Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2023

Orchestra Classes Performed Variety Of Works Over Two Shows 

Led by the Patriot, Symphonic, Concert, and Stevenson Orchestra classes, the Spring Orchestra Concert last night celebrated the first official day of Spring and featured a variety of composers and styles of pieces, including melodic and lively works.

Featured soloist Trinity Shin performed “The Hue Fantasie” for Flute and Orchestra.

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the event.

Photos/Video: Joel Lerner

Green Team Is The Dream Team At Envirothon!

With 419 points out of a possible 540, members of Stevenson’s Green Team flexed their collective muscle last week by winning both the Lake County Division as well as the overall Regional championship at the Northeastern Illinois Regional Envirothon Competition last week at Danada House in Wheaton.

Select students from the Green Team combined to compete in curriculum with hands-on field experiences and were tested on a range of environmental topics. This year’s topics were: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife and “Adapting To Climate Change.”

Stevenson’s team included Ishaan Bhonagiri, Angela Guo, Noah Kang, Shourya Mehta, Alexandra Powers and Angela Wang. Their presentation titled “Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day” received the highest score out of all 19 competing teams. Scores were determined from a combination of written team tests and an oral presentation. 

Members of this team will be advancing to the Illinois Envirothon Competition, the equivalent to the Illinois State Finals, on May 3 and May 4 in downstate Monticello.

The winning Illinois team will represent the state of Illinois at the Canon Envirothon in New Brunswick, Canada at the end of July. The Canon Envirothon is the largest environmental competition in North America.

Dancers To Perform Original Dance At Festival Next Month

Four Mélange dancers from Stevenson will dance to a piece created by another Mélange member at next month’s Illinois High School Dance Festival Showcase.

Mélange Dancer Lilly Zanardo’s dance “Wistful Moment” was auditioned and selected to be performed at the April 14 show at Evanston High School. Only 11 dances were selected from a full day of curated auditions. 

Dancers who will perform this piece include: Marielle AngelesCaroline FengAlexis Trojan and Gloria Xing. 

Pictured are ~ Back row left to right: Caroline Feng, Marielle Angeles, Gloria Xing, Alexis Trojan; Front row left to right: Emily Hsiao, Audrey Yin, Joy Fei.

Take Your Sports Performance To The Next Level: Join PPT!

Are you interested in getting fit with friends at the Patriot Wellness Center this Spring? We have a pioneering fitness training program for you ~ Patriot Performance Training (PPT)…and the newest session starts upon your return from Spring Break!

This winter, more than 80 students participated in PPT and made performance gains in strength, speed, power, agility and muscular and aerobic endurance.

Patriot Performance Training is an off-season fitness program that offers science-based workouts led by PWC coaches utilizing the latest fitness equipment and athlete training strategies.

Coach Alex Stoller and performance coach Holly Bonde develop and execute engaging and effective workouts that align with the athletic development of Stevenson students. During every training session, students are encouraged to continue to develop well-rounded fitness abilities and get 1 percent better every day.

Join Spring PPT every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on the PWC Turf starting on APRIL 4.

PWC NOTE: The Patriot Wellness Center is closing at 6 p.m. TODAY due to
the Co-Curricular Fair.

BREAKING NEWS: The Patriot Wellness Center is closing at 6 p.m. TODAY due to the Co-Curricular Fair.
Shop Soothing Smells…And More:
Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up TODAY!

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

Check out TODAY’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.
Sophomores: Find Your Path
College And Career Night For You TOMORROW

The College Career Center will hold its annual College And Career Night For Sophomore Families at 7 p.m. TOMORROW NIGHT. 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.

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.

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.

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 or 847.415.4126.

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

TODAY ~ 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 TODAYVisit 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.

TODAY ~ Submissions For Wit Due: The WIT Staff is calling for submissions to this year’s magazine! The deadline for submissions is TODAY. 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.

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

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (2-0) hosted Palatine and won 9-6. Attackers Lili Sorenson added 4 goals and 1 assist, Teagan Hendricks contributed 3 goals and Margie Finnegan and Jessie Youkahanna had 1 goal apiece. The Patriots manufactured a come-from-behind victory with some stout defense down the stretch including two clutch turnovers by Julia Martin. Next up for the Patriots is a nonconference matchup at Barrington at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Girls Water Polo: The Patriots (6-0) defeated Loyola 19-3. Em Barron had 2 blocked shots. Emily Headley had 6 steals followed by Olivia Spieth with 5 steals. Elise Regalado had 2 goals and 3 drawn exclusions. Olivia Spieth had 4 goals and 4 assists followed by Victoria DuncanEmily Headley and Caroline Rutcosky with 2 assists each. Becca Stone and Camila Maya contributed 3 goals, while Katie Delaney and Jillian Carlson added 2 goals apiece. Next up for Stevenson is Lyons at 6 p.m. on March 31 at Fenwick High School. 

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!

TODAY ~ 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 TODAY.

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

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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