Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

Get Ready For The ’20s…The 1920s!

It was the age of Gatsby, of pinstripe suits, feather boas, short skirts and bob hairdos. The 1920s was a dramatic period of social and political change as well as economic prosperity and carefree living in the United States. That era will come to life during Homecoming Week and at Stevenson’s 2021 Homecoming Dance. Check this off your to-do list and get your Homecoming Dance tickets at the early bird price when tickets go on sale on Monday. Full-priced tickets go on sale Sept. 27. There will be no tickets available at the door.

Come In “Camo” For “Touchdowns For Troops” Football Game

It’s a “Camo Out” for a very good cause at tonight’s football game against North Suburban Conference foe Mundelein. Kickoff for our “Touchdowns For Troops” is at 7:30 p.m. with a special Opening Ceremony at 7:15 p.m.

Wear anything camouflage for the game! Meanwhile, please bring items for our troops overseas.

Students Helping Soldiers is sponsoring “Halloween Care Package” donation bins for the troops that will be set up at all entrances of the Stadium, and Students Helping Soldiers will also be selling 9/11 shirts and camouflage shirts.

Falling For The Choir

To help us kick off the Fall season, the Stevenson choir will be conducting its Fall Choir Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Highlighted by a piece that was written by local composer Paul Langford and commissioned in the 2020-21 school year, the concert can be viewed in person in the PAC and West Auditorium only by family members of the participants. There are a limited number of tickets, and links to purchase these tickets will be e-mailed just to the families.

But, so that everyone may enjoy the concert, it will also be available for public viewing via the Stevenson Fine Arts Department Vimeo link.

Student Announcements

Seniors: Download The ISA App Before Monday

Seniors will be taking the state-required Illinois Science Assessment next week (Monday and Tuesday) and must download the required app from Self Service to their iPad BEFORE Monday. Please make sure to follow the e-mail you received on Sept. 4 for specific instructions about how to download the app.

IMPORTANT: On the day of your test, the start time is 8:30 a.m. Go directly to your testing room. Do NOT go to first period. Bring your fully charged iPad with the ISA 2021 App installed. Please refer to the e-mail that was sent to you today for more information.

Can We Talk About Money?

What’s even more convenient than a credit card…and definitely more secure than cash? It’s Patriot Dollars, which can be loaded directly onto your Stevenson student ID! Patriot Dollars allows your student ID to double as a debit card. With Patriot Dollars, you can buy food at the food courts AND at football games and other sports concession stands. You can even use Patriot Dollars at the Patriot Superstore. Faster to process than a credit card, Patriot Dollars helps to keep the lines down at the food courts. And safer to carry than cash in your pockets, Patriot Dollars gives you peace of mind that you’ll always have “cash” on hand. Just log in to your Patriot Dollars account to load funds. Don’t have a Patriot Dollars account yet? Click here to create one!

Explore The World, At Stevenson!

Take a trip around the world at Stevenson’s World’s Fair, which is back this year and will be held on the weekend of Oct. 23. In preparation for World’s Fair we would like to call on all performance and booth leaders.
• If you would like to sign up your group for performances, please fill out the performances google form. The deadline is Sept. 19 at 11:59 p.m.
• If you would like to sign up for a booth leader meeting, please fill out the booth leader meetings google form. Deadline is Sept. 26 at 11:59 p.m.
You can find both of these forms in the World’s Fair Facebook group.

Important Note: If you are a performance or booth leader, make sure you join the SHS World’s Fair 2021-2022 Facebook group. In addition to the sign-up forms, information and updates about the World’s Fair will be posted there.

Connect With College Reps…From Home

Registration is open for our September Virtual College Fairs! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free.

There are two sessions: Sunday from 2-4:45 p.m. and Monday from 5-7:45 p.m.

During the Virtual College Fairs, students will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. Choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now! Recordings will be posted online after the fairs end.

Patriot Sports News

Order Your VIP Athletic Photos

Team and individual portraits from sports picture days are now available to view and order online. Please use the link and instructions below to access your photos:

  1. Go to the Stevenson link on the VIP website.
  2. Select “View now” on the green Sports Team & Individual tile.
  3. Select your school year and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo).
  4. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email.

Admission Information For Tonight’s Football Game

Admission to tonight’s home football game against Mundelein is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Stevenson students get in free by showing a school ID. If they do not have an ID they can check in at the Admission Assistance Table at the East or West Entrance. Tonight’s game features the annual Touchdown for Troops promotion with the freshman kickoff slated for 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

Come Golf…At The Baseball Field

Support the Patriot baseball program as it puts the “fun” in fundraiser. The varsity baseball field will be transformed into a unique 9 hole golf experience next weekend as part of Stadium Links at Patriot Park. Cost is $20 per player (ages 10 and under are FREE) and admission includes nine holes around the field and a putting contest in the batting cage. No tee time is necessary. It’s first come, first serve. Pay with cash or credit on the day of the event. Event hours are next Friday, Sept. 24 from 4-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m.-12 noon.

Athletic Results

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson swept Mundelein, 25-9, 25-11 in North Suburban Conference action. Lilli Wangard led the team in assists with 5, followed by Abby Minin with 4 and Angela Zhou with 2. There was a balanced attack as many Patriots garnered kills: Amanda Holsen (10), Anna Waszynska (3), Michelle Gonchar (2), Mija Jeagers (2 kills, 9 aces).

Boys Soccer: The Patriots (8-1-2, 1-1) responded from an early week loss and got a 4-2 win over Carmel thanks to three first half goals. Those goals came from Chris Konieczny, who was assisted by Rohan Gopalam, Christian Yen, who was assisted by Nazar Mormul and Daniel Sokolvsky, who was assisted by Maksym Derhachov. After a 3-1 halftime score, Carmel answered, then the Patriots finished off the scoring with a last-minute goal by Adam Hamad, assisted by Daniel Sokolvsky. The Patriots return to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Warren.

Education News

Want To Get Better Test Scores? Get Your Eyes Checked

After more than a year of significantly increased screen time and disrupted vision testing for many students, new research shows how learning could improve if schools help students identify and swiftly correct developing vision problems.

FBI Agent Who Fought VA For GI Bill College Benefits Wins Appeal; Case Could Help Vets Nationwide

James “Jim” Rudisill did two stints in the Army that included two tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan and then became an FBI counter-terrorism agent, helping build cases against white supremacists and ISIS supporters. Now, he has won a court fight regarding veterans’ benefits that could result in improved government-paid benefits for many of the nation’s longest-serving veterans who want to further their education.

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. 20-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon

Sept. 20: ISA Testing For Seniors

Sept. 20: Board of Education Meeting

Sept. 21: ISA Testing for Seniors

Sept. 21: Fall Choir Concert

Sept. 23: Orchestra Concert

Sept. 23-25: Fall Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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