Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

FCS Team Presenting at State Conference Today

Members of the Family and Consumer Science team will be presenting at the Illinois Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association State Conference today. Michelle Backes, Courtney Croak, Christina Erickson and Jamie Rieman will be leading a session called “Rethinking Feedback: Increasing Growth Mindset in the FCS Classroom.” They presented on the topic over the summer at the National Conference for the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences.

SEL Coordinator Published in Quarterly Journal

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly A. Gosline published an article in the fall edition of the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Journal. Her piece, which appears on page 10, discusses how Stevenson teachers are at the forefront in developing a process of authentic SEL integration in their classrooms.

Former Administrator Joins Hawthorn District 73 Board

Former Director of Personnel and Coordinator of Public Information Victoria Helander-Heiser has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Hawthorn District 73 Board of Education. She was appointed to fill the position created by the August resignation of Jeffrey Bard. The seat is up for election in April.


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Thursday, Oct. 18 Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The defending state champion Patriots finished the first day of the three-day tournament in fifth place, and have one doubles team in medal contention. Junior Athena Kolli and her freshman sister, Alaina Kolli, reached the quarterfinals after posting three victories on Thursday. The 3-4 seed defeated tandems from Neuqua Valley (6-1, 6-2), St. Ignatius (6-1, 6-1) and Fremd (6-3, 6-2), and will face the 5-8 seed from Sandburg this morning at Buffalo Grove High School. Stevenson’s other doubles entry, seniors Alyssa Glaser and Elizabeth Ferdman, a 5-8 seed, won their first two matches over Machesney Park Harlem (6-1, 6-1) and Barrington (6-2, 6-1) before falling to Oak Park-River Forest (6-4, 6-1). Elizabeth and Alyssa will look to stay alive in the consolation bracket at Schaumburg. Junior Ellen Ma split her first two matches before being eliminated with a loss in the consolation bracket. She beat Barrington’s singles entry, 6-3, 6-1, after a 6-0, 6-1 opening-round loss to a 3-4 seed from West Aurora. Ellen’s first state appearance came to an end with a 6-1, 6-2 defeat at the hands of Whitney Young’s singles qualifier in the second round of the consolation bracket. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 105, Lake Forest 77: The host Patriots completed a clean sweep of their North Suburban Conference dual-meet schedule, winning 10 of 12 events. Junior Madeleine O’Donnell and senior Ashley Carollo each captured two events for SHS (6-1), which finished 6-0 in the league. Madeleine won the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.69) and 500-yard freestyle (5:23.32), while Ashley claimed the 50 free (25.08) and 100 backstroke (58.03). Madeleine also swam on the first-place 200 free relay (1:42.73) with freshman Claudia Rzeznik, junior Abigail Li and sophomore Jessica Nyborg. Claudia also won the 200 individual medley (2:18.66), and was part of the victorious 200 medley relay (1:55.84) with sophomore Elizabeth Cao, freshman Katherine Makarska and junior Hanna Cloeter. Other individual winners included senior Sherry Mestan in 1-meter diving (217.40), senior Jennifer Xiong in the 100 free (54.62), and senior Natalie Nyborg in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.03). Stevenson will wrap up its regular season at the Deerfield Invitational on Saturday, then competes in the NSC Championships Nov. 2-3.

Weber Commits to Central Michigan Lacrosse

Junior Kilian Weber, who helped lead the varsity girls lacrosse team to its best season in program history last spring, announced her commitment to Central Michigan University on Thursday. She earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Illinois High School Womens Lacrosse Association as a key playmaker for the Patriots, who finished the 2018 season with an 18-4 record and won the North Suburban Conference championship with a 5-0 mark. Kilian was second on the team with 58 goals, third with 17 assists, and second with 34 draw controls. As a freshman, she scored 30 goals, had six assists and recorded 14 draw controls. Kilian will be joining a program younger than Stevenson’s: Central Michigan has only had women’s lacrosse for three years. The Chippewas went 11-7 last spring and made their first postseason appearance.

Football Alum Morrissey Reflects Near End of Career

Michigan State University football senior Matt Morrissey (Class of 2014) is the subject of this all-access piece about his time in East Lansing, and his family’s connections to the Spartan athletic program. His father, Jim, played football from 1981-84 and older sister Anna (Class of 2011) played basketball from 2012-14. Matt and his teammates will take on Michigan at 11 a.m. Saturday. The game will be televised on Fox.

Today on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and sophomore football games against Lake Forest will be streamed live from the Stadium on the NFHS Network. The sophomore game starts at 5 o’clock, followed by the varsity at 7. Watch both games at Stevenson’s NFHS Network site.


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Winter Sports Registration Underway

All students who want to participate in a winter sport must be registered with Stevenson Athletics. Tryouts for some sports begin next week, so don’t delay. To see the start dates for winter sports and to register, visit the athletic tryouts web page.


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