Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

Anti-Racism & Inclusivity Week Continues 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.


Book Discussion: Join FIRE for a book discussion of Ibram Kendi’s “Stamped” 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: The Asian American Student Association and Filipino American Student Association invite students to reflect and share about their unique identities! Come see us at the Wood Commons during all lunch periods.

Map Of The World: The Student Council invite you to join them during Periods 4, 5 and 6 in the Student Activities Office to mark where your family is from.


Rose Cafe, hosted by the Social Studies Division: A Stevenson graduate’s work supporting Chicago communities and working with the Obama Foundation. Periods 4, 5 and 6 in Room 2104.

Book Discussion: If you can’t make today’s book discussion, there is a repeat session tomorrow. Same place, same time — Periods 4, 5 and 6 in the Recital Hall.

Slam Poetry Showcase: The ThespiansScripts and FIRE are hosting an after-school event for students to watch and/or perform student-created slam poetry that highlights the diverse perspectives of Stevenson in the theme of ARI Week’s goals. See you in the West Aud after school tomorrow!

Bring Your Own Fork, Knife And Spoon To School To Win A Prize!

Over one week, Stevenson uses more than 18,000 utensils! Over one school year, that amounts to 3 tons of plastic in the trash.

What can you do to change that? One small and easy thing to do is to bring your own reusable utensils to school!

Green Team is organizing a raffle from now through April for students who submit a photo of the reusable utensil they use at Stevenson through this form. Those submissions are entered for a chance to WIN a solar-powered portable charger!

There will be three randomly selected winners who will be notified in April. Submitted photos MUST show use at Stevenson in order to be considered.

Help make Stevenson greener by changing your small daily habits! Follow @shs.greenteam on instagram for more details and easy access to the Google form!

Busy As A Bee: Two Students Place In Brain Bee Competition

Four Stevenson students made the final of the Brain Bee Neuroscience Competition in Chicago. Brain Bee is affiliated with Psychology Club.

Nitika Goswami took first place and won $150. She will have all of her expenses paid to compete in the national Brain Bee in California in April.

Annie Thomas took second place and won $100.

Emily Aldrich and Anthony Stanford also advanced to the Finals.

The Chicago Brain Bee is a competition that tests knowledge in neuroscience including such topics as cells of the nervous system and how they communicate with one another, neuroanatomy, brain-behavior relationships and neurological diseases. 

Every year more than fifty local Brain Bees are held throughout the US in a search for the “best brain.” The winners of the locals are invited to participate in the US National Brain Bee competition.

Stevenson Sending 14 Students To Academic Challenge Sectionals

A team of 40 students competed earlier this month at College of Lake County in Grayslake at the 2023 Regional Academic Challenge hosted by Eastern Illinois University.

The varsity team consisting of 14 students (Luke Barber, Timothy Bui, Jaden Chen, Shaurya Khati, Ameya Rade, Vedant Rathi, Mikhail Seviaryn, James Tan, Priya Thakkar, Rikin Thakkar, Andrey Vlasov, Joshua Wang, Ethan Zhang and Joey Zhu) took first place and advanced to Sectionals in March. Individual awards went to the following students:
First Place: Prannay Veerabahu
Second Place: Timothy Bui
Third Place: Shaurya Khati

First Place: Joey Zhu
Third place: Lillian Wang

Computer Science
First Place: Aditya Gupta
Second Place: Joshua Wang
Third place: Mikhail Seviaryn

First Place: James Tan
Second Place: Ameya Rade
Third Place: Gabriella Thalos

Meet The Press:
AP U.S. History Class Holds Historical Press Conferences

To put a fun spin on learning more about historical figures, AP U.S. History teacher Paul Mazzuca decided to divide his class into two parts: historical figures and reporters.

The reporters came armed to class recently with all kinds of questions (some more challenging than others) to get to know better the historical figures played by their classmates.

“The reporters (asked) questions to the historical figures about their accomplishments and tough questions about their past actions or beliefs,” Mazzuca said.

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, which empowers students in rural African schools with information technology literacy.

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.

HEARD Meeting After School Today!

Want to talk about race? Come to HEARD!

Diversity Council is holding this month’s HEARD Meeting today after school in Room 1912 at 3:45 p.m. to discuss any concerns or thoughts you may have about racial and cultural diversity here at Stevenson! This meeting will also foster thoughtful discussions on how race is perceived at SHS, as well as how we approach race as a society. Have your voice HEARD!

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth! Bake Sale TOMORROW!

The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a Bake Sale TOMORROW starting immediately after sixth period in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons.

Everything is $1 and only cash is accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with exact change!


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 on the 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.

MARCH 8 ~ International Travel, Summer 2024: There are 2024 travel opportunities available to the Dominican Republic, Japan, Iceland and Europe! Get all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities and the cost of the trip on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Sports Events Ahead

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

Sports Notes

Mark your calendars for the Winter Sports Awards! Come help us celebrate our Winter Athletes, and attend the Winter Sports Awards on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sports Center. Dress to impress and wear your fancy clothes with your favorite sneakers for the Sneaker Ball. Awards will be given to the best dressed program and best dressed coach! 

Nominations for the Stevenson Athletics Hall of Fame are now being accepted. Nominate an athlete, coach, staff member or supporter who through their commitment, sacrifice, and dedication to the Adlai E. Stevenson Athletic Program have brought pride and distinction to our school community. Deadline to submit is March 15.

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.

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

Feb. 28:Black History Month
Feb. 28-Mar.2: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
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
Mar. 7:2023 Winter Sports Awards
Mar. 7:FAN ~ You Marvelous, Multipart You: An Introduction to Internal Family Systems

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