Wednesday, April 6, 2022

It’s Day 3 Of Anti-Racism And Inclusivity Week; Speakers Highlight Agenda

Stevenson’s second annual Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, running this entire week, will be focused on the theme of “Allyship,” which is integral to our community’s collective commitment to equity, access and inclusivity. To be an ally requires that a person not simply notice an injustice, but also take action by bringing attention to the injustice and requesting that it be corrected.

Here are the ARIW activities for today:

Speaker Dr. Laura P. Minero (Keynote); 9:25-11:05 a.m., West Auditorium

Speaker Mr. Israel Starck; 1:46-3:25 p.m., West Auditorium

Here is tomorrow’s highlight:

Breaking Bread With Allies

Hosted by DivCO and FIRE

3:30-5:30 p.m., Room 2104

This event will feature food from four different regions and a discussion about what effective allyship looks like in our community.

For a full schedule of events, including times and locations, please visit the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity page on the Stevenson website.

Freshmen: The CCC Can Help You Plan Ahead With Tomorrow’s “Freshmen Family Night”

Just a reminder that the College Career Center is hosting a program for freshmen students and their parents or guardians that helps outline what can be expected during the next three years as the high school journey moves closer towards post-high school opportunities. This year, Freshmen Family Night is slated for 7 p.m. tomorrow night. The presentation will be offered in-person, in the Performing Arts Center, as well as via Zoom.

Families that are unable to attend will be able to access the recordings and slides on the CCC page of the Stevenson website (under Freshmen/Sophomore Focus) within one week of the event.

Winter Guard Wins Midwest Championship; On To Worlds!

Varsity Winter Guard traveled to Naperville North High School last weekend to compete in the Midwest Championships and brought home first place out of 13 schools in its division.

Now, the Patriots will travel to World Championships held at the University of Dayton and compete against more than 100 schools from across the world.

Members of the Varsity Winter Guard are: Crystal Yao , Kelen SuhAbigail SzwejbkaKaitlyn SrokaAngelique HolmesKendall CobbSkylar BeegunAmelia LinAngelina YanSophie DiPaoloStella LinHeloise JacobsLindsey PetkieCecelia McDonoughMaggie DiPaolo.

eSports Club Victorious At Valorant

The Stevenson eSports Club won a local Valorant competition recently that has given the players, several of whom are nationally ranked, a chance to compete on Sunday for a large cash prize.

Team captain Dalton Wren is ranked among the top 1,000 Valorant players in the nation. His co-captain, Owen Potempa is in the top (approximately) 8,000 players while Miles Klein is in the top 7,000 players, Carson Gallagher is in the top 14,000 players, and Brayden Distel is ranked at Diamond 3. These rankings are generally comprised of all players in North America playing Valorant, which currently stands at about 4 million monthly players.

To prepare for each tournament, the players review videos of their games and work on communication while building their micro and macro skills on a regular basis. Stevenson’s team, which has beaten college teams, is hoping to go to the National tournament at the end of the spring competition.

Student Announcements

Upcoming Panel Will Help Incoming Freshmen Transition To Stevenson

Have a sibling who will be a freshman at Stevenson next year? He or she (and your parents) will appreciate this upcoming event.

The Making a Healthy Transition to Stevenson Panel,” will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 25 in the West Auditorium. To register, please click here.

While parents are in a panel with Principal Troy Gobble and other Stevenson staff and students, incoming freshmen students will be in their very own panel program hosted by Catalyst high school students that will help them in their preparations to attend Stevenson.

In addition to Principal Gobble, the panelists include: Zara Dittman, Freshman Mentor Coordinator and Spanish Teacher at Stevenson, Cristina Cortesi, Ph.D., Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at Stevenson, Deputy Francis Foy, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Hanvita Ramineni, Stevenson student and member of Catalyst Club

Parents can learn about their student’s social transition, how to support the academic change, how to support their child’s mental health and how to recognize signs of drug/alcohol use, including vaping. Meanwhile, students will learn how to: ADJUST to the academics and manage their time, GET HELP when they need it – both academically and emotionally, GROW their social circle, RESPOND in social situations if alcohol/drugs are offered, CARE for their mental and emotional health and MAKE the most out of their time at Stevenson.

Check Out The Updated Tutoring Schedule For Remainder Of School Year

The ILC/ELC has updated its tutoring schedule for the final weeks of the school year. The biggest changes are in mathematics and social studies. As a reminder, all of the ILC/ELC tutors can be accessed through Zoom links or CANVAS as well.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Badminton: The Patriots took on North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville and posted an 18-0 shutout victory. Notable performances come from the doubles team of Anvi Harish and Reshma Rajesh, who won their match 21-7, 21-4. Anvi also won her singles match with an intense second game, 21-5, 23-21. Singles player Veronica Liu won her match convincingly, 21-4, 21-4. Next up for Stevenson is Lake Forest at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Fieldhouse.

Baseball: Stevenson (8-1, 2-0) had no trouble on offense last night, winning big over Lake Forest, 9-1. The Patriots opened up scoring in the second inning when Bryan Park singled on a 1-1 count, scoring 1 run. Tallying 4 runs in the sixth inning, Stevenson got big at-bats by Owen HousingerChris Iannunzzi and Colin Schmitke all of whom drove in runs. Daniel Cabrales led the Patriots to victory on the mound. The lefty surrendered just 1 run on 5 hits over 6⅓ innings, striking out 2 batters and walking one. Michael Belbot threw ⅔ inning in relief out of the bullpen. Next up for the Patriots is Prospect at 4:45 p.m. tonight on the Varsity Baseball Field.

Softball: The Patriots hosted Mundelein in a conference matchup and were edged 15-12. Olivia Ringham pitched for Stevenson, striking out 4 batters and allowing 8 runs in 3.2 innings. Slugger Allie Stevens had a double, a triple, and a stolen base and contributed 3 runs, 2 hits, and 2 runs batted in. Reagan Koenigs had 2 runs, 1 hit, and 4 runs batted in. Next up for Stevenson is a home doubleheader on Saturday against Schaumburg at the Varsity Softball Field starting at 10 a.m.

Boys’ Tennis: Stevenson cruised to a 7-1 victory against Highland Park. The doubles teams were firing on all cylinders and finished strong. The No. 1 doubles team of Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula won 6-3, 6-3. The No. 2 team of Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski won 6-2, 6-1. The No. 3 team of Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang won 6-2, 6-1. The No. 4 team of Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden won 6-2, 6-1. And finally, the No. 5 team of Tejas Sheth and Jonathan Wang won 6-3, 6-2. In singles, No. 1 player Ashvath Madhushankar lost 3-6, 2-6, No. 2 Nick Stec won 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 and No. 3 player Caden Zhao won 6-2, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is New Trier at 4:45 p.m. on Friday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Girls’ Track and Field: The Patriots hosted the Warren in an outdoor meet, winning 84.5 to 52.5. Top finishers included: Ava WilsonAva MecirAlex Wu, and Eve Traficanti in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 50.4 that earned first place. Another first-place finish was in the 4×200 meter relay that included Wilson, Mecir, Wu and Carmen Biel with a time of 1:50.8. The relay wins continued with the 4×400 (4:26.0) from Traficanti, Olivia BarrecaIda Diab, and Wilson. Rounding out the relay wins was the 4×800 that included Adeline GobbleDylan KennedyCasie Bjork and Shannon Moser with a time of 11:02.6. Additional first-place finishers on the track were Wilson in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.7 and Gobble in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:59.56. In the field events Ella O’Neall placed first in both the shot put and discus with distances of 12.36 and 33.20 respectively. Her sister Madison O’Neall came in second in both the shot put and discus with distances of 8.4m and 20.24m. Wu placed first in the triple jump with a distance of 9.87 meters, while teammate Martina Platero came in second with a distance of 9.68 meters. Eileen Li took first in the high jump with a height of 1.37 meters. Next up for the Patriots is the Varsity Invitational at Buffalo Grove at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Education News

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

April 6-8: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week

Apr. 6: AP Art Show

Apr. 6: PPA Bake Sale

Apr. 6: Student Government Induction

Apr. 7: Freshmen Family Night

Apr. 8: Day Of Dance

Apr. 9: Tri-M Smackdown

Apr. 11: Activity Period

Apr. 11: Choral Guild Meeting

Apr. 12: “Race To Be Human” In-Person Discussion

Apr. 12: Tri-M Benefit Concert

Apr. 13: PPA Meeting

Apr. 13: PSAT9 – Freshmen

Apr. 13: SAT – Juniors

Apr. 13: Sports Boosters Meeting

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