Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

StreetFest Raises More Than $10K for Charity

The National Honor Society’s annual StreetFest on Saturday raised more than $10,000 for three area charities and drew a crowd of 2,100, according to Community Service Coordinator Brett Erdmann. This year’s event benefited three local charities: the Danny Did Foundation, which helps to fund research for child epilepsy, Special Gifts Theatre, which allows for kids with special needs be exposed to theatre, and Equestrian Connection, which helps kids with special needs by providing horse therapy.

Aptakisic Road Closure Will Impact SHS Traffic

Aptakisic Road will be closed from Prairie Road to Milwaukee Avenue for one week starting Friday, Sept. 21, the Lake County Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The closure is due to repairs being made by the Canadian National Railroad at the crossing near Weiland Road and Aptakisic. The closure will begin at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and is scheduled to reopen the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 28. Local traffic will be allowed from Milwaukee Avenue west to Bond Street, and from Prairie Road east to Weiland Road. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.

Chicago Magazine Suburban School Rankings Out

Chicago Magazine’s latest rankings of public schools in the collar counties lists Stevenson as No. 3 in Lake County behind Deerfield and Libertyville. Several sender schools are ranked among the top elementary and middle schools. Daniel Wright Junior High School is No. 2, Half Day School is No. 5, Meridian Middle School is No. 6, Pritchett Elementary School is No. 8, and Country Meadows Elementary School is No. 10. Here is the magazine’s ranking methodology.

SHS Plays Host to Annual Model UN Conference

Approximately 400 students from 12 schools will come to campus Saturday for the annual Stevenson Model United Nations Conference. More than 25 Stevenson Model UN student leaders will be leading nine committees, ranging from the World Health Organization to former President George W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War Cabinet.

SMUNC, which kicks off the Chicago area’s Model UN conference schedule, has two purposes. The conference is a showcase for the largest and most competitive teams in Chicagoland, and it’s also an opportunity for schools with beginning programs to learn how to conduct research and debate in the Model UN style.

Alum Featured on WGN-TV

Here is a link to Wednesday night’s WGN-TV report on Stevenson alumnus Brad Goodman (Class of 1999), who received a life-saving liver transplant last year. He received a liver with hepatitis C, which before last year would have been unthinkable.


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Wednesday, Sept. 12 Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Zion-Benton, 25-10, 25-10: Senior Sophie Sorenson smacked seven kills and served six aces as the visiting Patriots improved to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Junior setter Grace Tully distributed 13 assists on 35-of-35 setting, and also had three kills and an ace. Senior Annie Armgardt and junior Lily Cozzi also recorded three kills apiece. Lily made a team-high six digs. Senior Vanessa Obrycki served two of Stevenson’s 11 aces. Junior Abby Keevins had four digs.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, CYA U15 3: Senior Adam Offenbach scored two goals in the first two periods as the Patriots built a 4-1 lead and then held on at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Senior Jake DeMaio and junior Brett Stokes also scored in the exhibition game, the second between the teams in the last five days. Senior Seth Cohen recorded two assists, while classmates Zachary Wesley and Justin Roseman, and junior Emmett Baker each had one. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 44 saves, including 22 in the second period.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson 161, Warren 180: Junior Ethan Lee led the Patriots with a 39 at Bittersweet Golf Club. Junior Jake Surane and senior Mark Noonan each shot 40, followed by sophomore Conan Pan at 42. Senior Alex Kim and sophomore Billy Fishbein each carded 43s, junior Andrew Babbo posted a 44 and junior Jake Schabes had a 49.


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Join the Fashion Industry Trip to NYC

The Family and Consumer Science Department is sponsoring a fashion industry-focused trip to New York City from May 28-31. There will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 in Room 1414. This trip is open to all SHS students. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410, or email her at The information packet and application is available at


Open Field Lacrosse for boys and girls starts Wednesday, Sept. 26, and will run every Wednesday through Oct. 17. Each session runs from 3:45-5:30 p.m. on the JV softball field.


The eSports team is looking for more Rainbow Six players to finish off its roster. Only experienced PC players are needed. Please email if you are interested in competing on a national level in Rainbow Six Siege.


Illinois proposes fixes for teacher shortage

Classes canceled in Wauconda due to electrical problem

Elgin elementary school closed after crews find mold

$140M renovation plan for OPRF High unveiled

UI’s Chief Illiniwek report released

SIU board to consider pay raises for system employees

Gavin District 37 seeks voter approval for $6M in bonds

Authorities search for retired Andrew High School teacher

Palos Heights teacher hopes hoodie “registers” with kids


Hundreds of educators running for public office this year

What does the falling birthrate mean for colleges and universities?

FDA plans crackdown to combat teen e-cigarette “epidemic”

DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 states

Tacoma school district may sue teachers union to end strike

One-third of community college students misplaced in remedial courses

Fraternity sued over “Scumbag of the Week” hazing incident


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