Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

Love Is In The Air: “Romeo And Juliet” Debuts TONIGHT!

February is the month of LOVE, so what better way to celebrate that than to attend a Stevenson play that is all about LOVE: “Romeo And Juliet!”

The production will feature three shows, running TONIGHT (7 p.m.), TOMORROW (7 p.m.) and SATURDAY (7 p.m.) in the Little Theater.

Join the Patriot Theatre Company as it shares the classic tale of the ever famous “star-crossed lovers” through this abridged, one-act, one-hour version of Shakespeare’s original “Romeo And Juliet.”

Conceptualized in a celestial world where the day and the night are indefinitely separated and ushered by popular and favored music of today’s era, this Freshmen/Sophomore production will help the audience reimagine how love can indeed be born from hate.

Tickets are $7 and are available on GoFan.

This is a fundraiser event with snacks and water on sale for $2 apiece or 3 items for $5. 

History Bowl/Bee Finishes Strong At Tournament On Campus

For history buffs, the National History Bowl/Bee rewards students who can make connections across eras, places, and themes in history while competing in quiz-style tournaments.

Stevenson hosted one of those such tournaments last weekend, the Chicago Winter Regional History Bowl/Bee Tournament, and the home team made a strong showing.

The Varsity A History Bowl/Bee Team of seniors Christian EpureAadit JunejaDhruv Pendharkar and Rishabh Wuppalapati won second place in the Bowl competition.

In the individual Varsity History Bee competition, Wuppalapati took first place, Epure finished in second place and Pendharkar finished in fourth place.

In the Junior Varsity History Bee competition, sophomore Ryan Barua took second place.

Don’t Forget To Get Your Applications In!
More Than $60,000 In Stevenson Foundation Scholarships Available!

Attention Class Of 2023: Applications for the Stevenson Foundation Scholarship Program are NOW OPEN…but the submission deadline is QUICKLY APPROACHING!

Thanks to the generosity of local families and organizations, more than $60,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Stevenson seniors this spring.

All graduating Stevenson seniors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. next TUESDAY, Feb. 7. For program details and the full list of 2023 scholarships, visit

Questions? Please e-mail Ms. Bunzol at

Biliteracy Exam Is Later This Month; Registration Opens TOMORROW!
Stevenson offers students the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved World Language exams.

The February 2023 Biliteracy Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. The exam is only available to Juniors and Seniors, and seating is limited.

Registration for the exam opens TOMORROW and the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 17, at 12 noon. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy Exam FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

Interested In Upcoming CLC Workshops? Fill Out Survey

The College Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County Workshops, beginning with a visit from CLC next week (Feb. 9). (Please see the Student Reminders Section below.)

Seniors who are interested in taking part in the upcoming application workshops and/or placement testing should fill out this survey prior to the events.

CCC To Host “Community College Week” Next Week

Six community colleges will visit Stevenson next week during “Community College Week!”

These college visits are similar to the college rep visits that took place during the fall. Interested Juniors and Seniors should register within Naviance and seek teacher permission two school days in advance to attend the scheduled visit.

All visits will take place in the College And Career Center.

Monday (Feb. 6), Fifth Period ~ Oakton College (2 campuses in Des Plaines and Niles)

Tuesday (Feb. 7), Sixth Period ~ Arrupe College of Loyola University (2-year degree program at Loyola)

Tuesday (Feb. 7), Seventh Period ~ Parkland College (can earn dual credits with nearby UIUC)

Wednesday (Feb. 8), Seventh Period ~ Kirkwood Community College (on the campus of University of Iowa)

Thursday (Feb. 9), Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Periods ~  College Of Lake County (in-district community college with guaranteed admission with dozens of four-year colleges)

Friday (Feb. 10), Sixth Period ~ Harper College (students can receive in-district tuition rates by working within campus boundaries)

Lean In Feminism To Showcase One Of Stevenson’s Own…TODAY!

There’s a World Champion among us here at Stevenson!

Join Lean in Feminism Club as it welcomes Masters World Weightlifting Champion Danielle Colan to its meeting at 3:30 p.m. TODAY in Room 2614. All are welcome!

Colan will be sharing stories and answering questions about the challenges and triumphs she has experienced on her impressive journey. 

A 2008 graduate of Stevenson, Colan (nee Mall) is now a Communication Arts teacher at Stevenson. She is also a board-certified health and wellness coach and owner of Warrior Wellness Coaching.

After high school, in which she was a decorated three-sport (volleyball, basketball and track and field) athlete for the Patriots, Colan played basketball and threw the discus for Davidson College, won a national championship in kickboxing, and in more recent years, became a four-time national champion and two-time world champion and world record holder in weightlifting for her age and weight class.

Colan was inducted into the Stevenson Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2021.

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 with questions. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

 TOMORROW: Deadline To Opt Out Of 2023 Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Share your thoughts about education in Illinois in the 5Essentials Survey that 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. Parents who would like their student to opt-out of this survey can complete this form by TOMORROW. Parents are also welcome to complete the 5Essentials Survey.

 THURSDAY, Feb 9: CLC Visit: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting next week with a visit on THURSDAY (Feb. 9) from CLC during all lunch periods in the CCC. (Seniors ~ and juniors ~ are welcome to join a session.) This is the first of SIX total events in this CLC workshop series. The second date in the series is an application workshop on THURSDAY, Feb. 23. Full “Daily Digest” listing, including more information and all dates. 



ONGOING: Winterfest 2023: Arcade! Get your tickets for the upcoming Winterfest Dance, which will be held on SATURDAY, Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the West Commons and Sportscenter). 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. 

 Sports Notes

Recruiting 101: Athletic Department To Hold Recruiting Presentation

Are you interested in the college recruiting process? Do you want to know more about how to get started?

Then please attend the Recruiting Informational Meeting on MONDAY, Feb. 13 in Room 5132 with Athletic Coordinator Kyle Washburn during the Activity Period (from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.).

Be sure to RSVP using the QR Code.

 Sports Events Ahead

 TOMORROW/SATURDAY ~ Competitive Cheer State Finals: Stevenson will be competing in the IHSA Competitive Cheer State Finals TOMORROW (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.  

 TOMORROW ~ Competitive Cheer PEP BUS: There will be a Pep Bus for Stevenson students who want to cheer on the Competitive Cheer Team at STATE TOMORROW. The Pep Bus will depart from Circle Drive TOMORROW at 12 noon and return at approximately 10 p.m. The Pep Bus will cost $15 and students must also purchase a ticket to the event online or at the door. 

 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 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 TODAY 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.

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

Feb. 2-28:Black History Month
Feb. 2-4:2023 Frosh/Soph Play: Romeo and Juliet
Feb. 6-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 6:PPA Meeting
Feb 6:Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: Scheduling – Help Your Teen Find A Healthy Balance
Feb. 8:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Chipotle
Feb. 8:Sports Boosters Meeting
Feb. 9:CCC Presents ~ CLC Informational Meeting

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