Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spring into Summer with Self Care!
We can smell the end of the year in the air, please join us in focusing on self-care!
Here at Stevenson, we believe that mental wellness is a crucial ingredient to every student’s success. As part of our support of our students, we want to ensure you have the opportunities at school to achieve balance.
Starting this week, every Friday, check out the East and West cafeteria areas during all lunch periods. From creating a galaxy jar, to mindfully eating a tasty treat, we will be providing lots of fun ways for you to take care of yourself.

  • April 30: Create your own Galaxy Jar
  • May 7: Mindful Eating
  • May 14: Gratitude and Positivity
  • May 21: Stay Cool with Summer Resources

We hope to see you all there!

SHS Spanish Honors Society Student Wins Gold on National Exam
Congratulations to Senior Michael Zaslavskiy for achieving national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations.
Michael, who is National Spanish Honor Society president, earned a gold medal, with a 99% percentile, for the second year in a row. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6-12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Students from Stevenson High School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and are so successful thanks to their hard work. Congratulations to Michael, and a huge thank you to our Spanish teachers for their support of our students!

Math Team Gets Glorious Finish at M3 Challenge
Our math team’s exceptional season came to a glorious conclusion. Two of our math teams competed in the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge and recently placed in the top six teams internationally. Yesterday, they crossed the finish line and presented their papers for final placement in this international competition.
Congratulations to the senior team of Praneet Rathi, Emily Hu, James Kim, Brandon Lu, and Sai Merneedi along with the junior team of Spandan Goel, Andrew Lu, Joy Qu, Greycen Ren, and Gabe Visotsky. Both teams successfully defended their work before professors and professional mathematicians. And though they did not walk away with the top prize, the two teams take home a combined $13,500 in scholarship money along with an incredibly unique experience.
We also want to acknowledge a third team, which includes Daniel Brin, Sravani Bhamidipaty, Brady Rivkin, and Lillian You. They competed unofficially and served as a pilot study for the M3C group. This third team also competed in the MCM math modeling competition this year.
Kudos to our entire math team for a stellar year! Check out the most recent media coverage via WGN Radio, WBEZ and FOX-32.


Introducing This Year’s Senior Service Recognition Awardees!
In its work to create both lifelong learners and lifelong citizens, Stevenson High School has created an honor for those students dedicated to serving their community: the Senior Service Recognition Awards. These students show a sustained commitment to community service over the course of their high school career and will be recognized during the commencement ceremony with a white tassel for the graduation cap!
Congratulations to all the seniors listed above for this well-deserved recognition! We look forward to seeing you with your white tassels on graduation!


Athletic Results for April 27
Stevenson Patriots fall to Mundelein 10-0. Joey Splansky took the loss for the home team. The Patriots (5-3, 2-2) take on Glenbrook South on Thursday at 4:45 p.m.

Boys Tennis
The boys tennis team continues their winning streak, bringing their overall record to 4-0 with an 8-1 win over Glenbrook North. Number 1 singles, Konrad Kwiatkowski, won 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 while Number 2 singles, Nicholas Stec, defeated his opponent 6-3, 6-1. In doubles, all six teams won. Number 1 doubles team of Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinsky won 6-4, 6-2 while Number 2 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gabe Visotsky only dropped one game, winning 6-0, 6-1.

The Patriots (4-1, 3-1) rebounded from a loss on Monday to defeat Zion-Benton on the road, 20-11. A home run by Haley Barnes in the first inning scored two runs. They added 2 more runs in the second with singles by Megan Orgler, Haley Langer and Abby Day. The Pats added 3 in the 3rd with a double by Michaela Duffy and a triple by Haley Barnes. In the 4th, Stevenson added 2 more runs on a double by Allie Stevens and a single by Haley Barnes. Stevenson was able to close out the game by scoring 11 runs in the 6th, helped by a grand slam from Haley Barnes who was 5 for 6 on the day, with 2 home runs. Regan Koenigs pitched 5 solid innings and Haley Barnes closed out the game with 2 scoreless innings. Next up for the Patriots is Taft High School on Thursday at the Ballpark in Rosemont at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer
The Patriots faced Carmel Tuesday night in the SHS Stadium. The first goal was scored by Abby Kalou, assisted by Lauren Kim, making it 1-0 at half time. In the second half, Abby Kalou scored her second goal, which was assisted by Kaitlyn Hong. The final score was 2-1, in favor of the host team. The Patriots next game is Thursday, April 29, at Lakes Community High School.


As 100-Day Mark Approaches, Has Biden Met His School, Reopening Goals? And What Comes Next?
As President Joe Biden reaches 100 days in office, he also confronts the self-imposed deadline for one of his key priorities in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic: having a majority of K-8 schools open for in-person learning.

U.S. News Announces 2021 Best High Schools Rankings
U.S. News & World Report unveiled the 2021 Best High Schools rankings yesterday. The new edition ranks more than 17,800 public high schools throughout the country, measuring how well schools serve students from various social and economic backgrounds.

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