Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Your Mission: Sign Up For Military Week!

Get Ready: Stevenson’s annual Military Week will be held all next week, Monday through Friday.

During this week, representatives from many branches of the military will be available to speak with students. Students interested in attending a session and learning more about what is available may fill out this Google form.

Juniors and Seniors may sign up for as many programs that interest them. (Sophomores may only attend a Military Academy Visit.) Interested students must request their teacher’s permission to miss class prior to signing up, at least two school days in advance.

Here is the schedule for the week:

  •  Monday: A Military Week Overview presentation will be held discussing the differences between enlistment, ROTC, National Guard, reserves and military academies. There also will be a discussion about the ASVAB, a career exploration assessment that is required prior to joining the military. This will be offered during each lunch period.
  •  Tuesday: No School
  •  Wednesday: Representatives of the Army ROTC (fourth period), West Point Academy (fifth period), U.S. Coast Guard (sixth period) and U.S. Naval Academy (seventh period)
  •  Thursday: Visitors will include the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (third period), U.S. Navy (fourth period), Air National Guard (fifth period) and U.S. Air Force (sixth period)
  •  Friday: A member of the U.S. Army (fourth period), Army National Guard (fifth period) and U.S. Marine Corps (sixth period)

Back By Popular Demand…Sold-Out Fall Play “Clue” Available For One-Time Streaming Event On Sunday!

Because every show of the fall play “Clue” sold out back in September, the Fine Arts Department purchased streaming rights for a one-time-only stream…and that streaming replay of “Clue” will be running at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are free but must be reserved here. Catch Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, Ms. White, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, and all of your favorite characters red-handed in this hilarious, 90-minute murder mystery.

Give Yourself…A Give-A-Thon T-Shirt: On Sale At Lunch!

To get you hyped for this year’s “Give-A-Thon,” the National Honor Society has been ramping up efforts to promote the event with T-shirt sales.

The sale will be running during the lunch periods TODAY in both the Wood Commons AND the Glass Commons until the supply runs out. 

The shirts are $12 apiece. Sizes remaining: Small, Medium, Extra Large.

Sophomores: Get Your Class Swag Now!

The Sophomore Class Board is selling some new “Class Of 2025” swag.

Click on this link to check it out and place your order.

There are T-shirts, sweatshirts and joggers priced between $15 and $28.

All orders are due by Nov. 15.

Planning Ahead…Tuesday Is A Non-Attendance Day

Tuesday is Election Day across the United States, and it is also a Non-Attendance Day at Stevenson! No school!

Please also be aware that the Patriot Wellness Center is closed on Tuesday.


For just the second time in school history, the boys soccer team has qualified for the IHSA State Finals. The Patriots punched their ticket Tuesday night in dramatic fashion with a 1-0 double overtime victory over New Trier in the Hersey Supersectional.

SEND-OFF TODAY: To help the team get its run to a state championship started just right, the Athletic Department will stage a “Send-Off March” during fifth-period lunch (around 12:05 p.m.) TODAY, starting in the Wood Commons, moving through Parking Lot B, into the Forum, through the Glass Commons and ending at the Patriot Wellness Center.

Here Are The Details About TONIGHT’S State Semifinal:
Stevenson Patriots vs. Naperville Central Redhawks 7 p.m., TONIGHT
Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates

Fan Theme: NEON!!!!

Tickets: Purchase on GoFan. General Admission: $9

Student Pep Bus: Click on this link to purchase tickets. Tickets are $15, which includes Bus Fee and GoFan Ticket.

Broadcast: NFHS will broadcast the game. There is a fee.

Advancement: Winner faces the Winner of the Romeoville-York Semifinal at 8 p.m. TOMORROW at Hoffman Estates High School for the State Championship!

Soccer pics: Joel Lerner

Ready For The Ride: Athletic Department Sends Off Zimmerman To State Cross Country Meet

Junior runner Dylan Zimmerman (right in picture) will be competing tomorrow at the IHSA State Boys Cross Country Meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria and got a spirited send-off from the Athletic Department.

His teammate Ricky Klein (left in picture) will be there for moral support on the ride down as well as during the race.

Home, Sweet Home: Girls Swim/Dive Hosting Sectional Tomorrow

The girls swimming and diving teams are in the water TOMORROW, at home at the Stevenson Pool, hosting the IHSA Sectional.

Diving will begin at 9 a.m. and swimming will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan.

The Patriots will be vying for their second straight sectional championship and tenth overall!

Sports Notes

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/Practices 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.

2022 Illinois Education Report Card: Wins For Graduation Rates and Students’ Academic Growth — But Chronic Absenteeism Continues
This year marks the first complete Illinois Report Card since 2019. 

Student Loan Scams Stole An Estimated $5 Billion From Americans This Year
Americans have lost billions of dollars to student loan scammers this year as the Biden administration works to provide student debt forgiveness to tens of millions of borrowers. Scammers capitalized on the buzz and confusion around loan forgiveness this fall, convincing many people to part with their money and personal information.

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

Nov. 4-5: IHSA Boys State Soccer
Nov. 5: IHSA Boys State Cross Country
Nov. 6: Clue Streaming Event
Nov. 7-11: CCC Military Week
Nov. 8: Election Day: No School
Nov. 9: Sports Boosters Meeting

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