Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

TONIGHT: Seniors Set To Show Off Talents In Senior Showcase!

The name is new, but TONIGHT’sSenior 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. TONIGHT 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.

Take-Over Time!
Munkhbavar To Run Stevenson’s Main Instagram Account

For four years, senior Ashley Munkhbavar (below right) has been a part of the Class Boards at Stevenson. She has helped plan and run many activities and events.

So far, Senior Showcase ranks right up there among her favorites, and she’s ready for even more fun as she takes over Stevenson’s main Instagram account TONIGHT to give a behind-the-scenes look at the annual talent competition.

“Planning the Senior Showcase this year has been one of my favorite events we’ve ever carried out,” Munkhbavar said. “There were a lot of factors going into organizing this show from writing scripts, teaching the group dance, sound checks, and taking care of things backstage. A big part I was involved in was getting content to advertise on our social media accounts. This included filming interviews with the contestants and filming their progress with the group dance.

Munkhbavar is a Student Representative for the Senior Class Board. She has served on the Executive Board since her sophomore year and as the Vice President and Student Representative junior and senior year.

“As a class board, we have learned a lot and know what it takes to run a successful event,” Munkhbavar said. “It’s been great seeing the (Senior Showcase) contestants get to know each other and work together to create a fun show and their hard work will definitely pay off (tonight)!”

Winterfest Week Kicks Off On TUESDAY!

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).

Early-bird pricing of $25 runs through Feb. 24. Tickets are $40 at the door.

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: TODAY. 

Tuesday ~ Twin Day
Wednesday ~ Pink Wednesday
Thursday ~ Anything But a Backpack Day
Friday (Feb. 24) ~ Spirit Day
Monday (Feb. 27) ~ Pajamas vs. Professional Day

Tuesday ~Student Council will host “Fishing For Rubber Duckies” during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.
Tuesday ~ The Sophomore Class Board will host “Nintendo Night” from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 5120 and Room 5214. Bring your Nintendo Switch and compete for cool prizes in three different games: Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Mario Party.
Wednesday ~Student Council will host “Ring Toss” during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.
Wednesday ~ The Senior Class Board will host a “Coloring Activity” during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.
Thursday ~Student Council will host “Spin The Wheel” during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. The Junior Class Board will host “Chess” during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.

Friday (Feb. 24) ~ 
The Freshmen Class Board will host “Spin The Wheel For Candy” during all lunch periods in the Glass Commons.
Friday (Feb. 24) ~Patriot Parent Association (PPA) Treat Day during all lunch periods in both the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons.
Friday (Feb. 24) ~ PM Assembly in the Sportscenter.

For the most updated information about Winterfest, please check out the custom Winterfest Website created and maintained by Student Council.

Big Operation Black History Month Event Slated For Next Week 

To cap off Black History Month, the Diversity Council and the Black Student Union (BSU) are hosting Operation Black History Month next week, on THURSDAY.

The celebration about Black culture will include plenty of fun activities and food from a local restaurant as well as performances, and is open to ALL Stevenson students.

The food will be in Room 2104 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and the performances will be in the West Auditorium from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For updates about Black History Month and Operation Black History Month, follow @shsdivco and @b.s.u_official on Instagram.

MONDAY: No School!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that there is no school on MONDAY in observance of President’s Day!

See you back on campus on TUESDAY for the start of Winterfest Week! 

Tickets Go On Sale TODAY For Winter Play!

Meet 15-year-old Christopher, who has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the Patriot Theatre Company’s electric Winter Play production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” as Christopher’s world is explored and mysteries unravel. This unique production is presented on a runway-style stage in the Black Box Theatre with the set, lights, costumes, and sound, completely designed and composed by students.

The show will run Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m.

Seating is limited so get your tickets ($7 apiece) now.

The Hack Is Back! Register Now!

Get your sleeping bags and laptops ready because shsHacks, Stevenson’s beloved annual 24-hour hackathon, is BACK for its fifth year, FULLY IN-PERSON!

Not only are snacks and meals (courtesy of Culver’s and Original Bagel & Bialy) and swag (shirts, etc.) provided FOR FREE, participating teams will get PROFESSIONAL FEEDBACK and can win PRIZES worth hundreds of dollars as they compete to develop original software…from apps to websites! Past prizes include cash, JBL speakers, Patagonia merch, and gaming monitors!

Students will also have access to workshops of all kinds. Past workshops have touched on machine learning, game development and resume-building. There will also be a Capture The Flag-style contest, ALSO with prizes! Who knows, there might even be a 2 a.m. movie!

This year, shsHacks will be March 4 and March 5 from 12 noon to 12 noon in the ILC.

Registration is now open UNTIL FEB 25!! shsHacks is open to ALL Stevenson students, regardless of coding background, Check it out!

shsHacks 2023 is proudly brought to you by the Computer Science Club and Girls in STEAM. Be sure to follow @shshacks2023 on instagram for updates, visit the website and check out for the most essential links!

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.

Raise A Slice For A Good Cause On MONDAY!

Looking for something to do when you’re off from school on MONDAY?

How about going out for pizza?

Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove will donate 20 percent of sales to the Stevenson Girls Water Polo team on MONDAY from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dine-in, carryout or delivery. For online and app ordering, use code FUNDSTEVEN23.

Lou Malnati’s Buffalo Grove is located at 85 South Buffalo Grove Road.

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.

Remembering Irie
Animal Welfare Club To Honor Search And Rescue Dog TUESDAY

It was an annual tradition for the Animal Welfare Club: a visit from Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Firefighter-Paramedic Michael Vitale and his search and rescue dog, Irie.

Their visit for this year was scheduled long ago, but sadly, Irie was then diagnosed with kidney failure and died this past November. 

Irie was very well known, respected and loved in this area and was given a full decorated funeral service.

The Animal Welfare Club was not sure if Vitale would be up to keeping his scheduled visit at Stevenson, but he is and will be here from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on TUESDAY in Room 6110 with his new search and rescue puppy.

The Animal Welfare Club will be presenting Vitale with a small “In Memory of Irie” remembrance. Stop by and give your regards to Mr. Vitale and meet his new pup!

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 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. 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 $40After March 31, price increases to $45. Cruise is May 25

Sports Events Ahead
TODAY/TOMORROW ~ Boys Wrestling State Finals: Lorenzo Frezza and Thomas Schoolman will compete in the IHSA Boys Wrestling State Finals in Champaign. Action continues TODAY and TOMORROW at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Matches are available to view on the NFHS Network. Tickets can be purchased via: Fighting Illini Wrestling Tickets

TODAY/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. TODAY and continuing TOMORROW at Palatine High School. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan

TOMORROW ~ 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 TOMORROW 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

Girls Basketball: The Patriots fell to Lake Zurich (25-7) in the IHSA Regional championship game, 66-46. Stevenson was led by Emory Klatt, who had 17 points. Nisha Musunuri contributed 15 points and Emma Brooks added 5 points. The Patriots, the defending Class 4A state champions, put together another 20-win season, finishing with an overall record of 21-12. Coach Ashley Graham shared with the media after the game that, “Our kids showed a never-quit attitude. We kept battling. Some nights just aren’t your night.”

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

Feb. 17-28:Black History Month
Feb. 17-18: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
Feb. 24: PM Assembly
Feb. 24:PPA Treat Day
Feb. 24:Baroque Ensemble Concert

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