Monday, March 14, 2022

Spring Orchestra Concert Features A Variety Of Styles

Featuring Stevenson’s four Orchestras ~ Patriot Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Stevenson Orchestra and Concert Orchestra ~ tomorrow’s Spring Orchestra Concert in the Performing Arts Center will showcase a variety of styles and pieces.

The concert, with shows at 6 p.m. for the Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra, and at 7 p.m. for the Stevenson Orchestra and Patriot Orchestra, will feature Rosie Wang performing the Reinecke flute concerto Op. 283, the Finale.

The Patriot Orchestra will perform Vaughan Williams’ monumental Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for double orchestra. This is the first time this piece has ever been performed at Stevenson. The Symphonic Orchestra will perform the Romance by Chrisopher Wilson and the Mendelssohn String Symphony no. 7.

Meanwhile, Stevenson Orchestra and Concert Orchestra will perform high energy pieces by Robert Frost and Todd Parish while also featuring an American classic, Deep River.

For those who cannot attend the concert in person, it can be viewed on Vimeo.

More Awards For “The WIT”

Stevenson’s award-winning “WIT” keeps rolling up the awards.

The 2021 edition recently won two major national awards. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the magazine a Silver Crown Award and the National Council of Teachers of English awarded it “Superior”!

The 2021 “WIT” was piloted by graduates Madeline Mitchell and Katie Lee. The staff included graduates Eshaan AgarwalSophia Li, and Atishi Porwal. Current students include: Tia VasudevaMargaret ChenFlorianne CheAlisha ChowdharyKelly LiuAnanya RamjiNitya Shastry, and Sarah Kogan.

“The WIT” is a literary magazine that showcases the incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and, of course, art at Stevenson.

St. Baldrick’s Event On Friday Was A Huge Success: 31 Participants “Braved The Shave;” Others Dyed Hair Green

There were many shaved heads, a lot of green hair and a whole lot of money raised on Friday for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

At Stevenson’s annual St. Baldrick’s Event, sponsored by the National Honor Society and held in the Wood Commons, participants and fundraisers collected approximately $14,000 for the foundation, which helps to find cures for childhood cancers. A total of 31 people shaved their heads, and according to teacher and organizer Courtney Zabrin, “many students temporarily dyed their hair green.”

“The event was absolutely inspiring,” Zabrin said. “A special shout out to teacher Rick De Leon and Student Activities director Ted Goergen for being top fundraisers and shavees at the event.”

There were 48 additional fundraising participants and 12 total fundraising teams. Participants also heard from a local family with a 14-year-old son who survived cancer 10 years ago after being given a 20 percent chance of living. In addition to student participants, the Lincolnshire Fire Department sent some of its firefighters to participate.

Student Announcements

One Act Plays Staging Auditions Today After School

Nothing says Spring like some fresh, new plays organically grown by Stevenson’s own students. Luckily, the Patriot Theatre Company’s 2022 One Act Plays, which are written by students, are here! Auditions are today after school in the West Auditorium. Those interested are required to prepare a 30-second to 45-second monologue. The rehearsal process is a month-long, and actors have opportunities to be in a One Act Play or a musical. Directed and designed by students, rehearsals will be right after school. No prior experience is necessary. You can also sign up to join a crew, which includes scenic construction, costume crew, or backstage run crew. To review the audition information packet and to sign up for an audition time, please click here.

Apply Now: Blind Service Association Offering College Scholarships

Every year Blind Service Association awards 20 to 30 scholarships, ranging in amounts from $750 to $3,000, to young people planning to attend a professional school, a college, or a university. Applications are judged according to academic merit, evidence of community service and need. Eligible students must be legally blind and be enrolled/accepted in an accredited degree program during the fall of 2022. If interested, please go to or contact Dustin Cather at or (312) 236-0808. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Know Trivia? Win Candy!

Catalyst will be hosting a “Trivia Wheel” activity during the lunch hours tomorrow in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons in which students can answer trivia questions and win candy, as well as Catalyst-related prizes. Catalyst is a leadership group at Stevenson dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community. Members are empowered to have “Catalyst Courage” and “Be The Change” in our community through education, policy change and other evidence-based initiatives.

Patriot Sports News

Boys Hockey Team Wins Illinois State Championship; Makes History!

Not only did the boys hockey team win the Illinois State Championship last night by shutting out St. Viator 5-0 at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, it also made some history.

The Patriots, cheered on by a sea of “White-Out” crazed fans, won the first hockey state championship in school history since the program was established in 1993.

Goalie Jonathan Adler made some amazing saves and nothing that St. Viator put on the net crossed the crease. Brody Stokes helped Adler and the defense, using his own body to block several shots.

Dylan Jette (pictured above right with the coaches) put together a hat trick (3 goals) and was named the Most Valuable Player. When asked about this achievement, Jette praised the hard work and effort of his teammates. He said that he didn’t enter the game with a hat trick on his mind, rather, he simply wanted to win a state championship. Other scorers in the game were Camden Schneider and Brandon Schultz, each with one goal apiece.

During the first period, Jette scored at the 11:44 mark, with assists by Davis Jegers and Nolan Jones. Jette struck again in the second period on a power play, and scored with 56 seconds left, assisted by Schneider. Schultz scored Stevenson’s third goal in the third period. Then, Jette completed the hat trick, scoring again in the third period with assists by Jegers and Will Harlow. The final goal came from Schneider on an empty net with five minutes remaining in the third.

The boys hockey team is not done, though. The Patriots will be heading to NATIONALS in Dallas March 24 through March 28.

CELEBRATE THE CHAMPS: The athletic department will hold a special State Championship recognition program for the boys hockey team on Thursday morning in Room 2104. The doors open at 7:45 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. Come out and celebrate your Patriots!

Get Your State Championship Gear For Girls Basketball Until Wednesday

To celebrate Stevenson’s state championship girls basketball team, you can stock up on some championship swag.

Pease keep in mind:

  • All orders are processed once the store closes.
  • Orders will ship to the school/coach unless otherwise indicated.
  • Orders will not be accepted after the sale close deadline.
  • If an item you purchase becomes unavailable, you’ll be notified, and your credit card will be refunded.
  • Once your order ships, decorated items cannot be returned.
  • Please allow at least three weeks from the store close date to receive your product.

Patriot Spirit Wear On Sale At Wednesday’s Co-Curricular Night

The Stevenson Sports Boosters will be selling Patriot Spirit Wear at the annual Co-Curricular Night on Wednesday in the Sportscenter. Please stop by the northwest corner of the building and check out all of the new gear. Cash, check, and credit will be accepted.

Athletic Results

Girls Track and Field: The girls track team finished 10th at the Huntley Invite this weekend. Ella O’Neall (pictured right) took first place with a dominating throw of 13.79 meters, beating the competition by more than 1.5 meters. This throw broke her own school record in the shot put, kept her at No. 1 in the state of Illinois, and moved her into eighth place in the nation. Additional finishes for the girls include: Adeline Gobble, fourth place, 800m Run (2:30.48); Ava Wilson, seventh place, 60m Dash (8.14); Eve Traficanti, seventh place, 400m Dash (1:04.81); 4x200m Relay (Wilson, Ida Diab, Traficanti, Carmen Biel), seventh place (1:54.35); Wilson, 10th place, 200m Dash (27.24). Next up for the Patriots is the Stevenson Invite at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots hosted the North Suburban Conference Indoor Invite on Saturday and defeated their opponents with an overall score of 130. Notable performances included: Marcus Caselberry with a time of 7.22 in the 60 meter dash, alongside teammate Jimmy Davis with a time of 7.25. Caselberry took first again in the 200 meter with a time of 23.55. Davis and Trevor Abbott came in first and second respectively with times of 52.54 and 54.46 in the 400 meter dash. Dylan Zimmerman took third in both the 1600 meter and 3200 meter with times of 4:56.44 and 10:10.12. Caselberry struck again and placed second in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.93. Stevenson took the 4×200 relay with runners Caselberry, Davis, Zach Goldman, and Keegan Latulippe at a time of 1:35.31. Then the Patriots out-ran their opponents again in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:43.99. In the field events, Mark Hellwig Jr. placed first in the high jump with a height of 2.01 meters. And in the triple jump, Alex Xie took first with a distance of 11.80 meters. Next up for the boys track and field team is a Quad Meet at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Fieldhouse.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots won their first tournament on Saturday with big wins over St. Charles North (18-0), Lincoln-Way East (22-6) and Lyons (9-6). Against St. Charles North, Mary Fouani and Faith Ma led the way in scoring with 4 goals apiece. Emily Headley and Ma led the defense with 3 steals apiece. Catherine Delaney had 10 blocked shots. Against Lincoln-Way East, Sophia Berger led the scoring with 4 goals. Becca Stone had 6 steals and Delaney had 6 blocked shots. Against Lyons, Elizabeth White had 4 goals and Delaney had 10 blocked shots, including 3 penalty blocks. Belle Cloeter and Delilah Ciezak led defensively by holding Lyons’ top scorer to one goal in the game. Next up for the Patriots is Loyola at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots went 2-1 in their first quad on Saturday. Stevenson defeated Fremd to start the day, 18-6. Then the Patriots downed Whitney Young, 20-2. Stevenson dropped its final match of the day, 8-6 to Lyons. Key players for Stevenson included: Max LaPointe-St. George with 9 goals, Olin Kusevskis with 8 goals, and Angelos Koutsogeorgas with 8 goals. On the defensive end, goalies Mark Younan (7 goals allowed in 6 quarters) and Armaan Gill (10 goals allowed in 6 quarters) teamed up for plenty of stops. Next up for the Patriots is the Fenwick Invite at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Education News

Call For Building Trust Instead Of Banning Books

We must be able to productively discuss our deepest values.

High School Sophomore: “Sleep, Serenity And Other Reasons I Still Miss Remote Learning”

“The transition back to in-person schooling has been harder than I expected,” says Tamar Coon of Washington D.C.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Mar. 14: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Mar. 15: Orchestra Concert

Mar. 16: Co-Curricular Fair

Mar. 18: Non-Attendance Day

Mar. 21-25: Spring Break!

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