Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Spin Cycle: Robotics Club Hosting Spin Up Tournament Tomorrow

Spin Up? Think disc golf (kind of)…with robots.

That’s the gist of VEX Spin Up, the game that will be played TOMORROW at Stevenson when the VEX Robotics Club hosts a tournament that could yield a qualification for the state tournament in March. There will be 24 teams competing in this tournament, which is the second tournament of the year for Stevenson.

Spin Up is played by collecting foam discs that are spread throughout the field and trying to launch them into high-goal baskets, as well as place them into low-goal regions.

Matches will be played starting roughly at 9:45 a.m. in the Wood Commons and will continue through around 3 p.m. There will be seating for spectators and admission is free, so come out to cheer on the Stevenson VEX Robotics teams.

Love Is In The Air: “Romeo And Juliet” Continues Tonight!

February is the month of LOVE, so what better way to celebrate that than to attend a Stevenson play that is all about LOVE: “Romeo And Juliet!”

The production features three shows, with the second running TONIGHT (7 p.m.) and the final show wrapping TOMORROW (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.

Join the Patriot Theatre Company as it shares the classic tale of the ever famous “star-crossed lovers” through this abridged, one-act, one-hour version of Shakespeare’s original “Romeo And Juliet.”

Conceptualized in a celestial world where the day and the night are indefinitely separated and ushered by popular and favored music of today’s era, this Freshmen/Sophomore production will help the audience reimagine how love can indeed be born from hate.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

This is a fundraiser event with snacks and water on sale for $2 apiece or 3 items for $5.

Save The Date: D125 Asian Night Market Is Next Weekend

Want to immerse yourself in Asian culture and cuisine? Check out D125 Asian Night Market next weekend.

Hosted by the Asian American Student Association, Asian Night Market will take place next SATURDAY (Feb. 11) and features food booths (4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) in the Glass Commons and performances (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in the Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets for food will be on sale for $1 (cash only) each, but performances are free.

SAGA Dance Is Back: Masquerade Ball!


It’s been three long years since the last SAGA Dance, so this year’s Masquerade Ball is going to be bigger and better than ever!

The Sexuality And Gender Alliance invites you to join your friends and show your support for Stevenson’s LGBTQ+ community by dancing the night away next FRIDAY (Feb. 10) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Lower East Glass Commons.

Music will be provided by the Stevenson DJ Club. There will also be free food and fun activities. This is a great opportunity to meet some new people and have fun!!

For more information, please visit SAGA’s special Masquerade Ball website.

Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships! 
Need Money For College? Here’s Your One-Stop Shop!

Apply for these post-secondary scholarships, with deadlines ranging from March 1 to April 1.

The Stephanie Greene Memorial Scholarship through The Town & Country Garden Club of Libertyville will award one or two $1,000 scholarships. This scholarship offers financial aid to students pursuing a course of study in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Forestry, Agronomy and Environmental Concerns (broad category). Applicants must be majoring in one of these fields of study and reside in Libertyville and neighboring communities. The applicant must be enrolled or have a letter of acceptance to a two- or four-year college or university within the above noted courses of study. This includes currently enrolled college students, high school seniors, and adults returning to school. The deadline to apply is March 1.

The Profit Through Knowledge Scholarship through the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority invites all African-American high school seniors (male and female) to apply for four $1,500 scholarships. The awards are in the area of Scholastic Achievement; Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Excellence in Service and Delta Sigma Theta Student Fellowship. Applicants must submit an essay with 500 words or less and a 90-second personal statement video. The deadline to apply is March 4.

The Lambda Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the 2023 Academic Scholarship. The scholarship is open to high school seniors in Lake County who are matriculating at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2023 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 10.

The Fueling The Minds Of The Future is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which Graham Enterprise, Inc and Graham C-Stores Company operate. The program provides support to local youths by offering $2,500 scholarships to entering college freshmen. Awards will be based on the information provided on the application, personal statement, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals and demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 15. 


Two scholarships are available from The Lake County Retired Teachers Association. These scholarships will be awarded to a Lake County, Illinois high school senior to recognize ability and achievement, contribution to the community, and those who plan to pursue a career in education. Only one application is necessary to be considered for both scholarships. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24.

Lake County Federation of Teachers offers the annual Joe Hutten Scholarship to any Lake County, Illinois public school graduate who is attending an Illinois Public Higher Education school. The application requires a one-page essay describing your educational and career goals and a resume that includes any extracurricular activities, community service and job experience. The deadline to apply is March 24.

Rotary District 6440 is offering 2023 Career and Technical Education/Vocational Scholarship grants in the amount of $1,500 each for students who are pursuing careers at community colleges, technical training institutions or vocational training programs. These awards may be applied to costs associated with tuition, books, tools, and supplies that are associated with specific CTE programs. Applicants must be sponsored by, and work with, local Rotary Clubs, which will be able to submit up to two applicants each year for consideration. For more information, Buffalo Grove Residents should contact: Martha Weiss, Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove weiss.martha@gmail.com 847-226-9200. For all other residents: Alan Nerad, Rotary Club of Lincolnshire, Alan.Nerad@aleragroup.com 224-388-9971. The deadline to apply is March 25.

Won Buddhism Of Chicago awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from high schools located in Illinois. Applicants are evaluated on various attributes including but not limited to: academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership, community activities, essay and financial need. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2023.

The Palumbo Family Foundation strives to make a difference by providing scholarships to well-deserving students of lower income families. Scholarships awarded are a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $10,000 per scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies but the total amount awarded this year will be a minimum of $150,000. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an annual adjusted gross family income of $65,000 or less, and residence in Illinois’ Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake or Will counties for at least six months. Applications are open until March 31.

The Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will award scholarships to qualified African-American high school seniors in the Northwest Suburban areas of Chicago. Scholarships are available for students who will attend a two-year community college or a four-year college or university as a full-time student in the fall of 2023. Students may apply in one or more qualifying categories: Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Big Ten University, The Arts, Community College, or Academic Achievement. All scholarship applications are due March 31.

The VFW Post 981 Wally Luetschwager Memorial Scholarship Grant, in an amount as high as $3,000, is awarded annually in the memory of our comrade Wally Luettschwager. Students who attend (or will attend) college in a degree program or a recognized trade school should apply. The ideal candidate will be an active duty or reserve member of the military, honorably discharged veteran, or a direct descendent of an honorably discharged veteran. All other things being equal, preference will be given to residents of the Northwest Cook County suburbs and adjacent areas in Lake County, with additional consideration to those towns and villages served by Post 981. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Every year, Blind Service Association awards 20 to 30 scholarships, ranging in amounts up to $3,000, to young people planning to attend a professional school, college, or university. Applications are judged according to academic merit, evidence of community service and need. Eligible students must be legally blind, reside in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry or Will Counties, and be enrolled/accepted in an accredited degree program during the fall of 2023. The deadline to apply is April 1.


The Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) will award two $50,000 scholarships to support students of color who will pursue an undergraduate STEM degree after high school, which includes mentorship from a STEM professional throughout their degree. The SLAS-NOBCChE Scholarship is intended for U.S.-based students of color entering an undergraduate STEM program, specifically Black, LatinX and other racially underrepresented students interested in the STEM field (African-American, Hispanic, Native/Indigenous; Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders; Alaskan natives). Students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Biliteracy Exam Is Later This Month; Registration Opens TODAY!

Stevenson offers students the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved World Language exams.

The February 2023 Biliteracy Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. The exam is only available to Juniors and Seniors, and seating is limited.

Registration for the exam opens TODAY and the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 17, at 12 noon. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy Exam FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

Interested In Upcoming CLC Workshops? Fill Out Survey

The College Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County Workshops, beginning with a visit from CLC next THURSDAY(Feb. 9). (Please see the “Community College Week” story and the Student Reminders Section below.)

Seniors who are interested in taking part in the upcoming application workshops and/or placement testing should fill out this survey prior to the events.

CCC To Host “Community College Week” Next Week

Six community colleges will visit Stevenson next week during “Community College Week!”

These college visits are similar to the college rep visits that took place during the fall. Interested Juniors and Seniors should register within Naviance and seek teacher permission two school days in advance to attend the scheduled visit.

All visits will take place in the College And Career Center.

✅ Monday (Feb. 6), Fifth Period ~ Oakton College (2 campuses in Des Plaines and Niles)

✅ Tuesday (Feb. 7), Sixth Period ~ Arrupe College of Loyola University (2-year degree program at Loyola)

✅ Tuesday (Feb. 7), Seventh Period ~ Parkland College (can earn dual credits with nearby UIUC)

✅ Wednesday (Feb. 8), Seventh Period ~ Kirkwood Community College (on the campus of University of Iowa)

✅ Thursday (Feb. 9), Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Periods ~  College Of Lake County (in-district community college with guaranteed admission with dozens of four-year colleges)

✅ Friday (Feb. 10), Sixth Period ~ Harper College (students can receive in-district tuition rates by working within campus boundaries)

The Reminders For Students section tightens our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY: Deadline To Opt Out Of 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Share your thoughts about education in Illinois in the 5Essentials Survey that addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students. Students will receive specific e-mail communication about how they can participate in the survey during their Mathematics class. Parents who would like their student to opt-out of this survey can complete this form by TODAY. Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

THURSDAY, Feb 9: CLC Visit…And Workshops: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week with a visit on THURSDAY (Feb. 9) from CLC during all lunch periods in the CCC. (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.) This is the first of SIX total events in this CLC workshop series. The second date in the series is an application workshop on THURSDAY, Feb. 23. Full “Daily Digest” listing, including more information and all dates. 

CLUBS


EVENTS

ONGOING: Winterfest 2023: Arcade! Get your tickets for the upcoming Winterfest Dance, which will be held on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

ℹ️ Sports Notes

Balase Named Head Girls Tennis Coach

Isriz Balase has been named Stevenson’s Head Girls Tennis Coach.

Last spring, Balase (pictured right in green) completed his first season with the boys program. He will continue to coach the boys, and also lead the girls program in the fall. 

The boys team finished as the North Suburban Conference champion and the Sectional champion on its way to a seventh-place finish in the IHSA State Finals.

Balase played high school tennis for Schaumburg High School and played collegiately at Lewis University and Judson University.  He is currently a tennis instructor at College Park and has been teaching all ages and levels for nine years. 

Coach Balase plans to hold an information meeting for the girls program in the spring. Stay tuned for more details.


Recruiting 101:
Athletic Department To Hold Recruiting Presentation


Are you interested in the college recruiting process? Do you want to know more about how to get started?

Then please attend the Recruiting Informational Meeting on MONDAY, Feb. 13 in Room 5132 with Athletic Coordinator Kyle Washburn during the Activity Period (from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.).

Be sure to RSVP using the QR Code.

Sports Events Ahead

TODAY/TOMORROW ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals TODAY (prelims, 7:25 p.m.) and TOMORROW at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. General admission tickets are available online and at the door. Admission is $12 at the door and $12 plus online fees. No outside food or beverages may be brought inside the Arena. There is also a clear bag policy to enter the Arena. The competition will be streamed live on the NFHSNetwork/IHSATV.  

TODAY ~ Competitive Cheer PEP BUS: There will be a Pep Bus for Stevenson students who want to cheer on the Competitive Cheer Team at STATE TODAY. The Pep Bus will depart from Circle Drive TODAY at 12 noon and return at approximately 10 p.m. The Pep Bus will cost $15 and students must also purchase a ticket to the event online or at the door. 

TOMORROW ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite TOMORROW at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders is a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

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

Feb. 3-28: Black History Month
Feb. 3-4:  2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10: CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 6: PPA Meeting
Feb 6:Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: Scheduling – Help Your Teen Find A Healthy Balance
Feb. 8: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Chipotle
Feb. 8: Sports Boosters Meeting
Feb. 9: CCC Presents ~ CLC Informational Meeting
Feb. 10: SAGA Dance

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

Love Is In The Air: “Romeo And Juliet” Debuts TONIGHT!

February is the month of LOVE, so what better way to celebrate that than to attend a Stevenson play that is all about LOVE: “Romeo And Juliet!”

The production will feature three shows, running TONIGHT (7 p.m.), TOMORROW (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.

Join the Patriot Theatre Company as it shares the classic tale of the ever famous “star-crossed lovers” through this abridged, one-act, one-hour version of Shakespeare’s original “Romeo And Juliet.”

Conceptualized in a celestial world where the day and the night are indefinitely separated and ushered by popular and favored music of today’s era, this Freshmen/Sophomore production will help the audience reimagine how love can indeed be born from hate.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

This is a fundraiser event with snacks and water on sale for $2 apiece or 3 items for $5. 

History Bowl/Bee Finishes Strong At Tournament On Campus

For history buffs, the National History Bowl/Bee rewards students who can make connections across eras, places, and themes in history while competing in quiz-style tournaments.

Stevenson hosted one of those such tournaments last weekend, the Chicago Winter Regional History Bowl/Bee Tournament, and the home team made a strong showing.

The Varsity A History Bowl/Bee Team of seniors Christian EpureAadit JunejaDhruv Pendharkar and Rishabh Wuppalapati won second place in the Bowl competition.

In the individual Varsity History Bee competition, Wuppalapati took first place, Epure finished in second place and Pendharkar finished in fourth place.

In the Junior Varsity History Bee competition, sophomore Ryan Barua took second place.

Don’t Forget To Get Your Applications In!
More Than $60,000 In Stevenson Foundation Scholarships Available!

Attention Class Of 2023: Applications for the Stevenson Foundation Scholarship Program are NOW OPEN…but the submission deadline is QUICKLY APPROACHING!

Thanks to the generosity of local families and organizations, more than $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Stevenson seniors this spring.

All graduating Stevenson seniors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. next TUESDAY, Feb. 7. For program details and the full list of 2023 scholarships, visit StevensonFoundation.org/scholarships.

Questions? Please e-mail Ms. Bunzol at ABunzol@StevensonFoundation.org.

Biliteracy Exam Is Later This Month; Registration Opens TOMORROW!
Stevenson offers students the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved World Language exams.

The February 2023 Biliteracy Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. The exam is only available to Juniors and Seniors, and seating is limited.

Registration for the exam opens TOMORROW and the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 17, at 12 noon. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy Exam FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

Interested In Upcoming CLC Workshops? Fill Out Survey


The College Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County Workshops, beginning with a visit from CLC next week (Feb. 9). (Please see the Student Reminders Section below.)

Seniors who are interested in taking part in the upcoming application workshops and/or placement testing should fill out this survey prior to the events.

CCC To Host “Community College Week” Next Week

Six community colleges will visit Stevenson next week during “Community College Week!”

These college visits are similar to the college rep visits that took place during the fall. Interested Juniors and Seniors should register within Naviance and seek teacher permission two school days in advance to attend the scheduled visit.

All visits will take place in the College And Career Center.

Monday (Feb. 6), Fifth Period ~ Oakton College (2 campuses in Des Plaines and Niles)

Tuesday (Feb. 7), Sixth Period ~ Arrupe College of Loyola University (2-year degree program at Loyola)

Tuesday (Feb. 7), Seventh Period ~ Parkland College (can earn dual credits with nearby UIUC)

Wednesday (Feb. 8), Seventh Period ~ Kirkwood Community College (on the campus of University of Iowa)

Thursday (Feb. 9), Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Periods ~  College Of Lake County (in-district community college with guaranteed admission with dozens of four-year colleges)

Friday (Feb. 10), Sixth Period ~ Harper College (students can receive in-district tuition rates by working within campus boundaries)

Lean In Feminism To Showcase One Of Stevenson’s Own…TODAY!

There’s a World Champion among us here at Stevenson!

Join Lean in Feminism Club as it welcomes Masters World Weightlifting Champion Danielle Colan to its meeting at 3:30 p.m. TODAY in Room 2614. All are welcome!

Colan will be sharing stories and answering questions about the challenges and triumphs she has experienced on her impressive journey. 

A 2008 graduate of Stevenson, Colan (nee Mall) is now a Communication Arts teacher at Stevenson. She is also a board-certified health and wellness coach and owner of Warrior Wellness Coaching.

After high school, in which she was a decorated three-sport (volleyball, basketball and track and field) athlete for the Patriots, Colan played basketball and threw the discus for Davidson College, won a national championship in kickboxing, and in more recent years, became a four-time national champion and two-time world champion and world record holder in weightlifting for her age and weight class.

Colan was inducted into the Stevenson Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2021.

The Reminders For Students section tightens our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

 ACADEMICS

 ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 TOMORROW: Deadline To Opt Out Of 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Share your thoughts about education in Illinois in the 5Essentials Survey that addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students. Students will receive specific e-mail communication about how they can participate in the survey during their Mathematics class. Parents who would like their student to opt-out of this survey can complete this form by TOMORROW. Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

 THURSDAY, Feb 9: CLC Visit: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week with a visit on THURSDAY (Feb. 9) from CLC during all lunch periods in the CCC. (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.) This is the first of SIX total events in this CLC workshop series. The second date in the series is an application workshop on THURSDAY, Feb. 23. Full “Daily Digest” listing, including more information and all dates. 

 CLUBS


 EVENTS

ONGOING: Winterfest 2023: Arcade! Get your tickets for the upcoming Winterfest Dance, which will be held on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

 Sports Notes

Recruiting 101: Athletic Department To Hold Recruiting Presentation


Are you interested in the college recruiting process? Do you want to know more about how to get started?

Then please attend the Recruiting Informational Meeting on MONDAY, Feb. 13 in Room 5132 with Athletic Coordinator Kyle Washburn during the Activity Period (from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.).

Be sure to RSVP using the QR Code.

 Sports Events Ahead

 TOMORROW/SATURDAY ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals TOMORROW (prelims, 7:25 p.m.) and SATURDAY at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. General admission tickets are available online and at the door. Admission is $12 at the door and $12 plus online fees. No outside food or beverages may be brought inside the Arena. There is also a clear bag policy to enter the Arena. The competition will be streamed live on the NFHSNetwork/IHSATV.  

 TOMORROW ~ Competitive Cheer PEP BUS: There will be a Pep Bus for Stevenson students who want to cheer on the Competitive Cheer Team at STATE TOMORROW. The Pep Bus will depart from Circle Drive TOMORROW at 12 noon and return at approximately 10 p.m. The Pep Bus will cost $15 and students must also purchase a ticket to the event online or at the door. 

 SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders is a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY ~Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held TODAY from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

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

Feb. 2-28:Black History Month
Feb. 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 6:PPA Meeting
Feb 6:Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: Scheduling – Help Your Teen Find A Healthy Balance
Feb. 8:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Chipotle
Feb. 8:Sports Boosters Meeting
Feb. 9:CCC Presents ~ CLC Informational Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023

Black History Month Begins Today; Weekly Slate Of Activities And Events

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, and Stevenson will be celebrating throughout the entire month with various activities and events

The Black Student Union (BSU) has an event planned for each week of the month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Our Strengths And Overcoming Adversity As A Black Community.”

Here are the weekly activities, starting with a movie TOMORROW:

 TOMORROW, 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: There will be a screening of the movie “The Banker” in the West Staff Dining Room. All are welcome to join and snacks will be available.

 THURSDAY, Feb. 9, 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: There will be a Food Lab Activity in Room 1406. Come to learn to cook a delicious dish from the Black community.

 THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: For Black Student Union Club Members (only), there will be Chill Time in the West Staff Dining Room. This will be a kickback with karaoke, games, and potluck.

 THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: The annual “Operation Black History Month” event will be celebrated in Room 6110. This culminating activity of Black History Month will showcase the talents of our black students here at Stevenson. There will be booth exhibits, food, games, prizes and much more!

Love Is In The Air: “Romeo And Juliet” In Little Theater

February is the month of LOVE, so what better way to celebrate that than to attend a Stevenson play that is all about LOVE: “Romeo And Juliet!”

Join the Patriot Theatre Company as it shares the classic tale of the ever famous “star-crossed lovers” through this abridged, one-act, one-hour version of Shakespeare’s original “Romeo And Juliet.”

Conceptualized in a celestial world where the day and the night are indefinitely separated and ushered by popular and favored music of today’s era, this Freshmen/Sophomore production will help the audience reimagine how love can indeed be born from hate.

The production will feature three shows, running TOMORROW (7 p.m.), FRIDAY (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

This is a fundraiser event with snacks and water on sale for $2 apiece or 3 items for $5.

Peer Helpers Have Just The Fix For The “Winter Blues”  

Do the cold temperatures and dark mornings color your mood “blue” for the day? If they do, you are not alone.

The “Winter Blues” are actually extremely common, and can manifest in different forms from person to person: from low mood and low energy to decreased focus on activities or hobbies that typically make you happy.

There are a variety of ways that we can beat these feelings, and the Peer Helpers have some great suggestions in the above video.

If you or someone you know is struggling with the “Winter Blues” and would like to connect with an adult about this, please be sure to reach out to a member of your Student Services Team. You can stop by any Student Services office and make an appointment during the school day or online via Calendly.

Lean In Feminism To Showcase One Of Stevenson’s Own!

There’s a World Champion among us here at Stevenson!

Join Lean in Feminism Club as it welcomes Masters World Weightlifting Champion Danielle Colan to its meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Room 2614. All are welcome!

Colan will be sharing stories and answering questions about the challenges and triumphs she has experienced on her impressive journey. 

A 2008 graduate of Stevenson, Colan (nee Mall) is now a Communication Arts teacher at Stevenson. She is also a board-certified health and wellness coach and owner of Warrior Wellness Coaching.

After high school, in which she was a decorated three-sport (volleyball, basketball and track and field) athlete for the Patriots, Colan played basketball and threw the discus for Davidson College, won a national championship in kickboxing, and in more recent years, became a four-time national champion and two-time world champion and world record holder in weightlifting for her age and weight class.

Colan was inducted into the Stevenson Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2021.

Looking For Ways To Give Back?
Check Out Stevenson’s Service Club Opportunities

Service is a meaningful way for students to take direct action towards causes that align with their values.

Service is fulfilling and truly a privilege for Stevenson students to engage in. Whatever it is that students want to work towards, be it sustainability, aid/relief, equality, education, Stevenson students have many opportunities to volunteer through co-curriculars and local organizations.

Check Out Stevenson’s Service Club opportunities!

The Reminders For Students section tightens our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

FRIDAY: Deadline To Opt Out Of 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Share your thoughts about education in Illinois in the 5Essentials Survey that addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students. Students will receive specific e-mail communication about how they can participate in the survey during their Mathematics class. Parents who would like their student to opt-out of this survey can complete this form by FRIDAY. Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

THURSDAY, Feb 9: CLC Visit: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week with a visit on THURSDAY (Feb. 9) from CLC during all lunch periods in the CCC. (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.) This is the first of SIX total events in this CLC workshop series. The second date in the series is an application workshop on THURSDAY, Feb. 23. Full “Daily Digest” listing, including more information and all dates. 

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EVENTS

ONGOING: Winterfest 2023: Arcade! Get your tickets for the upcoming Winterfest Dance, which will be held on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40. NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 
CORRECTION: In Monday’s edition of the “Daily Digest,” in a story about the donations made to micro-loans using the proceeds from KIVA’s S-Factor event, Colombia was spelled incorrectly. We apologize for the error. 

Hall Of Fame For Former Boys Hockey Coach Jim Wood!

Former Stevenson Hockey Coach Jim Wood was inducted last month into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame.

Wood (pictured above middle) coached the Patriots for 14 years before leaving the post in 2016. He was succeeded by his son, Tom Wood (pictured above right), a 1998 Stevenson graduate who is still the head coach today. Wood’s other son Dan (pictured above left) is currently a varsity assistant coach in the program.

Stevenson won two Metro North Championships, two Metropolitan Scholastic Cup Championships and reached the Elite Eight of the state tournament seven times under the elder Wood’s direction. When the Scholastic Hockey League was formed, Wood ensured that Stevenson became one of the original members of this competitive high school league.

Stevenson remains a member of the SHL to this day and is the reigning State High School Champion.

In 2007, the Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association awarded Wood with the Billy Reay Coach of the Year award. In 2008, AHAI presented him with the High School Coach of the Year award at the United Center.

 Sports Events Ahead

FRIDAY/SATURDAY ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals on FRIDAY (prelims, 7:25 p.m.) and SATURDAY at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. General admission tickets are available online and at the door. Admission is $12 at the door and $12 plus online fees. No outside food or beverages may be brought inside the Arena. There is also a clear bag policy to enter the Arena. The competition will be streamed live on the NFHSNetwork/IHSATV.  

FRIDAY ~ Competitive Cheer PEP BUS: There will be a Pep Bus for Stevenson students who want to cheer on the Competitive Cheer Team at STATE on Friday. The Pep Bus will depart from Circle Drive on Friday at 12 noon and return at approximately 10 p.m. The Pep Bus will cost $15 and students must also purchase a ticket to the event online or at the door. 

SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders is a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly!

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TOMORROW ~Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held THURSDAY from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results



Boys Swimming and Diving:
 The Patriots (8-0, 6-0) hosted Zion-Benton and won, 111-31. Stevenson dominated the lanes, placing first and second in almost all races. 




Boys Basketball: Stevenson (18-4, 9-1) edged host Lake Forest in a nail-biter, 45-43. Jack Dabbs put up 10 points, along with 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Aidan Bardic also added 10 points for the Patriots with 4 assists. David Sulnius also scored 10 points, and added 3 assists. Stevenson hosts Zion-Benton at 7 p.m. on Friday for Senior Night and will honor Sulnius, Raj MohapatraMichael Maloney and Brandon Sorokin.



Girls Basketball:
 The Patriots (19-9, 9-4) fell to Lake Forest 45-42 in a tough and physical matchup. Nisha Musunuri and Emma Brooks both contributed 12 points for Stevenson with Emory Klatt chipping in with 11 points. Sydney Rosland added 5 points. The Patriots will hit the road and take on Prospect at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. NOTE: Sophomore David Simmons, a budding photographer, was at the game, the team’s “Think Pink” game, and got the shot to the right.



Girls Bowling: Stevenson traveled to the Bowlero to take on Vernon Hills in a nonconference match and lost, 2459 to 2304. Anna Reyes bowled a high game of 233, with a 573 series. She was followed by Allison Parks with a high game of 174 and a 454 series. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Regional on Saturday at Bertrand Bowl in Waukegan. Action starts at 9 a.m.

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

Feb. 1-28:Black History Month
Feb. 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 6:PPA Meeting
Feb. 8:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Chipotle
Feb. 8:Sports Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

Thinking About Attending The College Of Lake County?
Multiple CLC Workshops On Tap, Starting Next Week!

Seniors: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week.

If you would like to participate, please plan ahead. Students can attend application workshops during their lunch or free period(s). Other workshops during the school day will require teacher permission to be excused from class.

Here is the schedule:

THURSDAY, Feb. 9: CLC will visit the CCC during all lunch periods (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.)

TUESDAY, Feb. 14: CLC Application Workshop ~ 8th period in the CCC

THURSDAY, Feb. 23:  CLC Application Workshops – All lunch periods in the CCC

THURSDAY, March 16: English Placement Exam ~ 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (The exam takes about 45 minutes to complete.) Room 1313

THURSDAY, March 23: Math Placement Exam ~ 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (The exam takes most students 1 to 2 hours to complete.) Room 1313

THURSDAY, April 13: CLC New Student Orientation ~ All school periods in the CCC

Dance Tickets On Sale NOW!! 

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

Tickets for the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter) are on sale NOW. 

The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17.

Take Survey To Improve Education In Illinois

Got ideas on how to improve Education in Illinois? Now’s your chance to share them!

Parents, guardians, faculty and students have the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

The confidential online survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education and addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students.

Students will receive specific e-mail communication about how they can participate in the survey during their Mathematics class. If you would like your student to opt-out of this survey, please complete this form by FRIDAY.

Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

Gone Fishin’: Bass Fishing Team To Meet TODAY!

There will be a Bass Fishing Informational Meeting for the Spring Season after school TODAY in Room 2626.

Please e-mail questions to: cmural@d125.org.

HEARD Is Back With Meeting TODAY: Have Your Voice HEARD!

Diversity Council is holding January’s HEARD Meeting at 3:45 p.m. TODAY in Room 1912.

HEARD (Helpers in Equity and Racial Diversity) meetings are for all students to express any concerns (racial/cultural discrimination) directly with the school administration to make direct change.

Join HEARD to discuss any thoughts you may have about racial and cultural diversity here at Stevenson with peers!

This meeting’s discussion will include religious diversity and representation.

Have your voice HEARD!

The Reminders For Students section tightens our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly!

ACADEMICS

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

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TODAY ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. **For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings TODAY: at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. “Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Check Out The Newest Half-Wit: The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine that is designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores. The magazine showcases incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art. Check out the 2022 edition of the Half Wit!

EVENTS

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY ~”Romeo And Juliet:” The Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” features three shows and will run THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater. Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFanFull “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Events Ahead

TONIGHT ~ Girls Basketball “Think Pink” Game: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game TONIGHT against Lake Forest. 7 p.m., Sportscenter

FRIDAY/SATURDAY ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals on FRIDAY (prelims, 7:25 p.m.) and SATURDAY at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. General admission tickets are available online and at the door. Admission is $12 at the door and $12 plus online fees. No outside food or beverages may be brought inside the Arena. There is also a clear bag policy to enter the Arena. The competition will be streamed live on the NFHSNetwork/IHSATV.  

SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders is a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly!

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting TODAY at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY ~Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held THURSDAY from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results


Girls Gymnastics: The Patriots placed third in the IHSA Regional at Carmel with a 137.475. Ashley Schabes nailed her vault, posting the highest score on the night with a 9.50. Clara Cavalcanti was close behind with a 9.350. Emma Fang (9.175) and Schabes (8.925) placed first and second on the uneven bars. In the all-around, Schabes finished second with a 36.375, Fang was fifth with a 34.700, Cavalcanti was eighth with an even 34 and Samantha Matzek finished with a 32.075. The Patriots await the remaining IHSA Regional competitions to learn their fate moving forward in the state competition. 

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

Jan. 31:FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 
Feb. 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 7:PPA Meeting

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Rodrigues Has The “It-Factor” At S-Factor!


Singing “If I Ain’t Got You,” by Alicia Keys, sophomore Nikki Rodrigues (pictured left) dazzled her way to first place in Friday’s
S-Factor, Stevenson’s annual premier singing competition sponsored by KIVA.

Senior Kayal Lavari (top picture, left) took second place with her rendition of “When We Were Young” by Adele and sophomore London Cabrera (top picture, right) finished in third place, singing “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” by Christina Aguilera.

Proceeds from S-Factor ticket sales, as well as a Culver’s Benefit held that day for S-Factor, will be donated by KIVA to micro-loans for people in financial need in areas of the world that do not have access to financial institutions. The winners chose to support entrepreneurs from Columbia, India and Nicaragua.

There was nearly $1,600 raised for the entrepreneurs: $1360 from S-Factor ticket sales and $235 from the Culver’s Benefit.

S-Factor was emceed by seniors Haylie Popkey, Abby Collins, Hailey Langer and Sarah Sagerman. 

NOTE: Thank you to senior KIVA member Ben Snider for his fun and engaging Instagram takeover on Friday, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at S-Factor!

PHOTOS:
 Thank you to Joel Lerner for all the great photos. His full gallery is here. For even more great photos, please check out the gallery of sophomore Ansh Aggarwal, who was also at the event. View Aggarwal’s full gallery here. 

 Dance Tickets On Sale NOW!!


Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

Tickets for the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter) are on sale STARTING TODAY. 

The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

ONGOING ~ Registration For Summer School Is OPEN: Online registration for summer school courses is NOW until March 23Click here for instructions on how to register. Classes will be determined and staff will be hired based on the number of requests. After March 23, all registration is accepted on a space-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registrations. Families will be contacted as soon as possible if a registration request can not be accommodated due to a class being full or there are staffing issues. The tuition fees are listed in the course descriptions. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Incomplete registration will not be accepted. Please contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 
or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. *NOTE: Summer school registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process.

TUESDAY ~  FAN | A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope: This virtual event via Zoom begins at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY and requires registration.

MONDAY, Feb. 6: Family Engagement Breakfast ~ Join this breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on MONDAY, Feb. 6 in Room 5132 in the Patriot Wellness Center. The topic is: “Scheduling ~ Help Your Teen Find A Healthy Balance.” A teen’s day can be packed from morning to night with school, activities, and other obligations. It can be easy to have things slip and go unfinished. Helping teens create a schedule will allow them to better manage their time. Join us as we talk about tools to help teens build time management skills for high school and beyond.

PWC Updates: Classes, Hours And Closings

Check out the schedule and class offerings at the Patriot Wellness Center.

Please note that through the end of February, new hours at the PWC on Saturdays and Sundays are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hours Monday through Friday will stay the same.

The PWC will be closed on the following dates:
Feb. 20, March 3, March 6, April 7, May 29

Gone Fishin’: Bass Fishing Team To Meet TOMORROW

There will be a Bass Fishing Informational Meeting for the Spring Season after school TOMORROW in Room 2626.

Please e-mail questions to: cmural@d125.org.

HEARD Is Back: Have Your Voice HEARD!

Diversity Council is holding January’s HEARD Meeting at 3:45 p.m. TOMORROW in Room 1912.

HEARD (Helpers in Equity and Racial Diversity) meetings are for all students to express any concerns (racial/cultural discrimination) directly with the school administration to make direct change.

Join HEARD to discuss any thoughts you may have about racial and cultural diversity here at Stevenson with peers!

This meeting’s discussion will include religious diversity and representation.

Have your voice HEARD!

The Reminders For Students section tightens our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go toInfinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

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TOMORROW ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. **For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings TOMORROW: at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. “Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Check Out The Newest Half-Wit: The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine that is designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores. The magazine showcases incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art. Check out the 2022 edition of the Half Wit!

 EVENTS

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY ~ “Romeo And Juliet:” The Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” features three shows and will run THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater. Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFanFull “Daily Digest” listing.

Competitive Dance Team Gets Another Top 3 Finish At State

For the tenth time since 2013, Stevenson’s Competitive Dance team flexed its muscles at the IHSA State Finals, earning a Top 3 finish.

Competing at Grossinger Motors Arena in downstate Bloomington over the weekend, the Patriots finished third in the 3A bracket with a score of 94.02, just behind state champion Lake Park (97.87) and second-place Barrington (96.68).

This is the second year in a row that the team has placed third in state. The Patriots have also won three state championships: 2017, 2020 and 2021.

Bowler Jackson Sher Competes At State

Junior Jackson Sher (pictured left) participated in the IHSA Boys Bowling State Finals over the weekend at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon, and finished as the third-highest bowler from Lake County.

Making it through the preliminary rounds, Sher ended the competition with a game high 256 and a 545 series. Sher bowled a 200.6 average on the weekend.

Sports Notes

Boys Hockey: Stevenson seniors Will HarlowDavis Jegers and Dylan Jette (pictured above) were all named to the All-State Team for the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois. There will be an All-State All-Star game that will take place on Feb.13 at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.

 Sports Events Ahead

TODAY ~ Girls Gymnastics Regional: The Patriots are headed to the IHSA Regional TODAY at Carmel High School. Tickets are $5 for general admission. There will be no cash sales. Live scoring can be viewed via MeetScorer. Action starts at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on TOMORROW against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods TODAY in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TOMORROW ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting TOMORROW at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY ~Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held THURSDAY from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results

Boys Basketball: It’s a milestone that few high school coaches reach: Win No. 500. Boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose, now in his 24th year, reached that summit over the weekend as the Patriots edged visiting Mundelein, 47-38. It was the 500th victory of Ambrose’s career as a head coach, which started at Stevenson with the 1999-2000 season. He has since taken four teams to the state finals: fourth place in 2007, seconnd place in 2013, third place in 2014, and a State Championship in 2015. Ambrose also has 8 NSC Championships, 9 Regional Championships, 5 Sectional Championships (1 Sweet 16-covid shutdown) and 4 Supersectional Championships. He is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Against Mundelein, the Patriots (17-4, 8-1) got 18 points from Jack Dabbs, who is pictured above right and also pulled down 12 rebounds. Aidan Bardic contributed 14 points with 4 assists and 1 steal. Next up for the Patriots is a visit to Lake Forest at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.


Competitive Cheer: The Patriots qualified for State with an enthusiastic and electric performance over the weekend, taking second place in the Buffalo Grove Sectional with a 94.10, only 2.13 points behind the first-place Marist. The Patriots will travel to Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington for the state competition starting on Friday. 



Girls Bowling: The Patriots (5-10, 2-10) took on the North Suburban Conference in the conference championship on Friday and Allison Parks bowled her personal best and team high 221. Anna Reyes had two 167 games and was in the individual lead after three games. In the second half of the day, Amanda Xumsai bowled a team high 199. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Regional at Bertrand Lanes on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.



Boys Hockey: 
Stevenson hosted the St. Viator Lions in the Blackhawk Rivalry Series and lost 8-7 in OT. Davis Jegers (pictured in both photos, middle in top photo) had 2 goals and 4 assists on the night and became the first player in the history of the Scholastic Hockey League to log more than 54 points (55) in a single season. Zach Meyers matched Jegers with 2 goals, scoring one during a power play. Brandon Schultz added 1 goal and 1 assist along with teammates Zach Kulick and Tristan Caridei who both scored one goal each. Will Harlow had 2 assists on the night followed by Jimmy BrownSpencer Harman and Dylan Jette, all with 1 assist each. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Loyola at Twin Rinks at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  


Boys Swimming And Diving: The Patriots traveled to Wisconsin to take on the best of the best in the Middleton High School Invite and finished second with a 403, 12.5 points behind the host and winner Middleton. Michael WywrockiDavid KohanColin Zhang and Jack Curtin placed second in the 200-yard medley relay with a 1:36.82. Diego Rosario-Freytes placed third in the 200-yard free and first in the 100-yard fly with a 51.73. Zhang took first in the 200-yard IM and in first the 100-yard breaststroke. Kohan placed third in the 50-yard free with a 22.19. Curtin placed third in the 100-yard free with a 48.65. In the 200-yard free relay, Rosario-Freytes, Kohan, Kyler Chou and Max St. Georges La Pointe finished third with a 1:28.15. The Patriots finished second in the 400-yard free relay with Rosario-Freytes, Jonny Farber, Zhang, and Curtin. Next up for Stevenson is a home meet against Zion-Benton at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys And Girls Fencing: The boys and girls fencing teams participated in the Great Lakes Individual Fencing Championships at Maine West. In the Men’s Epee, Brian Yoon placed third and Phillip Ivanov placed sixth. In the Men’s Foil, Patrick Eniou finished fifth and in the Men’s Saber, Joshua Lim finished third, Haici Li finished fifth and Daron Sun finished seventh. Molly Hayden finished fifth while Ruhi Sachar finished seventh in the Women’s Epee. In Women’s Foil, Sahana Bawa finished third and Lina Kim finished sixth. In the Women’s Saber, Joyce Kim and Nicole Kim tied for third. Next up for the Patriots is the Deerfield Invite on Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

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

Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:  Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 
Feb. 2-4:  2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10: CCC Presents ~ College Week

Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Mic Check, Please! S-Factor Is TONIGHT!

There will be 11 singers competing in KIVA’s S-Factor, Stevenson’s annual premier singing competition that allows contestants to not only compete against other talented singers on campus, but to also showcase their musical talent. 

S-Factor, emceed by seniors Haylie Popkey, Abby Collins, Hailey Langer and Sarah Sagerman, will take place TONIGHT from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The singers are:
Seniors: Amita Nair, Kayal Lavari, Becca Fishmar, Anika Krishnaswamy, Elise Victoria Regalado
Junior: Rachel Anand
Sophomores: Nikki Rodriguez, London Cabrera, Hazel Kim, Sahana Bawa
Freshman: Syra Hashmi

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online via the Stevenson Superstore. Please make sure to show your confirmation e-mail at the door as proof of receipt.

NOTE: In conjunction with the S-Factor event, Culver’s will be hosting an 
S-Factor Benefit all day TODAY. When ordering, please mention Stevenson KIVA to ensure that 35 percent of sales goes towards KIVA.

KIVA will donate proceeds from S-Factor ticket sales, as well as the Culver’s Benefit, to micro-loans for people in financial need in areas of the world that do not have access to financial institutions.

Senior Ben Snider Will Be Your Backstage Pass To S-Factor!


Want the true “411” on tonight’ S-Factor? Senior Ben Snider has you covered!

Snider will take over Stevenson’s main Instagram account this afternoon and have control all night to give you a behind-the-scenes look at S-Factor, KIVA’s singing competition.

Snider is the Director of Retention and Recruitment at KIVA. He has been a member of the club for four years, the last two years in his current role. He was introduced to KIVA by his older brothers, who were also members.

Snider says that he is excited to do the S-Factor Instagram takeover since this is the first time this event has had a takeover.

“I love connecting with the contestants and keeping them loose and having fun. I did that in my role last year,” Snider said. “And I love that KIVA helps people (from emerging economies).”

Have fun, Ben! We can’t wait to see your posts on Instagram!

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!
 
Dance Tickets On Sale MONDAY!!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin MONDAY. The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

TOMORROW: Archery Team Hosting Fundraiser For St. Jude


The Stevenson Archery Team will host its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research HospitalTOMORROW from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. 

To support this worthy cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero (jcaballero@d125.org). 

Pledges need to be in by TOMORROW.

The Archery Team is coming off a strong showing last weekend at the Jefferson Jaguar Shootout in Champaign.

Sophomore Zion Li (pictured left) finished 23rd overall (out of 189 total male archers) with a score of 274 and 12 bullseyes. Senior Evan Lin finished 29th with a score of 273 and 9 bullseyes. Sophomore Joseph Jung finished 35th with a score of 272 and 7 bullseyes. Junior Arshdeep Saini finished 37th with a score of 271 and 11 bullseyes. Senior Zoe Thorndyke finished 27th overall (out of 176 female archers) with a score of 270 and 10 bullseye.

Support Best Buddies At Culver’s Fundraiser On SUNDAY

Stevenson’s Best Buddies program is part of 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.

Best Buddies is hosting a fundraiser at both the Lincolnshire Culver’s and the Buffalo Grove Culver’s all day on SUNDAY. Mention Best Buddies at checkout at the drive-thru, dine in or carry out.

The Newest “Half-Wit” Is Here! Check It Out!

The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine that is designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores. The magazine showcases incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art.

Check out the 2022 edition of the Half Wit!

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Register For Second-Semester AP Tests: Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can now register for their AP Tests that will take place in May. Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by March 8. Please refer to the AP page on the Stevenson website for more information.

CLUBS

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. **For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings next TUESDAY (Jan. 31): at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. “Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS

ONGOING ~Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.The production will feature three shows, running THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Good Luck At State, Patriots!!

Stevenson will be represented in two state competitions over the weekend, and we are wishing these Patriots the very best of luck!!

Junior Jackson Sher is competing at the IHSA Boys Bowling State Finals at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon.

The Competitive Dance Team is competing at the IHSA Competitive Dance State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington!

Sports Events Ahead


TODAY ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for TODAY’s boys basketball game against visiting Mundelein. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter! One ticket is good for both the Sophomore Game at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Game. Tickets are available via GoFan: $5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors and Students. Students must present their Student ID.

TODAY ~ Pep Bus For Dance At State: The Competitive Dance Team is headed to the IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington this weekend, and Stevenson is providing a Pep Bus TODAY for students interested in attending and supporting the team. Please sign up for the Pep Bus HERE. The cost of the Pep Bus is $15 and the cost of a ticket for the event is an additional $12. Tickets can be purchased with cash onsite for $12.

SUNDAY ~ Boys Hockey Rivalry Game: The Patriots will take on St. Viator in the Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game at 12:40 p.m. on SUNDAY at Twin Rinks. Watch the game via YouTube.

MONDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics Regional: The Patriots are headed to the IHSA Regional on MONDAY at Carmel High School. Tickets are $5 for general admission. There will be no cash sales. Live scoring can be viewed via MeetScorer. Action starts at 6 p.m.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly!

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW. Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods TODAY and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan. 31 at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY, Feb 2 ~ Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held THURSDAY (Feb. 2) from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~ Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results

Girls Gymnastics: The Patriots placed fifth overall at the NSC Championships, hosted by Lake Forest. Stevenson finished with a score of 137.65. Clara Cavalcanti tied for third on the vault with a 9.40. The Patriots dominated the uneven bars as Emma Fang tied for third with a 9.15, Ashley Schabes placed seventh with an 8.80, Samantha Matzek was right behind in eighth with an 8.65 and Cavalcanti took tenth with an 8.5. Schabes placed second on the floor exercise with a 9.35 and finished out the meet in seventh in the all-around with a 35.150. Next up for Stevenson is the IHSA Regional on Monday at Carmel. The action starts at 6 p.m.


Girls Basketball: The Patriots (19-8, 9-3) blew past host Mundelein, 53-22. Emory Klatt (pictured right) scored 13 points and Kate Arne added 8 points. Nisha Musunuri added 11 points while Sydney Rosland contributed 9 points and Emma Brooks put up 6 points. Stevenson is back in action on Tuesday at the Sportscenter for its annual “Think Pink” game against Lake Forest. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

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

Jan. 27:KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27:KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 27-28:Boys Bowling Individual State Final Tournament
Jan. 27-28:Competitive Dance State Final Competition
Jan. 28:The St. Judes Stevenson Archery Tournament Fundraiser
Jan. 29: Best Buddies Fundraiser – Culver’s
Jan. 31:FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 
Feb 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023

Sweater Weather:
Mondal, Mitra And The Peer Tutors Provide Stevenson Students
With Just The Right Coverage For Every Season

It’s not a sweater that was ever worn.

But for the “tutee” of Stevenson senior and Peer Tutor Trisha Mondal, the “protein structure” sweater will probably always be a favorite…and likely will never be forgotten.

Especially by an avid knitting and crocheting enthusiast.

“Sophomore year, I was tutoring this girl in biology and she happened to also be in my math class. I knew from our interactions in math that she really liked knitting and crocheting,” said Mondal, pictured left. 

“So when she came in for help with protein structures for her biology class, I remembered this analogy that I had heard from my teacher about how protein structure relates to creating a sweater from yarn. After I explained that whole analogy to her, using something that was of interest to her, it just made so much more sense to her and I could see that she finally understood it.”

There was that “light bulb moment” for the “tutee,” triggered by something as simple and as relatable as a sweater.

“Light bulb moments” are what Mondal and senior Subham Mitra, co-presidents and three-year members of Peer Tutors, live for. It’s what all of the Peer Tutors at Stevenson love most about their very important jobs on campus. 

The group is one of the largest student organizations at Stevenson, approximately 400 members strong, and has been especially busy this week, its first week of tutoring since before Winter Break, as students strive to get off to a good start for the Second Semester.

Peer Tutors volunteer to tutor fellow classmates in mathematics, science, social studies, English, computer science or world languages for a minimum of one hour per week. They must be at least a sophomore to participate and they are expected to take accelerated or honors classes while maintaining a B-average.

“I think, for some people, there can be a stigma to coming in for tutoring because they might see the idea of relying on academic support as a weakness. I mean, this is Stevenson and maybe there’s this idea that we should already know (everything), that we should be coming in with all this knowledge and that it should all come very easily,” said Mitra, pictured right. “Even in a lot of classes, I think there are students who hesitate to reach out to their own teachers for the same reason. 

“But what I’ve realized over my high school career is that you shouldn’t have to go through your academic journey alone, that it requires collaboration and support, and that it’s OK to ask for help. That’s actually a good thing. That’s why I feel like we are so lucky to have this program here, where we can help each other.”

There are Peer Tutors available in the ILC and the ELC before school, after school, during lunch and during nearly every academic hour. Every single day. There may be as many as 15 to 20 Peer Tutors in either of the tutoring locations on campus at any one time. Even during the remote learning of COVID, the Peer Tutors were active, helping fellow students via Zoom. 

Meanwhile, Peer Tutors also participate in at least an hour of training each month to stay current on lessons and content from the various departments on campus, and there is an open and frequent dialogue between the Peer Tutors and Stevenson’s teachers.

“Pretty much every teacher I’ve ever had has talked about how good the tutors here are and how useful they are and how aligned they are to the expectations in each class,” Mondal said. “The main thing that encouraged me to come into tutoring was how much support the teachers give to the program.

“I got tutored in science here as a freshman and I really liked the support they gave me and I really liked that the students who were tutoring me knew my teachers and knew the processes that I was trying to learn, and they knew what the teachers expected us to do.”

Mitra also got tutored as a freshman, coming in for help with edits on his English papers. But his first actual experience with “tutoring” happened outside of the traditional classroom, and rather unexpectedly.

“I was in the band program as a freshman and I struggled a lot playing saxophone,” Mitra said. “I found a mentor who was a senior, and he helped me a lot to develop my skills. That made me realize how good mentoring or tutoring can be and I wanted to give back in that way too. That’s why I joined Peer Tutors as a sophomore.

“What’s really good about Stevenson is that this is a very service-oriented school and a lot of students here want to do things to enhance the community. I think that’s why so many people join Peer Tutors. You should see our informational meetings each year. They’re packed. People here know they have strengths in certain areas and they want to use them to help out others.”

For more information about the Peer Tutors, please reach out to sponsors Kelly Caplan or Geriann Pioquinto. You can also visit the Peer Tutors’ custom website or follow the Peer Tutors on Facebook.

Sing It, Stevenson! S-Factor Is Tomorrow!

There will be 11 singers competing in KIVA’s S-Factor, Stevenson’s annual premier singing competition that allows contestants to not only compete against other talented singers on campus, but to also showcase their musical talent. 

S-Factor, emceed by seniors Haylie Popkey, Abby Collins, Hailey Langer and Sarah Sagerman, will take place TOMORROW from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The singers are:
Seniors: Amita Nair, Kayal Lavari, Becca Fishmar, Anika Krishnaswamy and Elise Victoria Regalado
Junior: Rachel Anand
Sophomores: Nikki Rodriguez, London Cabrera, Hazel Kim and Sahana Bawa
Freshman: Syra Hashmi

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online via the Stevenson Superstore. Please make sure to show your confirmation e-mail at the door as proof of receipt.

NOTE: In conjunction with the S-Factor event, Culver’s will be hosting an 
S-Factor Benefit Night all day TOMORROW. When ordering, please mention Stevenson KIVA to ensure that 35 percent of sales goes towards KIVA.

KIVA will donate proceeds from S-Factor ticket sales, as well as the Culver’s Benefit Night, to micro-loans for people in financial need in areas of the world that do not have access to financial institutions.

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin MONDAY (Jan. 30). The price is $25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

Don’t Forget To Check Out Your First Semester Grades!


As a friendly reminder, grades for the first semester are officially posted in the Interactive Report Card, and students can view and print them.

To view official grades, log into the IRC and select 22-23 Sem 1 from the drop down menu. To print the report card, click the printer icon in the left-most column under the student’s name. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Shout Out To All Students Who Made The Honor Roll!

Stevenson would like to congratulate the many students who have been designated as making the Honor Roll for their excellent work over the First Semester.

Click here for a complete list of students from all grades who earned a spot on Stevenson’s GOLD Honor Roll for the First Semester.

Click here for a complete list of students from all grades who earned a spot on Stevenson’s GREEN Honor Roll for the First Semester.

Way to go, Patriots!

Taking A Second-Semester AP Class? Register Now For Your Test


Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can now register for their AP Tests that will take place in May.

Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by March 8.

Please refer to the AP page on the Stevenson website for more information.

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS

TODAY ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment TODAY in Dance Studio 2112 at 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Interested students can register through TODAY and are asked to dress appropriately for the placement.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

CLUBS

UNTIL SATURDAY ~ Sponsor An Archer For St. Jude Fundraiser: The Stevenson Archery Team will be having its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research Hospital on SATURDAY from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. To support this worth cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero (jcaballero@d125.org). Pledges need to be in by SATURDAY. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. **For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings next TUESDAY (Jan. 31): at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. “Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS

ONGOING ~ Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.The production will feature three shows, running THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Notes

Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held next THURSDAY (Feb. 2) from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

Sports Events Ahead

TODAY ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: The Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School TODAY for the North Suburban Conference Championship. Action will start at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. Adults are $5, Students (K-12) and Seniors (60+) are $2. NSC Passes will be accepted. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

TOMORROW ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for FRIDAY’s boys basketball game against visiting Mundelein. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter! One ticket is good for both the Sophomore Game at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Game. Tickets are available via GoFan: $5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors and Students. Students must present their Student ID.

TOMORROW ~ Pep Bus For Dance At State: The Competitive Dance Team is headed to the IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington this weekend, and Stevenson is providing a Pep Bus on FRIDAY for students interested in attending and supporting the team. Please sign up for the Pep Bus HERE. The cost of the Pep Bus is $15 and the cost of a ticket for the event is an additional $12. Tickets can be purchased with cash onsite for $12.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW. Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TODAY ~ Boys Hockey T-Shirts: During the lunch periods TODAY, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling T-shirts in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for its Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game, which pits the Patriots against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on SUNDAY at Twin Rinks. The T-shirts are $15. Support your Patriots and purchase a T-shirt! 

TODAY ~ Girls Track and Field Meeting: There is an Informational Meeting about the upcoming spring season for Girls Track and Field from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. TODAY in Room 5132. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TOMORROW/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods TOMORROW and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan. 31 at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results


Boys Hockey:
 The Patriots (15-10, 40-12) breezed to a 4-1 victory over visiting Lake Forest. Stevenson struck first with a goal in the first period by Brandon Schultz, assisted by Davis JegersJimmy Brown scored off an assist by Alan Wu and the final goal scored in the first period came from Jegers, assisted by Will Harlow and Dylan Jette. Stevenson went scoreless in the second period, but secured the win in the third period with a goal from Jegers, assisted by Andrew Lermer and Jette. Next up for the Patriots is their big rivalry game against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday at Twin Rinks.


Girls Hockey: The Scouts Girls Hockey Team had two games over the weekend. Sunday was a Senior Night matchup against Evanston. While the Scouts lost 3-1, the team was able to celebrate Stevenson senior Rachel Wilson. On Monday, the team came away with a 10-1 win against Warren. Wilson had 2 assists, Jessica Sharun logged 1 goal, Lana Barber had 1 goal and 1 assist and Vanessa Magsino had 2 goals and 3 assists. The Scouts have four more regular season games, and then the playoffs begin.



Wrestling:
 On Senior Night, the Patriots (4-1, 7-2) hosted Conant in a nonconference matchup and earned a 30-27 victory. Next up for Stevenson is a quad at Mundelein with Libertyville, Waukegan and Mundelein at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.



Girls Bowling: Stevenson (2-10, 5-10) traveled to Sunset Lanes to take on Zion-Benton and won, 2111 to 1960. Anna Reyes was the top bowler for the Patriots with a game high of 200 and a series high of 548. Next up is the NSC Championship tomorrow, starting at 8:45 a.m.

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

Jan. 26:  FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
Jan. 27: KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27: KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 27-28:  Boys Bowling Individual State Final Tournament
Jan. 27-28:  Competitive Dance State Final Competition
Jan. 28:  The St. Judes Stevenson Archery Tournament Fundraiser
Jan. 29:  Best Buddies Fundraiser – Culver’s
Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:  Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 
Feb 2-4:  2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Virtual Course Selection For Incoming Freshmen Wraps TONIGHT!
Course Selections And Enrollment Due On FRIDAY!


For those of you with eighth graders in the family, just a reminder that the last of three Virtual Course Selection evenings for Incoming Freshmen is TONIGHT!

Course Selection ~ Families received a letter sharing their child’s course recommendations for English, Math, Science, and World Languages (if applicable). Stevenson has been hosting virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families: TONIGHT’s presentation: (last names P-Z).

During this evening, families will have the opportunity to meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director sometime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to choose classes for the  2023-24 school year. Zoom links and instructions for attending the course selection evenings are posted on the Incoming Freshmen Families section of the Stevenson website. Specific course selections must be completed by FRIDAY.

Enrollment ~
 Don’t Forget: Families of incoming freshmen have received an e-mail with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed through FRIDAY.

Building For The Future: Fine Arts Tour 2023

To keep the talent and enthusiasm for the arts rolling in, the Fine Arts Department stages a tour of the consortium schools each year to showcase the wide variety of elective Fine Arts opportunities available to Stevenson students.

Nearly 150 Stevenson students toured their old stomping grounds at Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Twin Grove and Woodlawn schools last Friday, performing and sharing their artistic skills and collaborative work in front of eighth graders in an assembly setting.

The hope is to stir an interest in participation in the Fine Arts with students who will be freshmen at Stevenson next year.
 Students who led the Tour were selected by the Fine Arts Faculty to represent the academic programs in which they participate (Art, Dance, Band, Choir, Guitar, Orchestra, Theatre). A Theatre Tech student crew was also involved in running the day.

It was a full schedule of fun activities and movement from school to school that tuckered out even Pat Riot (pictured above).

For a full gallery of photos from the day, please click here!

Chinese New Year Celebration A Big Hit!

It was the happiest of New Year Celebrations as the National Chinese Honor Society, Chinese Club and Taiwanese Culture Club, worked together last weekend to host a Chinese New Year event at Stevenson.

There were approximately 400 people from the community in attendance as club members divided to man both the food stations and the game sites. Parent volunteers also helped by cooking and preparing various kinds of authentic Chinese foods, such as dumplings, spring rolls, cold noodles and boba tea.

E-board members planned games that would appeal to participants of all ages: slime making, calligraphy, lantern-making, coloring, riddles, Chinese chess and checkers, facial/arm tatoos, jump rope, table tennis and dance videos.

For a full gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin next MONDAY (Jan. 30). The price is $25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

Keep The Movement Momentum Going, Stevenson!

Thanks to the #PWCMove Challenge during the month of January, students all over Stevenson have learned that Movement is easy to incorporate into their day. Check out the recap video above…and THANK YOU, PATRIOTS for your submissions!!

If you’re inspired to move more, stop by the Patriot Wellness Center and ask one of our Wellness Coaches about available Movement programming, including:

 One-on-one coaching 
 Patriot Performance Training (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
 Zumba (Tuesdays)
 Yoga (Wednesdays and Fridays)

Share with us any movement programming that interests you by e-mailing PWC@d125.org.

Remember to check the “Daily Digest” every Monday for the weekly PWC schedule, and Wellness Wednesdays for wellness content that can help you reach your personal potential.

Follow @Stevenson_PWC on Instagram and TickTock.

Finally, Keep Stevenson Moving!

Cracked Winter Lips? Stevenson Styler Has Just The Fix!


Check out TODAY’s meeting of the Stevenson Styler Fashion Club, which will be discussing beauty trends and then making SUGAR LIP SCRUBS! 

The meeting is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 1612.

New members are always welcome!

Taking A Second-Semester AP Class? Register Now For Your Test


Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can now register for their AP Tests that will take place in May.

Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by March 8.

Please refer to the AP page on the Stevenson website for more information.

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS

TOMORROW ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment TOMORROW in Dance Studio 2112 at two times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Interested students can register through the day of the placement and are asked to dress appropriately for the placement.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.


ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go toInfinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

CLUBS

UNTIL SATURDAY ~ Sponsor An Archer For St. Jude Fundraiser: The Stevenson Archery Team will be having its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research Hospital on SATURDAY from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. To support this worth cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero (jcaballero@d125.org). Pledges need to be in by SATURDAY. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. **For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings next TUESDAY (Jan. 31): at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. “Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS UNTIL FRIDAY ~ Tickets For KIVA’S S-Factor: Get your tickets for FRIDAY’sS-Factor, sponsored by KIVA.S-Factor, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center, is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the Stevenson Superstore.

ONGOING ~Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.The production will feature three shows, running THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Notes

Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held next THURSDAY (Feb. 2) from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

Sports Events Ahead

TOMORROW ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: The Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School TOMORROW for the North Suburban Conference Championship. Action will start at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. Adults are $5, Students (K-12) and Seniors (60+) are $2. NSC Passes will be accepted. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FRIDAY ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for FRIDAY’s boys basketball game against visiting Mundelein. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter!
One ticket is good for both the Sophomore Game at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Game. Tickets are available via GoFan: $5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors and Students. Students must present their Student ID.

FRIDAY ~ Pep Bus For Dance At State: The Competitive Dance Team is headed to the IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington this weekend, and Stevenson is providing a Pep Bus on FRIDAY for students interested in attending and supporting the team. Please sign up for the Pep Bus HERE. The cost of the Pep Bus is $15 and the cost of a ticket for the event is an additional $12. Tickets can be purchased with cash onsite for $12.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the “Digest,” but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW.Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TOMORROW ~ Boys Hockey T-Shirts: TOMORROW, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling T-shirts during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for its Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game, which pits the Patriots against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on SUNDAY at Twin Rinks. The T-shirts are $15. Support your Patriots and purchase a T-shirt! 

TOMORROW ~ Girls Track and Field Meeting: There is an Informational Meeting about the upcoming spring season for Girls Track and Field from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. TOMORROW in Room 5132. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

FRIDAY/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods on FRIDAY and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting on TUESDAY, Jan. 31 at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results


Boys Basketball:
 Stevenson (16-4, 7-1) outlasted Warren in overtime, 50-40. David Sulnius (pictured left) scored 15 points and had 3 assists, while Christian Uremovich contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds. Jack Dabbs added 9 points and was huge under the basket with 10 rebounds. Dabbs also added 4 assists and 4 steals. Next up for Stevenson is the “White Out” game against visiting Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (39-12, 14-10) powered past Carmel at Glacier Ice Arena, 8-3. Zach Meyers struck first for the Patriots on an assist by Tristan Caridei and Max Poretto. The second period was all “Green and Gold” with Davis Jegers scoring twice, assisted by Justin Alter and Dylan JetteAndrew Lermer scored the fourth goal of the night on an assist by Jimmy Brown. In the third period, Jegers scored two more goals (assisted by Jette and unassisted) to make it a “haul” for the night. Caridei scored on two power plays in both the 14th minute and the 5th minute assisted by Jegers, Ethan O‘Gradney and Meyers. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Forest at 8:40 p.m. tonight at Twin Rinks.


Girls Basketball:
 The Patriots (18-8, 8-3) defeated Warren 58-48 on Senior Night. Nisha Musunuri (pictured right) scored 25 points, including a whopping 7 three-pointers. That ties Stevenson’s single-game record for made three-pointers. Emory Klatt added 20 points, Emma Brooks contributed 9 points and Kate Arne added 4 points. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

Girls Bowling: The Patriots lost to Warren, 2684 to 2035. Anna Reyes bowled a team high game of 199, while Amanda Xumsai had the team high series with a 457. The Patriots take on Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. tonight at Sunset Lanes in Waukegan.

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

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 25:  Resources to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT and ACT
Jan. 26:  FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
Jan. 27: KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27: KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 27-28:  Boys Bowling Individual State Final Tournament
Jan. 27-28:  Competitive Dance State Final Competition
Jan. 28:  The St. Judes Stevenson Archery Tournament Fundraiser
Jan. 29:  Best Buddies Fundraiser – Culver’s
Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:  Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Six Students Rep Stevenson At “All-State Musical” In Champaign


Six Stevenson students were part of the “All-State Musical” through the Illinois High School Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois over the weekend.

Alex DayJustin KatinLily MaceLilly FujiokaIlex Rosen and Vicka Liokumovich were selected from a long list of candidates throughout the state of Illinois to perform the musical “Shrek.” Students statewide auditioned for this highly selective opportunity and then rehearsed on weekends throughout the fall semester before performing in front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 in Champaign.

Day played Pinocchio, Katin played the Big Bad Wolf and was the Farquaad understudy. Mace was a featured dancer, Fujioka was in the ensemble, Rosen was on the stage management team and Liokumovich was on the costume team.

Students worked alongside teachers, professors, and professional theatre artists. The six students that represented Stevenson in this year’s All-State cast and crew were the most ever for Stevenson.

Hitting The Century Mark: FBLA Rolls Up More Than 100 Medals!

There was plenty of gold, silver and bronze to go around for the Patriots.

At the Northern Area Leadership Conference held at College of Lake County earlier this month, Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America took home more than 100 gold, silver, and bronze medals. More than 200 students competed, with 195 of them placing in the Top 10 for their event. Students qualifying for State will compete at April’s FBLA State Leadership Conference in Springfield.

Area Executive Council elections were also held to fill positions for next year’s Northern Area Board. Six candidates from Stevenson ran across every board position which resulted in sophomore Tony Liu being elected Treasurer and junior Darius Anta being elected President of the conference.

FBLA is a national organization that helps students prepare for college and careers through leadership, community service and academic activities. Members learn about the functions of business, improve their presentations skills and exercise their creativity in hands-on simulations, competitions and networking events. The club meets on most Wednesday mornings at 7:45 a.m. in Room 2104.

Note: Darius Anta provided all of the photos except for the large group photo on the bleachers in the gym. That was provided by sponsor Beth Brilowski.

Debate Team Stands Out At Tournament Of Champions

Over the weekend, at the fifth invitation tournament of the season for the Illinois Congressional Debate Association, the Stevenson Debate Team earned five spots in the Association’s Tournament of Champions as well as a berth in the Final Round of 16.

Natalie GarayevaWeijing (Megan) HanPranav AtlruiVivian Zhu and Sarah Zhang made the Tournament of Champions while Zhu also broke into the Final Round of 16.

At the Invitational level, the following students earned recognition for varsity chambers:
 Best Presiding Officer: Lindsey Wang
 First Place In Chambers: Yana Malpani, Lindsey Wang, Sahana Harini Raja, Shreya Anantharaman
 Second Place In Chambers: Sheryl Lawrence, Rafeek Cherradi, Sherry Wang
 Third Place In Chambers: Mia Langer, Tony Liu, Shaivi Wankhede

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on Saturday, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin next Monday (Jan. 30). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

National Honor Society Wants You To Walk/Run For A Good Cause!

Lace up those running shoes, Patriots! Time to walk and run with a purpose!

The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. 

**For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings next week on January 31: at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. 

“Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. The Angaza Center is a nonprofit organization that empowers students in rural African schools with information technology literacy that is critical for attaining economic and social prosperity.

Join Animal Welfare Club TODAY For A Service Project:
Toys For Dogs  And Cats  

The next two Animal Welfare Club meetings will be Service Project Days for local shelters.

The project on each day is making toys for dogs and cats.

The meetings are:
TODAY: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110
TUESDAY, Feb. 7: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS
THURSDAY ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment THURSDAY in Dance Studio 2112 at two times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Interested students can register through the day of the placement and are asked to dress appropriately for the placement.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.


 ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 CLUBS

ONGOING ~ Sponsor An Archer For St. Jude Fundraiser: The Stevenson Archery Team will be having its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. To support this worth cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero (jcaballero@d125.org). Pledges need to be in by Jan. 28. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS

ONGOING ~ Tickets For KIVA’S S-Factor: Get your tickets for Friday’s S-Factor, sponsored by KIVA.S-Factor, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center, is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the Stevenson Superstore.

ONGOING ~Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.The production will feature three shows, running Thursday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), Friday, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Notes

Pep Bus For Dance At State: The Competitive Dance Team is headed to the IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington this weekend, and Stevenson is providing a Pep Bus on FRIDAY for students interested in attending and supporting the team. Please sign up for the Pep Bus HERE. The cost of the Pep Bus is $15 and the cost of a ticket for the event is an additional $12.

New Girls Soccer Coach: The Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Jay Bulev has been elevated to Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach. Bulev is a former Stevenson head girls freshmen coach. A New Trier graduate and coaching veteran, Bulev has experience in the high school realm and with several clubs in northern Illinois, including Trevian Soccer Club, Evanston Soccer Association and Glenview Soccer Association.  

Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

Sports Events Ahead

THURSDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: On Thursday, the Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School for the North Suburban Conference Championship. Action will start at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. Adults are $5, Students (K-12) and Seniors (60+) are $2. NSC Passes will be accepted. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

FRIDAY ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for Friday’s boys basketball game against visiting Mundelein. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter!
One ticket is good for both the Sophomore Game at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Game. Tickets are available via GoFan: $5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors and Students. Students must present their Student ID.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly!

ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW. Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

THURSDAY ~ Boys Hockey T-Shirts: On THURSDAY, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling T-shirts during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for its Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game, which pits the Patriots against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday at Twin Rinks. The T-shirts are $15. Support your Patriots and purchase a T-shirt! 

THURSDAY ~ Girls Track and Field Meeting: There is an Informational Meeting about the upcoming spring season for Girls Track and Field from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on THURSDAY in Room 5132. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

FRIDAY/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods on FRIDAY and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

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

Jan. 24: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 24: FAN ~ The Good Life: Lessons From The World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 26:  FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
Jan. 27: KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27: KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Virtual Course Selection For Incoming Freshmen Continues TONIGHT!


For those of you with eighth graders in the family, just a reminder that the second of three Virtual Course Selection evenings for Incoming Freshmen is TONIGHT!

Course Selection ~ Families received a letter sharing their child’s course recommendations for English, Math, Science, and World Languages (if applicable). Now, Stevenson is hosting virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families: TONIGHT (last names H-O), and Wednesday(last names P-Z).

During these evenings, families will have the opportunity to meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director sometime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to choose classes for the  2023-24 school year. Zoom links and instructions for attending the course selection evenings are posted on the Incoming Freshmen Families section of the Stevenson website. Specific course selections must be completed by Jan. 27.

Enrollment ~
 Don’t Forget: Families of incoming freshmen received an e-mail last week with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed now through Jan. 27.

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on Saturday, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin next Monday (Jan. 30). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

The Future Of Stevenson Choir To Be On Display In Concert TONIGHT! 

A tradition that is 27 years strong, the Consortium Choir Concert will bring together young choir students from Stevenson’s consortium schools for a showcase of a variety of choral pieces.

The concert, slated for a 7 p.m. start time on TONIGHT in the Performing Arts Center, will also feature Stevenson’s co-curricular choirs and can be viewed via Vimeo.

The Consortium Choir Concert got its start in 1995. 

The Fine Arts Department is also pleased to announce the winner of its annual Consortium Choir Concert poster contest: Aptakisic Junior High School eighth grader Lakshmi Greeshma Immadisetty, whose poster (pictured right) was the inspiration for all of the graphics for the event.

ONGOING ~ Schedule A P-SCoPE Meeting For Juniors: Counselors are available to meet with JUNIORS for a Post Secondary SCoPE (P-SCoPE) meeting from NOW through mid-June. The P-SCoPE meeting is a 45-minute individual family appointment with a post-secondary counselor to discuss options after high school, and answer questions your family might have. Families may make one such appointment per student. To ensure the availability of appointments for the Class of 2024, please submit a completed worksheet by March 14 to shs_collegecareer@d125.org or drop it off at the CCC (Room 1123). Interpreters can be available for the meeting with proper advanced notice.

ONGOING ~Registration For Summer School Is OPEN: Online registration for summer school courses is NOW until March 23Click here for instructions on how to register. Classes will be determined and staff will be hired based on the number of requests. After March 23, all registration is accepted on a space-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registrations. Families will be contacted as soon as possible if a registration request can not be accommodated due to a class being full or there are staffing issues. The tuition fees are listed in the course descriptions. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Incomplete registration will not be accepted. Please contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520
or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. *NOTE: Summer school registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process.

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Chicago USA Gap Year Fair: Seniors…Thinking about taking a Gap Year? Register NOW for the USA Gap Year Fairs that are in-person and co-hosted by New Trier and Oak Park River Forest High Schools on FRIDAY and SATURDAY. Friday’s event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Park River Forest High School. Saturday’s event will be held from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at New Trier High School. Participants can get the most up-to-date information about gap year basics, advice for researching and planning a gap year, navigating the college deferral process, gap year program application tips and deadlines and how seniors can earn a $5,000 gap year scholarship! Click here to register and to explore a full national event schedule of 30-plus in-person gap year fairs and virtual events. Contact fairs@gooverseas.com with any specific questions.

TUESDAY ~  FAN | The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness: This virtual Family Action Network event is co-sponsored by District 125 and requires registration.

WEDNESDAY ~ Preparing For The SAT/PSAT Tests: Join this virtual discussion that will show families how to help their teens prepare for the SAT and PSAT tests. This virtual family engagement event, available at 6 p.m. via Zoom, will cover resources available at Stevenson as well as other helpful resources.

THURSDAY ~FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life: This virtual Family Action Network event is co-sponsored by District 125 and requires registration.

FRIDAY ~ Deadline To Register For FREE Practice SAT: Stevenson will be providing all Juniors with the opportunity to take a Practice SAT test (without essay) on Saturday, Feb. 4 (7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in the Fieldhouse FREE OF CHARGE. Students will need to sign up by Jan. 27 through the Patriot Superstore to be a part of this experience. In Illinois, the SAT is a high-school graduation requirement for all students. The official SAT will be administered to all Juniors on April 12.

Join Animal Welfare Club For Service Projects:
Toys For Dogs  And Cats  

The next two Animal Welfare Club meetings will be Service Project Days for local shelters.

The project on each day is making toys for dogs and cats.

The meetings are:
TOMORROW: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110
TUESDAY, Feb. 7: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110

Girls Water Polo Team Is Hosting Multiple Fundraisers

To raise money for team activities, the Girls Water Polo team is hosting two fundraisers:

TOMORROW: Culver’s at 405 Milwaukee Ave in Lincolnshire, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m ~ Dine-in, Drive-thru and Carry-out. Please mention the fundraiser when ordering and 25 percent of sales will be donated to the team.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Chipotle at 950 Milwaukee Ave Suite A in Lincolnshire, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ~ Dine-in or Carry-out. Use code LXZP6VH and 33 percent of event sales will be donated to the team.

PWC Updates: Classes, Hours And Closings


Check out the schedule and class offerings at the Patriot Wellness Center.


Please note that through the end of February, new hours at the PWC on Saturdays and Sundays are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hours Monday through Friday will stay the same.


The PWC will be closed on the following dates:
Feb. 20, March 3, March 6, April 7, May 29

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

ACADEMICS
 TODAY ~ Permission Slips Due TODAY/CLC Field Trip on THURSDAY: Juniors and Seniors who want to learn more about the College of Lake County are encouraged to sign up for the CLC Field Trip, which includes tours of both the Grayslake and Southlake campuses on THURSDAY. In order to attend, interested students must fill out a permission slip and get it fully signed before turning it into the College Career Center. Permission slips are available at the CCC and are due TODAY. Full Daily Digest listing.

THURSDAY ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment THURSDAY in Dance Studio 2112 at two times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Interested students can register through the day of the placement and are asked to dress appropriately for the placement.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 CLUBS

ONGOING ~ Sponsor An Archer For St. Jude Fundraiser: The Stevenson Archery Team will be having its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. To support this worth cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero (jcaballero@d125.org). Pledges need to be in by Jan. 28. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS
 ONGOING ~ Tickets For KIVA’S S-Factor: Get your tickets for Friday’s S-Factor, sponsored by KIVA.S-Factor, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center, is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the Stevenson Superstore.

ONGOING ~ Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.The production will feature three shows, running Thursday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), Friday, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Notes

Football: WRLR 98.3 FM had its Postseason Football Awards Live Show at Libertyville High School to honor and recognize outstanding football players in Lake County. There were five Patriots recognized (and three are pictured above): Ethan Aghakhan (above left), Tamer Dalloul (not pictured), Matthew Projansky (not pictured), Ben Snider (above middle) and Colin Shultz (above right). Congratulations Patriots!

Boys Hockey: On THURSDAY, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling t-shirts during lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for its Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game, which pits the Patriots against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday at Twin Rinks. The T-shirts are $15. Support your Patriots and purchase a T-shirt! 
Sports Events Ahead THURSDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: On Thursday, the Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School for the North Suburban Conference Championship. Action will start at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. Adults are $5, Students (K-12) and Seniors (60+) are $2. NSC Passes will be accepted. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

 ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW. Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 THURSDAY ~ Girls Track and Field Meeting: There is an Informational Meeting about the upcoming spring season for Girls Track and Field from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday in Room 5132. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 FRIDAY/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and will be on sale during the lunch periods on FRIDAY and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~ Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by Friday, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results


Competitive Dance: The Competitive Dance Team, pictured above, took first place in the Warren Sectional with a score of 96.27, qualifying them for the IHSA State Finals next week.

Boys Bowling: Ender Starr and Jackson Sher represented the Patriots at the IHSA Sectional Finals in Rockford (pictured right). After six games, Sher qualified for the State Finals at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Congratulations Jackson! 

Wrestling: The Stevenson (6-2, 4-1) wrestling team competed in the Lake County Invite and finished third out of 16 teams. At 138, Lorenzo Frezza finished first while Thomas Schoolman took first in the 160-pound field. At 106, Evan Mishels finished sixth. At 113, Yash Jagtap finished fourth. At 126, Andrew Chamkin finished third. At 152, Themba Sitshela finished third. At 170, Richie Gueorguiev finished second. At 182, Josh Zimring finished fourth and at 220, Anthony Adams finished sixth. Next up for the Patriots is a dual meet against Conant on Wednesday for Senior Night, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Stevenson (17-8, 7-3) defeated Lake Zurich 46-35 on Friday. Nisha Musunuri had a high of 19 points, Emory Klatt contributed 15 points and Emma Brooks added 11 points. The Patriots are back in action on Tuesday against Warren for Senior Night. The game tips at 7 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Stevenson (7-0, 5-0) celebrated its Seniors before a dual match against New Trier, winning the meet 104-82. The Patriots placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a 1:36.23 and the 400-yard free relay with a 3:10.76. Colin Zhang came in first in the 200-yard IM (1:53.22) and the 100-yard breaststroke (57:95). Stevenson dominated the field in the 500-yard freestyle, taking first (Max Kolbunov), second (Olin Kusevskis) and third (Tim Rhee). Michael Wywrocki finished first in the 100 yard backstroke with a 53.74. Next up for the Patriots is the Middleton Invite on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.

Boys Hockey: The Patriots (38-12, 13-10) celebrated Senior Night against Glenbrook North and won 5-4. Davis Jegers scored the first goal, assisted by Alan Wu, with three minutes left to go in the first period. Stevenson dominated the second period with Will Harlow scoring two goals assisted by Tristan CarideiZach Meyers and Dylan Jette. Meyers scored on a power play, assisted by Harlow. Jegers scored with 3:29 left in the third, assisted by Jette and Brandon Schultz. Next up for Stevenson is a conference matchup against Carmel at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (15-4, 6-1) edged Lake Zurich, 50-42. Brandon Sorokin scored a team-high 15 points, 7 of which were crucial in the fourth quarter. David Sulnius added 14 points for Stevenson along with 3 assists and a steal. Jack Dabbs contributed 9 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Mike Maloney was big under the basket with 4 rebounds while adding a steal. On Saturday, Stevenson took on Prospect and lost in a tight finish, 41-40. Christian Uremovich contributed 14 points for the Patriots while Dabbs added another 9 points. Next up for Stevenson is a visit to Warren at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Sophomore Ansh Aggarwal, a budding photographer, attended the Lake Zurich game and took some great pics and created a full gallery from the game. Click here to view the gallery. For more Stevenson photos from Aggarwal, follow him on Instagram. (@anshaggarwal.photos)

Girls Bowling: The Patriots traveled to Wauconda for the “Bowldog Invite” on Saturday and as a team had a total of 4147 pins. Anna Reyes had a series and team-high of 949 with a high game of 180. Reyes was followed by Allison Parks who had a high series of 894 and a high game of 172. Alexis Alanis added to the team’s score with a high game of 181. Next up for the Patriots is a road match against Warren at Bertrand Bowling Lanes at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gymnastics: The Patriots participated in the Niles West Fairy Invite on Saturday and came in fifth, with a score of 129.40. Samantha Matzek tied for ninth place on the vault with a 9.00. Emma Fang took fifth on the uneven bars with a 9.050. Ashley Schabes took second place on both the beam (9.25) and the exercise floor (9.40). Matzek also finished eighth overall with a 32.80. Next up for the Patriots is the NSC Championship on Thursday at Lake Forest High School, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Hockey: The Scout Co-Op (2-11-1) had a conference matchup this weekend and lost to Evanston, 3-1. The team is back in action at 8 p.m. tonight against Warren at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.

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

Jan. 23: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 23: Consortium Choir Concert
Jan. 23: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Jan. 24: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Jan. 24: FAN ~ The Good Life: Lessons From The World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 26:  FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
Jan. 27: KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27: KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s