Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Time To Party, Seniors…Well, Almost Time!

Believe it or not, Seniors, it’s already time to start thinking about all the fun activities that will happen this Spring as part of Stevenson’s “Senior Send-Off.”

Starting NOW, Seniors can buy tickets for “The Senior Class Party,” an amazing two-hour boat cruise on Lake Michigan May 25, aboard the “Spirit Of Chicago!”

Seniors will enjoy amazing skyline views and DJ entertainment during the cruise. There will also be a lunch buffet on the boat that will include delicious desserts and unlimited soft drinks.

The early-bird price for tickets ($40 apiece) is good until MARCH 31, and after that tickets will increase to $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code.

Buses will board at Stevenson at 12 noon on May 25 and then head to Navy Pier to board the boat. The cruise will run from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Buses will bring everyone back to Stevenson by around 6 p.m.

It’s Coming…D125 Asian Night Market Is SATURDAY!

Want to immerse yourself in Asian culture and cuisine? Check out D125 Asian Night Market on SATURDAY.

Hosted by the Asian American Student Association, Asian Night Market will feature food booths (4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) in the Glass Commons and performances (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in the Performing Arts Center. 

Tickets for food will be on sale for $1 (cash only) each, but performances are free.

“Community College Week” Continues TODAY!

A total of six community colleges are visiting Stevenson this 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.

TODAY, Sixth Period ~ Arrupe College of Loyola University (2-year degree program at Loyola)

TODAY, Seventh Period ~ Parkland College (can earn dual credits with nearby UIUC)

TOMORROW, Seventh Period ~ Kirkwood Community College (on the campus of University of Iowa)

THURSDAY, Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Periods ~  College Of Lake County (in-district community college with guaranteed admission with dozens of four-year colleges). Seniors who are interested in taking part in the upcoming CLC application workshops and/or placement testing should fill out this survey prior to the events.

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

Science Olympiad Team Crushes It At Ohio Tournament;
Takes Out Defending National Champ!

In a tournament over the weekend that included the defending national champion, Stevenson’s Science Olympiad Team rolled to a first-place finish and won a total of 25 medals, including five first-place finishes.

Stevenson, coached by Ryan Korah, flexed its muscle at the Solon High School Invitational in Solon, Ohio that included 67 schools from across the country. 

The team will be traveling to Philadelphia to compete at the University of Pennsylvania later this month.

Here are Stevenson’s award-winners:  

First-Place Awards
**Chemistry: Kevin Qian and Iris Li; **Code Busters: Angela WangSrikar Venkatesan and Eleana Liu; **Disease Detectives: Mark Yang and Siddhant Sen; **Forestry: Helen Qian and Noah Kang; ** Rocks And Minerals: Angela Guo and Noah Kang

Second-Place Awards
**Anatomy And Physiology: Joshua Song and Helen Qian; **Astronomy: Jack Chen and Mark Yang; **Bridge: Angela Guo and Srikar Venkatesan; **Cell Biology: Timothy Bui and Trisha Mondal; **Experimental Design: Grace MurrayTwisha Hegde and Ashra Roshy; **It’s About Time: Caleb Song and Kevin Qian

Third-Place Awards
**Environmental Chemistry: Kevin Qian and Angela Wang; **It’s About Time: Ethan Zhang and Aaroh Tak

Fourth-Place Awards
**Astronomy: Jack Chen and Mark Yang; **Detector Building: Srikar Venkatesan and Jonathan Tao; ** Fermi Questions: Jack Chen and Siddhant Sen

Plans For The Summer? Find A Job At Summer Job Fair!

Representatives from more than 40 local businesses (camps, food, retail) will be sharing part-time work opportunities available to students this summer at the upcoming Summer Job Fair.

Stevenson is hosting the event next TUESDAY (Feb. 14) during the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-period lunches in Rooms 5120, 5124 and 5128 of the Patriot Wellness Center, and students may visit any time.

To see which businesses and organizations will be attending, please be sure to check out the 2023 Summer Job Fair Information Map!

Tour Take-Over TODAY: Instagram Goes On Tour Of PWC

Check out Stevenson’s Instagram account this afternoon as seniors Lila Brandwein (left in picture) and Molly Finnegan (right in picture) give a whirlwind tour of the Patriot Wellness Center ahead of a series of full features on each main area in the building that will run in the “Wellness Wednesday” section of the “Daily Digest,” starting with TOMORROW’s in-depth look at the weight area.

Brandwein is a senior and the co-head of marketing and social media for the Patriot Wellness Center.

“I really enjoy taking advantage of the opportunity to expose my ideas to students and see them work to gain attraction towards the PWC,” Brandwein said. “I (also) like including the student population in social media posts or challenges we hold to reflect the involved and active community we represent. When starting at the PWC, I hoped to achieve more experience in the marketing world. A fun fact about me is that I love to play soccer (in and out of Stevenson) and my favorite Stevenson food is the açaí bowls!”

Finneganis also co-head of marketing and social media at the PWC.

“I really enjoy how creative I get to be in this position with content creation and events,” Finnegan said. “I am thrilled to be learning about the marketing world as this is my career focus. I started working at the PWC based on a recommendation from a friend. Besides working at the PWC, I am a part of the girls varsity soccer team.”

Spring Forward: Talk Spring/Summer Fashion At Styler Meeting

Spring and Summer fashion trends will be the hot topic at TOMORROW’sStevenson Styler Fashion Club meeting from 3:40 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 1612.

Club members will also be making mood boards for the upcoming season.

New members are always welcome…so bring a friend!

Get Some Chipotle; Support Girls Water Polo

The girls water polo team will be hosting a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. TOMORROW at the Lincolnshire Chipotle (950 Milwaukee Ave., Suite A).

Use Code LXZP6VH when you dine in or carry out and 33 percent of event sales will be donated to the girls water polo team!

Join Animal Welfare Club For A Fun Service Project TODAY:
Toys For Dogs And Cats  

The Animal Welfare Club is conducting a Service Project Day for local shelters.

The project is making toys for dogs and cats!

The meeting is TODAY from3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6110

Deadline For NY Fashion Industry Travel Experience Is TOMORROW!

Are you interested in learning more about the occupational opportunities in the fashion industry? Want a behind-the-scenes view of designers, trend reporters and other fashion-related businesses? Want to explore fashion hot spots in New York City?

It’s not too late to sign up for the New York Fashion Industry Tour this summer from May 30 to June 2.

If you are interested or have questions, you can contact trip coordinator Christina Erickson (cerickson@d125.org)

The deposit to be paid through the Patriot School Store and the application paperwork are due TOMORROW to the school operations office in Room 2624.

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! 


THURSDAY ~ CLC Visit…And Workshops: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, starting with a visit on THURSDAY 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. 

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 ~ Registration Deadline For Biliteracy Exam: The February 2023 Biliteracy Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. The exam is available only to Juniors and Seniors, and seating is limited. The registration deadline for the exam is Friday, Feb. 17, at 12 noon. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy Exam FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

MARCH 1-APRIL 1 ~ Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships, with deadlines ranging from March 1 to April 1. **Don’t Forget: The application deadline for all 2023 Stevenson Foundation Scholarships is TOMORROW at 11:59 p.m. All graduating Stevenson seniors are encouraged to apply. For program details and the full list of 2023 scholarships, visit StevensonFoundation.org/scholarships.✅ MARCH 8 ~ Deadline To 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.

MARCH 23 ~ Deadline To Register For Summer School: Online registration for Summer School courses is open 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.



FRIDAY, Feb. 24: Early-Bird Ticket Deadline For 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. 

Get Your Nominations In By FRIDAY For Winter Sports Awards!

The Winter Sports Awards Night is coming up next month and part of the event includes the announcement of the annual Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards.

Students, parents, faculty and staff are encouraged to vote for Winter athletes and teams in the following categories: Team Community Service, Comeback Award, Breakthrough Under-Level Athlete, Breakthrough Varsity Athlete, Best Under-Level Game Performance, Best Varsity Game Performance, Superfans, Best Manager and Best Moment in Winter Sports.

Nominate a WINTER athlete for an Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Awards (ESPPA) by FRIDAY.

The Winter Sports Awards Night is at 7 p.m. on TUESDAY, March 7 in the Sportscenter.

Sports Notes

Mandatory Meeting: For those who have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, the next opportunity to attend one of the mandatory meetings is next THURSDAY, Feb. 16. from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the presentation will start right on time.

Sports Events Ahead

Two Girls Wrestlers Vying This Weekend For Chance To Return To State

Two wrestlers from Stevenson will be attempting to qualify for the IHSA Girls State Wrestling Finals for the second straight year by competing this weekend in the IHSA Sectional hosted at Evanston Township High School.

Junior Sajra Sulejmani (pictured left) and senior Sammi Goldstein (pictured bottom right) will be competing in the 145-pound and 105-pound weight classes respectively. Sulejmani placed fifth last year in the State Finals while Goldstein advanced to the third round of the consolation bracket.

The sectional at Evanston will run Friday and Saturday in Beardsley Gym. Doors do not open to spectators until 4:45 p.m. on Friday. Spectators may enter through the rear of the school at Entrance 3 or through Door 51 off of Dodge Avenue.

Tickets are $7 per day and must be purchased via GoFan.

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 HERE. All Spring Sports Information can be found in this document or on the Stevenson Athletics website. Full “Daily Digest” listing.

MONDAY, Feb. 13 ~ Recruiting 101: 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.

Boys Lacrosse Meeting: There will be an Informational Meeting for Boys Lacrosse on FRIDAY, Feb. 24 in Room 1204 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hall Of Fame Nominations: Nominations for the Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Nominate an athlete, coach, staff member or supporter who through their commitment, sacrifice, and dedication to the Stevenson Athletic Program has brought pride and distinction to our school community. Deadline to submit is March 15.

Correction: In Monday’s wrestling result, Erick Wade’s name was spelled incorrectly. We apologize for the error.

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

Feb. 7-28:Black History Month
Feb. 7-10:CCC Presents ~ College Week
Feb. 8:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Chipotle
Feb. 8:Sports Boosters Meeting
Feb. 9:CCC Presents ~ CLC Informational Meeting
Feb. 10:SAGA Masquerade Ball
Feb. 11:D125 Asian Night Market
Feb. 13: Activity Period
Feb. 13:Chamber Orchestra Concert
Feb. 13:District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Feb. 14:Summer Job Fair
Feb. 14:CCC Presents: CLC Application Workshop

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