Friday, September 16, 2016

Stevenson Prepares for Homecoming 2016

Stevenson’s annual Homecoming Week starts Monday. This year’s theme is “Through the Looking Glass.” The week will feature dress-up days for students and staff, plus door and hallway decorating contests.

Next Friday, September 23, a pep assembly will be held in the Sports Center from 2:42-3:25 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be introduced and the king and queen will be crowned. The winner of the Spirit Paddle, signifying the class showing the most spirit during the week, also will be announced. Stevenson will play Zion-Benton in its Homecoming football games later in the day. The sophomore game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 7:30.

The week concludes with the Homecoming Dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24 in the Field House. Tickets are on sale for $25 until Monday (click here to order). Students bringing a non-Stevenson student to the dance must purchase their tickets at the Patriot Superstore and fill out the Dance Guest Form, which also is available at the Patriot Superstore. Admission can be paid on the night of the dance (SHS students only), but the cost increases to $30. Students will need their school ID to gain admission.

Bass Fishing Team Looks to Hook Rebound Win

The bass fishing team looks to start a new winning streak on Saturday in the first of Streamwood High School’s fall series on Long Lake. Patriot anglers, who had not lost since last fall, finished second to Libertyville on Tuesday.

Q&A With Marijuana Presenter

Pioneer Press has this brief online question-and-answer piece with Dr. Bertha Madras, who spoke at Stevenson Wednesday night about the latest marijuana research. In November, she will speak at the Vatican during a two-day workshop on global narcotics use and issues.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 4, Zion-Benton 1: Ben Brandt scored a goal and assisted on another as the Patriots (5-2-1, 2-1) built a 3-0 halftime lead in the Stadium. Anthony Watrach opened the scoring on an assist from Steven O’Reilly. Brandt followed with his tally on a helper from Jack Allen, and Jake Nunez capped the first-half outburst off a Brandt assist. Stevenson’s second-half goal came from Hunter Tam off an assist by Kai Mayahara.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 129, Mundelein 57: The visiting Patriots won nine of 12 events in the North Suburban Conference opener for both teams. Eva Holsen won the 200 freestyle (2:05.40) and 100 backstroke (1:06.02), and Danielle Fang, Kaily Chou and Claire Huang each captured an event and swam on a first-place relay. Fang won the 500 free (5:49.32), Chou claimed the 50 free (27.12) and Huang touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:02.68). Fang and Huang were part of the 200 medley relay with Ashley Carollo and Jessica Lenhart (1:53.12), and Chou swam a leg in the 200 free relay with Carollo, Sasha Kokhan and Rachel Song (1:44.14). Lenhart, Carollo, Song and Mila Wawer won the 400 free relay (3:47.97), and Lucy Stevens captured the 100 free (58.01). – Daily Herald

Football Team Heads to Mundelein

The varsity football team looks to extend its winning streak to three games tonight when it travels to Mundelein for a 7:30 kickoff. The Patriots are 2-1 while the Mustangs are 1-2. MHS lost to Elgin Larkin in its opener (32-26), beat Elgin (17-14) in Week 2 and fell last week to Zion-Benton (56-21). SHS rebounded from a 28-20 defeat by Palatine in the opener with wins over Muskegon, Michigan (38-35) and Lake Forest (43-12). Senior running backs Anthony Sibo and Matt Korinek have been key pieces for the Patriot offense, which is averaging nearly 34 points per game. Senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell also is making an impact after waiting patiently for his chance to play.

Addendum on Allied Bowling

Thursday’s Digest entry on the school’s first Allied Bowling contest didn’t include the names of the students who took part for Stevenson. The Patriots were led by Nithi Thirumurugan, who rolled a 117, followed by Ethan Wismer (114), Jack Martin (111), Tim Phelps (106) and Steven Wetle (104).


Class Wear Means Class War on Tuesday

Who wants ice cream? How bad do you want it? The winning class in Tuesday’s Class Color Day will get ice cream bars, but you have to make sure your color is visible. Freshmen wear red, sophomores blue, juniors gold and seniors green on Class Color Day. The winning class will have the most people participating.

Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” Next Week

Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “Beauty and the Beast.” Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Be ready to present your favorite nursery rhyme or poem (lyrics work)! Then, tell us what you would become if you were under the witch’s spell.  Dress in working clothes. We will be doing improv, scene shorts, dance steps and theatre fighting. Be directable.

Meningitis Immunization Clinic for Seniors September 23

Stevenson seniors who have not yet had their state-required meningitis immunization can get the shot at school on Friday, September 23. Representatives from the Jewel-Osco Pharmacy will be providing the vaccinations at SHS between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. To participate, parents must complete this consent form and email it to Nurse Peg Cucci at by 3 p.m. Tuesday. All participants will receive a coupon for 10 percent off their next grocery purchase at Jewel-Osco. Questions can be directed to Chandi Clough at 224-240-6498.

Visit Europe Next June and Earn Summer School Credit

All current AP European History students, as well as juniors who took the course last year, are invited to participate in a travel opportunity next summer. In June, the “Medieval and Modern” theme will take students to Edinburgh, Inveraray, the Scottish Highlands, York, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Volendam. Students earn summer school credit when they participate in summer travel. Come to the informational meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2104 for more information. Can’t make it to the meeting? Visit our travel website at, or contact Ms. Gerber ( and Mr. Duba ( Please RSVP for the informational meeting at


Ambassador Yearbook Club is meeting today after school in Room 2712. New members are always welcome!

Junior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center. We’ll be painting the front Forum windows for Homecoming. All juniors are invited to join in the fun and earn community service hours as well!

Animal lovers unite! Animal Welfare Club will be making and selling dog treats to support Companion Animal Alliance, an animal shelter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that was affected by the storms. (If you would like to make treats, please use these recipes: Students will receive one hour of community service for every two dozen treats baked. We will be packaging treats in Room 2500 from 7-7:30 a.m. on Tuesday; the more the merrier! If you make treats but can’t join us Tuesday morning, you can drop off the treats to Sarah DeHoyos in 2412 or Mary Jones in 2414 on Monday. We will begin selling the bags of treats on Tuesday and will be selling them until they sell out. If you would like to make a financial donation to the Companion Animal Alliance, please contact Ms. DeHoyos and Ms. Jones.

The Breakfast with Books Club will have its first meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All interested students are welcome!

“I’m not a feminist because man-hating isn’t right…”  Learn about common misunderstandings of feminism and other gender-role stereotypes, as well as ways we can support women in leadership positions, in Stevenson’s Lean In Feminism Club. Come and join us every first and third Wednesday in Room 2702 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for meetings filled with speakers, discussions and charity work. We’ll see you there!


Attention sophomores and juniors interested in a career in healthcare or medicine: The Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program (previously the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program) is accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will be accepted online until Wednesday and in person until Friday, September 23. Program participants are exposed to a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers leadership, mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities. Click here to find out more and to fill out an application.

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 (


Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2017. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Saturday, October 15.


Each season, the Athletics Division honors Patriot athletes in a number of ways, including the ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award). ESPPA Awards honor athletes and teams in all sports and all levels, plus trainers, team managers and fans. Players, coaches, students and parents can submit nominations for Fall ESPPA Awards by clicking here. Nominations will be taken through October 28.


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