Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Senior Earns Prominent Patriot Award

Senior Ben Panitch is the winner of the second-semester Prominent Patriot Award, which recognizes students whose actions reflect good character and demonstrate what it means to be a good citizen of the Stevenson community. He was honored during a ceremony before school last Friday.

Panitch was nominated for the award by four different people, who described him as a compassionate, dedicated, responsible and trustworthy student who continually goes above and beyond for the the sake of his peers and his community. Some of the actions for which he was nominated include assisting special-needs students to prepare for physical education classes, and helping a student who had overheard troubling information in discerning how or whether to report it. Panitch also was nominated for his leadership as co-president of the Best Buddies Club, which helps students with intellectual disabilities by pairing them for one-on-one relationships with students without disabilities. The club has more than 120 members.

Seventeen other students were nominated for the Prominent Patriot Award: seniors Shukran Amdeen, Nicolet Elsbury, Sam Fishman, Heladio Flores, Julie Lai, Megan Lillis, Sarah Lillis, Khansa Noor, Nicole Schwartz, Allison Travetto, Daniel Weiner and Zach Weisberg; juniors Julia Nicholson, Charkyluv Osborne and Alexander Pabello; sophomore Kailey Pearson; and freshman Maya Korol.

Former SHS Principal Joining New Trier Staff

Former Stevenson principal John Carter is returning to Illinois. Last week, Carter announced that he is stepping down as principal of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, and will be taking a mathematics teaching position at New Trier.

Fine Arts Director, Alum Talk About AP Art Exhibit

All Visual Arts students heard a presentation about the College Board‘s National AP Art Exhibit from Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice and Class of 2015 alumnus Jessie Wang on Tuesday. Wang, a computer science major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed her artwork, which was selected to be part of the traveling exhibit. She also talked about her portfolio and her experiences at MIT. Grice serves as a reader for the AP Studio Art exam. The National AP Art Exhibit will remain displayed in the Visiting Artist Gallery until June 9.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Antioch Regional: The Patriots’ season ended with a 25-21, 25-21 defeat in the regional semifinals against Libertyville. Grant Maleski led SHS (18-18) with nine kills and Justin Leonard added eight. Arnav Mitra and Jeffrey Wang had 12 and 10 assists, respectively. Peter Drozdzewicz made eight digs.

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson at IHSLA Playoffs: New Trier beat the Patriots, 14-4, in the second round, ending their season at 5-12. Aaron Kaufmann, Demetre Crews, Austin Masters and Colin Bowler each scored a goal. Mike Simon and Max Spiro recorded one assist apiece.

Baseball Team at Palatine Regional Today

The Patriot baseball team takes on Glenbrook South in the IHSA Class 4A Palatine Regional semifinals at 4:30 today. SHS is the No. 3 seed in the Stevenson Sectional and Glenbrook South is the No. 19 seed. The Titans beat Grayslake North, 1-0, on Tuesday to reach today’s semifinal. The winner will play sixth-seeded Lake Forest or No. 10 seed Palatine for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday.


Return Comm Arts Books, Pick Up AP History Books at Superstore

All Communication Arts books should be returned to the Superstore. Also, AP U.S. History, AP European History, and American Studies students can purchase their 2016-17 books at the Superstore.

Final Bus Sign-Up for Senior Party is Today

Seniors: Final bus sign-up for the Senior Party is today during all lunch hours at the Field House. Everyone who has registered must by to check in and sign up for a bus.

Testing Center Final Exam Guidelines

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during finals. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or P.E. Before and after final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that is has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Meetings for AP Drawing, 2D and 3D Art Students

There will be informational meetings for all students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art, AP Drawing and AP 2D Media for the 2016-17 school year. Students enrolled in AP 3D Design Art will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. today in Room 1422. Students enrolled in AP Drawing and AP 2D Media will meet from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Thursday in Room 1426. The purpose of the meetings will be to explain the three summer assignments, distribute supplies, view examples, and review AP portfolio requirements. Attendance at the meeting is expected. If you have a conflict, please contact Mrs. Hyken ( and arrange a time to pick up your materials before the end of the day on Friday in Room 1426.

Clean Out Your P.E. Locker By Friday

All P.E. lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Friday. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.

Missing Your Favorite Pen or Pencil? Stop by 2416

Did you lose your pencil case with your favorite pens and pencils? Come to Room 2416 and check the filled bin for yours. Also, check for your glasses and other items.

SNN Film Festival Friday Night

The 14th annual SNN Film Festival, featuring student-made movies, takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. Admission is $2. You can pay at the door, or buy tickets in advance from Mr. Fairchild or Mr. Aronoff.

Rare Summer Opportunity: Host an Exchange Student in July

Looking for some summer excitement without leaving home? Hosting an international student for the month of July might be the answer! A student from Denmark will be attending the second semester of summer school at SHS. Please call 847-415-4500 if you would like more information about welcoming her into your home from July 1-30.

Pick Up Yearbooks at the Patriot Superstore

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, or if you want to buy a yearbook, stop by the Patriot Superstore.

Movie, Pizza and Soda … All for $1 on Wednesday, June 1  

Come watch the movie “Stomp the Yard” and have Lou Malnati’s pizza and soda, all for $1, at the $1 Dollar First Wednesday end-of-year party sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and DIVCO. The party starts at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Room 1414. “Stomp the Yard” features Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Meghan Good.

Celebrate the End of Finals With the Balloon Pop Challenge

Don’t miss the second annual end-of-the-year Balloon Pop Challenge in the West Commons after final exams end on Thursday, June 2. Challenge a classmate to come and pick the subject you pop this year! The entry is $1, and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card from Lou Malnati’s. Proceeds will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund and Stevenson to College program. This event is sponsored by DIVCO and the Homework Center.


The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 today in the West Faculty Dining Room (1204). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Levanti at

There will be a girls golf informational meeting for the 2016-17 season at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Degen at

The boys cross country team will have an informational meeting at 7:40 a.m. Friday in Multi-Purpose Room 5044 in the East Building. If you are interested or plan on running cross country this fall, you should plan on attending this short informational meeting.  The meeting will go over some important dates and information regarding the start of the fall cross country season.


Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday after school in the College/Career Center to work on homecoming decorations.

Junior Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2004 to celebrate LIUB! Bring a friend — new members always welcome!

Thank you to everyone who came to Light It Up Blue, especially the football and softball teams, parents and friends of the Allied Soccer players. The event was a huge success and a wonderful way to end the season!


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