Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

Six Stevenson Students Chosen For Upcoming All-State Musical!

Just like all-state athletes at the high school level represent the state’s most elite in sports, all-state performers and backstage managers are the equivalent for theatre in Illinois…and Stevenson has an amazing six in that category.

It was recently announced that Stevenson students Alex DayJustin KatinLily MaceLilly FujiokaIlex Rosen and Vicka Liokumovich have been selected from a long list of candidates throughout the state of Illinois to perform and work in the “All-State Musical” at January’s Illinois High School Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois.
 “All-State is a very unique opportunity I’m very grateful for,” Day said. “It’s a chance to meet a bunch of new people from all over Illinois and get to work with people who are as passionate about theater as I am.”

This year’s All-State Musical is “Shrek.” Students statewide audition for this highly selective opportunity and then rehearse on weekends throughout the fall semester before performing before a crowd of nearly 4,000 in January in Champaign.

Day will play Pinocchio, Katin plays the Big Bad Wolf and Farquaad understudy, Mace is a featured dancer, Fujioka is in the ensemble, Rosen is on the stage management team and Vicka Liokumovich is on the costume team.

“I auditioned for “Shrek” because last year I was able to be a part of “Cabaret,” the 2022 IHSTF Musical, and I absolutely had the time of my life growing as a performer and meeting people and making really close friends from all over the state,” Mace said. “We usually rehearse 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 pm. on Monday. It’s a lot of rehearsal but we are all having so much fun and getting so much work done that time flys so quickly!”

Students work alongside teachers, professors, and professional theatre artists. The six students that will be representing Stevenson in this year’s All-State cast and crew is the most ever for Stevenson.

“I get the opportunity to meet very dedicated people that are interested in theatre from all around the state,” Liokumovich said. “I’ve been an assistant costume designer for every production in Stevenson since last year, and I’m excited for the opportunity to take my knowledge of costuming to the next level. It will be great to see my work on the UIUC stage at Theatre Fest!
Fine Arts Department Names Senior Soloists For 2022-23

The Fine Arts Department would like to congratulate this year’s Senior Soloists! These musicians will perform their solos with the Patriot Orchestra on the dates listed respectively. October 18: Dahyun (Julie) Kim, Viola; Andante and Rondo Ungarese, WeberDecember 19: Joyce Hu, Violin; Symphonie Español, LaloMarch 21: Trinity Shin, Flute; Fantasie for flute and orchestra, HueMay 17: Ruth Kim, Violin; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Prokofiev
Learn More About Fitness: Sign Up For PWC’s Foundations Of Fitness 

Get the most out of the Patriot Wellness Center and learn about the fundamentals of effective movement and exercise.

Foundations of Fitness Training will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 pm., starting Sept. 6 and running through Sept. 29 for eight sessions. Registration is NOW OPEN and the program is free. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Also, when you come into the PWC, ask our Wellness Center Trainers about following one of our fitness programs designed for all experience levels.
PWC Adjusting Hours For Labor Day Weekend!

Due to the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, the PWC will have adjusted hours this weekend and on Monday.

The adjusted hours are:

Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5:  Closed
Dance, Dance, Dance! Choreography Club Meets Today!

If you like to DANCE, Choreography Club, which meets today and every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Dance Room (2112) is for YOU!

There are no auditions for Choreography Club. All are welcome to learn routines from others or to teach their own. Come blow off some stress and get creative by dancing at Choreography Club!
Hey! Hey! No School On Monday!

It’s the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Patriots! No school!

Rest easy, try not to labor…and we’ll see you back on Tuesday morning!
During Activity Period On Tuesday, Seniors Will Meet With Counselors

Mark your calendars now, because with NO SCHOOL on Monday, you don’t want to forget about Tuesday’s Activity Period.

For Seniors, there’s a bit of a twist. The Activity Period will be a Senior Curriculum meeting, a mandatory meeting with their counselors. Seniors must attend this meeting, even if they have a club meeting.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE.

For club meetings, the clubs that are meeting and their meeting locations are listed HERE

Students who are not seniors and who do not have a club meeting are expected to remain with their second-period class.
Another Parking Option Available: East Port Clinton Lot Is OpenThe brand new East Port Clinton Parking Lot is now done and is an available option for students.Junior and Senior students are permitted to purchase daily parking for the East and West Port Clinton parking lots. These spots must be purchased via the Patriot Superstore and are $5 per day. Students may purchase up to 15 Port Clinton parking spots per month.These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores are not permitted to park anywhere on campus.

For more information about parking, please visit the Transportation page on the Stevenson website or watch this short video.
Cuteness Alert! Animal Welfare Club To Host First Meeting On Tuesday!

Love dogs, cats, birds, lizards…basically animals of all kinds?

Animal Welfare Club, which is hosting its first meeting of the new school year from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 6110, is committed to making the world a better place for our furry, feathery and scaly friends.

Members educate themselves and others about issues related to the welfare of all kinds of animals while engaging in hands-on activities that will serve to improve the condition of animals in our community. Club activities include animal visits, informative talks from community resources and fundraising activities including blanket-making and treat-making.

All are welcome. Please e-mail with any questions.
Celebrate Cultures, Plan Inclusive School Events: Join DivCo!

Not only does Diversity Council plan World’s Fair in collaboration with other Stevenson student affinity clubs, it also hosts numerous events over the school year celebrating culture and racial inclusion!

Come to DivCo’s weekly meetings on Tuesdays beginning at 3:45 p.m. in Room 1912 to learn about various cultures through fun activities and traditional food!

The club also hosts HEARD meetings, a place for ANY student to voice concerns about racial inclusion at Stevenson while influencing direct change through the school administration.
Got Questions About Collegiate Athletics? North Suburban Conference Hosting NCAA Eligibility Workshop Next Week

All interested Patriots are invited to attend the annual NCAA Eligibility Workshop for prospective college student athletes hosted by the North Suburban Conference from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus Auditorium.
Busy Friday Night: Night of Champions; Cal’s Angels Fundraiser

As part of a slate of athletic contests tonight that includes a boys soccer match and the football team’s home opener, the Stevenson Athletic Department will host the tenth “Night Of Champions” event, which recognizes team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2021-22 school year.

The event will begin at approximately 6 p.m., after the Sophomore Boys Soccer match against St. Viator and prior to the Varsity Football game against New Trier.

Meanwhile, in an effort to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, Stevenson Athletics is partnering with Cal’s Angels for a “Gold Out.” We’re hoping that all Stevenson fans will come out to cheer on the Patriots in their Stevenson Gold! Cal’s Angels T-shirts will be sold today during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for $10 each.

For Tickets: Fans will be able to purchase one ticket, that will be good for both the soccer game and football game! Purchase tickets in advance through GoFan or use your Booster Pass (see story below) to gain access to the games and festivities on Friday! Live Broadcast: Can’t be at the football game? Stevenson’s Sports Broadcasting Club will be broadcasting the game live on SHS-TV via YouTube.
First Home Football Game Is Tonight: Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

Stevenson’s football home opener is at 7 p.m. tonight against New Tier and fans can use GoFan to purchase tickets.

Here are your options for entry to football games:
1. Visit GoFan and purchase single-game tickets, which are available at three prices (adults, students and seniors).
2. Visit GoFan and purchase the SHS student event season pass, which allows for admission into all home football games as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
3. Visit GoFan and purchase the Booster Family Pass, which allows for admission into all home football games, as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests, for four people (including students) for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots hosted Mundelein at Crane’s Landing and got a 144 to 231 victory. Allie Santos dominated the field, with a low score of 34, followed by teammate Chelsea She with a 36. Ellie Choe and Sophia Joeng both scored a 37. Rounding out the scorers were Megan Lee with a 38 and Joyce Hu with a 42. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at Deerpath Golf Course at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Girls Tennis: The Patriots traveled to Barrington and rolled to a 7-0 victory. No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang defeated her opponent, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles player Sonia Mehta also won 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 singles player Emma Blass took her match, 6-0, 6-1. The doubles teams dominated as well. Abby Ma and Sophia Shlyakhta won 6-1, 6-3. Ainika Hou and Kate Herlihy took their match, 6-1, 6-0. Ashley Adkisson and Ana Sukovic got a 6-2, 6-1 win and Kriti Mohan and Sona Surya won their match 6-0, 6-1. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at conference opponent Lake Zurich at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer: Stevenson dominated with a 2-0 victory against St. Patrick at the Glenbrook South Invite. The Patriots take on Glenbard West in the Glenbrook South Invite at 5:45 p.m. tonight.

Boys Golf: Stevenson lost to Mundelein yesterday 153 to 159. The Patriots were led by senior Ryan Sturtewagan with a 38, followed by Richard Wang with a 39 and Bobby YunAbhay Agarwal, and Jun Park with 41s. Next up for the Patriots is the Buffalo Grove Invite at Buffalo Grove Golf Course at Noon tomorrow.
Stevenson Alum And Football Star O’Connell Gets National Television Feature
Once stuck on the sideline, former Stevenson football star Aidan O’Connell is now the starting quarterback at Purdue. During Thursday’s national TV game between Purdue and Penn State, a video feature ran that highlighted O’Connell’s persistence from walk-on to Heisman hopeful.

Here’s How the White House Is Tackling Teacher Shortages
Jill Biden helped roll out the administration’s three-part plan, which underscores recruitment, higher pay, and hands-on training.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 2: Late Arrival
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 6: Activity Period ~ Senior Guidance
Sept. 6: PPA Meeting
Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event

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