Monday, Apr. 10, 2023

Live Well!
Patriot Pride Kicks Off “Week Of Healthy Living!”

Want some great tips and information about how to live a healthier life?

You’re in luck…Patriot Pride, Stevenson’s student-athlete leadership group, will be hosting its Patriot Pride “Week Of Healthy Living” ALL WEEK!

Be sure to stop by the Patriot Pride tables in the Wood Commons to get advice and learn more about healthy sleeping habits, healthy eating habits, ways to destress and positive self-talk while also supporting LGBTQIA+ during FRIDAY’s Day of Silence

Tables in the Wood Commons will feature information flyers and related activities and will be hosted by athletes from different sports teams.

Here are the theme days:

TODAY ~ Healthy Sleep: Flyers available with tips for healthy sleep. Students can make and decorate sleep masks to take with them.

TOMORROW ~ Healthy Eating: Flyers available with tips for healthy eating.

WEDNESDAY ~ No Activities: Testing Day

THURSDAY ~ De-Stress: Flyers available with tips for how to relax and de-stress. Students can participate in a de-stress coloring activity.

FRIDAY ~ Dress Up Spirit Day/Positive Self Talk/ Day Of Silence: Some athletes will be wearing rainbow shoelaces to support the Day Of Silence. Students can create name tags/labels for themselves in which they write down a word or positive phrase they have used to help them overcome mistakes and move on to the next play. 

NOTE: Patriot Pride represents the leadership body of student-athletes on campus. The mission of Patriot Pride is to teach student-athletes how to become leaders both on and off their fields of play while creating a safe place where athletes can congregate and discover new ways to make an impact in their communities and high school.

Show Your Support: “Day Of Silence” Is FRIDAY

Just as Patriot Pride will be recognizing the “Day Of Silence” on FRIDAY as part of its “Healthy Living Week,” Stevenson’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) club will also be raising awareness of the day.

SAGA members are asking their fellow students to join them in taking a vow of silence to recognize the LGBTQIA+ students who are often left unheard and in the shadows as they feel forced to stay silent about their true identities.

Sign Up: Students who wish to participate are asked to register for this event by stopping by SAGA’s lunch period tables TODAY, TOMORROW and on THURSDAY in front of the Performing Arts Center or by filling out this form.

Break The Silence: At the end of the school day on FRIDAY, students are invited to “Break the Silence” in the Little Theater from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This event will have food, games and guest speaker State Representative and ally Dan Didech to celebrate acceptance and individual identity while sharing information about what positive changes are going on in Springfield for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Small Ensemble Concert Slated For TONIGHT

From traditional classical music to pop, the upcoming Small Ensemble Concert will have it covered.

Stevenson’s Small Ensembles, a collection of like-instrument groups, have been working together throughout the year and will perform in a concert at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT in the Recital Hall.

Students in these ensembles have also performed at other Stevenson concerts and as soloists.

The ensemble coaches are: Nanci Karlin (Flute Choir), Claire Werling (Clarinet Ensemble) Mark Hiebert (Saxophone Ensemble), Jen Speer (Double Reed Ensemble), Emma Sepmeier (Brass Choir).

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 ~ Catalyst/Stand Strong Event For Eighth Graders: Catalyst, Stand Strong Coalition and Stevenson are pleased to be hosting the “Making A Healthy Transition To Stevenson” panel at 7 p.m. TOMORROW. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to hear from the District, School Administration, School Staff and Student Leaders. Incoming freshmen will attend an “Incoming Student Presentation” hosted by the Catalyst high school students. Parents/Guardians and Students can register here.

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

WEDNESDAY ~ FAN / Poverty, By America: This is a Family Action Network event that is in person and sponsored by Stevenson High School. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on WEDNESDAY at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. The first 400 attendees will get a free copy of the book, “Poverty, By America.”

THURSDAY ~ FAN / Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress Of Ordinary Life In An Unjust Society: This is a virtual Family Action Network event that is being sponsored by Stevenson High School. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on THURSDAY on Zoom.

SATURDAY ~ CLC Open Houses: Juniors and Seniors are invited to visit the College of Lake County Campuses at their OPEN HOUSES on SATURDAY anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All FOUR campuses (Grayslake, Southlake-Vernon Hills, Waukegan-Lakeshore and the new Gurnee Advanced Technology Center) will be available to visit. See all the upgrades CLC has made to meet the evolving worlds of work and learning. Visitors can also: • Experience Interactive labs and live demonstrations; • Meet CLC’s expert faculty; • Learn about CLC’s 170+ degree programs; • Discover what student life is about; • Learn about financial aid; • Stop by Maker Faire at the Grayslake gym (Building F). Register HERE with this link.

APRIL 17 ~ FAN / It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year Of No Do-Overs: This is a Family Action Network live event. Stevenson is an event sponsor. The event is slated for 7 p.m. on MONDAY, APRIL 17 at New Trier High School, Cornog Auditorium, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield.

APRIL 17 ~ Family Engagement: Helping Your Teen Develop Self-Management Skills: This is a virtual Family Engagement discussion at 6 p.m. on MONDAY, APRIL 17 via Zoom to discuss how families can support the development of executive functioning skills in teens. As adults, we need the skills set to that enables us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and juggle multiple tasks successfully. These tasks don’t come automatically, they take practice. Find out how families can help teens practice the skills that will help support success in school and into the future.

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.

Don’t Forget About Wednesday’s Special Schedule For Testing!

Freshmen and Juniors will be on campus on WEDNESDAY for testing.

Each freshman and junior received a unique e-mail with their testing location. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and testing begins at 8:30 a.m. Everyone goes home afterward. 

Freshmen will take the PSAT9 while Juniors will take the SAT With Essay.

There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday for Sophomores and Seniors.

 There will be no tutoring in the ILC/ELC or on Zoom on Wednesday due to PSAT and SAT testing. Tutors will be helping with the proctoring of these important exams. All tutoring will resume on Thursday.


NOW THROUGH APRIL 28: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships with deadlines ranging from now through May 1.

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 a total of 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. 


** Please note that Prom is for Seniors AND Juniors!
APRIL 28 ~ Senior Sunrise
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation


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.

Sports Results

Girls Water Polo: Stevenson (15-0, 2-0) had a busy weekend in the pool, taking on four different teams and finishing 4-0. On Thursday, the Patriots defeated Lake Forest, 13-3. Then on Saturday, Stevenson defeated Evanston 11-3, Mother McAuley 10-7 and New Trier 6-4. Goalie Katie Delaney ended the series with 49 blocked shots and 8 assists. Becca Stone contributed 13 steals, 6 assists and 4 goals. Camila Maya added 12 goals for the Patriots. Sophia Berger had 7 goals and 3 assists, Elise Regalado had 2 goals and 10 assists and Olivia Spieth had 7 steals and 2 goals. Next up is a road game at Mundelein at 6 p.m. on Thursday. We were out at a girls water polo game recently! For a full gallery of girls water polo photos, please click here. Photos: Joel Lerner.

The Patriots (8-4, 0-1) hosted Buffalo Grove on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and won, 10-6. The game was tied 6-6 with Stevenson batting in the bottom of the fifth when an error scored 1 run for the home team. Michael Belbot earned the victory on the mound, lasting two innings, allowing no hits and no runs while striking out four batters. Carson Kaye and Nick Rayyan came out of the bullpen to help close the game. Belbot hit a home run in the fifth, while JR Nelson and Brandon Schultz managed multiple hits to give the Patriots the win. Next up is a home game at 4:45 p.m. today against Warren. 

 The Patriots (9-0, 4-0) traveled to Libertyville to take on the Wildcats in a conference match and won, 18-0. As the weekend continued, Stevenson hosted its own Quad against Lyons, Vernon Hills, and Metea Valley and won all three matches while dominating each match, 8-0. The entire team performed well against some very competitive teams. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. today.

Softball: Stevenson (3-1-1, 1-1) hosted conference opponent Warren and lost, 6-1. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup at 4:45 p.m. today against Mundelein.

Boys Tennis: The Patriots (2-0) got their season started with a victory over Hersey, 5-2. The Stevenson win came as No. 3 singles player Nathan Ma won 6-3, 6-4, and the No. 1 doubles team of Ervin Perkowski and Gautham Kappaganthula won 6-4 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Alex Jang and Caden Zhao also won (7-5 6-3), as did the No. 3 doubles team of Ian Williams and Tejas Sheth (7-5 6-1) and the No. 4 doubles team of Jonathan Wang and Akshay Maram (6-0 6-0). In addition to the Hersey match, the Patriots also took on Edwardsville on Friday and won, 13-4. The No. 1 doubles team of Perkowski and Kappaganthula won 6-1, 6-3, the No. 3 doubles team of Zhao and Sheth won 6-1, 6-2, the No. 4 doubles team of Williams and Wang won 6-1, 6-0, and the No. 5 and No. 6 doubles teams (Jaden Dai and Aksha Marman and Richard Xu and Ma) both won, 6-2, 6-0. In singles matches, the Patriots won matches 4 through 12, giving them the win on the day. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Mundelein at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. 

Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (7-5, 1-0) won its first two matches of the Warren Invite on Thursday night, against Highland Park (25-17, 25-23) and Carmel (25-16, 25-12). The Invite continued on Saturday and the Patriots took on Wheaton North (15-25, 25-21, 25-20), Marist (24-26, 12-25), and New Trier (23-25, 25-18, 19-25) to finish in fourth place. Libero Onon Bayasakh had 31 digs throughout the weekend. Setters David Wang and Logan Kim combined for 211 attempts, 75 assists and 33 digs. Ramsey Engel finished the tournament with 14 kills and 17 digs. Sam Nuudel led the way for the Patriots with 18 kills, followed by Tony Hwang with 9 kills and Ygank Arora with 8. Next up for the Patriots is a home match against conference opponent Warren at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Sports Center.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (17-0, 2-0) have played five games in the last four days, going 5-0. Stevenson took on conference opponent Lake Forest and won 13-3 followed by hosting its own Quad and getting wins over Fenwick, 13-7, Naperville Central 16-4, and Curie 17-3. Goalies Garrett Timmons and Armaan Gill combined for 19 blocked shots over the weekend. Max La Pointe-St. Georges had 9 goals, 5 assists and 7 steals. Kunal Rajadhyax had 2 goals, 7 assists and 3 steals. Filip Wal had 4 goals, 2 assists and 8 steals. Dylan Kreimer had 2 assists and 5 steals. Andrew Mossman had 11 goals throughout the weekend, 2 assists and 2 steals. Olin Kusevskis rounded out the big scorers with 6 goals. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Mundelein at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Pool.  

Girls Lacrosse: The Patriots (7-1) won 13-1 against Deerfield. Megan Randol had another awesome day with 10 saves. Teagan Hendricks notched 4 goals and 1 assist with 8 other girls also scoring goals on the day. The defense was also stout with 18 caused turnovers and a shutout in the first half. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Lake Zurich at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Stadium.

Girls Track and Field: The Patriots (2-3) finished fourth at the Buffalo Grove Invite with a total team score of 88. Ava Wilson had a productive day placing fourth in the 100 meter, third in the 200 meter and fourth in the 400 meter. Adeline Gobble placed first in the 800 meter with her personal best at 2:22.51. In the relays, Stevenson finished fourth in the 4×100 (Hadley Thomas, Meg Arne, Shannon Lam, and Anushka Khurpa), fourth in the 4×200 (Arne, Lam, Nora Maloney, and Tiffany Washington) and fourth in the 4×400 (Shannon MoserNiva MusunuriIda Diab, and Maloney). In the discus, Sammi Almy and Alison Nazaruk placed first and second respectively and in the triple jump Lolla Tikmovtsev finished fourth. Next up for the Patriots is a meet at Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. today.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (4-2) defeated Lane Tech 2-0 in their opening match of the Lou Malnati’s Classic. During the first half, Ellie Egeland scored off a lay-off from Nicole Tchorz, making the score 1-0 at halftime. During the second half, Sami An beat a defender down the flank crossing the ball to find Ellie Egeland for her second goal of the game. Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 7 saves. The Patriots continue tournament play at 7 p.m. today against New Trier at its Northfield Campus.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (0-6) hosted Hersey and lost in a very competitive penalty-ridden game, 9-7. Cam Crew had 4 goals for Stevenson, followed by David Nass with 1 goal and 1 assist, Zaine Clemons with 1 goal and Caleb Lee with 1 goal. The Patriot defensive midfielders led the way with Mark Suskin (4), James Mendelson (4), Brady Hannon (3) and Ryan Loch (3) leading the team in ground balls. Next up for Stevenson is a conference match at Lake Zurich on Wednesday. Game time is at 6:30 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! 

TOMORROW THROUGH APRIL 26 ~ Important Cheer Dates: Want to be a cheerleader next school year? The cheerleading program has a series of important dates coming up.
TOMORROW ~ Open Gym: 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Wood Commons ~ Open to all current Stevenson students. April 17 ~ Parent/Athlete Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Room 5132. April 19 ~ Tryout Clinic: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wood Commons. Register HERE. April 24, 25, 26 ~ Tryouts: 4 p.m., each day. Wood Commons.

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

Apr. 10: Activity Period
Apr. 10: Small Ensemble Concert
Apr. 11: PPA Meeting
Apr. 12: PSAT 8/9 Testing Day
Apr. 12: SAT With Essay Testing Day
Apr. 12: Sports Boosters Meeting
Apr. 12: FAN ~ “Poverty, By America”
Apr. 13:  FAN ~ Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress Of Ordinary Life In An Unjust Society
Apr. 14: Day Of Dance
Apr. 14: PPA Treat Day
Apr. 14: Evening Of Jazz Concert
Apr. 15: PROM 2023
Apr. 17-21: EARTH WEEK
Apr. 17:  Family Engagement: Helping Your Teen Develop Self Management Skills
Apr. 17: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Apr. 17:  FAN ~ It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs

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