Monday, May 22, 2017

Boys, Girls Water Polo Teams Win State Titles

Stevenson won the Illinois High School Association state championships in boys and girls water polo Saturday night, both in dramatic fashion. The boys captured their first state title with a 10-9 double-overtime win over New Trier, while the girls won their second IHSA crown in the last three years by beating Naperville Central, 14-13, in overtime. Details in the Sports section below.

Two Students Qualify for National History Day Contest

Sophomore Ananya Shah and junior Samarth Madduru have qualified for the National History Day Competition, which will be held June 11-15 at the University of Maryland. Shah qualified for nationals in the live performance category for her project depicting the work of Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow at the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in 1925. Madduru qualified in the website category. His website showcases the significance of the 1968 Democratic National Convention that took place in Chicago.

Sophomore Wins First Place at Harper College Fashion Show

Sophomore Isabella Stock won first place in the Best Construction category at the annual Harper College Fashion Show Friday night in Palatine. She was honored for the construction of her dress, which was based on a pattern provided to all 40 competitors by the college. Students had the option to make design changes to the pattern, and then use the fabric of their choice. The submitted projects were assessed by a panel of college professors. Stock was one of three students from the Advanced Clothing and Design class to take part in the competition. She was joined by junior Grace Day and sophomore Ziv Marco. This is the first time Stevenson has entered the Harper competition.

Final Exams Begin Tuesday

Today is the end of the sixth and final grading period of the 2016-17 school year. Final exams begin Tuesday. Click here for the final exam schedule.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: Justin Ginsberg’s goal with 1:30 left in sudden death lifted the top-ranked Patriots past No. 2 New Trier, 10-9, for their first state championship after finishing second the last two seasons. The junior’s goal was his fourth of the game for SHS, which finished the year with a 36-0 record, its first perfect season. Stevenson rallied from a 5-2 halftime deficit, only the fourth time it had trailed this year, and senior Andrew Shashin scored to tie the game at 6-6 with 2:27 remaining in the fourth quarter. Junior goalie Charlie Day made one of his 11 saves to stop the Trevians’ last advance, forcing overtime. Seniors Dan Maleski and Rahul Arun each scored two goals, while junior Collin Kapecki had one to go along with a team-high four assists. SHS advanced to the championship game with a 13-7 over defending state champion Naperville Central in the semifinals. Shashin led the Patriots with five goals, including back-to-back scores in the second quarter that broke a 3-3 tie. Stevenson never trailed after his goals. Maleski, Ginsberg and Eric Osuch each had two goals against the Redhawks, while Ben Lauter and Kapecki contributed one apiece. Ginsberg had four assists. – Championship Boxscore | Semifinal Boxscore | Daily Herald, Pioneer Press,

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots beat Naperville Central, 14-13, in overtime for their second state championship in the last three years. SHS (34-2) won its first crown in 2015 and finished third last spring. Senior Julia Nicholson scored the eventual game-winning goal with 2:21 remaining in the first three-minute overtime period, and sophomore Lauren Maloney added a goal in the second three-minute OT to give Stevenson a three-goal advantage before the Redhawks (33-2) scored twice for the final margin. Central beat SHS in overtime near the end of the regular season. Junior Claire Haas led the Patriots with five goals and also had a team-high three assists. Fiona Gaffney tallied three goals, while Maloney and Eileen Hoang had two apiece. Sophomore goalie Anna Mossakowski made 10 saves. In the morning semifinal, Stevenson beat Mother McAuley, 13-7, for head coach Jeff Wimer’s 600th career victory. The Mighty Macs scored the first goal, but Hoang and Eleanor Michaud responded with tallies and the Pats never trailed again. Haas led SHS with five goals. Michaud scored three times and Nicholson twice. Gaffney also scored. Mossakowski made 10 saves. – Championship Boxscore | Semifinal Boxscore | Pioneer Press, Daily Herald, News and Topics,

Boys Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional: The Patriots won their 11th consecutive sectional championship and qualified all six of their players for this week’s state tournament. SHS edged Highland Park, 29-24, in the team standings. Sophomore Zach Kim finished second in singles and the doubles team of seniors Matt Harvey and Brian Weisberg also took second. Also qualifying for state was junior Sam Komis, who was third in singles, and sophomores Ozzie Viswanathan and Arjun Sheelvanth, who were fourth in doubles. All matches in the two-day sectional were played indoors due to the weather. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted IHSA State Tournament: Andrew Shashin scored seven goals to lead the Patriots (34-0) past Lincoln-Way East, 18-9, in the quarterfinals. Dan Maleski scored four times, with Eric Osuch, Collin Kapecki and Rahul Arun each tallying two. SHS bolted to a 5-0 lead after the first period and led 10-2 at halftime. Goalie Charlie Day made nine saves. – Quarterfinal Boxscore | Daily Herald

Girls Soccer

Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A SHS Regional: The 12th-seeded Patriots lost to No. 2 Warren, 3-0, in the regional final, ending their season with a 5-10-2 record. The Blue Devils, who improved to 20-1-2, advance to the Warren Sectional semifinals against Libertyville on Tuesday. Friday’s regional marked Kevin Heffernan’s final game as head coach. He is stepping down after four years at the helm. He will serve as an assistant on the boys’ team this fall before retiring from coaching after 30 years. – Daily Herald

Girls, Boys Lacrosse Teams in State Playoffs Today

The varsity girls and boys lacrosse teams have state playoff games today. The girls will travel to Aurora for the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association Metea Valley Sectional championship game against Lyons Township at 7:30 p.m. The boys head to Gurnee to face Warren in the first round of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association playoffs at 7 p.m.

Boys Volleyball in Regional Semifinal Tuesday

Stevenson’s boys volleyball team will play in the IHSA Fremd Regional semifinals at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Patriots, seeded fifth in the Palatine Sectional, will take on the winner of today’s match between No. 11 Fremd and No. 21 St. Viator.


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. After Thursday, 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.

Final Exam Update From the Testing Center

The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on final exam days. Students must sign up for tests during final times. A test can only be taken during a free period, study hall or PE. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up. If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or an email from the teacher or counselor stating that the final has been rescheduled. Seniors who are exempt from a final may take a test in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teacher or counselor.

Did You Forget to Pick Up Your Yearbook?

If you forgot to pick up your yearbook earlier this week, it will be available at the Patriot Superstore. The store is open 30 minutes before school begins and during all three lunch periods. You must present your student ID when picking up your yearbook. The cost is $50. The store accepts cash, check (made payable to Stevenson High School), your student ID card (if your parents or guardians have a Patriot Dollars account), Visa or MasterCard. There also are a number of students who did not pick up last year’s yearbook. They will be available until Friday, May 26.

New Parking Guidelines for Seniors Next Year

Stevenson’s student population is increasing next year, and more students means more staff, which unfortunately means less student parking on campus. Seniors are encouraged to start talking with friends and classmates to arrange carpools and rideshares if they need to park on campus for the duration of the year. The Class of 2018 will have an opportunity to purchase up to four of six marking periods of parking. Permits will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking permits can only be purchased during online registration. All Stevenson families will receive a mailing regarding online registration in mid-June. This mailing will include when the online registration window opens for all students. Seniors also will be able to purchase daily Port Clinton parking spots in Room 2400 with a minimum of 24 hours in advance. A maximum of 10 spots per calendar month can be purchased at $3 per day.

Clean Out Your PE Locker Today

All Physical Education lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day today. Locks will then be cut off and any belongings left behind will be donated to local charities.


The last open gym basketball session is from 6-8 p.m. tonight in the Field House. All you need to participate is your current school ID.


The Horatio Alger Association is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a high school senior who intends to pursue post-secondary education at a community college or technical school this fall. Eligibility criteria include: Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit, post-secondary institution, show financial need, demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity, involvement in community service activities, and is a United States citizen. Applications can be found at If you have any questions, please see Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).  


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