Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Six Students Rep Stevenson At “All-State Musical” In Champaign

Six Stevenson students were part of the “All-State Musical” through the Illinois High School Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois over the weekend.

Alex DayJustin KatinLily MaceLilly FujiokaIlex Rosen and Vicka Liokumovich were selected from a long list of candidates throughout the state of Illinois to perform the musical “Shrek.” Students statewide auditioned for this highly selective opportunity and then rehearsed on weekends throughout the fall semester before performing in front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 in Champaign.

Day played Pinocchio, Katin played the Big Bad Wolf and was the Farquaad understudy. Mace was a featured dancer, Fujioka was in the ensemble, Rosen was on the stage management team and Liokumovich was on the costume team.

Students worked alongside teachers, professors, and professional theatre artists. The six students that represented Stevenson in this year’s All-State cast and crew were the most ever for Stevenson.

Hitting The Century Mark: FBLA Rolls Up More Than 100 Medals!

There was plenty of gold, silver and bronze to go around for the Patriots.

At the Northern Area Leadership Conference held at College of Lake County earlier this month, Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America took home more than 100 gold, silver, and bronze medals. More than 200 students competed, with 195 of them placing in the Top 10 for their event. Students qualifying for State will compete at April’s FBLA State Leadership Conference in Springfield.

Area Executive Council elections were also held to fill positions for next year’s Northern Area Board. Six candidates from Stevenson ran across every board position which resulted in sophomore Tony Liu being elected Treasurer and junior Darius Anta being elected President of the conference.

FBLA is a national organization that helps students prepare for college and careers through leadership, community service and academic activities. Members learn about the functions of business, improve their presentations skills and exercise their creativity in hands-on simulations, competitions and networking events. The club meets on most Wednesday mornings at 7:45 a.m. in Room 2104.

Note: Darius Anta provided all of the photos except for the large group photo on the bleachers in the gym. That was provided by sponsor Beth Brilowski.

Debate Team Stands Out At Tournament Of Champions

Over the weekend, at the fifth invitation tournament of the season for the Illinois Congressional Debate Association, the Stevenson Debate Team earned five spots in the Association’s Tournament of Champions as well as a berth in the Final Round of 16.

Natalie GarayevaWeijing (Megan) HanPranav AtlruiVivian Zhu and Sarah Zhang made the Tournament of Champions while Zhu also broke into the Final Round of 16.

At the Invitational level, the following students earned recognition for varsity chambers:
 Best Presiding Officer: Lindsey Wang
 First Place In Chambers: Yana Malpani, Lindsey Wang, Sahana Harini Raja, Shreya Anantharaman
 Second Place In Chambers: Sheryl Lawrence, Rafeek Cherradi, Sherry Wang
 Third Place In Chambers: Mia Langer, Tony Liu, Shaivi Wankhede

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.

National Honor Society Wants You To Walk/Run For A Good Cause!

Lace up those running shoes, Patriots! Time to walk and run with a purpose!

The National Honor Society will be hosting “Kilometers For Kenya,” its Spring Fundraising Event, in March and is looking for participants. 

**For those who would like to participate, there will be two informational meetings next week on January 31: at 3:40 p.m. in the Patriot Wellness Center Multipurpose Room (5024), and at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All students are welcome and must attend one of the informational meetings. 

“Kilometers For Kenya,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on March 11 in the Fieldhouse, is a team walking and running competition, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. The Angaza Center is a nonprofit organization that empowers students in rural African schools with information technology literacy that is critical for attaining economic and social prosperity.

Join Animal Welfare Club TODAY For A Service Project:
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:
TODAY: 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

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! 

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 summerschoolreg@d125.org 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 (jcaballero@d125.org). 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

Pep Bus For Dance At State: The Competitive Dance Team is headed to the IHSA State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington this weekend, and Stevenson is providing a Pep Bus on FRIDAY for students interested in attending and supporting the team. Please sign up for the Pep Bus HERE. The cost of the Pep Bus is $15 and the cost of a ticket for the event is an additional $12.

New Girls Soccer Coach: The Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Jay Bulev has been elevated to Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach. Bulev is a former Stevenson head girls freshmen coach. A New Trier graduate and coaching veteran, Bulev has experience in the high school realm and with several clubs in northern Illinois, including Trevian Soccer Club, Evanston Soccer Association and Glenview Soccer Association.  

Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

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.

FRIDAY ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for Friday’s boys basketball game against visiting Mundelein. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter!
One ticket is good for both the Sophomore Game at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Game. Tickets are available via GoFan: $5 for Adults and $3 for Seniors and Students. Students must present their Student ID.

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 ~ Boys Hockey T-Shirts: On THURSDAY, the Boys Hockey Team will be selling T-shirts during the 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! 

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.

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

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
Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope

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