Friday, Apr. 21, 2023

ACES Team Wins Second Straight STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Stevenson’s ACES (Academic Challenge) Team won the state championship on Wednesday at Eastern Illinois University. The team took first place at state last year as well!

Members of the State Championship Team are: 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.

Individual state winners include:
Vedant Rathi~ First Place, Math; Fifth Place, Physics
Andrey Vlasov~ First Place, English; Fifth Place, Math
Ethan Zhang~ Second Place, Math; Fourth Place, Physics
Timothy Bui~ Second Place, Biology (tie)
Prannay Veerabahu ~ Second Place, Biology (tie)
Joseph Zhu~ Second Place, Chemistry
James Tan~ Third Place, Engineering Graphics
Jaden Chen ~ Third Place, Math
Katherine Yin ~ Fourth Place, English
Mikhail Seviaryn ~ Fourth Place, Computer Science
Ameya Rade ~ Fifth Place, Engineering Graphics

Here is a gallery of photos from the State Championship.
Congrats, Patriots!

Percussion Ensemble Concert Covered All The Emotions!

From love to anger, sadness and madness and more, the Percussion Ensemble Concert earlier this week featured works of contemporary literature inspired by various emotions.

It was the final performance of the year for the Percussion Ensemble, showcasing all of its hard work and dedication to the percussive arts. 

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the concert.

Photos: Joel Lerner.

TONIGHT: Baroque To Feature Music Of The Legendary Bach!

It’s a tribute to an all-time great!

The Baroque Ensemble and Viol ConsortTONIGHT will feature the music of Johan Sebastian Bach performed on period instruments. The show is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the Recital Hall.

Pieces to be highlighted include: the double violin concerto in d minor BWV 1043, the harpsichord concerto in f minor BWV 1056 and the Brandenburg Concerto no.3 BWV 1048.

The show is free and is also available to be viewed on Vimeo.

eSports Grand Finals On MONDAY: Watch Via Twitch!

The Stevenson eSports CSGO team is in the Grand Finals and will play a Best-Of-Three at 7 p.m. on MONDAY for First and Second Place. The stream will be on Stevenson’s Twitch:

The players include: Dalton Wren, Owen Potempa, Nik Waz, Neil Rayu and Miles Kline. Good Luck, Patriots!

“Earth Week” Wraps With: “EARTH DAY”

Stevenson has been celebrating all things Mother Earth this week with “Earth Week 2023!”

Throughout this week, there have been 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 have been hosted by the Green Team as well as Horticulture ClubChemistry Club, the Fashion Program, National Honor SocietyKey Club, 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: “EARTH DAY”
Lunch (All lunch periods, Wood Commons): Take The Climate Pledge, Hosted by the Green Team ~ Take action and do your part in creating a more sustainable future. For each pledge, you will receive a metal reusable straw and your name will be entered into a raffle for a FREE JAZZMAN’S REUSABLE CUP. 3 winners total.
Look At Photos/Take Photos: Celebrate the culmination of “Earth Week” with Green Team by checking out the Green Team Instagram (@shs.greenteam) for a gallery of photos from the week! Someone special will also be walking around in the halls today…if you catch a glimpse of him, take a picture and tag Green Team!


SATURDAY ~ Buckthorn Buster Day:9 a.m. to 12 noon, Indian Creek Preserve, Hawthorn Woods; Host: Hawthorn Woods Parks Department Students will be working with the Parks Department to clear out invasive species. The Parks Department will provide gloves and tools. Please bring your own water and warm weather gear. No transportation provided. Contact Mrs. Suntharanund to RSVP and if you have any questions (

SUNDAY ~ Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup: 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Buffalo Grove Metra Station; Host: Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team
Please meet at the north parking lot at the Buffalo Grove train station. There will be vests and gloves available for the volunteers. No transportation provided. Contact Mark to RSVP and if you have any questions (

QUESTIONS? Please e-mail Mrs. P. Sunny Suntharanund (

“India Night” Will Showcase Indian Culture TONIGHT!

“India Night”…it’s the final event of the year for the Indian Student Association, and your chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Indian subcontinent through music, traditional games, lively performances, trivia and an array of mouth-watering food!

Stop by the Pool Patio from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. TONIGHT. The event is $5 per student. Register and pay HERE!

PROMO VIDEO: Get in the spirit for India Night by watching this promo video from the Indian Student Association!

SUNDAY FUNDAY: Play Pickleball At The Fieldhouse

Looking for something to do on SUNDAY?

Come to Open Gym in the Fieldhouse anytime from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Pickleball as well as Basketball will be available!

Deadline To Place Order For The Wit Is Next Week

What: The Wit 2023
When: Deadline To Order Is Friday, April 28
How: Use This Link!

A Closer Look Ahead At The Beginning Of Next Week…

MONDAY ~ The Start Of Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week

Stevenson’s APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American) Student Council aims to better represent and appreciate Asian cultures through education, form safe spaces through the acknowledgment of multiculturalism within the Stevenson community, and create opportunities for everyone to celebrate diversity.

Monday’s APIDA Activity: APIDA Council is hosting a dalgona candy competition after school in Room 5120 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teams of up to six students will be competing to see who can get the most intact candy shapes. There will be a prize at the end for the winners.

TUESDAY ~ Freshmen Wellness Day/Sophomore Testing

All Freshmen will report to school on TUESDAY 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. Sophomore families received an e-mail last night that includes details on Tuesday’s Testing Day. NOTE: Juniors and Seniors will not have school on this day. For more information about “Wellness Day,” please check out this letter that was sent to all Freshmen Families.

TUESDAY ~ Stevenson TEDx 

TEDxStevensonHighSchool will follow the theme “Passions and Perspectives” in an event slated from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on TUESDAY in the West Auditorium. There are a handful of spots available. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

NOW THROUGH JUNE 30: Apply for these post-secondary scholarships with deadlines ranging from now through June 30. 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.


TODAY ~ Deadline To Purchase Mind Your Mind Sweatshirt: 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 TODAY.

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 TUESDAY 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! 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.

Upcoming Sports Events

TONIGHT ~ Boys Gymnastics Conference Championship: The Patriots will be competing in the INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS TONIGHT atGlenbard East High School. General admission is $5, and $1 for Senior Citizens. Please purchase your tickets at this link: GoFan Digital Tickets. Doors Open at 5:15 p.m. for spectators.

Sports Results

Boys Water Polo: In a marquee matchup between the top two teams in the state of Illinois, the No. 1-ranked Patriots suffered their first loss of the year to No. 2 York, 16-11 at the Stevenson Pool. The match featured incredible defense and consistent scoring throughout. Stevenson’s Olin Krusevskis scored first on a quick goal up front. However, the Patriots couldn’t keep up with the fast pace of the Dukes. The Patriots are now 20-1 on the season. Next up for Stevenson is a Quad at the Stevenson Pool tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m.
NOTE: We were out at a boys water polo match recently and got some great photos. Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from photographer Joel Lerner.

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.

JULY 17 ~ Baseball Golf Outing: 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. 

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

Apr. 21:EARTH DAY 
Apr. 21:Baroque Concert
Apr. 24-28:Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week
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”
Apr. 26:First Generation Virtual College Fair
Apr. 26: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Apr. 27: FAN ~ Soul Shift: The Weary Human’s Guide To Getting Unstuck And Reclaiming Your Path To Joy
Apr. 28:Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Frosty Friday
Apr. 28:Senior Sunrise
Apr. 28-29:One Act Plays
Apr. 28-29:Spring Dance Concert

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