Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

A Look Back At The First Day Of The New School Year!

Yesterday was a great day to be a Patriot! What a way to kick off the first day of the 2022-23 school year…beautiful weather, a brand new facility in the Patriot Wellness Center, greetings from Pat Riot and smiling faces from one corner of campus to another.

Stevenson wishes all students, faculty, staff and parents a happy, safe, productive and memorable year on campus. Go Patriots!   

Stevenson Students Start “WeConnect” To Show Gratitude To Those Who Help Others, And To Those Who Need A Lift 

The hospital became a place over the last year that was far too familiar to senior Yimi Liu.

“My family got sick,” Liu said. “And the nurses were very kind to us, even when we didn’t understand the situation. They explained it to us patiently.”

Rather than just a simple “thank you,” Liu wanted to find a better way to express her gratitude. So she teamed up with some fellow Stevenson students to create “WeConnect,” a volunteer project that writes and sends positive letters, messages and artwork to the people who help us physically and mentally when we are struggling, people such as hospital workers and social workers.

“We think this project will enhance students’ appreciation for all of those great people and what they have done for us, and we are looking for volunteers who would join us to do cards, drawings, and letters,” Liu said. “We will be sending all of these gifts to the hospitals.”

WeConnect, which also includes board members Aayush KashyapLia NovakNitika Goswami and Gloria Xing, is also wanting to expand its project to include people who could simply use a lift, such as fellow classmates who are struggling or patients in hospitals.

To sign up to write uplifting letters for WeConnect, please click here.

Guidebook Assignment Notebooks Now Available At Superstore

Opps! Did you forget to pick up your Guidebook Assignment Notebooks during Orientation?

No worries! You can now pick them up at the Patriot Superstore.

Any students who pre-ordered an assignment notebook can pick them up at the Superstore, and additionally, anyone who didn’t pre-order the assignment notebook but would like one can now buy one for $10 at the Superstore.

Patriot Wellness Center Open To All Students On Monday After School

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget: The brand new Patriot Wellness Center is now open for physical welfare classes…and, starting on Monday, the fitness areas will be open to ALL STUDENTS after school.

Activity Period Is Scheduled For Monday

There is an Activity Period on Monday to run through the Drill Procedures at Stevenson.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

Another Make-Up Orientation Day Is Monday 

Attention: Students who missed the first two days of school and did not attend an Orientation Day must report to Room 2104 on Monday morning after 7:30 a.m. up through the end of first period to go through “Make-Up Orientation.”

Please bring your registration receipt as well as your e-mail showing your DocuSign signature of your Guidebook. After going through the Make-Up Orientation, you will get your schedule, pick up your ID and freshmen and transfer students will also get their iPads. You will then be able to go to your classes.

Throughout the day, you will be able to stop by any applicable academic offices to pick up your textbooks.

Traffic Re-routing Is Through This Afternoon

Please note that the railroad closure near Stevenson will affect traffic exiting from campus via Port Clinton Road through late this afternoon.

The Canadian National (CN) Railroad has closed the CN’s Wisconsin Central railroad crossing on Buffalo Grove Road, south of Port Clinton Road for repairs.

Get A Taste Of The Upcoming Fall Musical: Watch A Screening Of The Original “Beauty And The Beast” 

To get everyone hyped about this year’s fall musical, “Beauty And The Beast,” the Patriot Theatre Company will screen the original animated movie, Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” starting at 3:45 p.m. on Monday in the Little Theatre.

All are welcome, whether you plan to audition for the cast or pit orchestra, join the backstage crew, or simply enjoy the movie with friends. This is also a great time to meet the directors of Stevenson’s Fine Arts productions.

Interactive Gamers Club To Start Weekly Meetings On Thursday

Are you a fan of card games like Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, or Yu-Gi-Oh? Do you enjoy RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder? Do you play board games like Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, or Ticket to Ride?

If you enjoy these games, or would like to learn how to play, join Interactive Gamers Club (IGC) every Thursday in Room 7116 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The club’s first meeting is Thursday, Aug. 18. Please contact with any questions!

Bass Fishing Team Off To Strong Start

The Bass Fishing Team competed on Lake Jacksonville and Lake Springfield last weekend and came away with two Top Five finishes.

Of the 42 boats competing on Lake Jacksonville, Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore took first place with 15.02 pounds on five fish while John Wall and Liam Plautz finished in fifth with 10.3 pounds on five fish.

On Lake Springfield with 43 teams competing, Wall and Plautz finished in ninth while Qualich and Grisamore finished in 16th place.

The team currently sits in first place for Team of the Year after finishing in second in the state last year.

Students interested in joining this top-ranked team should reach out to Coach Mural at for more information.

Call Out To Cheerleaders: Tryouts Coming Up In Fieldhouse

There will be a one-night tryout for Cheer on Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for both the JV and Varsity teams on Court 6 of the Fieldhouse.

Mark Your Calendars: Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting Coming Up 

All 2022-23 student-athletes are required to attend ONE general informational meeting during the school year. The first one is scheduled for Aug. 25 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 am in the West Auditorium.  

Attendance will be taken.

The full meeting schedule is: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and  April 20.

VIP Will Be On Campus Next Week For Fall Sports Photos

Athletic teams at Stevenson will be having their pictures taken next week.

Once pictures are taken, athletes’ photos will be posted online within 3 weeks of the photo day for viewing and ordering. Please click here to sign up for an e-mail notification of when your photo is ready to view and order.

For questions about sports team and individual pictures, please contact Visual Image Photography at

Sports Boosters Seeking Board Members

Attention Parents: Stevenson Sports Boosters is seeking individuals to serve on its Executive Board for the 2022-23 school year! Meetings occur every second Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. If interested, please e-mail

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Families are concerned about affordability of higher education.

E-mail scammers bilked VCU out of nearly $470,000, U.S. officials say
The scammers used a fake email account to send phony billing requests to Virginia Commonwealth University, authorities allege.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 15: Activity Period
Aug. 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Aug. 16: Transfer Parent/Guardian Meeting
Aug. 17: PPA Meeting
Aug. 19: Freshmen Mixer

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