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  •  Stevenson High School freshman Matthew Weiner checks expiration dates on pancake mixes Monday at the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Stevenson students fanned out across Lake County to work on community projects for Marting Luther King Jr. Day.

    Stevenson High students volunteer on day off Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    With classes canceled because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dozens of Stevenson High School students tackled community service projects across Lake County on Monday.

  • Schools want out of SEDOL: Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County regional school board will hold a special meeting Jan. 28 to discuss whether three local districts should be allowed to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County.

  • Stevenson High School communications arts teacher Bill Fritz, who teaches accelerated English, has been selected as a “Top Teacher” by the Daily Herald. A finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year, Fritz co-sponsors for the school's Gay Straight Alliance club and is an assistant coach for the Congressional debate team.

    Popular Stevenson High School teaches sees beyond academic performance Jan 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School communications arts teacher Bill Fritz, who has built his career on empathy and compassion, has been selected by the Daily Herald as a "Top Teacher" for his passion, dedication and extra effort. The designation honors suburban educators who distinguish themselves in the classroom and beyond.

  •  Three families think they should be in Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125 rather than Lake Zurich Unit District 95.

    Three families want to leave Lake Zurich District 95 to join neighboring districtsJan 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Three families are seeking approval from a regional education agency to leave Lake Zurich Unit District 95's boundaries. They want their properties to be within Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125. “It really has to do with geographical issues,” one resident said.

  • Dave Habley

    Dave Habley, Stevenson’s first band director, has died Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A funeral will be held Saturday for Dave Habley, Stevenson High School’s first band director. Habley, 82, of Lake Zurich, died Monday at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington.

  •  Stevenson High School officials want to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County.

    Stevenson High wants to leave Lake County’s special district Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake County’s regional board of education soon could decide if Stevenson High School can withdraw from a cooperative agency that provides special-education services.

  • Jim Conrey

    Stevenson High School may borrow $25 million for projects Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High school officials are pursuing a $25 million loan to fund renovations and other projects at the Lincolnshire campus over the next three years.

  • ArtFest at Stevenson High Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The work of Stevenson High School students in visual arts classes will be displayed today and Wednesday at the Lincolnshire school as part of Winter ArtFest.

  •  The band room in Stevenson High School’s west building could be renovated as part of a $9.7 million project being considered for summer 2014. Here, Emmy Award-winning Chicago composer Gary Fry works with students during a recent visit.

    Stevenson classrooms, labs could get facelift in 2014Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School officials are developing a $9.7 million renovation plan for summer 2014. The project wouldn’t add any new buildings to the already sprawling Lincolnshire campus. Instead, existing educational space and amenities would be modernized or repaired.

  • Stevenson High School officials will meet with a consultant Saturday morning to discuss improvements at the Lincolnshire school’s stadium. They’re thinking about better ticket booth and bathroom facilities, among other changes.

    Stevenson High stadium being eyed for improvementsNov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    As the Stevenson High Patriots prepare for Saturday’s semifinal playoff game against the Loyola Academy Ramblers, officials are considering enhancing the Lincolnshire school’s stadium. A key goal is improving the ease of ticket sales and entry, Stevenson spokesman Jim Conrey said.

  • Shannon Kolze, left, and Megan Sugrue work with students in Stevenson High School's new life skills lab for students with special needs.

    Stevenson High, 2 feeder districts to withdraw from SEDOLOct 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three Lake County school districts are withdrawing from a regional agency that provides special-education services, citing financial concerns and a desire to educate students locally. “We want to provide the best education possible for special-education students in the least-restrictive environment,” Stevenson High School spokesman Jim Conrey said.

  • Students arrested at SHS dance: Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three Stevenson High School students were arrested Saturday night at the Lincolnshire school’s homecoming dance after they were accused of drinking alcohol, police reported Monday.

  • Stevenson boys soccer coach Mark Schartner during a recent game in Libertyville.

    SHS to form soccer team for kids with disabilities Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School is launching a coed soccer program for students with disabilities. Soccer coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Kolze will lead the effort, the first of its kind in the Chicago area.

  • Run for fun at Stevenson High: Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Stevenson High School Foundation and the Stevenson cross country teams will host the inaugural 5-kilometer Color Fun(d) Run at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

  • “Fake” Stevenson letter offering extra credit for cash was part of history course Jul 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School officials say they have figured out the source and reason for a letter that surfaced on social media last week claiming students could make cash donations for extra credit and other favors. As it turns out, the phony letter was crafted by a summer school world history teacher for instructional purposes.

  •  Gov. Pat Quinn signs a bill into law expanding voting rights to some 17-year-olds. Wednesday’s bill signing was at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

    Quinn at Stevenson High to sign law expanding voting rights to more teens Jul 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Seventeen-year-olds who turn 18 before the November 2014 general election will be able to vote in the March primary, thanks to legislation enacted Wednesday. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law, dubbed “Suffrage at 17” by its champions, at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Stevenson teacher Andrew Conneen and many of his students have lobbied for the proposal for years.

  • Stevenson High School graduate and Buffalo Grove native Dave Roskelley holds a laminated Stevenson High School sports logo sign which he left at the summit of Mount Everest.

    Buffalo Grove native conquers Mount EverestJun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    A former Buffalo Grove native and Stevenson High School graduate climbed to the top of Mt. Everest in May and planted an SHS flag there. Dave Roskelley, 44, said he received a go-ahead from, of all things, a Panda Express fortune cookie. “Soon,” the tiny piece of paper said, “you will be sitting on top of the world.”

  • Rikki Himmelfarb and Matt Peota are former Stevenson High School students who are getting married.

    Stevenson teacher to officiate ex-students’ weddingMay 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Stevenson High School teacher will officiate the wedding of two students who met in his class more than a decade ago. "In sociology I teach a lot about a concept called sociological mindfulness, which is realizing all the ways that each of us has an influence on the world, and this is a great example of that," Chris Salituro said.

  • National Merit Scholarship winners in Lake County May 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sixteen high school students from Lake County were named National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners for 2013.

  • SHS to host short plays: May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ten one-act plays written, directed and performed by Stevenson High School students will be performed Friday and Saturday at the Lincolnsbhire school.

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