Monday, March 21, 2016

Junior Takes Part in Conference at the United Nations

Mariel Boden, a junior at Stevenson, served as a delegate at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City last week. The topic for this year was women’s empowerment and its link to the UN’s sustainable development goals. Boden was one of four girls from the Chicago area, and 12 girls worldwide, selected to represent the Girl Scouts of America at the commission. In addition to participating in several discussions and caucuses at the session, she spoke on a panel discussing the importance of girls’ political empowerment in achieving the sustainable development goals.

Robotics Club Founders Talk About the Future

The Lincolnshire Review features two SHS seniors in its latest “Shout Out” feature. Hebron Taylor and Noah Salk, who started the school’s robotics club two years ago, offered their take on an increasingly automated future.

Visitors From Three States Visiting Tuesday

Thirty-two visitors from six educational institutions are scheduled to visit Stevenson on Tuesday for the second Site Visit Day for Educators this month. Visitors are coming from Pine Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw, Georgia, and Northwest Learning Community in Sandy Springs, Georgia; Paw Paw High School in Paw Paw, Michigan; and three Illinois schools: Minooka High School in Channahon, Eisenhower Middle School in Rockford, and ACE Technical Charter High School in Chicago.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots won the six-school tournament, capturing four of the eight flights. May Ling, Shu Zhang and Kat Stanley won Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles, respectively, with each posting a 5-0 record. The other title came from the No. 4 doubles team of Elaine Xiao and Kitty Zeng, which also went 5-0. SHS received runner-up showings at No. 2 doubles from Ana Stanley and Shirley Cao (4-1),  and at No. 3 doubles from Niveda Tennety and Emily Leng (4-1). Ashley Richardson was third at No. 1 singles (3-2) and the No. 1 doubles tandem of Da Min Paik and Kelsey Huang was fourth (3-2). Stevenson had a team score of 34, ahead of runner-up Wheaton Warrenville South’s 26.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots finished second in the tournament, falling to Naperville Central, 8-4, in the championship game. SHS (8-1) reached the final with a 7-5 win over Lyons Township earlier in the day. –

Girls Lacrosse

Oak Park-River Forest 14, Stevenson 10

Girls Soccer

Glenbrook South 4, Stevenson 1

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: Cris Tomassetti scored four times as the Patriots (7-0) rolled past Naperville North, 13-3, and into the championship round of the three-day tournament. Collin Kapecki and Dan Maleski each scored three goals and Andrew Shashin scored two goals. Rahul Arun also scored. Goalie Charlie Day made nine saves. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 11, Oak Park-River Forest 7: Claire Haas scored four goals and had seven steals for the visiting Patriots (5-0), who have won 42 consecutive contests dating back to the third-place game of the 2014 IHSA state tournament. Goalie Lauren Burns made 12 saves for SHS, which took control of the game with a 4-1 advantage in the second quarter after a 2-2 deadlock in the opening frame. Allison Travetto also scored four goals and made five steals. Amelia Eastman scored twice, while Tanya Shkiler added the other goal and also recorded six steals. Eileen Hoang chipped in with five steals. After the Huskies closed to within 8-6 at the end of the third quarter, Stevenson outscored them 3-1 in the fourth quarter.

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Lake Michigan Invitational: The Patriots had a trio of second-place finishes at Carthage College in Kenosha, propelling them to eighth place among 26 schools. Kesina Daley was second in the high jump (5-2), Isabelle Sparreo placed second in the 1,600 (5:08.50), and SHS was second in the 3,200 relay (9:59.79). Other individual top-10 finishes included Kendall Roberts sixth in the 1,600 (5:30.29), Janine Fajardo seventh in the 55-meter hurdles (8.85), Natalie Sparreo ninth in the 800 (2:28.28) and Juhi Jhaveri 10th in the long jump (16-1). SHS also placed 10th in the 800 relay (1:57.12) and in the 1,600 relay (4:28.81). – Official Results

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Neil Krupicka Invitational: At Hinsdale Central, the Patriots placed 10th among 11 schools and had four top-30 finishes: Adi Crook was 21st in still rings (6.5), Patryk Wierzchucki tied for 25th in floor exercise (7.7), Karan Menon tied for 26th in still rings (6.2) and Leo Aquino was 28th on pommel horse (5.3). – Official Results

Brunson, Villanova Reach NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Jalen Brunson scored 12 points, dished out four assists and grabbed three rebounds as Villanova crushed Iowa, 87-68, in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Sunday, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in seven years. The Wildcats, seeded second in the South Region, will face third-seeded Miami on Thursday in Louisville. Brunson scored 10 points in Villanova’s opening round 86-56 win over the University of North Carolina-Asheville Friday night.


Time to Sign Up for Project Dance

It’s time to sign up for the 10th annual Project Dance, which will be held April 9 in the Sports Center. If you’re not familiar with Project Dance, this is the school’s annual fundraiser to help two worthy causes: The Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire, which works with adults who have developmental disabilities, and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund, which helps families struggling to pay for basics in order to attend school. Click here to register, and for more information.

Spring Fling Planning Meeting Thursday

It’s time to begin planning for Spring Fling. Send a representative from your team to meet during lunch periods Thursday in Room 2104.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

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

Receive Graduation Announcements Tuesday

Seniors who ordered graduation announcements from Jostens can pick them up during seventh or eighth period Tuesday in the Wood Commons by the Student Activities Office.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! Two students from Denmark will be attending second-semester summer school at SHS, so please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming one or both of them into your home. We appreciate your interest!

ILC, Testing Center Closing Early Thursday

The ILC and the Testing Center will be closing at 3:30 on Thursday.

Sophomores, Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Download your application here or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 5. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.


Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are being accepted until Wednesday, April 6. This is only open to juniors and seniors. For more information, please click here.

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here

Due to overwhelming response, we cannot accept any more new Career Shadow applications at this time. If you have already filled out an application or sent an email to Mrs. Willock, you will be contacted regarding an appointment. We will resume accepting applications again after Spring Break, so please check back! If you have general career questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Willock. Summer career camps and programs can be found on the Career Exploration web page, and make sure to follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for any upcoming college and career-related events and information!


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


Are you interested in weather and always wanted to understand it better? The Meteorology Club meets at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

Animal Welfare Club’s adoptable Dog of the Month is Jack Daniels, and our Cat of the Month is HBO. If you or anyone you know may be interested in welcoming a new four-legged member to your family, please check them out on the Animal Welfare Club website at ! Again, these animals are available at Save-A-Pet, which can be contacted at 847-740-7788. Don’t forget to check out some of their friends at, all waiting for love!

Come to the $1 Music and Movies Night after school on Wednesday, April 6, sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and Diversity Council. For just $1, you can watch the movie “Drumline” and have free pizza and soda. You’ll need to get parent permission to attend. Click here to download the permission form, or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. The movie will start at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1414.


The baseball team is holding a fundraiser at Stiletto’s, 394 W. Half Day Road, in Buffalo Grove through Friday. Mention SHS baseball and customers will get 10% off the purchase price, and 10% of the transaction will be donated to the team.


PREP has a lot of upcoming classes including Yoga/Pilates Fusion, HoopFit, Adult Guitar, Zumba, Yin Yoga and much more. Check out the complete calendar and register today!


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