Monday, Feb. 27, 2023

Anti-Racism & Inclusivity Week Kicks Off Today!

As Black History Month comes to an end, Stevenson rolls right into another unity event, “Anti-Racism & Inclusivity Week.”

This year’s theme is “Living Our Values As An SHS Community,” and Stevenson believes in the importance of diversity as a shared value within our school community.

There are events every day, including fun activities during the lunch hours and interesting presentations after school.


Virtual Trivia Focused On Anti-Racism And Black History, hosted by Scholastic Bowl. Please answer these trivia questions at your leisure!
Spin The Wheel For Dance Facts, hosted by Mélange Dance Company and Repertory Dance Company: Periods 4, 5 and 6 in the Wood Commons
Toiletry Drive, hosted by FIRE: Please bring hotel toiletries to drop-off bins located at the Patriot Wellness Center, the Forum and Sportscenter all week; items will benefit financially fragile families in our community.


Book Club, hosted by FIREIbram Kendi, author of “Stamped,” to lead a courageous conversation during Periods 4, 5 and 6 in the Recital Hall. Receive a free copy of the book for attending and engaging.
Identity And Intersectionality Collage, hosted by Asian American Student Association and Filipino American Student Association
Map Of The World, hosted by Student Council: Stop by Student Activities during Periods 4, 5 and 6 to mark where you are from.

Here’s To The Memories:
Winterfest Week Ends With Lots Of Pep…And Dancing! 

Winterfest capped last week with a poppin’ Pep Assembly and a fun “arcade-themed” Dance!

Take a look back at those two events with a full gallery of photos from the Pep Assembly and a full gallery of photos from the Dance! What great memories!

Photos: Joel Lerner

TODAY ~ PPA Bake Sale Donations: The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a Bake Sale on WEDNESDAY and could use bake sale item donations or monetary donations from Stevenson families. To sign up to donate a bake sale item, please click here. For those who don’t have time to shop and would like to make a monetary donation, please click here.

WEDNESDAY ~ Deadline Still Open For Applications For PPA Executive Board: The (PPA) is still looking for adults who are interested in joining the PPA Executive Board or serving as a co-chairperson of one of its many committees for the 2023-34 school year. Applications are being taken online now until WEDNESDAY. Sign up here. If you have any questions, please contact PPA President Rani Dabbs

THURSDAY ~ Career Ready/Trade Expo: The whole family is invited to Stevenson’s first Career Ready/Trade Expo hosted by the College Career Center, held THURSDAY from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Wood Commons. This event will highlight careers that have limited (if any) educational requirements after high school. 
Sample careers that will be represented include: real estate agent, traditional trades (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, etc.), cosmetology, manufacturing, pharmacy technician, dental assistant, auto body repair, police, fire and EMT. There will also be representatives from College of Lake County to discuss how their programming can help prepare students for some of these types of careers. Feel free to contact the CCC ( with any questions. 

THURSDAY ~ FAN Event I The Emotional Lives Of Teenagers: Stevenson is an event sponsor tor this IN-PERSON Family Action Network event at 7 p.m. on THURSDAY at Loyola Academy, Performing Arts Center, 1100 Laramie Ave., Wilmette, IL

THIS WEEK ~ Complete The 5Essentials Survey: This confidential online survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education and addresses five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for students.

MARCH. 7 ~ FAN Event I You Marvelous, Multipart You…An Introduction to Internal Family Systems: Stevenson is a sponsor of this virtual Family Action Network event that will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 via Zoom.

MARCH 8 ~ Deadline To Register For Second-Semester AP Tests: Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can now register for their AP Tests that will take place in May. Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by March 8. Please refer to the AP page on the Stevenson website for more information.

Last Call!
Tomorrow Is Deadline For Foundation Raffle And Auction!

Feeling Lucky? Don’t forget about the Stevenson Foundation 2023 Raffle And Action.

Raffle ticket sales, bidding and buy-it-now opportunities are open until 3 p.m. TOMORROW.

Check out this year’s offerings, purchase raffle tickets, and place your bids here.

Proceeds from this year’s virtual event, generously sponsored by Laura George Consulting, make vital Foundation programs like One Family and Stevenson to College (S2C) possible.

Be sure to follow the Stevenson Foundation on Instagram and Facebook for the latest package highlights and updates.

Weekly PWC Updates: Classes And Closings

Check out the schedule and class offerings at the Patriot Wellness Center.

The PWC will be closed on the following dates: FRIDAY (March 3), March 6, April 7, May 29
Get Your Passport Ready: Stevenson Is Going Global!

Interested in seeing different countries around the world? Stevenson can help get you there.

There are 2023 travel opportunities available to the Dominican Republic, Japan, Iceland and Europe! 

When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow.

Get all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities and the cost of the trip NEXT WEEK at a virtual information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on MARCH 8 via Zoom.

Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships: Apply Now!

DEADLINE TO APPLY ~ APRIL 1: The Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation through the Deerfield Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is offering a $2,500 scholarship for LGBTQ youth 17 years or older applying to attend (or currently attending) a post-secondary educational institution. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding gay, lesbian, and transgender youth from the community; to encourage continuing education for self-identified lesbian and transgender youth; and to foster a positive image of lesbian and transgender young people in society. Deadline to apply is April 1.

DEADLINE TO APPLY ~ APRIL 28: The Marianjoy 2023 Education Scholarship proudly awards scholarships to students with disabilities to help them to further their education, pursue opportunities for growth, explore new possibilities and achieve their dreams. Seniors are eligible to apply if they have a permanent physical disability that may have resulted from: brain injury, musculoskeletal impairments (such as amputation or multiple trauma), neuromuscular disorders (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Guillain-Barré syndrome, spinal cord injury, or stroke). Seniors must be planning on enrolling in a half-time or part-time course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic merit and career goals. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 28.

For even more scholarship opportunities, please check out these additional opportunities with deadlines ranging from WEDNESDAY (March 1) through April 1.

Deadline Is Saturday To Run…Walk…And Fundraise For Kenya!

There is still time to sign up and fundraise for a great event next month hosted by the National Honor SocietyKilometers For Kenya.

It is a team walking/running competition on MARCH 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Fieldhouse, and each lap completed will be a donation towards the Angaza Center. The Angaza Center is a nonprofit organization that empowers students in rural African schools with information technology literacy that is critical for attaining economic and social prosperity.

The last day to register a team is SATURDAY, and Team Captains can register here.

To start your team fundraising, share this link with family and friends, and have them put your name in the comment section so the donation will count towards your team totals.


WEDNESDAY-APRIL 1: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships, with deadlines ranging from March 1 to April 1.
THURSDAY: 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.

SATURDAY ~ 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.


Boys Swim And Dive Takes Third Place At State Finals!

At the IHSA Boys State Swimming And Diving Championship over the weekend in Westmont, Stevenson took third as a team with 122.50 points, marking the second straight year the Patriots have placed at state after last year’s state championship.

Stevenson finished second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:31.98 behind Michael WyrockiDavid Kohan, Colin Zhang and Diego Rosario-Freytes (pictured top left). Zhang went on to finish fifth in the 200 IM (1:50.14) and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (55.93). Wyrocki tied for fifth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a 49.53.

Jack Curtin joined Liam Plautz, Rosario-Freytes and Zhang (pictured top right) to take third in the meet-ending 400-yard free relay at 3:04.51. And diver Danny Silverstein (pictured right) took sixth with an overall score of 474.95.

Please enjoy this full photo gallery from the state finals.

Photos: Joel Lerner.

Sulejmani Finishes Fourth At State Wrestling!

At the IHSA Girls Wrestling State Championship in Bloomington over the weekend, junior Sajra Sulejmani took fourth place in the 145-pound weight class.

Last year, Sulejmani placed fifth in the 145-pound weight class at state.
Boys Hoops Takes Regional Crown!

For the fourth straight season, and the 15th year overall, the Stevenson boys basketball team won a regional title.

The Patriots (22-7, 11-3) won the Lake Zurich Regional over the weekend with a 50-36 victory over Hersey.

Aidan Bardic scored a team-high 18 points and added 2 assists. Michael Maloney contributed 10 points along with 2 rebounds and 3 assists. David Sulnius put up 9 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. Jack Dabbs had a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

The Patriots head to Barrington High School on Wednesday to take on Prospect in the sectional semifinals. Tip off is at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased via GoFan.

Photo courtesy of student photographer David Simmons. Follow him on Instagram for more Stevenson photos:

Sports Events Ahead

WEDNESDAY ~ Boys Basketball Sectional Semifinal: The Patriots head to Barrington High School on WEDNESDAY to take on Prospect in the sectional semifinals. Tip off is at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased via GoFan.

Sports Results

Boys Hockey: 
The Patriots played Evanston in the second round of the AHAI State Championships and won 6-2, propelling them into the Elite 8. Max Poretto started off the scoring for Stevenson in the first, followed by Davis Jegers, both goals went unassisted. Ethan O’Gradney scored the third goal, assisted by Jimmy Brown. With 30 seconds left in the second period, Poretto scored his second goal, assisted by Zach Kulick. In the third period, Stevenson’s final two goals were both scored on power plays: the first by Brandon Schultz, assisted by Will Harlow and the second by Harlow, assisted by Poretto. During the game, Jegers (pictured above left) broke the all-time Stevenson hockey scoring record. He now has 124 points! Next up for the Patriots is Glenbrook North (Green) on Saturday at 6:50 p.m. at The Edge.

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots traveled to Huntley for their first meet of the indoor season. Marcus Caselberry was the highlight for Stevenson, finishing first in the 60-meter dash with a 7.12, second in the 200-meter with a 23.11 and first in 60-meter hurdles with a 8.62. Alex Xie received third in the triple jump with a 12.25. Overall, the Patriots finished fifth with a score of 34. Next up for the team is a home meet against Cary-Grove and Vernon Hills at 4:45 p.m. on March 7.

Girls Track and Field: Stevenson had its first indoor meet of the season with several high finishes. Hadley Thomas finished third in the 60-meter dash with a 7.9. Ava Wilson also finished third in 200-meter with a 27.5. Adeline Gobble placed first in the 800-meter with a 2:29.8. Anna Edgecomb finished second in the 1600-meter with a 6:12.5. The Patriots finished first (Stella Plendl) and third (Isabel Edgecomb) in the 3200-meter. Hurdler Allie Wasserman placed second in the 60-meter with a 10.7. Wilson, Thomas, Kailey Miller and Katelyn Robinson finished third in the 4×200 relay with a 2:01.5 while the 4×800 relay team also finished third with an 11:29.1, run by Allison CastroSophia PanMinnie Shao, and Olivia Ruiz. In the field events, Ngendzang Fon-Ndikum placed second in the shot put with a 9.95. Wasserman took first in the long jump with a 4.57 meters. Eileen Li jumped a 1.32 meters in the high jump, placing second. Next up for the Patriots is the Huntley Invite on March 11.

Sports Reminders

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.
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. 27-28:Black History Month
Feb. 27:Spring Sports Begin
Feb. 27-Mar.2: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
Feb. 28-Mar.1:EKG Testing For Students
Mar. 1:PPA Bake Sale
Mar. 2:Band Fundraiser ~ Culver’s
Mar. 2:CCC Presents ~ Career Ready Trade Expo
Mar. 2:FAN ~ The Emotional Lives Of Teenagers
Mar. 3: Institute Day ~ NO SCHOOL
Mar. 3:Sports Boosters Meeting
Mar. 6:Casimir Pulaski Day ~ NO SCHOOL

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