Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Music Production Showcase Featured Student Work Of All Kinds

Music Production students from Music Production 1, Music Production 2 and Advanced Music Production showcased their work from this semester in a variety of ways, including performances, artist talks, and casual sharing in Friday’s Music Production Showcase.

Please enjoy this full gallery of photos from the event!

Don’t Forget: There is an interesting fundraiser associated with this event.

The Music Production 2 students engaged in an activist songwriting project centered around topics that are important to them. The hope is that the music they wrote can raise donations for three organizations: Brave Space AllianceGood Kids Mad City and Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook.

The musicians featured are: 
Vee Allen, Maja Bacic, B Baker, Rei Betz, Luis Tadeo Figueroa Calleros, Ariela Cruz, Anand Dastidar, Meghana Dixit, Soheni Dutta, Leo Fontane, Silvana Gonzales, Tommy Garden, Kolby Gordon, Roh Habib, Alison Kim, James Kim, Suji Kim, Tyler Martini, Nishitha Nirmal, Kian Odongo, Tobi Ogundimu, Vik Paliwal, Jamie Ryan, Daniel Vazquez, Joseph Wang and 
Lylian Zhu.

The artists featured are: Luis Tadeo Figueroa Calleros, Ariela Cruz, Sonika Jalem, Alison Kim and Jamie Ryan. 

Fundraising runs through May 19. Here is a link to the playlist (contains explicit language) and here is a link to donate.

Photos Of Showcase: Joel Lerner

TONIGHT: Final Choir Concert Of The Year Honors Seniors

Senior Choir Students will be honored TONIGHT 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. To view the program for the concert, click here.

FUNDRAISER: There is also a fundraiser associated with this event. Visit the Culver’s of Lincolnshire all day TODAY, and 25 percent of all sales will go to the Stevenson Choir when you mention this fundraiser!

Concert Bands To Debut World Premieres!

In the final curricular performance by the Stevenson Concert Bands this year, several of the bands will be performing world premiere arrangements of songs that they selected and created throughout the entire second semester.

The Spring Band Concert, featuring the Honor Band, Advanced Symphonic Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Freshman Band, is a two-day event and slated for a 7 p.m. start for shows both TOMORROW and THURSDAY in the Performing Arts Center.

Students will also be honored with awards throughout the event, which can also be viewed via Vimeo.

COUNTDOWN…To Final Experience

You are in the home stretch, Patriots! TWO MORE WEEKS until Final Experience!

Here’s what you need to know:

Due to the number of non-attendance days this school year, Final Experience will be a little different this spring to accommodate this year’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26.

Wednesday, May 24

If you are submitting any more evidence for this semester’s Period 5, 1, 7 and 8 classes, you should go to the Fieldhouse on Wednesday, May 24 (see schedule above). Please speak with your teachers to see if you need to submit more evidence. Once all Final Experiences are completed, seniors will be released to go home. 
Thursday, May 25
Seniors who are submitting any more evidence for this semester’s Period 6, 2, 3 and 4 classes will be expected to report to their normal classrooms according to the Final Experience schedule on Thursday, May 25.

Thursday, May 25

Report to your Period 6, 2, 3 and 4 classrooms on Thursday, May 25.
Friday, May 26
Report to your Periods 5, 1, 7 and 8 classrooms on Friday, May 26.
COURSE MATERIAL RETURNAll course material (textbooks, art supplies, cameras, apple pencils, etc.) must be returned before you leave for the summer! You may have to pay a fee for any materials that are returned late, so don’t forget about this, Patriots! Students may drop off their materials in the Lower Sports Center Lobby during these dates/times:

May 22-24
~ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
~ Periods 4 – 6
~ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

May 25-26
~ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
For more information about the ILC/QLC/ELC, Food Service, Open Gym and the PWC during the Final Experience, please click here.

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: https://www.youtube.com/stevensonhs
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 www.vipis.com. 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 support@vipis.com 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

TODAY: Animal Welfare Club To Host Reach Rescue 

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. TODAY 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.

TOMORROW 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 mshahinian@d125.org.

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 jcaballero@d125.org.


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.

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 (Dominican Republic, France/Italy, Iceland, Japan) that are planned. If you missed the Travel Night Zoom Call and want to know more, click here: https://www.d125.org/student-life. For general questions about Stevenson Travel (travel partners, dates, payments, insurance, etc.), contact Mandy Johnson at ajohnson@d125.org.

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.

To register for Flag Football, please click here. Tryouts will take place in August.

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:
 Stevenson (30-1, 4-0) began its state playoff run by defeating Highland Park 20-8 in the sectional quarterfinal game. Katie Delandy had 5 blocked shots and 4 assists. Victoria Duncan and Sophia Berger each had 3 steals apiece with Berger adding 3 goals. Sophia Brown and Becca Stone contributed 4 assists and Elise Regalado had 3 goals. Next up is the sectional semifinal against Mundelein at 5 p.m. on Friday at Buffalo Grove.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (11-4-2, 5-1-1) lost in the North Suburban Conference championship game to Libertyville, 2-0. Before the game, Stevenson honored senior Bri Welter with the NSC Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes a player who demonstrates the true meaning of sportsmanship and dedication to their sport. Next up for the Patriots is their last regular season home game against Carmel at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Stadium.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (12-6, 3-1) lost on the road to Crystal Lake Central, 6-3. The Patriots had two goals called back in the last 5 minutes, thwarting a comeback. Megan Randol continued to guard the goal with 14 saves, while Lili SorensonTeagan Hendricks and Margie Finnegan scored the 3 goals for Stevenson. Next up is a home game against Warren in the Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sports Reminders

TOMORROW ~ Sports Boosters FLASH SALE: The Sports Boosters is hosting a Flash Sale TOMORROW 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 9-12: 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
May 16: Consortium Art Festival And Reception
May 16: PPA Meeting

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