Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023

Anti-Racism & Inclusivity Week Continues Today!

Happy Wednesday, Patriots! It’s a new day, which means another day of Anti-Racism Week events and activities! Check them out below. In the meantime, don’t forget…

ONGOING: Toiletry Drive

For the next two weeks, we are STILL collecting hotel-sized toiletries for financially fragile students living in nearby Keshena, WI.  We will take all unused shampoo, conditioner and body wash, which can be dropped off in any of the bins located at the PWC, Forum and Sportscenter!


Rose Cafe co-founder Rebecca Silverman ’13, hosted by the Social Studies Division: A Stevenson graduate will share about her work supporting Chicago communities and working with the Obama Foundation in Room 2104 during all lunch periods!

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.

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!


Identity and Values Gallery: Join the Latin American Student Organization during all lunch periods in the East Commons for a gallery walk featuring LASO members’ artwork and writings about personal values that connect with their culture. Participants will be able to learn, take pictures and write about their values and ways they can connect to Stevenson’s community values inside text bubbles.

Guest Speaker Dr. Yohuru Williams, Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, will speak during Periods 4-5 in the Recital Hall. 

Pledge to Inclusion: Best Buddies invites all Patriots to recommit to inclusion at Stevenson. Join us during lunch periods in the East and Wood Commons.

Inclusive LGBTQ+ Policies: Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega will be visiting us to speak about LGBTQ+ policies after school tomorrow in Room 2104.

Patriots Deepen Their Learning on Diversity and Inclusivity

Kicking off Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, students from the FIRE, LASO and SAGA groups attended the original FIRE conference entitled: “Meeting in the Middle” at Lake Forest High School on Saturday.

Students engaged in leadership and social justice training led by nationally renowned leader Jason Craige Harris as well as student-led discussions.

Participants are coming back to SHS excited to share their learning with others throughout Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week. Thank you to Andrew Ehler, Tejas Sukhatme, Jacob Zerull, Meara Evans, David Simmons, Rayaan Shaik, Gissel Gil, Keyla Moreno, Shaumika Pradhan, Katarina Quiroz and Gabriela Gil Gomez for attending and sharing your knowledge!

Multilingual Students Honored for Essay Writing in Chinese

The Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools held their 19th annual Chinese language contest, in which students are invited to participate in an essay or speech contest.

Six of our students participated in the high school essay category, responding to questions in written Chinese such as:

“Describe your life and the things you love about your life. Then pick one thing going on in the world that you don’t like, something you wish were different. Why don’t you like it? How can you make it better to create a better life for everyone?”

  • Gold Award: Haosen Kang, Yifan Wang, Lilian Wang
  • Silver Award: Marc Geiger, Esther Wang
  • Honorable Mention: Howard Wu

Congrats, Pats!

Sounds of Baroque Music Fill Recital Hall

A well-earned round of applause and congratulations go to our Patriots who performed in last week’s baroque and viol consort performance in the Recital Hall. The sounds of classical baroque music were a true delight, and we thank all of our Stevenson families who came out to support these students. Click here for a look at the night’s performance!

Healthy relationships are essential to our social health. No friendship is perfect, and that is okay! It is normal for relationships to experience some healthy disagreements. In fact, the way people manage and resolve conflict can actually make relationships stronger.

It can be hard to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. In the video, you can see a list of qualities of both to help students determine what their friendships mean to them.

Friendship Challenge: If you notice that your relationships demonstrate more qualities of healthy relationships, talk to or send a text message to one of your friendships expressing how much you appreciate them.

If you notice that your relationships demonstrate more qualities of an unhealthy relationship, take some time to reflect on if this relationship can be improved or if this is a relationship that you may not want to keep in your life. Please reach out to a trusted adult or a member of your SST to discuss more about your relationships if you have concerns.

Donate While You Dine!

Support the Stevenson High School Band when you dine in, drive-through or carry out from Culver’s of Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove tomorrow. Culver’s will donate 25% of group sales to the band. Just mention our fundraiser when making your purchase.

Thanks in advance for your support!


WEDNESDAY-APRIL 1: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships.
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. 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 Kenyaa walking/Running Competition that will be held on March 11 in the Fieldhouse. Make a donation.

MARCH 8: There are 2024 travel opportunities available to the Dominican Republic, Japan, Iceland and Europe! Get all the details on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Sports Events Ahead

Boys’ Basketball: The Patriots head to Barrington HS to compete in the sectional semi-final tonight. Tip off is at 7 p.m. against Prospect HS. The theme at tonight’s game is “white out,” so bust out your whitest and brightest shirts! Tickets can be purchased on GoFan!

Sports Notes

Deadline to join track and field! The clock is ticking, Patriots. If you’re interested in joining either the girls or boys track and field teams, please remember: Last day to join girls track & field is March 7, and the last day to join boys’ track & field is March 13 – no exceptions. Register here.  

Winter Sports Awards: Mark your calendars! Come help us celebrate our Winter Athletes, and attend the Winter Sports Awards on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sportscenter. 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!

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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