Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

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

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. tonight. 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.
Looking For College Scholarship Money? The College Career Center Has Three Opportunities Available Now

The College Career Center often receives scholarship opportunities for Stevenson students from colleges and universities from all over the country.

In the latest batch are three prestigious scholarships: from Indiana University, the University of Virginia and the University of Toronto.

Stevenson will nominate candidates who will then be considered for the scholarships by the universities. If you are interested in applying for any or all of the scholarships, please view the criteria and applications in this Google Doc. Applications are due by Sept. 23.
✅ Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior: Show your Senior some love in the 2023 Yearbook. Buy a Senior Recognition Ad. The closing date is March 3, 2023 but it’s always a good idea to get your ad in early!✅ PPA Bake Sale: The first PPA Bake Sale of the year is Wednesday. The PPA needs help from parents to volunteer and to donate store-bought treats. Parents can also make monetary donations

✅ 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 TodayAnime Club is reminding returning and new members that its first meeting of the new school year is today 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 Today

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 today from 3:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the 8100 Hallway.

Hut, Hut, Hike! IM Flag Football Is Here! Register By Thursday!

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 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
Mark Your Calendars: Other IM Sports Are Starting Up, Too

Besides Intramural Football (see story above), other Intramurals at Stevenson are kicking off their seasons. Two IMs start tomorrow: Rhythmic Gymnastics and GAGA, which is a sport similar to dodgeball.Check the “Intramurals” page on the Stevenson website for more information.
BUDDIES…ARE THE BEST! What It’s Like To Be A Best Buddy! 💚💛 
Be The Best Buddy Ever: Mandatory Best Buddies Meeting Today

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.

For those interested in joining Best Buddies, a MANDATORY informational meeting is today in the Recital Hall from 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.
Athletic ResultsGirls Swimming and Diving: To open the regular season, Stevenson traveled to Lake Forest to compete in the annual Scout Relays. The Patriots finished first in 17 of the 21 contested events and never finished lower than third place. This dominant effort propelled the Patriots to the invitational title for the second year in a row. The meet started with sophomores Lada Volkov and Vie Fox working together to win the Diving portion of the meet. A notable relay performance was the 4×100 IM relay team of Abby CollinsShay DonovanAmy Andres and Lili Sandor securing a win by 10 seconds and besting the meet record by nearly 5 seconds. The Patriots went on to sweep all Class 50s, which consisted of each team’s best sprinters in every class. Those event winners included: freshman Linnea Florin, sophomore Karina Cantero, junior Stephanie Kirova and senior Abby Collins. The Patriots will start their conference dual schedule by facing Warren at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Stevenson Pool. They will also host New Trier and St. Ignatius for the coveted “Tri Meet of the Century” at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Girls Cross Country: At the Patriot Early Invite last Thursday, five Stevenson runners placed in the Top 20, led by Adeline Gobble who took first place. Stella Plendl took second place while Casie Bjork was 11th, Sophia Pan was 14th and Isabel Edgcomb rounded out the Top 20 in 15th place. The following runners gave their all and placed 20th and 22nd respectively: Sophia Taguirov and Olivia Ruiz. As a team, the Patriots came in second of four teams in Women’s 3-mile, just missing first place by only 4 points. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Wauconda on Wednesday.  Girls Tennis: On Friday, the Patriots traveled to New Trier for their first Invite this season and walked away with a third-place finish. The Patriots took on New Trier Green and Edwardsville, winning all 10 matches convincingly. Taking the courts again on Saturday morning against New Trier Blue, Stevenson lost 2-3. In their final matchup against St. Joseph’s Academy, the Patriots came away victorious once again, winning 5-0. Those with notable matches throughout the weekend included: Sonia MehtaSara WangAna SukovicSophis ShlyakhtaAbby Ma/Sarah WangAinika Hou/Kate HerlihyKriti Mohan/Emma Blass. Next up for the Patriots is Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.Boys Soccer: The Patriots shut out visiting Vernon Hills, 5-0. Bryant Rouse led the way with 2 goals while Chris KoniecznyAlex XieFilip Janda each had a goal. Stevenson will take on Glenbard West at 5:45 p.m. tonight in the first game of a weeklong Invite at Glenbrook South. 

Girls Volleyball: The girls volleyball team traveled to Warren for the Crosstown Classic, coming in first after Friday night’s pool play. The Patriots defeated Carmel, 25-18, 25-21, defeated Niles North, 25-18, 25-11 and lost to Evanston, 27-26, 22-25, 16-18. On Saturday, Stevenson took on the hard-hitting team of Glenbrook South and lost 25-22, 17-25, 11-25. In the final match on the day, the Patriots swept Libertyville, 25-16, 25-21. Mija Jegers led the way in kills with 41 on the weekend and had 11 aces overall. Brynn Smith contributed 28 kills and 3 aces throughout the tournament. Middle hitter Sasha Evenko had 17 kills, while teammates Cayla Weisner had 9, Allison Katibnikov and Ava Wysocki both had 8, and Ania Waszynska had 5. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at Niles North starting a 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Football: The Patriots traveled to Park Ridge on Friday to take on defending Class 8A state runner-up Maine South in their first game of the season. Stevenson’s only score came in the first quarter with a field goal by Caden An. The Patriots ended up losing the nonconference matchup, 42-3. Next up for Stevenson is a home game against New Trier on Friday at the Stadium. Be sure to wear your GOLD! In partnership with Cal’s Angels, Stevenson Athletics is helping to raise awareness and funds for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Stevenson Graduate Earns Gold Medal For Service From U.S. Congress
Krithik Praveen (pictured right), a Buffalo Grove resident who graduated from Stevenson in May with the Class of 2022, was recognized with more than 500 other awardees across the nation.

How President Biden decided to go big on student loan forgiveness
Appeals on Air Force One, exhortations to the First Lady and a warning from Black leaders culminated in a private White House memo.
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
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day

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