Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

StreetFest Makes For A Special Saturday At Stevenson 

Capping off last week’s Wellness Week, the National Honor Society on Saturday hosted StreetFest, where approximately 1,000 students and community members came to campus and enjoyed fireworks, live student performances, inflatables, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all promote and support wellness!All of the more than $13,000 in proceeds from StreetFest are going to local wellness-based agencies Shelter Inc. and Family Focus

To view a full gallery of photos from StreetFest, please click here.

To watch a VIDEO of Principal Troy Gobble get dunked by a Stevenson “celebrity,” please click here. 

Stevenson Inducts Five Former Standouts Into Athletic Hall Of Fame

Stevenson’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction for the Class of 2022 was on Saturday morning and the Athletic Department honored the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of its five inductees has brought to the Stevenson community.

This year’s five honorees were: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former 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.

✅ Tuesday: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Dr. Weinstein and Dr. James, whose work has been covered in “Time,” “The Boston Globe,” “The Washington Post,” and “The Atlantic,” warn against a single-minded focus by adults on screen time. 

✅ Thursday: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
In his revolutionary new book, “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture,” renowned physician Gabor Maté, MD eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. This is a Family Action Network in-person event at New Trier High School at its Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield). Stevenson is an event sponsor of this event.

✅ Fall Biliteracy Exam Registration: Stevenson offers Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved world language exams. The Fall 2022-2023 Biliteracy exam is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. Seating is limited. The deadline to register is by Noon on Friday, Sept. 30. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

✅ Attendance Reporting: If your student needs to miss school for any reason please call the Attendance Office at 847-415-4000 and Press 2. Please report all absences including late arrival, partial day presence and leaving early. Students need to visit an attendance office (East Room 5024, West Room 2416) any time their attendance is disrupted. Students must sign in/out and receive a pass when arriving or leaving. FULL DAY absences may be reported online via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Absence Request. PARTIAL Day absences must be called in as noted above.✅ Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior: Show your Senior some love in the 2023 Yearbook. Buy a Senior Recognition Ad. The closing date is March 3, 2023 but it’s always a good idea to get your ad in early.

Don’t Debate It: Just Head To Noodles To Support The Debate Team!

Stevenson’s Debate team will be hosting a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Noodles & Company (900 Milwaukee Ave.) in Lincolnshire. 

Stevenson’s Debate team, which will benefit directly from 25 percent of qualifying sales from the Noodles Fundraiser, competes on the local and national circuit for Congressional Debate and Public Forum Debate.

Yoga Classes Now Being Offered At PWC On Wednesdays

The sample yoga class during Wellness Week went so well that the Patriot Wellness Center will now be offering two separate Yoga classes in the cardio fitness room of the PWC every Wednesday, starting this Wednesday.

Yoga One will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is great for training mobility, flexibility, and de-stressing with restorative exercise. Yoga Sculpt will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience. Participants will train mobility, and flexibility, and build strength while improving endurance.

Want To Play Intramural Soccer? Come Out To Event At PWC Tomorrow!

As a way to gauge interest in intramural soccer, an informational event will be held tomorrow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Patriot Wellness Center Turf Field.

It is not necessary to sign up and there are no fees. Interested students just need to bring their IDs. Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling On All Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship Club Meets Tomorrow

Want to learn about what it takes to start your own profitable business? The Entrepreneurship Club helps students turn their business ideas (from products to services to reselling a business) into a reality through guidance and encouragement.

The club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 6108.

Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson Events

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. 

Athletic Results

Girls Tennis: It was a big Saturday for the Patriots as they dominated at the Prospect Invitational. The team played a total of 21 matches on Saturday ~  three matches per court, three singles and four doubles. Stevenson won them all. Everyone received first place medals and the Patriots won as a team. The lineup was as follows: in the No.1 singles spot was Sarah Wang, No. 2 singles Sophia Shlyakhta and No. 3 singles Emma Blass. The No. 1 doubles team was Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou, the No. 2 doubles team was Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic, the No. 3 doubles team was Ashley Adkisson and Kriti Mohan, and the No. 4 doubles team was Maggie Kuong and Sona Surya.

Girls Golf: The Patriots took on Libertyville this weekend and won convincingly, 147-191. Ally Duan led the field, shooting a low score of 34, while Allie Santos shot a 35. Chelsea She helped Stevenson dominate the course with a 38. Sophie Joeng and Riya Vijayasanker both shot a 40 and rounding out the scores for Stevenson was Megan Lee with a 44. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championships today at Thunderhawk Golf Club.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots, now 2-4-1 on the season, hosted Glenbard West and lost 4-0. Junior Lilly Morrow had a great game with 17 saves. Next up for Stevenson is a game at 6:15 p.m. tonight in the Stadium against Naperville North.

Football: Stevenson, now 1-3 on the season, hosted undefeated Warren and lost 36-16. Wide receiver Ben Snider had a high of 160 receiving yards on the night, while Michael Maloney had 86 yards rushing. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (14-7) traveled to Arlington Heights to take on Hersey in a non-conference match and lost in three well-contested games, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14. Juniors Mija Jegers and Brynn Smith led the way in kills with 10 and 9 respectively. Ava Wysocki had 6 kills. Setter Abby Minin had 26 assists and 3 aces on the night. Leading the way in digs was defensive specialist Alice Birtig with 8. Next up for the Patriots is Palatine tonight in the sports center beginning at 6 p.m.

Boys Golf: On Saturday the Patriots finished sixth at the 21-team Wheeling Invitational with a score of 305. The Patriots were led by senior Jun Park with a 74, juniors Richard Wang and Bobby Yun each with a 75 and junior Abhay Agarwal with an 81. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championships at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Veterans Memorial Golf Course. 

Northwestern Professor Takes On ‘Forever Chemicals,’ And He Just Might Win
William Dichtel’s research with colleague Brittany Trang found that heating a combination of a widely used solvent and lye can destroy many types of common cancer-causing PFAS found in Teflon pans and many other products.

CLC Grant Helping To Grow Ranks Of Future Early Education Teachers
A grant of just under $1 million awarded to the College of Lake County is helping students in early childhood programs continue their education. The state-funded financial assistance is going to students already working in the sector, with a goal to strengthen the early childhood workforce.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Sept. 19: Debate Team Noodles & Company
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
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day

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