Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023

State Champions GALORE! HOSA Runs Up 24 State Champions;
A Total Of 130 Stevenson Students Recognized!

Members of Stevenson’s HOSA Club (Future Health Professionals) flexed their collective muscle last week at the HOSA-Future Health Professional State Competition in Springfield.

There were 167 students who competed in more than 50 Health Science-related events against more than 1,700 competitors and Stevenson rolled up 24 state champions. Meanwhile, a total of 130 Stevenson students were recognized for their accomplishments as finalists, with some events that will be contested online still to be determined this week.

Stevenson boasted 67 students who placed in the Top 3 in their events, qualifying them for the International HOSA competition in June in Dallas.

Grace Huang was elected Illinois HOSA Treasurer and Eungyul Moon was elected Illinois HOSA Northern Illinois Vice President for 2023-2024.

Here is the link to the list of students and their awards and a link to the complete list of events and the places.

It’s All Latin To Sankar: Senior Published In Prestigious Journal

A fourth-year Latin student, Vaishnavi Sankar (pictured right) is certainly familiar with the phrase “carpe diem.” And to “seize the day” she did when she found out that one of her essays, an interpretation of Romulus, a legendary king of Rome, was going to be published. 

The essay made the March issue of Schola, a prestigious quarterly journal of humanities and social sciences essays written by high school students around the world. It’s the only international academic journal for high school students and its aim is to combine the publication of original, high-quality scholastic work with a systematic program of academic resources for students and teachers in secondary education.
For Sankar, who is in AP Latin and has received recognition for her performance on the National Latin Exam, this was not even a class project, but more for the experience. She has served as First Vice President for the Illinois Junior Classical League and is a member of Stevenson’s Certamen team as well. Sankar also is a Peer Tutor, and has worked with Dr. Krishni Burns of UIC on a digital library project called “Calliope’s Library.”
Sounds Of Joy, Tranquility And Energy
Highlight Winter Band Concert!

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, Symphonic, Concert and Freshman Bands cordially invite you to their two-night spectacular musical experience TODAY and TOMORROW 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.

There’s Still Time To Snag Tickets
To The Winter Play!

Tickets are running 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: 4:30 p.m. on THURSDAY, the FRIDAY show is SOLD OUT, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on SATURDAY and 2 p.m. on SUNDAY

Seating is limited so get your tickets ($7 apiece) now!

Training Tips: How To Use The PWC Like A Pro!

Over the last few weeks, you’ve been taken on a tour of the Patriot Wellness Center. 
(Re-watch the tour videos here!)

Now that you’re acclimated to the space, the staff at the PWC wants to share a few “Culture Tips” to help make the PWC an exciting and inclusive space for all students.

Your safety is our priority while we foster competence and confidence in movement ability to support physical and mental wellness and performance.

Rack Your Weights: After each use, please put back all weights where you found them.

Shared Equipment: Other students are using the equipment. Let’s consider their needs and take only the equipment we will use for that set.

Respect Equipment: Please use fitness equipment for only its intended purpose.

Encouragement: Please withhold your judgments if they are negative. Instead, amp people up and share your excitement for their progress on their fitness journey!

Everyone enters their movement journey with varying skill levels and backgrounds. That’s why the PWC offers a range of diverse and engaging movement opportunities based on skill level, comfortability and interests. Please treat your peers, the equipment and the PWC with respect so that we can continue to create an awesome PWC culture and climate.

PROM Primer: Fill Out Your Guest Forms NOW!!

Stevenson’s Met Gala-Themed Prom is right around the corner, set for APRIL 15!

Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in attending Prom this year, click here for all the info! This website includes important dates, schedule of events and more.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to attend Prom 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.

Guest Speaker To Share About Career In Law TODAY!

Judge Marnie Slavin will be on campus TODAY to speak to students about the law. This event will take place during all lunch periods in Room 2104. Students must sign-up here.

Sophomore, junior and senior students will learn why she chose law, what her typical day as a judge looks like and things to consider in high school/college if you’re interested in law. 

Massive College Fair TOMORROW!

Don’t forget about TOMORROW’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.

Donate Blood FRIDAY…Save Three Lives!

The National Honor Society Blood Drive will take place on FRIDAY 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
Deadline Is Friday 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 FRIDAY.

Click here to learn more or sign the permission slip.
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.

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

TODAY ~ Deadline To Register For Second-Semester AP Tests: Students taking Second Semester (Only) Advanced Placement classes can register for their AP Tests that will take place in May. Registration must be completed and a full payment must be made by TODAYPlease click here for more information.

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

FRIDAY: Deadline For Odyssey Logo Contest Submission. Submissions will be accepted now through FRIDAY. 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.

MARCH 16 ~ Travel With Stevenson Zoom, RE-SCHEDULED: There are 2024 travel opportunities available to the Dominican Republic, Japan, Iceland and Europe! The meeting was originally scheduled for tomorrow via Zoom, but has been postponed to MARCH 16. Get all the details at 6:30 p.m. on MARCH 16 via Zoom. NOTE: Families MUST register here in advance to receive the Zoom link. 
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.

Upcoming Sports Events

TONIGHT: Boys Hockey State Semifinal/BLACKOUT: The Patriots will take on New Trier in the semifinals of the AHAI Boys Hockey State Tournament. A berth in the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME is on the line! Action begins at 6 p.m. TONIGHT at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
Fans: Don’t forget to wear your BLACK to support the Patriots. The theme for tonight’s game is a “Blackout!”
Good Luck Patriots!!

⛳️ Sports Results

Boys Track And Field: The Patriots hosted their first indoor meet of the season against Vernon Hills and Cary-Grove and placed first with a score of 80. Stevenson stole the show in the triple jump with Alex Xie (first), Alex Chang (second) and Alex Moser (third) sweeping the top spots. With a time of 8:49.13, the Patriots placed first in the 4×800 relay. Marcus Caselberry once again finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.53), the 60-meter dash (6.95) and the 200-meter dash (23.02). Stevenson also won the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:35.94. In the 300-meter dash, Jeff Danison placed first (39.44) and Kendrick Kenning (39.54) placed second. In the 60 IM hurdles, Lohith Varkrikuti and Nick Gawor placed first and second respectively, and in the 1600m run, Dylan Zimmerman placed first with a 4:42.2 and Richard Klein finished second with a 4:45.8. Next up for the Patriots is the Stevenson Invite on Saturday, with the field events starting at 9 a.m. and the track events beginning at 10:15 a.m. in the Fieldhouse. 

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

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

Mar. 8:AHAI Boys Hockey State Semifinals
Mar. 8-9: 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”

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