Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Let’s Go Green! It’s Earth Week, Day 3!

Earth Week is an opportunity to celebrate our planet and increase awareness of what we can do individually and collectively to care for it.

The Earth Week events at Stevenson this week are being hosted by the Green Team and include today’s composting activity during the lunch hours and the Habitat Restoration Service Project after school.

Tomorrow there is a fashion quiz, up-cycling and chalk art.

Other activities this week include tree planting, green trivia, a film screening on “The Story Of Plastic” and a plastic cutlery reduction project. And through the end of the week, there will continue to be expanded vegan and vegetarian options at Jazzman’s.

As is the case with most special weeks at Stevenson, there are theme days during Earth Week, too. Today is Waste Wednesday and tomorrow is Thrifty Thursday.

Check the Earth Week page on Stevenson’s website for more information about events and activities.

Thank Your Teachers TODAY…On VIDEO!

You saw us yesterday on the Skybridge At the Point. Again today, we will be video-taping your messages of gratitude for your teachers as part of our tribute for Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

If you’d like to give a short video “shout out” to your teachers, stop by the GLASS COMMONS/PATIO ENTRANCE today at any time during the lunch hours.

Student Announcements

Don’t Forget: It’s A Late Arrival Day Tomorrow!

Time for some extra sleep, Patriots! You’ve got a Late Arrival Day tomorrow. First period starts at 10:30 a.m.

In order for the Tutors to be able to engage in professional development tomorrow, the ILC/ELC will be closed until 9:30 a.m.

Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 9:30 a.m. until the end of the day. You can sign-up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas pages.

Walk For Friendship With Best Buddies In Chicago On Saturday

Home to one of the largest Best Buddies chapters in Illinois, Stevenson Best Buddies hopes to raise $6,000 from its upcoming Friendship Walk, which will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago. For more information or to register, click here.

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is expected to draw more than 40,000 participants across the country this year.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Department Needs Your ESPPA Nominations For Spring Sports

The Athletic Department is asking that you please take the time to nominate a Stevenson team or individual for the “Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award” (ESPPA’s) for spring sports. Spring sports awards will be at 7 p.m. on May 23. Nominations are needed to decide the winners. Check out the nomination form and recommend your favorite event/individual for each award. The deadline to nominate is May 13.

Nominate A Stevenson All-Time Great To The Athletic Hall Of Fame

The Athletic Department recently honored its Hall of Fame inductees for the Class of 2020 and 2021, but is already thinking about inductees for the Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2022. Nominations will be accepted until May 15. Please click here to nominate.

Athletic Results

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots (16-0, 4-0) defeated Libertyville, 14-5. Attacker Becca Stone contributed 4 goals, while Belle Cloeter had 5 assists. Both Sophia Berger and Faith Ma had 4 steals, which helped strengthen Stevenson’s lead. Goalie Em Barron had 5 blocked shots. Next up for the Patriots is a weekend tournament in which the team will be traveling to Hudsonville, Michigan.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (12-4, 4-0) defeated NSC rival Libertyville last night, 16-9. Goalie Armaan Gill had 6 saves while Max Lapointe-St. Georges led the way with 5 goals. Both Olin Kusevskis and Angelos Koutsogeorgas each had 4 goals and Andrew Mossman contributed 3 goals. The Patriots play again on Friday against Chicago Curie at the Stevenson Pool starting at 6 p.m.

Boys Tennis: The Patriots (5-1, 2-0) defeated NSC rival Libertyville, 6-1. Ashy Madhushankar, the No. 1 singles player, won his match, 6-1, 6-2. Co-athlete of the week and No. 2 singles player Nick Stec battled back to win his match, 2-6 6-2 6-2. No. 3 single player Caden Zhao won his match, 6-0 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team of Gathaum Kappaganthula and Daniel Jaworski won, 6-3 6-0, the No. 3 doubles team of Sammy Cohan and Alex Jang won, 6-1 6-0 and the No. 4 doubles team of Rithvik Mandumula and Owen Hayden won, 6-0 6-0. The Patriots take on Glenbrook South tonight at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex starting at 4:45 p.m.

Softball: The Patriots (4-3, 3-2) won an extra-inning game against Lake Zurich scoring 5 runs in the top of the eighth inning to take home the win, 11-7. The team took the lead late in the game. With Stevenson batting in the top of the eighth and the score tied at 6 runs apiece, Reagan Koenigs singled on a 0-1 count, scoring 1 run. Koenigs also got the Patriots going early in the game, singling on an 0-1 count to score 1 run. In the top of the 7th, Sophia Becker singled on a 1-2 count to score 1 run. Olivia Ringham was on the mound for the Patriots, surrendering 6 runs on 9 hits over 5 ⅓ innings, striking out 5 batters and walking just one. Becker, Michaela Duffy, Koenigs, Hailey LangerLexi Gitler and Abbie Lewis each racked up multiple hits for Stevenson, which totaled 15 on the game. Becker went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Patriots in hits. Next up for the Patriots is Chicago Taft at 7 p.m. tomorrow at The Ballpark at Rosemont.

Baseball: Stevenson (12-4, 3-2) defeated NSC rival Warren, 4-1. JR Nelson got things started in the first inning with a sacrifice fly that scored 1 run. Joe Richardson went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Patriots in hits. Daniel Cabrales was the winning pitcher and surrendered 1 run on 5 hits over seven innings. The Patriots take on Warren again at 4:45 p.m. tonight at Warren’s Almond Campus.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (7-1, 1-0), opened conference play with a 1-0 victory over Lake Forest. The game’s lone goal came in the fifth minute when Ellie Egeland scored, assisted by Ella Hong. The Patriots’ strong defense sealed the victory and shutout. The Patriots continue conference play at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow against Mundelein at the Stadium.

Education News

Air Force Academy Rocketry Club Flying High After Weather Balloon Launch Reaches 108,000 Feet

Stevenson graduate John Arne (Class of 2021) is part of the Air Force Academy’s Rocketry Club. Recently, Arne (pictured second from right) and fellow cadets in the club launched the superintendent’s flight cap more than 20 miles above sea via a weather balloon.

Former Stevenson Hoops Great Jalen Brunson Scores Career-High 41 In NBA Playoff Victory

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson, a 2015 Stevenson graduate, came up big in a 110-104 victory Monday against the Utah Jazz. He had a career night with 41 points and five assists while also becoming the first player in franchise history to score that many points without committing a turnover in a playoff game.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Apr. 20-22: Earth Week

Apr. 20: Senior Awards

Apr. 20: PPA Bake Sale

Apr. 21: Late Arrival

Apr. 21: NHS Induction

Apr. 23: Prom 2022

Apr. 25: Making A Healthy Transition To Stevenson

Apr. 26: PSAT 10 ~ Sophomores

Apr. 27: Baroque Concert

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