Monday, Nov. 28, 2022

Last Chance To Give: Give-A-Thon Enters Final Days! 

Three days and counting…

Give-A-Thon, Stevenson’s long-running holiday fundraiser, is nearing its fun and festive conclusion on Wednesday.

Collection Day is tomorrow and the National Honor Society, Give-A-Thon’s organizer, is reminding students, faculty and staff to finish up any last-minute efforts for fundraising for gifts and for collecting food and baby items.

All gifts should be purchased, wrapped and tagged by tomorrow. Students will bring their gifts to the PAC for Wednesday’s Delivery Day, where all of the donated items and gifts will be loaded onto trucks that will distribute them across Lake County.

Stevenson Fine Arts Students Collaborate In Concert With Other Musicians From The Area 

High School musicians from around the area, including a handful from Stevenson, performed in the Illinois Music Education Association Band, Choir And Orchestra Festival earlier this month at New Trier High School

Not only did the students get to play a fantastic concert, they also worked with guest conductors from across the nation. 

The above photos (clockwise, starting top left) include: choir students before the concert, choir students together with students from other schools during the performance, instrumental students backstage and instrumental students in rehearsal.

WEDNESDAY: 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 WEDNESDAY 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: CCC Night For Juniors Interpreter Deadline ~ The deadline is THURSDAY 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.

THE FINAL EXPERIENCE, DEC. 21, DEC. 22 ~ Stevenson’s Final Experience is just around the corner, and the timing of the two days is new this year. Here’s a quick look at the structure of the schedule. More information about busing, tutoring, food services and Patriots Wellness Center hours during the two days is coming soon!

Ready, Set…Audition: Frosh/Soph And Winter Plays To Hold Auditions Starting Wednesday; Backstage Roles Available Too

More opportunities to get involved with Stevenson’s awarding-winning theater program are coming your way.

Auditions and leadership interviews for the Frosh/Soph Play “Romeo And Juliet” and the Winter Play “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” start on Wednesday (3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and run through Thursday (3:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), with rehearsals beginning next week.

“Romeo And Juliet” is a one-hour production that will run in February. Measures will be taken to make sure that students feel comfortable, confident and safe with Shakespearen text and some of the heavier themes of the story. Only freshmen and sophomores will be cast in the play.

The Winter Play, “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time,” will run in March and feature costume, scenic, lighting and sound design by the Advanced Stagecraft Class. The award-winning play concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor’s dog that is investigated by a young boy named Christopher, who has Autism.

Backstage Roles: Interested in learning more about the artists and technicians who work behind-the-scenes on live entertainment? As part of Stevenson Backstage, crew members work on the set, costumes, lighting, sound, props and assist with running the show.

Students of all grade and experience levels are encouraged to sign up to audition and join the crew! 

There is a Crew Information Session from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in the Black Box Theater. For more information and to sign up, click here for the Audition Packet.

Tell Your Younger Siblings: Master Dance Class For Eighth Graders Is Saturday And Space Is Limited!

Do you have a younger sibling who is interested in Dance and will be a freshman at Stevenson next year?

If so, make sure to pass along that the Stevenson Dance Faculty will be hosting a fun, free Master Dance Class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in Room 2112 at Stevenson.

Eighth graders who are interested in taking Dance 1 next year and would like a preview of what the class will be like will love this class…but spaces are limited so sign up now. There is no dance experience required: just arrive ready to dance in leggings/yoga pants/sweatpants and a tank top or T-shirt. No shoes are needed. And bring a water bottle!

PWC Headlines: Turf Use, PPT, Current Offerings

Here is the latest news from 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 (PPT) 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.

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

Athletic Results

Girls Basketball:
 Stevenson (3-1) defeated Phillips, 54-26. Emory Klatt (pictured right) had a career-high 34 points and unofficially pulled down 20-plus rebounds. Kate Arne finished with 9 points. The Patriots will be taking on Waukegan tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball: In the opening weekend of the season, Stevenson competed at the Ed Molitor Classic at Palatine High School. The Patriots (3-1) opened with a victory over Buffalo Grove, 64-51. Leading scores were David Sulnius with 15 points while Jack Dabbs and Christian Uremovich each had 13 points. In game two, Stevenson defeated Jacobs, 67-35. Dabbs led the scoring with 15 points, Aidan Bardic tossed in 12 points and Sulnius added 10. In the third game, the Patriots defeated Palatine, 57-43. Uremovich led Stevenson with 17 points, Dabbs added 14 points and Sulnius contributed 11 points. As the Patriots wrapped up the weekend, they took on Glenbrook South and lost, 68-60. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Chicago Westinghouse Prep at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Wrestling: Stevenson finished 10th out of 31 teams at the Barrington Moore-Prettyman Invite. Lorenzo Frezza (pictured left) was a champion in the 138-pound weight class, defeating one of the state’s top-ranked wrestlers who had beaten Lorenzo multiple times in the past. Themba Sitshela earned sixth in the 152-pound weight class and Thomas Schoolman finished third in the 160-pound weight class. Frezza was named the Moore-Prettyman Tournament Outstanding Wrestler! Thirty-one head coaches voted for Frezza out of nearly 400 competitors on the weekend. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at Lake Zurich at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Boys Bowling: The Patriots (5-0, 4-0) had a busy holiday weekend, taking on Grayslake North first on Wednesday. Stevenson defeated the Knights 3500 to 3226. The Patriots competed in a 6-on-6 match and were able to keep all 6 scores. Jackson Sher and Ender Starr led the way for the Patriots with series scores of 657 and 643, respectively. At the Harlem Invite on Saturday, the Patriots finished sixth overall in a pool of 20, which included the top teams in the state and the two favorites to win the state championship. Starr finished second overall in the heavily-contested field with a 1439 series. Next up is a pivotal conference matchup at Lake Zurich on Tuesday, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Boys Hockey: The Patriots (21-7) lost to St. Viator, 4-1. Brandon Schultz put the Patriots on the board in the second period, assisted by Andrew Lermer.  Next up is New Trier at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday at Twin Rinks.

Sports Notes

United States Marine Corp: Stevenson will welcome local Marines on FRIDAY at 8 a.m. to engage in conversation and activity about leadership and teamwork. The event will take place on the Turf in the Patriot Wellness Center. 

Sports Boosters Annual Flash Sale: The Sports Boosters will be hosting their annual Winter Flash Sale on FRIDAY during Periods 4, 5 and 6 in Room 5120 (PWC).  Stop by and stock up on gifts for the holidays. Cash, credit and checks are accepted. Park in Lot D and enter through Door 19. Please check in with security personnel.

Boys Basketball Manager Needed: The Varsity Boys Basketball team needs a manager to take statistics and assist with practice. Please e-mail Coach Ambrose at if you are interested. The deadline to express interest is FRIDAY.

Girls Basketball: The 2022 State Champion Girls Basketball team will be playing Huntley on SATURDAY, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the NOW Arena. Tickets are $10 for general admission.

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

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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