Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Introducing Stevenson’s First App: SHS Now

Stevenson’s first all-school app, SHS Now, is available through the AppStore and Google Play. The app provides a quick and convenient way to call the school, to check grades and deposit funds into a Patriot Dollars account, visit the Online Superstore, and more. Install SHS Now through these links: iTunes Store | Google Play

Choral Concert Tonight

Stevenson’s choirs will perform tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Heritage Award Breakfast RSVP Deadline May 20

Friday, May 20 is the last day to reserve a space at the special breakfast being served prior to the Heritage Award ceremony with Paul Swan. The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30, followed by the award ceremony at 9:30. If you would like to attend the breakfast, contact Ellyn Ross at 847-415-4109 or

How Will Medical Marijuana Law Affect Teens? Find Out Thursday

Parents interested to learn about how the state’s new medical marijuana law might impact their children are invited to a presentation led by the Lincolnshire Police Department at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire. The free presentation will provide information on the new Illinois Compassionate Care Act, also known as the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law. The presentation also will cover the history of marijuana, important information pertaining to the law, and the effects of medical marijuana in other states. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Lincolnshire Police Officer Bethany Brown at 847-913-2354 or

Student Skaters Finish Third at State Competition

Ten students representing Stevenson finished third at the Illinois High School Team Figure Skating Competition last month at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Students competed in three levels: high, intermediate and low. Stevenson’s skaters were Rudi Baruch, Angie Yao and Lauren Scott (high); Mollie Kiven, Lauren Malis, Jocelyn Kalkman and Lindsay Weinberg (intermediate); and Ashley Moran, Alice Fang and Annie Coghlan (low). A combined team from District 219 and Evanston Township High School took first place, and New Trier was second.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson 7, Glenbrook South 1: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots improved to 9-3. Colin Harvey recorded a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 1 singles. The other singles winners were Brian Weisberg (6-4, 6-1), Adam Teng (6-0, 6-3) and Kyle Gordon (6-4, 6-2). In doubles, Stevenson won at Nos. 2-4. The winning tandems were No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Matt Harvey (6-2, 6-1), No. 3 Sam Komis/Ryan Yoo (6-4, 6-3) and No. 4 John Kny/David Luo (6-1, 6-3). – Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson 6, Zion-Benton 2: After being shut out for the first four innings, the visiting Patriots (11-13) broke through in the final three innings. Kayliegh McGovern broke up Zion’s perfect game in the top of the fifth with a single, and came around to score on Emma Oriatti’s double to tie the score at 1-1. Taylor Koenigs’ two-out, two-strike single drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth, and McGovern followed up with a solo home run to make the score 3-1. SHS added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Myra Peterson was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run on five hits and struck out two. – Daily Herald ($)


Mundelein 10, Stevenson 0 (5 inn.): The visiting Patriots (18-8-1, 4-4) were held to four singles, coming off the bats of Jimmy Marchese, Robby McGaha, Dylan Molek and Connor Crawley. – Daily Herald ($)

Postseason Play Ramping Up for Patriots

As the school year winds down, postseason play is ramping up for Patriot sports teams. The top-ranked girls water polo team will face Highland Park at 4:30 today in the IHSA Buffalo Grove Sectional. The boys water polo team will take on Palatine in the Buffalo Grove Sectional at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Also on Thursday, the boys track and field team will take part in the North Suburban Conference championships at Lakes Community High School, while the boys tennis team will begin play in the NSC Championships, also at Lakes.

On Friday, Stevenson will participate in two state tournaments: Boys gymnastics heads to Hinsdale Central, while girls badminton travels to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Also on Friday, the girls track and field team competes in the IHSA Fremd Sectional.


PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow for $1 and Wendy’s Frosties for $2.

Spring Fling Food Wristbands For Sale

Are you going to Spring Fling? This week during lunch periods, you can buy wristbands for food at Spring Fling. Wristbands are available for $3 each, and with each one you get a hot dog or hamburger, a bag of chips, and a bottle of water.

Pick Up Yearbooks Next Week

Juniors and seniors can pick up their yearbooks on Tuesday. Freshmen and sophomores can pick up their yearbooks next 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.

Senior Class Party Bus Sign Up May 19-20

If you want to sit with your friends on the bus going to the Senior Class Party cruise, make sure you sign up in the Patriot Lobby on Tuesday or Wednesday, May 19-20. If you don’t sign up for a bus, you’ll be assigned to one at random.

Return Overdue Books, Pay Fines to ILC ASAP

Please return all overdue library books and pay any overdue fines to the ILC as soon as possible. Beginning Monday, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

Summer Travel Meetings on May 20

Students taking part in school-sponsored trips this summer are required to attend a meeting with their parents on Wednesday, May 20. Students going on the AP European History trip will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 2104. Students traveling to Spain or Germany will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium.

Student Volunteers Needed for Focus Group

Stevenson’s Prevention Team is looking for students to participate in a focus group during their lunch period on Monday to review ideas for next year’s drug prevention work and provide feedback. A diverse range of students is needed. If interested, please contact Mrs. Cortesi at

ABC Countdown Days for Class of 2015

Seniors: What are you wearing to school tomorrow? Student Council has an idea for you. Check your SHS email for ABC Countdown Days, or click here.


There will be a girls basketball meeting for all student-athletes interested in participating in summer opportunities at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 in Room 2002.


Attention juniors: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has a Medal award/scholarship for which Stevenson may nominate one junior. Students must be extremely strong in the math and science areas, have a A+ average and be involved in co-curriculars. The deadline for SHS to nominate a junior is this Friday. If you are interested in RPI and this Medal award, please come to the College/Career Center and complete a brief nominating form by Thursday.


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

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 in the upper ILC.


Can you believe that summer camps start next month? Camps are available in sports, music, engineering, arts and crafts and careers. Registration is now open so check out what’s available and register today!


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