Monday, January 9, 2017

Orientation Evenings for Incoming Freshman Families

Three orientation evenings for incoming freshmen and their parents will be held over the next 10 days. The first evening is Tuesday, and is intended for incoming freshmen whose last names begin with the letters A-H. The second evening is Thursday, for last names I-P, and the final session is Wednesday, January 18, for last names Q-Z. Families who have a conflict on their scheduled date can attend a different night, and do not need to contact the school if they switch.

Families are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. to receive their information packets, take a tour of the school, and turn in completed enrollment forms. The information packets will include enrollment and health forms, a 2017-18 Course Book, summer school catalog, and co-curricular guide.

An orientation program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Attendees will hear from Stevenson administrators and current students about the different courses and co-curricular activities available to students. School personnel will be available for questions after the program.

For families unable to attend any of the three nights, packets will be delivered to feeder schools for distribution to parents on Friday, January 20.

Junior Wins S-Factor Singing Competition

Junior Emily Lee won the Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor singing competition Friday night, with senior Kristen Cardella earning second place. Fourteen students sought the S-Factor title, with seven making the final round: Lee, Cardella, senior Julie Friedman, juniors Owen Albrecht, Katie Coughlin and A.J. DePew, and freshman Samhita Madduru. You can watch the Stevenson Broadcast Network replay of the show at

Consortium Choral Concert Online Tonight

Tonight‘s Consortium 125 Choral Concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at The concert begins at 7 o’clock in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 1, Glenbrook North 0: Junior goalie Nick Cimarusti earned his third shutout of the season as the visiting Patriots (14-17) snapped a three-game losing streak. Cimarusti stopped 22 shots and lowered his goals-against average to 2.52 in 21 games. Junior Michael Dowd scored the game’s lone goal at the 7:32 mark of the second period, assisted by junior Jake Camp. Stevenson beat GBN for the first time in three tries this year.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The varsity Patriettes won the Lyrical competition and placed eighth in Jazz among 34 teams in the 3A Division. The Rolling Meadows Invitational was the last regular-season competition for SHS, which will compete at the North Suburban Conference championships Friday night at Warren and at the Grayslake North Sectional on January 21.


Stevenson at 40th annual Leyden Invitational: Seniors Eric Carter and Dylan Geick won titles at 145 and 160 pounds, respectively, and junior Charles Longsworth’s pin in the fifth-place match at 220 pounds lifted the Patriots past Jacobs for the team championship. Longsworth pinned his opponent from Richards in 2:32, and the win and bonus points for a pin gave SHS a final score of 186 to 184.5 for Jacobs. Carter raised his record to 21-5 with a 7-5 overtime decision over Highland Park’s Alex Rosenbloom in the 145-pound title bout. Geick, meanwhile, rolled to an 11-5 win over Jacob Sabella (26-6) of Jacobs, improving to 25-1. Geick is ranked No. 2 in Illinois at 160 pounds. Other Patriot medal winners included senior Robert Pavlovich, who was second at 182, sophomore Tommy Frezza (third at 113), junior Michael Karp (fourth at 126), junior Jake Simon (fourth at 152), sophomore Anand Batbaatar (fourth at 285), sophomore Matt Zimring (fifth at 120), Longsworth, senior Brandon Zisman (sixth at 138) and sophomore Max Gomez (sixth at 195). Stevenson ended Conant’s five-year reign as tournament champion, topping a 16-team field. – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at 52nd annual Evanston Invitational: The Patriots finished second among 18 schools, their first-ever finish in the top four, and the 400-yard free relay team of juniors Nick Baginski and Daniel Ng, senior Andrew Shashin and sophomore Topher Stensby set a new meet record. The quartet concluded the meet by posting a record time of 3:10.80, breaking the old mark of 3:11.70 set in 2012 by Naperville North. Stensby added another first-place medal by winning the 50 freestyle in 21.68 seconds. He also was third in the 100 free (48.38) and was part of the second-place 200 free relay unit (1:28.24) with Shashin and sophomores Jacob Rosenkranz and John Roh. Baginski finished third in the 50 free (21.94), placed fourth in the 100 butterfly (52.20), and swam a leg on the fifth-place 200 medley relay (1:39.89) with Ng, Rosenkranz and sophomore Joseph Song. Ng was fifth in the 100 backstroke (54.94) and sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:00.27). Shashin took sixth in the 100 free (49.74), Song placed seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.42), and sophomore Nathan Gates was 10th in the 500 free (4:57.00). SHS amassed a team score of 240 points, 26 behind champion Arrowhead High from Hartland, Wisconsin.

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Lake Zurich Invitational: Senior Zach Singer won the individual championship at the Deer Park Brunswick Zone and the Patriots finished second as a team in their tuneup for Saturday’s Lake Zurich Regional in the same location. Singer rolled a six-game series of 1,473, the second-highest in school history, and his final three-game set of 815 was the best trio ever recorded by a Patriot bowler. The defending state champion rolled back-to-back 279 games. Zach’s triplet brother, Josh Singer, finished fourth overall with a 1,368 series that included a high game of 279. Junior Lucas Pinkus placed fifth, contributing a 1,296 series with a high game of 267. Stevenson’s other competitors were seniors Jake Kozak (1,146 series, high game 243) and Gabe Gordon (1,083, 225). The Patriots’ six-game team total of 6,396 pins was the fourth-best effort in program history.


Stevenson at Great Lakes Conference Duals, Day 2: At the University of Chicago Lab School, the varsity girls remained undefeated at 9-0 after wins against Homewood-Flossmoor (23-4), the Lab School (26-1), Marian Catholic (25-2) and Lowell, Indiana (22-5). The varsity boys improved to 7-2 with wins over Homewood-Flossmoor (19-8), the Lab School (22-5), Marian Catholic (25-2) and Lowell (24-3).

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 30, Stevenson 23: Junior Kiana Cencula scored a season-high 14 points, 12 on three-pointers, as the host Patriots (14-3, 7-0) prevailed in a defensive struggle. After the Bears (8-10, 4-2) ended the first quarter with a 2-0 lead, Cencula hit two of her game-best four three-pointers in the second period and SHS took a 7-4 halftime lead that it would not relinquish. Senior Ashley Richardson scored eight points and junior Madison Wicklund added seven for Stevenson, which begins the second half of its league slate Wednesday at Waukegan.

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 75, Peoria Manual 43: At the 26th annual Highland Optimist Shootout Classic in Highland, Illinois, seniors Willie Herenton and Justin Smith combined for 42 points as the Patriots won their fifth straight game and improved to 12-2. Herenton scored a game-high 23 points and Smith added 19 for SHS. Junior Jackson Qualley contributed 15 points.

Friday’s Varsity Results


Stevenson 36, Lake Zurich 31: Sophomore Tommy Frezza’s pin in the final match gave the defending league champion Patriots (12-2, 4-0) a come-from-behind win on the road. The 120-pound Frezza pinned his man in three minutes and 20 seconds, minutes after freshman Alex Rutnarak’s 13-2 major decision at 113 pounds pulled the Pats to within 31-30. Junior Dylan Geick moved up one weight class to 170 pounds and pinned his opponent in 2:45, and classmate Robert Pavlovich followed suit at 182 with a pin in 53 seconds. Also recording a pin was Eric Carter in 2:20 at 152. Other winners for Stevenson included senior Brandon Zisman with a 16-1 technical fall at 138 and junior Muzi Sitshela with a 9-5 win at 145. The Bears fell to 14-3 overall and 3-2 in the NSC. – Daily Herald


Winter Play Auditions After School Tuesday

Auditions for the winter play, The Heidi Chronicles, will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the West Auditorium. Sign up for an audition on the Theatre Call Board outside the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Download the audition packet, which includes required forms, at

Help Plan This Year’s Project Dance

Applications are now being taken for the Project Dance Planning Committee. Students on the committee will plan and run this annual fundraiser for the Riverside Foundation in Lincolnshire and the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. The committee will meet every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. beginning January 24. Project Dance will take place April 8. To apply and for more details, click here.


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

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

Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday, January 20. The bus will leave from Stevenson at 3:45 and return by 10:30. You won’t have to wait in line for skate rental because Catalyst has a private room scheduled. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, rentals and light snacks. (Bring extra money to buy more food if you’re hungry.) Pay at the Patriot Superstore and make sure you turn in this permission form.


The boys volleyball team will hold an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 1922 for anyone interested in trying out. Players only need to attend one of the meetings. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Goolish at


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.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the General Henry Dearborn American History Scholarship, which is part of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution North Shore Chapter. Applicants must plan to major in American History and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Applications can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.

Seniors can now pick up applications for the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Interested students must complete both the Illinois DAR Financial Need Form along with the application and plan to attend a junior college, four-year college or university in Illinois. Application materials can be picked up in the CCC and must be submitted by February 1.


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 (


Morning Strength Training and Conditioning is open to all students 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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