Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Building Getting New Fire Alarm System This Summer

The new state-of-the-art fire alarm system that will be installed in the West Building this summer is the same as one put in recently at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library Center. A library spokeswoman told Pioneer Press that engineers are pleased with the Siemens FireFinder XLS, which detects fires and notifies occupants in less than three seconds. The new digital system will be replacing an analog-based amalgamation cobbled together over the past five decades.

Kathy From the “Eric and Kathy Show” Coming to SHS Sunday

Chicago radio personality Kathy Hart from the “Eric and Kathy Show” on 101.9 The Mix will talk about her life behind and away from the microphone during an appearance at Stevenson this weekend. “The Mix: My Life In and Out of Radio” will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Room 2104 of the West Building. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at

Two Earn Honors at Glenbrook North Speech Tournament

Senior Kayla Guo earned sixth place in Special Occasion Speaking, and sophomore Serena Goldberg was a finalist in the “next-in” round of Extemporaneous Speaking, at last weekend’s Glenbrook North speech tournament.

First Semester Honor Rolls Announced

Honor rolls for first semester were announced Tuesday. Click here to see them.

Incoming Freshman Dance Placements Next Week

Incoming freshmen with dance experience who hope to be placed in Dance 2, Dance 3 or Dance 4 for 2015-16 are expected to attend placement assessments on Wednesday and Thursday, February 11-12. Attendance is required both days. Assessments run from 4:15-7:30 p.m. each day, with check-in beginning at 4. Students should use the Sports Center entrance and report to Dance Studio 2010. To sign up and for details, click here.



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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 69, Lake Zurich 47: Jalen Brunson scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 6 assists, and Connor Cashaw added 17 points and 11 rebounds as the host Patriots (18-2, 8-0) shook off some rustiness after a 10-day layoff. The Bears (19-7, 4-6) opened the game with a three-point play, but SHS countered with a 12-0 run and never looked back. Justin Smith had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks for Stevenson, which led 35-18 at halftime. Matt Johnson contributed 7 points. – Daily Herald ($), Pioneer Press

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 64, Libertyville 45: Sophia Way scored a season-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Taylor Buford broke the 1,000 career-point barrier, as the visiting Patriots (24-3, 11-0) won their sixth consecutive game. Buford had 14 points, and Ashley Richardson added 13. Libertyville fell to 14-9, 6-4. – Daily Herald ($)


Lapping Stepping Down as Boys Bowling Coach

Barry Lapping, who led the Patriot boys bowling team to its first-ever state appearance this season, told the Pioneer Press that he is stepping down after 10 seasons. Whomever takes over will inherit a squad that returns five of the eight bowlers who participated in the state tournament.

Chen Earns All-State Hockey Honors for Second Straight Year

Richard Chen, a senior defenseman for the Patriot ice hockey team, has been named to the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois All-State Team for the second straight year. He will play in the AHAI All-State Game on Monday at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The boys’ game begins at 8:35 p.m. Admission is free. In Stevenson’s first 40 game this year, Chen has seven goals and 14 assists.

2014 Alum Part of Junior League Hockey Trade

United States Hockey League player Sam Saliba (Class of 2014) was traded by the Sioux City Musketeers to the Green Bay Gamblers on Monday. Saliba, a forward in his second season in the USHL, had 11 goals and 15 assists in 67 games with Sioux City. The USHL is the top junior hockey league in the country. Another SHS alum, Nick Olczyk, is a member of the Chicago Steel. He was traded to Chicago by the Waterloo Blackhawks in early January.



50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting has been rescheduled to 3:45 p.m. today 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

Mandatory SPARK Meeting for Students

Students interested in being part of the SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) program this summer must attend an informational meeting during their lunch period on Friday in Room 2104. SPARK provides summer internships for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) research. Click here for details.

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

Freshman Class Board continues its “Misters vs. Sisters” change drive this Friday 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 13. All students are invited to participate.

Find Out About Science Opportunities Available for Students

For information on upcoming science events, contests, career exploration, awards and scholarships outside of SHS for students, please visit the science web page and click on the “Student Opportunities” link to the right.

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

Patriot Nation, Got News?

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, photos, videos, and more with us. Tag us using #shareSHS across all social channels, or email us at and get social at Stevenson. Big or small, we want it all. You just might see your news in the spotlight.


The boys lacrosse information meeting (for all levels) will be held at 3:30 today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, contact Coach Vignocchi at

There will be an informational meeting for boys gymnastics at 3:30 today in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Liva at or Coach Farina at

Boys tennis will have its preseason meeting after school Wednesday, February 11 in Room 1634. All players trying out are expected to attend.

Baseball informational meetings will be held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 11. Varsity will meet in Room 2628. (Contact Coach Mazzuca at if you are unable to attend.) Sophomores will meet in the West Auditorium. (Contact Coach Hodge at if you cannot attend.) Freshmen will meet in Room 2113. (Contact Coach Block at if you can’t make it.)


The new Philosophy Club will hold an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at

The next Breakfast with Books meeting is at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in Room 1313. Contact Mrs. Dettling in the ILC if you have questions.


Interested in a summer internship or career camp this summer? Visit the Summer Career Learning Opportunities page to see the long list of options.

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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