Thursday, May 5, 2022

Saturday Is “Homers For Heroes” For Military Appreciation Day At Stevenson’s Baseball And Softball Games!

Students Helping Soldiers has been partnering with the Athletic Department all year to bring Military Appreciation Day events to sports contest. There has been “Touchdowns For Troops,” “Hoops For Heroes,” and now there is “Homers For Heroes,” a partnership with the baseball and softball programs.

“Homers For Heroes” will be Saturday on campus in conjunction with the baseball team’s game against Antioch (10 a.m. start) and the softball team’s game against Elk Grove (12 noon start). There will be free hotdogs and apple pie for all veterans in military apparel and there will be grilled burgers and other food items available for purchase.

An opening ceremony begins at 11:45 a.m., with the softball game to follow. In addition to the games, there will be bouncy houses, military vehicles and other fun activities for the entire family to enjoy from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come out and support our Stevenson Patriots…and our American Patriots!

Stevenson eSports Players Place At First-Ever IHSA State Finals!

At the first-ever Illinois High School Association’s eSports State Finals, Stevenson’s eSports team put together a strong showing. Angelo Abano finished fourth in Super Smash Brothers Singles. Santiago Morales and Majid Abdelkareem finished seventh in Super Smash Brothers Duos.

Student Announcements

Party Time, Seniors! Get Your Early-Bird Senior Carnival Tickets Now!

The Senior Class Carnival, a private party for seniors with rides, games and food, is right around the corner, and ticket sales have begun.

This three-hour carnival will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 behind Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills at Route 60 and Milwaukee Avenue (JC Penney parking area). The Early-Bird Price of $50 is good until May 13. Tickets will be $55 after May 13. Tickets include 15 food tickets, 15 game tickets and unlimited rides.
Just scan the QR code to the right or use this link to purchase tickets.

Polish Fest 2022 On Tap For Friday Night On The Pool Patio!

Stay after school tomorrow for Polish Fest 2022! Join Stevenson’s Polish Club for food, fun, friends, music and Polish culture. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. on the Pool Patio by the football field, weather permitting. Meet in Room 6110 (East Building) in the event of rain. The entry fee is just $5 per person. The event is sponsored by the Polish National AllianceWPNA 103.1 FM, Dziennik Zwiazkowy, Valure Spa & Laser, and Dj DannyG ~ Daniel Gancarczyk!

Get Your Gear! Patriot School Store “End-Of-Year Sale” Ends Tomorrow!

Don’t miss your chance to save some green…and stock up on all of your favorite green and gold Stevenson gear before the school year comes to a close! The Patriot School Store has been holding its “End-of-Year Sale” this entire week and the sale ends tomorrow! All merchandise is 20 PERCENT OFF storewide and clearance items are an additional 50 PERCENT OFF! This is an in-person only sale. The sale does not apply to online items. Please contact the Patriot School Store with questions at (847) 415-4126 or via e-mail at: or

Registration Deadline To Audition For Next Year’s Dance Companies Is May 10

Open auditions for the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies for current students and incoming freshmen will be held on Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12, from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 2010. Interested students should register by May 10. They will then be sent (via e-mail) a video phrase to learn. At the auditions, students will review and perform the video phrase. They should also come prepared to perform a 45- to 60-second solo of their own choreography.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Department Needs Your ESPPA Nominations For Spring Sports

The Athletic Department is asking that you please take the time to nominate a Stevenson team or individual for the “Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award” (ESPPA’s) for spring sports. Spring sports awards will be at 7 p.m. on May 23. Nominations are needed to decide the winners. Check out the nomination form and recommend your favorite event/individual for each award. The deadline to nominate is May 13.

Athletic Results

Girls Track and Field: Stevenson hosted the North Suburban Conference Girls Track Championships on Wednesday and placed second overall as a team with 87 points. The 4×100 meter relay team of Hadley ThomasEve TraficantiAva Mecir, and Ava Wilson became conference champions with a time of 50.57. Also winning a conference title was Ella O’Neall in the shot put with a distance of 12.42 meters. Other notable finishes for the Patriots included the 4×200 meter relay team of Alex Wu, Mecir, Thomas, and Wilson, who earned a time of 1:50.04 to put them in second place. O’Neall finished second in the discus with a distance of 37.38 meters. Wilson came in second place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.97 and third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.09. Wu placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 10.21. Next up for the Patriots is the sectional on Thursday, May 12.

Baseball: The Patriots (17-6, 6-3) hosted conference opponent Waukegan and walked away victorious, 7-2. Daniel Cabrales started out on the mound, surrendering no runs on 1 hit over two innings while striking out 5 batters and walking none. Carson Kaye took over in the third inning, going three innings and allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out four batters. Jonas Salgado threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Bryan Park led the Patriots with 2 hits in three at-bats. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Notre Dame in Niles at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Boys Tennis: Stevenson (12-3, 5-0) competed against conference opponent Lake Forest and won the match, 6-1. Singles player Caden Zhao won his match 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 as did Dustin Zhao6-0, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula got a 6-3, 6-4 win. The No. 2 doubles team of Daniel Jaworski and Nicholas Stec won their thrilling match 7-6, 7-5. The No. 3 doubles team of Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden got a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory. Finishing up the night strong was the No. 4 doubles team of Sam Cohan and Tejas Sheth, who breezed to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Next up for the Patriots is an Invite at Deerfield at 4 p.m. tomorrow and at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (25-2, 5-0) traveled to Waukegan and rolled to a 25-13, 25-14 sweep. Libero Murad Shahzadah had a team-high 15 digs, followed by Sam Nuudel with 5 kills. Karl Lutz added 3 kills, 2 block assists, and 2 digs. Christian Headley contributed 5 kills, 1 block assist, and 2 digs. Rounding out the Patriot scorers was setter Daniel Nuudel with 3 kills, 1 solo block, 1 block assist, 21 assists, and 3 digs.

Boys Water Polo: Stevenson (16-7, 4-0) lost a tight match to Naperville North, 10-9. Angelos Koutsogeorgas led the team with 4 goals, followed by Max Lapointe-St. Georges with 3 goals. Andrew Mossman and Jack Curtin each contributed 1 goal in the loss. Next up, the Patriots begin the post season at Sectionals as the No. 1 seed and play the winner of Lake Forest-Vernon Hills at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 at Buffalo Grove High School.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots (25-1-1, 4-0) lost to a tough opponent in Naperville North, 7-5. The Patriots showed tremendous drive and resilience in fighting back from a 5-1 deficit at halftime. At the end of the third quarter, Stevenson came back to tie the game, 5-5. Unfortunately the Patriots couldn’t push through to victory. Belle Cloeter led the scoring with 2 goals. Faith Ma had 6 steals and Katie Delaney had 11 blocked shots. Next up for Stevenson is a Quad Invite in the Pool at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (11-2, 3-1) won a nail-biter against conference rival Libertyville, 11-10. Lili Sorenson was the leading scorer with 4 goals. Lizzy DubilierJordyn Ackerman, and Teagan Hendricks (1 assist) each contributed 2 goals, while Emma Sturgeon had 1 goal and 2 assists. Angela Ran, made a strong run down the field and boosted the Stevenson lead with 1 assist. Goalie Megan Randol had 12 saves on the night. Next up for the Patriots is a home game in the Stadium at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow against Crystal Lake Central.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (11-3, 3-1) hosted conference rival Libertyville and won, 16-9. Ryan Hynes was on fire again in the crease with 5 goals and 3 assists. Justin Lucas contributed 4 goals and was dominant at Faceoff X with an 83 percent success rate. Caleb Lee added 3 goals and 5 assists, while Colin Livesay scored 2 goals (1 assist), Monty Hashemi scored 1 goal (2 assists) and Michael Kaminsky also scored 1 goal. The defense was led by Ian McKelvey with 9 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers. Next up for the Patriots is Fremd at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (12-1-1, 4-0-1) defeated Waukegan, 4-0. The first goal was scored by Brynn Stein in the second minute off a nice cross from Ellie Egeland, who later scored the second goal in the 14th minute. The Patriots scored two more goals in the second half, off of Ella Hong in the 47th minute, assisted by Bella Chavez, who later sank the only penalty kick of the game to finalize the final score. The Patriots play their next game, on Senior Night at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow against Lake Zurich in the Stadium.

Education News

Ransomware Hits Two Colleges At Semester’s End. What Can Others Do?

Ransomware attacks have disrupted the final days of the spring semester for at least two colleges over the past week, Kellogg Community College in Michigan and Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Austin Peay reported a ransomware attack last week, which forced the institution to cancel final exams scheduled for a Friday before resuming scheduled finals on the following Monday. Kellogg Community College, meanwhile, notified students and staff that a ransomware attack had been causing technology issues. It closed all five campuses and canceled classes as it investigated the incident, and the college initiated a forced password reset for students and employees.

Illinois Students Face Costly Tickets At School From Police For Misbehavior

Illinois schools aren’t allowed to fine students as a form of discipline, but police on campus have no such restrictions. Tickets can be in the hundreds of dollars, becoming an incredible burden for some families.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 5-13: AP Exams

May 5: Strings Awards Concert

May 7: Homers For Heroes

May 9: Choral Guild Meeting

May 11-12: Spring Band Concert

May 11: PPA Bake Sale

May 11: Sports Boosters Meeting

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