Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

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freshmen: you’re up tomorrow! get ready for a jam-packed, fun-filled orientation day!!

Orientation Day for Freshmen is tomorrow. Stevenson is excited to welcome the Class of 2026 and has planned an exciting, fun-filled day!

Freshmen, who will be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., will spend the day with their Freshman Mentors, who will help them navigate campus with tours while also explaining school policies, programs and traditions. They will also introduce freshmen to school personnel.

In addition to getting schedules, books, supplies and school IDs on Orientation Day, freshmen will also meet classmates, counselors and deans, find their advisory rooms, eat lunch, run through a “mini-schedule” of their classes and attend a “Welcome Assembly” in the Sportscenter.

Last Friday, freshmen families received an e-mail from Stevenson with specific details about the bus pick-up time and stop location closest to their homes. This is the bus stop location and pick-up time that students should use on Freshman Orientation Day as well as during the first semester. Bus route information is also posted on the Stevenson website. Stevenson highly recommends that freshmen take the bus to Orientation Day for Freshmen.

Yesterday, freshmen families received an e-mail from Stevenson with instructions on where students should go when they arrive on campus for Orientation Day.

For a glimpse of what to expect on Orientation Day for Freshmen, check out this video from 2019…Freshman Orientation Day for the Class of 2023, the rising Seniors!

plan ahead: traffic re-routing for first days of school

Please note that there will be a railroad closure near Stevenson that will affect entry to campus from Port Clinton Road during the first week of school.

The Canadian National (CN) Railroad has informed the Lake County Division of Transportation that it will close the CN’s Wisconsin Central railroad crossing on Buffalo Grove Road, south of Port Clinton Road for repairs. The closure of the railroad crossing began on Monday and will continue until late in the afternoon on Friday.

Detour Route: US Route 45, to IL Route 21, to IL Route 22. Local traffic will be allowed from IL Route 22 to N. Main Street and from US Route 45 to the railroad crossing. The railroad crossing will be closed to all traffic.

fccla rolls up multiple gold medals at national leadership convention

Members of Stevenson’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America attended the FCCLA National Leadership Competition in San Diego over the summer and put together a strong showing among the 7,000 other members, advisors, and supporters in attendance.

Led by club sponsors Jamie Rieman and Malinda Pum, Stevenson’s students competed in Design and Development events and took home multiple medals, including four golds and a silver.

The winners were:

Anjini Thomas (Fashion Construction Level 3; Gold Medal), Sonya Povilus (Fashion Construction Level 2; Gold Medal), Elizabeth Mark (Focus on Children; Gold Medal), Samantha Serpico (Focus on Children; Gold Medal), Kylie Faber and Gabriella Barshak (Sustainability Challenge; Silver Medal).

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first day of school: t-minus 2 days!!!

Just a gentle reminder: The First Day Of School at Stevenson for the 2022-23 school year is Thursday!

how to navigate traffic/parking around stevenson

The campus at Stevenson High School is often busy and bustling, with a substantial number of people, buses and cars that come onto the grounds each day. It is important to understand our transportation/parking protocols and traffic flow patterns to facilitate your visit.

Some key points:

** Peak Times: Congestion on campus is at its peak from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

** Bus Info: A link including all bus routes and stops is available on the Stevenson website.

** Drop-off/Pick-up: It is preferred that students take the district-provided transportation (buses) to and from campus each day to lessen traffic on campus. However, we understand that some families prefer to drop students off and/or pick students up each day. Our traffic flow will be slightly different in the mornings and afternoons. In the morning, parents may drop students in Lot B and Lot D after 7:15 a.m., utilizing the bus lanes. In the afternoon, parents may pick up students in Lot B and Lot E after 3:15 p.m.

** Student Parking: Senior students who have pre-purchased term parking will be assigned a numbered parking spot in either Lot D or E. All student parking spaces are painted with white lines. (Staff spots are painted with yellow lines.)

** Visitor Parking: If you are visiting campus and need to park, there are marked visitor spots in Lot B (East and South in Lot B), D and E.

so long, summer…@ stevenson!

This is our last issue of “Summer @ Stevenson,” our first-ever summer newsletter, published weekly this summer on Tuesdays. We hope you enjoyed it!

See you back on Thursday for the first day of school when the “Daily Digest” returns and publishes on its regular schedule of every school day through the school year!

alums: keep your daily digest subscription going!

Starting Thursday, we are debuting a new format for our “Daily Digest” newsletter, and along with that, we will be refreshing our mailing list to include only current students and parents and faculty and staff.

But if you are a Stevenson Alum or the parents/guardians of an Alum and would like to continue to receive the “Daily Digest,” please use this link to subscribe.

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call out to cheerleaders: tryouts coming up in fieldhouse

There will be a one-night tryout for Cheer on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for both the JV and Varsity teams on Court 6 of the Fieldhouse.

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 support@vipis.com.

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High School Extracurriculars Are Nice. College Extracurriculars Are Huge.

Columnist: “How my spare-time pastime got me a job and the love of my life.”

This Technology Can Write Student Essays: Is There Any Educational Benefit?

Educators don’t yet know what to make of GPT-3, an artificial intelligence application that generates text on command.

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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.

Aug. 9: Orientation Day For Sophomores

Aug. 9: Orientation Day For Transfer Students

Aug. 10: Orientation Day For Freshmen

Aug. 10: Sports Boosters Meeting

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

Aug. 15: Activity Period

Aug. 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Aug. 16: Transfer Parent/Guardian Meeting

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