School Statement on Student Safety
Principal Troy Gobble and Assistant Principal for Operations Ken Latka emailed a letter addressing security questions at Stevenson to parents and guardians around 7 a.m. this morning. Click here to read the letter.
Two Seniors Featured in State’s Largest Art Show
Two seniors have their work on display in the state’s largest student art exhibition. Annabelle Cheng and Kaily Chou are among 1,000 student artists from approximately 125 Illinois high schools selected to showcase their artwork at the fifth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition. The event runs through March 9 at the Zhou B Art Center and Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The exhibition’s main general event on Sunday will feature ceremonies, college scholarship announcements and awards presentations. According to exhibition officials, Annabelle and Kaily have been offered nearly $275,000 in scholarship offers from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and Kaily also received an offer from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in Los Angeles. Overall, more than $43 million in scholarships will be available to students participating in the exhibition.
PPA Requests Bake Sale Donations
The next PPA Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday, and parent donations are needed. Adults may volunteer to donate treats through this SignUpGenius link.
Winter Band Concert Monday and Tuesday
The Winter Band Concert takes place on Monday and Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The start time each night is 7 p.m. Admission is free. Students in the seventh- and eighth-period Freshman Band classes, and those in the Advanced Symphonic Band, will perform on Monday. The Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Honor Band will perform on Tuesday. Both nights will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.
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Boys Swim Team Heads to State Today
Twelve members of the varsity boys swim team will compete in the Illinois High School Association state meet, which begins today at Evanston Township High School. This is the largest contingent of Patriots to reach state. Leading the way will be defending state 50-yard freestyle champion Topher Stensby, who enters with the second-fastest qualifying time from the sectionals. The junior also is a medal threat in the 100 freestyle, where he had the sixth-best qualifying time. Topher also will swim in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay. SHS had the second-fastest qualifying time in both. He will be joined in both relays by senior Daniel Ng, who also qualified in the 100 and 200 free. Junior Nathan Gates was the fourth-fastest qualifier in the 500 free. Other Patriot individual competitors will be juniors Max Ryaguzov in the 100 butterfly, Ethan Ross in the 200 free, Beno Maya in the 100 butterfly, Joseph Song in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, and Phoom Lertsinsongserm in the 100 breaststroke; and sophomores Jack Zhang in the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley, and Nick Comini in the 50 free. Joseph and junior Alex Guo will join Topher and Daniel in the 200 free relay, while Nick and Jack will combine with the latter two in the 400 free relay. Stevenson also qualified in the 200 medley relay, with Joseph, Nick, Beno and sophomore AJ Carollo. Today’s preliminaries will be streamed live by IHSA.tv in association with the High School Sports Network. Use this link to view results.
Smyrnov Earns Academic All-State Honorable Mention
Senior Nikita Smyrnov has earned honorable mention selection to the 2018 Illinois High School Association All-State Academic Team. The team recognizes nominated student athletes who possess a minimum 3.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale after their seventh semester, have participated in at least two IHSA-sponsored activities during each of the last two years of high school, and demonstrated outstanding citizenship. Nikita is the ninth Stevenson student to be named to the All-State Academic Team or earn honorable mention since 2000.
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Want to Earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Polish?
Students who wish to take the exam for the Seal of Biliteracy in Polish must see Mrs. Glowacka in Room 2926 or the World Languages Office by Wednesday. The exam will take place at 4 p.m. April 13 in Room 2926.
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