Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Watch the video for a very special message from Pat Riot…it’s REVEALING, to say the least.

And then, don’t forget to check out “Stories Of Stevenson” in the Daily Digest TOMORROW to read the full story. Get to know the REAL Pat Riot! 

ArtFest Showcases Stevenson’s Artists Of The Future!

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

This art show, held Tuesday in the Fieldhouse, was 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.

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

Photos: Joel Lerner

TODAY: 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 TODAY 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.

Spring Guitar Concert To Feature Music From Various Genres

It will be a medley of variety at TOMORROW’s Spring Guitar Concert as the Guitar Classes host their final concert of the year.

The concert, which features Guitar 1, Guitar 2 and Patriot Guitar Ensemble, is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium.

Guitar 1 will be playing music ranging from classical to pop, including a piece of original music written by Private Lesson Teacher Dr. Julie Goldberg, and ending with an arrangement of “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay.

Guitar 2 will be performing a very cool array of music with interesting grooves, feels and very catchy melodies; ending their performance with the famous “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Patriot Guitar Ensemble will start its set with three Brazilian Dances, then move on to a beautiful and light-hearted piece called “Lotus Eaters,” and the finally close out the concert with an arrangement of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.”

This is not a ticket event and it 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. 

Adam Sandler (pictured right in “Happy Gilmore”) 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

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

How To Face The Challenges Of Summer Break

Summer Break means there will be a TON of opportunities for fun in the sun, but that doesn’t mean each opportunity will align with your values.

You may face pressure to conform to social norms, including using substances. It may seem like everyone around you is experimenting with drugs or alcohol, but the reality is that MOST Stevenson students choose to NOT use.

Consider your health, family, school and goals, as well as these tips for building your summer plans:

LET YOUR VALUES SHINE: Share your values and reasons for choosing a substance-free life with your friends. Caring about you also means respecting what matters to you.

MAKE YOUR OWN WAVES: Ask your parents to host a small pool party or backyard picnic for you and your friends. Planning the party allows you to set the substance-free norm more easily while also having control over the guest list.

AVOID PEER PRESSURE: Do you know what you’d say if someone offers you alcohol or drugs? Practice how you’d respond before it happens. Don’t wait until you’re pressured to know how to stand up for yourself.

Summer is a time to rest, recharge, and create fun memories. Empower yourself and others to make your Summer Break amazing AND safe.

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. 
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.

TODAY: MOD Pizza Fundraiser; Support The Band With A Slice!

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

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

NOW THROUGH MAY 24 ~ Student ID Photos For 2023-24: Student ID Photos for 2023-24 are being taken NOW. 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. 
MAKE-UP DATES (as long as there is no conflict with your classes)
Sportscenter and Fieldhouse
 All Day, Including Early Bird PE ~ 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MONDAY, May 22:  All Day,  Including Early Bird PE ~ 7 a.m. to 3 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 p.m.

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.

THIS WEEK ~ NHS Clothing Drive: 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.

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 

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.

Stevenson Well-Represented In IHSA State Finals This Weekend!

Best of luck to the Stevenson athletes who will be competing in the IHSA State Finals beginning today and running through the weekend.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: Adeline Gobble and Nenge Fon-Ndikum will compete in the IHSA Girls Track And Field State Finals at Eastern Illinois, starting TOMORROW.

GIRLS WATER POLO: The Patriots will take on Sandburg in the IHSA State Quarterfinals, hosted by Stevenson at 7 p.m. TOMORROW.

BOYS WATER POLO: Stevenson will take on Naperville North in the State Quarterfinals, hosted by Stevenson at 8:15 p.m. on FRIDAY.

Ticketing information for all IHSA State Finals is listed below in “Upcoming Sports Events.”

Upcoming Sports Events

TODAY ~ 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. TODAY. Tickets can be purchased for $5 on GoFan or for $6 cash.

TOMORROW ~ Boys Track And Field Sectional: Stevenson heads to Grayslake North TOMORROW 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.

TOMORROW 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. 

TOMORROW ~ Girls State Water Polo: Stevenson will take on Sandburg in the state quarterfinals at Stevenson at 7 p.m. TOMORROW. 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

Stevenson knocked off Libertyville in a tight battle, 6-5! Samantha Gotschewski was the starting pitcher and went four innings, striking out 4 batters. Aubrey Jepson finished the game, striking out 3 batters. The Patriot offense started out hot, scoring early and often. Stevenson scored 4 runs in the first two innings, taking complete control of the game. The offense was led by Jepson and Abbie Lewis. Jepson went 3-for-4 at the plate with 1 home run, 2 singles and a fielder’s choice. Lewis went 2-for-4 at the plate with 2 singles and 2 walks. Both Jepson and Lewis finished with a perfect on-base percentage. The offense had a total of 10 hits. Next up is a road game at Cary-Grove at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Baseball: An early lead for Libertyville sealed the fate of the Patriots (25-8, 11-3), who suffered a 19-9 loss in conference action. Stevenson notched 4 runs in the the fourth inning with Michael Belbot hitting a homer. Both he and Chris Iannuzzi added RBI in the frame. The Patriots tallied 11 hits from Brandon SchultzMatthew Bressler and Frank Costabile. Schultz went 3-for-3 at the plate, leading the way in hits. Next up is a matchup against Prairie Ridge in Crystal Lake at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow. 

Sports Reminders

NOW ~ NEW…RETURN OF ATHLETIC UNIFORMS/GEAR: If you were provided a uniform or equipment through Stevenson Athletics for your Spring Sport, this gear MUST be returned to the Equipment Room (Room 1000), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the day following the conclusion of your season. Failure to do so will result in a fine and a hold on your registration for the following school year or your ability to receive your diploma.

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 17-19: Spring Fling Spirit Week
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
May 24-26: Final Experience

Comments are closed.