Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Four Students Join Pritzker Transition Team

Four students have been invited to join the transition team of Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker. Seniors John Fine, Maya Korol and Ananya Shah, and junior Victor Shi are among several students from around Illinois selected to Pritzker’s Emerging Leaders Transition Committee. The group’s purpose is to provide the incoming administration with perspectives on issues impacting youth around the state. The committee’s first meeting is Dec. 22 at Loyola University.

New Organization for Theatre Parents

All parents and guardians of students involved in a theatre class, club, cast or crew are invited to support the new and improved Theatre Parent Organization. The inaugural meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Black Box Theater to discuss the group’s mission and vision, and ways to support students in the Theatre Department. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to help build an organization that is revamping its mission from the ground up. Contact Joey Fitzpatrick ( or Aimee Evans ( with any questions.

Orchestra Concert Tuesday Night

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, or who would like to watch on demand, the concert will be streamed live through the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted Winter Varsity Invitational: The Patriots captured first place among 15 teams by a comfortable margin. SHS posted a score of 91.73, ahead of runner-up Marist (88.53) and third-place Maine South (80.61).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: Sophomore Liam Jones scored with 27 seconds remaining in overtime as the Patriots closed out the three-day tournament with a 2-1 win over Resurrection Christian at Darien Sportsplex. Junior Josh Wright had the assist on the game-winning goal. Senior Sam Shellist also scored for SHS, which held Resurrection to 10 shots on goal and finished the tourney with a 4-1 record. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Waubonsie Valley 44: Sophomore Nikki Ware scored eight points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visiting Warriors by one, and the Patriots (7-3) rallied for the nonconference victory in the Sports Center. She finished with 11 points overall, including a pair of 3-pointers for SHS, which snapped a three-game losing streak after trailing 37-36 entering the fourth quarter. Freshman Simone Sawyer led all scorers with 20 points and sank four of the team’s eight 3-pointers. Junior Avery King scored 17 points, with 11 coming in the first half.  Stevenson went 18-of-28 at the free throw line, compared to 11-of-18 for Waubonsie. Simone was 8 for 11 from the line. – NFHS Network Replay


Stevenson at Midwest Open: The Patriots won first place in two weapons at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. SHS captured men’s epee and women’s saber. In the latter event, senior Chloe Myers finished third, junior Sanya Bawa was fifth, sophomore Emily Laureano placed sixth, and junior Gillian Welles took seventh. In men’s epee, senior Sam Niyazov finished eighth. Five other Patriots earned top-10 finishes. Seniors Geeta Jhangiani and Catherine Cabrera were second and third, respectively, in women’s epee, while junior Aya Taira placed third in women’s foil. Sophomore Nikita Vasilyev finished third and senior was Benjamin Levsky eighth in men’s saber. – Official Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: The Patriots faced a pair of opponents from Minnesota, opening the day with a 4-0 shutout of St. Thomas Academy before falling to tournament champion Northstar Christian Academy, 7-2, at the Darien Sportsplex. Against St. Thomas, all the goals came from seniors. Billy Kopka had a goal and an assist, while Jake DeMaio, Justin Roseman and Seth Cohen also scored. Sophomore Liam Jones recorded two assists. In the Northstar game, Billy and junior Emmett Baker scored. – Boxscores: St. Thomas | Northstar

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Sandburg Invitational: The Patriots finished 12th out of 22 teams at Orland Bowl in Orland Park. Sophomores Nicholas Sternes and Benjamin Ries led SHS with six-game series scores of 1,210 and 1,208, respectively. Benjamin had the highest game of the day for Stevenson, a 269, while sophomore Joey Gluck rolled a 244 en route to a 1,112 series. Nicholas had a high game of 224, and classmate Ryan Lerman contributed a 222 as part of his 1,103 series. The final bowling slot for SHS was split between senior Kerry Mueller and sophomore Ryan Grabiner. Kerry had a 530 series (184 high game) and Ryan rolled a 497 series (203).

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 52, Lake Zurich 16: The host Patriots (4-2, 1-1) took the lead for good in the fifth match of the night and blew past the Bears (6-3, 1-1) in the Field House. Junior Ryan Allen pinned his opponent at 138 pounds in 3:39 to give SHS a 15-10 lead, which it did not relinquish. Ryan’s victory followed a pin by senior Yoni Leibovitz at 120 pounds (4:26) and an 11-4 decision from senior Tommy Frezza at 126. Senior Jason Bickers trailed 9-4 at 152 pounds before pinning his man in 5:35. Junior Alex Scott also rallied in his bout, pulling out a 12-11 win at 182 after nearly being pinned in the first period. Senior Max Gomez had a pin at 220 (1:36) and freshman Cole Rhemrev recorded a 14-3 major decision at 106. The Patriots also earned forfeit wins at 160, 195 and 285. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson at Pro Stock Hockey Varsity Prep Invitational: The Patriots swept their first two games in the tournament. SHS beat Resurrection Christian from Colorado, 7-0 in morning at the Darien Sportsplex, then edged the Newark Generals from Ohio, 4-3, in the evening at Seven Bridges. In the nightcap, seniors Zach Wesley, Billy Kopka and Sam Shellist scored goals in the second period as SHS rallied from a 2-1 deficit. Senior Adam Offenbach scored the first goal of the game. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 32 saves. Against Resurrection, Adam scored two goals and assisted on another, while Zach and fellow senior Seth Cohen both had a goal and two assists. Senior Justin Roseman had a goal and an assist, and senior Sam Frishman and junior Brett Stokes also scored. Senior Billy Kopka had two assists. Junior goalie Ben Newmark earned the shutout, making 15 saves.  – Boxscores: Resurrection | Newark

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 59, Zion-Benton 38: Junior R.J. Holmes scored a game-high 19 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked three shots for the visiting Patriots (6-2, 1-1). Senior Luke Chieng added 12 points and five assists, while junior Matt Kaznikov had eight points. Junior E.J. Alexis blocked four shots and grabbed four rebounds, and also contributed three points. The Zee-Bees dropped to 5-2, 1-1.

Girls Basketball

Zion-Benton 52, Stevenson 45: Freshman Simone Sawyer led the visiting Patriots (6-3, 1-3) with 15 points. Junior Avery King tallied 11 points, sophomore Nikki Ware added nine and senior Kristin Hill had seven. Kristin and Avery each hit a pair of 3-pointers.


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FMP Applications Due by Dec. 21

Sophomores and juniors who want to be mentors in the Freshman Mentor Program next year must turn in their applications by Friday, Dec. 21. Click here for the application.

GLASA Seeks Volunteer Gift Wrappers

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is looking for volunteers to take part in its Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser at Gurnee Mills from Dec. 21-24. Volunteers will wrap gifts for holiday shoppers for 2-1/2 to 3-hour shifts. Donations from shoppers will help children, adults and injured veterans adaptive sports programs in Lake County, Cook County and southern Wisconsin. To sign up or for more information, go to this link.


Did you know that knitting relieves stress? Come learn a new skill you can use to help relax during finals. In the Loop is meeting after school today in Room 7064. You’ll get a first lesson, and you’ll walk out with needles and yarn to make your first project!

The next meeting of FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) takes place at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Room 2600. All are welcome.


Geneva teachers, school board reach deal to end strike

Tentative agreement reached in first charter school strike

North Chicago adds tutoring options as graduation rate falls

Libertyville, Barrington high schools join “Green Dot” program

North Central College gets $3.2M private grant to train educators

OPRF to cover graduation cap and gown fees for Class of 2019

The economic impact of NIU’s declining enrollment

Crystal Lake teacher selling first children’s book

Deerfield High students’ art causes residents to stop and think


Number of special ed teachers down 20 percent in last decade

What impact does scandal have on college admissions?

Documents shed light on Sandy Hook shooter’s tortured mind

Two nuns accused of embezzling $500K from Catholic school

Getting a college education behind bars: An illustrated look


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Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

Six Share Prominent Patriot Award

Six students in the FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) group were selected for the first-semester Prominent Patriot Award during a ceremony before school today. Seniors Michelle Cai, Dora Guo, Maema Njongmeta and Hunter Tam, junior Akshita Singh, and sophomore Jordan Tollison were honored for their work in making Stevenson a place where diverse people and perspectives are honored and respected.

As leaders of FIRE, the six students have created and delivered a “Hate Has No Home Here” message that has been given at this year’s mandatory student-athlete meetings. They also have spoken to the Illinois Conference of Equity Educational Leaders and to Stevenson’s Equity, Race and Diversity learning cadre, sharing their background stories and offering suggestions on how adults can create inclusive and empathetic learning environments.

They were among 56 students nominated for actions reflecting good character and citizenship. The following students also were nominated: Jackson Adorjan, Taylor Belgrade, Sravani Bhamidipaty, Juan Bondad, Rea Chatterjee, Mahitha Chaturvedula, Aashish Chaubal, Angelia Cheren, Deevena Damera, Andrew Ding, Julia Ellis, Emery Etzel, Aleksandra Fedorov, Connor Friedman, Yashwanth Gangavarapu, Trisha Gannu, Blake Gitler, Alexander Grace, Leonardo Guenther, Erika Huelsman, Matthew Jalnos, Evelyn Jiang, Tvishi Krishnakumar, Rehina Lapytska, Kavin Lavari, Adele Lee, Jasmine Lin, Emily Liu, Aidan Loch, Bradley Locker, Jonathan Mann, Dylan Mendez, Stephanie Moreno, Elena Murphy, Abhinav Pappu, Unnathi Pasupuleti, Trisha Patel, Lily Pegg, Rohan Pemmasani, Jolie Ring, Keanu Rios, Marissa Schwarz, Sibi Shanmugapandian, Syuzanna-Sofiya Syuhanova, Mifuyu Tani, Caroline Trecartin, Saul Varshavsky, Rachel Varshavsky, Steven Wetle and Michael Zaslavskiy.

Junior Honored by YoungArts Foundation

Junior Samhita Madduru has been selected to receive an award in the annual National YoungArts Foundation competition, which recognizes some of the country’s most promising talents in literary, visual, design and performing arts. Samhita, who earlier this week was named to the Illinois Music Education Association All-State Choir, was chosen for an Honorable Mention award in the Popular Voice category. Overall, 710 students from 44 states were named winners in the competition, receiving finalist, honorable mention or merit awards.

Sophomore Added to All-State Band Roster

One more Stevenson student has been selected for the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Band. Sophomore clarinetist Jun Ha Paik was added to the roster Thursday after another school’s student dropped out. This will be his first trip to the All-State Festival.

Student Plays Chosen for Eureka College Festival

Plays written by three seniors have been selected for Eureka College’s sixth annual Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival next month. “Murphy’s Law” by Elliott Koriath, “The Strange Case of Michael Bubblé” by Ananya Shah, and “Unpaired Socks” by Angela Spilotro authored three of the seven plays picked for the event. Their plays will be performed by Eureka students Jan. 25-26 at the college’s Pritchard Theater.

Senior Brothers Earn Eagle Scout Status

Seniors Jack and Cameron Grisamore capped 12 years of work last weekend by officially earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Their Eagle Scout projects brought new life to two baseball fields at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Mundelein. Cameron secured a donation of 18 tons of gravel from Schwake Stone in Mundelein, while Jack received 30 gallons of chain link fence paint from Rust-Oleum in Vernon Hills. Using the donations, the brothers fixed chain link fences surrounding the fields that had become rusted and bent out of shape, built up the dugouts and backstops that were constantly flooding, and added fresh coats of paint to equipment storage boxes. In recognition of their work, the brothers were honored by the Mundelein Elementary School District 75 Board of Education in September.

eSports Teams Head Into National Playoffs

Two of the school’s eSports teams will participate in national playoffs this weekend and next. Both contests can be seen on Twitch; look for AESHSeSports. The varsity League of Legends team heads into the 16-team Varsity eSports National Championship, and will face Diamond Bar High School from Diamond Bar, Calif., in the first round on Saturday. SHS entered the playoffs with a one-point lead in the Warren eSports League, over its conference rival from Gurnee. The League of Legends team captain is junior Ethan Shaw, and he will be joined by seniors Nathan Pratt and Ed Salgado, junior Chris Yang, and freshmen Greycen Ren and Fred Yuan.

The CS:GO team, captained by senior Brandon Adduci, takes on John Burroughs High School from Burbank, Calif. on Saturday. SHS entered the playoffs tied for first with Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ala. The rest of the team features seniors Nick Filerman and Nick Zdrzalka, and juniors Kartikey Singh and Shorya Agarwal, plus substitutes Daylam Tayari, Eric Wu and Gildardo Banuelos, all juniors.

School Leaders Discuss SEL, EBR in Dallas

SEL Coordinator Molly Gosline and Director of Assessment Anthony Reibel gave a presentation on the importance of social emotional learning and student efficacy in high schools at last weekend’s Learning Forward annual conference in Dallas. They described the prosocial learning approach Stevenson uses in instruction and assessment. The Learning Forward conference focuses on sharing best practices in educational leadership and developing effective coaching.

VIP Photos for Clubs, Groups Available Next Week

Visual Image Photography has been on campus several times this week taking pictures of clubs and groups, and at events. Images will be posted and available for purchase within the next week. Here are the links: Club and group photos | Girls gymnastics vs. Lake Forest | Boys swimming and diving vs. Libertyville


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 137, Libertyville 48: Defending two-time state champion Topher Stensby set a pool record in the 50-yard freestyle for the visiting Patriots in the first dual meet of the season for both schools. The Notre Dame-bound senior posted a time of 21.17 seconds, breaking the Libertyville pool record of 21.54 set in 2015. SHS won 11 of 12 events, with senior Nathan Gates and junior Jack Zhang each claiming two races. Nathan captured the 200 free (1:49.73) and 500 free (5:00.36), while Jack touched first in the 100 free (49.58) and 100 back (55.10). Other individual winners included senior Max Ryaguzov in the 200 individual medley (2:01.72), junior Ari Zaritsky in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.05) and freshman Jack White in 1-meter diving (202.25). Stevenson swept all three relays, and senior Richard Lee swam in each one. He was in the 200 medley relay with Jack, Max and senior Phoom Lertsinsongserm (1:40.38), the 200 free relay with Max, Nathan and junior Nic Comini (1:29.50), and the 400 free relay with Nathan, Topher and junior Jake Kim (3:18.89). – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Lake Zurich 3,026, Stevenson 2,976: Sophomore Nicholas Sternes led the Patriots (5-5, 0-5) with a 711 series, and had the best game among all 10 bowlers, a 265, at  Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. He was one pin shy of Lake Zurich’s lead bowler, one of two Bears who broke the 700 barrier. Facing each other for the second time in nine days, the two teams engaged in another tight match. Each game was decided in the 10th frame. Senior Kerry Mueller rolled a 583 series (high game of 212), followed by sophomores Benjamin Ries (575, 237), Ryan Lerman (562, 195) and Joey Gluck (545, 202). SHS competed in its third match in three days.

Baseball Player Commits to Chicago

Senior baseball player Hayden Brotz has committed to the University of Chicago. A three-year varsity player, Hayden has been a mainstay at the corner infield positions and also has done some pitching. He hit .326 last season and batting .308 as a sophomore. On the mound, Hayden has a career earned-run average well below 2.00. As a junior he threw 25 ⅓ innings with a 1.38 ERA, and last spring recorded a 1.68 ERA in 8 ⅓ innings. He joins a Maroon program that has a 48-28 record over the last two seasons, and tied the school record with 26 wins in 2018.

“Swanee” Still Going Strong After 50 Years

Daily Herald writer Patricia Babcock McGraw has a column today about longtime Stevenson coach Paul Swan, who will be honored next week for 50 years of service to the Patriot athletic program. He has coached baseball for all 50 years, and was head coach for seven years early in his career. He is in his 49th season as an assistant boys basketball coach, and also spent 33 seasons coaching football. Swan also taught mathematics at SHS for more than 30 years, retiring in 2002. “Swanee,” as he is affectionately known throughout Lake County, will be honored at three events on Saturday, Dec. 15. The baseball team is holding a pasta dinner fundraiser from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Wood and West Commons. Anyone who attends the dinner will receive free admission to the varsity boys basketball game at 7 p.m. against Prospect. Tickets are $10 for adults under 60, and $8 for adults over 60 and children 10 and under. Click here to order tickets or buy them at the dinner. After the game, Swan will be honored by former players and his current and past coaching colleagues.

Girls Basketball Games on NFHS Network Saturday

Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity games against Waubonsie Valley will be streamed live from the Sports Center through the NFHS Network. The JV game tips off at 1 p.m., followed by the varsity at 2:30. Click here to watch the action.


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Free SAT Practice Test for Juniors

All juniors are invited to take a free SAT practice test Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Field House. Registration closes Jan. 14. Space is limited to the first 575 students who sign up. Click here to register. The practice test will help juniors build testing endurance and give them a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Scores are received the same day and will accessible online. Students who register also will have the opportunity to schedule a virtual meeting to learn more about their score report. Click here for details.

Winter Clothing Drive for Military Families

Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting new or slightly used winter clothing items over the next two weeks for military families in need. Coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, slippers and blankets are requested.Collection bins will be available at the entrances of the Point, Sport Center and Field House starting Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19. All collected items will be donated to the Veterans Closet in North Chicago.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Seniors who were named Illinois State Scholars can pick up their certificates in Green Student Services, Room 2414.


Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC.

Sled Wars is here! Architecture and Engineering Club is having its second annual sledding competition to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Students can form teams of 2-4 people to decorate and build sleds out of cardboard, and on Jan. 25, teams will bring their finished sleds to Warren Township Sledding Hill to compete. May the fastest and best designed sleds win! A $20 registration fee, which covers transportation, snow hill ticket, T-shirts, and cardboard, is due by Friday, Dec. 15. Students also will need to fundraise $30 for Habitat for Humanity. Sign up and information packets are available to pick up in Student Activities or by using this link: If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rossi at

The eSports club is taking interested players in the following games for the winter and spring seasons: League of Legends, CS:GO (PC only), Rainbow6:Siege (PC only), Hearthstone, Rocket League (PC only), Overwatch (PC only), Smash Brother’s Ultimate (on your own switch), and DOTA II. If you would like to play casually, come any Wednesday after school in Room 7026. If you want to play competitively in the winter season, come to the next session on Wednesday or email before Winter Break.


The Chicago North Shore Alumnae Panhellenic Association is offering several $1,000 scholarships to qualified graduating high school women who reside in the North Shore area. Successful applicants will be well-rounded, demonstrating outstanding school and community involvement and academic excellence. The scholarship focuses on a woman’’s individual achievement. The selected candidates must be committed to attend a four-year college or university that recognizes National Panhellenic Conference organizations (sororities) on its campus. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8. Students will be notified prior to May 31. Applications must be filled out online at


Kankakee parents speak out about school fights, violence

With enrollment at all-time high, Vernon Hills High looks to expand

Lewis U. reschedules commencement due to mumps outbreak

CPS bid-rigging scandal leads to $1M settlement

Ex-Harvey schools chief awarded $400K in lawsuit with district

Woodland District 50 may move to later start times

East St. Louis may bus all students living in high-crime areas

Judge to rule whether District 202 tax-cut question stays on ballot

NIU professor facing trial on third DUI charge

Ex-Wheaton College student who stole from dorms gets probation

Woodstock District 200 board selects new member


USDA OKs low-fat chocolate milk, refined grains in schools

Teacher fired for referring to transgender student as female

Arizona district bans state representative over remarks

In San Antonio, school integration may not lift all boats

Denver spent more than $160K in superintendent search

No joke: Columbia students boot ex-SNL writer off stage

Dungeons & Dragons making comeback in schools

Ohio State gets bacon vending machine on campus


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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Record Number of Seniors Named State Scholars

A record number of seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois State Assistance Commission. Five hundred and fifteen members of the Class of 2019, almost half of the school’s 1,108 seniors, were chosen for the honor, which is based on state test scores and academic achievement. The number of state scholars is the highest in school history, topping the mark of 395 set last year. Click here to see this year’s Illinois State Scholars.

Give-A-Thon Triumphs Despite Snow Day

Last week’s 34th annual Give-A-Thon campaign brought in holiday gifts, including 89 bicycles, for 300 Lake County families (about 1,500 people in total). Students, faculty and staff also donated enough food to supply the Vernon Township Food Pantry for nine months, and enough baby items to stock the PADS Lake County’s emergency shelter for six months. Science teacher Brett Erdmann, who also serves as the school’s community service coordinator, talked about Give-A-Thon with Pioneer Press reporter Karen Ann Cullotta, as did seniors and National Honor Society leaders Gina Oh and Noah Chiou.

Journalism Students Honored for STEM Work

Three journalism students who produced pieces on females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for the Statesman last school year won awards in the annual Quill and Scroll Writing, Photo and Multimedia contest. Senior Chloe Myers received second place in Informational Graphics for her page “Women in STEM,” while senior Adele Lee and alumna Ryan Johnson received third place in Agricultural, Health and Science Writing for their piece, “Closing the Gap.” They were among 259 winners among 2,065 entries submitted in 23 categories.

Catalyst Club Leads Anti-Legalization Forum

The Catalyst club gathered nearly 100 Chicagoland high school students on Friday to discuss the negative impact of marijuana legalization in Illinois. Catalyst is a student group dedicated to preventing drug and alcohol use by teens. Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim spoke to the group, as did Kelly Krenzer, whose 20-year-old son was killed by an intoxicated driver. Newly elected state Rep. Daniel Didech (Class of 2005) offered advice on working with legislators. Catalyst members presented their “Cannabust” campaign message, featuring data from states where the drug has been legalized to show its linkage with increases in crime, traffic incidents and health services use. Students from as far as Kankakee came for the meeting, which took place at the Marriott Lincolnshire.

Improv Club, Acting 3 Class Performing This Weekend

Two theatrical performances will take place at Stevenson this weekend. On Friday, the Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improvisation club, will take the West Auditorium stage at 7 p.m. The Acting 3 class, meanwhile, will present its end-of-semester showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Note: The Acting 3 performance is for mature audiences only. The improv performance will be streamed live at this link.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,505, New Trier 3,194: Benjamin Ries led all bowlers with a 669 series at Classic Bowl in Morton Grove, while Nicholas Sternes had the best game of the day, a 279, as part of his 643 series. Benjamin rolled a top game of 266, the second-best effort of the match. Joey Gluck added a 610 series and 223 game. Ryan Lerman shot a 235 game en route to a 583 series, and Josh Lerner added a 217 game and 533 series. Ryan Grabiner contributed a 467 series for SHS (5-4). All are sophomores. Both teams used six-man rotations in the match.

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 137.25, Lake Forest 136.20: The host Patriots improved to 3-0 in dual competition, all against North Suburban Conference schools. No individual results were available. – @SHSPatRiot

Girls Bowling

Warren 2,415, Stevenson 1,644: At Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan, sophomore YooJin Lee led the Patriots with a 366 series and a high game of 158. Junior Reilly Sullivan and sophomore Kelly Radelet were close behind with series scores of 362 and 358, respectively. Also competing for SHS were sophomore Ally Lee (292) and junior Jodi Katti (266). – Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Libertyville 62, Stevenson 52: Junior Avery King led all scorers with 19 points, and made three of the team’s 11 3-pointers. She also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked two shots. Freshman Simone Sawyer sank four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Sophomores Nikki Ware and Lydia Lueck had seven and six points, respectively, for SHS (6-2, 1-2). Libertyville improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference. – Daily Herald


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Visiting Artist Presentation Next Week

The current Visiting Artist of the Month, retired SHS art teacher Joan Ackerman-Zimny, will give a presentation for students during third and fourth periods on Thursday, Dec. 13. Her talks will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.

Are You Being Used by “Big Tobacco”?

This week’s video from Catalyst asks a simple but provocative question: Are you a “lab rat” for the tobacco companies? Click here to watch.

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.


Registration and team packets for IM basketball and volleyball are due Wednesday in the Student Activities Office. Sign up and get your teams formed today.


2 dead, 9 injured after Normal West team bus hit by semi

Striking Geneva teachers, district resuming talks Thursday

7 questions parents are asking about the Geneva strike

Pressure to end Chicago charter strike ratchets up

200 school shakeups: Chicago’s school closing generation

CTU will endorse Preckwinkle for mayor, sources say

CPS board OKs $26M for temp nurses, charter closures

Junior high math teacher joins Oswego mayor’s race

College hires ex-Berwyn police chief who left under cloud

Byron school officials say naked “Oreo run” not hazing

Barrington District 220 renovating building for new HQ


National for-profit college chain abruptly closes

New high school graduation requirements in Kentucky

UC Berkeley to settle free speech lawsuit for $70K

USC donors revolt after interim president pushes dean out

19-year-old elected to Louisiana school board

“Little Mermaid” song makes waves on Princeton campus

10-year-old bully forced to walk 5 miles to school by dad


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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

11 Named to All-State Music Ensembles

Eleven students have been selected to participate in the Illinois Music Education Association’s annual conference and all-state festival Jan. 23-26 in Peoria.

Four of the musicians will be making their second straight state appearance. Junior alto Samhita Madduru was chosen for the All-State Choir, while junior violinist Andrew Lee and  junior viola players Katherine Yu and Erin Yuan were picked for the All-State Orchestra.

First-time all-state selections include seniors Reid Harman (bass trombone) and Spencer Smith (trombone), junior Andrew Zhuang (bassoon) and sophomore Jun Ha Paik (clarinet) in the All-State Band; senior soprano Sarah Strezewski in the All-State Choir; and sophomores Bella Kim (viola) and Haoming Song (cello) in the All-State Orchestra.

The all-state groups will perform Saturday, Jan. 26.

Five Students Earn “Physics Brawl” Bragging Rights

Five students participated in a “Physics Brawl” last week, and came out unscathed. In fact, they came away with a prize. The team of senior Tony Tan, juniors Dylan Hu, Emily Lu and Josh Tsai, and sophomore Jared Machtinger won its category in the international, three-hour online competition. The quintet captured the High School Students B group, topping 78 other squads from around the world, and their score tied for fourth-highest among all three high school categories. The five were (or are) students of physics teacher Sheila Edstrom.

Choral Concert Thursday Night

Stevenson’s choral groups will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will be live streamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Watch the concert using this link.

Math Teacher’s Daughter Pushing for Pride Parade

Math teacher Bob Pinta’s 12-year-old daughter, Molly, is in the news for her efforts to bring an LGBTQ pride parade to Buffalo Grove. Bob and his wife Carolyn, a Spanish teacher at Twin Groves Middle School, and their daughter talked with Pioneer Press about the Pinta Pride Project.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 3,104, Warren 3,041: Four Patriots, all sophomores, reached the 600-series barrier at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. Nicholas Sternes led SHS (4-4, 1-4) with a 708 series, and a high game of 258. He was followed by Ryan Lerman (634, 237), Joey Gluck (601, 201) and Benjamin Ries (600, 211). Senior Kerry Mueller bowled a two-game series of 372, with a high game of 193, and sophomore Ryan Grabiner rolled a 192 game. Warren won the first two games by a total of 32 pins, but Stevenson claimed the third by 95 pins to capture the match.

Boys Basketball

Libertyville 49, Stevenson 42: The visiting Patriots (5-2, 0-1) dropped their North Suburban Conference opener and had a five-game winning streak snapped. Senior Luke Chieng led SHS with 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Junior Matt Kaznikov added 11 points and six rebounds, and junior R.J. Holmes had nine rebounds. The Wildcats (3-4, 1-0) won their third straight game. – Daily Herald

Senior Patriettes Perform at Disney World

Seniors Sara Zarkowsky and Wakaba Sato, co-captains of the junior varsity Patriettes, represented Stevenson at the fourth annual Varsity Spirit Spectacular at Walt Disney World last week. They were among more than 800 high school cheerleaders and dancers from 41 states who took part in a pre-parade performance down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Sara and Wakaba were invited to perform in the parade after their participation in last summer’s Varsity Spirit camp.

Expand Your Audience: Advertise in the Sports Center

Stevenson Athletics has created sponsorship opportunities for the new electronic scoreboards in the Sports Center. Three different sponsorship packages are available. To see them, and other sponsorship opportunities, visit this page.


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Friday Fundraiser No Trivial Matter for Two Clubs

The Geography and Rotary clubs are holding their biannual Trivia Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday in Room 2104. Stop by for a Kahoot competition in categories such as pop culture, sports and geography. Winners will receive gift cards. The cost to get in is $5, which includes pizza and dessert. All of the money will be donated to Charity Water, a nonprofit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations.

NYC Fashion Industry Trip Paperwork Due Friday

The deadline is approaching quickly for next spring’s New York Fashion Industry Travel Experience. The trip runs only every other year, so if you are a sophomore or junior, this is your last chance. Paperwork should be turned in by Friday to Room 2400. If you are interested in learning more about the trip, download the paperwork at or see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1612.


Spanish Club is holding a “Chocolate and Churros” event, which will include watching the movie “Elf” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Rooms 1912-1914.


Senior girls who plan to get a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are invited to apply for the full-tuition Science Ambassador Scholarship. The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 11. Submit a 3-minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic that you’re passionate about. Click here for application information.


Urbana board places superintendent, assistant on leave

Reed-Custer teacher charged with child porn possession

Dolton high school security guard held gun to kid’s chest

Recently hired Waukegan administrator under legal cloud

Geneva strike enters second day, no new talks planned

Hinsdale District 86 leans toward referendum in April

Whitney Young tightens security after second threat found

Mumps cases reported at several Chicago-area colleges

Parent group rips $26M CPS plan to address nurse shortage

Ex-school board member alleges Open Meetings Act violation

DePaul, Harold Washington College create affordable BA path

SIU unveils new recruitment materials to draw students


Corporate tax breaks cost schools billions of dollars: report

Anti-Semitism surges on college campuses  

Indianapolis superintendent chosen to lead D.C. schools

Democratic senators ask U.S. News to tweak rankings

Ohio wrestling coaches save life of athlete who collapsed

New Hampshire students sang KKK-themed Christmas song

Substitute teacher fired for telling kids Santa Claus isn’t real

Connecticut district bans parents from lunchrooms


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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Snow Day Make-Up Date Will Be March 4

Last week’s snow day will be made up on Monday, March 4, which is Pulaski Day, a state holiday. Pulaski Day was designated as a potential snow make-up date before the 2018-19 school year began.

Model UN Takes Top Honor in Chicago Again

Stevenson won the top honor, Best Overall Delegation, for the second straight year at the 12th annual Chicago International Model United Nations held last weekend. In addition, several members of the school’s Model UN club won individual honors.

Five students earned Best Delegate awards, the top individual accolade: juniors Anand Vadlamani and Matthew Li, and seniors Devanshi Gupta, Miranda Liu and Josh Ezrol. Outstanding Delegate honors went to sophomores Alexander Zhou and Jeanette Han, and seniors Mary Polupan and Hannah Zhang. Miranda and Hannah also received the Delegates Choice Award. Five others received Honorable Mention: sophomores Niketh Bynagari, Jared Elkins and Carson Ezell, junior Nitin Nadella, and senior Adam Elkins. More than 1,200 students competed.

Fall Art Fest Starts Wednesday

The work of Stevenson’s first-semester art classes will be on display during the Fall Art Fest on Wednesday and Thursday in the Forum and Room 2104 of the West Building. A public reception for the artists will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Is Vaping Dangerous?

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

According to the Monitoring the Future Survey, most teens have the misperception that vaping or “Juuling” is not risky. More than two-thirds of the students surveyed mistakenly believe the liquid is “just flavorings,” and another 14 percent admit not knowing what is in the liquid. Contrary to popular belief, the liquid often contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. In addition, it also contains chemicals that are known carcinogens, such as formaldehyde and lead. Some devices also can be used to vape marijuana. Rather than being safer than traditional cigarettes, research shows that 31 percent of teens who vape will go on to smoke regular cigarettes in the next six months. Click here for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Libertyville 2,176, Stevenson 1,707: Sophomore Kelly Radelet led the Patriots with a 426 series at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. She also had the team’s high game, a 146. Sophomore Ally Lee rolled a 338 series, followed by juniors Noa Givati (322), Reilly Sullivan (316) and Mariah Dominick (305).

Senior Wrestler Sets His Mind on State

State wrestling medalist Tommy Frezza added a new phase to his offseason regimen, hoping it will pay off for his senior season. Tommy, who finished sixth in Illinois at 120 pounds last year, met with a sports psychologist to prepare for his final campaign. He talked about the difference the experience made with Bob Narang of the News-Sun.

Patriot Trio on Lake Forest Girls Ice Hockey Team

Three Stevenson students are forwards on the Lake Forest High girls ice hockey team, which includes players from five area high schools. Junior Maggie Kirby, sophomore Abby Benjamin and freshman Alicia Sharun have played in the majority of the team’s nine games. Abby has a goal and an assist in eight games, while Maggie has played in all nine games and has scored once. Alicia has appeared in six contests. The team’s next game is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Forest Academy.


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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.


Animal Welfare Club is having its yearbook picture taken today after school. Meet in Room 7064 after school, and the group will walk over together at 4 o’clock to have its picture taken.


Geneva teachers strike after negotiations stall again

Acero teachers walk out; first charter strike in U.S. history

CPS abandons plan to convert school in South Loop

Morton band students, parents protest director’s dismissal

St. Charles district plans to repurpose Haines building

New Trier students help return WWII flag to family in Japan


UNC will house Confederate statue in new $5M building

How schools are forced to close as rural populations dwindle

The higher education legacy of George H.W. Bush

Minnesota students more diverse, but teachers mostly white

Greek groups sue Harvard over single-sex club rule

UW-Stevens Point faculty want school leaders removed

Ed Department under fire over FERPA complaint process

Student arrested for threatening professor over 7 a.m. exam


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Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

23 Earn Places During Annual SHS Tech Day

The Technology Education Department held its fourth annual SHS Tech Day on Thursday. Students took part in five competitions covering technology, engineering, architecture, and media arts.

In the media arts competition, students had to create a persuasive public service announcement about academic dishonesty. Their PSA could take the form of a game, website, printed media or video. The winning student was freshman Andrew Wang. Fellow freshmen Mia Trujillo Contreras and Stephanie Moreno were second and third, respectively.

Sophomores Tyler Goetting and Dylan Heydenburg won the Team Design Challenge, in which groups of two or three students used limited materials to create a vehicle to travel the longest distance. Sophomores Jack Arne and Lukas Garcia were second, and sophomores Jan Holzkaemper and Sam Bezradetsky were third.

The VEX Robotics competition was captured by “Team Firewall,” which consisted of sophomores Kendrick Boardman, Krethikram Gowrisankar, Sofia Kolobaev, Jeremiah Lee, Brandon Lu, Ansh Parekh, William Rademacher and Rushil Vora. They competed in this year’s Turning Point skills challenge, flipping disks as fast as they could.

Junior Weiran Zhao, sophomore Dillon Mandera and sophomore Matthew Brueckert finished 1-2-3 in 3D Modeling. The competition was a race to create the most 3D models using Autodesk Inventor.

The fifth competition, 3D Architecture, was claimed by senior Daniel Wulf. He scored the most points among those trying to create a complete home within 90 minutes using Revit software. Senior Anjana Ganapathy was second and junior Rahul Subramanian finished third.

Yearbook Orders Now Being Accepted

Orders are being taken for the 2019 edition of the Ambassador, the school’s yearbook. The cost is $50. Yearbooks can be ordered online from Jostens through this link or by calling 877-767-5217.

Sideline Store Flash Sale Ends Tonight

Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store is in the midst of a 48-hour flash sale. Receive 20 percent off on almost everything until 10:59 p.m. tonight. Order at this link and use the promo code FLASH18.

String Parents Fundraiser Thursday at Portillo’s

The String Parents Association will hold a fundraiser at Portillo’s, 221 E. Townline Rd., in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone and 20 percent of your purchase will benefit the Stevenson strings program.

Band Concerts Streaming Live Tonight, Tuesday

For those unable to attend the band concerts tonight or Tuesday, they will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page. Use this link to watch. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

President Bush Visited SHS in 1988

President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday night, visited Stevenson High School six days before he was elected in 1988. He attended a campaign rally held in the Sports Center on Nov. 2, 1988. Here is a United Press International article about the rally, which was followed the same day by a campaign appearance in Grand Rapids, Mich.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Cheerleading

Stevenson at Crystal Lake Central Invitational: The Patriots won first place in their season-opening competition. Stevenson hosts the Patriot Challenge on Sunday.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: The Patriots, who finished fifth in the state last year, captured their season-opening meet over 14 other schools. SHS scored 244.5 points, ahead of runner-up Plainfield (200.5) and Lyons (181), which finished second at state last February. All of the events were relays except for the 50-yard freestyle. Stevenson won six varsity races, and senior Phoom Lertsinsongserm swam in three of them. He was part of the 400 medley relay with junior Jack Zhang and seniors Beno Maya and Nathan Gates (3:46.97), the 100 free relay with senior Richard Lee, junior Nick Comini and sophomore Christopher Oei (41.35), and the 350 breaststroke relay with senior Max Ryaguzov and sophomore Gordon Xu (3:51.06). Richard and Nick were part of the winning 500 free relay with senior Joseph Song and junior A.J. Carollo (4:25.38). Anthony also was in the 350 backstroke relay with Ben and Jack (3:24.09). The other winning relay was the 400 free relay unit of junior Cameron Coffey, sophomore Nathan Mossman, and seniors Jacob Minin and Nikolas Ebeling (3:30.47). This was the third straight Patriot Relays title for Stevenson. – Daily Herald

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Minooka Invitational: The Patriettes finished second and third among 40 teams, posting scores of 93.9 and 93.47.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 62, Westinghouse Prep 55: The host Patriots (5-1) won their fifth straight game behind junior R.J. Holmes, who led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points. Two other Pats reached double figures: Junior Matt Kaznikov tallied 12 points and senior Luke Chieng added 10. Juniors Cameron Bernard and John Ittounas scored nine and seven points, respectively. Senior Kyree Lewis added six points. SHS never trailed in the nonconference contest, jumping out to a 7-0 lead and leading 33-23 at halftime. The Warriors, who had a three-game winning streak snapped, fell to 3-3. – MaxPreps


Stevenson at Brookfield Academy North Division Dual Meet: In Brookfield, Wis., the Patriot girls and boys swept their four opponents. The boys beat Brookfield Academy (23-4), Libertyville (20-7), Catholic Memorial (26-1) and Marian Central Catholic (24-3). The girls defeated Brookfield Academy (22-5), Libertyville (25-2), Catholic Memorial (24-3) and Marian Central Catholic (24-3).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, York 1: Senior Billy Kopka scored two goals and junior goalie Ben Newmark made 33 saves for the Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Billy scored the game’s opening goal early in the second period for SHS, which never trailed. His second score came in the third period, when the Pats tallied four goals. Senior Justin Roseman, who assisted on Billy’s first goal, had one of the scores, as did seniors Sam Frishman and Max Slavin. Senior Adam Offenbach added an assist for Stevenson. – Boxscore


Stevenson at Grant quadrangular: The Patriots (3-2) split their two matches, rallying for a 34-28 win over Grant after falling to undefeated Barrington, 32-24. SHS trailed Grant 18-3 before a pin from senior Michael Phelps at 195 pounds (3:34) and a major decision by fellow senior Max Gomez at 220 (12-3) changed the momentum. A technical fall by freshman Cole Rhemrev at 106 (4:00), a major decision by junior Randy Lu at 113 (17-4), and a pin by senior Noah Spiro at 120 (3:40) capped the comeback. Senior Tommy Frezza assured victory with a pin at 126 (2:57). Senior Ivor Gueorguiev won at 152 pounds against Grant (13-8), and also added a 8-1 decision at 160 against Barrington. He was one of four Patriots who also had wins against the Broncos, joined by Cole (6-4 at 106), Noah (11-5 at 120) and Tommy (4-2 at 126). Other winners against Barrington included senior Jason Bickers at 152 (pin in 3:37), junior Alex Scott at 182 (4-3) and senior Danny Erdenetsogt at 285 (5-1). – Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Al Galatte Invitational: At Rolling Meadows, the Patriots finished fourth with 66.40 points, behind Carmel (70.65), Barrington (68.80) and Oak Park-River Forest (67.95). Junior Emily Weinstein tied for third place in floor exercise (9.05). Freshman Ally Gitler tied for sixth on vault (9.1), sophomore Hannah Brand was eighth on vault (8.9) and sophomore Ainslee Cutler was ninth on uneven bars (8.65). – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic: The Patriots finished seventh out of 24 teams at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn. SHS amassed a six-game pin total of 5,557, five behind the host school and sixth place. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes finished 10th out of 160 bowlers with a six-game series of 1,259 that included games of 236, 235 and 224. Three classmates finished in the top 50: Ryan Lerman was 24th (1,176 series, high game 222), Joey Gluck was 36th (1,117, 204) and Benjamin Ries was 46th (1,053, 195). Harlem of Machesney Park won the tournament with a 6,460 score, while defending state champion Hononegah from Rockton was second (6,327). – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Lake Forest 61, Stevenson 50: The visiting Scouts (6-1, 1-1) handed the Patriots their first loss of the season. Junior Avery King led SHS (6-1, 1-1) with 15 points and also had seven rebounds.  Sophomore Nikki Ware scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and freshman Simone Sawyer added 11 points. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald


Libertyville 37, Stevenson 29: The host Wildcats (2-0, 1-0) beat the Patriots (2-1, 0-1) for the first time in five years. Senior Max Gomez and junior Randy Lu recorded pins at 220 (3:02) and 113 pounds (0:59), respectively. Junior Matt Millman and senior Tommy Frezza had technical falls at 195 (5:40) and 120 (3:56). Freshman Cole Rhemrev earned a major decision at 106 (12-1) and senior Jason Bickers recorded a 5-2 victory at 152. – Daily Herald


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Student-Parent Meeting for Ski, Snowboard Club

Students who want to participate in Ski and Snowboard Club events this winter need to attend a meeting with at least one of their parents or guardians at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. Information packets will be distributed at the meeting. Students unable to attend the meeting Wednesday can pick up a packet beginning Thursday in the Student Activities Office.


Interested in learning a new instrument? Or maybe you just want to jam with your friends? Guitar Club will be hosting a new member meeting after school Tuesday in Room 2200. No experience necessary! Contact Mr. Zimmerman at if you have any questions.


The College Career Center is hosting its inaugural Trades Week today through Friday. Juniors and seniors will have the chance to learn about high-growth careers in plumbing, cosmetology, welding, automotive technology, lasers, photonics and optics, HVAC, and much more. To sign up for a session, view this Google Form and indicate which informational meetings you wish to attend. Remember: In order to attend, you must receive permission from your classroom teacher with a signed pass. If a session takes place during your lunch or free period, you should still sign up through the Google Form.


Geneva teachers to strike Tuesday if deal not reached today

$14M settlement reached in 2012 NIU fraternity death

Chicago school board sues federal Department of Education

Ex-Harvey schools chief wins $400K over board member comment

Roosevelt University student accused of stabbing classmate

Fishing teams from Andrew, Sandburg seek to save lake


How school officials hid failures that led to Parkland shooting

High school lauded for college success exposed for lying

How schools are teaching “soft skills” as job market tightens

Teachers say Oregon district facing “behavioral crisis”

New Jersey university blocks Chick-fil-A, citing values clash


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Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Alum Stepping Down From Federal Post

A Stevenson alumnus who played a major role in significant enforcement actions against Silicon Valley companies and leaders, is leaving her post today. Jina Choi (Class of 1987) has led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco office since 2013, and has been with the agency for 16 years. The highest-profile case Choi led was one of her last, the $40 million settlement with Tesla Inc. and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk.

Band Concerts Set for Monday, Tuesday

The Stevenson band program will hold concerts at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The Concert, Symphonic and Advanced Symphonic Bands will perform Monday, and the Freshman and Honor Bands will perform Tuesday. Admission is free to both concerts.

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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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Barrington 3, Stevenson 2: Seniors Seth Cohen and Billy Kopka scored for the host Patriots at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Sophomore Liam Jones and senior Adam Offenbach each had an assist. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback made 17 saves for SHS, which outshot the Broncos, 33-20.

Boys Bowling

Libertyville 2,955, Stevenson 2,812: Sophomore Ryan Lerman led the Patriots (3-4, 0-4) with a 622 series at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein. He rolled a high game of 217. Classmate Nicholas Sternes had the best game of the match, a 248, en route to a 603 series. Fellow sophomores Joey Gluck and Benjamin Ries contributed 593 and 582 series, respectively, with Benjamin recording a 240 game.

All-Area Honors for Football Players

Senior linebacker Maema Njongmeta and junior running back JeanMarc Etienne have been named to the Lake County All-Area Football Teams of the Daily Herald and News-Sun. Maema, who recently committed to the University of Wisconsin, made 134 tackles, including 24 for loss. He had 11 sacks. JeanMarc ran for 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns, and added 24 receptions for 179 yards. Also making the Daily Herald All-Area Team was senior offensive lineman Ivan Gleyzer, who was an honorable mention selection by the News-Sun. Senior linebacker Michael D’Angelo earned honorable mention from both newspapers. Six others were Daily Herald honorable mention choices: senior linebacker Danny Hynes, senior fullback Jon Kull, senior wide receiver Ryan McElhinny, senior quarterback Cole Okmin, senior linebacker David Pentek, senior defensive lineman Nathan Tobler and junior running back-safety Jordan Vincent.

Football Alum Preps for Big Ten Championship Game

Football alumnus Cameron Green (Class of 2015) will play in the biggest game of his collegiate career Saturday when Northwestern takes on Ohio State in the eighth annual Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The game will be televised starting at 7 p.m. by Fox. Green spoke with the media on Tuesday about his squad being a heavy underdog against the sixth-ranked Buckeyes. The junior has been an integral part of the Wildcat offense this season, catching 46 passes for 411 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season. He earned All-Big Ten honorable mention earlier this week.

Baseball Fundraiser Tuesday

The Patriot baseball team will hold a fundraiser at Real Urban Barbecue in Vernon Hills from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Money raised will help pay for the varsity’s annual spring training trip.

Girls Basketball Games Online Tonight

Tonight’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games against Lake Forest will be streamed live from the Sports Center on the NFHS Network. The JV game begins at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7. Click here to watch.


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Winter Play Audition Information Online

Students who want to be part of the winter theatrical production, “She Kills Monsters,” can see audition and crew information packets at The audition workshop will be held Monday, Dec. 10, with auditions on Tuesday, Dec. 11. “She Kills Monsters” is a “serio-comic romp” into the world of 1990s fantasy role-playing games. The play will be performed March 8-9.


Diamond Lake District 76 to keep Fairhaven building for year

Maple Park school closes after teacher killed in crash

Northwestern student found dead on campus from suicide

District 211 teachers union states case to community

Consultant backs out of Lincoln-Way North consolidation study

Defending state champion basketball team put on probation

UI chancellor convenes first meeting of “Chief” panel

SIU’s broadcasting arm buys three public TV stations

Survivor of Chicago school fire recalls horrifying ordeal


Are civics lessons a constitutional right? Students sue for them

Professor “fires” Michigan State, alleges retaliation

Teaching sex education in the #MeToo era

Indiana schools’ online programs attract attention and scrutiny

New absenteeism measures are “wake-up call” for California

Online learning provider Udacity lays off one-fourth of its staff

The parent group no one wants to join


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