Monday, April 19, 2021

FBLA Takes Care of Business at State Conference
Members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) excelled in the Illinois State Leadership Conference with 97 students placing in the top 10 in state, 65 students qualifying for nationals and 17 students finishing in 1st place.
FBLA is a national organization that helps students prepare for college and careers through leadership, community service and academic activities. Members learn about the functions of business, improve their presentations skills and exercise their creativity in hands-on simulations, competitions and networking events.
The state conference took place over the past three weeks, during which students competed to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a variety of presentations, case studies and objective test events. You can see a full list of state results here.
Congratulations, Patriots!

Transition Students Make Impact With Community Service
Students in Stevenson High School’s Transition Program, which provides individualized skill development for 18-21 year old students in special education, have been busy collecting diapers for the the diaper drive in partnership with Keeping Families Covered, grocery shopping for EGGS and writing cards and notes for Compass to Care. These have been AWESOME service opportunities created by the Transition Team and they’ve made a big impact in the community. Great job!

Don’t Forget! Incoming Freshman Webinar Tomorrow
Families of incoming freshmen are invited to join Dr. Ted Goergen, director of student activities, and Trish Betthauser, director of athletics, to learn more about co-curricular activities at Stevenson High School. The Zoom webinar will take place tomorrow, April 20, from 7-8 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Reveal the the SHS Masked Singer
The Stevenson Choir Board is excited to host a two-round Masked Singer Contest, featuring the Stevenson staff as the disguised contestants performing various songs! The first round will consist of seven staff members and can be voted on via the Google Form through Wednesday, April 21. You can also access the Form via the QR code on the event flyer. After the vote, four contestants will advance to the final round which will be held May 2 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom (link coming soon). All SHS community members are invited to participate in this fun event!

Watch the SHS eSports Team on Twitch Tonight!
The Stevenson Overwatch eSports team will be featured tonight at 6 p.m. on the High School eSports League’s new program. The event can be watched on the HSEL Twitch channel at Tune in!

Student Check-In Day on Wednesday
Wednesday is a Late Arrival Day with classes beginning at 10:30 a.m. Students will be attending classes from home and will receive asynchronous assignments during each class period to allow teachers to meet with students individually and in small groups.
The ILC/ELC will be open for VIRTUAL tutoring only on Wednesday. Hours for all subjects will be from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in order for the tutors to engage in professional development. You can find all of the Zoom links and details on the Tutoring Support Programs page and the tutors’ Canvas pages.


Athletic Results for April 16-18
April 16
The Patriots fell to Lake Forest, 28-0, dropping their record to 2-3 on the season. Their next game is Friday, April 23 at Lake Zurich at 7:30 p.m. Head Coach Brent Becker recognized the Class of 2021 seniors: Tristan Moskovic, Jayden McFadden, Jaden Mojica, Aydan Abuaita, Liam Crawley, Will Collins, Drew Miller, AJ Loch, Joshua Chu, Matthew Fisher, Sam Bezradetsky, Jair Diaz, Arie Guzman, Darius Clemons, Daniel Orgler , Kaden Soonthornsima, Robert Martin, Jake Plueger, Joey Almy, Nolan Moschea, Aryan Mansharamani, Keegan Houlihan, Matthew Spilotro, and Manager Daniel Shapiro.

April 17
The varsity girls softball team defeated Conant 14-7, scoring in five out of the seven innings, and had no defensive errors. Haley Barnes hit two singles and a home run, Allie Stevens had two singles, Lexi Gitler pounded out a double and a triple, Reagan Koenigs had two singles and Hailey Langer had two singles. Haley Barnes pitched four innings while Reagan Koenig took the other three.

Stevenson stole the lead late in the game in a 10-6 victory over Niles Notre Dame on Saturday. The game was tied at six in the top of the seventh when Colin Schmitke hit a sacrifice fly and scored a run for the Patriots. The crew went on to score three more in the final inning and held Niles Notre Dame scoreless for the win. Ethan Ge got the win for the visiting team. Ge went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out two. Daniel Cabrales threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Joey Little went three-for-three at the plate to lead the Patriots in hits.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team won the NSC tournament to bring their overall season record to 11-4. The team finished their season with three straight wins and the conference tournament championship. The Patriots defeated Libertyville in the finals 25-20, 20-25, 25-19. En route to victory, the team also defeated Lake Forest (21-25, 25-23) and Warren (25-22, 25-22). In the finals against Libertyville, Junior Amanda Holsen set a Stevenon single match record of 30 kills. Throughout the tournament Amanda Holsen had 64 kills, five aces, and 27 digs, Brooke Micek had 88 assists, Emerson Kouri had 38 digs and Ella Wicklund had 11 kills and nine block points. Full Daily Herald article

Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo hosted a quad this weekend and went undefeated, beating Whitney Young 15-4, Fenwick 15-6, and York 9-7. The Patriots brought their overall season record to 13-0. Dima Kobets posted a total of 14 goals throughout the three games while Alex Mitchell had 39 total saves throughout the day. Next up, the team will be taking on Libertyville, in a conference matchup, on Tuesday, April 20.
Breakdown of each match:
Stevenson Defeated Whitney Young by a score of 15-4
Goalie Alex Mitchell had 15 saves
Goals: Dimitriy Kobets (4), Grant Huey (3), Nathan Mossman (3), Sammy Maya (1), Hemsith Seneviratne (1), Nate Pedigo (1), Josh Moreyno (1), Drew Wangard (1), and Griffin Brown (1)
Stevenson Defeated Fenwick (for the 3rd time this season) by a score of 15-6
Goalie Alex Mitchell had 15 saves
Goals: Drew Wangard (5), Dimitriy Kobets (4), Sammy Maya (2), Grant Huey (1), Nate Pedigo (1), Nathan Mossman (1) and Jeffrey Mao (1)
Stevenson defeated the York Dukes to end the day by a score of 9-7
Goalie Alex Mitchell had 9 saves
Goals: Dimitriy Kobets (6), Nate Pedigo (2), Grant Huey (1)

Boys Soccer
Stevenson hosted Lake Zurich in the NSC Tournament semifinals on Saturday. The first half ended 2-1, as a result of a goal by Alem Duratovic off a penalty spot and a Nazar Mormul goal, assisted by Chris Xie. Alem Duratovic added to the Patriots total with another goal in the second half, assisted by Aayush Dixit, ending the game at 3-1.
In the tournament championship vs. Warren Township, the BlueDevils scored the opening goal. Alem Duratovic scored from the penalty spot right before the half, but Warren added a second goal to go into the break 2-1. The visitors scored two unanswered goals, before Stevenson added a second on a shot by Henry Chen, assisted by Rohan Gapalam. The final score was 5-2 in favor of the visitors from Warren. The Patriots ended the season 10-3 overall and 8-2 in the NSC. Full Daily Herald article.

Get Ready For Fall Sports!
Stevenson Athletics is pleased to share information on Fall Sports for the 2021-22 school year. Tryouts will be held for the “cut sports”, starting on Aug. 9, 2021. If a student makes a roster, practices will begin the following day. Practices for “no-cut sports” begin on Aug. 9, 2021.
To participate in Fall Athletics please complete the following steps:

  1. Register for the 2021-22 Fall Sport – includes having an updated physical – Register by Aug. 5
  2. Complete the Covid Health History Form


District Offers Summer Programs to Rebuild “Social Stamina”
One Illinois school district will focus on rebuilding student social skills during their summer school offerings. Diane Wolf, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, said the goal is to get students back into their social routines of a normal school year as well as prepare them academically.

Oklahoma State Senators Approve Mental Health Education Bill
Oklahoma State Senators approved a bill which will mandate mental health instruction in conjunction with health education in schools. The measure also requires the Oklahoma State Board of Education to work with the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to develop a list of resources for students.

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