Friday, May 12, 2017

“Mindful” Menu Brings Healthy Returns to Cafeteria

The school’s move to healthier food options in the West Building cafeteria this year have paid off in two major ways. The obvious benefit has been a move by students toward more mindful eating. Sales of hamburgers are down by 5,200 units compared to this time last year, while salad sales have more than doubled. French fry sales are about one-third of what they were 16 months ago. “Not one kid has asked me, ‘Hey, where are the french fries?’ And they know what a dragon roll is,” said Habib Osman, general manager of Sodexo’s cafeteria services at Stevenson. The other benefit, admittedly harder to quantify, is that the expanded lunch menu has kept some students from leaving campus, a safer situation. This summer, the East Building cafeteria will be receiving a makeover so the “Mindful” menu can expand to the other side of the school.

Spring Guitar Concert Monday Night

The Spring Guitar Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at and on The Cube.

Leave Your Mark, Buy a Stadium Brick

Stevenson families, area business and others are invited to leave their mark at the school by buying a brick paver for placement in the southwest entrance to the Stadium. There are two options available: a traditional-sized brick (4 inches x 8 inches) for $150 and a “super brick” (8 x 8) for $275. The deadline to place a brick order is May 31. Click here to order your brick today.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at IHSA Deerfield Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (31-0) crushed eighth-seeded Highland Park, 20-2, advancing to tonight’s semifinal against No. 5 McHenry. The game begins at 7 p.m. No details were available from the game. –

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Grayslake North Sectional: The Patriots finished 13th out of 16 teams and had no state qualifiers. The 3,200-meter relay team of Gabriela Jagielo, Lauren Appell, Claire Sullivan and Abby Pucek placed third (10:00.77), while the 1,600 relay unit with Sydney Erickson, Meghan Liss, Haley Tokars and Juhi Jhaveri finished fourth (4:11.41). Michelle Cai was fifth in the long jump (16-2), and the 800 relay squad with Erickson, Tokars, Jhaveri and Bridget Holzer also took fifth (1:47.09). SHS had three sixth-place efforts: Jhaveri in the 100 (13.00), Sabrina Sullivan in the 300 hurdles (49.74), and the 400 relay team of Erickson, Tokars, Emily Ossentjuk and Nicole Youkhanna (51.95). – Official Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championships: Jonathan Powell won the long jump (22-5.5) and the triple jump (45-5) as the Patriots finished second in the team standings to Lake Zurich, 117-101. Jordan Eng placed second in the 300 hurdles (41.55) and in the long jump (21-3). Noah Lukz was second in the 100 (11.07) and third in the 200 (22.63). The 1,600 relay team of Ahmad Dinkins, Borler Wu, Sam Herenton and Aaron Portman finished second (3:30.34). Maema Njongmeta took third in discus (137-8), and there were two relays that placed third: the 400 with Powell, Dinkins, Lukz and David Goncharov (43.18), and the 3,200 with Portman, Caleb Oh, Matt Klonowski and Paul Udoni (8:10.85). SHS had five fourth-place showings: Herenton in the 400 (51.61), Goncharov in the triple jump (42-9), Nikita Smyrnov in the 3,200 (9:37.90), Anand Batbaatar in shot put (47-3.5), and the 800 relay group of Goncharov, Dinkins, Powell and Lukz (1:31.13). Oh was fifth in the 800 (2:01.21), Stephen Rice finished sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.55), and Dan Erdenetsogt placed sixth in shot put (43-5). – Official Results


Stevenson 13, Waukegan 2 (5 inn.): Jacob Rosenkranz, Ari Gordon and Hayden Brotz combined on a one-hitter with six strikeouts for the host Patriots (16-11, 10-7), who broke open a scoreless game with seven runs in the second inning. Charlie Ling went 3-for-4, drove in three runs and scored two. Benjamin Chestler was 2-for-3 and scored three times. Charlie Bourbon and Henry Marchese also collected two hits apiece, with Bourbon smacking an RBI triple during a five-run outburst in the fourth. Ryan McElhinny lead off the second inning and scored, and later in the frame delivered a two-run single. –

Boys Lacrosse

Stevenson 13, Glenbrook South 9: Chad Winter made a career-high 18 saves for the host Patriots (9-7), who won for the eighth time in their last 10 outings. Caleb DiMaria was the offensive leader with five goals, and he also had three assists. Demetre Crews scored three times, Colin Bowler had two goals, and Ryan Walsh, Bryan Spruce and Austin Masters chipped in with one goal each. Mike Simon had two assists for SHS, which played its last regular-season home game. – @PatsLax

Badminton, Boys Gymnastics State Meets Start Today

Stevenson will have entries in the IHSA badminton and boys gymnastics state meets that begin today. Freshman Esther Shi and senior Ashley Richardson will compete in the singles bracket of the badminton tournament at Eastern Illinois University. Two doubles tandems will join them in Charleston: senior May Ling and freshman Jenny Yang, and junior Shirley Cao and freshman Kaitlyn Lu. SHS is considered one of the favorites for the team title. You can follow their progress here. Senior Matt Krames will compete in the boys gymnastics state meet at Hinsdale Central. He will participate in the all-around competition tonight, and in four individual events on Saturday: floor exercise (which he won in 2016), vault, parallel bars and high bar. Follow his results here.

Baseball Alum Returns to Schaumburg Boomers

The Schaumburg Boomers open their season tonight, and SHS alum Kyle Ruchim (Class of 2010) is expected to be one of their starting outfielders. He played for the Boomers in 2015 before signing a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox last year.


All Juniors Meet With Counselors on Monday

All juniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Monday. Juniors must attend the meeting even if they are involved in a club that meets during the activity period. Counselor meetings will take place in these rooms:

Grove 1508/1510
Jones 1916/1918
Kellogg 7066/7068
Kelly West Auditorium (2206)
Kulla West Auditorium (2206)
Martin 7014
Moran Chorus Room (2202)
Perkins 1500/1502
Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Scanio 8046-8048
Seeger 8036-8040
Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Timm Little Theater (4200)
Vazquez West Auditorium (2206)

Pick Up Your Yearbooks Next Week

Juniors and seniors may pick up their yearbook during all lunch periods on Tuesday. Freshmen and sophomores may pick up their yearbook during all lunch periods Wednesday. Pick up locations are the Patriot Lobby by Room 2104 and the Performing Arts Center lobby. You must have your student ID to pick up your yearbook.

Library Books Must Be Returned by Wednesday

Please return all library books and pay any overdue fines to the West ILC by Wednesday. After Wednesday, no library materials may be checked out if you have overdue books or fines.

Dance Company Auditions Wednesday and Thursday

Auditions for the Mélange and Repertory dance companies will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7 p.m. in the Dance Studio (Room 2010). Students should come dressed to dance and learn movement. They will be given a warm-up exercise and learn phrase work. Students should come prepared to perform a 1-minute solo of their own unique choreography, in the modern contemporary style. For more details and to sign up for the audition, click here.

Information on Textbook Returns During Finals

Textbook returns will be located in the Lower Sports Center from 7:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 23-25. After May 25, all textbooks must be returned to the School Business Office (Room 2426). Teachers should not accept any textbook returns, as this may cause a delay in processing and result in the students being fined for their books. Seniors must have all their textbooks returned, and any textbook fines paid, before they receive their diplomas.

Visiting Artist of the Month at SHS Today

Visiting Artist of the Month Alexander Charles Listello is visiting the school today during third and fifth periods to talk with students. His talks will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery, located on the first floor of the West Building. Listello’s work will be on display through May 23.


Breakfast with Books will have its last meeting of the year at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the ILC. Local author Mitch Granger will be here to talk about his new book and raffle off some signed copies. All students are welcome!

The official Stevenson High School Patriot eSports team will have its first informational meeting in preparation for its 2017-18 season at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2516. CSgo, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, VainGlory and WarThunder are among the games that will be played. If you are interested in playing eSports either casually or for serious competition, then stop by the information meeting.


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