Friday, May 28, 2021

Congratulations, Grads!
Seniors, you made it! We are so proud of all of you and hope that your senior year, especially these last few weeks of Senior Fest, provided a lifetime of memories as you embark on your new adventure. Whether it be college, trade school, a gap year or military service, we hope you continue to espouse our Stevenson values: commitment to self, others and learning. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for photos throughout Senior Fest!
One last thing, seniors: If you would like for a chance to take a photo with your name on our marquee (digital sign next to our Route 22 entrance), check out our schedule below! Please note that the names for the day begin a new rotation every 10 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5: Aamer – Connolly
  • Sunday, May 30 and Sunday, June 6: Constabileo – Grabiner
  • Monday, May 31 and Monday, June 7: Grace – Kobets
  • Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 8: Kobler – Mikulec
  • Wednesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 9: Miller – Rainis
  • Thursday, June 3 and Thursday, June 10: Ram – Strusiner
  • Friday, June 4 and Friday, June 11: Sturgeon – Zizzo

To the rest of our Patriots, have a wonderful summer break, and we look forward to seeing our summer school students in a couple weeks!

Enjoy Your New Shades, Pats!
Thanks to all of our students for stopping by our last “Spring into Summer with Self-Care” event last Friday to pick up some new shades! Don’t forget to “stay cool” this summer by continuing with well-balanced self-care. For more information about self-care, mental health and wellness, remember that you can always visit Student Activities’ Destress 125 hub!


Stevenson Library Goes Virtual for the Summer
School may be out for the summer, but our library is still here for you!
The SHS Library will be available digitally to all students all summer long. Students can check out ebooks and audiobooks, access digital newspapers and magazines, and reach out to the librarians for help!


A Big Thank You to Our Athletes and Parents
In a year with so many unknowns and unique challenges, the Stevenson coaches and athletic staff would like to extend a huge thank you to the over 1,900 student-athletes who participated in our 43 programs. A special thank you to the parents for staying abreast with constant communication from our office, organizing transportation to and from practices and competitions, and patience with the sport guidance and spectator policies. Congratulations to all of our Stevenson Patriots!

IHSA Postseason Play Tickets on Sale Now!
For the upcoming IHSA Regional Girls Soccer Games and IHSA Sectional Boys and Girls Lacrosse Games, the Illinois High School Association has set a $5 admission fee. You may create an account here and purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be presented at the gate via mobile device or hard copy.

Athletic Results for May 27
Boys Water Polo
Drew Wangard’s five goals propelled the Patriots past the Conant Cougars, 17-7, sending the squad into tonight’s IHSA Boys Water Polo State semifinal match at 7 p.m. vs. Neuqua Valley. Several others contributed two goals, including Dimitriy Kobets, Jacob Whiting, Evan Engel.
The girls water polo team will be playing in their own semifinal match vs. Hersey at 5:30 p.m. Both games can be seen on the NFHS Network.

The Patriots watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 7-1 loss to Warren Township. The Blue Devils took the lead on a single in the second inning and never looked back. Gabe Flynn, Chris Iannuzzi, Jonas Salgado, and Michael Belbot each collected one hit. The Patriots travel to Palatine this Saturday, first pitch slated for 10 a.m.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson defeated Zion-Benton 6-1. In the first half, Stevenson scored three goals in this order: (1) Abby Kalou, assisted by Bella Chavez; (2) Brynn Stein, assisted by Bella Chavez; and (3) Kaitlyn Hong, assisted by Hailey Popkey. Stevenson gave up a penalty kick which led to Zion-Benton scoring. In the second half, Stevenson scored three more goals in this order: (4) Alyssa Bende, assisted by Gabi Nyc; (5) Lauren Kim, assisted by Madison Kim and (6) Gabi Nyc, assisted by Kayla Constabileo. Stevenson returns to action for their senior night on June 1 against Waukegan High School in the SHS Stadium.

Stevenson defeated Lake Zurich 54-21. Arad Peregoudov, Shawn Tokmovtsev, and Will Toscano won by pin. The Patriots are hosting an all-level triangular tomorrow against Barrington and Grant at 9:00 a.m. in the Stevenson Sportscenter.


Program links high school students with careers in hospitality
A national program offers tours, as well as in-class and on-the-job training to high school students interested in a career in hospitality.

Detroit public schools offer bonuses for special education teachers
The one-time signing bonuses for incoming special education teachers enabled the school district to decrease vacancies from 400 to just about 40.


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