Monday, September 28, 2015

Site Visit Day Set for Tuesday

The first Site Visit for Educators Day of the school year will take place Tuesday. Stevenson will welcome 36 visitors from the following schools and districts: Orangeville Secondary School in Orangeville, Ontario; Urbandale High School in Urbandale, Iowa; Jefferson County School in Golden, Colorado, and Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colorado; and Oswego East High School in Oswego, and ACE Tech Charter High School in Chicago.

Live4Lali Fundraiser Sunday in Lincolnshire

Live4Lali, an organization named for 2007 Stevenson alumnus Alex Laliberte, will hold its annual fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, October 4 at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. Live4Lali is a nonprofit organization raising awareness of substance abuse, particularly heroin and other opioids. Laliberte died of a heroin overdose eight years ago. The event will feature live music, food, a silent auction and raffle prizes, and several speakers, including State Senator Melinda Bush and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim. Live4Lali was cofounded by Alex’s mother, Jody Daitchman, and his sister, Chelsea (Class of 2003), who serves as executive director. Chelsea and others from Live4Lali speak to health classes at Stevenson, as well as other schools. Live4Lali is a partner of the Stand Strong Coalition, which will hold its “Not My Kid!? 2” panel discussion in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots won their fourth consecutive Prospect Fall Classic title, capturing six of the seven brackets. Defending state champions Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey won the No. 1 doubles championship with four straight-set wins. Zoe Taylor claimed the No. 1 singles crown, improving to 19-0 on the season with a quartet of straight-set wins. Also winning their divisions were Dhwani Kumar and Maria Sarabia at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively, and the doubles teams of Alexandra Zoubareva/Elizabeth Ferdman (No. 2) and Samantha Burger/Bronwyn Heidkamp (No. 4). SHS posted a team score of 81, ahead of New Trier (65) and Highland Park (46). – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo captured the individual championship ahead of 195 runners, one year after finishing 33rd. Sparreo covered the 3-mile course at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in 17:06.9, about 4 seconds ahead of the runner-up from Prospect. SHS finished 14th among 28 teams. Jessica Philipp finished 27th (18:23.7). Five other Patriots placed in the top third of all runners: Kendall Roberts (118th, 20:04.1), Shea Kirby (120th, 20:04.7), Natalie Sparreo (130th, 20:18.0), Amy Eckardt (134th, 20:19.6) and Gabriela Jagielo (143rd, 20:26.9). – Isabelle Sparreo interview | Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Jared Borowsky finished sixth in a field of 209 runners, posting a time of 14:56.1 at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. The Patriots placed eighth as a team. Paul Udoni was 53rd (15:46.6), Brett Lucas placed 59th (15:50.5), Nikita Smyrnov was 70th (16:00.2), and Adam Butler finished 97th (16:11.8). Caleb Oh was 141st (16:36.5) and Jacob Sparreo 147th (16:38.9). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots finished fourth at Lake Forest with 217 points, behind the host school (269), Barrington (259) and Libertyville (237). Casey Kirby finished second in the 100 backstroke (59.87) and third in the 100 freestyle (54.21). She also was part of two top-three relays: the 200 medley with Ashley Carollo, Danielle Fang and Rachel Song (1:51.01), which finished second, and the 400 free with Song, Iza Pelka and Irune Andres (3:42.00), which placed third. Song was third in the 100 butterfly (59.54) and seventh in the 50 free (25.25). Pelka placed fourth in the 200 free (1:56.77) and eighth in the 100 free (55.39). Andres was fourth in the 200 IM (2:13.81) and fifth in the 500 free (5:23.19). Fang finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.33). Carollo took fifth in the 100 back (1:01.32), and was part of the fifth-place 200 free relay with Pelka, Andres and Danielle Kameristy (1:43.40). Kathy Xiang finished fifth in diving (319.95). Morgan Bosse was sixth in the 500 free (5:24.47) and eighth in the 200 free (2:00.85). Stevenson’s other top-10 finishes came from Jessica Lenhart in the 200 free (10th, 2:03.01) and Eva Holsen in the 500 free (10th, 5:29.21). – Official Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at McDermand Invitational: The Patriots finished 11th among 16 teams at Lake Bluff Golf Club. Kamaren Sandhu led SHS with a 76, followed by Jedidiah Jhu (80), Kevin Chin (84), Drew Mix (89) and Scott Ames (94). – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results


Libertyville 35, Stevenson 7: Jack Sorenson’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Connor Crawley was the only score for the host Patriots (3-2, 1-1). Sorenson finished the night 15-of-29 passing for 192 yards. He also ran for 90 yards. Crawley had 9 receptions for 91 yards. Henry Marchese caught 4 passes for 73 yards. The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0), who scored on the first play of the game and never trailed, snapped a six-game losing streak to SHS. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Deerfield 1, Stevenson 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots fell to 6-3-1 while the Warriors improved to 8-2-2. – Chicago Tribune


Student Art Contest for Room 8080 Ends Wednesday

The Mathematics and Science Divisions are sponsoring a student artwork contest to decorate their newly renovated office in Room 8080 of the East Building. The artwork will be displayed prominently on glass panels behind the division assistant’s desk at the entrance of the room. Artwork should capture the artist’s interpretation of students’ learning experiences within Stevenson’s Mathematics and Science classes. Students can submit artwork ideas individually, or as a team. Multiple submissions are allowed. Click here to see contest details. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday. Interested students are encouraged to visit Room 8080 to see the glass panel.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Class of 2018 Can Order Class Rings Thursday, Friday

Sophomores can order their class ring Thursday and Friday, October 1-2, during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Can’t wait? You can also order a ring online at

Ally Week Seeks Supporters of LGBT Community

If you’re a supporter of the LGBT community at Stevenson, and of LGBT people in general, stop by the Ally Week table and show your support during your lunch period this week.

Visiting Artist Presentation on Wednesday

The September Visiting Artist of the Month, Geovanni Gonzalez, will give presentations during sixth and seventh period Wednesday at the Rotunda Gallery, in the 1400 hallway of the West Building.

Spirit Fest Fundraiser at Giordano’s on Mondays

Giordano’s of Vernon Hills is donating 15% of any order placed today for Spirit Fest. Proceeds will benefit the Hydrocephalus Association, which was one of the charities helped by Spirit Fest. Use this flyer on the Spirit Fest page when ordering.


Attention Seniors: Got a question about your college application? Trying to figure out how to make the Common App work for you? Why not drop by the College/Career Center anytime between 7:30 and 8:15 tomorrow? The CCC will host Drop-In Days for seniors every second day of the week until November 3. Join us if you have a quick college question.

Attention juniors and seniors, the following colleges are coming this week to visit Stevenson: St. Norbert College, Western Illinois University, Loyola University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Northern Iowa, Seton Hall University, San Diego State University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Ball State University, University of Utah, University of Maryland, Hope College, Millikin University, University of Chicago, Miami University, Iowa State University, Illinois State University, Michigan Technological University, Montana State University, Western Michigan University, Lawrence University, University of Connecticut, Illinois Wesleyan University and Denison University. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance.  Please remember to print your confirmation page and have it signed two days prior to the college visit and have the page signed by your teacher.


Save the date! There will be a Health Careers Night on Wednesday, November 4 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Grainger Atrium and Yacktman Children’s Pavillion. Learn about health career choices; talk with people who work in various health-related careers; and obtain information about educational requirements and salary ranges. Advance registration is recommended. For more information and to register, please call HealthAdvisor at 1-855-312-KIDS; mention class code 8P54.

Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at


The Magicians Club meets today from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 6066! Veteran and aspiring magicians are both welcome. Learn the craft, help aspiring magicians, and prepare for performances outside of school! For more information, feel free to contact Nathan Ji at

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Do you love animals? Do you want to help a great cause? The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets for local animal shelters at its next meeting on Tuesday. Come out to help support our local shelters while getting a community service hour! The meeting will be at 3:45 in Room 2500. We hope to see you there!

Come to French Club on Tuesday! Enjoy delicious French snacks! Practice speaking French! Learn about cultures of the French-speaking world! Meet us in Room 2632 at 3:30.

Chess Club meets almost every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Ted-Ed Club: Have you ever been inspired by a TED talk before? If so, why not create your own? Join the Ted-Ed club! Our first meeting will be on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in Room 1414.

Interested in raising cancer awareness and planning fundraisers? Join Relay for Life Club. Our first meeting will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1508. Our club pairs with Buffalo Grove High School to organize the Relay for Life event. We also plan awareness days and fundraisers at SHS.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine will meet at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612.  Haven’t come to a meeting yet? New members are always welcome! Hope to see you there.


Anyone interested in boys bowling: There is an important first meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Staff Dining Room. Student-athletes and their parents are invited. Come meet the new coach!


Open Field Softball is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:45 on the JV softball field. All softball players are welcome. Click here for the fall schedule.

Open Diamond Baseball will be held today, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-6 p.m. on the sophomore baseball field. Click here for the remaining dates.


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