Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

Summer School Registration Opens

Summer school registration opened this morning. Registrations received by March 8 will be guaranteed a space in the selected course(s), provided enough people have signed up for the class. (Driver Education class is an exception.) March 8 also is the last day you can cancel summer school registration and receive a full refund.

The first session of summer school starts June 4 and ends June 27, and the second session begins July 1 and ends July 25. Visit to see the summer school brochure for course offerings, and to register for courses.

Mountain Climbing Alumnus to Talk About “Peak” Moments

Stevenson alumnus Joel Schauer (Class of 1978) is approaching rarified air, literally. He is close to completing the Explorers Grand Slam, a feat accomplished by only 58 mountain climbers in the world. Schauer will share his experiences of reaching five of the Seven Summits, including Mount Everest, as well as his adventures to the North and South Poles during a Stevenson Foundation-sponsored event next month. “The Climb: 7 Mountains, 7 Continents” will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in Room 2104 of the West Building. Tickets are $10, and are only available online until noon Friday, Feb. 22. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets are general admission. Click here to order tickets.

Table Tennis Team Triumphs in Two Tests

The SHS table tennis team defeated St. Charles East, 8-1, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy, 6-3, in a home triangular meet. Participants included seniors Josh Dudley, Michael Hu, Andy Huang and Nick Pantelis; juniors Joseph Choi, Jason Leong, Andrew Lukz, Sam Wang and Eric Wu; sophomores Yoav Malka and Nikhith Rao; and freshmen Tim Liu, Jasmine Leong and Daniel Wilson. The team travels to Evanston on Feb. 7 to take on ETHS and Hinsdale Central.

Stevenson’s Sad Connection to Utah Murder

A murder raising questions about how colleges handle domestic violence has a Stevenson connection. The father of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey, who was murdered on campus last fall by her ex-boyfriend, was the student of retired SHS teacher Steve Armstrong. Armstrong taught the elder McCluskey during his classroom days in Montana, before he moved to Stevenson in the 1990s. McCluskey and his wife, Jill, have been crusading for better police work on college campuses since their daughter’s murder. They maintain the university’s police department did not do enough to protect her.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.

String Parents Fundraiser on Tuesday

The String Parents Association is holding fundraisers at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria locations in Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich and Northbrook on Tuesday. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20 percent of dine-in, carryout and delivery orders if the fundraiser is mentioned when ordering. Online orders are excluded from the fundraiser. Click here for the fundraiser flyer.

S-Factor, Robotics Competition on NFHS Network

Livestreams of tonight’s S-Factor singing competition and Saturday’s VEX Robotics event can be seen on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. S-Factor coverage begins at 7 o’clock tonight, and robotics starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: The Patriots finished a close second to Mundelein, 141.850-141.775, but captured the overall conference championship thanks to their perfect dual-meet record against league opponents. This is the first NSC title for SHS since it shared the crown with Lake Forest in 2012. Mundelein had won the last five league championships. Junior Emily Weinstein won the all-around competition and one individual event, leading the Patriots to second place at Libertyville High School. Emily won the uneven bars with a score of 9.25, finished third on vault (9.375) and floor exercise (9.3), and tied for sixth on balance beam (8.65) to finish with an all-around score of 36.575. Senior Sarina Johnson was second on vault (9.4), sixth on uneven bars (8.75), and sixth in the all-around (35.20). Junior Riley Polatsek finished fifth on balance beam (8.70). – Official Results | Daily Herald


Stevenson 58, Waukegan 18: The host Patriots won nine out of 14 bouts in the Field House. Pins came from seniors Yoni Leibovitz at 120 pounds (4:55), Jason Bickers at 152 (0:19) and Max Gomez at 195 (3:15). Freshman Cole Rhemrev posted a 16-6 major decision at 113. All of the other SHS victories were via forfeit. Stevenson is scheduled to close its home schedule tonight with a 5:30 match against Lake Forest in the Field House. – TrackWrestling

Patriettes Seek Fourth Straight State Trophy

The varsity Patriettes will seek their fourth consecutive state trophy when they compete at the Illinois High School Association Class 3A competitive dance state finals in Bloomington this weekend. Stevenson performs in the preliminaries at 4:35 p.m. today. The performance can be seen live through the NFHS Network through this NFHS Network page (subscription required). The finals begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, with a livestream scheduled. The Patriettes finished third in the state last year, won the Class 3A title in 2017, and was runner-up in 2016. Here is a preview of the state finals. Results from Bloomington will be posted at TourneyWire.

Sternes Competing in State Bowling Tournament

Sophomore Nicholas Sternes makes his second straight appearance in the IHSA boys bowling state tournament today. He was one of two at-large qualifiers to advance from sectional competition. Here is a state tournament preview. Follow results from the tournament through this link. Nicholas rolled a 201 in his first game at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon this morning.

This Weekend on NFHS Network

In addition to competitive dance, livestreaming will be available this weekend of the competitive cheerleading sectional and four basketball games. Tonight’s varsity boys and girls basketball games will be streamed live. The boys game versus Zion-Benton begins at 5:30, followed by the girls against the Zee-Bees at 7 o’clock. Two junior varsity basketball games will be streamed live on Saturday. The JV boys face Zion-Benton at 9 a.m., and the JV girls play the same school at 10:30. All the basketball action can be seen through Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The varsity cheerleaders will compete at the IHSA competitive cheerleading sectional at Niles West High School on Saturday. A livestream starts at 9:30 a.m. through this NFHS Network page (subscription required). Use this link to see sectional results.

Hockey Fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s Tuesday

The Stevenson High School Hockey Association is holding a fundraiser at Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20 percent of dine-in, carryout and delivery orders if the fundraiser is mentioned when ordering. Online orders are excluded from the fundraiser. Click here for the fundraiser flyer.


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Interested in SPARK? Mandatory Meeting Feb. 1

Students interested in being part of the SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) program this summer must attend an informational meeting during their lunch period on Friday, Feb. 1 in Room 2104. SPARK provides summer internships for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) research. Click here for details.

Student Writing Sought for Mental Health Journal

Peer Helpers is creating a Mental Health Writing Journal and invites all students to submit poems or stories about their mental health experiences and challenges. Entries will be listed anonymously in the journal, but students need to write their name on their submission. Turn in your writing to Mrs. LaFrancis in Gold Student Services (Room 2412) by Tuesday, Feb. 5. If you have any concern about your safety or that of someone else, please seek adult support immediately instead of submitting the information for the journal.


Interested in the stock market? Investing is the subject of the Entrepreneurship Club meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 2620. New members are welcome.


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