Monday, January 26, 2015

Science Olympiad Finishes 1-2 at Crystal Lake Invitational

The Science Olympiad club broke into two squads for Saturday’s 44-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational, and came away with the first- and second-place trophies. Every club member who participated earned at least one medal, and several came away with multiple medals.

Kathryn Fatina and Becca Nelson each were part of three first-place winning entries. Eight other students won two events: Jason Lu, Shravya Gogula, Kevin Li, Brian Zhou, Katia Villevald, Borchueh Wu, Teresa Mao and Sophia Liu.

Click here to see the list of Stevenson’s medal winners.

Senior Sixth at Hersey Speech Tournament

Senior Avi Samuels placed sixth in Oratorical Declamation at Saturday’s Hersey High School speech tournament.

Two Board Members Among Suburbs’ Longest-Serving

The District 125 Board of Education has two of the longest-serving trustees in the suburbs. Merv Roberts has been on the board since 1981, and Terry Moons joined in 1985. Both are running for re-election this year. The Daily Herald writes about them, and someone who has served even longer, in today’s editions. ($)

Indian Dance Concert Draws Crowd, Coverage

The Daily Herald today has an article and photographs from Sunday’s Natya Dance Troupe concert in the Performing Arts Center. ($) The concert was sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation and the Vernon Area Public Library.

About 100 Educators Visiting Campus on Tuesday

Approximately 100 visitors from seven educational institutions will be coming to Stevenson on Tuesday as part of the Professional Learning Communities/Site Visit for Educators program. Institutions scheduled to visit include: Dublin High School from Dublin, California; Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado; New Glarus High School in New Glarus, Wisconsin; Fulton County Schools/Central Learning Community from Atlanta, Georgia, and Northwest Learning Community in Alpharetta, Georgia; and Argo Community High School in Summit, Illinois, and East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois.

Math Conference Held On Campus Saturday

More than 500 mathematics teachers from around the state converged on Stevenson Saturday for the annual Metropolitan Mathematics Club Conference of Workshops. SHS mathematics teacher Jennifer Miller was the site organizer, and two other faculty members, Jennifer Parisi and Andrea Siwik, were among the presenters. Information Services staffers Eric Anderson and Nancy Hudson provided technical support.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at NSC Championships: The Patriots won both the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title, as well as the overall conference championship, at Lake Zurich.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A DeKalb Sectional: The Patriettes won the sectional championship with 97.63 points, nearly 7 points ahead of the runners-up from Barrington and South Elgin. SHS qualified for the state finals for the third straight year. The Patriettes were third last year after finishing second in 2013. The state finals begin Friday in Bloomington. – Official results | Video (start at 5:36:00) | News-Sun

Boys Bowling

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history, finishing third behind the state’s top two ranked teams, Machesney Park Harlem and Rockton Hononegah. As it has done throughout the season, SHS recorded a number of record-setting performances at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein, led by Matt Poetker’s brush with perfection in his fourth game. Poetker rolled a 299, with strikes every shot until his last ball. His 299 was the second-highest game in school history. Zach Singer finished second overall with six-game score of 1,394, a 232 average and the third-best six-game series in program annals. The Pats also posted the fourth-highest single team game (1,164) and fourth-highest six-game series (6,215). Richy Zenner had a 1,301 series (216 average) and Poetker added a 1,278 (213). Ted Tapas rolled a 989 five-game series, Josh Singer had a 529 for three games, Eddie Mandrala contributed a 364 for two games, and Michael Aranyi chipped in with a 360 for two games. The state tournament begins Friday in O’Fallon, near St. Louis. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson at York quadrangular: The Patriots beat York (58-12) and Hinsdale South (58-13), finishing the dual-meet season with a 20-3 record, the first time an SHS varsity wrestling squad has recorded 20 wins. Stevenson won 22 of 28 matches. Three Pats posted pins in their two matches: Nathan Reinsdorf (132 pounds), Nikita Nepomnyashchly (160) and Tyler Harrington (182). Other double-winners included Ben Ponto (126), Evan Rodriguez (138), Juwon Anderson (170), Josh Riber (106), Brandon Zisman (113) and Eric Carter (120). – York results | Hinsdale South results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 6, Stevenson 2: Justin Pantle scored the game’s opening goal on an assist from Jake Cimarusti, who had the other Patriot goal at Twin Rinks. Max Spiro and Richard Chen were credited with assists on Cimarusti’s goal. Goalie Aryel Furman made 29 saves. SHS dropped to 18-21-2 overall and 10-12-1 in the Scholastic Hockey League. – Stevenson

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 77, Libertyville 50: Connor Cashaw scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Jalen Brunson added 18 points as the visiting Patriots (17-2, 7-0) moved closer to clinching the NSC Lake Division title. The Wildcats (10-8) scored the game’s opening basket and never led again. SHS led by 18 at halftime, but extended its lead to as many as 30 in the second half. Justin Smith scored 11 points and Matt Johnson added 9. The win was the 16th straight in the NSC Lake for Stevenson. – Video | Daily Herald ($), Pioneer Press

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 60, Lake Zurich 31: Skylar Blackstock scored 14 points and Ashley Richardson added 11 as the host Patriots (20-3, 8-0) reached the 20-win mark for the sixth straight season and edged closer to the NSC Lake championship. Kiana Cencula had 9 points, and Janine Fajardo and Sophia Way each added 7. The Pats outscored the Bears in every quarter, and led by 15 at halftime. – Video | Daily Herald ($)


Apply to Help With Project Dance

Students interested in helping to plan, promote and run Project Dance must apply by next Wednesday. Click here to read more and to apply.

Senior Class Party Price Going Up This Weekend

Seniors: The cost of attending the Senior Class Party will be going up Sunday. Save money by signing up now! The permission form is available for download at Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3 aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan. Don’t wait too long! Spots are going fast and the trip will sell out.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

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

ILC Hiring Student Aides; Paid Position

The ILC is hiring student aides for most periods throughout the school day. This is a paid position! You must have either a free period or a study hall to be eligible. Please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC to apply.

Village of Lincolnshire Seeks Your Feedback

The Village of Lincolnshire wants to hear from Stevenson High School students regarding their impression of Lincolnshire. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey at The village will use the results of the survey to make further improvements. Student responses will be kept anonymous. The survey closes on Friday.


Reminder to all IM Ski Club members: Money for Saturday’s Lil Switzerland trip is due Wednesday by 8 a.m. Questions? Visit the Ski Club website at or come to the PREP Office, Room 3040.


There will be a boys volleyball informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 1508. Contact Coach Goolish at if you cannot attend.

Girls soccer will have an informational meeting at 3:45 Tuesday in Room 2004. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Heffernan at

Girls interested in track and field should attend an informational meeting at 3:30 Tuesday in Room 7096 (above the East Commons). If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Degen at

Any interested girls who would like to go out for the girls water polo team this spring, please attend the informational meeting at 3:45 Wednesday in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at


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.


Anime Club will meet today in our new location. Join us at 3:30 in Room 1414. Everyone is welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s next meeting at 3:45 today in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club is having a movie night Tuesday in Room 2500 at 3:45. We will be watching Dolphin Tale (snacks will be provided). If you bring a towel, blankets, or newspapers for Orphans of the Storm, you will get one hour of community service. Bring them to 2500 after school. We will also have some petitions to sign for animal rights issues. Hope to see you all there. Bring your friends!

The Best Buddies club is having a fundraiser at Go Roma in Lincolnshire on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eat in or carry out, and a portion of the sale will go to Best Buddies. Make sure to bring this flyer with you or mention Best Buddies when you order.


Teacher accused of having sex with former Orland Park junior high students

Belleville principal chosen as next leader at Naperville North ($)

College leaders in south suburbs have doubts about Obama free tuition plan

Open meetings flap continues on Elgin Community College board

Springfield-area teacher makes it to finals of “The Biggest Loser”


Report: Only 18% of Latino students are English language learners

MIT sexual harassment case raises new MOOC issues

Teacher training in Missouri facing stronger scrutiny

Colleges using social media data miners to identify likely donors


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