Friday, May 19, 2023

FRIDAY FUNDAY! PPA Treat Day: Lunch! To help celebrate Spring Fling and the end of the year, the Patriot Parent Association has icy cold treats for everyone! Pick up a bomb pop popsicle in the Glass Commons or the Wood Commons during fourth, fifth and sixth periods.

Assembly: 2:42 p.m., Stadium
Teacher Pie-In-The-Face, Raffle Giveaway Prizes, T-Shirt Slingshot Into The Crowd, Crowd Beachballs

Spring Fling: Immediately Following
Pep Assembly, Fields

Mechanical Shark, Kona Ice Truck, Spikeball Nets (play any free time), Free Burgers, Hot Dogs, Assorted Chips, Other Inflatables

Spring Guitar Concert Featured Music From Various Genres

It was a medley of variety at the Spring Guitar Concert as the Guitar Classes hosted their final concert of the year.

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

Guitar 2 performed 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 started its set with three Brazilian Dances, then moved on to a beautiful and light-hearted piece called “Lotus Eaters,” and the finally closed out the concert with an arrangement of Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing.”

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

Photos: Joel Lerner

Films Made By Your Peers…Check Out The SNN Film Fest TONIGHT!

Does Stevenson have any budding Steven Spielbergs?

Find out TONIGHT at the SNN Film Fest…it’s the perfect way to close out a fun day of Spring Fling. See screenings of student-made films and support the Stevenson artist community! The SNN Film Fest is slated for a 7 p.m. start in the West Auditorium.

Tickets will be on sale outside of the Sportscenter during the PM Assembly and at the door of the West Auditorium before the event. All proceeds will go to the World Food Program.

For more information, contact

Bass Fishing Heads To State This Weekend

Best of luck to Stevenson’s Bass Fishing Team, which will be competing in the IHSA State Competition TODAY and TOMORROW at Carlyle Lake in downstate Carlyle.

Above: Liam PlautzJohn WallMatthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore.

Good Luck, Patriots!

Child Development Students Completed “Child Advocacy Project”

The Child Development Classes at Stevenson recently completed the Child Advocacy Project, where they identified a local, national or global concern relating to children.

Many students in the community advocated and spread awareness of their chosen concerns!

Students Hear From Holocaust Survivor Israel Starck

On Wednesday afternoon, Israel Starck, a survivor of the Holocaust, spoke to more than 350 Social Studies students in the West Auditorium about his experiences during the Holocaust, inside concentration camps and his liberation.

Starck also took time to answer many student questions about both his and his family’s experiences and the lifelong impact of the Holocaust. It was his fourth time speaking to Stevenson students.

More information about Starck, his memoir and the Holocaust can be found at the Illinois Holocaust Museum website.

Stevenson Students Snag Various Writing Awards

Stevenson students have been recognized recently for their writing talents in three separate contests.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association  
Two students won awards via the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in the 2022 Gold Circles for newspaper and magazine print productions.
Sarah Zhang, Class of 2023, First Place in Essays for her essay in last year’s Wit.
Dylan Clavel, Class of 2022, Second Place in Open Form Poetry in last year’s Wit.
The Gold Circle Awards attracted 4,224 entrants in print news and print magazines from colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.

American Scholastic Press Association
Statesman earned a First Place-Rating from the American Scholastic Press Association National Newspaper Contest for the seventh straight year. The ranking is the highest rating in the ASPA’s annual competition for collegiate and secondary education student publications.

National Federation Of Press Women
Several Statesman students were recognized in the National Federation of Press Women National Contest.

All First-Place winners in the Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s High School contest competed against other state and regional winners for these awards.

This year, Illinois students got First Place Nationally in four categories: News Story, Single Page Layout, Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show, and Video Sports Story. Each First-Place winner in the NFPW competition will receive $100 from the NFPW, to be divided evenly among multiple winners if necessary.

Single Page Layout
First place ~ Junior Jennifer Huang and Senior Kelly Liu ~ “Pencils Down”
Second place ~ Junior Vivian Zhu ~ “Challenging the Court of Law”
Double-Truck Layout
Second place ~ Sophomore Timothy Bui ~ “Coaching Off-Court”
Third place ~ Sophomore Kashvi Nagpal and Junior Camden Wright ~ “Spooky Specials”
Sports story
Honorable Mention ~ Seniors Kelly Liu and Shannon Moser ~ “Embodying Perfection”

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


TODAY ~ 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 TODAY. GRADUATION DAY DETAILS
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.

Pick Up Your Yearbook TODAY!!

Yearbooks were first made available for pick-up yesterday and pick-up will continue TODAY during ALL LUNCH PERIODS in front of the College And Career Center and the Performing Arts Center.

Students must have their ID to pick up. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, they can be purchased at the Patriot School Store on Monday until they sell out.


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
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.

ENDS TODAY ~ 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. The on-campus Clothing Drive in support of the Cradles mission ENDS TODAY! The NHS is asking students to bring in clothing donations (sizes 0T-Adult Medium) and drop them in the donation boxes that are 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!

ENDS TODAY ~ 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 TODAY) 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.

Upcoming Sports Events

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 this weekend!! Free tickets are available to the Boys State Water Polo Quarterfinals for the FIRST 50 Stevenson students who present their ID at the gate of the Stevenson Pool. Stevenson will take on Naperville North in the state at Stevenson at 8:15 p.m. TODAY. If you don’t snag a free ticket, tickets can be purchased via GoFan. Thank you to the Sports Boosters for this contribution.

TODAY AND TOMORROW ~ Boys Tennis IHSA Sectional: The Patriots will be hosting the IHSA Sectional this weekend: TODAY (11 a.m.) and TOMORROW (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

Girls Water Polo:
 The Patriots (33-1) earned a 13-4 victory over Sandburg in the IHSA State Quarterfinals at Stevenson, advancing to the IHSA State Semifinals against York at 10:15 a.m. tomorrow. Katie Delaney had 5 blocked shots, 1 assist and 1 steal. Becca Stone had 4 goals, 1 assist and 2 steals. Belle Cloeter had 1 goal, 2 assists and 2 steals. Elise Regalado had 2 goals and 3 steals. Olivia Spieth had 2 goals, 1 assist and 8 steals. Emily Headley had 5 steals. Camila Maya had 2 goals, 3 assists and 2 steals. Sophia Berger had 1 goal, 4 assists and 7 steals.

Softball: The Patriots (13-10-1, 9-5) hit the road and lost a non-conference matchup to Cary-Grove, 12-5. Next up is the IHSA Regional Playoffs that start at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Glenbrook South against the host Titans.

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 19: Last Day Of Spring Fling Spirit Week
May 19:PPA Treat Day
May 19:PM Assembly
May 19: Spring Fling 2023
May 19:SNN Film Festival
May 19-20:Bass Fishing State Finals
May 19-20: Boys And Girls State Water Polo State Finals
May 19-20:Girls Track State Finals
May 22:Spring Sports Awards
May 24-26:Final Experience
May 25-27:Boys Track State Finals
May 26:Graduation

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