Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

Virtual Course Selection For Incoming Freshmen Begins TONIGHT!

For those of you with eighth graders in the family, just a reminder that the first of three Virtual Course Selection evenings for Incoming Freshmen is TONIGHT!

Course Selection ~ Earlier this week, families received a letter sharing their child’s course recommendations for English, Math, Science, and World Languages (if applicable). Now, Stevenson is hosting three virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families: TONIGHT (last names A-G), Monday, Jan. 23 (last names H-O), and Wednesday, Jan. 25 (last names P-Z).

During these evenings, families will have the opportunity to meet with a Stevenson school counselor or director sometime 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 are posted on the Incoming Freshmen Families section of the Stevenson website. Specific course selections must be completed by Jan. 27.

Enrollment ~
 Don’ Forget: Families of incoming freshmen received an e-mail last week with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed now through Jan. 27.

More Than $60,000 In Stevenson Foundation Scholarships To Be Awarded To Seniors This Spring: Apply Now

Attention Class Of 2023: Applications for the Stevenson Foundation Scholarship Program are NOW OPEN!

Thanks to the generosity of local families and organizations, more than $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Stevenson seniors this spring.

All graduating Stevenson seniors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 7. For program details and the full list of 2023 scholarships, visit

Questions? Please e-mail Ms. Bunzol at

Tickets On Sale Now For “Romeo And Juliet!”

February is the month of LOVE, so what better way to celebrate that than to attend a Stevenson play in February that is all about LOVE: “Romeo And Juliet!”

Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOW. The production will feature three shows, running Thursday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), Friday, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

Join the Patriot Theatre Company as it shares the classic tale of the ever famous “star-crossed lovers” through this abridged, one-act, one-hour version of Shakespeare’s original “Romeo And Juliet.”

Conceptualized in a celestial world where the day and the night are indefinitely separated and ushered by popular and favored music of today’s era, this Freshmen/Sophomore production will help the audience reimagine how love can indeed be born from hate.

This is a fundraiser event with snacks, candy, and water on sale for $1 apiece.

Stevenson Showcasing New Visiting Artist: Lilach Schrag

Stevenson is proud to feature Lilach Schrag in the 2022-2023 Visiting Artist Series.

Shrag’s exhibit, “Transforming,” combines a multimedia installation with video production and performance, juxtaposing the intimate and the universal, with a focus on transformative encounters. “Transforming” will be exhibited in the Visiting Artist Gallery (First Floor Rotunda, West Building) now through Feb. 24.

Schrag is an artist and art educator. She graduated from Hamidrasha Art School in Israel, and holds a Master of Arts from Spertus Institute in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows, including at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, the Evanston Art Center, as well as the Janco Dada Museum and the Jerusalem Biennale in Israel. Schrag currently teaches art at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield.

To see more images and information about her artwork, please visit

TONIGHT: Consortium Orchestra Concert Is Up Next

Just like Wednesday’s Consortium Band & Jazz Festival, the Consortium Orchestra Concert will give future Stevenson musicians a chance to perform on the big stage, the Performing Arts Center.

The Consortium Orchestra Concert starts at 6 p.m. TONIGHT and features all incoming orchestra students from Stevenson’s consortium middle schools. 

The event provides the younger students the opportunity to work with Stevenson’s Orchestra Directors and student leaders from the Strings Board. Stevenson’s Baroque Ensemble will also perform and have a combined performance experience with all the eighth graders.

The Fine Arts Department is also excited to announce the winner of its annual Poster Design Contest for the Consortium Orchestra Concert. Alicia Myoung, an eighth grader at Daniel Wright Junior High School, designed the poster to the right, which is the inspiration for all of the event’s graphics.

Get Your Camo T-Shirt For TOMORROW’S “Hoops For Heroes” Game

Students Helping Soldiers will be hosting its “Hoops For Heroes” event at TOMORROW’s varsity boys basketball game against Lake Zurich, which tips at 7 p.m.

Camo T-Shirts are $12 and can be purchased NOW online for the event.

Cash sales ($12) of the T-shirt will also will also take place during the lunch periods tomorrow in the Wood Commons, and at the game.

Help FCCLA Help Middle And Elementary Schools Talk About
Mental Health: Take Survey And Submit By TOMORROW

Sophomores Abby Levy and Amoolya Mahabhashyam are working on a project for the club FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) that aims to implement mental health programs for elementary and middle schools.

To help teachers at that level put together lesson plans that discuss mental health through engaging activities while promoting an inclusive and comfortable environment for students to discuss mental well-being and break the stigma, Levy and Mahabhashyam have created a survey that will help guide them in their content creation.

They are looking for feedback from people of all ages in the community to anonymously share their thoughts about mental health.

Please answer only the questions in this survey that you are comfortable answering and submit your your answers (that will remain anonymous) by TOMORROW.

For questions, or for more information, please contact: or

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

Students who are interested in careers in STEM will have the opportunity to attend a STEM Careers Presentation TOMORROW 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).

Take A Field Trip…To College Of Lake County!

Juniors and Seniors who want to learn more about the College of Lake County are encouraged to sign up for the CLC Field Trip, which includes tours of both the Grayslake and Southlake campuses on Thursday, Jan. 26.

In order to attend, interested students must fill out a permission slip and get it fully signed before turning it into the College Career Center. Permission slips are available at the CCC and are due on Monday, Jan. 23.

Field trip participants will also attend information sessions about CLC’s various programs and hear details about the application process. Students will be excused from first through fifth periods and will return to Stevenson at Noon to eat lunch during fifth period.

Tech Campus students will be excused during 5a to eat lunch before meeting their bus for their afternoon class.

Last Call: Get Your PPA Guidebooks Now…For 50-Percent Off

Don’t Forget: The Patriot Parent Association is having a sale on the 2022-2023 Guidebooks.

They will be on sale in the Patriot Superstore for $5, which is half-price.

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.

“Play For Kay/Think Pink” ~ Girls Basketball Fundraiser: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game on Jan. 31 against Lake Forest. The Patriots are selling T-shirts that fans can wear at the game. The T-shirts are $10 and can be purchased online and in the name of a player in the program (a name can be entered in the comment box). The “Play for Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Research T-shirts will be distributed NEXT WEEK by the player you enter in the comment box. T-shirts will also be sold on Jan. 27 and Jan. 30 during the lunch periods in the Glass Commons and the Wood Commons. For more information, or to receive your T-shirt if you choose not to enter a player’s name in the comment box, please e-mail girls basketball varsity coach Ashley Graham.

Girls Track and Field: There is an Informational Meeting about the upcoming spring season for Girls Track and Field from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in Room 5132.

Winter Sports Awards/ESPPA Nominations: All winter athletes and parents are invited to attend the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 in the Sportscenter. Please take the time to nominate individuals or teams for the WINTER Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) using this Google Form. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 10. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents and faculty/staff/coaches.

Sports Events Ahead

TONIGHT ~ NSC Conference Cheer: The North Suburban Conference Cheer Championship will be held at Zion-Benton High School tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on GoFan.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY ~ Lake County Wrestling Invite: Stevenson will be competing in the Lake County Invite at Libertyville High School starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets will be available on GoFan for $5 per day.

SATURDAY ~ Competitive Dance Sectional: Stevenson will compete in the IHSA Competitive Dance Sectional hosted by Warren Township High School on its Almond Campus starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased onGoFan

Sports Results

Girls Basketball:
 The Patriots (16-8, 6-3) edged Lake Forest 47-46 in a great battle. Stevenson got huge plays down the stretch from the entire team. Kate Arne hit 2 free throws with three seconds left to win the game! Sydney Rosland scored a team-high 16 points followed by Emory Klatt with 15 points. Nisha Musunuri added 8 points and Emma Brooks finished with 6 points. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Lake Zurich. Tip-off is 7 p.m. on Friday.

Girls Gymnastics: Senior Night was a success for Emma Fang and Ashley Schabes as they placed in the top three in all events, helping the Patriots (3-2, 4-2) win over Lake Forest and Lakes/Antioch Co-Op with a score of 138.20. Fang placed third in the vault with a score of 8.50 while Clara Cavalcanti took first in the event with a score of 9.25. Samantha Matzek turned in a first-place score with a 9.05 on the uneven bars followed by Fang with an 8.85. On the beam, Stevenson dominated the event, sweeping first through third place. On the floor, Schabes placed first with a 9.30 and Fang took third with an 8.80. Next up for the Patriots is the Niles West Invite on Saturday, starting at 12 Noon.

Girls Bowling: Stevenson hosted Lake Zurich and lost 2297 to 2085 in a conference match. Anna Reyes was the high bowler for the Patriots with a 494 series and a 199 game. Alexis Alanis also contributed to the Patriot score with a high game of 152. Next up for the Patriots is a conference match against Warren at Bertrand Lanes starting at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (12-10, 37-12) traveled to Winnetka to take on New Trier and lost 4-3. New Trier dominated the first period, but Stevenson struck first in the second period with Dylan Jette scoring the first goal of the evening, assisted by Tristan Caridei. Jette struck again with his second goal, assisted by Ethan O’Gradney and David Etingen. Early in the third, Davis Jegers scored the Patriots’ third goal unassisted. However, it wasn’t enough to keep pesky New Trier at bay and New Trier eventually scored the winning goal. Stevenson will be back on the ice for a very special Senior Night honoring its 18 graduating seniors on Saturday at Twin Rinks. The Senior Night ceremony will start at 6:15 p.m., followed by the puck drop at 6:50 p.m. for Stevenson against Glenbrook North.

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

Jan. 19: Late Arrival Day
Jan. 19:Start Of Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 19:Consortium Orchestra Concert
Jan. 19:FAN ~ This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive
Jan. 20:CCC Presents ~ STEM Careers Presentation
Jan. 23:Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 23:Consortium Choir Concert
Jan. 23:District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Jan. 24:FAN ~ The Good Life: Lessons From The World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness
Jan. 25:Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 26:FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life

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