Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Improv On Friday Had A Western Flair

The Failed Presidential Candidates put together a knee-slappin’ Western-themed comedy on Friday in the West Auditorium.

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

Photos: Joel Lerner

See Stevenson’s Artists Of The Future!
Consortium ArtFest TODAY

It’s a tradition four-plus decades strong: the 43rd Annual Consortium ArtFest.

This art show, held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. TODAY in the Fieldhouse, is for Stevenson’s second-semester art students as well as selected students from Stevenson’s Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Consortium Schools. This collaborative event is a favorite among Stevenson students, district schools, teachers, and the larger community.

Stevenson teachers are encouraged to bring their students to view the show, which will re-open again TONIGHT from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a reception.

The participating Consortium Schools include: Laura B. Sprague Elementary School, Half Day School, Daniel Wright Junior High, Tripp Elementary School, Pritchett Elementary School, Aptakisic Junior High School, Meridian School, Fremont Middle School, Fremont Intermediate School, Fremont Elementary School, Twin Groves Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, West Oak Intermediate School, Diamond Lake School, West Oak Middle School, Country Meadows Elementary School, Prairie Elementary School, Ivy Hall Elementary School and Kildeer Countryside Elementary School.

There is also a fundraising arm to this event: The Empty Bowls Project. 

Students from Ceramics classes this school year have donated wheel-thrown or hand-built ceramic bowls that will be sold for $5 each during the Reception. All proceeds will go to the Vernon Township Food Pantry.

TOMORROW: Pops Concert Promises Film And Broadway FUN!

All of the curricular orchestra classes ~ the Patriot, Symphonic, Concert and Stevenson Orchestra ~ are ready to sound off at the Orchestra Pops Concert, which will feature light-hearted and fun favorite numbers from classic films and Broadway.

The concert is slated for a 7 p.m. start TOMORROW in the Performing Arts Center and also includes a special guest appearance from select members of the Stevenson Honor Band Program.

There will also be a Flower Fundraiser at the concert, which is not a ticketed event. The concert can also be viewed via Vimeo.

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

The final regular week of the 2022-23 school year is this 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 the remainder of the week. 

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! NEXT WEEK is 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… NOTE: NEW LOCATION

If you are submitting any more evidence for this semester’s Period 5, 1, 7 and 8 classes, you should go to the PWC Main Entrance 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 ~ 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 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. 
GRADUATION PHOTOS ~ Visit www.vipis.com
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.

SAY CHEESE! ID Photo Shoots For Next Year Start TODAY!

Freshmen, Sophomore and Juniors will be getting their 2023-24 ID Photos for next year taken this week.

Students will be asked to make their way to the Sportscenter or Fieldhouse during their designated times. *Only photos will be taken during this time. 2023-24 ID cards will be distributed at a later date.*

FRESHMEN will be brought through during their Advisory Period. Please contact your advisories to confirm the dates and times you will be attending.

SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS will be brought through at the beginning of their PE class. Please, contact your PE teacher to confirm the day and time they have scheduled for your class.

Should students miss the designated times with their Advisory or PE class, they are able to come through the Sportscenter of Fieldhouse during any of the other following times as long as it does not conflict with their academic schedule.

TODAY: 4th through 6th Hours ~  11:10 a.m. to 1:41 p.m.
THURSDAY: 4th through 6th Hours ~ 11:10 a.m. to 1:41 p.m.
MONDAY, May 22:  All Day,  Including Early Bird PE ~ 7 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
TUESDAY, May 23:  4th through 6th Hours ~ 11:10 a.m. to 1:41 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, May 24: All Day, Including Early Bird PE ~ 7 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

TODAY: End-Of-Year Tournament For Video Game Club

The Video Game Club has a big end-of-the-year Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament TODAY called the “Cosmic Brownie Cup.”

This is a free-entry tournament open to all students at Stevenson, regardless of prior skill level, and everyone who enters will be awarded with at least one Cosmic Brownie.

The tournament starts at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1204.

Interested? There is a required Google Registration Form for those who intend to participate.

MOD Pizza Fundraiser: Support The Band With A Slice!

The Stevenson Band is doing at fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Buffalo Grove TOMORROW.

Use the code MODGIVES20 and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Band Program.

Bring In Clothing Donations: Help Cradles To Crayons!

Stevenson’s National Honor Society is teaming with Cradles To Crayons to help low-income families in the area with basic clothing and footwear needs.

There will be a Clothing Drive in support of the Cradles mission running all THIS WEEK on campus!

The NHS is asking students to bring in clothing donations (sizes 0T-Adult Medium) and drop them in the donation boxes that will be located at school entrances.

As an added bonus, when you donate, you will be able to scan a QR code that will enter you into a raffle. The winner(s) will receive a basket worth $50!

Cradles To Crayons is an organization committed to helping families in low-income and poverty situations through donations of clothing and shoes, as well as other basic needs items, to children from birth through age 12. By providing these items, Cradles to Crayons enables children to participate more fully in school and life activities while also relieving their parents’ stress.

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.

ONGOING ~ TEDx Board Applications: Want to be involved in TEDx next year as a member of the TEDx Board? If you are motivated and dedicated and would be committed to the TEDx mission of spreading ideas and inspiring change, consider applying to be on the TEDx Board next year. Apply here!


THROUGH FRIDAY ~ 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 FRIDAY) 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.

JUNE 1 ~ Deadline For Early Bird Rate To Travel The World With Stevenson: Don’t forget that the DEADLINE for the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for Stevenson’s International Travel Opportunities is JUNE 1. 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 ajohnson@d125.org. 

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.

Upcoming Sports Events
 TOMORROW ~ Girls Soccer IHSA Regional: The Patriots head to Palatine High School to take on the host Pirates in the first round of the IHSA Regional Playoffs at 7 p.m. TOMORROW. Tickets can be purchased for $5 on GoFan or for $6 cash.

THURSDAY ~ Boys Track And Field Sectional: Stevenson heads to Grayslake North on THURSDAY to participate in the IHSA Sectional. Field events begin at 4:30 p.m. and track events begin at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $7 on GoFan.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY ~ Girls Track And Field State Finals: Adeline Gobble and Nenge Fon-Ndikum head to the IHSA State Finals THIS WEEKEND at Eastern Illinois. Tickets can be purchased here.

STEVENSON STUDENTS: Stevenson is hosting both the Girls and the Boys IHSA Water Polo State Finals!! Free tickets are available to the State Water Polo Quarterfinals for the FIRST 50 Stevenson students who present their ID at the gate of the Stevenson Pool. Thank you to the Sports Boosters for this contribution. 

THURSDAY ~ Girls State Water Polo: Stevenson will take on Sandburg in the state quarterfinals at Stevenson at 7:00 p.m. on THURSDAY. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan.

FRIDAY ~ Boys State Water Polo: Stevenson will take on Naperville North in the state quarterfinals at Stevenson at 8:15 p.m. on FRIDAY. Tickets can be purchased via GoFan.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ~ Boys Tennis IHSA Sectional: The Patriots will be hosting the IHSA Sectional this weekend: Friday (11 a.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.) at Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. There is no fee to attend. 

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

Allied Soccer: Stevenson ended the season on a high note, fighting hard against Warren to win its final game of the season. Stevenson’s scoring was led by Ryan Kieffer and Sam Garmash. Defensive standouts included Leo ReinosoShephia Zhou and Alex Ortega. Photo above courtesy student photographer Ansh Aggarwal.

Stevenson (25-7, 11-2) defeated Libertyville 3-1 in which pitching was strong for both teams. Colin Schmitke got things moving in the second inning on a single, scoring 2 runs. Brett Gaynor was credited with the victory lasting four innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 4 batters and walking one. Michael Belbot, Frank Costabile and Nick Rayyan all put in the work in relief. Costabile, Carson Kaye, Schmitke, Takuma SakamotoChris Iannuzzi, Belbot and Brandon Schultz each collected 1 hit. Next up is a road game against Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. today.

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (25-9, 6-0) defeated Grant on Senior Night, 25-15, 25-19. Three setters took control last night. David WangTony Hwang and James Angelos combined for 51 attempts, 27 assists, 10 kills and 1 ace. Dylan Lee led the way in digs for Stevenson with a total of 4. Ramsey Engel added 4 kills, 3 block assists and 3 digs on the night. Seniors San Nuudel and Yugank Arora each added 3 kills apiece. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup with Libertyville for the North Suburban Conference title at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Sportscenter. 

Girls Softball: 
Stevenson (12-9-1, 8-5) traveled to Waukegan and won, 6-1. Ava Potempa pitched seven innings, striking out 14 batters and giving up only 1 hit. Abbie Lewis led the team at the plate going 3-for-4 with 1 double and 2 singles. Michaela Duffy followed close behind with 2 hits for the day. Next up for Stevenson is a conference matchup at Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. today.

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (6-14, 1-4) hosted Highland Park and won their final regular season game, 11-6. The state series begins tomorrow and Stevenson will host Buffalo Grove at 5 p.m.

Sports Reminders

NOW THROUGH MAY 24 ~ NEW…PE LOCKERS: All Physical Welfare lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day, MAY 24.  Any items left in lockers will be donated to local charities.

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.

ONGOING ~ Register For Girls Flag Football: 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. To register for Flag Football, please click here. Tryouts will take place in August. Stay tuned for more updates!

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 16-19: Spring Fling Spirit Week
May 16: Consortium Art Festival And Reception
May 16: PPA Meeting
May 17: Band Fundraiser ~ MOD Pizza
May 17: Orchestra Pops Concert
May 18: Spring Guitar Concert
May 19: PPA Treat Day
May 19: SNN Film Festival
May 19: PM Assembly
May 19: Spring Fling 2023
May 19-20: Bass Fishing State Finals
May 22: Spring Sports Awards

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