Thursday, March 17, 2022

Scholastic Bowl Team Takes IHSA Regional Championship

At Grayslake Central earlier this month, the Stevenson Scholastic Bowl Team won the IHSA Regional Championship, going 3-0 with wins over Zion-Benton, Warren and Grayslake Central. That advanced the top-seeded Patriots to last weekend’s Fremd Sectional.

The team includes: seniors Jonny AbrahamSpandan Goel and Anmol Dash; and juniors Srikar VenkatesanRishabh WuppalapatiDhruv PendharkarArunabh GanguliAndrey Vlasov and Aadit Juneja.

At Fremd, Stevenson defeated the host Vikings but lost to Buffalo Grove and Barrington to close out the season, falling just short of the State Finals this weekend at Heartland Community College.

Five Stevenson Artists Featured At Prestigious Chicago Art Exhibition; Dylan Clavel Wins Honorable Mention

Five Stevenson students exhibited their artwork last weekend in the 2022 Illinois High School Art Exhibition’s Northern Region Exhibition hosted by Art ConnectED at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, and senior Dylan Clavel (pictured right) won honorable mention in Mixed Media.

Seniors Naransolongo Batgerel (Sculpture), Abigail Jiang (Drawing), and Nancy Zhang (Digital Design) as well as junior Kamila Jablonski (Photography) also competed at the exhibition.

Students were selected from across eight different categories or from submitted scholarship portfolios and competed against student artists from 100 Illinois suburban, public and private high schools. The Northern Region Exhibition, the competition in which Stevenson’s students were showcased, featured more than 500 works of art.

Started in 2013 with the Illinois High School Art Exhibition, Art ConnectED is fully powered by teacher volunteers and has grown out of the passion they bring to making a difference for students, and has since facilitated $350-plus million in tuition scholarships cumulatively for more than 2,000 students. Art ConnectED advocates for the power of art with exhibitions and other incentives for creative exploration and connections to innovative careers.

Student Announcements

Happy St. Patrick’s Day…And Enjoy Spring Break Next Week!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully you wore some Stevenson Green today, and will be blessed with some “Luck of the Irish!” Don’t forget that tomorrow is a Non-Attendance Day at Stevenson and that Monday starts Spring Break! Be safe and have fun, Patriots! See you back at school on Monday, March 28!

Schedule Your Sophomore SCoPE Meeting!

Every year, freshmen and sophomores get an opportunity to meet with their counselor for a Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE) meeting to have a meaningful discussion about the high school experience. During the meeting, students and families may cover the following topics with their counselor:

– Academics and extracurricular involvement

– Social and emotional strengths or challenges

– Thoughts on post-secondary goals

– How your counselor can best support your student

Starting from the end of March to the beginning of May, sophomores may schedule these SCoPE meetings. To schedule your meeting, please click the scheduling link in the email you received from Sarah Bowen, Director of Student Services, earlier today.

Mock Trial Team Finishes Third At Illinois State Bar Association Invitational

Out of 52 teams at the Illinois State Bar Association Invitational last weekend, Stevenson’s varsity Mock Trial Team took home third place to wrap up an outstanding season and strong showing at the state competition.

The team included seniors Aditi AmbravanMia Korsunsky and Abby Kogan as well as juniors Larry Han and Surya Sethi. Ambravan and Han both won Outstanding Attorney Awards and Kogan won an Outstanding Witness Award.

Hot Off The Presses: Statesman Adds New Online Content, Including Hockey State Championship Coverage

Check out the Statesman website as new stories have been added about the hockey team’s recent state title and how the life-guarding program was impacted by COVID-19. There is also a review of the movie “The Batman” that just hit theaters.

Meanwhile, Statesman staffers recently received a variety of awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association 2022 High School Communications contest. Please click here for a list of all of the award winners.

Before You Leave For Spring Break: Vote For Your Favorite Spirit Wear Design!

It is time for the first round of voting for Stevenson’s second T-shirt Design Contest! Please submit your vote for your favorite spirit wear design by 8 a.m. on Monday. The second round of voting will take place after Spring Break.

All 10 design choices are shown above, and on the ballot. The winning t-shirt design will be sold at the Patriot School Store and at the online store. The winner will get a free t-shirt.

Planning Ahead: Upcoming Testing Days Are Non-Attendance Days For Some Grades

For your planning purposes, please check your personal calendars for April. There are a couple of required in-school testing days coming up, and on those days, students in select grades will not be required to attend school. Here is the schedule:

  • April 13: No clases for Seniors and Sophomores

** Juniors will be taking the SAT (a requirement for graduation) and freshmen will be required to take the PSAT.

  • April 26: No classes for Seniors and Juniors

** Sophomores will be taking the PSAT. Freshmen are expected to come to school for a Student Services program.

NOTE: Any juniors who miss the April 13 SAT will be asked to come in on April 26 for a makeup exam. And students who have certain accommodations may test over multiple dates. For more information about upcoming testing dates, please visit the PSAT-SAT-ACT page on the Stevenson website. Contact with questions.

Patriot Sports News

Stevenson Celebrates The Champs!

The Stevenson Hockey Team was recognized for winning the school’s first-ever Illinois State Hockey Championship this morning with a breakfast and program in Room 2104.

There were multiple speeches all with common themes of gratitude for the brotherhood within the program as well as for all of the support the Patriots received this season from parents, fans and the school.

The team, fresh off its 5-0 state championship game victory over St. Viator on Sunday, is already preparing for its next challenge: Nationals in Dallas, March 24 through March 28.

Starting To Plan Your Summer? Check Out Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps

The Athletic Department is proud to offer a variety of summer sports camps for 9th through 12th graders. The programming exists to help student-athletes reach their athletic goals through affordable, high-quality sports programs for high school students during the summer season.

Click here for Stevenson’s “SHS Summer Sports Camps Guide,” which includes information about each program, schedules, locations, fees and registration. Registration can be completed up to the day before camp starts.

Athletic Results

Girls Soccer: The Patriots kicked off the season with a 5-0 win over Buffalo Grove. The first half was all Stevenson from the opening kick, as Ellie Egeland scored in the opening minute, assisted by Ella Hong. Mimi Van Zanten added another goal, unassisted, before the end of the half. The second half featured three goals, only one scored with a foot. The first goal was a header off a corner kick, scored by Bri Welter, assisted by Bella Chavez. The second goal of the second half was also a header off a corner kick, scored by Gabi Poretto, assisted by Egeland. Goal number five capped the game, as Egeland knocked one through, assisted by Arria Chavez. Egeland leads the team with 2 goals and 2 assists. Next up for the Patriots is Vernon Hills at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Stadium.

Education News

College Board Warns Against Censoring Its AP Courses

The Advanced Placement program has long provided a stepping stone to college-level work for high school students. But as a growing number of states enact bans or restrictions on teaching about “divisive” or “controversial” topics in K-12 schools, questions are rising over how AP coursework will be impacted.

Regional Public Colleges Help Build Economic Resilience In Their Areas, Study Finds

Regional public colleges help insulate the counties they’re located in from economic contractions, according to a recent study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers. They primarily examined areas that suffered from manufacturing declines and found that those with regional public colleges were more resilient to economic shocks compared to those without such institutions. The study also hypothesized that regional colleges are financially steady because they receive regular state funding and demand for education is higher during economic downturns.

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. 18: Non-Attendance Day

Mar. 21-25: Spring Break!

Mar. 28: School Resumes

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