Finals Experience Week ~ Schedule And Services Announced
Final exams start on Wednesday and there will be adjusted schedules and services that are important to know. The complete schedule is available on the website, but here are the basics:
** Cafeteria Service
There will be normal food service today and tomorrow. On Wednesday and Thursday, food service will be available until 1 p.m. Jazzman will remain open until 4 p.m. on Wednesday and until 3 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, breakfast will be served until 11:30 a.m., and Jazzman will be open until 1 p.m.
** Open Gym
Supervised Open Gym will be available in the Sportscenter, Weight Room and Cardio Fitness
Center during exam periods only.
** After School/Activity/Athletic Buses
** Academic Tutoring Hours
** ILC, QLC, and ELC Hours During Finals
** Testing Center Hours During Finals
Seasonal Favorites On Tap For Tonight’s Orchestra Concert
Don’t miss an evening of intense musical literature accented by popular seasonal favorites as the Stevenson and Concert Orchestra and the Symphonic and Patriot Orchestra perform tonight in the Performing Arts Center.
This orchestra concert will feature highlights from the Nutcracker, Schubert’s famous Unfinished Symphony, Benjamin Britten’s passionate and exciting Simple Symphony, Mendelssohn’s picturesque Hebrides Overture, Leroy Anderson’s Popular Sleigh Ride and Frank Gao performing the Rachmaninoff Piano concerto no. 3 and more!
The Stevenson and Concert Orchestras will perform at 6 p.m. with the Symphonic and Patriot Orchestras slated for a 7 p.m. start. This is a non-ticketed event with no attendance restrictions. If you are unable to attend the concert in person, you may watch online via Vimeo.
Showcase Tomorrow: Check Out The Best Work From Students In Acting 3 Classes
Join the Acting 3 Classes at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the West Auditorium for a showcase and celebration of their work this semester. The performance, a non-ticketed event, will be a montage of original material, including improv, slam poems, and scenes based on current events. This showcase, which includes mature content and may not be appropriate for young ages, is truly unlike anything else in the Patriot Theatre Company season. For a list of all the students participating in this performance, please click here.
Incoming Freshmen Family Orientation Is Coming Up Right After Winter Break
Families of incoming freshmen should have received an e-mail last week announcing Stevenson’s Incoming Freshmen Family Orientation Nights in January. During Orientation, families will learn more information about Stevenson’s course offerings and co-curricular opportunities as well as the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to next fall.
The Incoming Freshmen Family Orientations will be held in-person at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on the following days (based on the first letter of students’ last names):
- January 5 (last names A-G)
- January 6 (last names H-O)
- January 11 (last names P-Z)
If you cannot attend the night assigned to your last name, please choose an alternate date. There is no need to inform us of the change. Following Orientation, directors will be available to answer questions. If you are interested in participating in a school tour before the Orientation program, please meet at the Forum (Point) entrance beginning at 6 p.m. Please know that everything you need to know about the transition to Stevenson is on our website. We encourage families to bookmark this page for easy access moving forward. We look forward to seeing you and your student in January!
Seniors: “Focus” On Checking Off Your College To-Do List
Seniors, over the Winter Break, you may find yourself with some extra time on your hands. What better time to look over your College To-Do List…and the College Career Center has put together all kinds of resources on its “Senior Focus” page on the Stevenson website. Included are links to common application tips, making a college decision, counselor recommendations, teacher recommendations, senior family night presentations, transcripts and much more. Please check on this page often to help you check off those items on your College To-Do list!
Hockey Team Partners with York For “Toys For Tots” Collection Drive; Then Defeats York 4-1 to move to 26-6 On The Season
Stevenson Hockey was proud to support York Hockey Club’s Annual “Toys For Tots” Collection Drive over the weekend. Together the two teams donated over 1,000 new toys to share with less fortunate children throughout the community. Donated toys were presented to the U.S. Marines “Toys for Tots” representatives at the game. York has been hosting the drive since 2009.
In the game, Stevenson defeated York 4-1 to move to 26-6 on the season and 15-5 in the SHL Conference. The Patriots controlled the game and took a 3-0 lead in the second period with goals by Ethan O’Gradney, Zach Meyers and Raffi Biedron before York scored early in the third. Dylan Jette added an empty-net goal with a minute left to further cement the win.
Stevenson Hockey will be participating in the Illinois High School HOHO Hockey Tournament, starting Thursday and running through Monday, Dec. 20. Most of the games will be away at West Dundee, however there is a game at Twin Rinks at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against Hinsdale.
Boys Basketball: The Patriots rolled past Mundelein in an exciting overtime win. Stevenson struggled in the first quarter going scoreless and falling behind, 13-0. With additional struggles in the second quarter, Christian Uremovich was the big scorer with 10 points going into the half. Evan Porto came alive in the second half, sinking 23 points to lead the Patriots to an exciting finish and a 39-38 overtime win. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Glenbard East at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Girls Basketball: The Patriots got a huge conference win on Friday against Mundelein, 67-31 to improve to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the North Suburban Conference. Stevenson had a big first quarter, out-scoring the Mustangs 23-9. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Barrington at 7 p.m. tonight.
Swimming/Diving: Stevenson began its 2021-22 dual-meet campaign at home against Glenbrook South on Friday evening. The meet, a decisive 106-77 victory for Stevenson, started and ended with victories in critical relay races: the medley relay (Brandon Xiong, David Badarch, Michael Wywrocki and Jack Curtin)and the 400 free relay (Xiong, Liam Plautz, Diego Rosario and Brian Povilus). The meet’s highlight came when Danny Silverstein led a 1-2-3 finish in the diving event with a score of 291.00. After that first win of the meet the Patriots never lost the lead. Other individual event victories included: Xiong (50 Free), Rosario (100 Fly) and Wywrocki (100 Back). The Divers then traveled to the Glenbrook North Sprint Classic on Saturday morning to compete in their first 11-dive competition of the season. Senior Jack White came away with first place in a season best and second-highest 11-dive score of his career in 513.05. Silverstein finished in third place with a personal best 502.60. Stevenson will be back in action at the end of the week as they host the Lake County Championships on Saturday.
Boys/Girls Fencing: Stevenson competed this weekend in Indiana in a North vs. South divisional dual meet and came out on top against all competitors. Against Marian Catholic, the Stevenson boys won 20-7 while the girls won 21-6. Against the University of Chicago Lab School, the boys won 19-8 and the girls won 27-0. Against Homewood-Flossmoor, the boys won 27-0 and the girls won 18-9. Against Culver Military/Culver Girls Academy, the boys won 20-7 and the girls won 16-11. And against Gwendolyn Brooks, the boys won 23-4 and the girls won 25-2. Individually, Greycen Ren, Philip Villano, and Phillip Ivanov were all undefeated in Epee. Stephen Yi was undefeated in Foil, which continues his streak of being undefeated all season. Next up for Stevenson is a JV meet at Homewood-Flossmor for the “Snowdown,” on Saturday.
Cheer and Patriettes: Over the weekend, the Stevenson Cheer Team and Patriettes competed in their home Winter Invitational, hosting approximately 75 teams. The Varsity Cheer team came in second place with a total score of 90.32, which was a 2.85-point difference from first place. The JV Patriettes also showed well, coming in second place while the Freshmen took fifth. Next up for the Cheer Team is the Buffalo Grove Invitational on January 9th.
Boys Bowling: The Patriots traveled to the Warren Invite Saturday to take on the best teams in Lake County. The Patriots finished sixth out of nine teams. This tournament was run differently than most. It was bowled with six bowlers bowling across two lanes and then the lowest score for that game was dropped. The Patriots were led by senior Matthew McGowan with a total of 1170 pins with the second-highest game of the tournament (254). Followed closely behind was Ender Starr with 1162 pins and a high game of 235. Jackson Sher was third on the team with a total of 1101 pins and a high game of 204. Eric Vondrak, Jacob Sroka, and Michael Portiera contributed to the team’s position as well. Next up is a conference rivalry matchup at Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow. This matchup will decide the lead in conference points heading into the conference championship in January.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical of the provision of a Maine tuition assistance program that excludes funding for schools that push religion in the classroom. Two Christian families are challenging that rule, arguing that it amounts to an unconstitutional form of religious discrimination.
César Martín Moreno, a first-year Biology and Chemistry teacher at San Francisco International High School, says that his teaching curriculum attempts to uphold science as an essential framework to push thinking in our daily lives. Instead of seeing his students struggle with challenging ideas and concepts surrounding gender and sexuality, he sees it from the vantage of being a unique opportunity to present inclusive language as a scientific practice that affirms identities.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Dec. 13: Orchestra Concert
Dec. 14: Acting 3 Production
Dec. 15-17: Finals Experience
Dec. 20-Jan. 3: Winter Break!