Monday, October 31, 2016

State Report Card Released

Today marks the annual release of standardized testing results for public schools in the state of Illinois. Click here to view Stevenson’s results At-A-Glance. You can read all of Stevenson’s state report card data, and look at information for other schools, at The Daily Herald has a searchable database in which readers can see results by school, by district, by community and by school year. Media coverage of state data can also be found below in the Illinois Education Headlines section.

Human Resources Director Earns National Post

Stevenson’s Director of Human Resources Dr. Kimberly Chambers has been selected as secretary of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators for the 2016-17 school year. Chambers was co-chair of the AASPA’s 2012 annual conference planning committee in Chicago. A founding member of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators, Chambers is the current president. Click here to read more.

Exhibitors Sought for Career Expo Next Month

Professionals who live in the Stevenson community are invited to participate in the school’s Career Expo for students on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to talk to students about their career is asked to register by Thursday through this link or by contacting Career Exploration Program Manager Diane Willock at The Career Expo, which will be like a “trade show” of careers highlighting many industries, is free and registration is not required. There will be a brief presentation in the West Auditorium entitled “Connecting Careers to Colleges” from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by an exhibition of careers in the Forum, West and Wood Commons.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Barrington 2. The Patriots defeated Barrington for their sixth win of the season (6-5) at Crystal Lake Ice House on Sunday. Scoring for the Patriots were Jason Roseman, Frank WiestPuchala, Kyle Previn and Jake Camp.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Waukegan Sectional: The Patriots qualified for the state finals for the second straight year, finishing third behind Palatine and Hersey. SHS will run in the state finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday. Junior Isabelle Sparreo was the top runner for Stevenson, placing ninth in 17:57.89. Classmates Gabriela Jagielo (18:57.78) and Natalie Sparreo (19:00.91) were 25th and 26th, respectively. Sophomore Kendall Roberts finished 32nd (19:06.18) and freshman Caimin Xi was 51st (19:31.35). Also running for SHS were freshman Michelle Yu (66th, 19:50.81) and junior Shea Kirby (95th, 20:41.69). The Sparreo sisters, Jagielo, Roberts and Kirby ran in last year’s state final as the Patriots finished 13th in the state. – Official Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Waukegan Sectional: Junior Nikita Smyrnov finished 13th overall, qualifying for the state finals in Peoria on Saturday. Smyrnov covered the 3-mile course at Waukegan Sports Park in 15:21.72 to earn his first trip to the state finals. This is the third straight year a Patriot has qualified for state. Stevenson finished 16th in the team standings at the sectional. The other Pat runners were juniors Jacob Sparreo (38th, 15:58.04) and Brett Lucas (76th, 16:30.00), and seniors Caleb Oh (97th, 16:52.66), Mattaeus Klonowski (100th, 16:56.85), Zach Sprague (112th, 17:14.69) and Paul Udoni (120th, 17:30.17). – Official Results

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 8A Playoff: The Patriots’ season came to an end with a 21-20 loss to Huntley in a first-round game. SHS, which had an eight-game winning streak snapped, finished its year with an 8-2 record. Stevenson scored on its first two possessions to take a 14-7 lead. Senior Matt Korinek opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run. After Huntley (7-3) tied the score at 7-7, senior quarterback Aidan O’Connell connected with classmate Michael Marchese on a 34-yard TD pass to take the lead. The Red Raiders responded to tie the game 14-14 at halftime. SHS regained the lead on a 65-yard TD pass play from O’Connell to senior Henry Marchese on the second play of the third quarter. The point-after attempt was missed, giving the Pats a 20-14 edge. Huntley scored later in the third quarter to take the lead for good. O’Connell finished 20-of-30 passing for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Anthony Sibo caught 10 passes for 90 yards and also ran for 39. Henry Marchese caught six passes for 129 yards and a TD while brother Michael had four receptions for 63 yards and a TD. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald, Northwest Herald


All Sophomores Meet With Counselors Tuesday

Sophomores: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Tuesday. You must attend this meeting even if you are in a club that is meeting during the activity period. Counselors will be in these rooms:


Black Box/Studio Theater (2204)






West Auditorium (2206)


West Auditorium (2206)




Choir Room (2202)




Recital Hall (4100)








Little Theater (4200)



Club Meetings During Tuesday’s Activity Period

The following clubs will be meeting during Tuesday’s activity period:

TYMP (Orals)

1514 Conference Room

Junior Class Board E-Board

Room 1123

Student Congress

West Faculty Cafeteria

Senior Class Board

Wrestling Room

VEX Robotics Club

Room 1428

Students Helping Soldiers

Room 5044

Science Reach

Room 8058

Operation Snowball Directors Only

Room 2628

Mock Election for Students on Tuesday

On Tuesday, all Stevenson students will get the chance to cast their vote in a school-wide mock election. During the activity period, students will be able to vote for the following offices: President, Illinois 10th District U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senate. Voting will be conducted online and if you are unable to vote during the activity period, then you can cast your vote online later in the day. Stevenson is one of nearly 150 schools participating in this nationwide mock election run through Northfield-Mount Herman High School in Massachusetts.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons.  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more will be available. All items are $1.

Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Begin This Week

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the PPA’s annual student variety/talent show, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 2-3, and Tuesday through Thursday, November 8-10, during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. No act is too unique! Singers, dancers, bands, musicians, comedians, magicians and actors are wanted! The PPA is looking for creative acts to “showcase” your talent. Showcase acts must have a minimum of three performers unless the act is very “unique.” If you need help finding a group try the Showcase Facebook page, or contact Edie Eiseman-Axe at or Sherrie Getlin at Showcase 2017 variety act auditions will be held on January 12 and 18. Band auditions will be held on January 14. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during “audition sign ups.” Emcee/anchor auditions will be held January 9. Please fill out the Audition Sign-Up Form and bring it to sign-ups on the days listed above. The form and more detailed information can be found at


Trying to figure out which career is best for you? Plan on attending the Stevenson High School Career Expo on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about different careers in one place on one night! Representatives from dozens of industries including healthcare, engineering, law, education, fine arts, and more will be in attendance, and some will even be offering internships for students. New this year will be a presentation in the West Auditorium titled “Connecting Careers to College” from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by the career exhibition in the Forum, West and Wood Commons from 6:30-8:30pm. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at if you have any questions.


All boys interested in the wrestling team should attend an informational meeting Tuesday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Wrestling Room. If you cannot attend contact Coach Cook at

All girls interested in Stevenson Strength and Conditioning (SSC) should attend an informational meeting with Coach Walker on Thursday, November 3 in Room 7012 at either 7:30 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. to learn more about the before-school conditioning program.

A new sport is starting at SHS called Allied Spirit Revolution. It’s open to male and female students. If you want more information, come to the information meeting after school on Tuesday in Room 6050.

Attention all boys interested in the swimming and diving team: There will be a short informational meeting in the pool balcony after school on Thursday, November 3 and again at 8 a.m. Friday, November 4. You may attend either one. If you cannot attend please see the team web page for more information.


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


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