Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

So What Courses Do You Want To Take…Next Year?

Sure, the 2021-22 school year has just begun, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year!

Please mark your calendars and save the date for our kickoff event, “Let’s Talk About Your Future,” which is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 20. Families can engage in meaningful conversations about their students’ interests and goals for the future. This will be a “no homework” evening to allow time for these conversations.

Please look for an e-mail from Sarah Bowen, Director of Student Services, on Monday that will further explain our “Let’s Talk About Your Future” event.

Student Announcements

Wear A Color To Tonight’s Football Game That Is Meaningful To You

For tonight’s home football game against Lake Zurich, the theme for the Stevenson fan section is “Colors of Cancer.” This theme is an effort to honor all of those who have been affected by cancer, no matter what the cancer. Since each cancer has a color associated with it, the idea is that you can make this theme personal to you. So wear a color, or all of the colors that are meaningful to you and your family. Pink might be a popular color because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition, prior to the varsity game on the east track, Dr. Sonny Petway will be recognizing the Class of 2022 Marching Band seniors and their families.

On the field, Stevenson is in a must-win situation. If the Patriots win their final two games, both home games, they would finish the season with five wins and have the opportunity to qualify for the IHSA state playoffs on points (combined number of wins of each opponent).

Study Abroad In The UK!

Ever think about studying abroad, specifically in the United Kingdom? TH!NKUK is an online event organized by a collaboration of 20 United Kingdom universities from England, Wales and Northern Ireland which brings higher education in the UK to students, parents, teachers and school counselors in the United States and Canada. The event is taking place Saturday and Sunday, during which there will be sessions covering everything from how to submit a UCAS application, to how to plan for arriving in the UK. There will be opportunities to engage with International Officers and there will also be one-on-one sessions for participants to connect with universities. Registration and event details are here.

Bring The Younger Sibs To Watch Lilly’s Adventures On Sunday

Get ready for fun for all ages as the Patriot Theatre Company stages its special production for children of “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

As a reminder, the play runs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the West Auditorium. Capacity will be limited to 70 percent to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. Purchase tickets here.

“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” is based on the Lilly books by Kevin Henkes: “Chester’s Way,” “Julius, Baby of the World,” and “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.” In this light-hearted and energetic play, Lilly navigates challenges with new friends, a baby brother, and a non-traditional teacher. Dancing, biking, and eating along the way, she goes on adventures that teach her how to solve problems, right wrongs, and even accept her baby brother.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson upset Loyola Gold, the No. 1-ranked team in the state, and improved to 8-3 on the season and 3-2 in the SHL conference. After going down 2-0 early in the first period, Stevenson rallied to tie the game in the second and added 4 goals in the third to cap off a 6-3 win. Goals were scored by Brody Stokes, Spencer Harman, Ethan O’Gradney, Brandon Schultz, Dylan Jette and Andrew Lermer. Stevenson’s next game will be a “Pink Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness at Twin Rinks at 8 p.m. on Saturday against No. 2 York.

Girls Swimming & Diving: The Patriots advanced to 5-0 in North Suburban Conference play by winning every event in their dual against Zion-Benton. Top individual finishers included: Abby Collins (200 freestyle and 500 freestyle), Hana Wienckowski (200 IM and 100 backstroke), Claudia Rzeznik (50 freestyle), Amy Andres (100 butterfly), Camila Maya (100 freestyle) and Aliah Levinson (100 breaststroke). The 200 medley relay team (Camila Maya, Stephanie Kirova, Claudia Rzeznik and Izzie Gattone), the 200 freestyle relay team (Sophia Berger, Izzie Gattone, Camila Maya and Claudia Rzeznik) and the 400 freestyle relay team (Claudia Rzeznik, Izzie Gattone, Stephanie Kirova and Sophia Berger) all finished with wins as part of the decisive victory. The Patriots will be back in action for their final regular season match-up against Mundelein at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. It will also be Senior Night!

Boys Soccer: The Patriots opened up the first half of a non-conference match against Ridgewood with two goals and never looked back, en route to a 7-0 victory. Stevenson followed up in the second half with five more goals. Patriot goals were scored by: Daniel Saltzman, assisted by Maksym Derhachov; Maksym Derhachov, assisted by Steven Nyc; Maksym Derhachov, assisted by Oledsandr Pidgora; Christian Yen, assisted by Maksym Derhachov; Chris Konieczny on a penalty kick; Grayson Lueck on a corner kick; and Chris Konieczny, assisted by Henry Chen. The Patriots next play on Wednesday at home in an IHSA regional semifinal against Zion-Benton. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan for $6.

Education News

Middle And High School Students Need Social-Emotional Learning, Too. Are They Getting It?

Amid the pandemic, more schools say they are paying more attention to teenagers’ social and emotional needs.

New Data Science Standards Are Needed For A Data-Filled World

A different approach to teaching mathematics is needed—one that develops data literacy for all students. Not only would such an approach be more relevant and increase student engagement, it has the potential to reduce the widespread vulnerability to misleading information shared via social media.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Oct. 17: Children’s Play

Oct. 18: Choral Guild Meeting

Oct. 18: District 125 Board of Education Meeting

Oct. 20: No Homework Night

Oct. 20: PPA Bake Sale

Oct. 21: Late Arrival

Oct. 21: Yearbook Retake Photo Day

Oct. 21: FAFSA Completion Night Workshop

Oct. 22: Yearbook Retake Photo Day

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