Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022

Final Experience Wraps Up Today!

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

Stevenson’s Final Experience wraps up TODAY, and the timing 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, 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.

🏅 Medal Madness: Science Olympiad Rolls Up The Medals At Invite

Stevenson’s Science Olympiad Team cleaned up once again…this time at the Boyceville Invitational earlier this month, bringing home 22 medals, including a first–place finish by Angela Guo for her Bridge Design.

More than 160 schools from across the country competed, including several of the top-ranked teams from Illinois. This was the Patriots’ second competition of the season.

Award-winners included:

First Place
Bridge: Angela Guo

Second Place
Cell Biology: Timothy Bui, Joshua Song, Jonathan Tao, Helen Qian
Environmental Chemistry: Iris Li, Kevin Qian

Third Place
Detector Building: Angela Guo, Siddhant Sen, Jonathan Tao, Srikar Venkatesan
Experimental Design: Twisha Hegde, Grace Murray, Ashra Roshy
Forensics: Eleana Liu, Kevin Yang; **It’s About Time: Caleb Song, Kevin Qian
Wifi Lab: Jack Chen, Angela Guo, Jeffry Lu, Caleb Song

Fourth Place
Astronomy: Rhubyn Letuchy, Siddhant Sen
Chemistry Lab: Iris Li, Kevin Qian
Dynamic Planet: Tej Kosaraju, Ashra Roshy
Environmental Chemistry: Srikar Venkatesan, Angela Wang
Green Generation: Joshua Song, Angela Wang

Winners Of Prestigious “Ambassador Award” Announced At Recent District 125 Board Meeting

Two individuals and one team received Stevenson’s highest honor, the “Ambassador Award,” on Monday at the District 125 Board of Education Meeting.

The award honors students and staff who conduct themselves in such a way that brings distinction to Stevenson.

The winners were: 

🏅 IHSA 2A Girls Tennis Individual State Champion ~ Sarah Wang, coached by Jose Morales and Mindy Fitzgibbons.

🏅 200 Freestyle State Swim Champions (pictured top left) ~ Abby Collins, Stephanie Kirova, Linnea Florin, Izzie Gattone, coached by Ayrton Kasemets and Jennifer King.

🏅 Alfredo Acosta (pictured top right) ~ 45 years of service at Stevenson

‘Tis Beginning To Look A Lot Like…WINTER BREAK!!

You made it, Patriots! Final Experience ends today, and WINTER BREAK begins!

Stevenson wishes all students, faculty, staff and families a joyous, relaxing and wonderful WINTER BREAK! Stay safe, recharge and enjoy time with family and friends!

Note: This is the last Daily Digest of 2022! Catch us with a brand new issue when school resumes in 2023 on Tuesday, Jan. 10!

Heads Up: Bus Change For TODAY

There will be no Sweeper Buses today after school.

There will be only regular buses after school.

Seniors: Showcase Yourself In “Senior Showcase!” Apply Now!

“Mr. SHS” has gotten a name change. Introducing…“Senior Showcase!”

The Senior Class Board is currently taking applications for contestants for the first annual “Senior Showcase,” a talent competition that is open to everyone… as long as you are a SENIOR.

Participants will be judged in talent, theme wear, and a public speaking/Q-and-A. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a “talent,” the Senior Class Board can help you pick one!

The application is open now through Friday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m., at which time it should be completed and turned into Student Activities. 

Senior Showcase will be held on Friday, Feb. 17. The winner of Senior Showcase will receive two Prom tickets. The runner-up will win one Prom ticket and Mr. Congeniality will win one Prom ticket.

PWC Hours For Final Experience/Winter Break; Backpack Protocol


🏋️ TODAY: CLOSED

🏋️ 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 TOMORROW 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. The games are also being streamed live at www.nfhsnetwork.com.




🏒 Boys Hockey: The Patriots will head to Fifth-Third Arena next week in Chicago for the Hawkeye Holiday High School Tournament and will take on several teams outside of their conference. Game 1 is on Monday (Dec. 26) against Benet Academy at 5:10 p.m. Game 2 is on Tuesday against PREP at 4:10 p.m. and the final game is on Wednesday against Caledonia at 5:50 p.m. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.



🤼 Wrestling: The wresting team will be participating in the prestigious 67th Annual Al Berman Wrestling Classic at Palatine High School next week. The action starts at 9 a.m. next Wednesday (Dec. 28). Admission for adults is $5 and students is $3. Spectators may use the south shelf in the Palatine Gym.

Sports Results

🏀 Girls Basketball: The Patriots (8-5, 4-2) defeated St. Viator, 55-34. Stevenson was led by Emory Klatt with 22 points, followed by Nisha Musunuri with 13 points and Kate Arne with 12 points. The Patriots are back in action on Monday at the Dundee-Crown Holiday Tournament against Naperville Central.

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

Dec. 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
Dec. 26-28:Hawkeye Holiday High School Tournament ~ Boys Hockey
Dec. 28:Al Berman Wrestling Classic
Jan. 9: No School ~ Teacher Institute Day
Jan. 10: Second Semester Begins

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