Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Stevenson’s Standing on Sustainability
Exciting news about our sustainability efforts, Patriots! Our East Building Addition is the first building in Illinois to receive Zero Energy certification from the International Living Future Institute. In fact, the East Building Addition produces more energy than it consumes!
In addition to offering innovative learning and lab environments, the East Building Addition has a large active green wall system, rooftop greenhouse and exterior gardens to support innovative instruction in biology and botany. Thank you, Patriots, for your shared commitment to sustainability!

Announcing Our Flag Football Champs
The intramural flag football season concluded this Sunday with four exciting championship games. Kudos to all our athletes for a fun season, and we’ll see you next fall! Check out the champions by class below and click the photo to see their photos:

  • Seniors: The Legends defeated the Fighting Camels 6-0
  • Juniors: The Predators defeated the Ducks 7-6
  • Sophomores: The Flames defeated the Wheat Kings 31-6
  • Freshmen: The Banana Slugs defeated Bussingtown


Important May 7 Deadlines
Don’t forget May 7 is an important deadline, Patriots!

  • Yearbooks: The cost of ordering a yearbook is $50 and can be done through Josten’s website. We will be distributing the yearbooks May 25-27!
  • Prom tickets: Tickets are still on sale for Prom(ish), and there are seats available for the 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. events. Tickets cost $40/person and are available at the Stevenson Store.

Treat Yourself to Some Self-Love
Don’t forget to check out the East and West cafeteria areas during all lunch periods on Fridays for some well-deserved mental health breaks. Last week, we invited Patriots to create a galaxy jar, which are designed to help us pause and self-regulate our breathing by watching the glitter moving inside the jar. This week, it’s all about mindful eating to nourish not just our bodies, but our minds as well. Check out the other themes throughout the month of May. We hope to see you all there!

  • May 7: Mindful Eating
  • May 14: Gratitude and Positivity
  • May 21: Stay Cool with Summer Resources

Need more help with self-care? Don’t forget that your SST is here to support you.


Safety Reminder for Spectators
As a reminder to all of our Stevenson athletics supporters, all spectators are expected to wear a mask and maintain social distance at all Stevenson home events, indoor and outdoor.
For more information on the expectations for attending events at opposing schools, please reference the document on the Athletics Homepage and Summer Sports Spectator Policies for Opposing Schools. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe!

Athletic Results for May 4
Boys Tennis
In a close 5-4 match at VHAC, Stevenson Boys Tennis prevailed over New Trier. No. 1 Ashy Madhushankar (6-4 , 3-6 , 7-5), No. 2 Thomas Gong (6-3 , 6-3) and No. 3 Nicholas Stec (6-1 , 6-1) all recorded victories in Singles. The No. 1 Doubles team of Payton Adkisson and Daniel Tulchinskiy won by a score of 6-4 , 6-2, while the No. 6 Doubles team of Michael Kim and James Kim notched a victory by the score of 6-3, 6-4.

Stevenson had a big bounce back conference win beating Lake Zurich 9-8. Down 2-0 after the first inning, Lexi Gitler singled, Reagan Koenigs walked and Hailey Langer hit a 2 RBI double. Allie Stevens singled to bring in Langer and give the Pats the lead. After a back and forth affair, the game remained tied 8-8 after 6. After three outs in the top of the 7th. Koenigs led off with a double, advanced to 3rd on a dropped 3rd strikeout and scored on a past ball with 2 outs. Haley Barnes got the complete game victory shutting the Bears down in the final two innings giving the Patriots a chance to finish with the win. Next up, Evanston at Stevenson on Friday, May 7, with a 4:45 p.m. start.

Girls Soccer
The Girls Varsity Soccer (5-1-1, 0-0) tied Wauconda Tuesday night. Gabi Nyc led the team with 6 shots and goal keeper Mandy Meliker recorded 5 saves. The Patriots begin conference play on Thursday, May 6, at Lake Zurich High School at 6:45 p.m.

Girls Water Polo
Becca Stone and Elizabeth White both had three goals a piece to lead the Patriots in scoring and Stevenson (15-1, 5-0) came away with the 16-4 win. Becca also led the team with six steals. Maggie Bauwens had four blocks in the goal. The next game is against Lake Forest this Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the Stevenson Aquatic Center.

Boys Water Polo
The Boys water polo team hosted a conference matchup against #5 Mundelein, but prevailed 17-6. Alex Mitchel had 7 saves in the goal. Jeffrey Mao had 4 goals, Dimitriy Kobets had 3 goals and 4 assists. Nathan Mossman, Jacob Whiting, Olin Kusevskis, and Drew Wangard all contributed to the scoring affair with 2 goals apiece. Stevenson continues to stay at ranked #1 going into the last part of the season. The wrap up the conference season with a trip to Lake Forest on Thursday, May 6.


Pfizer to Seek FDA Approval for its Vaccine to be Used in Children Aged 2 to 11
Pfizer expects to apply to the Food and Drug Administration in September for emergency authorization to administer its coronavirus vaccine to children between the ages of 2 and 11. The FDA is expected to issue an emergency use authorization early next week allowing the vaccine to be used in children 12 to 15 years old.

With COVID Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters
With the news Monday that the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to authorize use of the Pfizer vaccine in children 12 to 15 years old by early next week, parents will need to plan with their pediatricians how to coordinate those along with catching up on their other shots.

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