Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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intro to business takes on topgolf!

It’s been said that a lot of business takes place on golf courses.

The summer Intro to Business classes experienced a slice of that with a fun-filled educational trip last week to Topgolf in Schaumburg.

The trip included students engaging with top-level managers at the facility to learn more about Topgolf’s business strategies. During the discussions, students learned about business concepts such as entrepreneurship, management, marketing and finance. The trip ended with students participating in the Topgolf experience.

Back at school, students were then able to apply the knowledge gained on the trip to their final project for the class.

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“be our guest..” sign up to audition for the fall musical: “beauty and the beast”

Everyone loves a good love story…and Stevenson will bring one of the best in the Disney collection to life with the Patriot Theatre Company’s Fall Musical, “Beauty And The Beast.” This is the story of “Belle,” a young woman in a provincial town, and the “Beast,” who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

Believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about auditions for this classic!

Audition and crew sign-ups open on Monday, Aug. 8 and there is an audition workshop at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 in the Performing Arts Center.

Acting and vocal auditions will be held in the Performing Arts Center on Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23. Dance auditions will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24. In order to be considered for the cast, you must complete BOTH the acting/vocal audition AND the dance audition.

Also, future Stevenson students in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade will have the opportunity to audition for “Chip” on Monday, Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

More details about sign-ups and auditions will be posted in this document.

registration for 2022-23 is now open online!

It’s sun, fun and beach time now…but soon, the start of the new school year will be here.

Every year, families are required to register their students (and pay fees) in order for them to attend classes in the fall. Stevenson utilizes online registration, which may be accessed by clicking here.

The registration deadline for Stevenson is Aug. 2. We encourage you to register online as soon as possible so that we are able to begin the school year with accurate student enrollment information. If you require assistance with online registration, please call (847) 415-4090, e-mail registration@d125.org or visit Room 2426 anytime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Orientation Day For Freshmen ~ Wednesday, Aug. 10.

More information, including busing details, will be announced in early August. During Orientation Day, Freshman Mentor Program mentors will be on campus to greet freshmen and answer questions. In addition to schedules, books and school IDs, freshmen will get a tour of the school, participate in a welcome assembly and run through class schedules.

Orientation Day For Transfer Students ~ Tuesday, Aug. 9, Anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Recital Hall (Room 4100)

Orientation Day For Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores

  • Senior Orientation Day ~ Thursday, Aug. 4, Anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or Noon to 3 p.m., Patriot Lobby
  • Junior Orientation Day ~ Friday, Aug. 5, Anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or Noon and 3 p.m., Patriot Lobby
  • Sophomore Orientation Day ~ Tuesday, Aug. 9, Anytime between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. or Noon and 3 p.m., Patriot Lobby

NOTE: Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores who cannot attend their designated orientation day may attend one of the other two orientation days.

For more information about registration, including the annual residency verification process or help with financial assistance, please visit the Parents Page on the Stevenson website and click on the letter dated June 15.

parked cars and ipads don’t mix in the summer heat

Summer has arrived with extremely hot temperatures, and those temperatures can be of concern for iPads.

Apple Support states that high temperatures (and also very low temperatures during the winter) might cause the device to change its behavior to regulate its temperature. Using or storing an iOS device in very warm (or cold) conditions outside of its operating range, such as a parked car, may temporarily shorten battery life and could cause the device to turn off. Battery life will return to normal when the device is brought back to ambient temperatures between 32º to 95º F.

For questions, contact the SMARTdesk team.

summer school session 2 starts today!

The Summer School Sessions are at the halfway point, with Session 2 beginning today. The session runs through July 28.

Bus route information has been posted to the Bus Routes page on the Stevenson website.

For more information about Summer School, please refer to the e-mail that was previously sent out by Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

patriot superstore running on summer hours now

The Patriot Superstore is open over the summer. Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Friday: CLOSED

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stevenson aquatics stars racking up national awards

The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA), a professional organization that supports high school coaches of all aquatic sports, recently released its all-American aquatics teams and Stevenson is well-represented.

In boys swimming and diving, six swimmers and two divers from Stevenson were named all-Americans. They are (with 2021-22 school year): David Kohan (Jr.), Jack Curtin (Jr.), Josh Song (Sr.) and Brandon Xiong (Sr.) of the 400-yard freestyle relay team; Kohan, Curtin, Colin Zhang (So.) and Xiong of the 200-yard freestyle relay team; Michael Wywrocki (Jr.), Zhang, Song and Kohan of the 200 medley relay team; Song in the 100-yard butterfly; Zhang in the 100-yard breaststroke; Kohan in the 50-yard freestyle and Zhang in the 200-yard individual medley as well as Jack White (Sr.) and Danny Silverstein (Jr.) in One-Meter Diving.

In girls swimming, four swimmers from Stevenson earned the honor. They are (with 2021-22 school year): Hana Wienckowski (So.), Abby Collins (Jr.), Milena Busma (Jr.) and Claudia Rzeznik (Sr.) of the 400-yard freestyle relay team; Wienckowski, Rzeznik, Busma and Collins of the 200-yard freestyle relay team and Busma in the 100-yard butterfly.

In boys water polo, two players from Stevenson earned the honor. They are (with 2021-22 school year): Angelos Koutsogeorgas (Sr.) – Honorable Mention and Olin Kusevskis (So.) – Sixth Team.

In girls water polo, two players from Stevenson earned the honor. They are (with 2021-22 school year): Elizabeth White (Sr.) – Third Team and Katie Delaney (Jr.) – Honorable Mention.

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Former Stevenson Volleyball Star Justin Ross To Represent U.S. At Maccabiah Games In Israel

Just two years ago, Justin Ross (pictured right) was dominating Lake County boys volleyball as a three-year varsity player for the Patriots. Now, the Class of 2020 graduate will test his skills internationally as part of an open men’s volleyball team that has been selected to represent the United States at next month’s Maccabiah World Games in Israel. The Maccabiah Games are the quadrennial Jewish Olympics, held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games. Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from throughout the world compete in Open, Masters, Juniors, and Disabled competitions. Ross currently plays for Loyola University Chicago where he is studying Environmental Science and Sustainability in its honors program. At Stevenson, Ross was named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area team, the Chicago Tribune All-Area team, the All-North Suburban Conference team, and was a four-year All-Academic team honoree.

Vital Education Issues The Supreme Court Could Revisit

School prayer. Teaching evolution. Affirmative action. Discrimination in admissions and hiring.

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the weeks ahead

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

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Aug. 2: Registration Deadline

Aug. 4: Orientation Day For Seniors

Aug. 5: Orientation Day For Juniors

Aug. 9: Orientation Day For Sophomores

Aug. 9: Orientation Day For Transfer Students

Aug. 10: Orientation Day For Freshmen

Aug. 11: First Day Of 2022-23 School Year

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