Monday, October 17, 2016

Special Schedule on Wednesday

Due to sophomores and juniors taking the PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesday, the school will have a special schedule for the day. Here is how each grade level will be impacted:

Seniors: No school.

Juniors: Take the PSAT/NMSQT from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:15 p.m. (Click here for details and room location.) Attend periods 4-8 on the late-arrival schedule.

Sophomores: Take the PSAT/NMSQT from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:15 p.m.(Click here for details and room location.) Attend periods 4-8 on the late-arrival schedule.

Freshmen: Report to the Field House at 10:30 a.m. for special freshmen-only activities led by the Student Activities Division until 12:15 p.m. Attend periods 4-8 on the late-arrival schedule.

Juniors and sophomores will come to school as scheduled, and their buses will run as usual. Bus routes for freshmen will start at 9:20 a.m.

School will operate on a normal daily schedule on Thursday.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s

The Stevenson Band Parents Organization will hold a fundraiser at Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez, 375 N. Milwaukee Avenue, in Vernon Hills, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Mention Stevenson or present the event flyer when ordering and 25% of sales will benefit the BPO.

Student Plays Picked for Eureka College Festival

Plays written by two SHS students have been selected for Eureka College’s fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival next month. Junior Sam Litwin’s “Mimes Anonymous,” written as part of the 24-Hour Theatre Project last year, was chosen. Also picked was “Beautiful” by 2016 graduate Maya Cohen, who is now a freshman at Tulane University. Her play was written for the annual one-act plays last spring. Their plays, along with the plays of other winners, will be performed by Eureka students November 11-12 at the college’s Pritchard Theatre.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Hersey Sectional: The Patriots won their sixth consecutive sectional championship, and for the fourth straight year had all four entries qualify for the state tournament. SHS claimed the top two places in doubles. Freshman Gina Kondos and sophomore Elizabeth Ferdman won the championship, defeating junior Kate Harvey and senior Paige Nierman, 6-0, 6-0. Ferdman and Kondos dominated their four matches during the two-day sectional, surrendering only six games. Senior Dhwani Kumar was runner-up in singles to Palatine’s Asuka Kawai, who won her third straight sectional championship. Freshman Athena Kolli was fourth in singles. All but Harvey and Ferdman will be making their first trip to the state tournament, which begins Thursday. Harvey will be making her third straight state appearance. She and Vinaya Rao (Class of 2016) won the state doubles title in 2014 and finished second last year. Ferdman qualified in doubles last fall with sophomore Alexandra Zoubareva. In the sectional team standings, Stevenson earned 32 points, ahead of second-place Fremd, which had 22. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: The Patriots breezed to the conference championship, finishing 22 points ahead of runner-up Libertyville, 36-58. SHS had three of the top seven runners at Adler Park in Libertyville. Junior Isabelle Sparreo finished third (18:29.4), Kendall Roberts was fourth (19:07.0) and junior Natalie Sparreo placed seventh (19:23.0). Junior Gabriela Jagielo took 10th (19:45.2), freshman Caimin Xi was 12th (19:57.5), junior Shea Kirby claimed 18th place (20:23.6) and freshman Michelle Yu finished 21st (20:25.7). Stevenson, which finished third at last year’s conference meet, was undefeated in its NSC dual meets this season for the first time. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: The Patriots placed fourth out of eight teams at Adler Park in Libertyville. Three SHS runners earned all-conference honors: junior Nikita Smyrnov was 13th (16:18.2), senior Caleb Oh finished 20th (16:34.6) and junior Brett Lucas crossed the finish line in 22nd place (16:39.6). Senior Paul Udoni was 23rd (16:43.3), junior Jacob Sparreo took 28th (16:50.9), senior Mattaeus Klonowski finished 35th (17:14.3) and junior Raven Jo was 43rd (17:32.8). – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Buffalo Grove-Hersey-Wheeling 2: Junior Jackson Leptich scored two goals and classmate Michael Dowd had a goal and an assist for the Patriots (4-3), who were the visiting team on their home ice at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion. Dowd opened the scoring as the first period expired, assisted by junior Frank Wiest-Puchala. Leptich then followed with two goals in a three-minute span. The first was assisted by Dowd, the second by senior Jacob Saddler. After the Buffalo Grove co-op team rallied with two goals to make the score 3-2, senior Benjamin Stavola scored an insurance tally with 82 seconds remaining in regulation. Goalie Nick Cimarusti, a junior, made 26 saves, including 13 in the third period. SHS killed three of four BG power plays. – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 36, Waukegan 7: Junior Grayson Kubow, filling in for injured starting quarterback senior Aidan O’Connell, threw three touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the host Patriots (7-1, 6-0) claimed their seventh straight victory. Kubow tossed a 13-yard scoring strike to senior Michael Marchese, capping a 10-play drive to open the scoring. After the Bulldogs (1-7, 0-6) responded with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and tied the game at 7-7, SHS took control in the second quarter by scoring 26 unanswered points. Senior Anthony Sibo scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run, Kubow connected with senior Henry Marchese on a 62-yard pass play for a score, then the QB ran it in from a yard out. Sibo caught a 23-yard TD pass from Kubow to close out the first half scoring, as SHS took a 33-7 lead into halftime on Senior Night. Junior Jack Worwa’s 34-yard field goal in the third quarter was the only score of the second half. Kubow finished the night 15-of-24 passing for 228 yards. Stevenson can clinch its seventh North Suburban Conference title in the last eight years with a win at Warren on Friday. – Daily Herald



Sign Up for Nightmare on Stevenson Drive at Lunch

If you’re looking for a “spook-tacular” start to Halloween, come to the Nightmare on Stevenson Drive on Saturday, October 22. It’ll be a real scream. You can sign up at the registration table all week in the Wood Commons during lunch periods.

Yearbook Photo Retakes Thursday and Friday

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who didn’t have their yearbook picture taken during orientation in August will have a final chance this week. Yearbook retakes will be done on Thursday and Friday in the Recital Hall between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days. Parents can pay for yearbook photos in advance by selecting the “School Portraits Pay Ahead” option at this link.

Sign Up for S-Factor Auditions

Auditions for S-Factor, the Kiva Club’s annual student vocal competition, will be held Monday through Wednesday, October 24-26 in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center. Audition slots will be every five minutes from 3:15-4:30 p.m. each day. To audition, students must be available the week after Winter Break, January 4-6. The deadline to sign up is 3:30 p.m. Friday. Sign up at

Testing Center, Learning Center Hours on Wednesday

The Testing Center and the East Learning Center will be closed on Wednesday due to the PSAT testing that will be taking place for sophomores and juniors. The West ILC and Quiet Learning Center will be closed until the start of fourth period on Wednesday.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Friday

Visiting Artist of the Month Tom James will be giving presentations to students during periods 3 and 5 Friday at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. Click here to read more about the artist.


The first Science Bowl practice will be held after school Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 8066. All new and returning members are welcome to join this nationally-competitive team. Contact Mrs. Humes in the Science Division with any questions.

The Political Action Club will hold a campaign fair from 7:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a debate watch party from 8-9:30 p.m., all in the QLC.

Are you interested in meteorology? Would you like to learn how to forecast the weather? Do you want to earn volunteer hours while helping people who are suffering from natural disasters? Do you want to use Stevenson’s weather station? If so, come to Meteorology Club! Join us today at 3:35 p.m. in Room 6036. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at

University of Illinois at Chicago philosophy professor David Hilbert will be visiting the Philosophy Club after school Thursday in Room 7060. Students will have an opportunity to ask Professor Hilbert questions to facilitate a discussion on philosophical subjects.  Students and faculty are welcome to drop by!


Stevenson juniors and seniors and their parents can learn about nearly 175 colleges and universities at the Illinois Regional College Fair hosted by the College of Lake County from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The fair will be held in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on the CLC Grayslake Campus. Parking is available in lots 2 or 3, on the north side of the CLC campus, closest to the Washington Street and Lancer Lane entrance, 19351 W. Washington St. College financial aid information sessions, presented by staff from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, will be held in room 706 of the Physical Education Center from 6:30-7 p.m. and 7:15-7:45 p.m. For information, call 847-543-2588 or visit for a list of colleges that will be represented.


Anyone considering trying out for the girls basketball team should attend the informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the Little Theater (Room 4200). Tryouts will take place Monday and Tuesday, October 31 and November 1, from 3:45-6 p.m. Freshman tryouts will be in the Field House, and all others in the Sports Center.


New Open Gym Morning Strength Training and Conditioning

Morning Strength Training and Conditioning will be held from 6:15-7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday in the Cardio Fitness Room (5042). MSTC will run through Thursday, February 9, and is open to all students. No one is too busy; it’s a matter of priorities!


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