Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Winter Dance Concert On Tap For Tomorrow and Saturday

A work in progress since the start of the school year, the upcoming 2021 Winter Dance Concert will feature a culmination of creations by students that include dance works, design lights and costumes for each piece.

The shows will be held in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and will include student choreography from Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class. The concert also features original work from guest choreographer Nicole De Matteo and faculty choreographer Janet Rothwell.

Student Choreographers are: Ashley Callen, Kamille Cortezano, Sophie Ezrol, Allie Fairman, Maya Faust, Maggie Feldstein, Caroline Feng, Emily Hsiao, Lauren Lee, Shreeya Ryali, Jennifer Stevens, Nicolett Tarnorutskaya, Alexis Trojan and Ava VanLue

Tickets are $6. To purchase tickets, please click here.

Stevenson To Be Well-Represented At 2022 Illinois Music Education Conference

There are 23 students from Stevenson who have been selected to participate at the 2022 Illinois Music Education Conference, which will be held Jan. 26 through Jan. 29 in Peoria.

Two students are recognized for their work in the Composition Track in the Singer/Songwriter Category. Senior Lucy Bullock was awarded second place for her composition “Nothing In Life” and senior Madelyn Lee was awarded an Honorable Mention for her composition “Stay”. In addition, 21 students have been selected to perform in all-state ensembles. These ensembles will give public performances on Jan. 29 at the Peoria Civic Center.

Ensemble students across the state were selected based on the strength of their Illinois Music Education Association district festival auditions or composition track submissions.

For a list of Stevenson’s participants in the upcoming IMEC events in Peoria, please click here.

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With the dark and cold of winter coming, it is more important than ever to be intentional about caring for your mental health. Stevenson High School is here to help support you in doing so with a wide variety of clubs and activities that focus on wellness.

One such club is Mind Your Mind! Mind Your Mind is a mental health awareness club that works to break the stigma surrounding conversations about mental health in the Stevenson community through activities and discussions. In the past, Mind Your Mind has participated in Stevenson events such as StreetFest and the Mental Health Forum. The club has also attended mental health conferences, and streamed a documentary called ‘Angst,’ which is about anxiety in high school students.

Mind Your Mind meets every other Monday after school in Room 1634 and at its upcoming meeting this Monday, participants will be creating positivity boards with uplifting messages for Finals Week.

Student Announcements

Holiday Unity Event Closes Tomorrow With Freshmen Social

Don’t forget that the class of 2025’s three-day Holiday Unity Event for freshmen wraps tomorrow with a special event after school.After making “Holiday Well Wishes” chains on Wednesday (right) and staging a Snowflake Scavenger Hunt today, the freshmen will be hosting a Freshmen Social tomorrow where freshmen can come and hang out with their peers, make crafts, watch a holiday movie, play board games, drink hot cocoa, and enjoy candy canes and cookies. These activities will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. in Room 6110.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Fencing: The Patriots took home the double win against Brooklyn Academy and Catholic Memorial High School with ease. Stevenson put its foils to work with a 24-3 triumph over Brooklyn Academy. Furthering their winning streak, the Patriots beat out the Crusaders 26-1. Next up for the Patriots is a Quad Meet against Libertyville, Vernon Hills, and Marian Central on Dec. 8 in the East Commons.

Boys Fencing: Stevenson rolled past its competition last night with victories over both Brooklyn Academy, 25-2 and Catholic Memorial, 25-2. Next up for the Patriots is a Quad Meet against Libertyville, Vernon Hills, and Marian Central on Dec. 8 in the East Commons.

Girls Gymnastics: In a double dual conference meet against Lake Zurich and Warren, the Patriots narrowly lost to Lake Zurich, 139.90-139.45 but defeated Warren 139.45-134.10. The uneven bars is where Stevenson performed at its highest level, with Maya Fergus, Ally Gitler, and Ashley Schabes finishing in the top three to gain the most points for the Patriots. Fergus finished first on the beam, Gitler finished tied for first on the floor exercise, tied for third on the vault and placed second in the all-around. Meanwhile, Schabes and Fergus finished second and fourth respectively in the all-around. The Patriots are back in action on Wednesday, Dec. 8 against conference rival Libertyville.

Girls Ice Hockey: The girls ice hockey season is underway through the Scouts Interschool Program. Stevenson has four students on the team. Freshmen Maycie Sulkin and Lainey Switzer, junior Rachel Wilson, and senior Alicia Sharun make up the Patriots playing in the Founders Cup Division for the winter season. So far, the program is 2-1on the regular season.

Boys Ice Hockey: The Patriots dropped their game last night against Glenbrook North, 3-2. At the end of regulation, the teams went into overtime tied 2-2. With no decision after the first overtime, Glenbrook North was able to come out on top in a shootout. Brandon Schultz scored in the second period with an assist from Alan Wu. Andrew Lermer scored in the third period with an assist from Zack Kulick to tie it up and take the game into overtime. Next up for the Patriots is York at 7:20 p.m. tomorrow at the Addison Ice Arena – North Rink.

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Dec. 2: Winter Artfest

Dec. 2: Late Arrival

Dec. 2: Hebrew Biliteracy Exam

Dec. 2: Music Production Showcase

Dec. 2-3: Community College Week

Dec. 2-3: Freshmen Holiday Unity Event

Dec. 3-4: Winter Dance Concert

Dec. 5: SpongeBob Musical Streaming Event

Dec. 6: SPA Meeting

Dec. 6: Choral Guild Meeting

Dec. 6-7: Band Concerts

Dec. 7: BPO Meeting

Dec. 8: College Night For Junior Families

Dec. 8: PPA Bake Sale

Dec. 8: Sports Booster Meeting

Dec. 8-9: Winter Dance Auditions

Dec. 9: Choral Concert

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