Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

Safety Mitigation Webinar Set For Monday

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the safety of our students and staff has always been our top priority. We have worked closely with our local health department to ensure we are following the latest public health guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education and will continue to be responsive and update our safety policies to fall in line with state guidance as it evolves. We are so grateful to our Stevenson families for their patience and cooperation as we work to keep our school community as safe as possible.

In that spirit, we would like to notify our Stevenson community of a webinar scheduled for next Monday at 7 p.m. During this time, we will provide an update on our safety mitigations as well as address common questions and concerns.

Click here to access the webinar next Monday at 7 p.m.

20 Years Later: America, Stevenson To Remember 9/11

Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) and Stevenson High School will be hosting a 20-year Remembrance Ceremony on the front lawn of Stevenson High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Our guest speaker will be retired NYFD firefighter Scott Schrimpe, who was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center with Squad 41 just prior to its collapse.

Following the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, please join us for Patriot Day Family Fest, which will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Circle Drive.

Patriot Day Family Fest will feature live music, food and fun interactive activities with Students Helping Soldiers, the Army, the Marines, the National Guard and the local police and fire departments.This week, leading up to Saturday’s event, Students Helping Soldiers is selling commemorative 9/11 Remembrance t-shirts for purchase through the Patriot Super Store through Friday, Sept. 10. Students Helping Soldiers and Stevenson High School are also collecting donations for the Tunnels To Towers Foundation to show our appreciation for the ultimate sacrifices made by first responders that day and in the future. Here is a link to the Students Helping Soldiers group page, where t-shirts can be purchased and donations can be made.

Student Announcements

Ice Ice, Baby

Come join the Stevenson Skatriettes, Stevenson’s very own figure skating club. The Skatriettes compete, perform, and volunteer throughout the year. Practices are twice a week from 6 a.m.-7 a.m. at Twinrinks Ice Pavilion. Ice time is FREE! The club’s first meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 6108. Check out the Skatriettes’ Instagram for more information. Email or for additional questions! Join the fun!

Black Association Of Stevenson Students To Meet

The Black Association of Stevenson Students is kicking off its weekly meetings tomorrow and will continue to meet every Thursday after school from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room 1916/1918. Check out B.A.S.S. on Instagram!

Calling All Lacrosse Players: Open Gyms Starting

Open Gyms for boys and girls lacrosse will begin at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow at the JV Softball Field. These Open Gyms will be held every Tuesday and Thursday on school days, as long as weather permits. ALL are welcome! No experience necessary. If you need loaner equipment, please contact Coach Hake ( or Coach Gutierrez (

Tutoring adjusted for Thursday’s late start

Due to the late start tomorrow, and to provide time for tutors to engage in professional development, ILC and ELC tutoring will be adjusted for Thursday morning. The ILC and ELC will be open for ZOOM tutoring 7 a.m.-8 a.m. Thursday morning. However, all tutoring will be CLOSED from 8 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Then the ILC and ELC will open for both ZOOM and live tutoring from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information on tutoring, click here.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson on Saturday won the championship of the Peggy Scholten Classic, a 16-team event hosted by Conant and Fremd high schools. Led by Columbia University recruit Amanda Holsen’s match-high 16 kills, the Patriots swept St. Charles East 25-22, 25-23 in the title match to raise their record to 7-6. Holsen had 18 kills against Schaumburg, 18 against Wheaton St. Francis, 15 against Fremd and 7 against Lake Zurich to help lead Stevenson to a 5-0 tournament record after entering at 2-6. For coverage in the Daily Herald, click here.

Boys Soccer: Penalty kicks determined the champion of the Wolter Invite at Glenbrook South and Stevenson came out on top. The Patriots scored their only goal of the game in the first half on a strike by Maksym Derhachov and Mount Carmel responded with a goal of its own to even the score at 1-1. Each team was held scoreless for the rest of the match, so penalty kicks ensued. The Patriots won 3-2 with 3 saves from senior goalkeeper Ryan Harper, the tournament’s most valuable player. Junior defender Steven Nyc, senior forward Christian Yen, senior midfielder Maksym Derhachov, and junior defender Owen Zakrzewski were also selected to the all-tournament team. For coverage in the Daily Herald, click here. The Patriots are next in action at 7 p.m. tonight at Lake Forest. The team’s home game on Sept. 14 (7 p.m.) against Mundelein has been designated as “Night at the Beach.” The Patriots are hoping fans will pack the stadium in beach attire for this pivotal North Suburban Conference game.

Girls Swimming: A new tradition began as Stevenson opened its home season on Friday by hosting the “Tri Meet of the Century.” The Patriots hosted New Trier and St. Ignatius Prep and placed third with a team score of 374.5. Hana Wienckowski was the only individual event winner in the 100 free with a time of 54.28. Other Top 3 finishes included: the 200 medley relay team of Jennifer Chen, Amy Andres, Milena Busma and Claudia Rzeznik (2nd place), the 200 medley relay team of Elizabeth White, Katie Makarska, Camila Maya, Izzie Gattone (3rd place), the 200 freestyle relay team of Katie Makarska, Abby Collins, Izzie Gattone, Hana Wienckowski (3rd place), the 400 freestyle relay squad of Claudia Rzeznik, Hana Wienckowski, Sophia Berger, Abby Collins (3rd place), Abby Collins (3rd place, 200 freestyle and 2nd place, 100 freestyle), Claudia Rzeznik (3rd place, 50 freestyle and 2nd place, 100 butterfly), and Elizabeth White (2nd place, 100 Backstroke).

Football: Junior Matt Projansky had his first start at quarterback and threw for 121 yards on 10 of 22 passing, but the visiting Patriots could not overcome a quick start by New Trier and lost 32-14 to drop to 0-2 on the season. Defensively, Alex Zhekov posted a game-high 15 tackles for the Patriots. Offensively, Jordan Skolmar (79 yards rushing) and Michael Maloney each had rushing touchdowns with Maloney’s going for 59 yards. Skolmar also posted 3 catches for 28 yards and Justin Lucas had 3 catches for 59 yards. Now the attention turns to preparing for the North Suburban Conference season, as the Patriots get ready for a trip to Lake Forest on Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Girls Cross Country: Three Stevenson runners placed in the top 50 in the Frosh/Soph division at the Hornet-Red Devil Invitational in Hinsdale. Adeline Gobble ran a 19:24 to place seventh in the Frosh/Soph race, while Nanoko Seki and Isabel Edgcom finished with times of 20:36.1 and 21:27.2 respectively. Overall, the Patriots placed seventh as a team in the Frosh/Soph Division. Shannon Moser was the top finisher in the varsity division, with a time of 22:06.9.

Boys Golf: The Stevenson boys golf team finished ninth out of sixteen teams in the prestigious Buffalo Grove Invitational with a score of 314. Seniors Dylan Kaplan and Tate Donica were low for the Patriots, each with scores of 78.

Education News

Stevenson High School students and staff ‘reconnecting as a school community’ as kids welcomed back full-time, in person and wearing masks

Adlai Stevenson High School leaders expressed being “excited” to start the new academic year with full-time, in-person instruction – having students, faculty and staff “back together again.”

“As we continue navigating this pandemic, we’ll be focusing our time and energy reconnecting as a school community and ensuring our students get the social-emotional and academic support they need,” Principal Troy Gobble told Pioneer Press in an email.

Getting Educated While On Active Duty Is Getting Harder As Military Rolls Back Benefits

Even as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 looms, and the withdrawal from Afghanistan serves as a reminder of service members’ sacrifices, education is often only spottily available to those on active duty. The military branches have tried to cut the benefit in recent years, even as use of the program rose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Sept. 8: PPA Meeting

Sept. 8: Sports Booster Meeting

Sept. 8: Honors Senior Solo Recital

Sept. 9: Late Arrival

Sept. 11: 9/11 Ceremony

Sept. 11: ACT Test

Sept. 13: Choral Guild Meeting

Sept. 14: Rotunda Art Submission Deadline

Sept. 14: “Not My Kid?!?” Panel Event

Sept. 14: BPO Meeting

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