Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Stevenson…Marks The Spot!
Geography Club Wins Third Interstate Bowl

In front of a large crowd at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Stevenson’s Geography Club recently won the Interstate Geography Bowl for the third time in school history, going undefeated through the entire competition.

The team, captained by Matthew Lewis, defeated Park High School from Racine, Wisconsin in a tight final match. In addition to Lewis, the team was led by Ryan Barua, Michael Intelegator, Sarah Kogan, Cliff Yuan and Harikesh Prasad.

There was another Stevenson team at the competition and that team finished 7-4 and just missed the finals. That team included four-year veterans of the Geography Club: Johnathan Franke Gordon, Karam Fattouhi, Alisha Chowdhary, Rithvik Vijay, Bharat Pappu and Preeti Rao.

Spring Fling Slings Stevenson Into Summer With FUN!

Stevenson was popping last Friday with excitement during the capper to the annual year-end Spring Fling Spirit Week, a day that included an assembly with games and giveaways and the after-school field day that included food, inflatables, music and team competitions of kickball, volleyball and frisbee.

Check out this full gallery of photos from the day!

Photos: Joel Lerner

Pitch Perfect!
Entrepreneurial Tactics Classes Held “Pitch Day” Last Week

They all believed they had brilliant ideas, and last week, students in Stevenson’s Entrepreneurial Tactics classes had the chance to sell investors on those ideas, too.

Students created business ideas and worked with local business owner mentors throughout the Second Semester to create their business pitches. Fourteen teams of students presented their pitches to a panel of inventors ~ Bruce Lubin (former Stevenson School Board Member/President), Jon Hermes and Marc Roth.

The Solar Mower group (members Erum Ahmed, Sam Cusumano, Ashmit Shitole, John Stembal and Ameer Takieddin) won the designation of “Best Presentation.”

The GrownUpedia group (members Ben Alon, James Angelos, Eunchan Chang and Nicholas Sevcik) won the designation of “Best Idea.”

For more information about the Entrepreneurial Tactics class, contact Beth Brilowski (bbrilowski@d125.org).

Final Experience…THIS WEEK



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 (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. 
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.


Report to your Period 6, 2, 3 and 4 classrooms on Thursday.
Report to your Periods 5, 1, 7 and 8 classrooms on Friday.
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:

~ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
~ Periods 4 – 6
~ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

~ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

All Physical Welfare lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day, TOMORROW.  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.

Seniors: It’s On! Party And Graduation THIS WEEK!


FRIDAY ~ MANDATORY REHEARSAL: Check-In begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse.
FRIDAY ~ 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.

Patriot Theatre Company’s Lineup For 2023-24 Season Is Set!

The Patriot Theatre Company is proud to announce the 2023-2024 Theatre Season.

Auditions, crew sign-ups and leadership interviews for “The Bully Plays,” “Spark” and “Legally Blonde,” will begin Aug. 21. Information on how to get involved will be posted on Instagram at @ptc.theatre and one the Theatre page of the Stevenson website at the beginning of June.

For more information, please get in touch with Theatre Directors Abra Chusid achusid@d125.org or Joey Fitzpatrickjfitzpatrick@d125.org or Production Managers Angela Kvitek akvitek@d125.org or David Makuch dmakuch@d125.org.

Update On Upcoming PWC Hours

 Closed After School
FRIDAY: Closed After School
TUESDAY, May 30: OPEN!The Patriot Wellness Center Starts Summer Hours, which run through Aug. 12.

Monday Through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

THROUGH WEDNESDAY ~ Student ID Photos For 2023-24
MAKE-UP DATES (as long as there is no conflict with your classes)
Sportscenter and Fieldhouse

TUESDAY:  4th through 6th Hours ~ 11:10 a.m. to 1:41 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: All Day, Including Early Bird PE ~ 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NOW ~ Sign Up For ACT/SAT Bootcamps: Do you want to sharpen your skills for the upcoming ACT and/or SAT exams? You’re in luck. Spaces are still available for this summer’s “ACT Testing Bootcamp” and the “SAT Testing Bootcamp” that are taught by our own Stevenson faculty and staff.
** ACT Bootcamp: June 12 through June 16; 7:45 to 12:50 p.m., daily
** SAT Bootcamp: July 5 through July 14; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.

This summer experience includes a focus on: test-taking strategies, pacing guidelines, reinforcement of subject matter skills, testing on a digital platform and a simulation practice test on the last day of class where you will receive your immediate score report and feedback. 

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 ~ Donate Your Stevenson iPad: SENIORS…If you do not plan to use your iPad after graduation, please consider donating it to the Angaza Center in Kenya. The National Honor Society has organized collection boxes at all entrances THIS WEEK and there will also be a box at graduation practice on FRIDAY. Please attach the charger to the device. Have other old devices at home that are not in use? Please bring them to donate! Any devices (laptops, phones, iPads) in working condition and preferably with the charger are acceptable. 

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.


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.

Sports Notes

Badminton Championship Gear On Sale NOW!Show your pride in the STATE CHAMPION badminton team and get your championship apparel online HERE! 

The deadline to order is FRIDAY!

Upcoming Sports Events

TONIGHT ~ Boys Volleyball Regional: Stevenson will head to Grayslake Central TONIGHT to take on Waukegan in the IHSA Regional Semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on GoFan. 

TONIGHT ~ Girls Soccer Sectional: Stevenson will be in action in the IHSA Sectional Semifinal at 4 p.m. TONIGHT against Fremd at Glenbrook North High School. Tickets can be purchased on GoFan.

WEDNESDAY ~ Girls Lacrosse Sectional: Stevenson will be playing in the Sectional Semifinal against Warren at Lake Forest High School’s West Campus (300 S. Waukegan Rd.) at 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY.

WEDNESDAY ~ Softball Regional: The Patriots will be in action at 4:45 p.m. on WEDNESDAY taking on Glenbrook South in the Glenbrook South Regional Semifinal. Tickets can be purchased on GoFan.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY ~ Boys Tennis State Finals: Stevenson won a sectional championship over the weekend to qualify for the IHSA State Finals, which begins THURSDAY at Palatine High School.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY ~ Boys Track And Field State Finals: Members of the Stevenson Boys Track And Field team will be competing in the IHSA State Finals, which begins THURSDAY at Eastern Illinois University.

Sports Results

Girls Lacrosse:
 Stevenson started IHSA Sectional play and won on its home field against Deerfield, 16-4. Megan Randol dominated in the goal with 11 saves. Maria Lukz and Lili Sorenson scored 3 goals each with Sorenson adding 1 assist, 3 caused turnovers and 9 draw controls. Teagan Hendricks, Vanessa Magsino and Margie Finnegan scored 2 goals apiece. Jessica Youkanna, Alex Varshavsky, Natalie Martin and Bella Wisneiwski scored 1 goal apiece. Varshavsky added 2 caused turnovers and Julia Martin led the way for the Patriots with 4 caused turnovers. Next up for the Patriots is the Sectional Semifinal against Warren at Lake Forest High School’s West Campus (300 S. Waukegan Rd.) at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Boys Lacrosse: Stevenson traveled to Hoffman Estates High School to take on Fremd in the Sectional Semifinals and lost in a close match, 12-8. The Patriots have concluded their season.

Sports Reminders

NOW ~ 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.

THROUGH TOMORROW ~ PE LOCKERS: All Physical Welfare lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day, TOMORROW.  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 24-26:Final Experience
May 25-27: Boys Tennis State Finals
May 25-27:Boys Track State Finals
May 26:Graduation
June 6:Start Of Summer School, Session I

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