Wednesday, Sept. 1

Stevenson Daily Digest

Come To Open House…From Home

The second and final Open House will be held tonight, beginning at 6:15 p.m. for freshmen and transfer students and families, and at 7 p.m. for all other students and families.

During these events, parents will have the opportunity to meet their student’s teachers, learn about our curriculum, and discover many of the resources we offer to improve your Stevenson experience.

A Note from Student Learning Programs: Due to the Virtual Open House tonight, students will have a Late Arrival Day tomorrow. All ILC and ELC tutors will be available tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Zoom and from 10 a.m. on, via both Zoom and in-person. All Zoom tutoring links can be found here.

Congratulations, Mr. Grice!

Stevenson would like to recognize Jon Grice for being named a 2021 Educator of Distinction by the Illinois Art Education Association. Mr. Grice is our director of Fine Arts Administration. Thank you Mr. Grice for all you do for students and our Fine Arts program!

Student Announcements

Get Your Intramural Sports On

Don’t forget that Intramural Sports (IMs) are open to all Stevenson students to provide everyone the opportunity to be part of competitive co-curricular activities. IMs also provide the opportunity to make new friends, share common interests, relieve some stress, and have fun playing a game you love! Stop by the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons or visit the website for more details. Here is a list of current IM sports/activities: Flag Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Weight Room, Cardio Fitness and Fishing. More information about the other IM clubs is coming soon!

Calling All Budding Actors: Audition For Stevenson’s Children’s Play

Come out and have some fun while auditioning for Stevenson’s upcoming children’s play, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Auditions will be held Friday from 3:45-6 p.m. in the West Auditorium. There is no preparation or experience necessary. Participants will play theatre games and read from the script. Questions? Contact director Laura Wesslund at: Here is the audition sign-up form and the audition information packet.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Golf – The Stevenson girls golf team (5-0) stayed undefeated, besting Mundelein 164-180 at Countryside as sophomore Rylie Pryor took home medalist honors with a 39. Other contributors were junior Jessica Velent (41), junior Joyce Hu (42) and senior Emily Duan (42). The Patriots host Warren on Thursday at Cranes Landing.

Boys Golf – Behind a round of 37 by senior Dylan Kaplan, the Patriots defeated Mundelein 156-178 to improve their dual meet record to 1-1. They will travel to Bittersweet Golf Club on Thursday to take on Warren.

Boys Soccer – After 80 minutes of play, Stevenson and Glenbrook South remained scoreless in a first round matchup of the Glenbrook South Invitational. Goalie Ryan Harper had 8 saves on the night. The Patriots (2-0-2) return to action against Speer Academy at 4:15 p.m. today.

Girls Volleyball – Amanda Holsen had 13 kills and 4 aces and Abby Minin contributed 9 assists, but it wasn’t enough for a Patriot victory. Niles North took both sets, 23-25, 21-25. The Patriots are back at home at 6 p.m. tonight against Hersey.

Athletic News

Sports Boosters Membership Passes: The Stevenson Sports Boosters recently transitioned to a mobile membership pass and emails were sent out last week to a member of each of our households. We’ve received feedback that some members did not receive the pass. While we continue to look into the distribution of the mobile passes, the Boosters have made the decision to also send out paper passes through the mail. As soon as these passes are printed, they will be sent out. Student IDs will also be printed soon to indicate the membership.

HOF Induction Postponed to Spring, 2022: The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 have been postponed to the Spring of 2022. With the uncertainty surrounding our country and world, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is best to reschedule this event for a time later in the school year, when we can ensure a wonderful experience for all. As soon as a new date is secured, we will share updated information.

Education News

College Is An Investment. So What Degrees Yield The Best Return?

Students today give some thought to the value proposition of their degree, which typically boils down to questions about starting salary and career prospects in general. As this mindset has taken hold, it has begun to influence the choice of what sort of degree to pursue.

Education Department Investigating Five States For Prohibiting School Mask Mandates

The Education Department’s civil rights enforcement arm announced Monday it has launched investigations in five states to determine whether statewide policies prohibiting school mask mandates is discriminatory against students with disabilities.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 2: Late Arrival Day

Sept. 6: Labor Day – Nonattendance Day
Sept. 7: Nonattendance Day

Sept. 8: PPA Meeting

Sept. 8: Sports Booster Meeting

Sept. 8: PPA Bake Sale

Sept. 8: Honors Senior Solo Recital

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