Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

First Generation College Night Will Be Held Virtually Tonight

Stevenson will host tonight its annual college program 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 are posted to the First-Generation Families Page of the Stevenson website. 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.

National Honor Society Blood Drive Tomorrow To Honor Stevenson Junior Jake Kingan; Proceeds To Stevenson To College

Patriots, don’t forget to make an appointment to donate blood! Tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the National Honor Society will be hosting its Fall Blood Drive in the Wrestling Room in honor of junior student Jake Kingan. Proceeds from the Blood Drive will support Stevenson To College (S2C), a Stevenson Foundation program that empowers at-risk Stevenson students to attend college. Donors must be at least 17 years old and 110 pounds. 

Interested students can find more information and sign up here!

Clean Out Those Closets And Donate To S*H*S Coat/Hoodie Drive!

As you shift your closet from warm-weather mode to cold-weather mode, take a look and see if you have any extra winter coats or hoodies that you could part with to donate.

Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) is teaming up with Veterans of Forgein War (VFW) Post 2202 for a Winter Coat And Hoodie Drive that will run Monday, Oct. 10 through Oct. 14. The club will be collecting for homeless veterans and veteran families in need.

If you find some new or gently used items for kids through adults in your closet and want to donate to a very worthy cause, please drop off any items at the Patriot Wellness Center, The Point, and The Sportscenter entrances.

Nashville Unplugged Now at Wild Onion Brewery in Barrington

Big news, Patriot families! We’re thrilled to announce that Nashville Unplugged, generously sponsored by Wight & Company, will now be held at Wild Onion Brewery in Barrington! 

Nashville Unplugged brings four award-winning songwriters to Wild Onion on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. Guests (21+) will enjoy a pre-show cocktail on the patio before immersing themselves in an extraordinary night of chart-topping country and rock music and the unique stories behind every track. The venue change comes with an elevated food and beverage experience as well, including passed hors d’oeuvres, a slider station and premium open bar. 

There’s still time to get individual or group tickets. Click here to snag yours today!

Stevenson Students To Delight Children With Their Take On “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”

As part of its fall tradition, the Patriot Theatre Company will again stage a children’s play, this year performing “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland,” based on the 1865 English novel by Lewis Carroll. The play is geared for children but is sure to delight people of all ages!

Tickets for purchase went live this week for four shows in the Black Box Theatre:

  • Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

You remember the story of Alice, right?

When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she finds herself in Wonderland, where the curious and confounding residents are all a bit mad. To return home, Alice ventures through Wonderland, visiting the Mad HatterHumpty DumptyCheshire CatTweedleDee and TweedleDum, the White Rabbit, the court of the Queen of Hearts, and many more.

Alice is in a race with no winners, a tea party with no manners, and ~ her final challenge ~ a trial with no justice. In Wonderland, nonsense makes quite good sense!

Yoga Classes At PWC Moved To Tomorrow; PWC Closed Monday

Because of Wednesday’s Non-Attendance Day, the Patriot Wellness Center moved its Yoga programming, normally scheduled for Wednesdays, to Friday. The class will be a sample “Yoga Sculpt” class, held at 3:45 p.m. in place of the PWC’s normal Yoga classes.

Yoga Sculpt is a unique combination of power yoga and traditional strength training, designed to give you a full body workout. This high-intensity workout will leave you feeling stronger, refreshed, and uplifted. Yoga Sculpt class is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience.

Next week, yoga will return to its usual Wednesday time slot with “Yoga One” at 3:45 p.m. in the Cardio Fitness Room. “Yoga Sculpt” will then be offered at 4:45 p.m., and will continue to be offered every Wednesday.

For more information on the PWC’s weekly offerings, which include “Zumba” and “Open Soccer,” please click here.

PWC SCHEDULING NOTE: For Monday’s Non-Attendance Day, the Patriot Wellness Center will be closed.

Don’t Forget: Deadline For FAFSA Night Interpreter Is Next Week

Save the date for the College Career Center’s FAFSA Completion Night on Thursday, Oct. 20. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the East Learning Center (ELC).

If families need an interpreter, please request one by Thursday, Oct. 13
by e-mailing
or by calling Donna Wallach at
(847) 415-4517.

During this evening, senior families that have specific questions and/or need help completing their FAFSA can meet individually with trained staff to complete their applications.

Guidebooks Are Waiting For You At The Patriot Superstore

If you ordered a Stevenson Guidebook, it is waiting for you at the Patriot Superstore and should be picked up by Oct. 15. Any Guidebooks remaining after Oct. 15 will be sold for $10 each.

The bookstore has a master list of student orders. Please bring your school ID for pick-up.

Satisfy Your Culver’s Craving Today…And Support The Band

The Stevenson Band Fundraiser at Culver’s will be held all day today, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at both the Lincolnshire and the Buffalo Grove locations.

Stop by either Culver’s and mention the Band Fundraiser when placing your order and the Band will earn 25 percent of all sales.

Need A Pizza Pick-Me-Up? Every Tuesday And Thursday

Love Pizza? Hungry After School? You’re in luck!

Stevenson Debate is selling pizza during Eighth Period and immediately after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. This will be an ongoing, regular sale.

Only cash will be accepted and the new lowered prices are $2.75 for cheese and $3 for pepperoni.

PPA Bake Sale: Volunteers and Donations Needed

There is a Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale on Wednesday, and the PPA could use a few volunteers to help at the sale. Click here to sign up. 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 and guardians!

Athletic Results

Boys Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year Award
Congratulations to Coach Doug Lillydahl who has been selected by the Administrative Staff at the Illinois High School Association to receive the 2021-2022 Boys Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year Award. Their selection to receive this prestigious honor is based upon the positive work that they have done with the athletes in your program. Congratulations to Coach Lillydahl.

Girls Golf: The girls golf team is ready for STATE! The team advanced to the State Finals after a strong finish at Sectionals on Monday. Competitive rounds will start on Friday at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur. The first tee off for Stevenson is scheduled for 9:24 a.m. LET’S GO PATS!! 

Football: Attention spectators: For Friday night’s football game, Zion-Benton will be using metal detectors during large home sporting events. Therefore, all spectators will be asked to pass through security checks. No bags and no re-entry will be allowed. You can purchase your football tickets on GoFAN….or you can purchase them on site with cash. Stevenson fans and staff can park in the south lot as the north lot is still under construction. If you are attending the Zion-Benton football game, be sure to wear your favorite Sports Jersey! 

Boys’ Soccer: Stevenson (14-0-2) won their conference match against Lake Forest by a score of 2-0. The Patriots maintained control of the ball and scoring  chances, however the score remained 0-0 at the half. Stevenson continued to press in the second half and scored both the goals 30 seconds apart and took the lead. The first goal was scored by Nazar Mormul with a screamer in the 53rd minute and soon after Daniel Sokolovsky scored the second goal, assisted by Bryant Rouse. With the victory, Stevenson won the North Suburban Conference! Next up is a conference match against Libertyville on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS Stadium.

Girls’ Cross Country: The girls’ cross country team (3-3) traveled to Lake Forest on Tuesday to race against conference opponents Mundelein and Lake Forest where they lost to Mundelein and beat Lake Forest. Adeline Gobble placed third with a time of 18:54.69. Teammates Nanoko Seki (19:20.39) and Stella Plendl (19:32.43) were not far behind Gobble, placing 6th and 7th. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. in Lake Forest. 

Boys’ Cross Country: The boys’ cross country team (3-3) also headed to Lake Forest to race against conference opponents Mundelein and Lake Forest where they lost to Mundelein and beat Lake Forest. Richard Klein placed third with a time of 16:39.47. Teammates Andrew Brandt (16:52.69) and Siddarth Paleati (17:15.83) placed fifth and seventh respectively. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. in Lake Forest. 

Girls’ Volleyball: On Tuesday, the Patriots (18-8) traveled to Zion to take on the Zee Bees and won, 25-4, 25-16. It was truly a team effort with the entire team contributing to the win. Key players include: Rachel Shin with 8 assists, 4 aces, and 1 dig. Ania Waszynska added 3 kills, 2 aces, and 3 digs. Madi Kennedy had 3 kills and 1 assist. Allison Katibnikov and Ava Wysocki each had 4 kills and 1 assist. Finally Mija Jegers served up 9 aces, a team high. Next up for Stevenson is the Discovery Invitational on Friday, starting at 5:00 p.m.

White House Shares More On Student Loan Forgiveness Application, Efforts To Curb Scams
As millions of student loan borrowers await the application for debt relief, the White House is releasing a few more details of what they can expect from the form.

Cursive Writing In American Schools: Here’s Where This ‘Dying Art’ Is Still Taught And Why It Matters
Learning to write in cursive may no longer be popular in American schools, but education experts stress that the craft can be beneficial to students in more ways than one.

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

Oct. 6:CCC First-Generation Night
Oct. 6:Band Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Oct. 7:NHS Fall Blood Drive
Oct. 7-8:IHSA Girls Golf State Finals
Oct. 10: Non-Attendance Day
Oct. 10-14: S*H*S Winter Coat Drive
Oct. 11: PPA Meeting
Oct. 12:Choir Concert
Oct. 12:PPA Bake Sale
Oct. 12: PSAT/NMSQT Testing Day
Oct. 12:Sports Boosters Meeting

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