenson is among the more than 125 school districts in the Chicago area that canceled classes for today due to the extremely cold weather. All after-school activities for today also are canceled.

Alum Part of Campaign to Talk Warren into Presidential Race

Ilya Sheyman, a 2004 graduate of Stevenson, is one of the leaders in a movement to persuade Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to enter the 2016 presidential race. Sheyman, executive director of Political Action, visited Iowa last month to push the case for Warren. Sheyman ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in the 10th Congressional District race in 2012.



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Tuesday’s Varsity Results


Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Lake Zurich 0: Zach Singer rolled the first perfect 300 game in school history, and also set a new standard for three-game series, as the Patriots (12-0) clinched their second consecutive Northern Illinois Boys Bowling Conference championship. Singer also shot games of 234 and 233 for a 757 series, four pins better than the previous mark set by Paul Ritt. The previous best game was a 290 by Richy Zenner. Josh Singer rolled a 276 and added a pair of 203’s for a 682 series. Matt Poetker had a 657 series, with games of 237, 224 and 196. Zenner added a 223 game and Michael Aranyi had a 200 game. SHS had an overall pin total of 3,209 for the three games at Lakeside Lanes, a 214 average, the fourth-best effort in school history.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 71, Lake Zurich 41: Jalen Brunson scored a game-high 24 points and Connor Cashaw added 21 as the visiting Patriots (13-1, 4-0) blitzed the Bears (12-3, 2-3) and ended their five-game winning streak. Brunson added four assists and four rebounds, and had electrified the crowd with back-to-back one-handed dunks in the third quarter. Matt Johnson scored 9 points on a trio of 3-pointers and also took a pair of charges. Lake Zurich scored the first basket of the game for its only lead. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald



Friday Deadline to Register for February ACT at SHS

The ACT exam will be administered at Stevenson on February 7. Students wishing to take the exam must register by Friday. To register for the ACT, go to

Looking for Stress Relief? Head to the Student Lounge

Stressed? Come take a break and de stress in the student lounge. There are different things each day, so come visit and pop some bubble wrap, get some mints to refresh your brain, make a stress ball, or enjoy some free hot chocolate.

Return Overdue Books, Pay Fines to the ILC ASAP

Please return all overdue library books and pay any overdue fines to the ILC before the end of the semester. As of January 20, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

ILC Hours During Finals Week

The ILC will be open during these hours next week: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Testing Center Hours, Policies During Finals

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Day 1 (Tuesday) and Day 3 (Thursday) of finals, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Day 2 (Wednesday). Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can be taken only during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that it has been rescheduled.

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam last fall can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their ID.

Buy Tickets for the S-Factor

The Kiva Club will hold its annual S-Factor student singing competition at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for $5 at Tickets will be $7 at the door.

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. We’re beginning to match SHS host families with our Danish visitors, so turn in your application as soon as possible if your family is interested. The Danes will be here February 7-11. The Germans will visit April 12-24.

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 Friday.

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 Friday.


The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 Thursday 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!

Want to improve your performance on your finals? Want better techniques to help you remember anything from grocery lists to people’s names? Join us on Thursday in Room 2612 for Psychology Club’s meeting about techniques to improve memory.

Freshman Class Board: Our next meeting is Thursday after school in Room 2119. New members are welcome.

Chess Club meets Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 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.


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