Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

One Last Look Back At Homecoming 2021

It was a rip-roaring week of Roaring ’20s fun for Homecoming Week at Stevenson! From themes that included pajamas, tie-dye, wackiness, throwbacks and Stevenson Spirit to our first-ever outdoor pep assembly, a huge win on the football field and a spectacular Homecoming Dance in the newly renovated Fieldhouse, Stevenson did it up big all week long. We hope you made memories that will last a lifetime during Homecoming Week 2021. We captured some highlights for you in our Homecoming Week 2021 video!

If the worlds of the TV shows “Shark Tank” and “Parks and Recreation” collided, you’d get the Buffalo Grove Civics Forum.

Nine Stevenson Political Action Club students took part in the 2021 Buffalo Grove Civics Forum last week, along with students from Buffalo Grove High School. Students portrayed staff and trustee roles as they simulated a decision-making process for the funding of projects by municipal governments. The event essentially merged proposals similar to those on “Shark Tank” for funding local governmental projects with a “Parks and Recreation” simulation for making decisions about those proposals.

Ms. Michelle Stone and Ms. Nancy Latka were faculty sponsors of the event for the Political Action Club. Stevenson students who participated included: seniors Ethan Hill, Veronica Liu, Maya Moreno, Cole Rhemrev, Anthony Makhovik and Alibek Asanbaev and juniors Natalie Garayeva, Hannah Yu and Collette Kim.

Tickets On Sale Now For Stevenson’s Children’s Play

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

Ticketing just opened on Monday, but please hurry to get your tickets because the audience for the play, which will run at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the West Auditorium, will be limited to 70 percent capacity to ensure that social distancing can be maintained.

“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.

Student Announcements

Voice Your View Of Democracy; Win A Scholarship

The VFW is sponsoring a scholarship competition in which cash prizes will be awarded to local winners. Students in grades 9 through 12 will compete by writing and recording an audio essay on the theme, “America: Where Do We Go From Here?” Contestants will record an original three- to five-minute audio essay and submit the recording, a typed essay and completed entry form to their local VFW Post for judging. Prizes will be awarded at the Post, District, State and National level, and the Post will award cash prizes to the Top Three local winners. For full contest rules and the entry form, click here. For more information, contact Sue Fujiu, Libertyville VFW #8741, at 847.951.8676. Email: sfujiu@aol.com

Interactive Gamers: Sealed Event For Magic Set Coming Up!

Join the Interactive Gamers Club after school on Thursday in Room 7116 to play in its sealed event for the newest Magic Set. The cost is $5, and each student will receive six packs to make a deck to play. Payment may be made with your Student ID. Questions? Please email Mr. Fedewa at: RFedewa@d125.org.

Patriot Sports News

Girls Golf Heading To State!

With a school record-breaking score of 296, Stevenson took home its third sectional title in a row on Monday, winning the IHSA 2A Belvidere Sectional. Junior Allie Santos won her second straight sectional title with a 1-under-par, 71. Freshman Allyson Duan was third with a 74, sophomore Megan Lee was sixth with a 75, and senior Emily Duan finished seventh with a 76. Other Patriots finishing were sophomores Chelsea She (77) and Rylie Pryor (85). Stevenson has qualified for the state tournament, which will be held at Hickory Point in Decatur on Friday and Saturday. For IHSA results, click here. To read the story in the Daily Herald, click here.

Zoom Meeting On Thursday For Freshmen Boys Interested In Basketball

Freshman boys interested in trying out for basketball are invited to attend a virtual information meeting on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday. If you are unable to attend or have questions, contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org.

Athletic Results

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson improved its overall record to 19-8 on the season with a 25-22, 28-25 sweep of Crystal Lake Central. Amanda Holsen had 15 kills, 3 block assists and 13 digs while Lillis Wangard contributed 18 assists, 1 solo block, 3 block assists and 8 digs. The Patriots travel to Waukegan on Wednesday for a North Suburban Conference match.

Girls Swimming: The Patriots traveled to the Conant Invite on Saturday and finished in second place as a team. Division Winners included: Delaney Umbleby (B Division, 100 yard Butterfly), Norah Polonsky (B Division, 500 yard Freestyle), Valerie Kutonova (B Division, 100 yard Backstroke), Shira Lenga (C Division, 100 yard Breaststroke), and Kate Motl (C Division, 100 yard Breaststroke). The Patriots will be back in action on Thursday at Waukegan.

Boys Golf: A team score of 315 was a strong finish for the Patriots, but not enough to advance them to the IHSA State Finals later this week. For IHSA results, click here.

Girls Field Hockey: Marissa Dicker had five saves in a 3-0 loss at Antioch. The 4-7-1 Patriots play host to Highland Park at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the Stadium.

Education News

Report Details Community Colleges’ Impact On Economy, Earnings

Illinois community colleges have a multibillion-dollar impact on the state’s economy and will be “integral in making a recovery from the pandemic an equitable one,” according to a new report from the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies.

Why Most Ivies Offer Few Online Degrees—And What’s Happening to Change It

Virtual instruction continues to whiz across the country, racing recently with unprecedented gains. But getting your degree at an Ivy League college means mostly sitting in a classroom.

In fact, Ivy League colleges offer only about two dozen online degree programs. Some in this elite group of colleges—specifically Princeton and Yale—offer no online degree at all.

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. 5: BPO Meeting

Oct. 5: NCAA Informational Night

Oct. 6: PPA Meeting

Oct. 7: First Generation College Admission Night

Oct. 8: NHS Blood Drive Promotion

Oct. 8: Improv Performance

Oct. 11: Non-Attendance Day

Oct. 12: Best Buddies MOD Pizza Fundraiser

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