Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Get Ready! Final Experience Is Next Week!

Finals are just around the corner, Patriots!

Stevenson’s Final Experience officially begins next week on Tuesday, May 24 and runs through Thursday, May 26. Here is a handy guide to get you through those three busy days, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck studying, and good luck on your exams!

Get Your Spirit On, Stevenson! It’s “Spring Fling Spirit Week”

The school year is winding down, but not without plenty of fun activities that will put on just the right kind of exclamation point!

“Spring Fling Spirit Week” is underway with Theme Days each day leading up to a big finale. The week concludes with a jam-packed Friday that includes a PPA Treat Day with free cupcakes, a Pep Assembly in the Stadium and, the topper, Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket!


Today: Celebrity Merch Day

Tomorrow: Jersey Day

Thursday: Beach Day

Friday: Spring Fling Jersey Day Or Stevenson Spirit Wear Day

Board Of Education Presents “Ambassador Award” To Multiple Groups At Meeting Last Night

Six student groups and one individual received Stevenson’s highest honor, the “Ambassador Award,” last night at the District 125 Board of Education Meeting.

The award honors students and staff who conduct themselves in such a way that brings distinction to our school. Nicholas Stec, Student Representative to the Board of Education received the award, as did as the Boys Swimming and Diving State Champions, the Girls Basketball State Champions, the Boys Hockey State Champions, the Business Professionals of America State Champions, the Future Business Leaders of America State Champions and the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America State Champions.

For a full list of honorees, please click here. For a gallery of pictures from the awards presentation, please click here.

Student Announcements

Bass Fishing Hitting On All Cylinders As IHSA State Finals Approach

In its final tuneup before this weekend’s IHSA State Bass Fishing Finals, Stevenson’s Bass Fishing Team finished up the regular season with some big results to become the most successful bass fishing team in school history.

Liam Plautz and John Wall took second place in the Cal-Sag Illinois Bass Nation Tournament, qualifying for the IBN State Final. On Sunday, Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore took third place in the Fox Chain ICASSTT tournament and Plautz and Wall took eighth. Andrew Chamkin and Michael Newman took 25th out of the 61 teams at the event.

The team significantly shortened the lead that Lincoln-Way Central had in the Team of the Year Standings and Stevenson is in great position to overtake Lincoln-Way Central in the ICASSTT State Finals. Overall, Stevenson has qualified two boats in all three Bass Fishing State Tournament series (IHSA, ICASSTT, and IBN).

Stevenson travels to Carlyle Lake near St. Louis on Wednesday to prepare for the IHSA State Finals at the end of the week.

Seniors: Last Chance For Cap And Gown Pick-Up Is Tomorrow

Seniors: The last Day to pick up your Graduation Cap and Gown is tomorrow during all three lunch periods outside of the Student Activities Office.

Don’t Worry: We’ll Still Be Here For You! Daily Digest To Publish Over The Summer!

To achieve our mission — Success for Every Student — it is so important to us that students and families receive the information they need to feel fully informed and engaged throughout the entire high school experience. To that end, we are announcing a slight change to our two main communications: the Daily Digest and the Minuteman.

The Daily Digest will now be a newsletter published all year round for students and families. During the regular school year, it features a mixture of stories about students, club announcements and achievements, information about events on campus and varsity sports results. During summer months only, the Daily Digest will transform into a weekly digest with information related to summer enrichment and the upcoming school year. At the beginning of the school year, the Daily Digest will resume as a daily publication.

The Minuteman is now a monthly newsletter published during the school year (not published during the summer months) specifically for parents and guardians. It includes important updates and announcements from our Board of Education, Superintendent and Principal, as well as timely and practical insights related to diversity, equity and inclusion; social emotional learning; substance abuse prevention; and other ways for families to support their students’ learning.

These newsletters are the best way to stay in touch with all that is going on at Stevenson. Students and parents/guardians are automatically added to both newsletters every year. Additionally, you may follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — @stevensonhs is our handle — to catch the latest stories about our students!

Questions? You can reach out to us anytime.

Here’s The Yearbook Pick-Up Schedule For This Week

It’s here…the 2021-22 Yearbook! Yearbooks will continue to be available for pick-up today and tomorrow during the three lunch periods in the Glass Commons and the College Career Center Lobby.

To make yearbook distribution easier and more orderly, here is the remaining pick-up schedule:

  • Today: Sophomores and Freshmen
  • Tomorrow: Anyone Who Still Needs To Pick Up

Students must have their ID with them to receive their yearbook if they purchased one. If they did not purchase a yearbook, they will be able to at a later date (TBD) at the Patriot School Store.

Walk In The Annual Buffalo Grove Pride Parade Next Month

Stevenson’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)Student CouncilFreshman Class Board, and the Athletic Department are teaming up to walk in the Annual Buffalo Grove Pride Parade at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 5 at Checker Road. To show your interest, please check out the QR Code to the right.

Patriot Sports News

Celebrate The Champs! Badminton Team To Be Honored For State Title Tomorrow Before School!

Stop by Room 6110 tomorrow before school, from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to congratulate the Badminton Team for its IHSA State Championship, won over the weekend at Hinsdale South High School in Darien.

Congratulations, Patriots!

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 (9-13, 7-7) hosted Lake Zurich in a North Suburban Conference matchup, winning 12-10. Reagan Koenigs led Stevenson by driving in 4 runs and going 3-for-4 at the plate. Koenigs drove in 3 runs on a home run in the first inning. Sophia Becker drew a walk, scoring 1 run, Elle Ruchim tripled, scoring 2 runs and Lexi Gitler singled on a 3-2 count, scoring 2 runs. Megan Orgler and Abbie Lewis also contributed multiple hits for the Patriots. Pitcher Aubrey Jepson surrendered 8 runs on 8 hits over six innings, striking out 5 batters. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. today.

Baseball: The Patriots (23-8, 8-4) played conference opponent Libertyville and lost, 10-6. Owen Housinger drove in 4 runs on a double in the first inning, a double in the third inning, and a home run in the seventh inning. Pitcher Brady Rosenkranz took the loss, going four innings and allowing 7 runs on 9 hits while striking out 3 batters and walking one. Both Jordan Skolmar and Luca Morelli had homers with JR Nelson managing multiple hits. Next up for the Patriots is a road game, a re-match against Libertyville at 4:45 p.m today.

Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (30-4, 6-0) traveled to Fox Lake to take on Grant, winning a marathon, 19-25, 25-17, 25-16. After a slow start, the Patriots fought back to force a third set. Libero Murad Shahzadah had a team high of 13 digs. Sam Nuudel had 6 kills, 2 solo blocks, 2 block assists and 4 digs. Eric Hartman had 5 kills and 3 block assists, while Christian Headley had 7 kills and 5 digs. Setter Daniel Nuudel had 31 assists on the night, with 5 digs. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Libertyville at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Sportscenter.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (14-3, 3-2) finished up their season with a 16-8 win over Hersey on Senior Night. Congratulations to an amazing senior class: Peter WallJosh NeelaIan HarmanAndrew KimEthan SiegelEugene BaeTony SmyrnovAnshul DandapaniColin LivesayMonty HashemiJustin LucasBrady SteinJosh CohenJonathan AdlerCody CollinsRyan HynesMichael Kaminsky, and Michael Albrecht. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Sectional, starting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Viator.

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (13-4, 4-1) won their game against Fremd, 15-8. Lili Sorenson scored 6 goals (+1 assist), while Teagan HendricksMichelle Cabrera (+1 assist), and Jordyn Ackerman (+1 assist) had 2 goals apiece. Maria Lukz and Emma Sturgeon also tallied 1 goal apiece. Goalie Megan Randol made an impressive 20 saves in goal. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Sectional, starting Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Stadium.

Education News

NY Times Editorial Board Says ‘Canceling Student Debt Across The Board’ Is ‘A Bad Idea’

“The Biden administration should spend its finite resources and political capital on fixing the higher education system to make it more affordable while helping those borrowers in the most distress. There are already ways to do this, although they have not gotten nearly enough attention or resources,” the editorial board argued.

Helping Students Find The Right ‘Fit’

The notion of finding the right fit is on the rise among college applicants and their parents. A panel of experts examines how colleges are responding, and the potential implications, in “Helping Students Find the Right ‘Fit.’”

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 17-20: Spring Fling Spirit Week

May 17: Consortium Art Festival And Reception

May 20: Pep Assembly

May 20: Spring Fling

May 20: SNN Film Festival

May 21: Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament

May 23: Concert Dance Performance

May 23: Spring Sports Awards

May 24-26: Final Experience

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