Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Another State Championship for Stevenson

The girls water polo team won its first Illinois High School Association state championship on Saturday, the fourth team IHSA title for Stevenson during the 2014-15 school year. Water polo joins football, boys basketball and boys gymnastics as athletic team state champions, and also is part of a list that also includes state titles in mathematics and Science Olympiad. More details on the championship in the Sports section.

The water polo team will be honored during a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall. Also, state championship apparel is available for purchase online until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Here are ordering instructions:

  1.     Go to www.spiritproducts.net
  2.     Click Team Order Form tab on top right of page
  3.     Find Stevenson 2015 Water Polo State Champion Apparel and enter Access Code 910078
  4.     Click the item, Enter Quantity then Add to cart.
  5.     Proceed to checkout (create account and checkout online)

The apparel will be delivered to and distributed at the high school.

Birthday Bash Indoors Saturday, Don’t Worry About the Weather

Don’t worry about Saturday’s weather forecast for the SHS 50th Birthday Bash. All the events are indoors. The morning-long bash starts at 9 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast, followed by the Heritage Award ceremony with 2015 recipient Paul Swan at 9:30. At 10:45, the new stained glass window at the Sports Center entrance will be installed. There also will be games and activities, student performances, and artwork on display, along with all the state championship trophies Stevenson has won this school year. In addition, the winner of the Stevenson Foundation’s Vacation Getaway Raffle will be announced. Tickets are still available. Click here for details. The raffle will benefit the new Stevenson to College program.

Fine Arts Schedule Winds Down This Week

The Fine Arts Division closes its 2014-15 performance schedule with a flurry of events this week. The Spring Art Fest will take place Wednesday and Thursday in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum. There will be a public reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The same night, the Guitar Concert will be held in the West Auditorium at 7 p.m. On Thursday, the Concert Dance class will hold its final during sixth hour in the West Auditorium, and at 7 p.m. two events will take place: the Band Awards Night will go on in the Performing Arts Center, while the Musical Theatre Revue takes the stage in the Little Theater.

SHS Finishes Fourth in First Geography Bowl

Stevenson participated in a Geography Bowl for the first time, traveling to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus recently. SHS finished fourth among 15 teams, winning 10 of 15 matches. The Stevenson roster included captain Rohan Bhattaram, and Peter Drozdzewicz, Ariel Feldman, Laura Beth Harjanto, Megan Rivkin and Barrett Winston. All are juniors and members of the Geography Club, led by James Dzialo and Greg Sherwin.

Choral Guild Benefit Night at Malnati’s Wednesday

The Choral Guild is having a benefit night at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Buffalo Grove on Wednesday. Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales for all dine-in, delivery and carryout orders. Bring in this flyer or show it on a mobile device when ordering.


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Monday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 14, Vernon Hills 2: Willie Bourbon homered and drove in three runs as the visiting Patriots (23-11-1) closed the regular season on a high note. Jack Cappalli went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, Jimmy Marchese had two hits and two RBI, and Carter Baretz also had two hits. Winning pitcher Kevin Chapman gave up only one hit in four innings of work, and struck out four. SHS scored 11 runs in the final three innings. Stevenson will take on Libertyville in the IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. – Daily Herald

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots beat New Trier, 11-3, to win their first state championship and capped a perfect season with a 36-0 record. SHS staked its claim as one of the best girls water polo teams in state history, setting an IHSA record for wins in a season, beating the previous mark of 35 set by Lyons Township in 2009. Stevenson won half of its games by 10 goals or more, and only had four contests decided by three goals or less. The Pats were the fifth team since water polo became a state sport in the 2001-02 school year to post a perfect record. In the championship game, Allison Travetto scored six goals and Melissa Gartenberg had two and three assists to lead the Pats. Alex Adams and Claire Haas also scored, and Autumn Hoang added three assists. Stevenson reached the title game with an 18-4 rout of eight-time champion Fenwick in the semifinals. The game was close for one quarter. SHS took a 5-3 lead, then held the Friars to one goal the rest of the way. Travetto scored eight goals and had three assists, while Autumn Hoang and Annika Hotchkiss each had three goals. Gartenberg scored twice, and Haas and Erin Kempers also had a goal. Gartenberg and Haas each had three assists. Goalie Lauren Burns, who had 10 saves in the title game, stopped 14 shots in the semifinal. – Championship boxscore | Semifinal boxscore | Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald ($)

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots (28-7) was runner-up in the state for the second time in the last three years, falling to Lyons Township, 9-6, in the championship game. Lyons (32-4) jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first quarter, and led 7-3 in the third, but consecutive goals by Kurt Holzer, Andrew Shashin and Cris Tomassetti cut the lead to 7-6 with less than three minutes remaining in the game. Holzer and Shashin each had two goals in the game. Alex Kapecki also scored. Goalie Shaurya Gilani made 13 saves. SHS beat 10-time state champion Fenwick, 8-7, in the semifinals earlier in the day. The Pats scored the game’s first four goals, maintained a four-score advantage at halftime, then held off the Friars in the fourth quarter. Shashin scored three goals and Tomassetti had two. Holzer, Kapecki and Collin Kapecki also scored. Gilani had nine saves. Fenwick had beaten SHS three times during the regular season. Stevenson has brought home a state trophy in each of the last three seasons. In addition to second-place finishes in 2013 and 2015, SHS was fourth last year. – Championship boxscore | Semifinal boxscore| Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald ($)

Boys Tennis

Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots edged Libertyville for the team title, 31-28, and qualified all four entries for this week’s state tournament. Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk (23-8) won the doubles championship, rallying past teammates Ben Bush and Josh Cheng (20-5) in the title match, 6-7 (7), 6-0, 6-1. Also qualifying for state were singles players Colin Harvey (16-9) and Brian Weisberg (19-12), who finished third and fourth, respectively. Harvey topped Weisberg in the third-place match, 6-1, 6-1. Colin Harvey will be making his fourth state appearance, but first in singles. He and Andrew Komarov made state three state times, winning the doubles title in 2014, finishing third in 2013 and also reaching the consolation semifinals in 2012. Matt Harvey, a sophomore, and Adam Maryniuk, a senior, played at state in 2014, winning three of five matches. Maryniuk also qualified for state doubles as a freshman in 2012. Bush, a junior, will be making his third straight trip to state. He went 3-2 in singles in 2013 and 2014. Cheng, a senior, and Weisberg, a sophomore, will play in the state tournament for the first time. – Official results | Daily Herald ($), Pioneer Press


Stevenson 2, Cary-Grove 1: Michael Kingery and Bronson Lichter combined to hold the Trojans (23-8-2) to three hits, and the host Patriots (22-11-1) scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Alex Hochman scored on a botched pickoff move for the Pats. On the mound, Kingery threw the first 4-⅔ innings, striking out five and allowing one run. Lichter earned the win, throwing 2-⅓ hitless innings with two strikeouts. Hochman and Jack Cappalli doubled for SHS. – @SHS_Baseball1, Daily Herald ($), Northwest Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: Collin Kapecki scored four goals and Dan Maleski added three as the Patriots pummeled Lincoln-Way Central in the quarterfinals, 12-4. SHS (27-6) jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and extended the advantage to 8-1 at halftime. Kurt Holzer and Andrew Shashin each scored two goals, and Alex Kapecki had one to go along with three assists. Goalie Shaurya Gilani made 12 saves. – Quarterfinal boxscore | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald ($)

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: None of the three Patriot qualifiers reached the finals: Isabelle Sparreo (1,600 and 800), Charlotte Langbo (long jump) and Janine Fajardo (100 hurdles). Langbo had the 18th-longest effort in the long jump (16 feet, 5.5 inches). Sparreo had the 20th-fastest time in the 1,600 (5:11.39) and the 24th-best time in the 800 (2:19.07). Fajardo was 26th in the hurdles. – Official results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson at IHSA Glenbrook North Regional: The Patriots fell to Lake Zurich in the regional championship game, 5-0, ending their season with a 10-8-1 record. – Daily Herald ($)


Spring Fling Captains: Pick Up Information Wednesday

All Spring Fling captains must report to the table outside of Student Activities during lunch periods on Wednesday to pick up important information for their teams.

Volunteers Need to Help Transfer Students

Student volunteers are needed to help transfer students this fall. There are a limited number of spaces available, so sign up as soon as possible in any Student Services office. Volunteers will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a mandatory meeting for all volunteers from 8-8:25 a.m. Wednesday (second day of the week) in Room 6048.

Looking for a Yearbook? Go to the Superstore

Pre-ordered yearbooks can be picked up at the Superstore until June 5. Make sure you have your school ID. If you would like to buy a yearbook, a limited number are available for $50 at the Superstore. Cash, check, Patriot Dollars (student ID), Visa or MasterCard will be accepted.

Textbook Return Information

Here is textbook return information for all students:

Seniors: Monday, June 1 – Recital Hall – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

All others: Tuesday-Thursday, June 2-4 – Wood Commons – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Clean Out PE Lockers By Monday

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Monday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

During finals, the Testing Center will be open as follows: Tuesday, June 2, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, June 3, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, June 4, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The TC will be open for regular hours on Monday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Other important reminders:

  • Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before and after final times don’t require signing up.
  • If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the TC needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.
  • Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the TC during that class time, but must have written notification from their teachers or counselors.

If you have any questions see Mrs. Miller or Ms. Plante in the TC.


No plans for the summer yet? Interested in a career in healthcare or medicine? We still have spots open in the second session of our Careers in Healthcare and Medicine course that will take place June 22-July 2 at Stevenson. There will be a variety of professionals presenting, as well as interesting field trips to help you decide what career might be a good fit. Register online by visiting www.d125.org/academic/summer-school.


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