Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023

We are thrilled to announce Stevenson’s second annual Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, running from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2! This year’s theme is “Living Our Values as an SHS Community,” which is integral to our school community’s collective commitment to equity, access and inclusivity. 

Click here for a detailed view of our upcoming events! FIRE, in collaboration with many other equity-minded clubs, will be hosting a series of events during the week focused on spreading the message of the importance of diversity as a shared value within our school community. Activities include guest speakers, a book discussion, slam poetry showcase and more! We hope to see you there!
PS. Don’t forget that the capstone of Black History Month is happening TODAY!

Operation Black History Month, our annual celebration about Black culture, will kick off after school at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2104, with fun activities and food from a local restaurant. Then, the festivities will roll right into student performances, starting at 5:15 p.m. in the West Auditorium. This event is open to ALL Stevenson students. We hope to see everyone there!
Our very own Deven Sainte-Rose, a junior at Stevenson and Director of Communications for Black Student Union, will be taking over Stevenson’s Instagram handle for Operation Black History Month! Deven, who has been part of BSU since his freshman year, is thrilled for the opportunity to bring other students together to learn about Black history.

Make sure to follow along @stevensonhs for a peak into all the fun activities!

Winterfest Week Fun Continues!

We are keeping the momentum going with our 80s vibe and fun with this week’s Winterfest Week activities! If you didn’t get a chance to “twin” on Monday or wear pink yesterday, no worries. We got more themed spirit days and activities to bring all of our students together. Check out those activities below!

Tomorrow is the last day for early-bird pricing of $25 for the dance! Tickets are then $40 at the door.

We loved seeing everyone out with their “anything but a backpack” today! Tomorrow, we’re bringing it closer to home with a new theme day: Spirit Day! Bust out your best green and/or gold outfits to cap this week’s fun with our afternoon pep rally!

TODAY ~ Student Council will host “Spin the Wheel,” and the Junior Class Board will host chess games tomorrow! Both activities take place during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons.
TOMORROW ~ The Freshmen Class Board will host “Spin The Wheel For Candy” during all lunch periods in the Glass Commons. You can also grab a sweet treat, courtesy of the PPA and their ever-popular Treat Day, during all lunch periods in both the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. Then finally, we’ll have the Winterfest Assembly in the Sportscenter! It’s going to be a good one, so we hope to see everyone there!

Nashville Experience, VIP Parking, Bulls & Cubs Fun… and More!

There are still six days left in the Stevenson Foundation’s Online Raffle & Auction! There are tons of amazing experiences and items available still up for auction, so make sure to head over to the Foundation’s site to buy your raffle tickets!

You can also place bids and directly purchase buy-it-now opportunities — all available until Tuesday, February 28 at 3 p.m. 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 us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest package highlights and updates.

Choir Students Sing the Night Away

From classic pieces composed by Mozart and Durante to Celtic mouth music and African American spiritual arrangements, our incredibly talented choir students put on a spectacular performance in the Performing Arts Center last night. The show featured our esteemed Stevenson Choir, Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers. 

You can view a photo gallery of the choir experience hereA recording of the event can also be found here.

Are You Ready to Make Career Moves? Start Here!

The College Career Center would like to invite you to our first-ever Career Ready/Trade Expo on Thursday, March 2, from 5-7 p.m. in the Wood Commons.

This event will highlight careers that have limited (if any) educational requirements after high school. All students are welcome, but this event is especially well-suited for seniors seeking local career opportunities, apprenticeships and advancement options. Most opportunities will require either on-the-job training, certificate programs (12-15 months) or associate degrees (no bachelor’s degree required).
Sample careers that will be represented on this night 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. Note, that this is a family event, so students should feel free to bring along a parent or guardian!

The Season of Musicality Continues at Stevenson!

Join us for what is sure to be a beautiful performance by the Stevenson Baroque ensemble and Viol consort on period instruments. Our talented students will take the stage to perform a repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque Periods, featuring music by Corelli, Handel, Bach and more! It truly is a unique musical experience.

The performance takes place tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Can’t make it? You can also watch a livestream of the performance here

Grab a Soup/Salad Combo.. and Support Our Athletes at the Same Time!

If you’re planning takeout for dinner tomorrow, consider making a trip to Panera in Vernon Hills. For one day only, 20% of all sales at Panera Bread Vernon Hills will be donated to Stevenson Girls Water Polo to support team activities. 
The fundraiser is open tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. You can use code FUND4U at online checkout, in the Panera App or at the kiosk in-cafe to ensure those dollars are routed to the team’s fundraiser. Thank you in advance for your support!

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 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 Ahead

Boys’ Swimming/Diving State Championship: 
Come support the boys’ swimming and diving teams this weekend at state! 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 on Thursday at 9 a.m. and prelim tickets can be purchased here: GoFan. Swimming prelim tickets, available on Friday can be purchased here: GoFan. The IHSA State Finals will take place at FMC Natatorium in Westmont. 
Girls’ Wrestling: Sajra Sulejmani will head to the IHSA State Championship this weekend 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. on Friday morning. 
Boys’ Hockey: The Patriots begin the AHAI State Playoffs tonight against Glenbrook North 2 at Twin Rinks. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 

Sports Results
Boys’ Basketball: The Patriots (21–7, 11-3) started their playoff run at Lake Zurich HS against Highland Park and won 43 – 8. Jack Dabbs contributed 12 points, along with 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Christian Uremovich added 8 points with 6 rebounds, and finally David Sulnius put up 7 points with 5 rebounds. The Patriots will face Hersey in the regional final at Lake Zurich on Friday at 7 p.m.

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. 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
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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