Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Five Earn Medals at FCCLA National Conference

Five current and former SHS students captured gold medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference this summer in Atlanta. 2018 graduate Lauren Stein placed third in the nation in the Interior Design event, designing and creating a sustainable home design to present to judges at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She also earned a $1,000 scholarship. Click here to see the other medal winners.

Bulls Tickets Among Freshman Mixer Prizes

Four tickets to a Chicago Bulls game will be among the prizes available for ninth-graders who attend the Class of 2022 Freshman Mixer from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Wood Commons. The annual event, sponsored by the Patriot Parent Association, features music, games and a great chance for freshmen to meet their classmates. Any parents or guardians interested in volunteering, or who have questions about the mixer, can contact Karyn Gitler at or Julie Walsh at  The Freshman Mixer is a lock-in event which means once students arrive, they will remain at the event until the end. Admission is free but all students must present their student ID. Freshman Mixer Flyer

Alum Lands on “40 Under 40” List in New York

New York Times reporter Vivian Wang (Class of 2013) has been named to the 2018 “Albany 40 Under 40” List by City & State, which covers the state of New York’s political scene. The 40 are considered leaders under age 40 in elected office, state government, labor or business, academia, government affairs and journalism. Wang, stationed in New York’s state capital since January, joined the Times after graduating from Yale University in 2017.

Campus Traffic Safety Reminders

With hundreds of vehicles coming on and off the Stevenson campus before and after school, the Lincolnshire Police Department offers these safety reminders for drivers and pedestrians.


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Varsity Sports Teams Excel in Classroom

All 13 varsity spring sports teams had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during their season, earning Team Academic Achievement Awards from the Illinois High School Association. Overall, 30 of 31 SHS varsity teams that were eligible received Team Academic Achievement Awards during the 2017-18 school year. Since the IHSA started the award in the 2004-05 school year, 10 Stevenson sports have won it every year: girls badminton, boys and girls golf, girls soccer, softball, boys tennis, girls and boys track and field, boys volleyball and girls water polo.

Alum Named to Preseason All-America Team

Wheaton College defensive lineman Patrick O’Connell (Class of 2015) has been named to the preseason NCAA Division III All-America first team by O’Connell plays for Wheaton College, which went 8-2 last year and is ranked 18th in this year’s preseason poll. The sophomore, who transferred to Wheaton from Ball State, started all 10 games for the Thunder last fall, recording 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.


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Student iPads Only Connect to One Network

Your SHS-issued iPad is configured to connect to the Student network, which is available campus-wide and exclusively in classrooms. Do not connect your SHS iPad to any other network on campus, in particular Public or Visitor. Trying to connect your SHS iPad to the Public or Visitor network will lock the iPad out of connecting to any network on campus, and will require a visit to the SMARTdesk to resolve the issue. If the iPad must be reset, all data may be lost.


College representatives are coming to the College Career Center this fall to meet with interested students. Indiana University will have a representative here on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and the University of California at Berkeley has someone coming on Monday, Sept. 10. To see the list of all colleges coming to visit, and to sign up to meet with a representative, visit the College Rep Visits web page.


Sophomore Class Board will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday in Room 8046-48 to work on Homecoming decorations. New members are always welcome! Email Mrs. Caballero at or Ms. Croak at if you have questions.

Are you interested in social and political issues surrounding women? If so, please join the SHS Lean In Feminism Club at its first meeting of the year after school today in Room 2702! Meetings are on the first and third Thursday of every month. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Mrs. Maxwell-Carlson at


Want to Play Intramural Golf?

The information meeting for Intramural Golf will be held at 3:30 p.m. next Wednesday in Room 6014. Visit the Student Activities Office for more information.


Hawthorn District 73 referendum seeks $48M for renovations, expansions

Elmhurst district postpones referendum vote after superintendent revelation

Lawsuit leads District 200 to reverse course on building without voter OK

Demand high for half of Chicago high schools; 10 get almost no interest

Students return to flood-ravaged school in Round Lake Park

College of Lake County board member receives national award

How one Chicago principal is leaning on data to help black boys

How you’re supposed to drive around school buses

Night football proposal draws concern on Champaign City Council

Longtime Lexington coach, teacher dies

Starz documentary about Oak Park and River Forest High set to air


Juul use becomes “rampant” in schools

California cut student suspensions 46%, but “discipline gap” remains

Indianapolis high school copes after enrollment doubles in one year

New website helps teachers talk about 9/11 with new generation

Anonymous donor gives $100 to every teacher in Kentucky district

Three Virginia schools cancel football season, citing lack of interest


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