Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021

A whopping 54 student-musicians from Stevenson have been selected to perform in the Illinois Music Education Association District 7 Senior High Music Festivals and Jazz Festival. These events are held in early November at various schools across the northern suburbs.

The contingent of Stevenson students will be among hundreds of students from schools throughout northeastern Illinois who auditioned for spots in all-district ensembles earlier this month.

The top students in each festival are eligible for the ILMEA All-State Festival in January. All-state selections typically are announced in early December. To view a complete list of Stevenson students that will be performing at the IMEA festivals, please click here.

Student Announcements

Fall Guitar Concert

Stevenson’s guitar classes are ready to show their progress since the beginning of the school year and will be performing their Fall Guitar Concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium.

Guitar classes, including Guitar 1, Guitar 2, and Patriot Guitar Ensemble, have put together a 30- to 45-minute set. Due to limited seating, this in-person event is for Guitar student families only. But the concert may also be view online via the Fine Arts Vimeo Page. For a copy of the concert program, please click here.

Patriot Sports News

Recognizing Tennis Champ Sarah Wang

Stevenson Athletics will be recognizing the Girls Tennis Individual State Championship for Sophomore Sarah Wang (pictured second from left) and the team State Runner-Up Finish tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. in Room 2104. Students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend, as well as family members of the tennis athletes.

Wang became just the fourth tennis player in Stevenson history to win a state singles championship. Last weekend, Wang defeated Lake Forest’s Autumn Rabjohns, 6-3, 6-2, to not only capture her own title, but to help the Patriots bring home the Class 2A state runner-up trophy. Wang is in good company, joining other Stevenson state singles champions Sue Jaeger, a three-time champion (1976-78), Andrea Jaeger (1979) and Denise Muresan (2005).

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: The boys soccer team’s season ended with a 5-1 sectional semifinal loss on Tuesday to the #1 seeded Fremd Vikings. The Patriots lone goal was scored by Daniel Saltzman in the early stages of the second half, who drove his low blast from the right side into the far inside netting. The program finished the season with a 15-3-4 record.

“We’re a much better team than the final score would indicate — but Fremd is a well-coached team with some very talented players and our hope is to be back in this game next season, only to have a better result than tonight,” said Head Coach PepeJon Chavez. You can read full coverage by the Daily Herald here.

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson maintained their #2 State ranking this week and moved into first place in the SHL Conference with a 4-1 win over Glenbrook North last night. The Patriots outshot GBN 28-15 and got goals from Davis Jegers, Zach Meyers, James Mendelson and Dylan Jette and Cam Schneider added two assists in the game.

Stevenson Hockey varsity and JV teams will be hosting their second SHS Fan Night on Saturday, 10/30 and will be playing Maine Hockey at Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove. Varsity game is at 6:30 p.m., JV game is at 8:20 p.m., and the SHS Skatriettes will be performing between the 2nd and 3rd periods of the varsity game. It’s also “wear your Halloween costume” night, and there will be a costume contest with prizes and a photobooth!

At Saturday’s game, Stevenson and Maine Hockey will be featuring and raising money for Reading Power, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with underserved schools in Waukegan, Zion, and North Chicago to provide one-on-one tutoring during the school day for children in Pre-K to second grade. The underserved districts in which Reading Power operates have less than 50 percent of their third graders able to meet reading benchmarks for their age, and many of the program’s families are living well below the national poverty level. Many of the children in Reading Power’s program do not have books of their own at home or anyone reading to them at home.

Education News

Nationwide College Enrollment Continues To Slide

A year after the coronavirus hammered undergraduate enrollment, many colleges and universities are still reporting a decline in people pursuing degrees this semester, especially schools serving large populations of low-income students.

What You Need To Know About The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout For Kids In The Chicago Area

The FDA was scheduled to meet on Tuesday to consider authorizing the shot for 5- to 11-year-olds. Gov. Pritzker says Illinois expects 500,000 doses initially.

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. 28-29: S*H*S Thanksgiving Care Package Fundraiser

Oct. 28: Fall Guitar Concert

Oct. 30: Fall Biliteracy Exam

Oct. 31: Last Day For Sports Boosters Driven Fundraiser

Oct. 31: Patriettes Fundraiser

Nov. 1: String Parents Association (SPA) Meeting

Nov. 2: BPO Meeting

Nov. 3: PPA Bake Sale

Nov. 3: Choral Guild Fundraiser

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