Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023

Today is the last day of Anti-Racism & Inclusivity Week!

Our Portrait of a Graduate pushes each of us to have a commitment to ourselves, our learning and others. We hope that this year’s Anti-Racism Week gave you plenty of opportunities to reflect and connect with other students on this important topic of diversity and inclusion. Today is the LAST DAY of events. Check them out below…

ONGOING: Toiletry Drive

We are STILL collecting travel-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!


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 today in Room 2104.

New Artist Moves Into Visiting Artist Gallery

Stevenson is proud to feature Tiffany Gholar in the 2022-2023 Visiting Artist Series! Gholar’s exhibit, Post Consumerism, features artworks created using otherwise disposable, one-time-use material imbued with a new sense of permanence and purpose through artmaking. Post Consumerism will be exhibited in the Visiting Artist Gallery (first floor rotunda, West Building) through April 14. Learn more about Tiffany and her art here

shsHacks Takes Over Stevenson.. and Instagram!

Our hugely popular 24-hour coding event, shsHacks, is making a comeback as an in-person event after two years! Girls in STEAM Club and Computer Science Club have worked incredibly hard to put together what will be an exciting night for coders of all experience levels.

We’ll be handing over the @stevensonhs Instagram handle to our very own Senior Riddhi Bhagwat to help capture the event. Bhagwat has been a member of Stevenson’s Girls in STEAM Club since her freshman year but has since taken on leadership roles. 

“With the onset of the pandemic, we had to switch to a virtual event for 2021 and then a hybrid version with a primarily virtual component for 2022. This year, we are back fully in-person and I can’t wait to see our months of hard work, from gathering company sponsors to designing the theme and structure of the hackathon, all come to fruition this weekend,” Bhagwat says. “It is extremely gratifying to see the event come to life to unite hundreds of passionate students, regardless of demographics as they create the most unique ideas, fostering hope for an even brighter future.” 

Make sure to follow along @StevensonHS for a peek at all the fun!

Tonight is the Career Ready/Trade Expo!

A kind reminder for our Stevenson families: Tonight is Stevenson’s first Career Ready/Trade Expo hosted by the College Career Center 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 College of Lake County reps to discuss how their programming can help prepare students for some of these types of careers. 

No School Tomorrow or Monday

Remember: No school tomorrow or Monday, so we’ll see you on Tuesday, Patriots! Have a wonderful four-day weekend!

Last Chance to Register Your Team for KM for Kenya!

The last day to register a team for our upcoming National Honor SocietyKilometers For Kenya 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.

For more information about this event, click here!

Hang Out in the Fieldhouse During Open Gym This Sunday

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Come join us for Open Gym in the Fieldhouse from 12-2 p.m. We will have court space for basketball and volleyball. We will also have pickleball courts set up.

So bring your paddles, basketballs and volleyballs this Sunday! Open gym will also run the following two Sundays, March 12 and March 19.

Make sure you bring your ID to check in!

Donate While You Dine Tonight!

Tonight only: 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!

Donate Blood and Save Three Lives

Next Friday, March 10, National Honor Society will host its Spring Blood Drive in honor of Jake Kingan. During a 24+ hour surgery, Jake needed 28 units of blood to get him through the surgery. With the blood bank low on blood, we are grateful that Jake still received what he needed to survive his surgery. Please consider donating blood so others, like Jake, have what they need during surgery or chemo.

The blood drive will take place in the PAC from 3rd to 8th period. All donors must be 17 years old, meet certain health requirements and register for an appointment slot. All information, including how to register, can be found here

Guest Speaker to Share About Career in Law

We are excited to welcome Marnie Slavin, judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, to Stevenson on Wednesday, March 8! Prior to becoming a judge, she was a sole practitioner in her own private practice, specializing in criminal and juvenile matters. Before that, she was an assistant public defender for the Office of the Public Defender in Lake County and DuPage County.

Sophomore, junior and senior students will have the opportunity to learn about why she chose law, what her typical day as a judge looks like, and things to consider in high school or undergrad if you’re interested in a career in law. 

This event will take place during all lunch periods in Room 2104. Students must sign-up here.

Massive College Fair Coming Up Next Week!

Calling all juniors and seniors! The College of Lake County is hosting a college fair, featuring more than 140 college and university representatives and they’ll have only one purpose: Answering your questions about college options!

The event will take place next Thursday, March 9 from 6-8 p.m. at CLC’s Grayslake Campus. Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the college fair. Note: In the registration form, please choose ‘Illinois’ as event location and select College of Lake County in the drop down option. For more information or to register, click here.


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 Results

Boys Basketball: The Patriots (22-8, 11-3) traveled to Barrington High School to take on the Prospect Knights in the IHSA Sectional semi-finals in a well contested matchup and lost in a final second buzzer beater 45-44. Junior Jack Dabbs led the way for the Patriots with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Congratulations on a great season! Photo credit: David Simmons, student photographer

Sports Notes

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 Stevenson Athletic Program have brought pride and distinction to our school community. Deadline to submit is March 15.

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
Mar. 8-9: Band Concert
Mar. 9-11: Winter Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mar. 10: NHS Blood Drive
Mar. 11: NHS Kilometers for Kenya

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