Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022

‘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.

Varsity Volleyball Team Getting Wins Off The Court, Too

Down the road, when the girls varsity volleyball team puts a wrap on this season, its success won’t be measured in only wins and losses.

The Patriots, 23-9 on the season, will also be able to look back on some positive and impactful moments they had in the community, particularly with young girls whose shoes they may have once been in themselves.

Over the last couple of weeks, the volleyball team hosted two big events: Middle School Night on Sept. 28 and Girl Scout Night on Oct. 3.

On Middle School Night, the Patriots interacted with middle school volleyball players who came to learn more about the sport and the hard work and dedication it takes to play at a higher level. The varsity team spent some time talking about what the girls could expect when they get to high school as well as how to balance sports and academics.

As an added bonus, between games, the middle school girls were able to show off their talents and serve on the main court in front of a large audience.

Then, on Girl Scout Night, local first grade and fourth grade Girl Scout Troops were in attendance to earn their Respect Petal. The captains of the volleyball team sat down with the 35 scouts to talk about what it is like to respect authority, especially as it relates to sports. The Girl Scouts then stayed to watch the volleyball team perform and learn more about the game.

“Nashville Unplugged” Now at Wild Onion Brewery in Barrington

The Stevenson Foundation is 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 at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 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!

Scenes From Last Night’s Fall Choir Concert 

The Curricular Choirs at Stevenson, including the Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir and the Patriot Singers, performed their first concert of the year last night that featured songs from many different styles and genres.

Check out these great pics and others in a full photo gallery from the Fall Choir Concert. Photos courtesy Joel Lerner.

Seniors: Time To Start Ordering Your Grad Gear; Jostens On Campus TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW 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:

TOMORROW Last Day To Donate To S*H*S Coat/Hoodie Drive!

Just a reminder: Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) is teaming up with Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 2202 for a Winter Coat And Hoodie Drive that will run through TOMORROW. 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.

HOWL-O-Ween Is Just Around The Corner: Dress Your Pets Accordingly, Send In A Pic By TOMORROW…And WIN!!

It will be a HOWWWLING good time…with a little barking, too!

The Animal Welfare Club will be hosting its “Monstober Patriot Pet Howl-O-Ween Student and Faculty/Staff Contest” later this month and submitted pictures of your pet in his or her “Howl-O-Ween” costume are due by TOMORROW. Principal Troy Gobble will announce both the faculty/staff and student winners during the week of Halloween.

Please submit your entry using this Google form. For any questions, please contact Ms. Sassan at

This Is Big: IGC Hosting Warhammer Event Today!

Less than a week ago, Warhammer 40,000 Commander Decks hit stores worldwide and the Interactive Gamers Club at Stevenson is keeping pace.

TODAY after school, IGC will host a Magic: The Gathering sealed two-day event featuring the new Warhammer Commander decks, which is a Universes Beyond collaboration for fans of Magic and Warhammer alike. The decks are filled with powerful legends and all-new cards.

Join IGC from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Room 7116 both today and again on Oct. 20 to play. All players will receive one deck, but must attend both days in order to keep the deck. Cost for entry is $20. Students must stay until at least 5:30 p.m. each day and will be able to pay with cash or with their Student IDs.

Please contact Mr. Fedewa at with questions.

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. The fee is $20 per car to offset costs for candy and/or decorations. Your club can win Prizes for the best decorations.

Register by Monday, Oct. 24.

IMPORTANT: Get All Health Forms In Before Saturday!

Don’t forget to get all required health forms in to the Stevenson nurses before Saturday.

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

This Friday, 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. 

Athletic ResultsGirls Volleyball: The Patriots hosted Waukegan on Senior Night and got a 25-10, 25-13 sweep to move to 23-9 on the season. Stevenson’s Seniors dominated the floor with Ania Waszynska contributing 3 kills and 1 ace, Allison Katibnikov adding 2 kills, setter Abby Minin supplying the team with 12 assists, 1 kill, and 3 aces and libero Teagon Ohlwein finishing with 1 kill and 4 digs. And middle Sasha Evenko added 1 block assist and 2 kills. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at 6 p.m. tonight at St. Viator. 
Allied Bowling: The Allied Bowling team had a triangular against Mundelein and Round Lake at Fairhaven. Next up for the team is a tournament on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

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.

Sports Notes

Girls Volleyball Tickets For Today: All levels of the girls volleyball program are at St. Viator today for a nonconference match and St. Viator uses GoFan for ticketing. Fans are asked to purchase tickets with the St. Viator vs. Stevenson Volleyball GoFan Link and then to pull up their tickets prior to entering St. Viator High School, which has limited data connectivity within the school that could create issues purchasing or bringing up tickets at the gate. Fans will need to hit the “USE TICKETS” button at the gate. All general admission tickets are $5. 

The 411 On Friday Soccer/Football: Both soccer fans and football fans should come decked out to Friday’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 Friday’s soccer and football games, PINK SHIRTS will be on sale for $5 in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons on today and tomorrow 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 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.

First Person: I Am A Teen Who Spent Hours A Day On Social Media. Here’s How I Curbed My Screen Time.
Stories about my mom’s adolescence in Lebanon provided just the perspective I needed.

Illinois Educators Ask For $700 Million More Across Early Ed And K-12
The Illinois State Board of Education held its first budget hearing Tuesday. Educators, school leaders, parents, and advocates called for more money for education.

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

Oct. 13-14: 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: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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