Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

StreetFest Wellness Week Ends with a Bang!
This is one for the books! We are so grateful for the opportunity to reconnect and spend time together and elevate the conversation around the importance of mental health. Thank you to everyone — students, families, faculty and staff alike — who participated in this year’s StreetFest Wellness Week. It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

You can check out a video recap here! Stay tuned on social media for more fun photos from StreetFest.

Tonight: Senior Parent Night Hosted by the College & Career Center
The College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Parent/Guardian Night from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight via Zoom. The event is open to all parents and guardians of seniors at Stevenson. During the presentation, families will learn more about the college application process, including types of applications, deadlines, standardized test scores and scholarships. Families can access this presentation through the Zoom link posted on our website.

There will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. Families can join this pre-session through the Zoom link posted on our website.


Theatre With a Cause
Are you passionate about theatre and serving as a peer role model?

Snow Flake is a student organization where students have the opportunity to write skits, perform them and then facilitate the small groups at local middle schools. The focus of Snow Flake is for students to serve as peer role models to teach younger students to make healthy, positive decisions in their lives. SHS students may also earn community service credit for their efforts.

Snow Flake meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in room 2706. Please drop by, or email Mr. Foley at with any questions. All are welcome!


Athletic Results

The Hawks had a quick start that led to a 27-3 first half score. The Patriots responded in the second half with a quick score out of the break, but failed to score on their next drive, which could’ve cut the lead to ten. The final tally was 41-10 in favor of the visiting Hawks. Stevenson senior running back Jordan Skolmer had a sensational night, rushing 13 times for 165 yards. Check out complete coverage in the Daily Herald.

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson traveled to Libertyville for the Crosstown Classic on Friday and Saturday, where Deerfield claimed the top spot. Over the two-day event, the Patriots beat Vernon Hills, 25-18, 25-20 and Wheeling, 25-18, 25-20 with losses to Glenbrook South (22-25, 23-25), Lake Zurich (23-25, 25-18, 18-25) and Grant (20-25, 25-28, 13-15). Amanda Holsen led the team in kills, averaging 9 per match. Lily Wangard led the team in assists with 8 per match. It will be a quick turn around for the squad as they prepare for home matches on Tuesday and Wednesday against Niles North and Hersey.

Girls Tennis
The heat forced a shutdown of the finals at New Trier on Saturday, preventing the meet to be complete, but the Patriots had already secured victories against Maine South, Glenbrook South, and St. Joes. Sarah Wang did not drop a set the entire tournament at #1 Singles. Abby Ma also went 2-0 at #2 Singles. The #1 Doubles team of Ainika Hou and Sonia Mehta went 3-0. Anna Trush competed in both singles and doubles in the tournament, pairing up with Kate Herlihy for two victories in #3 Doubles over Maine South and St. Joes, and then defeating Glenbrook South in #2 Singles. They are home today vs. Deerfield at Vernon Hills Athletic complex, with a 4:30 p.m. start time.

Boys Soccer
The Patriots opened up the first half in their game against Vernon Hills with a goal by Daniel Sokolovsky, assisted by Grayson Lueck. They carried a 1-0 lead throughout most of the second half until Vernon Hills scored in the last 5 minutes, ending the game tied at 1-1. They return to action on Saturday in the Glenbrook South High School tournament.

Girls Swimming
The 2021 swim team started their first competition strong with senior divers Nora Kowalski and Shreeya Sinha, both scoring personal bests. Kowalski broke the team record for six dives, with a score of 263.80. The excitement continued as the Patriots won the first two swimming events. The defining moment came during the 800 Free Relay when Liza Kolbunova, Amanda Chang, Delaney Umbleby, and Norah Polonsky squeaked out an outstanding win by a narrow margin. By the conclusion of the meet, the Patriots went on to win 11 of the 21 events, never finishing lower than 3rd place in any swimming event.

Relay winners included: Jennifer Chen (200 yd medley, 200 yd back, 400 yd free), Stephanie Kirova (200 yd medley), Hana Wienckowski (200 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 400 yd free), Sophia Berger (200 yd medley, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Abby Collins (400 yd medley, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Amy Andres (400 yd medley, Milena Busma (400 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 400 yd free), Claudia Rzeznik (400 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Katie Makarska (200 yd fly, Liza Kolbunova (800 yd free, Amanda Chang (800 yd free, Delaney Umbleby (800 yd free, Norah Polonsky (800 yd free, Isabelle Gattone (200 yd free, 400 yd free), Elizabeth White (200 yd back), Camila Maya (200 yd back), Valerie Kutonova (200 yd back), and Karina Cantero (400 yd free). Individual winners included: Hana Wienckowski (50 yd free) and Sophia Berger (100 yd free). The Patriots will be back in action at home this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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