Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021

Virtual Open House
This year’s annual Open House Nights will be offered virtually tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 1. Each of these nights will begin at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families and at 7:00 p.m. for all other students and families.
During these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers and Student Support Team (SST) members, learn about our curriculum, and showcase many of the resources we offer to improve your Stevenson experience. All information and Zoom links are now posted to the Virtual Open House web page. We look forward to seeing all of our students and families there!

StreetFest Wellness Week: Today’s Roundup
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in our StreetFest Wellness Week events so far. We look forward to our lunch event, “Healthy Minds and Healthy Hearts, Get Your Healthy Snack!” and tonight’s presentation from Alex Stoller on the overall relationship between physical health to mental health and wellness starting at 7 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our StreetFest Wellness Week web page.
Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

  • Daily Lunch Activity: Quali-TEA Time
  • Dr. Lisa Damour Webinar: Strategies for Students to Maintain Their Mental Health Throughout the School Year
    Join us via webinar, hosted by the Community Parent Network, from 7-8 p.m. for an informative evening with a nationally recognized clinical psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist and contributor to CBS News, Dr. Lisa Damour! Dr. Damour will be discussing the importance of taking care of one’s mental health during the school year through balance and self-care practices.

As part of StreetFest Wellness Week, we are also fundraising throughout the month of August to benefit the wellness-based agencies of Elyssa’s MissionRainbows for All ChildrenShelter Inc. and Loving without Limits. Please feel free to donate electronically to support wellness! We will also be accepting cash donations at the door of StreetFest on Aug. 28. Thank you for your support!


Make a Difference by Joining Peer Tutors!
Want to help teach other people while forming meaningful relationships? Interested in being part of a close-knit SHS community of passionate volunteers? If you said yes to any of the above questions, Stevenson Peer Tutors welcomes YOU to apply for the 2021-22 school year! Peer tutors provide needed support in a variety of academic subjects for SHS students as well as students at Daniel Wright and West Oak middle schools! An informational meeting will take place on Aug. 26 at 3:35 p.m. in the recital hall (room 4100). Applications are due Sept. 1! Check out the Peer Tutors website for more information.

Score a Touchdown with Stevenson’s Flag Football League!
Any student interested in playing intramural flag football, please join us for an informational meeting, tomorrow, Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in room 1204 West Faculty Dining Room. Intramural sports provide the opportunity to make new friends, share common interests, relieve some stress and have fun playing a game you love! For more information, contact Mr. Wellington at


Swimming and Diving State Finals Finds a New Home
The IHSA State Finals for Boys and Girls Swimming and Diving has found a new home for the next three years. Featuring an Olympic-size competition pool, FMC Natatorium in Westmont opened in 2020 and is one of the premier facilities of its kind in the Midwest. The State Finals will be co-hosted there by Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High School beginning with the 2021-22 school year and encompass the 2022-23 and 2023-24 state final meets as well. Click here for the full Daily Herald article.

Athletics Results
Girls Volleyball
The host Patriots dropped a tough season opener to Barrington, 11-25, 21-25. The Fillies, the MSL Champions in 2020-21, finished last season with a 14-2 record and returned several starters on a veteran squad. Stevenson’s Amanda Holsen had 26 attempts, 22 good and 11 kills with a 50% success rate. Setting the Pats’ offense were Angela Zhou (10 assists) and Abby Minn (7). Brynn Smith added four kills and Michelle Gonchar added three. Bayarmaa Bat-erdene had 10 digs. Click here for the full Daily Herald article. The next outing for the Patriots is on Friday night, when they travel to Libertyville for a weekend invitational.


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