Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Late Arrival on Thursday

Thursday is a late-arrival day at Stevenson. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Faculty and staff will be involved in staff development and training before school begins.

Students Honored for Developing Healthy Snacks

Students in Stevenson’s Food Preparation course capped their Food Innovations Challenge on Monday by presenting original formulas for protein-rich post-workout snacks to a panel of judges.

For the contest, students demonstrated their knowledge of food science, nutrition and food preparation safety by developing a snack containing a minimum of 10 grams of high-quality protein and a 1.5 protein efficiency ratio. On Monday, the top five teams presented their food products to a panel featuring Joshua Steckler, owners of Push Fitness in Schaumburg, Sodexo Executive Chef Joel Meyers, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sponsor Michelle Backes.

Seniors Annie Reiner, Peter Niedzwiedzki and Makayla Schneider came out on top with their Mountain Bar creation. Seniors Amy Arbus, Jake Lapeire and Matt Kapraun took second with their AstroNut Bar. The two teams have been invited to take their projects to compete with FCCLA at its sectional competition in February.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,004, Libertyville 2,639: At their home house, Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein, the Patriots improved to 4-0 in match play. Senior and defending state champion Zach Singer led all bowlers with a 670 series and a high game of 279. Junior Lucas Pinkus rolled a 643 series, with a top effort of 224. Stevenson’s other competitors were seniors Jake Kozak (577, 202), Gabe Gordon (562, 235) and Josh Singer (552, 214). The Pats were consistent from start to finish, posting team games of 990, 1,039 and 975.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 61, Waukegan 22: Ten players scored as the Patriots (4-2) rolled in their North Suburban Conference opener in the Sports Center. Senior Madison Wicklund led all scorers with 14 points, and classmate Ashley Richardson added 11. Junior Gina Shanley contributed eight points while fellow juniors Julia Osuch and Klaire Steffens chipped in with seven apiece. SHS was never challenged, taking a 26-6 lead after one quarter and entering halftime with a 40-10 advantage.

Hjorth Named New Head Football Coach

Stevenson’s assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator, Josh Hjorth, has been named the fourth head coach in school history. He replaces Bill McNamara, who stepped down as head coach earlier this month after compiling a 67-16 record in seven seasons. Hjorth (pronounced Jorth), who called the opportunity “a dream come true,” has been a member of Stevenson’s varsity football staff since 2007. The Patriots have compiled a 87-27 record during his tenure, qualifying for the state playoffs each year and winning the Illinois High School Association Class 8A championship in 2014 with a 14-0 mark. SHS also has captured seven North Suburban Conference titles in his 11 seasons at the school. Click here to read more.

Fall Sports Surveys for Students, Parents

The Athletics Division invites all students who participated in fall sports, and their parents, to fill out a brief online survey about their experience. The survey deadline is December 31. Here are links to the surveys: Students | Parents


Free the Children Club Benefit at Chipotle Today

The Free the Children Club is having a benefit night at the Lincolnshire Chipotle from 5-9 p.m. today. Half of all proceeds will go to the club, which seeks social change on a global scale.

Last Chance to Have Your Yearbook Picture Taken

Any student who has not had his or her yearbook picture taken, but would like to, must have it taken by Wednesday, December 7. To have your picture taken, make an appointment with Visual Image Photography’s Wheeling studio by calling 847-499-9300.

Sign Up to Become an Alternative PE Leader

If you are interested in becoming an alternative PE leader for the 2017-18 school year,  please fill out this application by Monday, January 9. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Sommers at

Mr. SHS Application Window Opens Friday

Applications for the annual Mr. SHS contest will open on Friday. Senior guys can look for the application on the Senior Class Board’s social media channels. Applications will be open through Friday, December 16.

Submit Your Design for the new Fine Arts T-Shirt

All students are invited to compete in the Fine Arts T-shirt Logo Design Contest. Your logo must be submitted by Friday. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. Click here for details.

Anthem Singers Needed for Boys Swim Meets

Do you ever dream of singing the national anthem to kick off a sporting event? The boys swimming and diving team has several meets with this opportunity. If you, a pair or a group are interested in auditioning, please contact Mr. Lillydahl in Room 2514 or email for information.

Madrigal Singers Audition Information Available

The Choral Department will hold auditions for the Madrigal Singers (a capella choir) on Thursday, January 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Singer at


The Ski and Snowboard Club parent meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Please be sure to attend. If you have any questions contact Mr. Wellington or Mr. Johannsen.

Teams are forming now for IM Basketball and IM Coed Volleyball. Don’t forget that team packets are due December 5-7 in the Student Activities Office. Contact Mr. Wellington if you have questions.


The Relay for Life Club meets after school today in Room 1708.

The Cultural Cuisine Club will meet after school Wednesday, December 7 in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). The meeting will end around 5:30.


Seniors can now pick up applications for the General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship, which is part of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution North Shore Chapter. Applicants must plan to major in American History and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Interested students must complete both the Illinois DAR Financial Need Form along with the application and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Application materials can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

The University of Dayton offers a Leadership Service Scholarship for students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. Applications can be picked up in the College Career Center and must be returned by Thursday, December 8.

Applications are available for Stetson University’s J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that pays expenses for four years for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 weighted GPA, an ACT composite score of at least 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math), and demonstrated outstanding leadership in high school or the community. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be returned by Thursday, December 8.


The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (


Beat the winter doldrums by supporting SHS Baseball! Tickets are now on sale for the third annual SHS Baseball Trivia Night on Friday, January 27, at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, fantastic trivia, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each or $500 per table for a group. The first 50 people who purchase tickets have a chance at winning gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks and Visa, among others. Proceeds help SHS baseball play teams from around the country during Spring Break so they’re ready to compete in conference play when the season starts. Click here to purchase tickets.

If you’re on a Patriot sports team and haven’t attended a required 30-minute Student-Athlete Meeting yet, your next chance is Thursday from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. (Thursday is a late arrival day). Any fall or winter athlete who has not attended a meeting yet should be there, as well as any potential spring athlete. Attendance will be taken, so make sure you bring your student ID.


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