Monday, November 23, 2015

Five Win Awards at UW-Whitewater Writing Festival

Five students won awards, with two taking top honors, at the annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival and Competition. Maya Cohen captured first place in the drama competition, while Katherine Liu was first in poetry. Two other students earned second-place honors in their category: Megan Rivkin in poetry and Kyle Ringham in drama. Olivia Watkins won honorable mention in fiction.

Approximately 850 high school students from northern Illinois and Wisconsin participated in the festival, which featured writing workshops throughout the day. Students had their writing critiqued by university professors and published writers.

Band Chamber Recital Available Online

The Stevenson Broadcast Network will show tonight’s Band Chamber Recital live online from the Recital Hall starting at 6:30. Anyone unable to attend the recital can watch it live at

Junior Photography Student Selling Prints for Give-A-Thon

Judy Kupchan is using her artistic talents to benefit this year’s Give-A-Thon. The junior is selling her photography, and will be donating all the funds raised to the annual all-school charity fundraiser. Anyone interested in purchasing a print from the student can contact her Advanced Placement Photography teacher, Maureen LeVanti, at for more information.

Around 1,000 Attend Community Event in PAC

Approximately 1,000 people attended the 25th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration in the Performing Arts Center on Sunday. Ten faith communities that are part of the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council took part in the service. The Daily Herald has a report here (+).


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at IHSA State Meet: The Patriots had four medal-winning performances at New Trier High School. Casey Kirby finished ninth in the 100 backstroke (57.10), and was part of the 10th-place 400 free relay team with Irune Andres, Rachel Song and Iza Pelka (3:32.67). Song placed 11th in the 100 fly (57.13) and Pelka was 12th in the 200 free (1:54.75). The medals were the first for Andres, Song and Pelka, and the second and third for Kirby. She was part of the 10th-place 200 medley relay team as a freshman in 2012. SHS tied for 25th in the team standings. – Official Results | Daily Herald (+) Friday preliminaries coverage (+)


Stevenson at Catholic Memorial Invitational: Rachel Aranyi won first place in women’s epee and Lisa Rosov captured top honors in women’s sabre, leading a list of 11 Patriots who finished in the top seven in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Jo Kubota was second in men’s epee, while David Liu and Zimo Zhu were third in the same event. Nikita Jhangiani and Geeta Jhangiani tied for third in women’s epee. Angelica Lopez was fifth in women’s foil, while Nicole Strezewski was seventh and Julia Son eighth. Andrew Kim was sixth in men’s sabre. Zachary Gray was eighth in men’s sabre and ninth in men’s epee. Alex Lee was ninth in men’s sabre. Shiho Suto and Amelia Baumgartner were ninth and 10th in women’s epee, respectively. Sophia Siegel was ninth in women’s sabre. – Official Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: In their first competition of the season, the Patriettes finished first in Jazz and fourth in Lyrical among the 35 routines in the 3A Division.

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook South 4, Stevenson 2: At Glenview Ice Center, Jordan Marcelletti scored 37 seconds into the game, assisted by Timothy Fogliatti and Daniel Dowd. The Titans scored two unanswered goals, then Daniel Levey tied the game at 2-2 in the second period with a goal that was assisted by Marcelletti and Ben Stavola. Goalie Josh Pike stopped 19 shots. – SHL website

Girls Basketball

Evanston 47, Stevenson 32: At the Schaumburg High School tournament, Janine Fajardo led the Patriots (1-2) with eight points. Ashley Richardson, Madison Wicklund and Klaire Steffens each scored six. – Daily Herald

Sorenson Named to All-State Football Team

Senior quarterback Jack Sorenson was named to the 18-member Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A All-State Football Team last week. He was an IHSFCA Academic All-State selection in 2014.


Freshman-Sophomore Play Auditions Today

Auditions for the 2015-16 freshman-sophomore play, The Importance of Being Earnest, will be held at 3:45 p.m. today in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200).

Sign Up for the Operation Snowball Retreat

Registration for Operation Snowball is underway in the Student Activities Office, the school store, and online. The weekend retreat will take place December 4-6. Operation Snowball is a weekend of making new friends, having new experiences, relieving stress, taking healthy risks, understanding yourself and others, communicating with peers and adults, singing, eating, dancing, and having fun. Please email or see Mr. Mazzuca in 7080 or Mr. Hutchins in 6028 for further information.

Struggling in Class? Stop by an ILC for Academic Help

If you’re struggling academically, the school has a number of services available to help. Click here to learn more about academic assistance available in the Information and Learning Centers, including peer tutoring, Targeted Tutoring and the Homework Center.

Testing Center Closing at 2:30 Wednesday

The Testing Center will close when school ends at 2:30 on Wednesday.

Homework Center Word of the Day Winner

Vivian Lastick is this week’s Homework Center Word of the Day winner. She will receive a Stevenson sweatshirt. Thank you to all who participated.


Anime Club meets today. Join us at 3:30 in Room 1414 to relax, watch movies, and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Peer Helpers would like you to join us in its mission to re-define beauty. Beauty is more than what you see. Help us increase self-confidence, reduce eating disorders and make SHS a safe and healthy place for all students. Look for clues on the bathrooms mirrors and on signs around the school.  Visit the student lounge for more information. #RedefineBeautiful


The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for students and parents will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). This meeting is mandatory for parents of any students looking to join the club. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, visit or stop by the PREP Office in Room 3040.

Don’t forget that IM Basketball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.


Polar Bear Winter Conditioning will be meeting next week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside of the Cardio Room. Any athletes interested in joining should show up or contact Coach LeVanti with any questions or concerns.


Juniors and seniors: A representative from the United States Naval Academy is visiting Stevenson this week. Please check Naviance for the date and time, and for instruction on how to sign up for the visit. 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.

Attention seniors: Please check Naviance each week for new scholarships. If you have any questions, please stop in the College Career Center for help.


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


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