Monday, Apr. 3, 2023

Art Students Show Off Best Work In Show Over Next Two Days

Come out this week and check out all the cool stuff Stevenson’s top artists and creators have produced this school year!

The AP Art, AP and Advanced Photography & Digital Design Show exhibition will take place TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY in Room 2104 and the Upper Forum.

The show is open to all students and faculty and staff during Periods 1 through 8 TOMORROW and Periods 1 through 7 on WEDNESDAY. The evening reception will take place tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here are the featured students by class:

AP Art: Drawing, 2D & 3D Design: Hundana Allepalli, Katharine Boardman, Amy Choi, Diana Delsooz, Lily Frobish, Julia Galyayeva, Gabriela Gil Gomez, Chloe Jeon, Alison Kim, Sadie Latragna, Jeanette Lee, James Li, Claire Lyman, Samuel Minin, Nijaa Nishanth, Ellen Niu, Daniella Oh, Angelina Pontano, Sydney Putera, Ananya Ramji, Preeti Rao, Evan Tian, Anna Trush, Tisha Vasudeva, Sherry Wang, Hana Wienckowski and Hannah You

AP Photography & Digital Design: Skylar Beegun, Siyaa Bhargava, Elan Gurevich, Zara Hashmi, Milo Jablonski, Vibha Joshi, Ria Karwande, Ellen Niu, Santosha Pochiraju, Hannah Smith, Rachel Stavola, Srika Sudheer, Samatha Syuhanova, Audrey Tutty and Lizzy Yuan

Advance Photography & Digital Design: Maxwell Ajazi, Ariana Aristodemo, Kayla Becker, Blesson Daniel, Taha Elmehdi, Carson Freund, Von Gigante, Sonika Jalem, Fiona Jin, Deborah Lee, Olivia Lee, Rachel Lee, Richard Lu, Shaan Majumdar, Kaavya Naresh, Mary Petrov, Shaila Pochiraju, Sivani Potnuru, Anneliese Rudloff, Yuka Sakurai, Aiden Shrode and Kellie Wu

Freshmen Families Invited To College/Career Night TOMORROW

The College Career Center will hold its annual night for freshmen families at 7 p.m. TOMORROW. The event will be in person in the Performing Arts Center but can also be streamed live via Zoom.

The slides and recording for this presentation will be available on the CCC website within one week of the event for families unable to attend.

Post Secondary Counselors Ms. Sara English and Mr. Dan Miller along with Counselor Mrs. Jorie Dwyer will discuss what students can expect during the next three years as they journey toward post-high school opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s).

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. 

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, check out this letter that was sent to all Freshmen Families last month.

TODAY Is The Last Day To Purchase Tickets For PROM!
Make Your Table Reservations By THURSDAY

PROM is just 12 DAYS away, and TODAY is the last day to purchase tickets.

Please use this link to purchase your tickets, which are $95 apiece.

Prom will be held on APRIL 15 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel. 

 THURSDAY TABLE RESERVATION DEADLINE: All Table Reservations are due by THURSDAY. Anyone who purchases a Prom ticket (Stevenson students AND guests) will be sent an e-mail to the e-mail address used during purchase that explains the Table Reservation process. The e-mail also includes a SignUpGenius link to a form so that you can fill in your Table Reservation request. You will have an opportunity to sit in a group of 10. Your Table Group will ride the bus together.

Fast-A-Thon Event Slated For THURSDAY; RSVP Now

Join Stevenson’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) on THURSDAY from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 2104 for Fast-A-Thon!

During this event, there will be a guest speaker to inform attendees about Ramadan, food for when the fast is broken, and games.

If you’re interested in fasting with Muslim peers during the day and/or would like to attend the event, please fill out this form to RSVP as soon as possible.

NOTE: MSA is not a Stevenson-sponsored club; and this is not a Stevenson-sponsored event.

Updated PWC Offerings For April/May; Special Weekend Hours

Here is the calendar of offerings for the months of April and May at the Patriot Wellness Center.

Please note that there are special hours for this Friday and Sunday. On Friday, the PWC is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, the PWC is CLOSED.


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


NOW ~ Tickets Available NOW For TEDx: 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.


ONGOING ~ Apply To Work At 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.

ONGOING ~ Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Stevenson has a vast array of job postings that is continuously updated with new listings. From job shadows to internships and summer jobs, there is plenty to explore. Check out the Student Career Connection page on the Stevenson website to learn more.

 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 


TODAY ~ Last Day To Buy Prom Tickets: PROM tickets are officially on salePlease use this link to purchase your tickets, which are $95 apiece and will be on sale until the end of TODAY.

 NOW THROUGH MAY 24 ~  Party Time, Seniors…Buy Cruise Tickets: 
Tickets for “The Senior Class Party,” which is a two-hour boat cruise on Lake Michigan May 25, are available. Tickets are now $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code. More information: check out the Feb. 7 Daily Digest.

Family Affair:
Head Coaching Duties For Hockey Move To Another Wood!

Boys hockey is keeping it in the family.

The Athletic Department would like to congratulate Dan Wood, who has taken over the Stevenson Boys Hockey Program. He will serve as the varsity head coach, as well as a member of the hockey board in the capacity of hockey director.

Wood, formerly an assistant coach with the program, takes over for his brother Tom Wood, who led the Patriots to a state championship last year. Tom Wood took over for father Jim Wood.

With ample experience in coaching, primarily at the varsity level, Dan Wood has been instrumental in the growth of the strength and conditioning portions of the program. Additionally, his expertise also encompasses video analysis, scouting and budgeting.

Wood was an integral part of the success of the program over the last decade, notably the 2018 AHAI State Runner-Up finish, the 2022 AHAI State Championship and the 2023 AHAI Final Four.

Sports Results
Badminton: Stevenson (4-0) traveled to Glenbard East and placed first overall. No. 1 singles player Lindsey Wang led the way for the Patriots with a first-place finish and a 5-0 record. No. 2 singles player Veronica Ornatsky also placed first with a 5-0 record and No. 3 singles player Riddhi Malella had a 5-0 record. Stevenson’s doubles teams all posted 5-0 records. Taking first place in their groupings were: the No. 1 doubles team of Anvi Harish and Katherine Li, the No. 2 doubles team of Ruhi Sachar and Nivedya Nair and the No. 3 doubles team of Reshma Rajesh and Laasya Aduri. Next up for the Patriots is Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Fieldhouse. 

Girls Water Polo: Stevenson (10-0) had an excellent week of training capped off by becoming the Fenwick Tournament champions. The tournament had four of the Top Ten teams in the state. The Patriots made a statement by going 4-0 with both strong defensive and offensive performances. Goalie Katie Delaney had 36 blocked shots, 9 assists and 4 steals. Olivia Spieth tallied 7 assists, 18 steals and 3 goals. Becca Stone contributed 6 steals and 14 goals. Sophia Berger added 4 assists, 5 steals and 8 goals. Camila Maya had 6 assists and 10 goals. Elise Regalado had 3 assists, 7 steals and 2 goals. Emily Headley finished with 2 steals and 2 goals, while Caroline Rutcosky had 3 steals and Sophia Brown had 3 goals. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup at Libertyville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Boys Water Polo: 
Stevenson (12-0) took on the best of the best in Illinois at York High School and won the tournament, going 4-0 overall. The Patriots defeated St. Ignatius 15-9, Lyons Township 13-7, Loyola 18-1 and New Trier 10-6. Next up for the Patriots is a home game against conference opponent Libertyville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (4-3) competed in the Joliet West Invite and finished the tournament in second place, losing to the champions Lincoln-Way West 16-25, 26-28. Setters David Wang and Logan Kim combined for 210 setting attempts, 101 assists, and 14 digs over tournament play. Libero Onon Bayasakh had 37 digs and 7 aces overall. Tony Hwang had 17 kills and 6 digs, while Ramsey Engel had 19 kills, 9 digs and 2 block assists. Next up for the Patriots is a conference match on the road against Lake Zurich at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Baseball: Stevenson (8-4-1) had an active Spring Break, taking on various different teams. Stevenson lost to its first opponent, Niles Notre Dame, 7-4. The Patriots then competed in a doubleheader against Dundee-Crown resulting in a 12-2 win in Game 1 and a 4-4 tie in Game 2. Stevenson tallied 4 hits with multiple hits coming from Kosuke Sakamoto and Joe Dolenga. They collected 2 hits apiece. Against Maroa-Forsyth, the Patriots were firing on all cylinders, winning in dominant fashion, 11-1. Stevenson continued its travels to Tennessee to take on South Gibson. After a tough 8-5 loss to South Gibson, the Patriots tallied a 14-3 win against Obion County before losing to Prairie Ridge, 10-5. Stevenson finished tournament play with three final wins against Paducah Tilghman 3-2, Tipton, 15-5, and Dyer County, 11-7. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup at Lake Zurich at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Girls Lacrosse: During their Spring Break trip, the Patriots (5-1) went 2-1 against schools in Indianapolis and Nashville. Their first win was against Bishop Chatard (IN), 11-4. In their second matchup, they lost to Ravenwood (the top ranked team in Tennessee) 11-3, and then won a close one against Franklin (TN), 4-3. Senior goalie Megan Randol was brilliant in all four games posting save percentages well above 70 percent throughout the trip. Senior Lili Sorenson shined in Indianapolis with a 9-goal effort. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Carmel at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (1-2) won their home opener 5-1 against Huntley. Sami An led off the scoring, assisted by Ellie Egeland.  Egeland then added a second goal, assisted by Haylie Popkey. Anabelle Egeland scored off a free kick, with Huntely’s keeper unable to make the save. Anabelle Egeland added her second goal, assisted by Leah Stodola, making the score 4-0 at halftime. During the second half, Amira Chavez punched in the fifth goal of the night, assisted by Sammie Meliker after an amazing throw-in. Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 5 saves. Next up is a road game at Nazareth Academy at 4:30 p.m. today. 

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (0-4) had a great Spring Break trip, despite a couple of tough losses to some very competitive teams from Ohio: St. Ignatius and Olmsted Falls. The Patriots ate some good food, took in the facilities of a college lacrosse program, watched a Division III college lacrosse game and bonded together as a group. The Patriots are back in action again at 12 noon on Saturday afternoon as they host Hersey 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!

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

Apr. 3: Return To School: Welcome Back! 
Apr. 4: CCC Presents: Freshmen Family Night
Apr. 4:The AP And Advanced Art Show And Reception
Apr. 4: Student Government Induction Ceremony
Apr. 5:The AP And Advanced Art Show
Apr. 7:Non-Attendance Day: NO SCHOOL
Apr. 10:
 Activity Period
Apr. 10:Small Ensemble Concert

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