Thursday, April 7, 2022

Dance The Day Away…At “Day Of Dance”

Let there be dancing! All day long! From the first period of the day tomorrow all the way through eighth period, students in all of Stevenson’s dance classes will be showcasing their skills and talents in the Performing Arts Center as part of “Day Of Dance.”

This year’s theme is “Fairytales.” Students will perform group choreography that they have worked on for the past six weeks during their normally scheduled dance class periods. All students, faculty and parents of dance students are invited to watch this performance. In fact, faculty may also bring their classes. The show will be live-streamed all day as well.

The featured classes and groups performing are: All dance classes (Dance 1, 2, 3, 4, Jazz Fusion, Ballet/Jazz, Concert Dance, and Dance Leaders). Throughout the day, various Concert Dancers and Dance Leaders will present solos/duets.

It’s Day 4 Of Anti-Racism And Inclusivity Week…And There’s Food (In Room 2104) After School!

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 is the ARIW activity for today:

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.

Here are tomorrow’s highlights:

Allyship Pledge; Hosted by FIRE

Lunch Hours, Wood Commons

The Allyship Pledge is a community-wide activity to address the question: How have I supported and/or advocated for marginalized communities today? Allies will commit to an action to support marginalized communities, and contributions will be used to create an Allyship Quilt.

#Enough: A reading of “Southside Summer”; Hosted by Patriot Theatre Company and FIRE

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m., Room 6110

#Enough: A reading of “Southside Summer” is a 10-minute play about a young family that lives on the South Side of Chicago, where guns don’t discriminate based on how young or old you are but it’s the color of your skin that can change which way the gun faces.

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

Student Government Officers For Next School Year Recognized Last Night

Drum roll, please! The votes are in and your elected student government officers for the 2022-2023 school year have been decided. They were honored last night in the West Auditorium, and the exiting Senior Class Board and Student Council (pictured right) were there to cheer them on! Here are your new officers for 2022-23:

Student Council (pictured above): Samuel Entin, President; Benjamin Perez, Secretary; Sarah Narula, Treasurer; Sajni Amin, Vice President; Kaushal Rajesh, Vice President.

Senior Class Board (pictured bottom left): Ean Kim, President; Joyce Hu, Secretary; Yongchan Lim, PR Officer; Caleb Lee, Vice President; Lekha Kothapalli, Vice President.

Junior Class Board (pictured bottom center): Mark Gingiss, President; Devin Singh, Secretary; Anna Goggin, PR Officer; Darius Anta, Vice President; Eden Plotsky, Vice President.

Sophomore Class Board (pictured bottom right): Ansh Aggarwal, President; Soheni Dutta, Secretary; Jennifer Johnson, Vice President; Shreya Gupta, Vice President.

Student Announcements

What Do You Love About Your Teachers? Tell Us…By April 15!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2 through May 6 this year and Stevenson would like to show its deep appreciation and gratitude for everything our teachers do for us each and every day.

Students and families…this is where you come in! We are looking for you to send in your personal thank-you’s, which you can submit using this form. We would love to hear why our amazing teachers mean so much to our students and families. Given the sheer size of our teaching staff, we kindly ask our students and families to keep thank-you messages general (not specific to an individual teacher) so that our entire Stevenson community can enjoy these messages.

In addition to written messages, we would like to produce a “Thank You” video. As we receive submissions, we may reach out to you in a separate e-mail to schedule a video interview. If you would like to participate, please indicate your interest in the form. The deadline for submissions is April 15.

Ready, Set….Raise Money! Deadline To Sign Up For KIVA Challenge Is Tomorrow

Like a challenge? Like helping others? Then the KIVA Challenge is for you…but the deadline to sign up is quickly approaching.

The KIVA Challenge is a fundraising competition in which teams of four to six students can compete to raise the most money in a given time period. Each team will be given $20 to help start its campaign/fundraiser. From there, teams will need to work together to use that $20 to raise more money.

If you are interested in participating, gather a team and have the designated “captain” fill out the Google sign-up form by tomorrow! Once the team captain has signed up on behalf of the team, you will all receive additional information on how to get started. For more information about KIVA and the KIVA Challenge, check out a more detailed story in Monday’s Daily Digest.

It’s Official! Stevenson Has A New Spirit Wear T-Shirt Design

Congratulations to sophomore Raiqa Ullah (pictured right), who won Stevenson’s 2022 Spirit Wear T-Shirt Design Contest! Please use this link to order your t-shirt. The pre-order will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. A limited supply will be available for purchase in the Patriot School Store.

It’s A Fiesta! “Salsa Night” Is Tomorrow!

Join the Spanish Club for dancing and snacks tomorrow after school in the East Glass Commons. “Salsa Night,” where you can learn to dance the Salsa while munching on chips, salsa and guacamole, is open to all students and runs from 4-5:30 p.m.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Baseball: The Patriots (9-1, 2-0 NSC) snagged a late lead and defeated Prospect, 9-5. The game was tied 5-5 with Stevenson batting in the bottom of the fifth when Bryan Park homered on a 1-0 count, scoring 4 runs. Park went 2-for-3 at the plate driving in runs on his grand slam. In the fourth inning, the Patriots had big bats led by Luca Morelli and Dylan Katz with a home run by Michael Belbot. Max Rosenkranz pitched for the Patriots, surrendering 4 runs on 4 hits over two innings, striking out 2 batters and walking one. Belbot threw two innings out of the bullpen in relief. Brett Gaynor started the game for Stevenson, surrendering 1 run on 2 hits over three innings with 5 strikeouts. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Fremd at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (8-1, 1-0 NSC) traveled to Lake Forest High School for a North Suburban Conference matchup and took home a straight-set victory, 25-10, 25-12. Leading the way for Stevenson was Sam Nuudel with 2 aces and 7 kills. Close behind was Christian Headley with 3 aces, 2 kills, and 1 assist. Setter Daniel Nuudel had 3 aces, 1 kill and 16 assists. Other notable players included: David Wang with 4 assists, Karl Lutz with 3 kills and Eric Hartman with 5 kills and 3 block assists. Next up for the Patriots is the Varsity Invite at Warren in Gurnee. The invite will take place at the Almond Campus starting at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (5-1) hosted Carmel Catholic and ran away with a 13-6 win. Lili Sorenson led the scoring with 6 goals. She also had 1 assist. Michelle Cabrera had 2 goals, while Aliyah OmranLizzy Dubilirer and Teagan Hendricks each had 1 goal and 1 assist. Rounding out the scorers were Lauren Pryzbyl and Jordyn Ackerman each of whom also had 1 goal. Goalie Megan Randol had an impressive game with 16 saves. The next game for the Patriots is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday against Deerfield in the Stadium.

Boys Gymnastics: The Patriots (4-1) traveled to Glenbard East for a triangular and came out on top with a score of 133.3. Thor Mace dominated the field scoring high in all areas: floor – 8.3, pommel horse – 7.9, still rings – 8.2, vault – 8.4, parallel bars – 7.4, and high bar – 8.7. Other notable scores came from teammates Santi Gonzalez on the floor with a high score of 8.6 and Finlay Oyston with high scores on the still rings – 7.7, vault – 8.2, parallel bars – 6.7, and high bar with a 7.2. Next up for Stevenson is Naperville North at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 in the Sportscenter.

Education News

Biden Extends Federal Student Loan Payment Pause Through Aug. 31

This marks the sixth time the moratorium has been extended in the last two years.

College Students Are Losing Confidence In Their Free-Speech Rights

Free expression remains highly valued among college students, but their confidence in that First Amendment right is declining — particularly among Republicans and Black and Hispanic students.

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 7-8: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week

Apr. 7: Freshmen Family Night

Apr. 8: Day Of Dance

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

Apr. 14: Band Small Ensemble Concert

Apr. 14: Stevenson Styler Fashion Show

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