Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

Celebrate Culture Tomorrow And Sunday At World’s Fair!

Learn about different cultures and traditions from all over the world this weekend at World’s Fair, sponsored by Diversity Council.

World’s Fair, held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Forum, Wood Commons and Performing Arts Center, 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! 

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: FREE, including performances.
  • Food Tickets: $1 each, can be purchased both days of the event. Cash Only.
  • Booth Locations: Click here for a map.
  • T-Shirts: $15, can be purchased both days of the event. Cash Only.
  • Social Media: @shsdivco for coverage of the event. Live updates on the Stevenson Instagram account.

Junior Angela Wang To Take The Controls Of Stevenson IG

As a middle school student at Daniel WrightAngela Wang (pictured left) attended her first “World’s Fair” at Stevenson.

Now, she’s a part of the club that has been planning it. And this weekend, as World’s Fair kicks off on Saturday and continues through Sunday, Wang will be showing off the big event for all to see via social media.

To get a behind-the-scenes look at World’s Fair that only a student in the know could provide, we are turning over the main Stevenson Instagram account to Wang, an Outreach Director on the E-Board for Diversity Council, which sponsors World’s Fair.

This is Wang’s first year on the E-Board, but she has been a member of Divco for three years. 

“We are all excited as it is the first year since Covid that World’s Fair has no restrictions,” Wang said.

Check out Wang’s Instagram posts all weekend! Thank you, Angela!

Monday’s Activity Period: Sophomores Meet With Counselors For Course Selection; Clubs To Meet As Well

First there was last night’s “Let’s Talk About Your Future Night.” Now, we move into “Course Selection Season.” And Sophomores, you’re up first.

On Monday, there will be an Activity Period from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m., and all sophomores will meet with their counselors to begin the course selection process for the 2023-24 school year. Sophomores must attend the meeting with their counselor even if they have a club meeting.

SOPHOMORES: Click here for the locations of your counselor meetings on Monday.

For all other students, if you are in a club that has a meeting on Monday, please attend the club meeting during the Activity Period. Click here for the locations of those club meetings.

Students who are not sophomores and who do not have a club meeting on Monday are expected to remain with their second-period class.

Bring It: Flag Football Championship TODAY!

It’s “23ENIORS” versus “PTERODACTYLS.” It’s Flag Football. It’s the Championship. It’s TODAY! And…it’s on!

The championship of the girls division of the IM flag football league will be settled at the Stadium before the varsity football game. 

Come early to the football game and support the girls!

Calling All “Swifties!” “Midnights” Listening Party TODAY!

It’s finally here…Taylor Swift’s new album, that is!

The Social Studies Department is having a listening party after school TODAY to celebrate Taylor Swift’s new album, “Midnights.”

Everybody (including teachers!!) is welcome to attend the “listening party” from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 5124. Food will be provided.

No RSVP is necessary, but you can e-mail Mr. Keith Hannigan with questions.

Get Your Halloween Costume At PTC Sale TODAY!

Need a quick, easy but AWESOME and UNIQUE costume for Halloween?

Check out the Patriot Theatre Company’s “Halloween Costume Sale” TODAY during the lunch periods AND from 3:30 p.m to 4 p.m. after school in the Performing Arts Center Entrance Lobby of the Glass Commons.

This is a CASH ONLY fundraiser that will support Stevenson’s Patriot Theatre Company.

DUE SUNDAY: Apply To Join The ICWG’s “Girls Committee” 

The Illinois Council on Women and Girls invites young women in high school to apply to join the council’s Girls Committee. Participants will share their experiences and perspectives to help make Illinois a place where all girls can thrive.

Chaired by Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton, the Illinois Council on Women and Girls advises Governor JB Pritzker and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting women and girls in Illinois. Girls participating in the council will have the opportunity to make a difference in issues affecting their lives and the lives of their peers.

The council highly values diversity in its membership and seeks applicants with a range of geographic, racial, academic, and personal backgrounds. The application is open to all nonbinary and female-identifying youth residing in Illinois and in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades at the time of applying.

Applications to the Girls Committee are due by SUNDAY.

Register For “TRUNK Or TREAT” By MONDAY!

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.


The National Honor Society, proud host of Stevenson’s annual Give-A-Thon, is conducting a MANDATORY meeting on MONDAY 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.

Deadline To Register For “Ballapalooza” Tournament Is MONDAY!

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! Please 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.

TUESDAY: Last Day To 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 right) from now until Tuesday.

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.

Touch-Screen TV At Student Services Puts Info/Pics At Your Fingertips!

Ever lose track of all the fun things there are to do at Stevenson, all the clubs there are to join?

Fear Not!!!! Student Activities is coming to the rescue!

Outside of the Student Activities Office is a touch-screen TV, which displays all the clubs at Stevenson, separated by the day each club meets.

Student Activities will also be uploading pictures from club events, sport events, theater events and other happenings around campus. Recently, pictures from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” hit the screen.

Come check out the touch-screen at Student Activities!!

Athletic Results

Girls Tennis: The Patriots are hanging tough at the IHSA State Girls Tennis Finals. Junior Sarah Wang, last year’s singles state champion, will be competing in the quarterfinals today in the singles championship bracket. Both of Stevenson’s doubles team, Ainika Hou/Sonia Mehta and Abby Ma/Ana Sukovic lost in the third round of the championship bracket yesterday but bounced back today to get wins in the fourth round of the consolation bracket. Both doubles teams advance to the fifth round, one step away from qualifying for the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket. Last year, Hou and Mehta won the consolation doubles championship at state. As of Friday morning, Stevenson ranked fourth in the team standings with 16 points, 6 points behind first-place New Trier (22 points).

Sports Notes

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Win, You’re In! Or…: This is a big game tonight for the varsity football team, which is facing North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville (5-3) with major playoff implications on the line. A win for the Patriots, also 5-3, and they automatically make the playoffs with the required 6 wins. Or…the Patriots will have to rely on making the cut for the playoff field on points. “Playoff Points” are accumulated during the course of the season based on the total number of wins by a team’s opponents. Teams that finish the regular season with 5 wins can qualify for the playoffs on points if they have enough points in relation to the other teams that will make the 32-team field in their class. Entering tonight’s game, Stevenson has a total of 35 playoff points, which is solid in Class 8A as the 25th highest in the state. But the Patriots’ points ranking is fluid based on what happens tonight with other Class 8A teams that have similar point totals and are also vying for those final spots in the playoffs. Follow the playoff point rankings and all things IHSA Football Playoffs on the IHSA’s Football Playoffs Page.

Watch The Football Pairings Show: Like “March Madness” for NCAA Basketball, which has a tournament bracket reveal show each spring, IHSA Football has a “Playoff Pairings” show each fall. Provided Stevenson makes the Class 8A field, fans can watch to see where Stevenson lands in the Class 8A playoff bracket on the pairings show, hosted by Dave Bernhard and Matt Rodewald. The show runs from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. TOMORROW on WCIU-TV and WMEU-TV. The show will also be streamed live on the NFHS Network. The NFHS Network will also host a “Pairings Preview Show” from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a “Pairings Recap Show” from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hosted by Jim TaylorSteve Soucie and Edgy Tim.


It will be Senior Night TONIGHT at the football game 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. Admission: Students with an ID ~ $3. Senior Adults ~ $3. Adults ~ $5

BLACK-OUT: Don’t forget to wear your black T-shirts to tonight’s football game as part of the student section Black-Out!

Boys Hockey Community Service: Tomorrow night, the Patriots are hosting conference opponent York, with whom they are partnering to support Habitat for Humanity Lake County. Habitat for Humanity Lake County has provided both teams with a wish list of easy-to-find construction items that are needed for the building of local houses. The hockey team is asking fans to please consider bringing an item to the game. Habitat for Humanity Lake County execs and staff will be present with information and volunteer opportunities in the rink lobby of Twin Rinks in Buffalo Grove before the varsity game, which is slated for an 8 p.m. start. There will be a ceremonial puck drop and the student theme for the night is CONSTRUCTION.

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

Oct. 21:Yearbook Photo Re-Take Day
Oct. 22-23:World’s Fair
Oct. 24: Activity Period ~ Sophomore Guidance
Oct. 25: FAN ~ Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism
Oct. 27:Fall Guitar Concert
Oct. 27: FAN ~ Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship

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