Thursday, May 7, 2015

Special Presentation for Parents of College-Bound Seniors

The Healthy Patriot series concludes next Wednesday with “Call Me Every Sunday,” a special presentation for parents of college-bound seniors. SHS college counselors Sue Biemeret and Dan Miller will offer advice to parents on preparing their child and their family for college. Advice will cover not only academics, but also social and personal issues that arise when a student leaves home. The counselors also will share a “packing list” of what their student should take to college.

“Call Me Every Sunday” will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. RSVP through this link. Parents should park in lot B and bring a picture ID to enter the building. For more information on the Healthy Patriot program, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at 847-415-4128 or

AP Credit Equity Bill Heads to Senate Committee

The Illinois Senate’s Higher Education Committee is scheduled to hear testimony on Tuesday on legislation that would require Illinois colleges and universities to grant credit for Advanced Placement exam scores of 3 or higher. The legislation was developed by teachers and students at Stevenson and introduced into the General Assembly by State Rep. Carol Sente.

House Bill 3428, also known as the AP Credit Equity bill, would create a consistent policy of credit acceptance throughout the state and bring Illinois into line with 14 other states, including Wisconsin and Indiana. The bill seeks to resolve the current imbalance in AP credit policies among colleges and universities. For example, the College of Lake County has a more stringent policy toward granting AP credit than Northern Illinois University. Illinois universities, led by the University of Illinois, are attempting to stop the legislation.

Anyone interested in showing their support for the bill can complete the ILGA Subject Matter Witness slip for HB3428. In addition to filling out basic information such as school name and affiliation (teacher, student, parent, etc.), supporters can select “Proponent” and “Record of Appearance Only” to indicate they favor the measure without having a provide a written statement. Online witness slips need to be completed before the committee hearing, which starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Students Chosen for Summer Chinese Programs

Four students studying Mandarin Chinese have been accepted into summer programs that will further their understanding of the language.

Noah Salk, Yana Nudelman and Carter Feldman have been accepted into the National Security Language Initiative Program for Youth (NSLI-Y), and will study Mandarin on full scholarships in China. The program, sponsored by the United States Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for high school students to study languages in overseas immersion programs. Salk and Feldman are enrolled in Chinese 3 Accelerated at Stevenson, while Nudelman is in Chinese 2 Accelerated. Salk will stay in China for seven weeks, while Feldman and Nudelman are scheduled for six.

Daniel Hwang, a student in Chinese 1, has been accepted to the accelerated language program at Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center this summer to study Mandarin.

Senior Honored for Excellence in Latin

A senior in Christopher Mural’s Advanced Placement Latin class, Theodore Chou, was honored Tuesday with an Oxford Classical Dictionary after earning a summa cum laude gold medal on the National Latin Exam for four consecutive years.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 8, Naperville North 5: Allison Travetto scored four goals, assisted on two others, and had four steals as the top-ranked Patriots (27-0) held off the third-ranked Huskies (23-1) in home water. Claire Haas and Annika Hotchkiss each scored two goals, while Melissa Gartenberg had five assists, eight steals and drew four ejections. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made 12 saves. Naperville North led 3-2 after the opening quarter. SHS fought back to tie the score at 3-3 going into halftime, then took a 5-4 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 13, Naperville North 11: Andrew Shashin scored four goals and Collin Kapecki added three for the host Patriots (21-5), ranked third in the state. After the 10th-ranked Huskies (18-11) cut the lead to 8-7, SHS scored three unanswered goals to cull the threat. Alex Kapecki and Dan Maleski each scored a pair of goals, and Luke Gable-Preze had one. –


Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 2: Justin Stark allowed two unearned runs in six innings, giving up eight hits and striking out four for the visiting Patriots (18-7-1). Jimmy Marchese drove in three runs with a double. Willie Bourbon went 2-for-3 with a double and triple, and Robby McGaha was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. SHS broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the third, and another run in the fourth. The Pats added three runs in the seventh for the final score. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Warren, 27-25, 25-21: In Gurnee, Grant Maleski and Jesse Kesner combined for 14 kills, while Jeffrey Wang and Eric Zalewski had 14 assists between them. Maleski had eight kills and Kesner six. Chris Song added three. Wang passed out nine assists and Zalewski had five. Luke Feder added three assists to go along with a team-high eight digs. The Patriots improved to 16-10 overall and 5-2 in the North Suburban Conference. Wang had five digs, while Zalewski, Kesner and Maleski each had four. Kesner also served a pair of aces.

Girls Lacrosse

Lake Forest 15, Stevenson 14: Lindsay Schwartz and Sydney Goldberg each scored four goals for the visiting Patriots, and Eleanor Fisher tallied three in a North Suburban Conference shootout. SHS jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but the Scouts battled back to take a 6-5 halftime lead. In the back-and-forth second half, Lake Forest was able to maintain a one-goal lead throughout.

Boys Lacrosse

Lake Forest 13, Stevenson 0



Yearbook Pick-Up Dates Announced

Juniors and seniors can pick up their yearbooks on Tuesday, May 19. Freshmen and sophomores can pick up their yearbooks Wednesday, May 20. Yearbooks will be available outside the Performing Arts Center and in the Patriot Lobby during lunch periods. Student ID will be required.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

Landscape painter Frances Cox, the Art Department’s current Visiting Artist of the Month, will give a presentation to students during periods 6 and 7 today at the Rotunda Gallery in the West Building.

Relay for Life Fundraiser With Lou Malnati’s Monday

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life team comprising students from Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools will hold a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Road, in Buffalo Grove on Monday. The fundraiser will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales (pre-tax purchase, excluding alcohol)  to the American Cancer Society from every dine-in, carryout or delivery order received using the flyer below. The fundraiser must be mentioned when placing an order, and the flyer must be shown (either printed version or on mobile device). Click here for the flyer.


Attention animal lovers: Animal Welfare Club is having its last meeting of the year on Tuesday in Room 2500. We will have pizza, but you have to RSVP by today  if you want to eat … so we know how much to order. Email Ms. Polisky at or Ms. Kellogg at If you bring supplies for animal shelters (pet food, blankets, newspapers, toys, etc.), we will give you one hour of community service.

SPINS Club members going to Whirlyball and Lasertag: Please return your permission forms to the Student Activities office by Thursday, May 14. This is our last event of the 2014-15 school year!



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