Prize For Designing Next Odyssey Logo Is $150!
The next Odyssey at Stevenson is one year away, but plans are already being made for its return in February of 2024.
The Fine Arts Division is now accepting design submissions for the 2024 Odyssey logo! Odyssey, Stevenson’s biennial arts festival, will take place Feb. 13-14, 2024.
During Odyssey, students attend a variety of curated performances and creative hands-on workshops during two school days in February.
Odyssey features more than 200 professionals in dance, music, performing, visual and media arts. These artists, educators, and performing groups teach, inspire, entertain, and encourage students to think creatively throughout their time at Stevenson and beyond.
A new logo, designed by a Stevenson student, is selected for every Odyssey. Submissions will be accepted now through Friday, March 10. The student who designs the winning logo will receive $150 and have their logo featured on all promotional materials for Odyssey 2024.
More information about Odyssey and the logo contest can be found on the Odyssey website.
Orchestra Chamber Concert Doubled The Fun Last Night
Members of the Patriot Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra classes performed in small ensembles over two exciting events (all in one night!) as part of last night’s Orchestra Chamber Concert.
Photos And Video: Joel Lerner
Happy Valentine’s Day, Patriots!
Don’t forget to wish the people you love a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here are some fun facts about Valentine’s Day, courtesy “Good Housekeeping” magazine.
Mating Season: In the 1300s, Valentine’s Day officially became associated with love and romance, a tradition that first started from the common belief in France and England that birds started their mating season on Feb. 14.
Roses Galore: Nearly 250 million roses are grown in preparation for Valentine’s Day each year.
Color-Coded: The color of flower given on Valentine’s Day holds meaning. Red = Love; Pink = Happiness; Purple = Royalty; White = Sympathy.
Hallmark Moment: Americans send 145 million Valentine’s Day cards each year. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards annually, followed by children, mothers and wives.
Box Of Chocolates: The first heart-shaped box of chocolates was introduced in 1861. Today, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year.
UR Sweet: More than 8 billion conversation hearts are manufactured each year.
Thinking About Attending The College Of Lake County?
Multiple CLC Workshops On Tap…Continuing TODAY!
Seniors: The College And Career Center is hosting a series of College Of Lake County workshops throughout the Second Semester, continuing TODAY.
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 for the rest of February:
TODAY: CLC Application Workshop ~ 8th period in the CCC
THURSDAY, Feb. 23: CLC Application Workshops – All lunch periods in the CCC
|TODAY: 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 TODAY 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!
Speaking Of Jobs: Don’t forget that the Student Career Connection page on the Stevenson website is full of jobs and internships of interest to students. Those listings are updated regularly, so check them out!
Totally Tubular, Man! Winterfest Week Is Next Week! Here’s The 411!
Throwing it back to the 1980s, Winterfest Week will get underway next week, starting Tuesday, with a week’s worth of fun activities and a arcade-themed dance that will serve as the grand finale on Saturday (Feb. 25).
Dance Tickets: Early-bird pricing of $25 runs through Feb. 24. Tickets are $40 at the door.
Guest Form: If you would like to bring a guest (a student from another school) to the Winterfest Dance, you must fill out a guest form. Deadline to submit forms: FRIDAY.
Theme Days: Tuesday (Feb. 21): Twin Day; Wednesday (Feb. 22): Pink Wednesday; Thursday (Feb. 23): Anything But a Backpack Day; Friday (Feb. 24): Spirit Day; Monday (Feb. 27): Pajamas vs. Professional Day
Custom Website: For the most updated information about Winterfest, please check out the custom Winterfest Website created and maintained by Student Council.
IM Basketball Champions Crowned!
Shout out to all the intramural teams that competed in the IM Basketball Tournament over the weekend in the Fieldhouse.
Here are the winning teams, by class:
Seniors: Cornhuskers (pictured top left)
Juniors: Mavericks (top right)
Sophomores: Practice Squad (bottom left)
Freshmen: UNC Tarheels (bottom right)
All photos except for the photo of the Freshmen Team are courtesy student photographer Adam Graniczny. Instagram: @adam.graniczny
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 ~ SPARK Summer 2023 Internship Program Information Meeting: All lunch periods (lunch is not provided) in Room 2104. MANDATORY for all sophomores and juniors who are interested in the SPARK program.
FRIDAY At 12 Noon ~ Registration Deadline For Biliteracy Exam: The February 2023 Biliteracy Exam is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. 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.
MARCH 8 ~ Deadline To Register For Second-Semester AP Tests
MARCH 23 ~ Deadline To Register For Summer School
*NOTE: Summer School registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process that will begin in mid-May.
MARCH 4 ~ Deadline To Register For Team For Kilometers For Kenya This is a walking/Running Competition, sponsored by National Honor Society, that will be held on March 11 in the Fieldhouse. Make a donation.
FRIDAY, Feb. 24 ~ Early-Bird Ticket Deadline For Winterfest 2023: Arcade!
Dance is SATURDAY, Feb. 25Guest forms may be submitted through FRIDAY.
TUESDAY, Feb. 28/WEDNESDAY, March 1 ~ HeartSmart EKG Testing: Registration closes at 10 p.m. on Feb. 26.
UNTIL MARCH 31 ~ Senior Party Cruise Tix: Early-Bird Price of $40: Cruise is May 25
Stevenson Coaches Attend Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop
More than 200 coaches from the Stevenson Athletics Department recently attended the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) “Culture, Practice, and Games” workshop, as part of the department’s professional development.
Last year, all coaches partnered with PCA and participated in the “Sports Can Battle Racism” workshop.
Sports Events Ahead
TONIGHT ~ Girls Basketball Regional: The girls basketball team starts its playoff run TONIGHT in the IHSA Regional at Lake Zurich High School against Highland Park. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan
THURSDAY ~ Boys Wrestling State Finals: Lorenzo Frezza and Thomas Schoolman will compete in the IHSA Boys Wrestling State Finals in Champaign. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. on THURSDAY at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Tickets can be purchased via: Fighting Illini Wrestling Tickets
FRIDAY ~ Girls Gymnastics State Finals: Ashley Schabes and Emma Fang qualified for the girls gymnastics IHSA State Finals starting at 4:30 p.m. on FRIDAY at Palatine High School. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan
SATURDAY ~ Boys Swimming/Diving Sectional: Fresh off its North Suburban Conference championship, Stevenson’s boys swimming and diving team will be competing in the IHSA Sectional on SATURDAY at Lake Forest High School, 1285 McKinley Road. Tickets are $6 and those who attend the diving competition in the morning (9 a.m. start with balcony opening at 8:30 a.m.) will be able to use that ticket for the entire swimming session in the afternoon (1 p.m. start, with balcony opening at 12 noon). Tickets must be purchased via GoFan.
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. For more information about Spring Sports, check out this document.
THURSDAY ~ Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium.
FRIDAY, Feb. 24 ~ Boys Lacrosse Meeting: Room 1204 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, March 15 ~ Deadline For Hall Of Fame Nominations
Allied Basketball: The Allied Basketball Team (pictured above) hosted Wauconda last Thursday for its Senior Night. The Patriots won 47-31 with Mark Brady and Ryan Kieffer leading the way in scoring. Next up for Stevenson is a game against Vernon Hills at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fieldhouse. Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from Senior Night, courtesy teacher Matthew Schwenk.
Correction: In Monday’s “Daily Digest,” the name of wrestler Sajra Sulejmani 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. 14-28:Black History Month
Feb. 14:Summer Job Fair
Feb. 14:CCC Presents: CLC Application Workshop
Feb. 16: Late Arrival
Feb. 17:Senior Showcase
Feb. 20:NO SCHOOL: President’s Day!
Feb 21-25:Winterfest Week 2023