Monday, Feb. 14, 2022

Head “Into The Woods” For Winterfest Next Week!

Winterfest, a weeklong celebration, is right around the corner, starting next week on the Tuesday after President’s Day (Feb. 22), and the themes, ticketing information and activities that will take place during the week have been announced.

The overall theme for the week is “Into The Woods.” Think fairy tales and flowers in an enchanted forest. There will be daily “Spirit Themes” as well. They are:

Tuesday: TuTu or Twins Day on 2/22/22 (It’s “TUES-“day!)

Wednesday: Anything But A Backpack Day (Carry around your books or iPads in anything besides a traditional backpack.)

Thursday: Country Versus Country Club (Dress as one or the other.)

Friday: Class Colors Day (Freshmen Red, Sophomore Blue, Juniors Gold, Seniors Green)

There will be an assembly during the activity period so you can show off your class pride.

The Patriot Parent Association is also hosting “Treat Day.”

During the week, there will be student selfies at lunch, glitter tattoos and other activities. Meanwhile, the grand finale of Winterfest will be the dance on Saturday. The three-hour event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will include a DJ on stage as well as interactive games, inflatables and a silent disco. Students will not be allowed to wear heels in the Sportscenter for the dance portion of Winterfest.

To purchase Winterfest dance tickets, which are $25 each, please click here.

Student Announcements

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air! Happy Valentine’s Day, Patriots!

February Issue Of Statesman Is Out

The February issue of the Statesman was released on Friday. Titled “Building Bonds,” the issue includes articles published exclusively on the Statesman website, such as a look at Dr. Haney’s efforts in equity, diversity and inclusion, a report on the new method to approve new clubs, and COVID’s continuing impact on clubs and extracurriculars. There are also hard copies of the issue available throughout school while supplies last.

Winter Choir Concert Set For Tomorrow Night In The PAC

From classics to contemporary pieces, the Stevenson curricular choirs will delight a live audience tomorrow at the Performing Arts Center with the Winter Choir Concert. The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., features the Stevenson Chorus, the Advanced Chorus and the Patriot Singers. The concert will be streamed on the Fine Arts Vimeo page for those unable to attend in person.

Contestants Gearing Up For Mr. SHS Contest

The annual Mr. SHS contest is right around the corner, and will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Mr. SHS is an exciting event where 12 seniors compete for the coveted Mr. SHS title, crown, and prom tickets. The contestants compete in three distinct rounds: Formal Wear, Talent, and a Q&A. After each round, the audience and an esteemed panel of faculty judges vote, and then the final scores are tallied to determine the new Mr. SHS! In the end, it’s all about the contestants having a great time while putting on an entertaining show for the Stevenson community. The contestants are: Del AnkhbayarCarmen BielAnshul DandapaniPhil EdatAlex EilertEthan HillRaghav KhoslaDrew KimZachary LapeireJacques MalenfantUdit MehtaShreyas Mishra. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Bass Fishing Team To Host Information Meeting Tomorrow

Don’t forget: The spring bass fishing team will have an information meeting at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow in Room 2626.

Patriot Sports News

Stevenson Qualifies Three Boys And Two Girls For Upcoming State Wrestling Finals

Three Patriot boys wrestlers came out of the Barrington Sectional over the weekend having qualified for state. Lorenzo Frezza qualified with a major decision, 11-1 in weight class 126. Cole Rhemrev qualified with a decision, 7-3 in weight class 138 and Jacob Whiting qualified with a decision, 7-6 in weight class 195. The State Finals are Thursday through Saturday at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

In girls wrestling, Samarah Goldstein and Sajra Sulejmani both qualified for state over the weekend out of the Evanston Sectional. In the 105 weight class, Goldstein finished the tournament winning by a fall at 1:30. She placed third. Sulejmani completed her season coming in fourth in the 145 pound weight class. Both wrestlers are now heading to state. The girls wrestling State Finals are Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Boys Swimming And Diving Takes North Suburban Conference Championship; Gearing Up For Sectional

Stevenson won the North Suburban Conference championship on Saturday, taking first in seven of 12 events and finishing with a high score of 426. Stevenson won the 200 Medley Relay with Michael WywrockiColin ZhangJosh Song, and Lance Bi. Zhang and Liam Plautz won the 100 Fly and 100 Free, respectively. The 200 Free Relay was won by David KohanDiego Rosario, Zhang, and Brandon Xiong. Song also won the 100 Backstroke, while Zhang also won the 100 Breaststroke and broke the pool record with a 56.99, 30 seconds off of his posted time. Finally, the Patriots finished the meet strong, winning the 400 Free Relay with Kohan, Xiong, Song, and Denis Curtin. Next up for the Patriots is the Sectional, which is being hosted at Stevenson on Saturday. Diving starts at 9 a.m. and swimming beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics Team Heading To State This Weekend As At-Large Qualifier

It had been 10 years since the girls gymnastics team qualified as a team for the state finals. The Patriots made history over the weekend when they learned that they had ended that drought and made the state team field as an at-large qualifier. Stevenson will be competing at the state finals Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School. The Patriots had already qualified three individuals for state: Ashley Schabes (vault, floor, and the all-around competition), Ally Gitler (all-around competition, vault, beam, floor, and uneven bars) and Maya Fergus (uneven bars).

Know An Exceptional Patriot? Submit Your Nomination For Winter Sports Now

Attention all coaches, students, and parents! Don’t FORGET – You still have time to nominate a team or individual for the “Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award” (ESPPA’s) for winter sports. Winter sports awards are coming up at 7 p.m. on March 8. We need your nominations to decide the winners. Please take a look at the nomination form and recommend your favorite event/individual for each award. The deadline to nominate is Feb. 25.

Athletic Results

Boys Ice Hockey: The Patriots lost a tough game against Glenbrook South, 3-6, which forced the best-of-three playoff series between the two teams to a do-or-die game three. Zack Kulick scored in the first period with Cam Schneider providing the assist. In the second period, Schneider scored with Dylan Jette and Will Harlow on the assist. The final goal for the Patriots was from Max Poretto with 56 seconds remaining in the second period, and the assist by Zach Meyers. Next up for Stevenson is game three tomorrow at Twin Rinks. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball: On Friday night, the Patriots (17-8, 9-4) traveled to Libertyville and prevailed, 51-36. Evan Porto led the way with 10 points. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Warren (Almond Campus) on Wednesday to wrap up the regular season. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball: The Patriots (29-2, 14-0) fell to Nazareth 45-33 to finish the regular season. Emory Klatt scored 14 points, Kate Arne and Ava Bardic both contributed 8 points, while Nisha Musunuri added 3 points for the Patriots. Stevenson starts regional play at 7 p.m. tonight at home in the Sportscenter against Zion-Benton.

Education News

Stevenson student Meryem Uysal Addresses Female Hygiene Management Issue in Chicago With “Girls Supporting Girls!” Campaign

Sophomore Meryem Uysal launched a community service project called “Girls Supporting Girls.” Collaborating with two other high school students from Northside College Prep and Prospect High School, Uysal aims to address the issue of menstrual health and empower women in need by supplying them with hygiene products. Given the multiple challenges women and adolescent girls face, Uysal believes that promoting menstrual hygiene management is not only a sanitation matter; it is also an important step towards protecting the dignity, self-image, and overall life opportunities of women and girls.

Career Karma Raises $40 Million To Connect Tech Career Hopefuls To More Education Opportunities

Career Karma is hoping to be seen as a benefit for companies which are encouraging their workers to learn new skills or to pivot into new positions. “I think the cost of education is eventually going to go down,” Career Karma founder Ruben Harris predicts. “And, it’s going to be fully funded through government, philanthropy and employers.”

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Feb. 14-28: Black History Month

Feb. 14: Activity Period

Feb. 14: Orchestra Chamber Concert

Feb. 14: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Feb. 15: Choral Concert

Feb. 16: PPA Bake Sale

Feb. 16: Sports Booster Meeting

Feb. 17: Patriot Theatre Company Fundraiser

Feb. 17: Love, Thespians Fundraiser

Feb. 18: Non-Attendance Day

Feb. 21: No School: President’s Day

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