Monday, January 23, 2017

Village to Review Plans for East Building Addition

The Village of Lincolnshire Board will begin reviewing plans tonight for a proposed three-story addition to the East Building that would add more than 20 classrooms. Representatives from the school and from the architectural firm Wight and Company will attend the village board’s meeting, which starts at 7 o’clock at the village hall. Stevenson is seeking to expand the East Building in the face of growing student enrollment. Tonight‘s meeting will be the first of several held by the village to discuss the proposed addition.

Elective Course Selection Nights for Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen and their parents or guardians are invited to attend an upcoming Course Selection Evening at Stevenson to select elective courses for their first year of high school. Two evenings will be offered: Thursday (last names A-L) and Tuesday, January 31 (last names M-Z). Families with a calendar conflict on their assigned date can attend the other Course Selection Evening. They do not need to notify the school if they are switching nights. Click here for details.

Paul McCartney Tribute Show at SHS Saturday Night

The Stevenson High School Foundation’s Professional Performance Series continues Saturday night with “The McCartney Years,” the world’s top Paul McCartney tribute experience. Hailed by original Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein as “the best on the scene,” The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings. The band has entertained audiences worldwide and even has a personal accolade from former Wings guitarist Denny Laine. The McCartney Years starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered at or by calling 847-415-4121.

Baroque Ensemble Concert Tuesday Night

The Baroque Ensemble will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall portion of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend or who live outside the area, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at

Band Parents Fundraiser at Zoup on Tuesday

The Band Parents Organization is having a fundraiser at Zoup in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Mention “SHS Band” when ordering. Zoup is located at 700 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

Diversity Council Helps Save the Children

The Diversity Council held its annual World’s Fair over the weekend. The celebration of cultures around the globe raised money for Save the Children, which seeks to help young children by providing for their physical and educational needs. A News-Sun correspondent visited World’s Fair and filed this report, and the Daily Herald also stopped by to take photos.



Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Grayslake North Sectional: The Patriettes won their third sectional championship in the last five years, earning an automatic berth in this weekend’s state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. SHS posted the highest score (93.23) of any school in the sectional, and had the third-highest score from all five sectionals. Only South Elgin (93.60) and Minooka (93.53) outscored the Patriettes. – Official Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Vernon Hills Sectional: The defending state champion Patriots finished eighth, missing the cut for this weekend’s IHSA tournament by 20 pins. Stevenson will be represented by at least one bowler, however. Junior Lucas Pinkus qualified for state by finishing fifth overall with a six-game series of 1,344 pins, which included a career-best 297 game. He also had games of 255 and 247 on the day. Senior Zach Singer, who won the state title last year, placed 15th with a 1,308 series, and will find out today if he receives an at-large berth for the IHSA tourney. He broke the 200 barrier in all six games, with a high game of 246. Senior Josh Singer, Zach’s brother, was 49th with a 1,200 series. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Fenwick 34: Senior Ashley Richardson scored a game-high 20 points as the Patriots (16-5) captured the nonconference contest in the Sports Center. After a close first quarter that ended with SHS ahead 11-9, the Pats outscored the Friars 13-4 in the second to take a 11-point halftime lead. Senior Madison Wicklund scored six of her nine points in the second quarter. Junior Kiana Cencula added eight points, five coming in the first quarter. Stevenson hit 10-of-14 attempts at the free throw line, including six of eight in the fourth quarter.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 59, Waukegan 37: Senior Justin Smith scored a game-high 17 points and classmate Willie Herenton poured in 16 as the host Patriots (14-2, 6-0) won their seventh consecutive contest. Herenton added five rebounds, four steals and two assists before exiting early in the fourth quarter with his team comfortably ahead. Senior Aidan O’Connell scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds for SHS, which outrebounded the Bulldogs (12-6, 4-2) by a 29-20 margin. Smith also recorded five boards. Senior Eric Zalewski and junior Jackson Qualley contributed seven points each. Zalewski also had two assists. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook South 4, Stevenson 2: The host Titans scored twice in the third period to break a 2-2 tie at the Glenbrook Ice Center. After GBS took a 2-0 lead in the opening period, juniors Jack Wiley and Michael Dowd scored goals to pull the Patriots (15-21) even in the second. Sophomores Zach Wesley and Sam Shellist were credited with assists. Junior Nick Cimarusti made 25 saves.

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: At Libertyville, the Patriots won their fourth consecutive league title. SHS will compete in the IHSA Belvidere Sectional on Saturday.


Get a Free Cookie on Tuesday

The Green Team is celebrating the launch of its new composting program by giving away a free cookie to all students Tuesday during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons.

Hoops for Heroes Camo T-Shirts on Sale Wednesday

Camouflage T-shirts for Friday’s “Hoops for Heroes” basketball games will go on sale during all lunch periods Wednesday. Shirts are $10. You can buy shirts during lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale on Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

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.


Are you considering a “gap year” after high school? Check out the Gap Year Fair on Saturday at New Trier High School’s Winnetka campus. This Gap Year Fair is one of the largest in the nation with 52 different programs being represented. There will be a speaker from noon to 1p.m. and the fair will run from 1-3 p.m. For registration and more information, visit

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. Each trip will be limited to 40 seniors. We hope you will join us!


Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us after school today at 3:35 in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

The STEVENSON STYLER will have a meeting to continue planning the spring/summer edition at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! New members are always welcome.


Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students from 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Cardio Room 5042. No one is too busy, it’s a matter of priorities!


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

There will be a girls water polo informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Jeff Wimer at

The girls track and field team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 7096. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Emma Degen at


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