Friday, May 12, 2023

Spring Band Concert Showcased Original Content

In the final curricular performance by the Stevenson Concert Bands this year, several of the bands performed 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,
put on a two-day event that wrapped last night in the Performing Arts Center.

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

Photos: Joel Lerner

Yeeeeee Hawwwwww! Check Out This Improv, Y’all!

So…those “so-called” Failed Presidential Candidates are fixin’ to impress you gentlefolk at Stevenson with a night of Improv Comedy!

They will be telling knee-slappers, tall tales, and singing tunes that would make your cattle cry. So why don’t y’all mosey on over to the West Auditorium at just past sundown (7:30 p.m.) TONIGHT. It won’t cost you a dime, partner!

Allies For Allied Celebration Is TOMORROW!

The Sophomore Class Board will be hosting its “Allies For Allied Celebration” TOMORROW in the Stadium with an after-party in the Sportscenter.

There will be free food, music, games, and LOTS OF FUN!!!!

Everyone is invited to come and cheer on the Allied Soccer Team as it hosts its tournament with three other Allied teams beginning at 9 a.m. in the Stadium!! When the event is over, all four teams and everyone supporting in the stands are invited to the Sportscenter to celebrate these amazing athletes! 

For questions, contact Jane Caballero at

Stevenson Journalists Recognized At International Competition

Several Statesman students were recognized by Youth Journalism International in its 2023 International Scholastic Journalism Contest.

Feature Writing ~ Team: Seniors Nick Corso, Dayna Roberts, Aayushi Wadhawan for “Decisive Diversity.” 

In-Depth Reporting ~ Team: Sophomore Fiona Jin, senior Anika Krishnaswamy, senior Kelly Liu, senior Shannon Moser and sophomore Aaroh Tak for “Engineering Change.” 

Sports Feature ~ Team: Seniors Shannon Moser and Kelly Liu for “Embodying Perfection.” 

Photo Illustration ~ Team: Junior Jennifer Huang and senior Shannon Moser for “Handle With Care.” 

Sports Feature ~ Team: Sophomore Eshaam Bhattad, senior Gaurish Lakhanpal and senior Shannon Moser for “Striding Forward.” 

Enterprise Reporting ~ Team: Sophomore Brayden Caldwell, senior Gaurish Lakhanpal and sophomore Lillian Zhou for “Getting Down to Business.” 

Multi-Media Feature ~ Team: Sophomore Jonah Cooper and senior Nicole Lee for “Community Features: Security at Stevenson.”

Profile ~ Team: Senior Nick Corso, sophomore Kashvi Nagpal and sophomore Alex Xie  for “Committed.”

In-Depth Reporting ~ Team: Junior Rachel Bui, senior Collin Fan, junior Angela Guo and senior Shannon Moser for “The Full Spectrum.”

In-Depth Reporting ~ Team: Senior Katya Dubinin, senior Gaurish Lakhanpal, senior Lance Locker, senior Dayna Roberts, senior Ananya Tak and junior Nicole Yao for “On The Safe Side.”

Multi-Media Feature ~ Team: Senior Kelly Liu, junior Kyla Smith, sophomore Ansh Aggarwal and junior Samantha Lerner for “Community Features: Taiwanese Club.”

Editorial Writing: The Statesman Staff for “Stigmatized to Sensationalized.”

Cartoon: Sophomore Timothy Bui for “Louder than Words.”

Cartoon: Junior Jennifer Huang for “Man Down.”

Marketing Class Hits Home Run With Field Trip!

It was a day at the ballpark for marketing students from Stevenson earlier this week as they visited Impact Field in Rosemont, home of the independent baseball team the Chicago Dogs, to learn about working in the sports and entertainment industry.

They heard from team owner Shawn Hunter, who spoke about his experience working for organizations such as the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets and AEG Sports. This trip aligned with the marketing class’s sports marketing unit and students gained valuable insight on what it would be like to work in the sports and entertainment industry.

After the presentation, students enjoyed a day at the ballpark where the Dogs played the Kane County Cougars. This was a part of the Dog’s “Home Run For Education Day” in which students from all over the Chicagoland area attended.

For more information about marketing or business classes at Stevenson, contact Jen

Fashion Focus: SPIRIT!!
Start Planning Your Wardrobe For “Spring Fling Spirit Week!”

The final regular week of the 2022-23 school year is next week, but there will be nothing “regular” about it.

It’s “Spring Fling Spirit Week,” with fun themes each day capped by a Friday Fun Day that includes a “Treat Day,” an afternoon assembly and the after-school, annual “Spring Fling” event featuring outdoor games and fun!

Here are the theme days for next week. Start planning your outfits over the weekend!

USA Day: Wear Red, White, And Blue

Beach vs. Biker Day

Adam Sandler (pictured left) Day

Western Day

Team Jerseys Or Stevenson Spirit Day

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 Tutoring, Food Service, Open Gym and the PWC during the Final Experience, please click here.

Seniors: Party And Graduation Are Coming…
411 On Senior Party Transportation And Ceremony Details


FRIDAY, MAY 19 ~ Deadline To Sign Up For Senior Party Bus: 
The Senior Party is May 25. For those who have a Senior Party Boat Ticket, it is now time to sign up for a bus! The deadline to sign up for a bus is FRIDAY, MAY 19. All Senior Party ticket holders who are not signed up for a bus by May 19 will be randomly assigned to a bus. When you sign up for a bus, you must enter your Student ID Number so that it can be verified that you have a boat ticket. You must have already purchased your ticket for the Senior Party on GoFan. Please use the exact same name on the Bus Sign-Up that you used to purchase your GoFan ticket. If you sign up for a bus without a GoFan Senior Party Ticket, you will be removed from the Bus Sign-Up. If you sign up for a bus without entering a Student ID Number, you will be removed from the Bus Sign-Up.

MAY 26 ~ MANDATORY REHEARSAL: Check-In begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse.
MAY 26 ~ COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AT NOW ARENA, Hoffman Estates: Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Graduates report no later than 4 p.m. The Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. 
For more information about Graduation, 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.

MONDAY, MONDAY: Activity Period

Mark your calendars!

There is an Activity Period on MONDAY for SOPHOMORES.

Sophomores will meet with their counselors. This is a mandatory meeting with your counselors. You must attend this meeting, even if you have a club meeting. The meeting will include details about “What To Expect Junior Year” and “Career Exploration.” Click here for a list of counselor meeting locations.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m. 

Here is the list and locations of Club Meetings on Monday.

Get Involved In TEDx Next Year!

Want to be involved in TEDx next year as a member of the TEDx Board?

If you are passionate about event planning, organizing and inspiring others, you are encouraged to apply. Join a team of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to making TEDxStevensonHighSchool a success.

As a member of the TEDx board, you will work closely with other students to organize and execute a successful TEDx event that showcases the unique voices of our community. You will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills in project management, event planning and public speaking, while also making a positive impact on our school and beyond.

We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals who are committed to our mission of spreading ideas and inspiring change.

If this sounds like you, apply for a position on the TEDx Board!

Heads Up: Upcoming Changes To PWC Hours

As the school year winds downs, there will be a few days in which hours at the Patriot Wellness Center will be adjusted.

SUNDAY (Mother’s Day)
The PWC will be closed.

The PWC will be closed after school.

FRIDAY, May 26
The PWC will be closed after school.

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.

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.


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

THROUGH MAY 19 ~ Music Production Showcase Fundraiser: 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 (through May 19) for three organizations: Brave Space AllianceGood Kids Mad City and Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. Here is a link to the playlist (contains explicit language) and here is a link to donate.

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

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
TODAY ~ Girls Badminton At State: Stevenson is heading to STATE! The IHSA Badminton State Finals starts at 9:45 a.m. TODAY at DeKalb High School. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan:

TODAY ~ Boys Gymnastics At State: Stevenson is heading to STATE! The IHSA Boys Gymnastics State Finals starts at 4:30 p.m. TODAY at Hoffman Estates High School. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan:

TODAY ~ Girls Water Polo Sectional: Stevenson will play Mundelein in the semifinals of the Buffalo Grove sectional starting at 5 p.m. TODAY at Buffalo Grove High School. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan:

TODAY ~ Boys Water Polo Sectional: Stevenson has advanced to the sectional semifinals and will take on Deerfield at 7:30 p.m. TODAY at Buffalo Grove High School. Tickets can be purchased through Go Fan:

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

Stevenson Girls Track And Field Gets Two State Qualifiers!

Girls Track And Field: 
Stevenson competed in the IHSA Sectional at Palatine and had two Patriots qualify for the IHSA State Finals beginning next Thursday at Eastern Illinois University. Adeline Gobble heads to State after earning a 2:20.00 in the 800 meter run, which was also a personal record. Nenge Fon-Ndikum qualified in the discus with 35.72 meters and recorded her personal best as well. Fon-Ndikum also placed third in the shot-put with 10.86 meters and achieved another personal record, but it wasn’t quite enough to qualify. Another notable Patriot was Ava Wilson in the 400 meters with a time of 1:00.47, putting her in third place.

Boys Track And Field:
Stevenson traveled to Mundelein to take on the rest of the North Suburban Conference in the NSC Championship meet and finished in fourth place. Dylan Zimmerman placed third in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:31.51 and second in the 3200 meters with a time of 9.57.23. Marcus Caselberry dominated the hurdles again, placing first in both the 110 meters (15.09) and the 300 meters (40.68). In the 4×100 relay, the Patriots (Randy Clay, Alex Moser, Alex Xie and Caselberry) finished in third place with a time of 43.61. Ethan Aghakhan finished second in both the shot put (15.40 meters) and discus (155’8”), recording his personal best in each event. In the high jump, Clay earned first place with a height of 6-foot-3. Next up for Stevenson is the IHSA Sectional on Wednesday at Grayslake North High School, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on GoFan:

Girls Soccer: 
The Patriots (12-5-1, 5-1-1) defeated Carmel 2-0 in their last regular season game. The game remained scoreless until the second half when Sami An craftily beat a defender and shot the ball to the upper 90 to beat the goalie, assisted by Leah Stodola. Then, Ellie Egeland scored off a through ball from Stodola. The Patriots begin the IHSA Playoffs Wednesday at Palatine High School, starting at 7 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (5-14, 1-4) hosted Prospect and won 16-6. Zaine Clemons led the way with 7 goals, followed by Caleb Lee who contributed 4 goals and 7 assists and Cameron Crew added 3 goals and 3 assists. Josh Lee and Andy Kaplan each added 1 goal apiece. Aarav Patel added 2 assists and Brandon Rasof had 1. Next up for Stevenson is a home match against Highland Park at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Sports Reminders

TODAY ~ 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 TODAY!

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 12:AP Exams
May 12: A Western Improv Spectacular
May 13: Allies For Allied Soccer Celebration
May 15-19: Spring Fling Spirit Week
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
May 17:Band Fundraiser ~ MOD Pizza
May 17:String Awards Concert
May 18:Advanced Acting Performance
May 19:PPA Treat Day
May 19:SNN Film Festival
May 19:PM Assembly
May 19: Spring Fling 2023

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