Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Failure Leads to Online, TV Success for Alums

A popular YouTube channel created by SHS alums Jonathan Skogmo (Class of 2001) and Josh Entman (2002) has spawned a new television show on Fox. “World’s Funniest Fails,” which airs at 7 p.m. on Friday nights, is based on their YouTube channel FailArmy. The channel features videos of funny pranks and mishaps. The TV show follows the same format, with a panel of comedians weighing in. Skogmo and Entman spoke recently with Pioneer Press about the show and their Los Angeles-based company, Jukin Media, which has 75 employees, and offices in New York and (later this year) London.

Alum Helping SHS Teacher Develop App

Sonia Doshi, a 2012 Stevenson graduate, is helping to develop an app for one of her former teachers. Doshi is working with Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher Greg Sherwin to develop iScore5, a game app to help students study for the end-of-year AP exam. The app is scheduled to launch March 1. Doshi and a classmate at the University of Michigan, which she currently attends, are providing the technological expertise, while Sherwin and two out-of-state colleagues are providing content. Doshi’s involvement occurred after she visited her alma mater recently and had a conversation with Sherwin, whom she knew from her involvement with the Indian Student Association.



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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 73, Zion-Benton 46: Taylor Buford returned after missing six games with a sprained ankle and scored 19 points to lead the visiting Patriots (21-3, 9-0) a step closer to the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship. Stevenson, which has three division games remaining, can clinch a tie for the title by beating Mundelein in the Sports Center on Friday. Sophia Way scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers, and eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark. Janine Fajardo added 11 points and Ashley Richardson had 9. After a closely contested first half that saw SHS enter halftime with a 7-point lead, the Patriots broke the game open in the third quarter by outscoring the Zee-Bees, 23-11. Stevenson hit nine 3-pointers on the night. – Daily Herald ($), News-Sun

McDonald’s All-American Selection Show Today

Jalen Brunson will find out today if he will be selected to the McDonald’s All-America Game, the country’s premier prep all-star basketball showcase. ESPNU will carry the McDonald’s All-American selection show at 5 p.m.

Cheerleaders Revel in Return to Top of Conference

The News-Sun talked with head cheerleading coach Jessie Murphy, whose squad on Sunday won its first North Suburban Conference championship since earning three straight titles from 2009-11.



PPA Bake Sale Today

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

Senior Class Party Price Going Up This Weekend

Seniors: The cost of attending the Senior Class Party will be going up Sunday. Save money by signing up now! The permission form is available for download at Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3 aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan. Don’t wait too long! Spots are going fast and the trip will sell out.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. During this time, Colorsmith Studio will present the revised design based on the previous feedback. SHS and Colorsmith Studio will host field trips, artist talks, and a gallery exhibit during the upcoming months to share this experience with the student body. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at

Bring Your Coins for the “Misters vs. Sisters” Change Drive

Freshman Class Board is holding a “Misters vs. Sisters” change drive on the next three Fridays to collect money for three worthy organizations: the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children, and Kay’s Animal Shelter. Change will be collected during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons this Friday, plus February 6 and 13. All students are invited to participate.

Families Needed to Host Visiting German Students

If you’re interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany from April 12-24, applications are still being accepted. Applications are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414. For more information, contact Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or

ILC Hiring Student Aides; Paid Position

The ILC is hiring student aides for most periods throughout the school day. This is a paid position! You must have either a free period or a study hall to be eligible. Please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC to apply.

Village of Lincolnshire Seeks Your Feedback

The Village of Lincolnshire wants to hear from Stevenson High School students regarding their impression of Lincolnshire. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey at The village will use the results of the survey to make further improvements. Student responses will be kept anonymous. The survey closes on Friday.

Yearbook Seeks Senior Selfies

Are you a senior running out of time to leave your mark on this school, but you’re already too busy with homework, clubs, sports, family, free time, etc.? Then say no more! Ambassador Yearbook is looking for seniors to submit their selfies for the 50th anniversary edition of the yearbook. Submit your silliest, prettiest and most photogenic selfie, and leave your mark as a Stevenson student. Submit your selfie to


Any interested girls who would like to go out for the girls water polo team this spring, please attend the informational meeting at 3:45 today in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at


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.


The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will meet after school today to begin planning its Spring/Summer edition. We will meet in the Clothing Lab, Room 1612, at 3:30. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!

Students interested in creating artwork for the Fine Arts posters can attend the Poster Design Club Meeting at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 6008. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Grice at

Freshman Class Board: Our next meeting is Thursday after school in the College/Career Center (Room 1123). New members are welcome!

Sophomore Class Board meets after school Thursday in Room 2004.

The Best Buddies club is having a fundraiser at Go Roma in Lincolnshire on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat in or carry out, and a portion of the sale will go to Best Buddies. Make sure to bring this flyer with you or mention Best Buddies when you order.



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Burlington District 301 changes schedules for all of its schools

U-46 board candidate apologizes for offensive Facebook post (DH – $)

Cupich: Catholic schools challenged by changing society, financial pressure


Obama drops proposal to tax 529 college savings plans

Governor proposes 13% cut to University of Wisconsin system

Debunking one myth about the academic caliber of U.S. school teachers

Bid to hold teacher colleges accountable stirs debate over race

Rural communities struggle to provide after-school programs

Massachusetts teacher has great seat for Super Bowl as Patriots cheerleader


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