Tuesday, Aug. 31

Come To Open House…From Home

The second and final Open House will be held tomorrow, beginning at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families and at 7 p.m. for all other students and families.

During these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers, learn about our curriculum, and discover many of the resources we offer to improve your Stevenson experience.

A Note from Student Learning Programs: Due to the Virtual Open House Wednesday night, students will have a Late Arrival Day on Thursday. All ILC and ELC tutors will be available Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. via Zoom and from 10 a.m. on, via both Zoom and in-person. All Zoom tutoring links can be found here.

Last Call For Senior SWAG

The Class of 2022 Class Board has teamed up with the Locker Shop to design clothing and other items for the graduating class and their families to purchase and enjoy.

As a reminder, tomorrow is the last day that the Class of 2022 Spirit Wear Store is open.

Here is a link to the store:
https://shs22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

Snag Your Stevenson Gear

If you’ve been wanting new Stevenson gear, here’s your chance to get some! The Stevenson Sports Boosters will be conducting a Flash Sale tomorrow from 4:15-6 p.m. in Lot E near the football stadium.

Stevenson Is Stylin’

Want to share your fashion knowledge with your Stevenson classmates and teachers? Join the Stevenson Styler Fashion Club!

Stevenson Styler, which produces a school fashion magazine written by students and also coordinates a school fashion show, is holding its first meeting tomorrow from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. in Room 1612. Please contact sponsor Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org for more information or visit Stevenson Styler on Instagram.

Stevenson In Service

Are you interested in volunteering and community service? Stevenson’s Key Club, which offers members volunteer experience and service hours, will hold its first meeting tomorrow from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 6110.

Stevenson Now App

A friendly reminder to students, families and staff: The Stevenson Now App is no longer operational. While you may still be able to access the application, the information found within it is out of date. Please refer to our website and the Daily Digest for all the information you need.

Athletic Results

The Stevenson Girls Golf team won the Conway Farms Invitational for the second year in a row with a 3-score total of 228. Freshman Allyson Duan was the medalist, shooting an impressive 73. Junior Allie Santos shot a 76 while sophomore Chelsea She rounded out the scoring with a 79. The Patriots are back in North Suburban Conference action against Mundelein on Tuesday.

Back-To-Back Champs

The Stevenson Girls Golf team won the Conway Farms Invitational for the second year in a row with a 3-score total of 228. Freshman Allyson Duan was the medalist, shooting an impressive 73. Junior Allie Santos shot a 76 while sophomore Chelsea She rounded out the scoring with a 79. The Patriots are back in North Suburban Conference action against Mundelein on Tuesday.

Girls Tennis Gets Big Win

Stevenson picked up a 5-3 victory over a deep Deerfield squad at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Sarah Wang (6-0, 6-0) and Abby Ma (6-1, 6-1) won in No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, while the doubles teams of Ashley Adkisson and Kate Herlihy (7-5, 6-2), Angela Ran and Ashley Yan (6-4, 6-1), and Sabrina Xue and Sophia Lagen (6-2, 6-3) got the job done as well. A 4:30 p.m. home match against Highland Park on Wednesday is next on the schedule for the 4-0 Patriots.

Education News

Educators asked to focus more on mental health

Experts urge educators to focus less on regaining any lost academic ground and more on students’ social and emotional needs.

CDC director upset that many schools not following COVID safety guidelines

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unloaded on school districts flouting their long-standing safety recommendations for returning students to school and allowing schools to remain open.

Monday, Aug. 30, 2021

StreetFest Wellness Week Ends with a Bang!
This is one for the books! We are so grateful for the opportunity to reconnect and spend time together and elevate the conversation around the importance of mental health. Thank you to everyone — students, families, faculty and staff alike — who participated in this year’s StreetFest Wellness Week. It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

You can check out a video recap here! Stay tuned on social media for more fun photos from StreetFest.

Tonight: Senior Parent Night Hosted by the College & Career Center
The College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Parent/Guardian Night from 7-8:30 p.m. tonight via Zoom. The event is open to all parents and guardians of seniors at Stevenson. During the presentation, families will learn more about the college application process, including types of applications, deadlines, standardized test scores and scholarships. Families can access this presentation through the Zoom link posted on our website.

There will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. Families can join this pre-session through the Zoom link posted on our website.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Theatre With a Cause
Are you passionate about theatre and serving as a peer role model?

Snow Flake is a student organization where students have the opportunity to write skits, perform them and then facilitate the small groups at local middle schools. The focus of Snow Flake is for students to serve as peer role models to teach younger students to make healthy, positive decisions in their lives. SHS students may also earn community service credit for their efforts.

Snow Flake meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. in room 2706. Please drop by, or email Mr. Foley at tfoley@d125.org with any questions. All are welcome!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results

Football
The Hawks had a quick start that led to a 27-3 first half score. The Patriots responded in the second half with a quick score out of the break, but failed to score on their next drive, which could’ve cut the lead to ten. The final tally was 41-10 in favor of the visiting Hawks. Stevenson senior running back Jordan Skolmer had a sensational night, rushing 13 times for 165 yards. Check out complete coverage in the Daily Herald.

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson traveled to Libertyville for the Crosstown Classic on Friday and Saturday, where Deerfield claimed the top spot. Over the two-day event, the Patriots beat Vernon Hills, 25-18, 25-20 and Wheeling, 25-18, 25-20 with losses to Glenbrook South (22-25, 23-25), Lake Zurich (23-25, 25-18, 18-25) and Grant (20-25, 25-28, 13-15). Amanda Holsen led the team in kills, averaging 9 per match. Lily Wangard led the team in assists with 8 per match. It will be a quick turn around for the squad as they prepare for home matches on Tuesday and Wednesday against Niles North and Hersey.

Girls Tennis
The heat forced a shutdown of the finals at New Trier on Saturday, preventing the meet to be complete, but the Patriots had already secured victories against Maine South, Glenbrook South, and St. Joes. Sarah Wang did not drop a set the entire tournament at #1 Singles. Abby Ma also went 2-0 at #2 Singles. The #1 Doubles team of Ainika Hou and Sonia Mehta went 3-0. Anna Trush competed in both singles and doubles in the tournament, pairing up with Kate Herlihy for two victories in #3 Doubles over Maine South and St. Joes, and then defeating Glenbrook South in #2 Singles. They are home today vs. Deerfield at Vernon Hills Athletic complex, with a 4:30 p.m. start time.

Boys Soccer
The Patriots opened up the first half in their game against Vernon Hills with a goal by Daniel Sokolovsky, assisted by Grayson Lueck. They carried a 1-0 lead throughout most of the second half until Vernon Hills scored in the last 5 minutes, ending the game tied at 1-1. They return to action on Saturday in the Glenbrook South High School tournament.

Girls Swimming
The 2021 swim team started their first competition strong with senior divers Nora Kowalski and Shreeya Sinha, both scoring personal bests. Kowalski broke the team record for six dives, with a score of 263.80. The excitement continued as the Patriots won the first two swimming events. The defining moment came during the 800 Free Relay when Liza Kolbunova, Amanda Chang, Delaney Umbleby, and Norah Polonsky squeaked out an outstanding win by a narrow margin. By the conclusion of the meet, the Patriots went on to win 11 of the 21 events, never finishing lower than 3rd place in any swimming event.

Relay winners included: Jennifer Chen (200 yd medley, 200 yd back, 400 yd free), Stephanie Kirova (200 yd medley), Hana Wienckowski (200 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 400 yd free), Sophia Berger (200 yd medley, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Abby Collins (400 yd medley, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Amy Andres (400 yd medley, Milena Busma (400 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 400 yd free), Claudia Rzeznik (400 yd medley, 200 yd fly, 200 yd free, 400 yd free), Katie Makarska (200 yd fly, Liza Kolbunova (800 yd free, Amanda Chang (800 yd free, Delaney Umbleby (800 yd free, Norah Polonsky (800 yd free, Isabelle Gattone (200 yd free, 400 yd free), Elizabeth White (200 yd back), Camila Maya (200 yd back), Valerie Kutonova (200 yd back), and Karina Cantero (400 yd free). Individual winners included: Hana Wienckowski (50 yd free) and Sophia Berger (100 yd free). The Patriots will be back in action at home this Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 27, 2021

Football Season Opener is Tonight!
Tonight’s football season opener against Maine South is a clash of two of the state’s top programs, with a combined 67 IHSA playoff appearances. Join us in cheering on our football team tonight at at the Stadium here on campus! The JV game kicks off at 5 p.m., with the varsity game set to start at 7:30 p.m. Remember that admission is free for all.
Per our Patriot tradition, several home football games are themed to drive excitement and school spirit. We encourage students and families attending the game tonight to wear white to help bring the hype and cheer on our football team!
Parking is available in Lots E, D, C and B. Overflow parking is also available in the Quill Corporation parking lot at 100 Schelter Rd. We hope to see all our Patriot families at the game later tonight!

StreetFest is Back!
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in our StreetFest Wellness Week events so far. To close out the week, we look forward to today’s lunch event, “Making Lemonade Out of Lemons.” We also encourage students to stop by the Wellness Table at the football game later tonight and enjoy wellness activities and swag!
And don’t forget that we are capping Wellness Week tomorrow at StreetFest! The event is set to occur in the SHS parking lot E (near the Stadium) from 5-9 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation for this event that will have fireworks, live stage performances, interactive games, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all work diligently to support wellness!
Donations made throughout the month of August will benefit the wellness-based agencies of Elyssa’s MissionRainbows for All ChildrenShelter Inc. and Loving without LimitsDonate through the Patriot Superstore. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Live Entertainment Production Experience!
SHS-TV and DJ clubs have their first meeting this Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1204, and then will meet every Monday after that. Join the fun and learn how to create broadcasts and streams of some of SHS’s most popular events like Showcase, Mr. SHS, football, soccer, volleyball and more! No experience needed.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Make a Sports Medicine Clinic Appointment
We have partnered with Advocate Medical Group in Lincolnshire for a Saturday morning Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic, which runs every Saturday 8-10 a.m. starting tomorrow through Oct. 23. The clinic is walk-in only, so no appointment is needed. Any athlete who needs an evaluation and treatment of an injury is welcome. In addition to consultations, the clinic offers digital x-ray, bracing, casting and splinting available. You can visit the clinic at 100 Village Green Drive, Suite #120, in Lincolnshire.

Sports Booster Flash Sale
Need to refresh your Stevenson Athletic gear? Sports Boosters is holding their annual Flash Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 4:15-6 p.m. at the Southwest Gate of the Stevenson Stadium. All forms of payment are accepted!

Athletics Results
Boys Golf
The boys varsity golf team lost to Lake Forest @ Lake Bluff Golf Course, 149 – 159. Senior Eli Goldes was low with a 39. The team travels to Rolling Green Country Club on Monday for the Hersey Invitational.

Girls Golf
Stevenson opened up their NSC play with a win against Lake Forest at Cranes Landing. Stevenson shot a 156 with Junior Allie Santos taking medalist honors with an even 35. Other contributors for the Patriots were Sophomore Rylie Pryor (40), Freshman Allyson Duan (40), Senior Emily Duan (41) and Senior Amrita Johar (41). Next week the Patriots will attend the Conway Farms Varsity Invitational with NSC action continuing against Mundelein on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer
The Patriots scored two goals in the first half of their game against McHenry. Nazar Mormul opened with a solo shot, and Adam Hamad closed out the half with a goal of his own. In the second half, the Patriots scored three more goals in the last five minutes by Maksym Derhachov, assisted by Kohei Mori, Adam Hamad goal, assisted by Kohei Mori, and Filip Janda goal, assisted by Steven Nyc. The Patriots return to action on Saturday at Vernon Hills High School at 10 a.m.

Boys Cross Country
In the Patriots opening home meet, the team placed third among five teams. Sophomores Dylan Zimmerman, Alan Dragunsky, Andrew Brandt and Sean Moriarty placed 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd, respectively, while Junior Siddarth Paleati placed 20th. The squad travels to Waukegan on Wednesday for the Lake County Invitational.

Girls Cross Country
Girls Cross Country opened the season with two wins over Highland Park and Buffalo Grove. The Patriots were led by Adeline Gobble, with a winning time of 19:29. Additional top 10 finishes include Nanoko Seki (2nd), Shannon Moser, (4th) Anna Edgcomb (5th), Isabel Edgcomb (7th) and Sophia Tagiurov (9th). The squad travels to Waukegan on Wednesday for the Lake County Invitational.

Girls Swim and Dive
The Girls Swim and Drive program opens up the 2021 campaign with a visit to the Lake Forest Natatorium as they compete in the Lake Forest Invitational tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Click here for the Daily Herald preview of the Lake County swim/dive programs.

 
 

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

First Virtual Open House Event is Tonight!
Don’t forget that our first annual (Virtual) Open House Night is tonight! The event will begin at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families and at 7:00 p.m. for all other students and families. For those who cannot make Virtual Open House tonight, there is a second event on Sept. 1. All information and Zoom links are now posted to the Virtual Open House web page. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families there!
A Note from Student Learning Programs: Due to the Virtual Open House tonight, students will have a Late Arrival Day tomorrow. All ILC and ELC tutors will be available tomorrow from 7 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via Zoom and from 10 a.m. on via both Zoom and in-person. All Zoom tutoring links can be found here.

StreetFest Wellness Week: Today’s Roundup
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in our StreetFest Wellness Week events so far. We look forward to our lunch event, “Quali-TEA Time” and tonight’s webinar with nationally recognized clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour at 7 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our StreetFest Wellness Week web page.

Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

  • Daily Lunch Activity: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
  • SHS Football Game @ Home vs. Maine South
    Attend the SHS football game and stop by our wellness table throughout the evening in order to engage in some interactive wellness activities, learn more about the StreetFest culminating wellness event on Saturday, and even purchase a “new year, new me” wellness shirt to wear at StreetFest!

As part of StreetFest Wellness Week, we are also fundraising throughout the month of August to benefit the wellness-based agencies of Elyssa’s MissionRainbows for All ChildrenShelter Inc. and Loving without Limits. Please feel free to donate electronically to support wellness! We will also be accepting cash donations at the door of StreetFest on Aug. 28. Thank you for your support!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Get Your Fill of Culver’s and Support the SHS Band!
The SHS Band Parents’ Organization sets up fundraising events with local restaurants through-out the year. Funds collected are used to support the band program at Stevenson.
BPO’s first restaurant fundraiser this year will be tomorrow at Culver’s in Buffalo Grove. The fundraiser runs all day for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out. Just mention this fundraising effort when you place your order, and Culver’s will donate 25% of sales back to the band!
Thank you for your support!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Fall Athlete Picture (Retake) Day
Fall athletes who missed their scheduled picture date can come to Room 5044 on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. for a retake. There will not be an additional charge for an individual photo.
If students want to be included in the team picture, which was already taken a couple weeks ago, Visual Image Photography has a $75 charge per person to rebuild the team photo. Both team and individual photos can be ordered online at VIP – How to Order.

Cross Country Athletes Gear Up for Competition
Tonight marks the first competition for the Stevenson boys and girls cross country programs at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The boys race starts at 4:45 p.m. with Stevenson hosting Buffalo Grove, Dundee Crown, Fremd, Libertyville, and Wauconda. The girls race follows at 5:15 p.m. against Buffalo Grove, Dundee Crown, and Highland Park. Parking is limited, so spectators are encouraged to arrive early for the boys race and leave immediately after the race to free up parking spaces for the second race.
Check out the Daily Herald preview of the Lake County Cross Country teams below:
Daily Herald Lake County Girls Cross Country Preview
Daily Herald Lake County Boys Cross Country Preview

Athletics Results
Girls Field Hockey
Due to weather, the girls field hockey game against Glenbard West was called complete with 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter and the score tied at 0 – 0. Senior goalie Marissa Dicker had 12 saves. The squad returns to the stadium next Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m. for a conference matchup versus Lake Forest

 
 

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

Virtual Open House
This year’s annual Open House Nights will be offered virtually tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 1. Each of these nights will begin at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families and at 7:00 p.m. for all other students and families.
During these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers and Student Support Team (SST) members, learn about our curriculum, and showcase many of the resources we offer to improve your Stevenson experience. All information and Zoom links are now posted to the Virtual Open House web page. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families there!

StreetFest Wellness Week: Today’s Roundup
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in our StreetFest Wellness Week events so far. We look forward to our lunch event, “Healthy Minds and Healthy Hearts, Get Your Healthy Snack!” and tonight’s presentation from Alex Stoller on the overall relationship between physical health to mental health and wellness starting at 7 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our StreetFest Wellness Week web page.
Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

  • Daily Lunch Activity: Quali-TEA Time
  • Dr. Lisa Damour Webinar: Strategies for Students to Maintain Their Mental Health Throughout the School Year
    Join us via webinar, hosted by the Community Parent Network, from 7-8 p.m. for an informative evening with a nationally recognized clinical psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist and contributor to CBS News, Dr. Lisa Damour! Dr. Damour will be discussing the importance of taking care of one’s mental health during the school year through balance and self-care practices.

As part of StreetFest Wellness Week, we are also fundraising throughout the month of August to benefit the wellness-based agencies of Elyssa’s MissionRainbows for All ChildrenShelter Inc. and Loving without Limits. Please feel free to donate electronically to support wellness! We will also be accepting cash donations at the door of StreetFest on Aug. 28. Thank you for your support!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make a Difference by Joining Peer Tutors!
Want to help teach other people while forming meaningful relationships? Interested in being part of a close-knit SHS community of passionate volunteers? If you said yes to any of the above questions, Stevenson Peer Tutors welcomes YOU to apply for the 2021-22 school year! Peer tutors provide needed support in a variety of academic subjects for SHS students as well as students at Daniel Wright and West Oak middle schools! An informational meeting will take place on Aug. 26 at 3:35 p.m. in the recital hall (room 4100). Applications are due Sept. 1! Check out the Peer Tutors website for more information.

Score a Touchdown with Stevenson’s Flag Football League!
Any student interested in playing intramural flag football, please join us for an informational meeting, tomorrow, Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in room 1204 West Faculty Dining Room. Intramural sports provide the opportunity to make new friends, share common interests, relieve some stress and have fun playing a game you love! For more information, contact Mr. Wellington at awellington@d2125.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Swimming and Diving State Finals Finds a New Home
The IHSA State Finals for Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving has found a new home for the next three years. Featuring an Olympic-size competition pool, FMC Natatorium in Westmont opened in 2020 and is one of the premier facilities of its kind in the Midwest. The State Finals will be co-hosted there by Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High School beginning with the 2021-22 school year and encompass the 2022-23 and 2023-24 state final meets as well. Click here for the full Daily Herald article.

Athletics Results
Girls Volleyball
The host Patriots dropped a tough season opener to Barrington, 11-25, 21-25. The Fillies, the MSL Champions in 2020-21, finished last season with a 14-2 record and returned several starters on a veteran squad. Stevenson’s Amanda Holsen had 26 attempts, 22 good and 11 kills with a 50% success rate. Setting the Pats’ offense were Angela Zhou (10 assists) and Abby Minn (7). Brynn Smith added four kills and Michelle Gonchar added three. Bayarmaa Bat-erdene had 10 digs. Click here for the full Daily Herald article. The next outing for the Patriots is on Friday night, when they travel to Libertyville for a weekend invitational.

 
 

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

Senior Soloists Selected! 
Congratulations are in order for this year’s four senior soloists selected for concerts scheduled throughout the year! The students, their musical selection and concert dates are listed below:

  • Justin Chung – Alto Saxophone, Glazunov Saxophone Concerto, Sept. 23, 2021
  • Frank Gao – Piano, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 , Dec. 13, 2021
  • Rosie Wang – Flute, Reinecke Flute Concerto, March 15, 2022
  • Linda Wang – Violin, Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, May 5, 2022

Great job, Patriots!

StreetFest Wellness Week: Today’s Roundup
It was great seeing you all at yesterday’s StreetFest Wellness Week kickoff events! We look forward to seeing you at today at lunch to Share Your Favorite Family Tradition (Get a Gift in Return) and tonight for the virtual round table, Well-Being Across Cultures, at 7 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our StreetFest Wellness Week web page.
Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

  • Daily Lunch Activity: Healthy Minds and Healthy Hearts, Get Your Healthy Snack!
  • Alex Stoller Presents: Tying Mental Health and Wellness to Physical Wellness
    Please join this evening’s Zoom event from 7-8 p.m. to see a presentation and learn more about the overall relationship between physical health to mental health and wellness.

As part of StreetFest Wellness Week, we are also fundraising throughout the month of August to benefit the wellness-based agencies of Elyssa’s MissionRainbows for All ChildrenShelter Inc. and Loving without Limits. Please feel free to donate electronically to support wellness! We will also be accepting cash donations at the door of StreetFest on Aug. 28. Thank you for your support!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

REACH Into Scientific Research
Interested in doing scientific research and entering competitions and symposia? Then please join us! The first Science REACH club meeting will be tomorrow, Aug. 25, in room 2104 after school. Please contact Mrs. Palffy (cpalffy@d125.org) if you have any questions.

Compete in eSports at SHS!
Any student interested in competing in Valorant, Overwatch, League of Legends, Rainbow 6:Siege, CS:GO, Rocket League, Minecraft: survival, COD, Hearthstone, Smash Bros or NBA2k21, please come to the first eSports Club informational meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. in the EASTLC, room 7026 or contact jbarnabee@d125.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Football Team Prepares for Tough Test on Friday, Free Admission for All
The Patriots welcome one of the most successful football programs in the state to the Stevenson Stadium on Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Admission is free for all, as this event will most likely be the most well-attended athletic competition since the renovations to the stadium were completed in 2020. The Patriots, under third year Head Coach Brent Becker, look forward to welcoming the Patriot Nation back to the games this school year.}
The Maine South Hawks have appeared in the IHSA Playoffs every year since 1992 (no playoffs were held in 2021 due to COVID-19) and have won six IHSA state championships. In June 2020, the turf and track were replaced, and upgrades were made to the exterior fence and walkways. This will also be a welcome return for the Stevenson Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Sonny Petway. The band was present in the stands for the 2020 season, but there’s nothing like being on the field for “Best Halftime Show in Lake County.” Joining the band at halftime will be the Patriettes, 2021 Dance Union National Champions, led by Head Coach Kristin Piekarski-Cook. Leading the student section from the track will be the Stevenson Cheerleaders, fifth in the state in 2021, led by Head Coach Jorie Walton. We hope to see everyone there!

Girls Volleyball Moved to Stevenson Today
Due to facility concerns, the girls volleyball matches scheduled today at Barrington have been moved to Stevenson High School. Freshman A and Freshman B will take place at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., respectively, in the Sportscenter North court. Sophomores will play at 5:00 p.m. on the Sportscenter South court. JV and Varsity will play at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., respectively, on the Sportscenter Wood.

Athletics Results
Girls Golf
For the first time since 2010, the Girls Golf Program captured the Lake County Invitational title, held at Bittersweet Golf Club, behind a blistering team score of 297, 61 strokes ahead of second place Lake Forest (358). In 2018, the Patriots lost to Deerfield by one stroke and have waited until now to redeem that loss. The tournament was cancelled in 2019 due to weather, and then cancelled again in 2020 due to the pandemic. Six Patriot golfers placed in the top 15, with Junior Allie Santos leading the field with a championship round of 72. Senior Emily Duan placed third (74), Freshman Allyson Duan placed fourth (75), Sophomore Chelsea She finished fifth (76), Sophomore Megan Lee finished tied for ninth (83) and Junior Jessica Valent finished tied for eleventh (85).

Boys Golf
The boys golf team shot a team score of 318, good enough for a second place finish at the 2021 Lake County Invite at Thunderhawk Country Club. Senior Eli Goldes carded a 75 and finished in fourth place, followed by Senior Madhav Muralidharan and Sophomore Richard Wang each shot an 80 and finished in thirteenth and fourteenth place, respectively.

Boys Soccer
The Patriots attacked early and never looked back vs. St. Viator. Two first half goals, one by Christian Yen, assisted by Daniel Sokolovsky, and another by Alex Xie, resulted in a 2-1 halftime score. In the second half, the Patriots scored three times on a Grayson Lueck goal, assisted by Daniel Sokolovsky, an Adam Hamad goal, assisted by Daniel Sokolovsky and a goal by Kohei Mori. The 5-1 victory is a great start for the Patriots, a program that produced a 10-3 record under Head Coach PepeJon Chavez. Their next action is on Thursday, Aug. 26, as they travel to McHenry High School for another non conference game at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Field Hockey 
The girls field hockey team lost 0-6 against Glenbrook South for their season opener. Senior Marissa Dickers had 22 saves in the first three quarters and Senior Johanna Jakobson had two saves during the last quarter. The Patriots will be back in action at home on Wednesday, Aug. 25, when they host Glenbard West at 6:15 p.m.

 

Monday, Aug. 23, 2021

Dancing Through a Fun Evening!
Re-live all your favorite moments in this re-cap video from one of our favorite Fall events, the Freshman Mixer! It was great seeing all of you there, getting to know you better and dancing through the decades. A big thank you the Freshman Mentor Program and the Patriot Parent Association for putting on this fun evening!

StreetFest Wellness Week Begins
We are so excited to be kicking off StreetFest Wellness Week today with our lunch and after school activities. We hope you enjoyed making stressballs during lunch and please join us tonight from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom as Peer Helpers presents the Annual Mental Health and Wellness Forum. More information on this and all other events are posted on our StreetFest Wellness Week web page.
Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

  • Daily Lunch Activity: Share Your Favorite Family Tradition (Get a Gift in Return)
  • Well-Being Across Cultures – Virtual Round Table
    Join us from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom to discuss important topics that impact students of color with local mental health professionals.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Level Up at Video Game Club!
The first meeting of the Video Game Club is tomorrow, Aug. 24, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in room 1204. Come by and play Nintendo, Playstation, X-Box and old-school games! Contact Dr. Schroeder (anschroeder@d125.org) if you have any questions.

Join the Math Team!
The SHS Math Team will have its first meeting after school tomorrow, Aug. 24, in room 1500/1502! Stop by if you’re looking to learn some math and meet other students who also enjoy problem solving and math competitions. New members are welcome! View the flyer for more information or email pkim@d125.org if you have any questions.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Stevenson Boys Ice Hockey Giving Back to the Community
The Stevenson Boys Ice Hockey program has made giving back to the community and helping those in need a priority for this school year. The purpose of the partnership with community organizations is 1) to provide individual, team, and leadership development volunteer opportunities for the athletes, 2) to use the athletic program’s platform to give back to the school and local communities, and 3) to raise the visibility of the program. The three organizations that the Hockey program plans to partner with during the 2021-22 school year are the Stevenson FoundationGreat Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, and Reading Power. They have already volunteered with the Stevenson Foundation in two events this summer. Thank you to our ice hockey program and athletes for their commitment to others and our larger community!

Girls Volleyball Begins Tomorrow!
The Stevenson Girls Volleyball team will open up the 2021-22 season at Barrington tomorrow night at 6 p.m. For an in-depth look at the teams in the area, click on the Daily Herald Lake County Girls Volleyball preview. Go Patriots!

Athletics Results
Girls Golf
Stevenson defeated Highland Park on Friday at Sunset Valley 152-197. Freshman Allyson Duan led the way shooting a 34, 2 under par. Other scorers for the Patriots were Junior, Allie Santos – 37; Sophomore, Chelsea She – 40; and Sophomore, Megan Lee – 41. The Patriots are at the Lake County Invite at Bittersweet today.

Boys Golf
The Patriots finished third out of eleven teams with a team score of 326 at the Warren Invitational. Senior Tate Donica was low with a score of 80.


 
 

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Stories of Stevenson: Featuring Amal Naqvi
Introducing Stories of Stevenson, a new series featuring students, faculty and staff who inspire us everyday. You can find Stories of Stevenson each month in the Daily Digest, Facebook, Instagram and the internal monitors around school!
Check out our first-ever Story of Stevenson, featuring Senior Amal Naqvi! As president of Peer Helpers, she hopes to inspire other students to talk more openly about mental health, especially after such a difficult year during the pandemic. As part of that, Peer Helpers and NHS are hosting the school’s first-ever StreetFest Wellness Week next week, where students will learn not only how to improve their personal mental health but how to be there for someone else, too.
“There is a stigma to mental health, so it’s something that’s really neglected in society. I want other students to know that, regardless of what’s going on in your life, there’s always help and there’s always hope.”
You can check out her whole story on Facebook and Instagram.

Don’t Forget Tonight’s Freshman Mixer
Freshmen, it’s not too late to plan to join us for one of our marquee Freshman Mentor Program events, the Freshman Mixer!
The Freshman Mixer will take place tonight from 7-9 p.m. on the Pool Patio! You can enter and exit the event by going through the Circle Drive entrance and making your way there. Please note that this is a “lock-in” event, meaning students should plan to stay for the entirety of the event. Admission is free, just bring your ID.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Family Night for College-Bound Students
The College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Family Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, August 30 via Zoom. The event is open to all parents and guardians of seniors at Stevenson. During the presentation, postsecondary counselors Sara English and Dan Miller will discuss the college application process, including types of applications, deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, scholarships and more.
There will be a special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans from 6:30-6:50 p.m. via Zoom.
Families requiring interpretation services are asked to email shs_CollegeCareer@d125.org, or contact the CCC at 847-415-4517 by Monday, August 23.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletics Results
Girls Golf
Stevenson (3-0, 0-0) defeated New Trier 147-155 behind the play of Freshman Allyson Duan. She was the medalist shooting an even par, 35 in her debut at Cranes Landing Golf Course. Other contributors were Sophomore Rylie Pryor-36, Junior Allie Santos-38 and Sophomore Chelsea She-38. The Patriots take on the Giants of Highland Park at Sunset Valley today at 4 p.m.

 
 

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

Steven Student Named Distinguished Young Women of Illinois
We are so proud to announce that Senior Rosie Wang is the 2021 Distinguished Young Woman of Illinois! Rosie, a talented flautist, will represent Illinois to participate in the national program at Mobile Alabama next year along with 49 outstanding young ladies from other states. Notable alumnae of this organization include Diane Sawyer, Mary Fran and other accomplished women.
Rosie is the fourth consecutive Patriot to receive this recognition, following Katie Qu, Dora Guo, and Emily Kang. Congratulations, Rosie!

Mark Your Calendars: Virtual Open House in One Week!
This year, Stevenson’s annual Family Open House Nights will be held virtually on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 1. Each of these events will begin at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families and at 7 p.m. for all other students and families.
During these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers and Student Support Team (SST) members, learn about our curriculum, and showcase many of the resources we offer to improve your Stevenson experience. All information and Zoom links will be posted to the Virtual Open House web page. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families there!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshmen, We are On!
Freshmen, it’s time to dance through the decades! Join us for one of our marquee Freshman Mentor Program events, the Freshman Mixer sponsored in part by the Patriot Parent Association!
The Freshman Mixer will take place tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. on the Pool Patio! You can enter and exit the event by going through the Circle Drive entrance and making your way there. Please note that this is a “lock-in” event, meaning students should plan to stay for the entirety of the event. Admission is free, just bring your ID.

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Update on Sports Boosters Membership
With the first fall athletic competitions around the corner, we wanted to share some information regarding Sports Booster membership passes. We are currently working with a ticketing platform to provide electronic membership passes. We hope to share information on how to access your electronic membership in the next few days.
In the event that the platform is not ready for the first home football game on Friday, Aug. 27, we will provide hard ticket passes that can be picked up at Sports Boosters membership tents outside the admission gates. Any membership passes that are not redeemed on this night will be sent out in the mail the following week. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Athletics Results
Girls Golf
Stevenson girls golf defeated Fremd-173 and Vernon Hills-177 (SHS-161) in their first triangular match of the season. Junior Allie Santos led the way with a 38, and the Sophomore trio of Chelsea She- 40, Rylie Pryor-41, and Megan Lee- 42 contributed scores to the victories. Their next match is tomorrow against New Trier at their home course, Cranes Landing, at 4 pm.

 
 

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021

Class of 2022, Get Your Swag!
The Class of 2022 Class Board has teamed up with the Locker Shop to design clothing and other items for this year’s graduating class and their families to purchase and enjoy.
Check out the online store here! Orders will be produced and shipped to Stevenson for distribution approximately three weeks after the store close date. The current deadline for preorders is Sept. 1.

Looking for Student Managers for Fall Sports
Stevenson Athletics is seeking student managers to assist our fall sports teams with statistics and filming of practice.
Think you’re up for it? Interested students should reach out to Athletics Director Trish Betthauser at tbetthauser@d125.org for more information!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tomorrow: Join the Fun Over Tabletop Games
Do you like playing interactive or role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon or board games? There’s a club for you!
The Interactive Gamers Club will be having its first meeting after school this Thursday in Room 7116! Stop by if you’re looking to have some fun and meet other students over tabletop games. Players new to games are always welcome. We hope to see you there! Please contact Mr. Ryan Fedewa at RFedewa@d125.org with any questions.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Athletics
At Stevenson, equity, access & inclusivity is an integral part of the vision of who we hope to be as a school community.
Stevenson Athletics has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), an organization devoted to creating a positive youth sports culture. More than 90 of Stevenson’s 200 coaches attended the “Sports Can Battle Racism” workshop last week, with the remainder of the staff registered for the October and February sessions.