Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Friday Deadline for Student Health Forms

Stevenson students who do not turn in all their required physical and medical forms by Friday may be prohibited from attending school beginning next week. Families that have not complied with the state requirement have received a letter from the school. For more information or questions, contact the SHS nursing staff at one of these numbers: 847-415-4025 or 847-415-4019.

Multi-Language Speakers Can Earn State Honor

Students in World Languages classes and students who already speak a language other than English have the option to take an exam this fall that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program.

The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam will be offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Students interested in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA.

Students need to sign up by Friday, November 4. The tests will be administered after school on Wednesday, November 9. An additional assessment for Hebrew, the STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exam, will be administered separately. For more information about any of these exams and to register, please stop by Room 2434 and ask for Mrs. Buccieri. Korean speakers also have the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy through a series of exams. Please stop by Room 2434 for more information and to express interest.

Last Day for Traditional Voter Registration

Today is the last day to complete traditional voter registration in Illinois. The following staff and faculty are available to register eligible voters at Stevenson: Sally Miller (Patriot Superstore,) Julie Wilson (West ILC,) David Hess (Lower ILC,) Justin Fisk (Room 2434), and Peter Anderson, Dr. Sandra Wright, Michelle Stone, Dan Larsen, Andrew Conneen and Ryan Fedewa. Eligible voters who do not register by today can still register at an early voting location. Lake County voters can use the Lake County Voter Power website to check their registration status.

No School Wednesday

Stevenson will not hold classes on Wednesday in observance of Yom Kippur. The Daily Digest will be published on Wednesday, however.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Machesney Park Harlem Sectional: The Patriots ended their season with a fifth-place finish among 12 teams at Atwood Homestead Golf Course in Rockford. Stevenson posted a team score of 312, only six shots behind champion Mundelein and just four strokes from earning a state berth. No SHS golfer qualified for this weekend’s state finals. Sophomores Mark Noonan and Jackson Bussell led the Patriots, each shooting a 77, one stroke from making state. Senior James Dvorak and sophomore Philippe Kim carded 79s and senior Kevin Chin had an 81. Sophomore Alexander Kim posted an 84. – Official Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Buffalo Grove Sectional: Freshman Joyce Bai, the Patriots’ lone entry, tied for 23rd place with an 82 at Buffalo Grove Golf Course and did not qualify for state. She was three strokes shy of a state-qualifying score. – Official Results

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots won their fourth consecutive conference championship in dominating fashion, capturing all four doubles flights and two of three in singles. SHS racked up 40 points in the two-day tournament, well ahead of runner-up Lake Forest, which had 26. Freshman Gina Kondos and sophomore Elizabeth Ferdman rallied to win the No. 1 doubles title over Libertyville, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), in a match that took nearly three hours. For Ferdman, the conference doubles title was her second; she and sophomore Alexandra Zoubareva topped the field at No. 2 last October. The first-set loss by Ferdman and Kondos on Saturday was the only set dropped by Stevenson’s four doubles teams in 12 matches during the tournament. Junior Kate Harvey and senior Paige Nierman captured the No. 2 doubles crown over Lake Forest, 6-3, 6-4. This was the third straight NSC doubles title for Harvey and the second for Nierman, although their first playing together. Harvey paired with Vinaya Rao to win No. 1 doubles in 2015 and No. 2 doubles in 2014. Nierman won No. 3 doubles in 2015 with Gwen Heidkamp. Zoubareva picked up her second straight NSC doubles title, joining junior Bronwyn Heidkamp to win the No. 3 doubles title over Lake Forest, 6-1, 6-4. Junior Samantha Burger and sophomore Alyssa Glaser rolled past Lake Forest for top honors at No. 4 doubles, 6-2, 6-1. In singles, senior Dhwani Kumar won the No. 1 crown with a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Mundelein. Last year, she captured the No. 2 singles title. Freshman Athena Kolli also beat an entry from Mundelein for the No. 2 title, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Hanna Anssari was second at No. 3 singles. Stevenson will compete in the IHSA sectional tournament at Hersey beginning Friday. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at the Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (25-7) returned to their winning ways by finishing 4-1 and winning the Silver Division in the two-day tournament at Glenbrook North. After falling to Glenbrook South in its opening match on Friday, 25-16, 25-23, SHS rebounded for victories over Wauconda (25-23, 25-19) and Buffalo Grove (25-16, 25-5). On Saturday, Stevenson stopped York (25-23, 25-18) before finishing with a come-from-behind effort against West Aurora (19-25, 26-24, 25-20). Senior Jori Radtke led the Pats with 63 kills, including 18 versus West Aurora. She also recorded 32 digs and served 10 aces, including five against York. Sophomore Sophie Sorenson had 10 kills against Glenbrook South and York, and 35 overall in five matches. She also made 30 digs. Junior setter Alex Kuc was 220-of-223 with 99 assists, including 26 in the win over West Aurora. She also served 10 aces in the tournament. Junior Chloe Robinson had a team-high 40 digs.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 17, Lake Zurich 14: Junior Jack Worwa kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds remaining as the visiting Patriots (6-1, 5-0) took control of the North Suburban Conference race and extended their winning streak to six games. His winning kick capped an 11-play, 68-yard drive that started at the Stevenson 20 with a little over one minute left on the clock. Senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell, who orchestrated the drive, finished the game 18-of-40 for 248 yards and two touchdowns. His first TD pass was a 17-yard strike to classmate Michael Marchese that gave SHS a 7-0 lead, and his second went to Michael’s twin brother, Henry, from 6 yards out, as the Pats regained the lead, 14-7. Henry Marchese caught eight passes for 114 yards and Michael had three receptions for 38 yards. The Bears (5-2, 4-1), who were celebrating their Homecoming, scored both of their TDs on the ground, with the second tying the game at 14-14 early in the fourth quarter. – Daily Herald, Pioneer Press

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 0, Round Lake 0: The Patriots (9-5-3) and Panthers, who will square off in the first round of next week’s IHSA Class 3A Barrington Regional, fought to a draw on Senior Night in the Stadium. Round Lake is the No. 7 seed in the Buffalo Grove Sectional, while SHS is No. 10.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Yearbook Photo Retakes October 20-21

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance in October. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday, October 20-21, in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

COLLEGE NEWS

The following colleges are sending representatives to Stevenson next week to meet with interested juniors and seniors: Rice University, Tufts University, Michigan State University, Denison University, United States Army, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Kansas, Florida Atlantic University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Baldwin Wallace University, Moore College of Art and Design, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Luther College, Truman State University, University of Vermont, Southern Methodist University, Colorado State University, DePaul University, University of Oklahoma, University of Toronto, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, St. Olaf College, University of Kentucky, Lawrence Technological University, Hofstra University, Kansas State University, Vanderbilt University, Boston College, Carleton College, Duke University, Northwestern University, Washington University, Oberlin College, Iowa State University, Wesleyan University and Swarthmore College. 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.

ATHLETICS

The girls gymnastics team is having an informational, preseason meeting on Friday for anyone interested in trying out. The meeting will be held at 3:30 in Room 2002. No experience is necessary.

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.

INTRAMURALS

Don’t forget to turn in your team packet this week 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.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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