Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022

First Open House Is Tonight: Plan Ahead For Traffic And Parking; Mini Schedules Are Available

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

To help you in your planning for the night, linked here is a blank schedule with the times of each class 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.

Please plan your travel to tonight’s Open House accordingly as Half Day Road is closed at the railroad tracks just east of Prairie Road.

The second Open House Night, for Last Names M through Z, will run during the same hours on Thursday, Sept. 1.

Prior to the start of both Open House evenings, freshman and transfer student families are invited to meet with their child’s counselor from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  The details for Open House were fully explained in an e-mail that was sent out to all families.

It’s Wednesday…So We’ve Got Some Wellness For You! PWC Debuts Video About Safety And Etiquette

Welcome to “Wellness Wednesday!” 

In conjunction with the Patriot Wellness Center and the opening of its brand new facility, we will be running a special section every other Wednesday in the Daily Digest called “Wellness Wednesday!” 

This section will include everything Patriot Wellness Center: from schedules to programming updates to general news and wellness information from PWC Coordinator Alex Stoller and the PWC Staff. 

Today’s Topic Is: Fitness Safety And Etiquette.

Your wellness and safety is a top priority at the Patriot Wellness Center! To help students get the most out of their time at the Patriot Wellness Center, the staff has made A QUICK VIDEO about three key points regarding FITNESS SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE. Here is a summary:

  • 1. The PWC is a shared space with various purposeful fitness equipment. Please respect the space and equipment. Put your equipment away after using it so that someone else can have an equal opportunity to use the space.
  • 2. All fitness experience levels are welcome! If you have questions about operating equipment safely and correctly, including choosing an appropriate weight and using the correct movement technique, ask one of our Wellness Center Trainers.
  • 3. Wellness is a lifestyle! Come in with an open mind and ambition to learn how to move functionally and in a way that helps you look and feel your best while making progress over time.

Other PWC Notes

  • When you come into the PWC, ask our Wellness Center Trainers about following one of our fitness programs designed for all experience levels.
  • Starting Sept. 6, the PWC will offer Foundations of Fitness Training sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:50 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. for four weeks.
  • Just a reminder, the PWC will allow you to vote on the group classes you want to see offered starting in October. Options to vote on include: yoga, group fitness, pilates, HIIT, and more. Please share your opinions!

Extra Sleep (Or Extra Studying!) For Tomorrow! It’s The First Late Arrival Of The New School Year!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day! First Period starts at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the extra shut-eye if you choose, or if you’d like to get some extra studying in, the West ILC will be open for tutoring in-person or via Zoom, starting at 7 a.m.

PWC Closing Early Tonight For Open House

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

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. 

UPDATE: KIVA Meeting Date Changed; Moved To Next Week

KIVA Club, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds to be loaned to struggling entrepreneurs around the world, was scheduled to have its first meeting of the new school year today.

That meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 3:35 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110. KIVA Club meets every other Wednesday. 

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

Heads Up On Important Intramural Dates!

Plenty of intramural sports will be getting started over the coming weeks. Here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:

Flag Football: Registration starts today and runs through Sept. 1.

GAGA: This is a sport similar to dodgeball and it begins on Aug. 30.

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Starts on Aug. 30.

Support The Marching Band: Buy A Patriot Card!

The Stevenson Marching Band is selling Patriot Cards for $15, now through the end of December.

The Patriot Card is a year-long discount card for local restaurants and businesses. From every card purchased directly from a Stevenson Band Student, $12 will go directly to the student’s trip fundraising account. The remaining $3 will go to the Marching Band’s general fund.

If you know a Band Student, you are encouraged to connect with them individually to purchase. If you do not know anyone that is currently in our program, cards can also be bought and picked up directly from the Patriot Superstore (on the 15th and 30th of each month), with all $15.00 going towards the Marching Band’s general fund.

Tap Into Your Creative Side…Join The WIT!

Are you interested in prose, poetry, art…or media or any kind?

Join the WIT to create Stevenson’s nationally recognized Literary Magazine. The club brings together students who love to read, who take the responsibility to judge student writing and who learn skills, including Adobe products like InDesign and Photoshop, to produce a gorgeous magazine.

Come to an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow in Room 2516!

Break The Ice…And Get Some Ice Cream, Too!

Want to meet new people? Not sure how to break the ice? Ice cream always helps!

Club Israel will be meeting after school tomorrow in Room 2430 (different room from last year) for an “Ice Breakers And Ice Cream” event.

Club Israel is open to all students!!! Any questions, contact Mrs. Argentar at:

Are You Ready For Some Football? Patriots Open At Maine South Friday 

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 on Friday starts at 7 p.m.

Here are a few tips for fans on Game Day in 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

Sports Boosters: Items for Sale During Open House

Please stop by the Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Sale before Open House tonight, 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.

First Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting Is Tonight

All 2022-23 student-athletes are required to attend ONE general informational meeting during the school year. The first one is scheduled for TOMORROW 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 hosted Glenbrook North at Crane’s Landing on Tuesday and walked away with a victory and low score of 149. Sophia Joeng had a team-low score of 36, followed up by Allie Santos with a 37. Chelsea She and Allyson Duan both scored a 38, while Megan Lee scored a 39 and Jess Velent a 42. Next up for the Patriots is a match tonight against New Trier at Cranes’ Landing.  

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots hosted Barrington in their home opener and dropped the match in three hard-fought games: 25-22, 19-25, 12-25. Setters Abby Minin and Rachel Shin combined for 24 assists, while Minin contributed 2 aces. Cayla Weisner had a team-high of 5 blocks and added 2 aces to her serving game. Rounding out the kills for Stevenson was Mija Jegers with 8, Brynn Smith with 6, Ava Wysocki with 4 and Allison Katnibikov with 2. Next up for the Patriots is the Crosstown Classic where they will begin tournament play at Warren at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 24: Open House: Night 1
Aug. 25: Late Arrival
Aug. 29: CCC Senior Family Night
Aug. 31: PPA Bake Sale

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