Monday, March 29, 2021

Stevenson Math Team Takes First in State Championship
The Stevenson High School Math Team completed the triple crown by winning the national Math Madness competition, the regional North Suburban Math League competition and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest.
Stevenson finished first in the Class 4AA Division at the virtual ICTM state competition. In a tremendous showing, SHS won first or second place in each of the seven events en route to defeating second place Naperville North, 882-826.
Several students captured individual state titles. Freshmen Keona LiuVedant RathiKevin Shen and Ethan Zhang tied for first individually and collectively won the Algebra 1 crown at the team event. Sophomores Benjamin ChenCollin FanAadit Juneja and Katherine Li also tied for first individually, and together, won the Geometry team event. Juniors Lillian YouAndrew Liu, and Greycen Ren finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Algebra 2, alongside seniors James Kim and Praneet Rathi who finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Pre-Calculus.
The Stevenson Math Team coaches are Maureen AlbertEric AndersonPaul KimAnna Renken and LouAnn Tollefson.
Congratulations Patriots!

Campus Tour Opportunities for the Class of 2024
Stevenson is committed to providing students with the support they will need to successfully navigate our state-of-the-art facilities and to feel confident returning to campus for the hybrid learning experience. With this in mind, student leaders from the Freshman Mentor Program and Student Ambassadors are pleased to provide additional opportunities for campus tours for the Class of 2024.
Each tour group will consist of one upperclassman guide and 2-3 freshmen. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes learning the general building layout and locating their classrooms, time permitting. At this time, tours are only available for freshmen.
Tour time slots can be reserved by registering on SignUp Genius. Sign up using the student name as it appears in Infinite Campus and student D125 email. For more information, freshmen can refer to an email that was sent over the weekend.

Bilingual Family Webinar
Join us for a Zoom meeting in SPANISH to learn about the transition to full-day in-person learning from SHS Principal Troy Gobble. We look forward to answering all of your questions about welcoming students back to campus full-time! See you on Zoom on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Únase a nosotros para una reunión de Zoom en ESPAÑOL para aprender sobre la transición al aprendizaje en persona de día completo del director de SHS, Troy Gobble. ¡Esperamos responder a todas sus preguntas sobre dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes al campus a tiempo completo! Nos vemos en Zoom el martes 30 de marzo a las 7 p.m.

Save the Date for Our Annual Freshmen Family Night!
The College Career Center invites freshman students and families to its annual Freshmen Family Night program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 via Zoom.
Families will learn about what to expect during the next three years as they journey toward post-high school opportunities. The program will also be interpreted in Spanish. Families needing other language interpreter assistance can reach out to Michele Doczi, at, before Wednesday, March 31.
In addition, there will be a short session for families of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan from 6:30-6:50 p.m. via Zoom.


Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Tuesday’s Events
We will be kicking off Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week later this evening! We look forward to seeing all of you at our events today starting at 4 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week web page. Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

Redefining the Norm

  • Sponsor: Mélange Dance Company & Patriot Theatre Company
  • Performance: 4:30-5:10 p.m. / Discussion: 5:10-5:30 p.m.

Identity Circles

Stevenson, Race, and The Spoken Word Open Mic

  • Sponsor: Communication Arts Division
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Sign Up


2021 Winter Sports Awards
Stevenson Athletics will honor winter sports student-athletes on Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. during a virtual event streamed via the Stevenson Patriot Athletics YouTube channel. Please join us for this celebration!

Stevenson Athletes Recognized on All-Area Teams
Several Stevenson student-athletes were recognized on All-Area Basketball Teams:

  • Junior Simone Sawyer was an All-Area Girls Basketball recipient on this year’s Daily Herald First Team. Junior Ava Bardic was recognized on the Second Team, and Freshman Emory Klatt made the Honorable Mention list of selections. Daily Herald article.
  • Senior Darius Clemons was a Second Team honoree for the 2021 Boys All-Area Team, while Junior Evan Porto made the Honorable Mention Team, Daily Herald article.
  • Both Clemons and Porto were also recognized by the North Suburban Conference as Clemons was a First Team selection and Porto was on the Second Team.

Congratulations Patriots!

Athletic Results: Spring Break
Boys Bowling
The 2020-21 Boys Bowling team continues to receive postseason honors as their team score of 6048 bowled on Saturday, March 13, earned them Third Place Team Honors in the ISBPA Virtual High School State Tournament, just 3 pins shy of second place Machesney Park Harlem and 73 pins behind Champion Rockton Hononegah.

Boys Swimming & Diving
Stevenson captured the third place in state honors in the first ever virtual state finals, organized by the Illinois Swimming & Diving Association. The conference championship meet scores were submitted by coaches around the state and compiled for this virtual event.
The 200-yard Medley Relay of Brandon XiongColin ZhangJoshua Song, and David Kohan finished second with a time of 1:31.89. Song’s time of :40.37 in the 100 yard Butterfly was the fastest in the field, and earned him the first place honor. Divers Jack White (Junior) and Danny Silversten (Sophomore) finished third and fourth respectively, with scores of 470.45 and 460.50.

Friday, March 19
In the first night of spring football, the Patriots defeated Waukegan 49-0 on 203 rushing yards and 53-passing-yards. Senior Andrew Miller had a 32 yard touchdown run to put the home team on the board. Sophomore Colin Schultz followed up with a fumble recovery and a score. Senior Liam Crawley connected with Senior Jayden McFadden for a 17 yard reception and also scored on a 10 yard rush. The final score of the game was on a 39 yard touchdown run from Junior Jimmy DavisDaily Herald article

Girls Volleyball
The Patriots defeated Mundelein in three games, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17 to move to 1-1 overall, and 1-1 in the North Suburban Conference. The Patriots were led by Ania Waszynska with 5 kills and Olivia Barreca with 4 kills. The Patriots next match is vs. Waukegan Monday, March 29 at Woodlawn Middle School at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 25
Girls Badminton
All four Stevenson entries in the IHSA Sectional, hosted by Maine South High School advanced to the IHSA State Finals to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1. Claiming the Singles Championship was Sophomore Lindsey Wang, defeating teammate Junior Ema Akutsu in the final match. In the doubles bracket, Seniors Shibani Ram and Emily Hu defeated fellow Patriots Seniors Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna. This is the twenty-first IHSA Sectional Championship for the Girls Badminton program and the fifth under Head Coach Grant Johnson.

Friday, March 26
Football at Warren
Senior Quarterback Liam Crawley connected with fellow Senior Matthew Fisher on a 26-yard touchdown in a 21-7 loss to Warren Blue Devils in Gurnee on Friday night. The defense held Warren in check most of the game as the offense struggled to get going on only four team rushing yards and 38 team passing yards. The Patriots host the Zee-Bees from Zion-Benton on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium. Tickets are still available to download (no charge for admission) at

Saturday, March 27
Boys Water Polo
The 2021 Boys Water Polo team showed their depth and scoring power as they went undefeated in the Lyons Township Triangular, posting victories over Fenwick (20-5) and Lyons Township (14-9). Alex Mitchell posted 26 saves in the two matches in the goal, while Dimitriy Kobets led the team in goals and assists with seven goals on the day and five assists. Nathan Mossman contributed six goals and five steals, and Drew Wangard notched four goals. Their next game will be on Thursday, April 1 against Warren Township at the Stevenson Aquatic Center.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson went 3-0 in their home opener matches versus Buffalo Grove, Evanston and Lyons Township. In the 20-6 victory over Buffalo Grove, Catie Dalaney had six blocks from goal. Anna Gates had five goals, Elizabeth White contributed four and Camilla Maya pitched in with three. In the 16-9 win over Evanston, Maggie Bauwens had four assists and three blocked shots from goal while Liz Matlin had six goals. Maria Mossakowski and Anna Gates also had three goals apiece. In the 18-13 win over Lyons Township, Maggie Bauwens had six blocked shots and five assists from goal while Anna Gates, Elizabeth White, and Maria Mossakowski had four, four and three goals respectively. The Patriots next travel to Loyola Academy today, March 29.


Hawaii Teen Founds Nonprofit To Promote Literacy
High school junior, Sascha Pakravan, inspired by his love of books, wanted to promote literacy in Hawaii and therefore, founded a non-profit called Words4. The organization uploads read-aloud videos of children’s books that families can access for free and provides resources such as book recommendations for middle and high school students.

Small Group Discussion Facilitates Deeper Learning
Collaborative small group work is a tool that can be used both in-person and virtually, as a way to facilitate connections, build community and provide a space for difficult discussions. In small groups, students may feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts, thereby providing educational experiences that open students up to diversity and differing opinions.

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