Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

Thinking About Attending The College Of Lake County?
Multiple CLC Workshops On Tap, Starting Next Week!

Seniors: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week.

If you would like to participate, please plan ahead. Students can attend application workshops during their lunch or free period(s). Other workshops during the school day will require teacher permission to be excused from class.

Here is the schedule:

THURSDAY, Feb. 9: CLC will visit the CCC during all lunch periods (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.)

TUESDAY, Feb. 14: CLC Application Workshop ~ 8th period in the CCC

THURSDAY, Feb. 23:  CLC Application Workshops – All lunch periods in the CCC

THURSDAY, March 16: English Placement Exam ~ 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (The exam takes about 45 minutes to complete.) Room 1313

THURSDAY, March 23: Math Placement Exam ~ 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (The exam takes most students 1 to 2 hours to complete.) Room 1313

THURSDAY, April 13: CLC New Student Orientation ~ All school periods in the CCC

Dance Tickets On Sale NOW!! 

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

Tickets for the Dance on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter) are on sale NOW. 

The price is$25 through Feb. 24. Tickets will be available at the door for $40.

NOTE: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Guest forms may be submitted NOW through Feb. 17.

Take Survey To Improve Education In Illinois

Got ideas on how to improve Education in Illinois? Now’s your chance to share them!

Parents, guardians, faculty and students have the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

The confidential online survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education and addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students.

Students will receive specific e-mail communication about how they can participate in the survey during their Mathematics class. If you would like your student to opt-out of this survey, please complete this form by FRIDAY.

Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

Gone Fishin’: Bass Fishing Team To Meet TODAY!

There will be a Bass Fishing Informational Meeting for the Spring Season after school TODAY in Room 2626.

Please e-mail questions to: cmural@d125.org.

HEARD Is Back With Meeting TODAY: Have Your Voice HEARD!

Diversity Council is holding January’s HEARD Meeting at 3:45 p.m. TODAY in Room 1912.

HEARD (Helpers in Equity and Racial Diversity) meetings are for all students to express any concerns (racial/cultural discrimination) directly with the school administration to make direct change.

Join HEARD to discuss any thoughts you may have about racial and cultural diversity here at Stevenson with peers!

This meeting’s discussion will include religious diversity and representation.

Have your voice HEARD!

The Reminders For Students section tightens 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 summerschoolreg@d125.org with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.


TODAY ~ 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 TODAY: 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 ~ Check Out The Newest Half-Wit: 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!


THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY ~”Romeo And Juliet:” The Freshmen/Sophomore Play, “Romeo & Juliet” features three shows and will run THURSDAY, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.), FRIDAY, Feb. 3 (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY, Feb. 4 (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater. Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFanFull “Daily Digest” listing.

Sports Events Ahead

TONIGHT ~ Girls Basketball “Think Pink” Game: The girls basketball program is doing a “Play For Kay/Think Pink” Cancer Fundraiser at its game TONIGHT against Lake Forest. 7 p.m., Sportscenter

FRIDAY/SATURDAY ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals on FRIDAY (prelims, 7:25 p.m.) and SATURDAY at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington. General admission tickets are available online and at the door. Admission is $12 at the door and $12 plus online fees. No outside food or beverages may be brought inside the Arena. There is also a clear bag policy to enter the Arena. The competition will be streamed live on the NFHSNetwork/IHSATV.  

SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming And Diving NSC Open Invite: The Patriots will compete in the North Suburban Conference Open Invite on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School. Action starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at GoFan. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Sports Reminders

Similar to the new Reminders For Students section, Sports Reminders is 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 ~ Girls Soccer Meeting: There is a Girls Soccer Information Meeting TODAY at 3:45 pm in Room 2004.  All prospective girls soccer student-athletes are invited and encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY ~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 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 (sshanmugasundaram@d125.org) or Coach Edstrom (medstrom@d125.org) for information. Any upperclassmen unable to attend can contact Coach Johnson (grjohnson@d125.org).

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 third in the IHSA Regional at Carmel with a 137.475. Ashley Schabes nailed her vault, posting the highest score on the night with a 9.50. Clara Cavalcanti was close behind with a 9.350. Emma Fang (9.175) and Schabes (8.925) placed first and second on the uneven bars. In the all-around, Schabes finished second with a 36.375, Fang was fifth with a 34.700, Cavalcanti was eighth with an even 34 and Samantha Matzek finished with a 32.075. The Patriots await the remaining IHSA Regional competitions to learn their fate moving forward in the state competition. 

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

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
Feb. 6-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 7:PPA Meeting

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