Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Senior’s Essay Chosen for Anthology

An essay written by senior David Hou will be featured in an upcoming anthology of works by top teen authors. His essay, “Sonata No. 2,” will be included in The Best Teen Writing of 2017, which showcases stories, essays, poetry and more by teen authors who earned a National Medal in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hou and Communication Arts teacher Dawn Forde, his writing coach, have been invited to the U.S. Department of Education’s main building for a Sept. 15 opening ceremony of Art. Write. Now. DC, a national exhibit featuring the work of several National Medal winners.

Late Arrival Schedule on Friday

Due to tonight’s parent open house, the school will operate on a late-arrival schedule Friday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Marching Patriots in Buffalo Grove Days Parade

The Marching Patriots will perform at the annual Buffalo Grove Days Parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. The parade kicks off from Bernard Drive and Indian Hill Drive, will run east on Bernard to Raupp Boulevard, then turn north and ending on St. Mary’s Parkway.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Lake County Art Campbell Invitational: Vernon Hills edged the Patriots, 42-50, for its second straight county title. Senior Isabelle Sparreo was second overall at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, running the 3-mile race in 18:42.8. Junior Natalie Sorenson was eighth (19:18.3). Other Patriot medalists included: senior Natalie Sparreo (12th, 19:25.3) and sophomore Caimin Xi (15th, 19:39.2). Stevenson’s other point scorers were junior Kendall Roberts (17th, 19:47.5), senior Gabriela Jagielo (23rd, 20:03.0) and sophomore Michelle Yu (32nd, 20:38.4). Also running for SHS were seniors Lauren Appell (21:14.9) and Shea Kirby (21:28.0), and junior Taylor Yen (22:26.6). – Official Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Lake County Art Campbell Invitational: The Patriots placed third among 14 teams at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, behind Mundelein and Barrington. Senior Brett Lucas was fourth overall (15:31.4) and classmate Nikita Smyrnov was sixth (15:44.1). Stevenson’s other points came from junior Alex Beckerman (24th, 16:48.4), senior Jacob Sparreo (33rd, 17:05.9) and sophomore Corey Pacernick (40th, 17:21.7). Other Pats in the field included seniors Ethan Simanek (44th, 17:31.0), Raven Jo (47th, 17:40.3), Tim Green (17:56.2) and Aaron Portman (18:01.4), and sophomore Cameron Sprague (18:02.9). – Official Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 5, Highland Park 3: In a matchup of two teams that finished in the state’s top six last year, the Patriots (7-0) prevailed on the road. At No. 1 doubles, junior Elizabeth Ferdman and senior Kate Harvey won, 6-3, 6-2, in a matchup with fellow 2016 state doubles qualifiers Monique Brual and Samara Michael. Senior Zoe Taylor, who qualified for state in 2014 and 2015, was a 6-3, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles over the Giants’ two-time state qualifier, Caitlin Goldberg. Other winners for SHS were junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), seniors Samantha Burger and Ambika Singh at No. 3 doubles, 7-5, 6-1, and sophomore Kaya Rand and senior Carly Lefar at No. 5 doubles, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2. Stevenson was second at the IHSA state tournament in 2016, while Highland Park was sixth.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Francis Parker 0: Senior Anthony Watrach scored the match’s only goal with 21 minutes remaining in regulation, moving the Patriots (2-1) to 2-0 in the Glenbrook South Invitational. Senior Borler Wu earned the assist on Watrach’s goal. Senior goalkeeper Ethan Kalis earned his first shutout of the season, stopping three shots. SHS continues tournament play against Wheeling at 5:45 today.

Field Hockey

Deerfield 3, Stevenson 0

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Lake Forest 143, Stevenson 151

Seventh Annual Night of Champions Saturday

The Athletics Division will recognize team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2016-17 school year at its seventh annual Night of Champions event prior to the home football game against Muskegon on Saturday. See the list of athletes to be honored.

SBN to Stream Field Hockey, Football Games Live

The Stevenson Broadcast Network will begin its 2017-18 live streaming schedule with Friday’s varsity field hockey game against Glenbrook North. The contest begins at 6 p.m. in the Stadium. SBN also will air Saturday night’s football game against Muskegon live beginning at 6 p.m. You can watch the games live at or at The Cube. You can also download The Cube app for your phone through our SHS Now app. The Big Red Radio Network, which covers all Muskegon football games, will have a live stream of its broadcast at and on the M106 app.

Soccer Alum Starting for IUPUI as Freshman

It hasn’t taken long for Jill Steinbrink (Class of 2017) to make an impact on the women’s soccer team at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Steinbrink has played in all four of the Jaguars’ matches, and has started the last two contests. She assisted on IUPUI’s goal in a 1-0 win over Evansville last Friday for her first collegiate point.


How You Can Help Harvey Victims

The National Honor Society and Student Council will be raising money during the lunch periods today and Friday to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. You can make a donation in cash, check or with Patriot Dollars. Donations will be given to GlobalGiving to assist in its efforts to provide food, water and shelter in the Houston area.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

The Visiting Artist of the Month, Anne Hughes, will give a presentation during seventh and eighth periods today in front of the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. Find out more about Ms. Hughes at her web page.

Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Early bird ticket sales for the Homecoming dance are underway. You can buy a ticket to the dance for $20 through 3 p.m. Friday at the Patriot Superstore or through the Online School Store. Ticket prices go up to $25 starting at 3:01 p.m. Friday. If you’re bringing a guest who’s not a Stevenson student to the dance, fill out this form and have it signed by the guest’s dean.

Pay NHS, FBLA, Student Council Dues Online

If you’re a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council or Future Business Leaders of America, you can pay your dues online through the Online School Store, or at the Patriot Superstore.

Wondering About the New Community Service Program?

All interested students are invited to hear about the school’s new approach to community service from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). Mr. Erdmann will lead “Transforming Community Service,” and he will address the following topics: the InnerView website (which replaces uGIVE); senior service recognition (replacing the 300 Club); revised National Honor Society admissions requirements; and the Inspiring Service Awards. He also will answer your questions.

Late Bus Schedule for Students

During the regular school year, the school provides late buses to encourage students’ participation in after-school activities. Buses will be available at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. every school day, and at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays (except during exams) in parking lot B. All activity buses load at the Forum (“point”) entrance. Make sure you have your ID card when getting on the bus.

CLUB NEWSSee the master list of clubs for 2017-18

Senior Class Board is meeting today after school in the College Career Center. The board will be working on Homecoming decorations and needs your help! New members always welcome.

Sophomores, juniors or seniors: Interested in representing Stevenson to visiting educators and showing your Patriot pride? The Student Ambassador Club is hosting two upcoming informational meetings. Please come to the Recital Hall (Room 4100) at 10 a.m. Friday or at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 to hear about the club, and the opportunities to get involved. Questions? See Dean Wallace or Dean McCauley.

Video Game Club will meet after school Tuesday in Room 1204. Everyone is welcome to come by and play new and old-school video games. Contact Dr. Schroeder if you have any questions.

Do you want to be a part of this historic year in Stevenson sports? Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be holding an informational meeting after school Wednesday in Room 1634. New members are always welcome!  Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office, Room 1514.

If you missed the introductory meeting for Science REACH due to a conflict, the alternate meeting is Wednesday during the Activity Period. The room number is TBA. Contact Mrs. Palffy or Mr. Robinson if you have any questions.

Chess Club will hold its first meeting of the school year after school Thursday, Sept. 7. The meeting will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 2818.


The College Career Center will hold an Essay Writing Workshop during eighth period today for seniors preparing college applications. The CCC is located in Room 1123.

Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Arizona are all coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit

Seniors thinking about applying to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to attend an application workshop in the College Career Center. Workshops will be held during eighth period Wednesday, and at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate two students from the Class of 2018. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return nomination forms is Tuesday, Sept. 26. If selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Sunday, Oct. 15.

Considering Indiana University in Bloomington? The Wells Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate awards offered by any American university. The Wells Scholars Program provides special educational opportunities that encourage academic excellence, growth in leadership, and engagement in the larger world. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2018. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the nomination forms is Friday, Sept. 15. If selected, the nominee will need to complete the Wells Scholarship application by Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship applications are available for seniors in the College Career Center. This scholarship is for a full-time high school senior with a minimum 2.8 GPA who plans to attend a college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S. In addition, you must be committed to community service and have demonstrated leadership abilities. The deadline to return a completed application is Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Seniors interested in the University of Virginia: The Jefferson Scholars Foundation awards full scholarships to UVA to students who have demonstrated uncommon academic ability, exceptional leadership and a commitment to the community at large.  Stevenson may nominate one student for this prestigious scholarship. If you are interested, please pick up an application from the College Career Center (Room 1123). Please return this application to the CCC by Nov. 21.


Student-athletes who aspire to play college sports, and their parents, are invited to the NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mundelein High School Auditorium. The evening, sponsored by North Suburban Conference schools including Stevenson, will provide insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting.


Students interested in healthcare careers, mark your calendars: Advocate Condell Medical Center Penwasciz Healthcare Career program will accept applications online for 2017-18 at on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. You will not be able to access the application prior to that time. More information can be found on the Career Camps and Internships web page or by emailing Mrs. Willock at

Applications are now being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at  


Open fencing begins Wednesday from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the East Commons. Equipment will be provided.

Morning strength and conditioning starts next week. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 a.m. in the Field House during September and October. Exceptions: No sessions on Sept. 21 or Oct. 19.


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