Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

SPECIAL ALERT: Due to the weather today, all after-school activities and practices have been canceled.

FIRE-d Up To Help Kids “SPEAK UP!”

It was an important message, and members of Stevenson’s FIRE Club made sure to “speak up” about it.

FIRE Club visited Daniel Wright Junior High last week to teach sixth, seventh and eighth graders the “SPEAK UP” protocol used at Stevenson to combat hate speech and racism. This is the same protocol that the FIRE Club has taught to Stevenson Freshmen through the Freshmen Mentor Program for the past two years, and at Aptakisic Junior High.

The goal of this work is to provide students with a research-based strategy to create an inclusive learning community throughout the consortium schools and here at Stevenson.

FIRE members who led the learning at Daniel Wright and Aptakisic Junior High were: Rajan SukhatmeJacob ZerullSage ManningNawar MasoodMeara EvansTejas SukhatmeDavid SimmonsRayaan ShaikCatherine SobolIman Qazi and Olivia Lee.

Can’t Sleep? HOSA Members On A Mission To Help With Insomnia

Not getting enough sleep can be a real problem. Seniors Sohi Shah and Kayal Lavari want to help.

For their HOSA Community Awareness project, the two club members created the “The Insomnia Mission,” a program that provides strategies to conquer insomnia. 

Shah and Lavari say that many teens today struggle with insomnia and are unaware of what it is and how it could affect them. Prior to winter break, the two posted flyers around school regarding the importance of their project. They also conducted an informational night for students.

The hope for Shah and Lavari is to continue conducting future events. Keep an eye out for more information by following “The Insomnia Mission” on Instagram: @theinsomniamission.

Luxury Trips, SHS Parking, Cubs/Sox Tix, Gourmet Cookies…Oh My!
Time To Enter Foundation Raffle And Test Your Luck!

It’s adventure meets luxury meets fun meets deliciousness…and many wonderful and memorable experiences in between. Get ready…the fourth annual Stevenson Foundation Online Raffle & Auction is now LIVE!

This year’s virtual event, generously sponsored by Laura George Consulting, features dozens of new, exciting raffle, auction, and buy-it-now packages. The catalog includes THREE premium parking spaces at Stevenson, Santa Rosa Beach and Gatlinburg getaways, Bulls, Cubs, and Sox tickets, Faherty Brand gear, Chicago experiences, fitness resources, VIP graduation experiences, college essay coaching, gourmet cookies and so much more!

Check out this year’s offerings, purchase raffle tickets, and begin bidding here. Raffle ticket sales, bidding, and buy-it-now opportunities are open through Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m.

Give A Follow: To stay up-to-date with all things Stevenson Foundation, including the latest news with the raffle and auction, give the Foundation a follow on its BRAND NEW Instagram account. The Foundation is also active on Facebook!

Want To Design The Odyssey Logo For 2024?
Attend Workshop On TUESDAY

Students interested in designing the Odyssey logo for next year are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop on TUESDAY to get great tips from a professional designer.

This optional, free workshop with Kristin Maskalunas, principal designer and owner of KMGD Design, will review effective logo design, including typeface, color selection and imagery. This is also an opportunity to ask Odyssey organizers questions and get feedback on designs-in-progress.

The workshop will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6108.

New On SUNDAY: Open Gym Basketball!

Lace up those high tops, and get a run in at the Fieldhouse on SUNDAY during “Open Gym Basketball!”

This is a new offering starting this Sunday. In addition to the Patriot Wellness Center being open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, there will also be an Open Gym in the Fieldhouse from 12 noon to 2 p.m. This week’s featured sport is basketball.

There will be Open Gyms on Sundays on these dates: Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19.

You must check in with Mr. Reibel and show a current ID to participate.

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!


TODAY ~  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.

TOMORROW 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. 

NOW THROUGH END OF APRIL ~ SCoPE Meeting For Sophomores: To schedule a meeting, parents/guardians should click the scheduling link in the e-mail they received from their counselor. If assistance is needed with translations, click here or e-mail your counselor. 


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

Good Luck Girls Gymnastics And Boys Wrestling At State!!

Five Stevenson athletes will be competing in the IHSA State Finals this weekend.

Starting today, wrestlers Lorenzo Frezza and Thomas Schoolman will compete in the IHSA Boys Wrestling State Finals in Champaign.

Tomorrow, gymnasts Ashley SchabesEmma Fang and Clara Cavalcanti will compete in the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Finals at Palatine High School.

Best of luck, Patriots!

Girls Hockey: Stevenson hockey players Lana Barber and Vanessa Magsino recently played in the 2023 Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) All-State Game representing the Patriots and their team won, 3-2.

There were 42 players from across the state split into two teams that comprised the All-State Game.

Sports Events Ahead

TODAY ~ 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. TODAY at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Tickets can be purchased via: Fighting Illini Wrestling Tickets

TOMORROW ~ Girls Gymnastics State Finals: Ashley SchabesEmma Fang and Clara Cavalcanti qualified for the girls gymnastics IHSA State Finals starting at 4:30 p.m. TOMORROW 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.
ONGOING ~ Register for Summer Sports Camp:
 For freshmen through seniors. Summer Sports Camp brochure, which is also located on the athletics webpage. Register here for Summer Sports Camp. Register early to make sure you are cleared to participate on the first day of camp.
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

Allied Basketball: Stevenson defeated visiting Vernon Hills on a last-second shot, 38-37. Patriot contributors included Mikayla NeedlmanChase Matteson and Kirill Samsonov.

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

Feb. 16-28:Black History Month
Feb. 16: Late Arrival
Feb. 16-18:IHSA Boys Wrestling State Finals
Feb. 17-18:IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Finals
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
Feb. 23:CCC Presents: CLC Application Workshop
Feb. 23:Operation Black History Month

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