Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

Vote For The Rotunda Art Project Winner

The rotunda ceilings in the West Building are about to get a complete transformation.

The five final designs for the Public Art project, which will turn the rotunda ceilings into vivid works of art, will be on display starting today through Friday in front of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) and in the Visiting Artist Gallery (first floor, West Building).

Students, faculty and staff are invited to cast their vote for which of the five artists should be selected as the winner. The winner will be notified on Nov. 1 and on-site work will begin in late December.

Artists from around the world submitted entries for this project that will make Stevenson even more beautiful. While Stevenson’s rotunda murals will be secular in nature, the goals of placing these artworks near our Visiting Artist and Student Art Galleries will be to further add to an environment that promotes reflection and awareness.

Let’s Talk About Your Future…Tonight!

There’s no homework tonight, so…what to do, what to do, what to do?

As a reminder, our “Let’s Talk About Your Future” event is slated for tonight in which families can engage in meaningful conversations about their students’ interests and goals for the future. The “no homework” is to allow time for these conversations.

Click here for everything you need to prepare for “Let’s Talk About Your Future,” including the 2022-23 coursebook, flash cards to help facilitate discussions and other resources.

Seniors, this would be a great time for you and your parents to have conversations about your plans for after high school. Some questions to get you started: Where are you in the college application process? What kind of support do you need for your post-Stevenson plans? How will your family be meeting the FAFSA graduation requirement? For more information and resources, please refer to the letter sent out recently from Student Services.

Student Announcements

Tasty Treats On Sale Today!

Don’t forget that the Patriot Parent Association is hosting its first of 11 bake sales that it will stage throughout the school year! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, or you know someone who does and you want to make their day, pick up some yummy treats at the bake sale today starting after sixth period in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Every item is only $1.

Time For Some Extra ZZZZZs

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget to set your morning alarm a little later tonight. You’ve got a Late Arrival Day tomorrow!

Due to the late arrival schedule, the ILC/ELC will be closed for all tutoring from 7-9:30 a.m. so tutors can engage in professional development. The ILC/ELC will open for both in-person and Zoom tutoring at 9:30 a.m. Please check the ILC/ELC tutoring Canvas pages for more details.

Get Your Best Smiles On, Stevenson

Did you know that there is NO CHARGE and there are no packages to purchase just to have your picture taken and placed in the yearbook? All freshmen, sophomores and juniors who haven’t taken their yearbook photos can do so during the re-take days, which are scheduled from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). Seniors can take their photos either on the re-take days or they can still schedule a photo session in advance at the V.I.P. main office in Wheeling. The deadline for senior photos is Oct. 31.

Patriot Sports News

Show Your School Spirit Tonight At Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team is hosting a “Green ‘N Gold” theme tonight when it hosts rival Libertyville at 6 p.m. in the Sportscenter. The Patriots are 24-10 on the season and 5-1 in the North Suburban Conference. So put on your Stevenson colors and cheer on the Patriots!

Winter Sports Information

Girls Bowling: The season begins on Nov. 15 at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. There will be a Virtual Information Meeting on Zoom from 6-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. If you miss the meeting please contact for more information.

Allied Basketball: The season begins at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Fieldhouse. There will be an information meeting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 4 in Room 7104. There is a virtual option via Zoom.

Winter Student Athletic Training: Students interested in Winter Student Athletic Training should reach out to Tyler Kollmann at by Nov. 9.

Athletic Results

Girls Swimming & Diving: The Patriots hosted their last regular season dual versus Mundelein. Finishing first in 10 of 12 events on Senior Night, Stevenson moved to a perfect 6-0 record in the North Suburban Conference. Individual winners included Abby Collins (200 IM and 100 butterfly), Hana Wienckowski (50 freestyle), Nora Kowalski (diving), Claudia Rzeznik (100 freestyle), Katie Makarska (100 backstroke) and Jenn Chen (100 breaststroke). The 200 medley relay team (Hana Wienckowski, Abby Collins, Val Kutonova and Liza Kolbunova), the 200 freestyle relay team (Abby Collins, Jenn Chen, Izzie Gattone and Stephanie Kirova), and the 400 freestyle relay team (Sophia Berger, Emilia Cantero, Karina Cantero and Hana Wienckowski) all finished in first place. Coach Ayrton Kasemets and his staff honored the senior class, consisting of Sana Arvind, Emilia Cantero, Delilah Ciezak, Aaliyah Deleon, Namuundari Enkhbaatar, Mary Fouani, Eleanor Kowalski, Celia Lerner, Faith Ma, Katherine Makarska,,Izabella Moskowicz, Joyce Na, Delisha Nair, Laya Nambiar, Norah Polonsky, Shruthu Rajkumar, Camille Saint-Rose, Claudia Rzeznik, Shreeya Sinha, and Elizabeth White.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots concluded the 2021 campaign with a loss to No. 2 seed Glenbrook South. Goalie Johanna Jakobson tallied 30 saves in the match. Stevenson ended the season with a 5-10-1 overall record.

Education News

98% of Stevenson High School District 125 teachers and staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19, comply with mandate

After Stevenson High School District 125 officials issued a mandate for all district faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15, about 98% have complied, officials reported Tuesday. The mandate makes having the vaccination a condition of employment, unless the employee qualifies for an exemption.

Vernon Township Pool Renamed After ‘Superhero’ Man And Stevenson Alum Who Loved To Swim

A Buffalo Grove-area pool that brought joy to a young man who spent a lifetime battling a rare blood disease was renamed in his honor Sunday. The Vernon Township Aquatic Center, at William Peterson Park in Prairie View, was officially renamed the “Jacob Grossman Memorial Aquatic Center” during a ceremony Sunday where dozens of family and friends of the late Jacob Grossman, along with civic and elected officials, were in attendance.

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. 20: No Homework Night

Oct. 20: PPA Bake Sale

Oct. 21: Late Arrival

Oct. 21: Yearbook Retake Photo Day

Oct. 21: FAFSA Completion Night Workshop

Oct. 22: Yearbook Retake Photo Day

Oct. 23-24: World’s Fair

Oct. 25: Band Chamber Concert

Oct. 25: S*H*S Thanksgiving Care Package Fundraiser

Oct. 25: Activity Period – Sophomores

Oct. 26: S*H*S Thanksgiving Care Package Fundraiser

Oct. 27. S*H*S Thanksgiving Care Package Fundraiser

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