Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Duo Selected to Attend ILMEA All-State Seminar
Seniors Alexander Grace and Nina Hoek have been selected to participate in the 2021 ILMEA All-State Future Music Educators Seminar which will take place virtually in the spring.
These Stevenson band members completed a rigorous interview as part of the selection process and they are part of a select group of student-musicians chosen to participate based on their nominations and virtual interviews.
We congratulate these student-musicians who both plan to continue with music education after graduation!


Winterfest Includes a Virtual Pep Assembly, Light Show and Drive-in Movie
Winterfest activities have been occurring all week and a Virtual Pep Assembly will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. See the Winterfest webpage for information on how to participate in all the Winterfest activities including:



German Movie Night
Students and families are invited to attend a German Short Movie Festival hosted by the German Club and German Honor Society.
Attendees will be able to watch and vote on their favorite German short films on Zoom tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at 5:15 p.m. and lasting until approximately 7 p.m.


Athletic Results for Wednesday, Feb. 17
Boys Basketball
The Patriots defeated Warren 52-35, to bring their season record to 4-2 overall. Senior Andrew Chieng led all scorers with nine points and three assists. Junior Evan Porto and senior Evan Ambrose both scored eight points while seniors Jason Williams and Darius Clemons along with junior Jaden Evans each scored seven points to lead the Patriots to victory. The team will be back on the court on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Zion-Benton at 3 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics
The girls gymnastics team hosted the Lake Forest Scouts in a North Suburban Conference competition and prevailed 140.50-137.90, improving their overall and NSC record to 3-1. Senior Ainslee Cutler finished first in the uneven bars with a score of 9.50. Junior Ally Gitler placed first in the floor exercise, second in the vault and uneven bars, fourth on the balance beam and claimed all-around honors with a score of 36.50. Sophomore Ashley Schabes recorded a score of 9.00 in the floor exercise, placing her third. Junior Maya Fergus and sophomore Emma Fang went 3-4 in the uneven bars with scores of 8.85 and 8.45, respectively. Fang also placed second on the balance beam and fourth in the all-around. Complete results from the meet can be found on

Girls Bowling
The girls bowling team (1-3, 1-2) put up a good fight in the lanes but ended up trailing Zion-Benton 2482-2309. The Patriots took game three of the series, winning 823-753, but lost the first and second series. Senior Kelly Radelet had the series high score with a score of 585 and set a new personal record for a single game, scoring 215. Senior Yumin Kim had a three-game total pinfall of 486.


Historic Black Colleges Receive Funding for Campus Preservation
Eight historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced this week. The HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative seeks to preserve historically Black educational institutions and spaces that have historic and cultural significance.

Illinois Legislative Panel Approves Culturally Responsive Teaching Standards
The Illinois State Board of Education will be allowed to move forward with rules that will change how colleges and universities in the state train prospective teachers in order to make them more accommodating to diverse students. The new standards will take effect in 2025.

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