Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Summer School Schedule Change

After consultation with its sender districts, adjustments were made last week to the dates for Stevenson’s summer school in 2017. The first session of summer school will begin Tuesday, June 6 and will end Thursday, June 29. The second session will start Wednesday, July 5 and will conclude Thursday, July 27. The change was made after Stevenson received assurances that graduating eighth-graders will be able to attend summer school beginning June 6. Summer school course and registration information will be listed at later this month.

FAFSA Completion Night for Class of 2017

Stevenson’s college counselors are hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Thursday, October 13. Senior families interested in attending are asked to make an appointment. Illinois Student Assistance Commission representatives, who are trained in the specific details of the FAFSA, will be onsite to answer questions and help families complete the process. Families are encouraged to create their FSA IDs prior to the appointment. A separate FSA ID is required for a parent and for the student. More information about FSA IDs can be found at Families can make an appointment by calling Chris McGurn at 847-415-4517.

Dance Teacher Giving Presentation at D.C. Conference

Dance teacher Janet Rothwell will be giving a presentation on “Advancing Students with Special Needs Through Movement” at the National Dance Education Organization’s annual conference this weekend in Washington, D.C. Her presentation will demonstrate a practical approach to teaching creative movement to secondary school students with special needs. Rothwell has worked with Stevenson’s Special Education Division to create a structure that supports multiple behavior issues, adheres to National Core Arts Standards, and offers students opportunities to practice social and emotional skill-building such as staying on task, showing respect and care for peers, and more.

Student Featured on Archery Website

Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse first picked up a bow and arrow at a Girl Scout camp two years ago. She proved to be a quick study and earlier this year won the girls championship at the Illinois National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament. Hartman-Stackhouse is the latest featured archer on the website of bow maker Genesis.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Barrington Regional: James Dvorak shot a 1-under-par 70 to capture medalist honors, leading the Patriots to their fourth regional championship in program history. Dvorak, a senior, posted a 34 on the back nine at Makray Memorial Golf Club and won the regional title by two strokes over the runner-up from Barrington. SHS had a team score of 295, three strokes better than Barrington and eight ahead of Highland Park. All five of the Pats‘ top scorecards were in the 70s. Mark Noonan and Kevin Chin each carded a 74, tying for fourth place with two others, Jackson Bussell tied for 10th with a 77 and Alex Kim recorded a 78 and tied for 12th. Matt Schawel shot an 84. SHS advances to the Harlem Sectional on Monday at Atwood Homestead Golf Course in Rockford. This is the third consecutive season the Patriots have qualified for the sectional tournament. Dvorak and Bussell will be making their second straight sectional appearance, while Chin returns for the first time since 2014. – Official Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, New Trier 1: In Northfield, the Patriots (15-0) completed a perfect regular season, their second in the last three years. The Pats won both singles matches and five of six in doubles in their last tuneup for this weekend’s North Suburban Conference tournament. Stevenson will be seeking its fourth consecutive conference crown. Against the Trevians, Gina Kondos was a 7-5, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, while Athena Kolli earned a 6-2, 7-6 (2) decision at No. 2. The triumphant doubles tandems were No. 2 Dhwani Kumar/Elizabeth Ferdman (6-2, 7-5), No. 3 Alexandra Zoubareva/Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-4, 7-5), No. 4 Samantha Burger/Alyssa Glaser (6-1, 6-4), No. 5 Hanna Anssari/Maria Sarabia (8-5) and No. 6 Shelby Liu/Ellen Ma (8-5). SHS has won 16 straight regular-season duals and 49 of its last 50.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, New Trier 0: Goalie Ethan Kalis earned his fifth shutout of the season for the visiting Patriots (9-5-2), who scored both of their goals in the first half. Anthony Watrach struck first, on an assist from Joel Fleming, and Ben Brandt followed with help from Ryan McGrogan.

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 21, Libertyville 40; Stevenson 15, Waukegan 50: The Patriots (10-0) wrapped up a perfect dual-meet season by capturing seven of the top nine places at Adler Park in Libertyville. Isabelle Sparreo won first place in 18:25, Kendall Roberts was third (19:32) and Natalie Sparreo took fourth (19:59). Finishing sixth through ninth were Gabriela Jagielo (20:08), Caimin Xi (20:14), Michelle Yu (20:29) and Lauren Appell (20:42). SHS competes next in the conference championship on October 15, also at Adler Park.

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 15, Waukegan 50; Libertyville 20, Stevenson 30: At Libertyville’s Adler Park, Nikita Smyrnov posted the third-fastest time (16:17), Paul Udoni was fifth (16:42), Brett Lucas placed sixth (16:49) and Caleb Oh was seventh (17:08). Jacob Sparreo finished ninth (17:14), Mattaeus Klonowski placed 13th (17:36) and Zachary Sprague was 14th (17:43).

Girls Golf Team at Lake Forest Regional Today

Stevenson is one of 10 schools playing in today’s Illinois High School Association Class 2A regional tournament at Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest. The Patriots are seeking their first trip downstate since 2007, when they placed ninth in Illinois. Click here to see results later today.

How Smith Came to be a Hoosier

Senior Justin Smith talked about his decision to continue his basketball career at Indiana University, becoming the latest Patriot to join a Division I college program. Smith cited his relationship with Indiana coach Tom Crean, the Hoosiers’ up-tempo style of play, and the proximity of Bloomington to Stevenson as reasons for his decision.


Sophomore Class Ring Orders for Jostens

Sophomores can turn in class ring orders to Jostens during the lunch periods today and Thursday outside the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons. Ordering information was mailed to all sophomores in early September.

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Today

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period today. You must attend this meeting even if you’re a member of a club that is meeting. Here are the counselor locations:

Grove Recital Hall (4100)
Jones 2104
Kellogg 7066-7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla/Dwyer West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 1500/1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046-8048
Seeger 8036-8040
Sullivan 7096
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez 2104


The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Lewis University, Wabash College, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Lynn University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Villanova University, University of Utah, Fairfield University, Lake Forest College, University of Louisville, Western Illinois University, College of Charleston, Cedarville University, Purdue University-Hammond, St. Ambrose University, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Elon University, University of Southern California, Rice University, Tufts University, Michigan State University, Denison University, United States Military Academy (Army), University of Wisconsin-Platteville and University of Kansas. Please check Naviance for the dates and times, and also for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit. Remember to print your confirmation page, put your school ID on the page, and have it signed by your teacher for that class period two days prior to the visit. Bring the signed confirmation page on the day of the college visit.


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 (


The Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting its first sealed tournament of the year after school Thursday in Room 1204. The cost is $5 to attend, and each player will be given six packs to play with. Players must be able to stay until 5:30 to participate. New members are always welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fedewa.


Teams are forming now for the IM Dodgeball League. If you need to pick up a team packet or if you are looking for a team to join, stop by the Student Activities Office. Team packets are due by Tuesday.


The fencing team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-5 p.m. today in the Recital Hall (Room 4100).

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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