Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Senior Show-Out: Seniors Set To Show Off Talents In Senior Showcase!

The name is new, but Friday’s Senior Showcase is sure to provide the same fun and entertainment that Stevenson students have come to expect from their fellow classmates.

Senior Showcase, formerly Mr. SHS, is a talent show that will include theatrical performances, stunning choreography and…magic!

Cheer on the 13 contestants from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. FRIDAY at the Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the door.

The contestants are: Nate Duffy, Stephen Freihammer, Jonathan Gordan, Charlie Grabiner, Joey Kalou, Joshua Kanapkapudi, Shaurya Khati, Maxwell Linder, Arjun Nair, Siddharth Paleati, Vedant Rupwal, Samuel Voronenko and Daniel Xu.

The emcees for the event are: Ean Kim and Lekha Kothapalli.

See Signs Of Depression Or Suicide? Please ACT!

Each year, freshmen and junior students participate in Stevenson’s Signs of Suicide Prevention Program.

This is an opportunity for students to have a safe space to learn and talk about symptoms and warning signs for depression and suicide. Students will also take a short screener to assess their own symptoms of depression.

The main takeaway from this program is the message ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell). Students are encouraged to listen to someone who may be struggling with mental health concerns and then help that individual share that information with a trusted adult. It is a great reminder about something that our Stevenson community already does so well. We watch out for each other. When we are concerned, we show compassion and refer to an adult for support.

The freshmen program will be occurring in Advisories on either March 1, March 8 or March 15. The junior program will be in Communication Arts classes on either April 4, April 11 or April 18.

If you want more information or have questions or concerns about this upcoming program, please reach out to a member of your Student Support Team. 

How Will You Use Your Extra Hours Tomorrow Morning?

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day!

Will you sleep in? Do some extra studying? Or take your time with a big breakfast? Whatever the case, first period tomorrow will start at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that the ILC/ELC will be closed until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 10:30 a.m. until the end of the day.

You can sign up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas pages.

Get More Out Of PREP: Take Spring Survey

The Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) at Stevenson High School exists to help students, parents and residents reach their personal, professional, and recreational goals through affordable, high-quality community education programs for youth and adults year-round.

PREP is conducting a Spring Survey to better understand the needs and wants of residents regarding programming. Please fill out this easy 7-question survey!

PREP proudly serves the communities of Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Long Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Lake Forest, Deerfield, Riverwoods and beyond.

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 an 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.

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!


TOMORROW ~  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.
THURSDAY, Feb. 23:  CLC Application Workshop – All lunch periods in the CCC
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 10 ~ Deadline For Odyssey Logo Contest Submission: Design the 2024 Odyssey Logo. Submissions will be accepted now through Friday, March 10. Prize is $150! More information about Odyssey and the logo contest can be found on the Odyssey website.
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. 25 Guest 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 $40After March 31, price increases to $45. Cruise is May 25

Sports Notes

Boys Hockey: Stevenson hockey players Dylan JetteWill Harlow and Davis Jegers played in the 2023 AHAI All-State game Monday night at the AHAI Hockey Center in Bensenville. It was the 35th year that the All-State Game has been held and Jette, Harlow and Jegers were three of 42 players across the state selected to one of two All-State teams that competed in the game. 

IHSA Awards Stevenson Fall Athletic Teams: The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) recently honored nine fall athletic teams from Stevenson with its IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. This award recognizes teams that maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their respective seasons. The Stevenson teams recognized include: Boys Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Football, Girls Cross Country, Girls Golf, Girls Swimming & Diving, Girls Tennis and Girls Volleyball. Congratulations, Patriots!

Register for Summer Sports Camp: The Athletic Department at Stevenson High School is proud to offer a sports camp for freshmen through seniors. The programming exists to help student-athletes reach their athletic goals through affordable, high-quality sports camps for high school students. Check out the Summer Sports Camp brochure, which is also located on the athletics webpage. Register here for Summer Sports Camp. 

Sports Events Ahead

TOMORROW ~ 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. TOMORROW 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.

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. For more information about Spring Sports, check out this document. 
TOMORROW ~ 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

Sports Results


The Varsity Competitive Dance team traveled to Orlando last weekend to compete in the Dance Team Union (DTU) Nationals and finished with a CHAMPIONSHIP!

Stevenson won the Large Varsity Jazz Dance Division.

In addition, the team also placed third in the Large Varsity Lyrical Division.

Congratulations to the dancers on an incredible season!

Girls Basketball: Stevenson (10-4, 21-11) started its playoff run against Highland Park in the IHSA Regional semifinal at Lake Zurich and won 52-14. Next up for the Patriots is host Lake Zurich at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Junior Emory Klatt is pictured at right in last night’s game. Photo courtesy student photographer, sophomore David Simmons.

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (11-3, 20-7) traveled to Mundelein for their final regular season game and lost 57-49. Christian Uremovich scored 14 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and added 3 assists. Aidan Bardic chipped in with 11 points. Stevenson opens IHSA Regional tournament action at Lake Zurich next Wednesday. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. against Highland Park.

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

Feb. 15-28:Black History Month
Feb. 16: Late Arrival
Feb. 17:Senior Showcase
Feb. 20: NO SCHOOL: President’s Day!
Feb. 20:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Lou Malnati’s
Feb 21-25:Winterfest Week 2023
Feb. 22:Winter Choir Concert

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