Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

Senior Chosen for International Math Contest Again

For the second straight year, senior Andrew Hwang has been selected as a contestant for the Who Wants to Be a Mathematician Championship. The contest will be held in San Diego on Saturday, Jan. 13. Andrew is one of 12 students who will compete against top math students from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. He finished third last year. Andrew was a member of the Stevenson team that won the 2017 Moody’s Mega Math Modeling Challenge national championship last April.

Tickets Available for S-Factor Singing Competition

Tickets for the Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor student singing competition are available at the Patriot Superstore and also online. The S-Factor, featuring 14 of the school’s finest vocal talents, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Ticket sales at the Superstore and online end Thursday, Dec. 14. Proceeds benefit micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries through the worldwide non-profit organization Kiva.

Acting 3 Class Production Saturday Night

Students in the Acting 3 course will hold their end-of-semester production at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre (Room 2204). Admission is free. Students will be performing ensemble-devised pieces based on their semester-long work immersed in reading contemporary plays, and writing and performing personal monologues. Visit this link to see the names of students who will perform.

Parents Leading Drive to Reward Traffic Helpers

For the second straight year, a group of SHS parents is leading a drive to spread some holiday cheer and appreciation for the men who keep campus traffic moving every day. Families are invited to pool their generosity into a gift card fund for the Sodexo employees who direct traffic on campus grounds. If you are interested, contributions can be made until Thursday, Dec. 14 to the paypal account or by the Venmo. Contact Melissa Mondschain at with any questions.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 44, Lake Forest 26: The visiting Patriots (4-3, 1-1) held the Scouts to two points in the third quarter, and outscored them 26-9 in the second half. Senior Klaire Steffens scored 12 of her game-high 17 points during the decisive second half. She went to the free throw line more than the entire Lake Forest team, hitting nine of her 12 attempts. The Scouts visited the line 11 times. Senior Kiana Cencula scored 14 points, 12 coming on three-pointers. She hit a trio of treys in the first half as SHS built a 18-17 halftime lead.

Big Weekend for Boys Basketball Team

The varsity boys basketball team opens its home schedule this weekend with a rivalry followed by a reunion. The Patriots face Mundelein Friday in the 10th annual “Hoops for Heroes” military appreciation night. Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items to create holiday care packages for those serving overseas. See this link for a list of requested items. On Saturday, SHS alum John Taylor (Class of 2007) brings his Notre Dame Academy squad from Green Bay into the Sports Center with a matchup against his former coach and mentor, Pat Ambrose. Taylor was the point guard on Stevenson’s 2006-07 team that went 27-7 and finished fourth in the state. He went on to play at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, reaching the NCAA tournament twice. Taylor returned to SHS as an assistant to Ambrose for three seasons before taking the Notre Dame job in 2016. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center. Friday night’s game will be preceded by the varsity girls basketball contest, also against Mundelein, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Former SHS Assistant Coach Promoted

Former SHS assistant football and baseball coach Brian Bucciarelli has been named the head boys golf coach at Elk Grove High School, where he also leads the boys track and field program. He had been serving as Elk Grove’s assistant boys golf coach. Bucciarelli was an assistant in the Patriot football program from 2005-07, and in the baseball program from 2006-07.


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Testing Center Hours During Exams, Winter Break

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 18 and 20, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The center also will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the teacher institute day, Thursday, Dec. 21. During Winter Break, the Testing Center will be open for test make-ups from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Students must be signed up for the period during which they come to the Testing Center. Click here to sign up to take a test in the Testing Center.


Ski and Snowboard Club registration is now open. Register by Tuesday, Dec. 19 and get a free hoodie. The club’s first trip is Jan. 13 to Cascade.

IM Coed Volleyball registration is now open. Team packets are due in the Student Activities Office by Thursday, Dec. 14.


Juniors are invited to apply for the Stony Brook University Simons Summer Research Program. Applications are available in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Stevenson may nominate up to three students for the program. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must be 16 by June 25 to be eligible. The application has an essay requirement and will need to be completed and turned into the College Career Center by Tuesday, Dec. 19. More information about the program is available at Stony Brook’s website. Please see Mrs. McGurn with any questions.  


Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the Upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading.


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