Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Taming the Social Media Monster

Stevenson’s Parent Engagement Series for 2019-20 begins with “Taming the Social Media Monster: Managing Social Media So It Does Not Manage You.” The hour-long session, which includes light breakfast items, begins at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the District 125 Administration Center, north of the Stadium. The session will address the following questions:

  • How do you model responsible use of social media?
  • How do you talk about social media usage with your child?
  • How do you incorporate social media into a healthy life?

For more information, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at

Choral Concert, Fundraiser on Tuesday

The first choral concert of the 2019-20 school year will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Stevenson’s three curricular choirs — Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir and Patriot Singers — will perform, and the concert will conclude with all three choirs coming together to sing “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King.” Click here to see the evening’s repertoire. Also Tuesday, the Choral Guild is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Culver’s from 4-10 p.m.

Pertussis Case Reported at SHS

A Stevenson student has been diagnosed with pertussis, also called “whooping cough,” according to the Lake County Health Department Communicable Disease Division. This is the school’s only reported case this year. Pertussis may start with cold-like symptoms (such as sneezing and runny nose) followed by a cough that gradually worsens. Others may develop the cough without any cold symptoms at all. Typically, there is no fever, but the cough can disrupt sleep. Read more about pertussis.

Educators From Six States Coming to Campus Tuesday

Representatives from nine school districts in six states, including Illinois, will be on hand for the first Site Visit Day for Educators of the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday. Academic institutions sending personnel to visit SHS include:


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson at Celtic Swing Invitational: The Patriots finished first among 24 teams at Providence Catholic’s tournament at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood. SHS posted a team score of 314, and was led by Faith Wang, who finished fifth overall with a 5-over-par 75. She shot a 38 on the front nine and a 37 on the back nine. Allie Santos was eighth with a 78 and Joyce Bai was ninth with a 79. Julia Woo completed Stevenson’s team score with an 82. Also competing for the Pats was Briana Fidman (93).

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 2, Deerfield 0: The Patriots scored both of their goals in the first half and improved to 4-5-1 with the non-conference victory in the Stadium. – NFHS Network replay (subscription required)

Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson 121, Vernon Hills 65: Claudia Rzeznik won two events, and Jessica Nyborg won an event and swam on two first-place relays for the Patriots (3-0) at Vernon Hills. Claudia captured the 50-yard freestyle (25.17) and the 100-yard butterfly (58.79). Jessica touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.61), and was part of the 200 medley relay (1:50.04) with Elizabeth CaoMilena Busma and Katherine Makaraska, and the 200 free relay (1:42.60) with Maddy O’DonnellLucy Stevens and Abigail Collins. Elizabeth also won an individual race, the 200 IM (2:11.84). Alex Eastmond finished first in the 100 free (54.87) and Shreeya Sinha took top honors in 1-meter diving (219.20).

Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at Richard Spring Invitational: At Peoria’s Detwiler Park, home of the IHSA state finals, the Patriots placed 34th out of 66 teams. Alivia Alton led SHS with a time of 19:43.2, followed by Emma Finnegan (19:56.3), Emily Fejes (20:03.9), Caimin Xi (20:04.1) and Lia Novak (20:39.4). Also competing for the Pats were Michelle Yu (20:45.6) and Jenna McCullough (22:11.6).

Friday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 35, Zion-Benton 14: Jordan Vincent and Jean-Marc Etienne each scored two touchdowns as the host Patriots (2-2, 2-0) sidelined the Zee-Bees (1-3, 0-2) for the Homecoming victory. Jordan gave SHS a 7-0 after an 18-yard TD run early in the first quarter and scored on a 9-yard pass from Liam Crawley with 27 seconds remaining in the first half for a 14-6 advantage. Jordan carried the ball three times for 38 yards. Liam was 11-for-22 passing for 103 yards. Jean-Marc ran for 156 yards on 18 carries, and scored a pair of third-quarter TDs as the Patriots extended their lead to 28-6. Stevenson’s final TD came on a 16-yard run by Floyd GlinseyMatthew Spilotro was 5-for-5 on extra points. The game was delayed for 40 minutes after the stadium lights went out. – Daily Herald | SHSTV replay (subscription required)

Quick Hits

Girls volleyball head coach Tim Crow will go for career victory No. 500 today when his Patriots play host to Buffalo Grove at 6 p.m. in the Sports Center. For those unable to attend, the match will be streamed live at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The 5 p.m. junior varsity contest also can be seen online.


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FIRE Club meets Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:25 a.m. in Room 2600. FIRE promotes equality and respect among Stevenson students and staff.

Animal Welfare Club will meet Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, not Room 7046. The focus will be finishing the collection of donations for local shelters. Contact Ms. Sassan at with any questions.

Learn how to make guacamole (and enjoy what you make) with the Spanish Club after school Thursday in the Foods Lab (Room 1406).


A Special Education District of Lake County school was closed Friday due to a lack of teachers. Gages Lake School serves students facing moderate to severe physical, emotional, and other learning challenges. School administrators said Gages Lake would be open today, after they made several new hires.

The city of Aurora and Loyola University are teaming up to offer a free college program to graduates of the Chicago suburb’s high schools. The Arrupe College is an associate’s degree program geared toward low-income students.

A teenager accused of making threats against Ridgewood High School in Norridge last week has also been charged in connection with an August incident in which a gun was pulled on employees of a Niles Walmart, police said.


A majority of college admissions leaders say they’re seeking more out-of-state students, don’t think the “Varsity Blues” scandal has hurt their institution, and believe they should be able to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. Those are some of the results of the 2019 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Officials, conducted by Gallup.

After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition revenue. Several universities have reported drops of one-fifth or more this fall in the number of new students from China.

Drexel University and Tower Health have agreed to pay $50 million to buy St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Drexel and Tower, which have a new 20-year academic affiliation agreement and are collaborating on a medical school campus near Tower’s flagship hospital, will be equal partners in the ownership of St. Christopher’s.

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