Thursday, May 20, 2021

Kick off the End of the School Year Celebrations!
Patriots, please join us tomorrow for Spring Fling! An athletic event where students gather to socialize and play recreational games like kickball, softball, volleyball and cricket. The festivities start at 3:30 p.m. with a Student Council planned virtual Spring Fling Assembly featuring acts such as performances from Polyphonics, MP vs. StuCo Spikeball Competition, Mr. SHS Beach Performance, and so much more! Students can tune into the assembly via Zoom. Athletics events will start immediately after the assembly is finished. Check out the assembly flyer on the Senior Fest website tab for more information!

Grab Some Popcorn and Enjoy This Year’s SNN Film Fest!
Join the Stevenson Networks News (SNN) for the 19th Annual SNN Stevenson Film Fest this Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for a fun-filled night of student-made short films and the last 30+ “Random Student of the Day” videos! Attendees must have a D125 email address to gain entry. However, special admittance will be granted to non-Stevenson email addresses if they contact by Friday at 5:00 p.m. to request access. We hope to see you there!

Physics Bowl Team Place Top in Region
Kudos to Stevenson High School’s Physics Bowl Teams, who were named the top scoring team within the region (Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska) and among the top 10 highest scoring teams in the International Physics Bowl!
The competition, held last month, was a 40 question multiple choice test split into two divisions: Division I consists of students that have never taken a physics course or are currently in their first course. Division II is for students that have taken a full year or more of physics in high school.
Fourteen SHS students competed in the Bowl. Competitors include: Shaurya Agrawal (9), Shishir Bhatta (11), Collin Fan (10), Angela Guo (9), Logan Hanssler (10), Aadit Juneja (10), Srihitha Kurapati (11), Andrew Liu (11), Emily Liu (11), Jared Machtinger (12), Ellie Ouyang (11), Simon Sikora (10) and Lillian You (10).
Machtinger and Fan were the top two scorers within the region in Division II. Juneja was the top scorer within Division I.
Congratulations Patriots!


Class of 2021: Important Graduation Information!
Graduation is next week and we are so excited to celebrate the Class of 2021 at the NOW Arena on Friday, May 28!
This year graduation will be a series of two commencement ceremonies at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. assigned based on your counselor. Each graduate will receive six tickets, and tickets should not be shared with other families as this will not allow for social distancing between households. Guests will not be allowed to enter without a ticket. Seniors – you MUST pick up your tickets in person in the Forum on Monday, May 24 or Tuesday, May 25 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
On graduation day, families may arrive one hour prior to the ceremony. Seniors should enter the arena through Door 11. Guests can enter the arena through the main entrance. Additionally, both ceremonies will be live-streamed via the Stevenson D125 YouTube channel.
See the Graduation web page for more information about the graduation ceremony, including seating assignments, parking and arrival protocols. Families may also refer to the email sent May 19 from Student Activities Director Dr. Ted Goergen for similar information.

Help Design the SHS Wellness Fest T-Shirt
Attention all students! Student Services needs your help with a T-Shirt design for the first ever “SHS Wellness Fest Week” which will debut the week of August 23-28! The event will include various programs promoting self care and mental/physical wellness, culminating in a large fest on Saturday, August 28 in the Stadium and around campus – featuring food trucks, presentations and tables for community agencies/student groups to advertise how they promote wellness. Designs must be submitted by Friday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. via this Google form.


Creating Warrior Poets on the Soccer Field
Our very own Soccer Head Coach PepeJon Chavez was featured on 98.3 WRLR with Rusty Silber.
During the interview, Chavez discussed creating team culture during social distancing; finding a balance of rhythm, play, strength and toughness to create Warrior Poets on the field; and gave an upcoming look on the rest of this year’s Girls Soccer season.
Check out the whole conversation here. Chavez is featured starting at the 12-minute mark.

Summer Sport Athletes VIP Picture Days
Team and individual portraits for summer sport athletes are now available to view and order online. Please use the link and instructions below to access your photos:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select “View now” on the green Sports Team & Individual tile
  3. Select your school year and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo)
  4. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information
  5. You will receive a confirmation email

If you can’t find your team, it may have been photographed at a later date, so please check back within two weeks of your picture date. Contact for any questions.

Athletic Results for May 19
IHSA Girls Water Polo Sectional
The Stevenson girls water polo team defeated Deerfield 21- 5 in the Quarterfinal round of the IHSA Sectional. Liz Matlin led with four goals while Belle Cloeter, Emily Headley and Maria Mossakowski each had three apiece. Maggie Bauwens had nine saves. The Sectional Semifinal matchup between Stevenson and Lake Forest will take place on Friday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the SHS Aquatic Center. Tickets are $6.00 each and can be purchased in advance at

Boys Tennis
Stevenson defeated NSC opponent Lake Forest, 5-2. No. 1 – Eric Perkowski (6-1, 6-2), No. 2 – Ashy Madhushankar (6-2, 6-2), and No. 3 – Thomas Gong (4-6 , 6-0 , 6-1) all posted Singles wins for the Patriots. The No. 1 doubles team consisting of Payton Adkisson/Daniel Tulchinskiy won in 2 sets, 6-1, 7-6 (5) while the No. 3 doubles team of Gautham Kappaganthula/Kevin Fei won in straight sets, 6-3 , 6-4. The undefeated squad moves to 12-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson Girls Lacrosse continued their winning ways with a definitive 17-4 victory over Mundelein. Jordyn Ackerman led the Patriots with three goals, while many others shared in the scoring, with Keira Ferrigan (1), Alicia Sharun (2), Lili Sorenson (1), Adeline Brady (2), Michelle Cabrera (2), Angela Ran (1), Teagan Hendricks (2), Lauren Alcazar (1), MacKenzie Laughlin (1) and Naomi Miller (1) all getting on the board.

Boys Volleyball
The boys varsity volleyball team (12-3, 3-1) earned a two-set victory last night against the Waukegan Bulldogs, 25-18, 25-16. Akaash Tanjore (eight kills) and Ethan Holub (five kills with a .800 hitting percentage) led the offensive charge. Daniel Nuudel dished out 20 assists and went 11-11 from the service line. The Patriots return to action next Wednesday against conference foe, Lake Zurich!


Nonprofit Connects Middle-Schoolers With College Students to Combat Isolation
A California education nonprofit, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano, started a near-peer mentoring program during the pandemic to connect underrepresented middle-school students with college students from the University of California at Irvine. They virtually meet weekly to discuss emotional needs and strengthen social connections.

Inequities Widen Reading Gap During E-Learning
Pandemic-related school closures and remote learning have been a challenge for everyone, but teaching students to read virtually has been particularly vexing for teachers. Remote learning can compound disparities since some learners don’t have access to the same technology, connectivity or parental support.


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