Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

New Feature On Stevenson Website: Equity, Access and Inclusivity

At Stevenson High School, we are committed and determined to take bold action to support students that have been historically marginalized, muted and mistreated. Our equity work is grounded in the anti-racist promise detailed in Stevenson’s Vision and Values statement.

We invite our students, families and larger community to learn more about our equity work by visiting the new Equity, Access and Inclusivity page on the Stevenson website. If you would like to engage in a conversation about equity, we welcome you to contact Dr. LeViis Haney, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Stevenson High School.

Student Announcements

Grab A Buddy And Get Some MOD Pizza!

Everyone needs a Best Buddy, and Stevenson’s Best Buddies chapter needs you today to help support its MOD Pizza fundraiser. Best Buddies is a non-for-profit international program that enhances the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting one-to-one friendships. Students with disabilities (Buddies) are paired up with students without disabilities (Peer Buddies and Associate Buddies) and friendships develop through SHS-sponsored events and outside-of-school hang outs. Grab a bite to eat today at MOD Pizza in Buffalo Grove (1555 Deerfield Parkway) and MOD Pizza will donate 20 percent of the proceeds back to Best Buddies. Please mention this fundraiser when you order.

Juniors: Optional PSAT/NMSQT Exam Tomorrow

Juniors, if you’ve registered to take tomorrow’s PSAT/NMSQT exam, please refer to the e-mail sent to you on Oct. 7 by the testing department. It contains details about room assignments, what to bring to the test and the timing of the day. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the test will conclude at 1:15 p.m. You will be excused from class while you are in testing, but you will be responsible for any missed work, quizzes, or tests. Please review the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide here. For questions, please e-mail the testing team at shs_testing@d125.org. IMPORTANT NOTE: The ILC/ELC will be closed from 8-9:30 a.m. tomorrow so tutors can help with the administration of the PSAT-NMSQT for all of our juniors. The ILC/ELC will be open before school from 7-8 a.m. and then again from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for both in-person and Zoom tutoring.

CLC To Host College Fair On Thursday

Head on out to the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus on Thursday for an in-person college fair that will feature more than 140 colleges. There will be two financial aid sessions as well. The fair will run from 6-8 p.m. and families should register in advance.

Patriot Sports News

Girls Golf Earns State Runner-Up Trophy

For the third time in the last three IHSA state tournaments, the Stevenson girls golf team has finished in the top five. The Patriots took second place in the Class 2A tournament over the weekend with a team score of 610 after winning the state championship in 2019 and finishing fifth in 2018. There was no state tournament in 2020 due to COVID-19. Junior Allie Santos was Coach Emma Degen’s top scorer, tying for seventh with a 148. Freshman Allysan Duan tied for 17th with a 151 while sophomore Chelsea She and senior Emily Duan tied for 31st with scores of 156. The Patriots finished just behind Barrington, which won its first state title. To read the story in the Daily Herald, click here.

Winter Sports Tryout Information Sessions Starting Today

Boys Basketball

Sophomore boys interested in trying out for basketball are invited to attend a virtual information meeting on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. tonight. For questions or more information, please contact Coach Gustin at ngustin@d125.org or Coach Zimmerman at jzimmerman@d125.org. Junior and Senior boys interested in trying out for varsity basketball are invited to contact Coach Ambrose at pambrose@d125.org.

Girls Gymnastics

Girls interested in joining gymnastics should attend the Information meeting on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2002. Contact Coach Harwood at jharwood@d125.org with questions. No tryout is required, just basic skills such as a cartwheel and handstand. All are welcome!

Girls Basketball

Girls interested in trying out for basketball are invited to attend a virtual information meeting on Zoom at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Contact Coach Graham at agraham@d125.org if you are unable to attend, or have any questions.

Athletic Results

Girls Tennis: Stevenson won four of the seven brackets in securing the North Suburban Conference championship with 36 points, its first championship since 2019 and the seventh in the last 10 years. The doubles teams of Kate Herlihy and Thea Surya at No. 2, Ashley Adkisson and Sophia Shilyakhta at No. 3, and Sabrina Xue and Sophia Lagen at No. 4 all defeated Lake Forest to win their brackets. Singles player Annika Trush also defeated Lake Forest for the No. 3 singles championship. To read the story in the Daily Herald, click here. The Patriots are now preparing for the IHSA sectionals, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson defeated Niles North, West Aurora and York in two sets at the Glenbrook North Discovery Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, the Patriots’ two losses to Lake Forest in two sets and to Libertyville in three sets left them with an overall 3-2 record in the tournament. Amanda Holsen connected on 72 kills for the weekend, including 18 against both York and Libertyville. The team moves to 23-10 on the season and prepares for a North Suburban Conference matchup at home on Wednesday against Lake Zurich.

Football: Stevenson’s three quarterbacks, Matt Projansky, AJ Eliot, and Seamus O’Connell combined on 6-of-11 passes for 72 yards, with Projansky going 4-for-5 for 47 yards and a 1-yard run for a touchdown in a 41-0 victory over Waukegan. Chase Parnes was the recipient of three of those passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots were also effective on the ground as Jordan Skolmar had 6 carries for 57 yards, Zachary Goldman had 4 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown, Jimmie Davis had 6 carries for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns and O’Connell had 3 carries for 22 yards. Aiden Larsen scored a touchdown as well. Defensively, Keegan Latulippe had an interception and Blake Duvall recovered a fumble. As a whole, the defense limited Waukegan to 3 first downs and less than 100 yards of total offense, while forcing 4 turnovers.

Girls Diving: Nora Kowalski and Lada Volkov finished in first place and 21st place respectively to lead the Patriots to the team title at the Evanston Diving Invitational.

Girls Swimming: The Patriots headed to New Trier to participate in the 43rd Annual Trevian Relays, where seven of the top 10 ranked teams in the state competed. Stevenson ultimately finished in fourth place. Top six finishers included: Claudia Rzeznik (sixth place, 100 butterfly), Hana Wienckowski (fifth place, 100 freestyle), Abby Collins (sixth place, 100 backstroke) and Hana Wienckowski, Claudia Rzeznik, Sophia Berger and Izzie Gattone (fifth place, 400 freestyle relay). The Patriots will be back in action when they host Zion-Benton at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Aquatic Center.

Education News

What Schools Around The World Look Like Now — In Compelling Pictures

These photos show how the coronavirus is still a chief concern — and the different conditions in which children are educated around the planet.

‘Test To Stay’: New Approach Keeps COVID-Exposed Students In Class

Fed up with all the instructional time lost to COVID-19 quarantines, schools are increasingly taking a new tactic: They’re letting students and staff members who’ve been exposed to the virus stay in school, discovering that they can safely keep nearly all exposed students and staff in school if they monitor them with frequent COVID tests. Relatively few schools are using these “test-to-stay” programs, but more are joining them weekly.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Oct. 12: Best Buddies MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Oct. 13: PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

Oct. 13: Sports Boosters Meeting

Oct. 14: Illinois Regional College Fair

Oct. 17: Children’s Play

Oct. 18: Choral Guild Meeting

Oct. 18: District 125 Board of Education Meeting

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