Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Black History Month To Be Celebrated At Stevenson With Activities And Events Throughout The Month Of February

Tomorrow, Feb. 1, begins Black History Month in the United States and Stevenson will be celebrating throughout the entire month with various activities to fit our theme: “Our History. Our Legacy.”

While student activities and BASS will have the main hall spaces decorated with elements of black culture, the cafeteria will be featuring soul food items every Friday and videos of lesser-known black visionaries will be featured on SNN.

For a full list of the main events at Stevenson during Black History Month, please visit the Black History Month page on the Stevenson website.

Frosh/Soph Play Brought Marvel Spotlight To Stevenson

Approximately 60 freshmen and sophomores from the Patriot Theatre Company presented two plays over the weekend from the Marvel Spotlight Collection in the Little Theatre. They included: Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play and Squirrel Girl Goes to College: A Squirrel Girl Play.

Student Announcements

Jazz Consortium Concert Tonight Can Be Viewed Via Vimeo

Middle school jazz students in the district will be participating in the Jazz Consortium Concert starting at 6:15 p.m. tonight at the Performing Arts Center. The performance will be live and in-person only for jazz students, consortium students and their parents but the concert can be seen live by others via Vimeo. The middle school students will also participate in a clinic and watch performances by professional jazz musicians and Stevenson students from the Jazz Ensemble and Combo 1.

Winterfest Plans Are Underway; Dance Protocols In Place

Winterfest is right around the corner and the Student Council is working hard to put together a week of fun activities and unity events starting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, the day after President’s Day. One fun tradition that has historically been planned as part of Winterfest is the dance, which culminates at the end of the week. While students can rest assured that an in-person Winterfest dance is being planned for this year, we are also implementing a COVID protocol to ensure the safety of all attendees:

  • Only Stevenson students will be able to purchase tickets to attend the dance. Guests from other schools will not be able to attend. We will share a link to ticketing in the coming weeks.
  • Stevenson students who purchase tickets to attend the dance must participate in Stevenson’s population testing and test negative prior to the dance.

Please understand that these measures are being put in place in order to keep all of our students safe and minimize the spread of COVID in our community. Thank you for your understanding. Stay tuned for more information about the fun and excitement of Winterfest!

Got Ideas For Future English Courses? Give Your Feedback!

The English Department will soon be proposing new courses for the future and would like feedback from students about what English courses you would like to see in the curriculum. If you have some ideas you would like to share, please fill out this short survey by the end of the day.

College Of Lake County Application Workshops Start Tomorrow

Seniors: Are you planning to apply to the College of Lake County? If so, there are some opportunities coming up that might help you prepare for your enrollment. Tomorrow, and again on Tuesday, March 1, in partnership with CLC, Stevenson is hosting a CLC Application Workshop Day during seventh and eighth periods. Interested students should complete the registration form after receiving their teachers’ permission to miss the classes. On the day of the event, students will need their charged iPad, their social security number (if they have one), and logins to ACT/Collegeboard. There are also a couple of CLC placement testing days coming up:

  • Math: Thursday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m to 11:05 a.m.
  • English: Friday, March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

Juniors: Apply For The Stony Brook Summer Research Program

Juniors are invited to apply for the Stony Brook University Simons Summer Research Program. Stevenson may nominate up to two students for the program. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must be high school juniors, and must be 16 by the start of the program to be eligible. The application has an essay requirement and will need to be completed and turned into the College Career Center by Friday. Please stop by the College Career Center with any questions.

Patriot Sports News

Patriettes Take Third Place At State Finals

The Patriettes performed at the IHSA State Finals in Bloomington over the weekend and took third place. Congratulations to the team for an amazing routine and final performance!

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: On Friday, the Patriots rolled over Warren and got a 54-19 North Suburban Conference victory. Simone Sawyer contributed 12 points, Emory Klatt put up 11 points, Kendall Williams provided the team with 9 points, Kate Arne had 8 points, and rounding out the scorers were Ava Bardic with 7 points and Bri Welter with 5 points. The win ran Stevenson’s record in the league to 12-0. On Saturday, at the Midwest Hoops Spotlight Invitational at Trinity High School, the Patriots moved to 26-1 overall with a 65-51 victory over Chicago Kenwood, which is ranked fifth in the state. Sawyer (pictured, right) poured in a career-high 34 points and was named Player of the Game. Nisha Musunuri added 13 points while Klatt put up 10 points and pulled down 20 big boards. Rounding out the scorers were Arne and Williams with 4 points each. Next up for the Patriots is Senior Night against Zion-Benton at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Sportscenter.

Cheer: Stevenson won the Rolling Meadows Sectional over the weekend and is heading to State! The Preliminary competition begins at 6:08 p.m. on Friday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Boys Basketball: Overcoming adversity due to significant injuries, the Patriots (13-7, 5-3) battled Warren on Friday and pulled out a 41-37 victory. With quick feet and explosiveness to the basket, Evan Porto scored 14 points and had 6 rebounds. David Sulnius added 10 points, while Jack Dabbs contributed 6 points and 6 rebounds. Finishing out the scorers was Mike Maloney adding 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Zion-Benton at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Gymnastics: The girls gymnastics team competed this weekend in the North Suburban Conference Championships and won first place with a score of 145.6. Ally Gitler took fourth on the vault with a score of 9.45. Maya Fergus tied for second on the uneven bars with a score of 9.5 and Gitler placed fourth with a 9.45. Ashley Schabes came in first on the beam with a score of 9.6, Emma Fang came in third with a score of 9.3 and Gitler rounded out the team with a tie for fourth place and a score of 9.25. On the floor exercise, Schabes came in second with a score of 9.4 and Gitler finished fifth. With four of six gymnasts placing in the top 10 in the all-around, the Patriots were able to finish first as a team.

Boys Hockey: Stevenson recognized its eight graduating seniors: Raffi BiedronNolan JonesCam SchneiderMac FitzpatrickJonathan AdlerBrody StokesCole Beckett and Tuggy Erdenebat on Senior Night. In the game, Stevenson defeated Barrington, 8-1. The Patriots took an early 3-0 lead in the first period and never let up. Dylan Jette had two goals in the game. Schneider, Davis JegersJames Mendelson, Biedron, Max Poretto and Will Harlow each had one goal apiece and Jones added 4 assists. Stevenson will finish out its SHL regular season on Thursday night with a game against rival Carmel Catholic at 8:30 p.m. at Glacier Ice Arena. The season series with Carmel is tied at one game apiece and Stevenson will be looking to take the series and keep its momentum going into the SHL Playoffs and State Tournament.

Girls Bowling: The Patriots finished sixth at the North Suburban Conference Championships with 56 points. Bianca Voica won the Sportsmanship Award for the NSC. Anna Reyes finished 17th with a total score of 972. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Regional on Saturday at Beverly Lanes in Arlington Heights. The action starts at 9 a.m.

Education News

A University Accidentally Told Students They Won Full Rides. Now It’s Offering Them Real Scholarships.

Central Michigan University sent a message to dozens of students with thrilling news: They had won a Centralis Scholarship, the school’s most prestigious award for high school seniors that includes admission into the honors college and four years of full tuition and fees, room and board, plus $5,000 for study abroad. The university then had to break the news to the 58 students who were logged into a university portal at the time and saw the mistakenly congratulatory message. In a statement, CMU spokesman Aaron Mills said the mistake occurred while the school was testing a messaging system.

Former Stevenson Boys Basketball Star R.J. Holmes To Play At University Of Chicago on Sunday

R.J. Holmes, now a sophomore starter at Carnegie Mellon, is coming off a 21-point performance in a 65-57 victory over the University of Chicago on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Tartans, now 10-6 on the season, will play the University of Chicago again, this time in Chicago at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago.

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. 31: Consortium Jazz Concert

Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins

Feb. 1: PPA Meeting

Feb. 1: BPO Meeting

Feb. 5: Practice SAT: Juniors

Feb. 7-11: Odyssey Week

Feb. 7: SPA Meeting

Feb. 7: Choral Guild Meeting

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