Friday, April 8, 2022

Final Days To Get Your Prom Tickets!

Don’t forget, the deadline to get tickets for “Prom 2022,” which will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont on Saturday, April 23, is quickly approaching! Ticket sales end at 11 p.m. on Sunday. The tickets, which are $95 per person and include everything (transportation, dance and meal), can be purchased here.

On Prom Night, check-in at Stevenson is from 5 p.m to 5:30 p.m. To bring a non-Stevenson guest to Prom 2022, a Guest Permission Form must be completed.

For more details about “Prom 2022,” please reference the Prom Information Booklet.

Anti-Racism And Inclusivity Week Caps With Activities At Lunch And After School

Stevenson’s second annual Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, which ran this entire week, has 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:

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.

Families Can Watch “RACE To Be Human” Film; Then Attend In-Person Discussion

The film “RACE To Be Human” has been screened on campus as part of Anti-Racism And Inclusivity Week. But Stevenson is also inviting the families of our students to get involved as well.

Families can watch the screening from home any time through Monday and then are invited to participate in a special, in-person event at Stevenson designed to open a dialogue regarding racism, inclusivity and allyship.

On Tuesday, Dr. LeViis Haney, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Stevenson will host a live discussion about the screening at 6:30 p.m. in Room 2104. Families can register to attend that event. Seating will be limited to 100 participants.

“RACE To Be Human” is a documentary film addressing the impact of race and racism on mental health through the lens of students, experts, and educators, as well as how we can collectively move towards equality. The movie explores how to foster healthy conversations about race and racism.

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.

Calling All Pianists: Join SAPA And Become A Leader In Your Community!

Stevenson students Hannah John and Richelle Shi are working on a website for the Student Association of Piano Accompanists (SAPA), which is a grassroots coalition of qualified high school pianists that serve as volunteer mentors to accompany young musicians in a multitude of performances and events. Interested volunteers must be able to learn music and be willing to attend practices while serving as piano accompaniment at local competitions such as IGSMA. Currently, the job would be a low time commitment and benefits include earning leadership volunteer hours while connecting with other students and gaining teaching/accompanist experience.

History Bowl Team Gives Strong Showing At Chicagoland Regional Championships

Last weekend, the varsity History Bowl team placed second at the Chicagoland Regional Championships at Carl Sandburg High School, finishing behind champion Barrington in a very close final round.

In the Bee competition, Rishabh Wuppalapati won the championship. Pictured from left to right are Aadit JunejaChristian Epure, Wuppalapati and Dhruv Pendharkar.

Bass Fishing Gets Qualifiers For Saturday’s State Tournament

At Lake Kinkaid over the weekend, the Stevenson Bass Fishing team made some state-worthy waves. Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore (pictured top left) took fifth place to qualify for the upcoming Illinois Bass Nation High School State Tournament. Meanwhile, John Wall and Liam Plautz (pictured top right) took 8th. Both teams weighed in limits at the events, and both teams continued their success from previous events. Currently, Qualich, Grisamore, Wall, and Plautz are on pace to earn All-State honors for the 2021-22 season. Stevenson continues to hover about 100 points behind Lincoln Way Central in Team of the Year standings. But the Patriots are hoping to make up some ground on Braidwood Lake on Saturday.

Believe It: Total Of 26 State Champions For FBLA!

Members of Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America were among the approximately 100 students competing at the FBLA State Conference in Springfield last weekend. They participated in testing and group presentation events.

Multiple Stevenson students placed in the Top 10 for their event and there were a total of 26 State Champions, including: Tina Joe (Advertising), Sonia Kilkarni (Cyber Security), Abby Mandava (Introduction to Financial Math), Samarth Arul (Networking Infrastructures), Caleb SongIshaan BhonagiriShourya Mehta (Business Ethics), Ryan HarperShreyas MishraAayush Dixit (Business Financial Plan), Anna XieVeronica LiuRenee Zhuang (Business Plan), Bhavesh Anchala (Database Design Applications), Ashmit ShitoleRaghav Khanandelwar (Entrepreneurship), Chelsea She (Introduction to Public Speaking), Pranav MeragaAaryan JariaCaleb Lee (Management Information Systems), Aditya RameshSiddhant SenSiddharth Muppavarapu (Network Design) and Lindsay GluckRachel KeerAli Murillo (Website Design).

A total of 25 Stevenson students qualified for Nationals and will have the chance to compete at the FBLA National Convention this summer in Chicago.

Fairman To Perform Tonight At Illinois High School Dance Festival

Congratulations to sophomore Allie Fairman for having her piece “To Envy the Quiet” selected to perform at this year’s Illinois High School Dance Festival (IHSDF). This year’s festival will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Riverside-Brookfield High School.

Check Your Calendar: Activity Period Is Scheduled For Monday Morning

Don’t forget: There will be an Activity Period on Monday from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m. Check out the chart for locations and meetings for participating clubs and groups.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (4-0) won their nonconference match against Highland Park, 18-4. Ryan Hynes scored big, putting in 8 of the 18 goals. Justin Lucas also dominated on the field at the Faceoff X, winning the majority of the faceoffs. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Deerfield at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

Girls Water Polo: Stevenson (8-0, 2-0) took on conference opponent Warren and breezed to an 18-2 victory. Belle CloeterKatie DelaneyKylie DonovanEmily HeadleySophia Berger and Elizabeth White each had 2 goals. Becca Stone and Shruthi Rajkumar each had 3 steals. The Patriots are in action against visiting Mother McCauley at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (7-4, 2-0) defeated Warren on the road, 18-8. Goalie Armaan Gill had 5 saves and goalie Mark Younan recorded 4 saves. Olin Kusevskis and Angelos Koutsogeorgas (3 assists) each had 4 goals, while Kunal Rajadhyax and Sully Swanson (4 assists) each had 3 goals. Additional scorers on the night were Filip WalDaniel Li, and Jason Zhao, each of whom added 1 goal apiece. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular at Stevenson with Naperville Central and St. Rita. The action begins at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Badminton: The Patriots (7-0, 4-0), defeated Lake Forest in a conference matchup, winning all of their matches convincingly, 18-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Nancy Zhang and Ellie Ouyang won their match, 21-8, 21-11. No. 1 singles player Anvi Harish won her match, 21-9, 21-13. Next up for Stevenson is a nonconference match against Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. on Monday in the Fieldhouse.

Boys Track and Field: Stevenson battled Warren earlier this week in a dual match. The Patriots fell to the Blue Devils, 82-55. Notable performances included: Jimmy Davis, who earned second place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.3 seconds and first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.9 seconds. Marcus Casselberry took first place in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles with times of 16.5 seconds and 44.8 seconds, respectively. The 4×100 relay team of Zach Goldman, Casselberry, Keegan Latupille and Davis ran for first place with a time of 43.7 seconds. The 4×200 relay team, which included Alex WilsonAlex Xie, Caselberry and Davis also earned first place. Mark Hellwig continued his winning streak in the high jump with a height of 1.88m. Rounding out the high scorers on the day were Ethan Aghakhan and Lawerence Han in the discus with scores of 33.22 and 29.79, respectively. Next up, the Patriots hit the road for a meet at Lake Forest on Monday. The action starts at 5 p.m.

Education News

Do I Want to Be a Telecommuter When I Grow Up? High Schoolers Ponder That Question

Nearly a fifth of older teens surveyed in the U.S. and U.K. were weighing the ability to telecommute in their career considerations.

More Books Are Banned Than Ever Before, As Congress Takes On The Issue

Reports from PEN America and the American Library Association documented the skyrocketing rate of titles challenged and removed from student libraries.

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 8: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week

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

Apr. 15: Non-Attendance Day

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