Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Winter Guard Caps Season With Third-Place Finish

The SHS Winter Guard capped its season with a third-place finish in the Scholastic Regional A Division at the MidWest Color Guard Circuit Championships last weekend in LaPorte, Indiana. The team posted a score of 82.76, beating the scores of 21 other squads. The roster included captains Naomie LaPointe, a senior, and Hannah Speers, a junior, plus senior Olivia Meyer and freshmen Madalyn Casaletto, Jasmine Ealom, Caroline French, Amanda Jimenez, Hanna Kloepfer and Kennedy Schooley.

Coach Amanda Reber said other coaches were surprised to hear that six of the nine students on the SHS Winter Guard were freshmen. “They all think our group acts and performs older than their years,” she said. “This just shows how much skill and professionalism this program is building and we cannot wait to get started on the new year!” Click here to watch the Winter Guard perform its show, “Diamonds.”

Request for Drivers from the Village of Buffalo Grove  

The Village of Buffalo Grove is asking parents and students to stop driving through the Mirielle/Tenerife and Waterbury subdivisions as a way to avoid the left-turn lane on eastbound Route 22 into the high school. Residents in those subdivisions have been frustrated by the increasing volume of vehicles coming through their neighborhoods, which is leading to traffic backups on the south side of the intersection of Route 22 and Palazzo Drive, across the street from Stevenson’s entrance. Residents in the area say the increased congestion is frustrating for those who want to turn onto eastbound Route 22 from Palazzo Drive.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 122, North Chicago 14: Isabelle Sparreo broke the school record in the 3,200-meter run as the Patriots won 15 of 17 events in the Stadium. Sparreo ran the two-mile race in 10:54. She also won the 400 (1:04.6). Three others also won two events: Juhli Jhaveri won the long jump (13-0) and 200-meter dash (27.8), Natalie Sparreo captured the 800 (2:24.9) and 1,600 (5:24.8) and Amy Atkinson won the shot put (28-8) and discus (84-1). Other individual winners included Janine Fajardo inn the 100 high hurdles (16.6), Joanne Kim in the high jump (4-4) and Johnna Geick in the 300 intermediate hurdles (56.0). SHS also won the 400 (54.1), 800 (2:00.8), 1,600 (4:44.2) and 3,200 relays (12:04.8).

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 127, North Chicago 1: Jordan Eng and Anand Batbaatar each won two events as the host Patriots swept every event. Eng took first in the long jump (17-10) and 300 intermediate hurdles (44.2), while Batbaatar won shot put (33-10.5) and discus (102-8). Other individual winners were David Goncharov in the triple jump (40-8), Samuel Herenton and Ahmad Dinkins in high jump (5-4), Noah Lukz in the 200 (23.5), Nikita Smyrnov in the 3,200 (9:55), Corey Shang in the 100 high hurdles (17.1), Borler Wu in the 100 (11.7), Jared Borowsky in the 400 (53.7), Caleb Oh in the 800 (2:06.3) and Paul Udoni in the 1,600 (4:46.6). SHS also captured the four relays: the 400 (45.1), 800 (1:36.1), 1,600 (3:43.1) and 3,200 (9:14.7).


Stevenson 4, Mundelein 3 (8 inn.): Myra Peterson hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth and also was the winning pitcher for the host Patriots (3-4) in their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. Peterson drove in Alyssa Pauly, who walked earlier in the eighth and advanced to second on a single by Gina Shanley. Shanley had three singles, with her first driving in two runs to cap a three-run first inning. Mic Faunce singled home Vera Pflugradt for the first run of the game. Peterson allowed only two earned runs in eight innings, scattering 10 hits, striking out five and walking one. Peterson, Pflugradt and Pauly each had two hits as part of the Pats’ 12-hit attack. Pflugradt’s hits were both doubles. –


Stevenson 3, Warren 2: In Gurnee, the Patriots (5-2-1) threw out the tying run at home plate in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Indiana-commit Patrick Loeffler homered for one of the team’s four hits. Dylan Molek and Jack Housinger doubled. Justin Stark was the winning pitcher. SHS scored two runs in the top of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. The Pats threw out two Blue Devils at home during the game. – Daily Herald, @Jeff_Newton847

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Mundelein 12: Andrew Shashin, Cris Tomassetti and Dan Maleski each scored four goals for the host Patriots (10-1). Collin Kapecki scored three times. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Mundelein 1: Nine players scored for the Patriots (11-1) on the road. Eileen Hoang led the way with four goals, while Bella Greenspan, Claire Haas, Fiona Gaffney and Tanya Shkiler each had two. Allison Travetto, Amelia Eastman, Ashley Carollo and Rachel Thomashow also scored. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made 12 saves and backup Brigitte Lefebvre recorded three. SHS scored eight goals in the first quarter.


Stevenson 13, Evanston 5: The Patriots won eight of 12 singles matches and five of six doubles contests on the road. Ashley Richardson posted a 21-13, 21-12 decision at No. 1 singles. Other singles winners were No. 2 May Ling (22-20, 21-11), No. 3 DaMin Paik (16-21, 21-8, 21-8), No. 4 Shirley Cao (21-18, 21-17), No. 6 Ana Stanley (21-17, 21-13), No. 9 Emily Leng (21-11, 21-14), No. 10 Kat Stanley (21-10, 21-10) and No. 12 Julie Zhu (21-11, 21-8). The doubles winners were No. 2 Cao/Ana Stanley (12-21, 21-12, 22-13), No. 3 Paik/Richardson (21-12, 21-9), No. 4 Shu Zhang/Kat Stanley (21-8, 21-11), No. 5 Niveda Tennety/Leng (21-8, 21-11) and No. 6 Zhu/Kitty Zeng (21-8, 21-7).

Boys Gymnastics

Glenbrook South 132.6, Stevenson 122.1: Matt Krames posted an all-around score of 46.4 in his first meet since last year’s state finals.

Girls Soccer

Warren 5, Stevenson 2: In Gurnee, the Patriots (1-4) got goals from MacKenzie Connington and Savannah Kruse. – Daily Herald

Borowsky to Run in California Track Meet

Senior Jared Borowsky will travel to California to run in this weekend’s 49th annual Arcadia Invitational, billed as the premier in-season high school track meet in the country. He will run in the 3,200-meter race Friday evening and in the mile Saturday morning. The Arcadia Invitational, held near Los Angeles, has featured more than 150 individuals who have gone on to compete in the Olympics.

NCAA Championship Reaction From SHS

CBS 2 Chicago came to campus on Tuesday and talked with boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose, plus senior players Jordan Newman, Ryuji Aoki and Kevin Yang, about their reactions to Jalen Brunson winning the NCAA championship. Click here to watch the video.

Gymnastics Alum Eighth at Big Ten Championships

University of Iowa men’s gymnast Austin Hodges (Class of 2014) finished seventh on pommel horse at last weekend’s Big Ten Championships, earning a career-best score. He was eighth in the event at last year’s conference meet. Hodges and his Hawkeye teammates will compete in the NCAA Championships April 15-16 at Ohio State University. Hodges did not compete for Stevenson’s gymnastics team, opting instead for a club team.


Patriot Connections: Life Balance Tips from Your Social Workers

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep! The National Sleep Foundation recommends that teenagers get 8-10 hours of sleep per night. (Statistics show that only about 15% of teenagers actually get this!)

Cookies for a Cause to Support Best Buddies

Support the annual Best Buddies Friendship walk by purchasing cookies from Original Bagel and Bialy Thursday during seventh and eighth periods and after school until 4 p.m. in the Wood and East Commons. Prices are $1 for small cookies and $2 for large.

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for Project Dance

The 10th annual Project Dance is Saturday night in the Sports Center, starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 10:30. 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. We’ve already met our fundraising goal of $40,000, so let’s shoot for $50,000! Click here to register, and for more information.

Required AP Pre-Administration Sessions This Week

All students who have registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Sessions are scheduled before and after school, and during lunch periods. Click here for the schedule. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete this information.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Thursday

The next Visiting Artist of the Month presentation is scheduled for Thursday during fourth and fifth periods. Mark Jackson, studio director for Project Onward, will be the featured speaker at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.

Tickets for Mr. SHS On Sale at the Superstore

The Senior Class Board’s Mr. SHS is an event spotlighting senior boys that is so different it’s hard to explain! Call it a “Man-geant” (male pageant), call it a male talent show, call it a personality contest …. but whatever you call it you have to call it fun! This year’s Mr. SHS contest is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available now at the Superstore for $5 each or $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund.

Pick Up Your Odyssey Mask by Friday

Any student that participated in the Clay Mask class during Odyssey needs to pick up their masks in Room 1422 by Friday. Any masks left after April 8 will no longer be available for pick up.

Did You Take Wheel Throwing in Odyssey? Read This

Students who participated in the Odyssey Wheel Throwing classes may come in to glaze their work until Friday, April 22. The following times and rooms are available to you to glaze: 7:40-8:00 a.m. and 1st hour – Room 1422; 5th, 6th and 8th hour – Room 1426; and 3:25-4:30 p.m. (only on Tuesdays) – Room 1422. If you do not come in to glaze or pick up your artwork by Friday, April 22, your work will no longer be available to take home.

Earn Service Hours, Help With Special Olympics

Students can earn 8-10 hours of community service by helping out with a Special Olympics bocce ball event at Stevenson on Sunday, April 17. This is a terrific event in which volunteers work with the athletes and help keep score, time the games and hand out awards. No experience with bocce ball is necessary. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There also will be a training session during eighth and ninth periods next Tuesday (you pick one). Click here to sign up. If you have questions, contact Mr. Salituro at


Attention freshman students and parents: Please attend our “Looking Ahead” program for freshman families at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the Performing Arts Center. This is a great way to learn about what your next three years will entail, and help you to get excited about beginning your college journey. In addition, there will be an IEP/504 Mini-Session in the Recital Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center, Room 1123.

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


The Catalyst Club is having a bowling night at the Brunswick Zone in Buffalo Grove, 350 McHenry Road, from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 16. The cost is $25, which includes unlimited bowling (and shoes), laser tag, pizza and soda. Pay at the Superstore by Thursday, April 14. No permission slip is required.


The girls lacrosse teams are selling Leider Greenhouse gift certificates to help benefit their annual spring trips. Certificates are available in amounts of $25, $50 or $100, and do not have an expiration date. You can order gift certificates by contacting any Patriot girls lacrosse player, or contact Michele Murphy at or 847-726-2254.

The girls basketball team is a finalist for Chicago Sky High School Team of the Year. Voting is open until April 30 at The winner will be announced at halftime of the Sky’s season opener on Saturday, May 14.


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 soon, 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!


The next session of PREP’s Music Together program starts Wednesday, April 13. Classes will be offered at 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Register now! Looking for more information about Music Together and other PREP programs? Visit the PREP website.

Just a week away from the start of Barre Workout! Barre fuses the principles of ballet, dance, Pilates, yoga and strength conditioning to quickly firm and elongate participants’ musculature. Today is the registration deadline for the class, so don’t delay, register today!


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