Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023

Incoming Freshmen Orientation Evenings Wrap TONIGHT

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 about orientation, enrollment and course selection.

Orientation Evenings ~ The last Orientation Evening is TONIGHT (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 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.

Course Selection ~ This week, 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 Thursday (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 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.

Eighth Graders To Get On PAC Stage For Band & Jazz Festival

Eighth grade students from Stevenson’s consortium middle schools will gather at the Performing Arts Center tomorrow night for a musical summit event, the Consortium Band & Jazz Festival!

The concert, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to parents and families of performing students, will feature the young students interacting with current Stevenson band students from the Honor Band and Jazz Ensemble.

The event can also be viewed on Vimeo.

The Fine Arts Department is also excited to announce the winner of its annual Poster Design Contest for the Consortium Band And Jazz Festival: Aptakisic Junior High School eighth grader Krish Ravi Pendyala, whose poster is pictured to the right.

Get Your Camo T-Shirt For Friday’s “Hoops For Heroes” Game

Students Helping Soldiers will be hosting its “Hoops For Heroes” event at Friday’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 on Friday in the Wood Commons and at the game.

REMINDER: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN ~ 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.

REMINDER: New Patriot Dollars System ~ It’s here…the new Patriot Dollars system! 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.

ONGOING: 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.

ONGOING: Register Now For Chicago USA Gap Year Fair ~ Seniors: Thinking about taking a Gap Year? Register NOW for the USA Gap Year Fairs that are in-person and co-hosted by New Trier and Oak Park River Forest High Schools on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28. The Jan. 27 event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Park River Forest High School. The Jan. 28 event will be held from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at New Trier High School. Participants can get the most up-to-date information about gap year basics, advice for researching and planning a gap year, navigating the college deferral process, gap year program application tips and deadlines and how seniors can earn a $5,000 gap year scholarship! Click here to register and to explore a full national event schedule of 30-plus in-person gap year fairs and virtual events. Contact fairs@gooverseas.com with any specific questions.

THURSDAY: Registration For Summer School Begins ~ Online registration for summer school courses is open starting THURSDAY 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.

THURSDAY: FAN EVENT I This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive ~ This Zoom event starts at 7 p.m. and features Nick Riggle, Ph.D. and Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. 

FRIDAY, Jan. 27: Deadline To Register For FREE Practice SAT ~ Stevenson will be providing all Juniors with the opportunity to take a Practice SAT test (without essay) on Saturday, Feb. 4 (7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in the Fieldhouse FREE OF CHARGE. Students will need to sign up by Jan. 27 through the Patriot Superstore to be a part of this experience. In Illinois, the SAT is a high-school graduation requirement for all students. The official SAT will be administered to all Juniors on April 12.

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

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 answers (that will remain anonymous) by FRIDAY.

For questions, or for more information, please contact: Alevy25@students.d125.org or

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:
Feb. 20
March 3
March 6
April 7
May 29

Sweetness Alert: Bake Sale Is TOMORROW!

The Patriot Parent Association will be hosting a Bake Sale TOMORROW, starting immediately after sixth period in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons.

Everything is $1 and cash is accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with exact change.

Sign Up For Tomorrow’s Tech Campus Event

Representatives from Lake County Tech Campus will be on campus TOMORROW 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 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 On Friday

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

Half-Off Sale: Get Your PPA Guidebooks Now!

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. Starting NOW, 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 the week of Jan. 23 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.

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 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.

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

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.

Sports Results

Competitive Dance: Stevenson Competitive Dance (pictured above) won the North Suburban Conference Championship with a score of 94.40 points, 1.5 points ahead of second-place Lake Forest. Next up for Stevenson is the IHSA Sectional on Saturday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Warren’s Almond Campus.

Boys and Girls Fencing:
 The Patriots traveled to Glenbrook South to take on several opponents in their Invite. Stevenson defeated Evanston: 18-9 (boys) and 21-6 (girls). The Patriots went on to defeat Glenbrook South: 21-6 (boys) and 22-5 (girls). Stevenson competed against a Deerfield/Highland Park team winning 18-9 (boys) and 21-6 (girls). Taking on Maine West, the Patriots won 21-6 (boys) and 26-1 (girls). In their last match of the day, Stevenson faced New Trier where the girls team had its first loss on the season, 13-14 and the boys had its final win on the day 16-11. Next up for the fencing teams is an Invite at Maine West on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Boys Hockey:
 Stevenson (35-11, 12-9) traveled to an out-of-state tournament winning the Championships against New Trier Hockey Club White, 6-3. The Patriots went 6-0 on the weekend, beating teams from Washington, Texas, Virginia, California, and Illinois. Next up for the Patriots is at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday against New Trier at Winnetka Ice Arena.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Stevenson (4-0, 5-0) headed to Winnetka for the 67th Annual Trevian Relays. The Patriots came in second place in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:35.82. Colin Zhang placed first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:53.73 and the 200-yard free relay team of David KohanJonny FarberDiego Rosario-Freytes and Jack Curtin placed first with a time of 1:25.41. Next up for Stevenson is a dual meet at 5 p.m. tonight at Lake Forest.

Wrestling: The Patriots traveled to Lincoln-Way Central for the Illini Classic with several wrestlers placing throughout the weekend. Yash Jagtap placed seventh in the 113-pound weight class, Andrew Chamkim also placed seventh in his weight class of 126 pounds. Thomas Schoolman placed FIRST in his weight class of 160 pounds and Richie Gueorguiev placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class. Overall, the Patriots finished 11th out of 24 teams. Next up for Stevenson is the Lake County Invite starting at 5 p.m. on Friday at Libertyville High School.

Girls Bowling: Stevenson (1-7, 4-7) hosted Antioch on Friday and won 1721 to 1719. Amanda Xumsai had the high score for Stevenson with a 202 followed by Jenna Reaume with a 173. On Saturday, the Patriots traveled to Liberty Lanes for the Jacobs Invite, finishing in ninth place out of 17 teams. Alexis Alanis bowled two high games of 182 and 178 followed by Anna Reyes who also bowled two high games of 178 and 175. Next up for Stevenson is Mundelein at 4:45 p.m tonight at Fairhaven Lanes.  

 Stevenson had a busy weekend starting at Grayslake North on Saturday, placing first at that Invite. On Sunday, the Patriots traveled to the Oak Forest Invite and placed third. Up next for the Patriots is the NSC Championships on Thursday at Zion-Benton High School starting at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Bowling: Stevenson (8-2, 12-4) competed in the IHSA Regional playoffs hosted by Libertyville and finished in sixth place. While the team did not qualify for sectionals, individuals Ender Starr and Jackson Sher will be representing the Patriots on Saturday. Starr had a 1229 series with a high game of 251. Sher had a 1213 series with a high game of 254. Good luck Ender and Jackson at the Rockford Guilford Sectional this weekend! 

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (14-3, 5-1) hosted conference opponent Libertyville and lost 62-53 in a well-contested matchup. David SulniusAidan Bardic and Jack Dabbs all contributed 12 points apiece while Christian Uremovich added 11 points. Stevenson also played St.Viator during the three-day weekend as part of the MLK Day of Hoops and won, 64-48. Sulnius scored 20 points and had 5 rebounds. Uremovich added 9 points and had 3 rebounds. Bardic also contributed 9 points with 7 assists and Michael Maloney put up 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Zurich at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Sportscenter.

Girls Basketball: Stevenson (15-8, 5-3) traveled to Libertyville to take on the Wildcats in an intense matchup and lost 40-38. Emory Klatt had a game-high 22 points, followed by Nisha Musunuri with 7 points, Sydney Rosland with 5 points and 1 steal and Kendell Williams with 4 points. The Patriots also competed against Carmel at the Benet Academy Shootout and lost, 42-37. Once again Klatt led in scoring with 18 points with 11 rebounds and was named Player of the Game. Kate Arne added 5 points and Musunuri and Williams both added 4 points apiece.

Girls Gymnastics: On Saturday, the girls gymnastics team hosted the Lake County Invite and finished in seventh place with a score of 135.175. Emma Fang had a successful meet placing fourth in the uneven bars (9.25), the beam (9.35) and overall with a score of 36.025. Ashley Schabes finished 10th on the beam with a 9.15. Next up for the Patriots is a meet against Lakes and Lake Forest on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

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

Jan. 17:Incoming Freshmen Parent Night
Jan. 18:PPA Bake Sale
Jan. 18:Consortium Jazz Festival
Jan. 19: Late Arrival Day ⏰
Jan. 19:Start Of Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 19:Consortium Orchestra Concert
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

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