Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

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

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 TOMORROW 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.

NOTE: Next week (Monday, Oct. 24), Sophomores will participate in an Activity Period to start “Course Selection Season,” in which all students who will be returning to Stevenson next year will pick their courses for 2023-24. The 2023-24 Coursebook is available on the Stevenson website.

Time To Log In To The IRC And See How You’re Growing

Last week was the 9-week mark, which means we’re halfway through the semester.

This would be a great time to go to the Interactive Report Card to check in on your growth and progress in each class.  If you have any questions, reach out to your teacher. For a refresher on what each section details, click here.

How To Access The IRC ~ Click here to access the IRC. To log in, students should use their G-Mail credentials, and parents should use their Infinite Campus credentials. If you are having issues logging in, click here.

Eeeeeek! It Will Be A “Spooook-tacular” Fall Orchestra Concert

It’s October, so the Stevenson Orchestra will be on point with some spooky themes in its Fall Orchestra Concert tonight.

The concert, running from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, will feature students at all of the various levels of orchestra offered at Stevenson.

Julie Kim will be featured as a viola soloist. She will be performing the Weber Andante and rondo ungarese with the Patriot Orchestra.

The performance is free and can also be viewed via Vimeo.

Got Game? Show Your Hoops Skills In “Ballapalooza” Tournament

Calling all Ballers! Lace up those high tops…it’s “Ballapalooza” Season!

Once again, KIVA Club will be hosting its popular “Ballapalooza,” a 3-v-3 basketball tournament at Stevenson that is not only for bragging rights, but also for a good cause!

The deadline to register for the event, held Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the Sportscenter, is Monday, Oct. 24Please use this form to register.

KIVA Club, part of a national organization, raises money and lends it to entrepreneurs in economically developing countries who are looking to start a business. The entrepreneurs then pay back the loan to the club so it can use that money to loan to other entrepreneurs. 

At “Ballapalooza,” there will be gift card prizes for the top three winning teams consisting of $120 for first place, $90 for second place and $60 for third place. KIVA will then loan out more than $1000 to the choice entrepreneurs from the top three teams.

Cuteness Contest: Vote For Your Favorite “Howl-O-Ween” Pet

The field is settled. Now for the tough part. The Animal Welfare Club is asking Stevenson students and staff to somehow settle on one favorite among all the cute candidates in the Patriot Pet Howl-O-Ween Contest.

Pictures of pets dressed in their Howl-O-Ween costumes were submitted by Stevenson students and staff and can be viewed and voted on HERE (or with the QR code to the left) from now until Tuesday, Oct. 25.

There will be first place, second place and third place winners for each of the two categories and the winner will get a Jazzman’s gift card.

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.

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

“Re-Take Pictures” will be taken on Thursday and Friday 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: support@vipis.com.

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 support@vipis.com.

Looking For A Job? Stevenson Website Has Listings Online

Need a job for some extra gas money…or perhaps you’re trying to get some good experience for your resume?

Check out the Career Exploration Page on the Stevenson website. The CCC strives to help students find real-world job experience through the Student Career Connection, which lists the recent local part-time job listings, job fairs, shadowing and internship opportunities, mentorships and volunteering activities available in the community.

Driver Education Zoom Meeting For Parents On Thursday

Driver Education Students: If you are taking Driver Education second semester, please remind your parents/guardians to check their e-mail for a notice about an Informational Driver Ed meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday via Zoom. The link was e-mailed to all students and parents.

Make An Appointment For Thursday’s FAFSA Completion Night

The College Career Center FAFSA Completion Night on Thursday runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the East Learning Center (ELC). Families that are interested in attending must make an appointment 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. 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.

Athletic Results

Football: In Stevenson’s important 28-0 victory over Waukegan last weekend that kept the Patriots’ playoff hopes alive, Daniel Castro and Jake Youkhanna led the way for the Patriots on offense. Castro had 4 rushes for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Youkhanna had 7 rushes for 78 yards. The senior duo ground out 163 yards on 11 carries and 2 touchdowns. On the defensive end, Jacob Heald had 1 tackle and 1 tackle for a loss. With Waukegan threatening in the fourth quarter moving the ball into Stevenson territory, the Patriots needed a spark and that came from the energy and intensity of Heald. On the final drive, Heald tracked a ball carry from his opposite defensive end spot to make a critical tackle for a loss, moving the Bulldogs back. A play later what looked to be an open lane to the end zone was stifled by Heald on his pursuit from across the field to put the Bulldogs in a fourth down where the Patriots held strong. Next up for the Patriots is Senior Night and a home game against North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville at 7 p.m. on Friday. Don’t forget to wear black to support the Patriots! 

Sports Notes

Boys Swim/Dive Meeting: The Boys Swim/Dive Team informational meeting will be held TOMORROW. Listen to plans for this year’s tunnel vision on TEAM, get apparel ordering information and meet some of the key swimmers and divers for the upcoming season! There are two options for participation on Wednesday: In Person at 7:45 a.m. on the Pool Balcony or at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Football Game on Friday: It will be Senior Night on Friday for Stevenson Football, Cheer, and Student Trainers at the Stadium. Prior to warmups, join the Athletic Department in recognizing the Seniors. Fans are urged to purchase tickets in advance for the game via GoFan. Cash admission is available at the gate, but there may be a longer wait to enter the Stadium. Admission: Students with an ID ~ $3. Senior Adults ~ $3. Adults ~ $5

T-Shirts For SALE: Starting tomorrow, during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons, the Athletic Department will be selling Black T-shirts for $5 for the Black-Out at Friday’s Football Game. All proceeds will be going to the Cancer Wellness Center!

Student-Athlete Meeting: Athletes who have not yet attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting can attend the meeting on Thursday 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.

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

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
Oct. 22-23:World’s Fair
Oct. 24: Activity Period ~ Sophomore Guidance
Oct. 25: Testing Day (PSAT Make-Up)
Oct. 25: FAN ~ Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism

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