Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Wellness Week Talks Nutrition Today; Continues Tomorrow With A Focus On Movement (And Field Day After School!!)

Wellness Week is nearing its end, but there is still more fun ahead! Peer Helpers have been hosting a week’s worth of activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition! 🍎🍇🥦🥕

All activities during the lunch hours will take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center.

Here’s a look ahead to Friday’s Focus And Activity: MOVEMENT ~ ”Show Us Your Moves!” ~ Movement Challenge ⛹️‍♀️⛹🏾‍♂️ with freeze pop prizes 🧊🏅! (And a Field Day with fun games 🎈after school on the turf in the PWC!)To cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 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 for $10 in the Wood Commons and the East Glass Commons. T-shirts will also be available during Friday’s home football game.
Taking AP Exams In May? The Registration Process Has Begun. Here Are The Important Details!

Registration for Advanced Placement Exams are now underway. Students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and their families received an e-mail with detailed information about registering and ordering exams.
KEY POINTS TO KNOW ABOUT AP EXAMSStep 1: All students enrolled in an AP class must log into the College Board site and indicate whether or not they plan to take the exam.Step 2: Students enrolled in an AP class who plan to take the exam must pay for exams online in Total Registration. To avoid a Late Order Fee, first-semester and full-year course students must pay the initial deposit or pay in full before November 8. Full payment for all exams, including second-semester only AP courses, is due by March 8, 2023.Again, please refer to this e-mail for more details, including codes and costs. If you have any questions about the AP Exam registration process, please e-mail (Click here for the May 2023 AP Exam Schedule.)
Get A Clue! Don’t Forget: Tickets For “Clue” Are On Sale Now!

Was it Miss Scarlet in the Study with a rope, or was it Professor Plum with a knife in the Kitchen?

Find out next week when “Clue: High School Edition” takes the stage at Stevenson’s Black Box Theater as the Fall Play. Tickets for the production, which will run Thursday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.), Friday, Sept. 23 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 24 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.),  are live and can be purchased with this link.

“Clue: High School Edition” is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. It is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party…and murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, the guests all become suspects.

**As an interesting twist for this particular production, the audience will be on three sides of what is known as a “thrust stage” and the cast will go through the aisles and around the audience frequently. The goal is that audience members will feel like they are right in the middle of the action and stuck in the mansion with the characters!
Freshmen And Sophomores: Submit Your Creative Gems To The “Half-Wit!”

The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores that showcases the incredible fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and, of course, art that is produced each year by students.

The club brings together people who love to create and learn the skills of producing a gorgeous magazine.

Freshmen and sophomores who are interested in submitting their work to the “Half-Wit” can do so by Nov. 18 by scanning the QR Code above. All submissions are read anonymously for consideration for publication. 

Please e-mail with questions.
What Is One Of The Oldest Clubs At Stevenson? Find Out At ACES Meeting After School Tomorrow!

If STEM is your thing, check out ACES! ACES (Academic Challenges in Engineering and Science) is one of the oldest competitive academic clubs at Stevenson and will meet Fridays after school in Room 1516, including tomorrow!

Students can compete in multiple choice tests individually in the subjects of Math, Physics, Engineering, CS, Chemistry, Biology, and Reading at tournaments from which they can qualify for higher-level competitions like state and even nationals.

TEAMS is also another competition in which ACES students can form a team of four people and compete together in the essay, MCQ, and build challenge.

Last year, a team from Stevenson got first at state for TEAMS and even went to nationals.
Friday’s Football Game Includes “Touchdowns for Troops” EventStudents Helping Soldiers will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our “Touchdowns For Troops” event during Friday’s football game as the Patriots host Warren. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in the Stadium.

Visiting veterans will be honored and recognized prior to kickoff. Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items at each entrance, such as: toiletries, gum, playing cards, Slim Jims beef jerky and snacks. Those items will then be sent in care packages to soldiers overseas.

Support this cause by wearing red, white, and blue or camouflage to the game. Tickets can be purchased for the game in advance on GoFan.
Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson EventsStudent Section Expectations
Student spectators are expected to cheer positively for the Stevenson Patriots. We ask that everyone demonstrate an attitude of good sportsmanship no matter what feelings of loyalty they may have toward one team or the other. Obscene cheers, the throwing of objects, and verbal or physical indignities directed toward athletes, coaches, or officials have no place in high school athletics. Anyone not displaying appropriate conduct at an athletic event will be asked to leave the event. 
Athletic ResultsBoys Hockey: Stevenson (4-1 on the season) won its season home opener in convincing fashion over St Rita, 7-2.  The Patriots had a balanced scoring attack with 7 different goal scorers. Bryan WojdelkoTristan CarideiJimmy BrownMax PorettoWill HarlowJustin Verlinsky and Spencer Harman each had goals. Poretto added 3 assists and Caridei and Wojdelko both had 2 assists. Stevenson will be back on the ice at 5:50 p.m. tonight with a home game at Twin Rinks against New Trier Blue. Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (14-6 on the season) hosted conference opponent Warren and lost 20-25, 23-25 in a well-contested match. Brynn Smith led the way with 10 kills on the night, while Mija Jegers was close behind with 9 kills. Libero Teagon Ohlwein contributed to the service game with 2 aces, along with Cayla Weisner who also had 2 aces on the night. Middle Sasha Evenko played aggressively at the net adding 3 kills and 2 block assists. Next up for Stevenson is an away match at Hersey at 6 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.

Sept. 15-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Sept. 20: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Sept. 22-24: 2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

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