Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Eighth-Graders Come to SHS for “Code Fusion”

The Computer Science and Technology Education departments have teamed up to provide more than 200 eighth-grade students with hands-on experience in developing technology through their “Code Fusion” program. The event is linked to the global “Hour of Code” movement.

Last week, 120 students from West Oak Middle School in Mundelein came to SHS. On Wednesday, 70 students from St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove and 30 students from Fremont Middle School in Mundelein will take part in the event.

While here, the students will rotate through six stations. They will learn basic coding concepts, build a sound board web page using JavaScript, create a 2D side-scroller game, program a robot to complete an obstacle course, and wire and program microcontrollers to sound off buzzers and flashing lights.

Stevenson’s Code Fusion leaders are David Gumminger and Kelly Smith.

Model UN Team Captures 13 Awards at St. Ignatius Event

Stevenson won more than a dozen awards at the 16th annual St. Ignatius Model United Nations Conference in Chicago on Saturday. More than 40 schools took part in the event.

Three students captured Best Delegate honors, given to those who work effectively with their committee peers, craft substantive resolutions and directives, and speak with purpose. They also were required to submit a position paper for eligibility. Stevenson’s Best Delegates were sophomores Celeste Xu and Yael Lenga, and junior Joshua Dudley.

Six students received Outstanding Delegate awards: Freshman Krishna Patel, juniors Devanshi Gupta and Abhilash Raghuram, and seniors Joe Malter and Adam Katz. Four others were Honorable Mention selections: juniors Neal Patel and Dexter Darmali, sophomore Anand Vadlamani and freshman Denis Selyuzhitsky.

String Parents Fundraiser at Roti on Thursday  

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills from 4-8 p.m. Thursday. With every order, 20 percent of the sale will go to the school’s orchestra and guitar programs. See who’s planning to attend.

Two Parent Groups Meeting on Wednesday

Two parent organizations are scheduled to meet at the school on Wednesday. The Sports Boosters will gather at 5:30 p.m. in the West Staff Dining Room, while the Band Parents Organization will convene at 7 p.m. in the Band Room. Members of those groups are invited to attend.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, York 2: Senior Michael Dowd scored to break a 2-2 tie early in the second period, then assisted on classmate Jackson Leptich’s insurance goal later in the frame as the visiting Patriots (19-7) won their third straight. Michael’s go-ahead goal came at the 15:43 mark at the Addison Ice Arena, while Jackson scored with 1:44 remaining in the period. SHS jumped out to a 2-0 lead by scoring twice within a span of 21 seconds early in the first period. Junior Seth Cohen opened the scoring off assists from senior Trevor Hilt and junior Adam Offenbach, and senior Jake Camp extended the lead with an unassisted goal. The Dukes tied the score with a pair of goals late in the first period. Senior goalie Elias Sandholm made 19 saves for Stevenson, which outshot York, 35-21. – Boxscore

10 Seniors to Announce College Commitments

Ten senior student-athletes are scheduled to formally announce their college choices during the annual Early Signing Day recognition ceremony on Wednesday. The Patriots who will be honored include tennis players Kate Harvey (Michigan State) and Zoe Taylor (Notre Dame), distance runner Natalie Sparreo (Illinois State), swimmer Iza Pelka (Tulane), baseball players Nick Bonk (Northern Illinois), Ari Gordon (Bradley), Jack Housinger (Xavier), Caleb Evans (Frontier Community College) and Evan Kiah (Lafayette College), and the 2017 Illinois water polo player of the year, Claire Haas (Southern California). The event will take place during eighth period (2:38-3:25 p.m.) in the Wood Commons of the West Building.

Brunson Named to AP Preseason All-America Team

Add another honor to the list for Villanova University’s Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015): He has been named to the 2017-18 Associated Press Preseason All-America Team. Brunson received the fourth-most votes among AP voters, behind Miles Bridges of Michigan State, Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame, and Allonzo Trier of Arizona. Villanova opens its season Friday night against Columbia.

JV Girls Swimming and Diving Team Takes NSC Title

Stevenson’s junior varsity girls swimming and diving team easily won the North Suburban Conference meet on Saturday. The Patriots won 11 of 12 events in the Patriot Aquatic Center to outscore Warren, 438-265. SHS won eight individual events and all three relays. Junior Lauren Maloney won two events and swam a leg on two victorious relays. She captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.23) and the 100 free (55.59), and was part of the 200 free and 400 free relays. Her teammates in the 200 free relay (1:42.54) were junior Claire Huang, senior Eileen Hoang and sophomore Abigail Li. In the 400 free relay (3:49.58), Lauren was joined by Abigail, sophomore Hanna Cloeter and senior Claire Haas. Abigail also won the 50 free (25.38), Claire Huang captured the 100 butterfly (59.75), and Eileen took top honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.06). Junior Eleanor Michaud won the 200 individual medley (2:21.40), and also took part in the 200 medley relay (1:57.23) with junior Victoria Kim, sophomore Maddie Meirhaeghe and senior Gabby Farber. Stevenson’s other champions were junior Sophie Whiting in 1-meter diving (302.90), junior Ziv Marco in the 500 free (5:31.66) and senior Amelia Eastman in the 100 backstroke (1:01.97). View the official results.


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Testing Locations for PSAT on Thursday

Here are the room locations where freshmen should go for PSAT testing Thursday morning: Last names Aamer-Marin in the Field House, and last names Martin-Zizzo in the Sports Center. Students who are testing with accommodations will be notified about their room location. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Visit the PSAT web page for more information.

Showcase Audition Sign-Ups End This Week

Audition sign-ups for Showcase 2018, the Patriot Parent Association’s annual student variety/talent show, will be held Wednesday through Friday. Showcase is looking for singers, dancers, bands, actors, musicians, magicians, emcees, comedians and more. All acts are welcome! Check out the Showcase Facebook page for audition sign-up information and forms. Showcase will be presented Friday and Saturday, March 16-17.

Senior Boys Invited to Sign Up for Mr. SHS Contest

Senior boys: Think you have what it takes to be named Mr. SHS? The application window is now open. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 15. Here is the application link. The Mr. SHS contest will be held Feb. 16.


Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Please return the application to the CCC by Tuesday, Nov. 21.


Transfer student-athletes who haven’t attended their mandatory meeting with the athletic director have another opportunity Thursday before school. The meeting will be held from 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium (Thursday is a late arrival day). Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.


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