Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023

Handful Of Tickets Remain For Today’s Showing Of Winter Play;
Other Shows Are SOLD OUT!! 

Tickets are running extremely low for the Patriot Theatre Company’s electric Winter Play production of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.”

The show runs for FOUR DAYS in the Black Box Theatre and ALL SHOWS ARE NOW SOLD OUT with the exception of the 4:30 p.m. show TODAY. There are a few tickets left to today’s show.

Tickets are $7 apiece. 

Final Show Of Winter Band Concert Is TONIGHT!

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, Symphonic, Concert and Freshman Bands wrap their two-night spectacular musical experience TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The repertoire will include a grand mix of core band literature with up-and-coming musical selections. If you can’t make it, no worries! You can stream the entire event in real time here.

ALL BUSINESS: BPA Club Rolls At State;
Qualifies 27 Students For Nationals

Stevenson’s Business Professionals of America Club was well represented on the podium at the 2023 BPA State Leadership Conference last weekend.

The State Leadership Conference was held at the DoubleTree Hilton Oak Brook Hotel and 105 Stevenson students competed in more than 50 business-related events. The competition included more than 40 high schools from around the state with nearly 1,100 students competing in hopes of advancing to the BPA National Competition. There were 27 students from Stevenson who qualified for the nationals.

The following Stevenson students were Top 5 finishers in their respective events:
User Experience Design Team
Tristen Arun, Purav Datta, Ameya Mahajan
Visual Design Team
Sharayu Dharrao, Praneetha Meraga, Amogha Ravishankar
Financial Analyst Team
Ronit Lodd, Dev Sahoo, Sparsh Shah
Renee Tiwari
Fundamental Accounting
Abby Ma
Payroll Accounting
Saanvi Adussumalli

In addition to the above students, the following students also qualified for BPA Nationals: Anvika Aithal, Sujith Alla, Aditi Boddu, Blake Duvall, Jahnvi Jani, Sawani Khandekar, Logan Kim, Lekha Kothapalli, Meghana Mandava, Jason Mascarenhas, Anish Nadella, Deepak Salian, Rayhan Sarabu, Daniel Xu and Audrey Yin.

These students will be competing in the BPA National Competition in Anaheim, Calif. from April 26 to April 29.

It’s All Adding Up: Math Team Wins AGAIN!!

The Stevenson Math Team continues to make an epic run through its local and regional math competitions.

In late February, Stevenson hosted 11 schools in the Region 12 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) contest. Stevenson scooped up first-place finishes in EVERY event: Freshmen Algebra 1, Sophomore Geometry, Junior Algebra 2, Senior Pre-Calculus, Freshman Sophomore 8-person, Junior Senior 8-person, Calculator, Freshman Sophomore 2-person, Junior Senior 2-person and Oral Presentation.

The Stevenson score of 1,070 points was first among scores across all regions, with Walter Payton High School in second place with 1,019 points and Naperville Central High School in third place with 992 points.

Perfect papers were submitted by senior Ben Chen, juniors Vedant Rathi and Angela Guo, sophomores Jaden Chen and Lillian Wang and freshmen Jonathan HeAngela HoJingyi WuRichard Xu and Akshay Subramanian as well as the 8-person team of Krish ChatterjeeCollin FanAadit JunejaKatherine Li, Keona LiuNathan MaVedant Rathi and Ethan Zhang.

Meanwhile, in the final competition of the 2023 North Suburban Math League (NSML), Stevenson finished in first place for the third year in a row. Stevenson earned a total of 1,381 points over five competitions throughout the year, ahead of second-place Whitney Young High School with 1,354 points and third-place Walter Payton with 1,325 points.

Three students received special honors in the final event: freshman Jonathan He, who was the only student at any grade throughout the 50-plus school league to not drop a single question; senior Ben Chen, who was tied for first place at the senior level and senior Collin Fan, who received the John Benson Award for exemplifying his love for mathematics and passion to share his enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

A complete list of all NSML participants can be found on the Math Team’s custom website.

The Math Team, proudly coached by Maureen AlbertEric AndersonPaul KimKristin Koe and Anna Renken, will now focus its attention on state and national competitions.

Book It! Five Students Make DePaul’s Blue Book!

Five Stevenson students have had their work accepted into DePaul’s Inaugural Blue Book Best American High School Writing 2022. The Best American High School Writing is an annual anthology featuring the best writing from high school students from across the United States.

The Stevenson students included in the Blue Book are:
Fiona Jin: “A Chinese Girl’s Tianlai Receipt” 
Sarah Zhanga: “A Man Tou For Her And Me”
Aleksandra Dabic (Class of 2022): “Our Father”
Katherine Herlihy: “Sea Star Syndrome”
Lad Volkov: Mixed Media Art Piece.

The following students’ works will also be acknowledged in the Finalists section of the anthology: “The Young Adult’s Urge at Midnight” by Fiona Jin, “A Lesson in Anatomy” by Nitya Shastry, “The Trailer” by Ava LaCroix, and “The Pianist” by Izzie Gattone.

Massive College Fair TODAY!

Don’t forget about TODAY’s Regional College Fair, hosted by the College of Lake County! More than 140 college and university representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

For more information or to register, click here.

TOMORROW: Girls Water Polo Hosting Frosty FRIDAY!!

Support the Girls Water Polo Team and buy a Wendy’s Chocolate or Vanilla Frosty TOMORROW!

Frostys will be sold for $3 each starting at the beginning of eighth period until 4 p.m. in two locations ~ on the West Side, outside the Patriot School Store; on East Side, outside the Performing Arts Center.

Deadline Is TOMORROW For Armed Services Test Permission Slip

Interested in the military?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in the military next Thursday, March 16.

Students who would like to take this exam MUST return a signed permission slip to the College Career Center by TOMORROW.

Click here to learn more or sign the permission slip.

Donate Blood TOMORROW…
Save Three Lives!

The National Honor Society Blood Drive will take place TOMORROW in the Performing Arts Center from third through eighth 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

Law? Trauma? Learn More About These Exciting Careers!
Deadline To Apply For Information Days Is NEXT WEEK!

Stevenson will be participating in both Lake County Law Day and Advocate Condell Trauma Center Day next month and applications to participate are due next week on WEDNESDAY, March 15.

The events are open to JUNIORS and SENIORS, and there is limited space for Stevenson students (25 for Law Day and 10 for Trauma Center Day). 

Lake County Law Day will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at the Lake County Court House. 

Condell’s Trauma Team holds a one-day Trauma Center Day event for area high school students each year, and this year’s event is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. 

Remember, applications are due on MARCH 15.
Sign up here for Law Day.
Sign up here for Trauma Center Day.

Active In Community Service? Apply For Recognition Award

Awards season is right around the corner and here’s a special award that seniors can apply for: The Senior Service Recognition.

The Senior Service Recognition was conceived to showcase outstanding community service efforts by Stevenson students. 

Online applications are due for seniors IN TWO WEEKS on March. 22Visit this link for the online application.

A committee of teachers and school officials will call or e-mail all adult contacts to verify service work. For more information on senior service recognition, contact Ms. Zabrin at 847-415-4184 or

Want To Be In The Wit? Submit…NOW!

 Staff is calling for submissions to this year’s magazine!

The WIT is Stevenson’s nationally award-winning literary magazine. Consider submitting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, artwork, photography, sculpture, etc. Showcase your work and talents!

The deadline for submissions is March 22. Please e-mail Mr. Zagorski at with any questions.

Travel The World With Stevenson! Required Zoom Meeting Coming Up!

For those adventurers who would like to see new places and discover new cultures, Stevenson has a cool international travel program available to students.

Travel opportunities for 2024 include: the Dominican Republic, Japan, Iceland and Europe!

To learn more about the program and to register, interested families must attend a Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. on MARCH 16.

NOTE: Families MUST register here in advance to receive the Zoom link.


NOW THROUGH APRIL 28: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships with deadlines ranging from now through April 28.

TODAY-TOMORROW ~ Illinois Science Assessment Testing: Testingwill take place TODAY and TOMORROW for all juniors. Families should have received an e-mail regarding room assignments and how to prepare for these exams last Thursday, March 2. 

TOMORROW ~ Deadline For Odyssey Logo Contest Submission: Submissions will be accepted now through TOMORROW. Prize is $150! More information about Odyssey on the website.

MARCH 15 ~ CLC Field Trip: Juniors and Seniors interested in visiting the College of Lake County are encouraged to pick up field trip permission slips in the College Career Center for a second opportunity to visit the CLC Grayslake and Southlake Campuses on Wednesday, March 15.

NOW THROUGH APRIL ~ Project Cutlery: Green Team is concerned about plastic utensil use at Stevenson. The club has organized a raffle running 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.

Seniors: Get out your calendars…you’re probably going to want to “save these dates” as these are the top “Senior Send-Off” events at Stevenson…and you won’t want to miss them! Also included are deadlines for permission slips, early-bird ticketing, etc. We will provide more detailed information here as it becomes available. Stay tuned! Note: The “Seniors: Class Of 2023” page on the Stevenson website will also be updated with all of this information as it becomes available. 


** Please note that Prom is for Seniors AND Juniors!
APRIL 28 ~ Senior Sunrise
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation


MARCH 28 ~ Prom Guest Form Deadline: If you want to attend Prom on April 15 with a guest who does not go to Stevenson, you MUST fill out the guest form by MARCH 28. The guest form is on the Canva website linked above.

MARCH 31 ~ Party Time, Seniors…Early-Bird Ticket Deadline: Tickets for the “The Senior Class Party,” which is a two-hour boat cruise on Lake Michigan May 25, are available. The early-bird price for tickets ($40 apiece) is good until MARCH 31, and after that tickets will increase to $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code. For more information, please check out the Feb. 7 Daily Digest.

Sports Notes

How To Be The Best Athlete You Can Be!

Are you the BEST Patriot you can be? Learn how to manage the emotions that come with the highs and lows of athletics so that you can perform at your BEST.

Andy Isaacson will discuss ways to do that by leaning on those around you in his presentation next week on Wednesday MARCH 15 in the RECITAL HALL (Room 4100) during the lunch periods (4, 5 and 6).

Bring your lunch and the athletic department will provide dessert!

Sports Results

Hockey Bows Out
In State Semis

In front of a large and energetic student section that dressed on point for a “Blackout,”  the Patriots (43-16) took on New Trier last night in the AHAI State Semifinals. The game was close much of the way, but Stevenson took the loss 4-2, and was eliminated from the tournament. Ethan O’Gradney started off the scoring (assisted by Sean Yurkov) for Stevenson in the first period, putting one in the back of the net on a power play. Will Harlow scored the Patriots’ second goal in the beginning of the second period, going unassisted. New Trier answered soon after that, tying up the game and taking the lead for good in the second period. For a full gallery of photos from the game last night, please click here. Photos: Brian O’Mahoney.

Sports Reminders

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.

MARCH 13 ~ Boys Track Deadline: The last day to join Boys Track & Field is March 13. No exceptions. Register.

MARCH 15 ~ Deadline For Athletic Hall Of Fame Nominations: 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.Nomination Form

MARCH 16 ~ Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting: If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one coming up next week on Thursday, March 16. The meeting will run from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and will be held in the LITTLE THEATER.

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

Mar. 9: Band Concert
Mar. 9: CCC Presents ~ Illinois Regional College Fair
Mar. 9-10: ISA Testing
Mar. 9-12: Winter Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mar. 10:NHS Blood Drive
Mar. 10:Girls Water Polo ~ Frosty Friday!
Mar. 11:NHS Kilometers For Kenya
Mar. 13:Stevenson Family Engagement ~ “Let’s Talk About Self Advocacy”
Mar. 13:FAN ~ “Drama Free: A Guide To Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships”
Mar. 15: PPA Bake Sale
Mar. 15:Sports Boosters
Mar. 15:Stevenson Family Engagement ~ “Wellbeing For Your Teen”
Mar. 16:Chamber Guitar Concert
Mar. 16: Late Arrival
Mar. 16:FAN ~ “Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way”

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