Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2023

“Day Of Dance” Dazzled With Free Student Performances

Stevenson’s Dance Classes upheld a school tradition by hosting Friday’s “Day Of Dance,” which featured student choreography based on this year’s theme “Inside Out: State Of Mind”.

The free performances at the Performing Arts Center were open to viewing by all Stevenson students, faculty and staff and spotlighted students in Dance 1, 2, 3, 4, Jazz Fusion and Concert Dance.

Check out this full photo gallery from the “Day Of Dance.”
Photos: Joel Lerner.

SAGA Leads Stevenson In “Day Of Silence”

Members of Stevenson’s Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA) hosted a “Day Of Silence” on Friday and asked their classmates 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. 

At the end of the day, students participated in a “Break the Silence” event with food, games and guest speaker State Representative and ally Dan Didech to celebrate acceptance and individual identity while talking about what positive changes are going on in Springfield for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Check out this gallery of photos from the event.

Photos: Joel Lerner

“Earth Week,” Day 2: TREE-via, Vegan Bake Sale!

Spring seems to be the perfect time to focus on nature, the weather and the environment, and Stevenson is celebrating all things Mother Earth this week with “Earth Week 2023!”

Throughout the week, there will be daily lunchtime activities in the Wood Commons as well as various service and educational opportunities that align with the Earth Day 2023 organization’s sustainability campaigns.

Events will be hosted by the Green Team as well as Horticulture ClubChemistry Club, the Fashion Program, Art From The Heart, local conservation organizations and more. Use the hashtags “#shsearthweek” or “#investinourplanet” or tag “@shs.greenteam” to show how you are taking action this Earth Week!

Theme: TREE-via!
Lunch (All lunch periods, Wood Commons): Test your knowledge on all things TREES for a chance to win some tasty candy. Hosted by the Green Team.

After School (3:30 p.m., Wood Commons): Vegan Bake Sale ~ All proceeds from the “TREE-ats” will go to the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, which develops and implements strategies to build a healthier and more diverse urban forest by 2050. Treats are $1. More Fun: Check out this flyer for a full schedule of “Earth Week” activities. Questions? Please e-mail Mrs. P. Sunny Suntharanund (psuntharanund@d125.org). WEDNESDAY FIELD TRIP NOTE: There is an “Earth Week” field trip on WEDNESDAY as part of the Habitat Restoration Project at the Westfork Savanna to help clear invasive species. There is room for 50 students to attend from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Permission slips must be completed and turned in by TODAY. 


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

GOOD LUCK: 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

Odyssey 2024 Arts Festival Logo Revealed!

Stop the presses, Stevenson has a new Odyssey logo!

The Fine Arts Division is proud to announce that the logo that has been chosen to be used for Odyssey 2024 Arts Festival was designed by freshman Sophia Joeng, pictured left.

The logo features fine arts symbolism and pays tribute to the Patriot Wellness Center staircase, a place of community for Stevenson students. In her designer statement, Joeng wrote, “The ‘O’ is a paint stroke and a track, representing an endless journey of art. The logo represents how Odyssey embraces Stevenson’s culture, evolution and future.”

Joeng is a freshman art student, who also recently designed the logo for the Green Team’s reusable coffee cups.

“My love of design is in being able to express an image or idea I value, so others can see and come to appreciate that value too,” Joeng said.

Get Emotional: Percussion Ensemble Is TONIGHT!

From love to anger, sadness and madness and more, the Percussion Ensemble Concert TONIGHT will feature works of contemporary literature inspired by various emotions.

The show is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the Performing Arts Center.

This is the final performance of the year for the Percussion Ensemble, showcasing all of its hard work and dedication to the percussive arts. These performances originally debuted in the ensemble’s recent success at the Elk Grove Percussion Festival, along with a recent Solo & Ensemble Contest.

The Percussion Ensemble is a mixed age group of all percussionists from each band class led by Danielle Dileto and Savannah Hendricks.

The show can also be viewed via Vimeo.
This Is It! Final Bake Sale Of The School Year: TOMORROW

Satisfy that sweet tooth one last time with the Patriot Parent Association’s final bake sale of the school year TOMORROW starting immediately after sixth period in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons!

Everything is $1 and only cash is accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with exact change! 

FAMILIES: Would you like to donate to the final Bake Sale? To donate store-bought treats, click here. To make a monetary donation, click here.

Visit The Dominican Republic In 2024…Find Out How On THURSDAY!

Interested in international travel? How about the Dominican Republic?

Check out THURSDAY’s informational night for students and families hosted by the Multilingual Learning Division, which will be coordinating a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2024.

This webinar is slated for a 6 p.m. start on Thursday and will include details about this incredible adventure of a lifetime!

If you’re interested, please RSVP for the webinar by using this link.

LONDON CALLING ~ WATCH THIS REEL! To get a feel for international travel with Stevenson, check out this reel documenting a trip to London by the Patriot Theatre Company.

It’s Okay…Not To Be Okay ~ Sweatshirts On Sale

Mind Your Mind is a mental health awareness club with the goal of reducing stigma associated with mental health and promoting positive mental health in the Stevenson community.

Help spread the message that “IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY” and buy Mind Your Mind’s 2023 sweatshirt. It’s a navy crewneck with white print. The sweatshirts are $17.85 each and orders are due at the Patriot School Store by FRIDAY.

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

MAY 15 ~ Odyssey App/Rec Forms Due:  Applications and recommendations for Odyssey 2024. Students, faculty and staff may use the Odyssey Form to suggest artists and submit workshop ideas for Odyssey.

NOW THROUGH APRIL ~ Project Cutlery: Submit a photo of the reusable utensil you use at Stevenson through this form and be entered for a chance to WIN a solar-powered portable charger! 

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. A donation box is at the Point.

NOW ~ Tickets Available NOW For TEDx:  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.

TOMORROW ~ T-Shirt Design Contest Voting Deadline: There are two finalists remaining in the 2023 T-Shirt Contest. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite by 8 a.m. TOMORROW! The winning T-Shirt will be sold at the Patriot School Store!

ONGOING ~ Apply To Work At Camp Patriot: Camp Patriot is looking for staff for the summer! 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. 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 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.

Tee It Up With The Baseball Team!

Mark your calendars for a fun summer outing, and help support Stevenson Athletics at the same time.

The Stevenson Baseball Team is hosting a Golf Outing on Monday, July 17 at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course, starting at 9 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased HERE to play in a foursome or to sponsor a hole. All proceeds will go to the Stevenson Baseball Program. 

Sports Results

Softball: We were out at the Patriots’ exciting 6-5 win over Conant on Saturday. Freshman Alyssa Shimanski brought in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the game. Photos: Joel Lerner. 

Badminton: The Patriots (15-0, 5-0) hosted Evanston in a nonconference matchup and won, 18-0. Stevenson continues to dominate opponents on the court, again winning all of its matches. The top three doubles teams of Anvi Harish/ Katherine LiNivedya Nair/Ruhi Sachar and Lindsey Wang/Veronica Ornatsky controlled their matches from the start. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at Naperville North at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Volleyball: Stevenson (15-5, 2-0) hit the road and took on Hersey and rolled to a 25-19, 26-24 sweep. Libero Onon Bayasakh tallied 6 attempts, 4 assists and 5 digs. Setters David Wang and Logan Kim combined for 41 attempts and 20 assists, with 2 aces from Kim. Sam Nuudel had a complete match with 5 kills, 2 aces, 1 solo block, 1 assist and 2 digs. Middles Ramiz Izzatov and Jason DeZutter gave Hersey some trouble at the net, connecting for 4 kills, 2 solo blocks and 2 block assists. Ramsey Engel added 4 kills and 4 digs and Tony Hwang had 6 kills and 1 solo block. Next up for Stevenson is a road match against conference opponent Mundelein at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (19-0, 3-0) hosted St. Charles North and won, 20-3. Max LaPointe-St Georges led the way for Stevenson with 4 goals and 3 assists, followed by Kunal Rajadhyax who scored 3 goals and had 1 assist. Multiple Patriots scored two goals each: Andrew MossmanJosh MoreynoJason Zhao and Olin Kusevskis. Kusevskis also contributed 2 steals as did Dylan Kreimer. Next up for Stevenson is Warren at 6 p.m. tonight at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus.

Boys Lacrosse: Stevenson (1-8, 0-1) hosted Andrew and suffered a tough loss, 17-5. Josh Lee led the way for the Patriots with 2 goals, followed by Zaine ClemonsCaleb Lee and Aarav Patel with 1 goal each. Cameron Crew added 2 assists on the evening. Up next for the Patriots is Mundelein at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow on Field 14.

Sports Reminders

THURSDAY ~ Student-Athlete Meeting: DON’T FORGET ~ If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, the LAST one of the year is coming up THURSDAY from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. 

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! 

ONGOING ~ 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.
TOMORROW ~ 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. 18-21:EARTH WEEK 
Apr. 18:Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert
Apr. 19:PPA Bake Sale
Apr. 19: 2023 Senior Awards
Apr. 19:FAN ~ The Power of Connection: Building Joy and Life Satisfaction
Apr. 20: Late Arrival
Apr. 20:Peer Helpers Mental Health Forum
Apr. 20:North Suburban Conference Art And Design Festival
Apr. 20:FAN ~ I’m Still Here: Loving Myself In A World Not Made For Me
Apr. 21:Baroque Concert
Apr. 24:FAN ~ Quitting: A Life Strategy
Apr. 24:Stevenson Family Engagement: What To Expect When Your Teen Turns 18
Apr. 25:PSAT 10 Testing Day
Apr. 25: Freshmen Wellness Day
Apr. 25: TEDx: “Passions And Perspectives”

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