Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Virtual Course Selection For Incoming Freshmen Continues TONIGHT!

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

Course Selection ~ Families received a letter sharing their child’s course recommendations for English, Math, Science, and World Languages (if applicable). Now, Stevenson is hosting virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families: TONIGHT (last names H-O), and Wednesday(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’t 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.

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!

Mark your calendars to “bust a move” (80s style!!!) at Winterfest 2023: Arcade!

If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance on Saturday, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter), you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17. 

After your guest form is completed and fully signed, you can purchase tickets to Winterfest for you and your guest. The form could take time to process, so please allow two business days to complete it.

Ticket sales for the Winterfest Dance begin next Monday (Jan. 30). The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

*A link for Winterfest Dance ticket sales is coming soon.

The Future Of Stevenson Choir To Be On Display In Concert TONIGHT! 

A tradition that is 27 years strong, the Consortium Choir Concert will bring together young choir students from Stevenson’s consortium schools for a showcase of a variety of choral pieces.

The concert, slated for a 7 p.m. start time on TONIGHT in the Performing Arts Center, will also feature Stevenson’s co-curricular choirs and can be viewed via Vimeo.

The Consortium Choir Concert got its start in 1995. 

The Fine Arts Department is also pleased to announce the winner of its annual Consortium Choir Concert poster contest: Aptakisic Junior High School eighth grader Lakshmi Greeshma Immadisetty, whose poster (pictured right) was the inspiration for all of the graphics for the event.

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 or drop it off at the CCC (Room 1123). Interpreters can be available for the meeting with proper advanced notice.

ONGOING ~Registration For Summer School Is OPEN: Online registration for summer school courses is NOW 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 with questions. *NOTE: Summer school registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process.

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 and SATURDAY. Friday’s event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Oak Park River Forest High School. Saturday’s 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 with any specific questions.

TUESDAY ~  FAN | The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness: This virtual Family Action Network event is co-sponsored by District 125 and requires registration.

WEDNESDAY ~ Preparing For The SAT/PSAT Tests: Join this virtual discussion that will show families how to help their teens prepare for the SAT and PSAT tests. This virtual family engagement event, available at 6 p.m. via Zoom, will cover resources available at Stevenson as well as other helpful resources.

THURSDAY ~FAN | Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life: This virtual Family Action Network event is co-sponsored by District 125 and requires registration.

FRIDAY ~ 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.

Join Animal Welfare Club For Service Projects:
Toys For Dogs  And Cats  

The next two Animal Welfare Club meetings will be Service Project Days for local shelters.

The project on each day is making toys for dogs and cats.

The meetings are:
TOMORROW: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110
TUESDAY, Feb. 7: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110

Girls Water Polo Team Is Hosting Multiple Fundraisers

To raise money for team activities, the Girls Water Polo team is hosting two fundraisers:

TOMORROW: Culver’s at 405 Milwaukee Ave in Lincolnshire, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m ~ Dine-in, Drive-thru and Carry-out. Please mention the fundraiser when ordering and 25 percent of sales will be donated to the team.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Chipotle at 950 Milwaukee Ave Suite A in Lincolnshire, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ~ Dine-in or Carry-out. Use code LXZP6VH and 33 percent of event sales will be donated to the team.

PWC Updates: Classes, Hours And Closings

Check out the 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

This week marks the debut of a new section in the “Daily Digest,” Reminders For Students. This section will tighten our Student Announcements section by including information about events/action items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines (submissions/applications/permission slips). These reminders, which will run every day, will include direct links to applicable websites or documents, and/or to previous editions of the “Digest” that feature the full listing about the event. Please check here regularly! 

 TODAY ~ Permission Slips Due TODAY/CLC Field Trip on THURSDAY: 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. 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 TODAY. Full Daily Digest listing.

THURSDAY ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment THURSDAY in Dance Studio 2112 at two times: 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. OR 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Interested students can register through the day of the placement and are asked to dress appropriately for the placement.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

ONGOING ~ Register Now For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open NOW until March 23. To get started, please go to Infinite CampusClick here for instruction on how to registerSummer School is open to current Stevenson studentsas well as current eighth graders who will be registered as incoming freshmen in the Class of 2027. *NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May. Contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.


ONGOING ~ Sponsor An Archer For St. Jude Fundraiser: The Stevenson Archery Team will be having its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 28 from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. To support this worth cause, please consider sponsoring a Stevenson archer for an amount per bullseye. To sponsor an archer, please contact Jane Caballero ( Pledges need to be in by Jan. 28. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 ONGOING ~ Tickets For KIVA’S S-Factor: Get your tickets for Friday’s S-Factor, sponsored by KIVA.S-Factor, running from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center, is the club’s annual singing competition fundraiser where Stevenson students will compete for prizes and help choose an entrepreneur from an emerging economy to give proceeds from the event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased via the Stevenson Superstore.

ONGOING ~ Tickets For “Romeo And Juliet:” Tickets for the Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” are on sale NOWTickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.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.  Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Notes

Football: WRLR 98.3 FM had its Postseason Football Awards Live Show at Libertyville High School to honor and recognize outstanding football players in Lake County. There were five Patriots recognized (and three are pictured above): Ethan Aghakhan (above left), Tamer Dalloul (not pictured), Matthew Projansky (not pictured), Ben Snider (above middle) and Colin Shultz (above right). Congratulations Patriots!

Boys Hockey: On THURSDAY, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling t-shirts during lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for its Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game, which pits the Patriots against St. Viator at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday at Twin Rinks. The T-shirts are $15. Support your Patriots and purchase a T-shirt! 
Sports Events Ahead THURSDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: On Thursday, the Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School for the North Suburban Conference Championship. Action will start at 6:30 p.m. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan. Adults are $5, Students (K-12) and Seniors (60+) are $2. NSC Passes will be accepted. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders will be a daily sports section that includes sports items that have already been fully promoted in the Digest, but that have yet to happen or are still open-ended with deadlines. Please check here regularly! 

 ONGOING ~ Spring Sports Registration: Please note that Spring Sports are right around the corner and registration is open NOW. Register for Spring Sports HEREAll Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 THURSDAY ~ Girls Track and Field Meeting: 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 in Room 5132. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 FRIDAY/MONDAY ~ Girls Basketball T-Shirt Sales At Lunch: 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 will be on sale during the lunch periods on FRIDAY and again MONDAY (Jan. 30) in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 FRIDAY, Feb. 10 ~ 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. Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by Friday, Feb. 10. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Results

Competitive Dance: The Competitive Dance Team, pictured above, took first place in the Warren Sectional with a score of 96.27, qualifying them for the IHSA State Finals next week.

Boys Bowling: Ender Starr and Jackson Sher represented the Patriots at the IHSA Sectional Finals in Rockford (pictured right). After six games, Sher qualified for the State Finals at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Congratulations Jackson! 

Wrestling: The Stevenson (6-2, 4-1) wrestling team competed in the Lake County Invite and finished third out of 16 teams. At 138, Lorenzo Frezza finished first while Thomas Schoolman took first in the 160-pound field. At 106, Evan Mishels finished sixth. At 113, Yash Jagtap finished fourth. At 126, Andrew Chamkin finished third. At 152, Themba Sitshela finished third. At 170, Richie Gueorguiev finished second. At 182, Josh Zimring finished fourth and at 220, Anthony Adams finished sixth. Next up for the Patriots is a dual meet against Conant on Wednesday for Senior Night, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball: Stevenson (17-8, 7-3) defeated Lake Zurich 46-35 on Friday. Nisha Musunuri had a high of 19 points, Emory Klatt contributed 15 points and Emma Brooks added 11 points. The Patriots are back in action on Tuesday against Warren for Senior Night. The game tips at 7 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving: Stevenson (7-0, 5-0) celebrated its Seniors before a dual match against New Trier, winning the meet 104-82. The Patriots placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a 1:36.23 and the 400-yard free relay with a 3:10.76. Colin Zhang came in first in the 200-yard IM (1:53.22) and the 100-yard breaststroke (57:95). Stevenson dominated the field in the 500-yard freestyle, taking first (Max Kolbunov), second (Olin Kusevskis) and third (Tim Rhee). Michael Wywrocki finished first in the 100 yard backstroke with a 53.74. Next up for the Patriots is the Middleton Invite on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.

Boys Hockey: The Patriots (38-12, 13-10) celebrated Senior Night against Glenbrook North and won 5-4. Davis Jegers scored the first goal, assisted by Alan Wu, with three minutes left to go in the first period. Stevenson dominated the second period with Will Harlow scoring two goals assisted by Tristan CarideiZach Meyers and Dylan Jette. Meyers scored on a power play, assisted by Harlow. Jegers scored with 3:29 left in the third, assisted by Jette and Brandon Schultz. Next up for Stevenson is a conference matchup against Carmel at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (15-4, 6-1) edged Lake Zurich, 50-42. Brandon Sorokin scored a team-high 15 points, 7 of which were crucial in the fourth quarter. David Sulnius added 14 points for Stevenson along with 3 assists and a steal. Jack Dabbs contributed 9 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Mike Maloney was big under the basket with 4 rebounds while adding a steal. On Saturday, Stevenson took on Prospect and lost in a tight finish, 41-40. Christian Uremovich contributed 14 points for the Patriots while Dabbs added another 9 points. Next up for Stevenson is a visit to Warren at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Sophomore Ansh Aggarwal, a budding photographer, attended the Lake Zurich game and took some great pics and created a full gallery from the game. Click here to view the gallery. For more Stevenson photos from Aggarwal, follow him on Instagram. (

Girls Bowling: The Patriots traveled to Wauconda for the “Bowldog Invite” on Saturday and as a team had a total of 4147 pins. Anna Reyes had a series and team-high of 949 with a high game of 180. Reyes was followed by Allison Parks who had a high series of 894 and a high game of 172. Alexis Alanis added to the team’s score with a high game of 181. Next up for the Patriots is a road match against Warren at Bertrand Bowling Lanes at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Gymnastics: The Patriots participated in the Niles West Fairy Invite on Saturday and came in fifth, with a score of 129.40. Samantha Matzek tied for ninth place on the vault with a 9.00. Emma Fang took fifth on the uneven bars with a 9.050. Ashley Schabes took second place on both the beam (9.25) and the exercise floor (9.40). Matzek also finished eighth overall with a 32.80. Next up for the Patriots is the NSC Championship on Thursday at Lake Forest High School, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Girls Hockey: The Scout Co-Op (2-11-1) had a conference matchup this weekend and lost to Evanston, 3-1. The team is back in action at 8 p.m. tonight against Warren at the Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.

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

Jan. 23: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 23: Consortium Choir Concert
Jan. 23: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Jan. 24: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
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
Jan. 27: KIVA Club’s S-Factor
Jan. 27: KIVA Club Fundraiser ~ Culver’s

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