Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

Wellness Week Serves Up Lyrics, Lollipops And Crafts Today For Mindset; Continues Tomorrow With Sleep Strategies!

Wellness Week is here! Peer Helpers will host a week’s worth of fun activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is MINDSET, with Lyrics and Lollipops and Crafts to help you get your mind right. 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 Wednesday’s Activity: SLEEP ~ Successful Sleep Strategies ~ quilt-making 🧶 and candy giveaway 🍫!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.
Peer Helpers Get Their Yoga On…You Can Too After School Tomorrow!
Calling All Yogis…And Those Thinking About Becoming Yogis….Try A Yoga Class Tomorrow After School!

As part of Wellness Week, why not sample a great form of physical wellness: yoga! Come to the Cardio Fitness Room on the third floor of the Patriot Wellness Center at 3:35 p.m. TOMORROW for a 45-minute Yoga Class. If you like it, you may want to plan on doing more yoga starting next month when the PWC will offer yoga classes more regularly.

To sign up for tomorrow’s yoga class, please use this form. 
 
Check Out The Indian Students Association For Culture And Fun!
Want to explore Indian culture and identity through food, dance, music, games and art?

The Indian Students Association will be meeting at 3:35 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1916/1918 and will host events in which Indian students and non-Indian students can come together to celebrate the rich heritage of India and how we come together today. There will be activities throughout the year such as the ISA’s Cricket Tournament, Diwali, Holi and more!
Yum! Bake Sale Is Tomorrow!

Hey Patriots! The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a bake sale tomorrow, starting immediately after sixth period in the Glass Commons and Wood Commons.

As usual, everything is $1, but only cash will be accepted as Patriot Dollars are currently down. 
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 in a couple weeks 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!
VFW Scholarship Challenges Students To Articulate Their Patriotism

The Libertyville VFW Post #8741 is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.

The VFW’s “Voice of Democracy” audio-essay scholarship program, which awards a grand prize of $35,000, provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The theme this year is “Why Is The Veteran Important?”

To learn more about the scholarship, read the rules and get an entry form, use this link. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. 
Boys Tennis Coach Balase Gets Big Award!The Athletic Department announced today that Stevenson varsity boys tennis coach Isriz Balase has been named the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association (IHSTCA) Class 2A Boys Regional Coach of the Year! 

A statement from the athletic department praised Balase: “We are so appreciative that you are a part of the Stevenson Family and grateful for your efforts to better our student-athletes and provide an environment to grow the sport of tennis.”

Balase will be recognized at the winter IHSTCA Workshop in February.
Congratulations To The Stevenson Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022!
 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.

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. 
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.
Two Big Reminders: For Fans, And For AthletesFans: Student 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.  Student-Athletes: Mandatory Meeting
Athletes, don’t forget: If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one on Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and we will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.
Athletic ResultsGirls Field Hockey: The Patriots hosted Highland Park and won 3-2. Senior Aditi Boddu (pictured above) scored all 3 goals for the Patriots. Next up for Stevenson, which moved to 2-3-1 on the season, is a home game against Glenbard West at 5 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium.Girls Volleyball: Stevenson traveled to Buffalo Grove for a nonconference match and won, 25-18, 25-9. Juniors Mija Jegers and Brynn Smith led the way for the Patriots (14-5), combining for 13 kills and 3 aces. Setter Abby Minin had 18 assists, 3 block assists, and 3 digs. The middles Sasha Evenko and Cayla Weisner continued to dominate at the net with a total of 5 kills and 4 block assists. Ava Wysocki had a high of 5 kills on the night with 2 block assists and libero Teagon Ohlwein had 9 digs and 1 kill. Next up for the Patriots is a visit from conference opponent Warren at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Don’t forget to wear your GOLD đź’›đź’› to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. 
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 13-17: 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
Sept. 20: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing

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