Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Exciting news, Patriots! For the second year in a row, Stevenson High School has been named the top school district in the nation with an overall A+ grade, according to Niche.com!

Niche’s 2021-2022 ranking of the country’s school districts relies on a rigorous analysis of student achievement and student life data from public sources such as the U.S. Department of Education. The analysis also factors in student/parent survey responses on their perception of the teaching and learning experience, co-curriculars, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, facilities and more.

Thank you, faculty, staff, students and families! We are so grateful for this school community. This recognition would not be possible without you!

Hook, Line And Sinker: Fishing Team Reels In Awards At 24-Team Event

At the ICASSTT Mississippi Pool 13 High School Bass Fishing Tournament last weekend, 24 teams competed to weigh in as many pounds of bass as possible. Sophomores Liam Plautz and John Wall took second place with four fish weighing 12 pounds even. Liam hooked the big bass for the event weighing in at 3 pounds, 10 ounces. The event was hosted by ICASSTT and Hook and Rip Jigs. The Fishing team’s next competition will be today on Long Lake and Saturday on Lake Jacksonville where Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore placed first last year. The team made up ground in the Team of the Year race and is currently in second place just behind Lincolnway Central High School of New Lenox.

Student Announcements

Extra, Extra: Get Your 411 On Stevenson Here

When you need to know what’s going on at Stevenson, there are all kinds of good sources to turn to. You’re reading one of them right now, the Daily Digest, giving you daily updates about the latest news at Stevenson. We’ve also got information served up for parents on a weekly basis in the e-Minuteman, and our website (www.d125.org) is a 24/7 comprehensive information center for all things Stevenson. For more information about Stevenson’s information sources, click here to watch our video.

Be HEARD, Stevenson!

Help foster communication regarding equity at this year’s first HEARD (Helpers in Equality and Racial Diversity) meeting! The meeting will be held in Room 6110 at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday and will consist of a discussion between students and school administration in order to expose underlying issues and create real and tangible solutions. If you would like to hear more about HEARD and future meetings, feel free to connect with Diversity Council through Facebook and Instagram.

Want A Job? We Have Jobs!

Need some spending money? Stevenson’s Student Job Connection can help you find a job and has jobs that are currently available listed on its web page. Please click here for a list of our current jobs on file, and check back often for updates.

Shakespeare At Stevenson…Sold Out

Stevenson’s Fall Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Radically Inclusive Shakespeare Comedy, which will be held under a tent on the athletic fields this weekend, is officially sold out.

Buy Football Tickets For Friday’s Game At Warren In Advance

Tickets for the JV and varsity football games at Warren on Friday must be purchased in advance on GoFan. Adult admission is $5 while visiting student tickets are $3. Go to gofan.co and search “Warren Township”, then select event.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: Coach Emma Degen recognized her Senior Class of 2022 as the Patriots hosted Glenbrook South in a “Senior Night Scramble.” Seniors Abigail Froyshteter, Grace Hannahs, Emily Duan, and Amrita Johar played the last match of their career at Stevenson’s home course, Crane’s Landing. The Patriots travel to Fox Valley Country Club on Wednesday, in hopes of defending their varsity and JV North Suburban Conference championships.

Girls Volleyball: Senior Amanda Holsen reached 1,000 kills for her four-year career and the Patriots defeated Palatine in two games, 25-19, 25-14. Holsen’s 13 kills, 2 aces, and 3 block assists led the squad. Faith Cozzi and Brynn Smith also added to their stat totals with 5 kills and 2 kills, respectively. Abby Minin and Lilli Wangard had 12 and 8 assists apiece, while Bayarmaa Bat-erdene had 6 digs and 1 ace. The Patriots move to 16-7 on the season.

Girls Field Hockey: In a high-intensity match against non-conference opponent Francis Parker, the girls field hockey team lost by the narrowest of margins, 2-1. Ava Mecir scored the Patriots’ only goal on the night. But there were several contributions by the entire squad. Goalie Marissa Dicker had 8 saves as the Stevenson defense kept one of the top scorers in the state in check. The Patriots are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Naperville North.

Education News

How To Teach Kids About Race

One way is to have kids talk to each other in class. An expert says it works.

This Illinois School Mandate Isn’t Controversial: 30 Minutes Of Recess

Parents and advocates are cheering a new requirement that K-5 students get a half-hour of unstructured play time every day.

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. 21-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon

Sept. 21: ISA Testing for Seniors

Sept. 21: Fall Choir Concert

Sept. 23: Orchestra Concert

Sept. 23-26: Fall Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sept. 27: Start Of Homecoming Week

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