Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022

Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative Gear Now Available!

Newly-minted New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson, a 2015 Stevenson graduate who led the Patriots to their first boys basketball state championship, is convinced that an overall focus on wellness, particularly proper nutrition and fitness, was key in helping him ascend to a level he only once dreamed of as a kid: NBA superstar.

While in town last month for his induction into the Stevenson Athletic Hall of Fame, Brunson announced a new partnership with the Stevenson Foundation to support physical and mental wellness for financially under-resourced students and families: The Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative.

This exciting new expansion of the Foundation’s One Family (formerly Kids in Need/KIN) program ensures equitable access to essentials, tools and knowledge needed to foster lifelong wellness practices. This will include expanded access to healthy food and nutrition information as well as necessities, such as athletic wear, shoes and accessories, to enable an active lifestyle.

You can help support the wellness of all Stevenson students by ordering your JBPWI gear today – featuring the new Jalen Brunson/Patriot blended logo.

Pre-orders for Bella+Canvas long and short sleeve tees, as well as insulated 22-ounce water bottles are now open and all items will be available for school store pick-up or delivery by the beginning of November. The pre-order window will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. All proceeds benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s One Family program and the Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative.

Fall Choir Concert Tomorrow To Cover A Little Bit Of Everything

The Curricular Choirs at Stevenson, including the Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir and the Patriot Singers, will be performing their first concert of the year tomorrow that will feature songs from many different styles and genres.

The Fall Choir Concert is on tap for a 7 p.m. start tomorrow in the Performing Arts Center. This is not a ticketed event and it can also be viewed via Vimeo.

✅ Freshman ~ 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.

✅ Wednesday ~ Juniors PSAT/NMSQT Testing: Just a reminder that Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT test  on TOMORROW. Testing starts promptly at 8:45 a.m. and will conclude for most students by 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, all students must report to their assigned testing room which was emailed to students last week and will also be posted in the Forum, Sportscenter, and Fieldhouse entrances. Students should be prepared to bring an ID, pencils (NO MECHANICAL PENCILS ALLOWED), calculator and snack (for during the scheduled break). Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors will have a normal school day tomorrow.

✅ Wednesday ~ Seniors Early Decision Mandatory Session: Seniors who are considering an Early Decision Admission Plan (remember not all schools offer this plan) and who did not attend the other CCC session in September must attend an informational session at the College Career CenterTOMORROW. The session, which will ensure that seniors understand the terms of the plan, should be about 20 minutes and will be held before school at 7:45 a.m. and during eighth period.

✅ Wednesday ~ Bake Sale: The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a Bake Sale on Wednesday and could always use help. Parents can donate store-bought treats or they can make a monetary donation.

✅ Thursday ~ Deadline For FAFSA Night Interpreter: Save the date for the CCC 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 so by Thursday by e-mailing SHS_CollegeCareer@d125.org or calling Donna Wallach at (847) 415-4517. During this evening, senior families who have specific questions and/or need help completing their FAFSA can meet individually with trained staff to complete their applications. Families are encouraged to have their FSA IDs and to have started the FAFSA prior to attending. This will not be a general presentation, but rather an opportunity to ask the individual questions that you have about completing the FAFSA. For more information on the FSA ID, click here.

✅ Friday ~ Deadline For Questions For FAN ~ Visual Thinking: Sign up by Friday to ask a question of Temple Grandin, Ph.D., who will be at a Family Action Network in-person event at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. Grandin is the author of “Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns and Abstrations.” Even though visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously believed, we live in a language-dominated world that tends to sideline visual thinkers, screening them out at school and passing over them in the workplace. Grandin explores cutting-edge research to take us inside the world of visual thinking, reframing the conversation on neurodiversity and showing how necessary different types of thinkers are essential for our collective wellbeing.

✅ Oct. 19 ~ Let’s Talk About Your Future: Save the date on Oct. 19 for Stevenson’s annual “Let’s Talk About Your Future” event which allow families to engage in meaningful conversations about their student’s interests and goals, including how course choices challenge students to grow as learners and help prepare them for post-secondary goals, as well as what new skills students would like to develop during high school and how to ensure a balance between classes, co-curricular activities and other areas of their lives. This will be a “no homework” evening to allow time for these conversations. More information will be sent out to families on Oct. 17.

Billionaire Businessman To Share His Story Today After School

Get the lowdown on what it takes to become a BILLIONaire today after school as the Entrepreneurship Club hosts Ted Brandt from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110.

Brandt, CEO of the billion-dollar company Marathon Capital, will be discussing his decorated career in finance and his entrepreneurial experiences.

Craving Culver’s? Eat There Tomorrow And Support The Choir

The Stevenson Choir is conducting a fundraiser at the Culver’s of Lincolnshire all day tomorrow.

Please mention this fundraiser and 25 percent of all sales will be donated back to the Choir program. The Culver’s of Lincolnshire is located at 405 S. Milwaukee Ave.

What’s Hot In Winter Fashion? Help Stevenson Styler Get The Word Out In Upcoming Winter Edition

Stevenson Styler is looking for students who are interested in writing, modeling and editing the next edition of its Fashion Magazine, the Winter Edition.

Come to the Stevenson Styler meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1612 to help plan an edition that will highlight all the latest styles and trends!

Girls Golf Comes Up Big At State Again…Second Place!

The Patriots capped off another gem of a season over the weekend with a second-place finish in the IHSA Girls Golf State Tournament at Hickory Point Golf Course in downstate Decatur. Last year, Stevenson finished as the state runner-up as well.

Stevenson finished with an overall team score of 608, eight strokes behind state champion Hinsdale Central. 

Individually, Chelsea She (pictured right) finished 11th, with an overall score of 148, followed by Sophia Joeng (25th/153), Allie Santos (30th/154), Megan Lee (38th/156) and Allyson Duan (38th/156). 

The girls golf team has qualified for the last three IHSA State Finals and won the Class 2A state championship in 2019.

Athletic Results

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots finished second out of 16 teams at the Glenbrook North Discovery Tournament, going 4-1 to up their overall record to 22-9. Brynn Smith (39 kills, 20 digs, and 4 aces) and Ava Wysocki (29 kills and 7 block assists) were named to the All-Tournament team by the coaches and are pictured to the right, right and left respectively. Several other teammates contributed to the wins over the weekend. Mija Jegers had 32 kills, 42 digs, and 3 aces; libero Teagon Ohlwein had 44 digs and 7 aces; setter Abby Minin added 80 assists, 13 digs, and 5 aces and setter Rachel Shin had 33 assists and 8 digs. Middles Cayla Weisner had 7 kills, 11 aces, 6 block assists and 1 solo block, Sasha Evenko had 6 block assists and Adriana Voshtina had 3 kills. Right side Allison Katibnikov tallied 2 kills. Next up for the Patriots is Senior Night TOMORROW against Waukegan starting at 6 p.m.

Football: Stevenson moved to 4-3 on the season with a 34-0 shutout over host Zion-Benton. Defensively, the Patriots dominated the field. Ethan Aghahkan caused 2 fumbles that were recovered by Stevenson. He also finished with 8 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 quarterback pressure and 2 forced fumbles. Defensive lineman Tamur Dalloul had 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 quarterback pressures, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery, while fellow defensive lineman Colin Schultz had 3 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 1 quarterback pressure. Quarterback Matt Projansky was 3-for-8 passing for a total of 47 yards and running back Michael Maloney ran for 81 yards on 7 attempts and completed 1 pass for 23 yards. Offensive lineman Blake Duvall was named the offensive player of the week and defensive lineman Ethan Aghahkan was named the defensive player of the week. Next up for the Patriots is a home contest against Waukegan at 7 p.m. on Friday. A win would give Stevenson the minimum five wins necessary to qualify for a playoff berth on playoff points.

Girls Swimming and Diving: The Patriots were solid at the New Trier Relay Invite. Several Stevenson swimmers placed in the top 3. Jennifer ChenStephanie KirovaMilena Busma and Abby Collins placed third in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:48.13. In the 200 yard free relay, Collins, Hana Wienckowski, Kirova, and Isabelle Gattone placed first with a time of 1:37.60. Chen placed second in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 57.04. In the final event of the day, Wienckowski, Busma, Gattone and Collins placed second in the 400 yard free relay with a time of 3:35.54. Next up for the Patriots is the Stevenson Varsity Invite on Saturday. Diving starts at 8 a.m. and swimming at 11 a.m.

Boys Ice Hockey: With a total of 38 shots on goal, Stevenson moved to 9-1 on the season with a 3-1 victory over Loyola at American Heartland Ice Arena. Loyola jumped out to an early lead before Drew Lermer provided the tying goal assisted by Jimmy Brown and Zach MeyersBryan Wojdelko would add another goal late in the first period assisted by David Entingen which would prove to be the game-winner. Will Harlow added an insurance goal in the second period and goalie Andrew Smoller shut down the Loyola offense with 33 saves to secure the win for the Patriots. The team’s first “Fan Appreciation Night” of the season will be on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Twin Rinks against St. Ignatius. It will be a “Pink-Out” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots (3-8-1) hosted Deerfield and lost 2-1 in a tightly contested game that went into overtime. Giulia Palomo scored the only goal in overtime, and it was assisted by Romy Clorfene. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 16 saves. Next up for the Patriots is the sectional on Saturday. 

Sports Notes

Get Your PINK SHIRTS: As part of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the “PATRIOT PINK-OUT” at Friday’s soccer and football games, PINK SHIRTS will be on sale for $5 in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons on Thursday and Friday during the lunch periods. All proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook.

Sophomore Boys Hoops Meeting: Sophomores interested in trying out for boys basketball are invited to attend a virtual informational meeting on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. TOMORROW. Please contact Coach Gustin at ngustin@d125.org AND Coach Zimmerman at jzimmerman@d125.org

Student-Athlete Meeting: Athletes who have not yet attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting can attend the meeting coming up on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and the meeting will start promptly.

Indigenous Knowledge Is Often Overlooked In Education. But It Has A Lot To Teach Us
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$25 Million Grant Helps D.C. Students Re-Design Their High Schools
A partnership between the District’s public schools and a California-based nonprofit will allow students to shape their own curriculums.

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

Oct. 11-14: 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
Oct. 15-16:Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Oct. 17:District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Oct. 18:Orchestra Concert 
Oct. 18:CHOICES College Fair

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