Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2023

Rybin Brings Home A 3D-Architecture STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

In a week of state championship celebrations, Stevenson is adding another to the list, this time courtesy senior Dan Rybin, pictured left.

Rybin competed in the Illinois Design Educators Association’s State Competition over the weekend and came back as a champion!

Competitors in the 3D Architectural Modeling division are given a design brief and plan drawings that they then use to build and create using Autodesk Revit. Rybin took first place, scoring a 94 percent on the scoring rubric.

This is Rybin’s second state championship title, having previously won the competition in the Spring of 2021. He also took second place in the competition last year.

Rybin will be attending the University of Illinois in the Fall where he will be majoring in Architecture.

Multiple Medals Won At State By FCCLA!

At the Illinois Family, Community and Career Leaders Of America State competition in Springfield earlier this month, members of Stevenson’s FCCLA Club racked up plenty of gold and silver medals.

There were more than 700 students from across the state in attendance, and multiple students from Stevenson not only fared well against that competition in Career, Design, Development and Culinary events but they also became national delegates and will have the opportunity to attend the FCCLA National Competition in Denver this summer (July 2 through July 6)!

Abby Crelman (pictured above left with the green bowl) earned special distinction by being awarded a PERFECT 100 SCORE for her project!

For a complete list of winners from Stevenson, please click here.

FCCLA at Stevenson is sponsored by Jamie Rieman and Malinda Pum.

Celebrate Asian Culture: APIDA Week Continues TODAY!

It’s a big week for the Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American Student Council.

APIDA will be hosting Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week with after-school activities all week with the goal of helping the Stevenson community better understand and appreciate Asian cultures through education and fun celebrations.

TODAY’S APIDA Activity: The APIDA Student Council will be hosting an after-school panel in Room 6110 from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. TODAY. The panel will be comprised of Stevenson faculty members and students who will share their experiences as members of the APIDA community and how that reflects at Stevenson.

For more information about APIDA and this special week, check out the APIDA Student Council’s custom website.

Jalem To Give A Closer Look AT APIDA Week On Instagram

With an interest in graphic design, junior Sonika Jalem (pictured below)has an eye for what looks good. And she’ll be giving a bird’s-eye view of Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American (APIDA) WeekTOMORROW during the lunch hour and after school at the APIDA Bake Sale in the Lower Sportscenter Lobby with a takeover of Stevenson’s main Instagram account.

“My specific job within the (APIDA) Student Council is Branding and Marketing, so that means I do the graphic design for our ads,” said Jalem, who is currently the Brand Director for the Asian American Student Association and slated to be its Co-President next year.

“I’ve worked on some of the graphics that you’ll see on social media, and I helped plan and coordinate two of the lunchtime activities (Monday with AASA and FASA, and Thursday with ISA and Taiwanese Club) with the other council representatives and the respective leaders of each club.”

The APIDA Student Council is new this year and Jalem and the other members are hoping this weeklong event is just the beginning of a strong presence on campus.

“This is the first time that anything like APIDA Week is happening school wide, so I’m excited to see how everything goes and to see what we can improve for next year,” Jalem said. “We have lots of interactive activities planned (with food!), which I personally have always loved participating in. Please follow the APIDA Council’s Instagram (@stevensonapida) for recaps on all our activities.”

Award-Winning Visual Artist From Chicago Is New Visiting Artist

The Fine Arts Division is proud to feature Martha Wade as the final artist in the 2022-2023 Visiting Artist Series.

Wade is an award-winning visual artist from Chicago who has always carried a strong passion for art making. Wade is deeply involved in the fine arts community as an artist, educator, muralist, and curator. Her artwork has a dreamlike feel, where a sense of movement is created in every piece.

Star constellations are often immersed in Wade’s work, exhibiting how we are all connected to each other, and to the Universe. Her art seeks to uplift our spirits by giving a glimpse of what people can achieve at their highest potential. Her tapestry of everyday people with rustic elements of fantasy suggest that common ground exists, where everyone is empowered to fulfill their dreams.

Wade has 15 years of experience in painting and art administration while running Galleryna19, and serving on the Board of the South Side Community Art Center.

Wade’s paintings will be featured in the Visiting Artist Gallery through May 26.

The Fun Of Freshmen Wellness Day Extends To TODAY!
Families Can Join Webinar Via Zoom

Freshmen Wellness Day on Tuesday followed the theme “Live In Community” and included all kinds of fun and thoughtful activities for freshmen while sophomores were on campus testing.

There was a focus on Movement, Social And Emotional Learning and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the freshmen that included activities that touched on everything from teamwork to empathy to understanding backgrounds.

TODAY, Stevenson encourages Families of Freshmen to continue the Wellness dialogue by participating in a “Freshmen Wellness Day” webinar, which starts at 6 p.m.

The discussion will include more insight into yesterday’s events as well as ways families can follow up on these concepts with their teens. Join via Zoom.

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from Freshmen Wellness Day.
Photos: Joel Lerner.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane…Aerospace/Aviation is BACK!

The wait is over…The Aerospace And Aviation Club is back!

After losing its sponsor a couple of years ago, the Aerospace And Aviation Club is back up and running and has a meeting TOMORROW after school in Room 1426.

Through the Aerospace And Aviation Club, students can learn the fundamentals of aerodynamics. Come enjoy with friends, build rockets and fly drones. Dive into the concepts of aerospace and explore career interests through the club.

For more information about the club, follow it on Instagram at @shs_aerospacaviation.

Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up Sale TODAY!

Looking for the perfect gift with a unique, handmade touch?!Check out the Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up Sale in front of the Performing Arts Center TODAY, during all lunch periods. The Butterfly Boutique Pop-Up will accept cash, check or Venmo.Stevenson students from the ELS program along with ELC West Transition Students have been working hard making handmade creations to sell to students and staff.

These creations include:
Hand-poured scented candles
Hand-painted blocks, featuring inclusive messages of “LOVE”
Handmade clay creations
Personalized, custom magnets and buttons

Student Council Membership Apps For 2023-2024 Due NEXT WEEK!

Want to be a general member of Student Council next year?

Applications for 2023-2024 Student Council general membership are due on MONDAY!

The application is how all students become members of Student Council. 

Dancers: Get Ready! General Auditions Are Coming Up FAST!

Mélange and Repertory Dance Company general auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11 from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 2112.

To sign up for the auditions, please click here.

General auditions assure placement within the companies as a whole. This is an AUDITION for current company members and any new students interested in joining the companies. In the beginning of the new school year, there will be placement auditions with these students to place them specifically into Mélange or Repertory. These placements will be Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Students should come dressed to the auditions in dance attire, hair-up, and no jewelry. Students will be e-mailed a tutorial video of a movement phrase to learn prior to the audition. On the days of the audition, students will warm up and review the movement phrase and then perform that phrase.

In addition, students should come prepared to perform a 45- to 60-second solo of their own unique and original choreography. Please stay within the styles of Jazz and Contemporary. Music is optional. Students will sign up to perform their solos for the dance faculty individually.

For more details, please click here.


TODAY ~ First-Generation Virtual College Fair: GoToCollegeFairs will be hosting a first-generation college fair on TODAY as an extension of its missional goal to help students and colleges find a fit. There are two times for the Fair: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check out the Illinois Student Assistance Commission’s First Generation Scholars Network for more resources.

FRIDAY ~ Last Call To Pick Up AP ID Labels: If you missed picking up your AP ID Labels, do not worry! You can come to the Teaching & Learning Department (Room 7096) and pick them up anytime through FRIDAY. Please do not forget to bring your School ID.

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


FRIDAY ~ Deadline To Order The Wit 2023: To order: Use This Link!

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.


MAY 3 ~ Deadline To Register A Team For Spring Fling: Sign up for Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket! Spring Fling will be held after school on FRIDAY, MAY 19. Team registration has begun, and Captains forms need to be submitted by the new extended deadline of WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 at 11:59 p.m. Anyone can form a team with 10 to 14 total players. Teams must be co-ed. Students who are interested should visit @stucostevenson on Instagram for more information.


MAY 4 ~ Deadline To Order Spirit Wear T-Shirt: The Spirit Wear T-Shirts, designed by junior Raiqa Ullah, can be pre-ordered via the webstore for $15.75 through MAY 4. After that time, there will be a limited supply available for purchase in 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. 


FRIDAY ~ Senior Sunrise
Celebrate new beginnings on FRIDAY at the Senior Sunrise!  The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. in the Stadium to celebrate the next phase of your lives: college, career or whatever adventures you have in mind! 
CAP AND GOWN NOTE: You can also pick up your cap and gown for graduation during Senior Sunrise! Bring your ID to be able to pick up your cap and gown.
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation


NOW THROUGH MAY 4 ~ Party Time, Seniors…Buy Cruise Tickets: ATTENTION: NEW DEADLINE DATE IS MAY 4!! 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

TOMORROW ~ Girls Track And Field Invite: Stevenson heads to Lake Zurich TOMORROW for the 2023 Lake County Championships! The action starts with field events at 4 p.m. and there is no cost to enter. 

MAY 11 ~ Future Patriot Athletic Night: Mark your calendars, Future Patriots Athletic Night is rapidly approaching and the Athletic Department is encouraging all current sixth, seventh and eighth graders to participate. The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on MAY 11. Register now via the Prep Catalog.

MAY 22 ~ Spring Sports Awards:
 Mark your calendars, Spring Sports Awards Night will be here before you know it! Dress to impress for the event, which is at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22 in the Sportscenter.

Sports Results

Boys Tennis: The Patriots (11-1, 4-0) hit the road and shut out Zion-Benton, 7-0. Singles players Ian WilliamsAkshay Maram and Kabir Rajkhowa as well as doubles teams Richard Xu/Michael Cheung and Andrew Dreesen/Niranjan Uday all won in dominant fashion, 6-0, 6-0. Next up for Stevenson is a road match against Loyola Academy at 4:45 p.m. today.

Softball: Stevenson (7-4-1, 4-3) was able to hold off Lake Zurich, winning 10-9. Ava Potempa started at pitcher and went the first three innings and Sam Gotschewski came in to relieve Potempa running through the fourth through sixth innnings. Aubrey Jepson finished the game as the closing pitcher for the Patriots. The pitching staff tallied 3 strikeouts against Lake Zurich while walking only 2 batters on the day. Sophia Becker led the offense going 3-for-4 with 1 single, 1 double, and a home run deep into centerfield! Alyssa Shimanski followed with 2 singles on the day. Next up for the Patriots is a tournament at Rolling Meadows starting on Friday. Stevenson will take on Whitney Young at 8:15 p.m.

Baseball: The seventh inning was full of drama and big results for the Patriots (15-6, 5-2) in their blowout victory over Lake Forest, 10-2. In the seventh, JR NelsonJoey Frankel and Sam Pak all hit singles, with Frank Costabile smacking a big home run. In the second, Michael Belbot hit a sac fly which scored 1 run for Stevenson. Chris Iannuzzi led the Patriots to victory from the mound. The righty lasted six innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 batters and walking zero. Belbot threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Next up for Stevenson is a rescheduled game with Lake Zurich at 4:30 p.m. today on the Varsity Baseball Field.

Girls Soccer:
 The Patriots (7-4-1, 2-0-1) defeated Mundelein, 2-0. During the first half, Anabelle Egeland scored off a corner kick taken by Ellie Egeland, making the score 1-0. The Patriots dominated the second half, in search of their second goal. With 5:18 to go, Ellie Egeland scored a goal of her own, assisted by Leah Stodola. The Patriots continue conference play at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow against Lake Forest in the Stadium.

Boys Water Polo: Stevenson hosted Metea Valley on Monday and won, 18-8. Next up for the Patriots is the Stevenson Invite at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Allied Soccer: The Patriots defeated conference rival Lake Zurich, 6-5. The Patriots were carried by senior Ryan Kieffer who had a remarkable 5 goals in a big win. Next up for Stevenson is a home game next week on Tuesday against Warren, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sports Reminders

MAY 12 ~ Deadline For ESPPA Award Nominations: Spring Sports Awards Season is almost here, which means, the Athletic Department needs your nominations for the ESPPAs. Click HERE to enter your nominations for each ESPPA category. The DEADLINE is FRIDAY, MAY 12!
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. 26-28:Asian Pacific Islander & Desi-American Week
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
May 1-5:AP Exams
May 2:Stevenson Styler Fashion Show

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