Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022

 December Orchestra Concert Kicked Off Holiday Season 

In what was a wonderful start to the holiday season, Stevenson brought together its five orchestra classes ~ Patriot Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Stevenson Orchestra, the Stevenson Honors Chamber Ensemble ~ for Monday’s December Orchestra Concert.

The event featured Stevenson’s best and brightest student musicians in a wide variety of pieces and styles with holiday flair.

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

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

Photos: Joel Lerner

Lots Of Tots To Receive Toys From Girls Hoops/S*H*S Drive!

The girls basketball team and members of Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) teamed up at a game last week to host a Toys For Tots campaign.

A full three boxes of toys were collected, which equates to approximately 150 toys. They will be distributed to underprivileged children in Lake County. Toys For Tots is run by the Marines of the Great Lakes Naval Base.

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

Get Ready For Final Experience: Wednesday And Thursday!

It’s almost the end of the semester, Patriots! The finish line is near.

Stevenson’s Final Experience is Wednesday and Thursday, and the timing of the two days is new this year (see chart to the left).

For more information about busing, tutoring, food services and Patriots Wellness Center hours, please click here.

 Good luck this week, Patriots! Finish strong!

Incoming Freshmen Orientation Evenings Coming After Break

Got an eighth grader in the family? Please be aware of an e-mail that was sent to all incoming freshmen families last Friday. The letter contains all kinds of important information, including “Save-The-Dates” for Freshmen Orientation Evenings after Winter Break in January. 

Orientation Evenings ~ There will be three Orientation Evenings: Jan. 11 (last names A-G), Jan. 12 (last names H-O) and Jan. 17 (last names P-Z) beginning at 7 p.m in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). 

During Orientation, families will learn more information about Stevenson’s course offerings and co-curricular opportunities from our students, directors and our principal.

Enrollment ~ During the week following Winter Break, families of incoming freshmen will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed beginning Jan. 10 and is due by Jan. 27.

Course Selection ~ During the week of Jan. 16, families will receive a letter sharing their child’s course recommendations for English, Math, Science, and World Languages (if applicable). Shortly after this information is mailed, Stevenson will host three virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families on Jan. 19 (last names A-G), Jan. 23 (last names H-O), and Jan. 25 (last names P-Z).

During these evenings, families will have the opportunity to meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director some time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to choose classes for the  2023-24 school year. Zoom links and instructions for attending the course selection evenings will be posted on the Incoming Freshman Families section of the Stevenson website in mid-January. Specific course selections must be completed by Jan. 27.

Pick Up A Copy Of “The Statesman” TODAY

Need some great reading for over Winter Break?

Make sure to get your copy TODAY of the latest issue of “The Statesman.” The title of the issue is “Handle With Care,” which gives student perspectives on mental health. What impact does the desensitization and romanticization of mental illness have on students? What does it mean to be neurodivergent at Stevenson? How do teachers, social workers and student-athletes respond under pressure?

To read the magazine online, go to statesmanshs.org. To receive monthly updates on community news, columns and multimedia from the “Statesman,” subscribe to its newsletter.

PWC Hours For Final Experience/Winter Break; Backpack Protocol


Wednesday and Thursday: Open 12 noon to 4 p.m.

PWC Closings
Friday, 12/23 through Monday, 12/26: Closed
Friday, 12/30 through Monday, 1/2: Closed

PWC Winter Break Open Hours
Tuesday, 12/27 through Thursday, 12/29: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, 1/3 through Friday, 1/6: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 1/7 and Sunday, 1/8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Backpack Protocol
When students are using the PWC to work out after school, they must keep their backpacks in the East Locker Room across from the Pool Locker Rooms where it is supervised until 6 p.m. Students are expected to use the East Locker Room when entering the PWC anytime before 5:30 p.m. and to remove their bags from the locker room before 6 p.m.

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 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.

It’s Good To Be GREEN: Green Team Working On New Project 


Starting next semester, Stevenson’s Green Team will be launching three waste reduction initiatives as part of the Illinois Green Schools Project. The “Path to Zero” initiatives involve minimizing waste from Jazzman’s Cafe, school cutlery, and school decorations.

In order to gather baseline data and evaluate the impact of its work, the Green Team is conducting a survey. The Google Form survey is open to the Stevenson community until JAN 8. Questions: E-mail Mrs. Suntharanund.

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.

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 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!

Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior! 

Show your Senior some love in the 2023 Yearbook. Buy a Senior Recognition Ad.

The closing date of Jan. 13, 2023 will be here before you know it. Get those ads in while you still have a chance!

Sports Notes


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


Girls Basketball: The girls basketball team will be competing in the prestigious 39th Annual Komaromy Basketball Classic over Winter Break. The Patriots will take on Naperville Central at 4 p.m. next Monday (Dec. 26) at Dundee Crown High School. Single game tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door with cash.

Sports Results


Boys Bowling:
 Stevenson (10-3, 8-2) traveled to Morton Grove to take on Evanston and won in a tightly contested match, 3,584 to 3,545. The Patriots competed in a 6-on-6 format and kept all six scores. Jackson Sher had a 653 series and a high game of 267. Shalimar Jacobs had a 645 series and a high game of 240, followed by Jacob Heald with a 606 series and a game high of 204. The Patriots will be back in action on Jan. 5 against Grant at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg at 4:30 p.m.


Girls Bowling:
 The Patriots (3-5) took on Zion-Benton and won their first conference match 2,024 to 1,935. Alexis Alanis bowled a high game of 178, while Allison Parks followed close behind with a high game of 175. Next up for the Patriots is the Grant Invite on Jan. 7 at Lakes Bowl at 8:30 a.m.

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

Dec. 21-22: Final Experience
Dec. 23, 26-28:Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic ~ Boys Basketball Tournament
Dec. 23-Jan. 6:WINTER BREAK!!
Dec. 26:Komaromy Basketball Classic ~ Girls Basketball Tournament
Jan. 9: No School ~ Teacher Institute Day
Jan. 10: Second Semester Begins

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