Tuesday, March 30, 2021

HOSA Earns 23 First Place Medals at State Conference
HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals members competed in the 2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference during the week of March 14-20. Two-hundred fifty-seven Stevenson High School HOSA students competed in over 50 Health Science related events against more than 2,000 competitors. A total of 146 students were recognized for their accomplishments as finalists at the state competition, with top 10 finishers considered state finalists.
Twenty-two Stevenson HOSA members were state champions – with 23 first place medals (Senior Natali Freihammer won double gold). Sixty-six students who placed in the top three in their event qualified for the International HOSA Virtual competition which will take place June 23-26.
HOSA e-Board member, Rohita Kotyada, was also named Illinois HOSA 2021-2022 Vice President.
Congratulations Patriots!
Learn more about HOSA on their webpage and check out their video.

Spring Has Sprung: Join Us for This Season’s Band Concert
Join us Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. for a virtual showcase of pre-recorded performances by the students of the Stevenson High School Band Program. Five different pieces of music will be performed, featuring more than 400 students from Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Symphonic Band and Honor Band. Concert will be streamed via Zoom.

Donate Diapers to Benefit Lake County Families
This month, Stevenson High School’s Transition Program has partnered with Keeping Families Covered in Waukegan to host a diaper drive benefitting Lake County families. The drive is open to Stevenson as well as the community from March 29-April 9. There are two drop-off locations, one in for students and staff at SHS and one no-contact bin for the community located outside of the ELC at 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL. Drop offs can be made Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. We appreciate your participation!
The SHS Transition Program provides individualized skill development for 18-21 year old students in special education. The students in Transition participate in on-going vocational skill development with vocational and volunteer experiences during their school day.

Grab a Chicago Dog for a Good Cause!
The Stevenson High School String Parents Association (SPA) is partnering with Portillo’s, located at 221 Townline Road, Vernon Hills, IL, to hold a fundraiser supporting travel, student scholarships and student awards. Stop by tomorrow, March 31, from 5-8 p.m. and show the flyer at the drive-thru. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit SPA!
Please see the SPA webpage for more information about this parent organization.

Don’t Miss This Important Deadline, Juniors!
Last December, the College and Career Center post-secondary counselors hosted a College Night for Junior Families. During this presentation, juniors and their parents/guardians were invited to make a 45-minute individual family appointment for a School Counselor Parent Engagement Meeting to discuss post-secondary plans. An email sent to junior families outlines the process to make an appointment. The deadline for making a SCoPE appointment is Friday, April 9. Sign up soon!


Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Wednesday’s Events
Thank you for all your participation in our first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week! We look forward to seeing you at today’s events starting at 4 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week web page. Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up:

Writer’s Round Table
Sponsor: Wit and Write Club
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Register Here

Speaking Up and Sharing Out
Sponsor: Freshmen Mentor Program
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Here

Substance Abuse and Political Strategies
Sponsor: Catalyst
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Register Here

Make Your Voice HEARD at Final Meeting of the Year
All students are invited to attend the final HEARD meeting of the year, to be held on Thursday, April 1. HEARD is a monthly meeting held by Diversity Council for students to direct their thoughts to the administration with the end goal of fostering inclusivity and change in the school environment. A panel of SHS alumni will also be present at this meeting to offer their experiences with promoting inclusivity outside of SHS. Meeting will be streamed via Zoom.


Girls Badminton Reaches IHSA State Finals
Sophomore Lindsey Wang and Junior Emu Akutsu will be representing the Girls Badminton program in the IHSA Singles State Championship at Hinsdale South High School. Opening round matches begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, and extend through the morning. Quarterfinal matches are slated to start at 3:00 p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, April 1, the doubles teams of Seniors Shibani Ram/Emily Hu and Seniors Benna Li/Jyotsna Hirokrishna follow the same format. Team Awards will also be on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. View the entire tournament on the NFHSNetwork.com.

Athletic Results for March 29
Field Hockey
The girls field hockey team put up a great fight on the field against Glenbard West, but ultimately ended up losing 6-0, bringing their overall season record to 2-3. Junior Marissa Dicker had 22 saves throughout the game. Next up, the Patriots will take on Glenbrook South at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team defeated Waukegan on Monday night, winning in a straight two set match, 25-16 and 25-21 to bring their overall season record to 2-1. Junior Amanda Holsen led the team with six aces, 13 kills and six digs while Senior Brooke Micek had seven assists and Junior Lilli Wangard had six assists. The team is gearing up to take on Lake Zurich on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team defeated Loyola 13-0, bringing their overall season record to 4-0. Seniors Maggie Bauwens and Sophomore Catie Delaney had 3 and 5 blocked shots respectively in the shut out. Senior Anna Gates led scoring with four goals while Junior Elizabeth White and Seniors Maria Mossakowski and Liz Matlin had two goals a piece. Gates and Sophomore Becca Stone also led the steal category with four a piece. Next up, the Patriots will travel to Warren on Thursday, April 1.


Stevenson Students Recognize Need for Resources at Chicago Public Schools
Two Stevenson students, Nandhini Nair and Caroline Mazursarocka, demonstrated their commitment to others by collecting over $2,800 worth of materials to donate to Chicago Public Schools in need of supplies.

Alabama School Guides Students to Future Homeownership While Building Careers
Build UP, a non-profit workforce development school in Alabama, guides students through their high school diploma and associate’s degrees, while training them for careers in construction and real estate.

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