Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023

Incoming Freshmen Orientation Evenings Start TOMORROW

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

Orientation Evenings ~ There will be three Orientation Evenings: TOMORROW (Jan. 11) (last names A-G), Thursday (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 ~ Families of incoming freshmen will receive an e-mail today with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed beginning TODAY 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 Freshmen Families section of the Stevenson website in mid-January. Specific course selections must be completed by Jan. 27.

For more information about the Incoming Freshmen, please visit the Class of 2027 page on the Stevenson website.

VIDEO RECAPS: But First…A Look Back

Welcome back to Stevenson for the Second Semester!

We hope your Winter Break was restful and enjoyable and that you are recharged to finish the school year strong!

But before we steam ahead too far into January, we wanted to provide one last look at a jam-packed and eventful First Semester at Stevenson.

Please enjoy this series of YouTube videos (click on the banner image above) that include recaps of some of the biggest events of the Fall: from StreetFest to Homecoming to World’s Fair to the major Fine Arts productions of “Clue” and “Beauty And The Beast” to Give-A-Thon.

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN: Reminder For Drop-Off, Pick-Up ~ Last month, Stevenson changed its traffic flow on campus during peak times. A reminder…From 7:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. and from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Stevenson Drive will be routed in such a way that will prevent cars from traveling from one end of campus to the other. When driving to campus during these peak times, please plan to exit the campus in the same location you entered. Traffic that enters campus from Route 22 can access Lots B and C and will be routed back out to exit onto Route 22 only. Traffic that enters campus from Port Clinton Road can access Lots E and D/D Extension and will be routed back out to Port Clinton Road.

PREP Catalog: Check out the new PREP Catalog for the Spring Of 2023!

STARTING NOW: New Patriot Dollars System ~ It’s here…the new Patriot Dollars system! Starting today, students and families have a new way to add funds to their accounts. This can be done one of two ways:
1. Go to our Patriot Dollars platform.
2. Download the GET app to your and your student’s phone.
Before you access your student’s Patriot Dollars account for the first time (either through the platform or the app), you must create an account and link your student’s ID number to your new account. From there, you can add funds or set up recurring payments.
Students can continue to purchase their food and drinks or purchase items from the Superstore by using their ID or the GET app on their phones. Questions? Contact us at patriotdollars@d125.org.

STARTING NOW: Schedule A P-SCoPE Meeting For Juniors ~ 
Counselors are available to meet with JUNIORS for a Post Secondary SCoPE (P-SCoPE) meeting from NOW through mid-June. The P-SCoPE meeting is a 45-minute individual family appointment with a post-secondary counselor to discuss options after high school, and answer questions your family might have. Families may make one such appointment per student. To ensure the availability of appointments for the Class of 2024, please submit a completed worksheet by March 14 to shs_collegecareer@d125.org or drop it off at the CCC (Room 1123). Interpreters can be available for the meeting with proper advanced notice.

THURSDAY:  FAN | You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work This is a rescheduled event and is slated for a 7 p.m. start, virtually via Zoom.

THURSDAY, Jan. 19: Registration For Summer School Begins ~ Online registration for summer school courses is open from Jan. 19 until March 23Click here for instructions on how to register. Classes will be determined and staff will be hired based on the number of requests. After March 23, all registration is accepted on a space-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registrations. Families will be contacted as soon as possible if a registration request can not be accommodated due to a class being full or there are staffing issues. The tuition fees are listed in the course descriptions. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Incomplete registration will not be accepted. Please contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 
or summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. *NOTE: Summer school registration is different from the academic school year registration process.

Got An Idea For A “One Act?” Submit It By TODAY! 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 by TODAY at 11:59 p.m.

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 until 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 Updates: Classes, Hours, Closings, Backpack Protocol

Check out the new schedule and class offerings at the Patriot Wellness Center.

Please note that through the end of February, new hours at the PWC on Saturdays and Sundays are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hours Monday through Friday will stay the same.

The PWC will be closed on the following dates:
Jan. 16
Feb. 20
March 3
March 6
April 7
May 29

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.

Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior! Deadline Is FRIDAY!

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

The closing date is FRIDAY. Get those ads in while you still have a chance!

Sign Up For Next Week’s Tech Campus Event

Representatives from Lake County Tech Campus will be on campus Wednesday, Jan. 18 to give presentations to students interested in learning about the different programs and classes offered to junior and senior students.

Presentations will take place in the College Career Center during each student lunch period (fourth, fifth and sixth periods).

Students will also learn about how Tech Campus can help them make the jump from high school to college or from high school directly into a career through dual credit and internship/networking opportunities. 

Students interested in attending should sign up in advance.

Want To Work In A STEM Career?
Check Out Special Speaker Next Week

Students who are interested in careers in STEM will have the opportunity to attend a STEM Careers Presentation on Friday, Jan. 20 hosted by Dr. Todd Spohnholtz, senior technical lead at Northrop Grumman. The presentations will be hosted during the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-period lunches.

Dr. Spohnholtz is part of an advanced concepts organization that specializes in the development of solutions to challenging defense issues. He will be speaking on his journey and experiences in the field of engineering and important considerations students can take now to pave a potential pathway in STEM careers. 

Students interested in attending should sign up in advance. Since this event will be taking place during lunch periods, students are more than welcome to bring their lunch to the presentation, which will be located in Room 2104 (near the Patriot Lobby).

Sports Notes

Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open now. Register for Spring Sports HERE.
Here are the Spring Sports start dates, by sport:
Monday, Feb. 13: Boys Gymnastics, Boys Track & Field and Girls Track & Field.
Monday, Feb. 27: Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Badminton, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, and Girls Water Polo.
Monday, March 6: Boys Volleyball.
Tuesday, April 3: Allied Soccer.
All Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website.

Mandatory Meeting: A reminder to all Student-Athletes ~ DON’T FORGET that if you have not attended the mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting, there is one Thursday, Jan. 19 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and we will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.

Sports Results

Girls Basketball: The Patriots (14-6, 4-2) took third place in the prestigious Dundee-Crown Komaromy Classic during the Winter Break, defeating Huntley 46-37 in their final matchup. Emory Klatt, who poured in big point totals throughout the tournament, and Kate Arne, who hit the boards, were both named to the all-tournament team. Also, in a 53-42 victory over Hampshire, Arne had a team-high 25 points while Klatt had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Rounding out the scorers were Kendell Williams with 6 points and 3 assists and both Nisha Musurnuri and Sydney Rosland with 5 points apiece. The Patriots then participated in the “Grow The Game” event, taking on Yorkville and winning 57-32. Stevenson also took on Evanston and got a 50-36 win. Klatt surpassed the 1,000-point mark and now has 1,004 for her career. Next up for the Patriots is Waukegan at 7 p.m. tonight at Waukegan’s East Gym.

Boys Basketball: Over Winter Break, the Patriots (12-2, 4-0) were busy traveling back and forth to Hinsdale for the Holiday Classic, finishing the tournament in fifth place with a one-point win over Homewood-Flossmoor, 56-55. Christian Uremovich was named to the all-tournament team, ​​averaging 11.8 points and six rebounds per game. In addition, the Patriots took on conference opponent Zion-Benton and won, 61- 38. Davis Sulnius had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Aidan Bardic contributed 13 points and 3 assists and Uremovich scored 7 points and had 9 rebounds. Next up for the Patriots is Waukegan tonight at home, starting at 7 p.m.

Wrestling: Stevenson (3-1, 5-2) wrestlers were busy over break, taking on multiple teams in Palatine and DeKalb. The Patriots finished ninth out of 18 teams with 98 points at the Al Berman Wrestling Classic in Palatine. They then headed to DeKalb for the Flavin Invitational, making it into the Bronze Pool on the final day of action. The Patriots finished fourth in their pool against tough teams. In addition, the Patriots hosted Lake Forest and won convincingly, 72-3. Next up for Stevenson is a conference match at Zion-Benton at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boys Ice Hockey:
 The Patriots (29-11) traveled to the city to participate in the Hawkey Holiday High School Tournament and finished as champions, beating Glenbrook North in the finals, 7-4. Next up for Stevenson is Glenbrook South, tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Glenview Ice Center.

Boys Bowling: 
The Patriots (11-3, 8-2) were busy last week, participating in several matches. They took on Grant and won, 2898 to 2881. Ender Starr led the way with a 644 series and a high game of 264. Jackson Sher also performed well with a series high of 592 and a high game of 218. In addition to their dual match, the Patriots participated in the NSC Championship, taking first place in dominating fashion with a score of 6118. Starr finished first for the second year in a row with a 1381 series and a high game of 257, while Sher came in fifth place with a 1262 series and a high game of 246. Finally, the Patriots participated in the Warren Invite, finishing second with a score of 6119. Starr finished third overall in a tight race for the top spot. Stevenson has its final two tune-up matches Wednesday and Thursday before the IHSA Regionals on Saturday. 

Girls Gymnastics: Stevenson traveled to Evanston for an Invite, and the Patriots finished fourth with a score of 132.050. Samantha Matzek finished eighth on the vault with a score of 9.00. Emma Fang finished third on the uneven bars with a score of 9.00 and Cassidy Carlborg finished seventh with a score of 8.40. Ashley Schabes placed third on the beam with a score of 9.05. Emma Fang followed up her uneven bar routine with a ninth-place finish on the floor exercise and a score of 8.65. Fang finished the meet in seventh place overall while Matzek finished tenth overall. Next up for the Patriots is a home meet against Mundelein on Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving:
 The Patriots hit the pool last week on Thursday against Waukegan and won convincingly while dominating all races. Stevenson also headed to Evanston High School for the Varsity Invitational, finishing in first place with a score of 3064. The Patriots finished first in the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard free relay and the 400-yard free relay. Next up for Stevenson is a dual meet against Mundelein on Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Girls Bowling: The Patriots hosted Libertyville at Fairhaven on Monday and lost 2846 to 2279. Anna Reyes led the way for Stevenson with a series high of 597 and a team-high game of 209. Next up is a match against Waukegan at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Bertrand Lanes.

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

Jan. 10: Second Semester Begins: WELCOME BACK!
Jan. 11-12: Incoming Freshmen Parent Nights
Jan. 11: Sports Boosters Meeting
Jan. 12: FAN ~ You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work
Jan. 16: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 16: shsHacks 2023 Fundraiser
Jan. 17: Incoming Freshmen Parent Night

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