Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021

Concert Combines Curricular And Co-Curricular Choirs

The choir programs, including both the curricular choirs and the co-curricular programs will stage a concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Performing Arts Center.

The concert, which is non-ticketed, will feature a variety of selections from the Stevenson Choir, the Advanced Choir, the Patriot Singers, Low~Frequency, Polyphonics and Nothing But Treble.

There are no restrictions for audience attendance.

Student Announcements

Dance Company Auditions For New Students To Be Held Today And Tomorrow

Auditions for new or transfer students interested in the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies will be held from 3:45-6 p.m. today and tomorrow in Room 2010. Students will learn a movement phrase and perform a short solo of their own choreography. The dance companies perform in the Spring Dance Concert. For more information, use the QR code or please click here.

Your Sweet Tooth Is Calling…Bake Sale Is Today And Everything Is $1!

Time for another bake sale! The Patriot Parent Association will be holding a bake sale today after sixth period in the Glass Commons and Wood Commons. Everything is $1 and cash or Patriot Dollars are accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with cash!

Patriot Sports News

Girls Basketball Coach Ashley Graham Reaches Impressive Milestone

Starting the 2021-22 season, girls basketball coach Ashley Graham was just seven wins from an impressive coaching milestone: 200 career wins.

It took just eight games for Graham to get those seven wins, as she and the Patriots went to 7-1 on the season last Saturday with a 69-60 victory over Whitney Young at the Chicagoland Invitational at Fremd High School. Graham is the seventh coach in school history to reach the 200th victory plateau.

During her first six seasons with Stevenson, Graham’s teams have compiled a 129-44 record, including a 61-16 mark in the North Suburban Conference. In her first two seasons with Stevenson, Graham won back-to-back NSC titles. In year three, her 2017-18 squad won the IHSA Class 4A Highland Park regional championship.

Before Stevenson, Graham was head coach at Prospect. She led the Knights to a 64-22 record in three seasons, including a 26-3 mark in her best season, which included a regional championship and the school’s first appearance in the Mid-Suburban League championship game in 11 years.

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: Stevenson, now 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference, defeated Lake Forest last night 63-45 to take first place in the league standings. Emory Klatt scored a team-high 19 points and Ava Bardic poured in 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Simone Sawyer added 11 points, along with Kendall Williams with 8 points and Kate Arne with 7 points. Next up for the Patriots is Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Boys Basketball: Last night the Patriots took on Lake Forest in their first conference game. Stevenson fell to a very defensively disciplined Scout team 58-43. Stevenson, now 5-2 overall, got 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists from Jaden Evans while Evan Porto chipped in 10 points. Next up for the Patriots is another conference game against Mundelein in the Sportscenter at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots traveled to Lake Zurich to take on the Bears in a conference matchup. The Patriots defeated the Bears to improve to 6-1 in conference play and 8-1 overall. Ender Starr led the way for the Patriots with an astounding 728 series which included a huge 289 in game 2. Braden Kunik and Jacob Sroka also followed up Ender with big series of 614 and 599, respectively. Additionally, Eric Vondrak and Jackson Sher also put up impressive series, 564 and 526 respectively, to help the Patriots prevail. Next up is a nonconference matchup tonight against New Trier, followed up by another conference meet against Mundelein on Thursday.

Education News

Congress Set Aside $800 Million To Help Homeless Students. Months Later, Many Schools Are Still Waiting For Aid.

Some school staff say they could have done more to help families in crisis if they’d had earlier access to their funds.

Why Do Students Leave College Before Finishing? New Study Looks at Common Scenarios.

Why do students leave college? Thirty-two percent of participants to a survey cited personal or family issues, 24 percent named financial reasons, and 11 percent said they stopped for work or to pursue a career. Older students surveyed were more likely to name personal or financial reasons for not reengaging with colleges. But the youngest students surveyed were more likely than older students to name “not the right fit” as the primary reason for leaving college.

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. 8: College Night For Junior Families (IEP/504 Plans), 6:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Dec. 8: College Night For Junior Families, 7 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Dec. 8: PPA Bake Sale

Dec. 8-9: Winter Dance Auditions

Dec. 9: Choral Concert

Dec. 10: PPA Treat Day

Dec. 10: Jazz Cafe

Dec. 13: Orchestra Concert

Dec. 13: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Dec. 14: Move – Acting 3 Production

Dec. 15-17: Finals Experience

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