Monday, April 29, 2013
Maureen LeVanti will replace Don Proft as girls cross country coach.
Maureen LeVanti has been named the next girls cross country coach at Stevenson High School. She replaces Don Proft, who guided the program from 1999-2012. “I am very pleased and grateful to have this wonderful opportunity,” said LeVanti, who also is an art teacher at the school. “I can’t wait to take on this new and exciting challenge!” LeVanti has served as an assistant coach in the girls cross country the past two seasons, and in the girls track and field program for the past three years. Before joining Stevenson, she served one year as an assistant coach for cross country and track at Conant High School. “Maureen has infused her passion and energy into our girls cross country and track programs since her arrival in 2011,” said Athletic…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Experts will discuss these topics at two presentations geared toward parents.
Two upcoming community events are aimed at raising awareness of important issues concerning teens. On May 1, experts will provide information about teen suicide at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling. “This event is being offered to our communities as we have once again experienced tragic teen suicides, leaving us grieving, fearful for teens in our own care and with many questions about teen suicide,” Scott Bauer wrote on Patch. The event is co-sponsored by Willow House and the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss, which Bauer began in his wife’s name. The event, which will run from 7-9 p.m., will provide information about understanding, preventing and coping with teen suicide. A week later, Dr. Joseph Lee, a leading expert on…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Four specialty entrees created by high school business students will be available to the public from 5-9 p.m. May 2.
How does a potato chip-topped hamburger sound? Or maybe you'd prefer breakfast on a bun? These are two of the creations of Stevenson High School students, whose specialty burgers will be available for purchase from 5-9 p.m. May 2 at Tom & Eddie’s in Vernon Hills. The restaurant’s fourth Stevenson Burger Challenge will feature four concoctions by teams of students in Introduction to Business classes, Stevenson's Daily Digest reports. The most-purchased burger will remain on the restaurant’s menu for one month. The contenders include: Wakey Wakey Eggs & Bakey Burger ($8.99) Angus beef patty, American cheese, over-easy egg, hash browns and bacon on a gourmet roll. The Shake ‘n’ Bacon Burger ($9.99) Angus beef patty on gourmet roll, with …
The team won the state championships on Saturday, April 20.
Wednesday, April 24
The Stevenson High School Science Olympiad team came out on top in the state tournament this weekend, the Daily Herald reports. The team won its first state championship on Saturday at the University of Illinois in Champaign, beating New Trier and the Illinois Math and Science Academy. They now advance to the national Science Olympiad competition in May, the newspaper reports.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Stevenson High School was ranked No. 6 of all high schools in Illinois in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of public high schools.
Stevenson High School ranked No. 6 in Illinois, and Buffalo Grove High School was not ranked on this year’s list of best public high schools in the country from U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News created the rankings based on a list of more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. News. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to the release. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Stevenson High School and Buffalo Grove high school are among the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the Washington Post.
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Stevenson or Buffalo Grove High School? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, both schools are among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, Stevenson ranks No. 4, after three high schools in Chicago. Buffalo Grove High School was ranked No. 7. In the Class of 2012, 77.5 percent of Stevenson students passed at least one college-level test, according to the report. At Buffalo Grove High School, that number was 47.5 percent. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to…
Jeff Slepak will retire at the end of the school year.
Stevenson High School Band Director Jeff Slepak was honored this weekend as he prepares to retire. The high school's band performed a concert Sunday at the school. Afterward, a group of about 50 Stevenson band alumni gathered to play for Slepak, who has led the band for 24 years. Stevenson students past and present: Were you in Jeff Slepak's band? Share your memories with us here.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Brandon Axe of Buffalo Grove will compete in the prestigious competition.
A Stevenson High School senior has qualified for the 42nd United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, the Daily Herald reports. Brandon Axe of Buffalo Grove is one of 270 students nationwide to qualify for the competition. The contest will be held next week and the 12 students with the top scores will be honored in this summer in Washington, D.C., the newspaper reports.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Buffalo Grove Village Board honored the boys basketball team this week.
The Stevenson High School boys basketball team was honored Monday by the Buffalo Grove Village Board for its successful 2013 season. The team placed second in state, falling last month to Simeon in the championship game. "It was really thrilling," Village President Jeff Braiman said of the team's winning streak. "You did an exceptional job." The players received certificates and golden buffalo pins from the village.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Jenna Koretz is among only 135 honorees in Illinois.
Tuesday, April 16
Stevenson High School graduate Jenna Koretz is among 135 Golden Apple Scholars in Illinois this year. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program has grown to more than 1,500 statewide participants since its inception in 1989, making it the leading pre-service teacher preparation and internship program in the nation. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is designed to address the urgent need for resilient and creative teachers serving Illinois students in economically and educationally disadvantaged schools. The program provides tuition assistance to each future teacher while they pursue an undergraduate education at one of 53 Illinois universities. Most importantly, throughout their undergraduate years Scholars participate in a…