Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Check Out Operation Black History Month Tomorrow: Fun Activities and FOOD!

Get hyped for Stevenson’s first-ever Operation Black History Month (OPBHM) put on tomorrow by B.A.S.S. and Diversity Council. OPBHM, part of Stevenson’s Black History Month activities during the month of February, will feature stations including jewelry-making, games, performances, and food.

B.A.S.S. Co-President Ella O’Neall aims to “show off [Black] culture and celebrate, validate, and support every Black student at Stevenson,” while Director of Communications Nenge Fon-Ndikum hopes to promote an “understanding and appreciation of Black culture.”

There will be no entrance fee for attendees, and everyone is invited to bring their friends and take part in this celebration at 3:45 p.m. in Room 2104.

It’s Winterfest, Day 2!

Winterfest is here and 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” and activities as well. The activities, unless otherwise noted, will be held in both the Glass Commons and the Wood Commons and will take place during all lunch hours. Here’s the rundown for today and tomorrow:


  • Spirit Theme: Anything But A Backpack Day (Carry around your books or iPads in anything besides a traditional backpack.)
  • Activities: Sophomore Class Board is sponsoring “Making Flower Headbands” and Student Council will be doing Tattoos in the Wood Commons


  • Spirit Theme: Country Versus Country Club (Dress as one or the other.)
  • Activities: Senior Class Board is sponsoring “Into the Woods Wordle” where kids will guess a Wordle (like the new online game) related to the Winterfest event.

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

COVID-19 NOTE: Stevenson will be offering voluntary COVID-19 spit tests to students ahead of Saturday’s Winterfest dance. For those students who wish to participate, please pick up your tests in the Student Activities office and return them by the end of today.

Catalyst Wants To Know Your “Why” For Making Good Choices During Winterfest

There may be temptations and tough decisions for students to make around various Winterfest activities, particularly Saturday’s Winterfest Dance. Catalyst, a leadership group dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community, will be providing a large poster tomorrow in both the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons where students can write their why for not using substances during Winterfest. Participants will receive a prize!

Hoops For Heroes Event At Stevenson Collected 80 Pounds Of Items For Veterans

The “Hoops for Heroes” event that was held at Stevenson back in mid-January and organized by Students Helping Soldiers collected 80 pounds of items for the COOL Ministries Veterans Program in Waukegan. COOL Ministries reached out to Stevenson and expressed tremendous gratitude to all the faculty, staff and students who participated in the event by collecting much-needed everyday items that will help our veterans. More than 100 veterans visit the COOL Ministries pantry each month.

HOSA Students Work On Project That Advocates For Teenagers With Hearing Deficiencies/Loss

The Future Health Professionals (HOSA) is a club at Stevenson that competes in both state- and national-level health-oriented events. Club members also work on projects such as the HD Project, created by students Pravika SrivastavaSohi Shah and Ishan Shah. It tackles hearing deficiencies and deafness amongst teenagers.

The three want to educate those who may not be aware of this issue, promote social inclusion for those who are hard of hearing and also warn teenagers about risky behavior they engage in that could lead to non-genetic hearing loss. They also launched an Instagram account (@thehdproject_) and a website which contains more information about their campaign and unknown facts about hearing loss among teenagers.

Around Stevenson, Srivastava, Shah and Shah put up flyers to promote their social media presence and they also made stickers and passed them out to spread their message. They plan to continue conducting activities that further spread their message about hearing loss.

Student Announcements

Extra Zzzzzzzs Tomorrow!

Adjust your alarm clocks! Don’t forget that tomorrow is a late-arrival day. Enjoy some extra sleep!

In order for the SLP tutors to engage in professional development, the Lower ILC and the ELC will be closed for tutoring from 7-9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The Lower ILC and ELC will open for tutoring at 9:30 a.m. and maintain their regular hours for the rest of the school day.

Need A Summer Job? Stevenson’s Summer Job Fair Tomorrow Can Help!

What are you doing this summer? Attend the Stevenson Summer Job Fair, presented by the College Career Center, tomorrow and meet representatives from local companies and camps who are looking to hire someone just like YOU! Come to Room 2014 during any of the lunch periods to check out the opportunities and potentially meet your future employer! Click here to find a list of participating camps and companies, open positions, and a link to an application.

Check Out This Summer STEM Program

Does STEM “SPARK” an interest in you? Then you might benefit from the Summer 2022 SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) program. It is open to current sophomores and current juniors, and an informational meeting about SPARK will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow via Zoom.

The purpose of SPARK is to provide immersive summer research experiences for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) research.

Current juniors can apply to be “Research Scientists.” As “Research Scientists,” students job-shadow local practicing professionals (remotely or on site), participate in educational programs offered by the scientific/research organizations, and work collaboratively with mentors on problems/experiments developed by the mentors and the students.

Current sophomores can apply to be “Peer Reviewers.” “Peer Reviewers” work with “Research Scientists” to engage with the data and help develop posters. In the fall, following internship experiences, “Research Scientists” share what they have learned via poster presentations at an evening research symposium at Stevenson that parents, mentors, and “Peer Reviewers” are invited to attend.

Seniors: Check Out These Opportunities For College Scholarships

The College Career Center is sharing several scholarship opportunities for seniors:

  • The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to present Profit Through Knowledge Scholarship 2022. Applicants must be high school seniors of African-American descent who attend school and reside in the chapter’s service area (which includes Stevenson High School). The deadline to apply is March 7 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Each year at the University of Illinois, the Illinois Administrative Professionals offer the Kathryn G. Hansen Scholarship competition to students planning to pursue higher education in the office professional, secretarial, or business-related fields. To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior; have a strong commitment to pursuing a higher education in an office professional, secretarial, or business-related field within the State of Illinois with preference given to attendance at the University of Illinois; be involved in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement; be a resident of Illinois; be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The deadline to apply is March 14.
  • The Hawthorn Education Association 2022 Scholarship is open to all graduating seniors that attended middle School at Hawthorn District 73. Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: lifelong learning, ethics and character, community service, and a recommendation from an adult (counselor, teacher, neighbor, volunteer coordinator, supervisor). The deadline to apply is April 30.
  • The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem is pleased to offer four $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in our core service area who plan to pursue an education in the field of nursing. Among the criteria to be considered for the scholarship is depth of interest, academic achievement, involvement, and character. Applicants must present an acceptance letter from an accredited R.N. college program with their application along with their transcript, essay, and two letters of recommendation. For consideration, all applications must be received by May 6. For more information or to get a copy of the application, contact .

Patriot Sports News

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 Friday.

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: The Patriots took on North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville in the Sectional Semifinals and got a 42-30 victory. Simone Sawyer was the high scorer on the night with 15 points. Ava Bardic and Emory Klatt added 9 points and 8 points, respectively. Kendall Williams finished with 6 points and Kate Arne rounded out the scorers with 4 points. Top-seeded Stevenson advances to Thursday’s Sectional Championship and will face No. 6 Lake Zurich. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at Warren’s Almond Campus.

Education News

Daily Herald: Stevenson Wins First At State Chess Tournament, Barrington Takes Second

In a competition that included 126 teams and more than 1,000 high school students from across Illinois, Stevenson took first place, with Barrington coming in second and Evanston taking third.

How Online Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education

As the pandemic eases, many institutions are realizing that properly planned online platforms will allow them to better serve all students, including nontraditional learners.

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. 23-28: Black History Month

Feb. 23-26: Winterfest

Feb. 23: Key Ways To Stay Connected When Your Kids Are Legal Adults (Zoom)

Feb. 24: Late Arrival

Feb. 25: PPA Treat Day

Feb. 25: PM Assembly

Feb. 25: Mr. SHS

Feb. 25-26: IHSA Girls Wrestling State Finals

Feb. 26: Winterfest Dance

Feb. 28: Activity Period

Feb. 28-Mar. 1: Winter Band Concert

Mar. 1: BPO Meeting

Mar. 2: Sophomore Family College And Career Night (Zoom)

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