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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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let the countdown begin! pwc about to open its doors!

Get ready to rock fitness and wellness, Patriots!

In a matter of a couple months, Stevenson will be unveiling one of its most spectacular additions ever, the 106,000-square foot Patriot Wellness Center that has been nearly two years in the making.

Until the doors officially open, the Communications Department will be providing regular “Sneak Peaks” this summer to give you a better idea of what’s going on inside.

Check out this fun video, our first “Sneak Peak,” on Instagram Reels for your backstage pass to a few highlights of the three-story complex.

The Patriot Wellness Center is designed to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of all Stevenson students.

From the multipurpose rooms, to the locker rooms and state-of-the-art training room to the cardio room, the weight room, the field turf, the dance studio and the outdoor fitness terrace…as well as the fun hangout and healthy snack areas, the PWC has it all!

Stay tuned this summer to our social media channels and keep reading our “Summer @ Stevenson” newsletter. We’ll continue to “sneak-peak” the PWC’s great amenities as they become more complete in the coming weeks!

summer school is in full swing!

The Summer School Sessions at Stevenson have begun.

  • June 30: Summer School Session 1 Ends
  • July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

For more information about Summer School, please refer to the e-mail that was previously sent out by Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

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patriot superstore running on summer hours now

The Patriot Superstore will be open over the summer.

Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

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Over the past few weeks, Stevenson athletes from various Spring Sports have won state championships, and have been named to all-state, all-area and all-conference teams. Congratulations to the following athletes:

State Champions

Ema Akutsu, Badminton, Katherine Li, Badminton, Ella O’Neall, Girls Track And Field

All-State

Belle Cloeter, Girls Water Polo (second team), Katie Delaney, Girls Water Polo (first team), Teagan Hendricks, Girls Lacrosse (second team), Ryan Hynes, Boys Lacrosse (second team), Angelos Koutsogeorgas, Boys Water Polo (first team), Olin Kusevskis, Boys Water Polo (first team), Max LaPointe-St. Georges, Boys Water Polo (second team), Megan Randol, Girls Lacrosse (second team), Lili Sorenson, Girls Lacrosse (first team), Becca Stone, Girls Water Polo (fourth team), Elizabeth White, Girls Water Polo (first team), Mimi VanZanten, Girls Soccer

All-Area

Bella Chavez, Girls Soccer, Ellie Egeland, Girls Soccer, Reagan Koenigs, Softball, Daniel Nuudel, Boys Volleyball, Murad Shahzadah, Boys Volleyball, Mimi VanZanten, Girls Soccer

All-Conference

Jordyn Ackerman, Girls Lacrosse, Ema Akutsu, Badminton, Daniel Cabrales, Baseball, Bella Chavez, Girls Soccer, Belle Cloeter, Girls Water Polo, Sammy Cohan, Boys Tennis, Katie Delaney, Girls Water Polo, Meghan Dixit, Badminton, Lizzie Dubilirer, Girls Lacrosse, Lexi Gitler, Softball, Anvi Harish, Badminton, Owen Hayden, Boys Tennis, Teagan Hendricks, Girls Lacrosse, Ella Hong, Girls Soccer, Kaitlyn Hong, Girls Soccer, Owen Housinger, Baseball, Ryan Hynes, Boys Lacrosse, Alex Inman, Girls Track and Field, Alex Jang, Boys Tennis, Daniel Jaworski, Boys Tennis, Guatham Kappaganthula, Boys Tennis, Reagan Koenigs, Softball, Sruja Konada, Badminton, Angelos Koutsogeorgas, Boys Water Polo, Meha Krishnareddigar, Badminton, Oiln Kusevskis, Boys Water Polo, Max LaPointe-St. George, Boys Water Polo, Caleb Lee, Boys Lacrosse, Katherine Li, Badminton, Colin Livesay, Boys Lacrosse, Justin Lucas, Boys Lacrosse, Thor Mace, Boys Gymnastics, Riddhi Mallela, Badminton, Rithvik Mandumula, Boys Tennis, Ava Mercir, Girls Track and Field, Daniel Nuudel, Boys Volleyball, Sam Nuudel, Boys Volleyball, Ella O’Neall, Girls Track and Field, Madison O’Neall, Girls Track and Field, Ellie Ouyang, Badminton, Finlay Oyston, Boys Gymnastics, Ervin Perkowski, Boys Tennis, Martina Platero, Girls Track and Field, Runal Rajadhyaz, Boys Water Polo, Reshma Rajesh, Badminton, Angela Ran, Girls Lacrosse, Megan Randol, Girls Lacrosse, Brady Rosenkranz, Baseball, Joe Richardson, Baseball, Ruhi Sachar, Badminton, Murad Shahzadah, Boys Volleyball, Lili Sorenson, Girls Lacrosse, Nick Stec, Boys Tennis, Becca Stone, Girls Water Polo, Sullivan Swanson, Boys Water Polo, Hadley Thomas, Girls Track and Field, Eve Traficanti, Girls Track and Field, Sanjitha Vaidyanathan, Badminton, Mimi VanZanten, Girls Soccer, Gabe Visotsky, Boys Tennis, Ellie Wassermann, Girls Track and Field, Bri Welter, Girls Soccer, Elizabeth White, Girls Water Polo, Ava Wilson, Girls Track and Field, Alex Wu, Girls Track and Field, Nancy Zhang, Badminton, Caden Zhao, Boys Tennis, Dustin Zhao, Boys Tennis

registration for summer sports camps still open!

There is still time to register for Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps. If you are interested in registering, follow the directions HERE. For more information on the Sports Camps that are offered, check out our camp brochure HERE.

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Five Ways to Make Online Credit Recovery Work Better for Struggling Students

Seven out of 10 districts use online programs for credit recovery.

With Money From Facebook, 10 Colleges Turn Their Campuses Into ‘Metaversities’

Is education moving to a “tri-brid” model that flows between in-person, online and simulated environments?

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the weeks ahead

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

June 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

June 30: Summer School Session 1 Ends

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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coming soon… our patriot wellness center!

Pardon our dust! It has been nearly two years in the making, but we are so excited to share that the Patriot Wellness Center, formerly known as the second East Building Addition, is so very close to being completed! And we expect those doors to open to our students by the beginning of the school year!

The Patriot Wellness Center’s ultimate purpose is to empower our growing student population to embrace their wellness journey and the five pillars of wellness: mindset, sleep, nutrition, movement and stress management. With this in mind, we have a second exciting announcement to share: the addition of our new Wellness Coordinator Alex Stoller!

Alex most recently served in a consulting role at Stevenson and provided guidance on how to integrate wellness principles into the teaching and learning experience. We’re so grateful and excited to have him officially join our team in this capacity and to continue to build on our wellness initiatives.

We have more exciting information to share with you in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to “Summer @ Stevenson” to follow along in our journey!

summer school starts today!

It’s “Back-to-School” for some Patriots! The Summer School Sessions at Stevenson kick off today with Session 1.

  • June 7-30: Summer School Session 1
  • July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

For more information about Summer School, please refer to the e-mail that was previously sent out by Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

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we’re back!! get the latest news…every tuesday!

Welcome to your Summer Version of the “Daily Digest”…only, we’re weekly now. But just for the summer! Every Tuesday!

“Summer @ Stevenson” is your one-stop shop for important information from Stevenson during the summer. We’ll have information about happenings around campus, as well as information related to summer enrichment and the upcoming school year.

Don’t forget to continue to follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — @stevensonhs is our handle.

The Daily Digest will return to its daily form starting the first week of the 2022-23 school year.

get in tip-top shape for the sat or act: join “bootcamp!”

Do you want to sharpen your skills for either the upcoming ACT or SAT exams? You’re in luck. Spaces are still available for this summer’s “Testing Bootcamps” that are taught by our own Stevenson faculty and staff. You can still register for either of these bootcamps:


** ACT Bootcamp: June 13 through June 15; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.
** SAT Bootcamp: July 5 through July 14; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.

Both summer experiences include a focus on: test-taking strategies, pacing guidelines, reinforcement of subject matter skills, and a simulation practice test on the last day of class where you will receive your immediate score report and feedback.

The late fee has been reduced for each of these experiences!

Questions? Contact Marla Israel at misrael@d25.org or Ellyn Ross at elross@d125.org.

archery club finishes season strong!

Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) had its final competition of the year at the Northern IL Scholarship 3D Regional Tournament on May 28 in downstate Canton, near Peoria. Harshit Badjatia got first place for the Male Barebow Division. For the Female Barebow Division, the Patriots swept the top four places. Alicia Zheng took first place, Sanaa Sulton got second place, Nextanali Godoy got third place and Diana Baasantseren got fourth place.

patriot superstore running on summer hours now

The Patriot Superstore will be open over the summer.

Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

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Girls Bowling: The athletic department would like to announce that Mindy Fitzgibbons will be the new girls bowling coach for the 2022-23 season. Fitzgibbons gained her coaching experience through the game of softball, and she just completed her 16th year. Fitzgibbons also has ample experience as the JV girls tennis coach at Stevenson. Meanwhile, Mindy has worked in the athletic department for the past five years as an administrative assistant.

Summer Sport Camp: There is still time to register for Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps. If you are interested in registering, follow the directions HERE. For more information on the Sports Camps that are offered, check out our camp brochure at the link HERE.

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Climate Change Is Forcing Schools To Close Early For ‘Heat Days’

In regions where extreme heat was once rare, schools now periodically find their buildings unbearable. Schools are using double the number of heat days compared with a decade ago, a study found. With no air conditioning and no money to install it, districts are sending students home.

What Happened To P.E.? It’s Losing Ground In Our Push For Academic Improvement

Could smart coaches and Internet giants revive our youth with vigorous, addictive exercises?

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the weeks ahead

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

June 7-30: Summer School Session 1

June 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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class of 2022 caps stevenson career with commencement ceremonies!

Congratulations Class of 2022!! Graduating seniors in the Class of 2022 happily experienced the Grand Finale to their high school careers at Stevenson’s Commencement Ceremonies over the last few days.

The majority of seniors graduated on Friday night at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates while a group of seniors graduated this morning in the West Auditorium in a “Mini Graduation” for those unable to attend Friday’s ceremony, many of whom are athletes who were competing for Stevenson in various state competitions.

Please enjoy the above recap video as well as this comprehensive photo gallery that include highlights of both Commencement Ceremonies.

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we’re baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!

Welcome to your Summer Version of the “Daily Digest”…only, we’re weekly now. But just for the summer!

“Summer @ Stevenson” is your one-stop shop for important information from Stevenson during the summer. We’ll have information about happenings around campus, as well as information related to summer enrichment and the upcoming school year.

Don’t forget to continue to follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — @stevensonhs is our handle.

The Daily Digest will return to its daily form starting the first week of the 2022-23 school year.

don’t forget: summer school starts next week!

The Summer School Sessions at Stevenson are right around the corner. Mark your calendars:

  • June 7-30: Summer School Session 1
  • July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

For more information about Summer School, please refer to the e-mail that will be sent out tomorrow from Summer School Principal Anthony Reibel.

get in tip-top shape for the sat or act: join “bootcamp!”

Do you want to sharpen your skills for either the upcoming ACT or SAT exams? You’re in luck. Spaces are still available for this summer’s “Testing Bootcamps” that are taught by our own Stevenson faculty and staff. You can still register for either of these bootcamps:


** ACT Bootcamp: June 13 through June 15; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.
** SAT Bootcamp: July 5 through July 14; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.

Both summer experiences include a focus on: test-taking strategies, pacing guidelines, reinforcement of subject matter skills, and a simulation practice test on the last day of class where you will receive your immediate score report and feedback.

The late fee has been reduced for each of these experiences!

Questions? Contact Marla Israel at misrael@d25.org or Ellyn Ross at elross@d125.org.

patriot superstore starts summer hours today

Please note: The Patriot Superstore will be open today as summer hours go into effect.

Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

stevenson to host sat testing day on saturday

Just a reminder, Stevenson is hosting the SAT Test on Saturday.

Stevenson’s School Code is 14510. Please visit the SAT website for deadlines, fees, and other registration information.


Note: Sunday administrations of the SAT exam usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.

Contact shs_testing@d125.org with questions.

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athletic results

Boys Tennis: The Patriots (15-1) competed in IHSA State Finals over the weekend and Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula advanced into the quarterfinals of the doubles consolation bracket but then lost a tight match, winning the first set 6-4 then losing the second set 6-1 and the tiebreaker (10-6).

Boys Track: Stevenson’s qualifiers headed to IHSA State Finals at Eastern Illinois over the weekend, participating in the 400 meter dash, the 110 meter hurdles, the 4×100 meter relay and the high jump. On a rainy and cool Friday, the Patriots failed to qualify for the final round of the running events. Jimmy Davis had a 51.52 in the 400 meter, Marcus Caselberry ran a 16.78 in the 110 meter hurdles, the 4×100 meter relay team of Zach Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latulippe, and Davis ran a 44.17. Mark Hellwig Jr. qualified for the finals in the high jump, coming in 13th place overall with a 1.90 meters (6.23 feet).

Boys Lacrosse: After defeating Fremd in the Sectional Semifinal, the Patriots (14-5) headed into the Sectional Championship game on Friday to take on host St. Viator. It was a heated matchup but Stevenson ended up losing 17-5 to complete its season.

Girls Lacrosse: Stevenson (15-5) took on host Lake Forest in the Sectional Championship game on Friday. The Patriots lost 19-5 in a tough game to complete their season.

Baseball: The Patriots (26-11) were vying for the Warren Regional Championship against host Warren on Saturday and fell in extra innings, 11-9 to complete their season. Stevenson scored 4 runs in the fifth inning on hits by Joe RichardsonOwen Housinger and Luca Morelli. Pitcher Michael Belbot took the loss for Stevenson. He went three innings, allowing 1 hit and 2 runs while recording 3 strikeouts. Overall, the Patriots racked up 15 hits, with Morelli going 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Stevenson.

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Afghan Teens Arrived Suddenly — And Changed Everything At A Chicago High School

Last fall, 18-year-old Omar showed up at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park without papers or ID. As more students followed, teachers rebuilt school from scratch.

Last Salem ‘Witch’ Pardoned 329 Years After Massachusetts Students Became Involved

Middle school students researched legislative steps needed to exonerate Elizabeth Johnson Jr., convicted in 1693.

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the weeks ahead

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

June 4: SAT Test Day At Stevenson

June 6: String Parents Association Meeting

June 7-30: Summer School Session 1

June 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Friday, May 27, 2022

Happy Graduation Day, Class Of 2022!

Seniors…you made it! Today is a day that many of you have excitedly looked forward to for four years, maybe more.

Today, you put a big, bright (Stevenson Green) bow on your high school career, and move forward to the next exciting stage of your young life!

But before you do that, consider a few impressive statistics about the Class of 2022:

  • There are 1,097 students in the Senior Class.
  • There are 512 students graduating with Highest Honors.
  • There are 143 students graduating with High Honors.
  • There are 143 students graduating with Honors.
  • There are 355 students from the Senior Class in National Honor Society.
  • Led by the Senior Class, Stevenson won State Championships in a total of 12 athletic or club activities during the 2021-22 school year.

It has been a pleasure for all of the faculty and staff at Stevenson to get to know you over the years and we wish you the best of luck in your promising futures! Congratulations and enjoy The Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony tonight at NOW Arena!

Last Hurrah! Seniors Party At Senior Class Carnival!

The weather held just long enough Thursday night for the Seniors to let down their hair and hang out together at the Senior Class Carnival, a private party with rides, games and food.

The three-hour event, held behind Hawthorn Mall, featured carnival rides, carnival games such as “Pop-A-Shot,” plenty of carnival food favorites like popcorn, funnel cakes, cotton candy and nachos, and of course special appearances by everyone’s favorite, Pat Riot.

Hope you made plenty of great memories, Seniors!!

Science Olympiad Team Gets Another Top 10 National Finish

The Science Olympiad Team yet again flexed its muscle on the national stage.

Earlier this month, for the third time in the last seven years, Stevenson earned sixth place at the National Science Olympiad Tournament, held virtually this year by the California Institute of Technology. It was the thirteenth consecutive appearance by the Patriots at the National Tournament.

This year’s score was the team’s best score at the national competition, finishing only 2 points out of fifth place and 56 points ahead of perennial rival New Trier, which took home eighth place.

Stevenson’s overall team performance was strengthened by a fourth-place finish in “Write It Do It” by junior Trisha Mondal and sophomore Angela Wang, a third-place finish in “Chemistry Lab” by senior Jonathan Abraham and junior Kevin Qian, three second-place finishes in “Dynamic Planet” by senior Felix Lu and freshmen Tej Kosaraju, “Bridges” by sophomore Angela Guo and junior Jack Chen, and “Anatomy & Physiology” by Greycen Ren and junior Joshua Song, and two National Champion Finishes in “Cell Biology” by Ren and Song and “Disease Detectives” by Ren and junior Siddhant Sen.

Over the last 13 years, Stevenson has finished in the Top 10 a total of seven times.

Neurodiversity Program With Focus On Autism Opening To All Grade Levels

Stevenson speech-language pathologists in the Special Education program recently worked with a group of self-identified neurodivergent students to educate Freshmen Advisories on the topic of neurodiversity, with a focus on autism.

This information was originally presented to Freshmen Advisory, and is now being opened up for all grade levels to view. The goal is educate students on the neurodiversity civil rights movement, define autism as a neurological difference due to natural human variation, explain the sensory and communication strengths and differences often associated with autism, identify challenges that may arise for autistic individuals due to certain environmental factors and to promote empathy and alliance.

The four-part program is in line with Stevenson’s Portrait of Patriot and our school’s vision for all students to celebrate, honor, and respect diverse people and perspectives, and to develop a sense of empathy for those around them.

Here are links to each of the four parts:

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4.

Stevenson Spanish Students Score Well On National Exams

Several Spanish students from Stevenson earned national recognition for excellent performances on the 2022 National Spanish Examinations.

Deepa Pulugurtha and Caroline Hail each won a Silver Medal. Lucy Bullock and Advika Shetty each won a Bronze Medal.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greenman, National Director of the Exams. “The exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 73,000 students participating in 2022.”

Students from Stevenson have a long history of high achievement on these exams and this school year were taught by Spanish teachers Raquel Antillera and Stacy Frazer.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in Grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Student Announcements

Seniors: How And When To Get To Graduation Tonight

Seniors, please remember these two important points regarding arrival tonight for The Class Of 2022 Commencement:

1. PARKING: Graduation will be held at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. NOW Arena is allowing families to arrive in two cars maximum.

2. ARRIVAL TIME: Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. Graduates should report no later than 4:00 p.m. Guests will enter the arena through the main entrance. All graduates will enter the arena through Door 11.

For more details about The Class Of 2022 Commencement, please click here.

Don’t Worry: We’ll Still Be Here For You! Daily Digest To Publish Over The Summer!

We’ll be back…on Tuesday!


The Daily Digest will now be a newsletter published all year round for students and families.

During the regular school year, the Digest features a mixture of stories about students, club announcements and achievements, information about events on campus and varsity sports results.

During summer months only, the Digest will transform into a weekly digest, publishing on Tuesdays, with information related to summer enrichment and the upcoming school year.

At the beginning of the school year, the Daily Digest will resume as a daily publication.

Don’t forget to continue to follow us on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — @stevensonhs is our handle

Stevenson Gets 34 National Merit Finalists!

Stevenson is proud to announce that it has 34 National Merit Scholarship Program Corporation Finalists.

In addition to being among 16,000 of the highest scorers nationally in the PSAT/NMSQT competition, Finalists were required to submit detailed scholarship applications that focused on an outstanding academic record, high SAT Reasoning Tests scores and participation in activities. Stevenson’s 34 Finalists are:

Trevor Abbott, Jonathan Abraham, Maanav Agrawal, Aarush Arora, Anish Arora, Samarth Arul, Margaret Chen, Albert Cheng, Robert Cuc, Aayush Dixit, Phil Edat, Alexander Eilert, Victoria Feng, Yashwanth Gangavarapu, Michelle Li, Andrew Liu, Armanya Maheshwari, Joshua Neela, Pranav Pullabhotia, David Qin, Joy Qu, Greycen Ren, Brady Rivkin, Allen Rubin, Jasmine Sun, Wyn Thomas, Gabriel Visotsky, Sabrina Xue, Eric Yang, Robert Yao, Lillian You, Jason Zhao, Ray Zhao, and Eric Zhow.

Patriot Superstore Closed Monday; Starts Summer Hours On Tuesday

Please note: The Patriot Superstore will be CLOSED on Memorial Day but opens again starting on Tuesday, when summer hours will go into effect.

Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

Don’t Forget: Summer School Starts Soon!

The Summer School Sessions at Stevenson are right around the corner. Mark your calendars:

  • June 7-30: Summer School Session 1
  • July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Seniors: Want To Major In Accounting? Apply For A Scholarship!

The Illinois CPA Society encourages Seniors to apply for an academic scholarship of up to $2,000. The scholarship is for incoming college freshmen thinking about majoring in accounting. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior entering college in Illinois, be a racial/ethnic minority and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Lacrosse: The Patriots (14-4) won their Sectional Semifinal against Fremd 17-9 to advance to the Sectional Championship game tonight. No. 2-seeded Stevenson will take on No. 1 St. Viator at 7:30 p.m. at Forestview Educational Center.

Baseball: After a postponement on Wednesday, Stevenson took the field for the Warren Regional Semifinals on Thursday, defeating Wheeling, 3-0. Chris Iannuzzi was brilliant on the mound for the Patriots (26-10), who move into the Regional Championship game at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Warren’s Almond Campus. Stevenson will play the winner of today’s Semifinal between No. 5 Warren and No. 12 Conant. Iannunzzi allowed no hits and no runs over seven innings, striking out eight batters. Jordan Skolmar was the leading hitter, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Boys Volleyball: In a hard-fought battle, the Patriots (32-5) fell to Libertyville in the Regional Championship game played at Stevenson, 19-25, 22-25. Karl Lutz led the team with 6 kills, while outside hitter Sam Nuudel had 3 kills in the match. Setter Daniel Nuudel had 2 aces, with 20 assists. Eric Hartman and Lutz finished up the match with 2 block assists each. Congratulations to the team on a 30-win season!

Softball: Stevenson (10-15) took to the field for the Regional Semifinals at Stevenson, after a postponement due to inclement weather. The Patriots fell to Libertyville, 11-9. After being down 8-3 going into the fourth inning, Stevenson tied it up 8-8 in the top of the fifth. Libertyville went up again in the bottom of the fifth 9-8 and the Patriots came right back to tie it up again in the top of the sixth. But Libertyville then pulled away.

Today’s IHSA Tournament Events

  • Girls Lacrosse ~ Sectional Championship: No. 2 Stevenson vs. No. 1 Lake Forest, 5 p.m., Lake Forest West Campus, 300 South Waukegan Road, Lake Forest
  • Boys Lacrosse ~ Sectional Championship: No. 2 Stevenson vs. No. 1 St. Viator, 7:30 p.m., Forestview Educational Center, 2121 South Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.
  • Boys Tennis ~ State Finals Singles: Ashvath Madhushankar vs. Mujtaba Ali-Khan of Hinsdale Central, Buffalo Grove High School; State Finals Doubles: Gabriel Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula vs. Michael Karibian and Jade Dynamic of Edwardsville, Conant High School.
  • Boys Track ~ Class 3A State Finals Preliminaries: Jimmy Davis (400 meter), Marcus Caselberry (110 meter hurdles), Zach Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latulippe, and Davis (4×100 meter relay), Ethan Aghakhan (discus) and Mark Hellwig Jr. (high jump), Eastern Illinois University.

Education News

This Pricey School Promised A Global Education. It’s Barely Solvent.

The startup Whittle School has few students in D.C. It asked parents to help pay teachers.

Teen Sleep, Brain Science And The Debate Over School Start Times

Advocates for later starts say that the issue is about more than whether teens have enough sleep to learn—there are serious implications for mental health as well.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

May 27-28: IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals

May 27-28: IHSA Boys Track State Final Meet

June 4: SAT Test Day At Stevenson

June 6: String Parents Association Meeting

June 7-30: Summer School Session 1

June 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Almost There…Final Experience Ends TODAY!

You’re almost done, Patriots!

Stevenson’s Final Experience ends today. Here is a handy guide to get you through this last busy day, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck on your final…finals!

Come Chill Out And De-Stress In Room 6110!

Stressing About the Final Experience, which continues through today?

No worries! Student Services welcomes all students and staff to take advantage of our Finals Destress Days, running today from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in Room 6110. Students are encouraged to stop by during their lunch/free periods and should not miss any scheduled part of their Final Experience.

Here’s the Destress Schedule:

Today: Color and Calm 🎨

Game Development 2 Classes Name Winners For Contest

It might be every gamer’s dream: develop his or her own video game.

That’s essentially what the course Game Development 2 at Stevenson is all about and each year around this time, students in that course develop a final video game using the Unreal Engine. These games are hosted on the school server and playable from Stevenson’s Computer Science, Engineering And Technology website. Games range from open world 3D games to classic side-scrolling 2D games. Students in the Game Development 2 classes voted on their favorite games. This year’s Game of the Year winners were:


Sammie Fedorov for LostElliot Rubinstein for Paper & PencilMicah Kim and Shourya Mehta for Sukafu

Tip: Most games use the controls WASD to move, spacebar to jump, and the mouse to look/move the camera. Games can be played only on computers.

Ren Will Rush From Graduation To USA Biology Olympiad

Summer vacation will have to wait. After graduation on Friday, it’s off to the Washington D.C. area for senior Greycen Ren. In March, he advanced to the Finals of the USA Biology Olympiad, which are being held at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia starting Saturday and running through June 9. The competitors will be staying on campus.

At the residential training program for the USABO National Finals, Ren will learn advanced biological concepts and exacting lab skills. He then has the chance to move on to the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) competition which is slated to take place in Yerevan, Armenia in July.

This has been a long journey for Ren. Back in February, 35 members of Stevenson’s Biology OIympiad Club participated in the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) competitive exams. Four students scored well enough to advance to the Semifinals held in March. Those students were: Ren, Anmol DashJoshua Song and Yash Vijay.

Six Staffers Recognized By The National Federation Of Press Women For Their Work In The Statesman

Nearly 2,000 students nationwide participated in this year’s National Federation of Press Women Education Fund and six Statesman staffers were recognized earlier this month.

** Junior Shannon Moser and sophomore Kyla Smith: Second Place, Single Page Layout for their photo essay “World’s Fair.”


** Seniors Natalie King and Malini Pillai: Honorable Mention, Double Page Layout for their column “COV-ingenious COV-ignorance.”


** Junior Aauyshi Wadhawan and sophomore Jenny Huang: Honorable Mention, Graphics/Photo Illustration for their page about volleyball “Killing The Game.”

Students in the national competition were selected from first-place winners in their statewide competitions.

Student Announcements

Seniors: How And When To Get To Graduation

Seniors, please remember these two important points regarding arrival for The Class Of 2022 Commencement:

1. PARKING: Graduation will be held at NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates. NOW Arena is allowing families to arrive in two cars maximum.

2. ARRIVAL TIME: Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. Graduates should report no later than 4:00 p.m. Guests will enter the arena through the main entrance. All graduates will enter the arena through Door 11.

For more details about The Class Of 2022 Commencement, please click here.

Seniors: If You Haven’t Gotten Your Graduation Cap and Gown Yet…

…don’t worry! Graduating seniors will be able to pick up their cap and gown on Friday morning at the Commencement Rehearsal. The rehearsal is in the Fieldhouse. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Get In Tip-Top Shape For The SAT Or ACT: Join “Bootcamp!”

Do you want to sharpen your skills for either the upcoming ACT or SAT exams? You’re in luck. Spaces are still available for this summer’s “Testing Bootcamps” that are taught by our own Stevenson faculty and staff. You can still register for either of these bootcamps:

** ACT Bootcamp: June 13 through June 15; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.
** SAT Bootcamp: July 5 through July 14; 7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., daily.

Both summer experiences include a focus on: test-taking strategies, pacing guidelines, reinforcement of subject matter skills, and a simulation practice test on the last day of class where you will receive your immediate score report and feedback.

The late fee has been reduced for each of these experiences!

Questions? Contact Marla Israel at misrael@d25.org or Ellyn Ross at elross@d125.org.

Before You Leave For The Summer: Check Out The Lost And Found!

ALL lost-and-found items will be donated or disposed of today. NO items are kept into the Summer.

The East Lost-And-Found location is Room 6120. The West Lost-And-Found location is Room 2416.

Reunion For Daniel Wright Alumni

Calling All Former Daniel Wright Students: Alumni are invited for a visit to Daniel Wright Junior High School anytime from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon on Tuesday. Daniel Wright’s eighth grade teachers will be waiting on the front lawn to give building tours and to hear about what you are doing now!

Patriot Sports News

Honoring The State Champ: Senior Ella O’Neall Takes Center Stage At Celebration!

First there was shock.

“I was like, ‘Wow! Wait!…” Senior Ella O’Neall said with a smile, ‘Did I really do this?’”

Oh, yes, she did. O’Neall did, in fact, win a state championship last weekend, placing first in the shot put with a throw of 13.68 meters at the IHSA Girls State Track Meet at Eastern Illinois University.

On the ride home, the magnitude of a four-year dream coming true hit O’Neall.

“I just starting crying as we were driving back,” O’Neall said. “As it finally settled in, I got emotional.”

Those emotions were evident again this morning as O’Neall was celebrated by the athletic department at a breakfast in the West Faculty Dining Room that drew faculty, staff and classmates. There were plenty of long hugs and loud cheers and big smiles for O’Neall, who was understandably overwhelmed.

“I’ve worked really hard for this moment for a long time, and it’s all kind of flooding out here right now,” O’Neall said. “I’m having to say goodbye to coaches and teachers who have helped me so much along the way, but then it’s also just realizing that I have achieved the goal I’ve had for four years. It’s just a lot right now.”

O’Neall placed third in shot put at last year’s state meet but did not place in discus. This year, she placed fourth in discus, something she says she is not only proud of but that she can also build on as she heads to compete in both events at Iowa State next year.

“Last year did not go as planned and I came back (this year) hungry,” O’Neall said. “I was working over the offseason harder than I ever did before. I wanted it.”

While O’Neall has been on a four-year quest for success at the IHSA State Track Meet, she’s also been heavily involved in many other activities at Stevenson. She was a part of Stevenson’s Fine Arts production of “Shrek” during her freshman year, and she was an active member of the Black Association of Stevenson Students. O’Neall and several other BASS members were honored recently as winners of the Prominent Patriot Award for the second semester.

“Ella has done so much outside of the realm of athletics,” Stevenson athletic director Trish Betthauser said as she introduced O’Neall at the breakfast. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with her in many different aspects. She is one of the most beautiful and strongest females I’ve been exposed to here at Stevenson.”

Boys Track Ready For State Meet At Eastern Illinois

The Boys Track Team qualified four Individuals and a relay team for the Class 3A IHSA State Meet, which begins tomorrow at Eastern Illinois University.

Jimmy Davis qualified in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.68. Marcus Caselberry qualified in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.40. The 4×100 meter relay team of Zach Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latulippe, and Davis qualified with a time of 43.30.

In field events, Ethan Aghakhan qualified in the discus with a distance of 47.24 meters and Mark Hellwig Jr. qualified in the high jump with a height of 1.90 meters.

Preliminary rounds will conclude on Friday and the championship round will be on Saturday.

For results and more information about the Class 3A State Meet, please visit the Boys Track page on the IHSA website.

Athletic Results

Girls Lacrosse: After several delays due to rain, tornado warnings, and fog, the Patriots took to the turf in Lake Forest for the Sectional Semifinals and rolled past Libertyville, 14-4. Next up for the Patriots is the Sectional Championship game at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Forest’s West Campus, 300 South Waukegan Road in Lake Forest. Stevenson, the No. 2 seed in the Sectional, will take on top-seeded Lake Forest.

Boys Lacrosse: The St. Viator Sectional Semifinal between the No. 2-seeded Patriots and No. 3 Fremd was postponed yesterday due to inclement weather. That game will be made up at 7:30 p.m. today at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 South Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

Boys Tennis: Due to inclement weather and the forecast for more, the IHSA has moved the State Tennis Finals into various indoor locations throughout the Chicagoland area. Nick Stec and Ashvath Madhushankar are both in Plainfield at Five Star Tennis, 11959 S. Normantown Rd. The doubles teams of Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski and Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula are at Vaughn Tennis Center in Aurora, 2121 W Indian Trail.

Education News

Meet The Suburban Students Helping To Restore Illinois’ Prairie

Some teens at Waubonsie Valley High School are so into the project that teachers have to prod them to leave the prairie and go to their other classes.

The Job Market Is Booming. How Can College Graduates Take Advantage Of It?

Labor experts say that job prospects are promising for the class of 2022.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 26: Last Day Of The Final Experience

May 26: Senior Class Party/Carnival

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals

May 27-28: IHSA Boys Track State Final Meet

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

June 4: SAT Test Day At Stevenson

June 6: String Parents Association Meeting

June 7-30: Summer School Session 1

June 21: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

July 5-28: Summer School Session 2

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

All They Do Is Win, Win, Win! Statesman Staffers Honored With Another Major Award!

The list of honors keeps getting longer and longer. The Statesman, Stevenson’s student news site, recently won another major award, receiving the highest ranking from the American Scholastic Press Association for 2021: First Place with Special Merit.

This is the sixth straight year that the Statesman, led by advisor Dean Bradshaw, has earned a first-place ranking but the first time it has received the Special Merit distinction. The Statesman was judged against hundreds of collegiate and high school publications across the country.


The Special Merit was earned in Outstanding Investigative Reporting for November’s “Making Ends Meet.” Senior Vaasu Kakuturu, juniors Kelly Liu and Surya Sethi, and sophomore Ava Winber were recognized for their feature story that examined social-economic student issues at Stevenson.

Keep Plugging Away! Final Experience Continues Today!

Get pumped, Patriots! You truly are in the home stretch!

Stevenson’s Final Experience continues today and runs through tomorrow. Here is a handy guide to get you through these busy days, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck studying, and good luck on your exams!

Come Chill Out And De-Stress In Room 6110 This Week!

Stressing About the Final Experience, which continues today?

No worries! Student Services welcomes all students and staff to take advantage of our Finals Destress Days, running today and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in Room 6110. Students are encouraged to stop by during their lunch/free periods and should not miss any scheduled part of their Final Experience.

Here’s the Destress Schedule:

Today: Sunglasses and Freeze Pops Giveaway 😎
Tomorrow: Color and Calm 🎨

Seniors: Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know About Graduation!

Class Of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

NOW Arena, Hoffman Estates

5333 Prairie Stone Parkway

5 p.m., Friday

1. REHEARSAL

On the morning of the ceremony, we will hold a mandatory rehearsal ceremony for students only here on campus. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor in the Fieldhouse. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. After rehearsal, you will report back to your counselor to receive and sign out your graduation tickets.

2. GRADUATION TICKETS

Each graduate will receive eight tickets, which graduates must pick up following graduation rehearsal on Friday. Do not lose your tickets as they cannot be reprinted.

3. ARRIVAL FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

NOW Arena is allowing families to arrive in two cars maximum. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. Graduates should report no later than 4 p.m. Guests will enter the arena through the main entrance. All graduates will enter the arena through Door 11 when they arrive.

4. SAFETY

NOW Arena has implemented a “clear bag policy,” which limits the size of bags entering the arena and requires the majority of bags to be clear to streamline the security screening process and avoid unnecessary wait times to enter the venue. Exceptions will be made for medical, family, or childcare bags or small clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5.” No outside food or beverages are allowed with the exception of water and snacks for young children and babies.

5. STREAMING

The ceremony will be live-streamed and can be accessed on Stevenson’s YouTube Channel.

For further details about the Class Of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, please click here.

Rivkin And Hou Rock The National Latin Exam!

Carpe diem! Indeed, when it was time to take the National Latin Exam this year, Brady Rivkin and Ainika Hou certainly “seized the day.” Rivkin, a senior, and Hou, a junior, were recently recognized for their amazing achievements.

Rivkin received his fourth gold medal on the annual exam, a distinction few achieve. His achievement was marked with a special award and scholarship opportunity.

Meanwhile, Hou became one of just 27 students nationally to achieve a third perfect score in a row. Annually only a small percentage of students receive a perfect score and Hou is now 3-for-3 in high school, marking the first time a Stevenson student has ever achieved three perfect scores.

Student Announcements

Almost Party Time, Seniors! Senior Class Carnival Is Tomorrow!

Tickets are still on sale for the Senior Class Carnival, a private party for seniors with rides, games and food.

This three-hour carnival will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow behind Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills at Route 60 and Milwaukee Avenue (JC Penney parking area). Tickets are $55 and include 15 food tickets, 15 game tickets and unlimited rides.

Just scan the QR code to the left or use this link to purchase tickets.

Seniors: If You Haven’t Gotten Your Graduation Cap and Gown Yet…

…don’t worry! Graduating seniors will be able to pick up their cap and gown on Friday morning at the Commencement Rehearsal. The rehearsal is in the Fieldhouse. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Before You Leave For The Summer: Check Out The Lost And Found!

ALL lost-and-found items will be donated or disposed of tomorrow. NO items are kept into the Summer.

The East Lost-And-Found location is Room 6120. The West Lost-And-Found location is Room 2416.

Patriot Sports News

Boys Tennis Begins Run At State Finals Tomorrow Across The Suburbs

The boys tennis team begins first round action at the IHSA State Finals tomorrow at various sites around the suburbs. The first matches of the day begin at 8 a.m.

Stevenson has six individuals ~ two singles players and two doubles teams ~ competing tomorrow. Here are their first-round matchups:

At Stevenson (Vernon Hills Athletic Complex)
Senior Nick Stec vs. Shashwat Srivatsa of Fremd

At Buffalo Grove High School

Junior Ashvath Madhushankar vs. Luka Cepronas of Stagg

At Prospect High School

Junior Ervin Perkowski and senior Daniel Javorski vs. Chris Ackerman and Caden Liu of New Trier

At Conant High School

Senior Gabriel Visotsky and junior Gautham Kappaganthula vs. Hank McClure and Liam Cheaney of Batavia

The Boys Tennis State Finals wraps on Saturday with third place and championship medal matches at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Check the IHSA’s website for schedules and bracket information.

Both Lacrosse Teams Playing In Sectional Semifinals Tonight!

Get out tonight and cheer on Stevenson’s lacrosse teams, both of which are vying for spots in their respective Sectional Championship games.

The boys, the No. 2 seed in the St. Viator Sectional, are taking on No. 3 Fremd at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 South Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. The winner will play the winner of tonight’s other semifinal between top-seeded St. Viator and No. 4 Lake Zurich for the Sectional Championship at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, also at Forest View.

Meanwhile, the girls, the No. 2 seed in the Lake Forest Sectional, are taking on No. 3 Libertyville at 5 p.m. tonight at Lake Forest’s West Campus, 300 South Waukegan Road in Lake Forest. The winner will play the winner of tonight’s other semifinal between top-seeded Lake Forest and No. 5 Warren for the Sectional Championship at 5 p.m. Friday, also at Lake Forest’s West Campus.

Athletic Results

Boys Volleyball: The Patriots (32-4) swept past Highland Park 25-22, 25-14 in the Regional Semifinal, played last night in the Sportscenter. Libero Murad Shahzadah had a team-high 9 digs followed by setter Daniel Nuudel with 8 digs. Karl Lutz had 8 kills while Nuudel added 4 kills and 20 assists. Next up for Stevenson is the Regional Championship against North Suburban Conference rival Libertyville at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Sportscenter.

Girls Soccer: The Patriots fell to Libertyville 4-1 in the Sectional Semifinal. The lone goal was scored in the ninth minute by Mimi Van Zanten, assisted by Ella Hong. Stevenson finished the season with a 16-3-1 record. The team wants to thank all of its fans for the support this season.

Baseball: Stevenson (25-10) traveled to Elk Grove to take on the Grenadiers in a nonconference matchup and lost in a walk-off, 4-3. Robert Seltzer started the game for the Patriots, surrendering 1 run on 2 hits over one inning, striking out one and walking none. Reliever Michael Belbot took the loss for Stevenson. Colin Schmitke was 3-for-3 at the plate, leading the Patriots in hits. Next up for the Patriots is the beginning of the state series with a Regional Semifinal game against Wheeling at 4:30 p.m. today at Warren’s Almond Campus.

Education News

Four Stevenson Seniors From Girl Scout Troop 40666 Earned Gold Awards

Riley HeydenburgSophie IsmailKavya Puranam and Thea Surya, all Ambassador-level Girl Scouts from Troop 40666, will receive their Gold Awards at a ceremony in June. The Gold Awards, Girl Scouting’s highest honor, can be earned by performing significant leadership and service projects in a variety of fields.

Unlike Boomers, Millennials Didn’t Find Good Jobs Until Their 30s. Here’s What It Means For Colleges And Employers.

New reports describe how education-work pipelines fail many young adults, especially those of low socioeconomic status. What can prompt changes?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 25-26: Final Experience

May 26: Senior Class Party/Carnival

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals

May 27-28: IHSA Boys Track State Final Meet

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ready, Set…Go! Final Experience Starts Today!

Get pumped, Patriots! You truly are in the home stretch!

Stevenson’s Final Experience officially begins today and runs through Thursday. Here is a handy guide to get you through these three busy days, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck studying, and good luck on your exams!

Come Chill Out And De-Stress In Room 6110 This Week!

Stressing About the Final Experience, which starts today?

No worries! Student Services welcomes all students and staff to take advantage of our Finals Destress Days, running today, tomorrow and Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in Room 6110. Students are encouraged to stop by during their lunch/free periods and should not miss any scheduled part of their Final Experience.

Here’s the Destress Schedule:

Today: Comfort Dogs 🐾
Tomorrow: Sunglasses and Freeze Pops Giveaway 😎
Thursday: Color and Calm 🎨

SNN Celebrated 20th Film Fest On Friday

The SNN Film Fest on Friday in the West Auditorium was two-fold in purpose: a tribute to Stevenson’s filmmakers of today, and a nod to those of the past.

This was Stevenson’s 20th Film Fest. And to celebrate that, SNN screened student-made films from students currently at Stevenson but also showed highlights from student-made films of the last 20 years. The film genres shown spanned from comedy, documentary, horror and suspense to fantasy and animated action.

All proceeds from the SNN Film Fest went to the World Food Program. For more information about next year’s SNN Film Fest, contact: SNN@d125.org.

Student Announcements

Seniors: If You Haven’t Gotten Your Graduation Cap and Gown Yet…

…don’t worry! Graduating seniors will be able to pick up their cap and gown on Friday morning at the Commencement Rehearsal. The rehearsal is in the Fieldhouse. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Bass Fishing Preparing For Two More State Finals; Correction On IHSA State Meet

At the IHSA Bass Fishing State Meet over the weekend, Charlie Grisamore (pictured far right) teamed with John Wall (second from right) for 38th place, not Liam Plautz, as was reported in Monday’s Daily Digest. Plautz (second from left) had teamed with Matthew Qualich (far left) for third place at the State Meet.

As a reminder, the Bass Fishing Team isn’t done yet. The team continues its unprecedented quest for multiple state titles on June 4 at the ICASSTT Clash on Lake Springfield and on June 11 at the IBN State Finals on the Des Plaines River.

Don’t Worry: We’ll Still Be Here For You! Daily Digest To Publish Over The Summer!

To achieve our mission — Success for Every Student — it is so important to us that students and families receive the information they need to feel fully informed and engaged throughout the entire high school experience. To that end, we are announcing a slight change to our two main communications: the Daily Digest and the Minuteman.

The Daily Digest will now be a newsletter published all year round for students and families. During the regular school year, it features a mixture of stories about students, club announcements and achievements, information about events on campus and varsity sports results. During summer months only, the Daily Digest will transform into a weekly digest with information related to summer enrichment and the upcoming school year. At the beginning of the school year, the Daily Digest will resume as a daily publication.

The Minuteman is now a monthly newsletter published during the school year (not published during the summer months) specifically for parents and guardians. It includes important updates and announcements from our Board of Education, Superintendent and Principal, as well as timely and practical insights related to diversity, equity and inclusion; social emotional learning; substance abuse prevention; and other ways for families to support their students’ learning.

These newsletters are the best way to stay in touch with all that is going on at Stevenson. Students and parents/guardians are automatically added to both newsletters every year. Additionally, you may follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — @stevensonhs is our handle — to catch the latest stories about our students!

Questions? You can reach out to us anytime.

Before You Leave For The Summer: Check Out The Lost And Found!

ALL lost-and-found items will be donated or disposed of on Thursday. NO items are kept into the Summer.

The East Lost-And-Found location is Room 6120. The West Lost-And-Found location is Room 2416.

Patriot Sports News

Starting To Plan Your Summer? Check Out Stevenson’s Summer Sports Camps

The Athletic Department is proud to offer a variety of sports camps for 9th through 12th graders. The programming exists to help student-athletes reach their athletic goals through affordable, high-quality sports programs for high school students during the summer season.

Click here for Stevenson’s “SHS Summer Sports Camps Guide,” which includes information about each program, schedules, locations, fees and registration. Registration can be completed up to the day before camp starts.

Athletic Results

Boys Lacrosse: In the St. Viator Sectional Quarterfinals, the Patriots (13-4) defeated Prospect, 16-3. Colin Livesay led the team with 9 goals on the night. Ryan Hynes scored 4 goals with 2 assists. Caleb LeeJosh Leed and Monty Hashemi all contributed 1 goal each. Justin Lucas dominated yet again at the Faceoff X, going 14-of-18 for 78 percent. Next up for the Patriots is the Sectional Semifinals against Fremd at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Forest View Educational Center Turf, 2121 South Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

Girls Lacrosse: In the Lake Forest Sectional Quarterfinals, the Patriots (14-4) dominated the field in defeating Mundelein, 14-7. Next up for Stevenson is the Sectional Semifinals against Libertyville at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Forest’s West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.

Education News

What Schools Can Do To Tackle Climate Change

Hint: More than you think!

How Does A High School Full Of Low-Income Kids Become Best In U.S.?

Columnist Jay Mathews has published his latest Challenge Index of the nation’s most challenging high schools.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 24-26: Final Experience

May 26: Senior Class Party/Carnival

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Track State Final Meet

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

Monday, May 23, 2022

Spring Fling And Pep Assembly A Big Hit!

The rain held off and “Spring Fling Spirit Week” capped on Friday with a bang, starting with a Pep Assembly in the Stadium that included obstacle course races, a hula hoop contest, human pyramid building, a relay race between the track teams and musical chairs.

The fun then moved to the outdoor fields for Spring Fling, Stevenson’s end-of-the-school-year celebration where students played fun games (like the “Mechanical Shark”) and went head-to-head in classic games such as kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket!

“Basically, our strategy is just to have fun, and play hard,” said senior Neel Patel, one of the members of “Burger, Not Burger,” as he and his teammates marched into the Stadium for the Pep Assembly. “But we’re lucky. We have some really good players. We’ve got some good height. I feel confident that our team will have success.”

There were many teams like “Burger, Not Burger” that were friend groups. Others, such as “Takbo,” which means “Run” in Filipino, are friends who also represented a club, in this case, the Filipino American Student Association. There were 14 people on that team, and they were all confident in their chances at volleyball.

“We’re family and we’re wearing our club shirts,” junior Ariela Cruz said. “Hopefully we get far today in volleyball.”

Get Ready! Final Experience Starts Tomorrow!

Get pumped, Patriots! You truly are in the home stretch!

Stevenson’s Final Experience officially begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday. Here is a handy guide to get you through these three busy days, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck studying, and good luck on your exams!

Come Chill Out And De-Stress In Room 6110 This Week!

Stressing About the Final Experience, which starts tomorrow?

No worries! Student Services welcomes all students and staff to take advantage of our Finals Destress Days, running tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. in Room 6110. Students are encouraged to stop by during their lunch/free periods and should not miss any scheduled part of their Final Experience.

Here’s the Destress Schedule:

Tuesday: Comfort Dogs 🐾
Wednesday: Sunglasses and Freeze Pops Giveaway 😎
Thursday: Color and Calm 🎨

Seniors: Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know About Graduation!

Class Of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

NOW Arena, Hoffman Estates

5333 Prairie Stone Parkway

5 p.m., Friday

1. REHEARSAL

On the morning of the ceremony, we will hold a mandatory rehearsal ceremony for students only here on campus. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with your counselor in the Fieldhouse. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. After rehearsal, you will report back to your counselor to receive and sign out your graduation tickets.

2. GRADUATION TICKETS

Each graduate will receive eight tickets, which graduates must pick up following graduation rehearsal on Friday. Do not lose your tickets as they cannot be reprinted.

3. ARRIVAL FOR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

NOW Arena is allowing families to arrive in two cars maximum. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m. Graduates should report no later than 4 p.m. Guests will enter the arena through the main entrance. All graduates will enter the arena through Door 11 when they arrive.

4. SAFETY

NOW Arena has implemented a “clear bag policy,” which limits the size of bags entering the arena and requires the majority of bags to be clear to streamline the security screening process and avoid unnecessary wait times to enter the venue. Exceptions will be made for medical, family, or childcare bags or small clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5.” No outside food or beverages are allowed with the exception of water and snacks for young children and babies.

5. STREAMING

The ceremony will be live-streamed and can be accessed on Stevenson’s YouTube Channel.

For further details about the Class Of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, please click here.

Student Announcements

Bass Fishing Finishes Third At IHSA State Finals!

The Stevenson Bass Fishing Team finished in third place over the weekend at the IHSA State Finals. Matthew Qualich and Liam Plautz caught four fish for a total of 7 pounds, 13 ounces, putting them in third place on day, just a pound out of first. Qualich also weighed in the big bass of the event, a behemoth weighing in at 3 pounds, 5 ounces that dwarfed the other fish brought to the scales. Unfortunately, the second day of fishing was canceled due to inclement weather. Charlie Grisamore and Liam Plautz finished the event in 38th place. The team continues its unprecedented run for THREE state titles on June 4 at the ICASSTT Clash on Lake Springfield and on June 11 at the IBN State Finals.

Almost Party Time, Seniors! Senior Carnival Is Thursday

The Senior Class Carnival, a private party for seniors with rides, games and food, is right around the corner, and tickets are still on sale.

This three-hour carnival will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday behind Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills at Route 60 and Milwaukee Avenue (JC Penney parking area). Tickets are $55 and include 15 food tickets, 15 game tickets and unlimited rides.

Just scan the QR code to the right or use this link to purchase tickets.

Get A Clue! Auditions For Fall Play “Clue” Are Today!

Was it Miss Scarlet with the wrench in the Study? Or Mr. Green with the lead pipe in the Dining Room? Search for clues today by auditioning for the Fall Play, “Clue,” a hilarious, farce-meets-murder mystery!

Auditions will take place in the West Auditorium from 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. with callbacks on Thursday. Sign up for an audition slot online. More information about the show and rehearsal process can be found in the information packet.

Patriot Superstore Closed During Final Experience Week; Then Summer Hours

Please note: The Patriot Superstore will be CLOSED during the Final Experience, but is open today.

Following Memorial Day Weekend, summer hours at the Patriot Superstore will go into effect.

Summer hours are as follows:
Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

Get Yearbooks At The Patriot Superstore

Yearbooks are available for pickup in the Patriot Superstore (located in the Wood Commons).

These are yearbooks that have already been paid for (pre-orders) or yearbooks that are new purchases. First come, first serve on new purchases.

Patriot Sports News

O’Neall Wins State Championship In Shot Put At IHSA State Meet!

Over the weekend at the IHSA Class 3A State Final Track Meet, Ella O’Neall became a State Champion in the shot put with a throw of 13.68 meters. In addition, with a throw of 39.59 meters, she placed fourth in the discus, making her the second Patriot to place in both at state behind Tammy Renda who did so in 1994.

Last year, O’Neall, who will be competing at Iowa State next year, took third place in shot put at the IHSA State Final Meet.

There will be a Celebration Breakfast for O’Neall from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in Room 1204. Stop by and help the athletic department honor our State Champion!

Girls Water Polo Finishes Season As State Runner-Up!

At the IHSA State Girls Water Polo Finals held at Stevenson over the weekend, the girls water polo team capped off a tremendous season earning state runner-up honors with a final record of 33-2-1.

The team took on several talented teams to make it into the championship match against Naperville North. In game one, Stevenson defeated Fenwick, 9-5. Delilah Ciezak led the scoring with 3 goals, followed by Faith Ma with 2 goals and Bell CloeterBecca StoneCamila Maya and Elizabeth White each with 1 goal apiece. Mary Fouani had 4 steals and 3 drawn exclusions. Ma had 3 assists and Katie Delaney had 21 blocked shots.

In the second game, Stevenson prevailed over New Trier, 9-6. Cloeter, Maya and White each had 3 goals. Cloeter had 3 steals. Ma and White both had 3 assists. Delaney had 12 blocked shots.

In the championship game, Stevenson was defeated by Naperville North, 9-5. Cloeter had 2 goals followed by Fouani, Stone and White each with 1 goal apiece. Ma and White both had 4 steals and White also had 2 assists. Delaney had 12 blocked shots again.

With the strong showing at state, seniors Fouani, Delilah CiezakShruthi Rajkumar, White, Calla Lermer and Ma helped to continue a winning foundation for the program that will be a legacy for many years to come. Stevenson has won four state championships over the last seven year and this is the Patriots’ second-straight state runner-up finish.

Boys Water Polo Caps Season With Fourth-Place Finish At State!

The Patriots finished in fourth place at the IHSA State Boys Water Polo Finals, held over the weekend at Stevenson.

Stevenson had two tough matches in the semifinals against Whitney Young and in the third place match, going the distance against Lyons Township. On Saturday morning, the Patriots lost to Whitney Young, 7-4 with Jacob WhitingKunal RajadhyxAngelos Koutsogeorgas, and Max LaPoint-St. Georges all scoring 1 goal apiece. Goalie Armaan Gill had 6 saves. In the third-place match on Saturday afternoon, the Patriots went into three overtimes against powerhouse Lyons Township, ultimately losing the match, 12-11. Koutsogeorgas had 4 goals, while Whiting, Olin Kusevskis, and Rajadhyx each had 2 goals apiece. Sully Swanson added 1 goal, while goalies Mark Younan had 7 saves and Gill had 4 saves.

Boys Tennis Wins Sectional; Headed To State!

In a tough field, the boys tennis team won the Warren Sectional Championship over the weekend. Six total Patriots qualified qualified for the upcoming IHSA State Finals, running Thursday through Saturday at Hersey High School and various other area facilities.

Singles player Ashy Madhushankar placed second, while Nick Stec came in fourth place. On the doubles side, Gabe Visotsky and Gautham Kappaganthula placed third while Ervin Perkowski and Daniel Jaworski placed fourth, earning all of them a place in the state finals.

Plan Your Summer Sports Training Now!

Don’t forget that Stevenson offers Sports Functional Training on campus over the summer in conjunction with Rebound Fitness. The programming is twice a week in groups of 10 or less and students are grouped according to sport and skill level. There is no charge for group training but there is a charge for students seeking individual training. Please call Stephanie at (847) 714.7400 for more information or to get enrolled.

Spring Sports Awards Slated For Tonight In The PAC

Spring Athletes: Don’t forget, the Athletic Department is hosting Spring Sports Awards for all spring athletes at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center.

Athletic Results

Girls Soccer: The Patriots (pictured right) shut out Hersey 3-0 to win their fourth consecutive regional championship. Stevenson is now 16-2-1 on the season. The scoring began in the third minute when Ella Hong scored off a throw-in from Ellie Egeland. Then, Mimi Van Zanten blasted one by Hersey’s goalkeeper, also assisted by Egeland (2). The third goal was scored when Bri Welter headed the ball to Brynn Stein and Stein flicked the ball in for the finish. The Patriots will play in the sectional semifinal game at 7 p.m. tomorrow against Libertyville at Warren Township High School.

Baseball: The Patriots (25-9, 8-5) traveled to Evanston for a non-conference matchup, winning 13-6. Stevenson had 10 hits in the game, thanks to multiple hits from Bryan ParkOwen Housinger and Joe Richardson. Park went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Stevenson in hits. Max Rosenkranz started the game on the mound for the Patriots, surrendering 1 run on 1 hit over three innings and striking out 1 batter. Jonas Salgado got the win for Stevenson, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits over two innings while recording 2 strikeouts. Carson Kaye threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Sayuj Choudhari and Luca Morelli all contributed in the big fifth inning with RBIs. Next up is a game against Elk Grove at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow at Elk Grove.

Education News

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 23: Spring Sports Awards

May 24-26: Final Experience

May 26: Senior Class Party/Carnival

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Track State Final Meet

May 26-28: IHSA Boys Tennis State Finals

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

Friday, May 20, 2022

“Spring Fling Spirit Week” Caps Today!

Spring Fling Spirit Week concludes today with:

** PPA Treat Day (Free cupcakes)

All lunch periods; Wood Commons and Glass Commons.

** Pep Assembly

Conclusion of Eighth Period; Stadium

** Spring Fling (Outdoor activities such as kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket)

Conclusion of Pep Assembly; Outdoor Fields

TODAY’S SPIRIT DAY THEME

Spring Fling Jersey Day Or Stevenson Spirit Wear Day

Student-Made Films Showcased At SNN Film Fest Tonight After Spring Fling

Need a way to wind down after Spring Fling? Make your way to the SNN Film Fest in the West Auditorium, kick back and enjoy screenings of student-made films. The show starts at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets are just $2 and will be on sale outside of the Sportscenter during the Pep Assembly and at the door of the West Auditorium prior to the show. All proceeds will go to the World Food Program. For more information, contact: SNN@d125.org.

Get Ready! Final Experience Is Next Week!

Finals are just around the corner, Patriots!

Stevenson’s Final Experience officially begins next week on Tuesday and runs through Thursday. Here is a handy guide to get you through those three busy days, complete with schedules, reminders about course material returns, open gyms, food service, transportation and tutoring hours.

Good luck studying, and good luck on your exams!

Student Announcements

Hot Off The Presses! 2022 WIT Is Out

Check out the hard work of the student editors and the many writers and artists who have put together The 2022 WIT. Students who ordered a physical copy can pick it up in either English Office. It is also available online.

Get A Clue! Auditions For Fall Play “Clue” Are On Monday!

Was it Miss Scarlet with the wrench in the Study? Or Mr. Green with the lead pipe in the Dining Room? Search for clues on Monday by auditioning for the Fall Play, “Clue,” a hilarious, farce-meets-murder mystery!

Auditions will take place in the West Auditorium from 3:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday with callbacks on Thursday. Sign up for an audition slot online. More information about the show and rehearsal process can be found in the information packet.

Check Out The Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament Tomorrow

Come out to the Stadium tomorrow morning and cheer on the Allied Patriots Soccer Team.

Stevenson is hosting a four-team “Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament,” which will feature Mundelein, Round Lake, Warren and Stevenson competing in a round robin with two games going on simultaneously. Games start at 9 a.m. with the final game slated for a Noon start. After the games end, the celebration begins.

There will be free food, carnival games, a bounce house, music and fun in the Sportscenter. There is no entry fee.

In conjunction with the “Allies For Allied” celebration, there will be a food drive. All donations can be dropped off today until 3 p.m. at the Forum/Point Entrance. To see the donation needs list, click here.

Patriot Superstore Closed During Final Experience Week; Then Summer Hours

Please note: The Patriot Superstore will be CLOSED during the Final Experience, but open on Monday, May 23.

Following Memorial Day Weekend, summer hours at the Patriot Superstore will go into effect.

Summer hours are as follows:

Monday Through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
Friday: CLOSED

Get Yearbooks At The Patriot Superstore

Yearbooks are available for pickup in the Patriot Superstore (located in the Wood Commons).

These are yearbooks that have already been paid for (pre-orders) or yearbooks that are new purchases. First come, first serve on new purchases.

Interested In Public Safety? Here Is A Scholarship Opportunity

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove Public Service Scholarship grants a one-time scholarship up to $2,000 for students choosing to attend a college/degree program in a public safety field (law enforcement, fire science or emergency medical services), a technical/trade school for Emergency Medical Technician (Basic or Paramedic) or a fire academy. Applicants must be a current student or graduate of either Buffalo Grove High School or Stevenson High School.

Applicants must provide the following items: One completed and legible application with supporting documents; two letters of reference, including one academic and one describing service to school or community; unofficial or official transcript of high school and/or community college (if applicable); grades for all institutions attended; information about the college/institution school you would like to attend; an essay of up to 500 words explaining why you would pursue a career in public safety and how you would apply the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self” in your chosen public safety career.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Questions regarding the Public Safety Scholarship can be directed to Shawn Collins at scollins@vbg.org.

Before You Leave For The Summer: Check Out The Lost And Found!

ALL lost-and-found items will be donated or disposed of on May 26. NO items are kept into the Summer.

The East Lost-And-Found location is Room 6120. The West Lost-And-Found location is Room 2416.

Patriot Sports News

Boys Track Qualifies Four Individuals And A Relay Team For IHSA State Meet

The Patriots traveled to Grayslake Central to compete in the Class 3A Sectional Finals and throughout the night, several athletes qualified for next weekend’s IHSA State Meet at Eastern Illinois. Jimmy Davis qualified in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.68. Marcus Caselberry qualified in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.40. The 4×100 meter relay team of Zach Goldman, Caselberry, Keegan Latulippe, and Davis qualified with a time of 43.30. In field events, Ethan Aghakhan qualified in the discus with a distance of 47.24 meters and Mark Hellwig Jr. qualified in the high jump with a height of 1.90 meters.

Come Out And Cheer On Our Water Polo Teams At State…Right Here At Stevenson!

Both the boys and girls water polo teams will be competing in the IHSA State Water Polo Finals this weekend…and they won’t even have to leave the comforts of home.

Stevenson is hosting the Boys State Finals and the Girls State Finals right here at the Stevenson Pool. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at GoFan for individual games.

Boys water polo quarterfinals began Thursday with the Patriots defeating Lincoln-Way East, 15-7. Other teams competing at state are: Whitney Young, York, New Trier, Palatine, Naperville North and Lyons. The boys state championship game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Girls water polo quarterfinals begin today with the Patriots playing their first game at 4:30 p.m. against Fenwick. Other teams competing at state are: Chicago Lane, New Trier, Hersey, Lyons, Lincoln-Way East and Naperville North. The girls state championship game will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The third place and championship matches on Saturday will be streamed through the NFHS Network.

Plan Your Summer Sports Training Now!

Don’t forget that Stevenson offers Sports Functional Training on campus over the summer in conjunction with Rebound Fitness. The programming is twice a week in groups of 10 or less and students are grouped according to sport and skill level. There is no charge for group training but there is a charge for students seeking individual training. Please call Stephanie at (847) 714.7400 for more information or to get enrolled.

Spring Sports Awards Slated For Monday Night In The PAC

Spring Athletes: Don’t forget, the Athletic Department is hosting Spring Sports Awards for all spring athletes at 7 p.m. on Monday night in the Performing Arts Center.

Athletic Results

Boys Water Polo: The Patriots (23-9, 4-0) won the first round of the state playoffs in dominating fashion 15-7 against Lincoln-Way East. With the momentum favoring Stevenson, both Angelos Koutsogeorges and Olin Kusevskis had 5 goals apiece while Kunal Rajadhyax had 2 goals. Goalie Armaan Gill had 6 saves. Next up for the Patriots is the Final Four of the IHSA State Finals at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Pool.

Baseball: Stevenson (24-9, 8-5) hosted Whitney Young and got a 9-3 victory. Owen Housinger drove in 5 runs on 2 hits to lead the Patriots. Pitcher Nick Rayyan got the win for Stevenson going four innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out 5 batters and walking none. Michael Belbot and Carson Kaye entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close in relief. Joe Richardson and Sayuj Choudhari both added multiple hits. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Evanston at 4:45 p.m. today.

Softball: The Patriots (10-14, 7-7) hosted nonconference opponent Cary-Grove on Senior Night and prevailed, 12-2. Lexi GitlerHailey Langer and Megan Orgler all hit doubles in the sixth inning with Michaela Duffy and Allie Stevens adding singles to the big-scoring inning. Reagan Koenigs singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs in the first to get things going for Stevenson. Olivia Ringham led things off for the Patriots on the mound, surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits over six innings, striking out 8 batters and issuing just 1 walk. Next up for Stevenson in the IHSA Regional at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Varsity Softball field.

Education News
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Three Stevenson Students In Chamber Group To Compete In Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition This Weekend

Dylan IvanovVincenzo Zuppardo, and Jocelyn Gao will team up with a student from Vernon Hills (John Lee) and the chamber of four, pictured right and named Quartet Capet, will compete in the largest chamber music competition in the nation.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel And Wife Miranda Kerr Paid Off Art School Graduates’ Student Loans

Otis College of Art and Design said in a statement that the donation from the Spiegel Family Fund is the largest in the college’s history, and will “allow for the repayment of the outstanding student debt of students in the graduating Class of 2022.” That’s 285 people, according to the Los Angeles Times, which also says the college’s previous largest gift was $10 million. Spiegel and Kerr were the Commencement speakers and also received honorary doctorates at the ceremony.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 20: Final Day Of Spring Fling Spirit Week

May 20-21: IHSA Girls Track & Field State Meet

May 20: Pep Assembly

May 20: Spring Fling

May 20: SNN Film Festival

May 20-21: IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals

May 20-21: IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals

May 21: IHSA Boys Water Polo State Finals

May 21: Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament

May 23: Spring Sports Awards

May 24-26: Final Experience

May 27: Class Of 2022 Commencement

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Get Your Spirit On, Stevenson! It’s “Spring Fling Spirit Week”

The school year is winding down, but not without plenty of fun activities that will put on just the right kind of exclamation point!

“Spring Fling Spirit Week” is steaming along with Theme Days each day leading up to tomorrow’s big finale. The week concludes with a jam-packed Friday that includes a PPA Treat Day with free cupcakes, a Pep Assembly in the Stadium and, the topper, Spring Fling, an end-of-the-school-year celebration where students can socialize and build teams to go head-to-head in kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and cricket!

SPIRIT DAYS

Today: Beach Day

Tomorrow: Spring Fling Jersey Day Or Stevenson Spirit Wear Day

Sailing After Stevenson: Spencer Glickson, Class of 2022, Is Pursuing His Dreams

While most seniors at Stevenson are preparing for next weekend’s Commencement Ceremony, former classmate Spencer Glickson sailed off (literally) into the sunset months ago.

Glickson (pictured right) graduated early from Stevenson in December to pursue his sailing dreams. Since January, he has been living, working and training at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, New York. Oakcliff is a training and coaching center that “Builds American Leaders Through Sailing.” Athletes at Oakcliff may have goals to race around the world on a sailboat or head to the Olympics or race in the ultimate competition in sailing, the America’s Cup.

While all of that may be the end game for Glickson, he, in the meantime, is gaining practical life skills at Oakcliff, while also learning to be a more competitive sailor by putting knowledge that he gained at Stevenson to good use.

Not only is active sailing a huge part of Oakcliff, so is the science behind it. Sailors regularly repair and work on the boats to either fix problems or improve performance. Glickson jammed his course load at Stevenson with multiple “Project Lead The Way” courses. These are courses that provide “pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science to engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems and to empower them to solve real-world challenges.”

To read more about Glickson’s post-Stevenson story and what he’s up to next, please click here.

Senior Lauren Guttman Recognized Nationally By U.S. Equestrian Federation

Since the age of 9, senior Lauren Guttman has been riding horses. And at age 12, that pastime became a competitive passion that has led to a career in horse-jumping.

Over the years, the hours at the barn and on the training courses have piled up. Sometimes, riders like Guttman are putting in more than 25 hours a week to perfect their craft.

The United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing body for equestrian sport in the United States, takes a special interest in recognizing young riders who are able to juggle this serious commitment while maintaining excellence in the classroom. Earlier this month, the USEF’s Interscholastic Athlete Program honored Guttman with a varsity patch, a pin and certificate for her equestrian achievements as well as academic excellence.

Student Announcements

Free Cupcakes Tomorrow During Lunch!

The Patriot Parent Association will host its last FREE TREAT DAY tomorrow to celebrate the end of the school year. Free cupcakes will be distributed (one per student) during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons.

Student-Made Films Showcased At SNN Film Fest On Friday After Spring Fling

Need a way to wind down after Spring Fling? Make your way to the SNN Film Fest in the West Auditorium, kick back and enjoy screenings of student-made films. The show starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are just $2 and will be on sale outside of the Sportscenter during the Pep Assembly and at the door of the West Auditorium prior to the show. All proceeds will go to the World Food Program. For more information, contact: SNN@d125.org.

Get Yearbooks At The Patriot Superstore

Starting today: Yearbooks are available for pickup in the Patriot Superstore (located in the Wood Commons).

These are yearbooks that have already been paid for (preorders) or yearbooks that are new purchases. First come, first serve on new purchases.

Patriot Sports News

O’Neall Vying For A Pair Of Championships At State Track Meet

It’s another trip to the State Finals for senior Ella O’Neall.

The Iowa State signee long ago made a name for herself in Lake County track and field. Last year, she took third place in shot put at the IHSA State Final Meet. Now, she’s looking to finish her career with a bang in both of her specialties: shot put and discus.

Over the weekend, O’Neall will be competing at the IHSA State Final Meet at Eastern Illinois University, entering the shot put and discus fields as a sectional champion in both.

Best of luck, Ella!

Boys Volleyball Rolls To North Suburban Conference Title!

It was a battle of longtime conference rivals for the North Suburban Conference boys volleyball crown on Wednesday night, and Stevenson came out on top. The Patriots hosted Libertyville and breezed to a 25-14, 25-16 sweep to become conference champions. Setter Daniel Nuudel racked up a team-high 10 digs while libero Murad Shahzadah finished with 8 digs. Karl Lutz and Sam Nuudel both had 7 kills, with 2 and 4 digs respectively. Eric Hartman had 4 kills and 1 solo block and Christian Headley chipped in with 2 aces. Next up for the Patriots is IHSA Regional action at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Sportscenter.

Come Out And Cheer On Our Water Polo Teams At State…Right Here At Stevenson!

Both the boys and girls water polo teams will be competing in the IHSA State Water Polo Finals this weekend…and they won’t even have to leave the comforts of home.

Stevenson is hosting the Boys State Finals and the Girls State Finals right here at the Stevenson Pool. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at GoFan for individual games.

Boys water polo quarterfinals begin today with the Patriots playing their first game at 4:30 p.m. against Lincoln-Way East. Other teams competing at state are: Whitney Young, York, New Trier, Palatine, Naperville North and Lyons. The boys state championship game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Girls water polo quarterfinals begin tomorrow with the Patriots playing their first game at 4:30 p.m. against Fenwick. Other teams competing at state are: Chicago Lane, New Trier, Hersey, Lyons, Lincoln-Way East and Naperville North. The girls state championship game will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The third place and championship matches on Saturday will be streamed through the NFHS Network.

Plan Your Summer Sports Training Now!

Don’t forget that Stevenson offers Sports Functional Training on campus over the summer in conjunction with Rebound Fitness. The programming is twice a week in groups of 10 or less and students are grouped according to sport and skill level. There is no charge for group training but there is a charge for students seeking individual training. Please call Stephanie at (847) 714.7400 for more information or to get enrolled.

Education News

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Chicago Will Stop Forcibly Enrolling Some High School Freshmen Into Military Classes

After an investigation found that students at small, majority Black and Latino high schools were steered toward JROTC, CPS pledged to make changes.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

May 19-20: Spring Fling Spirit Week

May 19-21: IHSA Girls Track & Field State Meet

May 19&21: IHSA Boys Water Polo State Finals

May 20: Pep Assembly

May 20: Spring Fling

May 20: SNN Film Festival

May 20-21: IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals

May 20-21: IHSA Girls Water Polo State Finals

May 21: Allies For Allied Soccer Tournament

May 23: Concert Dance Performance

May 23: Spring Sports Awards

May 24-26: Final Experience