Wednesday, December 7, 2016

15 Student-Musicians Earn All-State Honors

Fifteen students have been selected for Illinois Music Education Association All-State music ensembles. Students selected for the honor represent the highest level of musicianship, and are among the highest performing students in the state. Stevenson’s latest all-state musicians include:

All-State Band: Senior Eric Kang (bassoon), junior Kevin Li (clarinet) and junior Ksenia Polyarskaya (flute).

All-State Choir: Junior Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner (soprano) and senior Jacob Singer (tenor).

All-State Orchestra: Sophomore Rowena Bakke (cello), senior Matthew Cabrera (violin), senior Jean Choi (violin), senior Aryn Harmon (cello), junior Haddon Kay (cello), sophomore Adele Lee (violin), junior Justin Lee (violin), and junior Haoyang Yu (violin).  

In addition, two students were selected for all-state jazz ensembles: junior Adam Kastler (trumpet – jazz band) and senior Annamarie Wellems (soprano – vocal jazz ensemble).

They will travel to Peoria January 25-28 to participate in the Illinois All-State Music Conference. In Peoria, they will join with other all-state performers in public concerts on Friday (jazz) and Saturday (all others), January 27-28.

Choral Concert Thursday Night

The school’s choirs will perform during the Winter Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. If you can’t attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 50, Lake Forest 30: Senior Willie Herenton scored 17 points and recorded eight steals and three assists as the host Patriots (6-0, 2-0) never trailed. Senior Justin Smith also scored 17 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had four steals for SHS, which held the Scouts (2-4, 0-1) to 11 points until midway through the third quarter. Stevenson spent much of the evening at the foul line, sinking 20 of 26 attempts, while Lake Forest hit three of its eight attempts. Herenton was 9-of-12 from the charity stripe. Senior Eric Zalewski was 5-of-6 from the free throw line and had seven points, and also collected four offensive rebounds. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald | SBN Replay

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Libertyville 2,291, Stevenson 1,956

Saturday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson at Brookfield Academy Invitational: In Brookfield, Wisconsin, five teams went undefeated in the five-school tournament: the men’s foil A, men’s epee B, women’s foil A and B, and women’s epee A and B. The men’s epee A, men’s saber A and B, and women’s saber A and B teams had 3-4 finishes.

Girls Basketball Invited to Play in Subway Classic

The varsity girls basketball team has been invited to play in the Willowbrook Subway Classic (previously known as the Chicagoland Girls Prep Classic). Stevenson will face Marist at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14 at Willowbrook High School.

Boys Basketball Earns No. 3 Seed at Hinsdale Central

The varsity boys basketball team has been selected as the No. 3 seed in the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic, which will be held December 27-30. The Patriots will play the host school at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 27. The tournament’s top seed is Bolingbrook, followed by Homewood-Flossmoor, Stevenson and Marian Catholic. SHS will play each day of the tournament. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door and a tournament pass will be available for $25, which is good for all 32 games. More information can be found at

Hinz Emerging for Girls Gymnastics Team

Despite being relatively inexperienced, Zoe Hinz has risen quickly to a leading role for the girls gymnastics team. The sophomore started gymnastics at a young age, but didn’t begin performing competitively until seventh grade. She has emerged as Stevenson’s top all-around performer on a squad whose top five gymnasts are freshmen and sophomores.


PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

The last PPA Bake Sale of the semester is today during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood and Glass Commons. Puppy chow, donuts, cake, pie and home-baked goods will all be on sale for $1.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Culver’s Tonight

The Choral Guild is holding a fundraiser at the Buffalo Grove Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, from 3-10 p.m. tonight. When you order, just mention “Stevenson Choral Guild” and 20% of your sale will be donated to the group.

Illinois State Scholar Certificates Available in 2414

Attention all Illinois State Scholars! Your certificate is available for pick up in Room 2414 (Green Student Services). Please have your ID ready to show when you pick up your certificate.

Sign Up to Become an Alternative PE Leader

If you are interested in becoming an alternative PE leader for the 2017-18 school year,  please fill out this application by Monday, January 9. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Sommers at

Madrigal Singers Audition Information Available

The Choral Department will hold auditions for the Madrigal Singers (a capella choir) on Thursday, January 5 at 3:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (2202). Visit the choir web page for audition information. Questions can be directed to Mrs. Singer at

Senior Men Invited to Sign Up for Mr. SHS

Applications for the annual Mr. SHS contest are now open. Senior guys can look for the application here. Applications will be open through Friday, December 16.

Anthem Singers Needed for Boys Swim Meets

Do you ever dream of singing the national anthem to kick off a sporting event? The boys swimming and diving team has several meets with this opportunity. If you, a pair or a group are interested in auditioning, please contact Mr. Lillydahl in Room 2514 or email for information.

Parking Reminders During Exam Week

As we approach semester exams, here are a few parking reminders. Final exam days are part of the third marking period, so students must have a valid parking permit if driving or parking on campus during school hours. The strip and Port Clinton lots are for senior and staff overflow parking, and should be used when necessary. One-day parking passes are for the Port Clinton lot only. The fourth marking period begins after Winter Break. Any senior students beginning to park in January should have their vehicle stickers put on in parking lot D beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. If you have parking questions, stop by Room 2400.

Testing Center Hours During Final Exams

The Testing Center will have the following hours during final exams: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, December 15, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, December 16. If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that the final has been rescheduled.

Winter Play Audition Packet Online

The audition packet for the Theatre Department’s winter production, The Heidi Chronicles, is now available for students. Click here to download the packet. Auditions will take place after school on Tuesday, January 10, with callbacks after school on Wednesday, January 11. Sign up for an audition slot on the Theatre Call Board, located outside the Studio Theatre (Room 2204).

Sign Up for the MLK Day of Service

Students are invited to sign up for the fourth annual Day of Service on Monday, January 16, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a school holiday. Students will engage in two hours of work at local charity sites as part of a daylong event focusing on service. All students who take part will receive five service hours. Students may register individually or in teams of up to four people. There is a limit of 375 students for the Day of Service. The registration deadline is Monday, January 9. Click here to register.


Registration is now open for the Stevenson Ski and Snowboard Club. If you register by Wednesday, December 14, you get a free sweatshirt. The first trip is to Cascade Mountain on January 7. If you have questions, stop by the Student Activities Office.


The Cultural Cuisine Club will meet after school today in the Foods Lab (Room 1406). The meeting will end around 5:30.

Are you interested in learning more about the National Organization of Women and about current issues surrounding women in our nation? Come join the Lean In Feminism club as we host a speaker from NOW after school today in Room 2702.  All are welcome!

What do you say to an angry potato? Nothing, you just butter him up! Come to Club Israel on Thursday and help make latkes and potato pancakes. We meet in the Food Lab right after school.

Junior Class Board will have its next meeting Thursday after school in the College Career Center. The group will be taking its yearbook club photo and then celebrating  terrific first-semester accomplishments with a holiday party!

Spanish Club meets Thursday for its annual Chocolate & Churros Holiday Party in Room 2808. We will be watching the movie Elf in Spanish while munching on freshly made churros! New members at all levels are always welcome.

Breakfast with Books will meet Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:20 in the Upper ILC. All students are welcome!


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