Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Mic Check, Please! S-Factor Is TONIGHT!

There will be 11 singers competing 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 TONIGHT 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, Elise Victoria Regalado
Junior: Rachel Anand
Sophomores: Nikki Rodriguez, London Cabrera, Hazel Kim, 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 all day TODAY. 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, to micro-loans for people in financial need in areas of the world that do not have access to financial institutions.

Senior Ben Snider Will Be Your Backstage Pass To S-Factor!

Want the true “411” on tonight’ S-Factor? Senior Ben Snider has you covered!

Snider will take over Stevenson’s main Instagram account this afternoon and have control all night to give you a behind-the-scenes look at S-Factor, KIVA’s singing competition.

Snider is the Director of Retention and Recruitment at KIVA. He has been a member of the club for four years, the last two years in his current role. He was introduced to KIVA by his older brothers, who were also members.

Snider says that he is excited to do the S-Factor Instagram takeover since this is the first time this event has had a takeover.

“I love connecting with the contestants and keeping them loose and having fun. I did that in my role last year,” Snider said. “And I love that KIVA helps people (from emerging economies).”

Have fun, Ben! We can’t wait to see your posts on Instagram!

Want To Bring A Guest To Upcoming Winterfest Dance?
Fill Out Your Guest Form NOW!
Dance Tickets On Sale MONDAY!!

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 MONDAY. 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.

TOMORROW: Archery Team Hosting Fundraiser For St. Jude

The Stevenson Archery Team will host its annual fundraiser for St. Jude Children Research HospitalTOMORROW from Noon to 3 p.m. in the Fieldhouse. 

To support this worthy 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 TOMORROW.

The Archery Team is coming off a strong showing last weekend at the Jefferson Jaguar Shootout in Champaign.

Sophomore Zion Li (pictured left) finished 23rd overall (out of 189 total male archers) with a score of 274 and 12 bullseyes. Senior Evan Lin finished 29th with a score of 273 and 9 bullseyes. Sophomore Joseph Jung finished 35th with a score of 272 and 7 bullseyes. Junior Arshdeep Saini finished 37th with a score of 271 and 11 bullseyes. Senior Zoe Thorndyke finished 27th overall (out of 176 female archers) with a score of 270 and 10 bullseye.

Support Best Buddies At Culver’s Fundraiser On SUNDAY

Stevenson’s Best Buddies program is part of a non-for-profit international program that enhances the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting one-to-one friendships.

Students with disabilities (Buddies) are paired up with students without disabilities (Peer Buddies and Associate Buddies) and friendships develop through SHS-sponsored events and outside of school hang outs.

Best Buddies is hosting a fundraiser at both the Lincolnshire Culver’s and the Buffalo Grove Culver’s all day on SUNDAY. Mention Best Buddies at checkout at the drive-thru, dine in or carry out.

The Newest “Half-Wit” Is Here! Check It Out!

The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine that is designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores. The magazine showcases incredible student fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and art.

Check out the 2022 edition of the Half Wit!

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! 


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 ~ Register For Second-Semester AP Tests: 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.


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.


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.

Good Luck At State, Patriots!!

Stevenson will be represented in two state competitions over the weekend, and we are wishing these Patriots the very best of luck!!

Junior Jackson Sher is competing at the IHSA Boys Bowling State Finals at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon.

The Competitive Dance Team is competing at the IHSA Competitive Dance State Finals at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington!

Sports Events Ahead

TODAY ~ Boys Basketball White Out: Patriots…Don’t forget to dress in WHITE for TODAY’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.

TODAY ~ 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 TODAY 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.

SUNDAY ~ Boys Hockey Rivalry Game: The Patriots will take on St. Viator in the Chicago Blackhawks Rivalry Game at 12:40 p.m. on SUNDAY at Twin Rinks. Watch the game via YouTube.

MONDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics Regional: The Patriots are headed to the IHSA Regional on MONDAY at Carmel High School. Tickets are $5 for general admission. There will be no cash sales. Live scoring can be viewed via MeetScorer. Action starts at 6 p.m.

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.

TODAY/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 TODAY 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.

THURSDAY, Feb 2 ~ 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 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 (

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

Girls Gymnastics: The Patriots placed fifth overall at the NSC Championships, hosted by Lake Forest. Stevenson finished with a score of 137.65. Clara Cavalcanti tied for third on the vault with a 9.40. The Patriots dominated the uneven bars as Emma Fang tied for third with a 9.15, Ashley Schabes placed seventh with an 8.80, Samantha Matzek was right behind in eighth with an 8.65 and Cavalcanti took tenth with an 8.5. Schabes placed second on the floor exercise with a 9.35 and finished out the meet in seventh in the all-around with a 35.150. Next up for Stevenson is the IHSA Regional on Monday at Carmel. The action starts at 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball: The Patriots (19-8, 9-3) blew past host Mundelein, 53-22. Emory Klatt (pictured right) scored 13 points and Kate Arne added 8 points. Nisha Musunuri added 11 points while Sydney Rosland contributed 9 points and Emma Brooks put up 6 points. Stevenson is back in action on Tuesday at the Sportscenter for its annual “Think Pink” game against Lake Forest. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

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

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 
Feb 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet

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