Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021

Diversity is central to Senior Murad Shahzadah’s story. He is proud not only to have a multicultural heritage — his father’s family is from Afghanistan, and his mother’s is from Ukraine — but also to live in a richly diverse community. So when Murad was selected to serve as one of 21 students on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council, diversity and inclusion became one of his leading priorities. Read more about Murad’s story on Facebook and Instagram.

Student Announcements

Homecoming Week Theme Days End Tomorrow with Spirit Friday!

Hey Patriots! Are you channeling your vintage self today in your best Throwback Thursday attire? Don’t forget that tomorrow’s final theme for Spirit Week is Spirit Friday. That’s right…show us your best school spirit, Stevenson Green and Gold from head to toe!

Friday: Spirit Friday.

Daily activity: Presented by the Freshman Class Board — Jazz Band Performance before school at The Point.

Special activities: Pep assembly and PPA Treat Day

REMINDER: Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming Dance!

And please note: Heels cannot be worn on the Fieldhouse court surface. We strongly encourage students wear flats or sneakers or wedges to avoid having to remove their heels to dance. We will be providing socks for any students who wish to take their shoes off to dance.

Free Treat Day On Friday: Ice Cream!

As part of our Homecoming festivities, the Patriot Parent Association will be hosting its first free treat day of the school year tomorrow…and the treat is ice cream! Come get your free treat (one per student) during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons.

Stevenson Parents: London’s Calling!

Worldwide travel is open again and the Patriot Theatre Company is making plans for its 2023 trip to London. The PTC is asking parents of interested students to attend a virtual information session from 7-8 p.m. tonight. EF Tours, PTC’s educational travel partner, will provide more information about the trip, including everything that is included in the experience and how to register. The session is mandatory, and a parent or guardian must attend. Click here to register. For those with conflicts, please visit the registration page and choose “No, but send info” so you don’t miss out.

Patriot Sports News

Stevenson Swims For The Red, White And Blue

Come out and support the girls swim team, undefeated in conference meets, as it takes on North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville at 5 p.m. tonight at the Aquatic Center. The theme is “Red, White and Blue Night,” so get your patriotic colors on!

Athletic Results

Boys Golf: Stevenson finished second in the IHSA Regional at Mt. Prospect Golf Course with a team score of 317. The second-place finish advances the Patriots to the IHSA Sectional at Buffalo Grove next week. Senior Tate Donica finished fourth overall with a score of 76. To read the story in the Daily Herald, click here.

Girls Volleyball: On a night of celebration and recognition for their seniors, the Patriots swept Zion-Benton, 25-22, 25-8 to move to 3-1 in North Suburban Conference play and 18-8 overall. Amanda Holsen led the team with 12 kills and Michelle Gonchar added 6 kills, along with 1 solo block and 1 assist block. Faith Cozzi also had 7 kills. Lilli Wangard topped the team in assists with 16 and Angela Zhou handed out 8 assists. Coach Tim Crow recognized members of the senior class, which includes: Bayarmaa Bat-erdene, Cozzi, Gonchar, Holsen, Sydney Staemmer, Allie Stevens, Wangard and Zhou.

Girls Field Hockey: It took two rounds of overtime and three shootouts, but the Patriots prevailed with a 2-1 victory over Lake Forest Academy. The only Stevenson goal of regulation was scored by Alex Wu, assisted by Alicia Sharun. Haley Mulvilhill scored during the first round of the shootout and Emma Sturgeon scored in the second and third round. Marissa Dicker had 14 amazing saves throughout the nearly 2 ½-hour competition. The Patriots improve to 3-6-1 and will be hosting another home match against Homewood-Flossmoor at 5:30 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium as part of a Homecoming doubleheader with the football team.

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson defeated the combined team from Buffalo Grove, Hersey and Wheeling High Schools (BG/H/W) 5-1. Raffi Biedron had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead all scorers. Mac Fitzpatrick added 2 assists and Max Poretto, Davis Jegers and Ethan O’Gradney also had goals in the game. Stevenson has a short break but will be back in action October 9 at 7:40pm for a re-match and Game 2 of the STV Cup against St. Viator at Mount Prospect Ice Arena.

Education News

New Illinois Bill Makes Sports Uniforms More Inclusive

The Inclusive Athletic Attire Act allows for Illinois student-athletes to modify uniforms for cultural or religious reasons without penalty.

Nonprofit Recycles Reusable Materials To Support Chicago Teachers

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange collects and makes accessible reusable materials for Chicago teachers and nonprofits.

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. 30-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Homecoming Week

Sept: 30: Financial Aid Night for Junior and Senior Families

Sept. 30: Parent Information Night – PTC London Trip

Oct. 1: Homecoming Football Game

Oct. 1: PPA Treat Day

Oct. 1: PM Assembly

Oct. 2SAT Test

Oct. 2: Homecoming Dance

Oct. 4: Activity Period: Junior Group Guidance

Oct. 4: String Parents Association Meeting

Oct. 5: BPO Meeting

Oct. 5: NCAA Informational Night

Oct. 6: PPA Meeting

Oct. 7: First Generation College Admission Night

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