Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

Freshmen: What Will Your Schedule Look Like Next Year?

OK, freshmen! Your turn! Sophomores kicked off the course selection process last month. Now, it’s time for you to plan out your class schedule for the 2022-23 school year. All freshmen will have advisory discussions with their counselors on either Wednesday or next Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Course selection will then begin on Monday, Nov. 22 and run through Dec. 14, taking place during lunch, study halls and before and after school. During course selection, students will have the opportunity to meet with their counselors for an individual course selection appointment. Once courses have been mapped and selected, students can register for those courses in Infinite Campus. For more information about advisory discussions and course selection, click here.

Student Announcements

Stevenson Hosts Military Week Starting Today

Interested in the military as a path after Stevenson? The College Career Center is hosting Military Week, starting today 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.

Peer Helpers Hosting LGBTQIA+ Awareness Week Starting Today

Are you interested in learning more about the LGBTQIA+ community? Starting today and running through Friday, Stevenson’s Peer Helpers will be sharing important information and spreading awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community as part of LGBTQIA+ Awareness Week. The fun started this morning with a giveaway before school at the Point and Sportscenter, and the week continues with fun activities during all lunch periods on Wednesday and Friday. Keep an eye out for some informative posts on the Peer Helpers’ Instagram page, too! Peer Helpers invites you to learn more this week about how you can become a better ally!

Patriot Sports News

Girls Swimming and Diving Wins Sectional; Heads To State This Weekend With 12 Qualifiers

The Patriots won the program’s ninth IHSA sectional title and the first for head coach Ayrton Kasemets. Diver Nora Kowalski started off the day by winning her first sectional title and breaking the pool record held by former Olympian Christina Loukas with a score of 534.05. She also broke her own school record. Fellow diver Shreeya Sinha also recorded a personal best and assisted in a 1-2 finish for Stevenson. Coach Jonathan Roby won Sectional Diving Coach of the Year.

The Patriots will wrap up their season at the IHSA State Final on Friday and Saturday at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont.

To bookend the sectional meet, the 400 Free Relay team of Hana Wienckowski, Sophia Berger, Milena Busma and Abby Collins won a sectional title and solidified the 12th state qualifying performance for Stevenson. Other state qualifiers for Stevenson include: Jennifer Chen (200 medley relay, 100 back), Amy Andres (200 medley relay), Milena Busma (200 medley relay, 100 fly, 400 free relay), Abby Collins (200 medley relay, 100 back, 400 free relay), Katie Makarska (200 IM, 200 free relay, 100 breast), Claudia Rzeznik (50 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay), Hana Wienckowski (200 free relay, 400 free relay), Izzie Gattone (200 free relay) and Sophia Berger (400 free relay).

Athletic Results

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson defeated Glenbrook South on Saturday night 4-1 and moved to 13-4 overall and 7-3 in the SHL Conference, maintaining its first-place position. The Patriots jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period with a goal by Dylan Jette, assisted by Davis Jegers. The Titans managed to tie the game in the second period, but Stevenson’s third-period dominance iced the win with goals from Jegers, Drew Lermer and Ethan O’Gradney and assists by Will Harlow and Cam Schneider. The Patriots will be back in action with a road game against New Trier Green at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday in Winnetka.

Boys Bowling: At the Glenbrook North Spartan Eliminator on Saturday at the River Rand Bowl, Stevenson qualified in the gold division after three games. At the end of six games, the Patriots finished eighth in the gold division and 13th in pinfall. Ender Starr led the way with an 1161 (220) while Jacob Sroka had an 1123 (235) and Jackson Sher had a 1012 (185). Eric Vondrak (562), Braden Kunik (483), Jacob Heald (452) and Matthew McGowan (443) each bowled three games.

Fencing: The girls and boys fencing programs started their season at the Deerfield-Highland Park Invitational on Saturday. In foil, Stephen Yi took first place while Suhas Palwai finished in sixth place. In saber, Albert Cheng claimed fifth place out of 45 competitors and Michael Cui was right behind in sixth place. In epee, Philip Villano got third place out of 52 competitors while Phillip Ivanov finished sixth and Saanvi Gupta finished eighth.

Education News

Pritzker’s New Deputy Governor For Education Vows To Work On ‘Making Illinois The Best State In The Nation To Raise Children’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker tapped a former campaign aide last week to be his point person on education, calling his choice a dedicated public servant “whose passion for achieving a quality education for all of our children will continue to be an asset to this administration.”

Biden’s New Vaccine-Or-Test Rule Will Apply To Some School Districts, Too

Large swaths of the country’s public school employees could be required to get vaccinated against COVID or regularly tested under rules being rolled out by the Biden administration. Due to the way the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works with states, the requirement would apply to public school districts in 26 states.

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. 8-11: Military Week

Nov. 8-12: LGBTQIA+ Awareness Week

Nov. 9: Career Discovery Night: Careers in Cybersecurity

Nov. 10: Sports Booster Meeting

Nov. 15: Fall Sports Awards

Nov. 15: Activity Period

Nov. 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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