Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Final for 2017-18

Class of 2018 Graduates Friday Evening

Commencement for the Class of 2018 will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. As of Monday, there are 1,032 graduating seniors. The two seniors chosen to speak at commencement this year are Hanna Kunin and Jackelyn Castaneda.

Doors will open to the public at 3:30. Graduates must report no later than 4 p.m. For more information on graduation, including admission and directions to the Sears Centre, visit

For those unable to attend the commencement ceremony, it will be streamed live by SHS-TV via the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Use this link to watch for free. You can also watch at

Class of 2019 Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All students in the Class of 2019 are required by state law to have a meningococcal (MCV4) vaccination after age 16. This requirement must be completed and recorded before senior year begins. Parents should check with their doctor for their child’s current immunization status. As soon as the requirement is met, please provide verification to the nurses. Verification of immunization can be faxed to 847-634-2905 or 847-634-2902. Questions can be directed to the nurses at the following numbers: 847-415-4019 or 847-415-4028 (East Building) or 847-415-4025 or 847-415-4039 (West Building).

Four Juniors Honored in National Writing Contest

Four juniors earned honors in the annual National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing competition. Adele Lee, Johnna Geick, Sanjana Jain and Katherine Zeng were among 461 juniors across the country who were nominated for awards, and are in a group of 226 (including 31 from Illinois) receiving Certificates for Superior Writing.

220 Seniors Honored for Language Achievement

More than 20 percent of Stevenson’s Class of 2018 will have special recognition from the state of Illinois on its diplomas. There are 220 seniors who have earned the Seal of Biliteracy or the Commendation Toward Biliteracy for earning proficiency in English and one additional language.

Of the 220, 192 earned the Seal of Biliteracy and 28 received the Commendation Toward Biliteracy. Most of the honors came in Spanish, with 143 earning the seal and 23 receiving commendation. Thirty students earned seals in Mandarin Chinese, five in German, four in Russian, three in Hebrew, two each in French, Polish and Latin, and one in Italian. Three students earned commendation in French, one in Russian and one in German. Click here to see all graduating seniors earning this language honor.

History Bowl, Bee Shout Out

Social Studies teacher Peter Anderson, sponsor of the school’s History Bowl and Bee team, talked with the Pioneer Press about his squad’s success this year. Stevenson won the junior varsity division national championship at the eighth annual National History Bowl and Bee, and sophomore Govind Prabhakar captured national titles in two events. Click here to read the Q&A with Anderson.

Junior Helping Improve Lincolnshire Park

Among the next crop of Stevenson students working on their Eagle Scout projects is Mark Hardy. The junior, a member of Boy Scout Troop 78, is refurbishing North Park in Lincolnshire with new boardwalks. Read more about his project.

Sociology Teacher, Alumnus Featured on Website

Sociology teacher Chris Salituro was featured in this recent article on the American Sociological Association website, discussing the number of students who enroll in high school sociology courses. Salituro is the association’s high school program director. Also mentioned in the article is one of Salituro’s former students, SHS alumnus Mark Lockefeer (Class of 2004), a former Marine now enrolled at Michigan State University’s law school.

Students “De-stress” With Therapy Dogs

The Student Services Division brought in several therapy dogs on Wednesday as part of its annual “DeStress Days” events during final exams. Approximately 200 students signed up to visit with the dogs in the College Career Center. Therapy dogs came from the following organizations: Canine Therapy Corps, K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore, Pet Partners of Greater Chicago, Fine Canine dog training and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Check out a photo on our Instagram page.

Junior’s Family Raising Money for Cystic Fibrosis

Junior Jonathan Distel and his family are inviting the SHS community to participate in the Barrington Great Strides 5K Walk on Sunday, June 3 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Distel’s younger brother Brayden, an incoming freshman, has CF. To join the Brayden’s Faith and Hope team or make a donation, click here.

Final Digest Until August

Today is the final day of the 2017-18 school year, and the final edition of the Daily Digest until Aug. 13, the first day of school for 2018-19. The weekly e-Minuteman parent newsletter will continue to be sent during the summer. (Click here to subscribe to the e-Minuteman.) You can also follow Stevenson news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and also at


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Wednesday, May 23 Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSA Warren Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (18-3) crushed fourth-seeded Carmel in the semifinals, 13-3, advancing to the sectional championship game against No. 2 seed Lake Forest at 7 p.m. Friday. The title game will be played at Warren’s O’Plaine campus, 500 N. O’Plaine Rd., in Gurnee. No details from Wednesday’s game were available.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSA St. Viator Sectional: In Arlington Heights, second-seeded St. Viator defeated the sixth-seeded Patriots, 14-3, in the semifinals. Seniors Caleb Benoit-DiMaria and Ryan Walsh scored one goal apiece for SHS (7-13), while junior Cole Okmin had a goal and an assist. Senior Austin Masters also recorded an assist. Senior goalie Chad Winter made eight saves.

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Lakes Regional: Sixth-seeded Carmel rallied past the third-seeded Patriots, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, and capture the regional championship. Senior Leo Chen led SHS (27-10) with 14 kills and classmate Matt Cliffer had eight. Junior Will Sorenson was 76-of-78 setting with 30 assists, and also served three aces. Junior Thomas Finn recorded seven kills and made nine digs. Seniors George Lie and Alex Bian made 14 and 13 digs, respectively, for Stevenson, which finished the season with its highest win total since going 31-5 in 2013.


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Want to Audition for a Jazz Group?

Students who aren’t in the band program, but play piano, guitar or bass, are invited to audition for one of the school’s jazz ensembles. Visit this link for audition information, including music samples. The deadline to submit an audition video is Friday, Aug. 24.


Highland Park-Deerfield district cuts ties with embattled superintendent

New contract gives raises to District 103 teachers

Hawthorn District 73 superintendent leaving for Indiana post

District 96 specialist named assistant principal in Des Plaines

Buffalo Grove honors longtime District 96 employee

Chicago’s new graduation requirement: Have a plan

CPS schools passing more cleanliness inspections, but no names

High school valedictorian retains lawyer after graduation speech edited

NCAA run leads to 660 percent increase in Loyola athletic donations

Peoria teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Naperville District 203 communications director dies of cancer

Effingham superintendent: “Bathrooms run out of stuff”


Colleges bend the rules for more students, give them extra help

Will video feedback from teachers kills the red grading pen?

Education Department launches review of teacher grant program

200 faculty members call on USC president to resign amid scandal

Yale under investigation for allegedly discriminating against men

Federal court backs Virginia transgender student in bathroom dispute

University of Denver settles female professors’ pay gap lawsuit

Evolution wording removed from draft of Arizona science standards

DeVos slammed for saying schools can report undocumented students


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Junior Wins Toronto Biology Contest, SHS Seventh

Stevenson finished seventh as a team, and junior Andrew Ding placed first individually, in the 24th annual University of Toronto National Biology Competition. Testing took place in April, and results were announced Tuesday. The school’s honors came in the international division. Joining Andrew in the competition were seniors Elaine Xiao and David Liang, and sophomores Shannon Kang, Akash Kumar, Ellen Ma, Radha Patel and Anna Wang.

Junior Takes First Prize in Drake University Physics Contest

Junior Tony Tan won first prize in Drake University’s annual Physics Prize competition, earning a full, four-year tuition scholarship to the school’s physics and astronomy department. He also received a personal trophy, and his name was placed on the Drake Physics Trophy, a traveling trophy that will be held by Stevenson until next spring. Tony had the highest score of all students in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota who took the test in February.

Six Teachers Retiring This Week

The end of the school year brings with it a variety of emotions, including the mixture of gratitude and sadness that accompanies the retirement of faculty and staff. This year, six teachers are retiring: Joe Bettina in Mathematics; Cindy Burrows in Fine Arts; Don Carmichael in Science; Patti Duncan and Jim Kollar in Social Studies; and Denise Foster in Communication Arts. They were honored by colleagues, family and friends last week during a special retirement celebration, along with former PREP (Patriot Recreation Education Program) Administrative Assistant Cheryl Morrill, who retired in October.

Deerfield School’s Walk to Honor 1999 Alum

A 1999 Stevenson alumna and educator who died of breast cancer last year will be honored with a fundraising walk on Sunday, June 3. The parent-teacher organization at Kipling Elementary School in Deerfield will honor Meghan Trauten Bolon with the “Miles for Meghan” walk from 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday, June 3 at the school, 700 Kipling Place, in Deerfield. Bolon taught at the school until her death in December at the age of 36.

The goal of “Miles for Meghan” is to create the Meghan Bolon Outdoor Learning Center, a multi-purpose, multi-sensory space where students and teachers can learn and connect in a calm, serene, and natural setting. The center will be created in an unused outdoor courtyard at the school. In addition, the school hallway leading to the courtyard will be renamed Bolon Boulevard.

Walk organizers hope to raise $75,000. The suggested donation for participating in the walk is $10 per person or $25 per family. Visit this website to make a donation.


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Tuesday, May 22 Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Lakes Regional: Senior Leo Chen racked up a match-best 11 kills as the third-seeded Patriots defeated No. 19 seed Grayslake North in the regional semifinals, 25-11, 25-10. SHS (27-9) advances to the regional championship match against sixth-seeded Carmel at 6 o’clock. Junior Will Sorenson was 40-of-42 setting with 23 assists, and also served a team-high three aces. Sophomore Justin Ross had five kills, while senior Matt Cliffer and junior Thomas Finn added four apiece. Senior George Lie led the team in digs with seven. – Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Libertyville Sectional: The host and third-seeded Wildcats defeated the second-seeded Patriots, 3-2, in a semifinal game that went into two overtimes. Libertyville (13-6) scored the game-winning goal with four minutes remaining in the second overtime. After a scoreless first half, SHS (11-7-3) took a 1-0 lead on junior Kristin Hill’s goal. LHS responded with a score in the 73rd minute, and the game went into overtime. The Wildcats struck first in the first minute of the 10-minute OT, but sophomore Gracie Wingfield tied the game at 2-2 with a goal in the eighth minute. Junior Hannah Lapeire assisted on the goal. Senior keeper Zoey Friedman made 10 saves. – Daily Herald


Stevenson in IHSA Class 4A Glenbrook South Regional: The host and 13th-seeded Patriots nearly pulled off a seventh-inning rally before falling short against No. 19 Glenbrook South, 15-14, in the regional play-in game. SHS (7-17) trailed 15-9 heading into the bottom of the seventh, then scored five runs and had the tying run on second base when the game ended. Four Patriots hit home runs: freshmen Emily Freedman (2-for-4, three runs batted in) and Haley Barnes (4-for-4, three runs scored, two RBI), sophomore Maggie Trotter (2-for-3, three RBI) and junior Maggie O’Brien (two RBI). Sophomore Hailey Peterson (2-for-4, two RBI, two stolen bases), junior Anna Fossier (2-for-3, RBI) and senior Gina Shanley (2-for-5) all had two hits for Stevenson, which had 17 hits in the game. –, Daily Herald

Boys Tennis Looks to Extend State Streak

The boys tennis team enters the IHSA state tournament Thursday with an impressive streak. Stevenson has finished in the top eight at state for 11 consecutive years. Six Patriots will look to extend the streak: Senior Sam Komis and junior Zachary Kim in singles, and the doubles teams of freshmen Prathinav Merneedi and Eric Perkowski, and juniors Aswath Viswanathan and Arjun Sheelvanth.

Boys Track and Field Team Prepares for State

Eight members of the boys track and field team will compete in the IHSA Class 3A state meet, which begins Friday at Eastern Illinois University. Four of the qualifiers are the 800-meter relay team of sophomores Jahleel Perrin and Shane Johnson, senior Ahmad Dinkins and freshman David Smolensky, which set a school record during last week’s sectional. Their time of 1:27.88 was the third-fastest among all state qualifiers. The Patriot quartet will seek to become the first SHS relay to earn a medal at state in 33 years. The 1,600 relay unit was eighth in 1985, and is the only relay medalist in program history. Also competing will be seniors Nikita Smyrnov and Brett Lucas in the 3,200, senior Aaron Portman in the 800, and junior Maema Njongmeta in the discus.

Baseball Team Plays in Regional Thursday

The baseball team begins its postseason quest on Thursday with an IHSA Class 4A regional semifinal game against Fremd at Libertyville. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. The Patriots, seeded seventh in the St. Viator Sectional, enter the contest with a 20-13-1 record and have won eight of their last nine outings. Fremd, the No. 11 seed, is 15-11. Stevenson beat the Vikings, 7-6, on May 10. Each team is coached by a Stevenson alumnus: Pat Block (Class of 2001) leads SHS, while Fremd is coached by Chris Piggott (Class of 1992). The winner of Thursday’s game heads to the regional final against the winner of today’s Libertyville-Lake Zurich contest. The regional championship will be played at 11 a.m. Saturday.

State Championship Water Polo Gear Available

State championship water polo apparel can be ordered online through Monday at this link. T-shirts, sweatshirts and quarter-zip pullovers are available.


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Going to the Senior Party on Thursday?

Seniors who signed up for the Senior Party on Thursday will need their school ID in order to board the buses heading to Navy Pier.


Mundelein Elementary District 75, teachers agree on four-year deal

Former Waukegan District 60 staff claims superintendent misled public

School bus driver charged with DUI had previous crash involving bus

CPS inspector general calls for end to “unjustifiable perk” at school

UI chancellor: Chicago initiatives will add resources to Champaign-Urbana

All three finalists, including WIU president, drop out of UMass search

New Trier official discusses impact of racist graffiti at school

Lincoln-Way board approves $50 “participation fee” for all students

DeKalb man accused of stealing money from teacher’s desk

Oswego High principal apologizes for yearbook headline


Even before Sante Fe High shooting, school was having a terrible year

Driver in fatal New Jersey school bus crash had 14 license suspensions

Studies point to power of teacher-student relationships to boost learning

USC, Oregon doing away with student evaluations of teachers

Lawsuit calls for desegregation of New Jersey schools

Should businesses help employees pay off their student loans?

Teacher defeats Kentucky House leader in primary election

Digital signage growth helps K-12 schools get their messages out


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Science Olympiad Finishes 14th at National Finals

Stevenson‘s Science Olympiad team finished 14th at the 34th annual National Science Olympiad at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., last weekend. SHS was the highest-ranked team from Illinois, ahead of longtime rival New Trier, which placed 18th.

Stevenson finished in the top 10 in seven of 23 events, and was national runner-up in two of them. Junior KatherineKitty” Zeng, senior Elaine Xiao and sophomore Anna Wang were second in Experimental Design, and Kitty and freshman Emily Liu finished second in Towers. Kitty earned a third medal by placing fifth in Write It Do It with sophomore Erin Yuan. Two other groups earned fifth-place medals: Elaine and sophomore Radha Patel in Disease Detectives, and Radha and senior Owen Simon in Mission Possible.

Kitty added a fourth top-10 finish by placing seventh in Game On with junior Josey Zhang. Sophomore Richard Yin and junior Tony Tan were eighth in Materials Science.

Other team members who participated in Colorado included seniors Zachary Chin and Daniel Tao; juniors Andrew Ding, Andrew Gan and Maitreyee Malpekar; sophomores Shannon Kang and Andrew Lee; and freshmen Sneha Mohan and Krishna Patel.

This was Stevenson’s 10th consecutive trip to nationals in the program’s 15-year history. SHS has placed in the top 15 nationally each year since 2013. Only 29 schools have had a top-15 finish during the same span.

Daniel Wright Junior High School, which had won the last two national Middle School Division championships and has captured eight straight state titles, finished second in its division.

Bass Fishing Team 21st at State Tournament

The bass fishing team capped its most successful season year by finishing 21st at the Illinois High School Association state championship at Carlyle Lake near St. Louis last weekend. Freshman Michael Crawford put SHS on the board early Friday morning by catching a two-pound bass, and junior Cameron Grisamore added two more bass on Saturday weighing a total of 3.625 pounds. The only team from Stevenson’s sectional with a higher state finish was Antioch, which was led by retired SHS teacher Ron Urick and SHS alumnus Brad Rubin. Stevenson finished its season with multiple tournament wins and top-five finishes, as well as qualifying for the Illinois Bass Nation State Final. The Patriots were coached by Chris Mural.

Three Win Awards at Harper Fashion Contest

Three students from the Clothing and Design program won awards at the Harper Challenge Fashion Design Competition on Friday at Harper College in Palatine. Stevenson students swept the design and construction categories, with seniors Gabi Heinzen taking first place in Construction and Ziyi “Bonnie” Han finishing first in Creativity. Senior Matt Han placed third in Creativity. Also participating in the competition were sophomores Athena Kolli and Mariam Reichart, and seniors Nataly Flores, Elisabeth Turok and Caroline Ramirez.

This was the second year Stevenson participated in the Harper Challenge, which was open to high school students across the northern suburbs. Students were provided a pattern designed by professors at the college, and were challenged to make creative changes to the basic design to make it their own. Designs were assessed on their creativity, use of the pattern, and industry standards of quality and fit. The designs were modeled in a fashion show on Friday in conjunction with the college’s end-of-year fashion show.

Online Summer School Registration Ends Thursday

The last day to register for summer school online is Thursday. After Thursday, registration will only be available on a walk-in basis between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Summer school questions can be directed to Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500. For more information, visit the summer school web page at


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Monday, May 21 Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSA St. Viator Sectional: The sixth-seeded Patriots upset host and third-seeded Glenbrook South in the quarterfinals, 12-11, and advanced to the semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday. SHS (7-12) will face the winner of today’s game between second-seeded St. Viator and seventh-seeded Vernon Hills at Morris Field, 2123, S. Goebbert Rd., in Arlington Heights. Against GBS, senior goalie Chad Winter made 15 saves as the Pats avenged a 10-4 regular-season loss to the Titans. Senior Caleb Benoit-DiMaria scored five goals to lead Stevenson and also had an assist, while classmate Austin Masters recorded four goals and three assists. Senior Alexander Dove and junior Cole Okmin each had a goal and an assist, and senior Alexander Hurrell also scored.

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson in IHSA Warren Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (17-3) rolled past eighth-seeded Warren in the quarterfinals, 12-4, moving on to a semifinal matchup against fourth-seeded Carmel at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gurnee. Juniors Sophie Sorenson and Erica Spieler each scored three goals and assisted on another. Georgia Maskalunas, also a junior, had two goals and two assists, while sophomore Taze Thompson added two goals and an assist. Sophomore Kilian Weber and senior Tessa Simon scored one goal apiece. Senior goalie Ryan Johnson made nine saves. Monday’s game was played in the Stadium. – NFHS Replay ($)

Softball Regional Rescheduled for Today

The IHSA Class 4A regional softball game between Stevenson and Glenbrook South was postponed by rain on Monday, and will be played at 4:30 today at SHS.

Allied Soccer Team Goes Undefeated Again

The Allied Soccer team completed its third consecutive undefeated season with a 5-3 win Saturday over a team representing Antioch-Lakes District 117. Senior Josh Standiford scored three goals for Stevenson, which began the team in 2014.

Spring Sports Awards Night Wednesday

All spring sports athletes and their parents and guardians are invited to celebrate team successes during the Spring Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sports Center.


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Dance Reassessment Planned in August

Did you sign up for a dance class after placements were held? If you went through dance placements, has your skill set improved significantly since then? The Dance Department will hold a reassessment on Thursday, Aug. 9, during orientation week. See the dance web page for details, and to let the teachers know if you plan to attend.


Report: Test scores dropped in Chicago after 2013 school closings

Winnetka District 36 drops plan to close neighborhood schools

Round Lake High may distribute iPads to all students

Walter Payton Prep teacher removed after allegation

Niles Township District 219 board member refuses to resign


Santa Fe student killed while blocking door from gunman hailed as hero

Mass school shootings happening mostly in small-town America

Six school threats in one day across Houston area

Poll: “Higher education” not so popular, but local colleges are

Public schools have lost 20 percent of their librarians since 2000


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Monday, May 21, 2018

Girls Water Polo Wins State Title Again

Stevenson’s girls water polo team defeated Fenwick, 12-7, to win its second consecutive Illinois High School Association state championship and third in the last four seasons on Saturday. The Patriots finished the season with a 35-1 record, and won their last 33 games. More details in the Sports section.

Junior’s Quartet Wins Prize at Michigan

Junior Adele Lee, former SHS student Rowena Bakke, and their ensemble, Quartet Callisto, won third place in the Junior Strings Division at the M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition held May 4-6 at the University of Michigan. They received $2,000 for their finish. Adele plays violin and Rowena is a cellist.

In April, the group also won the Audience Choice Award at the 13th annual St. Paul String Quartet Competition, and finished first runner-up in the Junior Division at the Young Chamber Musicians Competition in North Carolina.

Quartet Callisto will perform during the Young Steinway Concert Series at the Skokie Public Library at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Students Explore East Building Addition

Students in the Advanced Architectural Design and PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture courses explored Stevenson’s new East Building addition construction site

​Thursday. This was their third venture into the area this school year. Gilbane Building Company Project Manager Jarlath Lynch taught students about the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems being installed on the site. Check out more information from their visit on our Facebook page.

Concert Dance Performance Online

Today’s Concert Dance final performance can be viewed live at from 11:10-11:57 this morning. The video will be available for viewing after the performance, too.


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Saturday, May 19 Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Junior Lauren Maloney scored six goals and senior Claire Haas added three to lead the Patriots (35-1) past Fenwick, 12-7, for their second straight state title and third in the last four seasons. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made 10 saves for SHS, which ended the year with a 33-game winning streak. Juniors Eleanor Michaud and Kalista Tapas, and senior Amelia Eastman also scored for Stevenson, which has a record of 139-5 over the last four seasons. SHS led 4-2 after the first quarter, then extended its lead to 7-3 at halftime. Head coach Jeff Wimer’s squad reached the finals by defeating Naperville North in the semifinals, 13-6. Stevenson rolled to a 9-1 halftime lead and was never challenged. Lauren led SHS with five goals, Claire had three, and Kalista added two. Anna had eight saves. – Championship Box Score | Semifinal Box Score | NFHS Replay – Championship ($) |Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A State Meet: At Eastern Illinois University, freshman Camille Clay finished ninth in the shot put, the program’s first state medalist since 2014. Camille recorded a top throw of 39 feet, 2.25 inches en route to becoming the third Patriot medalist in shot put. She joins 1995 state champion Tammy Renda and Rachel Redmond, who was seventh in 2010. – Official Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots won their 12th consecutive sectional championship and qualified all four entries to the Class 2A state tournament beginning Thursday. Senior Sam Komis defeated junior teammate Zachary Kim for the singles title, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Each will be making his third appearance at state. Zachary is a three-time qualifier in singles, while Sam qualified in singles last year after reaching in doubles in 2016. In doubles, freshmen Prathinav Merneedi and Eric Perkowski prevailed over Lake Forest’s top duo, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, for the championship. Also making state for the first time was the tandem of juniors Aswath Viswanathan and Arjun Sheelvanth, who won the third-place match over Libertyville, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4. In the team standings, Stevenson had 27 points while runner-up Lake Forest had 17. SHS has finished in the top 10 at state for five consecutive seasons. – Official Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson hosted IHSA Regional: The second-seeded Patriots shut out No. 7 seed Fremd, 2-0, to capture their first regional championship since 2014. SHS (11-6-3) will face Libertyville in the Libertyville Sectional semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sophomore Gracie Wingfield and senior Ana Koruna scored Stevenson’s goals. Senior keeper Zoey Friedman earned the shutout. – Daily Herald | NFHS Replay ($)

Friday, May 18 Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: Freshman Camille Clay finished second in her shot put flight with a throw of 39 feet, 2.25 inches, qualifying for the state finals. Senior Isabelle Sparreo barely missed making the finals in the 1,600-meter run. She finished seventh in her flight with a time of 5:03.70, the fastest of all non-finalists. – Official Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots (33-1) defeated Mother McAuley in the quarterfinals, 12-9, for their 31st consecutive victory. Senior Claire Haas led SHS with five goals and three assists, and junior Lauren Maloney scored four times. Senior Amelia Eastman scored two goals and junior Kalista Tapas had one. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made five saves. Stevenson snapped the Mighty Macs’ 13-game winning streak. – Box Score | Daily Herald, Daily Southtown

Lacrosse Sectionals, Softball Regional Today

Three varsity teams are scheduled to participate in postseason play today (weather permitting). The first-ever IHSA lacrosse sectionals start today. On the girls’ side, Stevenson is the No. 1 seed in the Warren Sectional, and will play host to eighth-seeded Warren at 5:30 today in the Stadium. The game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through the NFHS Network (paid subscription required). Click here to watch. The Patriot boys, meanwhile, play at Glenbrook South as part of the St. Viator Sectional. SHS is the No. 6 seed, while St. Viator is No. 3. Finally, Stevenson’s softball team is scheduled to play host to Glenbrook South in the Class 4A Glenbrook South Regional. SHS is the No. 13 seed in the sectional, and GBS is No. 19.


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Return All Textbooks and Uniforms, Pay Fines This Week

All textbooks and uniforms must be returned, and all fines paid, by the end of the week. Seniors will not receive their diploma if they have unpaid fines or unreturned items.

Pick Up AP Euro, AP U.S. History Books By Thursday

If you’re taking AP U.S. History or AP European History in the fall, pick up your books at the Superstore before Friday. Please check the email your teacher sent about these books.


Mundelein elementary, high school districts will share superintendent

Court: School board president with decades-old felony can still serve

Days after shooting, Dixon High holds graduation

Documents appear to show SIU president kept funding shift in dark

Man pleads guilty to beating teacher at St. Charles detention center

Why U-46 is looking at adding more high school academies

Friends bring prom to teen severely burned in bonfire explosion


These are the victims of the Santa Fe high school shooting

Schools spending billions on high-tech security, but are kids safer?

Former Education Secretary: Boycott schools until guns laws change

U.S. college degrees lose mystique among Asian students

Rise of restorative justice in schools brings promise, controversy

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s after-school program is thriving


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Friday, May 18, 2018

2018-19 Theater Productions Announced

The Theater Department revealed its 2018-19 productions at the annual end-of-year celebration held after school on Wednesday. The five plays are a mix of fantasy and real life that tap into the human condition while addressing significant social issues, often in a whimsical, witty way.

Leading off the lineup is the fall play, Distracted, which will be performed Sept. 13-15. Lisa Loomer’s insightful look at the impact of a 24/7, information-rich world on the modern family. Next up is Shrek the Musical, which brings to life the beloved ogre and all the misfits from the Oscar-winning film. Shrek the Musical will take the Performing Arts Center stage Nov. 16-18. Another famous character is the centerpiece of the freshman-sophomore play, Peter and the Starcatcher, set for Feb. 1-2. Rick Elice’s Tony Award-winning adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels upends the century-old story of Peter Pan. Staying in the realm of fantasy is the winter play, She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. The high-octane dramatic comedy follows a young woman’s journey into the imaginary world inhabited by her deceased teenage sister. The year will conclude with the annual “One Acts” production, featuring one-act plays written, directed and performed by SHS students. The One Acts will be performed May 3-4.

Two Students Win Awards in Wiesenthal Contest

Two students won awards in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Your Voice Speech Competition last month. Freshman Sailaja Nallacheruvu placed third and junior Aziz Goziev was fifth in the competition, which challenges middle and high schoolers to write a three- to five-minute speech responding to the Wiesenthal quote, “The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.” The competition took place April 22 at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago.

Archery Team Competes at Nationals

Stevenson had two teams compete at the National Archery Tournament in Louisville, Ky. last weekend. One team advanced to the World Tournament on June 7-9, also in Louisville. Freshman Jaci Walls, senior Desmond Ding, and juniors Temma Saito and Simon Honeyville all shot perfect rounds (50’s) at 10 meters.

Foundation Holding Luxury Vacation Raffle

The Stevenson High School Foundation is selling tickets for its luxury vacation raffle. This year’s winner will choose from four vacation packages. Tickets are $50 each or three for $125. No more than 400 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Monday, June 4 at the annual “Drive Fore Dreams” golf outing. (The winner need not be present.) Proceeds will benefit Stevenson to College (S2C) and Kids in Need (KIN).


Thursday’s Digest omitted senior Owen Simon from the list of students receiving $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.


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Thursday, May 16 Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Grayslake North Sectional: The 800-meter relay team of sophomores Jahleel Perrin and Shane Johnson, senior Ahmad Dinkins and freshman David Smolensky set a school record and qualified for next week’s state meet at Eastern Illinois University. The quartet of Patriots finished second while posting a time of 1:27.88, breaking the record of 1:28.31 set in 2012 by Ki Hwan Kim, Parker Deloye, Carl Miller and James Vestuto. The new record is currently the second-fastest time in the state for 2018. Senior Aaron Portman won the 800-meter run (1:56.87) to earn a trip downstate. Also heading to state will be junior Maema Njongmeta, who was third in the discus (158 feet, 7 inches), and seniors Nikita Smyrnov (9:21.99) and Brett Lucas (9:23.21), who placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 3,200. Nikita qualified for state in the 3,200 last year; everyone else will be making their first state appearance. SHS finished fourth in the team standings with 48.5 points, behind Fremd (104), Barrington (100) and Warren (61.25). Other non-state-qualifying point-scorers for Stevenson were Nikita in the 1,600 (third, 4:23.30); sophomore Jordan Vincent in the 400 (fourth, 51.57); David in the 100 (fifth, 11.14); Jahleel in the 200 (fifth, 22.61); junior Sam Farber in the 300 hurdles (fifth, 41.64); the 400 relay team featuring the same lineup as the record-breaking 800 relay squad (fifth, 43.25); and the 3,200 relay team of senior Ethan Simanek, junior Alex Beckerman, sophomore Cameron Coffey and freshman Keegan Donovan (sixth, 8:24.82). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The second-ranked Patriots (29-5) saw their season come to an end with a 12-6 loss to second-ranked Naperville Central in the quarterfinals in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Redhawks (32-1) took a quick 4-0 lead and never looked back. Drew Wangard scored two twice for SHS, while Sam Shokodko, AJ Carollo, Justin Ginsberg and Filip Mihajlovic also goals. – Box Score | Daily Herald


Prospect 4, Stevenson 3: Evan Kiah’s two-run single in the top of the fifth inning gave the Patriots (20-13-1) a 3-2 lead, but the host Knights (17-11) responded with two in the bottom of the frame and held on for the nonconference victory. Evan added a double and had two of Stevenson’s five hits. Caleb Evans hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the third for Stevenson’s first run. –

Boys Volleyball

Palatine d. Stevenson, 25-27, 25-13, 25-18: Leo Chen had 13 kills and Gavin Meng added 10 for the visiting Patriots (26-9) in their regular-season finale. Matt Cliffer had eight kills and Justin Ross contributed five. Will Sorenson was 71-of-71 setting with 32 assists. The Pirates (27-8) won in the final home game for head coach Frank Stark.

Girls Water Polo State Quarterfinal Today

The defending state champion girls water polo team faces Mother McAuley in the IHSA state quarterfinals at 5:45 today in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Top-ranked Stevenson brings a record of 32-1 and a 30-game winning streak into the game. The  second-ranked Mighty Macs, meanwhile, are 31-2 and riding a 13-game win streak. McAuley’s last loss was to Stevenson, 12-8, on April 7. Admission is $8, which covers all four quarterfinal games. The first 50 SHS students will receive free admission, courtesy of the Sports Boosters (student ID required).

Girls Soccer Team Plays for Regional Title Saturday

The girls soccer team takes on Fremd for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Stadium. The winner of Saturday’s game advances to the Libertyville Sectional semifinals, and will face Libertyville or Lake Forest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Saturday’s game will be streamed live by SBN through the NFHS Network. Click here to watch (paid subscription required).

Track and Field Alum Second in Big East

Villanova University junior Henry Sise (Class of 2015) finished second in shot put at the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, helping the Wildcats to a runner-up finish in the team standings. Sise’s top throw was 50 feet, 6.75 inches, earning him all-Big East outdoor honors for the first time. Sise made his first all-conference indoor team earlier this year.


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Last Chance to Pick Up Graduation Cap and Gown

Seniors who did not pick up their graduation cap and gown on the original delivery day can pick theirs up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday outside the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons.

Seniors Invited to Alumni Panel Discussion Monday

Seniors are invited to attend an SHS alumni panel taking place during all periods Monday in the Recital Hall. Seniors currently taking AP Government or AP Economics will attend the alumni panel as a part of their class on Monday. All other seniors are encouraged to join the panel during their lunch or free period. No RSVP is required.

Celebrate State, National Champions Monday

State and national champions from athletics and clubs will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Monday in Room 5044, the room next to the East Fitness Center. All students are welcome to attend.

All Yearbooks Sold Out

If you wanted to buy a yearbook, it’s too late. They are all sold out. The only copies left in the Superstore are for those who pre-ordered a book. Pre-ordered yearbooks will be available for pick up until July 1. After that, yearbooks will be disposed of due to lack of storage space, and no refunds will be issued.


In the Loop, Stevenson’s Knitting Club, will have its last meeting of the year after school Monday in Room 2708. Come browse recent yarn donations and plan your summer projects. Contact Ms. Kenney if you have questions. All are welcome.


Illinois Senate votes to raise teacher salaries

A day after shooting, Dixon High seniors back at school

Police: Dixon school shooter used gun his mom bought in 2012

UI board approves $263M in construction projects

Bill permitting medical marijuana use in schools goes to Rauner

CPS senior joins ranks of students with more than $1M in scholarships

State lawmaker to SIU president: “Go to hell, sir”

Police chief says 1988 Winnetka school attack could have been worse

Wheeling District 21 inks four-year contract with employees

Four Illinois schools earn federal Green Ribbon honors

Solar panel project ready to start at four Grayslake schools

17 candidates vying to fill U-46 board vacancy

College of DuPage offers craft beer class for students


Lawmakers propose free speech legislation following campus protests

K12 teacher strikes, walkouts pose challenges for administrators

Florida adopts tougher test scores for high school graduation

New Michigan high school transfer rule addresses “realities of 2018”

Two killed, dozens hurt in New Jersey school bus field trip crash

Police offer praise for Wisconsin high school senior prank

25-year-old posed as high schooler to relive basketball glory days


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Freshman Qualifies for National History Day

Freshman Rishika Chikoti has qualified for next month’s National History Day competition at the University of Maryland. Rishika was selected in the website category for her website, “The Fight for Better: The Chicago Freedom Movement,” based on the mid-1960s open housing effort in which Martin Luther King Jr. was a key figure. She was chosen during judging at the Illinois History Day competition May 3 in Springfield.

Catalyst Invites Support for “Tobacco 21” Bill

Stevenson’s Catalyst club is inviting the public to show its support online for proposed state legislation that would raise the age for purchasing tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.

On Friday morning, Senate Bill 2332, the “Tobacco 21 bill,” will be heard in the Illinois House Health and Healthcare Disparities Committee. You can register your opinion on the bill by completing this witness slip. In the Representation section, if representing yourself, type “Self” in the field provided. (You also may add a brief statement in the field.) Selecting “Proponent” and “Record of Appearance Only” indicates support without having to appear at the hearing.

Last week, 22 SHS and local middle school students attended a Tobacco 21 rally in Springfield. They were joined by the bill’s primary sponsors, Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield and Rep. Camille Lilly of Oak Park.

Band Parents Fundraiser Wednesday at Culver’s

The Band Parents Organization is holding a fundraiser from 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincolnshire Culver’s, 405 Milwaukee Ave. Mention “Stevenson Bands” when ordering.

Insights on Our Presidential Scholar

Senior David Hu talked with Pioneer Press about his recent selection as a U.S. Presidential Scholar, some of the teachers who influenced him, and why he boarded a plane once a month to fly to Rochester, N.Y.

Teacher Wins Free Food for Students

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Courtney Croak won the B96 High School Lunch Takeover contest, and both fifth-hour Food Preparation classes were the beneficiary on Friday. Students in both classes enjoyed Subway sandwiches delivered by radio station representatives. Here‘s a photo from our Instagram account.


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Water Polo Teams Seek Back-to-Back State Titles

Stevenson is one of only two schools to win IHSA state championships in boys and girls water polo in the same year. SHS accomplished the feat in 2017, while Fenwick has captured both crowns six times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011). The Patriots begin their push for back-to-back titles by both programs when the state tournament opens Thursday in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The boys will take on Naperville Central in the quarterfinals at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, while the girls battle Mother McAuley in their quarterfinals at 5:45 p.m. Friday. The semifinals for boys and girls will take place Saturday morning, with the third-place and championship games Saturday afternoon and evening. Admission is $8 per session (although the first 50 Stevenson students can get in for free; see the Student Announcements section below). Stevenson’s girls are ranked No. 1 by, while the boys are No. 3. Here are links to statistics and information for all the state qualifiers: Girls | Boys

SHS Hosting Water Polo Clinic for Kids, All-Star Games

Stevenson is hosting the Illinois Water Polo All-Star Games and Age-Group Clinic on Sunday, June 3 in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The age-group clinic, open to girls and boys in eighth grade and under (ages 6-14), will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25. Click here to register and pay online. The high school girls all-star game starts at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys all-star game at 1:45. See this flyer for details.


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Have Your 2018-19 ID Photo Taken This Week

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors: Get a jump start on next year by taking your ID photo now! ID photos will be taken in the Lower Sports Center Lobby Wednesday and Thursday starting at 7:30 a.m. and going through eighth period. Stop by before school or during a free period! All freshman and PE students will have a time scheduled to take pictures during class, so if you can’t make it another time, you will have a chance in your PE or Advisory.

Watch State Water Polo for Free

Want to watch Stevenson play in the state water polo tournament in the Patriot Aquatic Center for free? Once again, the Sports Boosters will provide free admission to the first 50 SHS students who attend the boys quarterfinal at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, and the girls quarterfinal at 5:45 p.m. Friday. Students must show their Stevenson ID at the admission window to be eligible. Otherwise, admission is $8 per session.

Volunteers Needed for Great Lakes Games

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is looking for student volunteers to help at the 2018 Great Lakes Games this weekend. Athletes with physical and visual impairments will compete in a variety of adaptive sports, such as archery, boccia, powerlifting, swimming, and track and field. All volunteers will receive on-site training and no previous experience is needed! Events will take place at multiple area locations between Thursday and Sunday. To see locations and opportunities, and to sign up, visit this link.


All athletes interested in cross country this fall should attend the Cross Country Preseason Meeting from 3:30-3:50 p.m. Monday in Room 2002.


District 103 board, teachers reach agreement on three-year contract

82 Chicago schools to get “Tesla-era” science labs for $75M

Following scandal, Lake Zurich District 95 making progress on hazing

State superintendent’s decision cancels East St. Louis track season

Glenbard East intern charged with sexually assaulting student

After players complain, Loyola Academy fires girls soccer coach

Murderer who lived by school moves near another school

$1M donated to Amundsen High for new football field

Rauner taps attorney for last UI trustees vacancy


U.S. Supreme Court rules against NCAA on sports gambling

How predatory teachers stay on the job in San Diego

Report: Portland schools disregarded sexual misconduct for decades

Ball State University takeover of Muncie schools approved

Education groups battle over California governor’s race

Inside the “free speech” debate that rocked the University of Wisconsin

Caged tiger at Florida high school’s jungle-themed prom raises eyebrows


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Three Seniors Named National Merit Scholars

SHS seniors Tanvee Patankar, Owen Simon and Joshua Yoon are among 2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners for 2018. They were among more than 15,000 finalists in the running for $2,500 scholarships offered by the Evanston-based National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

National Merit winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. The committee looked at several factors, including the student’s academic record, including the difficulty level of subjects studies and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; a personal essay; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Program began in October 2016 when more than 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than 1 percent of the nation’s high school seniors, were named semifinalists. From the semifinalist group, some 15,000 students met the academic standards and other requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.

Coakley Named Officer of the Year

Lincolnshire Police Officer Rick Coakley, Stevenson’s school resource officer, received the village’s Officer of the Year Award on Monday. He was honored at the Lincolnshire Village Board meeting.

“His duties as SRO are more than just that of a police officer – he also acts as a mentor, an educator, and an investigator,” according to the Lincolnshire Police Department’s 2017 annual report. “On a regular basis, he is managing a ‘small town’ with 5,000 people handling everything imaginable.”

During the school year, Coakley speaks to the Constitutional Law and Driver Education classes. He also helps train SHS security personnel throughout the year to recognize

the latest drug and gang trends. Last year, Coakley worked with school officials to draft an updated reciprocal reporting agreement between SHS and the police department. He also is a member of the Stand Strong Coalition, which serves District 125 residents.

Coakley also provides mentoring and training to new police officers. During the summer, he assists the department’s patrol division.


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Wednesday, May 16 Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Warren, 20-25, 25-18, 25-18: The Patriots (26-8, 6-1) rallied to win their final home match of the season. Junhao (Leo) Chen led SHS with 15 kills while George Lie served six aces and made 10 digs. Will Sorenson was 59-of-59 setting with 28 assists. Matt Cliffer had seven kills, a solo block and assisted on three blocks, while Justin Ross had four block assists. Thomas Finn made a team-high 13 digs for Stevenson, which has reached its highest win total in five seasons. The Pats close out their regular season today at Palatine. – Video Replay ($)

Girls Lacrosse

Stevenson 16, Warren 7: Taze Thompson scored five goals, and Kilian Weber had four goals and an assist, as the host and ninth-ranked Patriots 16-3, 5-0) captured their second North Suburban Conference championship in program history. Sophie Sorenson scored three times and added an assist for SHS, which won its first league title in 2016. Michelle Shen scored two goals, Tessa Simon had a goal and an assist, and Erica Spieler also scored. Gabi Siegel assisted on two goals, and Georgia Maskalunas also had an assist. Goalie Ryan Johnson made four saves. – Video Replay ($)

Boys Lacrosse

Evanston 10, Stevenson 1: Ryan Walsh scored the lone goal for the host Patriots (6-12) in their regular-season finale. Austin Masters had the assist. Jacob Guria (seven saves) and Chad Winter (five saves) split time at goalkeeper. SHS is the No. 6 seed in the IHSA St. Viator Sectional, and will face third-seeded Glenbrook South at 5 p.m. Monday in Glenview. – Video Replay ($)


Warren 9, Stevenson 4: Evan Kiah was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in for the host Patriots (20-12-1, 13-8), who had their seven-game win streak snapped. Nick Bonk was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and threw six-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief. He allowed three hits and struck out five. The Blue Devils scored all their runs in the first inning. –, Daily Herald

Two Patriots Headed to Girls State Track Meet

Two members of the girls track and field team will compete in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A state meet Friday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Senior Isabelle Sparreo, who finished 10th at the state cross country meet as a sophomore, looks to close out her prep career with a medal in track. She will compete in the 1,600-meter run, and enters with the 11th-fastest sectional time among 32 qualifiers. Freshman Camille Clay is making her first appearance at state, in the shot put. She had the 10th-best throw at last week’s sectional among 27 qualifiers. Stevenson has had one medalist in the 1,600: Kristyne McGuinn, who was fifth in 1999. SHS has had two shot put medalists, including 1995 state champion Tammy Renda. In 2010, Rachel Redmond finished seventh.

New Girls Tennis Coach Named

SHS mathematics teacher Angela Muresan, who has deep roots in the local tennis community, has been named the school’s new head girls tennis coach. She replaces Tom Stanhope, who stepped down last fall after guiding the Patriots to their first state championship. This will be the second coaching assignment for Muresan at Stevenson. She served on the girls basketball staff during the 2005-06 season.

Boys Tennis Team Seeks 12th Straight Sectional Title

Stevenson plays host to an IHSA sectional tournament beginning Friday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS has the top two seeds in singles and doubles. Sam Komis and Zach Kim are the top seeds in singles, while the teams of Eric Perkowski-Sai Merneedi and Arjun Sheelvanth-Ozzie Viswanathan are atop the doubles bracket. Stevenson is seeking its 12th consecutive sectional championship. The last eight have come under head coach Tom Stanhope.


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Final Exam Information

Final exams start Tuesday and ends Thursday. Visit for the final exam schedule, plus information on cafeteria and bus service, textbook returns and more.

Did You Forget to Pick Up Your Yearbook?

Students who ordered yearbooks and have yet to pick them up (about 400), can now get them at the Superstore in the Wood Commons. Also, the Superstore has a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.

PPA Cookie Day on Friday

The Patriot Parent Association will give a free cookie to every student during the lunch periods on Friday. Celebrate the end of the school year with a sweet treat.


Dixon High shooter called “troublemaker,” mom says he was “ostracized”

Lake Zurich District 95 sets tentative $77.6M construction schedule

Triton College VP retires with $100K in severance benefits

Parkland College board approves new faculty contract

Blooming corpse flower emits “disgusting” odor at Lockport High


Thousands of North Carolina teachers walk out for statewide rally

Michigan State, Nassar survivors agree to $500M settlement

Report: Most Pell Grant recipients “degreeless” after six years

Study says more kids attempting, thinking about suicide

Vast majority of teachers spend their own money on school supplies

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

University of Massachusetts controversy grows with no-confidence vote

Carnegie Mellon first to offer bachelor’s degree in artificial intelligence


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