Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Dance Concert This Weekend

The Spring Dance Concert will be held tonight through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Performances begin at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. The concert will feature dancing and choreography by students from the Concert Dance class and the Mélange and Repertory dance companies. Click here to see the list of students scheduled to perform.

Baseball Program Has Service Double Play Planned

Stevenson’s baseball team will be extending its hands next week to help those in need, and to honor those who serve.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the team will be collecting food and other items for the Vernon Township Food Pantry during its 4:30 p.m. games against Lake Zurich on the sophomore and varsity fields. Click here to see which items are suggested for donation.

The varsity and Students Helping Soldiers will hold their annual Homers for Heroes game to honor the military and first responders at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2. SHS will be playing Buffalo Grove. In addition to the game, apple pie and hot dogs will be served (free for all veterans who wear military apparel), there will be games provided by representatives of the Army and Marines, and a World War II veteran will be honored during a pre-game ceremony. Homers for Heroes T-shirts are available for $10 through the Online Superstore. The ordering deadline is today.

Art Students Win Awards at NSC Festival

Ten SHS students won awards at Thursday night’s North Suburban Conference Art Festival hosted by Stevenson. Overall, 60 students from the school shared their talents. The 10 who won medals at an award ceremony were: Jennifer Kong (painting), Sarah Ziselman (color pencil), Jessie Wang (digital drawing), Mia Zeller (ink), Jordan Eng (metals), Chloe Feast (oil paint), Joanie Newland (ceramic}, Cameron Green (ceramic), Taylor Spula (photography) and Saffron Williams (graphite).

2010 Alum Receives Prestigious Medical Fellowship

First-year medical student Vissagan Gopalakrishnan (Class of 2010), a first-year medical student at Rush Medical College, recently was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Summer Medical Fellowship. He is the first Rush student to receive the fellowship, which provides up to 20 medical students nationally an opportunity to perform research in the labs of current HHMI investigators. Gopalakrishnan will spend eight to 10 weeks at the Yale School of Medicine conducting research on a potential alternative to antibiotics.

1992 Alum Opens Online Jewelry Site

Debra Baum, a 1992 Stevenson alumnus whose maiden name is Natkin, has started an online site selling vintage jewelry. Urbane Flea only sells pieces that are at least 40 years old. The Bannockburn resident talked with Pioneer Press about her new business.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Warren 0: Brian Weisberg was a winner at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-1), while Adam Maryniuk and Ben Bush earned a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 1 doubles. Josh Cheng (6-1, 6-3) and Adam Teng (6-1, 6-0) had the other singles victories. The other doubles decisions came from Ryan Yoo/Sam Komis (6-3, 6-4), John Kny/David Luo (3-6, 6-1, 6-4) and Gary Braznichenko/Alex Smith (6-3, 6-0).

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson 124.3, Libertyville 123.9: In an Independent Conference meet in which both teams were limited by illness and injury, the Patriots (3-0, 1-0) prevailed in the Sports Center. Matt Krames won four events: floor exercise (8.9), vault (8.6), still rings (8.5) and high bar (8.0). He also finished second on parallel bars (8.1). Elijah Klaber won parallel bars (8.2) and pommel horse (8.1), and placed second in vault (8.5) and floor exercise (8.5). Kent Lee and Adi Crook tied for third on horizontal bar (5.2). Dash Rosenberg, stepping up for the ailing Arie Feltman-Frank, had a 7.5 on floor, a 7.3 in vault and a 6.6 on still rings. – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Soccer

Lake Zurich 3, Stevenson 2: Emma Jaeger and Krya Kirsch scored first-half goals for the Patriots (3-5-1, 0-2-1). Caroline Dempsey assisted on Kirsch’s goal. Emma Marx made 13 saves for SHS. The game was tied 2-2 at halftime. The host Bears improved to 9-3-1, 3-1. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Lacrosse

Cary-Grove 10, Stevenson 5: The visiting Patriots fell to 3-5. –

Wednesday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson d. North Chicago: The Patriots improved to 5-8 overall.


For SHS Girls Water Polo, It’s All in the Family

How do you win 500 games in any sport? It helps to have good players. But for SHS girls water polo coach Jeff Wimer, it’s also important to create a positive culture for players. Wimer’s focus on developing a family feel to the program has paid off with several trips to the state tournament and, this year, a 19-0 start to the season. The Patriots play host to the SHS Varsity Classic this evening and Saturday.

Heart of the Order Helps Patriot Baseball Turnaround

The varsity baseball team is well on its way to eclipsing last season’s 14-win total. The Patriots are 10-6-1 heading into today’s game at Wauconda. Head coach Paul Mazzuca says one reason for the turnaround is stronger production from the 2-3-4-5 slots in the  batting order, thanks to Christian Dutler, Jimmy Marchese, Willie Bourbon and Pat Loeffler. Mazzuca says he counted on Bourbon, who quarterbacked the football team to the state title in November, to be the team leader this year, and the Northwestern-bound third baseman has not disappointed.


Order Your Free WIT By Monday

Complimentary copies of the WIT, Stevenson’s literary magazine run, written and produced by students, are available to anyone who is interested. Orders must be turned in by Monday. Click here to download an order form.

Driver Education Permitting Tuesday-Thursday

The second phase of permitting for students taking Driver Education over the summer or in the fall is coming up! Remember to bring a signed application, money for the permit, and study for the test. Here are the dates, times and locations:

Tuesday, April 28 7-8:30 a.m. Room 6048-6050
Tuesday, April 28 3:30-5 p.m. Recital Hall (right of the PAC)
Wednesday, April 29 7-8 a.m. Room 6048-6050
Thursday, April 30 3:30-5 p.m. Recital Hall (right of the PAC)

Seniors: Let Statesman Know Your Plans for Next Year

Seniors! If you know what your plans are for next year, let Statesman know so we can add you to the senior insert list that will be published in the final issue of the newspaper! Go to and sign in with your Stevenson Gmail account.

Auditions for Advanced Chorus, Patriot Singers Next Week

Do you like to sing? Auditions for the 2015-16 Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers classes will take place the week of April 27. Information and sign-up sheets are posted outside the Choir Room (2202). Please contact Mrs. Nuteson is you have any questions. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of these classes!

AP Macroeconomics Review Session Saturday

The next AP Macroeconomics exam review session will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in Room 8036-8038.

Volunteers Needed for “Your Actions Matter” Campaign

The Stand Strong community coalition is looking for student and parent volunteers to help with the state’s fifth annual “Your Actions Matter” campaign to change adult attitudes about giving alcohol to minors. Volunteers will work with police officers to provide educational material to stores in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire that sell alcohol. Five student volunteers are needed to work from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in Buffalo Grove, and 10 students are needed in Lincolnshire from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Student and parent volunteers will receive training before going out into the community, and will have a pizza party at the end of each session. Students and parents who are interested can contact Stand Strong director Jamie Epstein at to sign up, or for more information.

Prom, Post-Prom Tickets On Sale at Superstore, Online

Tickets for the Prom are available at the Superstore in the Wood Commons, and through the Online Superstore. Tickets are $85 each. If you’re going to the Prom with a non-Stevenson student, you’ll need to fill out a special permission form. The form and other information are available at Ticket sales end May 4. You can also buy tickets to the post-Prom event at Great America, which runs until 5 a.m. the morning after Prom. Tickets are $50 for the post-Prom event. Click here for details and the permission form.

Drawstring Bags in West Lost and Found

The West Attendance Office lost and found, in Room 2416, has an assortment of drawstring bags left behind by students and others. If yours is missing, come look for it today.

New College Essay Workshop Coming This Summer

Attention junior students: Do you want help with your college essays? Would you like to complete most of the work before senior year so you can enjoy the fall? Join the 100 students who have already signed up for our college essay workshop this summer! The first week of each semester, you can get help on your personal statement for the common application, supplemental essays for specific colleges, and even scholarship essays! Get suggestions and feedback! Finish this over the summer before senior year begins! Register for this new summer school workshop on the summer school web page.

Want to Learn Russian or Chinese for Free?

Students who will be returning to Stevenson for 2015-16, and who have had no prior exposure to the Russian or Chinese languages, are invited to apply for the STARTALK program at Lewis University. There are no tuition costs, and successful students will receive three university credits. The program runs from June 15 through July 10 at Lewis University’s campus in Romeoville. The application deadline is May 4. Click here for more information.


To make sure all seniors have a chance to attend, the last Breakfast with Books meeting has been moved to 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 in the upper ILC.


We have reached our capacity for summer career shadow applications, so we will no longer be accepting any new applications. For those students who have either turned in an application, or have spoken to Mrs. Willock in person or via email, you will be considered in the program and able to complete your shadow. Please contact Mrs. Willock at if you have any questions.


Are you in need of a Baking Boot Camp? If your meringue is flat, this is the class for you! We will simplify the secrets to flaky doughs and perfect pizza crusts. Learn the difference between the creaming method and the separated egg foam method. We will prepare pizzas the first week, apple and custard tarts week two, and genoise cake with Italian buttercream for the finale. Sound good? Make sure to register today!

Your iPhone is always in your pocket and is a great camera. In the hands of everyday users and professional photographers, it has become one of the most popular cameras on the planet. Get going with iPhone photography, and learn how to get the most out of the iPhone as a photographic tool. Join PREP for Getting Started with iPhoneography and learn the details of camera settings and options, shooting tips and tricks, as well as covering some of the most popular photo shooting, editing, and sharing apps. For more information and to register, click here.

It’s almost time for PREP’s Colors of Spring photography field trips! Capture the designs of spring, as we travel through a different Forest Preserve each week (TBA) using the tools of the digital camera. You will photograph with the instructor in order to develop your visual elements, light, artistic portraits and understand correct exposure. More information and registration details can be found here.


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Every high school in America is getting a free CD of Selma

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