Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022

Odyssey (Reimagined) Is Coming…

Get ready Patriots! Odyssey will soon be back. Reimagined…but back! Odyssey, typically a two-day event featuring more than 250 guest artists, has been reimagined this year to be Odyssey Fine Arts Week and will be held Feb. 7 through Feb. 11. A full week of performances and events for students to enjoy during lunch periods and after school is on tap and students will see pop-up performances and atmospheric artists on campus and may also choose to take part in interactive creative activities such as black light painting, doodle art, stained glass art, origami and tape art. After school, shows featuring dancers, theatre artists, musicians, and filmmakers will be a highlight of the week.

The Main Events for Odyssey (held after school) include:

  • Monday, Feb. 7: Magician Scott Green

The proud Stevenson alum performs hundreds of shows a year and is the team magician for the Chicago Bulls.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 8: Comedy Dance Chicago
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9: Singer/Songwriter Concert

This wild group of comedians and dancers got rave reviews at Odyssey 2020 and combines sketch, physical comedy, dance music and downright goofiness.This concert features Chicago-based artists Joe GeorgeKristina Cottone and Nathan Graham.

  • Thursday, Feb. 10: “Reeling” LGBT FilmFest
  • Friday, Feb. 11: Mural Unveiling Event

Tickets for after-school shows will go on sale January 17, and space will be limited. Please contact Odyssey Coordinator Amanda Long at with questions. In the coming days, a special Odyssey page will be launched on the Stevenson website that will include more information.

Student Announcements

$45,000 In Stevenson Foundation Scholarship Money Is Up For Grabs!

Need money for college? Seniors, the Stevenson Foundation is announcing that applications are now open for its scholarship program. More than $45,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Stevenson seniors in recognition of their academic excellence, leadership, community service, and achievements in arts and athletics. All students in the Class of 2022 are encouraged to apply and you can start your application today. The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, Feb. 1. To view the full list of scholarships offered this year, please click here.

Activity Period For Monday Is Canceled

There was an activity period scheduled for Monday, Jan. 10. The activity period has been canceled and we will follow a regular day schedule for that day. Clubs will not be meeting during that time on Monday either.

Patriot Sports News

Boys Hockey Takes Aim At No. 1 Loyola

The boys hockey team, which boasts the No. 2 ranking in the state of Illinois, is preparing for one of its biggest games of the year. The Patriots (27-8-0) take on No. 1 Loyola tomorrow and the game will be broadcast LIVE on YouTube! This is the SHL Game of the Week and a home game for the Patriots. The puck drops at 5:50 p.m. at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion (Blue). Come out tomorrow night and support your Patriots!

Watch The Patriots On Stevenson’s New YouTube Channel!

Stevenson Athletics has a NEW YouTube Channel! Don’t miss out on several live and recorded athletic events that you may have forgotten about. Click the link here to subscribe now!

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: The Patriots rolled their record to 17-1 on the season and 6-0 in the North Suburban Conference with a 73-34 drubbing of Zion-Benton. Emory Klatt poured in 23 points and Simone Sawyer added 14 points, while Kate Arne put up 11 points and Ava Bardic finished with 7 points. Kendall WilliamsNisha MusunuriJordan Polan and Lekha Kothapalli also contributed to the scoring, each with 4 points apiece. Stevenson is back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday against Waukegan.

Boys Bowling: The boys bowling team pulled out a win against Grant last night, 3335-3020. Ender Starr led the way with a 725 series and a single-game high score of 267. Jackson Sher knocked in a 676 series while Matt McGowan had a 648, Jake Sroka had a 675, Braden Kunik had a 612 and Eric Vondrak had a 468. Next up for the boys bowling team is the NSC Championship which starts on Friday at Lakeside Lanes beginning at 9 a.m.

Girls Bowling: The girls bowling team struggled against NSC opponent Mundelein. While the team won the first game, Mundelein took the last two games and the series. Stevenson’s scores were 747, 667 and 596 for a total of 2010. Mundelein finished with 689, 740 and 742 for a total of 2171. Bianca Voica had a high score of 176 and a high series of 430. The girls bowling team is back in action at the Grant Invitational on Saturday at Lakes Bowl starting at 8:30 a.m.

Education News

Geometry Before Algebra? Schools Will Try More New “Angles” In 2022

The pandemic gives schools an urgency to address learning loss — and room to experiment.

How Role Models May Inspire Exploration Of Computer Science Pathways

Student interest in computer science far exceeds access to computer science education, especially among historically underserved populations. Further, most students lack general exposure to the tech sector. This gap between interest and access is a missed opportunity for the nation’s economy as U.S. employers increasingly seek job candidates with skills or a background in computer science.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Jan. 10: Consortium Choral Concert

Jan. 11: Incoming Freshmen Parent And Guardian Night Via Zoom

Jan. 11: Sports Boosters Meeting

Jan. 11: BPO Meeting

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