Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023

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

Freshmen and Juniors will be on campus TOMORROW for testing.

Each freshman and junior received a unique e-mail with their testing location. Please remember that doors open for check-in at 7:30 a.m. and testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students will be released to go home following testing.

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

There is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW for Sophomores and Seniors.

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

TEAMS/ACES Wins Sectional; 16 Members Headed To State

The varsity Academic Challenge (TEAM/ACES) team took first place at last month’s Sectional, and now 16 Stevenson students will be competing in the State Finals next week (April 19) at Eastern Illinois University.

Timothy Bui, Jaden Chen, Aaron Gan, Aditya Gupta, Ameya Rade, Vedant Rathi, Mikhail Seviaryn, James Tan, Rikin Thakkar, Prannay Veerabahu, Andrey Vlasov, Joshua Wang, Lillian Wang, Katherine Yin, Ethan Zhang and Joseph Zhu qualified for state. 

Individual awards went to the following students:

Biology: Second Place: Prannay Veerabahu and Timothy Bui
Chemistry: First Place: Joey Zhu, Third Place: Lillian Wang
Computer Science: First Place: Aditya Gupta, Second Place: Mikhail Seviaryn
Engineering: First Place: James Tan, Third Place: Ameya Rade
English: Second Place: Andrey Vlasov, Third Place: Joshua Wang
Math: First Place: Vedant Rathi and Third Place: Jaden Chen
Physics: First Place tie: Ethan Zhang and Rikin Thakkar, Third Place: James Tan

TEAMS/ACES (Academic Challenge) is an exam-based competition on high-level STEM content. Students challenge tests in two topics of their choice. TEAMS (Test of Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Science) is a cooperative competition solving real-world engineering problems through construction, written proposals and exams.

“Week Of Healthy Living”
Today: Tips On Healthy Eating!
Be sure to stop by the Patriot Pride tables in the Wood Commons this week during the Patriot Pride “Week Of Healthy Living.” 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 remaining theme days:

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

TOMORROW ~ 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 school.

Show Your Support: “Day Of Silence” Is FRIDAY

Want to get more involved in the “Day Of Silence” on FRIDAY? Stevenson’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance (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 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.

And Then There Were Two! T-Shirt Design Contest Ready To Be Settled!

There are two finalists remaining in the 2023 T-Shirt Contest.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite by NEXT WEEK at 8 a.m. on WEDNESDAY (April 19)!

The winning T-Shirt will be sold at the Patriot School Store!

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 (psuntharanund@d125.org) 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

Boys Track And Field: Stevenson hosted Libertyville and had a successful meet, taking first in several events. In the 4×100, Alex WilsonKen MartinezDejan Djokic and Kendrick Kenning finished first with a 43.94. In the 4×800, Dylan ZimmermanGurshaan SohiMatthew Chan and Ty Henderson also finished first with a 8:50.46. Marcus Caselberry placed first in both the 110 meter (16.88) and the 300 meter (46.47) hurdles. Luke Reaume finished first in the 3200 meter run with a 10:53 followed by Zimmerman in the 1600 meter run with a 4:40.55. Henderson finished up the longer runs (800 meter) with a 2:10.23. In the final relay of the day, the 4×400, Henderson, Zimmerman, Sohi and Donovan Williams finished first with a 3:47.07. In the field events, Randy Clay finished first in the high jump at 6-foot-4 and Alex Moser finished first in the triple jump at 12.24 meters. Next up for Stevenson is the 51st Annual Relays on Thursday in the Stadium. Actions starts at 4:45 p.m.
NOTE: We were out at a recent Boys Track And Field Meet and got some great photos. For a full gallery of photos, please click here. Photos: Joel Lerner.

Girls Track And Field: While the boys track team hosted Libertyville, the girls traveled to Libertyville and also had a successful meet, finishing first in numerous events. Ava Wilson placed first in the 200 meter race with a 26.80, followed by Isabel Edgcomb with a 13:25.6 in the 3200 meter run. Allie Wasserman finished first in the 100 meter hurdles at 17.9. Stevenson dominated the relays placing first in the 4×100 (Hadley Thomas, Wilson, Meg Arne and Katelyn Robinson), the 4×200 (Shannon LamShannon MoserKailey Miller and Niva Musunuri) and the 4×800 (Allie CastroSophia PanMinnie Shao and Olivia Ruiz). Nenge Fon-Ndikum placed first in the discus at 29.53 meters. Next up for the Patriots is a home conference meet against Zion-Benton and Warren at 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

Badminton: The Patriots (6-0, 4-0) traveled to Deerfield and rolled to an 18-0 shutout. The No. 3 doubles team of Lindsey Wang and Veronica Ornatsky dominated its match, 21-4, 21-3. On the singles side, Laasya Aduri controlled her match from the beginning, winning 21-2, 21-1. Other notable singles matches came from Nivedya Nair (21-1, 21-4) and Michelle Zhang (21-3, 21-4). Next up for Stevenson is a road match against conference opponent Warren at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus. 

Baseball: Several strong offensive efforts were not enough as the Patriots (8-5, 0-2) fell to Warren, 13-8. Chris Iannuzzi, who collected 3 hits in four at-bats, hit a solo homer in the second inning to get things started for Stevenson and then in the seventh, Brandon SchultzLuca Morelli and Joe Dolenga each drove in runs throughout the inning. Iannuzzi also pitched and notched the loss for the Patriots, allowing 7 runs on 6 hits while striking out five batters. Next up for the Patriots is Warren again, at 4:45 p.m. tonight on the Varsity Field.

Softball: Stevenson (3-2, 2-3) lost in a tight game at Mundelein, 11-10. Aubrey Jepson started the game, pitching five innings for the Patriots, striking out two batters. Ava Potempa finished the game, pitching two innings and striking out two. Michaela Duffy led the offense with 3 hits, 1 home run, 1 double and 1 single. Alyssa Shimanski also assisted the offense with 3 singles on the day. It was a tough battle and the Patriots fought the whole way, coming up short in the last inning. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup against visiting Lake Forest at 4:45 p.m. tonight.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (4-3) lost to New Trier 1-0 in their second game of the Lou Malnati’s Classic. It was a tight match the entire first half, with the score tied 0-0 at halftime. New Trier scored the game’s only goal late in the second half. Goalkeeper Mandy Meliker had 13 saves. The Patriots host Grayslake Central at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow on Field 13.

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!

NEW! ~ Sports Boosters Bricks: Purchase a commemorative brick for the Hall of Fame Garden. Price is $150 for a 4” x 8” brick.

ONGOING 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.
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. 11-14: Patriot Pride “Healthy Living Week”
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: SAGA/Patriot Pride: “Day Of Silence”
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
Apr. 18:Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

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