Tuesday, March 8, 2022

College Admissions Scandal Was Brought To Life With The Musical “Ranked”

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

With “Ranked,” the Patriot Theatre Company brought that scandal to the stage at Stevenson over the weekend. “Ranked” told the story of a dystopian world where competition reached new heights as publicized academic excellence defined each student’s worth.

The production of “Ranked” featured not only the Patriot Theater Company but also Technical Theater Class, Thespians, Stagecrafters Club and Company List.

Grades Are Out Soon! Make Sure You Understand Grading At Stevenson As The Grading Period Ends on Monday

Believe it or not, the end of the first (9-week) grading period of the second semester is Monday, making this a great time to check your grades in the Interactive Report Card while also refreshing your memory about Stevenson’s philosophies and methods of determining grades.

In evidence-based grading, teachers document students’ weekly progress throughout the semester based on growth, skills and practice/homework. Teachers determine grades by first reviewing the body of evidence for each course skill using frequent, on-going assessments of the students’ progress in learning targets. Once they have documented a student’s proficiency in each skill, the teacher will assign the most appropriate letter grade.

To check your grades or to learn more about grading at Stevenson, please visit the “Grading At Stevenson” page on the Stevenson website.

Student Announcements

Sweet! Bake Sale Is Tomorrow

Satisfy your sweet tooth tomorrow at the Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale, starting after sixth period in the Glass Commons and Wood Commons. As always, everything is $1 and either cash or Patriot Dollars is accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with cash!

Get Some Ice Cream…And “Be The Match”

Want to make an extraordinarily “sweet” impact on someone’s life while eating ice cream? Then be a part of the Stevenson HOSA “Be The Match Fundraiser” by grabbing some Culver’s at the Lincolnshire location (405 Milwaukee Ave.) tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. “Be The Match” is a global leader in bone marrow transplantation that conducts research to improve transplant outcomes. It also provides support and resources for patients and partners with a global network.

Spring Is In The Air: ELC Candle Sale Features Special Edition Spring Scents

The Exceptional Learners’ Cooperative Butterfly Boutique is having a spring candle sale! Check out the spring special edition scents, handpicked by some of our student workers. You can use this link to place an order online. Please email Eileen Morrison with any questions at emorrison@elced.org.

Patriot Sports News

Girls Basketball Wins IHSA Class 4A State Championship!

Capping off a dream season that included a string of 25 straight wins from late November through early February as well as an undefeated North Suburban Conference championship, the girls basketball team grabbed the ultimate prize over the weekend at Redbird Arena in Bloomington.

The Patriots rolled to the Class 4A state championship Saturday night with a 55-43 victory over Barrington, a team that it had defeated twice previously this season. In the state semifinals on Friday, Stevenson edged Benet, 36-28.

Against Barrington, the Patriots set the tone from the start, thanks to a dominating effort by senior Simone Sawyer, who finished with a game-high 26 points. Ava Bardic added 13 points, Kate Arne scored 8 points, Emory Klatt pulled down 9 rebounds and Kendall Williams had a team-high 3 assists. In the semifinal against Benet on Friday, Bardic scored 16 points and Klatt scored 10 points while rolling up a team-high 7 rebounds.

Stevenson, which is led by head coach Ashley Graham and finished the season with a 35-2 record, was making its first state finals appearance since 2001 and its fourth overall. The Patriots won back-to-back state championships in 1995 and 1996.

CELEBRATE THE PATRIOTS: To honor and celebrate the athletes and coaches of the girls basketball team, the athletic department is hosting a recognition event tomorrow morning in the Sportscenter at 7:45 a.m. The program will begin at 8 a.m. Please stop by to celebrate the champs!

Boys Hockey Team Headed To State Finals!

It’s been a busy winter! Boys and girls wrestling and girls gymnastics made it to state. Within the last two weeks, boys swimming and diving and girls basketball have won team state championships.

Now, Stevenson will be at another State Finals and has another opportunity to win a team state title!

The Stevenson boys hockey team punched its ticket to the Final Four in the Illinois State Tournament with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over St. Ignatius on Thursday.

It will be a “Black Out” theme for Stevenson fans tomorrow night at the state semifinals as the Patriots will take on Loyola Gold at 8:25 p.m. at the Edge Arena in Bensenville. There will be a Pep Bus for the game for students, and tickets can be purchased up until 4 p.m. tomorrow. All students must show their student ID at the door. The Pep Bus will leave from Lot E at 7:15 p.m.

The State Final Four will feature four SHL Conference teams: No. 1 New Trier Green, No. 2 Loyola Gold, No. 3 Stevenson and No. 5 St. Viator.

Against St. Ignatius, the Patriots fell behind 1-0 in the first period, but dominated the second period. Dylan Jette scored early in the second period to even the game on an assist by Nolan Jones and Davis Jegers. Jette would strike again late in the period to put the Patriots up 2-1, assisted by Jegers and Spencer Harman. The score remained 2-1 until late in the third when St. Ignatius scored the equalizer to force overtime. The overtime period went back and forth with each team having scoring chances until Raffi Biedron buried the game-winner off a beautiful pass by Cam Schneider.

BROADCAST NOTE: For those who cannot attend tomorrow’s semifinal game in person, it will be broadcast by the SHL Network on YouTube Live. The direct link will be given on social media, however, this link will take you to the SHL YouTube channel.

Get Your Girls Basketball State Championship Gear

The Stevenson girls basketball team is the Class 4A state champion and of course, there is swag available.

The deadline to place your orders is March 16. 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.

Boys Swimming And Diving Has State Championship Gear, Too!

Of course, it was just last week that Stevenson’s boys swimming and diving team won its first-ever state championship. Swag is available for boys swimming and diving as well, and the deadline to order is Sunday.

Athletic Results

Girls Track and Field: The Patriots won their first indoor track and field meet in the new Fieldhouse with a score of 98, 22 points better than second-place Buffalo Grove. Senior Ella O’Neall won the shot put at 11.58 meters. Junior Allison Wu won the triple jump at 10.55 meters. Stevenson girls also placed first in the 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:52.4 from Alex WuAva MecirAva Wilson and Eve Traficanti. In addition, the Patriots also placed first in the 4 x 400 meter relay with a 4:25.45 from Olivia Barreca, Wilson, Traficanti and Adeline Gobble. The next meet for the Patriots is the Huntley Invite at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Education News

Online Falsehoods Plague Us, But Should We Depend On Schools To Cure That Ill?

Social media fraud classes would take time from key subjects, and maybe fuel even more cynicism.

How Art Class Became A Rare Bright Spot For Students And Families During The Pandemic

For some students, art classes during the pandemic were a welcome escape; for others, they were a critical release—an opportunity for self-expression at a time of extreme stress and isolation. When schools went remote two years ago, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) was quick to offer guidance on how best to reach students who have experienced trauma. They offered strategies for remote learning, as well as mental and emotional wellbeing.

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. 8: Winter Sports Awards

Mar. 9: PPA Bake Sale

Mar. 9: HOSA Fundraiser

Mar. 9: Hockey State Semifinals

Mar. 10: Late Arrival

Mar. 10: Chamber Guitar Concert

Mar. 11: NHS Blood Drive

Mar. 11: Percussion Solo Ensemble

Mar. 11: St. Baldricks Event

Mar. 12: SAT Test Day

Mar. 12: Solo & Ensemble Contest

Mar. 12: Spring Biliteracy Exam

Mar. 14: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Mar. 15: Orchestra Concert

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