Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022

Stevenson Starts Up Visiting Artist Program For 2022-23

To kick off the new school year, Stevenson is featuring a new artist in its Visiting Artist Program, which connects Stevenson students to professional visual artists through gallery exhibits and artist presentations (ARTalks).

The artwork and textiles of Piyas Bhattacharjee will be exhibited in the Visiting Artist Gallery (First Floor Rotunda, West Building) through Sept. 23.

Bhattacharjee is a teacher of Kalamkari, a 3,000-year-old traditional Indian art on textiles, and Batik, a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth. She is currently experimenting with handwoven materials and natural dyes and collaborating with artisans in India to create fabrics. She hopes to keep her traditions alive through art.

To learn more about Bhattacharjee’s artwork and teaching, visit the Paisley Academy website. Over the last four years, Bhattacharjee has taught more than 300 students at her school, Paisley Academy Arts & Fabrics. 

The Visiting Artist Program was created more than 20 years ago by Stevenson emeritus faculty member, John DePinto and aims to feature a range of diverse artists, styles and mediums throughout the school year, providing students with opportunities to interact with and learn from professional art and artists. 

Each year, six artists are selected to exhibit for six to seven weeks in Stevenson’s Visiting Artist Gallery. During the course of their exhibition, the artists visit two visual arts classrooms for ARTalks to discuss their work, concepts, and process.

The Visiting Artist Program program is presented in partnership with the Stevenson Foundation

Plan Ahead For Open House: Mini Schedules Are Available

Stevenson’s first Open House Night is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow for Last Names A through L.

To help you in your planning, linked here is a blank schedule with the times of each period indicated. Please have your child fill in his or her courses, room numbers, and teachers’ names before attending Open House.

You may also choose to print your child’s schedule via the Infinite Campus portal. Please bring this schedule with you.

Big Traffic News: Half Day Road Closed Just West Of Campus

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. 

Love Fashion? Check Out The Stevenson Styler Club!

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will have its first meeting of the new school year from 3:40 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1612.

The club is involved in events and activities such as: guest speakers, field trips, writing for the Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine, planning the Annual Fashion Show, fashion discussions and videos. The club is open to anyone and everyone so bring your friends for some fashionable fun!

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at: cerickson@d125.org.

CCC To Offer Regular College Application Workshops 

Hey Seniors! To help with your college applications, the College Career Center will be offering regular workshops this fall that will cover everything from applications to essay writing.

At 7:45 a.m. and during eighth period tomorrow, the CCC will be hosting a “Common App Workshop.” That workshop will run again during the same times on Sept. 7.

At 7:45 a.m. on Friday, there is an “Essay Writing Workshop” and that workshop will also be held on Sept. 1 (7:45 a.m.) and Sept. 8 (eighth period). 

Every Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. and during eighth period, the CCC will host “Drop-In Tuesdays” for help with general application questions. 

For a full schedule of upcoming CCC College Application Events, click here.

SMARTdesk Gives Green Light To Update Your iPad

The SMARTdesk is asking all Stevenson students and faculty and staff to update their iPads to iPadOS15.6.1 because this version includes important security updates. 

If your iPadOS is less than 13.1, please visit the SMARTdesk BEFORE you update! To view step-by-step instructions for updating to iPadOS 15.6.1, please click here.

REMINDER: When iPadOS 16 is released in mid-September, please do NOT update. The SMARTdesk will give you the “green light” to update to iOS 16, when it is appropriate.

PWC Closing Early On Open House Nights

The second and third floor fitness areas of the Patriot Wellness Center will be closing early on the upcoming Open House Nights: Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1. Closing will be at 5:30 p.m. on both nights.

Not-For-Profit KIVA Club Hosting First Meeting Tomorrow

Looking for a way to give back, or to serve others?

Join KIVA Club with your friends! KIVA is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to be loaned to struggling entrepreneurs around the world. The chapter at Stevenson focuses on the goal of raising money for entrepreneurs through the engagement of the Stevenson Community in fundraising events.

Events this year include: Ballapalooza, a 3-v-3 basketball tournament, S-Factor, the Stevenson-wide student singing competition, and KIVA Challenge, a free-for-all fundraising competition by KIVA Club members. Throughout the year, club members have fun organizing events while raising funds with the purpose of helping entrepreneurs succeed.

KIVA Club meets every other Wednesday from 3:35 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110 and its first meeting is tomorrow. 

Follow KIVA Club on Instagram (@shskiva) and on Facebook (@SHS Kiva Club 2022-2023) for up-to-date information on everything KIVA Club!

Math Team’s First Meeting Is Today After School!

Are you interested in competitive math? Do you want to hang out with friends and have fun while doing math?

With Stevenson’s award-winning Math Team, you can do all that and more with a community of more than 200 students. We participate in regional and international competitions such as the AMC 10/12 and the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament!

The team’s first meeting is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in Room 1508. New members are welcome! Visit the team’s website for more information!

Sports Boosters: Items for Sale During Open House

Please stop by the Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Sale before Open House tomorrow, and on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Patriot gear will be available in the Wood Commons from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cash, check and credit accepted.

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.

Mark Your Calendars: Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting Coming Up 

All 2022-23 student-athletes are required to attend ONE general informational meeting during the school year. The first one is scheduled for Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 am in the West Auditorium.  
Attendance will be taken.

The full meeting schedule is: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, and  April 20.

Athletic Results
 Girls Golf: Stevenson won the Lake County Invite with a low score of 327, beating its next closest opponent by 10 strokes. Five Patriots finished in the Top 15: Jessica Velent with a score of 78, Joyce HuRylie Pryor, and Ellie Choe all scoring an 83 and finally Riya Vijayasankar with an 87. Next up for Stevenson is Glenbrook North at 4 p.m. today at Crane’s Landing.

Boys Golf: Stevenson finished second at the Lake County Invitational held at Thunderhawk Golf Course. The Patriots were led by Abhay Agarwal with a score of 75. Bobby Yun pulled a 77, Ryan Sturtewagan finished with a 79 and Richard Wang had an 80. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Zurich at 4 p.m on Thursday at Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club. 

Boys Soccer: The Patriots hosted St. Viator and walked away with a dominant win, 3-0. Owen Zakrzewski scored off of a free kick in the first half, while Bryant Rouse scored off of a penalty kick in the second half, and the final goal was scored by Daniel Sokolovsky on the back line. He placed it in the back of the net to wrap up the win. Stevenson heads to Leyden for a 6:30 p.m. game on Thursday. Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots traveled to Glenbrook South for a non-conference match-up and suffered a 10-2 defeat. Giulia Paloma and Teagan Hendricks scored during the third quarter, assisted by Sav Khandekor and Aditi Boddu. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 12 saves. Next up for Stevenson is Homewood-Flossmoor at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Stadium.

Biden Nears Decision On Canceling $10,000 In Student Loans As Allies Feud
Borrowers are scheduled to resume loan payments Aug. 31 unless White House extends current pause.

Greek Life Chapters Are Rejecting Their Colleges. Here’s What It Means.
Fraternities disaffiliating from the University of Southern California exemplify an emerging — and dangerous — trend nationwide, experts say.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 23: Band Exhibition Night
Aug. 23: Transfer Student Resource Fair
Aug. 24: Open House: Night 1
Aug. 25: Late Arrival
Aug. 29: CCC Senior Family Night

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