Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023

Stevenson Strummin’: Guitar Concert On Tap For TONIGHT!

It will be truly a group effort during TONIGHT’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 TODAY!

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, interested families must attend a Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. TODAY.

Click here for the Zoom Link.

Tiwari Qualfies For International Science And Engineering Fair

Sophomore Arushi Tiwari (pictured right)was one of two students at the recent Illinois Junior Academy of Science Region 6 Compeition who qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in May in Dallas.

At the Regional Competition, there were 135 high school projects from 12 schools. ISEF is the world’s largest global science competition for high schoolers. Awards valued at nearly $8 million were distributed to the 2022 finalists, who were evaluated based on their projects’ creativity, innovation and level of scientific inquiry. The competition featured 1,750 young scientists representing 49 states and 63 countries, regions and territories across the world.

Aarushi’s project is titled, “Accelerating CERN And LIGO Big Data Processing Using An Optical Correlator.”

The sponsors of Science Reach are Christina Palffy and Dr. Susie Brontman.

Five Stevenson Students Qualify For Physics Olympiad!

More than 60 students from the Physics Club took the F=MA exam last month and it was recently announced that five of them have qualified to participate in the U.S. Physics Olympiad, where they will be competing for a spot to represent the United States in the International Physics Olympiad this summer.

The qualifying students include: seniors Ben ChenJack Chen and Collin Fan as well as juniors Kevin Shen and Ethan Zhang. 

Stevenson’s Got Sole: Donate Your Used Shoes Today!

Don’t throw away those old shoes!

The Green Team and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) have partnered to keep unwanted footwear out of landfills, where almost 85 percent of shoes end up.

Instead, those shoes can be reused or recycled. The Green Team will take shoes in ANY condition, whether they are for athletics, formalwear, etc.

Collection continues NOW through the END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR in the donation box at the Point, across from the Security Desk.

Please e-mail the Green Team sponsor ( with any questions.

Attention Seniors: Grad Announcements Are HERE…On TUESDAY!

Order Graduation announcements? Time to pick them up.

Jostens will be on campus on TUESDAY (March 21) to hand out Graduation Announcements to anyone who ordered them.

The distribution, which will take place from fourth-period lunch through 4 p.m. in the Wood Commons near the Patriot School Store, includes any extra items that students/families ordered, such as announcements, merchandise, frames etc.

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

Got a great idea for an Odyssey 2024 Workshop?

Starting NOW through May 15, the Fine Arts Division is accepting applications and recommendations for Odyssey 2024 artists and workshop ideas.

Students, faculty and staff may use the Odyssey Form to suggest artists and submit workshop ideas for Odyssey, which will run Feb. 13-14, 2024.

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 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.


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

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.


MONDAY ~ One Act Plays Auditions: Auditions for the One Act Plays will be held after school on Monday (March 20). 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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 ~ Deadline For Spirit T-Shirt Contest Submissions: The Patriot School Store needs help designing a new Stevenson Spirit Wear T-shirt! 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.

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

SATURDAY ~ 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 Notes

Boys Hockey: Davis JegersWill Harlow and Tristan Caridei were recognized prior to the Scholastic Hockey League Finals for being selected to the 2023 All SHL Teams. Davis Jegers was also recognized for being the SHL Player of the Year and for being the leading scorer in the SHL.


Sports Boosters Signs: The Sports Boosters are running their annual lawn sign sale.  Customize your sign for graduation, school activities, and special events. Check out all the fun options!

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.

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

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
Mar. 23:  CCC Presents: New Student Orientation At Stevenson
Mar. 23:  CCC Presents Via Zoom: Sophomore Family College and Career Night

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