Thursday, January 19, 2017

Next Parent U.: Helping Students Get Involved at SHS

Research has long shown that students who get involved in their school outside of their classes will do better academically and socially than those who don’t. At Stevenson, students have access to more than 100 co-curricular activities. Parents can hear more about them at the next Parent University session next Wednesday. Admission is free. Parents will learn about sports, clubs, intramurals and fine arts, and how to help students explore different options. Parent University will run from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Eight Model UN Students Win Awards in Michigan

Eight students won awards at last weekend’s 30th annual Model United Nations at the University of Michigan conference. Four students received Outstanding designation: Senior Mariel Boden, junior Anita Fang and sophomores Nishant Jain and Zuzanna Kubiszewski. Four students earned honorable mention: Senior Khalil Khan and sophomores Sauren Gupta, Neal Patel and Dianson Zhang.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Warren 42, Stevenson 40: The visiting Blue Devils (18-3, 6-2 in the North Suburban Conference) won their 11th straight game and snapped an 11-game skid against the Patriots (15-5, 8-1), who still lead the league. Seniors Madison Wicklund and Ashley Richardson, who led SHS with 13 points apiece, led a fourth-quarter rally that saw Stevenson cut an 11-point deficit to two in the final minute. Junior Klaire Steffens had nine points and five rebounds. Richardson grabbed five rebounds and made three steals. The Patriots beat Warren in Gurnee earlier this season. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Blue 4, Stevenson 3: The Patriots (15-20) lost in a shootout at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Junior Jake Camp scored two goals and senior Daniel Wolfe added the third. Juniors Jackson Leptich recorded two assists, while senior Kyle Previn and junior Michael Dowd each had one. Goalie Nick Almenara, a junior, made 40 saves.

Girls Bowling

Warren 2,730, Stevenson 2,006: At Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan, Genevieve Dominick paced the Patriots with a 462 series and a high game of 208. Sophomore Jenna Schopen rolled a 440 series, which included a 176. – Daily Herald


Mr. SHS Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Mr. SHS contest are on sale for $5 at the Superstore. Mr. SHS will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, February 10 in the Performing Arts Center. Not sure what Mr. SHS is? Click here to find out.

Host Families Needed for German Students

Students from Germany will be visiting Stevenson from March 5-17, and we need your help! Please consider hosting one or more students for an unforgettable family experience. Information is available by emailing Suzanne Paloian at or by calling 847-415-4500. If you are interested, complete this Student/Family Information Form and email it to or return it to Room 2414 at your earliest convenience. Forms will be accepted in the order received.

AP Art Portfolio Review Packets Available

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option), and AP 3D for next school year, please stop by the East Fine Arts Office (6080) to pick up the AP Art Portfolio Review packet, or pick one up from your current art teacher. 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 (  Portfolios are due no later than Friday, February 10 in the East Fine Arts Office (6080).

Fashion Show Volunteers Needed

The fourth annual 2017 Fashion Show benefiting Dress for Success will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. A meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2 in Room 1612. If you are interested in modeling, make-up, hair, model dressing, staging, hospitality or photography, please come and learn more about the show! If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator Mrs. Erickson at


Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College/Career Center. They’re working on Winterfest decorations. All juniors are invited to help. New members are welcome!

Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday. The bus will leave from Stevenson at 3:45 and return by 10:30. You won’t have to wait in line for skate rental because Catalyst has a private room scheduled. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, rentals and light snacks. (Bring extra money to buy more food if you’re hungry.) Pay at the Patriot Superstore and make sure you turn in this permission form.


The boys lacrosse team will have an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Monday in Room 7096. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Patrick Fitzgibbons at


Juniors and seniors interested in cancer research are invited to apply for the summer researcHStart program, a joint effort between the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Applications must be received by Friday. Find more details here. There are a number of other summer career programs and camps that are currently accepting applications or will be soon. Please see a current list of these opportunities by visiting the Career Exploration webpage. Applications for career shadows during Spring Break are now being accepted. Applications can be found here or stop by the CCC to pick one up. Once your completed form is turned into the CCC, you will be contacted to set up an appointment. Email Mrs. Willock at if you have questions or need more information.


Applications are now available for the Lake County Federation of Teachers’ Joe Hutten $1,000 Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the late educator Joe Hutten. Students must intend to attend an Illinois public institution (two- or four-year) to qualify. All other scholarship requirements are listed on the application. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) for an application. The application deadline is Monday.

Attention seniors: Are you considering attending the College of Lake County? Would you like to take a field trip to learn more about its opportunities? We are offering two dates for field trips to CLC: Wednesday, February 1 (designed for seniors who have an IEP or 504 plan) and Wednesday, February 8 (for seniors who do not have an IEP or 504 plan). Both field trips will depart at 8:30 a.m. from parking lot C. Students will return to SHS in time for fifth-period lunch. If interested, seniors should pick up the permission slip and interest form at the College Career Center (Room 1123) by Friday, January 27. Each trip will be limited to 40 seniors. We hope you will join us!

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. These vary from week-long sessions to full-summer sessions.

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.


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