Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Patriot Guitar Ensemble Concert On Tap For Tomorrow Night

It may be short…but it’s likely to be very sweet, especially the ending!

The Patriot Guitar Ensemble Concert will run about 45 minutes tomorrow night but it will be jam-packed with a variety of music of “full ensemble performances, solo performances, and a crowd-pleasing finale.”

The show, starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the West Auditorium, is the first of the school year for the Patriot Guitar Ensemble, the highest level guitar ensemble at Stevenson. The String Parents Association will be raising funds for Lesson Sponsorship Support by selling flowers and concessions.

A few weeks after this show, which can also be viewed via Vimeo, the Patriot Guitar Ensemble will be performing at Roosevelt University and then again at its Winter Concert at Stevenson.

ICYMI: Football Fans And Marching Band Team Up To Perform “Hey Jude!” At Last Weekend’s Football Victory Over Libertyville 

We posted this amazing video on our Social Media channels yesterday, but want to share again here in the Daily Digest.

Check out this footage captured from last week’s inspiring football game halftime performance of “Hey Jude!” by the Stevenson Marching Band (with assistance from Patriot Nation!)

Thank you to Eric Anderson and Joe Pine for this beautifully edited video! So cool!!

Continued Success For Public Forum Debate Team 

In its second tournament of the season, the Public Forum branch of Stevenson’s Debate Team gave another strong showing.

There were 20 Stevenson students in attendance at this recent competition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, and a total of eight trophies were brought home.

In varsity competition, captain Alex Pollock made the list of Top Ten speakers, finishing eighth.

Meanwhile, in the JV and Novice divisions, two teams had both of their members named as top speakers, while placing in the team sweepstakes as well.

As JV speakers, Riddhi Mallela finished fourth and her partner Anisha Saxena finished third, while the team took the fifth-place trophy.

As Novice speakers, Shreyas Dandavate finished second and his partner Yug Mehta finished first, while the team took the second-place trophy.

Play The New Pokémon Set At Tomorrow’s IGC Event

There’s a new Pokémon set out and the Interactive Gamers Club is hosting a sealed event for those who want to play tomorrow after school in Room 7116.

Each player will receive six packs to build a deck and energy will be provided. The cost is $5, and players must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

Please contact Mr. Fedewa at with any questions! New players are always welcome.

Deadline Approaching To Register For Hebrew Biliteracy Exam

The Fall 2022-2023 Hebrew Biliteracy Exam, open to current Stevenson Juniors and Seniors, is coming up next month and the deadline to register is quickly approaching.

The exam is scheduled across two Late Arrival dates: Thursday, Nov. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 8.The deadline to register is by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Visit the Biliteracy Page on Stevenson’s Website to register. Once the registration form is submitted, attendees will be rerouted to the payment link to secure a seat.

For more information, visit the Biliteracy FAQ Resource. Please keep in mind that seating for the exam is limited.

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.

Looking For An Intramural Sport? Try Cricket!

A second day of tryouts for Intramural Cricket will be TOMORROW starting at 3:40 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

For more information, please e-mail: or

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Stevenson edged Fremd in its sectional semifinal at Buffalo Grove, 2-1 in overtime. The Patriots are now 19-0-3 on the season and will play Waukegan in the sectional championship match at 5 p.m. on Friday in Buffalo Grove’s football stadium. Against Fremd, Stevenson started the game on the front foot and Alex Xie scored a fantastic goal in the fifth minute after he juked and dribbled past multiple defenders. He was assisted by Nazar Mormul. Goalie Aidan Morris made an excellent save to keep Stevenson in the lead. The game remained 1-0 at the half. Fremd came out of the half with aggression and was able to level the game in the 60th minute. The game remained tied at 1-1 at the end of regulation. In the 95th minute, Stevenson got a free kick at the halfway line and Steven Nyc delivered an excellent free-kick into the penalty area which found Bhargav Devabhaktuni, who flicked the ball over to Jack Bacher who again flicked the ball into the path of Filip Janda. Janda thenscored the winning goal. For more photos from last night’s game, please check out Stevenson’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages later today!

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots closed their season with a 24-12 record after losing a hotly contested match in the Glenbrook South regional semifinals to Buffalo Grove, 25-14, 19-25, 20-25. Stevenson came out on fire in the first game, executing passes and finishing points with force. But Buffalo Grove was just too much for the Patriots, making key plays at just the right time. Brynn Smith had 15 kills while Mija Jegers had 7 kills and 3 aces. Rightside Ava Wysocki had 6 kills and Allison Katibnikov had 3 kills. Finishing out her setting career, Abby Minin had 16 assists, just shy of 1,000 for her career.

Sports Notes

Football Playoffs: Stevenson is in the playoffs! The Patriots start their postseason run with a familiar foe, North Suburban Conference rival Warren. The game will take place at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus at 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $5.00 plus a convenience fee, for all fans that use GoFan digital ticketing. No passes will be accepted. Gates will open for teams and spectators at 6 p.m. and Stevenson fans will be asked to sit in the East Bleachers. Please note: There is a no re-entry policy at Warren. The game will also be streamed on the NFHS Network.  Football photos courtesy: Stevenson teacher Matthew Schwenk.

Boys Swim And Dive Needs You: This is the annual call out from the Boys Swim And Dive team for help from students. The team needs:

  • Students who are interested in being a manager for the team, working three days a week. 
  • Students who are interested in performing the National Anthem to kick off home competitions. Auditions will be held for this unique opportunity. Both singers or musicians are welcome to apply.

Please contact Coach Lillydahl at for more information.

Videographers Needed For Winter Sports: The Athletic Department is looking for individuals (adults and students) who can film varsity winter sports competitions for scouting purposes. This is a paid position and may require travel to away competitions. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at

Fall Sports Awards: The Sneaker Ball Awards are coming soon, so get your favorite sneakers ready and attend the Fall Sports Awards on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Dress to impress and win the best program award for the most fun sneakers. Attire: No sweats or pajama pants. 


Tryouts For Winter Sports: Winter Sports are getting underway! If you are interested in trying out for a winter sport, please see the tryout dates and times here. You may also go to the Athletics Page on the Stevenson Website to see further information regarding each winter sport provided.

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

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! 
Nov. 1:Chamber Band Concert

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