Monday, June 1, 2015

2015-16 Theatrical Productions Schedule Announced

The 2015-16 theatrical productions schedule was released this week. The year begins with the fall production, Wendy Wasserstein’s Third, followed by the musical, Miss Saigon. The freshman-sophomore play will be The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, and the winter production will be William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Audition dates for those productions, as well as the spring one-act plays, are listed on the auditions and rehearsals page.

In addition to Stevenson students, the Miss Saigon cast will include a child. Director Lauren Rawitz is looking for a child actor for a non-speaking role. Details

Birthday Bash Coverage

Pioneer Press stopped by the 50th Birthday Bash on Saturday, and filed this report.

Scholastic Bowl Teams Compete at Nationals

Both of Stevenson’s varsity Scholastic Bowl teams competed in the NAQT National Championship last weekend. Each team won seven of 12 matches, made the playoff round, and tied for 53rd place. The A team roster included Jonathan Mishory, Zachary Pease, Jay Patel and Young Lee, while the B team featured Ali Saeed, Nathan Cha, Marco Laudati and Kazuma Shimanaka. A total of 272 teams from around the nation took part.

Two Students Earn Archery Medals at Schurz

Freshman Sami Hartman Stackhouse and junior Sam Argubright earned medals at the Bulldog Archery Tournament at Carl Schurz High School in Chicago on Saturday. Stackhouse finished fourth overall in the female division with a score of 268, and had seven bullseyes. Argubright was fifth among males with a score of 252, which included seven bullseyes.

Waukegan Basketball Coach Walking Away to Teach at SHS

Waukegan boys basketball coach Mike Wasielewski is stepping down so he can become a history teacher at Stevenson. Wasielewski told the News-Sun the teaching opportunity was something he couldn’t pass up, even though it means walking away from coaching. Wasielewski has some familiarity with Stevenson: He has taught summer school here for four years.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots finished fifth for the second straight year, and their ninth consecutive top-five showing at state. Senior Colin Harvey, the team captain, concluded his four-year varsity career by being selected for the Tom Pitchford Sportsmanship Award. Harvey finished his Patriot career with one state championship (the 2014 doubles title with Andrew Komarov), two state medals and four state tournament berths. He reached the singles bracket consolation quarterfinals. Official results | Daily Herald ($)

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: Senior Sammy Oh finished seventh in the 1,600 and classmate Henry Sise was 11th in the shot put for the Patriots. Oh ran the mile in a personal-best 4:15.48, while Sise had a top throw of 53 feet, 8.75 inches. Jared Borowsky, a junior, was 24th in the 3,200 (9:41.15). Oh earned his first state medal in track, and is Stevenson’s first medalist in the mile since Micky Cobrin placed fourth in 2003. Oh also finished sixth in the state cross country meet last fall. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional: The eighth-seeded Patriots scored eight runs in the top of the eighth inning to knock off top-seeded Glenbrook North, 14-9, in extra innings for the regional championship. SHS (25-11-1) will play at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against the winner of today’s Glenbrook South Regional final between St. Viator and Glenbrook South. Stevenson had a number of offensive standouts. Jimmy Marchese was 2-for-5 and drove in four runs, while Robby McGaha went 4-for-6 with a triple and an RBI. Patrick Loeffler went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Willie Bourbon walked five times, and was 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jack Trotter was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two walks. Glenbrook North led 3-1 after four innings, but the Pats put up five runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-3 lead. GBN responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game. Two scoreless innings followed before SHS erupted in the first extra frame. Justin Stark was the winning pitcher in relief, throwing 3-⅓ innings. – Daily Herald ($)


Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Libertyville Regional: The game was postponed until today at 4:30.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Colin Harvey lost his fourth-round singles match to defending state champion Eddie Grabill of Hinsdale Central, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4, then bounced back to win twice and advance to Saturday’s consolation quarterfinals. Stevenson’s other three entries were eliminated: the doubles teams of Adam Maryniuk/Matt Harvey and Josh Cheng/Ben Bush both reached the seventh round of the consolation bracket, while Brian Weisberg was eliminated in the fourth round of the singles consolation bracket. – Official results | Daily Herald ($)

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: Two Patriots qualified for the finals with their performances in the preliminaries: Henry Sise was second in his heat of the shot put (53-8.75), while Sammy Oh was fourth in his heat of the 1,600 (4:17.26). Two other Pats competed but did not reach the finals. Tim Vestuto was sixth in his heat in the 400 (50.22), and Aaron Lund was eighth in his heat in 110 high hurdles (17.21). – Official results | Daily Herald ($)


Clean Out PE Lockers Today

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

Pick Up AP Environmental Science Materials Today

Are you taking AP Environmental Science next year? You must come to the East Math/Science office in Room 8080 today to pick up your summer reading packet and textbook.

Senior Class Party Boarding Information

Seniors attending the cruise aboard the Odyssey on Wednesday need to arrive in parking lot D by noon to board buses. No bags or backpacks are allowed on the buses. Staff will assist in check-in. Students will arrive downtown and cruise from 3-5 p.m., returning by bus to SHS at approximately 7 p.m.

Textbook Return Information

Here is textbook return information for all students:

Seniors: Today – Recital Hall – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

All grades: Tuesday-Thursday – Wood Commons – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

During finals, the Testing Center will be open as follows: Tuesday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The TC will be open for regular hours today, but seniors must follow their final schedule today, 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.

Looking for a Yearbook? Go to the Superstore

Pre-ordered yearbooks can be picked up at the Superstore until Friday. 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.

Freshman B Soccer Team Photo at Superstore

Freshman B soccer players can pick up their replacement team yearbook photo at the Superstore.


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