Friday, October 2, 2015

Homecoming Dance Attendance Highest in Years

More than half of the student body went to last Saturday’s Homecoming Dance, the highest attendance in several years, Director of Student Activities Ted Goergen said this week. A total of 2,263 students came to the dance, out of an overall enrollment of 3,942. Goergen said several factors were likely involved in the attendance increase, including aggressive outreach efforts by class boards. About 300 tickets were sold at the door, the highest amount ever. The previous best was about 80 tickets. Check out Homecoming Dance photos from Boom Entertainment. You also can see photos from the Homecoming pep assembly at our Facebook page.

Miss Saigon Ticket Sales Start October 26

Tickets for Miss Saigon, the 2015-16 school musical, will go on sale starting Monday, October 26. Tickets can only be purchased online. The cost will be $10. All seats are reserved. Performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., November 13-14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, in the Performing Arts Center. For more information regarding ticket sales, contact Sally Miller at 847-415-4126 or

Six-Week Grade Reports Coming Via Email

With the six-week grading period ending today, parents and students will soon receive grades by email. They will receive an email from “Adlai E Stevenson High School” with a link that allows them to download a PDF of the grade report. Parents and guardians will receive the reports at the email addresses they reported to the school during online registration this summer. Students will receive their reports at their SHS email address. Parents and guardians should check the email addresses they have on file with the school through their Infinite Campus portal account. Click here for details.

Math Team Wins NSML Opener

Stevenson’s math team, the defending state champion, has picked up where it left off last May. SHS won its first North Suburban Math League contest of the year on Wednesday, posting the highest score among all 55 schools. The Patriots earned 347 out of a possible 350 points, ahead of Naperville North (345) and Whitney Young (331). Stevenson had perfect scores of 75 in all four grade levels, and recorded a 47 out of 50 in the orals competition. Twenty-seven Patriots wrote perfect papers. Click here to see the list.

Carol Burnett Tribute Coming October 17

The Stevenson Center for the Performing Arts Professional Performance Series kicks off Saturday, October 17 with “Laughing Matters: The Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett.” Award-winning vocalist Hilary Ann Feldman will pay tribute to the comedian’s life and career at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. You can buy them online at


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

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Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 0: The Patriots (14-0) went on the road and for the third straight match posted seven straight-set victories. Dhwani Kumar (6-1, 6-0), Vinaya Rao (6-0, 6-0) and Maria Sarabia (6-2, 6-1) were winners at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively. In doubles, the triumphant tandems were No. 1 Elizabeth Ferdman/Alexandra Zoubareva (6-3, 6-3), No. 2 Paige Nierman/Gwen Heidkamp (6-2, 7-5), No. 3 Alyssa Glaser/Samantha Burger (6-1, 6-1), and No. 4 Shelby Liu/Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-1).

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Libertyville 1: Ben Brandt scored in the fourth minute of the match, off an assist from Kuzuki Niimi, giving the Patriots (7-4-2, 2-2-1) an early lead. The host Wildcats (9-3-1, 4-1-1) pulled even 42 minutes later. With the tie, Libertyville earned the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title and a berth in next week’s conference championship match. Jeremy Klaber made nine saves. – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Volleyball

Libertyville d. Stevenson, 25-17, 27-25: Jori Radtke led the visiting Patriots (21-6, 3-2) with 10 kills and nine digs. Isabella Milejczyk had eight kills. Corissa Kurth recorded 18 assists. Morgan Berland and Chloe Robinson each had eight digs. The Wildcats improved to 19-5, 4-0. – Daily Herald (+)

Girls Swimming and Diving

Libertyville 103, Stevenson 83

Introducing the ESPPA Awards

Stevenson Athletics is starting a new tradition this school year: The ESPPA Awards. ESPPA stands for Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award, and seeks to honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. The awards will be given at the Fall, Winter and Spring Sports Awards Nights. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here.

Patriot Football Heads North for Clash With Warren

Stevenson’s football team looks to get back on the winning track tonight when it travels to Gurnee with a game against Warren. Both teams are 3-2 overall. The Blue Devils are on a three-game winning streak, and are tied atop the North Suburban Conference Lake Division at 3-0 with Libertyville. The Patriots are 1-1 in the league. Tonight’s game can be seen online at High School Cube starting at 7:30. The Daily Herald has a mini-preview here (+).

Freshman B Boys Soccer Game Cancelled

Today’s Freshman B boys soccer game has been cancelled. Players should see their coach for practice information.


Improv Troupe Auditions Monday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv troupe will be holding auditions at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The group performs in various venues throughout the year, including SHS and the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville. Download the audition packet, and have a parent sign the permission form prior to auditions. Please email Ms. Nowak at with any questions.

Class of 2018 Can Order Class Rings Today

Sophomores can order their class ring today during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. They can also order a ring online at

Missing Something? Stop By Room 2416

If you’re missing a gym bag, swim bag, lunch bag or any other item, stop by the lost and found area in Room 2416, the West Attendance Office. Please consider marking your name on your items so they can be returned promptly if found. You can also look on the Lost and Found web page to see what items have been turned into Room 2400.


Today after school in Room 2104, the Interactive Gamers Club will host a Hearthstone tournament! $5 entry, and prizes to the top players based on attendance, with a 64-player cap! Please bring three decks to play and a fully charged iPad!

The Scholastic Bowl teams will meet for the first time in Rooms 1500/1502 on Monday. If you’re a fan of Jeopardy or trivia games, please come join our nationally ranked team! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Fedewa.

Interested in earning volunteer hours by doing service projects in the local community? Want to build leadership skills? Interested in making new friends? Interact Club, the student branch of Rotary International, will have its first meeting on Monday, from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1500-1502. Pizza will be served. Come join us!

Are you interested in a future in a medical or health care field? HOSA is a nationally chartered club that allows students to compete in health science-related events, including biomedical debate, medical math and health career display. The club is perfect for anyone interested in the medical field, as it offers valuable insight to how a career in medicine works. Club meetings consist of event preparation, presentations and guest speakers. We meet once every two weeks on Wednesday after school in Room 6048/6050. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 7. Hope to see you there!

The Black Association of Stevenson Students will host its first E-Board Elections at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 14 in Room 1414. The club is seeking students willing to participate in planning field trips, guest speakers, and other grand events for the school. Positions for election include president, vice-president, secretary, and marketing/media coordinator.


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 Pavilion. 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.


If you are an outstanding senior student who is interested in the University of Notre Dame, you might want to apply for its prestigious Hesburgh-Yusko scholarship. This scholarship provides $25,000 per year towards the cost of attendance at ND, plus opportunities to engage in learning seminars and summer enrichment programs.  Stevenson can nominate one or two applicants who display outstanding leadership, academic achievement, a sincere commitment to service and solid moral character.  Applications are available in the CCC and are due October 23.


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