Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022

You’re Up, Juniors! Time To Select Your Courses For Senior Year!

The first day of Junior Course Selection is TOMORROW! Juniors will be selecting their courses for the 2023-24 school year.

For more information about Course Selection, check out the “Course Selection Page” on the Stevenson website.

Travel The World With Stevenson! JAPAN Finalized For 2024!

World travel is back en vogue and Stevenson is sponsoring several summer travel opportunities!

First up for 2024 is JAPAN! 

There is a virtual informational meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. TOMORROWHere’s the link to register for the meeting. Please note that registration is mandatory to receive the virtual meeting link!

There will be more information in the coming months about trips planned for 2024, such as:

  • Type of Tours: Language & Culture Immersion, Extension of the Class, Service, etc.
  • Possible Locations: Iceland, Latin Tour (Greece, Italy, France, etc.), Spanish language (Dominican Republic, Peru, Costa Rica, etc.)

We would also love for families to provide any feedback about travel experiences through Stevenson, which you may submit through this form. In the meantime, there are still travel opportunities that exist for 2023. For more information, please contact the trip leaders listed:

2023 Summer Travel Opportunities

  • Service Learning in Peru ~ Kristen One – kone@d125.org
  • Germany & Switzerland ~ Paulina Tuman – ptuman@d125.org
  • Global Leadership Summit in Berlin ~ Jennifer McBride – jmcbride@d125.org
  • New York Fashion Industry Tour ~ Christina Erickson – cerickson@d125.org
    • If you want to learn about the fashion industry in New York, then this trip is for you! This trip will be offered Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2 and is open to ALL current freshmen – juniors. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 1612. Parent/guardian and student should attend if possible. Questions can be directed to the trip coordinator Christina Erickson.

Before Thanksgiving…Go To Friendsgiving…TODAY!!

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. TODAY 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.

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. TODAY in Room 1912.

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

3-2-1, Liftoff! Entrepreneurship Club Hosting An Out-Of-This World Event TOMORROW!

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at NASA? Wonder no more! The Entrepreneurship Club is bringing in Nicho Onufer, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, for an event in which students can learn in-depth details on NASA’s present and future missions across space.

The event will be held at the West Auditorium from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TOMORROW.

Yum! PPA Bake Sale Is Tomorrow!!

Is your stomach growling? The Patriot Parent Association has just the fix: There is a PPA Bake Sale TOMORROW!

Everything is $1 (cash only). Students can make it through the line quickest with exact change!

The bake sale starts immediately after sixth period in the Wood and Glass Commons.

No Yoga This and Next Week At PWC; Patriot Performance Training Meeting Today!

The Patriot Wellness Center has canceled its Yoga Classes for this week and next week. Normal scheduling for yoga classes will resume the week after Thanksgiving.

New program meeting today: Are you looking to take your fitness to the next level? Do you want to improve strength, speed, and endurance?

It’s finally here—the PWC’s new flagship fitness program. Reach your fitness goals with Patriot Performance Training. Come to the meeting TODAY at 3:45 p.m. on the PWC Turf to learn more and sign up for Patriot Performance Training.

Freshmen And Sophomores: Deadline To Submit Your Creative Gems To The “Half-Wit!” Is FRIDAY!

The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores that showcases the incredible fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and, of course, art that is produced each year by students.

The club brings together people who love to create and learn the skills of producing a gorgeous magazine.

Freshmen and sophomores who are interested in submitting their work to the “Half-Wit” can do so by FRIDAY by clicking here. All submissions are read anonymously for consideration for publication. 

Please e-mail rzagorski@d125.org with questions.

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

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. TODAY 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.
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.

Amid A National Teacher Shortage, UChicago Appears To Be Dissolving Its Teacher Training Program
The university says it’s “pausing” admissions to its well-regarded grad program that trains teachers to work in urban districts like Chicago’s.

MIT Will Return To The Moon For The First Time Since Apollo
Space exploration company Lunar Outpost will be working with the university to aid NASA as it heads to the Lunar South Pole, the proposed landing site for the crewed Artemis III mission scheduled for 2025.

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

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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