Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Stevenson Ranked Among The Top High Schools In The Nation!

Great news, Patriots! Stevenson High School was recognized (again!) as the No. 1 open-enrollment public high school in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report‘s 2022 Best High Schools Rankings!

Nearly 18,000 public high schools nationwide were evaluated by U.S. News, and its report published school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. You can check out our entire U.S. News profile here.

Thank you to all of our amazing students, teachers and staff, with whom we share this very special recognition. We are so grateful for everything you do to make Stevenson such a special place.

Prom 2022 Was A Big Hit!

There was dinner and dancing…plenty of dancing!!

Kudos to the Junior Class Board for organizing and hosting Saturday’s Prom 2022, a night to remember at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont!

Baroque Ensemble To Host Spring Concert Tomorrow

Fresh off a performance on Sunday at the Church of the Ascension in Chicago, Stevenson’s Baroque Ensemble will be staging its Spring Concert tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Nationally and internationally recognized, Stevenson Baroque Ensemble will be performing works by BachCorelli, MerulaPurcell, and Vivaldi. Featured in this performance are soprano Jordan Winkleman, the cello section, and all of the harpsichord players. For those who cannot attend in person, the performance can be viewed via the Fine Arts Department Vimeo page.

Founded in 2010, Stevenson’s Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort are unique co-curricular ensembles focused on Historically-Informed Performance (H.I.P) practices performed on period instruments. Participation in these co-curricular ensembles are by audition and meetings outside of regular music classes, and are comprised of string students enrolled in Stevenson’s music program.

Begun by orchestra director Enrique Vilaseco, the school initially owned only a few Baroque violins, a viola, a bass viol, and a Baroque cello. The program continues to grow through overwhelming institutional support at Stevenson, which has allowed for considerable expansion of instrument collection and offerings. In 2016, Stevenson purchased its second therobo alongside a 1974 Flemish single-manual harpsichord by Lyon and Werner from the Harpsichord Clearing House in Boston, Massachusetts.

Music Production 2 Classes Created Playlist Focused On Equity And Justice; Up On YouTube Until May 9

Stevenson’s Music Production 2 classes engaged in an activist songwriting project centered around equity and justice. Students are hoping that the music they wrote will encourage the Stevenson community to donate via Revtrak to these organizations:

The playlist went live on Monday and will be available via YouTube until May 9. This project also features the work of several Stevenson visual artists as well as interviews with different co-curricular groups at Stevenson.

NOTE: This playlist contains some songs with mature content, and may not be suitable for all ages.

Student Announcements

Call Out To Senior Parents For Senior Sunrise Donations

SENIOR PARENTS: The Senior Class Board is hosting Senior Sunrise on Friday as a way for senior students to share their future plans with peers. The event will happen before school and students can take fun photos, enjoy breakfast together, pick up their caps and gown and much more! The PPA needs Senior families to donate food or make a monetary donation to help supplement the breakfast items the school is providing. Please sign up here!

Filmmakers: The SNN Film Fest Is Now Accepting Submissions!

The SNN Film Fest is now accepting submissions from student filmmakers. The deadline is May 1 to upload films to the SNN website, or to submit by using this link. All filmmakers whose movies are accepted get free admission to this year’s fest on May 20. Films should be under 20 minutes and school appropriate. For more information, contact SNN@d125.org.

Amped Up! AMPlified Is Showcasing Its Work Tomorrow Night In Free Concert

Want to hear some of Stevenson’s most talented musicians? AMPlified is hosting a student showcase tomorrow in the Little Theater. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and tickets are free.

Find Your Lost Stuff In The Lost And Found Locations On Campus

Don’t let the school year end without checking out the Lost and Found. You may find some things you recognize there. Lost and Found locations are in Room 6120 (East) and Room 2416 (West) and are open during the school day. Please check for your lost items in a timely manner as all items will be donated two weeks from their arrival in the Lost and Found locations.

Tutoring Hours Adjusted For Tomorrow

The ILC/ELC will be closed tomorrow until 9 a.m. Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 9 a.m. until the end of the day. The hours are provided on the tutoring page on the Stevenson website. You can sign-up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas pages.

Kids’ Chance Is Offering College Scholarships; Apply By May 30

Still looking for college scholarship money? Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois was founded with the goal of awarding academic college scholarships to deserving children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of full disbursement of the scholarship and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Fill out the application by May 30.

Patriot Sports News

Starting To Plan Your Summer? Check Out Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps

The Athletic Department is proud to offer a variety of sports camps for 9th through 12th graders. The programming exists to help student-athletes reach their athletic goals through affordable, high-quality sports programs for high school students during the summer season.

Click here for Stevenson’s “SHS Summer Sports Camps Guide,” which includes information about each program, schedules, locations, fees and registration. Registration can be completed up to the day before camp starts.

Athletic Results

Softball: The Patriots (5-6, 3-3) fell to North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville, 13-2. Olivia Ringham pitched for Stevenson, allowing 8 hits, 8 runs and 1 walk over 1⅓ innings. Aubrey Jepson threw 3⅔ innings out of the bullpen. Hailey Langer went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead in hits. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Forest at 4:45 p.m. today at the Varsity Softball Field.

Baseball: Stevenson (13-5, 3-3) rolled Zion-Benton, 15-2. Michael Belbot drove in 4 runs on 2 hits, including homeruns in the second and fourth innings. Several Patriots were involved in a big first inning. There was a single by Colin Schmitke, a walk by Dylan Katz, a single by Jordan Skolmar, a walk by Bryan Park and a wild pitch during Owen Housinger’s at bat and a single by Joe RichardsonBrett Gaynor was the winning pitcher, lasting five innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 11 batters. Belbot and Skolmar each had multiple hits and tore up the bases. Park led the way for the Patriots with 3 hits. Next up is Zion-Benton again tonight at Zion-Benton starting at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Track and Field: The Patriots (5-2) traveled to Mundelein to take on conference opponents Lake Zurich and Mundelein. They defeated Mundelein 101.5-35.5 but fell to Lake Zurich 96.17-49.83. Top finishers included: Eve Traficanti (first place, 400 meter dash, 1:03.5), Ella O’Neall (first place, shot put, 12.62 meters), Adeline Gobble (first place, 1600 meter run, 5:53.4) and Ava Wilson (first place in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash with times of 12.7 and 26.6 respectively). Coming in second place with a time of 13.2 in the 100 meter dash was Ava Mecir. In the discus, Ella O’Neall came in second with a distance of 36.82 meters. Madison O’Neall took second in the shot put with a distance of 9.79 meters. In the high jump, Eileen Li came in second with a distance of 1.39 meters. Nanoko Seki also came in second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:49.5. In the 200 meter dash, Hadley Thomas came in second with a time of 27.6. Olivia Barreca took third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:07.8. Casie Bjork came in third in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:04.7 and Allie Wassermann came in third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18.3. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Grayslake Central starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots (11-1-1, 6-1) hosted two conference opponents and defeated both Mundelein and Lake Zurich, 78.5-63.5 and 93-40, respectively. Starting off the Patriots in the 100 meter dash was Marcus Caselberry and Jimmy Davis who came in second and third with times of 11.3 and 11.4, respectively. Taking first through third in the 200 meter dash was Davis, Caselberry, and Zach Goldman with times of 23.0, 23.4, and 23.9, respectively. In the 400 meter dash, Davis struck again earning first place with a time of 52.6 and Jeffery Danison gained second place with a time of 56.6. In the 1600 meter run, Dylan Zimmerman came in first with a time of 4:47.4 and Matthew Chan came in second with a time of 5:00.0. Taking the 3200 meter run by storm was Gurshaan Sohi who earned second place with a time of 10:43.6. Caselberry came in second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 42.0. In the relays, Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latuippe and Davis came in first in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 44.6. In the 4×200 meter relay, Goldman, Elijah RumphAlex Wilson, and Trevor Abbott earned second place with a time of 1:37.4. Then in the 4×400 meter relay, Abbott, Danison, Wilson, and Bryan Dick came in third with a time of 3:58.2. In the field events, the Patriots were just as strong. Lawrence Han came in third in the shot put with a distance of 11.04 meters and second in the discus with a distance of 36.31meters. In the high jump, Mark Hellwig Jr. took first place with a height of 1.93 meters and Stephen Friehammer earned second place with a height of 1.63 meters. In the long jump, G.K. Kim finished third with a distance of 5.37 meters. In the triple jump, Jacob DeGuzman took second place with a distance of 11.84 meters. Next up for the Patriots is the Glenbrook North Invite, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Education News

Student Loan Forgiveness Program For Military Borrowers Slowly Improves

Under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, some veterans are getting their loans canceled but others report being mired in red tape.

Cyberattacks Pose ‘Existential Risk’ To Colleges—And Sealed One Small College’s Fate

Higher education institutions have historically underfunded cybersecurity efforts, and the environment of information sharing and different computer systems across departments combine to make colleges and universities prime targets for cyber criminals.

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. 26: PSAT 10 ~ Sophomores

Apr. 27: Baroque Concert

Apr. 28: Free The Children Fundraiser

Apr. 28: Local Scholarship Reception

Apr. 29: Senior Sunrise

Apr. 29-30: One Act Plays

Apr. 29-30: Spring Dance Concert

May 2: String Parents Association Meeting

May 2-6: AP Exams Week

May 3: Choral Concert

May 3: BPO Meeting

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