Get Ready, Patriots! Homecoming Week Packed With Fun Activities!
When you return to campus on Tuesday after Monday’s day off, it will be full-speed ahead with a jam-packed week of Homecoming activities that will lead into the Homecoming Football Game and the grand finale, the Homecoming Dance.
Here is the Spirit Week Schedule:
- Tuesday ~ Comfy/PJ Day: Come to school in your pajamas or any other comfortable outfit.
- Wednesday ~ Disco Day: Dress up with your take on the Disco Era of the 70’s. You can wear colors of silver and gold, tie-dye shirts, flare pants, funky glasses, and more!
- Thursday ~ Holiday Day: Dress up in any holiday-themed outfit. This could be your favorite holiday, or a holiday that means something to you or your culture.
- Friday ~ Color/Spirit Wars Day: Each class dresses up in their designated class color in attempts to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.
Other Fun Homecoming Activities Next Week:
- Tuesday ~ The Sophomore Class Board is hosting KARAOKE in the Glass Commons during all lunch periods
- Wednesday ~ The Junior Class Board, co-sponsored by the Patriot Parent Association’s new “Committee of Fun,” is hosting a Disco Roller Rink during all lunch periods on the Pool Deck Patio located near the Glass Commons. (Moved into the Glass Commons in the event of rain.)
- Friday ~ TREAT DAY! During all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. As a way to celebrate Homecoming, the PPA will have free ice cream treats for everyone: bomb pops and ice cream sandwiches!
- Friday ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium
- Friday ~ Homecoming Football Game vs. Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Stadium
- Saturday ~ Homecoming Dance, 7:30 p.m., Fieldhouse; Tickets purchased through next Friday (Sept. 30) are $25. Tickets purchased the day of the dance are $40.
Stevenson Foundation Is Bringing Award-Winning Nashville Songwriters to Austin’s for Private Acoustic Performance
Calling all Stevenson parents and adults: Are you in the mood for a taste of Music City? Table sales are now OPEN for the first-ever Nashville Unplugged event! This unique, in-the-round performance, presented by the Stevenson Foundation and generously sponsored by Wight & Company, brings four award-winning songwriters to The Impact Fuel Room at Austin’s in Libertyville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Guests who are 21 and over will enjoy an extraordinary night of chart-topping country and rock music and hear the unique stories behind tracks like Aerosmith’s “Jaded”, “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean, Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You”, “You Broke Up With Me” by Walker Hayes, “Undo It” by Carrie Underwood, and more.
Tables for four are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to sell out quickly. Premier low-boy tables are $1,000 each (rows 1-2) and standard high-boy tables are $600 each (rows 3-6). The evening includes heavy appetizers and an open bar. To learn more about this year’s artists or to purchase your table, click here.
Event proceeds benefit vital Foundation programs such as Stevenson to College (S2C) and One Family. Grab some friends and join us for an incredible night of music in support of students and families in our community!
Limited sponsorship opportunities with VIP seating and benefits are still available. For more information, please contact Linda Knapp at LKnapp@D125.org or (847) 415-4147.
Stevenson Community Generously Gives Care Package Items At “Touchdowns For Troops” Event
There were all kinds of snacks, games and hygiene items donated by Stevenson football fans during last week’s “Touchdown For Troops” event while the football team hosted Warren.
Students from Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) collected enough items to fill about 10 care packages to be sent to troops overseas for Halloween care packages. The club will be taking in more items over the next couple of weeks prior to sending out the packages.
NOTE: If students would like to drop off care package items, there are collection bins at the Point and Sportscenter entrances. Also, if people have an address of a service member serving overseas they can send that address to S*H*S sponsor Dean Moran (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a package will be sent to that service member.
Mechanics Grove School Gets A Visit From Stevenson Students
What a thrill for the little kids…they got a visit from the “big kids!”
Students in Jori Greenhill’s Advanced Conversation and Culture course spent the day on Wednesday in the third, fourth and fifth grade dual-language classrooms of Mechanics Grove School in Mundelein.
They used their skills to assist teachers with activities, practice reading and writing and become mentors for younger students in the community.
The ACC students say that they can’t wait to return to Mechanics Grove in November!
Monday, Monday: It’s A Non-Attendance Day!!
Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that Monday is a Non-Attendance Day!
Have a great day off…and see you back on campus on Tuesday morning for the start of Homecoming Week!
PWC 411: Patriot Wellness Center Hours On Non-Attendance Days
Monday is a Non-Attendance Day for students at Stevenson, and the Patriot Wellness Center will be open and operating under adjusted hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Want A Re-Do On Your Yearbook Photo? Start Planning Your Outfit!
If you would like to re-take your yearbook photo, Stevenson is offering a “Yearbook Only Re-Take Day” on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21.
The location will be in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) and it will be open each day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ready For A Road Trip? Follow Football To Mundelein Tonight!
Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that the football team is back in action at 7 p.m. tonight for a North Suburban Conference battle at Mundelein. Tickets, which are $6 for general admission and $3 for children (ages 3-10) and Seniors, can be purchased online through GoFan.
Stevenson is 1-3 on the season while Mundelein is 3-1 on the season.
Next week, the Patriots will host 1-3 Lake Forest for Homecoming.
Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)
The autumn winds will start to blow soon and the Sideline Store has the gear you need to stay warm and looking fresh.
Fleece, jackets, sweaters, and all of your fall favorites are available now. Choose from one of our exclusive designs to create your own signature look. Our premium quality materials and fabrics will ensure that you’re ready for game time.
Visit your Patriots Sideline Store today and start shopping.
Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs
Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65.
Proceeds go to the sports teams.
The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.
Girls Swimming and Diving: Stevenson moved to 4-0 on the season with a 122-17 victory over visiting Waukegan. The Patriots placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.23. In the 200-yard IM Kate Motl, Nelli Sandor and Aliah Levinson placed first through third respectively. Again in the 100-yard fly, Jennifer Chen, Valerie Kutonova and Delaney Umbleby placed first through third. Stephanie Kirova and Elise Regalado placed first and second in the 100-yard freestyle. The Patriots led the way again in the 500-yard freestyle, with Liza Kolbunova placing first, Aliah Levinson placing second, and Karina Cantero placing third. Lili Sandor placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.90 and Caroline Rutcosky placed second with a time of 1:06.47. Stevenson swept the field in the 100-yard breaststroke placing first through third as well. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Lake Forest High School tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased on GoFAN: GoFan Swim/Dive Meet vs. Lake Forest
Girls Tennis: The Patriots moved to 6-0 on the season with a dominating 6-0 win over visiting Waukegan. All matches were won by Stevenson with a score of 6-0, 6-0, including No. 1 singles player Maggie Kuang, No. 2 singles player Veronica Jia, No. 3 singles player Anna Spivak, the No 1 doubles team of Molly Hayden and Ariana Topalian, the No. 2 doubles team of Mariia Berezovchuk and Carolyn Ryan, the No. 3 doubles team of Joanne Gaastra and Alex Inman, the No. 4 doubles team of Santosha Pochiraju and Sasha Baer, and the No. 5 doubles team of Shaila Pochiraju and Penelope Lagen. Up next for the Patriots is the Prospect Invite tomorrow morning, starting at 8 a.m.
Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (16-7) traveled to Mundelein and got a 25-15, 25-20 sweep. Outside Mija Jegers had 7 kills, 4 digs and 3 aces, while fellow outside Brynn Smith had 3 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces and 2 block assists. Hitters Allison Katibnikov and Ava Wysocki combined for 8 kills. Middle Cayla Weisner had a team-high 5 aces, while middle Sasha Evenko had 1 kill, 1 assist and 3 block assists. Libero Teagon Ohlwein had a team-high 6 digs and setters Abby Minin had 11 assists while Rachel Shin had 7. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.Boys Soccer: Stevenson got its second tie of the season, ending in a 3-3 draw against Zion-Benton. The Patriots, now 10-0-2 on the season, scored the first goal in the 11th minute by Bryant Rouse following a scuffle in the box. Then in the 28th minute, Daniel Sokolovsky scored the second goal assisted by Nazar Mormul. Zion-Benton scored 3 goals in the second half and took the lead in the 76th minute. Stevenson scored an equalizer in the final minute of the game following a free kick. Sebastian Pop delivered an out-swinging ball into the box and Steven Nyc out-dueled the goalie in the air and found Rohan Gopalam whose flick found the back of the goal. Stevenson travels to Hersey for a 9 a.m. game tomorrow.
What Role Does Social Media Use Play In The Youth Mental Health Crisis?
Much attention has been paid to the potential role of social media in that crisis. But researchers who study the relationship say that the field is still in its infancy, and new methodologies and funding sources are needed to understand it and push us toward a healthier environment for kids online.
Florida Students Study Tom Brady’s Controversial Fitness Program
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Sept. 23-24:2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Sept. 30:PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30:PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30:Homecoming Football Game