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Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

Wellness Week Gives Sleep Strategies Today; Continues Tomorrow With Fun Facts About Nutrition!

Wellness Week is here! Peer Helpers will host a week’s worth of fun activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is Successful Sleep Strategies with quilt-making ūüß∂ and a candy giveaway ūüćę! 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 Thursday’s Focus And Activity: NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition! ūüćéūüćáūü•¶ūü•ēTo 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.
Nine Students Honored With A Place On Permanent Art Tour

Some of Stevenson’s top works of art from last school year are…”On The Go.”

The Fine Arts Division has announced that nine artists and their work have been selected as part of Stevenson’s 2022 Permanent Art Tour. The idea behind the long-running Tour is to share the very best of Stevenson’s artists each year in a collection that not only travels through the community but then is eventually showcased permanently throughout various locations on campus. 

Artwork from the 2022 Tour is currently at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, will eventually move to the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center in January and then on to the Buffalo Grove Art Center in March. The current “On The Go” phase lasts for one year and is part of a three-part cycle, which also includes “On Display” and “Here To Stay.” 

The students who earned this distinction for 2022 are: Melisa Z DemirMaya FergusArman GrigoryanMilo JablonskiNadia LotfiChristine SeoNicole Rose VestidasLada Volkov, and Nancy Zhang. 

ÔĽŅThe 2022 Permanent Art Tour artwork can be found here while the entire collection, assembled yearly and dating back to 2019, can be found here. ÔĽŅ

One 2022 Tour artist, Maya Fergus, explained her piece, named Success (and made with hot glue, Photoshop, Procreate, wire, paper and board), by saying that it explored her fear of not being as successful as the people around her: ‚ÄúAs I am about to go to college, I finally feel like a bloomed flower,” Fergus said.

For all of the 2022 artist statements, please click here.
Homecoming Week Is In 14 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.
Late Arrival Day Tomorrow! What Will You Do With An Extra 2 Hours?

Don’t Forget: Tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day at Stevenson, which means that first period starts two hours later than usual, at 10:30 a.m.

In order for the Tutors to be able to engage in professional development during the Late Arrival, the ILC/ELC will be closed until 9:45 a.m.

Tutoring, both in-person and by Zoom, will be available from 9:45 a.m. until the end of the day. The hours are provided on the Tutoring Page of the Stevenson website. Students can sign-up for a specific Mandatory Targeted Tutoring time by visiting the tutors’ Canvas Pages.
Calling All Bikers: Mountain Bike Club Meeting Tomorrow Morning

It’s a late arrival day tomorrow…so spend your early morning with the Stevenson Mountain Bike Club.

Before classes get underway tomorrow, the club will be meeting at 10 a.m. in Room 2700 to discuss the possible venues to visit and to plan out a schedule.

No experience is needed to join the Mountain Bike Club and rental bikes are available if you do not have your own mountain bike.

E-mail jjohannsen@d125.org with questions.
Yum! Bake Sale Is Today!

Hey Patriots! The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a bake sale today, starting immediately after sixth period in the Glass Commons and Wood Commons.

As usual, everything is $1, but only cash will be accepted as Patriot Dollars are currently down. 
Thinking About Nursing? Check Out Future Nurses Of America!

If nursing might be in your future, think about attending¬†tomorrow’s¬†Future Nurses of America Club¬†meeting, the club’s first meeting of new school year. The meeting will start at 3:45 p.m. in Room 6105.

Future Nurses of America is a club for students of all grades that share an interest in a career in nursing or want to learn more about the nursing profession. This club is facilitated by some of Stevenson’s nurses who can serve as mentors for students at the beginning of a nursing journey. FNA will also provide opportunities to learn and practice nursing skills, learn about the different fields of nursing and also organize shadowing experiences.
Club Israel Boasts A Variety Of Fun Activities At Its Weekly Meetings!

Just a reminder: Club Israel meets every Thursday after school in Room 2430 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for games, food and fun.

Last week, the club made slime and in two weeks, braiding challah will be the main activity!
Patriots…Get Ready For Pokemon!! IGC Hosting Event Tomorrow

It’s Pokemon for Patriots! The¬†Interactive Gamers Club¬†will be hosting a FREE Pokemon event after school¬†tomorrow¬†in Room 7116.¬†Players will receive 6 packs to build a deck and must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate. Energy will be provided, as will giveaway prizes!

Please contact Mr. Fedewa at RFedewa@d125.org with any questions!
It’s Golden: Girls Volleyball Stages “Gold Out” Fundraiser Today

The girls volleyball program is partnering with Cal’s Angels to raise money for and awareness of pediatric cancer at¬†today’s¬†home volleyball game against Warren. Fans are encouraged to wear gold ūüíõūüíõ in support of this initiative.
Friday’s Football Game Includes ‚ÄúTouchdowns for Troops‚ÄĚ EventStudents Helping Soldiers¬†will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our ‚ÄúTouchdowns For Troops‚ÄĚ 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.
Two Big Reminders: For Fans, And For AthletesFans: 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.  Student-Athletes: Mandatory Meeting
Athletes, don’t forget: If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one tomorrow from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and we will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.
Athletic ResultsBoys Soccer: With 6-minutes left in a scoreless game against visiting Warren, the Patriots finally scored and went on to get a 1-0 victory. Rohan Gopalam tracked a ball just outside the box following a scuffle and took a shot, which was blocked and fell to Filip Janda (pictured right), whose deflected shot found the back of the net. Stevenson improved to 9-0-1 on the season. The first half was a defensive struggle. Warren came out of the halftime break with an aggressive attack, but the backline of Steven Nyc, Alex Huelsman and Owen Zakrzewki held its ground and defended well against several Warren attempts. Next up for the Patriots is a trip to conference rival Mundelein tomorrow. Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Girls Tennis:¬†Stevenson moved to 4-0 on the season with a dominating 8-0 win over host Mundelein.¬†All three singles players,¬†Sarah Wang,¬†Sophia Shlyakhta¬†and¬†Emma Blass¬†dominated their matches 6-0, 6-0.¬†And every doubles team,¬†Sonia Mehta¬†and¬†Ainika Hou,¬†Abby Ma¬†and¬†Anna Sukivic,¬†Kate Herlihy¬†and¬†Ashley Adkisson,¬†Kriti Mohan¬†and¬†Sona Surya¬†and¬†Molly Hayden¬†and¬†Ariana Topalian,¬†controlled their matches as well, winning all of them 6-0, 6-1. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.Boys Cross Country:¬†The boys, 2-1 on the season, hosted Libertyville in a conference matchup at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and won the meet, 22-33. Five Stevenson runners placed in the Top 10, with¬†Dylan Zimmerman¬†taking the No. 1 spot with a time of 16:15.91.¬†Gurshaan Sohi¬†came in third with a time of 16:57.93. Rounding out Stevenson’s Top 10 runners were¬†Abhi Choudhary¬†(17:19.69),¬†Richard Kelin¬†(17:22.14)¬†and¬†Andrew Brandt¬†(17:28.52), placing fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Next up for the Patriots is the Palatine Invite at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.

Girls Cross Country: Like the boys, the girls, 2-1 on the season, also hosted Libertyville in a conference matchup at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex and six Stevenson runners placed in the Top-10. However, the Patriots were edged out by 2 points, losing 27-29. Adeline Gobble was top of the pack, finishing first with a time of 19:29.48. Nanoko Seki and Stella Plendle placed fifth and sixth respectively with times of 19:50.78 and 20:03.11. Rounding out the Top 10 were Isabell Edgcomb (20:49.71), Sophia Pan (20:50.18) and Anna Edgcomb (20:56.18). Next up for Stevenson is the Libertyville Invite at Adler Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
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We Talk A Lot About Student Mental Health. We Need More Action
The pandemic has brought new attention to student mental health concerns. Schools need sustained help to respond.

University Of Maryland Debuts New Program That Is Changing The Game For Athletes
Tennis player Minorka Miranda talks about how her school’s new marketplace platform helps student-athletes profit off of their name, image and likeness.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 14-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
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

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022

Wellness Week Serves Up Lyrics, Lollipops And Crafts Today For Mindset; Continues Tomorrow With Sleep Strategies!

Wellness Week is here! Peer Helpers will host a week’s worth of fun activities each school day through Friday.Today’s focus is MINDSET, with Lyrics and Lollipops and Crafts to help you get your mind right. 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 Wednesday’s Activity: SLEEP ~ Successful Sleep Strategies ~ quilt-making ūüß∂ and candy giveaway ūüćę!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.
Peer Helpers Get Their Yoga On…You Can Too After School Tomorrow!
Calling All Yogis…And Those Thinking About Becoming Yogis….Try A Yoga Class Tomorrow After School!

As part of Wellness Week, why not sample a great form of physical wellness: yoga! Come to the Cardio Fitness Room on the third floor of the Patriot Wellness Center at 3:35 p.m. TOMORROW for a 45-minute Yoga Class. If you like it, you may want to plan on doing more yoga starting next month when the PWC will offer yoga classes more regularly.

To sign up for tomorrow’s yoga class,¬†please use this form.¬†
 
Check Out The Indian Students Association For Culture And Fun!
Want to explore Indian culture and identity through food, dance, music, games and art?

The¬†Indian Students Association¬†will be meeting at 3:35 p.m.¬†tomorrow¬†in Room¬†1916/1918 and will host events in which Indian students and non-Indian students can come together to celebrate the rich heritage of India and how we come together today. There will be activities throughout the year such as the ISA’s¬†Cricket Tournament, Diwali, Holi and more!
Yum! Bake Sale Is Tomorrow!

Hey Patriots! The Patriot Parent Association is hosting a bake sale tomorrow, starting immediately after sixth period in the Glass Commons and Wood Commons.

As usual, everything is $1, but only cash will be accepted as Patriot Dollars are currently down. 
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 in a couple weeks 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!
VFW Scholarship Challenges Students To Articulate Their Patriotism

The Libertyville VFW Post #8741 is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation.

The VFW’s “Voice of Democracy” audio-essay scholarship program, which awards a grand prize of $35,000, provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. The theme this year is “Why Is The Veteran Important?”

To learn more about the scholarship, read the rules and get an entry form, use this link. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. 
Boys Tennis Coach Balase Gets Big Award!The Athletic Department announced today that Stevenson varsity boys tennis coach Isriz Balase has been named the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association (IHSTCA) Class 2A Boys Regional Coach of the Year! 

A statement from the athletic department praised Balase: “We are so appreciative that you are a part of the Stevenson Family and grateful for your efforts to better our student-athletes and provide an environment to grow the sport of tennis.”

Balase will be recognized at the winter IHSTCA Workshop in February.
Congratulations To The Stevenson Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022!
¬†Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022¬†Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson‚Äôs¬†Athletic Hall of Fame¬†Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of the¬†five inductees has¬†brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on¬†Saturday.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and 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.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 
Friday’s Football Game Includes ‚ÄúTouchdowns for Troops‚ÄĚ EventStudents Helping Soldiers¬†will be honoring our veterans and those currently serving our country at our ‚ÄúTouchdowns For Troops‚ÄĚ 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.
Two Big Reminders: For Fans, And For AthletesFans: 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.  Student-Athletes: Mandatory Meeting
Athletes, don’t forget: If you have not attended the mandatory student-athlete meeting, there is one on Thursday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the West Auditorium. Please be on time as the auditorium fills up quickly and we will start promptly at 9:45 a.m.
Athletic ResultsGirls Field Hockey: The Patriots hosted Highland Park and won 3-2. Senior Aditi Boddu (pictured above) scored all 3 goals for the Patriots. Next up for Stevenson, which moved to 2-3-1 on the season, is a home game against Glenbard West at 5 p.m. on Friday in the Stadium.Girls Volleyball: Stevenson traveled to Buffalo Grove for a nonconference match and won, 25-18, 25-9. Juniors Mija Jegers and Brynn Smith led the way for the Patriots (14-5), combining for 13 kills and 3 aces. Setter Abby Minin had 18 assists, 3 block assists, and 3 digs. The middles Sasha Evenko and Cayla Weisner continued to dominate at the net with a total of 5 kills and 4 block assists. Ava Wysocki had a high of 5 kills on the night with 2 block assists and libero Teagon Ohlwein had 9 digs and 1 kill. Next up for the Patriots is a visit from conference opponent Warren at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Don‚Äôt forget to wear your GOLD ūüíõūüíõ to help raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer. 
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U.S. News College Rankings Draw New Complaints And Competitors
As the annual college rankings come out Monday, questions mount about the data that underlie them, the methods used to sort colleges and universities and the intense competition from other publications.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 13-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
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

Monday, Sept. 12, 2022

Wellness Week Continues Tomorrow With Lyrics And Lollipops!

Wellness Week is here! We hope you got a button before school that features the Four Pillars of Wellness ~ Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition, Movement.

Peer Helpers will host a week’s worth of fun activities each school day. Wellness Week runs Monday through Friday with all activities during the lunch hours to take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center:Here’s a look ahead to Tuesday’s Activity: MINDSET ~ ūüéľūüć≠ Lyrics & Lollipops ~ ūüéľūüć≠ How Do You Get Into a Healthy Mindset? (and Crafts in the Student Lounge!)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 the Sept. 16 home football game.
Peer Helpers Get Their Yoga On…You Can Too After School On Wednesday!
Calling All Yogis…And Those Thinking About Becoming Yogis….Try A Yoga Class Wednesday After School!

As part of Wellness Week, why not sample a great form of physical wellness: yoga! Come to the Cardio Fitness Room on the third floor of the Patriot Wellness Center at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday for a 45-minute Yoga Class. If you like it, you may want to plan on doing more yoga starting next month when the PWC will offer yoga classes more regularly.

To sign up for Wednesday’s yoga class,¬†please use this form.¬†
 
Bass Fishing Team Gets Big Props On State Stage!

One of the best Bass Fishing teams in the state, Stevenson was prominently featured in the September edition of the Illinois Bass Fishing Coaches Association Newsletter.

The Patriots were given particularly high marks for their recent performance at Lake Jacksonville with the writer of the newsletter explaining: “When the stakes get real, fishing, of course gets tough, but as usual there is always a team that comes in and gives us that wow factor and that team was from Stevenson ~ Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore with 15 pounds, 2 ounces. This is their second event win out of Jacksonville. They were the winners in Season 1 when Matthew held the ICASSTT record for biggest bass for over a year.”

Regarding the outstanding performance of Qualich and Grisamore at another event, Cal-Sag/Lake Calumet, the writer wrote: “They are firing on all cylinders.”
‚úÖ Catalyst Club Hosting “Not My Kid?!?” Event: To help kick off the new school year with a great message, Catalyst Club, a leadership group dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community, has teamed with Stand Strong Coalition for its annual Not My Kid?!? event from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Recital Hall.

‚úÖ Family Action Network Presents ~ In The Milky Way: An Autobiography Of Our Galaxy: In this Zoom event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, astrophysicist and folklorist Moiya McTier, Ph.D. channels the Milky Way, detailing what humans have discovered about everything from its formation to its eventual death, and what more there is to learn about this galaxy we call home.

‚úÖ Family Action Network Presents ~ Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divide: In this Zoom event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Geoffrey Cohen and Beverly Daniel Tatum discuss how divisions in our society based on class, politics, race, religion, gender, and nationality are erupting around the globe. The consequences of not having a sense of belonging range from political strife to illness to underperformance at work and in the classroom. ‚úÖ 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.‚úÖ 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.
Morning Protocol: No Drop-Offs In Subdivision 

Parents: Please note that, for safety purposes, there should be no drop-offs of students before school in the Tenerife subdivision.

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

Thank you for your cooperation. 
Seniors: Planning On Making An Early Decision For College? You Must Attend Mandatory Session Tomorrow At The CCC

Seniors who are considering an Early Decision Admission Plan (remember not all schools offer this plan) must attend one of several offered informational sessions at the College Career Center.

The session, which will ensure that seniors understand the terms of the plan, should be about 20 minutes and will be held TOMORROW during all lunch periods and again on Wednesday, Oct. 12, either before school at 7:45 a.m. or during eighth period.
Athletic ResultsGirls Volleyball: Stevenson traveled to Niles for its third tournament in three weeks, winning the championship over Joliet Catholic to take the tournament trophy. Beating all five of the opponents they faced, the Patriots, now 13-5 on the season, had key contributions from all players throughout the two-day invite: Brynn Smith had 36 kills, 11 digs, 5 solo blocks, 10 block assists, and 4 aces. Mija Jegers had 29 kills, 19 digs, 8 block assists, 2 assists, and 7 aces. Ava Wysocki contributed 12 kills and 14 block assists while middles Sasha Evenko and Cayla Weisner combined to add 45 block assists, 4 kills, 1 solo block and 5 aces. Setter Abby Minin added 3 kills, 5 digs, 55 assists, 7 block assists, and 3 aces. Libero Teagon Ohlwein added 15 digs, 4 assists, and 3 aces. Defensive specialist Alice Birtig added 14 digs. The Patriots travel to Buffalo Grove today for a 6 p.m. nonconference match. Also, Stevenson will be taking on conference opponent Warren on Wednesday and it‚Äôs a GOLD OUT! The Patriots will be teaming up with Cal‚Äôs Angels to raise money for pediatric cancer and overall awareness. 

Girls Golf: The Patriots rolled over the weekend, competing in two different invites and coming home victorious in both. At the Ram Invite, Stevenson, now 7-0 on the season, got a 76 from Riya Vijayasankar, which placed her fourth individually in the field. Michelle Young placed fifth with a score of 77 while Rylie Pryor took seventh, also with a score of 77. Joyce Hu placed eighth with a score of 78. At the Waukegan Invite, Allyson Duan came in fourth with a score of 74, Chelsea She placed seventh with a score of 75, and Ellie Choe and Sophia Joeng both scored a 77 to win a very tough field! Next up for the Patriots is Libertyville at 4 p.m. on Friday at Veterans Memorial Golf Club. 

Girls Tennis: The Patriots traveled to Palatine for the Fremd Invite and came home champions. Stevenson, now 3-0 on the season, played its first match against Fremd and won 4-1. Against Fremd, the No. 2 and No. 3 singles teams beat their opponents, 6-0, 6-0. Additionally, the No. 3 doubles team also defeated its opponent, 6-0, 6-0. Then the Patriots took on Glenbrook South and won 5-0, where No. 1 singles player Abby Ma shut out her opponent, 6-0, 6-0. And then against Highland Park, Stevenson came out victorious, 5-0. Ma once again rolled her opponent, 6-0, 6-0 while Ana Sukovic also won her match 6-0, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at conference opponent Mundelein at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Stevenson moved to 3-0 on the season, after defeating both New Trier and St. Ignatius in a double dual. In the 200-yard medley relay, Stevenson dominated the field taking first, second and third place. In the 200-yard freestyle, Abby Collins and Hana Wienckowski placed third and fourth respectively. Shay Donovan and Amy Andres placed second and fourth in the 200-yard IM. Milena Busma placed second in the 100-yard fly with a time of 57.93, while Hana Wienckowski placed second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.88. Again, the Patriots dominated the 500-yard freestyle placing first, second, fourth and fifth in the race. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Stevenson placed second with a time of 1:37.60 and fourth with a time of 1:39.80. In the 100-yard backstroke, Jennifer Chen and Abby Collins placed second and third. Nelli Sandor and Stephanie Kirova placed third and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke. In the final event of the night, Stevenson placed third and fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Diver Cassidy Carlborg placed second with a score of 228.70. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Libertyville at 5 p.m. on Thursday.Boys Hockey: Competing in the Wheaton West Preseason Invite at Center Ice in Glen Ellyn, the Patriots won two early games before falling in the quarterfinals to York, 4-1 on Saturday night. Stevenson, now 3-1 on the season, defeated Waubonsie on Friday, 9-1. Then earlier on Saturday, the Patriots competed against Providence and triumphed, 8-1. Next up for the Patriots is St. Rita of Cascia at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday at Twin Rinks. 

Boys Cross Country: Stevenson attended the 45th Annual Wauconda Invite and took fourth place as a team with three runners placing in the Top 20. Dylan Zimmerman started it off for the Patriots, placing second with a time of 16:43. Richard Klein came in 13th with a 17:35 and Gurshaan Sohi came in 17th with a 17:53. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow in a dual meet at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Football: The Patriots suffered a heartbreaking 13-10 loss on Friday as host Lake Zurich made a huge play in the final moments of the game. Stevenson, now 1-2 on the season, took an early lead, blocking a Lake Zurich field goal going into the half with a 10-0 lead. After the break, Lake Zurich tied it up with 6:47 left in the game. As time expired, Lake Zurich then kicked a 52-yard field goal. Next up for the Patriots is visiting Warren at 7 p.m. on Friday following the Girls Field Hockey match against Glenbard West. Advance tickets for the game will be sold on GoFan.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Friday, Sept. 9, 2022

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.
Peer Helpers Are READY For Wellness Week! Check Out Their Video!!
Wellness Week Starts On Monday With Button Giveaway!

It’s almost time to focus on health and wellness while building connections within the Stevenson Community. Wellness Week kicks off on Monday, and StreetFest caps the week next Saturday.

Peer Helpers will get this annual Stevenson mega-event started with a week’s worth of fun activities each school day. Wellness Week runs Monday through Friday with all activities during the lunch hours to take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center:Here’s A Look At Monday’s Activity: It’s the Kickoff to Wellness Week!” There will be a Button Giveaway before school at all entrances featuring the Four Pillars of Wellness ~ Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition, MovementTo cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 17), 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 the Sept. 16 home football game.
Meet The Stevenson High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022!
Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022¬†Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson‚Äôs¬†Athletic Hall of Fame¬†Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of the¬†five inductees has¬†brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.¬†17.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and 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.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 
Get A Clue! Tickets For “Clue” Are On Sale Starting Today!

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

Find out in a couple weeks 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 as of TODAY 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.

Led by Wadsworth ‚Äď the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy “whodunit” that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out‚ĶWHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

**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!
Homecoming Week Is In Two Weeks: 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 this 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.
What Is One Of The Oldest Clubs At Stevenson? Find Out At ACES Meeting After School Today!

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, starting TODAY!

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. 
Extra, Extra: “Statesman” To Report On Sporting Events

Athletes And Coaches: Got a sports score you want to report? The Athletic Department is now working with the “Statesman” to promote sporting events and scores from Stevenson athletic contests.

Visit the website of the “Statesman” for recaps of various sports contests at Stevenson as well as other Stevenson High School News.
Catalyst Club Hosting “Not My Kid?!?” Event On Tuesday

To help kick off the new school year with a great message, Catalyst Club, a leadership group dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community, has teamed with Stand Strong Coalition for its annual Not My Kid?!? event from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Recital Hall.

Catalyst is welcoming nationally recognized mental health and drug prevention speaker, Dr.¬†Matthew Bellace,¬†who has a PhD in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in clinical neuropsychology. He trained at the National Institutes of Mental Health and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.Dr. Bellace is the author of the best-selling book, “A Better High: Laugh, Help, Run, Love and Other Ways to Get Naturally High.” His most recent book, “Life Is Disappointing and Other Inspiring Thoughts,” focuses on dealing with disappointment and techniques for¬†coping with pain, loss and failure.Dr. Bellace is also a contributing author for the “National Geographic Kids” and was featured in the PBS documentary “Voices of Hope.” Dr. Bellace has presented in forty-seven states and across Canada, annually appearing in front of more than 100,000¬†people at national conferences, professional organizations, schools and universities, and for the military.

Registration is FREE at notmykid2022.eventbrite.com.
Morning Protocol: No Drop-Offs In Subdivision 

Parents: Please note that, for safety purposes, there should be no drop-offs of students before school in the Tenerife subdivision.

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

Thank you for your cooperation. 
Another Parking Option Available: East Port Clinton Lot Is OpenJust A Reminder: The brand new East Port Clinton Parking Lot is now done and is an available option for students.Junior and Senior students are permitted to purchase daily parking for the East and West Port Clinton parking lots. These spots must be purchased via the Patriot Superstore and are $5 per day. Students may purchase up to 15 Port Clinton parking spots per month.These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores are not permitted to park anywhere on campus.

For more information about parking, please visit the Transportation page on the Stevenson website or watch this short video.
Get Posterized! Poster Design Club To Host Meeting On Monday!

Want an outlet for your creative side?

Join¬†Poster Design Club, which meets every Monday after school from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6016. The club’s first meeting of the new school year is¬†Monday.

Poster Design Club provides students with independent opportunities to work thematically and develop artistic skills and techniques in a variety of media. Students can develop portfolio material and have their designs printed or published throughout the school or community. Students have the opportunity to participate in a professional client/employee relationship while developing their products and communication skills and also meeting deadlines.

Follow the Poster Design Club on Instagram at: @shs.posterdesign.
Stevenson Football Standout Snider Honored By Chicago Tribune

In the wake of the football team’s big 35-7 Week 2 win over New Trier last week, senior receiver¬†Ben Snider¬†(pictured left, No. 10)was named¬†the Chicago Tribune’s Lake County Offensive Player of the Week¬†on Thursday.¬†

Against the Trevians, Snider had 6 catches for a school-record 236 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Patriots (1-1) try to keep the momentum going tonight with a North Suburban Conference tilt at Lake Zurich. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Lake Zurich High School does not accept cash at the gate, therefore, all tickets must be purchased through GoFan. 
Girls Lacrosse Meeting Scheduled For Monday

Are you interested in girls lacrosse? If so, you are invited to discuss fall fundraising and off-season opportunities for open gyms, workouts, and winter training. This meeting is open for ALL girls interested in trying out for lacrosse this spring! The meeting is from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday in Room 5132.
Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Stevenson moved to 7-0-1 on the season after getting a 2-1 victory in an intense and hard-fought game against Lake Zurich. At the 20-minute mark, Daniel Sokolovsky broke open a scoreless game by scoring a goal that was assisted by Bryant Rouse. The momentum swung back and forth throughout the second half and goalie Aidan Morris had a fantastic game making several key saves to keep the Patriots in the game. With 13 minutes left in the game, Lake Zurich scored on a penalty kick to force a 1-1 tie. With two minutes remaining, Burak Gulsen won a ball on defense and passed it to Solokovsky who found Filip Janda on a break away. Janda used his speed and strength to hold off a defender and scored the winning goal. The Patriots will next take on Warren at home at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Golf: Stevenson defeated Zion-Benton 159-201 on Thursday to move to 3-2 on the season. The Patriots were led by Abhay Agarwal with a score of 38, followed by Ryan Sturtewagen with a 39, Bobby Yun with a 40 and Jun Park with a 42. Next up for the Patriots is the Barrington Invite at Ivanhoe Country Club starting at 2 p.m. on Monday.

Girls Tennis: The Patriots, now 3-0 on the season, dominated at Warren and recorded a 7-0 victory. No. 1 singles player Sophia Shlyakhta dominated her match, winning 6-1, 6-1. No. 2 singles player Emma Blass won 6-3, 6-0 followed by No. 3 singles player Sona Surya who won 6-0, 6-1. On the doubles side, the No. 1 team of Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou took control of their match, winning 6-0, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team of Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic also prevailed 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 doubles team of Kate Herlihy and Ashley Adkisson won 6-2, 6-0 and the No. 4 doubles team of Maggie Kuong and Kriti Mohan controlled their match, winning 6-0, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is the Fremd Invite on Saturday. The action begins at 8:30 a.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving: Last night, the Patriots competed in their first meet of the season, hosting Warren in a dual conference matchup. Stevenson won 117-66. In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Abby Collins, Lili Sandor, Milena Busma, and Isabelle Gattone placed first with a time of 1:50.15. In the 200-yard freestyle, Amy Andres and Shay Donovan placed first and second respectively with times of 1:58.00 and 1:58.30. In the 200-yard IM, Stevenson swept the field, placing first, second and third. Meanwhile, Elise Regalado placed first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.56. Hana Wienckowski placed first for the Patriots in the 100-yard fly with a time of 59.13. Stevenson placed first and second in the 100-yard freestyle and then took first and second place in the 500-yard freestyle. Stevenson dominated in the relays taking first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Gattone won the 100-yard backstroke by two seconds with a time of 1:02.83, and in the 100-yard breaststroke, Collins placed first with a time of 1:10.89. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular in the Stevenson Pool at 5:30 p.m. today.

Boys Hockey: For its season debut, Stevenson headed down to Center Ice in Glen Ellyn for the Wheaton West Preseason Invite to take on Marmion in the first round and got a 7-1 victory. Davis Jegers dominated the scoring, putting 4 of the 7 goals in the back of the net. Tristan Caridei, Ethan O’Gradney, and Brandon Schultz each scored one goal. Goalie Justin Alter had 6 saves on the night. Next up for the Patriots is Waubonsie at 5:20 p.m. today at Center Ice Rink in Glen Ellyn. 
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

Homecoming Week Is In Two Weeks: 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 this 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.
We Asked…You Answered: Videos Highlight How Students Are Using (And Loving!) The PWC ~ Outtakes Edition Today

Hey Patriots! All summer, we were giving you video “Sneak Peaks” into the new Patriot Wellness Center, showing you progress with the construction and a glimpse at just how great the facility was going to be when finished.

Of course, now the PWC is finished and you’ve been using it for the last few weeks and we wanted to hear from you about how you’re using it, and just how much you’re loving it.

Today, we’ve got our last of three fun videos running this week in the Daily Digest and on Social Media. Today’s video (click on the “Showing Out” image to the right) is a cute Outtakes video from our time talking with you at the PWC. 

We had a blast last week filming in the PWC and talking with YOU! Thank you to all the students who spoke with us…you were great! We talked with more than 40 students, and while not every student made our final videos, we do appreciate your time and hope to see you again in one of our upcoming videos!
How To Interpret Stevenson’s Interactive Report Card

With classes now in full swing, we want to make sure our families have a full understanding of how we measure and communicate student growth at Stevenson.

Before we jump into an overview about the Interactive Report Card (IRC), it‚Äôs important for students and families to know the ‚Äúwhy‚ÄĚ and the purpose of our grading system. Learn more about¬†the problems with traditional grading¬†and¬†why we adopted evidence-based grading. As you get acclimated to the IRC, please know that you can always find more information about¬†grading and the IRC on our website, including how grades are determined at the end of each semester.

✅  How To Access The IRCStudents and families should now be able to see their growth in each class on a weekly basis in the IRC. Click here to access the IRC. To log in, students should use their Gmail credentials, and parents should use their Infinite Campus credentials. If you are having issues logging in, click here.

‚úÖ¬†¬†How To Interpret The IRCOnce you have accessed the IRC, you will find the student‚Äôs current schedule of courses. For an overview of how to interpret the IRC, you can watch¬†this short video. Alternatively, you may find a short description of each section of the IRC on¬†the ‚ÄúInteractive Report Card‚ÄĚ tab¬†on the grading webpage.¬†Please note that projected grades are ever-changing, depending on a student‚Äôs growth throughout the course. Grades are not considered final until the end of the semester. As always, if you ever have any questions about the IRC or your grade in a particular class, please reach out to that teacher!
Seniors: Planning On Making An Early Decision For College? You Must Attend A Mandatory Session At The College Career Center

Seniors who are considering an Early Decision Admission Plan (remember not all schools offer this plan) must attend one of several offered informational sessions at the College Career Center.

The session, which will ensure that seniors understand the terms of the plan, should be about 20 minutes and will be held Tuesday of next week during all lunch periods and again on Wednesday, Oct. 12, either before school at 7:45 a.m. or during eighth period.
Like Lacrosse? Open Gyms Are Starting Today!

Bring your friends for fun at Lacrosse Open Gyms, which will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, starting today and running through Sept. 29 (or later weather-permitting) on the JV Softball Field.

Boys and girls of all ages and levels are welcome to join, with sessions lasting until approximately 4:30 p.m. If you need equipment or have other questions, please reach out to Coach Hake (thake@d125.org) for boys gear and Coach Gutierrez (sgutierrez@d125.org) for girls gear.
Pool Patio Is Closed During Lunch Periods On Friday

Just a quick FYI: The Pool Patio will be closed to students during the lunch periods tomorrow. Thank you for your cooperation!
Get Posterized! Poster Design Club To Host Meeting On Monday!

Want an outlet for your creative side?

Join¬†Poster Design Club, which meets every Monday after school from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 6016. The club’s first meeting of the new school year is this coming¬†Monday.

Poster Design Club provides students with independent opportunities to work thematically and develop artistic skills and techniques in a variety of media. Students can develop portfolio material and have their designs printed or published throughout the school or community. Students have the opportunity to participate in a professional client/employee relationship while developing their products and communication skills and also meeting deadlines.

Follow the Poster Design Club on Instagram at: @shs.posterdesign.
Interactive Gamers Club To Host Sealed Event Today

Join the Interactive Gamers Club after school today in Room 7116 to participate in our Dominaria United sealed event!

Each player will receive six packs to build a deck and play with, and the cost is free! Players must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

Please e-mail RFedewa@d125.org with any questions.
Ping-Pong Patriots: Table Tennis Club To Start Up Today

Looking for a stress-free way to end your school day? Want to compete in tournaments? Then Table Tennis Club is the place for you!

Table Tennis Club is a welcoming community in which you can meet new friends. If you are a more serious table tennis player, join our team! If not, have fun with your friends after school to relieve some stress! Come to the Lower Glass Commons Thursdays after school, starting today. Meetings run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022¬†Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson‚Äôs¬†Athletic Hall of Fame¬†Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of the¬†five inductees has¬†brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.¬†17.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and 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.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots moved to 10-1 on the season after a victory in a triangular against Loyola and Barrington. Stevenson finished with a score of 156. Loyola managed a 161, while Barrington shot a 162. Allyson Duan scored a low of 37, while Chelsea She shot a 38. Rylie Pryor contributed a score of 40 and Megan Lee added a 41. Allie Santos and Jessica Velent both scored a 42 and rounding out the scorers was Sophia Joeng with a 43 and Ellie Choe with a 46. Next up for Stevenson is an Invite at Bonnie Brook Golf Course on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. 

Girls Volleyball: Stevenson competed in a hard-fought match against conference opponent Lake Zurich and lost in three close games: 25-23, 24-26, 24-26. Brynn Smith led the way with 13 kills and 1 ace. Mija Jegers contributed 12 kills and 7 digs. Middles Cayla Weisner and Sasha Evenko were very active at the net, together wracking up 8 kills, 3 solo blocks, 3 block assists, and 3 aces. Right side Ava Wysocki added four block assists and three kills. Setter Abby Minin supplied the team with 20 assists, 3 aces, 1 solo block, and 1 kill. Next up for the Patriots, who are now 8-5 on the season, is the Niles West Invite, which takes place at the Energy VBC Complex in Niles starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Girls Field Hockey: Stevenson traveled to the city to take on Latin School of Chicago and lost 4-0. Goalie Lilly Morrow had 16 saves. Next up for the Patriots, now 1-3-1 on the season, is Highland Park in the Stadium at 6:15 p.m. on Monday.
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Why Elite College Admissions May Play An Outsized Role In K-12 Math Programs
Some college counselors say calculus is an implicit requirement for entry into selective colleges‚ÄĒand it’s warping the K-12 math sequence.

Metaversity Is In Session As Meta And Iowa’s VictoryXR Open 10 Virtual Campuses
After two years of Zoom classes, colleges are warming to the idea of holding classes in the metaverse. With $150 million invested, Mark Zuckerberg‚Äôs Meta is leading the charge.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event
Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 15: Late Arrival
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: Jazz Faculty Recital
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022

Wellness Week And StreetFest Starts Next Week!

It’s almost time to focus on health and wellness while building connections within the Stevenson Community. Wellness Week, which kicks off on Monday, and StreetFest, which caps the week next Saturday, will be here before you know it.

Peer Helpers will get this annual Stevenson mega-event started with a week’s worth of fun activities each school day. Wellness Week runs Monday through Friday and here’s a schedule of the events, with all activities during the lunch hours to take place in the Student Lounge next to the College Career Center:Monday: Kickoff to Wellness Week! Button Giveaway before school at all entrances featuring the Four Pillars of Wellness ~ Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition, MovementTuesday: MINDSET ~ Lyrics & Lollipops ~ How Do You Get Into a Healthy Mindset? (and Crafts in the Student Lounge!)Wednesday: SLEEP ~ Successful Sleep Strategies Quilt! ~ Making Quilts and Candy Giveaway!Thursday: NUTRITION ~ Tasty Trivia Thursday ~ Fun Facts About Nutrition!Friday: MOVEMENT ~ Show Us Your Moves! ~ Movement Challenge with freeze pop prizes!To cap off Wellness Week, the National Honor Society will host, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 17), 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 next week for $10 in the Wood Commons and the East Glass Commons. T-shirts will also be available during the Sept. 16 home football game.
We Asked…You Answered: New Videos Highlight How Students Are Using (And Loving!) The PWC ~ Snacking Edition Today

Hey Patriots! All summer, we were giving you video “Sneak Peaks” into the new Patriot Wellness Center, showing you progress with the construction and a glimpse at just how great the facility was going to be when finished.

Of course, now the PWC is finished and you’ve been using it for the last few weeks and we wanted to hear from you about how you’re using it, and just how much you’re loving it.

Today, we’ve got our second of three fun videos that will run this week in the Daily Digest and on Social Media. Today’s video (click on the “Snacking” image to the right) is about Food at the PWC and tomorrow’s video is a cute Outtakes video from the PWC. 

We had a blast last week filming in the PWC and talking with YOU! Thank you to all the students who spoke with us…you were great! We talked with more than 40 students, and while not every student made our final videos, we do appreciate your time and hope to see you again in one of our upcoming videos!
Meet The Trainers: PWC Adds Trainers Bonde And Anderson To Its Staff; Serves Up A Video Introduction

For students who are new to working out and a gym atmosphere, or for those who just need some added support, the Patriot Wellness Center offers the expertise of an experienced staff, led by PWC Coordinator Alex Stoller.

Stoller recently expanded his staff with the addition of trainers Holly Bonde and Juwon Anderson

To watch a quick video interview with Bonde and Anderson, click on the “Let’s Get To Know The PWC Crew” image to the left.

Bonde is a native of Minooka, Illinois and played Division I volleyball at Kansas State University for four years as an outside/right side hitter. She graduated from Kansas State in May of 2022 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a Bachelors in Athletic Training. She then became an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in July 2022.

“Holly has tremendous technical knowledge about movement and how to design effective fitness programs for all skill levels,” Stoller said. “Her background as a trainer and athlete will ensure that students make the most of their time at the PWC by following safe and progressive movement programs. Her ability to make personal connections will allow for deep relationships that have a direct positive impact on individual students’ health.”

Meanwhile, Anderson graduated from Stevenson in 2015 after playing football and wrestling for the Patriots. He also studied and wrestled at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he became a National Qualifier.  He became an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT & CSCS) and is currently training as a boxer and MMA fighter.

“Juwon has an innate ability to connect with students’ interests and priorities,” Stoller said. “Juwon’s relatability to students enables him to describe fitness and wellness behaviors in a way that resonates with each individual. Juwon will make impactful contributions in developing creative ways to implement wellness education in the PWC and school-wide.”
Key Club Service Fair Is Today!

Learn about Community Service Opportunities at Stevenson: Key Club is hosting its Service Fair today after school from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Forum.

An affiliate of Kiwanis International, Key Club is a service organization providing support to children, senior citizens and other community programs within our local area. Students can earn leadership hours by holding Executive Board positions, project planning, and participating in other activities.

Questions? E-mail: aeshskc@gmail.com.
 
Girl Power! Today Is First Girls In STEAM Meeting

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, architecture, or math? Come to the¬†“Girls in STEAM”¬†meeting at 3:45 p.m.¬†today¬†in the Link Lab. STEAM helps to organize STEAM workshops for middle schoolers, listens to guest speakers, and empowers girls to pursue future careers in STEAM.

Girls in STEAM is open to all girls and nonbinary individuals at Stevenson. Follow its Instagram @shsgirlsinsteam and Facebook @Girls in STEAM for all updates.
Ping-Pong Patriots: Table Tennis Club To Start Up Tomorrow

Looking for a stress-free way to end your school day? Want to compete in tournaments? Then Table Tennis Club is the place for you!

Table Tennis Club is a welcoming community in which you can meet new friends. If you are a more serious table tennis player, join our team! If not, have fun with your friends after school to relieve some stress! Come to the Lower Glass Commons Thursdays after school, starting tomorrow. Meetings run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Interactive Gamers Club To Host Sealed Event Tomorrow

Join the Interactive Gamers Club after school tomorrow in Room 7116 to participate in our Dominaria United sealed event!

Each player will receive six packs to build a deck and play with, and the cost is free! Players must be able to stay until 5:30 p.m. to participate.

Please email RFedewa@d125.org with any questions.
Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022¬†Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson‚Äôs¬†Athletic Hall of Fame¬†Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of the¬†five inductees has¬†brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.¬†17.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and 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.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 
Got Questions About Collegiate Athletics? North Suburban Conference Hosting NCAA Eligibility Workshop Tonight

All interested Patriots are invited to attend the annual¬†NCAA Eligibility Workshop¬†for prospective college student athletes hosted by the North Suburban Conference from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.¬†tonight¬†at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus Auditorium.

Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots got a convincing 157-170 win over Lake Forest to move to 8-1 on the season. Stevenson was led by Allie Santos and Allyson Duan, both with scores of 37. Also contributing to the win was Rylie Pryor with a score of 40 and Sophia Joeng and Joyce Hu, both with a score of 43. Rounding out the Patriots was Michelle Young with a score of 45. Next up for the Patriots is a triangular against Loyola and Barrington at Barrington Hills Country Club at 3:30 p.m. today.

Girls Cross Country: Stevenson competed against Lake Zurich and Waukegan in a triangular in which it defeated Lake Zurich, 22-37 (low score wins). Adeline Gobble came in second place with a time of 19:36. Stella Plendl and Nanoko Seki were close behind with times of 19:52 and 20:08 to come in third place and fourth place, respectively. The Patriots rounded out the top 10 with runners Casie Bjork, Isabel Edgcomb, Sophia Pan, and Anna Edgcomb. Next up for Stevenson is conference opponent Libertyville at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Boys Cross Country: Like the girls cross country team, the boys competed against Lake Zurich and Waukegan in a triangular. They lost to Lake Zurich, 47-16 (low score wins). Dylan Zimmerman placed fifth with a time of 16:17 with Gurshaan Sohi and Richard Klein placing ninth and 10th, respectively. Next up for the Patriots is a Varsity Invite against Wauconda, located at Matthews Middle School at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Girls Tennis: Stevenson hit the road and rolled to a 7-0 victory at conference foe Lake Zurich to move to 5-1 on the season. The Patriots got a 6-4, 6-0 sweep from No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang. No. 2 singles player Sophia Shlyakhta won 6-1, 6-0. No. 3 singles player Maggie Kuong added a 6-0, 6-1 win. The doubles teams were also on fire, winning all four of their matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Sonia Mehta and Ainika Hou won 6-1, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Abby Ma and Ana Sukovic won 6-0, 6-0. The No. 3 doubles team of Kriti Mohan and Emma Blass dominated their match, winning 6-0, 6-0. The No. 4 doubles team of Ariana Topalian and Molly Hayden won convincingly 6-1, 6-0. Next up for the Patriots is Warren at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.

Boys Soccer: The Patriots won a tough nonconference battle at Carmel 3-2 to move to 7-0-1 on the season. Carmel scored the first goal with a header from a corner kick. Stevenson leveled the score late in the first half. The goal was assisted by Sebastian Pop off a free kick and scored by Jack Bacher off of a header. Stevenson took the lead (2-1) right before the end of the half on an assist by Nazar Mormul with a cross, scored by Rohan Gopalam off a header. Carmel came back and tied the score right after halftime. The Patriots competed hard and pressured Carmel to make a mistake and won a ball on their half of the field and scored the winning goal, assisted by Bryant Rouse and scored by Daniel Sokolovsky. Next up for Stevenson is a road game at Lake Zurich at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Boys Golf:¬†The Patriots suffered¬†a tough loss against conference opponent Lake Forest in a highly-competitive match, 146-153. Stevenson was led again by¬†Righard Wang¬†with a score of 36, followed by¬†Jun Park¬†with a 38,¬†Blake Schatteman¬†with a 39, and¬†Abhay Agarwal,¬†Andrew Ryan¬†and¬†Matthew Lee¬†with scores of 40. Next up for the Patriots is Zion-Benton at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course.

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots traveled to Deerfield for a nonconference matchup and suffered a 4-0 loss. Goalie Lily Morrow had 19 saves. Next up for the Patriots is Latin School of Chicago at 4:30 p.m. today at Lincoln Park Turf.

Football:¬†To clarify a statistic in Tuesday’s Daily Digest,¬†Ben Snider¬†crushed a Stevenson record for¬†receiving¬†in Friday’s 35-7 Stevenson win over New Trier, catching¬†6 passes for a total of 236 yards while scoring 3 touchdowns.
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School Hopes ‚ÄėLife-Changing‚Äô Donation ‚ÄĒ 3 Horses ‚ÄĒ Will Help Stressed Students Heal
The unusual gift to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences from the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association will help the school launch a therapeutic riding program.

Service-Learning Can Be The Bridge To Social Emotional Learning. Educators Should Embrace It
In 2020, California‚Äôs State Board of Education adopted criteria and guidance to award a¬†State Seal of Civic Engagement¬†to students who demonstrate excellence in civics education. According to a longtime educator, “it is clear there is a connection between SEL and service learning that educators can use and nurture. There is no better way to integrate SEL and civic engagement for the next generation of learners.”
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event
Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 14: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022
Sept. 19: District 125 Board Of Education Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022

Get A Clue! Tickets For The Fall Play “Clue” Go Live On Friday!

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

Find out in a couple weeks 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.),  will go live on Friday and a link will be supplied in Friday’s Daily Digest.

“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.

Led by Wadsworth ‚Äď the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy “whodunit” that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out‚ĶWHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

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!
We Asked…You Answered: New Videos Highlight How Students Are Using (And Loving!) The Patriot Wellness Center

Hey Patriots! All summer, we were giving you video “Sneak Peaks” into the new Patriot Wellness Center, showing you progress with the construction and a glimpse at just how great the facility was going to be when finished.

Of course, now the PWC is finished and you’ve been using it for the last few weeks and we wanted to hear from you about how you’re using it, and just how much you’re loving it.

We had a blast last week filming in the PWC and talking with YOU! Thank you to all the students who spoke with us…you were great! We talked with more than 40 students, and while not every student made our final videos, we do appreciate your time and hope to see you again in one of our upcoming videos!

For now, we’ve got three fun videos that will run this week in the Daily Digest and on Social Media. Today’s video (click on the “Making Gains” image above) is about Working Out at the PWC, tomorrow’s video is about Snacking at the PWC and Thursday’s video is a cute Outtakes video from the PWC. 
✅ Stevenson Family Engagement: Families are invited to join Alan Press and Carin Naidoff of the Shire Law Group to learn about what parents need to know when their child turns 18. Alan and Carin will discuss topics like gaining access to health and education records, insurance for students studying abroad and power of attorney. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Recital Hall.

✅ 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.

‚úÖ 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.
Cuteness Alert! Animal Welfare Club To Host First Meeting Today!

Love dogs, cats, birds, lizards…basically animals of all kinds?

Animal Welfare Club, which is hosting its first meeting of the new school year from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in Room 6110, is committed to making the world a better place for our furry, feathery and scaly friends.

Members educate themselves and others about issues related to the welfare of all kinds of animals while engaging in hands-on activities that will serve to improve the condition of animals in our community. Club activities include animal visits, informative talks from community resources and fundraising activities including blanket-making and treat-making.

All are welcome. Please e-mail ksassan@d125.org with any questions.
Celebrate Cultures, Plan Inclusive School Events: Join DivCo!

Not only does¬†Diversity Council¬†plan World’s Fair in collaboration with other Stevenson student affinity clubs, it also hosts numerous events over the school year celebrating culture and racial inclusion!

Come to DivCo’s weekly meetings on¬†Tuesdays, including today,¬†beginning at 3:45 p.m. in Room 1912 to learn about various cultures through fun activities and traditional food!

The club also hosts HEARD meetings, a place for ANY student to voice concerns about racial inclusion at Stevenson while influencing direct change through the school administration.
HOSA To Host All-Member Meeting Tomorrow

Patriots…Stevenson HOSA is ready for you! The club’s first ALL HOSA MEMBER meeting is at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in the Recital Hall.

Join HOSA to compete in international conferences, get involved in service projects, and get further involved in the healthcare field!

Follow HOSA on Instagram and join its Facebook group (@Stevenson High School HOSA 2022-2023) to stay up to date!
FBLA Welcomes New Members To Meeting TomorrowWant to be a future FBLA member? Stevenson’s¬†Future Business Leaders of America¬†Chapter is hosting a new member meeting at 7:45 a.m.¬†tomorrow¬†morning in Room 2104.¬†

Over the year, FBLA participates in service activities, networking opportunities, and business competitions!
Key Club Service Fair Is Tomorrow!

Learn about Community Service Opportunities at Stevenson.

Key Club is hosting its Service Fair tomorrow after school from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Forum.

An affiliate of Kiwanis International, Key Club is a service organization providing support to children, senior citizens and other community programs within our local area. Students can earn leadership hours by holding Executive Board positions, project planning, and participating in other activities.

Questions? E-mail: aeshskc@gmail.com.
 
Girl Power! Tomorrow Is First Girls In STEAM Meeting

Are you interested in science, technology, engineering, architecture, or math? Come to the¬†“Girls in STEAM”¬†meeting at 3:45 p.m.¬†tomorrow¬†in the Link Lab. STEAM helps to organize STEAM workshops for middle schoolers, listens to guest speakers, and empowers girls to pursue future careers in STEAM.

Girls in STEAM is open to all girls and nonbinary individuals at Stevenson. Follow its Instagram @shsgirlsinsteam and Facebook @Girls in STEAM for all updates.
Get Tickets For Stevenson’s Class Of 2022¬†Athletic Hall of Fame Induction; Basketball Legend Brunson Tops List Of InducteesStevenson‚Äôs¬†Athletic Hall of Fame¬†Induction for the Class of 2022 is just around the corner and there are still limited seats available to attend. Help the Athletic Department honor the excellence, pride, and distinction that each of our five inductees has¬†brought to the Stevenson community at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept.¬†17.

This year’s five individual honorees are: Jalen Brunson, former basketball player and current NBA standout; Dave Keevins, a former tennis player and paddle national champion; Steve Leissner, a former Olympian and 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.

For more information on our 2022 inductees, you can read about their successes here. Tickets can be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get your tickets at GoFan. 
Got Questions About Collegiate Athletics? North Suburban Conference Hosting NCAA Eligibility Workshop On Wednesday

All interested Patriots are invited to attend the annual¬†NCAA Eligibility Workshop¬†for prospective college student athletes hosted by the North Suburban Conference from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on¬†Wednesday¬†at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus Auditorium.
Girls Lacrosse Meeting Scheduled For Next Monday

Are you interested in girls lacrosse? If so, we invite you to discuss fall fundraising and off-season opportunities for open gyms, workouts, and winter training. This meeting is open for ALL girls interested in trying out for lacrosse this spring!! The meeting is from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday in Room 5132.
The victorious Stevenson Boys Soccer Team: Champions of the Glenbrook South Tournament!

Athletic Results

Boys Soccer: Now 6-0-1, the Patriots ran away with the Glenbrook South Jim Wolter Titan Championship, playing several matches over the past week. Stevenson tousled against Glenbard West on Friday, getting a shutout in that matchup, 4-0. On Saturday, the Patriots were challenged by ITW David Speer Academy, squeaking out a 1-0 victory to win the championship. Alex Xie was named the Most Valuable Player, while teammates Steven Nyc, Nazar Mormul, Bryant Rouse, and Rohan Gopalam made the All-Tournament Team. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Carmel at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Football: In their home opener on Friday, the Patriots hosted New Trier and ran away with the game early, posting a 35-7 victory to pull to 1-1 overall on the season. Stevenson was up 28-7 by halftime. Running back Michael Maloney ran for a 65-yard touchdown and a total of 85 yards. Ben Snider crushed a Stevenson record, turning 6 rushing attempts into 236 yards and 3 touchdowns. Quarterback Matt Projansky was 17-of-25 for 343 and 4 touchdowns. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Lake Zurich (1-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday. Lake Zurich High School does not accept cash at the gate, therefore, all tickets must be purchased through GoFan. 

Girls Cross Country: Over the weekend, Stevenson traveled to Hinsdale South to race against some of the strongest teams in the state. The Patriots finished four places higher than their 2021 varsity race result and had five runners in the top 100, all under 21 minutes, 45 seconds. Stevenson was led by Adeline Gobble with a 20:02, followed by Stella Plendl (20:48), Nanoko Seki (21:25), Isabel Edgcomb (21:34), and Sophia Pan (21:44). Next up for the cross country team are conference opponents Lake Zurich and Waukegan beginning at 4:45 p.m. today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.
 
Girls Volleyball:¬†Taking third place in the prestigious¬†Peggy Scholten¬†Volleyball Classic, the Patriots faced several non-conference opponents at Conant High School. On Friday, Stevenson took on Harlem, winning 25-17, 25-11. The Patriots then defeated Joliet West in three sets, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10. Stevenson finished by sweeping host team Conant, 25-11, 25-15. On Saturday, Stevenson played in the gold bracket, taking on the tough defense of St. Charles East and coming up short in a tough three sets, 25-23, 22-25, 16-25. In the last match of the tournament, the Patriots played impeccable defense and came away with a tough three-set victory over Naperville North, 25-15, 22-25, 26-24. Several players contributed to the Patriots’ success throughout the tournament, including:¬†Mija Jegers¬†with 40 kills, 2 block assists, 10 aces, and 2 digs;¬†Brynn Smith¬†added 39 kills and 4 aces; right side¬†Ava Wysocki¬†contributed 6 kills, 3 solo blocks, and 2 block assists; middle¬†Sasha Evenko¬†had 6 kills and 5 block assists;¬†middle¬†Cayla Weisner¬†had 5 kills, 4 aces, 10 block assists, and 2 solo blocks; libero¬†Teagon Ohlwein¬†added 25 digs and 4 aces; and setter¬†Abby Minin¬†had 37 assists, 1 kill, and 1 solo block. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at conference opponent Lake Zurich at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boys Golf: The Patriots finished eighth out of 16 teams at the prestigious Buffalo Grove Invitational on Saturday. The Patriots were led by Richard Wang with a 73, followed by Abhay Agarwal and Bobby Yun, both with 79s, and Ryan Sturtewagen with an 80. Next up for Stevenson is a home match against conference opponent Lake Forest at the Arboretum, beginning at 4 p.m. today.
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Illinois Families Must Again Prove Students Need School Meals
The Illinois State Board Of Education announced eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals as federal nutrition waivers expire.

Northwestern University Brings College To An Illinois Women’s Prison
It’s the only program in Illinois where women who are incarcerated can earn a bachelor’s degree and among a small number of programs nationwide.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 6: Activity Period ~ Senior Guidance
Sept. 6: PPA Meeting
Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event
Sept. 12-17: Wellness Week
Sept. 17: StreetFest 2022

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

Six Stevenson Students Chosen For Upcoming All-State Musical!

Just like all-state athletes at the high school level represent the state’s most elite in sports, all-state performers and backstage managers are the equivalent for theatre in Illinois…and Stevenson has an amazing six in that category.

It was recently announced that Stevenson students Alex DayJustin KatinLily MaceLilly FujiokaIlex Rosen and Vicka Liokumovich have been selected from a long list of candidates throughout the state of Illinois to perform and work in the “All-State Musical” at January’s Illinois High School Theatre Festival at the University of Illinois.
 “All-State is a very unique opportunity I‚Äôm very grateful for,” Day said. “It‚Äôs a chance to meet a bunch of new people from all over Illinois and get to work with people who are as passionate about theater as I am.”

This year’s All-State Musical is “Shrek.” Students statewide audition for this highly selective opportunity and then rehearse on weekends throughout the fall semester before performing before a crowd of nearly 4,000 in January in Champaign.

Day will play Pinocchio, Katin plays the Big Bad Wolf and Farquaad understudy, Mace is a featured dancer, Fujioka is in the ensemble, Rosen is on the stage management team and Vicka Liokumovich is on the costume team.

“I auditioned for “Shrek” because last year I was able to be a part of “Cabaret,” the 2022 IHSTF Musical, and I absolutely had the time of my life growing as a performer and meeting people and making really close friends from all over the state,” Mace said. “We usually rehearse 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 pm. on Monday. It‚Äôs a lot of rehearsal but we are all having so much fun and getting so much work done that time flys so quickly!‚ÄĚÔĽŅÔĽŅ

Students work alongside teachers, professors, and professional theatre artists. The six students that will be representing Stevenson in this year’s All-State cast and crew is the most ever for Stevenson.

“I get the opportunity to meet very dedicated people that are interested in theatre from all around the state,” Liokumovich said. “I‚Äôve been an assistant costume designer for every production in Stevenson since last year, and I‚Äôm excited for the opportunity to take my knowledge of costuming to the next level. It will be great to see my work on the UIUC stage at Theatre Fest!
Fine Arts Department Names Senior Soloists For 2022-23

The Fine Arts Department would like to congratulate this year’s Senior Soloists! These musicians will perform their solos with the Patriot Orchestra on the dates listed respectively. October 18: Dahyun (Julie) Kim, Viola; Andante and Rondo Ungarese, WeberDecember 19: Joyce Hu, Violin; Symphonie Espa√Īol, LaloMarch 21: Trinity Shin, Flute; Fantasie for flute and orchestra, HueMay 17: Ruth Kim, Violin; Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Prokofiev
Learn More About Fitness: Sign Up For PWC’s Foundations Of Fitness 

Get the most out of the Patriot Wellness Center and learn about the fundamentals of effective movement and exercise.

Foundations of Fitness Training will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 pm., starting Sept. 6 and running through Sept. 29 for eight sessions. Registration is NOW OPEN and the program is free. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PWC@D125.org. Also, when you come into the PWC, ask our Wellness Center Trainers about following one of our fitness programs designed for all experience levels.
PWC Adjusting Hours For Labor Day Weekend!

Due to the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, the PWC will have adjusted hours this weekend and on Monday.

The adjusted hours are:

Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5:  Closed
Dance, Dance, Dance! Choreography Club Meets Today!

If you like to DANCE, Choreography Club, which meets today and every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Dance Room (2112) is for YOU!

There are no auditions for Choreography Club. All are welcome to learn routines from others or to teach their own. Come blow off some stress and get creative by dancing at Choreography Club!
Hey! Hey! No School On Monday!

It’s the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, Patriots! No school!

Rest easy, try not to labor…and we’ll see you back on Tuesday morning!
During Activity Period On Tuesday, Seniors Will Meet With Counselors

Mark your calendars now, because with¬†NO SCHOOL¬†on Monday, you don’t want to forget about Tuesday’s Activity Period.

For Seniors, there’s a bit of a twist. The Activity Period will be a Senior Curriculum meeting, a mandatory meeting with their counselors. Seniors must attend this meeting, even if they have a club meeting.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE.

For club meetings, the clubs that are meeting and their meeting locations are listed HERE. 

Students who are not seniors and who do not have a club meeting are expected to remain with their second-period class.
Another Parking Option Available: East Port Clinton Lot Is OpenThe brand new East Port Clinton Parking Lot is now done and is an available option for students.Junior and Senior students are permitted to purchase daily parking for the East and West Port Clinton parking lots. These spots must be purchased via the Patriot Superstore and are $5 per day. Students may purchase up to 15 Port Clinton parking spots per month.These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores are not permitted to park anywhere on campus.

For more information about parking, please visit the Transportation page on the Stevenson website or watch this short video.
Cuteness Alert! Animal Welfare Club To Host First Meeting On Tuesday!

Love dogs, cats, birds, lizards…basically animals of all kinds?

Animal Welfare Club, which is hosting its first meeting of the new school year from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 6110, is committed to making the world a better place for our furry, feathery and scaly friends.

Members educate themselves and others about issues related to the welfare of all kinds of animals while engaging in hands-on activities that will serve to improve the condition of animals in our community. Club activities include animal visits, informative talks from community resources and fundraising activities including blanket-making and treat-making.

All are welcome. Please e-mail ksassan@d125.org with any questions.
Celebrate Cultures, Plan Inclusive School Events: Join DivCo!

Not only does¬†Diversity Council¬†plan World’s Fair in collaboration with other Stevenson student affinity clubs, it also hosts numerous events over the school year celebrating culture and racial inclusion!

Come to DivCo’s weekly meetings on¬†Tuesdays¬†beginning at 3:45 p.m. in Room 1912 to learn about various cultures through fun activities and traditional food!

The club also hosts HEARD meetings, a place for ANY student to voice concerns about racial inclusion at Stevenson while influencing direct change through the school administration.
Got Questions About Collegiate Athletics? North Suburban Conference Hosting NCAA Eligibility Workshop Next Week

All interested Patriots are invited to attend the annual¬†NCAA Eligibility Workshop¬†for prospective college student athletes hosted by the North Suburban Conference from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on¬†Wednesday¬†at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus Auditorium.
Busy Friday Night: Night of Champions; Cal’s Angels Fundraiser

As part of a slate of athletic contests¬†tonight¬†that includes a boys soccer match and the football team’s home opener, the Stevenson Athletic Department will host the tenth “Night Of Champions” event, which recognizes team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2021-22 school year.

The event will begin at approximately 6 p.m., after the Sophomore Boys Soccer match against St. Viator and prior to the Varsity Football game against New Trier.

Meanwhile, in an effort¬†to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, Stevenson Athletics is partnering with¬†Cal’s Angels¬†for a¬†“Gold Out.”¬†We’re hoping that all Stevenson fans will come out to cheer on the Patriots in their Stevenson Gold! Cal‚Äôs Angels T-shirts will be sold today during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for $10 each.

For Tickets:¬†Fans will be able to purchase one ticket, that will be good for both the soccer game and football game! Purchase tickets in advance through¬†GoFan¬†or use your Booster Pass (see story below) to gain access to the games and festivities on Friday!¬†Live Broadcast:¬†Can’t be at the football game? Stevenson’s Sports Broadcasting Club will be broadcasting the game¬†live on SHS-TV via YouTube.
First Home Football Game Is Tonight: Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

Stevenson’s football home opener is at 7 p.m.¬†tonight¬†against New Tier and fans can use¬†GoFan¬†to purchase tickets.

Here are your options for entry to football games:
1. Visit GoFan and purchase single-game tickets, which are available at three prices (adults, students and seniors).
2. Visit GoFan and purchase the SHS student event season pass, which allows for admission into all home football games as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
3. Visit GoFan and purchase the Booster Family Pass, which allows for admission into all home football games, as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests, for four people (including students) for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
Athletic Results

Girls Golf: The Patriots hosted Mundelein at Crane’s Landing and got a 144 to 231 victory. Allie Santos dominated the field, with a low score of 34, followed by teammate Chelsea She with a 36. Ellie Choe and Sophia Joeng both scored a 37. Rounding out the scorers were Megan Lee with a 38 and Joyce Hu with a 42. Next up for the Patriots is conference opponent Lake Forest at Deerpath Golf Course at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Girls Tennis: The Patriots traveled to Barrington and rolled to a 7-0 victory. No. 1 singles player Sarah Wang defeated her opponent, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles player Sonia Mehta also won 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 singles player Emma Blass took her match, 6-0, 6-1. The doubles teams dominated as well. Abby Ma and Sophia Shlyakhta won 6-1, 6-3. Ainika Hou and Kate Herlihy took their match, 6-1, 6-0. Ashley Adkisson and Ana Sukovic got a 6-2, 6-1 win and Kriti Mohan and Sona Surya won their match 6-0, 6-1. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at conference opponent Lake Zurich at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer: Stevenson dominated with a 2-0 victory against St. Patrick at the Glenbrook South Invite. The Patriots take on Glenbard West in the Glenbrook South Invite at 5:45 p.m. tonight.

Boys Golf: Stevenson lost to Mundelein yesterday 153 to 159. The Patriots were led by senior Ryan Sturtewagan with a 38, followed by Richard Wang with a 39 and Bobby Yun, Abhay Agarwal, and Jun Park with 41s. Next up for the Patriots is the Buffalo Grove Invite at Buffalo Grove Golf Course at Noon tomorrow.
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Stevenson Alum And Football Star O’Connell Gets National Television Feature
Once stuck on the sideline, former Stevenson football star Aidan O’Connell is now the starting quarterback at Purdue. During Thursday’s national TV game between Purdue and Penn State, a video feature ran that highlighted O’Connell’s persistence from walk-on to Heisman hopeful.

Here’s How the White House Is Tackling Teacher Shortages
Jill Biden helped roll out the administration’s three-part plan, which underscores recruitment, higher pay, and hands-on training.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 2: Late Arrival
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 6: Activity Period ~ Senior Guidance
Sept. 6: PPA Meeting
Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022

Second Open House Is Tonight: Mini Schedules Are Available

Stevenson’s second Open House Night is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight for Last Names M through Z. A large crowd is expected, so please plan to arrive on campus early to account for traffic and to secure parking.

To help you in your planning for the night, linked here is a blank schedule with the times of each class period indicated. Please have your child fill in his or her courses, room numbers, and teachers‚Äô names before attending Open House.

You may also choose to print your child‚Äôs schedule via the Infinite Campus portal. Please bring this schedule with you.

Prior to the start of Open House, freshman and transfer student families are invited to meet with their child‚Äôs counselor from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Other details about Open House Night were fully explained in an e-mail that was sent out to all families.
Save The Date! Wellness Week And StreetFest Right Around The Corner!

It’s almost time to focus on health and wellness while building connections within the Stevenson Community. Wellness Week and StreetFest will be here before you know it.

Peer Helpers will get this annual Stevenson mega-event started with a week’s worth of fun activities each school day. Wellness Week starts on Monday, Sept. 12 and runs through Friday, Sept. 16.

Then, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, the National Honor Society will host the week’s culminating event, 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!

So, mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss Wellness Week and StreetFest! Stay tuned for more information and a link to a special Wellness Week and StreetFest page on the Stevenson website.
Learn More About Fitness: Sign Up For PWC’s Foundations Of Fitness 

Get the most out of the Patriot Wellness Center and learn about the fundamentals of effective movement and exercise.

Foundations of Fitness Training will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 pm., starting Sept. 6 and running through Sept. 29 for eight sessions. Registration is NOW OPEN and the program is free. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PWC@D125.org. Also, when you come into the PWC, ask our Wellness Center Trainers about following one of our fitness programs designed for all experience levels.
PWC Closing Early For Open House Night; Open On Weekends!

The second and third floor fitness areas of the Patriot Wellness Center will be closing early tonight for Open House Night. Closing will be at 5:30 p.m.

Normally on weekdays, the PWC is open after school Monday through Thursday until 8 p.m. and on Fridays until 6 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend: Due to the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, the PWC will have adjusted hours this weekend and on Monday. The adjusted hours are:
Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5:  Closed
Extra Sleep (Or Extra Studying!) For Tomorrow! 

Don’t forget that tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day! First Period starts at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the extra shut-eye if you choose, or if you’d like to get some extra studying in, the West ILC will be open for¬†tutoring in-person¬†or¬†via Zoom, starting at 7 a.m.

BUSES: As a reminder, buses will pick up exactly two hours later than your regularly scheduled pickup time. For example, if your regular daily pickup is 7:18 a.m., then your late start pickup is 9:18 a.m. Please visit the Transportation page of our website for additional helpful information.
Another Parking Option Available: East Port Clinton Lot Is OpenThe brand new East Port Clinton Parking Lot is now done and is an available option for students.Junior and Senior students are permitted to purchase daily parking for the East and West Port Clinton parking lots. These spots must be purchased via the Patriot Superstore and are $5 per day. Students may purchase up to 15 Port Clinton parking spots per month.These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores are not permitted to park anywhere on campus.

For more information about parking, please visit the Transportation page on the Stevenson website or watch this short video.
Want To Be The Next Ron Burgundy? Audition For SNN!

Want to be on camera? Have a love for sharing news? Stevenson Network News needs you!

Sign up online¬†for a timeslot during SNN’s auditions, which are being held¬†tomorrow¬†during eighth hour and after school. Questions? Contact¬†Mr. Aronoff¬†or¬†Mr. Fairchild.
Allied Bowling Gearing Up For New Season; Needs Peers To Help

Allied Bowling is a co-ed interscholastic program that provides opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in bowling.

The club is looking for peers to support our Allied Bowlers in bowling, problem solving, relationship building, and the learning of other social emotional skills within a competitive environment. As a peer, you will need to attend all practices and competitions throughout the season. You will not be able to participate without enrolling for Allied Bowling through Stevenson Athletics.

Allied Bowling is five weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., starting on Sept. 13. Transportation is provided.

If you are interested in being a peer for our Allied Bowlers, contact Deanna Warkins at dwarkins@d125.org.
During Activity Period On Tuesday, Seniors Will Meet With Counselors

Mark your calendars now, because with¬†NO SCHOOL¬†on Monday, you don’t want to forget about Tuesday’s Activity Period.

For Seniors, there’s a bit of a twist. The Activity Period will be a Senior Curriculum meeting, a mandatory meeting with their counselors. Seniors must attend this meeting, even if they have a club meeting.

The Activity Period starts right after second period and runs from 10:06 a.m. to 10:49 a.m. Counselor Room locations can be found HERE.

For club meetings, the clubs that are meeting and their meeting locations are listed HERE. 
Sports Boosters: Items For Sale During Open HousePlease stop by the Sports Boosters Spirit Wear Sale before Open House tonight.

Patriot gear will be available in the Wood Commons from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cash, check and credit accepted.
Busy Friday Night: Night of Champions; Cal’s Angels Fundraiser

As part of a slate of athletic contests tomorrow night that includes a boys soccer match and the football team’s home opener, the Stevenson Athletic Department will host the tenth “Night Of Champions” event, which recognizes team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2021-22 school year.

The event will begin at approximately 6 p.m., after the Sophomore Boys Soccer match against St. Viator and prior to the Varsity Football game against New Trier.

Meanwhile, in an effort¬†to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, Stevenson Athletics is partnering with¬†Cal’s Angels¬†for a¬†“Gold Out.”¬†We’re hoping that all Stevenson fans will come out to cheer on the Patriots in their Stevenson Gold! Cal‚Äôs Angels T-shirts will be sold on today and tomorrow during lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for $10 each.

For Tickets:¬†Fans will be able to purchase one ticket, that will be good for both the soccer game and football game! Purchase tickets in advance through¬†GoFan¬†or use your Booster Pass (see story below) to gain access to the games and festivities on Friday!¬†Live Broadcast:¬†Can’t be at the football game? Stevenson’s Sports Broadcasting Club will be broadcasting the game¬†live on SHS-TV via YouTube.
First Home Football Game Is Friday: Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

Stevenson’s football home opener is at 7 p.m. on Friday against New Tier and fans can use¬†GoFan¬†to purchase tickets.

Here are your options for entry to football games:
1. Visit GoFan and purchase single-game tickets, which are available at three prices (adults, students and seniors).
2. Visit GoFan and purchase the SHS student event season pass, which allows for admission into all home football games as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
3. Visit GoFan and purchase the Booster Family Pass, which allows for admission into all home football games, as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests, for four people (including students) for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
Athletic Results

Girls Tennis: The Patriots traveled to Highland Park for a non-conference matchup and won convincingly, 9-0. No. 1 singles player Sonia Mehta dominated in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. She was followed up by teammates Sophia Shlyakhta, winning 6-0, 6-0, Ana Sukovic, winning 6-1, 6-0 and Maggie Kuang, winning 6-4, 6-1. All five doubles teams defeated their opponents as well: Sarah Wang and Abby Ma won 6-2, 6-2; Ainika Hou and Kate Herlihy won 6-1, 6-1; Emma Blass and Kriti Mohan won 6-1, 6-2; Ashley Adkisson and Sona Surya won 6-3, 6-0; and Ariana Topalian and Molly Hayden won 6-3, 6-1. Next up for Stevenson is a road match at Barrington starting at 4 p.m. today. 

Girls Cross Country:¬†Stevenson traveled to the Waukegan Sports Complex for the Lake County Invite. All runners finished strong on a hot and hilly course. The Patriots placed sixth out of fourteen teams in Women‚Äôs Varsity 3-Mile, only 6 points behind Vernon Hills.¬†Stella Plendl¬†came in 20th with a time of 21:13. Additionally, Stevenson placed sixth out of twelve teams in the Women’s Open 3-Mile. Besides Plendl, results in the Women‚Äôs 3-mile race included:¬†Minnie Shao¬†(40th, 22:22),¬†Isabel Edgcomb¬†(41st, 22:23),¬†Casie Bjork¬†(44th, 22:28),¬†Sophia Pan¬†(45th, 22:28),¬†Anna Edgcomb¬†(49th, 22:52),¬†Hope Plendl¬†(52nd, 22:58). Next up for Stevenson are conference opponents Lake Zurich and Waukegan on Tuesday starting at 4:45 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.¬†

Boys Cross Country: Like the Girls Cross Country team, the Boys also traveled to the Waukegan Sports Complex for the Lake County Invite. Overall, Dylan Zimmerman came in fourth with a time of 16:42. He was followed by teammates Richard Klein (33rd), Gurshaan Sohi (46th) and Abhi Choudhary (47th). The Patriots came in seventh place overall out of 17 teams. Next up for Stevenson are conference opponents Lake Zurich and Waukegan on Tuesday starting at 4:45 p.m. at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. 

Girls Field Hockey: The Patriots hit the road to take on Lake Forest and lost 5-0. Goalies Lily Morrow and Jasmine Marchant had 10 saves and 9 saves, respectively. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Deerfield.
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What Is Making College So Expensive?
The cost of college has gone up, but what is leading to student debt is more complicated

What Does A Comprehensive Computational Thinking Curriculum Look Like?
When educators consider the term computational thinking (CT), they often think of math or coding. But if you ask Daniel Fung, vice principal and English teacher at the Sham Tseng Catholic School in Hong Kong, he will tell you computational thinking is an entire pedagogy geared toward teaching lifelong problem-solving skills.
 
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 1: Open House Night 2
Sept. 2: Late Arrival
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 6: Activity Period ~ Senior Guidance
Sept. 6: PPA Meeting
Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting
Sept. 8: Family Engagement Event

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022

Second Open House Is Tomorrow: Mini Schedules Are Available

Stevenson’s second Open House Night is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow night for Last Names M through Z. A large crowd is expected, so please plan to arrive on campus early to account for traffic and to secure parking.

To help you in your planning for the night, linked here is a blank schedule with the times of each class period indicated. Please have your child fill in his or her courses, room numbers, and teachers‚Äô names before attending Open House.

You may also choose to print your child‚Äôs schedule via the Infinite Campus portal. Please bring this schedule with you.

Prior to the start of Open House, freshman and transfer student families are invited to meet with their child‚Äôs counselor from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Other details about Open House Night were fully explained in an e-mail that was sent out to all families.
Bass Fishing Team Gets Off To Strong Start With Tournament WinÔĽŅÔĽŅ

The Bass Fishing team won the 48-boat ICASSTT Cal-Sag tournament last week. Stevenson continues to hold strong in Team of the Year Standings, leading the state by 52 points.

Junior Matthew Qualich and senior Charlie Grisamore brought in five fish weighing 13 pounds, 9 ounces, which outweighed the second-place IHSA state champions from Joliet Catholic by more than a pound. This is the second win on the season for the pair and they are on a path to earning All-State honors for a third season.

Liam Plautz and John Wall finished in 16th place with four fish anchored by a last-minute, buzzer-beating catch at the end of competition. Lucas Baczek and Andrew Chamkin finished in 32nd place.
Learn More About Fitness: Sign Up For PWC’s Foundations Of Fitness 

Get the most out of the Patriot Wellness Center and learn about the fundamentals of effective movement and exercise.

Foundations of Fitness Training will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 pm., starting Sept. 6 and running through Sept. 29 for eight sessions. Registration is NOW OPEN and the program is free. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact PWC@D125.org. Also, when you come into the PWC, ask our Wellness Center Trainers about following one of our fitness programs designed for all experience levels.
PWC Closing Early For Open House Night; Open On Weekends!

The second and third floor fitness areas of the Patriot Wellness Center will be closing early tomorrow night for Open House Night. Closing will be at 5:30 p.m.

Normally on weekdays, the PWC is open after school Monday through Thursday until 8 p.m. and on Fridays until 6 p.m.

Weekend Warriors:¬†Don’t forget, if you like to work out on the weekends, the PWC has you covered. The PWC is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Labor Day Weekend: Due to the upcoming Labor Day Holiday, the PWC will have adjusted hours this weekend and on Monday. The adjusted hours are:
Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 5:  Closed
Another Parking Option Available: East Port Clinton Lot Is OpenThe brand new East Port Clinton Parking Lot is now done and is an available option for students.Junior and Senior students are permitted to purchase daily parking for the East and West Port Clinton parking lots. These spots must be purchased via the Patriot Superstore and are $5 per day. Students may purchase up to 15 Port Clinton parking spots per month.These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sophomores are not permitted to park anywhere on campus.

For more information about parking, please visit the Transportation page on the Stevenson website or watch this short video.
Satisfy That Sweet Tooth! PPA Bake Sale Is Today!

Yep, the Bake Sales are BACK!

The Patriot Parent Association will be hosting its Bake Sales again this year and the first one of the new school year is TODAY, starting after sixth period in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons. 

Everything is $1 and cash or Patriot Dollars are accepted. Students can make it through the line quickest with cash! 
Hut, Hut, Hike! IM Flag Football Is Here! Register By Tomorrow!

If you love football and aren’t currently a member of the high school football program at Stevenson, check out the¬†intramural flag football team.

Games are played on Sundays, starting Sept. 18. Organize and register your team by tomorrow. Team captains will collect the e-mails of each teammate and then create a team roster of at least nine players in TeamSideLine.

For questions about how to register, please view this Google Doc.

If you have additional questions, stop by the Student Activities Office. You can also e-mail Mr. Wellington at awellington@d125.org.
Be An Ambassador At Stevenson: Join Ambassador Club

Know the Stevenson campus like the back of your hand…and want to give tours to prospective students? Want to show off your leadership skills? Ambassador Club is for you! An informational meeting for Stevenson’s Ambassador Club will be held at 7:30 a.m.¬†tomorrow¬†in the Recital Hall.
FIRE Up! First FIRE Meeting Is Tomorrow

The goal of the FIRE (Fostering Intercultural Respect and Empowerment) Club is to make Stevenson a more inclusive environment for all students.

FIRE is dedicated to social justice work on the grassroots level, creating brave spaces for dialogue and positive change for all members of the Stevenson community.

The Club will hold its first meeting of the new school year at 7:45 a.m. tomorrow in Room 2600. 
Allied Bowling Gearing Up For New Season; Needs Peers To Help

Allied Bowling is a co-ed interscholastic program that provides opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in bowling.

The club is looking for peers to support our Allied Bowlers in bowling, problem solving, relationship building, and the learning of other social emotional skills within a competitive environment. As a peer, you will need to attend all practices and competitions throughout the season. You will not be able to participate without enrolling for Allied Bowling through Stevenson Athletics.

Allied Bowling is five weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., starting on Sept. 13. Transportation is provided.

If you are interested in being a peer for our Allied Bowlers, contact Deanna Warkins at dwarkins@d125.org.
Busy Friday Night: Night of Champions; Cal’s Angels Fundraiser

As part of a slate of athletic contests on Friday that includes a boys soccer match and the football team’s home opener, the Stevenson Athletic Department will host the tenth “Night Of Champions” event, which recognizes team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2021-22 school year.

The event will begin at approximately 6 p.m., after the Sophomore Boys Soccer match against St. Viator and prior to the Varsity Football game against New Trier.

Meanwhile, in an effort¬†to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, Stevenson Athletics is partnering with¬†Cal’s Angels¬†for a¬†“Gold Out.”¬†We’re hoping that all Stevenson fans will come out to cheer on the Patriots in their Stevenson Gold! Cal‚Äôs Angels T-shirts will be sold on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during lunch periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons for $10 each.

For Tickets:¬†Fans will be able to purchase one ticket, that will be good for both the soccer game and football game! Purchase tickets in advance through¬†GoFan¬†or use your Booster Pass (see story below) to gain access to the games and festivities on Friday!¬†Live Broadcast:¬†Can’t be at the football game? Stevenson’s Sports Broadcasting Club will be broadcasting the game¬†live on SHS-TV via YouTube.
First Home Football Game Is Friday: Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

Stevenson’s football home opener is at 7 p.m. on Friday against New Tier and fans can use¬†GoFan¬†to purchase tickets.

Here are your options for entry to football games:
1. Visit GoFan and purchase single-game tickets, which are available at three prices (adults, students and seniors).
2. Visit GoFan and purchase the SHS student event season pass, which allows for admission into all home football games as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
3. Visit GoFan and purchase the Booster Family Pass, which allows for admission into all home football games, as well as all Stevenson home athletic contests, for four people (including students) for the entire school year, except for IHSA state playoff events.
How To Join Girls Ice Hockey For The 2022-23 Season

Hockey season is just around the corner! And for girls who want to play hockey, there is an excellent option for Stevenson students.

The Scouts, based in Lake Forest, is a¬†combined high school team consisting of girls from Stevenson, Deerfield, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Libertyville and Woodlands Academy. The Scouts are led by coaches¬†Jacque Rogers¬†and¬†Jordan Trapp, both Lake Forest College graduates and former players on the college women’s¬†hockey team.¬†The Scouts’ first full practice will be from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.¬†8.¬†Regular home ice times will be Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings with a total of approx. 65 ice touches for the fall season. All home events will take place at Lake Forest College, 555 N Sheridan Rd in Lake Forest. There is a program and one-time uniform fee associated with membership.All players will need¬†to register with USA Hockey¬†and obtain a USA Hockey number. Once that USA Hockey number has been obtained, players will need¬†to register with the Scouts, no later than¬†Sept. 15.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†For questions, please reach out to either Coach Jacque or Coach Jordan.Jacque Rogers: 810-334-1338; jacquerogers31@gmail.comJordan Trapp: 612-655-3502; trappjm@mx.lakeforest.eduKim Bedard-Sharun: 708-552-3265; kimbedard0924@gmail.com
Athletic ResultsBoys Golf: Stevenson defeated Warren 150 to 169 in a North Suburban Conference matchup. The Patriots were led by Jun Park with a score of 36, followed by Ryan SturtewagenAbhay Agarwal, and Booby Yun, all with a score of 38. Next up for the Patriots is Mundelein in another conference meet at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Steeple Chase Golf Course.Girls Golf: The Patriots took on two different opponents last night, traveling to Loyola in the early afternoon and then finishing later that afternoon at Warren. Stevenson defeated Loyola by 11 strokes with an overall score of 340 on 18 holes. Leading the way for the Patriots were Allie SantosAllyson DuanSophia JoengChelsea She, and Megan Lee. The Patriots also defeated Warren by a score of 171 to 180.  Leading the way on 9-holes was Ellie Choe with a 40, followed up by Rylie Pryor with a 42, Riya Viayasankar with a 44 and finally Jess Velent with a 45. Next up for Stevenson is Mundelein at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Crane‚Äôs Landing. Boys Soccer: The Patriots traveled to Glenbrook South on Tuesday to take on Prospect at the Glenbrook South Invite. Stevenson walked away with a 4-3 win. Next up for the Patriots is St. Patrick at 5:45 p.m. tomorrow at Glenbrook South. Girls Volleyball: Stevenson visited Niles North and won convincingly, 25-16, 25-12. The Patriots were led by juniors Brynn Smith with 6 kills and Mija Jegers with 5 kills. Sophomore Ava Wysocki added 4 kills on the night. Setters Abby Minin and Rachel Shin both had 8 assists and 2 aces apiece. The Stevenson middles had an active night, putting the ball down with fervor. Sasha Evenko had 3 kills, while Cayla Weisner and Adriana Voshtina contributed 2 kills. Next up for the Patriots is the Peggy Scholten Volleyball Classic at Conant on Friday, starting at 4:30 p.m.
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Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 31: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 1: Open House Night 2
Sept. 2: Late Arrival
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day
Sept. 6: Activity Period ~ Senior Guidance
Sept. 6: PPA Meeting
Sept. 7: Sports Boosters Meeting