Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Virtual Course Selection For Incoming Freshmen Wraps TONIGHT!
Course Selections And Enrollment Due On FRIDAY!

For those of you with eighth graders in the family, just a reminder that the last 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). Stevenson has been hosting virtual course selection evenings for incoming freshmen families: TONIGHT’s presentation: (last names P-Z).

During this evening, 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 FRIDAY.

Enrollment ~
 Don’t Forget: Families of incoming freshmen have received an e-mail with instructions on how to use Infinite Campus to complete the enrollment process. Enrollment may be completed through FRIDAY.

Building For The Future: Fine Arts Tour 2023

To keep the talent and enthusiasm for the arts rolling in, the Fine Arts Department stages a tour of the consortium schools each year to showcase the wide variety of elective Fine Arts opportunities available to Stevenson students.

Nearly 150 Stevenson students toured their old stomping grounds at Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Twin Grove and Woodlawn schools last Friday, performing and sharing their artistic skills and collaborative work in front of eighth graders in an assembly setting.

The hope is to stir an interest in participation in the Fine Arts with students who will be freshmen at Stevenson next year.
 Students who led the Tour were selected by the Fine Arts Faculty to represent the academic programs in which they participate (Art, Dance, Band, Choir, Guitar, Orchestra, Theatre). A Theatre Tech student crew was also involved in running the day.

It was a full schedule of fun activities and movement from school to school that tuckered out even Pat Riot (pictured above).

For a full gallery of photos from the day, please click here!

Chinese New Year Celebration A Big Hit!

It was the happiest of New Year Celebrations as the National Chinese Honor Society, Chinese Club and Taiwanese Culture Club, worked together last weekend to host a Chinese New Year event at Stevenson.

There were approximately 400 people from the community in attendance as club members divided to man both the food stations and the game sites. Parent volunteers also helped by cooking and preparing various kinds of authentic Chinese foods, such as dumplings, spring rolls, cold noodles and boba tea.

E-board members planned games that would appeal to participants of all ages: slime making, calligraphy, lantern-making, coloring, riddles, Chinese chess and checkers, facial/arm tatoos, jump rope, table tennis and dance videos.

For a full gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

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.

Keep The Movement Momentum Going, Stevenson!

Thanks to the #PWCMove Challenge during the month of January, students all over Stevenson have learned that Movement is easy to incorporate into their day. Check out the recap video above…and THANK YOU, PATRIOTS for your submissions!!

If you’re inspired to move more, stop by the Patriot Wellness Center and ask one of our Wellness Coaches about available Movement programming, including:

 One-on-one coaching 
 Patriot Performance Training (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
 Zumba (Tuesdays)
 Yoga (Wednesdays and Fridays)

Share with us any movement programming that interests you by e-mailing

Remember to check the “Daily Digest” every Monday for the weekly PWC schedule, and Wellness Wednesdays for wellness content that can help you reach your personal potential.

Follow @Stevenson_PWC on Instagram and TickTock.

Finally, Keep Stevenson Moving!

Cracked Winter Lips? Stevenson Styler Has Just The Fix!

Check out TODAY’s meeting of the Stevenson Styler Fashion Club, which will be discussing beauty trends and then making SUGAR LIP SCRUBS! 

The meeting is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 1612.

New members are always welcome!

Taking A Second-Semester AP Class? Register Now For Your Test

Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can now register for their AP Tests that will take place in May.

Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by March 8.

Please refer to the AP page on the Stevenson website for more information.

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! 


TOMORROW ~ Dance Placement Assessment: The Stevenson Dance Department will be holding its Level Placement Assessment TOMORROW 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 toInfinite 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.


UNTIL SATURDAY ~ 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 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 SATURDAY. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ Information Meeting For “Kilometers For Kenya:” 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 TUESDAY (Jan. 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. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

EVENTS UNTIL FRIDAY ~ Tickets For KIVA’S S-Factor: Get your tickets for FRIDAY’sS-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

Girls Badminton Meeting: There will be an Information Meeting for all athletes interested in trying out for the girls badminton team this Spring. The meeting will be held next THURSDAY (Feb. 2) from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 2104. The meeting will cover program expectations and tryout information while providing an opportunity to meet the coaches. Any freshmen unable to attend can contact Coach Shanmugasundaram ( or Coach Edstrom ( for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (

Sports Events Ahead

TOMORROW ~ Girls Gymnastics, NSC Championship: The Patriots will head to Lake Forest High School TOMORROW 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.

FRIDAY ~ 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. Tickets can be purchased with cash onsite for $12.

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.

TOMORROW ~ Boys Hockey T-Shirts: TOMORROW, 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! 

TOMORROW ~ 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. TOMORROW 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.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31 ~ 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.

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

Boys Basketball:
 Stevenson (16-4, 7-1) outlasted Warren in overtime, 50-40. David Sulnius (pictured left) scored 15 points and had 3 assists, while Christian Uremovich contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds. Jack Dabbs added 9 points and was huge under the basket with 10 rebounds. Dabbs also added 4 assists and 4 steals. Next up for Stevenson is the “White Out” game against visiting Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Boys Hockey: Stevenson (39-12, 14-10) powered past Carmel at Glacier Ice Arena, 8-3. Zach Meyers struck first for the Patriots on an assist by Tristan Caridei and Max Poretto. The second period was all “Green and Gold” with Davis Jegers scoring twice, assisted by Justin Alter and Dylan JetteAndrew Lermer scored the fourth goal of the night on an assist by Jimmy Brown. In the third period, Jegers scored two more goals (assisted by Jette and unassisted) to make it a “haul” for the night. Caridei scored on two power plays in both the 14th minute and the 5th minute assisted by Jegers, Ethan O‘Gradney and Meyers. Next up for the Patriots is Lake Forest at 8:40 p.m. tonight at Twin Rinks.

Girls Basketball:
 The Patriots (18-8, 8-3) defeated Warren 58-48 on Senior Night. Nisha Musunuri (pictured right) scored 25 points, including a whopping 7 three-pointers. That ties Stevenson’s single-game record for made three-pointers. Emory Klatt added 20 points, Emma Brooks contributed 9 points and Kate Arne added 4 points. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

Girls Bowling: The Patriots lost to Warren, 2684 to 2035. Anna Reyes bowled a team high game of 199, while Amanda Xumsai had the team high series with a 457. The Patriots take on Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. tonight at Sunset Lanes in Waukegan.

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

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Days
Jan. 25:  Resources to Help Your Teen Prepare for the SAT and ACT
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. 27-28:  Boys Bowling Individual State Final Tournament
Jan. 27-28:  Competitive Dance State Final Competition
Jan. 28:  The St. Judes Stevenson Archery Tournament Fundraiser
Jan. 29:  Best Buddies Fundraiser – Culver’s
Jan. 31:  FAN ~ A Place Called Home: A Memoir of Deprivation and Hope
Jan. 31:  Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest: “Think Pink” Game
Feb. 1: Black History Month Begins 

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