Tuesday, May 2, 2023

“One Act” Plays Were One-Of-A-Kind Production

The adults stepped aside. And the students took over.

“One Act” is all students…and the final product that was months in the making was on display over the weekend with two shows in the West Auditorium. Student-acted, directed, and produced, “One Act” is evidence of what students are capable of doing when “adults get out of their way.”

The One Acts were born from a spark of creativity that led to an actual script, months of writing and rewriting, a series of workshops ~ and then rewrites. A total of 35 plays were submitted in December, and the six that were chosen were musicals, comedies, dramas…and highlighted what is best in Stevenson students.

For a full gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

Photos: Joel Lerner

Sophomore Rayaan Shaik’s “One Act” Play A National Semifinalist 

Not only was the play of sophomore Rayaan Shaik (pictured left) performed over the weekend during the “One Act” Plays performances, but it was also selected as a semifinalist in The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

Shaik’s play “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” received the double distinction. Meanwhile, another play by Shaik, “The Study,” was also named a semifinalist in the same Festival!

Calling All Fashionistas: Fashion Show Is TONIGHT!

Dress your best and come check out the 8th Annual Stevenson Styler Fashion Show.

The show is slated for a 7 p.m. start TONIGHT in the Performing Arts Center and will feature the latest looks from local retailers as well as amazing student-designed looks made by students in the Clothing and Design classes.

Admission is $5 and all proceeds will benefit Dress For Success which is a not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Student collections will be highlighted for students who submit more than three looks they have made and designed in class. The fashion show is produced by members of the Stevenson Styler Fashion Club and head producers Anjini Thomas and Bennett Thyren.

Over the past few weeks, students have been busy styling looks for the models, deciding on what hair and make-up trends they will use on the models and deciding on the theme. This year the theme is “Fashion In Transit,” which was chosen to highlight the fast-moving and evolving trends we see in the fashion industry.

Get The 411 On Fashion
Juun Shin Taking Over The Stevenson Instagram!

To get a handle on what’s going on behind-the-scenes of tonight’s Fashion Show, sophomore Juun Shin (pictured right) will be taking over the main Stevenson Instagram account.

Shin is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Stevenson Styler Club, which is hosting the show. She’s been in that role for two years.

“I’m excited about this event because I have a passion for clothing and fashion,” Shin said. “I’m also so excited to see how the team’s hard work will present on the stage.”

Shin’s job was to “bring (the show) to as many ears and eyes as possible.”

“I worked on promoting the show as well as planning the event,” Shin said. “This event is filled with a lot of student-made garments, and I hope that people can come to the show and watch our models present these clothes.”

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week At Stevenson!

Today, students dressed like their favorite teachers and wrote them notes to place in their mailboxes!

TOMORROW’S TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK ACTIVITY: Goodie bag lunch-time activity. Students can create goodie bags for their teachers and personally deliver them. 

Sign Up For Spring Fling By TOMORROW! 
Check Out STUCO’s Spring Fling TikTok Promo (Linked Below)

Do you like playing recreational games? Want to commemorate the end of the school year with friends?

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!

This year, Spring Fling will be held after school on FRIDAY, MAY 19. Team registration is in full swing, and Captains Forms need to be submitted by the new extended deadline of TOMORROW 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.

STUCO TIKTOK: Check Out This Spring Fling TikTok From Student Council!

It’s Not Too Early To Think About World’s Fair 2023
Sign Up NOW For Next Year

Looking for a leadership opportunity for next year? Apply to join a planning committee for Stevenson’s LARGEST annual cultural event ~ World’s Fair!

Responsibilities will include: planning World’s Fair, designing World’s Fair branding, t-shirt design, advertising, and more!

For more information on the specific committees and responsibilities, check out this document. To apply and be notified of meetings when the 2023-24 school year begins, submit the google form here. 
NOTE: There will be two committees: the Design Committee and the Hype Committee. The expectations for all committee members are: Regularly attend meetings at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 1912 (meeting dates will be posted monthly, and will be more frequent as events approach); Be committed to helping World’s Fair run smoothly; Be committed to the mission of promoting inclusivity and respect for all cultures.

LAST CALL: Order Your 2022-23 Stevenson Yearbook

Make your memories of Stevenson last!

Orders for 2022-23 yearbooks can be made through FRIDAY, while supplies last.

Click here to place your order.

TODAY THROUGH MAY 12 ~ AP Exams: Advanced Placement Exams run all week, through Friday, May 5 and then continue the following week through May 12. For more Advanced Placement information, click here. For the 2023 Advanced Placement Exam Schedule, click here.

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.

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 10 AND MAY 11 ~General Dance Auditions: 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. 23For more details, please click here.

TOMORROW ~ Deadline To Register A Team For Spring Fling: Sign up for Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration on May 19. Captains forms need to be submitted by the new extended deadline of TOMORROW at 11:59 p.m. 

NOW THROUGH MAY 12 ~ Patriot School Store Sale: To close out the school year, the Patriot School Store is having a 25 percent off sale, running through May 12. The Patriot School Store is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale prices apply in-store only and exclude letterman jackets, Jalen Brunson gear, 2023 contest T-shirts and school supplies.
Questions: Megan Shahinian at 847.415.4126 or mshahinian@d125.org.

THURSDAY ~ 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 THURSDAY. After Thursday, 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. 

MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation

NOW THROUGH THURSDAY ~ 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 through THURSDAY. Tickets are $45 apiece. To complete the transaction, put your Student ID in the Promo Code.

Upcoming Sports Events

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 Lacrosse: The Patriots (3-12, 0-3) hosted Glenbrook South in a nonconference matchup and lost 17-1. The Stevenson goal was scored by Caleb Lee and assisted by Aarav Patel. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Libertyville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Sports Reminders

MAY 10 ~ Sports Boosters FLASH SALE: The Sports Boosters is hosting a Flash Sale on WEDNESDAY, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Hall of Fame Garden. Grab your Stevenson Gear! 

MAY 12 ~ Deadline For ESPPA Award Nominations: Spring Sports Awards Season is almost here, and the Athletic Department needs your nominations for the ESPPAs. Click HERE to enter your nominations for each ESPPA category. 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.

May 2-5: AP Exams
May 2: Stevenson Styler Fashion Show
May 4:  Stevenson Family Engagement Presents: What To Expect Junior Year
May 5: Music Production Showcase
May 5: Girls Water Polo Fundraiser ~ Frosty Friday
May 5: Polish Fest
May 8-12: AP Exams
May 9: Choir Concert

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