Friday, Feb. 24, 2023

We want to thank EVERYONE for their support of and participation in this year’s Black History Month activities. It is so core to our values that we amplify the voices of our incredibly diverse student body and remember that diversity – and our unique stories – are an asset to be embraced and celebrated.

Click here for a photo gallery of the month’s marquee event, Operation Black History Month. It was wonderful to see the amazing turnout of students coming together. And major kudos to the Black Student Union for a phenomenal effort planning this year’s events!
As we wind down on Winterfest and Black History Month, we are just getting started with another major unity event: our annual Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week

This year’s theme is “Living Our Values as an SHS Community,” and we hope you’ll join us as we focus on spreading the message of the importance of diversity as a shared value within our school community.
First up on Monday: Virtual trivia event focused on anti-racism and Black history, hosted by the Scholastic Bowl | Link forthcomingSpin the Wheel for Dance Facts, hosted by Mélange and Repertory Dance Company | Periods 4-6 in the Wood CommonsToiletry Drive, hosted by FIRE | Please bring hotel toiletries to drop-off bins located at the PWC, the Forum and Sportscenter all week; items will benefits financially fragile families in our local community

Winterfest Week Fun Continues!

Are you ready, Patriots?? We are just a few short hours away from the Winterfest Pep Assembly, and our student-leaders have an amazing program lined up for you! Patriots will be dazzled with performances and appearances by S Factor, Senior Showcase and our spring sports teams. You will want to stick around for a surprise feature, as well…

In the meantime, if you’re not following us on Instagram, now might be a good time to give us a follow. Tomorrow, Brianna Shack will be taking the reins on the main Stevenson Instagram account to give us all a colorful take on all of the fun Pep Assembly and Winterfest Dance fun!

Shack is a four-year member of Student Council and a second-year officer currently in the role of Public Relations Officer. Shack created the Winterfest website for the students this year.

“Within Student Council, my job is to be the external form of communication to help promote school spirit and unity,” Shack said. Just a couple last minute reminders:

  • Please remember that today is the last day for early-bird pricing of $25 for the dance! Tickets are then $40 at the door. We hope to see everyone at the dance!
  • Our last theme day on Monday is Professional vs PJs. What will you do, Patriots? Keep it profesh or roll into school comfy? The choice is yours!

Kudos to Our Creatives: Student-Artists Win in Largest Art Recognition Program

Whether it’s writing poetry or short stories, drawing, photography or creating sculptures, our students showed that they can really flex their creativity. Congratulations to Fiona Jin, Alina Qian, Lada Volkov, Grace Sun, Anika Krishnaswamy, Elizabeth Yuan, Jennifer Huang, Rayaan Shaik, Angela Ho, Qi Zhang, Mayukhi Saraf, Veronika Upart, Elizabeth Kim, Samuel Minin, Yebin Jeon, Jessica Liu, Veronika Upart, Srika Sudheer, Deborah Lee, Elizabeth Yuan, Sonika Jalem, James Li, Annie Thomas, Srika Sudheer, Vivian Zhu, Richard Lu, Richard Wang, Samuel Minin, Ava (Lynde) Mogensen and Cindy Song

These students recently received recognition from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

We are so proud of our students, who can now count themselves among other creative honorees such as Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Tom Otterness, and Zac Posen, among countless others. We are so proud of you!

For a detailed break down of what each student submitted and was recognized for, please click here

Last Chance to Schedule Your EKG!

This is a kind reminder to register for an appointment for free cardiac testing! The Max Schewitz Foundation in partnership with Stevenson High School will offer this free EKG testing from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 in Rooms 5120 to 5128. Students will receive a copy of their EKG.

Sunday is the very last day to register for the test, and late registrations/walk-ins will not be accepted.

Our Marching Patriots Take on Disney!

The Stevenson Marching Patriots spent President’s Day weekend on the trip of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida! In addition to some fun days in the parks of Disney World and Universal Studios, the Band and Color Guard participated in workshops with professional musicians and performers from Disney World. They also performed for thousands of people in the Magic Kingdom Parade!

Patriots Take Us Back in Time with Baroque Music

Tonight, our community will have the chance to see a spectacular performance of period music performed by our very own students.

The performance will feature our Stevenson Baroque and Viol consort on period instruments. Check out the event’s program in full here.

You can catch the beautiful sounds tonight at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall or stream the entire event live here.

Come Join the Hottest Trend: Pickleball!

Pickleball – it’s all the rage these days! And it’s now coming to an Open Gym near you! 

Our Sunday Open Gym program features different activities for students to enjoy! This week’s featured sports will be basketball and pickleball, so come out with your fellow Patriots this weekend anytime from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Patriot Wellness Center or 12 – 2 p.m. at the Fieldhouse. As a kind reminder, students must check in and show a current student ID to participate.

And mark your calendars! Future Open Gyms on Sundays are Feb. 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19.

Final Reminder to Support Our Girls Water Polo Team!

Please remember: If your dinner plans are still up in the air, please consider eating at or dining out from Panera in Vernon Hills! For tomorrow only, 20% of all sales at will be donated to support team activities for our Girls Water Polo team!

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!


MARCH 1-APRIL 1: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships, with deadlines ranging from March 1 to April 1.
March 2: Career Ready/Trade Expo from 5-7 p.m. in the Wood Commons.
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 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.


SATURDAY: Registration is open until this Saturday for Stevenson’s annual 24-hour shsHacks! This year, shsHacks will be March 4 and March 5 from noon to noon and is open to ALL Stevenson students. Visit the website for more info!

Sports Events AheadBoys’ Swimming & Diving: Don’t forget that our boys’ swimming and diving teams head to state this weekend! Jack Curtin, Jonny Farber, David Kohan, Olin Kusevskis, Jack Motl, Finlay Oyston, Liam Plautz, Diego Rosario-Freytes, Danny Silverstein, Sirui Wang, Michael Wywrocki and Colin Zhang ALL qualified for the state championships. The Patriots start with the diving competition today at 9 a.m. and prelim tickets can be purchased here: GoFan. Swimming prelims begin at 3:30 p.m.and tickets can be purchased here: GoFan. The IHSA State Finals will take place at FMC Natatorium in Westmont. 

Girls’ Wrestling: Sajra Sulejmani starts the IHSA State Championship today at Grossinger Motor Arena in Bloomington for the girls wrestling competition. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased here. The action starts at 9 a.m. this morning. 

Boys’ Basketball: The Patriots will head to Lake Zurich HS tonight for the IHSA Regional Finals against Hersey. Tip off is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here on GoFan.

Sports Results
Boys’ Hockey: The Patriots (41-15, 15-13) started the AHAI playoffs and won round 1 against Glenbrook North, 4-1. Tristan Caridei scored goals #1 and #2 in the first, assisted by Jimmy Brown and Will HarlowDavis Jegers rounded out the scoring in the first with Caridei on the assist. The final goal of the night was scored by Brandon Schultz in the second period with Caridei and James Mendelson on the assist. Stevenson will hit the ice again on Saturday against Evanston. The puck drops at 9 a.m. at The Edge in Bensenville on the Jefferson West Rink.

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: Boys Lacrosse Meeting in Room 1204 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, March 15: Deadline for Hall of Fame Nominations

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

Feb. 21-28:Black History Month
Feb 21-25:Winterfest Week 2023
Feb. 24: PM Assembly
Feb. 24:PPA Treat Day
Feb. 24:Baroque Ensemble Concert
Feb. 25:Winterfest Dance
Feb. 27:Spring Sports Begin
Feb. 27-Mar.2: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
Feb. 28-Mar.1:EKG Testing For Students

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