Monday, January 12, 2015

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Maker Chosen

Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio from Riverside, Illinois has been chosen to create the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window that will be placed above the Sports Center entrance this spring.

Colorsmith’s initial design proposals received the most positive feedback when they were on display in the Information and Learning Center in early December, and also were the unanimous choice of the hiring committee.

Colorsmith Studio has more than 25 years experience designing, fabricating, repairing, restoring and archiving stained glass windows in the Chicago area and beyond.  Examples of their work includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park, Unity Temple in Oak Park, and the White House in Washington, D.C.

Senior Earns Eagle Scout Status

Senior Jamie Daigler earned the rank of Eagle Scout last month. He is a member of Troop 79, affiliated with Hope Lutheran Church in Long Grove. With the Stevenson community’s support last fall, Daigler conducted a pet supply drive for the no-kill animal shelter PAWS Chicago. He collected more than 1,300 items, including 800 pounds of pet food — enough to feed the shelter’s animals through the winter. SHS students and faculty contributed 200 items to his drive, which was sponsored by the Stevenson Band and Animal Welfare Club.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 81, Lake Forest 59: The visiting Patriots (16-1, 6-0) hit a school-record 13 3-pointers to remain on top in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. Kiana Cencula made a school-record five 3-pointers and had a season-high 15 points, while Sophia Way hit four on her way to a game-high 17 points. Ashley Richardson had 16 points, Taylor Buford scored 12 and Janine Fajardo added 9. Lake Forest, which hit 12 3-pointers, fell to 9-8 overall and 2-4 in the division. The win marked career victory No. 799 for Patriot head coach Tom Dineen. His first opportunity for No. 800 comes at DeKalb on Saturday. – Lincolnshire Review, Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Grant Invitational: The Patriots won the tournament championship and were led by Kaitlyn Rudy, who tied for fourth place overall at Lakes Bowl.


Stevenson at Leyden Invitational: Tyler Harrington and Zach Horwitz won their weight classes, leading the Patriots to a third-place finish with 191.5 points, behind champion Conant (262.5) and Oak Forest (199). Harrington captured the 182-pound crown, while Horwitz prevailed at 195. Harrington defeated his Oak Forest opponent, 5-3, to earn his second Leyden title. Horwitz registered a pin in 3:03 during his championship bout. Two SHS wrestlers finished third: Eric Carter at 120 and Juwon Anderson at 170. Fourth-place finishes came from Nathan Reinsdorf at 132 and Nick Grujanac at 285. Five Pats place fifth: Alec Nolan (106), Ben Ponto (126), Evan Rodriguez (138), Corey Weil (145) and Roberts Pavlovics (152). Brandon Zisman was sixth at 113. – SHS results | Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Lake Zurich Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth in the 18-team field at Brunswick Deer Park. Richy Zenner led SHS with a 697 series (seventh overall), and had games of 268, 224 and 205. – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Evanston Invitational: Nick Koto finished third in the 200 free (1:45.19) and 500 free (4:48.43) for the Patriots, who finished seventh out of 18 teams. – Daily Herald


Stevenson at Lake Zurich Invitational: The Patriots took sixth place in the 20-team Large Varsity Division.

Boys Ice Hockey

Rockford 7, Stevenson 2

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 81, Zion-Benton 56: The host Patriots (14-1, 5-0) led from start to finish in preparation for Thursday’s showdown at undefeated Lake Forest (16-0). Connor Cashaw led the Patriots with 21 points, 17 of them coming in the second half, and grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds. Matt Johnson drained five 3-pointers en route to a 20-point night. Jalen Brunson scored 18 points, while Justin Smith had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Parker Nichols drew five charging calls. The Zee-Bees fell to 9-4 overall and 1-3 in the North Suburban Conference Lake Division. – Chicago Tribune, News-Sun, Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Vernon Hills 0: Richy Zenner rolled a school-record 771 series as the Patriots (14-0) completed their first undefeated regular season. Zenner posted scores of 279, 267 and 225 at Lakeside Lanes. Eddie Mendrala had games of 212 and 203, Zach Singer added a 203 and Matt Poetker contributed a 201. During the regular season dual-meet schedule, Stevenson won 41 of its 42 games, earned 124 out of a possible 126 match points, and outscored its opponents by more than 7,000 pins: 43,002-35,737. SHS won their matches by an average of 519 pins. The 2,984 series against Vernon Hills was the lowest-scoring series the Pats posted.

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 7, Vernon Hills 2: At Fairhaven Lanes, the Patriots broke the 1,000-pin barrier in a single game for the second time during the week. Colleen VanDerMeulen led SHS with a 619 series, with games of 234, 193 and 192. Sam Szura had the highest game of the day, a personal-best 257, and added scores of 188 and 166 for a 611 series. Kaitlyn Rudy chipped in with a 568 series that included games of 206, 182 and 180. Xanthe Coulson contributed a pair of 181 games.


Stevenson 53, Zion-Benton 6: The Patriots opened the match in the Field House with pins by Juwon Anderson (170), Tyler Harrington (182) and Michael Kordek (195), and never looked back. Pins also were registered by Brandon Zisman (113) and Roberts Pavlovics (152). Alec Nolan (106) and Ben Ponto (126) posted major decisions. Other winners for SHS included Nick Grujanac (285), Eric Carter (120), Evan Rodriguez (138), Corey Weil (145) and Nikita Nepomnyashchly (160). – Official results


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50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 20 in Room 7096. During this time, Colorsmith Studio will present its initial design and seek input and feedback. There will be two student design meetings prior to the 50th anniversary window’s creation. SHS and Colorsmith Studio will host field trips, artist talks, and a gallery exhibit during the upcoming months to share this experience with the student body. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at

Return Overdue Books, Pay Fines to the ILC ASAP

Please return all overdue library books and pay any overdue fines to the ILC before the end of the semester. As of January 20, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

ILC Hours During Finals Week

The ILC will be open during these hours next week: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Testing Center Hours, Policies During Finals

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can be taken only during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that it has been rescheduled.

Audition Sign-Ups for Winter Play Start Today

Auditions for the winter play, “The Laramie Project,” will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 21 in the West Auditorium (2206). Audition sign-ups begin today on the callboard by the Performing Arts Center. Click here to download the audition packet.

Families Needed to Host Visiting German Students

If you’re interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany from April 12-24, applications are still being accepted. Applications are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414. For more information, contact Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or


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Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.


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