Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Baroque Ensemble to Perform With Famous Violinist

The Baroque Ensemble is holding a fundraising concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Church of the Ascension, 1133 N. LaSalle Dr., in Chicago. Money collected at the event will help offset costs associated with the group’s trip to perform with world-renowned violinist and recording artist Rachel Barton Pine at the American String Teachers Association Conference March 6-9 in Albuquerque, N.M. Click here to read more.

Band Chamber Concert Monday Night

Stevenson’s Honor Band and Advanced Symphonic Band will perform during a chamber concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live at the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page and at the school’s NFHS Network page.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.

Calling All Alumni With Military Connections

Stevenson alumni who have a direct connection to any aspect of the United States military will be honored for their service to the country by the Student Services Division during Military Week Nov. 12-16. Any alumnus with a military connection is invited to fill out this form. Questions can be directed to College Career Center Assistant Margaret Kamman at

Choir Fundraiser at Wendy’s on Tuesday

The choir program is holding a fundraiser at Wendy’s in Buffalo Grove, 300 W. Half Day Rd., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. For any sale made during the day, Wendy’s will donate 30 percent to Stevenson’s choirs. Show this flyer when ordering.

Drug Take-Back Location Change

The Lake Zurich location for National Take Back Day on Saturday has changed. Community members can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Mariano’s supermarket, 1350 E. Route 22, rather than at the Lake Zurich Police Station.

Civics in Action

The Political Action Club’s “Stroll to the Polls” event on Wednesday also received coverage from the Pioneer Press. Click here to read the article, which includes comments from seniors Maggie O’Brien and Josh Ezrol, and club sponsor Andrew Conneen.

SEL: A Culture, Not an Activity

Stevenson‘s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator, Molly A. Gosline, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Molly and SEL at Stevenson, follow her on Twitter @mollygosline.

Earlier this year, I was interviewed by Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development about SEL and its implementation by schools. One of the points I made was that schools need to see SEL as a culture, and not as a program or a classroom activity. This is certainly the case at Stevenson. As part of creating a culture that seeks to enhance social skills and fosters emotional intelligence, we place a great emphasis on student feedback and data. This creates a truly authentic approach to learning. I encourage you to read the article and find out how Stevenson teachers obtain student feedback, and to see examples of what teachers are doing with the information.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 4A Regional: The third-seeded Patriots overcame a first-set defeat and rallied past 11th-seeded Cary-Grove, 18-25, 25-15, 27-25, to capture their eight regional championship in the last nine seasons. SHS (26-11) advances to the Grayslake Sectional semifinals, where it will face No. 2 seed and 2017 state finalist Crystal Lake Central (29-5) at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Senior Sophie Sorenson had 16 kills, 13 digs and two service aces in her final Sports Center appearance, while junior Grace Tully was 66-of-67 setting with 33 assists. She also had two kills and made 15 digs. Sophomore Makayla Uremovich recorded eight kills, junior Lily Cozzi had six and senior Annie Armgardt added five. Annie also had two solo blocks and two block assists. Junior Abby Keevins served a team-high three aces, led the squad with 16 digs, and also was 7-of-7 setting with three assists. Sophomore Emerson Kouri and junior Molly Bourbon made nine and seven digs, respectively, which sophomore Emma Potocki had four block assists. The Trojans finished their season with a 19-18 record. Stevenson and Crystal Lake Central met once during the regular season, with Tigers prevailing at SHS, 25-10, 25-22. – NFHS Replay | Daily Herald

Cross Country Teams Set Sights on Sectional

The boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the IHSA Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional on Saturday. Girls head coach Maureen Connolly is hoping to see her squad qualify for its third consecutive state meet, while boys coach Scott Sommers is aiming for his team to make state for the first time since 2005. Results will be available at these links: Girls | Boys


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Showcase Sign-Ups Start Next Week

Students are invited to perform in Showcase, the Patriot Parent Association’s annual variety show in March. Audition sign-ups will take place during the lunch periods Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1- 2 and Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 5-7 in the Wood and Glass Commons. Acts must sign up for an audition to try out in January. Variety act auditions will be held Jan. 14 and 16. Band auditions will be by video submission only Jan. 11-17. Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees should also sign up during the November dates. Emcees auditions will be held Jan. 15, with call backs on Jan. 17. Visit the Showcase Facebook page for audition sign-up forms.

Halloween Costumes: What You Can, Can’t Wear

Students and staff can wear Halloween costumes to school. Because the school wants the day to be a fun and safe experience for everyone, anyone wearing a Halloween costume must adhere to a few long-standing school rules. These rules include:

  • No face coverings such as masks, disguising make-up, or sunglasses,
  • No double-meaning suggestive phrases on clothing or anywhere on the person, and
  • No inappropriate props such as look-alike weapons.

The rules are in effect not only during the school day but also during any after-school activity or event on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Operation Snowball Registration Open

Registration is open for the upcoming Operation Snowball retreat. The three-day retreat takes place Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. Snowball is a way to boost your self-esteem by being accepted for who you are, not what others want you to be, and to have a lot of fun doing it. To register and for more information, visit the Operation Snowball web page. Registration ends Nov. 21.


Anyone interested in joining the boys swimming and diving team should attend an informational meeting next week. Informational meetings will be held at 7:45 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. next Thursday in the pool balcony. All new and returning athletes should attend. Please have your registration with the Athletic Department underway!


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