Monday, Mar. 20, 2023

Scenes From Last Week’s Chamber Guitar Concert

Members of Guitar 2 and the Patriot Guitar Ensemble performed music in last week’s Chamber Guitar Concert that highlighted the students working in small groups, making musical decisions, rehearsing, and performing pieces that they worked on as a group.

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the event as well as the above video. 

Photos/Video: Joel Lerner

Twice As Nice:
Orchestra Classes To Perform Two Shows TOMORROW

It will be double the fun TOMORROW night for Stevenson’s four curricular orchestra classes as they perform two shows, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The shows, led by the Patriot, Symphonic, Concert, and Stevenson Orchestra classes (with major help from the student Strings Board Club and the String Parent Association) will feature many different composers and styles of pieces, including a variety of melodic and lively works. Featured soloist Trinity Shin will perform “The Hue Fantasie” for Flute and Orchestra.

This music will celebrate the first official day of Spring!

This is not a ticketed event, but it is a fundraiser. Traditional flowers, sold by SPA volunteers, will be available for sale.

The show can also be viewed online via Vimeo.

ONGOING THROUGH END OF APRIL ~ Sophomore SCoPE: Sophomores can meet with their counselors now through the end of April for a Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE) meeting to have a meaningful discussion about the high school experience. To schedule a meeting, parents/guardians should click the scheduling link in the e-mail they received from their counselor in February. 

TOMORROW ~ FAN: “Psych: The Story Of The Human Mind: 
This is a Family Action Network Event that is sponsored by Stevenson at 7 p.m. TOMORROW via Zoom.

WEDNESDAY ~ Stevenson Co-Curricular Fair: Incoming freshmen and their families can learn about Stevenson’s vast co-curricular offerings across more than 150 clubs and 35 sports teams! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in the West Building. Enter campus through either Port Clinton or Half Day Road and park in either Lots B or E.

THURSDAY ~ CCC Presents: Sophomore Family College and Career Night: The College Career Center will hold its annual night for sophomore families at 7 p.m. on THURSDAY. The event will be in person in the Performing Arts Center, but can also be streamed live via Zoom: Post Secondary Counselor Sara English and Career Exploration Program Manager Mr. Diambri, will discuss what families can expect during junior year as they embark on the college and career exploration process.

THURSDAY ~ Deadline For Interpreter For CCC Freshmen Family Night: The College Career Center will hold its annual night for freshmen families at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th. The event will be in person in the PAC but can also be streamed live via Zoom. Families needing language interpreter assistance can reach out to Donna Wallach, at before THURSDAY.

THURSDAY ~ Deadline to Register For Summer School: Online registration for summer school courses is open until THURSDAYClick here for instructions on how to register. Classes will be determined and staff will be hired based on the number of requests. After Thursday, all registration is accepted on a space-available basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate all registrations. Families will be contacted as soon as possible if a registration request can not be accommodated due to a class being full or there are staffing issues. The tuition fees are listed in the course descriptions. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Incomplete registration will not be accepted. Please contact the summer school office at 847-415-4520 or with questions. *NOTE: Summer school registration is different from the academic school year registration/fees payment process.

APRIL 12 ~ Freshmen/Junior Testing: Freshmen and Juniors will report to school for testing on APRIL 12. Freshmen will take the PSAT9 while Juniors will take the SAT With Essay. There is no school on this day for Sophomores and Seniors.

APRIL 25 ~ Freshmen Wellness Day/Sophomore Testing: All Freshmen will report to school on APRIL 25 for special “Wellness Day” programming running from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Bus service to and from school will be provided. Freshmen Wellness Day will take place for Freshmen while Sophomores are at school taking the PSAT. Juniors and Seniors will not have school on this day. For more information, please check out this letter that was sent to all Freshmen Families last week.

SPRING BREAK STOCK-UP: Sale At School Store This Week

Need some Stevenson gear…and want a good deal?

Stock up at the Patriot School Store before you leave for Spring Break with a 15 percent off EVERYTHING sale (excluding letterman jackets, Jalen Brunson gear and school supplies).

The sale runs all week, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All sales are in-person only, and while supplies last.

For questions, please contact Megan Shahinian at or 847.415.4126.

Attention Seniors: Grad Announcements Are HERE…TOMORROW!

Order Graduation announcements? Time to pick them up.

Jostens will be on campus TOMORROW 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.

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

WEDNESDAY ~ 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 WEDNESDAYVisit this link for the online application. For more information on Senior Service Recognition, contact Ms. Zabrin at 847-415-4184 or

MAY 15 ~ Odyssey App/Rec Forms Due: 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.

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.

NOW THROUGH END OF SCHOOL YEAR ~ Shoe Donations: The Green Team and SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County) have partnered to keep unwanted footwear out of landfills. 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.

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

SATURDAY ~ Peer Helper Applications Due: 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 SATURDAY. If you are interested in becoming a part of a very exciting and challenging program, please complete an online application.


TODAY ~ One Act Plays Auditions: Auditions for the One Act Plays will be held after school TODAY. 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 ~ 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.

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 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.

Sports Results

 Stevenson headed to Buffalo Grove for its first Invite of the season, winning all of its matches. In the No. 1 singles spot, Veronica Ornatsky went 5-0. In the other singles spots, Laasya AduriReshma Rajesh and Riddhi Mallela also went 5-0 for the day. The No. 1 doubles team of Katherine Li and Anvi Harish finished the invite with a 5-0 record along with the additional Patriot doubles teams of Meghana Dixit and Ruhi SacharNivedya Nair and Katie Moy and Sanjitha Vaidyanathan and Michelle Zhang. Next up for Stevenson is a conference match against Waukegan in the Fieldhouse at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. 

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (0-1) dropped their season opener to Hersey, 3-2. Stevenson led the first-half scoring efforts with a Nicole Tchorz header off a free kick from Anabelle Egeland. During the second half, Sami An found the back of the net, assisted by Arria Chavez. The Patriots will play at Evanston at 5 p.m. tonight.

 The Patriots (1-0) traveled to the Dome at the Ballpark to take on Glenbrook South in a late night matchup and won 7-1. On the mound was Aubrey Jepson, who finished the game with 8 strikeouts while giving up only 2 hits. Jepson also led the team at the plate with 3 hits, blasting 1 double, 2 singles and scoring multiple runs for the Patriots. Alyssa ShimanskiSophia Becker and Amanda Turofsky each tallied 2 hits during the contest. Abbie Lewis and Michaela Duffy assisted the offense, both hitting doubles. Next up for Stevenson is another non-conference matchup against Vernon Hills at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Boys Water Polo: Stevenson (8-0) participated in the Fenwick Invite over the weekend and went 4-0, defeating St. Ignatius 13-10, Naperville Central 10-6, Lyons Township 10-9 and New Trier 10-5 becoming the Invite Champions. Kunal Rajadhyax led the way for the Patriots with 9 goals, 4 steals and 2 assists throughout tournament play, followed by Andrew Mossman and Jack Osmond who both scored 7 goals. Jack Curtin contributed 6 goals, Olin Kusevskis had 5 goals, Filip Wal had 2 goals and 2 assists, Max LaPointe-St. Georges had 1 goal, 2 assists and 6 steals and Jason ZhaoDylan Kreimer, and Teddy Chui all added 1 goal apiece. Goalie Garret Timmons had 22 saves and 2 steals on the weekend. Stevenson will head to the York Tournament next weekend.

Boys Gymnastics: The Patriots were in action this weekend at two different Invites, placing first at the Krupicka Invite with a score of 148.550 and second place at the Pirate Invite with a score of 131.85. At the Krupicka Invite, Thor Mace dominated the field for Stevenson, placing second on the still rings (8.40), fourth on the vault (9.10), third on the parallel bars (8.30), first on the horizontal bar (9.10) and third in the all-around with a 51.60. Elliott Haskell took second on the vault with a 9.10. At the Pirate Invite, Mace continued to perform at a high level placing fourth on the pommel horse (6.40), third on the still rings (7.60), first on the parallel bars (8.95), second on the high bar (7.10) and third in the all-around. Santi Gonzalez placed first on the floor exercise with an 8.90 and Finlay Oyston came in third with an 8.70. Oyston continued to place throughout the day, getting fourth on the still rings (7.5), fourth on the vault (8.85), third on the parallel bars (8.85), third on the high bar (6.40) and fourth in the all-around. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular at 6 p.m. tonight in the Sportscenter.

Girls Track and Field: Stevenson hosted its final indoor meet, finishing second with an overall score of 97. The Patriots started off strong with Ava Wilson placing first in the 60-meter dash with an 8.07 and second in the 400-meter dash with a 1:04.87. In the 800-meter run, Adeline Gobble (2:30.48) and Allie Castro (2:32.41) placed first and second respectively. Stella Plendel finished first in the 3200-meter run, with Nanoko Seki not far behind finishing third. In the 60-meter hurdles 33-inches, Allie Wasserman took first with Esther Choi taking third. Wasserman also finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at 30” and Choi finished third again. Stevenson crossed the finish line in second place in the 4×200 and third in the 4×400 relays. Rounding out the meet in the field events, Ngendzang Fon-Ndikum took second in the shot put at 9.20-meters and Vera Jagasia placed second in the long jump with a 4.94. Next up for the Patriots is a conference meet at Weiss Field 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.

ONGOING ~ 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! 

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

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
Mar. 27-31: SPRING BREAK!

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