Monday, December 12, 2016

Senior Receives Prominent Patriot Award

Senior Leonard “Leo” Aquino was selected to receive the Prominent Patriot Award for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year during a ceremony before school on Friday. He was nominated by a teacher for befriending a new student from Mexico who could barely speak English. Aquino was one of seven nominees honored during the ceremony. He was joined by seniors Ari Kagan, David Sladkevych and Harrison “Sony” Oliff, junior Amritjeet Johar and sophomore Emily Hersh. Click here to read about all of the nominees.

Another Student Posts Perfect ACT Score

Junior Elaine Xiao is the latest Stevenson student to earn a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam. Xiao, who took the test in October, is the 15th member of the Class of 2018 to record a composite score of 36.

Orchestra Concert on SBN Tonight

Tonight’s orchestra concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at The concert begins at 7 o’clock.

PSAT Scores Available Today

The College Board today released results of the PSAT exam that sophomores and juniors took in October. Students and parents/guardians received an email from the school on Friday explaining the procedures to access scores and offering a list of resources available for continued SAT test preparation. The College Board will email students with the required access codes to see their PSAT scores. Stevenson’s College Career Center created this video to help students and parents navigate the process.


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Spirit Revolution

Stevenson hosted Patriot Challenge: As the hosts, the varsity Patriettes and cheerleading teams performed and received feedback, but were not included in the Division 3A standings. In cheerleading, Stevenson finished first in the Large Junior Varsity Division, second in the Coed Division and third in the Medium JV Division. In dance, four SHS teams competed in the Junior Varsity 3A Division. The JV 1 team was third, JV 2 placed sixth, the Frosh 2 team took seventh and the Frosh 1 team finished 11th.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Bronco Relays: The Patriots won their second relay meet in as many weeks, capturing 11 of 14 events in the White Division at Barrington High. SHS compiled 124 points, ahead of runner-up Barrington (85) and two other teams. More than a dozen Pats swam on multiple winning relays, with sophomores Topher Stensby and John Roh taking a leg in four of them. Seven swimmers took part in three victorious relays: senior Andrew Shashin, juniors Karl Wadowski, Daniel Ng and Nick Baginski, and sophomores Joseph Song, Jacob Rosenkranz and Nathan Gates. Stensby and Roh made up half of two relays: The 300 backstroke relay with Ng and Baginski (2:41.48) and the 400 free relay with Wadowski and Ng (3:14.95). Stensby also teamed with Ng in a third relay, the 400 medley, with Wadowski and Song (3:38.35). Stensby’s fourth first-place effort came in the 200 free relay with Rosenkranz, Shashin and junior Collin Kapecki (1:30.48). Roh’s other wins came in freshman-sophomore relays. He joined Song and freshmen Jack Zhang and Niccolo Comini in the 200 free relay (1:32.28), and swam in the frosh-soph 200 medley relay with Comini, sophomore Dan Lertsinsongserm and freshman Ethan Batko (1:43.01). The other first-place relays were the 100 free with Rosenkranz, Shashin, Kapecki and sophomore Maxim Ryaguzov (40.93); the 800 free (Baginski, Gates and sophomores Jacob Minin and Ethan Ross – 7:26.04); the 850 free (Wadowski, Gates, Shashin and freshman Jake Kim – 8:00.62); the 400 freshman-sophomore free (Gates, Rosenkranz, Zhang and Ryaguzov – 3:27.17); and the 400 medley (Song, Wadowski, Lertsinsongserm and Baginski – 3:48.42).


Stevenson at Midwest High School Open: Fifteen Patriots earned top-10 finishes and Stevenson captured three weapons titles at the Steinbrenner Recreation Center in Culver, Indiana. SHS won men’s epee, men’s sabre and women’s epee. Individually, senior Andrew Kim finished second in men’s sabre, earning an “E” national rating from the United States Fencing Association. Senior Jeehyun Sung tied for third in men’s epee, gaining a “D” rating, while junior Shiho Suto placed third in women’s epee and earned an “E” rating. Senior Mattaeus Klonowski finished fifth in men’s sabre, senior Nikita Jhangiani and junior Rachel Aranyi tied for fifth in women’s epee, and freshman Rachel Roh took fifth in women’s sabre. Senior Julia Son captured sixth in women’s foil, seniors Zimo Zhu and Jo Kubota tied for seventh in men’s epee, and fellow senior Aleksandr Butovetskiy took seventh in men’s sabre. Senior Robin Cheifetz finished eighth in women’s epee and sophomore Chloe Myers was eighth in women’s sabre. Freshman Ethan Zhou took 10th in men’s sabre and sophomore Seungah Lisa Han placed 10th in women’s foil. – Official Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Lincoln-Way East Invitational: The Patriots finished second out of 24 teams at Orland Bowl in Orland Park, with Zach Singer finishing fourth individually. The senior rolled a six-game series of 1,433, the fourth-highest in program history. His high game of the day was a 267. Junior Lucas Pinkus shot a 1,310 (high game of 244) and seniors Gabe Gordon and Josh Singer contributed series of 1,288 and 1,267, respectively. Gordon had a 251 and Singer shot a 246. Fellow senior William Jacob bowled three games, rolling a 644 with a high game of 246. Classmate Jake Kozak had a 553 for three games.


Stevenson at Wheeling Quadrangular: The Patriots (9-1) won two of their three matches, beating Wheeling, 33-27, and Marian Catholic, 45-34, and falling to Sandburg, 40-19. In the win over Wheeling, three of the team’s eight victories were pins, coming from sophomores Tommy Frezza at 113 pounds (4:44) and Max Gomez at 195 (1:35), and junior Charles Longsworth at 220 (5:42). Other winners for SHS included seniors Eric Carter at 145 (4-2), Dylan Geick at 160 (8-2) and Robert Pavlovich at 182 (9-3), and juniors Michael Karp at 132 (9-8) and Ahmeer Dinkins at 138 (9-3). – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

St. Rita 3, Stevenson 1: Junior Michael Dowd had the lone goal for the visiting Patriots (10-13) at All Seasons Arena.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 39, Mundelein 25: Senior Ashley Richardson scored a game-high 18 points, including a trio of three-pointers, for the visiting Patriots (7-2, 4-0) in their contest prior to the varsity boys game. Junior Klaire Steffens added 11 points for SHS, which plays host to Zion-Benton tonight at 7 o’clock in the Sports Center. The other Pats who scored were senior Madison Wicklund (six points) and junior Izzy Paldrmic (four). After entering halftime tied 15-15, Stevenson outscored the Mustangs 16-6 in the third quarter to assume command of the game.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 73, Mundelein 31: Seniors Justin Smith and Willie Herenton led the way for the Patriots (7-0, 3-0) on the road. Smith scored a game-best 24 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Herenton poured in 20 points. Senior Aidan O’Connell had four assists. SHS jumped out to a 17-11 lead after the first quarter, then took control in the second by outscoring the Mustangs (2-5) by 12 to take a 31-13 lead into halftime. Senior Daniel Rosen scored six points. Classmate Tyrek Washington and junior Samvit Ram each tallied five points. – Daily Herald | CSN Chicago High School Lites video


Stevenson 69, Lake Forest 9: The Patriots improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Eric Carter recorded a 6-1 win at 152 pounds, while all other victories came by forfeit. –

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at DeKalb Invitational: No Stevenson results available. The co-op team from DeKalb and Sycamore high schools defeated Prairie Ridge, 147.1-146.475, for the title in the eight-team tournament. – DeKalb Chronicle


Click here for the semester exam schedule and information

Parking Change for Seniors After Break

Attention seniors: There will be a small change to the senior parking area in parking lot D starting after Winter Break (fourth grading period). As a reminder, yellow-lined spots are for faculty/visitors and white-lined spots are designated for students. Security will be available to provide stickers for cars and to alert students to the new arrangement on Wednesday, January 4.

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, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. If a student is signed up during a rescheduled final, the Testing Center needs a call or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that the final has been rescheduled.

Textbook Return, Pick-Up Information

Textbook returns, exchanges and pick-up for one-semester classes will take place in Room 1416 Wednesday through Friday, December 14-16, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After Winter Break, textbooks can be returned or picked up in Room 1416 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 5. Beginning Friday, January 6, all textbook needs will be handled in academic division offices.

West Jazzman’s Closing for Remodeling

The West Building Jazzman’s will be closing after school Friday for remodeling during Winter Break, and will remain closed until the start of second semester.

Freshman Band Students, Pick Up Your PE Shirts

All first-semester Freshmen Band students should come and pick up their Physical Education shirts from the Patriot Superstore before second semester begins. The Superstore is open during semester exams.

Is the Superstore Open During Semester Exams?

The Patriot Superstore will be open during semester exams.

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.

Sign Up to Become a PE or Alternative PE Leader

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

Boys Swim Team Fundraiser at Chipotle, Menchie’s

Take a break from your post-holiday shopping on Wednesday, December 28 and help raise money for the boys swimming and diving team by having dinner and dessert at the Lincolnshire Chipotle and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (right next door). The fundraiser at Chipotle runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and at Menchie’s from noon to 9 p.m.


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

Are you interested in being a Peer Tutor second semester? We are having an orientation meeting after school Thursday, January 12 in Room 7032.


Applications are now available for the Lake County Federation of Teachers’ Joe Hutten $1,000 Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the late educator Joe Hutten. Students must intend to attend an Illinois public institution (two- or four-year) to qualify. All other scholarship requirements are listed on the application. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) for an application. The application deadline is January 23.

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. These vary from week-long sessions to full-summer sessions.


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 (


Registration is now open for the Stevenson Ski and Snowboard Club. If you register by Wednesday, 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.


Beat the winter doldrums by supporting SHS Baseball! Tickets are now on sale for the third annual SHS Baseball Trivia Night on Friday, January 27, at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, fantastic trivia, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each or $500 per table for a group. The first 50 people who purchase tickets have a chance at winning gift cards for iTunes, Starbucks and Visa, among others. Proceeds help SHS baseball play teams from around the country during Spring Break so they’re ready to compete in conference play when the season starts. Click here to purchase tickets.


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