Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

“Let’s Talk About Your Future” Night (No Homework!) Is Slated For Next Week; Course Selection For Next Year To Follow

So…what do you want to be when you “grow up?”

You’ve probably been asked this question dozens of times in your life already…and now, it’s time to really put some serious thought into it.

Stevenson takes pride in providing students with the necessary resources to succeed not only while on campus as a high school student, but also well beyond as a postsecondary student and/or professional.

“Let’s Talk About Your Future Night” is coming up next Wednesday (Oct. 19) and its purpose is to get Stevenson students to think carefully about their futures and about what courses they can take here over their high school careers that could better prepare them for that destiny.

“NO HOMEWORK” Night, “Let’s Talk About Your Future is designed to support family discussions about students’ interests, passions, and goals for the future so that students feel prepared to make decisions during the course selection process, which begins in a few weeks.

Bookmark the Course Selection Page on the Stevenson website, so you have ready access to everything you need for your family discussion. NOTE: The coursebook will be available in PDF form soon.

More Than 250 Lives Saved From NHS Blood Drive At Stevenson!

Every donation matters!

Stevenson proved that to be true last week at the National Honor Society Blood Drive, which collected 84 units of blood. 

With each whole blood donation, three lives are saved…which means that Stevenson helped save 252 lives.

Thank you, Patriots!! 🩸💚💛🩸

A Colorful Celebration Of Dance: Indian Student Association Wows With Garba Event

Sporting colorful, traditional dress, members of Stevenson’s Indian Student Association recently celebrated Garba, a dance form predominantly from the western state of India, Gujarat.

It is traditionally celebrated as part of the Navratri (meaning Nine Nights), which is celebrated all over India. Garba recognizes the importance of fertility and womanhood. It is derived from the Sanskrit word, “Garbha.” People dance in a circle, usually around a lamp.

About 60 students from Stevenson, representing many parts of India, came together to celebrate tradition.

World’s Fair is BACK…Next Weekend!  Save the Date!!

World’s Fair, sponsored by Diversity Council, is Stevenson’s LARGEST annual fair celebrating cultural diversity with a variety of performances and booths organized by students themselves and Stevenson’s many cultural affinity clubs. ALL community members are invited to attend!

This year’s World’s Fair will be held next Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 22 and Oct. 23). Booths will be offering a variety of cultural foods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Forum and the Wood Commons, and performances will take place in the Performing Arts Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the event (including performances) is free. Food can be purchased from booths with tickets priced at $1 each.

Stay tuned…more information on World’s Fair is coming next week!

‘Tis (Almost) The Season To Start Thinking About Giving 

The National Honor Society, proud host of Stevenson’s annual Give-A-Thon, is conducting a MANDATORY meeting on Oct. 24 for any students interested in being student leaders in their classrooms for Give-A-Thon. Meeting times are during the lunch periods in the Recital Hall.

The meetings will be offered every half period to make sure that even students who are in AP science classes can make it. Those students can grab lunch during the other part of the half period. 

Give-A-Thon shirts will be sold at the meeting for $12 (Cash or Patriot Dollars).

Don’t forget to also ask a teacher to be a Give-A-Thon leader in your class. Your teacher will register your class through an online link that they received in their e-mail. You will then help your class collect food donations and baby items, or raise money to purchase holiday gifts for a family.

Seniors: Time To Start Ordering Your Grad Gear; Jostens On Campus TODAY To Help With Orders, Answer Questions

Graduation may seem far away, but planning for it is already getting underway!

Seniors can place orders now for graduation packages, graduation announcements, senior gear, class rings, caps and gowns and more with Jostens, which will be on campus TODAY in the Upper West Patriot Lobby to answer questions and help with orders. 

The Jostens group order deadline for Stevenson is Dec. 18. After Dec. 18, individual order pricing and handling charges will apply and orders will be subject to availability.

For questions, please call or text Jostens at (847) 818-8419 or e-mail:

Photo Re-Do: Picture Re-Take Days Are Next Week

“Re-Take Pictures” will be taken on Thursday and Friday of next week from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). The Re-Take Days are for students who have not yet taken a Yearbook Portrait this year OR for students who have reported a need for a new picture.

  • Re-Take photos will be added to your online image gallery about a week after photo day.
  • If you have any questions, please e-mail:

NOTE: Seniors who took a photo on School Picture Day AND paid for a “VIP Premier Senior Portrait Session,” the image you choose from your Premier Session gallery will be your yearbook selection. If you’d rather use an image taken during the fall School Picture Day instead, please contact

Network With Other Stevenson Families: Get The PPA Directory

The handy Patriot Parent Association Directory for 2022-23 has been released, and there’s still time to gain access to it.

Access to the directory (via the Membership Toolkit app or website) is a benefit granted to PPA members only, but all Stevenson families can log on to update their own information. 

All Stevenson families were sent an e-mail with login instructions on Sept. 23. To find it quickly, search for:

It’s not too late to join the PPA. Click here to sign up, become a member and get access to the directory. If you didn’t receive the e-mail or if you have any questions, reach out to the PPA at

CHOICES Fair Next Week: Postsecondary Planning For Students With IEPs/504 Plans

The upcoming CHOICES Fair provides students with IEPs and 504 Plans important information to assist in postsecondary transition planning for college or post-high school educational options. This year, the program will return to its in-person format and offer informational breakout sessions prior to the college fair.

Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston) will host the Fair from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 18). The Choices Resource Booklet contains information and resources on disability services and supports in college as well as general college resource information. It is available for free download at

Not “Trick Or Treat…” But “TRUNK Or Treat!” Decorate Your Car Trunks And Pass Out Candy To Kids!

The Stevenson Key Club is hosting “Trunk Or Treat” later this month and is calling on other clubs at Stevenson and Stevenson students to join in on the fun.

Decorate your car trunk and pass out candy to school children in the community from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 in Parking Lot C.

An allotment of $20 will be given to each car to offset costs for decorations and candy

Register by Monday, Oct. 24.

IMPORTANT: TODAY Is Last Day To Submit All Health Forms!

Don’t forget to get all required health forms in to the Stevenson nurses by the end of the day TODAY.

Please click here for all MEDICAL/HEALTH FORMS.If you have any questions, please contact the Nurse’s Office at: NURSES@D125.ORG or call (847) 415-4022.

PWC Yoga Programming Update: Yoga Sculpt And Yoga One

Today, and every Friday moving forward, the Patriot Wellness Center will offer Yoga Sculpt from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the cardio fitness room of the PWC.

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. The Yoga Sculpt class is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience.

Yoga One will still be offered every Wednesday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the cardio fitness room in the PWC.

Click here for all of the PWC’s weekly programming. 

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.

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.

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Stevenson played its final regular season game against Ridgewood and came out victorious, 6-2. The Patriots improve to 16-0-3 on the season. The game started competitively with both the teams scoring 2 goals each in the first half. The first goal was scored by Bryant Rouse with a screamer assisted by Ben Isthisone and the second goal was scored by Jack Bacher assisted by Rouse. Stevenson came out of the half with great resolve and took control of the game, scoring 4 unanswered goals. Rouse scored the third goal from close range assisted by Rohan GopalamNazar Mormul dribbled past multiple defenders and scored the fourth goal, while Daniel Sokolovsky scored the fifth goal from the box assisted by Shu Aoyagi. Gopalam crossed the ball into the box and Steven Nyc slid to score the final goal. The Patriots secured the No. 1 seed in the Buffalo Grove Sectional. Next up for Stevenson is the winner of the play-in match between Prospect and Wheeling in Regional action at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Palatine High School. 

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots visited St. Viator in a nonconference match and lost, 13-25, 19-25. Next up for Stevenson (23-10) is conference rival Libertyville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sports Notes

The 411 On Soccer/Football Today: Both soccer fans and football fans should come decked out to today’s games in PINK. The JV Soccer team kicks off in the Stadium at 4:45 p.m against Waukegan. That will be followed by the Varsity Football game at 7 p.m. The Patriots also take on Waukegan.  Fans can purchase their tickets from GoFAN.

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

Student-Athlete Meeting: Athletes who have not yet attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting can attend the meeting coming up nextThursday (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.

Stanford Apologizes For Limiting Admissions Of Jewish Students In 1950s
Stanford restricted admissions of Jewish students and “regularly misled” those inquiring about the practice, the university said.

Autumn Colors Bring Out The Child, Artist And Creative Thinker In All Of Us
There’s much more than science and predictions when it comes to fall hues on the leaves of deciduous trees.

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

Oct. 14: S*H*S Winter Coat Drive
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
Oct. 18:FAN~The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children’s Lives; Where We Go Now
Oct. 19:Let’s Talk About Your Future ~ No Homework Night
Oct. 20: Late Arrival
Oct. 20-21:Yearbook Photo Re-Take Day
Oct. 20:CCC FAFSA Completion Night
Oct. 20:FAN~Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts Of People Who Think In Pictures, Patterns, And Abstractions

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