Tuesday, July 19, 2022

sneak peek: how the pwc will hit on every aspect of the fitness and wellness journey

There’s about to be a hip new hangout on campus ~ and it’s a one-stop-shop for fitness, wellness and above all, fun.

The Patriot Wellness Center, which opens in early August, will operate not only during the school day for physical welfare classes, it will also welcome students long after the final bell and even on the weekends for a comprehensive health and social experience that is second to none at the high school level.

Stevenson alum Alex Stoller (Class of 2010) will head up the PWC and the programming of its many cool fitness spaces that are highlighted in this week’s Sneak Peek video.

“From a movement perspective, you can come in and do your own thing or choose from one of our fitness programs,” said Stoller, Stevenson’s Wellness Center Coordinator. “The PWC will offer everything from quick 15-minute workouts to group classes or longer-term full-workout progressions.”

The PWC features indoor turf, racks upon racks of weight training equipment, a running track, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, multipurpose fitness rooms and a vast array of cardio equipment, including treadmills, bikes, rowers, and ellipticals.

But while the PWC will offer tons of heart-pumping fitness programming, the staff is also determined to help students focus on a well-rounded wellness experience…that hits on healthy nutrition, healthy sleep and healthy mindset.

“True progress in wellness is only made when we consider all aspects of health,” Stoller said. “At the PWC, we will focus on the process of making change, building healthy habits, and appreciating each individual’s unique path to wellness. Wherever you are in your wellness journey, we will provide the opportunity to start where you are and reach your goals.

“My biggest goal is to make the PWC an inclusive community that welcomes all fitness levels and wellness backgrounds.”

The purpose of the PWC doesn’t begin and end with workouts, though. Stevenson is hoping that students will gravitate towards the welcoming and Zen vibe of the facility for any occasion.

“The PWC will be a place where students can drop by and check out what’s going on and see if they are interested in starting down the path of wellness. The space is also theirs to hang out in and connect with their friends while they relax and unwind.”

fbla gets down to business at national conference

They might be on summer break, but members of Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America have been all business lately while thinking about their futures.

More than 50 club members from Stevenson competed in the FBLA National Leadership Conference at McCormick Place last month in Chicago in categories such as Business Ethics, Business Planning, Human Resource Planning, Business Presentation and Network Design. There were 20 Top 10 finishes for Stevenson.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national organization that helps students prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities.

Members learn more about the functions of business, improve their presentations skills, and exercise their creativity in hands-on simulations and networking events with students and professionals from across the country. They also have the opportunity to participate in competitions, conferences, social events, and service projects.

The team of Aayush DixitRyan Harper and Shreyas Mishra led the way with a second place in Business Financial Plan. Stevenson’s other Top 10 finishers were:

Veronica LiuAnna Xie and Renee Zhuang, 5th place, Business Plan; Ishaan BhonagiriShourya Mehta and Caleb Song, 6th place, Business Ethics; Siddharth MuppavarapuAditya Ramesh and Siddhant Sen, 8th place, Network Design; Tina Joe, 9th place, Advertising, Aaryan JariaCaleb Lee and Pranav Meraga, 9th place, Management Information Systems; Mahitha Chaturvedula, 10th place, Electronic Career Portfolio; Julia Goberman, 10th place, Human Resource Management; Brian Hu and Tony Liu, 10th place, Intro To Business Presentation.

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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. Please arrive at 9 a.m. to Room 5044. The program will end no later than Noon.

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.

patriot superstore temporarily closed for maintenance

The Patriot Superstore will be closed through Sunday, July 31, for scheduled maintenance.

Online orders can still be placed and pick-up can be scheduled. Please contact Alex Heredia at aheredia@d125.org with questions or to schedule a pick-up.

Starting on Monday, Aug. 1 and until school starts, the Patriot Superstore will be running on summer hours, which are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to Noon

Friday: CLOSED

stevenson is hiring! apply today!

Know someone who would love to join the Stevenson family?

Encourage that person to visit the Employment Page on the Stevenson website. Included there, under Job Openings, are listing for positions ranging from athletic coaches to support staff to technology specialists, security personnel and substitute teachers.

Come join the team! Stevenson is a great place to work!

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registration deadline for all fall sports is aug. 4

Fall sports at Stevenson, such as Allied Bowling, Football, Girls and Boys Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Boys Soccer, Girls and Boys Golf, Girls Volleyball, Girls Swimming and Diving, Girls Field Hockey, Cheer and Poms, will soon be gearing up.

There are information meetings, tryouts and practices scheduled for early next month, some for as soon as Aug. 5. Most tryouts begin on Aug. 8.

For more detailed information about the registration and tryout process by sport, please read this Google document from the Athletic Department.

Registration for all fall sports ENDS on Aug. 4.

**Need help navigating the registration portal? Here’s a cheat sheet to take you through the process step-by-step.

boys volleyball team awarded with national honor

Congratulations to the boys volleyball team for earning the 2022 United States Marine Corps/American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award! In addition, the team has also earned the Honor Roll distinction which represents the Top 20 percent of team GPAs in its division.

girls basketball players named academic all-americans

Congratulations to the girls basketball team. Eleven of its players were named as Academic All-Americans by the National High School Coaches Association! Stevenson’s honorees include: Kendell WilliamsEllie PeaseMandy Meliker, Jordan PolenSarah BensonEmory KlattSimone SawyerKatherine ArneLekha Kothapali, Nashali Musunuri and Brianna Welter.

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Stevenson Alum Chris Friederich Part Of First Chicago Wolves League Championship In More Than A Decade

With a 4-0 shutout of the Springfield Thunderbirds on June 25, the Chicago Wolves won the Calder Cup, giving them their first American Hockey League championship since 2008, and the franchise’s fifth championship overall. Chris Friederich, a 2003 Stevenson graduate (pictured right), was part of ride as a corporate partnerships executive for the Wolves. He joined the franchise in 2018. Friederich majored in economics at the University of Illinois, and prior to joining the Wolves, he was the Senior Corporate Partnership Executive for the Kansas City Royals affiliate, Lexington Legends and started his career in sports with the Houston Dynamo in the MLS. The Lake Zurich native spent 10 years as a partner at a financial firm before transitioning to sports.

Business Leaders Say Computer Science Needs To Be A Core Subject

A collection of more than 500 prominent business, education and nonprofit leaders has called on states to update their K-12 curriculum to make computer science a core subject. In a letter sent to governors from all 50 states, they write, “computer science provides an essential foundation—not only for careers in technology, but for every career in today’s world,” and call upon state leaders to update curriculum to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn computer science in school.

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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 19-28: 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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