Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

Tech Campus Students Get A Taste Of A Future In Food

Food is their jam…and Stevenson students Destin Chagoya (pictured in the photo, left) and Sebastian Gonzalez (pictured middle), are quickly moving up the “food chain” in the Hospitality and Culinary Management program at the Lake County High Schools Technology Campus.

With the support of Yolanda Pilch (pictured right), both are pursuing their goals of becoming a chef in a professional kitchen.

The program provides students with technical skills in food production and food operations while also preparing them for managerial positions in the hospitality industry. This training can lead to future careers as a chef, cook, baker, pastry chef, supervisor, or manager.

As part of their post-secondary planning, Chagoya, a junior, took Food Prep while Gonzalez, a senior, took Food and Nutrition, Food Prep, and Gourmet Foods. Both students have already begun learning culinary vocabulary, formal kitchen procedures, including sanitation and food storage, and kitchen safety.

Off To The Races: Math Team Wins First North Suburban Math League Competition Of The Year; Prepares For Math Carnival

It’s competition season again for the Stevenson Math Team, and last week, 43 Stevenson mathematicians traveled to Naperville North High School, where four of the top five schools in the state competed in the first of five North Suburban Math League competitions.

Stevenson won the site with 309 points and currently sits in first place among the 50-plus schools across the league. Perfect papers were written by: Freshmen Larry GeJonathan He and Richard Xu; Sophomores Audrey HongAaroh Tak and Mark Yang; Juniors Vedant Rathi and Keona Liu; and Senior Benjamin Chen. Sophomore Jaden Chen’s oral presentation on Linear Programming won top honors at the site, capturing 48 of a possible 50 points.

The Stevenson Math Team is now preparing for its next challenge: The Math Carnival, a free event that aims to create a fun and positive math experience for third to fifth graders in the community. Learn more about the event by visiting the Math Team’s webite.

Don’t Forget: Wednesday Is A Non-Attendance Day!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that tomorrow is a Non-Attendance Day! 

Have a great day off…and see you back on campus Thursday morning!

Yoga Classes At PWC Moved To Friday This Week; PWC Open Tomorrow On Non-Attendance Day

Because of tomorrow’s Non-Attendance Day, the Patriot Wellness Center is moving its Yoga programming, normally scheduled for Wednesdays, to Friday. The class will be a “Yoga Sculpt” class, held at 3:45 p.m. on Friday in place of the PWC’s regularly scheduled 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 tomorrow’s Non-Attendance Day, the PWC will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For Monday’s Holiday, also an off day from school, the PWC will be closed.

Satisfy Your Culver’s Craving On Thursday…And Support The Band

The Stevenson Band Fundraiser at Culver’s will be held all day on Thursday, 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.

Check Out The Fall Colors With IM Mountain Biking!

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

Interested riders must register by tomorrow. Questions: Mr. Johannsen (jjohannsen@d125.org).

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.

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 (tbetthauser@d125.org) by Oct. 12. Auditions will take place during the week of Oct. 17.
It’s Not Too Early To Start Thinking About Winter Sports

Brrrrrr! There’s a chill in the air and that means that Winter Sports will be here before you know it.

If you’re interested in trying out for a winter sport, please see the tryout dates and times linked here.

You may also go to the Athletics Page on the Stevenson website to see further information regarding each winter sport. 

Back For More! Girls Golf Returning To State Finals!

It’s on to STATE for the Stevenson girls golf team, which was the state runner-up last fall after finishing as the Class 2A state champions in 2019.

At Monday’s Huntley Sectional, the Patriots ran away with the team title, scoring a 305 to crush second-place Barrington by a whopping 20 strokes. 

Allyson Duan shot a 74 while Sophia Joeng and Megan Lee both shot a 76. Allie Santos tallied a 79, Chelsea She recorded an 81 and Rylie Pryor finished with an 87. 

Stevenson, 8-0 on the season, advances to the IHSA Girls State Golf Finals, running Friday and Saturday at Hickory Point Golf Club in Decatur.

To follow the girls golf team at state, visit the Girls Golf page on the IHSA website where Tee Times and Live Final Results will be posted.

Athletic Results

Boys Golf: Bobby YunRichard Wang and Andrew Ryan competed in the Sectional at Randall Oaks Golf Club in Dundee and while they did not qualify for the State Finals, they stayed in the hunt and battled. Wang shot a 76, while Ryan scored an 85, and Yun an 87. This culminates the season for the Patriots, who went 4-2 in dual matches. 

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots (3-7-1) hosted Antioch and lost, 9-1. Senior Teagan Hendricks scored Stevenson’s only goal against tough goaltending by Antioch. Patriot goalie Lilly Morrow had an impressive 16 saves. Next up for Stevenson is Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium. 
Girls Tennis: Stevenson dropped its first match of the season in a tight battle against New Trier. Next up for the Patriots, now 9-1 on the season, is Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson (17-8) hosted nonconference opponent Crystal Lake Central and lost in a tight match, 25-19, 25-23. The Patriots couldn’t get much offense going. Libero Teagon Ohlwein had a team-high 10 digs. Mija Jegers had 4 kills, 2 aces and 3 digs, while Brynn Smith contributed 8 kills. Ava Wysocki added 4 kills and 4 block assists. Coming off the bench, right side Ania Waszynska had 2 kills. And setter Abby Minin had 4 digs, 11 assists and 1 solo block. Up next for the Patriots is a road match at Zion-Benton at 6 p.m. tonight.

Biden Administration Narrows Eligibility For Student Debt Cancellation
The Education Department had advised borrowers with Federal Family Education Loans or Perkins Loans that they could consolidate their debt into the federal Direct Loan program to qualify for student loan forgiveness. But that guidance has changed.

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

Oct. 5: Non-Attendance Day
Oct. 6:CCC First-Generation Night
Oct. 6:Band Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Oct. 7:NHS Fall Blood Drive
Oct. 10: Non-Attendance Day
Oct. 11: PPA Meeting

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