Thursday, March 3, 2022

Stevenson Brings The College Admissions Scandal To Life With The Musical “Ranked” Friday And Saturday

Remember how the college admissions scandal made national headlines for days and days?

With “Ranked,” the Patriot Theatre Company is about to bring that moment in time to life on stage at Stevenson while taking on its first smaller-scale musical in lieu of its traditional winter play. Debuting in the weeks following the college admissions scandal that took the nation by storm, “Ranked” tells the story of a dystopian world where competition reaches new heights as publicized academic excellence defines each student’s worth.

The production of “Ranked,” featuring not only the Patriot Theater Company but also Technical Theater Class, Thespians, Stagecrafters Club and Company List, will debut on Friday with a 7 p.m. show in the West Auditorium (2206). There are also two shows (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) on Saturday.

To purchase tickets to the show, please click here.

Latin Club Competed At ILJCL Convention Last Weekend

Last weekend, Stevenson’s Latin Club competed at the ILJCL Convention. The Patriots placed fourth overall while the Intermediate Certamen team placed third. Vaishnavi Sankar was elected to serve on the executive board at the state level as the 1st Vice President. Sankar is the first Stevenson student to serve on the board. For a full list of individual award winners, please click here.

The ILJCL is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League and aims to foster an appreciation and understanding of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. One of many state chapters, the ILJCL hosts activities and events to promote the study of classics in our modern world.

Latin Club at Stevenson also provides a fun way to develop an understanding of the Roman world. Besides competitions, activities include a Saturnalia banquet, gladiator fights, movie and dinner nights and museum field trips. In addition, peer tutoring is available each meeting for students in the Latin program.

Child Development Students Step Up For Lake County Haven

Roughly 55 Child Development students gathered donations recently as a way to kick off the Virtual Child program that is part of the course. The monetary and material donations collected were delivered to the Lake County Haven by Child Development teacher Jamie Rieman.

The Lake County Haven’s mission is to empower homeless women and their children to achieve permanent, independent living.

Student Announcements

Stevenson’s Annual Report Is Now Online

We are so excited to share Stevenson’s Annual Report, a review of the previous school year’s curricular & co-curricular achievements as well as our efforts around SEL, wellness, equity and diversity and parent engagement. The annual report also includes an update on our latest construction project and district finances.

Happy reading!

Get In Some Extra Tutoring Tomorrow On Institute Day

During Institute Day tomorrow, the ILC/ELC tutors will be available to students through Zoom Tutoring from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for CommArts and 12:30-4 p.m. for Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages. This link will take you to the tutors’ CANVAS pages and Zoom links.

Deadline to Register For AP Exams Is Tuesday!

Just a friendly reminder that all registrations for AP exams are due by Tuesday. All exams must be paid for in full and there must be a Zero Balance showing in students’ Total Registration accounts. If payment is not received, exams will be cancelled.

Students must also double check their accounts by logging into their College Board accounts. Exams must show as “Registered for Exam.” Exams will not be ordered unless College Board accounts reflect this message for all exams and are paid in full in Total Registration. (Payments cannot be made in College Board accounts.)

Students MUST complete both steps in two separate systems to make sure they are fully registered. If one or both steps are incomplete, exams will not be ordered.

To cancel an AP exam and receive full or partial refunds of monies paid, minus any fees, please log into Total Registration. Questions? Please email

Happy FOUR-DAY Weekend!

Don’t forget: It’s a FOUR-DAY weekend, starting tomorrow with an Institute Day and continuing through Monday, which is Pulaski Day! Enjoy the time off and see you on Tuesday!

Patriot Sports News

Make Your Plans To Follow The Girls Basketball Team To The State Finals On Friday In Bloomington!

The Girls Basketball Team is heading to the IHSA Class 4A State Finals! The Patriots will face Benet in the 2:30 p.m. semifinal tomorrow, and the second semifinal between Bolingbrook and Barrington will follow at approximately 4:15 p.m.

To support the Patriots, you can sign up for the Pep Bus to Bloomington, which will be picking up students in Lot E at 11:15 a.m. on Friday. The bus will return to Stevenson by approximately 7 p.m.

To purchase a spot on the Pep Bus, and admission into the game, please click here. This purchase will require students to ride the Pep Bus to and from Redbird Arena in Bloomington.

NOTE: If you can’t attend the game in person, you can watch it on TV. Both Class 4A state semifinals as well as the state championship game will be televised on The U, WMEU, Channel 48.1 and WCIU, Channel 26.2.

Athletic Results

Boys BasketballThe Patriots (20-9, 10-4) lost a tough Sectional Semi-Final to Libertyville, 45-41. Josh Thomas scored 13 points and had 6 rebounds, while Evan Porto added 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. The game was close throughout the entire four quarters, and in the final seconds of the quarter, the Patriots lost the ball on a turnover and missed an opportunity for a game-tying 3-pointer. Congratulations on a great season, Patriots!

Education News

Busy Chicago High School Student Gets A Perfect ACT Score

Mario Hoover is in debate, track and field, choir — plus he volunteers at a hospital and at a boys and girls club. He is the first student in his school’s 42-year history to get a perfect ACT score.

Biden Urges Americans To Consider Tutoring, Mentoring In Schools

President Joe Biden has a message to Americans: Consider becoming a tutor or serving as a mentor at your local school. “The American Rescue Plan gave schools money to hire teachers and help students make up for lost learning,” Biden said during the State of the Union address Tuesday. “I urge every parent to make sure your school does just that. They have the money. We can all play a part: sign up to be a tutor or a mentor.”

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. 3: Baroque Concert

Mar. 4: Institute Day: No School

Mar. 4-5: Winter Play: Ranked

Mar. 7: Pulaski Day: No School

Mar. 7: String Parents Association Meeting

Mar. 8: Winter Sports Awards

Mar. 9: PPA Bake Sale

Mar. 9: Strings Guest Conductor

Mar. 9: HOSA Fundraiser

Mar. 10: Late Arrival

Mar. 10: Chamber Guitar Concert

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