Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022

Wellness Week And StreetFest Starts Next Week!

It’s almost time to focus on health and wellness while building connections within the Stevenson Community. Wellness Week, which kicks off on Monday, and StreetFest, which caps the week next Saturday, will be here before you know it.

Peer Helpers will get this annual Stevenson mega-event started with a week’s worth of fun activities each school day. Wellness Week runs Monday through Friday and here’s a schedule of the events, with all activities during the lunch hours to take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center:Monday: Kickoff to Wellness Week! Button Giveaway before school at all entrances featuring the Four Pillars of Wellness ~ Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition, MovementTuesday: MINDSET ~ Lyrics & Lollipops ~ How Do You Get Into a Healthy Mindset? (and Crafts in the Student Lounge!)Wednesday: SLEEP ~ Successful Sleep Strategies Quilt! ~ Making Quilts and Candy Giveaway!Thursday: NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition!Friday: MOVEMENT ~ Show Us Your Moves! ~ Movement Challenge with freeze pop prizes!To cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 17), StreetFest, where students and community members can enjoy fireworks, live student performances, inflatables, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all promote and support wellness!

All attendees must have a ticket to enter the event with 100 percent of proceeds going to local wellness-based agencies Shelter Inc. and Family Focus. At StreetFest, all of the activities will shut down at 7:45 p.m. and attendees will be directed into The Stadium for the Closing Ceremony, which will include student performances and fireworks. For safety purposes, once the Closing Ceremony has begun, all spectators must remain in The Stadium for the fireworks.TICKETS: Tickets to StreetFest are live and available for purchase on Go Fan! If you are in NHS check your e-mail for specific ticketing instructions.

T-SHIRTS: Wellness Week StreetFest t-shirts will be available for purchase during the lunch hours next week for $10 in the Wood Commons and the East Glass Commons. T-shirts will also be available during the Sept. 16 home football game.
We Asked…You Answered: New Videos Highlight How Students Are Using (And Loving!) The PWC ~ Snacking 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 second of three fun videos that will run this week in the Daily Digest and on Social Media. Today’s video (click on the “Snacking” image to the right) is about Food at the PWC and tomorrow’s video is a cute Outtakes video from 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!
Meet The Trainers: PWC Adds Trainers Bonde And Anderson To Its Staff; Serves Up A Video Introduction

For students who are new to working out and a gym atmosphere, or for those who just need some added support, the Patriot Wellness Center offers the expertise of an experienced staff, led by PWC Coordinator Alex Stoller.

Stoller recently expanded his staff with the addition of trainers Holly Bonde and Juwon Anderson

To watch a quick video interview with Bonde and Anderson, click on the “Let’s Get To Know The PWC Crew” image to the left.

Bonde is a native of Minooka, Illinois and played Division I volleyball at Kansas State University for four years as an outside/right side hitter. She graduated from Kansas State in May of 2022 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a Bachelors in Athletic Training. She then became an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in July 2022.

“Holly has tremendous technical knowledge about movement and how to design effective fitness programs for all skill levels,” Stoller said. “Her background as a trainer and athlete will ensure that students make the most of their time at the PWC by following safe and progressive movement programs. Her ability to make personal connections will allow for deep relationships that have a direct positive impact on individual students’ health.”

Meanwhile, Anderson graduated from Stevenson in 2015 after playing football and wrestling for the Patriots. He also studied and wrestled at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he became a National Qualifier.  He became an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT & CSCS) and is currently training as a boxer and MMA fighter.

“Juwon has an innate ability to connect with students’ interests and priorities,” Stoller said. “Juwon’s relatability to students enables him to describe fitness and wellness behaviors in a way that resonates with each individual. Juwon will make impactful contributions in developing creative ways to implement wellness education in the PWC and school-wide.”
Key Club Service Fair Is Today!

Learn about Community Service Opportunities at Stevenson: Key Club is hosting its Service Fair today after school from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Forum.

An affiliate of Kiwanis International, Key Club is a service organization providing support to children, senior citizens and other community programs within our local area. Students can earn leadership hours by holding Executive Board positions, project planning, and participating in other activities.

Questions? E-mail:
Girl Power! Today Is First Girls In STEAM Meeting

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, architecture, or math? Come to the “Girls in STEAM” meeting at 3:45 p.m. today in the Link Lab. STEAM helps to organize STEAM workshops for middle schoolers, listens to guest speakers, and empowers girls to pursue future careers in STEAM.

Girls in STEAM is open to all girls and nonbinary individuals at Stevenson. Follow its Instagram @shsgirlsinsteam and Facebook @Girls in STEAM for all updates.
Ping-Pong Patriots: Table Tennis Club To Start Up Tomorrow

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 tomorrow. Meetings run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Interactive Gamers Club To Host Sealed Event Tomorrow

Join the Interactive Gamers Club after school tomorrow 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 email with any questions.
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. 
Got Questions About Collegiate Athletics? North Suburban Conference Hosting NCAA Eligibility Workshop Tonight

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. tonight at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus Auditorium.

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots got a convincing 157-170 win over Lake Forest to move to 8-1 on the season. Stevenson was led by Allie Santos and Allyson Duan, both with scores of 37. Also contributing to the win was Rylie Pryor with a score of 40 and Sophia Joeng and Joyce Hu, both with a score of 43. Rounding out the Patriots was Michelle Young with a score of 45. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular against Loyola and Barrington at Barrington Hills Country Club at 3:30 p.m. today.

Girls Cross Country: Stevenson competed against Lake Zurich and Waukegan in a triangular in which it defeated Lake Zurich, 22-37 (low score wins). Adeline Gobble came in second place with a time of 19:36. Stella Plendl and Nanoko Seki were close behind with times of 19:52 and 20:08 to come in third place and fourth place, respectively. The Patriots rounded out the top 10 with runners Casie BjorkIsabel EdgcombSophia Pan, and Anna Edgcomb. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Boys Cross Country: Like the girls cross country team, the boys competed against Lake Zurich and Waukegan in a triangular. They lost to Lake Zurich, 47-16 (low score wins). Dylan Zimmerman placed fifth with a time of 16:17 with Gurshaan Sohi and Richard Klein placing ninth and 10th, respectively. Next up for the Patriots is a Varsity Invite against Wauconda, located at Matthews Middle School at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Tennis: Stevenson hit the road and rolled to a 7-0 victory at conference foe Lake Zurich to move to 5-1 on the season. The Patriots got a 6-4, 6-0 sweep from No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang. No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyakhta won 6-1, 6-0. No. 3 singles player Maggie Kuong added a 6-0, 6-1 win. The doubles teams were also on fire, winning all four of their matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou won 6-1, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic won 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 doubles team of Kriti Mohan and Emma Blass dominated their match, winning 6-0, 6-0. The No. 4 doubles team of Ariana Topalian and Molly Hayden won convincingly 6-1, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is Warren at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Boys Soccer: The Patriots won a tough nonconference battle at Carmel 3-2 to move to 7-0-1 on the season. Carmel scored the first goal with a header from a corner kick. Stevenson leveled the score late in the first half. The goal was assisted by Sebastian Pop off a free kick and scored by Jack Bacher off of a header. Stevenson took the lead (2-1) right before the end of the half on an assist by Nazar Mormul with a cross, scored by Rohan Gopalam off a header. Carmel came back and tied the score right after halftime. The Patriots competed hard and pressured Carmel to make a mistake and won a ball on their half of the field and scored the winning goal, assisted by Bryant Rouse and scored by Daniel Sokolovsky. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Lake Zurich at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Boys Golf: The Patriots suffered a tough loss against conference opponent Lake Forest in a highly-competitive match, 146-153. Stevenson was led again by Righard Wang with a score of 36, followed by Jun Park with a 38, Blake Schatteman with a 39, and Abhay AgarwalAndrew Ryan and Matthew Lee with scores of 40. Next up for the Patriots is Zion-Benton at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots traveled to Deerfield for a nonconference matchup and suffered a 4-0 loss. Goalie Lily Morrow had 19 saves. Next up for the Patriots is Latin School of Chicago at 4:30 p.m. today at Lincoln Park Turf.

Football: To clarify a statistic in Tuesday’s Daily Digest, Ben Snider crushed a Stevenson record for receiving in Friday’s 35-7 Stevenson win over New Trier, catching 6 passes for a total of 236 yards while scoring 3 touchdowns.
School Hopes ‘Life-Changing’ Donation — 3 Horses — Will Help Stressed Students Heal
The unusual gift to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences from the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association will help the school launch a therapeutic riding program.

Service-Learning Can Be The Bridge To Social Emotional Learning. Educators Should Embrace It
In 2020, California’s State Board of Education adopted criteria and guidance to award a State Seal of Civic Engagement to students who demonstrate excellence in civics education. According to a longtime educator, “it is clear there is a connection between SEL and service learning that educators can use and nurture. There is no better way to integrate SEL and civic engagement for the next generation of learners.”
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event
Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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