Monday, May 2, 2022

Thank Your Teachers Today…And All Week Long! It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

Today is the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 2 through May 6 in schools across America!

Stevenson would like to deeply and genuinely thank each and every one of its 332 teachers, who are honored in the above video, as well as on message boards staged in each division office, in which Stevenson students share their thanks and gratitude!

The photo pictured to the right is the message board for teachers at the Math/Science Division Office in the West Building.

Final Choir Concert Of The Year Is Tomorrow!

It’s the last hurrah…for 2021-22!

All curricular choir classes and all co-curricular vocal groups will be involved in performing the final choir concert of the year, the Spring Choir Concert, at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Performing Arts Center.

The curricular choir classes include: the Stevenson Choir, the Advanced Choir, and the Patriot Singers while the co-curricular vocal groups include: Low~Frequency, Polyphonics, and Nothing But Treble.

The Choral Guild, which is a parent organization, is also facilitating this event with not only general program support but help with senior recognitions as this is a very special Senior Night concert. All senior choir students will be recognized and celebrated!

There will be a short awards ceremony preceding the concert that is slated to begin at 6:45 p.m.

For those unable to attend in person, the Concert is accessible via the Fine Arts Vimeo Page.

Student Announcements

Patriot School Store “End-Of-Year Sale” Runs All This Week!

Don’t miss your chance to save some green…and stock up on all of your favorite green and gold Stevenson gear before the school year comes to a close! The Patriot School Store is having its “End-of-Year Sale” this entire week! All merchandise will be 20 PERCENT OFF storewide and clearance items will be an additional 50 PERCENT OFF! This is an in-person only sale. The sale does not apply to online items. Please contact the Patriot School Store with questions at (847) 415-4126 or via e-mail at: or

Juniors: Sign Up For Summer Workshop That Helps With Writing College Essays

Juniors: As you make plans for your summer, consider registering online for the College Essay Workshop! This is a four-day workshop that offers ideas on writing various college essays, including the personal statement. This is offered through summer school and taught by expert instructors. The workshop is offered during three different weeks of Summer School. Early registration helps with sectioning and avoiding waitlists.

Here’s a testimonial from a former student: “The best feature was getting all of the information/prompts of the essays and getting feedback from a teacher that has an extensive knowledge in reading college essays.”

Spring Fling Deadline Extended: Register Now Through Sunday!

The deadline for Spring Fling registration has been extended to Sunday (May 8) at 11:59 p.m. What is Spring Fling? It’s an end-of-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket! This year, Spring Fling will be held after school on Friday, May 20. Again, Captain’s Forms need to be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone can form a team with 10 to 14 total players. Teams must be co-ed. Students who are interested should visit @stucostevenson on Instagram for more information or scan the QR code shown in the graphic to the right.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Girls Badminton: The undefeated Patriots (15-0, 6-0) traveled to Warren for the North Suburban Conference championship and rolled to the title, sweeping the entire tournament! It was a clean sweep on the singles side. No. 1 singles player Anvi Harish, took first place. No. 2 singles player Meha Krishnareddigari placed first as did No. 3 singles player Reshma Rajesh and No. 4 singles player Riddhi Mallela. It was more of the same on the doubles side. The No. 1 doubles team of Ema Akutsu and Katherine Li came in first place as did the No. 2 team of Ellie Ouyang and Nancy Zhang, the No. 3 team of Ruhi Sachar and Meghana Dixit and the No. 4 team of Sanjitha Vaidyanathan and Sruja Konada. Next up for the Patriots is the state playoffs which begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fieldhouse.

Boys Baseball: The Patriots were in action on Friday against Vernon Hills and Saturday against Buffalo Grove. Vernon Hills edged Stevenson, 8-6. Despite the loss, Stevenson collected 5 hits. Owen Housinger’s sacrifice fly in the third inning scored 1 run for the Patriots. Then the team put up 3 runs in the fourth inning and the bats were led by Colin SchmitkeLuca Morelli, and Bryan ParkJonas Salgado took the loss for Stevenson, allowing 6 hits and 5 runs over five innings, striking out 4 batters and walking none. The Patriots rallied on Saturday morning to take on Buffalo Grove and got a 3-0 shutout as pitchers Michael BelbotPayton Diaz and Max Rosenkranz combined to keep the scoreboard clean. In the second inning Morelli drove in 1 run when he singled. Rosenkranz was credited with the victory for the Patriots, allowing 2 hits and no runs over four innings while striking out 2 batters. Morelli, Chris Iannuzzi and Housinger all had 1 hit each to seal the win. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Waukegan at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (10-2, 2-1) won its game on Friday against Huntley, 13-6. Lili Sorenson was the leading goal-scorer with 4 goals and 1 assist. Teagan Hendricks (1 assist), Jordyn Ackerman, and Michelle Cabrera each had 3 goals. Alicia Sharun and Kasey Woods also tallied 1 assist apiece. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Libertyville on the road at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Softball: The Patriots (7-6, 4-3) didn’t allow a single run on Friday night with Aubrey Jepson on the mound in a big 14-0 win against Rolling Meadows. Abbie Lewis led the Patriots by driving in 6 runs. Lewis was 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in runs in the second, third and fourth innings. Annie GrisamoreReagan Koenigs and Sophia Becker kept the pressure on by putting up singles. Jepson surrendered no runs on 1 hit over five innings, striking out 4 batters. Continuing to rack up the runs, Koenigs, Lexi Gitler and Hailey Langer all went deep, socking 3 home runs. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Mundelein at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Boys Track and Field: Coming in third place at the Glenbrook North Invite, the Patriots scored high in several events. In the 4×100 meter relay, Zach GoldmanMarcus CaselberryTrevor Abbott and Jimmy Davis came in second place with a time of 44.29. The dynamic team of Goldman, Abbott, Caselberry, and Davis put up second place again in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:35.31. In the 4×400 meter relay, Davis, Abbott, Jeffery Danison, and Caselberry came in second place with a time of 3:36.38. In the sprint medley relay – 100 (Goldman), 100 (Abbott), 200 (Caselberry), and 400 (Davis) came in first with a time of 1:36.34. Rounding out the scorers for the Invite were Larry Han in the discus with a distance of 129-06.0, earning him a third place, and Mark Hellwig Jr who came in first in the high jump with a height of 6-04. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite which will take place at Lake Zurich at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

GirlsTrack and Field: The Patriots traveled to Grayslake Central for the Lake County Invite and senior Ella O’Neall walked away as the Lake County Champion in the shot put with a score of 13.42 meters. Other notable finishes came from the 4×100 meter relay team of Alex WuEve TraficantiAva Mecir, and Ava Wilson, who earned third place with a time of 50.61. Wu, Mecir, Hadley Thomas and Wilson placed third in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:48.31. Finally, O’Neall placed third in the discus with a distance of 34.17 meters. Next up for the Patriots is the NSC Championship at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Stadium.

Boys Tennis: The Patriots participated in the Hersey Pitchford Invite this weekend and had a strong showing, finishing third before play was stopped due to rain. Ashy Madhushankar defeated both New Trier and Lake Forest, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-3, respectively. Nick Stec followed up by prevailing over his opponents from St. Charles and Oak Park River Forest, 6-3, 6-4 and 6-0, 6-1. Adding to the Patriot winnings, was the No. 1 doubles team of Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula who defeated all three of their opponents, going 6-2, 6-0 against Metea Valley, 4-6, 6-1 (Fremd ret.) against Fremd and 6-4, 6-3 versus New Trier. Rounding out the big scorers on the weekend was the doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski. The pair defeated Moline 6-0, 6-1, Lyons 6-2, 6-3, and Fremd, 6-1, 6-1. Next up for the Patriots is a match against Mundelein at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (11-1-1, 3-0-1) defeated Honenagah, 7-1. The final score was composed of two hat tricks and an unassisted goal. Mimi Van Zanten took care of the first hat trick with assists by Gabi Poretto and Ellie Egeland. Brynn Stein got the second hat trick, which was also assisted by Poretto Ellie Egeland. Along with her two assists, Egeland scored an unassisted goal of her own. Stevenson plays its next game at Waukegan at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Education News

Nebraska Teen Accepted To All Five Military Academies Sets Out To Serve America

High school senior Noble Rasmussen intends to serve his country well — and all five U.S. military academies seem to agree. The Nebraska teen was accepted to all five academies. He has decided that he will be attending the United States Air Force Academy in June.

Can The Metaverse Improve Learning? New Research Finds Some Promise

The metaverse is the latest tech frontier, with Facebook (now called Meta) and other tech giants rushing to build a parallel social and professional universe in virtual and augmented reality. And plenty of schools and colleges are wondering: Will this new realm work for education?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 2: String Parents Association Meeting

May 2-13: AP Exams

May 3: Choral Concert

May 3: BPO Meeting

May 4: Music Production Showcase

May 5: Strings Awards Concert

May 7: Homers For Heroes

May 9: Choral Guild Meeting

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