Friday, Aug. 26, 2022

Seniors: Want Help With The College Application Process? The CCC Has You Covered With Event Monday Night!

School may have just started, but many Seniors are already starting to think about applying to college, and how to do so. 

Don’t forget that the College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Parent/Guardian Night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Center and also live-streamed through Zoom

Topics to be covered include types of applications (Common App, for example), admission plans (including Early Decision), deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and scholarships.
Signing Up For College Visits: Stevenson’s How-To Video 
Juniors And Seniors: College Reps Will Be On Campus Soon; Know How To Schedule A Visit 

Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities visit Stevenson each year. Juniors and Seniors who are interested in finding out more about specific colleges can attend college rep visits by signing up through their Naviance account and registering. For detailed instructions about this process, please watch the video above.

To view the most updated schedule of college visits, please visit the “College” page on the Stevenson website. You can also see a current list of college visits in Naviance

NOTE: Those students who will miss a class to attend a scheduled college visit session will need to request permission from their classroom teacher, at least two school days in advance.
✅ PPA Bake Sale: The first PPA Bake Sale of the year is Wednesday (Aug. 31). The PPA needs help from parents to volunteer and to donate store-bought treats. Parents can also make monetary donations

✅ Create A Canvas Account: Please visit the “Parents” page on the Stevenson website. There is a link to a PDF and also a link to a short video that explains the process.

✅ Download The FirstView App: Want the most up-to-date information on your bus? Download the FirstView App for live bus tracking, predictive stop/arrival times, push notifications and more. And check out the “Transportation” page on the Stevenson website for all things transportation.
Learn About Animation…Join Anime Club! First Meeting MondayStevenson’s Anime Club focuses on different aspects of animation, anime, and Japanese culture as seen through videos, comic books, and other popular media.

In a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere, the club views two anime epics per meeting. Anime Club is reminding returning and new members that its first meeting of the new school year is Monday and that the meetings are now in Room 1610. The club meets every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer Science Club To Hold First Meeting On Monday

Ever thought about creating your own video game?

The Computer Science Club at Stevenson can help you get started and guide you to a finished product, and the club’s first meeting is Monday from 3:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the 8100 Hallway.

Computer Science (CS Club) offers students a collaborative environment to learn new computer science topics, develop applications individually or as a team, and participate in club-wide competitions and projects. Any and all programming backgrounds are welcome, and projects can range from multi-player video games to complex scientific simulations.

There is no sign-up or application required.
Hut, Hut, Hike! IM Flag Football Is Here!

If you love football and aren’t currently a member of the high school football program at Stevenson, check out the intramural flag football team.

Games are played on Sundays, starting Sept. 18. Organize and register your team by Sept. 1, which is next Thursday. Team captains will collect the e-mails of each teammate and then create a team roster of at least 9 players in TeamSideLine.

For questions about how to register, please view this Google Doc.

If you have additional questions, stop by the Student Activities Office. You can also e-mail Mr. Wellington at
BUDDIES…ARE THE BEST! What It’s Like To Be A Best Buddy! 💚💛 
Be The Best Buddy Ever: Mandatory Best Buddies Meeting Monday

If you are looking to develop meaningful friendships and advocate for inclusion not only at Stevenson but internationally, Best Buddies checks those boxes, and then some.

Best Buddies facilitates one-on-one friendships between members and students living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Friendships develop through in-school and out-of-school hangouts and members work to help their buddies discover their passions and build their futures.

If you are interested in joining Best Buddies, you must attend a MANDATORY informational meeting on Monday in the Recital Hall at one of the following sessions: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance will be noted, and it is a very strict requirement that all prospective members attend an informational meeting.

Please contact Mrs. LaSota ( or Mrs. Benes ( if you have any questions.
All Things Food At Stevenson…All In One Spot!

Ever wonder what’s on the menu for lunch at Stevenson? 

Want to know the ingredients or the nutritional information of the food and drinks you get from the cafeterias or the cafes?

Check out the “Food Services” page on the Stevenson website. There you will find a helpful video that showcases the many different food offerings from partner Sodexo, as well as the four-week rotational menu, the everyday items served at the cafeterias, nutritional and ingredient information, prices of food, a link to managing and creating a Patriot Dollars Account and much more.
Half Day Road Closed Just West Of Campus 

Just A Reminder: There is a major road closure just west of campus that will require many students and staff to adjust their routes to and from school.

Construction has closed Half Day Road at the railroad tracks just east of Prairie Road, running until approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 28), weather permitting. 
Are You Ready For Some Football? Patriots Open At Maine South Tonight Hard to believe, but football season for Stevenson kicks off this week with a “Friday Night Lights” special at Maine South, which was the Class 8A state runner-up last year with an 11-1 record. The game tonight starts at 7 p.m.

Here are a few tips for fans heading to Park Ridge:
** Tickets and Seating: Maine South is using GoFan for ticket purchasing. $5 for adults and $2 for students. Visitors must enter on the visitor’s side (Southeast Gate). The home stands are on the West Side and the visitor stands are on the East Side. 
** Parking: The two parking lots immediately next to the stadium have limited capacity and will fill up quickly. Additional parking is located behind the Fieldhouse and in the largest parking lot at the South end of the campus.
** Bag Policy: CLEAR BAGS ONLY
Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

If not, go to the link provided on GoFan to purchase your tickets.
Athletic ResultsGirls Field Hockey: The Patriots defeated Homewood-Flossmoor, 4-0. Teagan Hendricks started the scoring with the first goal of the night followed by 2 goals from Guilia Polomo in the second quarter. Pravika Srivastava scored the final goal of the night during the fourth quarter, assisted by Anne Wall. Goalie Lily Morrow had 7 saves followed by goalie Jasmine Marchant who had 1 save. Next up for Stevenson is a game at Lake Forest at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Boys Golf: Stevenson defeated Lake Zurich 150 to 166 in an NSC meet at Lake Barrington Shores Country Club. The Patriots were led by Richard Wang with a score of 34, followed by Bobby Yun with a 38. Jun ParkRyan Sturtewagen, and Abahay Argawal all scored 39. Next up for the Patriots is a home match against Warren at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.Girls Golf: The Patriots hosted conference opponent Lake Zurich and won 155 to 203. Stevenson was led by Allyson Duan with a low score of 37. Chelsea She followed her closely with a score of 38, while teammate Michelle Young had a 39. Megan Lee and Jess Velent both scored a 41 and rounding out the win for the Patriots was Rylie Pryor with a score of 42. The Patriots are back in action at 4 p.m. on Tuesday against Warren at Bittersweet Golf Club.Boys Cross Country: The Patriots hosted their first Invite of the season (the Patriot Invite), taking second place with an average time of 17:13. 66. Dylan Zimmerman placed third with a time of 15:56.72, while teammate Richard Klein placed 11th with a time of 17:02.55 and Gurshaan Sohi placed 14th with a time of 17:33.61. Next up for Stevenson is the Lake County Invite at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Wauconda. 

Girls Cross Country: The Stevenson girls also competed at the Patriot Invite and finished with an average time of 16:48.88. Samarah Goldstein placed fourth with a time of 16:10.40. Teammates Rori BaxterMaya Dukhin, and Joselyn Gao came in sixth, eighth and ninth respectively. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Wauconda. 

Boys Soccer: The Patriots traveled to Leyden for a tough game against a stubborn opponent in the heat that turned into a second-half battle on a rain-soaked grass field. And the end result was a 3-3 tie. Despite a good attacking effort, the Patriots gave up set pieces that were well converted by a creative and speedy Leyden attack. In the final 10 minutes, Filip Janda scored the tiebreaker to make it 3-3 after a relentless Patriot attack. Daniel Sokolovsky nearly got his second goal in the last four minutes, which would have clinched victory, but it fell a bit short. Stevenson is back home tomorrow against Vernon Hills with a 12:30 p.m. start at the Stadium.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 29: CCC Senior Family Night
Aug. 31: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 1: Open House Night 2
Sept. 2: Late Arrival

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