Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023

Stevenson Strummin’: Guitar Concert On Tap For TOMORROW

It will be truly a group effort during TOMORROW’s Chamber Guitar Concert, slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium.

Members of Guitar 2 and the Patriot Guitar Ensemble will be performing chamber music that highlights the students working in small groups, making musical decisions, rehearsing, and performing pieces that they worked on as a group.

The performance can also be viewed via Vimeo.
Travel The World With Stevenson! Required Zoom TOMORROW!

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. TOMORROW.

NOTE: Families MUST register here in advance to receive the Zoom link. 
Make Sure To Focus On Personal Wellness During Spring Break!

SPRING BREAK is right around the corner! (Just 7 more school days left, to be exact!)

This is your time to rest, rejuvenate…and to check in with yourself. Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? You may even feel a sense of burn-out as you enter this mid-semester break. Use this time to have fun and reduce stress. 

Here are some ideas to try while you’re away: Spend time with good friends and family
Enjoy the extra sunlight with outside activities
Get more sleep
Adopt a new way to organize your time and workload
Set aside time for yourself
Reach out to your Student Services Team if you need additional support

Most of all, find time to reward yourself! You deserve it!
Have a fun and safe Spring Break!
Adjust Those Alarm Clocks: Late Arrival Tomorrow!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that TOMORROW is a Late Arrival Day!

First period starts at 10:30 a.m.

The ILC/ELC will be closed until 10 a.m. Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 10 a.m. until the end of the day. Students can sign up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas pages.

Calling All Fashion-Forward Patriots!
Fashion Show Meeting TODAY!

The 2023 Fashion Show Leadership Team is ready to start planning for Stevenson’s upcoming Fashion Show. Do you want to be a part of it?

There will be a volunteer and model meeting at 3:30 p.m. TODAY  in Room 1612. The show needs students who are willing to model, do hair and make-up and volunteer for hospitality, photography, staging and more!

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 in the Performing Arts Center. This event is organized and planned by Stevenson students and the members of the Stevenson Styler Fashion Club.

The show also operates as a charity event, raising money for Dress For Success, an organization that provides education, job support and professional clothing for underserved women in the Chicagoland area.

If you have any questions or want to be involved but can’t make the meeting, please reach out to the faculty Fashion Show Coordinator Christina Erickson at

Fine Arts Division Needs Your Odyssey Ideas…By May 15!

Got a great idea for an Odyssey 2024 Workshop?

Starting TODAY, the Fine Arts Division is accepting applications and recommendations for Odyssey 2024 artists and workshop ideas.

Odyssey, Stevenson’s biennial arts festival, features more than 50 performances and 650 hands-on workshops during two school days in February, for all Stevenson students to attend. Odyssey is scheduled for February 13 and February 14, 2024.

Students, faculty, and staff may use the Odyssey Form to suggest artists and submit workshop ideas. You are encouraged to share favorite Midwest-based artists, bands, performers, authors, and filmmakers for consideration.

Stevenson club sponsors, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as professional guest artists, may apply to teach or present at Odyssey by completing an Odyssey Form by May 15.

CLC Workshop Dates Coming Up; Starting TOMORROW!

Seniors: The College Career Center is hosting a series of College of Lake County Workshops throughout the Spring Semester. 

A reminder to those who have already applied and been accepted…here are a few important dates coming up:

TOMORROW ~ English Placement Exam: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (the exam takes about 45 minutes to complete) ~ Room 1313

March 23 ~ Math Placement Exam: 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (the exam takes most students 1 to 2 hours to complete) ~ Room 1313

April 13 ~ New Student Orientation at SHS: All school periods in the CCC

Get Ready For One Act Auditions: Next Week

Auditions for the One Act Plays will be held after school next Monday (March 20).

This year there will be six entirely student-written, directed and designed plays and musicals. Each play rehearses only two to three days each week in April, and there are no cuts for this production. Everyone who auditions will be cast!

To audition, prepare a 30-second monologue, as well as 30 seconds of a song if you are auditioning for a musical. Learn more and sign up here.

Any questions? Talk to Ms. ChusidMr. FritzMr. FitzpatrickMs. Kvitek or any of the student directors.

Help Your Peers! Apply To Be A Peer Helper In 2023-24!

Looking for a way to give back…right here on campus?

Apply to be a Peer Helper for the 2023-24 school year and help fellow Stevenson students better enjoy their high school experience. Applications are due MARCH 25.

Peer Helpers are leaders who show great character, kindness and an openness and appreciation for others, as well as maturity, responsibility, leadership, empathy, a healthy lifestyle and a commitment to peers, school and community. They staff the Student Lounge, a safe place students go to talk, relax, obtain resources or eat their lunch. The program offers support for students by providing peer counseling and school-wide campaigns.

Peer Helpers are sophomores through seniors who are selected after an application/interview process that includes faculty recommendations.

Members must complete a 3-day summer training, attend weekly meetings and staff the student lounge during lunch periods once to twice per week.

If you are interested in becoming a part of a very exciting and challenging program, please complete an online application.

Design The New Spirit Wear T-Shirt: Deadline March 26!

Are you artistic? Do you have a cool, Stevenson-themed design in mind? Now’s your chance to have your design plastered all over T-shirts throughout school!

The Patriot School Store needs help designing a new Stevenson Spirit Wear T-shirt! Submit a design for the 2023 Spirit Wear T-Shirt Contest!

There will be two rounds of voting. In the first round, all submissions will be voted on by Stevenson students, faculty and staff. In the second round, the top two designs will face-off for a final vote. The winning T-shirt design will be available for purchase in the Patriot School Store. The winner will receive their T-shirt FREE!

Rules: One entry per student, black or white t-shirt only, front design only. Designs are subject to modifications by the vendor.

Please submit your design in PDF format to by Sunday, March 26.


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

TODAY ~ Applications Due For LAW DAY and TRAUMA CENTER DAY: Stevenson will be participating in both Lake County Law Day and Advocate Condell Trauma Center Day next month and applications to participate are due TODAY. 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 Center Day is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at Advocate Condell Medical Center. Sign up here for Law Day. Sign up here for Trauma Center Day. 

MARCH 22 ~ Applications Due For Senior Service Recognition: Senior Service Recognition was conceived to showcase outstanding community service efforts by Stevenson students. Online applications are due for seniors on March. 22Visit this link for the online application. For more information on senior service recognition, contact Ms. Zabrin at 847-415-4184 or


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 22 ~ Submissions For Wit Due: The WIT Staff is calling for submissions to this year’s magazine! The deadline for submissions is March 22. Please e-mail Mr. Zagorski at with any questions.


APRIL 3 ~ Prom Ticket Deadline: PROM tickets are officially on salePlease use this link to purchase your tickets, which are $95 apiece and will be on sale until APRIL 3. Prom will be held on APRIL 15 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel. 
 Just a friendly reminder to get ahead of the curve and get your PROM Guest Forms turned in. 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.

 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. 

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.

APRIL 3 ~ Prom Tickets On Sale: PROM tickets are officially on salePlease use this link to purchase your tickets, which are $95 apiece and will be on sale until APRIL 3.
Upcoming Sports Events

Boys Basketball: David Sulnius and Brandon Sorokin will be participating in the Lake County All-Star Game at the College of Lake County at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Come out and cheer on your Patriots!

Sports Results

Boys Track and Field: The Patriots hosted a triangular against St. Viator and Wauconda and won with a score of 102 points. In the triple jump, Stevenson placed first, second and third with Alex MoserAlex Xie and Alex Chang sweeping the top spots respectively. In the high jump, Steve Freihammer placed second, jumping at 1.68 meters. Taking first in the shot put, Ethan Aghakhan tossed a 13.53 meters. In the track events, Marcus Caselberry placed first in the 60-meter hurdles and the 60-meter dash with a 9.18 and 6.58 respectively. Stevenson then led the way for the rest of the meet with Ty Henderson taking first in the 800-meter run, Jeff Danison placing first in the 300-meter dash and Nicholas Gawor winning the 60-meter IM hurdles. In the 1600-meter run, Dylan Zimmerman finished first with Ricky Klein, on his heels the entire race, taking second. The final race on the day was the 4×400 relay which was won by Stevenson with a 3:51.63. Next up is a dual meet against Lake Zurich on April 4, starting at 4:45 p.m.

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.

TODAY ~ 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 TODAY. Nomination Form

TODAY ~ Be The Best You Can Be: Andy Isaacson will discuss ways to “Be The Best Athlete You Can Be” in his presentation TODAY in the RECITAL HALL (Room 4100) during the lunch periods (4, 5 and 6). Bring your lunch and the athletic department will provide dessert!

TOMORROW ~ Mandatory Student-Athlete Meeting: If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one TOMORROW. The meeting will run from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and is in the LITTLE THEATER.

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

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”
Mar. 17: ISA Testing Makeup
Mar. 20: Activity Period: Student Government
Mar. 20: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Mar. 21: Spring Orchestra Concert
Mar. 21:  FAN ~ “Psych: The Story of the Human Mind”
Mar. 22: Co-Curricular Fair

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