Thursday, April 29, 2021

Rise and Shine, Seniors!
We are excited to kick off our Senior Fest activities tomorrow, April 30, from 7-8 a.m. at Senior Sunrise in the SHS Stadium! Join us to promote class unity and share your future endeavors! Enjoy the photo station, sign a banner of Senior photos and leave with a Jazzman’s cookie or bagel. Please note that Jostens will be at this event for cap and gown pickup just outside the Stadium. Even if you are not attending Senior Sunrise, we ask that you pick up your cap and gown tomorrow morning between 7-8 a.m. For additional information please see the Senior Fest details on the website.
Additionally, tickets are now on sale for Prom(ish), a formal dinner event for SHS seniors to be held on May 15. Students will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet, dine at a plated sit-down dinner at tables of four, and have fun photo experiences, including the traditional photo from VIP. There will be several student rotations throughout the evening, each lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes. Find out more in the Senior Prom Booklet. This year’s Prom(ish) theme is Secret Garden: Lock in Memories. Tickets cost $40/person and are available through May 7 at the Stevenson Store.
We hope to see you there!

Growing, Nourishing and Sustaining. Together.
Students enrolled in Gourmet Foods, Food Preparation and Food & Nutrition celebrated World Food Day this year with an impressive lineup of speakers all surrounding the theme of, “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” Learn more from their World Food Day presentation.
During this exciting event, students also won cookbooks, culinary books and growing kits featuring: Momofuku; Food Rules; Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul; The Forest Feast; Antoni in the Kitchen; Organic Microgreens Growing Kits; Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen; My New Roots; Green City Market Cookbook; My Street Food Kitchen; Naturally Nourished; One Size Fits None; Notes from a Young Black Chef; and Half Baked Harvest.

World Food Day Speakers:

  • Steph Antonopoulos – Registered Dietician
  • Jack Joseph – Former Student and Kom Kom Kombucha Entrepreneur
  • Lindsey Shifley – Mind Body Chef
  • Morgan & Anthony Foster – Entrepreneurs of HōM-GRōN
  • Caitlin Arens – Chef Demonstration on Food Waste from Pilot Light
  • Joe Weber – Entrepreneur with Four Star Mushrooms
  • Chef Robert Collins with Youthage Culinary

REMINDER: Learn About 2022 Travel Opportunities Tonight!
Join your fellow Patriots tonight from 5-7 p.m. as we celebrate the measures that are allowing our world to slowly open back up and invite us to explore it! Come hear about domestic and international travel opportunities for you in 2022, and learn about the logistics behind adventures in Germany, Spain, Austria, Orlando and more! Visit the Student Travel Experience section on the website for more information.


Get Ready For Summer!
Patriots! Still looking for summer opportunities? Check out the Student Job Connection page on the website for the latest listings!
Additionally, the new summer reading requirements for 9th-12th grade English classes are now posted on the Summer Reading web page. Check it out!


Postseason Honors Come in for Spring Sports
Stevenson Athletics is proud to share the following postseason honors for boys soccer, girls volleyball and football.

Boys Soccer

  • All Conference – Alem Duratovic, Anthony Skordilis, Segi Odongo, Jacob Stoga, Daniel Saltzman
  • All Conference Honorable Mention – Adam Hamad, Nazar Mormul
  • All Sectional – Anthony Skordilis
  • All Sectional Honorable Mention – Segi Odongo
  • All State – Alem Duratovic

Girls Volleyball

  • All Conference – Amanda Holsen, Emerson Kouri, Brooke Micek
  • All Conference Honorable Mention – Ella Wicklund


  • All Conference – Jayden McFadden, Tristan Moskovic, Daniel Orgler
  • All Conference Honorable Mention – Jason Hicks, Jacob Whiting

Tune in to celebrate all our spring athletes from Girls Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer and Football on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. on the Stevenson Patriot Athletics YouTube Page. We will have season summaries for each program, as well as announce the winners for the NSC Sportsmanship, Scholar Athlete and Big Gun Award Winners.

Put Your Name On It!
If you’re looking for a way to honor a 2021 SHS graduate, purchase a 4” x 8” brick paver and support the Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame. Each $150.00 brick includes space for three lines of 12 characters and will be installed during summer 2021. Deadline to purchase is May 31, 2021. Purchase a brick.

Athletic Results for April 28

Boys Water Polo
In a much-anticipated matchup between the #1 ranked Stevenson Patriots and #2 ranked York Dukes, the Patriots prevailed over York by a score of 9-7. Sammy Maya scored two goals including the go ahead/game winner midway through the fourth quarter. Dimitriy Kobets, Drew Wangard and Angelos Koutsogeorgas each added two goals in the victory. Stevenson improves its record to 17-0 and travels to Warren tonight for a NSC contest.

Coach Sean Wimer was recognized after the game by the Stevenson Athletic Department for his 2020-21 induction into the Lake County Hall of Fame.

Boys Tennis
The Patriots continued their winning streak, beating Libertyville 8-0, to bring their overall season record to 5-0. Number 1 singles, Ashy Madhushankar, won 6-2, 6-3 while Number 2 singles, Nicholas Stec, won 1-6, 7-6, 6-4. Number 2 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gabe Visotsky did not drop a single game, winning their match 6-0, 6-0.


Is Taking Notes By Hand Really Better Than By Laptop? Maybe Not.
In 2014, a study often cited in academic and op-ed pieces found that students who took notes by hand did better on conceptual recall questions than those who typed their notes on a laptop. However, as other scholars have repeated the same experiment, they haven’t gotten the same results.

NYC Will Screen Students, Add Hundreds of Social Workers To Address Mental Health
New York City teachers will screen their students for mental health needs this coming school year. The city also plans to hire about 500 new social workers to help schools address possible trauma and isolation during a year of disrupted learning.

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