Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

Dance Concert Showcased Best Of Stevenson
Dance And Choreography 

The Winter Dance Concert over the weekend featured amazing talent from Stevenson’s Dance Program, as well as student choreography from the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class. 

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.

For a full gallery of photos from the concert, please click here.

Photos: Joel Lerner

Improv Show Produced Big Laughs!

The Failed Presidential Candidates has been called Stevenson’s funniest improv troupe and certainly proved that to be true during Friday’s show, drawing plenty of laughs.

For a full gallery of photos from the show, please click here.

Photos: Joel Lerner

It’s “DeStress Days” This Week…With COMFORT DOGS Today!

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

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

Here’s the full schedule for the week:
Today: Comfort Dogs ~ Room 2104, All Lunch Periods
Tomorrow: 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

Band Extravaganza Spans Two Nights In The PAC!

There’s so much great music in the upcoming Band Concert that it couldn’t even fit into one night! Students from the Honor, Advanced Symphonic, Symphonic, Concert and Freshman Bands will host a two-night musical extravaganza TONIGHT and TOMORROW NIGHT, starting at 7 p.m. each night at the Performing Arts Center.

The performances will feature works ranging from core repertoire of the band literature to new modern music to whimsical holiday favorites. For students in the Freshman Bands, this is their first-ever band performance at Stevenson High School. The concert can also be viewed via Vimeo.

PPA BAKE SALE DONATIONS NEEDED: The Patriot Parent Association will be hosting a Bake Sale on Wednesday and is asking families to consider donating. Families can donate store-bought treats or make monetary donations. Thank you, Patriot Families!!

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 and during Winter Break can be found here!

PWC Headlines: Turf Use, PPT, Current Offerings, Backpack Policy

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, Open Soccer, Yoga and Field Games.

Backpacks: Upon return from Winter Break, students will be required to store their backpacks, coats, and other belongings in the PWC locker rooms between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. No backpacks will be allowed on the Second-Floor Weight Area, Turf or the Third-Floor Cardio Mezzanine.

Upon checking in to the PWC, this rule will be enforced at the Front Desk.

NOTE: Students entering the PWC after 5:30 p.m. will be allowed to bring backpacks to the second and third floors and not be required to use the locker room. The PWC locker rooms close at 6 p.m.

Be A Good Ambassador: Come To Tomorrow’s Club Meeting!

There will be a general meeting for all Stevenson Ambassadors at 7:50 a.m. TOMORROW morning in the Recital Hall.

This is a mandatory meeting to discuss second-semester activities.

Sports Results

Boys’ Basketball. The Patriots (6-1, 2-0) traveled to Warren to take on the Blue Devils on Saturday and won 53-45. Sophomore Aidan Bardic had a team high of 19 points, while teammate Christian Uremovich put up 12 points with 10 rebounds. Rounding out the scorers on the evening was Brandon Sorokin with 10 points. Stevenson takes on Lake Forest next on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball. Stevenson (5-5, 2-2) had a busy weekend, playing Warren on Friday and Huntley on Saturday. The Patriots triumphed over Warren 46-29. Kate Arne had 16 points, while Emory Klatt put up 15 points and Nisha Musunuri added 10. On Saturday, the Patriots lost to Huntley in an intense double overtime match up, 54-53. Klatt led the way with 31 points. Next up for the girls basketball team is Zion-Benton on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Girls’ Bowling. The Patriots (1-4) traveled to North Chicago and secured their first win of the season with a two game series totaling 1322 over the Warhawks 1066 pins. Anna Reyes had a game high of 208, improving on her previous high score in a dual meet of 197. Next up for the girls bowling team is Lake Zurich tonight at Bowlero Bowl in Deer Park at 4:45 p.m.  

Boys’ Swimming/Diving. Stevenson (2-0) visited Glenbrook South for a dual meet, dominating several races. The Patriots placed first and second in the 200 yd medley relay with times of 1:36.95  and 1:40.64. Jonny Farber and Jack Motl placed second and third in the 200 yd free. Teammates Michael Wywrocki and Josh Wang placed second and third in the 200 yd IM. Stevenson swept the following events: 50 yd free, the diving competition, and 100 yd. backstroke. David Kohan placed first in the 100 yd fly with a 54.14. Jack Curtin placed first in the 100 yd free with a time of 47.71. Then Olin Kusevskis placed second in the 500 yd free finishing in under 5-minutes. Finally, Sirui Wang and Josh Wang came in second and third in the 100 breaststroke. Next up for the swimming and diving teams is a conference meet against Libertyville on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.

Boy’s Hockey. Back on the ice, Stevenson (10-9) battled York and ended up losing in a shootout, 5-4. The first Patriot goal found the back of the net by Brandon Schultz. Goals two and three were both scored by Tristan Caridei and assisted by Andrew Lermer and Davis Jegers. The final goal for Stevenson was made by Justin Alter with no assist. Next up for the Patriots is a tournament starting on Monday, December 26. 

Girls’ Hockey. The Girls’ Ice Hockey team (1-10-1) fell to Evanston Sunday night with a score of 4-5. Stevenson freshmen Vanessa Magsino scored a hat trick (3 goals) and Cait Fitzpatrick assisted two of the goals. Next up are the league second place Burlington West Grizzlies tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Lake Forest College.

Wrestling. The wrestling team was in action the last few days with a win over Mundelein, 47-26. Shawn Kogan, Andrew Chamkin, Lorenzo Frezza, Parr Schoolman, Themba Sitshela, Josh Zimring, Clark Steciuk and Blake Duvall all won their matches allowing Stevenson to take home the win. On Friday night, the Patriots hosted Warren, losing 35-25. Duvall, Chamkin, Schoolman, Frezza and Richard Gueorguiev all won their matches, but it wasn’t enough for the Blue Devils. Next up for the grapplers is an invite at Grant High School tonight at 5:00 p.m.

Boys’ Fencing. The Patriots traveled to Indiana to participate in the Midwest High School Open at Culver Academy. In the Men’s Epee, Brian Yoon placed second and Yejoon Lee finished eighth. In the Men’s Saber, Vincent Oriatti-Bruns ended up in third, while teammate Daron Sun achieved fifth. Finally, in the Men’s foil, Patrick Enoiu finished fifth. After a long break, the fencing team will compete again on January 14th at Maine West High School at 9:00 a.m.

Girls’ Fencing. The Patriots traveled to Indiana to participate in the Midwest High School Open at Culver Academy. In the Women’s Epee, Molly Hayden placed second, Kavya Jhangiani, third, Yumna Ali-Khan, sixth and Jessica Parks, seventh. In the Women’s Foil, Sahana Bawa finished third, with teammate Lina Kim coming in seventh. Finally, in the Women’s Saber, Nicole Kim finished as the Champion and teammates, Jessica Xiong achieved third and Joyce Kim in sixth.  After a long break, the fencing team will compete again on January 14th at Maine West High School at 9:00 a.m.

Boys’ Bowling. Stevenson dominated on the lanes and won the Blue Devil Invite by over 400 pins. Ender Starr led the way for the Patriots, winning individually with a total series of 1421, which was 136 pins more than 2nd place. The team set the pace by jumping out to a 200-pin lead in the first game. The Patriots swept the tournament by winning at both the Varsity and JV levels. Stevenson knocked down 6276 pins over the course of the Invite with the rest of the team finishing as follows: Jackson Sher and Jude Snider with a 1213 series. Jacob Heald had a series of 1193 and game high of 233. Michael Portiera finished with a 1140 series and a 215 game high. Finally, Shalimar Jacobs had a series high of 1016 and game high of 201. Next up for the bowling team is Mundelein in a conference match on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.

Cheer. On Sunday, the Cheer team participated in the Patriot Challenge and finished in FIRST place, over a very competitive field. Next up for the Cheer team is an Invite at Johnsburg High School on Sunday. 

Competitive Dance. The dance team has been competing the past couple weekends, with a lot of success. At the Waubonsie Invite, the team placed second with their first routine and a score of 94.32. In their second routine they placed fourth with a score 91.9 among the 19 teams in 3A varsity division. Next up for the dance team is the NSC Championships on January 13th.

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

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
Dec. 19:Winter Orchestra Concert
Dec. 19:District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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