Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

Dance Concert To Showcase Best Of Stevenson
Dance And Choreography TONIGHT And TOMORROW

The Winter Dance Concert will feature amazing talent from Stevenson’s Dance Program as well as student choreography from the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class. The concert will run TONIGHT and TOMORROW with a 7 p.m. start each night in the Performing Arts Center.

Each dance was chosen via an audition process. Choreographers developed the concept and cast the dancers for their pieces under the mentorship of their directors.

Student Choreographers are: Elizabeth BichkoffEmma BoundyCamille CortezanoAngelinda CrigphinAllie FairmanMaya FaustSamantha FeldsteinCaroline FengTess FreemanNatalia LukasinskiKatie PetterecCalliegh SchneiderRicky TiongsonAlexis TrojanAudrey Yin and Lilly Zanardo.

Guest Choreographer Jen Cupani is an alum of Stevenson High School and was one of the founding members of the Mélange Dance Company.

Faculty choreography is by Melinda CriglarAngela Dauphin and Janet Rothwell. And for the first time ever, Ms. Criglar and Mrs. Dauphin are co-choreographing a dance.

Tickets are $7 apiece via GoFan.

Need A Laugh? Improv Show TONIGHT Is Just The Ticket!

The Failed Presidential Candidates has been called Stevenson’s funniest improv troupe and is ready to show you why.

Come out to the first Failed Presidential Candidates Improv performance of the year TONIGHT starting at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. The show is FREE!

Stevenson’s Unique Baroque Ensemble To Stage
First Performance Of School Year On Sunday

Fun fact: Stevenson’s Baroque Ensemble is internationally recognized and one of only two ensembles of its kind in the United States, and it will be performing on SUNDAY!

The unique ensemble focuses on Historically-Informed Performance (H.I.P.) practices of the Baroque and Classical periods performed on period instruments. Students perform for regular school functions, community events and ensemble festivals.

The Baroque Ensemble is returning by popular demand with a new program for Sunday’s 4 p.m. show at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake.

Led by Director Enrique Vilaseco and assisted by Lute, Theorbo, and Guitar Instructor Joel Spears, the ensemble will present concerti grossi by Handel and Corelli, plus additional chamber pieces by John and Henry EcclesKapsberger, and a Christmas Concerto by Giuseppe Torelli.

Tickets are $20 at the door, payable by cash, check (made out to the artist) or in some cases credit card, but that convenience may not be available every time. So it’s best to pay by cash or check.

All under 16 are admitted FREE.

The Byron Colby Barn is located at 1561 Jones Point Road in Grayslake.
Directions: From I-94, exit Route 120 West. Drive about 4.5 miles. At the intersection with Route 45, turn left (South). Turn right at the next light, which is Jones Point Road. The barn and parking will be on your left.

Stevenson Flexes Muscle At Creative Writing Festival  

A total of 25 Stevenson students competed at the Wisconsin-Whitewater Creative Writing Festival last month, and the group came away with awards across multiple categories from fiction to poetry, essays, and song lyrics

The big headline came from junior Vivian Zhu and sophomore Fiona Jin who were both awarded the Best Of The Festival Award for their respective works in Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry. Other awards went to:

Outstanding Distinction In Fiction: Senior Aria Shum 
Outstanding Distinction In Poetry:  Sophomore Ava Mogensen
Superior Distinction In Personal Essay: Senior Sarah Zhang
Outstanding Distinction In Expository Essay: Junior Grace Sun
Distinguished Distinction In Tales of Terror/Mystery: Sophomore Shreya Gupta 

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

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

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 receive 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 TODAY at 11:59 p.m. 

S-Factor will take place on Jan. 27.

Match Made In Heaven:
HOSA Marrow Donor Fundraiser Marries Culver’s And Jeopardy!

The Future Health Professionals Club (HOSA) is hosting two events TODAY!

There will be a FREE Jeopardy-style team competition in the PWC Multipurpose Rooms from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm. for HOSA members and ANY interested Stevenson students.

HOSA is also hosting a “Dine and Donate” benefit night to raise money for “Be The Match,” the national marrow donor program at Culver’s until 10 p.m. with 25 percent of group sales being donated back to “Be the Match.” Mention “HOSA” when you are ordering at Culver’s.

Calling All Dancers And Choreographers: Auditions Next Week!

Auditions for the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies for the Spring semester will be held next Wednesday and THURSDAY (Dec. 14 and Dec. 15) from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 2112.

Students should come dressed to dance having prepared a 1-minute solo of original choreography to present.

Scan the QR code on the graphic or click here to sign up and see more detailed information.

Questions: Please e-mail Mrs. Rothwell (

Fermilab Comes To Stevenson Via Physics Club Presentation TODAY!

Join an interactive discussion and lecture on high-energy and particle physics as the Physics Club hosts Associate Scientist Dr. Adam Schreckenberger from Fermilab.

“Over the years, I’ve made a habit of jumping into random and cool scientific projects,” Schreckenberger says. “I have searched for dark matter, examined the identity crisis known as neutrino oscillations, played with “1.21 GIGAWATTS” on the Muon g-2 Experiment and explored the challenges of electron clouds. Join me as I wander through some career highlights and, far more importantly, have a discussion about what being a professional scientist actually means.”

The event will take place TODAY at 3:30 p.m. in Room 8104.

PWC Programming Notice For Today

There will be NO Yoga Sculpt Class at the Patriot Wellness Center today.

Heads Up!
DeStress Days Start Next Week…With COMFORT DOGS on Monday!

Ahead of the upcoming Final Experience (Dec. 21 and Dec. 22), DeStress Days, sponsored by Peer Helpers, will take place next week, Monday through Friday.

The week gets off to a DOG-GONE good start with the COMFORT DOGS, who will be hanging out in Room 2104 during all the lunch periods. Stop by and destress by petting and visiting with the dogs!!

Here’s the full schedule for the week:

Monday: Comfort Dogs ~ Room 2104, All Lunch Periods
Tuesday: Teatime ~ Wood Commons (in front of the Student Lounge next to the CCC), All Lunch Periods
Wednesday: Instagram Takeover ~ @stevenson_peerhelpers
Thursday: Kindness Cards ~ All Entrances, Before School
Friday: Trivia Activity ~ Glass Commons and Wood Commons, All Lunch Periods

Sports Results

Boys Swimming and Diving:
 The Patriots (1-0) hosted North Suburban Conference opponent Warren and won convincingly, 137 to 46. Divers Danny SilversteinFinlay Oyston and Jackson Carlborg dominated the field, coming in first, second and third place. In the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard IM, the 100-yard fly, the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke, Stevenson dominated the field coming in first through third in each event. 

Boys Bowling: The Patriots defeated conference rival Libertyville 3060 to 2965 to improve to 7-1 in conference play and 8-2 overall. Jackson Sher started the first game with 9 strikes in the first nine frames to help set the pace for the team. Ender Starr had a series high 619 and a high game of 247. Shalimar Jacobs contributed a high game of 202 with a 594 series followed by Michael Porteria with a high game of 213 and Jude Snider with a high game of 216. Next up for Stevenson is the Warren Invite on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Bertrand Lanes.

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (23-10) hosted Glenbrook South and lost 2-1 in a defensive battle. The Patriots’ lone goal was scored in the third period by Jimmy Brown, assisted by Sean Yurkov and James Mendelson. Next up for the Patriots is York at 7:20 p.m. tonight at the Addison Ice Rink.

Sports Notes

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. Purchase tickets PRIOR to arriving at the competition on GoFan. Prices are: $9.00 for adults/student 12+, $7.00 Military/Senior Citizen/Youth 11 and under. SHS Sports Boosters, NSC, and “Event” passes (this is indicated on the student ID) are accepted for this event. Parking Lots E, B, and D are the closest lots in proximity to the competition, and are available for parking during the event.

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

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
Dec. 15: Chorus Fundraiser
Dec. 15:December Choir Concert
Dec. 16:PPA Treat Day
Dec. 16:Jazz Cafe

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