Patriotic Patriots Painting Houses For Vets
One house at a time, Students Helping Soldiers is making the Stevenson community a little more beautiful, and the life of a military veteran a little easier.
Students Helping Soldiers (SHS) again conducted its annual Community Paint-A-Thon earlier this month and re-painted the entire house of the family of a veteran in the community. It was part of Stevenson’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony weekend that was then followed by the group’s Touchdowns for Troops fundraiser at the following weekend’s football game. The painting project, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and A Brush with Kindness, was started in 2003. Since then, Students Helping Soldiers has drawn more than 200 students to paint 18 homes, and usually the homes of veterans and their families.
“Students Helping Soldiers always goes above and beyond our painting responsibilities,” said physical welfare instructor Dino Moran, an SHS sponsor. “It is very rewarding to have touched so many lives within such a short period of time.”
Homecoming Week Continues Tomorrow with Throwback Thursday!
Hey Patriots! We’re halfway through Homecoming Week! Feeling a bit WACKY yet? Of course, today is Wacky Wednesday, so hopefully you’re sporting your craziest hats, socks, T-shirts, shoes, sunglasses, or whatever else wacky in your wardrobe. Don’t forget that tomorrow’s theme for Spirit Week is Throwback Thursday. Think something out-dated from the past. Meanwhile, Thursday’s daily activity is presented by the Senior Class Board: “Name That Tune” during all lunch periods in the Wood and Glass Commons.
Looking ahead, here is our final theme day and daily activities to cap off Homecoming Week:
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.
The U.S. Naval Academy Wants You!
The United States Naval Academy is coming to Chicago and will be hosting an Informational Forum at 7 p.m. on Thursday at UIC College Prep, 1231 South Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608. The event will provide insight into the admissions process. To register, students can click here.
Financial Aid Night Tomorrow For Junior and Senior Families
The College Career Center will hold its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. tomorrow via Zoom. Post Secondary counselors, Sara English and Dan Miller will partner with Jerry Cebrzynski, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid at Lake Forest College, for this presentation, which is meant primarily for families who have current juniors or seniors. Details about applying for college financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families typically complete their FAFSA form in October. Please utilize the Zoom Webinar link to attend online: https://zoom.us/j/91834684031
How To Sign Up For College Rep Visits
As a friendly reminder, current juniors and seniors may sign up for in-person college rep visits on Stevenson’s campus this fall. View a summary of the College Rep Visit Schedule for fall 2021. Please note, this visit schedule will be updated continually through November.
Each in-person visit will be facilitated by a post-secondary counselor. The post-secondary counselor will also update the notes located in Naviance for students who aren’t able to attend the visit. Interested juniors and seniors are required to sign into their Naviance account to sign up for individual sessions. Please watch this video for instructions on how to sign up. Students must request permission to attend rep visits by their teacher, at least two school days prior to the scheduled visit.
Students and families who are more interested in virtual visits are encouraged to reach out to colleges directly.
Crazy For Cookies!
Support the varsity Patriettes in their fundraiser by purchasing Crumbl Cookies. The last day to order is Friday. Pre-order with this order form while boxes last. Each box comes with two flavors of the week, one chocolate chip and one sugar cookie. Get a pack of four cookies for only $16. Payment must be made when ordering and cookies will be ready for pickup on Oct. 6 after school.
Purchase Homecoming Football Game Tickets In Advance
The athletic department is encouraging all fans to purchase tickets in advance for Friday’s Homecoming football game against Zion-Benton, where the spirit theme is a NEON-OUT! Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students (ages 5-18) and $3 for Seniors (ages 60+). Click here to purchase tickets. There will be cash admission at the gate, but there will be a separate express line for pre-purchased tickets, Student Event passes (on Student ID) and Sports Boosters mobile passes. Don’t forget: the girls field hockey game against Homewood-Flossmoor, which starts at 5:30 p.m., precedes the varsity football game, but there is no charge. Admission Gates for football open after the field hockey game has started.
Girls Tennis: Staying on track for a perfect dual meet season (12-0), the Patriots defeated Lake Zurich 7-0 on Tuesday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex Tennis Courts. Anna Trush at No. 3 singles and Ashley Adkisson and Sophia Shlyakhta at No. 3 doubles did not drop a set in their 6-0, 6-0 victories. Next up for Stevenson is a match against visiting Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.
Cross Country: Both the Stevenson girls and the Stevenson boys defeated Waukegan but lost to Libertyville Tuesday on a beautiful night for running at the VHAC course. In the girls race, Adeline Gobble and Nanoko Seki ran top-5 times with an 18:59.27 (third place) and a 19:33.43 (fifth place), respectively. In the boys’ race, Alan Dragunsky finished sixth with a time of 17:11.31 and Dylan Zimmerman ran a 17:25.85, good for an eighth-place finish.
A wide-ranging array of cases of interest to educators, including significant ones about religious-school choice and school boards’ authority to censure their own “rogue” members, are on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket as it opens its new term Oct 4.
Students are back on campus and online at the same time. They like having the choice. For many, education is defined less by the mode of instruction than by how well it meets their needs.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon
Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Homecoming Week
Sept. 29: Fall Band Concert
Oct. 1: Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1: PPA Treat Day
Oct. 1: PM Assembly
Oct. 2: SAT Test
Oct. 2: Homecoming Dance
Oct. 4: Activity Period: Junior Group Guidance
Oct. 5: BPO Meeting
Oct. 5: NCAA Informational Night
Oct. 6: PPA Meeting