Monday, Nov. 21, 2022

“Beauty And The Beast” Dazzles In Front Of Packed Crowds At PAC

In front of nothing but packed crowds, the “Beauty And The Beast” cast and crew dazzled over the weekend, turning out a memorable production packed with beautiful costumes, music and set designs as well as impressive acting, singing and dancing.

The Performing Arts Center was a near sellout for all three shows, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Beauty And The Beast” featured more than 160 actors, crew members, designers, managers, and musicians who dedicated months to the preparation of the production. During that time, students from the International Thespian Society partnered with Stevenson Backstage to complete more than 300 hours working on production builds.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30: FAN Event ~ Stevenson will host the Family Action Network event: “Who Gets In and Why” with author Jeff Selingo and Andy Borst, Dean of Admissions of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 in the Performing Arts Center. This will be a unique opportunity for audience participants to hear about college admissions and ask questions of the speakers.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1: CCC Night For Juniors Interpreter Deadline ~ The deadline is Dec. 1 to request an interpreter for this event, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 8. Families needing interpreter assistance can contact the College Career Center via e-mail at or at (847) 415-4517. The event will be in-person at the Performing Arts Center, but it will also be live-streamed via a Zoom Webinar: Post-Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller and Career Program Specialist Dan Diambri will discuss ways students can further explore career options and options after high school and how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students, and the next steps.

Registration Deadline For Operation Snowball Extended To MONDAY!

A fun tradition each winter at Stevenson is Operation Snowball, a memorable two-night retreat where students can have fun and make friends outside of their normal social circles.

How about being a part of the fun this year, Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, at Camp Timber Lee in East Troy, Wisconsin?

REGISTRATION ENDS ON MONDAY. All online registrants must print/sign the Field Trip Permission Form and the Timber Lee Health Form. Both student and parent/guardian signatures are REQUIRED.  Registration and Permission Slips

Submit completed/signed forms to the drop box in the Student Activities Office in the Wood Commons. Registration is not complete until ALL permission forms are received. Students are responsible for their own medications. Transportation will be provided by Stevenson.

At Snowball, students participate in team-building while playing games, hearing some presenters, and engaging in small group activities.

Check out this photo gallery from last year’s Operation Snowball event.

Wrap Your Noodle Around This: Patriettes Fundraiser TODAY!

The Patriettes will be holding a fundraiser TODAY from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lincolnshire Noodles & Company, 900 Milwaukee Ave, Suite A.

To order, visit: and enter code: GIVING25. Then hit apply and look for the red checkmark for confirmation.

PWC Headlines: Turf Use, Hours During Break, Current Offerings

Heading into the Thanksgiving Break, here are a few things to keep in mind about the Patriot Wellness Center:

Turf Use: Due to the PWC’s new fitness training program, Patriot Performance Training, the PWC Turf will be closed to general use on Tuesdays (3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.)

Patriot Performance Training is a group training program that improves all aspects of fitness, including strength, speed, power, and muscular and aerobic endurance.

If you are interested in joining Patriot Performance Training, please ask one of our Wellness Coaches at the PWC.

PWC Hours During The Thanksgiving Break
WEDNESDAY: Open 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
FRIDAY: Closed
SATURDAY: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SUNDAY: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Current PWC Offerings: The current PWC offerings include Zumba and Open Soccer.

Check Out Some Cool Japanese Animation: Anime Meets Tomorrow!

Under new sponsor Carla Suaste, Anime Club will be holding meetings every Tuesday (including TOMORROW) after school in Room 6022.

Anime Club focuses on different aspects of animation, anime, and Japanese culture as seen through videos, comic books and other popular media.

The atmosphere is relaxed and stress-free and usually, two anime epics are viewed per meeting. 

Please direct questions to:

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 of baby and young motherhood supplies for the Lake County P.A.D.S.

O Canada! North-Of-The-Border Scholarship Opportunity 

Seniors: Are you interested in Queen’s University in Canada?

In celebration of its 150th anniversary (1841-1991), Queen’s University is offering 50 Chancellor’s Scholarships to students chosen on the basis of nomination by high school principals and submission of a detailed application form.

Stevenson may nominate up to three candidates. Students must be entering the first year of any undergraduate program at Queen’s to qualify for a Chancellor’s Scholarship. Scholarship criteria include superior academic ability, creative and original thinking and proven leadership qualities. The total value of this scholarship is $48,000 (four-year award).

Please return this packet, along with the appropriate essays to the College Career Center or via e-mail ( by MONDAY, Nov. 28, prior to 3:30 p.m.

If you are selected as a Stevenson nominee, you will be notified by Dec.1. If you have additional questions, please contact Ms. English at or Mr. Miller at

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball: The Patriots (2-1) showed resilience against a tough New Trier team to win 59-54 in overtime on Friday night. Down the stretch, the team hit some big free throws. Emory Klatt led the way for Stevenson with 19 points with Kate Arne close behind with 17 points and Nisha Musunuri with 16. On Saturday, the Patriots lost a tough one to Loyola, 44-42. Klatt had a team-high of 22 points, Arne contributed 12 points while Musunuri added 6 points. The Patriots are back at it at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday against Phillips to finish up the New Trier Thanksgiving Tournament. **Note the time change from 2:45 p.m.

Boys Fencing: At the Catholic Memorial High School Invite, Brian Yoon placed seventh in the men’s epee, while in the men’s foil, Johnathon Franke-Gordon placed fifth. In the men’s saber, Vincent Oriatti-Bruns placed second followed by Joshua Lim, who placed seventh. Up next for Stevenson (4-1) is an Invite at Brookfield Academy in Wisconsin on Dec. 3, starting at 9 a.m.

Girls Fencing: At the Catholic Memorial High School Invite, Molly Hayden earned second, Ymna Ali-Khan got fifth and KC Ciaccio finished seventh in the women’s epee. In the women’s foil, Sahana Bawa earned fifth, while Rithika Muthyala placed eighth. In the women’s saber, Nicole Kim took second, Joyce Kim received third and Debbie Lee finished sixth. Next up for the Patriots (5-0) is an Invite at Brookfield Academy in Wisconsin on Dec. 3, starting at 9 a.m.

Boys Bowling: Stevenson (4-0) participated in the Mustang Invite this weekend and finished eighth out of 20 teams, with an overall score of 5654. Ender Starr finished seventh overall and medaled with a series score of 1304 and a high game of 244. Jude Snider had a series of 1056 with a high game of 216. Jacob Heald bowled 5 games and a series of 967 with a game-high 245. Shalimar Jacobs had a series 907 with a high game of 195 and bowled 5 games. Jackson Sher also bowled 5 games with an 890 series and a high game of 218. Joshua Stone bowled 3 games and had a 530 series with a high game of 191. Next up for the Patriots is a nonconference match against Grayslake North before the Harlem Invite on Saturday.

Boys Hockey: In the Blackhawks Rivalry Series game at Allstate Arena, Stevenson (9-4, 21-6) lost a tough one to St. Viator in a shootout, 6-5. Max Poretto started the scoring for the Patriots in the first, assisted by Andrew Lermer and David EtingenBryan Wojdelko added to the score in the second period assisted by Tristan Caridei and Alan Wu. Then in the second, Dylan Jette had an unassisted goal to put the Patriots up by one. St Viator tied it up soon after with back-to-back goals. Jette scored again in the third period, assisted by Davis Jegers. Stevenson went on to tie it up at the end of the third, with a score from Lermer, assisted by Will Harlow. In a scoreless overtime, the game resulted in a shootout with St. Viator scoring the final goal. Stevenson will be back on the ice for a re-match against St. Viator in a home game at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Twin Rinks.

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

Nov. 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Nov. 23: Non-Attendance Day
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28: Activity Period
Nov. 29: Give-A-Thon 2022 Collection Day
Nov. 29: PPA Meeting
Nov. 30:Give-A-Thon 2022 Delivery Day
Nov. 30: FAN ~ Who Gets In and Why: Inside College Admissions
Dec. 2: Music Production Showcase

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