Help Your Student Manage Stress, Anxiety
Parents and guardians can gain insights into how to help their teens manage stress and anxiety during “Supporting Our Teens’ Mental Health” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Vernon Area Public Library. The event is sponsored by the library and Stevenson High School.
The moderated discussion will include mental health experts such as Promila Kumar of Sanjeevani, a nonprofit providing free advocacy, support, and guidance to people dealing with mental health problems; Mara Heichman, a certified professional coach; Dori Mages, a licensed clinical social worker with North Shore Family Services; a counselor from Stevenson High School; and Vrushali Thakkar, a Stevenson senior and mental health advocate.
This program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Register through this link, or by calling 224-543-1485, or in person at any service desk in the Vernon Area Public Library.
Two Debaters Qualify for National Tournament
Six students represented Stevenson at the National Speech and Debate Association Northern Illinois District qualifying tournament Saturday at Huntley High School. Senior Sunny Gandhi and junior Laya Reddy earned bids to this summer’s national tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. Other SHS competitors Saturday were senior Megana Adigal, junior Maanav Agrawal, and sophomores Phil Edat and Amal Naqvi.
Encouraging Positive Risk-Taking for Teens
Stevenson‘s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator, Molly 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.
Over the next few weeks, Stevenson students will have the opportunity to discuss prosocial learning with their teachers by engaging in conversations around positivity, asset-based strategies for learning, and how to use their voice to impact their social and emotional growth in leading up to the first International #SEL Day. While taking risks is a healthy part of adolescent development, how we can support their growth in healthy ways is critical to guide them during their exploration for independence. The Greater Good Center at UCBerkeley identifies meaningful ways in which we can engage with students to best support them.
IHSA to Limit Sectional Game Attendance
The Illinois High School Association announced this morning that it will limit attendance at sectional boys basketball games this weekend to 60 fans per school. What this means for Stevenson’s sectional championship game at Prospect High School on Friday was unclear as of 10 a.m. today. For now, the school has stopped selling tickets for Friday night’s game. Anyone who has purchased tickets for Friday can obtain a refund by showing their ticket at the Patriot Superstore.
Friday’s game will be broadcast by WRLR starting at 6:55 p.m. The game can be heard on WRLR 98.3 FM, WRLR.FM, or by typing in WRLR in the Tune In Radio app.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 37, Lake Forest 35, Mundelein 33: The Patriots edged their two North Suburban Conference counterparts in the Field House. Each team won four events. For Stevenson, the individual winners were junior Jade Cadichon in the 160-meter dash (22.5 seconds), sophomore Mia Mikolajczak in the 55-meter intermediate hurdles (9.9 seconds), and junior Camille Clay in the shot put (38 feet). SHS also won the 640-meter relay (1:31.2). Senior Karolina Rutyna was second in the 55 intermediate hurdles (10.0), junior Varsha Vinod was runner-up in the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches), and junior Ellie Warren placed second in the 160 dash (23.5). Stevenson also took second in the 1,600 relay (5:02.7).
Mundelein 135.2, Libertyville 134.0, Stevenson 105.6: At Libertyville, senior Anthony Lang tied for fourth in floor exercise (8.1) and was fifth in vault (7.4) for the Patriots in their season-opening meet. Junior Beny Verezub tied for fourth on still rings (7.9) and tied for sixth on vault (7.3). Sophomore Tyler Ehlen was sixth on pommel horse (4.5). – Official Results | Daily Herald
Due to the sectional basketball game on Friday, the baseball team’s fundraiser at The Claim Company in Vernon Hills has been rescheduled to Wednesday. … The Unified State Basketball Championships scheduled for this weekend as part of the Illinois High School Association Class 1A and 2A state finals experience have been canceled. Stevenson’s Allied Basketball team had qualified to play in the event. SHS finished third last year. … Maryville University senior Tyler Harrington (Class of 2016) has reached the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships for the second straight year. The 165-pounder, who earned All-America honors after finishing fourth at that weight last year, carries a 24-11 record into this weekend’s meet in Sioux Falls, S.D.