Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

Finals Stress? No Worries…Student Services Has You Covered With Fun, Relaxing Activities During DeStress Days!

Student Services is happy to announce the return of DeStress Days in the College Career Center during all finals periods tomorrow through Friday! During any of your free periods on finals days, please stop by the CCC for games, snacks, art projects, stress ball-making and more! Daily highlighted events include:

  • Wednesday: Cookie Decorating
  • Thursday: Crafts Day — Make Your Own Bracelets and Picture Frames
  • Friday: Movies and Popcorn

Good luck during your finals experience, Patriots. You’re in the home stretch!

Student Announcements

Need A Good Book For The Break? Check Out The Literacy Coaches’ Posters!

The Literacy Coaches’ literacy initiative includes posters around school with book recommendations in order to promote student interest and engagement in reading. Check out the posters…you might just discover an amazing book that you can’t put down over the Winter Break!

Updated Tutoring Hours for Tomorrow

The ILC/ELC/QLC will close on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. for in-person tutoring, but to support students with their finals experiences, Zoom tutoring will be available from 3 – 8 p.m. for mathematics, science, communications arts and social studies. Click here for Zoom links.

Missing Your Stuff? Give A Quick Look In The Lost And Found

Before you take off for Winter Break…be sure you check the Lost And Found in the two Attendance Offices in the East Building in Room 6120 and in the West Building in Room 2416.

Patriot Sports News

Stevenson Teacher, Coaches Recognized on Impact Day

Today is Impact Day. Student-athletes associated with Stevenson athletics have had the opportunity to honor the faculty/staff that have left a positive impact on them in some way. Whether it has been academically, athletically, or both, teachers and coaches alike are positive role models in our athletes’ lives.

Thank you to all who participated this morning in our group photo, our student-athletes wouldn’t be who they are today without all of your dedication and hard work!

Sean Wimer Named 2020-21 Boys’ Water Polo Coach of the Year

Please congratulate Sean Wimer as he has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Association as the 2020-21 Boys’ Water Polo Coach of the Year! Nominated by IHSA, Mr. Wimer was ultimately selected based upon his coaching performance in the 2020-21 school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement, and philosophy of coaching.

Mr. Wimer is the winningest coach in program history, with a record of 294-143-1 through 13 seasons. He has guided the Patriots to the IHSA state tournament 11 times, winning the championship with a 36-0 record in 2017. He also has three runner-up state finishes (2013, 2015 and 2016) and one fourth-place showing (2014). Wimer’s teams have won 11 sectional championships, including eight in a row through the 2019 season. Finally, under Mr. Wimer’s tenure, Stevenson has also won the last eight North Suburban Conference titles.

Before Mr. Wimer’s successes as a coach, he was an accomplished student-athlete at Stevenson. He earned All-American status during his junior and senior seasons, and was named 2001 Illinois Water Polo Player of the Year. He earned four varsity letters in water polo and swimming. After graduation, Mr. Wimer played for Loyola Marymount University for four seasons.

Congratulations Mr. Wimer, this is a wonderful honor and we celebrate with you!

Athletic Results

Girls’ Basketball

The Patriots move to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in NSC with a 52-41 win over the Barrington Broncos! Bardic scored 17 points, Sawyer put up 14 points, Klatt drilled another 13 points, Arne added 6 points and Williams scored 2 points with another unbelievable defensive effort.

Stevenson will be back in action on Friday, Dec. 17, in the Sports Center against Warren High School (Almond Campus) at 7 p.m.

Girls’ Bowling

Stevenson bowled against Waukegan last night, Monday, 12/13 and struggled in the first game losing 509-529. However, the girls’ came back with avengence to win games two and three to take the series 1718 – 1632. Notable performance by Bianca Voica who bowled a high game of 154.

On deck for the girls’ bowling team is the Vernon Hills Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m.

Education News

Lawmakers Demand Accountability From Instagram CEO

Democrats and Republicans appear in lockstep as they draft legislation to better police major social media companies to blunt the mounting mental health challenges among school-aged children. But it’s unclear whether they can act quickly enough to contain a crisis that’s been exacerbated by the pandemic and boiling over in real time.

Column: Writer Trusts Our Children To Learn The Truth About American History

“We must remove partisan voices from public educational curricula. And we should worry less about our youth learning the whole truth about their country’s history, and focus instead upon developing our students’ historical knowledge and innate moral agency: their critical thinking, their humanitarianism, and their courage.”

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. 14: Acting 3 Production

Dec. 15-17: Finals Experience

Dec. 20-Jan. 3: Winter Break!

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