Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

2018-19 Official Enrollment Announced

The official enrollment at Stevenson High School this year is 4,337, an increase of 89 students from 2017-18 and the fifth consecutive year of student body growth. Enrollment is at its highest level since the 2009-10 school year, when 4,345 students attended. Stevenson’s peak enrollment was 4,573 in 2005-06. The latest enrollment projections from DecisionInsite suggest SHS will push past the peak in the next three to four years.

Meetings to Discuss Summer 2019 Travel Options

Informational meetings about several school-sponsored 2019 summer travel opportunities for students will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12. The meetings, open to interested students and their parents or guardians, will be held in various locations near the Performing Arts Center and in the East Building. To see the list of start times and room locations, visit the Student Travel Experiences web page. Parents should park in lots B or D for easiest access to the meetings.


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Tuesday, Sept. 4 Varsity Results

Girls Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Homewood-Flossmoor 0: Seniors Emily Hersh, Adele Lee and Charlotte Russell scored for the Patriots during their shutout in the south suburbs.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Libertyville 1: The visiting Patriots won their six matches in straight sets. Seniors Elizabeth Ferdman and Alyssa Glaser rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 doubles, and freshman Alaina Kolli was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles. Alaina’s older sister, junior Athena Kolli, combined with fellow junior Maggie Gong to post a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, sophomore Abby Schueneman and junior Sneha Yellapantula prevailed, 6-1, 6-2, while freshman Thea Surya recorded a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Junior Alexis Lee and sophomore Emily Hu posted a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 4 doubles.

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 23, Libertyville 32; Stevenson 17, Mundelein 39: Senior Natalie Sorenson took top honors at Diamond Lake Recreational Center in Mundelein, running the 3-mile course in 19:14. Classmate Kendall Roberts was third (19:53), junior Caimin Xi placed fourth (20:26) and junior Michelle Yu finished fifth (20:47). Sophomore Emma Finnegan was 12th (22:19).

Boys Golf

Stevenson 147, Mundelein 161: Senior Mark Noonan shot a 2-under-par 34 to earn medalist honors for the Patriots (3-0 in the North Suburban Conference). Mark birdied three holes on the front nine at Steeple Chase Golf Club in Mundelein. Senior Alex Kim was runner-up with a 35, while senior Jackson Bussell and sophomore Billy Fishbein recorded 39s. Sophomore Conan Pan posted a 40 and junior Andrew Babbo had a 42. Stevenson continued its strong play in the absence of longtime head coach John Rueth, who has been sidelined by illness since the start of the season. Assistant coach Dale Bares (Class of 2009) has been running the team in Rueth’s absence. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 157, Mundelein 251: Junior Joyce Bai shot a 1-under-par 35 at The Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove to earn medalist honors and lead the Patriots (3-0 overall and in the NSC) to their 19th consecutive dual victory dating back to the 2016 season. Joyce recorded a birdie on the par-4 fourth hole, and made par on the other eight holes. She has won or shared medalist honors in all three of Stevenson’s duals this season. Sophomore Sophia Zhuang posted a 40, followed by 41s from sophomore Kelly Dong and freshman Emily Duan. Also competing for SHS were juniors Julia Yoo (44) and Jackie Lee (61). Emily and Julia also recorded birdies.


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Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales Start Friday

Early bird ticket sales for the Homecoming Dance start Friday through the Patriot Superstore. The dance takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Field House. Tickets are $20 from Friday through 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, then go up to $25 until sales end on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Anyone who waits to buy tickets at the door will pay $40. Students will not be issued paper tickets. Instead, tickets purchased will be transferred to each student’s ID, which will be used at check-in. Students must have their Stevenson ID to be admitted to the dance. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and all participants must arrive by 8 o’clock.

Second Chance to See the Artist of the Month

Students who couldn’t make it to Tuesday’s presentations by the Visiting Artist of the Month have a second chance on Thursday. Beverly Kedzior will be giving her ARTalk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Visiting Artist Gallery. Admission is free. Click here to read more about the artist.

The Truth About Vape Juice Labels

Can you trust the information on vape juice labels? No, according to this week’s video from Catalyst. Labels often contain inaccurate data on how much nicotine is contained in the products. (Hint: It’s not less.)


History Bowl/Bee will hold its first meeting of the year at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2500. History Bowl/Bee is for students who love history and who want to compete both individually and as part of team. Please contact Mr. Anderson in the Social Studies Division if you have any questions.

The new Sports Analytics Club will hold its first meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1912-1914. The club is designed to teach students what sports analytics is, and its relevance in sports. Have any questions? Contact Mr. Grady at

Students Helping Soldiers will honor first responders and their families with a ceremony at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance. All are welcome. We must never forget.

Peer Tutors will have a meeting and a presentation on Open Mindset after school on Thursday in the West Auditorium. This is a required meeting. Tutoring begins on Tuesday.

Interactive Gamers Club will be handing out access codes for a game on the iPad, and will play board games, Magic and Pokemon during its next gathering, from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday in Room 1204.


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