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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

Happy Holidays…And Happy Homecoming Week!

Happy Homecoming Week, Patriots! The fun continues with today’s theme: Holiday Day. Hopefully, you’re all dressed up in your favorite holiday outfit!

Here is the Spirit Week Theme for Tomorrow: Color/Spirit Wars Day ~ Each class dresses up in their designated class color in an attempt to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.Other Fun Homecoming Activities Tomorrow And Saturday: 

  • Friday ~ TREAT DAY! During all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. As a way to celebrate Homecoming, the PPA will have free ice cream treats for everyone: bomb pops and ice cream sandwiches!
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium

Bands Entertain With Fall Band Concert Last Night

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, and Symphonic Bands tackled some challenging repertoire last night during the Fall Band Concert at the Performing Arts Center.

For a full gallery of photos from the show, courtesy of photographer Joel Lernerplease click here.

More Than 60 Stevenson Students Have Been Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

There are 66 students from Stevenson who have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

The Stevenson contingent includes: Yousif Alkhayyat,Jennifer An, Riddhi Bhagwat, Angie Chang, Benjamin Chen, Ojas Dahalkar, Blake Duvall, Jacob Edley, Collin Fan, Arunabh Ganguli, Rohan Gopalam, Sneha Guha, Lawrence Han, Wenjing Han, Phillip Ivanov, Aadit Juneja, Naurisha Kapoor, Gautham Kappaganthula, Meera Khare, Anika Krishnaswamy, Gaurish Lakhanpal, Judah Lee, Sojung Lee, Iris Li, Katherine Li, Evan Lin, Eleana Liu, Kelly Liu, Ryan Liu, Lance Locker, Nathan Ma, Pranav Meraga, Abigail Minin, Subham Mitra, Trisha Mondal, Shannon Moser, Dhruv Pendharkar, Alex Pollock, Benjamin Prins, Mihir Putcha, Angela Qian, Kevin Qian , Karthik Ramanathan, Aditya Ramesh, Michael Reed, Deepak Salian, Vaishnavi Sankar, Eesha Santosh, Brian Shen, Joshua Song, Daron Sun, James Tan, Ann Thomas, Annie Thomas, Aditya Tiwari, Hiroki Uemura, Srikar Venkatesan, Soumil Verma, Rithvik Vijay, Tash Vijay, Andrey Vlasov, Carolyn Wei, Rishabh Wuppalatpati, Estella Yan, Brian Yoon, and Sarah Zhang.

More than 16,000 students have achieved the distinction of National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, representing less than 1 percent of high school seniors in the United States.

The semifinalists will now move on to compete for the 7,250 National Merit Scholarships, which are offered next spring and worth nearly $28 million.

Students Helping Soldiers Gives An Assist To Bikers Who Rode 500 Miles To Honor America’s Fallen Heroes

At the end of a grueling 500-plus-mile bike ride, students from Stevenson’s Students Helping Soldiers club were ready to lend a hand.

Last weekend marked the final leg of the sixth annual Gold Star 500 Bike Race sponsored by the Gold Star Mission, which honors the legacy and memory of America’s fallen heroes, particularly the 300 service men and women from Illinois who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Riders made a 5-day, 520-mile trek through Illinois that included pass-throughs of towns such as Springfield, Rushville, Quincy, Macomb, Galesburg, Rock Island, Rock Falls, Rockford, Woodstock and Fort Sheridan.

The ride ended at Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, where Students Helping Soldiers members assisted with off-loading trailers with water, chairs and the riders’ luggage. The students also assisted with parking the bicycles, seating guests for the ceremony and handing out water and snacks.

Stevenson Debaters Show Well At Grayslake Central Tournament

At the ICDA 1 Debate Tournament at Grayslake Central High School last weekend, Stevenson debaters were part of approximately 500 students competing in Congressional Debate.

Stevenson took third place in the Large-School Sweepstakes, with Sarah Zhang leading the way, earning first place in the Quality Speaker category.

In Varsity Chambers, Zhang got a first place while Ajay RautMia Langer and Kashyap Rajesh each got second place. Third place when to Milind Kumar and Natalie Garayeva. The Best Presiding Officer was Sheryl Lawrence.

In Novice Chambers, Grace Ryoo and Shaunak Sahasrabudhe got first place, followed by Joshua WangShreya AnantharamanSahana Harini RajaHelen Deng and Rucha Rajadhyax in second place. Rachel VargheseAndy He and Navya Saxena took third place and the Best Presiding Officer was Natalie Garayeva.

National Honor Society Blood Drive To Honor Stevenson Junior Jake Kingan; Proceeds To Stevenson To College

During a recent surgery that lasted more than 24 hours, Stevenson junior Jake Kingan needed more than 28 units of blood to get him through. 

With many Blood Banks low on blood, the Kingan family is hoping Stevenson students will consider donating blood to help replenish the supply so that Jake and others like him will have the blood they need during surgeries and procedures.

On Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the National Honor Society will be hosting its Fall Blood Drive in the Wrestling Room in honor of Kingan. Proceeds from the Blood Drive will support Stevenson To College (S2C), a Stevenson Foundation program that empowers at-risk Stevenson students to attend college. Donors must be at least 17 years old and 110 pounds. Interested students can find more information and sign up here!

Heads Up!! Juniors Meet With Their Counselors During Monday’s Activity Period; Seniors Go To Sportscenter For Group Photo

There is an Activity Period on Monday and ALL Juniors will meet with their counselors, even if they have a club meeting. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE. Meanwhile, ALL Seniors will report to the Sportscenter for the Senior Class Group Photo, even if they have a club meeting. Seniors will also learn about Caps and Gowns for Graduation. 

The only clubs meeting during the Activity Period are:

  • Sophomore Class Board ~ Wrestling Room
  • Patriot Pride ~ Student Activities Office
  • Student Congress ~ West Faculty Dining Room

All other students will remain in their second-period classes for the Activity Period, which starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

✅ Freshman To-Do List: Schedule Your SCoPE Meeting Now!

Every year, freshmen at Stevenson get an opportunity to meet with their counselor for a Student Counselor Parent Engagement (SCoPE) meeting to have a meaningful discussion about the high school experience.

From now to Oct. 21, freshmen may schedule these SCoPE meetings. To schedule a meeting, students should click the scheduling link in the e-mail they received from their counselor. If assistance is needed with translations, click here or e-mail your counselor.

Need A Pizza Pick-Me-Up? Every Tuesday And Thursday

Love Pizza? Hungry After School? You’re in luck!

Stevenson Debate is selling pizza during Eighth Period and immediately after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. This will be an ongoing, regular sale.

Only cash will be accepted and the new lowered prices are $2.75 for cheese and $3 for pepperoni.

College Fairs With Hundreds Of Reps On Tap For Chicago And Milwaukee This Weekend

Ready to get serious about the college hunt?

Then head to either Chicago or Milwaukee this weekend to attend NACAC, a National College Fair where you can meet face-to-face with representatives from hundreds of colleges.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., NACAC will be at McCormick Place ~ North Hall in Chicago. On Sunday from 12 Noon to 3 p.m., NACAC will be at Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

Students will learn about programs and find their best college fit as they get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more.

For information about Saturday’s event in Chicago, click here. For information about Sunday’s event in Milwaukee, click here.

And Suddenly…Snider Is A Star!

Stevenson senior Ben Snider is a bit of a late bloomer. Before going out for the football team this summer at the (strong) urging of his friends, Snider had never played tackle football before. Sure, he had helped his intramural flag football team win a championship his freshman year, but being on the school’s varsity football team really wasn’t on his radar.

His teammates are glad it is now. And suddenly, Snider is on every opponent’s radar, too. In a Week 2 win over New Trier, Snider, a wide receiver, set a single-game Stevenson record for receiving yards with 236, and he continues to be a big target for the Patriots and a major offensive threat. 

The Chicago Sun-Times made the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Snider the subject of an interesting feature story on his background and his overnight success on the football field.

What To Wear To Upcoming Homecoming Sports Events: Neon!

It’ll be bright, so put on your shades. It’s a “Neon-Out” for the Homecoming soccer and football games. For both the Homecoming soccer and football games on Friday night, fans should come decked out in their NEON. The soccer game against Waukegan is first, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Stadium. The football game against Lake Forest will start at 7 p.m. Fans can purchase their tickets from GoFAN.  

Freshmen will receive free admission when they show their IDs at the gate.

“Big Cheerleaders” Hosting A Clinic For “Little Cheerleaders!”

Know a budding cheerleader who might want to be a Stevenson cheerleader someday? Spread the word that the Stevenson Cheerleading Program will be hosting a youth clinic for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The clinic will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. Participants will then perform at the soccer game on Friday, Oct. 14. Individuals must sign up by Wednesday, Oct. 5 in order to guarantee a T-shirt.

Contact Elizabeth Lamb at elamb@d125.org with questions.

Save The Date: Fall Sports Awards is November 14; Nominate Athletes And Teams For An ESPPA!

The staff of the Athletic Department is already preparing for its Fall Sports Awards Night, held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Sportscenter for all fall athletes and their parents, and they could use your help.

Nominate a Fall Athlete or Team for an ESPPA, the Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 31 and incomplete nominations will not be considered. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents, and faculty/staff/coaches.

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)

The autumn winds will start to blow soon and the Sideline Store has the gear you need to stay warm and looking fresh.

Fleece, jackets, sweaters, and all of your fall favorites are available now. Choose from one of our exclusive designs to create your own signature look. Our premium quality materials and fabrics will ensure that you’re ready for game time.

Visit your Patriots Sideline Store today and start shopping.

Athletic Results

Boys Golf: The Patriots headed to Hilldale Golf Club for the first round of the IHSA state playoffs. Even though Stevenson didn’t advance as a team, the Patriots had three golfers continue on to the next round. Juniors Bobby Yun (78), Andrew Ryan (82) and Richard Wang (82) will play in the IHSA Sectional on Monday at 10 a.m. at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee.

Girls Tennis: Stevenson (8-0) traveled to Zion-Benton and won, 6-1. In the No. 1 singles spot, Veronica Jia dominated her match, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles player Anna Spivak won her match easily, 6-1, 6-0. The No. 1 doubles team of Mariia Berezovchuk and Carolyn Ryan controlled their match with a 6-0, 6-1 win. The remaining doubles teams of Alex Inman and Joanne GaastraSantosha Pochiraju and Sasha Baer and Shaila Pochiraju and Penelope Lagen prevailed with ease, winning all three matches 6-0, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at Hinsdale Central at 4:30 p.m. tonight.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (17-7) hosted Lake Forest in a conference matchup and got a 25-17, 25-20 sweep. Stevenson had a well-rounded attacking game coming from their pin hitters. Outside hitters Mija Jegers and Brynn Smith both had 7 kills on the night while Allison Katibnikov added 4 kills and Ava Wysocki had 9. Libero Teagon Ohlwein had 4 digs on the night, along with Abby Minin and Brynn SmithMija Jegers finished with a team-high in digs with 5. Next up for the Patriots is another home match against non-conference opponent Crystal Lake Central which will take place in the Sportscenter at 6 p.m. on Monday.

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Indiana High School Junior Becomes Only Student In The World To Earn A Perfect Score On AP Calculus Exam
Felix Zhang is one of 270,000 students worldwide who took the AP exam in May 2022.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 29-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Sept. 30:PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30:PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30:Homecoming Soccer Game
Sept. 30:Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1:Homecoming Dance
Oct. 3: Activity Period ~ Junior Guidance
Oct. 5: Non-Attendance Day
Oct. 6:CCC First-Generation Night

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022

Best Of The Best: Niche Names Stevenson Top Public School District In America For 2023!

Congratulations Stevenson Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff! We are No. 1!!

Niche, the leading platform connecting students and families with colleges and schools, has just published its new 2023 Best Schools and Districts rankings and Stevenson is the No. 1 Public School District in America, as well as the No. 1 Open-Enrollment Public High School in Illinois.

Now in their ninth year, the rankings include updated data for 92,743 public schools, 30,112 private schools, and 11,820 school districts nationwide. 

While traditional rankings rely almost exclusively on metrics like test scores and academic performance, Niche’s rankings combine user input  ~ ratings from current students, alumni, and parents ~ with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities and more. The 2023 Best Schools rankings include 2,906 newly ranked public schools, 1,018 newly ranked private schools, and 547 newly ranked school districts.The top five Best School Districts in America come from just two major metropolitan areas, Chicago and New York. Stevenson earned the No. 1 spot, followed by Glenbrook High Schools District 225 in the No. 2 spot. The remainder of the top five are all located on Long Island in New York. Great Neck Public Schools, Jericho Union Free School District, and Syosset Central School District rank No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 respectively.

This year, for the first time ever, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC has been named the #1 Best Public High School in America. Phillips Academy in Andover, MA remains the #1 Best Private High School in America for the third consecutive year. 

Busy Homecoming Week Continues…With Disco Roller Skating!

Happy Homecoming Week, Patriots! The fun continues with Homecoming activities during the lunch hours that will set the stage for Friday’s Homecoming Soccer and Football Games and the grand finale, Saturday’s Homecoming Dance.

Hopefully, you’re looking groovy in your DISCO 🎸👠💃🏻 gear as part of today’s Spirit Week theme of DISCO DAY!

Here is the rest of the Spirit Week Schedule:

  • Tomorrow ~ Holiday Day: Dress up in any holiday-themed outfit. This could be your favorite holiday, or a holiday that means something to you or your culture.
  • Friday ~ Color/Spirit Wars Day: Each class dresses up in their designated class color in attempts to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.

Other Fun Homecoming Activities This Week: 

  • Friday ~ TREAT DAY! During all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. As a way to celebrate Homecoming, the PPA will have free ice cream treats for everyone: bomb pops and ice cream sandwiches!
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium

Bands Heat Up! Ready For Inspiring Fall Band Concert

The unique theme of this year’s Fall Band Concert ~ light, warmth and triumph ~ is sure to inspire.

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, and Symphonic Bands have already tackled some challenging repertoire for the year and are working with great enthusiasm and energy in preparations for tonight’s show, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

This is not a ticketed event, and it can also be viewed on Vimeo.

HOWL-O-Ween Is Just Around The Corner: Dress Your Pets Accordingly…And WIN!!

It will be a HOWWWLING good time…with a little barking, too!

The Animal Welfare Club will be hosting its “Monstober Patriot Pet Howl-O-Ween Student and Faculty/Staff Contest” next month.

Got a pet that really likes to dress up for Halloween? Submit a picture of your pet in his or her “Howl-O-Ween” costume between Saturday (Oct. 1) and Friday, Oct. 14. Principal Troy Gobble will announce both the faculty/staff and student winners during the week of Halloween.

Please submit your entry using this Google form. For any questions please contact, Ms. Sassan
at ksassan@d125.org.

Calling World’s Fair Leaders: Deadline To Register Is Tuesday!

It’s already time to start thinking about one of Stevenson’s signature events: WORLD’S FAIR! 

The two-day extravaganza with international flair will be held Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 in the Wood Commons and the deadline to register to become a booth leader or a performance leader is coming up: Tuesday,Oct. 4, by 11:59 p.m.! No late responses will be accepted.

Booth leaders are responsible for communicating with booth volunteers and Diversity Council to organize a booth at World’s Fair. Performance leaders are responsible for coordinating their performance and will be the person of contact for Diversity Council.

Make sure to join the World’s Fair Facebook group and follow @shsdivco on Instagram for important updates like mandatory meeting dates as well as submission deadlines!

End Your Day With Something Sweet…PPA Bake Sale Today!

There will be a Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale starting immediately after sixth period today in the Glass Commons and the Wood Commons. Everything is $1 and students can get through the lines fastest with cash!

Heads Up!! Juniors Meet With Their Counselors During Monday’s Activity Period; Seniors Go To Sportscenter For Group Photo

There is an Activity Period on Monday and ALL Juniors will meet with their counselors, even if they have a club meeting. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE. Meanwhile, ALL Seniors will report to the Sportscenter for the Senior Class Group Photo, even if they have a club meeting. Seniors will also learn about Caps and Gowns for Graduation. 

The only clubs meeting during the Activity Period are:

  • Sophomore Class Board ~ Wrestling Room
  • Patriot Pride ~ Student Activities Office
  • Student Congress ~ West Faculty Dining Room

All other students will remain in their second-period classes for the Activity Period, which starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m.

Indian Student Association Meeting Today After School

Don’t forget that the Indian Student Association will meet at 3:35 p.m. today in Room 1916.

Club members explore Indian culture and identity through activities such as a Cricket tournament, Diwali, Holi and more. ISA hosts events in which Indian students and non-Indian students can come together to celebrate the rich heritage of India.

Guidebooks Are Waiting For You At The Patriot Superstore

If you ordered a Stevenson Guidebook, it is waiting for you at the Patriot Superstore and should be picked up by Oct. 15. Any Guidebooks remaining after Oct. 15 will be sold for $10 each.

The bookstore has a master list of student orders. Please bring your school ID for pick-up.

Yoga Classes Now Being Offered At PWC On Wednesdays

The Patriot Wellness Center is offering two separate Yoga classes in the cardio fitness room of the PWC every Wednesday, including TODAY!

Yoga One will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is great for training mobility, flexibility, and de-stressing with restorative exercise. Yoga Sculpt will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience. Participants will train mobility, and flexibility, and build strength while improving endurance.

What To Wear To Upcoming Homecoming Sports Events: Country…And Neon!

Girls Volleyball Team Goes County: It is COUNTRY NIGHT at tonight’s girls volleyball match against conference foe Lake Forest. The match is also part of the team’s first-ever “Middle School Volleyball Night.” So wear your flannel, boots and anything country, join the team in welcoming middle school players and cheer on the Patriots! The action starts at 6 p.m. at the Sportscenter. 

It’ll Be Bright; Put On Your Shades…It’s A “Neon-Out” For Soccer And Football Games: For both the Homecoming soccer and football games on Friday night, fans should come decked out in their NEON. The soccer game against Waukegan is first, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Stadium. Once the soccer game is completed, it will be time for the football game, which starts at 7 p.m. Fans can purchase their tickets from GoFAN. 

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)

The autumn winds will start to blow soon and the Sideline Store has the gear you need to stay warm and looking fresh.

Fleece, jackets, sweaters, and all of your fall favorites are available now. Choose from one of our exclusive designs to create your own signature look. Our premium quality materials and fabrics will ensure that you’re ready for game time.

Visit your Patriots Sideline Store today and start shopping.

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Stevenson, now 12-0-2 on the season, hosted Timothy Christian in a nonconference matchup on Senior Night and won, 4-1. Stevenson started the game aggressively and scored the first goal in the 15th minute, off a corner kick when Daniel Sokolovsky directed the ball to the back post off an assist by Nazar Mormul. In the 18th minute, Rohan Gopalam found Filip Janda on a counter attack, and Janda passed the ball to Sokolovsky, who beat the goalie for the second goal. Mormul scored the third goal in the 53rd minute off a deflected shot and the final goal came from Ben Isthisone in the 70th minute from outside the box with an exquisite volley, assisted by Sebastian Palikot. The Patriots will take on Waukegan on Friday at 4:45 p.m. in the Stadium.

Girls Tennis: The Patriots (7-0) hosted the Wildcats from Libertyville and won 7-1. No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang dominated her match, winning 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyahkta dropped her match, 1-6, 1-6. No. 3 singles player Kriti Mohan controlled her match with ease, winning. 6-0, 6-1. No. 4 singles player Maggie Kuang prevailed in her match, 6-1, 6-2. All the doubles teams had full command over their opponents winning all of their matches convincingly. Next up for Stevenson is Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. tonight at Zion-Benton.

Girls Cross Country: At Warren’s O’Plaine Campus, the Patriots (2-2) lost a close one to the host team by just 2 points. All of Stevenson’s runners earned times that were under 20 minutes: Adeline Gobble (18:45 ~ her first time under 19 minutes this season), Nanoko Seki (19:17), Stella Plendl (19:27), Isabel Edgcomb (19:35) and Sophia Pan (19:59). The following racers received a lifetime PR T-shirt for having a sub-20 race: Isabel Edgcomb (19:35), Anna Edgcomb (19:50) and Sophia Pan (19:59). And the following runners hit their personal record: Gobble, Seki, Plendl, I. Edgcomb, Pan and several others. Next up for the Patriots is a conference matchup with Mundelein and Lake Forest at Lake Forest’s West Campus at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Cross Country: The Patriots (2-2) traveled to Warren’s O’Plaine Campus and lost to Warren, 41-15. The following runners scored for the Patriots: Gurshaan Sohi (16:43), Richard Klein (16:45), Andrew Brandt (17:12), Siddarth Paleati (17:18) and Alex Todorov (17:30). Next up for Stevenson is the Lockport Invite on Saturday at Dellwood Park, starting at 9 a.m.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots (2-6-1) traveled to Lakes and lost 2-1. Lili Sorenson scored Stevenson’s only goal of the night during a penalty stroke in the fourth quarter. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 18 saves on the night. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Lake Forest Academy at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow. 

Football Correction: Michael Maloney scored Stevenson’s first touchdown last week in its 35-6 win over Mundelein on a 22-yard run. He had 4 touchdowns on the night.

Lawsuit Aims To Stop Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
The lawsuit, filed by an attorney at the California-based Pacific Legal Foundation, is the first legal challenge to President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for tens of millions of borrowers.

Girls Flag Football Is Taking Off In The Chicago Area
The number of teams has more than doubled in the league’s second year. “This isn’t a boys sport. Girls can play too,” one coach said.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 28-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Sept. 30:PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30:PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30:Homecoming Soccer Game
Sept. 30:Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1:Homecoming Dance
Oct. 3: Activity Period ~ Junior Guidance
Oct. 5: Non-Attendance Day

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

Welcome To A Jam-Packed Homecoming Week!

Happy Homecoming Week, Patriots and welcome to a jam-packed week of Homecoming activities that will lead into Friday’s Homecoming Soccer and Football Games and the grand finale, Saturday’s Homecoming Dance.

Hopefully, you’re comfy in your PJs as part of today’s Spirit Week theme of 🧸 Comfy/PJ Day! And don’t forget: The Sophomore Class Board is hosting KARAOKE in the Glass Commons during all lunch periods.

Here is the rest of the Spirit Week Schedule:

  • Tomorrow ~ Disco Day: Dress up with your take on the Disco Era of the 70s. You can wear colors of silver and gold, tie-dye shirts, flare pants, funky glasses, and more!
  • Thursday ~ Holiday Day: Dress up in any holiday-themed outfit. This could be your favorite holiday, or a holiday that means something to you or your culture.
  • Friday ~ Color/Spirit Wars Day: Each class dresses up in their designated class color in an attempt to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.

Other Fun Homecoming Activities This Week: 

  • Tomorrow ~ The Junior Class Board, co-sponsored by the Patriot Parent Association’s new “Committee of Fun,” is hosting a Disco Roller Rink during all lunch periods on the Pool Deck Patio located near the Glass Commons. (Moved into the Glass Commons in the event of rain.)
  • Friday ~ TREAT DAY! During all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. As a way to celebrate Homecoming, the PPA will have free ice cream treats for everyone: bomb pops and ice cream sandwiches!

  • Friday ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Soccer Game ~ No. 5-ranked Patriots vs. Waukegan, 4:45 p.m., Stadium
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Football Game ~ Patriots vs. Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Stadium, Theme is NEON!
  • Saturday ~ Homecoming Dance, 7:30 p.m., Fieldhouse; Tickets purchased through Friday are $25. Day of the dance tickets are $40.

Check Out Scenes From Fall Play “Clue!”

The Fall Play “Clue: High School Edition” wrapped up over the weekend with four sold-out shows, entertaining audiences with a captivating murder mystery in the quaint surroundings of the Black Box Theater.

Check out our full “Clue” photo gallery!

Bands Heat Up! Ready For Inspiring Fall Band Concert

The unique theme of this year’s Fall Band Concert ~ light, warmth and triumph ~ is sure to inspire.

Students from Honor, Advanced Symphonic, and Symphonic Bands have already tackled some challenging repertoire for the year and are working with great enthusiasm and energy in preparations for tomorrow’s show, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

This is not a ticketed event, and it can also be viewed on Vimeo.

✅ Wednesday~PPA Bake Sale/Volunteers And Donations Needed: There is a Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale tomorrow. The PPA could use a few volunteers to help at the sale. Here is the signup link. The PPA is also accepting monetary donations again, if families don’t have time to shop. Online donations can be made here. Thanks so much Stevenson Parents!!!!

✅ Thursday ~CCC College Financial Aid Night For Juniors And Seniors: The College Career Center will be hosting its annual Financial Aid Night Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom. Details about applying for college financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families with a Senior typically complete their FAFSA form in October. This event will be recorded and the slides and recording will be available on the College Career Center website within a week of the event. NOTE: Families requiring interpretation services are asked to e-mail the College Career Center or contact the CCC at (847) 415-4517. This presentation will not be a live-interpreted event, but the presentation will be translated after the night and shared with families that request interpretation within two weeks of the event.

✅ Thursday ~ Deadline ForFirst Generation Admission Night Interpreter: Save The Date on Thursday, Oct. 6! Stevenson will host its annual college night for students (and their families) who are the first in their family to navigate the undergraduate admissions process in the United States. The First Generation to United States Undergraduate Admission Night will be held virtually starting at 6:30 p.m., and the links to the sessions will be posted to the First-Generation Families Page of the Stevenson website on Thursday. Families from all backgrounds and grade levels are welcome. The night is tailored for students who are the first in their family to attend a four-year college, or students whose parents have not been educated at the undergraduate level in the United States. NOTE: If an interpreter is necessary please contact Stevenson by THURSDAY by calling Ms. Donna Wallach at (847) 415-4517 or e-mailing at dwallach@d125.org.

✅ Friday ~ Deadline For Fall Biliteracy Exam Registration: Stevenson offers Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved world language exams. The Fall 2022-2023 Biliteracy exam is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. Seating is limited. The deadline to register is by Noon on Friday. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.✅ Attendance Reporting: If your student needs to miss school for any reason please call the Attendance Office at 847-415-4000 and Press 2. Please report all absences including late arrival, partial day presence and leaving early. Students need to visit an attendance office (East Room 5024, West Room 2416) any time their attendance is disrupted. Students must sign in/out and receive a pass when arriving or leaving. FULL DAY absences may be reported online via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Absence Request. PARTIAL Day absences must be called in as noted above.

✅ Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior: Show your Senior some love in the 2023 Yearbook. Buy a Senior Recognition Ad. The closing date is March 3, 2023 but it’s always a good idea to get your ad in early.

✅ FAN Today: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
This Family Action Network virtual event begins at 7 p.m. The “No Club” started when four professional women, crushed by endless to-do lists, banded together over $10 bottles of wine to get their work lives under control. Running faster than ever, they still trailed behind their male colleagues. And so, they vowed to say no to requests that pulled them away from the work that mattered most to their careers. This book reveals how their groundbreaking research uncovered that women everywhere are unfairly burdened with “non-promotable work,” a tremendous problem we can — and must — solve.

✅ FAN Thursday: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
This Family Action Network virtual event begins at 7 p.m. Teenagers are overloaded, strapped for time, and often asked to wake far earlier than they should because of school start times. It’s no surprise they’re sleep deprived as a result, with far-reaching consequences. Parenting journalist Lisa L. Lewis, MS, who helped spark the first law in the nation requiring healthy school start times for adolescents, has written an actionable guide for parents who want to help their exhausted teens.

On A Roll: Disco Roller Skating Rink Highlights Tomorrow’s Lunch!

One of the most unique Homecoming Week lunchtime activities this week will take place tomorrow as the Junior Class Board, co-sponsored by the Patriot Parents Association’s new “Committee of Fun,” hosts a DISCO ROLLER RINK.

Get some skates on during all the lunch periods and roll and roll at the Pool Patio by the Glass Commons (rain location is the Glass Commons). 
 

Want To Play Intramural Soccer? Come Out To The Informational Event At The PWC Today!

As a way to gauge interest in intramural soccer, an informational event will be held TODAY from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Patriot Wellness Center Turf Field.

It is not necessary to sign up and there are no fees. Interested students just need to bring their IDs. Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome!

Indian Student Association Meeting Tomorrow After School

Don’t forget that the Indian Student Association will meet at 3:35 p.m. tomorrow in Room 1916.

Club members explore Indian culture and identity through activities such as a Cricket tournament, Diwali, Holi and more. ISA hosts events in which Indian students and non-Indian students can come together to celebrate the rich heritage of India.

Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)

The autumn winds are here…and the Sideline Store has the gear you need to stay warm and looking fresh.

Fleece, jackets, sweaters, and all of your fall favorites are available now. Choose from one of our exclusive designs to create your own signature look. Our premium quality materials and fabrics will ensure that you’re ready for game time.

Visit your Patriots Sideline Store today and start shopping.

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Stevenson moved to 11-0-2 on the season with a 1-0 win over Hersey. The Patriots seized control from the start and had numerous chances to take the lead but the game remained scoreless at the half. Stevenson again was in command in the second half and finally found the back of the next when Jack Bacher scored the game-winner. Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Patriots will be honoring their Seniors for their hard work and dedication. Additionally, Stevenson alum, former soccer player and 2019 “Voice” contestant and singer/songwriter Lauren Hall (pictured right) will be performing the National Anthem.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Stevenson won the Lake County Invite held at Lake Forest High School with a score of 376. It all started with diver Lada Volkov who earned the diving title with a score of 432.80. Stevenson swimmers dominated in the pool: Shay Donovan took first in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:08.59, Hana Wienckowski earned first place with a time of 52:63 in the 100-yard freestyle. Jennifer Chen got first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.72 and Nelli Sandor had a time of 1:07.07 in the 100-yard breaststroke. In the relays, Stevenson (Wienckowski, Abby CollinsStephanie Kirova and Linnea Florin)placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay and again in the 400-yard freestyle relay (Wienckowski, Florin, Chen and Collins). Next up for the Patriots is a dual meet against Mundelein at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Girls Tennis: The Patriots (6-0) traveled back to Prospect to compete in the 16-team Fall Classic, winning the team championship with a score of 69 points. Sarah Wang (pictured below right in white skirt) won the No. 1 singles title, beating New Trier’s No. 1 player, 6-3, 6-2. No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyahkta earned fourth place and No. 3 singles player Emma Blass got second place. In doubles, the No. 1 team of Ainika Hou and Sophia Mehta took first place, the No. 2 doubles team of Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic got second place, the No. 3 doubles team of Kate Herlihy and Ashley Adkisson finished in first place and the No. 4 doubles team of Kriti Mohan and Sona Surya got second place. Next up for Stevenson is Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tonight at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.  

Football: The Patriots improved to 2-3 on the season by dominating host Mundelein in a 35-6 win. Stevenson scored first on a 22-yard run from Logan Rios and then the Patriots extended the score, going up 21-0 on a pass to Jake Federman. Stevenson had a total of 294 yards, 194 rushing, 100 passing. Next up for Stevenson is Lake Forest in the Homecoming game at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium.

Boys Golf: Stevenson, 4-2 on the season, finished seventh in the competitive Lake Forest Invite with a score of 316. The Patriots were led by Andrew Ryan with a score of 76, followed by Jun Park with a 78, Bobby Yun a 79 and Richard Wang with an 82. Next up for the Patriots is the IHSA Fremd Regional on Wednesday at Hilldale Golf Club starting at 9 a.m.

Girls Cross Country: Stevenson (2-1) traveled to Palatine, raced some of the toughest competition in the state, including nationally ranked teams, and finished four places higher than in 2021. Adeline Gobble (pictured left) led the way with a 19:14 followed by Stella Plendl (20:04), Olivia Ruiz (20:32), Isabel Edgcomb (20:39) and Anna Edgcomb (20:54). Earning personal records at this race were: Gobble, Ruiz, Minnie Shao, Edgcomb, Sophia TaguirovKatie Pack and Kailey Miller. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular meet against Warren and Zion-Benton on Tuesday at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus starting at 5:15 p.m.

Boys Cross Country: Stevenson traveled to Palatine and raced some of the toughest competition in the state, including nationally-ranked teams. Dylan Zimmerman had a time of 16:02.99. Gurshaan Sohi was not far behind with a time of 16:32.39, followed by Abhi Choudhary with a time of 16:43.29, Richard Klein finished with a 16:52.70 and Andrew Brandt with a 17:08.96. Next up for the Patriots (2-1 on the season) is a triangular meet against Warren and Zion-Benton today at Warren’s O’Plaine Campus, starting at 4:45 p.m.

After Pandemic Break, Teens At West Side High School Are Warriors For Peace Again
Based on principles inspired by Martin Luther King, the effort at North Lawndale College Prep trains students to resist and prevent violence.

Stanford Law School Tries Out Income-Share Financing
A small pilot program will pay up to $170,000 toward a student’s tuition in exchange for 10 percent of their salary post-graduation.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Sept. 30:PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30:PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30:Homecoming Football Game
Oct. 1:Homecoming Dance
Oct. 3: Activity Period ~ Junior Guidance

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

Get Ready, Patriots! Homecoming Week Packed With Fun Activities!

When you return to campus on Tuesday after Monday’s day off, it will be full-speed ahead with a jam-packed week of Homecoming activities that will lead into the Homecoming Football Game and the grand finale, the Homecoming Dance.

Here is the Spirit Week Schedule:

  • Tuesday ~ Comfy/PJ Day: Come to school in your pajamas or any other comfortable outfit. 
  • Wednesday ~ Disco Day: Dress up with your take on the Disco Era of the 70’s. You can wear colors of silver and gold, tie-dye shirts, flare pants, funky glasses, and more!
  • Thursday ~ Holiday Day: Dress up in any holiday-themed outfit. This could be your favorite holiday, or a holiday that means something to you or your culture.
  • Friday ~ Color/Spirit Wars Day: Each class dresses up in their designated class color in attempts to out-do the other classes. Seniors wear GREEN, Juniors wear GOLD, Sophomores wear BLUE and Freshmen wear RED.

Other Fun Homecoming Activities Next Week: 

  • Tuesday ~ The Sophomore Class Board is hosting KARAOKE in the Glass Commons during all lunch periods
  • Wednesday ~ The Junior Class Board, co-sponsored by the Patriot Parent Association’s new “Committee of Fun,” is hosting a Disco Roller Rink during all lunch periods on the Pool Deck Patio located near the Glass Commons. (Moved into the Glass Commons in the event of rain.)
  • Friday ~ TREAT DAY! During all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. As a way to celebrate Homecoming, the PPA will have free ice cream treats for everyone: bomb pops and ice cream sandwiches!
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Pep Assembly, Assembly Period starting at 2:42 p.m., Stadium
  • Friday ~ Homecoming Football Game vs. Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Stadium
  • Saturday ~ Homecoming Dance, 7:30 p.m., Fieldhouse; Tickets purchased through next Friday (Sept. 30) are $25. Tickets purchased the day of the dance are $40.

Stevenson Foundation Is Bringing Award-Winning Nashville Songwriters to Austin’s for Private Acoustic Performance

Calling all Stevenson parents and adults: Are you in the mood for a taste of Music City? Table sales are now OPEN for the first-ever Nashville Unplugged event! This unique, in-the-round performance, presented by the Stevenson Foundation and generously sponsored by Wight & Company, brings four award-winning songwriters to The Impact Fuel Room at Austin’s in Libertyville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Guests who are 21 and over will enjoy an extraordinary night of chart-topping country and rock music and hear the unique stories behind tracks like Aerosmith’s “Jaded”, “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean, Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You”, “You Broke Up With Me” by Walker Hayes, “Undo It” by Carrie Underwood, and more.

Tables for four are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are expected to sell out quickly. Premier low-boy tables are $1,000 each (rows 1-2) and standard high-boy tables are $600 each (rows 3-6). The evening includes heavy appetizers and an open bar. To learn more about this year’s artists or to purchase your table, click here.

Event proceeds benefit vital Foundation programs such as Stevenson to College (S2C) and One Family. Grab some friends and join us for an incredible night of music in support of students and families in our community!

Limited sponsorship opportunities with VIP seating and benefits are still available. For more information, please contact Linda Knapp at LKnapp@D125.org or (847) 415-4147.

Stevenson Community Generously Gives Care Package Items At “Touchdowns For Troops” Event 

There were all kinds of snacks, games and hygiene items donated by Stevenson football fans during last week’s “Touchdown For Troops” event while the football team hosted Warren.

Students from Students Helping Soldiers (S*H*S) collected enough items to fill about 10 care packages to be sent to troops overseas for Halloween care packages. The club will be taking in more items over the next couple of weeks prior to sending out the packages.

NOTE: If students would like to drop off care package items, there are collection bins at the Point and Sportscenter entrances. Also, if people have an address of a service member serving overseas they can send that address to S*H*S sponsor Dean Moran (dmoran@d125.org) and a package will be sent to that service member.

Mechanics Grove School Gets A Visit From Stevenson Students

What a thrill for the little kids…they got a visit from the “big kids!”

Students in Jori Greenhill’s Advanced Conversation and Culture course spent the day on Wednesday in the third, fourth and fifth grade dual-language classrooms of Mechanics Grove School in Mundelein.

They used their skills to assist teachers with activities, practice reading and writing and become mentors for younger students in the community.

The ACC students say that they can’t wait to return to Mechanics Grove in November!

Monday, Monday: It’s A Non-Attendance Day!!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that Monday is a Non-Attendance Day! 

Have a great day off…and see you back on campus on Tuesday morning for the start of Homecoming Week!

PWC 411: Patriot Wellness Center Hours On Non-Attendance Days

Monday is a Non-Attendance Day for students at Stevenson, and the Patriot Wellness Center will be open and operating under adjusted hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about Non-Attendance Day adjusted PWC hours, click here.

Want A Re-Do On Your Yearbook Photo? Start Planning Your Outfit!

If you would like to re-take your yearbook photo, Stevenson is offering a “Yearbook Only Re-Take Day” on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21.

The location will be in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) and it will be open each day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ready For A Road Trip? Follow Football To Mundelein Tonight!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that the football team is back in action at 7 p.m. tonight for a North Suburban Conference battle at Mundelein. Tickets, which are $6 for general admission and $3 for children (ages 3-10) and Seniors, can be purchased online through GoFan.

Stevenson is 1-3 on the season while Mundelein is 3-1 on the season.

Next week, the Patriots will host 1-3 Lake Forest for Homecoming.

Get Geared Up With Stevenson Gear (For All Seasons!)

The autumn winds will start to blow soon and the Sideline Store has the gear you need to stay warm and looking fresh.

Fleece, jackets, sweaters, and all of your fall favorites are available now. Choose from one of our exclusive designs to create your own signature look. Our premium quality materials and fabrics will ensure that you’re ready for game time.

Visit your Patriots Sideline Store today and start shopping.

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Athletic Results

Girls Swimming and Diving: Stevenson moved to 4-0 on the season with a 122-17 victory over visiting Waukegan. The Patriots placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:54.23. In the 200-yard IM Kate MotlNelli Sandor and Aliah Levinson placed first through third respectively. Again in the 100-yard fly, Jennifer ChenValerie Kutonova and Delaney Umbleby placed first through third. Stephanie Kirova and Elise Regalado placed first and second in the 100-yard freestyle. The Patriots led the way again in the 500-yard freestyle, with Liza Kolbunova placing first, Aliah Levinson placing second, and Karina Cantero placing third. Lili Sandor placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.90 and Caroline Rutcosky placed second with a time of 1:06.47. Stevenson swept the field in the 100-yard breaststroke placing first through third as well. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Lake Forest High School tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased on GoFAN: GoFan Swim/Dive Meet vs. Lake Forest

Girls Tennis: The Patriots moved to 6-0 on the season with a dominating 6-0 win over visiting Waukegan. All matches were won by Stevenson with a score of 6-0, 6-0, including No. 1 singles player Maggie Kuang, No. 2 singles player Veronica Jia, No. 3 singles player Anna Spivak, the No 1 doubles team of Molly Hayden and Ariana Topalian, the No. 2 doubles team of Mariia Berezovchuk and Carolyn Ryan, the No. 3 doubles team of Joanne Gaastra and Alex Inman, the No. 4 doubles team of Santosha Pochiraju and Sasha Baer, and the No. 5 doubles team of Shaila Pochiraju and Penelope Lagen. Up next for the Patriots is the Prospect Invite tomorrow morning, starting at 8 a.m.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (16-7) traveled to Mundelein and got a 25-15, 25-20 sweep. Outside Mija Jegers had 7 kills, 4 digs and 3 aces, while fellow outside Brynn Smith had 3 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces and 2 block assists. Hitters Allison Katibnikov and Ava Wysocki combined for 8 kills. Middle Cayla Weisner had a team-high 5 aces, while middle Sasha Evenko had 1 kill, 1 assist and 3 block assists. Libero Teagon Ohlwein had a team-high 6 digs and setters Abby Minin had 11 assists while Rachel Shin had 7. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.Boys Soccer: Stevenson got its second tie of the season, ending in a 3-3 draw against Zion-Benton. The Patriots, now 10-0-2 on the season, scored the first goal in the 11th minute by Bryant Rouse following a scuffle in the box. Then in the 28th minute, Daniel Sokolovsky scored the second goal assisted by Nazar Mormul. Zion-Benton scored 3 goals in the second half and took the lead in the 76th minute. Stevenson scored an equalizer in the final minute of the game following a free kick. Sebastian Pop delivered an out-swinging ball into the box and Steven Nyc out-dueled the goalie in the air and found Rohan Gopalam whose flick found the back of the goal. Stevenson travels to Hersey for a 9 a.m. game tomorrow.

What Role Does Social Media Use Play In The Youth Mental Health Crisis? 
Much attention has been paid to the potential role of social media in that crisis. But researchers who study the relationship say that the field is still in its infancy, and new methodologies and funding sources are needed to understand it and push us toward a healthier environment for kids online.

Florida Students Study Tom Brady’s Controversial Fitness Program
One district is experimenting with P.E. class. Others seek to follow.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 23-24:2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive
Sept. 30:PPA Treat Day
Sept. 30:PM Homecoming Pep Assembly
Sept. 30:Homecoming Football Game

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022

Senior Mahajan Sampling Much Of What Stevenson Has To Offer

Variety truly seems to be “the spice of life” for Stevenson senior Sanya Mahajan.

“Salted caramel, turtle, blondies,” said Mahajan, rattling off just a few of her favorite brownie flavors to bake. “I love to bake and brownies are my favorite just because I can make so many variations of them.”

Mahajan’s interests and activities at Stevenson include a healthy sampling as well. She’s involved in seven different clubs and organizations on campus.

A four-year member of Catalyst Club, Mahajan is also the club’s current president. She is a three-year member of Model United NationsPeer Tutors and the Indian Student Association, of which she is Vice President. And she is in her second year of the Freshman Mentor Program and National Honor Society.

Lately, Mahajan has been most busy with Wellness Week, as she is also a three-year member and the current president of Peer Helpers, which organized and ran last week’s Wellness Week. Mahajan is thrilled with how the week turned out and how much enthusiasm there was for activities that coordinated with Wellness Week’s Four Pillars Of Wellness: Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition and Movement.

“My favorite lunch time activity was the Friday “Show Us Your Moves” for Movement,” Mahajan said with a laugh. “I saw a line of people outside the Student Lounge doing random yoga poses and they got a freeze pop for showing us their moves. That was fun! We just wanted to try to get people super passionate and enthusiastic about what we were doing.”

Mahajan says that two of her biggest passions ~ which get fed by all of her club involvements ~ are public speaking and wellness. She combined those two passions to start her own podcast, “Bamble Ramble,” available on SpotifyAnchor and Apple Podcasts.

To read more about Mahajan, her podcasts and how she deals with stress, please click here. Mahajan’s story is also posted on the Stevenson FacebookInstagram and Twitter accounts.

Ready, Set…Clue! Curtain Rises Tonight On Fall Play “Clue!”

After months of preparation, and a full rehearsal that the Communications Department photographed on Wednesday night, the cast and crew of “Clue: High School Edition” is ready to hit the stage in their first of four performances over the next three days at Stevenson’s Black Box Theater.  

The production runs tonight (7 p.m.), tomorrow (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and is SOLD OUT!

“Clue: High School Edition” is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. It is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party. When their host turns up dead, the guests all become suspects.

**As an interesting twist for this particular production, the audience will be on three sides of what is known as a “thrust stage” and the cast will go through the aisles and around audience members frequently, making them feel like they are right in the middle of the action and stuck in the mansion with the characters!

Need Tutoring? Please Note There Is A Change In ELC’s Hours

The East Learning Center (ELC) (Room 7026) is changing its hours and will now close daily at 3:25 p.m. It will open at 7 a.m.

The hours of the Information And Learning Center (ILC) (Room 1300) are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To view the tutoring schedule and availability of tutors in specific content areas, please click here.

Who’s Going To Win The Heisman? Could Be Someone From Stevenson!

Ever wanted to strike the “Heisman Pose?” 

Well, a Stevenson senior athlete could do just that by winning the Heisman High School Scholarship!

The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting male and female students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.

Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. The deadline to apply is Oct. 18.
Senate Youth Program Scholarship Awards $10,000!

Juniors and Seniors: Active in a leadership position?

You may want to consider applying for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), which awards the $10,000 Hearst Scholarship. 

To qualify,  juniors and seniors must demonstrate leadership by serving in elected or appointed positions in which they are actively representing a constituency in organizations related to student government, education, public affairs, and community service. Students must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents at the time of application to the USSYP.  State-qualified students must be serving in an elected or appointed position in student government or other educational or civic organizations representing a constituency of their peers for the entire academic year in which they apply for USSYP.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Oct. 7.

Drop-Off Protocol: No Before School Drop-Offs On Hotz Drive

Parents: Please note that, for safety purposes, there should be no drop-offs of students before school on Hotz Drive.

The Lincolnshire Police Department may start ticketing those who continue to do so.

As a reminder, there should also be no drop-offs of students before school in the Tenerife subdivision.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Ready For A Road Trip? Follow Football To Mundelein On Friday!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that the football team is back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday night for a North Suburban Conference battle at Mundelein. Tickets, which are $6 for general admission and $3 for children (ages 3-10) and Seniors, can be purchased online through GoFan.

Stevenson is 1-3 on the season while Mundelein is 3-1 on the season.

Next week, the Patriots will host 1-3 Lake Forest for Homecoming.

Girls Swimming And Diving To Compete In Lake County Meet

Head out to Lake Forest High School on Saturday morning to support the girls swimming and diving team in the Lake County Swim/Dive Meet. The action starts at 9 a.m.

Tickets, which are $5 for adults and $2 for students and Seniors, can be purchase on GoFan. 

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want. Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Athletic Results

Boys Hockey: Stevenson moved to 6-1 on the season with a 3-1 win over conference opponent Lake Forest. The Patriots dominated the ice in the first period and had 20 shots on goal, but none found the back of the net. In the second period, Dylan Jette scored the first goal with Tristan Caridei tallying the assist. Andrew Lermer scored 2 goals with both Sean Yurkov and Caridei taking the assist on the first and Ethan O’Gradney with the assist on the second. Next up for the Patriots is Carmel at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. 

This College Recruitment Tool Could Be Reinforcing Bias, Study Says
Students in low-resource school districts are at a disadvantage in receiving college marketing because of the biased design of a recruitment service, reports say.

Grammar Lessons From A Former Adjunct Turned ‘Public Grammarian’
A lively new book tackles the Oxford comma, the “unjustified vilification” of “me,” and other language matters.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 22-24:2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22:FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness And Healing In A Toxic Culture
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work
Sept. 29:CCC Financial Aid Night
Sept. 29:FAN: The Sleep-Deprived Teen ~ Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

NBA Star And Stevenson Alum Jalen Brunson Partners With Stevenson Foundation On Student Wellness

Elite skills certainly helped.

But former Stevenson standout basketball player Jalen Brunson is convinced that an overall focus on wellness, particularly proper nutrition and fitness, was also key in helping him ascend to a level he only once dreamed of as a kid: NBA superstar.

Brunson, now a highly regarded guard with the New York Knicks, returned to Stevenson last weekend to be inducted into the Stevenson Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022. 

But his visit was two-fold. Brunson also announced that he is partnering with the Stevenson Foundation to establish the Jalen Brunson Patriot Wellness Initiative, which will be backed by a $300,000 philanthropic gift from his charitable foundation Second Round. The Initiative is designed to support physical and mental wellness for financially under-resourced students.

“Wellness has always been an important part of my life,” said Brunson, who began his NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks in 2018 after leading Villanova to two NCAA championships and Stevenson to its first boys basketball state championship in 2015.

“Proper nutrition and fitness are core values that my parents introduced to my sister and I early on. I am very proud to partner with the Stevenson Foundation and my alma mater ~ a place that was integral to my growth and resilience during my own teenage years. 

To read more about Brunson and his Patriot Wellness Initiative, please click here.

Stevenson Bass Fishing Pulls Away In “Team Of The Year” Standings

It was a comfortable 52-point lead.

Now, with a solid showing last weekend at Kinkaid Lake and Lake of Egypt, Stevenson’s Bass Fishing Team has now built up an astounding 218-point lead over second-place Plainfield South in Illinois’ Bass Fishing “Team Of The Year” Standings.

With a 12th place and 18th place last weekend, John Wall (pictured above right) and Liam Plautz (pictured above left) led the way for Stevenson while Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore contributed with a 36th place at Kinkaid and a 27th place at Lake of Egypt.

The team has two competitions remaining this fall ~ one next Sunday on Sangcris Lake outside of Springfield and one on its home water on the Chain O’Lakes.

Patriot Wellness Center Wants To Help With Fitness Fluency!

Gym lingo is definitely a thing!

There are certain terms and phrases that are used frequently in a fitness setting and the Patriot Wellness Center wants to make sure that no matter if you are a beginner or a frequent flier at the gym, you feel comfortable with common terms in the “fitness language” that you will likely hear often.

The staff at the PWC wants to help you challenge your body, and not just move weight. Doing so starts with feeling confident and knowledgeable with all the steps you’ll take along your wellness journey.

The video above explains and demonstrates a few terms. Here is a brief overview:

  • Reps: Short for repetitions. The number of times you move through an exercise.
  • Tempo: The pace at which you move through each rep.
  • Sets: Complete the total number of reps prescribed for each movement.
  • Superset: Couple two exercises and alternate between them until you’ve completed the total number of prescribed sets for each exercise.

Yoga Classes Now Being Offered At PWC On Wednesdays

The sample yoga class during Wellness Week went so well that the Patriot Wellness Center will now be offering two separate Yoga classes in the cardio fitness room of the PWC every Wednesday, starting TODAY!

Yoga One will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is great for training mobility, flexibility, and de-stressing with restorative exercise. Yoga Sculpt will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience. Participants will train mobility, and flexibility, and build strength while improving endurance.

Homecoming Week Is Next Week: Get Your Dance Tickets Now!

Believe it or not, Homecoming 2022 is right around the corner! Spirit Week starts next Tuesday and runs through next Friday. A Disco-themed Dance caps the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Fieldhouse.

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance can be purchased online until Sept. 30 at $25 each. Tickets purchased on the day of the Dance are $40 each. No cash will be accepted when buying tickets at the door, but tickets can be purchased online until the Dance begins. Students must bring their IDs to check in at the Dance.

Doors open for the Dance at 7:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Note that this is a lock-in event. Students will not be allowed to leave until the Dance ends at 10:30 p.m. 

Non-Stevenson students can attend the Dance as a guest of a Stevenson Student. One guest per student maximum. To bring a guest from another school, please fill out this form.

Discuss Inclusivity At Stevenson At First HEARD Meeting

Do you have any concerns regarding racial inclusivity and equity at Stevenson? Do you want to join a positive space to discuss issues regarding race at our school? Do you want the opportunity to work with the school to address these issues and make real CHANGE?

Come to the FIRST HEARD meeting of the new school year at 3:45 p.m. tomorrow in Room 2104 and have your voice HEARD! This particular meeting is jointly hosted by Diversity Council and Latin American Student Organization, with a focus on Latin American representation at Stevenson.

HEARD stands for Helpers in Equity And Racial Diversity, and meetings are a place for ALL students to discuss and voice any concerns around racial inclusivity at Stevenson with peers. Through fostering conversations about equity and inclusion at school, students are also able to work directly with the Stevenson administration to make tangible change.

Take A Seat! Sports Boosters Selling Comfy Stadium Chairs

Purchase your Stevenson High School Athletic Stadium Chairs and customize them to the sport you want.  Sports Boosters is selling sport-specific stadium chairs for $65. 

Proceeds go to the sports teams.

The deadline to order is Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Ready For A Road Trip? Follow Football To Mundelein On Friday!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that the football team is back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday night for a North Suburban Conference battle at Mundelein. Tickets can be purchased online through GoFan.

Stevenson is 1-3 on the season while Mundelein is 3-1 on the season.

Next week, the Patriots will host 1-3 Lake Forest for Homecoming.

Athletic Results

Boys Golf: Stevenson finished second in the North Suburban Conference Championships yesterday with a score of 311. The Patriots were led by Abhay Agarwal with a 73 and a fourth place finish, followed by Jun Park with a 75 for fifth place. Richard Wang had an 81 and both Andrew Chen and Bobby Yun finished with an 82. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake Forest Invite on Saturday, starting at Noon at Lake Bluff Golf Course. 

Girls Tennis: The Daily Digest would like to note that the correct spelling of the name of a member of the girls tennis team is Maggie Kuang.

Stevenson Senior Rena Knysz Is Part Of World-Class Team Of Synchronized Ice Skaters
The world’s best team of teenage synchronized skaters, ranked No. 1 by the International Skating Union for 14- to 18-year-olds, trains in Vernon Hills and Knysz (pictured right) has been a part of the junior program since its inception.

Waiting For Loan Forgiveness, Borrowers Are Targets For Scammers
Scams were a problem even before Biden’s announcement. More than 1 in 10 Google ads for searches on student loan forgiveness were fraudulent, according to a TTP report in July. And while new data isn’t yet available, experts say the problem has gotten worse in the weeks since Biden’s big reveal, with borrowers encountering scams in text messages, phone calls and e-mails.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 22-24:2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22:FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness And Healing In A Toxic Culture
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week
Sept. 28:Fall Band Concert
Sept. 28:PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 28:FAN: The No Club ~ Putting An End To Women’s Dead-End Work

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

Get A Clue! Fall Play “Clue: High School Edition” Starts Thursday

Was it Miss Scarlet in the Study with a rope, or was it Professor Plum with a knife in the Kitchen?

The audience will find out this week when “Clue: High School Edition” takes the stage at Stevenson’s Black Box Theater as the Fall Play. The production runs Thursday (7 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and is SOLD OUT!

“Clue: High School Edition” is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. It is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party…and murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, the guests all become suspects.

**As an interesting twist for this particular production, the audience will be on three sides of what is known as a “thrust stage” and the cast will go through the aisles and around the audience frequently. The goal is that audience members will feel like they are right in the middle of the action and stuck in the mansion with the characters!

Juniors And Seniors Save The Date: CCC Event Next Week Will Help You Apply For College Financial Aid

Interested in applying for financial assistance for college, but don’t know where to start?

The College Career Center will be hosting its annual Financial Aid Night next Thursday (Sept. 29) at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event will also be live-streamed via Zoom.

Post Secondary Counselors, Ms. Sara English and Mr. Dan Miller will partner with Mr. Jerry Cebrzynski, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid at Lake Forest College, for this presentation, which is meant primarily for families who have current juniors or seniors.

Details about applying for college financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families with a Senior typically complete their FAFSA form in October. This event will be recorded and the slides and recording will be available on the College Career Center website within a week of the event.

Families requiring interpretation services are asked to e-mail the College Career Center or contact the CCC at (847) 415-4517. This presentation will not be a live-interpreted event, but the presentation will be translated after the night and shared with families that request interpretation within two weeks of the event.

Stevenson Has Style! Styler Club Meeting On Tap For Tomorrow

September is National Sewing Month, so why not celebrate by attending tomorrow’sStevenson Styler Club meeting where you can sew your own lanyard!

The Club, which is open to everyone and is all about what’s trending in the fashion industry, meets from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 1612. 

Some events and activities that Stevenson Styler hosts throughout the school year include: guest speakers, field trips, writing for the Stevenson Styler Fashion Magazine, planning the Annual Fashion Show, fashion discussions and videos.

Yoga Classes Now Being Offered At PWC On Wednesdays

The sample yoga class during Wellness Week went so well that the Patriot Wellness Center will now be offering two separate Yoga classes in the cardio fitness room of the PWC every Wednesday, starting tomorrow.

Yoga One will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is great for training mobility, flexibility, and de-stressing with restorative exercise. Yoga Sculpt will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience. Participants will train mobility, and flexibility, and build strength while improving endurance.

Want To Play Intramural Soccer? Come Out To Event At PWC Today!

As a way to gauge interest in intramural soccer, an informational event will be held today from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Patriot Wellness Center Turf Field.

It is not necessary to sign up and there are no fees. Interested students just need to bring their IDs. Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling On All Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship Club Meets Today

Want to learn about what it takes to start your own profitable business? The Entrepreneurship Club helps students turn their business ideas (from products to services to reselling a business) into a reality through guidance and encouragement.

The club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in Room 6108.

Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson Events

Student Section Expectations
Student spectators are expected to cheer positively for the Stevenson Patriots. We ask that everyone demonstrate an attitude of good sportsmanship no matter what feelings of loyalty they may have toward one team or the other. Obscene cheers, the throwing of objects, and verbal or physical indignities directed toward athletes, coaches, or officials have no place in high school athletics. Anyone not displaying appropriate conduct at an athletic event will be asked to leave the event. 

Girls Golf Rolls To SIXTH STRAIGHT North Suburban Title!

Put another trophy in the case!

The Stevenson girls golf team just keeps winning…and winning BIG! Now 8-0 on the season, Stevenson took on Thunderhawk Golf Club and won its sixth North Suburban Conference championship in a row by breaking its previous tournament score by a whopping 22 strokes.

In addition, the Patriots also broke their 18-hole record that was previously set this season by 6 strokes, finishing 1-under-par as a team. Sophie Joeng and Megan Lee tied for the individual champion, going into a two-hole playoff. Joeng won on a scorecard playoff, marking the first time a freshman has won conference since Emily Duan in 2018.

Next up for the Patriots is regional play next Thursday at Deerfield Golf Club, starting at 8 a.m.

Ready For A Road Trip? Follow Football To Mundelein On Friday!

Hey Patriots! Don’t forget that the football team is back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday night for a North Suburban Conference battle at Mundelein. Tickets can be purchased online through GoFan.

Stevenson is 1-3 on the season while Mundelein is 3-1 on the season.

Next week, the Patriots will host 1-3 Lake Forest for Homecoming.

Athletic Results

Girls Cross Country: The Patriots competed at the Libertyville Invite on Saturday and placed third out of 14 teams. All five varsity scoring runners (Adeline GobbleNanoko SekiStella PlendlOlivia Ruiz and Sophia Pan) earned medals. Katie Kehrberg finished in the Top 10 in the Frosh-Soph race and Lia Novak and Shannon Moser finished in the top 25 in the Open race. Most importantly, all runners worked together incredibly well and raced with heart on a challenging course. Next up for Stevenson is the Palatine Invite on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. 

Girls Tennis: The Patriots stayed unbeaten (5-0), getting a 9-0 victory at Glenbrook South. No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang won her match 6-0, 6-0, followed by No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyakhta winning 6-0, 6-1, No. 3 singles player Kriti Mohan winning 6-1, 6-1, and No. 4 singles player Maggie Kuong winning 6-3, 6-3. All five doubles teams won in two sets as well, allowing the Patriots to take the match with convincing scores. Next up for the Patriots is Zion-Benton at 4:45 p.m. today at Zion-Benton.

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson swept visiting Palatine 25-20, 25-23 to move to 15-7 on the season. Brynn Smith led the way with 10 kills, 4 digs, and 1 ace. Mija Jegers followed with 7 kills, 5 digs, and 2 aces. Setter Abby Minin had 20 assists, 2 kills, 2 aces, and 2 digs. Middles Cayla Weisner and Sasha Evenko combined for 3 aces, 1 dig, and 5 block assists. Right side Ava Wysocki added 4 kills and 5 block assists. Defensive specialists Teagon Ohlwein and Alice Birtig combined for 14 digs. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at conference opponent Mundelein at 6 p.m. on Thursday. 

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots dropped to 2-5-1 on the season with a 4-2 nonconference overtime loss to visiting Naperville North. Guilia Palomo scored the first goal in the fourth quarter and soon after, Rachel Keer scored the second goal, assisted by Guilia Palomo, to tie up the game. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 18 saves. Next up for the Patriots is a 4:45 p.m. game next Tuesday at Lakes.

Unhappy With Your College? Here’s How To Find A Better One.
Columnist writes: “My first choice was wrong and dumb. Second tries can be smarter.”

Let’s Change Financial Aid to Help Students Who Pay Their Own Way Through College
A student shares her struggle to afford college without money from her family or loan debt.

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 20:FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Sept. 22-24:2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22:FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 27-30:Homecoming Week

Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

StreetFest Makes For A Special Saturday At Stevenson 

Capping off last week’s Wellness Week, the National Honor Society on Saturday hosted StreetFest, where approximately 1,000 students and community members came to campus and enjoyed fireworks, live student performances, inflatables, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all promote and support wellness!All of the more than $13,000 in proceeds from StreetFest are going to local wellness-based agencies Shelter Inc. and Family Focus

To view a full gallery of photos from StreetFest, please click here.

To watch a VIDEO of Principal Troy Gobble get dunked by a Stevenson “celebrity,” please click here. 

Stevenson Inducts Five Former Standouts Into Athletic Hall Of Fame

Stevenson’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction for the Class of 2022 was on Saturday morning and the Athletic Department honored the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of its five inductees has brought to the Stevenson community.

This year’s five honorees were: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Big Ten Champion who dominated his individual races in the pool; Robert Solomon, a decorated gymnast and extraordinary collegiate athlete; and Elissa Wisniewski, a highly successful softball player who guided her high school and college teams to regular playoff berths.

✅ Tuesday: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Dr. Weinstein and Dr. James, whose work has been covered in “Time,” “The Boston Globe,” “The Washington Post,” and “The Atlantic,” warn against a single-minded focus by adults on screen time. 

✅ Thursday: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
In his revolutionary new book, “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture,” renowned physician Gabor Maté, MD eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. This is a Family Action Network in-person event at New Trier High School at its Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield). Stevenson is an event sponsor of this event.

✅ Fall Biliteracy Exam Registration: Stevenson offers Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to qualify for the Illinois State’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in a language other than English. High proficiency in a language other than English is attained via one of the approved world language exams. The Fall 2022-2023 Biliteracy exam is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8. Seating is limited. The deadline to register is by Noon on Friday, Sept. 30. Visit Stevenson’s Biliteracy page and Biliteracy FAQ for languages offered, registration, and payment information.

✅ Attendance Reporting: If your student needs to miss school for any reason please call the Attendance Office at 847-415-4000 and Press 2. Please report all absences including late arrival, partial day presence and leaving early. Students need to visit an attendance office (East Room 5024, West Room 2416) any time their attendance is disrupted. Students must sign in/out and receive a pass when arriving or leaving. FULL DAY absences may be reported online via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Absence Request. PARTIAL Day absences must be called in as noted above.✅ Buy A Yearbook Ad For Your Senior: Show your Senior some love in the 2023 Yearbook. Buy a Senior Recognition Ad. The closing date is March 3, 2023 but it’s always a good idea to get your ad in early.

Don’t Debate It: Just Head To Noodles To Support The Debate Team!

Stevenson’s Debate team will be hosting a fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Noodles & Company (900 Milwaukee Ave.) in Lincolnshire. 

Stevenson’s Debate team, which will benefit directly from 25 percent of qualifying sales from the Noodles Fundraiser, competes on the local and national circuit for Congressional Debate and Public Forum Debate.

Yoga Classes Now Being Offered At PWC On Wednesdays

The sample yoga class during Wellness Week went so well that the Patriot Wellness Center will now be offering two separate Yoga classes in the cardio fitness room of the PWC every Wednesday, starting this Wednesday.

Yoga One will run from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is great for training mobility, flexibility, and de-stressing with restorative exercise. Yoga Sculpt will be from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is perfect if you seek a more intense exercise experience. Participants will train mobility, and flexibility, and build strength while improving endurance.

Want To Play Intramural Soccer? Come Out To Event At PWC Tomorrow!

As a way to gauge interest in intramural soccer, an informational event will be held tomorrow from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Patriot Wellness Center Turf Field.

It is not necessary to sign up and there are no fees. Interested students just need to bring their IDs. Boys and girls of all skill levels are welcome!

Calling On All Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurship Club Meets Tomorrow

Want to learn about what it takes to start your own profitable business? The Entrepreneurship Club helps students turn their business ideas (from products to services to reselling a business) into a reality through guidance and encouragement.

The club meets from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 6108.

Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson Events

Student Section Expectations
Student spectators are expected to cheer positively for the Stevenson Patriots. We ask that everyone demonstrate an attitude of good sportsmanship no matter what feelings of loyalty they may have toward one team or the other. Obscene cheers, the throwing of objects, and verbal or physical indignities directed toward athletes, coaches, or officials have no place in high school athletics. Anyone not displaying appropriate conduct at an athletic event will be asked to leave the event. 

Athletic Results

Girls Tennis: It was a big Saturday for the Patriots as they dominated at the Prospect Invitational. The team played a total of 21 matches on Saturday ~  three matches per court, three singles and four doubles. Stevenson won them all. Everyone received first place medals and the Patriots won as a team. The lineup was as follows: in the No.1 singles spot was Sarah Wang, No. 2 singles Sophia Shlyakhta and No. 3 singles Emma Blass. The No. 1 doubles team was Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou, the No. 2 doubles team was Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic, the No. 3 doubles team was Ashley Adkisson and Kriti Mohan, and the No. 4 doubles team was Maggie Kuong and Sona Surya.

Girls Golf: The Patriots took on Libertyville this weekend and won convincingly, 147-191. Ally Duan led the field, shooting a low score of 34, while Allie Santos shot a 35. Chelsea She helped Stevenson dominate the course with a 38. Sophie Joeng and Riya Vijayasanker both shot a 40 and rounding out the scores for Stevenson was Megan Lee with a 44. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championships today at Thunderhawk Golf Club.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots, now 2-4-1 on the season, hosted Glenbard West and lost 4-0. Junior Lilly Morrow had a great game with 17 saves. Next up for Stevenson is a game at 6:15 p.m. tonight in the Stadium against Naperville North.

Football: Stevenson, now 1-3 on the season, hosted undefeated Warren and lost 36-16. Wide receiver Ben Snider had a high of 160 receiving yards on the night, while Michael Maloney had 86 yards rushing. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Mundelein at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (14-7) traveled to Arlington Heights to take on Hersey in a non-conference match and lost in three well-contested games, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14. Juniors Mija Jegers and Brynn Smith led the way in kills with 10 and 9 respectively. Ava Wysocki had 6 kills. Setter Abby Minin had 26 assists and 3 aces on the night. Leading the way in digs was defensive specialist Alice Birtig with 8. Next up for the Patriots is Palatine tonight in the sports center beginning at 6 p.m.

Boys Golf: On Saturday the Patriots finished sixth at the 21-team Wheeling Invitational with a score of 305. The Patriots were led by senior Jun Park with a 74, juniors Richard Wang and Bobby Yun each with a 75 and junior Abhay Agarwal with an 81. Next up for Stevenson is the NSC Championships at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Veterans Memorial Golf Course. 

Northwestern Professor Takes On ‘Forever Chemicals,’ And He Just Might Win
William Dichtel’s research with colleague Brittany Trang found that heating a combination of a widely used solvent and lye can destroy many types of common cancer-causing PFAS found in Teflon pans and many other products.

CLC Grant Helping To Grow Ranks Of Future Early Education Teachers
A grant of just under $1 million awarded to the College of Lake County is helping students in early childhood programs continue their education. The state-funded financial assistance is going to students already working in the sector, with a goal to strengthen the early childhood workforce.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Sept. 19: Debate Team Noodles & Company
Sept. 20: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Sept. 22-24: 2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture
Sept. 26: Non-Attendance Day

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022

Wellness Week Ends With Movement Challenge And FIELD DAY!

Today is the last day of Wellness Week! Thank you to the Peer Helpers for hosting a week’s worth of fun and informative activities, ending with today’s focus on movement.

The Movement Challenge ⛹️‍♀️⛹🏾‍♂️ features freeze pop prizes 🧊🏅! All activities during the lunch hours will take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center.Field Day, hosted this afternoon after school by STUCO at the Patriot Wellness Center, will include all kinds of fun activities, such as Spike Ball, Gaga and Backyard Games. And Stevenson’s DJ Club will be providing tunes throughout the afternoon.

Field Day is free and there is no need to sign up. Just come over to the Patriot Wellness Center this afternoon and HAVE FUN!

A tailgate event for tonight’s home football game will begin after Field Day at approximately 5 p.m.
Saturday At Stevenson: Make Plans To Hang Out On Campus For Fun, Games And Food At StreetFest!

To cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow on campusStreetFest, where students and community members can enjoy fireworks, live student performances, inflatables, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all promote and support wellness!All attendees must have a ticket to enter the event with 100 percent of proceeds going to local wellness-based agencies Shelter Inc. and Family Focus. At StreetFest, all of the activities will shut down at 7:45 p.m. and attendees will be directed into The Stadium for the Closing Ceremony, which will include student performances and fireworks. For safety purposes, once the Closing Ceremony has begun, all spectators must remain in The Stadium for the fireworks.TICKETS: Tickets to StreetFest are live and available for purchase on Go Fan! If you are in NHS, check your e-mail for specific ticketing instructions.

T-SHIRTS: Wellness Week StreetFest t-shirts will be available for purchase during the lunch hours for $10 in the Wood Commons and the East Glass Commons. T-shirts will also be available during tonight’s home football game.

STREETFEST ENTRANCE/EXIT: When arriving to and leaving from StreetFest, please use Stevenson’s Main Route 22 Entrance. The Port Clinton Entrance will be closed after Saturday morning’s Hall of Fame event. Parking for StreetFest will be in Lots B and D.
Taking Over: Give A Shout Out To Senior Lekha Kothapalli At StreetFest; She’s Taking Over The Stevenson Instagram Account 

The Stevenson Communications Department would like to give a big THANK YOU in advance to senior Lekha Kothapalli (pictured right), who will be providing fun and colorful insights at StreetFest tomorrow night as she temporarily takes over the main Stevenson High School Instagram account.

Kothapalli is on the Executive Board of the National Honor Society. This is her second year as a member of NHS, which currently boasts 746 members.

Thank you, Lekha!
Tonight’s Football Game Includes “Touchdowns for Troops” EventStudents Helping Soldiers will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our “Touchdowns For Troops” event during tonight’s football game as the Patriots (1-2) host Warren (3-0). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in the Stadium.

Visiting veterans will be honored and recognized prior to kickoff. Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items at each entrance, such as: toiletries, gum, playing cards, Slim Jims beef jerky and snacks. Those items will then be sent in care packages to soldiers overseas.

Support this cause by wearing red, white, and blue or camouflage to the game. Tickets can be purchased for the game in advance on GoFan.
The Weekend Is Here! The PWC Is Open Saturdays And Sundays…For Working Out, Studying Or Just Hanging Out With Friends!

The Patriot Wellness Center is for all things wellness ~ fitness, nutrition, relaxation and that very necessary social time with friends.

Just a reminder that the PWC can be a place for all of that not only during the week, but on weekends, too. One of the unique aspects of this brand new 106,000-square foot facility is its accessibility to students on Saturdays and Sundays.

Come in on the weekend for a workout, to grab a healthy bite from the PWC Cafe, to find a quiet place to do homework, or to meet up with friends. There’s a spot for everyone at the PWC!

Here are the PWC’s daily and weekend hours:Monday through Thursday: 3:30 p.m. to  8 p.m.Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homecoming Week Is In 11 Days: Get Your Dance Tickets Now!

Believe it or not, Homecoming 2022 is right around the corner! Spirit Week starts on Tuesday, Sept. 27 and runs through Friday, Sept. 30. A Disco-themed Dance caps the Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Fieldhouse.

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance went live last week and can be purchased online until Sept. 30 at $25 each. Tickets purchased on the day of the Dance are $40 each. No cash will be accepted when buying tickets at the door, but tickets can be purchased online until the Dance begins. Students must bring their IDs to check in at the Dance.

Doors open for the Dance at 7:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Note that this is a lock-in event. Students will not be allowed to leave until the Dance ends at 10:30 p.m. 

Non-Stevenson students can attend the Dance as a guest of a Stevenson Student. One guest per student maximum. To bring a guest from another school, please fill out this form.
Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson EventsStudent Section Expectations
Student spectators are expected to cheer positively for the Stevenson Patriots. We ask that everyone demonstrate an attitude of good sportsmanship no matter what feelings of loyalty they may have toward one team or the other. Obscene cheers, the throwing of objects, and verbal or physical indignities directed toward athletes, coaches, or officials have no place in high school athletics. Anyone not displaying appropriate conduct at an athletic event will be asked to leave the event. 
Athletic ResultsBoys Soccer: Stevenson moved to 10-0-1 on the season after coming from behind to defeat conference rival Mundelein, 2-1. Mundelein started the game aggressively and forced a lot of errors from Stevenson and scored the first goal 20-minutes into the first half. The Patriots started matching the intensity of Mundelein and had a few chances to score to level the game, but the game remained 1-0 at the half. In the 50th minute, Stevenson won a ball with a counter press and Rohan Gopalam slipped the ball to Ben Isthisone, whose deflected shot ended up in the back of the goal to tie the score 1-1. In the 63rd minute, Steven Nyc tracked a ball and passed it to Daniel Sokolovsky on a counter attack, and Sokolovsky then found Chris Konieczny (pictured above) at the top of the box. Konieczny showed great composure and scored with a clinical finish putting Stevenson ahead for good. Up next for the Patriots is Lake Forest at home at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Stadium.

Boys Golf: Stevenson, now 4-2 on the season, defeated Libertyville, 150 to 161. The Patriots were led by junior Richard Wang with a 3-under-par and a total score of 33, followed by senior Ryan Sturtewagen with a 36. Junior Andrew Ryan shot a 40, while junior Bobby Yun had a 41. Next up for Stevenson is the Wheeling Invite at Chevy Chase on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.Girls Tennis: The Patriots moved to 4-0 on the season with a 7-1 win over conference rival Lake Forest. Singles player Sarah Wang won her match, 6-1, 6-1, followed by Sophia Shlyakhta dominating her match, 6-0, 6-0 and Emma Blass, winning her match 6-4, 6-1. The only loss on the night was from the No. 2 doubles team of Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou with a score of 0-6, 5-7. The four remaining doubles teams all won their matches in convincing fashion. No 2. Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic won 6-1, 6-4, Kate Herlihy and Ashley Adkisson won 6-1, 6-2, Kriti Mohan and Sona Surya won 6-3, 6-2, and Molly Hayden and Maggie Kuong won 6-2, 6-0. Next up for Stevenson is the Prospect/Hersey Invite on Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Boys Hockey: Stevenson, now 5-1 on the season, defeated New Trier Blue, 9-0. Brandon SchultzJimmy Brown and Davis Jegers each had 2 goals and Justin VerlinskyDrew LermerEthan O’Gradney had 1 goal apiece. Lermer, Will Harlow and Jegers each had 2 assists. The Patriots will be back on the ice at 6 p.m. on Wednesday for their first SHL conference game against Lake Forest at Lake Forest College.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 16: Wellness Week
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Sept. 20: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Sept. 22-24: 2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Wellness Week Talks Nutrition Today; Continues Tomorrow With A Focus On Movement (And Field Day After School!!)

Wellness Week is nearing its end, but there is still more fun ahead! Peer Helpers have been hosting a week’s worth of activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition! 🍎🍇🥦🥕

All activities during the lunch hours will take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center.

Here’s a look ahead to Friday’s Focus And Activity: MOVEMENT ~ ”Show Us Your Moves!” ~ Movement Challenge ⛹️‍♀️⛹🏾‍♂️ with freeze pop prizes 🧊🏅! (And a Field Day with fun games 🎈after school on the turf in the PWC!)To cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, StreetFest, where students and community members can enjoy fireworks, live student performances, inflatables, food trucks and activities from various Stevenson clubs and community agencies that all promote and support wellness!All attendees must have a ticket to enter the event with 100 percent of proceeds going to local wellness-based agencies Shelter Inc. and Family Focus. At StreetFest, all of the activities will shut down at 7:45 p.m. and attendees will be directed into The Stadium for the Closing Ceremony, which will include student performances and fireworks. For safety purposes, once the Closing Ceremony has begun, all spectators must remain in The Stadium for the fireworks.TICKETS: Tickets to StreetFest are live and available for purchase on Go Fan! If you are in NHS, check your e-mail for specific ticketing instructions.

T-SHIRTS: Wellness Week StreetFest t-shirts will be available for purchase during the lunch hours for $10 in the Wood Commons and the East Glass Commons. T-shirts will also be available during Friday’s home football game.
Taking AP Exams In May? The Registration Process Has Begun. Here Are The Important Details!

Registration for Advanced Placement Exams are now underway. Students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses and their families received an e-mail with detailed information about registering and ordering exams.
KEY POINTS TO KNOW ABOUT AP EXAMSStep 1: All students enrolled in an AP class must log into the College Board site and indicate whether or not they plan to take the exam.Step 2: Students enrolled in an AP class who plan to take the exam must pay for exams online in Total Registration. To avoid a Late Order Fee, first-semester and full-year course students must pay the initial deposit or pay in full before November 8. Full payment for all exams, including second-semester only AP courses, is due by March 8, 2023.Again, please refer to this e-mail for more details, including codes and costs. If you have any questions about the AP Exam registration process, please e-mail shs_testing@d125.org. (Click here for the May 2023 AP Exam Schedule.)
Get A Clue! Don’t Forget: Tickets For “Clue” Are On Sale Now!

Was it Miss Scarlet in the Study with a rope, or was it Professor Plum with a knife in the Kitchen?

Find out next week when “Clue: High School Edition” takes the stage at Stevenson’s Black Box Theater as the Fall Play. Tickets for the production, which will run Thursday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.), Friday, Sept. 23 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 24 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.),  are live and can be purchased with this link.

“Clue: High School Edition” is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game. It is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party…and murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, the guests all become suspects.

**As an interesting twist for this particular production, the audience will be on three sides of what is known as a “thrust stage” and the cast will go through the aisles and around the audience frequently. The goal is that audience members will feel like they are right in the middle of the action and stuck in the mansion with the characters!
Freshmen And Sophomores: Submit Your Creative Gems To The “Half-Wit!”

The “Half-Wit” is Stevenson’s literary magazine designed specifically for freshmen and sophomores that showcases the incredible fiction, poetry, prose, drama, raps, musical scores and, of course, art that is produced each year by students.

The club brings together people who love to create and learn the skills of producing a gorgeous magazine.

Freshmen and sophomores who are interested in submitting their work to the “Half-Wit” can do so by Nov. 18 by scanning the QR Code above. All submissions are read anonymously for consideration for publication. 

Please e-mail rzagorski@d125.org with questions.
What Is One Of The Oldest Clubs At Stevenson? Find Out At ACES Meeting After School Tomorrow!

If STEM is your thing, check out ACES! ACES (Academic Challenges in Engineering and Science) is one of the oldest competitive academic clubs at Stevenson and will meet Fridays after school in Room 1516, including tomorrow!

Students can compete in multiple choice tests individually in the subjects of Math, Physics, Engineering, CS, Chemistry, Biology, and Reading at tournaments from which they can qualify for higher-level competitions like state and even nationals.

TEAMS is also another competition in which ACES students can form a team of four people and compete together in the essay, MCQ, and build challenge.

Last year, a team from Stevenson got first at state for TEAMS and even went to nationals.
Friday’s Football Game Includes “Touchdowns for Troops” EventStudents Helping Soldiers will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our “Touchdowns For Troops” event during Friday’s football game as the Patriots host Warren. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in the Stadium.

Visiting veterans will be honored and recognized prior to kickoff. Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items at each entrance, such as: toiletries, gum, playing cards, Slim Jims beef jerky and snacks. Those items will then be sent in care packages to soldiers overseas.

Support this cause by wearing red, white, and blue or camouflage to the game. Tickets can be purchased for the game in advance on GoFan.
Important Reminder For Fans At Stevenson EventsStudent Section Expectations
Student spectators are expected to cheer positively for the Stevenson Patriots. We ask that everyone demonstrate an attitude of good sportsmanship no matter what feelings of loyalty they may have toward one team or the other. Obscene cheers, the throwing of objects, and verbal or physical indignities directed toward athletes, coaches, or officials have no place in high school athletics. Anyone not displaying appropriate conduct at an athletic event will be asked to leave the event. 
Athletic ResultsBoys Hockey: Stevenson (4-1 on the season) won its season home opener in convincing fashion over St Rita, 7-2.  The Patriots had a balanced scoring attack with 7 different goal scorers. Bryan WojdelkoTristan CarideiJimmy BrownMax PorettoWill HarlowJustin Verlinsky and Spencer Harman each had goals. Poretto added 3 assists and Caridei and Wojdelko both had 2 assists. Stevenson will be back on the ice at 5:50 p.m. tonight with a home game at Twin Rinks against New Trier Blue. Girls Volleyball: The Patriots (14-6 on the season) hosted conference opponent Warren and lost 20-25, 23-25 in a well-contested match. Brynn Smith led the way with 10 kills on the night, while Mija Jegers was close behind with 9 kills. Libero Teagon Ohlwein contributed to the service game with 2 aces, along with Cayla Weisner who also had 2 aces on the night. Middle Sasha Evenko played aggressively at the net adding 3 kills and 2 block assists. Next up for Stevenson is an away match at Hersey at 6 p.m. on Friday. 
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 15-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting
Sept. 20: FAN: Behind Their Screens ~ What Teens Are Facing (And Adults Are Missing
Sept. 22-24: 2022 Fall Play ~ Clue: High School Edition
Sept. 22: FAN: The Myth of Normal ~ Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture