Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Charities Invited to Apply for Street Fest

Stevenson High School’s National Honor Society chapter invites charities to apply for the opportunity to benefit financially from its annual Street Fest in September. Street Fest is a community event at SHS that raises money and gives visibility to charities that often are overlooked. To be eligible, charities must meet four criteria:

  1. The charity must be a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
  2. The charity must demonstrate a local connection.
  3. The charity must demonstrate a connection to Stevenson High School.
  4. There must be an educational component to the charity’s mission.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 3. Three charities will be selected as beneficiaries. Click here to download an application. For more information, contact Brett Erdmann at 847-415-4418 or

Junior Wins Congressional App Challenge

Junior Pranav Putta is the winner of this year’s Congressional App Challenge for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District. He developed the “Waste Less” app, which seeks to make recycling easier. The app allows users to identify recycling options for items viewed through their mobile device’s camera of their mobile device, or by scanning barcodes. Pranav offers a demonstration of his Waste Less app in this video. He and other congressional district winners have been invited to participate in the #HouseofCode event May 9 on Capitol Hill, where they will demonstrate their apps for members of Congress and their staffs.

How to Order Winterfest Dance Photos

Visual Image Photography will be taking photographs at Saturday night’s Winterfest Dance. Families interested in purchasing photos can view them within a week at Stevenson’s VIP page.

Want to Host an Exchange Student for 2019-20?

Do you have an interest in learning about another culture? Would you like to share in the opportunity of hosting an exchange student for the 2019-20 school year? If you are interested in this exciting long-term visit, please call Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.


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Ambrose: Bring Back the Two-Division NSC

When the IHSA implements its statewide district plan for football in 2020, boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose has an idea: Bring back two divisions for the North Suburban Conference in his sport. “Let’s be honest: Why did the conference break up? Because of football,” Ambrose told reporters before Jalen Brunson Night festivities on Feb. 15. “A lot of conferences break up because of football. So if you don’t have the football conference anymore, bring back the other side and bring back the championship game.” The NSC eliminated the Lake and Prairie divisions after the 2015-16 school year following the exodus of six Prairie Division schools. Antioch, Lakes, Grant, North Chicago and Wauconda left to form the Northern Lake County Conference, while Vernon Hills went to the Central Suburban Conference after Waukegan joined the NSC. Ambrose said he would lean toward adding Grayslake Central and Grayslake North.

Wrestling Alumnus Earns All-Conference Honor

Maryville University junior Tyler Harrington (Class of 2016) was named to the 2019 All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Wrestling Team earlier this month. The 165-pounder, who began his career at North Dakota State before transferring to St. Louis-based Maryville, is ranked fifth in Division II with a 22-4 record. He and his Saints teammates will compete in the NCAA Super Regional in St. Charles, Mo. on Saturday.

Swimming Alumna Earns All-League Academic Honor

Sophomore Danielle Fang (Class of 2017) was one of a record 19 women’s swimmers and divers from MIT to earn a place on the 2019 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference team. Her school is doing well in the water, too: The Engineers were ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division III heading into this weekend’s conference meet.

Brunson Discusses Life in the NBA

Prior to having his number retired, Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) spoke with reporters about his life as an NBA player. After years of being a starter, the rookie is adjusting to being a bench player. He has played in 49 of the Dallas Mavericks’ 57 games, averaging about 18 minutes per contest. “When it comes to the NBA, you never know when your number’s going to be called,” he said. “You could play no minutes one night and the next play 30.” Brunson said he still stays in touch with many people he knew while at Stevenson, including his longtime girlfriend, who is now a graduate student at Northwestern.


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April ACT Exam Registration Filling Up Quickly

Thinking of taking the ACT exam at Stevenson on April 13? Spots are filling quickly, so register soon. Students can register at the ACT website. When registering, type in 143550 for Stevenson’s test center code.

Can I Buy Winterfest Dance Tickets at the Door?

Students who did not purchase Winterfest Dance tickets in advance can buy them at the door on Saturday. The cost will be $40. Only Stevenson students may purchase tickets at the door, and they may not be used for non-SHS student guests.

Meet Local Political Candidates at SHS Tuesday

The SHS Political Action Club will be hosting a Campaign Fair for local and municipal races from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2104. All students are invited to meet local and municipal candidates on the ballot for the April 2 election. The League of Women Voters will have representatives on hand to register citizens who will be 18 years old by April 2. Anyone registering to vote should bring two forms of ID.

If You’ve Lost Something, Check These Lost-and-Found Areas

If you’ve lost a lunch bag, water bottle, pencil case, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.

Looking for a Job After School or on Weekends?

If you’re looking for a part-time job after school, visit the Student Job Connection page on Stevenson’s website. Several positions are available, and the list changes regularly.

Be Smart, Be Safe at Railroad Crossings

Did you know that it is illegal to cross over, under or around a railroad crossing gate when it is lowered or being raised? Someone found guilty faces a mandatory $250 fine or 25 hours of court-ordered community service for the first offense. A second offense brings a mandatory $500 fine. Many pedestrians are killed or injured each year because they misjudged the speed of an approaching train, or were fixated on a stopped train and failed to notice another coming on the opposite track.


Students Helping Soldiers will be holding a cookie bake next Thursday that is open to all students. If you want to participate, bring your own store-bought cookie dough and drop it off at one of the PE offices with Coach Moran.


Girls soccer tryouts will be held Monday through Wednesday. All returning varsity and JV1 players, plus invitees, will practice at 6 a.m. each day at the HP Bubble. The bus will leave at 5:35 a.m. from the Sports Center and return at 7:50 a.m. Tryouts for freshmen and other JV players will be held after school and in the evening. Visit the girls soccer web page for the schedule. If you have questions, contact Coach Chavez at

The boys volleyball team will hold tryouts beginning Monday, March 4. See the tryout schedule for details on times and locations. If you have questions, contact Coach Goolish at


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