Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

Wellness Week Gives Sleep Strategies Today; Continues Tomorrow With Fun Facts About Nutrition!

Wellness Week is here! Peer Helpers will host a week’s worth of fun activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is Successful Sleep Strategies with quilt-making ūüß∂ and a candy giveaway ūüćę! 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 Thursday’s Focus And Activity: NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition! ūüćéūüćáūü•¶ūü•ēTo 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.
Nine Students Honored With A Place On Permanent Art Tour

Some of Stevenson’s top works of art from last school year are…”On The Go.”

The Fine Arts Division has announced that nine artists and their work have been selected as part of Stevenson’s 2022 Permanent Art Tour. The idea behind the long-running Tour is to share the very best of Stevenson’s artists each year in a collection that not only travels through the community but then is eventually showcased permanently throughout various locations on campus. 

Artwork from the 2022 Tour is currently at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, will eventually move to the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center in January and then on to the Buffalo Grove Art Center in March. The current “On The Go” phase lasts for one year and is part of a three-part cycle, which also includes “On Display” and “Here To Stay.” 

The students who earned this distinction for 2022 are: Melisa Z DemirMaya FergusArman GrigoryanMilo JablonskiNadia LotfiChristine SeoNicole Rose VestidasLada Volkov, and Nancy Zhang. 

ÔĽŅThe 2022 Permanent Art Tour artwork can be found here while the entire collection, assembled yearly and dating back to 2019, can be found here. ÔĽŅ

One 2022 Tour artist, Maya Fergus, explained her piece, named Success (and made with hot glue, Photoshop, Procreate, wire, paper and board), by saying that it explored her fear of not being as successful as the people around her: ‚ÄúAs I am about to go to college, I finally feel like a bloomed flower,” Fergus said.

For all of the 2022 artist statements, please click here.
Homecoming Week Is In 14 Days: Get Your Dance Tickets Now!

Believe it or not, Homecoming 2022 is right around the corner! Spirit Week starts on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Friday, Sept. 30. A Disco-themed Dance caps the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Fieldhouse.

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance went live last week and can be purchased online until Sept. 30 at $25 each. Tickets purchased on the day of the Dance are $40 each. No cash will be accepted when buying tickets at the door, but tickets can be purchased online until the Dance begins. Students must bring their IDs to check in at the Dance.

Doors open for the Dance at 7:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Note that this is a lock-in event. Students will not be allowed to leave until the Dance ends at 10:30 p.m. 

Non-Stevenson students can attend the Dance as a guest of a Stevenson Student. One guest per student maximum. To bring a guest from another school, please fill out this form.
Late Arrival Day Tomorrow! What Will You Do With An Extra 2 Hours?

Don’t Forget: Tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day at Stevenson, which means that first period starts two hours later than usual, at 10:30 a.m.

In order for the Tutors to be able to engage in professional development during the Late Arrival, the ILC/ELC will be closed until 9:45 a.m.

Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 9:45 a.m. until the end of the day. The hours are provided on the Tutoring Page of the Stevenson website. Students can sign-up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas Pages.
Calling All Bikers: Mountain Bike Club Meeting Tomorrow Morning

It’s a late arrival day tomorrow…so spend your early morning with the Stevenson Mountain Bike Club.

Before classes get underway tomorrow, the club will be meeting at 10 a.m. in Room 2700 to discuss the possible venues to visit and to plan out a schedule.

No experience is needed to join the Mountain Bike Club and rental bikes are available if you do not have your own mountain bike.

E-mail jjohannsen@d125.org with questions.
Yum! Bake Sale Is Today!

Hey Patriots! The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a bake sale today, 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. 
Thinking About Nursing? Check Out Future Nurses Of America!

If nursing might be in your future, think about attending¬†tomorrow’s¬†Future Nurses of America Club¬†meeting, the club’s first meeting of new school year. The meeting will start at 3:45 p.m. in Room 6105.

Future Nurses of America is a club for students of all grades that share an interest in a career in nursing or want to learn more about the nursing profession. This club is facilitated by some of Stevenson’s nurses who can serve as mentors for students at the beginning of a nursing journey. FNA will also provide opportunities to learn and practice nursing skills, learn about the different fields of nursing and also organize shadowing experiences.
Club Israel Boasts A Variety Of Fun Activities At Its Weekly Meetings!

Just a reminder: Club Israel meets every Thursday after school in Room 2430 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for games, food and fun.

Last week, the club made slime and in two weeks, braiding challah will be the main activity!
Patriots…Get Ready For Pokemon!! IGC Hosting Event Tomorrow

It’s Pokemon for Patriots! The¬†Interactive Gamers Club¬†will be hosting a FREE Pokemon event after school¬†tomorrow¬†in Room 7116.¬†Players will receive 6 packs to build a deck and must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate. Energy will be provided, as will giveaway prizes!

Please contact Mr. Fedewa at RFedewa@d125.org with any questions!
It’s Golden: Girls Volleyball Stages “Gold Out” Fundraiser Today

The girls volleyball program is partnering with Cal’s Angels to raise money for and awareness of pediatric cancer at¬†today’s¬†home volleyball game against Warren. Fans are encouraged to wear gold ūüíõūüíõ in support of this initiative.
Friday’s Football Game Includes ‚ÄúTouchdowns for Troops‚ÄĚ EventStudents Helping Soldiers¬†will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our ‚ÄúTouchdowns For Troops‚ÄĚ 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 tomorrow 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 ResultsBoys Soccer: With 6-minutes left in a scoreless game against visiting Warren, the Patriots finally scored and went on to get a 1-0 victory. Rohan Gopalam tracked a ball just outside the box following a scuffle and took a shot, which was blocked and fell to Filip Janda (pictured right), whose deflected shot found the back of the net. Stevenson improved to 9-0-1 on the season. The first half was a defensive struggle. Warren came out of the halftime break with an aggressive attack, but the backline of Steven Nyc, Alex Huelsman and Owen Zakrzewki held its ground and defended well against several Warren attempts. Next up for the Patriots is a trip to conference rival Mundelein tomorrow. Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis:¬†Stevenson moved to 4-0 on the season with a dominating 8-0 win over host Mundelein.¬†All three singles players,¬†Sarah Wang,¬†Sophia Shlyakhta¬†and¬†Emma Blass¬†dominated their matches 6-0, 6-0.¬†And every doubles team,¬†Sonia Mehta¬†and¬†Ainika Hou,¬†Abby Ma¬†and¬†Anna Sukivic,¬†Kate Herlihy¬†and¬†Ashley Adkisson,¬†Kriti Mohan¬†and¬†Sona Surya¬†and¬†Molly Hayden¬†and¬†Ariana Topalian,¬†controlled their matches as well, winning all of them 6-0, 6-1. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.Boys Cross Country:¬†The boys, 2-1 on the season, hosted Libertyville in a conference matchup at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and won the meet, 22-33. Five Stevenson runners placed in the Top 10, with¬†Dylan Zimmerman¬†taking the No. 1 spot with a time of 16:15.91.¬†Gurshaan Sohi¬†came in third with a time of 16:57.93. Rounding out Stevenson’s Top 10 runners were¬†Abhi Choudhary¬†(17:19.69),¬†Richard Kelin¬†(17:22.14)¬†and¬†Andrew Brandt¬†(17:28.52), placing fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Next up for the Patriots is the Palatine Invite at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.

Girls Cross Country: Like the boys, the girls, 2-1 on the season, also hosted Libertyville in a conference matchup at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and six Stevenson runners placed in the Top-10. However, the Patriots were edged out by 2 points, losing 27-29. Adeline Gobble was top of the pack, finishing first with a time of 19:29.48. Nanoko Seki and Stella Plendle placed fifth and sixth respectively with times of 19:50.78 and 20:03.11. Rounding out the Top 10 were Isabell Edgcomb (20:49.71), Sophia Pan (20:50.18) and Anna Edgcomb (20:56.18). Next up for Stevenson is the Libertyville Invite at Adler Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 14-17: 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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