Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Alum Named Executive Producer of “CBS Evening News”

Stevenson alumnus Mosheh Oinounou (Class of 2000) was named executive producer of “CBS Evening News” on Tuesday. He officially takes the post Feb. 5. Oinounou joined CBS News in 2011, after previous stops at Bloomberg Television and Fox News Channel. He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in 2013 for his work as senior producer on “CBS This Morning.” In 2014, Oinounou helped create and became the first executive producer of the network’s 24-hour live streaming news service, CBSN. Last year, he oversaw “CBSN: On Assignment,” a docu-style, newsmagazine primetime series which aired on the CBS Television Network.

Course Selection Evening for Incoming Freshmen

The first of two Course Selection Evenings for incoming freshmen and their parents or guardians will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the West Building. Counselors will be on hand in Room 2104 to answer questions about elective courses at Stevenson, and parents can turn in any completed enrollment forms. A school nurse also will be available to answer health-related questions. Families should park in lot B and enter the Forum (“Point” entrance) to check in.

School Participating in Illinois Youth Survey

Stevenson’s Student Services Division sent letters to all parents and guardians late last week about the school’s upcoming participation in a statewide survey to help prevent substance abuse. SHS students will participate in the survey during the activity period on Feb. 28. No instructional time will be lost. Parents and guardians also are encouraged to participate in a shorter, parallel survey by the Stand Strong Coalition, which is available at this link.

WIT Receives Honor in National Critique

The 2017 edition of the WIT student literary arts journal, its 50th anniversary issue, was named a Gold Medalist in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Medalist Critique program. The WIT also received the special designation of All-Columbian Honors in the category of “essential” for making the journal reader-friendly.

The 2017 WIT Editors in Chief were Mia Kim and Annamarie Wellems from the Class of 2017. The rest of the editorial staff included Class of 2017 members Izzy Edreva, Justin Han, Rachel Kwon, Emily Pease, Amy Tian and David Xu; current seniors Dan Kim, Sasha Kokhan, Angela Lee, Michelle Nutlis and Saffron Williams; juniors Michelle Cai, Emily Luo and Winston Wang; and sophomores Joyce Bai and Helen Han.

Educators From 7 States Coming to SHS Thursday

One hundred and four visitors from 15 schools in seven states are scheduled to come to campus for the next Site Visit Day for Educators on Thursday. Representatives from the following high schools are registered:

Colorado: Cherry Creek in Greenwood Village.

Idaho: Bonneville, Hillcrest and Thunder Ridge (opening this fall) in Idaho Falls.

Illinois: Belvidere, Burlington Central, Fenton in Bensenville, George Washington College Prep and Lane Tech in Chicago, and Hononegah in Rockton.

Indiana: Taylor in Kokomo.

Tennessee: Cleveland in Cleveland.

Utah: Green Canyon in North Logan, and Sky View in Smithfield.

Wisconsin: Unified School District of Antigo.


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Tuesday, Jan. 23 Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, North Chicago 0: Senior Genevieve Dominick outscored all bowlers by nearly 200 pins as the host Patriots finished the regular season on a high note at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. Genevieve opened the match with a 256, then shot a 208 and 192 for a 656 series. All three of her games exceeded the efforts of every other competitor. The next closest bowler to Genevieve was teammate and classmate Jackie Koepp, who had a 477 series with a high game of 171. Freshman YooJin Lee added a 454 (high game 178), followed by fellow ninth-grader Talia Segal (409) and senior Lauren Stein (355). SHS outscored the Warhawks, 2,351-1,472, winning each game by at least 250 pins. Stevenson will compete in the North Suburban Conference championships on Friday.

Girls Basketball

Lake Forest 30, Stevenson 27: Senior Klaire Steffens led host SHS (12-10, 6-3) with 11 points in the North Suburban Conference contest. The game was close throughout. The Scouts (8-2 NSC) led 9-7 after the first quarter, and entered halftime with a 16-15 advantage. The Patriots outscored Lake Forest 4-2 in the third quarter and led by one point entering the fourth. Sophomore Avery King contributed six points.

Sorenson Picks Connecticut Lacrosse

Junior Sophie Sorenson announced Monday that she will play lacrosse for the University of Connecticut after graduating from Stevenson. Sophie helped lead the Patriot girls lacrosse team to its best season in program history last spring. Stevenson finished 16-6 and reached the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association sectional championship for the first time. The midfielder set single-season records in points (94) and interceptions (20), and earned honorable mention all-state honors. In addition to her lacrosse prowess, Sophie is a two-time Daily Herald All-Area Girls Volleyball Team selection.


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Mandatory Meeting for Choir Trip to Florida

Choir students going on the performance trip to Orlando have a mandatory meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Recital Hall. At least one parent or guardian must attend with their student.


The Stevenson Styler will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1612. The club will be having an alternative materials fashion design challenge! New members are always welcome; bring a friend!


State superintendent defends request to double school funding

New state legislative session will bring new efforts at pension reform

Glen Ellyn District 89, teachers union agree to five-year contract

Crystal Lake District 155 superintendent receives multiyear contract

Knife-wielding student threatened peers, staff at Macomb-area school

Harper College fires professor charged in Iowa shootings

UI professor: I was acting as journalist while recording in bathroom

Christians protest religion-themed assignment in Elgin-area school

Glenbrook District 225 approves transgender student policy

Decatur board delays suit, allows contractor more time for field fixes

SIU faculty discuss chancellor’s reorganization plan with community


The new bid to overhaul college admissions

Kentucky high school shooting leaves two dead, 19 injured

Maine bill would allow unloaded guns in cars on school grounds

For many adult learners, going to college is desirable but unaffordable

New Mexico adopts national arts education standards

Ohio high school coaches sue their players’ parents for slander, libel

Florida senate panel backs scholarships for bullied students

With just three students, Vermont high school closing down


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