Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

Homecoming Week Caps With Color/Spirit Wars Day…And Multiple Events, Starting With A Pep Assembly!

Homecoming Week is coming to a close, Patriots! But not so fast…it’s game on today! It’s Color/Spirit Wars Day and we hope you are decked out in your class colors!!

Seniors: GREEN, Juniors: GOLD, Sophomores: BLUE and Freshmen: RED.Other Fun Homecoming Activities Today And Tomorrow: 

  • Today ~ 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!
  • Today ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium

It’s An Instagram Homecoming Take-Over: Brianna Shack!!

The Communications Department is excited to turn over the main Stevenson Instagram account today and tomorrow to senior Brianna Shack (pictured right with Pat Riot), who will be providing a colorful take on all of the fun Homecoming events over the weekend, starting with today’s Pep Assembly.

Shack, a four-year member of Student Council and a second-year officer currently in the role of Public Relations Officer, will also be posting from tonight’s football game as well as tomorrow night’s Homecoming Dance. 

“Within Student Council, my job is to be the external form of communication to help promote school spirit and unity,” Shack said.

Shack certainly will be trying to promote school spirit and unity this weekend on Instagram, so make sure you help her out! Find her, say hi…and you might make her posts!

Thank you, Brianna!!

Politics In The Real World: Students Run Simulations At Forum

Members of Stevenson’s Political Action Club got a taste of politics in the real world recently when they participated in the annual Buffalo Grove Civics Forum.

The event, recapped in the Daily Herald, brought together students from both Stevenson and Buffalo Grove High School in an effort to explain the functions of municipal government while also creating a simulation in which some students could portray trustees voting to approve a project requested by other students portraying village staffers.

The Stevenson students who participated were: seniors Rebecca StoneMichelle YoungCaitlyn Liu and Vedant Rupwal as well as freshmen Arya Pore and Pranathi Boggavarapu.

Heads Up!! Juniors Meet With Their Counselors During Monday’s Activity Period; Seniors Go To Sportscenter For Group Photo

There is an Activity Period on Monday and ALL Juniors will meet with their counselors, even if they have a club meeting. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE. Meanwhile, ALL Seniors will report to the Sportscenter for the Senior Class Group Photo, even if they have a club meeting. Seniors will also learn about Caps and Gowns for Graduation. 

The only clubs meeting during the Activity Period are:

  • Sophomore Class Board ~ Wrestling Room
  • Patriot Pride ~ Student Activities Office
  • Student Congress ~ West Faculty Dining Room

All other students will remain in their second-period classes for the Activity Period, which starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

✅ Freshman To-Do List: Schedule Your SCoPE Meeting Now!

Every year, freshmen at Stevenson get an opportunity to meet with their counselor for a Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE) meeting to have a meaningful discussion about the high school experience.

From now to Oct. 21, freshmen may schedule these SCoPE meetings. To schedule a meeting, students should click the scheduling link in the e-mail they received from their counselor. If assistance is needed with translations, click here or e-mail your counselor.

College Fairs With Hundreds Of Reps On Tap For Chicago And Milwaukee This Weekend

Ready to get serious about the college hunt?

Then head to either Chicago or Milwaukee this weekend to attend NACAC, a National College Fair where you can meet face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of colleges.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., NACAC will be at McCormick Place ~ North Hall in Chicago. On Sunday from 12 Noon to 3 p.m., NACAC will be at Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

Students will learn about programs and find their best college fit as they get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more.

For information about Saturday’s event in Chicago, click here. For information about Sunday’s event in Milwaukee, click here.

Need College Scholarship Money? Check Out The Golden Door!

The Golden Door Scholarship for DACA, TPS, and undocumented students is now open.

Scholarship benefits include four-year tuition and room and board coverage to partner colleges including: Case Western, Duke, Emory, Oberlin, Tufts and more.

Strong preference will be given to those who are interested in pursuing one of the following career paths: software engineering, nursing, analytics, business, and digital marketing. Popular majors that align with these career paths include math, statistics, computer science, data science and nursing.

Applications are due October 23, 2022.

Learn How To Write Fancy: Join Calligraphy Club!

Want to learn or practice calligraphy? Calligraphy Club meets on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1624. All are welcome and no experience is required. There are also no attendance requirements. Just come whenever you can and destress!

Check Out The Fall Colors With IM Mountain Biking!

Intramural Mountain Biking will be taking a trip to Silver Lake on Saturday, Oct. 8. The ride runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there is a $10 fee.

Interested riders must register by Wednesday, Oct. 5. Questions: Mr. Johannsen (

What To Wear To Tonight’s Homecoming Sports Events: Neon!

It’ll be bright, so put on your shades. It’s a “Neon-Out” for the Homecoming soccer and football games. For both the Homecoming soccer and football games tonight, fans should come decked out in their NEON. The soccer game against Waukegan is first, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Stadium. The football game against Lake Forest will start at 7 p.m. Fans can purchase their tickets from GoFAN.  

Freshmen will receive free admission when they show their IDs at the gate.

Save The Date: Fall Sports Awards is November 14; Nominate Athletes And Teams For An ESPPA!

The staff of the Athletic Department is already preparing for its Fall Sports Awards Night, held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Sportscenter for all fall athletes and their parents, and they could use your help.

Nominate a Fall Athlete or Team for an ESPPA, the Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 31 and incomplete nominations will not be considered. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents, and faculty/staff/coaches.

Comfortable With A Mic? Emcee The Fall Sports Awards!

The Athletic Department is looking for a student emcee for the Fall Sports Awards on Monday, Nov. 14. The emcee will introduce presenters and award recipients.

If you are interested in auditioning for this role, please contact Athletic Director, Trish Betthauser ( by Oct. 12. Auditions will take place during the week of Oct. 17.

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: It’s on to the Sectionals for the Patriots, who won the Deerfield Regional with a team score of 308. Allie SantosChelsea She and Rylie Pryor all tallied a 76, while Allyson Duan scored an 80 and Megan Lee and Sophia Joeng both shot an 81. Sectional playoffs are on Monday beginning at 9 a.m. at Pinecrest Golf Course in Huntley. 

Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson (7-1) hosted Kenosha Lightning in a non-conference matchup and won, 7-5. The Patriots started off the first period down 3-0, but came back in the second period to score 4 unanswered goals. Dylan Jette scored 2 goals, assisted by Tristan CarideiEthan O’Gradney and Connor PonticelliJimmy Brown scored 1 goal in the second period, assisted by O’Gradney. Caridei also scored 1 goal in the second, assisted by Jette and Will Harlow. In the third period, Stevenson sealed the deal with 3 more goals. The first goal was scored by Davis Jegers, assisted by Spencer HarmanAndrew Lermer put another puck in the back of the net off of an assist by Brown. With four minutes left in the game, Caridei scored the final goal assisted by O’Gradney and Lermer. Next up for the Patriots is Barrington at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday at Twin Rinks.

Girls Swimming/Diving: Stevenson (5-0) had a dual meet against Mundelein and won convincingly, 142-44. The Patriots took first through third place in the 200 yard medley relay. Jennifer Chen placed first, followed by Milena Busma and Nelli SandorKarina Cantero placed first in the 50 yard free with a time of 25.00 and diver Lada Volkov won the 1-meter diving competition with a score of 240.40. Stevenson also placed first through third in the 100 yard fly. In the 100 yard free, Abby Collins led the way with a time of 53.01. The Patriots also placed first through third in the 100 yard backstroke and the 100 yard breaststroke. The Patriots rounded out the meet with wins in the 200 yard and the 400 yard relays. Next up for the Patriots is the Conant Invite for the swimmers and the Hinsdale Central Invite for the divers on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. 

Girls Tennis: The Patriots (9-0) traveled to Hinsdale Central and won, 6-3. No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang led the way with a 7-6, 6-3 victory, using a multitude of different shots. No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyahkta won her match as well with a tight second set, but prevailing over her opponent, 6-4, 7-6. No. 3 singles player Kriti Mohan won her match convincingly, 6-0, 6-1 while Maggie Kuang faced a tough opponent in the fourth singles spot and lost, 2-6, 1-6. The No. 1 doubles team of Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou suffered a loss, 3-6, 0-6, while the No. 2 doubles team of Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic won its match 6-3, 6-1 with solid play. The No. 3 doubles team of Kate Herlihy and Ashley Adkisson lost its match in a hard fought battle, 6-1, 6-7, 8-10. The No. 4 doubles team of Sona Surya and Emma Blass won its match 6-1, 3-6, 10-4 with the No. 5 doubles team of Ariana Topalian and Molly Hayden rounding out the Stevenson victories with a 6-1, 6-3 win. Next up for the Patriots is a home match against New Trier at 4:45 p.m. on Monday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots (3-6-1) traveled to Lake Forest Academy and won, 2-0. Aditi Boddu scored the first goal followed by Pravika Srivastava. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 3 saves on the night. Next up for Stevenson is Antioch at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Stadium.

The Price Kids Pay: Ticketed At School
Thousands of Illinois students a year are receiving tickets at school for conduct that violates local laws, an investigation by the “Chicago Tribune” and “ProPublica” has found. The tickets often involve behavior as minor as littering, vaping, using offensive words or gestures, or getting into a hallway scuffle.

State Leaders Are Turning To Students To Shape Education Policy
More than 33 states now have some level of student engagement, with more than 400 students serving on state boards or state education agencies, according to an analysis from the National Association of State Boards of Education. That’s up from 25 states five years ago. Of the 33 states with some student involvement, two dozen have students who serve on state boards.

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

Sept. 30: Last Day Of Homecoming Week
Sept. 30: PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30: PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30: Homecoming Soccer Game
Sept. 30: Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1: Homecoming Dance
Oct. 3: Activity Period ~ Junior Guidance
Oct. 5: Non-Attendance Day
Oct. 6: CCC First-Generation Night
Oct. 6: Band Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Oct. 7: NHS Fall Blood Drive


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