Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022

TOMORROW: College Career Center Can Help Juniors Plan Future!

Junior year is a big year: a time to start thinking seriously about life beyond Stevenson. College, majors, careers…the next steps. 

Sure, it’s a lot! But, good news! The College Career Center has just the program to help you sort through and manage all of your thoughts, ideas, goals and dreams.

CCC Night For Juniors is an in-person event starting at 7 p.m. TOMORROW at the Performing Arts Center that will give juniors and their families tools for how to reflect on and develop conversations about the post-secondary journey. Students are highly encouraged to attend with a parent(s)/guardian(s).

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 as well as how to choose a college, how a college chooses its students and the next steps.

The event will also be live-streamed via a Zoom Webinar.

Interior Design Students Take A Trip Downtown To “The Mart!”

Have an eye for design? The Interior Design students from Ms. Pum’s class sure do!

They had a wonderful opportunity last month to visit the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago.

The building, once the largest in the world when it was built in the 1930s, impresses with original Art Deco designs. Today, “The Mart” serves as the largest privately-held commercial building in the United States.

During the field trip, students received an exclusive tour of several design floors and explored multiple showrooms filled with a variety of interior styles, furnishings, textiles and more. They spoke with multiple interior designers to learn about the behind the scenes and even visited the Design Headquarters, a space for interior designers to work and collaborate.

Winter ArtFest Showcasing Best Of Stevenson Artwork!

Hopefully, you have had a chance to check out the best work of Stevenson’s Semester I art students at the 2022 Winter ArtFest. If not, pieces will be staged in the Upper Forum and Room 2104 until 2:30 p.m. today…so make sure to take a look!

Each Fall, first-semester art students are invited to include one item created in each of their art classes to be viewed in the art show. All visual art classes are represented in the art show.

Here is a full photo gallery recapping the first day of the event!

Try These Tips To Prevent/Reduce Stress!

Stressed? If so, you are not alone.

Most people experience normal periods of stress. But don’t worry, stress doesn’t have to be a bad thing!

A little bit of stress, every once in a while, can be motivational or can help you feel more alert and productive. However, too much stress, day after day, can lead to an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety or even take away your motivation to do school work.

When your brain is experiencing stress, it sends your body into survival mode and your body starts releasing stress chemicals.  These chemicals impact your mood and are what might make you feel fidgety, flushed or panicky. They can also make focus, concentration and everyday tasks and decisions much harder to manage.

If you spend just a few minutes each day reducing those stress chemicals, you will find that your brain can function again, your mood may get better and your motivation can return.

To prevent stress, try the following:

Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night
Stay organized and keep up with your school work
Eat healthy
Don’t schedule more things than time allows
Each day, be sure to schedule in time to socialize, do something you enjoy and have some well-earned downtime.

For more tips and information about Stress, check out the DeStress 125 Virtual Guide.

And, as always, if you want to talk more about stress or anything else, reach out to any member of your Student Support Team (SST)!

Don’t Forget: TOMORROW Is A Late-Arrival Day!!

Get some extra sleep, or get some extra studying in …but whatever you do, don’t come to school at the regular time tomorrow.


First period will start at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. 

NOTE: The ILC/ELC will be closed until 10:15 a.m.

Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom will be available from 10:15 a.m. until the end of the day. The hours are provided on the Tutoring Page of the Stevenson website.

Students can sign-up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas pages.

Strike Up The Band…And Head To Noodles & Company!

The Band is hosting a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Noodles & Company (900 Milwaukee Ave.) TODAY.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., 25 percent of all qualifying online and in-restaurant sales will go directly back to the Stevenson Band! If ordering online, enter GIVING25 at checkout.

Sing It, Stevenson! 
Deadline For S-Factor Submissions Is FRIDAY!

Kiva Club is planning its biggest fundraiser of the year: S-Factor…and the deadline for applications and submissions is FRIDAY!

S-Factor is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the events.

Auditions for contestants and emcees (seniors only) are coming up. Applicants can click here for the application or scan the QR code and record their submissions to be judged.

The deadline for submissions is Friday at 11:59 p.m. 

S-Factor will take place on Jan. 27.

Students Helping Soldiers Can Send Your Service Member
A Holiday Care Package; Needs Addresses!

Do you know anyone actively serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines?

Students Helping Soldiers is making Holiday Care Packages to send to troops overseas…and the club needs service members’ addresses.

Please send addresses to Coach Moran or Coach Hutchins by TOMORROW. Care packages will be sent out on Friday.

Seniors: Here Is A College Scholarship Opportunity

Rebecca’s Dream, a mental health organization, is offering five $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors.

Rebecca’s Dream is committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases.

The Rebecca’s Dream Scholarships are an opportunity for high school senior students to address the serious issue of stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarships are open to all seniors attending high schools in Illinois. They may be applied to an accredited two- or four-year college or university, technical or trade school or business college for tuition or fees.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2023

Sports Results

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (5-1, 1-0) defeated North Suburban Conference opponent Lake Zurich, 68-57. Brandon Sorokin was the high scorer for Stevenson with 19 points, including a 4-of-5 effort from 3-point land. Aidan Bardic scored 16 points and dished out 6 assists. Christian Uremovich added 13 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. Jack Dabbs also finished in double-figures with 10 points while also rolling up 9 rebounds. Next up for the Patriots is visiting Warren at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Boys Hockey: The Patriots (23-9) visited Hinsdale and got a 7-1 victory. Bryan Wojdelko started the scoring in the 15th minute of the first period, assisted by Ethan O’Gradney and James Mendelson. As the first period was winding down, Dylan Jette scored another goal for the Patriots, assisted by Will Harlow. Stevenson continued to score in the second period, putting 3 goals in the back of the net by Mendelson, Davis Jegers and Tristan Caridei. In the final period, Harlow scored a goal in the 16th minute, unassisted, and the final goal was scored by Brandon Schultz, assisted by Jette and Jegers. Next up for the Patriots is a conference game against Glenbrook South at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday at Twin Rinks.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in conference with a strong win over Warren, 2808 to 2419. Ender Starr led the way once again for Stevenson with a series high 616 and a high game of 235. Right behind him was Jackson Sher with a 561 series and a high game of 213. The remainder of the team bowled well as Jude Snider threw a high game of 219, Shalimar Jacobs had a 196, Jacob Heald had a 189 and Nathan Fierer had a 151. Next up for the Patriots is a nonconference match against New Trier at 4:45 p.m. today at Fairhaven Lanes. 

Girls Basketball: Stevenson (4-4, 1-2) lost a tight game against Lake Zurich in a defensive battle, 37-34. Nisha Musunuri was the high scorer for the Patriots with 13 points, followed by Emory Klatt with 9 points. Emma Brooks and Kendell Williams both added 6 points apiece. Next up for Stevenson is a road game against conference opponent Warren at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Sports Notes

Mark Your Calendars: Just a reminder to all Student-Athletes ~ If you have not attended the mandatory Student-Athlete meeting, there is one TOMORROW 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.

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

Cheer and Dance: On SUNDAY, the Cheer and Dance teams are hosting the Patriot Challenge! You can see the Cheer Schedule here: Patriot Challenge ~ Cheer Schedule 2022…and the Dance Schedule here: Patriot Challenge ~ Dance Schedule 2022. Be sure to purchase your tickets PRIOR to arriving at the competition on GoFan. 

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

Dec. 7:Winter ArtFest
Dec. 7:Band Fundraiser ~ Noodles & Company
Dec. 7:FAN: Friendship ~ The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond
Dec. 8: Late Arrival
Dec. 8:CCC Presents: College And Career Center Night For Junior Families
Dec. 9:HOSA Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Dec. 9:Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Show
Dec. 9-10:2022 Winter Dance Concert
Dec. 11:Early Music Series: Baroque Ensemble
Dec. 12:FAN: You Need a Manifesto ~ How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work
Dec. 12-13:Winter Band Concert 
Dec. 14:PPA Bake Sale
Dec. 14:December Guitar Concert

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