Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

World’s Fair Draws Big Crowds Over The Weekend; DivCo Presents Stevenson Foundation With Huge Donation!

World’s Fair, sponsored by Diversity Council, is Stevenson’s LARGEST annual fair celebrating cultural diversity.

A total of 35 student affinity groups came together over the weekend to represent their cultures, and the community came out in huge numbers to enjoy a weekend of tasty international cuisine, interesting educational content about countries from all over the world and vibrant performances reflecting many different cultures.

To add to the festivities, Diversity Council gifted proceeds from event sales, totaling $7,500, to the Stevenson Foundation!

Thank you to junior Angela Wang for her captivating social media posts from World’s Fair while taking over the main Stevenson Instagram account.

THURSDAY ~ Start Of Course Selection For Sophomores: Following the “Let’s Talk About Your Future” event last week, the course selection process for students is now beginning in phases for each class. SOPHOMORES are up first, starting on THURSDAY and continuing through Nov. 11. During that window, sophomores will build their schedules for next year at meetings with their counselors during their English classes. For an overview of how the course selection process works, click here. To map out requested classes for next year’s schedule, please check out this course selection worksheet planner.

NOV. 8: AP Exam Registration Deadline ~ Students who plan to take Advanced Placements Exams for first-semester courses and full-year courses must register by Nov. 8. Please double-check your AP Exam Registration. To confirm registration you must check two separate systems: Total Registration and College Board. A minimum payment of $40 per exam is required to order first-semester-only and full-year course AP exams by the Nov. 8 deadline. AP exams will also not be ordered if minimum payment is not received. Questions: Please e-mail

TUESDAY ~ Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations about Race and Racism
THURSDAY ~ Us: Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship

Taking Driver Ed Second Semester? You Need An Eye Test!

Second Semester Driver Education Students must take an Eye Test THIS WEEK. 

Testing is available every day this week: Before School and during second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth periods in Room 6086. The process will take less than five minutes.

Remember to bring or wear your glasses or contacts if needed.

NOTE: The final step to getting your permit is the test. Don’t forget to sign up for your permit test by using the QR Code above. Testing will take place the week of Nov. 14.

Help The Patriettes Get To Nationals: Eat At Culver’s!

The Patriettes are holding a fundraiser at Culver’s all day TOMORROW (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at both the Lincolnshire Culver’s (405 Milwaukee Ave.) and the Buffalo Grove Culver’s (450 McHenry Road) as a way to raise money for nationals!

Please stop by and mention the fundraiser when you order. Culver’s will donate 25 percent of group sales back to the Patriettes!

Help The Patriettes Get To Nationals: Eat At Culver’s!

The Patriettes are holding a fundraiser at Culver’s all day TOMORROW (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) at both the Lincolnshire Culver’s (405 Milwaukee Ave.) and the Buffalo Grove Culver’s (450 McHenry Road) as a way to raise money for nationals!

Please stop by and mention the fundraiser when you order. Culver’s will donate 25 percent of group sales back to the Patriettes!

DivCo Partnering With SAGA For Tomorrow’s HEARD Meeting

Diversity Council, partnering with SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance), is hosting its monthly HEARD meeting at 3:45 p.m. TOMORROW in Room 1912. This month’s meeting will discuss the LGBTQIA+ experience at Stevenson, and all students are welcome to attend.HEARD stands for Helpers in Equity And Racial Diversity, and meetings are a place for ALL students to discuss and voice any concerns around inclusivity at Stevenson with peers.

Through fostering conversations about equity and inclusion at school, students are also able to work DIRECTLY with Stevenson administration to make tangible change. 

Looking For An Intramural Sport? Try Cricket!

Tryouts for Intramural Cricket will be TOMORROW and Thursday starting at 3:40 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

For more information, please e-mail: or

TODAY Is Last Day To Register For Friday’s “TRUNK Or TREAT!”

The Stevenson Key Club is hosting “Trunk Or Treat” 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 in Parking Lot C.

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

Register by TODAY.

Last Day To Register For Saturday’s “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 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the Sportscenter, is TODAY! 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.

TOMORROW: 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) until TOMORROW.

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.

TWICE AS NICE: Sarah Wang Repeats As Tennis Singles State Champ; Team Grabs Third-Place Trophy At State!

It was like déjà vu all over again for Sarah Wang over the weekend.

The junior won the IHSA Girls Tennis Singles State Championship for the second year in a row! She defeated her finals opponent emphatically with a 7-5, 6-2 victory. Wang is just the ninth singles champion to repeat in back-to-back years since 1972.

Meanwhile, Stevenson placed third as a team with 28 points, behind champion Hinsdale Central (32 points) and second-place New Trier (29 points). 

The two doubles teams from Stevenson ~ Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou and Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic ~ both advanced to the semifinals of the consolation bracket but lost those matches.

On To The Sectional: Boys Soccer Wins Regional Championship!

Stevenson (18-0-3) took on Libertyville in the Class 3A Palatine Regional Finals and rolled to a 4-1 victory. Bryant Rouse scored the first goal with a superb finish from the box on a cross from Filip Janda in the 33rd minute. With time winding down in the half, Daniel Sokolovsky scored on a screamer from outside the box with 15 seconds left in the half to put Stevenson up 2-1. Stevenson took control of the game when Rohan Gopalam scored the third goal in the 51st minute, assisted by Alex Xie with a cross in the box. Jack Bacher scored the fourth goal with a counter-attack assisted by Sokolovsky with 20 seconds left in the game. Stevenson remains undefeated on the season and will take on Fremd in the sectional semifinals at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Buffalo Grove High School.

Top photo courtesy: @b.nycphotography

Stevenson Takes Control Of Own Destiny; Crushes Libertyville To Qualify For IHSA State Playoffs With Required 6 Wins!

The Stevenson football team (6-3) hosted North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville Friday and rolled up a decisive 43-8 victory to emphatically qualify for an at-large bid in the Class 8A state playoffs with the necessary 6 wins.

The Patriots drew another North Suburban Conference rival, Warren, for their first-round opponent in the playoffs. That game starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus. 

After a scoreless first quarter against Libertyville, Stevenson got it rolling. Defensive back Ryan Loch opened the second quarter by scoring a Pick-6 touchdown off an interception. Ethan Aghakhan also had an interception leading to a 10-yard rushing touchdown by Ben Snider. The Patriots struck again with a 16-yard reception by Michael Maloney and a 5-yard passing touchdown from Matt Projansky to Jake Federman, increasing the lead to 21-0. RJ Dent scored the next touchdown on a 38-yard pass from Projansky. Zach Goldman then scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Gyeongwu Kim earned a safety, upping the Patriots’ lead to 36-0. Stevenson capitalized on another Wildcat turnover, eventually turning that into a 55-yard touchdown pass from Projansky to Snider.

Boys Hockey Gets Win On Ice…And For Habitat For Humanity

The boys hockey team hosted a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity Lake County in conjunction with its game against conference opponent York over the weekend and both ventures were a success for the Patriots.

Stevenson got a 3-2 win while fans from both teams donated all kinds of supplies for Habitat For Humanity Lake County. The game even began with a ceremonial puck drop. 

Ethan O’Gradney scored the first goal for Stevenson, assisted by Justin Verlinsky and Andrew Lermer. Bryan Wojdelko scored the second goal, assisted by Alan Wu and Davis Jegers. Jegers scored the third goal unassisted.

Next up for Stevenson is a game against Glenbrook North at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the Northbrook Sports Center Rink.

Athletic Results

Girls Cross Country: The Patriots (3-3) competed in the Regional cross country meet at Grant on Saturday and placed fourth with a score of 97 and qualified for the Sectional meet. Adeline Gobble placed ninth with a time of 19:28.05. Nanoko Seki finished 13th with a time of 20:00.37 and Stella Plendl placed 16th with a time of 20:18.86. The Sectional meet is at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Busse Woods in Hoffman Estates.

Boys Cross Country: The Patriots (3-3) competed in the Regional cross country meet at Grant on Saturday and placed sixth with a score of 154 and qualified for the Sectional meet. Dylan Zimmerman came in 10th with a time of 16:31.84. Richard Klein placed 24th with a time of 17:13.06 and Abhi Choudhary finished 27th with a time of 17:18.89. The Sectional meet is at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday at Busse Woods in Hoffman Estates.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (24-11) took on Glenbard West in a nonconference match and lost, 19-25, 20-25. Brynn Smith and Mija Jegers combined for 16 kills and 11 digs. Ava Wysocki contributed 3 kills, while Abby Minin added 2 aces and 11 assists. Libero Teagon Ohlwein had 13 digs. Next up for Stevenson is Buffalo Grove in the Regional Semifinals at Glenbrook South High School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event via GoFan for $5, or at the door with cash for $6. All spectators should enter through the North Entrance (Door OO).

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.

College Endowments Are Experiencing Some Whiplash
Some U.S. colleges and universities have endowments that rival the economies of entire countries, boosted in recent years by astronomical returns on their investments. But as NPR’s David Gura reports, those returns are now falling back to Earth.

School Is for Connecting to Nature
School is for nurturing children’s innate talents and helping them figure out where those gifts, necessarily diverse, fit in the whole.

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

Oct. 24: Activity Period ~ Sophomore Guidance
Oct. 25:Patriettes Culver’s Fundraiser
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
Oct. 28:KIVA Culver’s Fundraiser
Oct. 29:Ballapalooza
Oct. 29: Jazz Brunch Festival
Oct. 31:PPA Treat Day
Oct. 31: Halloween! 🎃

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