Monday, Nov. 14, 2022

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

We have hit the 14-week mark at Stevenson, which means we’re four weeks from the end of 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.

WEDNESDAY ~ FIRST DAY OF JUNIOR COURSE SELECTION: Just a reminder that Juniors are up next for selecting their classes for the 2023-24 school year. For more information about Course Selection, check out the “Course Selection Page” on the Stevenson website.

NO DRIVE-THRU, NO PARKING: The Lincolnshire Animal Hospital, 420 Half Day Road, is having ongoing issues with students parking in its lot and also students/parents driving through the lot during Stevenson drop-offs and pick-ups. The Animal Hospital has placed new signage indicating that neither practice is allowed and violators of parking rules will be towed by Ernie’s Towing.

BAKE SALE DONATIONS NEEDED: The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a Bake Sale on Wednesday and is asking parents to donate store-bought treats. The PPA is also accepting monetary donations in the event families don’t have time to shop. 

MONDAY, DEC. 12 ~ WORLD LANGUAGE BENCHMARK, CLASS OF 2027: Consortium Middle/Junior High School students with prior language coursework or experience, Heritage, or Native speakers interested in taking Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, or Latin must take an online Benchmark Exam. Students will test in the listening, reading, and writing domains. Please use this link to register. The deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 12. TheBenchmark Exam date is: Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

  • Students currently enrolled in Spanish at one of SHS’s consortium middle schools/junior highs will complete the Spanish benchmark exam in their middle schools/junior high schools.
  • Students without previous instruction or exposure to a World Language DO NOT have to take a benchmark exam and will be placed in a Level 1 class.

E-mail questions to:

Meet The CEO Of A Billion Dollar Company TODAY!

Computer Science Club along with Entrepreneurship Club is hosting special guest speaker Matt Levin, CEO of BenefitFocus, a billion dollar company.

BenefitFocus, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a benefits platform that helps employers, health plans and brokers simplify everything about benefits.

Levin grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He was also named to Crain’s Chicago Business 2011 “40 Under 40” and the World Economic Forum’s “2013 Young Global Leaders” program.

The meeting is TODAY after school, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium.

Learn About Native American Culture And Dance Tomorrow Morning!

In conjunction with Native American Indian Heritage Month, the National Honor Society Of Dance Arts is hosting a “Traditional Indigenous Powwow Dance at 7:45 a.m. TOMORROW in Room 2112.

This is a cultural celebration that includes dancing as well as an explanation of the history behind the dances and the clothing worn for Powwows.

No dance experience is necessary and all are welcome. To sign up, fill out this form.

Before Thanksgiving…Go To Friendsgiving!!

There will be food, and so much more as the Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA) Club hosts a “Friendsgiving” from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. TOMORROW in Room 5120 of the Patriot Wellness Center.

There will be games such as Bingo and Jeopardy as well as Karaoke. There will also be a Potluck for food. To sign up for the Potluck, click here.

Diversity Council To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

There will be food and fun as Diversity Council pays tribute to Native American Heritage Month at its next meeting, which is at 3:45 p.m. TOMORROW in Room 1912.

Activities include bracelet-making and strawberry origami folding. Free snacks will also be provided!

This Week At The PWC: Zumba, Open Soccer And More On Tap

Here is this week’s schedule for the Patriot Wellness Center. Activities include: Yoga, Zumba, Field Games and Open Soccer.

Don’t forget to scan the QR Codes at the PWC Check-In Desk to get daily workouts linked to your phone.

Don’t Forget To GIVE! Give-A-Thon Collection Boxes In Classrooms!

The holidays are right around the corner and Stevenson, along with the National Honor Society, is again conducting its popular Give-A-Thon, an annual school-wide campaign aimed at bringing joy to families around Lake County during the upcoming winter holiday season.

Collection boxes are positioned throughout classrooms around campus to make donating easy. Please fill them to the top!

This will be Stevenson’s 38th year of spreading this holiday cheer to those in need and the goal is to provide gifts to 300-plus Lake County families, enough food to stock the Vernon Area Pantry for more than six months, and more than six months-worth of baby and young motherhood supplies for the Lake County P.A.D.S.

Bundle Up: Patriot Superstore Has Just What You Need For The Cold!

Gear up for winter by shopping the Patriot Superstore’s “Knitwear Sale,” featuring 20 percent off pom pom hats, scarves, headbands, and mittens.

The sale, which runs TODAY through Friday, is IN-STORE ONLY and while supplies last.

The Patriot Superstore is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For any questions regarding the sale, contact the Patriot Superstore at (847) 415-4126 or e-mail Megan Shahinian at

Sophomores: TOMORROW Last Day To Snag Class Swag!

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 TOMORROW.

Girls Swim/Dive Places Fourth At State; Relay Team Wins Title; Celebration Breakfast Wednesday Morning

For the second time in school history, the Girls Swim And Dive team placed at the IHSA State Swim Finalstaking fourth place over the weekend at the FMC Natatorium in Westmont. Stevenson first placed at the State Swim Finals in 2007, taking third place.

In addition, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abby CollinsStephanie KirovaLinnea Florin, and Izzy Gattone finished the meet as STATE CHAMPIONS with a time of 1:33.06. Not only did Kirova become a state champion in the 200-yard free relay, she also took fifth in the 50-freestyle (23.35), while Milena Busma was third in the 100-butterfly (54.64). Jennifer Chen was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (55.63).

The Patriots ended the weekend with a team score of 123.50 points, behind state champion New Trier (149.50), Hinsdale Central (131) and St. Charles North (128).

MEET THE CHAMPIONS: The Athletic Department will hold a special recognition at 8 a.m. on Wednesday to celebrate the state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team of Collins, Kirova, Florin and Gattone. The event will be held in Room 2104.

Athletic Results

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (20-4) had a busy weekend on the ice with its first win coming against Carmel, 5-4. The first goal was scored by Tristan Caridei and assisted by Davis Jegers. Jegers then scored the second goal assisted by Caridei and Bryan WojdelkoAndrew Lermer scored the third goal on a power play in the second period, followed by another second-period goal scored by Wojdelko, assisted by Caridei and Spencer Harman. The final goal was scored again by Caridei, assisted by David Etingen. The Patriots then took on York a day later, winning 7-0. Caridei and Etingen both scored 2 goals each on the night, followed by Wodjdelko, Lermer, and Jegers, all contributing 1 goal apiece. Next up for the Patriots is Barrington at 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday at Crystal Ice House, West Rink.

Boys Bowling: Over the weekend, the Patriots (2-0) headed to Roselle for the Lake Park Bowling Invite, ending the day in eighth place out of 39 teams with a team series of 5908. Ender Starr led the way for Stevenson, finishing in 10th place with a 1312 series and a high game of 249. Jude Snider had a high game of 237 with a 1233 series, finishing the invite in 29th place. Next up is Libertyville at Fairview Lanes beginning at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow. 

Boys and Girls Fencing:
 Over the weekend, the boys fencing team (4-1) defeated Marian Catholic, 20-7, Homewood Flossmoor, 24-3, U-High Chicago, 15-12, and Gwendolyn Brooks, 27-0. However, the Patriots lost to Culver Military Academy, 12-15. The girls fencing team went undefeated (5-0), defeating Marian Catholic, 21-6, followed by Homewood Flossmoor, 19-8, Culver Girls Academy, 14-13, U-High Chicago, 24-3, and Gwendolyn Brooks, 26-1. Up next for Stevenson is an invitational at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Sports Notes

Girls Basketball: The defending IHSA Class 4A state champion girls basketball team will open the 2022-23 season by hosting Fenwick at 7 p.m. TOMORROW in the Sportscenter and tickets can be purchased via GoFan. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door in cash for $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.  

Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting: If you are a student-athlete and you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one 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 at 9:45 a.m.

Fall Sports Awards: The Sneaker Ball Awards is TONIGHT, so get your favorite sneakers ready and attend the Fall Sports Awards, which starts at 7 p.m.Dress to impress and win the best program award for the most fun sneakers. Attire: No sweats or pajama pants. 

Boys Ice Hockey Allstate Arena Game: On Sunday, (Nov. 20), the Patriots will be taking on rival St. Viator at Allstate Arena right after the Chicago Wolves host the Iowa Wild. The puck will drop approximately 45 minutes after the Wolves game ends. Tickets can be purchased here. Seats will be assigned for the Wolves game and then become general admission seating in the south end between Sections 105 and 116 for the Scholastic Hockey League game between Stevenson and St. Viator.

International College Enrollment Ticks Back Up After Pandemic
International student enrollment rose last year, after dropping during the pandemic, despite an erosion in the number of students from China.

How To Help Kids Overcome Their Fear Of Math, According To A Brain Scientist
For all that education has changed in recent times—from the disappearance of cursive lessons to the rise of computer science in classrooms to pandemic-forced remote learning—one thing has remained stubbornly unchanged. Sian Beilock, author of the books “Choke” and “How The Body Knows Its Mind,” talks about how anxiety can impact students’ math performance—and how adults can help them.

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

Nov. 14: Fall Sports Awards
Nov. 14: Activity Period 
Nov. 16: PPA Bake Sale
Nov. 17: Late Arrival
Nov. 18-20: Fall Musical ~ “Beauty And The Beast”
Nov. 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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