Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

Homecoming Week Is In Two Weeks: Get Your Dance Tickets Now!

Believe it or not, Homecoming 2022 is right around the corner! Spirit Week starts on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Friday, Sept. 30. A Disco-themed Dance caps the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Fieldhouse.

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance went live this week and can be purchased online until Sept. 30 at $25 each. Tickets purchased on the day of the Dance are $40 each. No cash will be accepted when buying tickets at the door, but tickets can be purchased online until the Dance begins. Students must bring their IDs to check in at the Dance.

Doors open for the Dance at 7:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Note that this is a lock-in event. Students will not be allowed to leave until the Dance ends at 10:30 p.m. 

Non-Stevenson students can attend the Dance as a guest of a Stevenson Student. One guest per student maximum. To bring a guest from another school, please fill out this form.
We Asked…You Answered: Videos Highlight How Students Are Using (And Loving!) The PWC ~ Outtakes Edition Today

Hey Patriots! All summer, we were giving you video “Sneak Peaks” into the new Patriot Wellness Center, showing you progress with the construction and a glimpse at just how great the facility was going to be when finished.

Of course, now the PWC is finished and you’ve been using it for the last few weeks and we wanted to hear from you about how you’re using it, and just how much you’re loving it.

Today, we’ve got our last of three fun videos running this week in the Daily Digest and on Social Media. Today’s video (click on the “Showing Out” image to the right) is a cute Outtakes video from our time talking with you at the PWC. 

We had a blast last week filming in the PWC and talking with YOU! Thank you to all the students who spoke with us…you were great! We talked with more than 40 students, and while not every student made our final videos, we do appreciate your time and hope to see you again in one of our upcoming videos!
How To Interpret Stevenson’s Interactive Report Card

With classes now in full swing, we want to make sure our families have a full understanding of how we measure and communicate student growth at Stevenson.

Before we jump into an overview about the Interactive Report Card (IRC), it’s important for students and families to know the “why” and the purpose of our grading system. Learn more about the problems with traditional grading and why we adopted evidence-based grading. As you get acclimated to the IRC, please know that you can always find more information about grading and the IRC on our website, including how grades are determined at the end of each semester.

✅  How To Access The IRCStudents and families should now be able to see their growth in each class on a weekly basis in the IRC. Click here to access the IRC. To log in, students should use their Gmail credentials, and parents should use their Infinite Campus credentials. If you are having issues logging in, click here.

✅  How To Interpret The IRCOnce you have accessed the IRC, you will find the student’s current schedule of courses. For an overview of how to interpret the IRC, you can watch this short video. Alternatively, you may find a short description of each section of the IRC on the “Interactive Report Card” tab on the grading webpage. Please note that projected grades are ever-changing, depending on a student’s growth throughout the course. Grades are not considered final until the end of the semester. As always, if you ever have any questions about the IRC or your grade in a particular class, please reach out to that teacher!
Seniors: Planning On Making An Early Decision For College? You Must Attend A Mandatory Session At The College Career Center

Seniors who are considering an Early Decision Admission Plan (remember not all schools offer this plan) must attend one of several offered informational sessions at the College Career Center.

The session, which will ensure that seniors understand the terms of the plan, should be about 20 minutes and will be held Tuesday of next week during all lunch periods and again on Wednesday, Oct. 12, either before school at 7:45 a.m. or during eighth period.
Like Lacrosse? Open Gyms Are Starting Today!

Bring your friends for fun at Lacrosse Open Gyms, which will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, starting today and running through Sept. 29 (or later weather-permitting) on the JV Softball Field.

Boys and girls of all ages and levels are welcome to join, with sessions lasting until approximately 4:30 p.m. If you need equipment or have other questions, please reach out to Coach Hake ( for boys gear and Coach Gutierrez ( for girls gear.
Pool Patio Is Closed During Lunch Periods On Friday

Just a quick FYI: The Pool Patio will be closed to students during the lunch periods tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation!
Get Posterized! Poster Design Club To Host Meeting On Monday!

Want an outlet for your creative side?

Join Poster Design Club, which meets every Monday after school from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6016. The club’s first meeting of the new school year is this coming Monday.

Poster Design Club provides students with independent opportunities to work thematically and develop artistic skills and techniques in a variety of media. Students can develop portfolio material and have their designs printed or published throughout the school or community. Students have the opportunity to participate in a professional client/employee relationship while developing their products and communication skills and also meeting deadlines.

Follow the Poster Design Club on Instagram at: @shs.posterdesign.
Interactive Gamers Club To Host Sealed Event Today

Join the Interactive Gamers Club after school today in Room 7116 to participate in our Dominaria United sealed event!

Each player will receive six packs to build a deck and play with, and the cost is free! Players must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

Please e-mail with any questions.
Ping-Pong Patriots: Table Tennis Club To Start Up Today

Looking for a stress-free way to end your school day? Want to compete in tournaments? Then Table Tennis Club is the place for you!

Table Tennis Club is a welcoming community in which you can meet new friends. If you are a more serious table tennis player, join our team! If not, have fun with your friends after school to relieve some stress! Come to the Lower Glass Commons Thursdays after school, starting today. Meetings run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of the five inductees has brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and Big Ten Champion who dominated his individual races in the pool; Robert Solomon, a decorated gymnast and extraordinary collegiate athlete; and Elissa Wisniewski, a highly successful softball player who guided her high school and college teams to regular playoff berths.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots moved to 10-1 on the season after a victory in a triangular against Loyola and Barrington. Stevenson finished with a score of 156. Loyola managed a 161, while Barrington shot a 162. Allyson Duan scored a low of 37, while Chelsea She shot a 38. Rylie Pryor contributed a score of 40 and Megan Lee added a 41. Allie Santos and Jessica Velent both scored a 42 and rounding out the scorers was Sophia Joeng with a 43 and Ellie Choe with a 46. Next up for Stevenson is an Invite at Bonnie Brook Golf Course on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. 

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson competed in a hard-fought match against conference opponent Lake Zurich and lost in three close games: 25-23, 24-26, 24-26. Brynn Smith led the way with 13 kills and 1 ace. Mija Jegers contributed 12 kills and 7 digs. Middles Cayla Weisner and Sasha Evenko were very active at the net, together wracking up 8 kills, 3 solo blocks, 3 block assists, and 3 aces. Right side Ava Wysocki added four block assists and three kills. Setter Abby Minin supplied the team with 20 assists, 3 aces, 1 solo block, and 1 kill. Next up for the Patriots, who are now 8-5 on the season, is the Niles West Invite, which takes place at the Energy VBC Complex in Niles starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Field Hockey: Stevenson traveled to the city to take on Latin School of Chicago and lost 4-0. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 16 saves. Next up for the Patriots, now 1-3-1 on the season, is Highland Park in the Stadium at 6:15 p.m. on Monday.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event
Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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