Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

Welcome To A Jam-Packed Homecoming Week!

Happy Homecoming Week, Patriots and welcome to a jam-packed week of Homecoming activities that will lead into Friday’s Homecoming Soccer and Football Games and the grand finale, Saturday’s Homecoming Dance.

Hopefully, you’re comfy in your PJs as part of today’s Spirit Week theme of ūüßł Comfy/PJ Day! And don’t forget: The Sophomore Class Board is hosting KARAOKE in the Glass Commons during all lunch periods.

Here is the rest of the Spirit Week Schedule:

  • Tomorrow ~ Disco Day:¬†Dress up with your take on¬†the Disco Era of the 70s. 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 an attempt to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.

Other Fun Homecoming Activities This Week: 

  • Tomorrow ~ 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 Soccer Game ~ No. 5-ranked Patriots vs. Waukegan, 4:45 p.m., Stadium
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Football Game ~ Patriots vs. Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Stadium, Theme is NEON!
  • Saturday ~¬†Homecoming Dance, 7:30 p.m., Fieldhouse;¬†Tickets¬†purchased through Friday are $25. Day of the dance tickets are $40.

Check Out Scenes From Fall Play “Clue!”

The Fall Play “Clue: High School Edition” wrapped up over the weekend with four sold-out shows, entertaining audiences with a captivating murder mystery in the quaint surroundings of the Black Box Theater.

Check out our full “Clue” photo gallery!

Bands Heat Up! Ready For Inspiring Fall Band Concert

The unique theme of this year’s Fall Band Concert ~ light, warmth and triumph ~ is sure to inspire.

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, and Symphonic Bands have already tackled some challenging repertoire for the year and are working with great enthusiasm and energy in preparations for tomorrow’s show, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

This is not a ticketed event, and it can also be viewed on Vimeo.

‚úÖ Wednesday~PPA Bake Sale/Volunteers And Donations Needed: There is a Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale tomorrow. The PPA could use a few volunteers to help at the sale. Here is the signup link. The PPA is also accepting monetary donations again, if families don’t have time to shop. Online donations can be made here. Thanks so much Stevenson Parents!!!!

✅ Thursday ~CCC College Financial Aid Night For Juniors And Seniors: The College Career Center will be hosting its annual Financial Aid Night Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Details about applying for college financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families with a Senior typically complete their FAFSA form in October. This event will be recorded and the slides and recording will be available on the College Career Center website within a week of the event. NOTE: Families requiring interpretation services are asked to e-mail the College Career Center or contact the CCC at (847) 415-4517. This presentation will not be a live-interpreted event, but the presentation will be translated after the night and shared with families that request interpretation within two weeks of the event.

‚úÖ Thursday ~ Deadline ForFirst Generation Admission Night Interpreter: Save The Date on Thursday, Oct. 6! Stevenson will host its annual college night for students (and their families) who are the first in their family to navigate the undergraduate admissions process in the United States. The First Generation to United States Undergraduate Admission Night will be held virtually starting at 6:30 p.m., and the links to the sessions will be posted to the First-Generation Families Page of the Stevenson website on Thursday. Families from all backgrounds and grade levels are welcome. The night is tailored for students who are the first in their family to attend a four-year college, or students whose parents have not been educated at the undergraduate level in the United States. NOTE: If an interpreter is necessary please contact Stevenson by THURSDAY by calling Ms. Donna Wallach at (847) 415-4517 or e-mailing at dwallach@d125.org.

‚úÖ Friday ~ Deadline For 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. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.‚úÖ 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.

‚úÖ 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.

✅ FAN Today: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
This Family Action Network virtual event begins at 7 p.m. The ‚ÄúNo Club‚ÄĚ started when four professional women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together over $10 bottles of wine to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, they still trailed behind their male colleagues. And so, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them away from the work that mattered most to their careers. This book reveals how their groundbreaking research uncovered that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with ‚Äúnon-promotable work,‚ÄĚ a tremendous problem we can ‚ÄĒ and must ‚ÄĒ solve.

✅ FAN Thursday: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
This Family Action Network virtual event begins at 7 p.m. Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences. Parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, MS, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written an actionable guide for parents who want to help their exhausted teens.

On A Roll: Disco Roller Skating Rink Highlights Tomorrow’s Lunch!

One of the most unique¬†Homecoming Week¬†lunchtime activities this week will take place¬†tomorrow¬†as the¬†Junior Class Board, co-sponsored by the¬†Patriot Parents¬†Association’s¬†new “Committee of Fun,” hosts a¬†DISCO ROLLER RINK.

Get some skates on during all the lunch periods and roll and roll at the Pool Patio by the Glass Commons (rain location is the Glass Commons). 

Want To Play Intramural Soccer? Come Out To The Informational Event At The PWC Today!

As a way to gauge interest in intramural soccer, an informational event will be held TODAY 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!

Indian Student Association Meeting Tomorrow After School

Don’t forget that the¬†Indian Student Association¬†will meet at 3:35 p.m.¬†tomorrow¬†in Room 1916.

Club members explore Indian culture and identity through activities such as a Cricket tournament, Diwali, Holi and more. ISA hosts events in which Indian students and non-Indian students can come together to celebrate the rich heritage of India.

Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)

The autumn winds are here…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.

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer:¬†Stevenson moved to 11-0-2 on the season with a 1-0 win over Hersey. The Patriots seized control from the start and had numerous chances to take the lead but the game remained scoreless at the half. Stevenson again was in command in the second half and finally found the back of the next when¬†Jack Bacher¬†scored the game-winner. Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Patriots will be honoring their Seniors for their hard work and dedication. Additionally, Stevenson alum, former soccer player and 2019 “Voice” contestant and singer/songwriter¬†Lauren Hall¬†(pictured right) will be performing the National Anthem.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Stevenson won the Lake County Invite held at Lake Forest High School with a score of 376. It all started with diver Lada Volkov who earned the diving title with a score of 432.80. Stevenson swimmers dominated in the pool: Shay Donovan took first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.59, Hana Wienckowski earned first place with a time of 52:63 in the 100-yard freestyle. Jennifer Chen got first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.72 and Nelli Sandor had a time of 1:07.07 in the 100-yard breaststroke. In the relays, Stevenson (Wienckowski, Abby Collins, Stephanie Kirova and Linnea Florin)placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay and again in the 400-yard freestyle relay (Wienckowski, Florin, Chen and Collins). Next up for the Patriots is a dual meet against Mundelein at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Girls Tennis:¬†The Patriots (6-0) traveled back to Prospect to compete in the 16-team Fall Classic, winning the team championship with a score of 69 points.¬†Sarah Wang¬†(pictured below right in white skirt) won the No. 1 singles title, beating New Trier’s No. 1¬†player, 6-3, 6-2. No. 2 singles player¬†Sophia Shlyahkta¬†earned fourth place and No. 3 singles player¬†Emma Blass¬†got second place. In doubles, the No. 1 team of¬†Ainika Hou¬†and¬†Sophia Mehta¬†took first place, the No. 2 doubles team of¬†Abby Ma¬†and¬†Ana Sukovic¬†got second place, the No. 3 doubles team of¬†Kate Herlihy¬†and¬†Ashley Adkisson¬†finished in first place and the No. 4 doubles team of¬†Kriti Mohan¬†and¬†Sona Surya¬†got second place. Next up for Stevenson is Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tonight at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.¬†¬†

Football: The Patriots improved to 2-3 on the season by dominating host Mundelein in a 35-6 win. Stevenson scored first on a 22-yard run from Logan Rios and then the Patriots extended the score, going up 21-0 on a pass to Jake Federman. Stevenson had a total of 294 yards, 194 rushing, 100 passing. Next up for Stevenson is Lake Forest in the Homecoming game at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium.

Boys Golf: Stevenson, 4-2 on the season, finished seventh in the competitive Lake Forest Invite with a score of 316. The Patriots were led by Andrew Ryan with a score of 76, followed by Jun Park with a 78, Bobby Yun a 79 and Richard Wang with an 82. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Fremd Regional on Wednesday at Hilldale Golf Club starting at 9 a.m.

Girls Cross Country:¬†Stevenson (2-1) traveled to Palatine, raced some of the toughest competition in the state, including nationally ranked teams, and finished four places higher than in 2021.¬†Adeline Gobble¬†(pictured left) led the way with a 19:14 followed by¬†Stella Plendl¬†(20:04),¬†Olivia Ruiz¬†(20:32),¬†Isabel Edgcomb¬†(20:39) and¬†Anna Edgcomb¬†(20:54). Earning personal records at this race were: Gobble, Ruiz,¬†Minnie Shao, Edgcomb,¬†Sophia Taguirov,¬†Katie Pack¬†and¬†Kailey Miller. Next up for the Patriots¬†is a triangular meet against Warren and Zion-Benton on Tuesday at Warren’s O‚ÄôPlaine Campus starting at 5:15 p.m.

Boys Cross Country:¬†Stevenson traveled to Palatine and raced some of the toughest competition in the state, including nationally-ranked teams.¬†Dylan Zimmerman¬†had a time of 16:02.99.¬†Gurshaan Sohi¬†was not far behind with a time of 16:32.39, followed by¬†Abhi Choudhary¬†with a time of 16:43.29,¬†Richard Klein¬†finished with a 16:52.70 and¬†Andrew Brandt¬†with a 17:08.96. Next up for the Patriots (2-1 on the season) is a triangular meet against Warren and Zion-Benton today at Warren’s O‚ÄôPlaine Campus, starting at 4:45 p.m.

After Pandemic Break, Teens At West Side High School Are Warriors For Peace Again
Based on principles inspired by Martin Luther King, the effort at North Lawndale College Prep trains students to resist and prevent violence.

Stanford Law School Tries Out Income-Share Financing
A small pilot program will pay up to $170,000 toward a student’s tuition in exchange for 10 percent of their salary post-graduation.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

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
Oct. 1:Homecoming Dance
Oct. 3: Activity Period ~ Junior Guidance

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