Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021

Strings Chamber Concert Tomorrow
Student-musicians in the Symphonic and Patriot Orchestra classes will hold a virtual Strings Chamber Concert Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The digital program and a Zoom link to view the performance have been posted on the Fine Arts Event webpage.
Students will perform in trios, quartets, quintets and sextets using student-selected music. Students received virtual coaching by professional music chamber coaches including Emma Strohbusch, Renee Henley, Nazar Dzhuryn, and Morgan Little. The Symphonic and Patriot Orchestras are directed by Enrique Vilaseco and Tony Krempa.

Foundation Raffle and Auction Includes Parking Spots in Lot E
The Stevenson Foundation Online Raffle & Auction is now open! This year’s event, generously sponsored by Laura George Consulting, features more than 20 high-value packages including VIP student parking spots, luxury 2021-22 getaways, exclusive virtual experiences and more.
Among the raffle items is an opportunity for a rising junior (Class of 2023) and a rising senior (Class of 2022) to win a parking spot in Lot E for the 2021-22 school year.
To view this year’s catalog, purchase raffle tickets and start bidding see the Foundation’s Raffle & Auction webpage. Bidding and raffle ticket sales are open until Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m. CST.
Online Raffle & Auction proceeds make programs like Stevenson: One FamilyKids in Need (KIN), and Stevenson to College (S2C) possible.

Stevenson Welcomes Virtual Site Visitors
Today and tomorrow are virtual Site Visit Days at Stevenson where educators from around the country have an opportunity to learn how Stevenson functions as a professional learning community. Visitors will attend online discussions throughout the day where they will talk with members of our community to learn about how our policies and procedures support our professional learning community. We welcome visitors from the following schools:

  • Park Hill School District, Kansas City, MO
  • Canyon View High School, Waddell, AZ
  • Verrado High School, Buckeye AZ
  • Dearborn Public Schools, Dearborn MI

Registration fees for this program are donated to the Stevenson Foundation Students to College (S2C) program.


Winterfest Community Drive-Thru Light Show
For three days and three days during Winterfest week, students, families and community members are invited to enjoy a spectacular night with music and colorful lights from the comfort of their car. This event will take place on the Stevenson campus on:

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 19 from 5:30- 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 from 5:30- 9:30 p.m.

This event is free but a time slot reservation is required to attend.

Winterfest Wheels and Reels Drive-In Movie
Stevenson student council is hosting a “Winterfest Wheels and Reels”.
The Disney movie ‘Moana’ will be shown drive-in style on Saturday, Feb. 20 in Stevenson’s Parking Lot B with showings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The cost of admission is $5 per car for each show and tickets can be purchased online by students using their ID name and number.

Winterfest Student Council, Class Board and Club Events
Please see the Winterfest webpage for the most up-to-date information on activities scheduled for this week including Dress-Up Days and Class Board activities occurring all week long, the Virtual Pep Assembly and Mr. SHS scheduled for Friday, and Wheels and Reels on Saturday. Information was just posted about the Light Show on Saturday that is open to the community.
Some co-curricular clubs are also hosting Winterfest activities including:
Pass on the Beat Musical Fun
Pass on the Beat is hosting two fun musical activities: Name that Tune and Unscramble the Lyrics. Please join them virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. via Zoom.
Archery Club Winterfest Hashtag Challenge
The Scholastic 3D Archery club (S3DA) will be hosting a new hashtag challenge every day this week for Winterfest. See their daily posts on Twitter and Instagram. This is a great way to participate in Winterfest in a socially-distanced way!

PPA Winterfest Treats
As a Winterfest treat, the PPA (Patriot Parent Association) is offering students a free bag of freshly baked mini chocolate chip cookies. Students were sent an email with this offer and to redeem the free cookies, they or a family member should present a hardcopy of the email (a photo on a cell phone won’t be accepted) to the bakery department or service desk at Sunset Foods in Long Grove. This offer can be redeemed anytime between Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 21.


Weekend Athletic Scores
For Friday, Feb. 12:
Girls Basketball vs. Mundelein
The Patriots dominated in the paint and on the boards beating Mundelein 63-22. With a very balanced attack, they had 11 scorers contribute to the victory. Junior Simone Sawyer led all scorers with a solid 15 points, while junior Ava Bardic had 11 points in the game. Freshman Emory Klatt came off the bench, scoring eight points.

For Saturday, Feb. 13:
Competitive Dance in South Elgin and Andrew Invitationals
The 2020 IHSA 3A State Champions Varsity Patriettes started the 2020-21 Competitive Dance season out with two first-place finishes at South Elgin and Andrew, posting scores of 88.8 and 91.9 respectively.

Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Lake Forest
The boys swimming and diving team (2-1, 2-0) had a successful weekend in the water beating the Scouts from Lake Forest, 121-65. Divers junior Jack White and sophomore Danny Silverstein took first and second place, respectively scoring 281.00 and 278.70, crushing the competition by over 80 points. Freshman Colin Zhang took first place in the 200-meter IM, with an overall time of 1:58.79, being the only swimmer under the 2-minute mark.

Girls Gymnastics vs. Lake Zurich/Warren
The varsity girls gymnastics team scored a 142.50 in the North Suburban Conference triangular on Saturday at Lake Zurich. The home team finished with a 144.25, while Warren recorded a 112.75. Junior Ally Gitler won the vault with a score of 9.60 and finished third in the all-around (36.85). Junior Lauren Jackson placed fifth (33.60) and sophomore Emma Fang finished sixth (33.45).

Girls Badminton vs. Glenbrook South
The girls badminton team took their overall season record to 4-0 this weekend, winning 18-0 against non-conference foe Glenbrook South. Doubles teams of seniors Breanna Li and Emily Hu, and junior Ellie Ouyuang and freshman Meghana Dixit, only dropped six points throughout their two sets, both winning 21-4/21-2. Senior Emily Hu also garnered a win in singles, winning her sets 21-2 and 21-0.

Girls Basketball vs. Libertyville (non-conference)
The girls basketball team (4-0, 2-0) finished the weekend with a 62-52 win against Libertyville. Junior Ava Bardic scored 25 points and six of those were three-point shots, while junior Simone Sawyer shot 18 points. Freshman Emory Klatt had nine points and 18 rebounds. The Patriots brought their overall season record to 4-0. The team is back in action on the court on Tuesday, Feb. 16 against Warren. Read the full Daily Herald article.

Fencing vs. Glenbrook South
The boys and girls fencing teams both defeated Glenbrook South this weekend, winning their meets, 20-5 and 14-6, respectively. Junior Stephan Yi on the mens foil team has gone undefeated for two meets in a row. Freshman Sara Cao was also undefeated in the meet against Glenbrook South.

Boys Basketball vs. Mundelein
The boys basketball team came out cold on the road against Mundelein, and never recovered, losing 63-24. The Patriots are now 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the North Suburban Conference. Senior Andrew Chieng led scorers with 10 points and two assists, followed by senior Darius Clemons who scored six points and had three rebounds and two assists. Read the full Daily Herald article.

For Monday, Feb. 15:
Boys Basketball vs. Lake Forest Academy
The boys basketball team (3-2, 0-2) beat Lake Forest Academy on Monday night, 63-34, in a non-conference matchup. Senior Darius Clemons garnered 14 points, seven rebounds, and one block. Junior Jaden Evans scored 10 points with five rebounds and senior Andrew Chieng contributed nine points and three rebounds in the win. The team is back on the court on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and will face Warren Township at 7:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Middle School.

Girls Volleyball Tryout Meeting
There is a virtual information meeting on Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. for all student-athletes interested in trying out for spring girls volleyball. Parents are invited to attend this meeting as well. For more information on when and where tryouts will take place, please visit the Girls Volleyball webpage.


Schools Livestream Athletic Events due to Limits of Fans in the Stands
Stevenson is one of several local schools streaming athletic events to off-set restrictions of the number of fans allowed in the stands. The North Suburban Conference only allows 50 fans at home games only and live streaming games will allow more fans to follow high school athletic action.

University Merger Talks on the Rise
In the last week, discussions about three institutional mergers have been in the news as a result of decreasing revenue and shrinking enrollment. Potential mergers of institutions in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have made recent headlines.

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