Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

Students Helping Soldiers Puts Together Care Packages And Handwritten Notes For Soldiers

From razors to dental floss to toothbrushes, playing cards, crosswords, candy and gum, the Stevenson community generously donated dozens of items last week for our soldiers in the military. Students Helping Soldiers sponsored its Thanksgiving Care Package Drive and spent the last few days assembling all of the donations into a total of 18 care packages that will be shipped all over the world, from Korea to the Middle East. Each care package also included a thank-you note.

“We received numerous items that will make many troopers around the globe very happy,” said physical welfare instructor Dean Moran, a sponsor of Students Helping Soldiers. “We also received numerous items that cannot be shipped overseas such as shampoo and liquid soap and those items will be donated to a homeless veterans pantry.”

Club members also received the names of approximately 30 veterans from faculty and staff and wrote additional thank-you cards that will be sent out to those veterans for Veterans Day, which is coming up on Thursday.

Special Note: Students Helping Soldiers will now be collecting winter clothing for homeless veterans and their families all next week, the week of Veterans Day. Most of the clothing collected will be donated to the Veterans Closet in North Chicago, near the Great Lakes Naval Station. Some coats will also be given to Libertyville VFW Post 8741 for its annual Homeless Veterans Coat Drive. Collection bins will be stationed this week at the entrances of the Sportscenter and the Point.

Stevenson Journalists Win State Awards

At the Illinois Journalism Educators Association’s write-off competition last week, senior Victoria Feng and junior Kelly Liu won first place for News Writing and third place for Features Writing, respectively. Meanwhile, junior Aayushi Wadhawan competed in Editorial Writing.

Student Announcements

Stevenson Hosts Military Week Starting On Monday

Interested in the military as a path after Stevenson? The College Career Center is hosting Military Week next week, starting Monday and running through Thursday, in which branches of the U.S. military and the U.S. service academies will be visiting Stevenson. If students have a class during a visit, they must ask their teachers for permission to attend, at least two school days in advance. For more details and for direction on how to sign up, students should look for an email from the CCC, which was sent on Wednesday.

Fall(ing) Back: What Will You Do With One Extra Hour On Sunday?

Don’t forget Patriots…Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, which means we will set our clocks back one hour (fall back) when we go to bed on Saturday night. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep or TV-watching, or exercising, or outdoor play or whatever it is that you like to do on a Sunday, and come back to school on Monday refreshed and ready to go!

Sports & Conditioning Registration For Morning Workouts Now Open

Registration for Stevenson Sports & Conditioning (SSC) is now open. Stevenson athletes are encouraged to attend Stevenson Strength & Conditioning (SSC) morning workouts to enhance their athletic performance. Stevenson coaches are on hand to run this dynamic speed, strength, and agility program. The cost for the program is $25 and will include an SSC team shirt. All are welcome to join, and payments can be made on the Stevenson Student Activities page. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Wellington ( or Ms. Patten (

Patriot Sports News

Girls Swimming & Diving Heads To Sectional at Lake Forest Tomorrow

The Stevenson Girls Swimming & Diving team hopes to challenge for an IHSA Sectional title tomorrow at Lake Forest. Diving begins at 9 a.m. with the swimming events scheduled to follow at 1 p.m. Spectators must purchase a GoFan Digital Ticket in advance.

Education News

Kids Are Feeling Isolated. P.E. May Help Them Bounce Back

New neuroscience research suggests exercise can buffer adolescents against social-emotional damage from distancing.

Evanston Canoe Launch Marks Homecoming For Chicago’s Native American Community

An indigenous canoe builder and artist at Northwestern led a year-long project to build a birchbark canoe and help preserve the Native American art form.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Nov. 5: Interview Workshop

Nov. 7: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Streaming Event

Nov. 8-11: Military Week

Nov. 8-12: LGBTQIA+ Awareness Week

Nov. 9: Career Discovery Night: Careers in Cybersecurity

Nov. 10: Sports Booster Meeting

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