Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Junior Wins Academic Integrity Poster Contest

Junior Kenneth Lu is the winner of the school-wide poster contest promoting academic honesty values education. Lu won for his poster entitled “Bravery is standing up in the face of fear,” which displays a student wielding a pencil as a sword against a book-turned-beast. He will receive a $100 Amazon gift card as the first-place prize. Three other students earned Honorable Mention honors and a $25 Amazon gift card: senior Julia Son and juniors Alexandra Kokhan and Daniel Eisenstein. Click here to see the winning poster.

Students were invited to submit poster designs featuring a slogan or catchphrase based on the benefits of one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility or courage. Posters were due by December 2.

Late Arrival on Thursday

Thursday is a late-arrival day for Stevenson students. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Non-Compliant Juniors Putting Senior Year in Jeopardy

Most of Stevenson’s Class of 2018 has failed to comply with the state’s meningitis immunization mandate, jeopardizing completion of their senior year. As of Friday, 775 juniors had not provided no proof to the SHS nurses that they have met the mandate. The state requires that before October 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16th birthday, or of receiving two meningitis vaccinations, with the first dose given on or after their 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. Students failing to comply with the state mandate by October 15 will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met. Questions about the requirement can be directed to the West Nurse’s Office at  847-415-4025 or 4028.

Consortium Orchestra Concert on SBN Tonight

Tonight’s Consortium 125 Orchestra Concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at The concert begins at 7 o’clock in the Performing Arts Center.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 72, Lake Zurich 42: Senior Justin Smith, nominated to the McDonald’s All-American Game earlier in the day, scored a game-high 18 points as the visiting Patriots (13-2, 5-0) led from tip to final buzzer. Seniors Aidan O’Connell, Willie Herenton and John Weiler each poured in eight points. O’Connell grabbed five rebounds and Herenton recorded three assists for SHS, which led 45-19 at halftime. Senior Mitch Huelsman hit a pair of three-pointers in the first half and scored six points. He was among 12 players who scored for the Patriots. The Bears dropped to 10-4 overall and 1-3 in the North Suburban Conference. – Daily Herald, News-Sun (McDonald’s nomination)

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 2,401, Libertyville 1,999: The host Patriots swept all three games and the overall series at Fairhaven Lanes. Junior Jackie Koepp had the highest series (556) and game (264) in the match. Her 264 in the opening game was a personal best. Junior Genevieve Dominick posted a 533 series, which included games of 183 and 192. Senior Neeraja Kadiyala opened with games of 200 and 170 en route to a 515 series. Sophomore Jillian Searcy had a high game of 183 and recorded a 473 series.

Girls Basketball Game Online Saturday

The varsity girls basketball team’s game against Marist in the Willowbrook Subway Classic on Saturday will be shown online at The Cube. The game tips off at 3:30 p.m. at Willowbrook High School.


Mandatory Meeting for Orchestra Italy Trip

All students (and their parents) interested in participating in the strings program’s 2017-18 trip to southern Italy will have a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 in the Orchestra Room (2200).

Help Plan This Year’s Project Dance

Applications are now being taken for the Project Dance Planning Committee. Students on the committee will plan and run this annual fundraiser for the Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. The committee will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning January 24. Project Dance will take place April 8. To apply and for more details, click here.

Did You Know There’s a 5:30 Activity Bus?

The school has added another activity bus after school. There is now a 5:30 bus every afternoon, to go along with the 6:30 bus every evening and the 4:30 bus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All activity buses load at the Forum (or “Point”) entrance. Make sure you have your ID card when getting on the bus.


Club Israel will be learning about social justice at its meeting Thursday. They’ll have a special guest from JCUA, who will help talk about social justice and what it means to be an upstander. The club meets after school in Room 1414. Email Mrs. Argentar if you have any questions.

Do you want to be a peer tutor during second semester? An orientation meeting will be held after school Thursday in Room 7032.

The Stevenson Styler fashion magazine will have its first meeting to begin planning the spring/summer edition on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 in Room 1612. The magazine is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more. New members are always welcome!


The Ski and Snowboard Club is headed to Devil’s Head on Saturday. Club members can sign up for the trip through the lunch periods today. Stop by the Student Activities Office if you have questions.


State Senate passes bill requiring lead testing at schools

Former Buffalo Grove teacher sent to prison for child porn

Classes canceled again at St. Charles East due to norovirus outbreak

Federal judge rules in favor of Springfield district in ADA compliance suit

Bell schedule change proposed in Round Lake District 116

Barrington district lessens time between class periods at middle schools

Northwestern basketball player’s death ruled suicide

Chicago school’s business manager found dead in car near building

Rockford to demolish three schools, build at least one

CPS parent calls out teachers union over “library lockout”

Rauner joins other GOP governors in supporting DeVos nomination

Actress Jane Lynch to receive honorary doctorate from Illinois State U.


Supreme Court to decide on education rights for students with disabilities

Feds: More than 800 career programs are failing their graduates

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

Confirmation hearing for Trump’s education pick delayed a week

Elderly are fastest-growing group who owe college loans

How geography, major dictate the price of higher education


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