Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023

 It’s On! S-Factor Field Is Set! 

There will be 11 singers competing next week in KIVA’s S-Factor, Stevenson’s annual premier singing competition that allows contestants to not only compete against other talented singers on campus, but to also showcase their musical talent. 

S-Factor, emceed by seniors Haylie Popkey, Abby Collins, Hailey Langer and Sarah Sagerman, will take place on Friday, Jan. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The singers are:
Seniors: Amita Nair, Kayal Lavari, Becca Fishmar, Anika Krishnaswamy and Elise Victoria Regalado
Junior: Rachel Anand
Sophomores: Nikki Rodriguez, London Cabrera, Hazel Kim and Sahana Bawa
Freshman: Syra Hashmi

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online via the Stevenson Superstore. Please make sure to show your confirmation e-mail at the door as proof of receipt.

NOTE: In conjunction with the S-Factor event, Culver’s will be hosting an S-Factor Benefit Night all day on Jan. 27. When ordering, please mention Stevenson KIVA to ensure that 35 percent of sales goes towards KIVA.

KIVA will donate proceeds from S-Factor ticket sales, as well as the Culver’s Benefit Night, to micro-loans for people in financial need in areas of the world that do not have access to financial institutions.

How Does Martin Luther King Jr. Inspire You?

On Monday, the United States celebrated the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist who fought for racial and social equality in the 1950s and 1960s.

Through his activism, King sought to end legalized racial segregation, discrimination, and prejudice. Although great progress has been made, social inequity and racial injustice are still prevalent issues faced by people of color today.

As we continue to celebrate Dr. King this month, take some time to reflect on how he has inspired you to cultivate change at Stevenson and throughout the community. Think about how you can continue to advocate for equity and justice.

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 TONIGHT 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.

Coming Thursday: Consortium Orchestra Concert Up Next

Just like the Consortium Band & Jazz Festival tonight, 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. TOMORROW featuring all incoming orchestra students from Stevenson’s consortium middle schools. 

The event provides the younger students the opportunity to worth 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 left, which is the inspiration for all of the event’s graphics.

Way To Go, Stevenson! Keep #Moving!!  

So far, the Patriot Wellness Center’s fun and interactive #PWCMOVE Challenge for the month of January has been a success!

Clubs, groups, classrooms, teams and friends all over the Stevenson campus have been sending in videos of them accepting the challenge of doing 3 to 5 reps of either air squats, push-ups or jumping jacks in an effort to KEEP MOVING IN JANUARY.

Some of the best videos include students in an Earth Science class doing air squats while holding globes, and a student in calculus class crushing ONE-ARMED push-ups!

Keep up the great work, Patriots…and keep sending in your Challenge videos via Instagram. Tag @Stevenson_PWC and use the hashtag: #PWCMOVE!

Stevenson Takes The Lead With International Educators
By Hosting Site Visit On Campus

Over the last two days, Stevenson has welcomed the Humphrey Fellows from Vanderbilt University on one of the many site visits for fellow educators that Stevenson hosts each year.

The Humphrey Fellows from Vanderbilt’s Education Administration, Planning And Policy division consist of 11 international educators who are in residence at the university for a year and are in a position to have a national impact on the education system of their developing countries.

The countries include: Tunisia, Croatia, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Côte d’I·voire, and Iran. 

The program is led by Bridget Gorokhovsky who has said that she wanted this group to visit the best high school in the country.

Sweetness Alert: Bake Sale Is TODAY!

The Patriot Parent Association will be hosting a Bake Sale TODAY, 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.

Don’t Forget: Late Arrival Day Tomorrow!!

Adjust those alarm clocks, Patriots! You’ve got a Late Arrival Day TOMORROW! 

First period begins at 10:30 a.m.

The lower ILC/ELC will not open for tutoring until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Tutoring will then be available for the rest of the day.

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.

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

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 FRIDAY.

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

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.

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 Athlete Meeting TOMORROW: A reminder to all Student-Athletes ~ DON’T FORGET that if you have not attended the mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting, there is one TOMORROW 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

THURSDAY ~ NSC Conference Cheer: The North Suburban Conference Cheer Championship will be held at Zion-Benton High School on Thursday, 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

 Boys Swimming/Diving: The Patriots (5-0, 6-0) traveled to Lake Forest to take on the Scouts in a conference matchup and breezed to a 141-45 victory. Stevenson took first place in all races except one. Divers Danny Silverstein and Finlay Oyston placed first (288.95) and second (215.30) on the 1-meter board. The Patriots host New Trier at 10 a.m. on Saturday in a dual meet and will also honor their Seniors.

 Girls Bowling:
 Stevenson (1-8, 4-8) hosted Mundelein in a conference matchup and lost 2413 to 2151. Alexis Alanis bowled a team-high of 205 in the first game, keeping the Patriots in a close match. Allison Parks contributed to the scoring in game two with a 157. Anna Reyes added to the score with a 150, also in game two. Next up for the Patriots is another conference match at 4:45 p.m. today against Lake Zurich at Fair Haven Lanes in Mundelein.

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

Jan. 18:PPA Bake Sale
Jan. 18:Consortium Jazz Festival
Jan. 18:CCC Presents ~ Lake County Tech Campus Information Session
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

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