Wednesday, February 10, 2016


AP Exam Registration Underway

Registration has begun for the annual Advanced Placement exams in May. The exams will be given the weeks of May 2-6 and 9-13. Students may register for exams at the $92 per exam rate until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 7. After that time, a $25 late fee per exam will be assessed. No registrations will be accepted after 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. To register, and for more information, visit

Healthier Cafeteria Food Plan Catches Attention

Stevenson’s plan to incorporate healthier eating options into its cafeterias this fall is the subject of an article today in the Daily Herald (registration required). The school will be the first high school in the nation to adopt the “Mindful” program offered by its food-service provider, Sodexo, which is in use at several of the company’s collegiate and corporate clients. The Mindful menu features foods prepared with low-fat cooking methods, and using fresh herbs and spices in place of salt and sugar.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: Mikaela Webb qualified for the state tournament for the second straight year, earning berths in the all-around competition and in uneven parallel bars. Webb finished third on bars (9.30) and fourth in the all-around (36.750). Last year, Webb made state in the all-around, bars and vault. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+)

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 52, Lake Zurich 40: The Patriots (18-6, 8-2) clinched a share of the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title and avenged a December loss to the host Bears (18-8, 6-4). SHS can win its fourth straight division championship outright with a win Friday night at Zion-Benton. Stevenson led 44-38 entering the fourth quarter, then held Lake Zurich to two points in the final period. Justin Smith led the Pats with 16 points, and also had four rebounds and three assists. Ryuji Aoki poured in 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, and added a steal. Rodney Herenton tallied 11 points and dished out three assists. – Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (+)

Three Cheerleaders Named to All-Conference Team

Three members of the varsity cheerleading squad have been selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Competitive Cheerleading Team: Seniors Anna Ferrigan, Elianna Miller and Grace Robinson.

JV Boys Swim Team Wins Prairie-Lake Invite

The junior varsity boys swimming and diving won the Prairie Lake Invitational in dominant fashion Saturday, capturing the top two spots in every event and breaking several JV records. Kurt Holzer, Dan Lertsinsongserm, Beno Maya and Jacob Rosenkranz opened the meet with a record-setting time of 1:41.88 in the 200 medley relay, eclipsing the previous mark set in 2013. Rosenkranz also broke a 13-year-old record in the 50 free with his winning time of 22.53, and was part of the 200 free relay unit with Michael Lee, Collin Kapecki and Andrew Shashin whose time of 1:30.75, topped the previous best set in 2010. Lertsinsongserm won two individual events, the 200 IM (2:11.42) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.61). Other individual victories came from Daniel Mikrut in the 200 free (1:52.55), Maya in the 100 butterfly (56.51), Shashin in the 100 free (49.25), Spencer Guercio in the 500 free (5:17.60) and Holzer in the 100 backstroke (57.09). The 400 free relay team of Holzer, Kapecki, Shashin and Matthew Bauwens also took top honors (3:21.98).


#SHSOdyssey 2016 Instagram Contest

Odyssey 2016 ends, and we’re asking for your help to capture the moment and share #SHSOdyssey. It’s easy! Turn your iPad around and snap a picture/video of your Odyssey experience and share it on Instagram. Tag us @stevensonhs, add a caption and the hashtag #SHSOdyssey. You could win free SHS fan gear or a gift card to Jazzman’s. This contest is open to all SHS Odyssey 2016 participants. Be sure to follow the community guidelines on Instagram and our school social media guidelines.

Voter Registration Deadline Next Wednesday

Wednesday, February 16 is the voter registration deadline for students who want to cast a ballot in the general election this fall. Eligible voters are anyone who is a U.S. citizen and who will turn 18 by November 8. Voter registration is available at the School Store, in the ILC, or with the following teachers: Peter Anderson, Andrew Conneen, Justin Fisk, Dan Larsen, Michelle Stone, Sandra Wright, Dave Hess and Sara Gutierrez. Newly registered voters can check their status at the Lake County Clerk’s website.

Dance Class Placement for Those Not Currently in Dance

Students with dance experience who are not currently enrolled in a dance class, and would like to be placed in a level higher than Dance 1 for next school year, need to attend a dance placement on Thursday. Students may attend placements at one of the following times: 7-7:50 a.m., during lunch periods (there will be time to eat after the assessment), or 3:30-4:15 p.m. Placements will be in Room 2112. Click here for more details.

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 current ID.

2016 Yearbook Orders Due By Friday

Friday is the last day to order your 2016 Ambassador yearbook online. Don’t let your memories of this year fade away. Click here to order your yearbook today.

Trivia Night on Friday to Benefit South Sudan

Stevenson’s Interact Club and Geography Club are partnering together to host their first-ever Trivia Night on Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 7096 of the East Building. The event will feature a Kahoot-style trivia game with teams of five. Admission is $5, and pizza, water and snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit CARE, an organization that provides clean drinking water and food for citizens in the South Sudan.

AP Art Portfolios Due By Friday

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option) and AP 3D for next school year, please remember that your artwork portfolio is due by Friday in the East Art Office (Room 6080). The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher or contact Mrs. Hyken at

Watch the TED 2016 Conference Live at Vernon Area Library

The official TED 2016 Conference takes place in Vancouver on Tuesday, and you can watch it live at the Vernon Area Public Library. Stop by the library to watch the simulcast with other TED enthusiasts. They’ll be showing the most exciting talks from TED 2016: Dream, plus the library will provide food for thought and inspiration. Registration is required, but the program is free and open to all. To register, or find event details, visit:


Juniors interested in decorating for Winterfest are invited to a Junior Class Board meeting on Thursday in Room 2004 from 3:40-5 p.m. New members are always welcome!


The College of Lake County Engineering Transfer Department will be holding several information sessions for prospective students and their parents interested in attending CLC for the first two years of a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, and will be followed by Q&A. The presentations will include information about the Engineering Transfer curriculum, the UIUC Engineering Pathways program (guaranteed admission to UIUC Engineering), the NSF Scholarship program, Engineering Club, and more. The dates and times are: Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m. on the Grayslake campus, Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. at the Waukegan campus, and Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. on the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills.


Applications are now being accepted for the Fermilab TARGET science and engineering program. This is a highly competitive, paid, summer internship program for sophomores and juniors. The application deadline is February 26. For an application and more information, click here. Explore more summer career camps and options by visiting the Career Exploration Website summer opportunities page. Find us on Facebook. Stay informed on all the latest college and career information and be aware of upcoming events.

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at


Girls badminton will have an informational meeting today in Room 2104 at 3:45. Please attend if at all possible. If you are unable to attend, please contact Coach Edstrom at or 847-415-4416, or Coach Johnson at or 847-415-4589.

There will be an informational meeting for boys baseball on Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. in the following locations: Varsity, Room 6050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Block at; sophomores, Room 7050 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Sorkin at; and freshmen, Room 7066 (if you cannot attend, contact Coach Smith at

The girls softball team will have an informational meeting on Tuesday in the Recital Hall. Meeting times are 7:30-8 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. You only need to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Vikartofsky at

The informational meeting for boys track and field will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Field House. Practice will begin immediately after the meeting, so come prepared to practice. All paperwork must be turned in to the Athletic Office before the meeting.

The informational meeting for boys tennis is Wednesday, February 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1628. If you cannot attend or have questions, please contact Coach Stanhope at



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