Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2023

Twice As Nice:
Orchestra Classes To Perform Two Shows TONIGHT

It will be double the fun TONIGHT for Stevenson’s four curricular orchestra classes as they perform two shows, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the Spring Orchestra Concert 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.

Stevenson Students Get High Praise At Diversity Convention

There were 20 students from Stevenson’s FIRESexuality And Gender Alliance and Latin American Student Organization clubs as well as Diversity Council that attended the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention earlier this month in Lisle.

Students engaged in learning around leadership and how to stand-up for themselves, their beliefs and others. This conference, the largest of its kind in the United States, is intended for college students but Stevenson students have been invited multiple times over the years.

“Our students were complimented and highlighted by college leaders and the conference organizers on their thoughtfulness, integrity and the maturity they brought to these courageous conversations,” FIRE co-sponsor Marla Israel said.

In the photo above are: Front row ~ Keyla Morena, Iman Qazi, Olivia Lee, Angela Wang, Vedant Rupwal, Sophia Pigeon and Sage Manning. Back Row ~ David Simmons, Erik Rodriguez, Jacob Zerull, Andrew Ehler, Saniyah Shaikh, Alexandra Kuperberg, Alex Durlacher, Valeria Barahona, Rajan Sukhatme, Tejas Sukhatme, Meara Evans and Catherine Sobol.

Coming To Stevenson…TED!!

Mark your calendars, and buy your tickets…the power of TED is coming to Stevenson next month in the form of a student-led and student-run grassroots event called TEDxStevensonHighSchool.

TED is a nonpartisan, nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics ~ from science to business to global issues, in more than 110 languages.

TEDxStevensonHighSchool will follow the theme “Passions and Perspectives” in the upcoming event, slated for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on APRIL 25 in the West Auditorium. There are only 100 spots available. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Seven student speakers from Stevenson will be exploring the diverse passions and perspectives that make us all unique individuals. They will share their personal stories, insights, and experiences that have shaped their passions and perspectives, and how these have influenced their personal and professional lives. Whether it’s a passion for social justice, the environment, or the arts, our speakers will inspire and motivate us to pursue our own passions with purpose and meaning. They will also share how their perspectives have evolved and expanded over time, and how embracing diversity and inclusivity has enriched their lives.

The event is designed to be interactive and engaging, with opportunities for audience participation and discussion as hearing diverse voices and perspectives is essential for personal growth and community building.

So, join TEDxStevensonHighSchool for an evening of inspiring stories, meaningful connections, and new perspectives.

Attention Seniors: Grad Announcements Are HERE…TODAY!

Order Graduation announcements? Time to pick them up.

Jostens will be on campus TODAY 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.

Shop Soothing Smells…And More:
Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up Is TOMORROW!

Looking for the perfect gift, with a unique, handmade touch?

Check out TOMORROW’s ELC Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up in front of the Performing Arts Center during all lunch periods.

Stevenson’s Special Education students and ELC West Transition Students have been making handmade creations to sell to students and staff. These creations include:

Hand-poured scented candles
Hand-painted blocks, featuring inclusive messages of “LOVE”
Handmade clay creations

The Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up will accept cash, check or Venmo.

Looking For A Summer Job? How About Camp Patriot!

Camp Patriot is looking for staff for the summer!

Camp Patriot is open to kids who are entering kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. Daily activities are led by Role Models and professional staff. These may include art, cooking, dance, drama, music, sports, STEM and so much more!

If you are a current sophomore and older, please stop by Student Activities or visit the PREP Page for more information.

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, 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 mshahinian@d125.org or 847.415.4126.


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

 TOMORROW ~ 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 TOMORROWVisit this link for the online application. For more information on Senior Service Recognition, contact Ms. Zabrin at 847-415-4184 or czabrin@d125.org.
 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 (psuntharanund@d125.org) with any questions.

 TOMORROW ~ Submissions For Wit Due: The WIT Staff is calling for submissions to this year’s magazine! The deadline for submissions is TOMORROW. Please e-mail Mr. Zagorski at rzagorski.d125.org 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.

 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 mshahinian@d125.org 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. 


APRIL 15 ~ PROM!! 
** 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

 Boys Gymnastics: The Patriots (5-2) hosted their first home meet of the season and won convincingly with a 145.80. Thor Mace led the way, placing first on the floor (9.00), pommel horse (7.90), still rings (8.40), parallel bars (8.50), horizontal bar (8.80) and winning the all-around with a 51. Eli and Elliott Haskell and Finlay Oyston all tied for fourth on the floor with an 8.50. Continuing their successes, Eli Haskell placed second (7.80) on the pommel horse, while Elliott Haskell placed third (7.40). On the rings, the Haskells placed third (Eli, 7.80) and fourth (Elliott, 7.10) respectively, followed by Santi Gonzalez in fifth with a 6.90. Elliott Haskell placed first on the vault with an 8.90 and second on the parallel bars with an 8.30. The Patriots dominated the horizontal bar placing first through fourth. Next up for Stevenson is a home meet against Lake Park at 6 p.m. on April 4 in the Sportscenter. 

 Girls Softball: The Patriots (2-0) competed against non-conference opponent Vernon Hills and won 13-4. Stevenson opened up the score in the fifth inning taking the lead and solidifying the win for good. Next up for the Patriots is Schaumburg at Heritage Park at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

 Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (1-0) traveled to Northbrook to take on Glenbrook South and lost, 17-25, 14-25. Ramsey Engel led the way for the Patriots with 5 kills, followed by Sam Nuudel who put down 4 kills and Jason DeZutter with 3. Nuudel also added 2 block assists on the night. Setters Logan Kim and David Wang combined for 13 assists and libero Onon Bayasakh led the way with digs, totalling 6. Next up for the Patriots is a match at Fremd at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

 Girls Soccer: The Patriots (0-2) traveled to Evanston for their second game of the season, and took a 3-1 loss. Stevenson led early in the game on a goal by Maddie Kennedy that went unassisted. The Patriots were unable to hold off Evanston in the second half. Up next is the home opener, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday against Huntley in the Stadium.

 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!

TOMORROW ~ Sports Boosters At Fair: In addition to their annual lawn sale, the Sports Boosters will also be selling Patriot Gear at the Co-Curricular Fair TOMORROW.

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

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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