Monday, May 8, 2023

Polish Fest Featured Food, Dancing And FUN!

To celebrate Polish Constitution Day, Stevenson’s Polish Club hosted Polish Community Night, also known as Polish Fest, on Friday.

Those who attended danced to authentic Disco Polo music, delighted in varieties of Polish foods and desserts, and enjoyed fun activities such as face painting, Polish trivia, musical chairs, and more!

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

Photos: Joel Lerner.

Final Choir Concert Of The Year Honors Seniors

Senior Choir Students will be honored TOMORROW at the Spring Choir Concert, the final Choir Concert of the year for the curricular choirs and a cappella groups.

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

Six groups ~ Stevenson Choir, Advanced Choir, Patriot SingersLow~FrequencyPolyphonics and Nothing But Treble ~ will be featured and debut a new piece by composer Paul Langford.

There will also be a short Choir awards ceremony before the concert begins.

For those who cannot attend, the concert can be viewed via Vimeo.

Seniors: Graduation Is Coming…
411 On Caps/Gowns And Day-Of-Ceremony Details

THURSDAY ~ Cap And Gown Pick-Up: Seniors can pick up their caps and gowns from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on THURSDAY in the Wood Commons outside of Student Activities. This is one of the LAST opportunities to pick up your cap and gown.
REHEARSAL/TICKETS ~ There will be a mandatory rehearsal ceremony on the morning of Friday, May 26. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor in the Fieldhouse. After rehearsal, you will report back to your counselor to receive and sign out your graduation tickets. Each graduate will receive eight tickets.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AT THE NOW ARENA ~ Doors at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26. Graduates should report no later than 4 p.m. The actual graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be live-streamed and can be accessed here:
GRADUATION PHOTOS ~ Photos of this year’s graduation ceremony will be taken by Visual Image Photography (VIP). All images will be posted online for view and order about a week after graduation. You will receive an email when they are ready to view and order, or you can visit Type in your school name and click on the graduation tile. Enter the student’s full name and an e-mail address. This will bring up your student’s graduation day photos and link you to other event photos from this past school year. All print orders are sent directly to the address entered at checkout. Contact VIP at with questions.

For more information about Graduation, including directions to the ceremony and parking, appropriate dress and diplomas, please refer to the letter that was sent to all senior families on May 5 or check out the Senior Page on the Stevenson website.
MAY 25 ~ Senior Class Party
MAY 26 ~ Graduation

WEDNESDAY ~ “I Can’t Believe I Have A Senior:” This is a virtual family event for current Junior families, starting at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Members of Student Services and Family Engagement will present routines families can begin during senior year to support their teen’s independence.

ONGOING ~ Travel The World With Stevenson: Don’t forget to check out Stevenson’s International Travel Opportunities because travel is for EVERYONE at Stevenson! Don’t miss out on the amazing 2024 tours that are planned. If you missed the Travel Night Zoom Call and want to know more, click here:

Where is Stevenson going in 2024?
Dominican Republic ~ Language & Culture Immersion Trip: Experience new customs and cultures, connect authentically with local citizens.
France And Italy ~ AP European History & Latin students or anyone interested in the history of Europe and the Roman Empire! This trip is for you.
Iceland ~ This isn’t your average tour. This is adventure in the heart of Iceland, hiking and exploring!
Japan ~ Experience Japan from Osaka to Tokyo and more!

For general questions about Stevenson Travel (travel partners, dates, payments, insurance, etc.), contact Mandy Johnson at

Animal Welfare Club To Host Reach Rescue TOMORROW

Join the Animal Welfare Club for its last meeting of the year as it hosts Reach Rescue, an organization that strives to help animals in trouble.

The meeting will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. TOMORROW in the West Auditorium.

Reach Rescue rescues dogs and cats that are stray, abandoned, relinquished, abused, neglected, or have run out of time at public shelters and are scheduled to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation.

The organization is committed to promoting the rescue, adoption and public education necessary to ensure that all animals passing through its care “REACH” a stable, healthy and happy life.


THROUGH FRIDAY: Advanced Placement Exams will run all week, through FRIDAY. 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.

ONGOING ~ Juniors To-Do’s: Counselors recently sent Juniors an e-mail that includes a checklist of things to do starting now and through the summer as the idea of college and applications becomes more of a reality. Also, there’s a great scholarship opportunity for juniors that includes four years of tuition and expenses to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ~General Dance Auditions: Mélange and Repertory Dance Company general auditions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 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.


THROUGH FRIDAY ~ Patriot School Store Sale: To close out the school year, the Patriot School Store is having a 25 percent off sale, running through FRIDAY. 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

SATURDAY ~ Allies For Allied Celebration (Sign Up To Donate Food): The Sophomore Class Board will be hosting its “Allies For Allied Celebration” SATURDAY in the Stadium with an after-party in the Sportscenter following the team’s tournament that begins at 9 a.m. There will be free food, music, games, and LOTS OF FUN!!!! To donate food items for the celebration, please click here. For questions, contact Jane Caballero at


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.

Sports Notes

Coming Fall Of 2023: Girls Flag Football 

Girls…Want to play Flag Football…for real, for a season?

Stevenson will be offering Girls Flag Football in the Fall of 2023. This is a COMPETITIVE program!

Practices will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Games will take place on Saturdays. Athletes are EXPECTED to attend all activities. You CANNOT join Girls Flag Football if you are on another fall sports team.

This is a pilot program for 2023, therefore, there is no P.E. waiver given for Girls Flag Football.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Upcoming Sports Events

THURSDAY ~ 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 THURSDAY. 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

Girls Water Polo:
 The Patriots (29-1, 4-0) hosted their final regular season quadrangular against Hersey (15-5), Barrington (17-7) and Naperville Central (13-6) winning all three matches to move to an overall record of 29-1. Goalies Katie Delaney and Em Barron combined for 38 blocked shots, 4 goals, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Camila Maya led the way in goals for Stevenson with 11 and added 3 steals. Belle Cloeter finished the weekend with 4 goals, 4 assists and 3 steals, while Jillian Carlson also tallied 4 goals for the Patriots. Olivia Spieth added 3 goals, 5 assists and 8 steals while Sophia Berger added 3 goals of her own, along with 2 assists. Sophia Brown had 2 assists and 4 steals and Caitlyn Liu had 4 steals. The Patriots start their playoff run today at Buffalo Grove High School against Highland Park, starting at 5 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse:
 The Patriots (12-5, 3-1) hosted two different teams from the St. Louis area, Cor Jesu and Rockwood Summit. In their first match on Friday, the Patriots lost to Cor Jesu, 7-6. Teagan Hendricks had 1 goal, 4 draws and 2 caused turnovers. Lili Sorenson led the way in goals with three, followed by Vanessa Magsino and Maria Lukz with 1 goal apiece. Megan Randol had 16 saves in the net. On Saturday, the Patriots defeated Rockwood Summit, 8-6. Again Sorenson led the way with 4 goals and 1 assist. Jessica Youkanaha, Magsino, Lukz and Bella Wisneiwski all scored 1 goal apiece. On the defensive side, Randol had 11 saves and Alex Varshavsky dominated with 6 caused turnovers. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Crystal Lake Central at 6:30 p.m. today. 

 The Patriots (23-9, 5-0) competed in the Glenbrook North Invite and finished in fourth place in a field of 16 teams. The Patriots defeated Niles West, 25-13, 25-20 and Vernon Hills, 25-20, 25-13 and lost to Oak Park River Forest, 26-27, 25-19, 12-15 on the first day, and then took on New Trier and York on Saturday, falling to both teams. Sam Nuudel led the way for the Patriots in kills with 29 and added 22 digs. Libero Onon Bayasakh tallied 2 aces and 32 digs throughout the weekend. Setters David Wang, Logan Kim and Ryan Dong combined for 185 attempts and 89 assists with Dong adding 1 kill and 1 block assist. Ramsey Engel contributed 25 kills and 17 digs. Tony Hwang added 21 kills and 3 block assists followed by Yugank Arora who tallied 7 kills and 9 block assists. Kian Odongo added 8 kills and 6 block assists. James Angelos finished the weekend with 7 kills. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Waukegan at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boys Tennis:
 Stevenson (14-1, 6-0) competed in the Deerfield Invite and even though it was rained out on Saturday, Friday’s matches were completed. Stevenson finished tied for second in points with New Trier. Dustin Zhao split his matches, defeating Highland Park, and losing to Hinsdale Central. Caden Zhao also split his matches, losing his first match against Deerfield and winning his second, against Lake Forest. The No. 1 doubles team of Alex Jang/Gautham Kappaganthula won its match against Highland Park however, they lost to Hinsdale Central. The No. 2 doubles team of Ashy Madhushankar/Jonathan Wang defeated Hinsdale Central, but lost to Highland Park. The No. 3 doubles team of Akshay Maram/Tejas Sheth made it into the semifinals before the Invite was canceled and won both of its matches against Deerfield and Hinsdale Central. In the No. 4 spot, Ian Williams/Richard Xu also made the semifinals before the Invite was canceled, winning both of their matches as well. Next up for Stevenson is a nonconference match at Glenbrook North, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Baseball: The Patriots (21-7, 8-2) were defeated by Antioch on Saturday, 8-5. Notching 3 runs in the seventh inning, Luca Morelli and Frank Costabile knocked in runs in the inning. Brady Rosenkranz took the loss for Stevenson, lasting 2⅔ innings, allowing 3 hits, and 5 runs while striking out 2 batters and walking one. Morelli, Costabile, Joe Richardson, Chris Iannuzzi, Michael Belbot, and Brandon Schultz each collected 1 hit to lead the Patriots. Next up for Stevenson is a conference matchup against Waukegan tonight, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Softball: The Patriots (9-7-1, 5-5) played a couple games over the weekend, with the first matchup on Friday against Warren, which ended in an 8-4 loss. On Saturday, the Patriots traveled to Elk Grove and lost 12-10. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Lake Forest at its West Campus, starting at 4:45 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse: Stevenson (4-13, 1-3) took on Glenbrook North in a tightly contested match and lost, 10-8. Aarav Patel led the way for the Patriots with 3 goals, followed by Chingoon Ulziibayar with 2 goals. Zaine ClemonsJosh Lee (1 assist) and Cam Crew (2 assists) all scored 1 goal apiece, with Caleb Lee leading the way in assists with 5. Next up for Stevenson is NSC opponent Warren at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus.

Sports Reminders

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

FRIDAY ~ 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!

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 8-12: AP Exams
May 9: Choir Concert
May 10-11: Band Concert
May 10: Sports Boosters Meeting
May 10:  Stevenson Family Engagement ~ I Can’t Believe I Have A SENIOR!
May 12: A Western Improv Spectacular
May 13: Allies For Allied Soccer Celebration
May 15: Activity Period ~ Sophomore Guidance
May 15: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

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