Monday, Nov. 7, 2022

It’s On! Stevenson Gives A Salute To Military Week!

Stevenson’s annual Military Week begins today!

During this week, representatives from many branches of the military will be available to speak with students. Students interested in attending a session and learning more about what is available may fill out this Google form.

Juniors and Seniors may sign up for as many programs that interest them. (Sophomores may only attend a Military Academy Visit.) Interested students must request their teacher’s permission to miss class prior to signing up, at least two school days in advance.

Here is the schedule for this week:

  •  TODAY: A Military Week Overview presentation will be held discussing the differences between enlistment, ROTC, National Guard, reserves and military academies. There also will be a discussion about the ASVAB, a career exploration assessment that is required prior to joining the military. This will be offered during each lunch period.
  •  TOMORROW: No School
  •  Wednesday: Representatives of the Army ROTC (fourth period), West Point Academy (fifth period), U.S. Coast Guard (sixth period) and U.S. Naval Academy (seventh period)
  •  Thursday: Visitors will include the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (third period), U.S. Navy (fourth period), Air National Guard (fifth period) and U.S. Air Force (sixth period)
  •  Friday: A member of the U.S. Army (fourth period), Army National Guard (fifth period) and U.S. Marine Corps (sixth period)

TUESDAY: AP Exam Registration Deadline: Students who plan to take Advanced Placements Exams for first-semester courses and full-year courses must register by TOMORROW. To confirm registration you must check two separate systems: Total Registration and College Board. For steps on how to register, please see information on the Stevenson website here. Exams must show as “Registered for Exam”. Exams will not be ordered unless College Board accounts reflect this message for all exams and are partially paid for in Total Registration. Students MUST complete both steps in two separate systems to make sure they are fully registered. If one or both steps are incomplete, exams will not be ordered. A minimum payment of $40 per exam is required to order first-semester-only and full-year course AP exams by the Nov. 8 deadline. AP exams will also not be ordered if minimum payment is not received. Questions:

WEDNESDAY: Join Dr. Marla Israel, Director of Student Learning Programs, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday to learn about the Learning Supports for students at Stevenson High School. These supports are designed so that students can access responsive, timely, targeted support wherever and whenever they need it. Zoom:

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16: First Day Of Junior Course Selection ~ Just a reminder that Juniors are up next for selecting their classes for the 2023-24 school year. For more information about Course Selection, check out the “Course Selection Page” on the Stevenson website. During the Activity Period next Monday (Nov. 14), juniors will meet with their counselors to prep for the first day of “Course Selection.”

Ready, Set…GIVE! Give-A-Thon Collection Boxes In Classrooms!

The holidays are right around the corner and Stevenson, along with the National Honor Society, is again conducting its popular Give-A-Thon, an annual school-wide campaign aimed at bringing joy to families around Lake County during the upcoming winter holiday season.

Collection boxes were put together Friday after school by members of National Honor Society and they are now positioned throughout classrooms around campus to make donating easy. Please fill them to the top!

This will be Stevenson’s 39th year of spreading this holiday cheer to those in need and the goal is to provide gifts to 300-plus Lake County families, enough food to stock the Vernon Area Pantry for more than six months, and more than six months-worth of baby and young motherhood supplies for the Lake County P.A.D.S.

This Week At The PWC: Zumba, Open Soccer And More On Tap

Here is this week’s schedule for the Patriot Wellness Center. Activities include: Yoga, Zumba, Field Games and Open Soccer.

Don’t forget to scan the QR Codes at the PWC Check-In Desk to get daily workouts linked to your phone.

Please also be aware that the Patriot Wellness Center is closed tomorrow.

Don’t Forget: TOMORROW Is A Non-Attendance Day

Tuesday is Election Day across the United States, and it is also a Non-Attendance Day at Stevenson! No school!

Please also be aware that the Patriot Wellness Center is closed tomorrow.

Patriots Rebound For Strong Finish In State Finals; Take Third Place!

The boys soccer team came back after a rough semifinal on Friday night at the IHSA Class 3A State Finals and flexed its muscle on Saturday to get a 2-1 win over York, the defending state champion, in the third-place game.

It’s the highest finish in the state finals in program history and just the second time the Patriots have placed at state. Stevenson ended its season with an impressive 22-1-3 record.

In the third-place game, Stevenson came out of the gate with passion, desire, and aggression. The Patriots created multiple chances to go ahead and finally capitalized with a goal in the 11th minute.

Daniel Sokolovsky dribbled past a couple of defenders on the left flank and made an excellent cross into the box, which Rohan Gopalam was able to put into the goal. Stevenson kept pushing and attacking and was rewarded in the 18th minute when Sokolovsy’s cross found Ben Isthisone, who headed the ball into the goal.

In the semifinal on Friday night, Stevenson couldn’t get going and suffered a 5-0 loss to Naperville Central, which went on to win the state championship. Goalie Aidan Morris kept Stevenson in the game early with excellent saves. 

Photos: Joel Lerner

Zimmerman Represents Stevenson At State Cross Country Meet

Junior Dylan Zimmerman competed in the IHSA Boys Cross Country State Meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria against the top runners in the state.

Finishing with a time of 16:35.17, Zimmerman ran an efficient race and came home with valuable experience for next year.

Girls Swim Wins Tenth Sectional Title; Headed To State On Friday!

The 15-team IHSA Sectional meet at Stevenson on Saturday was intensely competitive, but was still dominated by the home team.

The Patriots ran away with the sectional title, their tenth in school history, with an overall score of 295 points. Second-place Deerfield finished with 167 points.

Stevenson now moves on to the IHSA State Meet, which starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and continues on Saturday with an 11 a.m. start at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. 

Stevenson started the Sectional meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Isabelle Gattone then took second place in the 50-yard free with a time 23.28.

Milena Busma followed that up with a second place in the 100-yard fly with a time of 54.77. Freestyler Hana Wienckowski placed second in the 100-yard free with a time of 51.82, followed up by a first-place finish from the 200-yard free relay team of Wienckowski, Linnea Florin, Busma and Gattone, which clocked a 1:34.47.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Jennifer Chen took first and Abby Collins placed third with times of 55.24 and 57.37, respectively. Then in the 100-yard breaststroke, Stephanie Kirova placed first with a time of 1:03.99 and Nelli Sandor placed third with a time of 1:04.97. In the final race of the day, Stevenson placed first in the 400-yard free relay, closing out the meet in solid fashion.

Athletic Results

Boys Hockey: Stevenson competed in the CCM World Invite tournament over the weekend with hundreds of teams from all over the United States and Canada. The Patriots went undefeated in the round-robin rounds defeating Empire Hockey from Ontario, Canada, Tri-City Eagles from Laurel, Maryland, and Affton Americans from St. Louis.  In the quarterfinals, Stevenson got past the Steel City Ice Renegades from Pittsburgh, 3-1 before losing a heartbreaking semifinal game late to the eventual tournament winner, the Chicago Hawks. Against the Hawks, the Patriots tied the score with one minute to go but would end up giving up the game-winner to the Hawks with 12 seconds to play. Stevenson is back on the ice Wednesday for a road game against Lake Forest that starts at 8 p.m. at Lake Forest College. The next home game is at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday at Twin Rinks against league-rival Glenbrook South.

Boys and Girls Fencing: Stevenson competed in the Thundercats Preseason Open at Libertyville High School and turned in some great matches. In men’s foil, Johnathon Franke Gordon placed third. In women’s foil, Sahana Bawa placed third and Rithika Muthyala took eighth. In women’s saber, Nicole Kim and Annika Khosla tied for third, while Rachel Lawn place seventh. In men’s saber, Vincent Oriatti-Bruns took the top spot while Daron Sun and Bharat Pappu tied for third. Joshua Lim finished in seventh place. In women’s epee, Kavya Jhangiani got second place and Kaitlyn Ciaccio placed fifth. In the final dual, men’s epee, Brian Yoon placed first and Nicholas Booker placed fifth. Next up for the Patriots is the Stevenson Invite on Saturday. 

Boys Bowling: Stevenson finished ninth out of 22 teams at the Spartan Eliminator. After 6 games, the top 12 teams were split into 3 divisions, gold, silver, and bronze. The Patriots were the top seed in the bronze division and then competed in a 2-game baker match, which means that the total pinfall wins the match. Stevenson defeated New Trier in the first baker match and then took on conference rival Mundelein, defeating the Mustangs in the two-game total pinfall match to win the bronze division of the Spartan Eliminator. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Waukegan at Noon tomorrow at Fairhaven Lanes.

Sports Notes

Videographers Needed For Winter Sports: The Athletic Department is looking for individuals (adults and students) who can film varsity winter sports competitions for scouting purposes. This is a paid position and may require travel to away competitions. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at

Fall Sports Awards: The Sneaker Ball Awards are coming soon, so get your favorite sneakers ready and attend the Fall Sports Awards on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Dress to impress and win the best program award for the most fun sneakers. Attire: No sweats or pajama pants. 


Tryouts/Practices For Winter Sports: Winter Sports are getting underway! If you are interested in trying out for a winter sport, please see the tryout dates and times here. You may also go to the Athletics Page on the Stevenson Website to see further information regarding each winter sport provided.

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

Nov. 7-11: CCC Military Week
Nov. 8: Election Day: No School
Nov. 9: Sports Boosters Meeting
Nov. 14: Fall Sports Awards
Nov. 14: Activity Period

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