Monday, August 29, 2016

Slepak Named Co-Grand Marshal for BG Days Parade

Retired Director of Bands Jeff Slepak has been selected as one of the two grand marshals for this year’s Buffalo Grove Days Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. Slepak, a longtime Buffalo Grove resident, will be riding in a convertible directly before the SHS Marching Patriots, which he directed from 1989 until his retirement at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The other grand marshal is Ed Jacobi, who retired in June as band director at Buffalo Grove High School after 31 years. He will be stationed in a convertible directly in front of the Bison Pride Marching Band. Buffalo Grove Days begins Thursday and runs through Monday. For more information, visit

Musical, Fall Play Cast Lists Announced

The cast list for Big Fish, was announced Friday evening, meaning that all the student roles have been filled for the fall play and the fall musical. Seniors Jordan Radis, Rebecca Koltun and Johnny Barboza, and junior Lydia Johnson were chosen for the lead roles in the musical, Big Fish, which is the story about an Alabama family and the complications that arise from the stories they tell, and don’t tell. Click here for the entire cast list. Auditions for the fall play, The Dream of the Burning Boy, took place in early August. Senior Quinn Cunningham plays the role of a high school English teacher whose favorite student, Dane (freshman Jack Marks) dies of an aneurysm. The other roles feature seniors Vlad Berez, Mia Katz, Angela Kotsonis and Dani Lopez, and junior Jeremy Tracz. The Dream of the Burning Boy will be performed September 15-17 in the Studio Theatre, while Big Fish lands in the Performing Arts Center November 18-20. Tickets for the fall play will go on sale Tuesday, September 6 at the Patriot Superstore. Tickets will be $6.



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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: The Patriots (7-0) won the tournament championship, defeating host Libertyville, 25-10, 25-23 in the final after rallying past Lakes in the semifinal, 20-25, 25-20, 25-21. SHS won all five of its matches in the two-day tournament. Jori Radtke led the Patriots with 10 kills and six aces against Libertyville, and had 19 kills and 11 digs against Lakes. Sophie Sorenson collected 10 kills in the semifinal to go along with six aces and eight digs. Setter Alex Cuc was 90-of-94 with 42 assists in the final two matches, including 70-of-73 with 27 assists against Lakes. She also served two aces in the championship match. Other aces against Libertyville came from Sorenson, Chloe Robinson and Taylor Erickson.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake Forest Relays: Rachel Song swam on three of the Patriots’ five winning relays in their season-opening event, which featured a mix of varsity and junior varsity competitions. Song was part of the varsity 400-yard medley relay with Ashley Carollo, Danielle Fang and Morgan Bosse (4:03.50); the varsity 200 butterfly relay with Sasha Kokhan, Iza Pelka and Jessica Lenhart (1:48.23); and the varsity 200 backstroke relay with Carollo, Amelia Eastman and Victoria Kim (1:53.60). The other winning relays were the varsity 500 free crescendo with Kokhan, Claire Huang, Eva Holsen and Pelka (4:52.33); and the junior varsity diving relay with Alyssa Mussar and Ellen Maloney. Song, Pelka, Bosse and Carollo finished second in the varsity 400 free relay (3:42.20), while Kathy Xiang and Sherry Mestan were runners-up in the varsity diving relay. Bosse placed third in the senior 100 free, while Huang took third in the sophomore 100 free.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: SHS (4-0) finished a perfect tournament by beating Highland Park, 4-1, and finishing the two-day tournament with three wins in three matches. Dhwani Kumar was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles, and all three doubles tandems claimed victories. Elizabeth Ferdman and Athena Kolli prevailed at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 5-7, (10-3). Samantha Burger and Paige Nierman captured a 6-2, 6-3 decision at No. 2, and Alyssa Glaser and Bronwyn Heidkamp cruised at No. 3, 6-0, 6-1.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at McHenry Invitational: At Oak Grove Golf Course in Harvard, the Patriots finished third with a team score of 318, one stroke behind runner-up Jacobs and 12 behind champion Prairie Ridge. Philippe Kim was third overall with a 4-over-par 75, which included a blistering 34 on the back nine. Ben Ruksakiati shot a 79, Mark Noonan carded an 81 and Mickey Chudhabuddhi had an 83. – Northwest Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: The Patriots (3-0) beat Fremd, 4-1, and Loyola, 4-1, on the opening day of the two-day tournament. Gina Kondos won both of her matches at No. 1 singles, defeating her opponent from Fremd, 6-2, 6-4, and her challenger from Loyola, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2 singles, two Pats shared the stage, with Athena Kolli earning a 6-3, 6-0 decision against Fremd, and Dhwani Kumar recording a 7-5, 6-0 win over Loyola. In doubles, Stevenson’s Nos. 2 and 3 teams won both of their matches in straight sets. Paige Nierman and Samantha Burger beat Fremd, 6-0, 6-1, and Loyola, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 2 doubles. Bronwyn Heidkamp and Alyssa Glaser foiled Fremd, 6-1, 6-3, and dispatched Loyola, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3.

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: The Patriots (4-0) opened the two-day tourney with wins over Mundelein (25-23, 25-18) and Glenbrook South (25-11, 25-21) in the orange pool. Jori Radtke recorded 14 kills against Glenbrook South, while Sophie Sorenson had 10. Alex Cuc was 36-of-37 setting with 23 assists.


Palatine 28, Stevenson 20: The visiting Pirates, a Class 8A state semifinalist last year, scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to win the season opener for both schools. SHS opened the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run from Anthony Sibo, who ran for 138 yards on 12 carries. The Patriots took a 20-14 halftime lead as Aidan O’Connell threw touchdown passes of 12 and 44 yards to Michael Marchese and Noah Lukz, respectively. O’Connell finished the night 23-of-43 for 312 yards. Marchese caught six passes for 103 yards, while Lukz added an 18-yard reception to his TD play. The game will be replayed at 7 p.m. tonight on Comcast Channel 100. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald


Operation Snowball Looking for Teen Staff

Have you ever been a camp counselor? Are you looking for leadership or service opportunities? If so, becoming an Operation Snowball teen staff member would be a great fit for you. Operation Snowball 2016 will take place December 1-3 with additional Tuesday afternoon meetings starting September 13. Interested sophomores, juniors and seniors should pick up an application in the Student Activities Office and return it by Friday, or fill out the online application. Contact Mrs. Czaplewski ( with any questions.

Tell Others About Academic Integrity

All students are invited to participate in a poster contest promoting academic integrity at Stevenson. Design a poster using a slogan or catchphrase based on one of these academic integrity values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage. Submissions are due by December 2. For more details, visit

PPA’s First Bake Sale of the Year Wednesday

The first PPA Bake Sale of the school year is Wednesday during seventh and eighth periods.  Brownies, cake, pie  and other goodies will be sold for $1. Cash only.


Fall college visits begin next week in the College Career Center. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be visiting on Wednesday, followed by the College of Lake County, the University of Missouri and the University of Notre Dame on Thursday. Interested juniors and seniors should continue to check Naviance daily for a complete updated list of all of our college visits. Colleges visit Stevenson from September through November.  

You will need to sign up for all college visits through Naviance. From the Naviance homepage, click on the “Colleges” tab. Click on the “View all Upcoming College Visits” tab. Then select “Sign Up” next to the college visit in which you are interested in attending. This is your confirmation page. Please print the confirmation page and put your name and school ID number on that page. Have your teacher for the period of the college visit sign this confirmation page at least two days in advance of the college visit.  Bring this signed confirmation page to the College Career Center (Room 1123) or the designated location on the day of the college visit. If you need any assistance with this, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center.


The Stevenson Green Team will hold its first meeting from 3:35-4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1618. Come and find out how you can get involved in sustainability, climate change, and making a positive impact on the school and community. The team also will be talking about its upcoming electronics recycling drive.

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

Are you interested in doing scientific research? Have you done research in the past and want to enter it in competitions? Whether new or experienced, Science Reach Club is the place for you. Our mandatory introductory meeting for all students that are interested in possibly doing or presenting research is after school in Room 1904 on Tuesday. If you cannot make it or for more information, email Mrs. Palffy.

Video Game Club will be meeting after school on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 in Room 1204. Come by and play your favorite modern or old school console games. See Dr. Schroeder in Room 6028 if you have questions. Everyone is welcome.  

Join us at Spanish Club after school on Wednesday in Room 2808! We’ll be making DIY Piñatas with authentic Spanish candy while munching on salsa and chips! Beginners always welcome! For any questions contact Señor Figueroa or Judy Kupchan.

The Stevenson Styler will have its next meeting to begin planning the fall/winter edition on Wednesday at 3:30 in Room 1612! We are looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more! It’s not just about fashion! We need your knowledge of DIY, food, lifestyle, travel and more! New members are always welcome!  

Catalyst, a student leadership club dedicated to battling underage drinking and drug use at SHS, is looking for new students interested in joining our cause. There will be a new member orientation meeting from 8-8:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2104. There are many committees to get involved with, including outreach, evaluation and recruitment, and alternative activities. For more information, email or just show up!

Senior Class Board will meet Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2004 to create the name hangers for Homecoming. New members are always welcome!

Students Helping Soldiers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Room 5044. Stop by and find out how you can help current and retired men and women who serve our country.


IM Ultimate Frisbee will hold its informational meeting after school today in Room 2104. For more information, see the IM Ultimate Frisbee web page.

IM Spikeball starts soon! The informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. Anyone interested is welcome. For more information visit the IM Spikeball web page.

Open Diamond Baseball starts on September 13 after school from 3:40-5 p.m. It’s open to anyone, and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Click here for the fall schedule.


The Athletics Division is looking for student managers to assist fall athletic programs with team video projects, including filming practices and games and uploading video to software. The time commitment is approximately three to five hours per week, but is flexible. If you are interested, please email Ms. Betthauser, the athletic director, at by Wednesday.

There will be a baseball parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15 in Room 2104. Any parent of a student interested in trying out for baseball in the spring of 2017 should attend.


The Career Exploration Program is accepting Career Shadow Applications for the 2016-17 school year. Please visit the Career Exploration web page to find out more about the program and to download an application, or stop by the College/Career Center to speak to Mrs. Willock (



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