Thursday, March 11, 2021

View and Vote on Student Architectural Designs
Help vote for the best design and see the work of talented Stevenson architecture students!
Stevenson has three levels of architecture courses: Architectural Design, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Advanced Architectural Design. This semester, students In each of these courses developed realistic renderings of their designs using Autodesk Revit, a professional-grade modeling software. In each course, students voted on their favorite designs and the top selections can be seen and voted on in this online poll. Please view the student-renderings and vote for your favorite from each of the following classes including some classes which include the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum.
Advanced Architectural Design
In Advanced Architectural Design, students designed the exterior or interior of a Chicago Hotel. The lot they developed their hotels on is where the Chicago Spire Structure was going to be built.
Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)
In Civil Engineering and Architecture class, students designed a home following Habitat for Humanity guidelines while considering the needs of a classmate and their family.
Architectural Design
In the intro level Architectural Design course, students designed and developed the exterior of a Chicago home including the surrounding site choosing one of the following prominent architectural styles in Chicago: bungalow, ranch, brick cottage, greystone or cottage.
The voting deadline is Friday, March 19, and we will announce the winner in a future edition! Congratulations to these students on their amazing designs, which were submitted by Technology Education teacher Kait Rossi.

Mock Trial Club is State Bound
The Stevenson Mock Trial team won the Kane County regional competition against some of the best teams in the state last weekend. The team is composed of seniors Erin Hamann, Noah Sevcik, Liana McGhee, Carson Ezell, Daniel Ro and Nicholas (Javier) Butirro as well as juniors Lexi Mason, Aditi Ambravan and Mia Korsunsky.
All members received the highest scores for both of the trials they competed in and racked up the best point differential of any team in the field. Hamann received an individual award for her role as an attorney by earning consistently high scores on all four of her expertly conducted direct examinations.
The championship at Kane comes a few weeks after the team’s last competition at the North Suburban Bar Association, in which they earned a second-place finish out of 40 teams. That effort was highlighted by Sevcik‘s stellar performance on cross-examination, which earned him the Top Attorney Award for the entire competition.
The team will look to keep up the great work at the Illinois State Bar Association state tournament which starts this Friday, March 12! The sponsor of the SHS Law Club/Mock Trial is Social Studies teacher Tim Moran.


Mental Health Self Care
The Student Services Engagement Team offers a reminder to students to take care of their whole self – body, mind and soul. Ideas for doing this at home include going outside, maintaining a healthy diet, practicing mindfulness and connecting with friends.
At Stevenson, there are many co-curricular clubs that help others and offer ways to meet new people including Peer Helpers, Catalyst, Freshman Mentor Program, Mind Your Mind and Operation Snowball.
Students are encouraged to explore and find the activities that help them. Please see the Student Services Instagram page for inspiring posts including a recent post about practicing Simple Mindfulness!


Athletic Results for March 10
Girls Basketball

Last night, The girls basketball beat Lake Zurich in the North Suburban Conference semifinals to bring their overall record to 16-1. The Patriots had a balanced scoring attack throughout, with junior Ava Bardic contributing 13 points, freshman Kendall Williams scoring 12 points, and junior Simone Sawyer ringing in 11 points. The team is back in action on the court on Saturday, March 13 against Libertyville in the North Suburban Conference tournament championship.

The girls and boys fencing team played New Trier last evening. The boys won 28-20 and the girls lost 21-27. The two undefeated fencers for the night were senior Illia Svirinovskyi and junior Stephan Yi.

Girls Field Hockey
The Field Hockey team hosted the season opener against Antioch in the midst of a 23 mph wind storm. Despite the 0-1 loss, there were many shots on goal in an aggressive style of play. Making her debut as a varsity goalie, Junior Marissa Dicker had 12 saves. The next game is Tuesday, March 16 at 6:15 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

Boys Soccer
The boys soccer team kicked off their season last night with a 5-2 victory over Round Lake. Senior Alem Duratovic dominated on the field, contributing three scores to help lead the Patriots to their win. Junior Adam Hamad and senior Anthony Skordilis both shot one goal. Goalie Ryan Harper, who is a junior deflected five shots. The team is back in action on the field on Saturday, March 13 facing Timothy Christian High School at 11 a.m.

Sports Boosters Holding Custom Lawn Sign Sale
Now that spring is here and the grass is back in view, Stevenson Sports Boosters is offering a way for Patriot families to spruce up their lawn with custom lawn signs!
These signs can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to your home. A variety of options are available and prices range from $20 – $68.


Seniors Offer College Application Tips
Statesman student-journalists Melissa Liu and Bradley Locker outline the many changes current seniors have experienced while navigating the college admission process this year and offer collective advice to students preparing to apply to colleges in the future.

Digital Leapfrog May Provide Post-Pandemic Opportunities
The need for digital learning options had been identified by many schools prior to the pandemic but the implementation process was accelerated to accommodate remote learning needs. Now, a number of schools expect that the digital gains made may continue to be used when in-person learning resumes.

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