Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Supporting Students During Remote Learning+
Yesterday, an email was sent to Patriot families outlining support offered to students through the Stevenson Student Services Division and Student Learning Programs Division. In addition, Student Check-In Days were introduced. These will be held on Oct. 28, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2 to provide an in-school-day opportunity for teachers to conference with students about their current progress, identify areas of growth, offer opportunities for students to demonstrate learning, and make sure students are aware of supports available to help them.
All classes on Wednesday, Oct. 28, will be asynchronous, which means our teachers will provide assignments and activities for students to complete independently.

Student Services Destress Event: Fall into BINGO
Members of Stevenson Student Services want to encourage students to take a break and destress with some fall fun. They have created a Fall Destress Bingo Card filled with fall activities ranging from carving a pumpkin to baking a cake. Students who send in their card with a photo of at least one of the activities they completed between now and Nov. 20 will be entered to win an Amazon gift card and submissions may be shared on social media.

Cap and Gown Ordering Information
webinar will be held during all lunch periods on Friday for students to learn about how to order cap and gowns and graduation items such as announcements and accessories. Additional information can be found online for Cap and Gown Packages and Cap and Gown Only orders which can be placed between Oct. 30 – Nov. 20.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Seniors can win scholarship prizes through the annual Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Libertyville Post 8741 awards cash prizes to the first-, second- and third-place local winners. Local winners have the opportunity to earn scholarship prizes at the district, state and national levels up to $30,000. This year’s theme is “Is This the Country the Founding Fathers Envisioned?” Interested students must complete the application and send it, along with a voice file of themselves reading their essay and a Word file of the essay by email and the entry deadline is Oct. 31.

Varsity Results for Oct. 23-25, 2020
Boys Cross Country
Senior Wesley Park placed tenth in the 3A IHSA Regional, hosted by Grant, punching his ticket for a chance to compete again next week at the Hoffman Estates Sectional. Park’s time of 16:24.33 was one of his best performances of the season. The next finisher for the Patriots was senior Willem Jo in 31st-place with a time of 17:05.31. Other recorded times include Tarun Kalyanasundarum 17:21.81, Matthew Brueckert 17:34.35, Stephen Moy 17:54.10, Tyler Roberts 18:03.70, and Allen Dragunsky 18:12.73. The boys team finished in eighth place and the top five teams advanced to next weekend’s race. IHSA results

Girls Cross Country
 Freshman Adeline Gobble finished in 20th place, where a mere two seconds was the difference between her time of 19:54.49 and the final sectional qualifying time of 19:52.53. This was the final race for seniors Emily Fejes (21:48.06), Emma Finnegan (22:15.49), and Jenna McCullough (22:21.47). Other finishes for Stevenson include Autumn Greaney 21:59.52, Shannon Moser 23:27.17, and Sophia Taguirov 23:41.68. The three seniors, as well as the remaining senior class including Ashley Anderson, Kendall Goldenson, Wanjin Li, Lily Ma and Isabelle Rondon, will be recognized on Oct. 28 as Head Coach Lindsay DePaul and the junior class host their virtual Senior Night. IHSA results

Girls Swimming and Diving
One of the deepest and most talented Stevenson swim teams in recent years ended their season on Saturday at their home pool while competing in the IHSA Sectional. Due to COVID-19, there are no State Finals this season, but that did not prevent the Patriots from swimming state qualifying times. Senior Alex Eastmond won two sectional championships and swam state-qualifying times in the 200 Yard IM (2:05.37) and 100 Yard Backstroke (57.23). Senior Elizabeth Cao finished third in the 200 Yard IM and swam 2:08.98, also a state-qualifying time. Junior Katie Makarska completed the 50 Yard Freestyle in 24.20, placing 3rd and posting a state-qualifying time. Sophomore Milena Busma and junior Claudia Rzeznik went 1-2 in the 100 Yard Butterfly, with respective times of 56.07 and 56.31 (both state qualifiers). In the final two events of the afternoon, freshman Jennifer Chen joined Eastmond on the podium with a third-place finish, and a state-qualifying time of 57.65, in the backstroke and senior Jessica Nyborg outpaced the competition in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with an exciting 1:03.78 finish, a sectional championship, and a state-qualifying time.
Earlier in the morning, the two Patriot divers finished third and fourth in the elven-dive event, as junior Nora Kowalski (427.75) and senior Shreey Sinha (425.85) each landed their final dive to solidify their standing in the top five.
Though the lack of relay events prevented the Patriot squad from fully benefiting from its talent and depth, they still finished second as a team with 212 points, behind Barrington’s 223. IHSA results

Boys/Girls Golf Postseason Honors 
Eight golfers from the boys and girls squads received North Suburban All-Conference Honors this fall. Representing the girls program were junior Emily Duan, sophomore Allie Santos, freshman Chelsea She and freshman Megan Lee. Garnering All-Conference honors for the boys were senior Conan Pan, senior Nick Udoni and junior Madhav Muralidharan. Senior Bradley Park was named to the Honorable Mention Team.
This is the first year that the North Suburban Conference has recognized an All-Conference Team. In prior years, athletes were recognized for their finish in the Conference Championship. The All-Conference honor takes into consideration their entire season accomplishments.

Cross Country Uniform Return
Cross country uniforms should be dropped off at the Circle Drive Entrance near Lot B, starting Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 through Friday, Oct. 30 between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. All uniforms must be cleaned, bagged and labeled with the athlete’s name and ID#. Failure to return uniforms will result in suspension of participation in any upcoming sports, registering for the next school year and/or having diplomas held for seniors. If you have any questions, please email Equipment Manager, Barri Woolston at


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Although 2002 Stevenson graduate Cristina Daglas is not living inside the NBA Bubble, she manages the ESPN staff of Bubble writers and reporters from her home in Los Angeles. She combined her experience on the Stevenson newspaper staff with degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Missouri with experience as the editor of a city magazine in Dallas to obtain her current position at ESPN which she describes as her dream job.

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Some Colleges are Lowering Tuition for Fall 2021
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Communication May be Key to Balance IHSA and Club Seasons This Summer
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