Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Our Stevenson Family is about to get Bigger!
Each year, Stevenson High School, along with Districts 102, 103 and 96, receives and shares enrollment projections from DecisionInsite. Enrollment data is critically important, as this data guides our long-term planning and decision making for future generations of students.
Stevenson, already known as one of the largest high schools in the state, is about to get a lot bigger. DecisionInsite recently shared the most recent projections, which show that our student body is expected to boom to nearly 4,900 students by 2030! We are excited to share this news and will be prepared to welcome these students to our growing campus.

Spread the Word for Inclusion Week
Students involved in Best Buddies are participating in the global initiative “Spread the Word for Inclusion Week” to empower communities to bring awareness of how individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities need to be seen, heard and valued. They are asking the Patriot community to sign a pledge for inclusion.
Stevenson Best Buddies is a co-curricular club that is part of an international program to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that promotes one-to-one friendships. This club along with the Best Buddies Transition program practices and promotes inclusion year-round.


World’s Fair 2021
World’s Fair is back and will better than ever! In adherence with COVID-19 restrictions, World’s Fair 2021 will have a combination of booths and performances on an evening in late April, with breakout rooms designated booths for each country and pre-recorded performances showcased as a Zoom webinar. Performances are intended to celebrate the variety of cultures in the Stevenson student body and showcase students’ excitement in expressing their cultural identities. Students who are interested in performing must finalize performance details (including group members, if any) and fill out a Performance Proposal Form no later than Wednesday, March 3 by 11:59 p.m.

PREP Camp Patriot and PREP Summer Sports Camps
Camp Patriot will be held at Tripp School this summer June 14 – July 23. Registration is open for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and the camp is already at 50% capacity. Information on how to register, health and safety measures, camper drop-off, and pick-up are posted on the PREP Camp Patriot webpage.
This summer, the PREP program will be offering sports camps. We are currently monitoring COVID-19 guidelines, as well as the ongoing campus construction that is taking place before announcing firm dates for these camps High school camps will not begin until after the IHSA Summer season concludes and youth camp dates will be announced in the future on the PREP webpage.


Athletic Results for Feb. 26 – March 1
Girls Badminton, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27:
During Friday night’s athletic action, the girls badminton team dominated Libertyville 18-0. The doubles team of seniors Shibani Ram and Emily Hu only dropped eight points, winning their two sets 21-3 and 21-5. In singles, Hu won her match 21-2/21-0, only dropping two points, while sophomore Lindsey Wang only gave up nine points, winning 21-7/2-2.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, the program defeated Fremd 14-1 to bring their overall season record to 8-0. The doubles team of Wang and freshman Meghana Dixit won their match 21-7/21-4, only dropping 11 points, followed by senior Lily Ma and junior Veronica Liu who only dropped 13 points, winning 21-8/21-5. In singles, Hu won her match 21-0/21-3, followed by senior Benna Li, winning her match 21-6/21-1. Next up, the Patriots will take on Waukegan at home tonight at 4:45 p.m. Coach Grant Johnson will be honoring his Class of 2021 athletes on senior night.

Boys Basketball, Feb. 26 and March 1:
On Friday, Feb. 26, the boys basketball team rebounded from a mid-week loss to Waukegan by beating Lake Zurich 63-57 on the road, bringing their overall season record to 7-3 and 3-3 in conference play. junior Evan Porto dominated with 27 points and four steals. Both senior Darius Clemons and sophomore Jaison Williams contributed 10 points to the overall score and senior Andrew Chieng scored five points with 12 assists.
Yesterday, March 1, the team continued their winning streak in a win over Carmel Catholic 59-40 to bring their overall season record to 8-3. Clemons had high honors for the night with 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Porto also scored 15 points and rebounds and Chieng chipped in nine points and had five steals. Next up, the Patriots will play at Libertyville at 8 p.m. tomorrow, March 3.

Girls Basketball, Feb. 26 and 27:
The Patriots garnered a 55-46 victory on the road against Carmel on Friday night (Feb. 26). The team had a very balanced attack with freshman Kendall Williams contributing 17 points, junior Ava Bardic scoring 13 points, and both junior Simone Sawyer and freshman Emory Klatt ringing in 10 points.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, the team defeated Lake Zurich 58-49, moving to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Bardic led all scorers, posting 15 points, followed by senior Nicole Ware who contributed 11 points. The team is back in action on the court against Libertyville on Wednesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Sports Center, where Coach Ashley Graham will honor her Class of 2021.

Boys Bowling, Feb. 26 and March 1:
On Friday, the boys bowling team had a clean sweep against Lake Zurich, winning all nine points to improve to 7-0 in the North Suburban Conference and 9-0 overall. The Patriots had a total pinfall of 3383, with a series high of 1204. Senior Nicholas Sternes had the highest pinfall of the night, racking in 733 points, followed closely by sophomore Ender Starr and senior Ryan Lerman who shot a 705 and 701, respectively.
On Monday, March 1, the boys bowling team improved to 10-0 overall with a non-conference win over Grayslake Central. The Patriots had a total pinball of 4068 and completed a program sweep. Starr had the highest overall pinfall of the night with a three-game series of 793 points and a single series high of 279, followed by Sternes who had a 761 pinfall and a series high of 258. Next up the team will hit the lanes in a conference matchup against Mundelein at Fairhaven Lanes tonight at 4:45 p.m.

Girls Bowling, March 1:
The girls bowling team put up a great fight in the lanes against Libertyville but ended up trailing the Wildcats 2275-2186. The Patriots did win the third game, in a close fight, 754-752. Senior Kelly Radelet had the highest pinfall of the night by over 75 points, posting a three series total of 539 points, followed by junior Diana Kwizera who posted a 452. The team is gearing up to take on Lake Zurich at Fairhaven Lanes on Wednesday, March 3rd at 4:45 p.m.

Competitive Cheer, Feb. 27 and Feb. 28:
The Patriot Varsity Cheer program competed in three virtual competitions this weekend, finishing in the top two spots in each event. In the Lockport Invite, their score of 96.76 earned them top honors with a first-place finish. In both the Huntley and Oak Forest Invites, they finished second with scores of 93.64 and 95.87, respectively.

Competitive Dance, Feb. 27:
The Varsity Patriettes captured the North Suburban Conference Championship with a score of 90.70. This is the second year in a row that Coach Kristin Piekarski-Cook’s program has won this title. They followed up on Friday night’s performance with an IHSA sectional championship performance on Saturday in the Deerfield Sectional. Their score of 95.43 is their highest of the season and has qualified them for the IHSA virtual state championship next weekend.

Fencing, Feb. 28:
The girls varsity team went 2-2 over the weekend, beating Marian Central Catholic and Libertyville/Vernon Hills, but lost to Deerfield/Highland Park and Evanston. The boys varsity team went 4-0 against the same four teams. senior Illia Svirinovskyi went undefeated against all competitors for the day.

Boys Ice Hockey, Feb. 26, 27 and 28:
Members of the boys ice hockey team avenged their prior loss to Hinsdale Central with a hard-fought overtime win on Friday night, 4-3. Sophomore Dylan Jette continued his scoring streak with a goal and an assist and seniors Bryce Stokes and Chance Bottcher added goals in regulation. Seniors Christopher LermerJake Weinstein and Ian Zhang also had assists in the game. Senior Daniel Kabakov brought home the win for the Patriots with a blast from the high slot a minute and a half into overtime.
Stevenson was back in action against Loyola Gold on Saturday night (Feb. 27) but didn’t fare as well losing 5-0. Goalie Junior Jonathan Adler had an impressive outing collecting 36 saves but the Loyola offensive attack proved too fierce.
Stevenson returned to the ice on Sunday night as Coach Tom Wood honored the seniors on senior night versus York. York jumped out to a 3-0 lead before sophomore Will Harlow broke the scoring drought late in the second period. Jette had the assist on Harlow’s goal. Bottcher added an unassisted power-play goal in the third period but it was not enough as Stevenson fell 5-2 to York. Congratulations to seniors Christopher Lermer, AJ Fieri, Daniel Kabakov, Giorgi Gagua, Ian Zhang, Jack Klebosky, Jake Weinstein, Max Brachfeld, Bryce Stokes, Chance Bottcher and Andrew Chambers. ThePatriots will move onto the Scholastic Hockey League Tournament starting tonight against Glenbrook North.

Boys Swimming & Diving, Feb. 27:
Stevenson defeated conference rival Mundelein on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Mustang’s home pool by a score of 117-77. The Patriots were led by the diving trio of junior Jack White, sophomore Danny Silverstein, and senior Jaden Pazol who swept the awards podium and provided early momentum for the win. The Patriot 200 medley relay team of sophomore Michael Wywrocki, freshman Colin Zhang, junior Josh Song, and sophomore Jack Curtin then broke a 2013 pool record while posting a winning time of 1:37.88. Colin, who is only a freshman, then proceeded to break the pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a winning time of 58.87. Among those celebrating on the pool deck was Boys Varsity Assistant and Girls Head Coach Ayrton Kasemets, the former Mustang swimmer whose record Colin broke! The Patriots moved to 4-0 in the conference while the Mustangs dropped to 4-1 in the race for the conference crown.

Sports Tryout Information
Student-athletes are encouraged to check the webpages for the sports they are interested in tryout out for as a number of teams have posted new information including:
Field Hockey
Changes have been made to the tryout schedule which begins today, please see the Field Hockey webpage for more information.
Boys Football
Please see the Football webpage for the tryout schedule which begins today.
Boys Gymnastics
A virtual information meeting will be held for students interested in boys gymnastics and their parents or guardians on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer
Please see the Boys Soccer webpage for updated information on tryouts which have begun this week.
Boys Water Polo
Students interested in trying out for the boys water polo team are encouraged to attend a virtual information meeting on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend.


CLC Announces Details for new Advanced Technology Center
A former department store in Gurnee will be converted into an Advanced Technology Center by the College of Lake County. The new center will be used by students earning degrees in machining, manufacturing, welding, fabrication and industrial maintenance.

Consumers Warned About Student Loan Forgiveness Scam
Community members who receive a phone call offering information regarding student loan forgiveness for a fee or in exchange for private information are being warned about this and similar debt relief scams. There are currently no new broad-based load forgiveness programs available and those programs that are available do not require a fee to apply.

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