Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

Choir Concert Dazzled With Numbers From Different Genres!

Stevenson’s curricular and co-curricular vocal ensembles performed a variety of songs from all different styles and genres in the December Choir Concert.

The event featured the curricular choirs including the Stevenson Choir, the Advanced Choir and the Patriot Singers as well as the co-curricular groups including Low FrequencyNothing But Treble and Polyphonics.

For a full photo gallery from the event, please click here.

Photos: Joel Lerner

“DeStress Days” Wraps With Trivia Today!

Ahead of next week’s Final Experience, DeStress Days, sponsored by Peer Helpers, has been taking place all week!

Today’s Activity:

Glass Commons and Wood Commons
All Lunch Periods

Stevenson’s Jazz Students Jazzed Up For TONIGHT’S Jazz Cafe!

There may not be coffee at this cafe, but there will be JAZZ!

Students from Stevenson’s jazz programs, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Jazz Band, Lab Band, Combo 1, Combo 2 and Combo 3 will be featured in both small and large group performances in the Jazz CafeTONIGHT.

The show is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium and can also be viewed via Vimeo.

Marketing Students Head North For Sports Lessons On Careers Day

It was a Bucks and Brewers Day earlier this month for students in marketing classes at Stevenson. 

On Marketing Careers Day, the classes made stops at the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Brewers. and heard from employees and were given tours.

First, students listened to a panel of Milwaukee Bucks employees about their roles within the sports franchise. Students asked questions about their backgrounds and experiences to gain valuable insight on what it would be like to work for a sports team. Then, students were given a VIP tour of Fiserv Forum. The second stop included touring the Milwaukee Brewers stadium, American Family Field, where students learned about sales promotions, sponsorships and the history of the team.

The day wrapped with the students returning to Fiserv Forum to take in the Bucks-Kings game.

This trip was a part of the sales promotions unit where students created sales promotions for a sports franchise of their choice.

Questions about business classes at Stevenson? E-mail teacher Beth Brilowski with questions:

Stevenson Debaters Shine At Hampshire Tournament

Six Stevenson Debate students placed at the Illinois Congressional Debate Association tournament held at Hampshire High School earlier this month.

Nearly 400 debaters from the northern region of Illinois participated in the event.

Here are Stevenson’s winners:
 Best Presiding Officer ~ Maddie Wang, Natalie Garayeva
 First Place In Chambers ~ Sarah Zhang, Pranav Atluri
 Second Place In Chambers ~ Eshaan Bhattad
 Third Place In Chambers ~ Vageesh Ramaswamy

eSports Team Takes First Place In Inaugural PlayVS Season

There were 11 teams that competed in the inaugural fall season of the PlayVS League Of Legends and the Stevenson Gold eSports Team recently came out on top.

Stevenson defeated Grant behind Justin Lauinger, Kevin Diggs, Minseob Shin, Kevin Liu, and Charlie Kehrberg, which is the order the players appear in the picture to the right.

Grab A Snack And Catch A Movie (After School TODAY!)

The National Chinese Honor Society will have “Movie Night” from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. TODAY in Room 2812.

The movie is: “Crazy Rich Asians.” 

There will be snacks, and ALL STUDENTS are invited!

Sign Up For First Ski/Snowboard Trip By TODAY!

Attention Ski and Snowboard Club Members: The deadline to sign up for the first trip to Cascade is TODAY.

This trip will take place over winter break on Thursday, Jan. 5. The trip is capped at 50 participants.

Use this link to sign up and pay. The link will close at 11:59 pm. TODAY!!

 Details of the trip:
Jan. 5, 2023, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$117.00/ticket with rental; $78.00/ticket without rental
Cascade Mountain
W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd
Portage, WI 53901

Seniors: Time To Order Your Grad Gear; Deadline Is SUNDAY!

Graduation may still seem far away, but planning for it is already getting underway!

Seniors can place orders now for graduation packages, graduation announcements, senior gear, class rings, caps and gowns and more with Jostens

The Jostens group order deadline for Stevenson is SUNDAY. After Sunday, individual order pricing and handling charges will apply and orders will be subject to availability.

For questions, please call or text Jostens at (847) 818-8419 or e-mail:

December Orchestra Concert Will Set Stage For The Holiday Season

In what is promising to be a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season, Stevenson is bringing together its five orchestra classes ~ Patriot Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Stevenson Orchestra, the Stevenson Honors Chamber Ensemble ~ for the December Orchestra Concert.

The big, two-show event, with start times of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on MONDAY in the Performing Arts Center, features Stevenson’s best and brightest student musicians in a wide variety of pieces and styles…and holiday flair will be in full effect with a festive and robust program of Winter Concert favorites.

Highlights include senior soloist, Joyce Hu in a performance of the Eduard Lalo Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, and works by TchiakovskyDvorakMozartBizetRimsky-KorsakovHandelLeroy Anderson and more!

NOTE: Flowers will be sold for parents and friends to present to the performers as a small benefit to the Strings group.

The event can also be viewed via Vimeo.

Heads Up: No Computer Science Club Meeting Next Week

The Computer Science Club will NOT be meeting on Monday.

Please join the club for its first meeting of the New Year on Monday, Jan. 23.

Join The Fun…Mentor Stevenson’s Freshmen!

Interested in being a Freshman Mentor? The Freshman Mentor Program is accepting applications…so join the FMPhamily!

Applications are due Friday, Dec. 23 by 11:59 p.m.

Please visit the FMP page on the Stevenson website for more information about the application process and follow @shsfmp on Instagram for updates.

New Patriot Dollars System Coming Soon!  

Hey Patriots! This is your heads up that a new Patriot Dollars system is headed your way starting Second Semester!

The experience will be virtually the same: Students will still use their ID to make food and beverage or Patriot Superstore purchases at school. The only thing that will change is the platform families will use to add funds to their accounts.

Please be assured that all current funds will remain in students’ accounts during this transition. Additionally, while the experience is intuitive, we will also be providing more information at the beginning of Second Semester about how to transition to the new platform.

Stay tuned for more!

Got An Idea For A “One Act?” Submit It By Jan. 10! Patriot Theatre Company’s One Acts, with the support of its Script Studio Playwriting Club and the Creative Writing Classes, is looking for submissions for the 2023 One Acts production!

The student written, original plays should extend this season’s theme of the Patriot Theatre Company: “Tales As Old as Time.” All plays, because they work with what it means to be human in communities of other people, reveal certain age-old truths.

The submissions should be no longer than 12 minutes per play and 18 minutes per musical. Click here for more information and to submit your play between now and Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m.

Sports Notes

Girls Basketball: Toys For Tots is coming to Stevenson! TONIGHT, the girls basketball program and Students Helping Soldiers is hosting a Toys For Tots Campaign. Be sure to bring a new, UNWRAPPED toy to the game to support our Patriots! Tip off is at 7 p.m. against Mundelein in the Sportscenter.

Boys Basketball: Stevenson will be participating in the highly competitive Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic. The Patriots open up first-round action against Glenbard East at 9:30 a.m. next Friday, Dec. 23. Single-game tickets or tournament passes can be purchased via GoFan.

Sports Results

Boys Basketball: On Freshmen Fan Appreciation Night, Stevenson (7-1, 3-0) defeated Lake Forest at the Sportscenter, 48-33. Michael Maloney and Brandon Sorokin led the Patriots with 10 points apiece. Sorokin also grabbed 6 rebounds. Aidan Bardic finished with 9 points, 3 assists and 1 steal. Christian Uremovich added 9 points and 5 rebounds. Next up for the Patriots is Carmel at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Boys Swimming And Diving: The Patriots (3-0) hit the road to take on Libertyville in a conference matchup and won, 136-50. Stevenson started out hot, dominating the field in the 200-yard medley relay to take first, second and third places. Again, the Patriots finished first through third in the 200-yard freestyle. In the 100-yard fly, Felix WangJack Curtin and David Badarch placed first through third. Colin Zhang took first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.70. Stevenson finished first in the 200-yard relay with a time of 1:32.29. Michael Wywrocki finished first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.86, finishing 2-seconds ahead of the pack. Finishing out the meet, Stevenson again swept first through third place in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Diver Danny Silverstein also took first place with a score of 264.45. Up next for the Patriots is the Vernon Hills Invite on Saturday, with diving starting at 9 a.m. and swimming at 1 p.m.

Boys Bowling: The Patriots (8-2) fell to Lake Zurich in their final conference match of the year, 3105 to 3011. Ender Starr led the way again with a 700 series and a game high of 243. Jacob Heald had a high series of 589 with a high game of 208, followed by Jackson Sher with a series high of 576. Shalimar Jacobs had a high game of 224, followed by Myles Fierer with a high game of 194 and Jude Snider with a high game of 198. Next up is a nonconference match against Evanston at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Classic Bowl in Morton Grove.

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

Dec. 16: PPA Treat Day
Dec. 16: Jazz Cafe
Dec. 16: Toys For Tots ~ Girls Basketball Game
Dec. 19: Winter Orchestra Concert
Dec. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Dec. 21-22: Final Experience
Dec. 23, 26-28: Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic ~ Boys Basketball Tournament
Dec. 23-Jan. 6: WINTER BREAK!! 
Jan. 9: No School ~ Teacher Institute Day
Jan. 10: Second Semester Begins

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