Friday, April 9, 2021

Last Call: Be Part of the Odyssey Experience!
Last call, Patriots! The deadline to express your interest in teaching OR recommend an artist for the 2022 Odyssey Festival is next Friday, April 16. Odyssey is a biennial fine arts festival where students are inspired, entertained, and encouraged to explore how the arts connect with their lives, academics, and career paths. The next Odyssey Festival is scheduled to take place February 8-9, 2022.
All Stevenson staff/faculty, alumni, clubs (sponsored by a faculty/staff member) and students (in collaboration with a faculty/staff member) are encouraged to submit workshops! Learn more about the 2022 Odyssey Festival.

Student’s Award-Winning Play Spotlights Issue of Gun Violence
The arts can be a powerful way to explore new ideas and issues. One Patriot has been using her playwriting skills to do just that.
Congratulations to Junior Wyn Thomas, who won second place in the Nuevas Voces Playwriting Contest for her piece “Scared,” a ten-minute play featuring a babysitter and child sharing a difficult conversation about gun violence in schools. “Scared” was previously honored as a Finalist in the international playwriting competition “#Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence.
Wyn, who is Vice President of Scripts Studio at Stevenson, workshopped the play with the help of club sponsor Mr. Bill Fritz and Fine Arts teacher Ms. Abra Chusid.


Planning for the Summer? 3 Things to Keep in Mind
As planning begins for the summer, we want to ensure that our Patriots know all about the various opportunities and programming available through Stevenson.

  1. Summer enrichmentStudents who are looking for a summer enrichment opportunity either physically on a college campus or through a virtual program can check out the Summer Enrichment section within Naviance. Summer enrichment programs are being added to Naviance each week for current SHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors for summer 2021. Check it out!
  2. Summer School Classes and Transition Workshops: Students may register for summer school classes or transition workshops, which will begin June 8. Registration for summer school remains open, while registration for transition workshops will close May 22. To learn more about what courses and workshops are available and in what format, please visit our summer school webpage.
  3. Summer work: The Career Exploration Program team has listed potential summer job opportunities as a way for students to see first-hand what it’s like to work in a particular profession or business. To view those job listings and description, click here!


Winter Sports Pictures Now Available!
Team and individual portraits from your winter sports picture day are now available to view and order online! Please use this link and instructions below to access your photos:

  • Select “View now” on the green Sports Team & Individual tile.
  • Select your school year and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo).
  • Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information. From there, you will receive a confirmation email.

Nominate a Star for the 2021 Stevenson Hall of Fame
The Athletic Hall of Fame is designed to honor those individuals who, through their commitment, sacrifice and dedication to the Stevenson High School athletic program, have brought pride and distinction to our school community as either an athlete, coach, staff member or supporter. You can meet our recently announced 2020 Hall of Fame inductees here.
The deadline to nominate an individual for the Class of 2021 Stevenson Hall of Fame is open until April 15, 2021. Nominations can be submitted electronically through the Hall of Fame webpage. We look forward to seeing the submissions!

Athletic Results for April 8
Girls Field Hockey
For the 2020-21 seniors, it was their last game in the stadium and they showed up to play. In the 1-0 victory over Loyola Academy, Senior Varsha Vinod scored the one and only goal of the night and Junior Marissa Dicker had 7 saves.

Boys Soccer
The Patriots (7-2, 5-1) came out strong in the first half of their match against Lake Zurich, powered by two goals by Alem Duratovic, both assisted by Adam Hamad. Taking a 2-0 lead into the half, the Patriots did not relent, but continued to attack with a third goal by Anthony Skordilis, assisted by Nazar Mormul. The fourth Stevenson goal was by Nazar Mormul, assisted by Owen Zakrezewski. The final score over the host Bears was 4-1. The team is back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Libertyville High School for the final regular season conference contest.

Boys Water Polo
The boys varsity water polo team defeated Lake Forest by a score of 21-9 improving their undefeated record to 8-0. Stevenson Patriots continue to stay ranked #1 at the top in the State being undefeated. Both Goalies, Garrett Timmons and Zach Pedigo, each had 4 saves of their own. The scorers are as follows:

  • Andrew Dubinsky- 4 goals and 1 assist
  • Jack Curtain- 4 goals and 2 assists
  • Kunal Rajadhyax- 2 Goals
  • Max LaPointe-St. Georges- 1 goal and 4 assists
  • Josh Moreyno- 2 goals
  • Sam Voronenko- 1 goal

The next game will be on Saturday, April 10, at the Fremd tri-tournament with New Trier.


Managing in-person special education classes
Some Illinois students with special needs were unable to effectively learn in a remote environment, so their school enforced safety measures to allow them to return to in-person learning at least part of the day.

Meeting the needs of students of color in a time of collective trauma
As schools predict an increased need for mental health supports for all students, they should incorporate a cultural lens into their responses, said Janine Jones, a professor of school psychology at the University of Washington.

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