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’s 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 – 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…WHO 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 CollinsLili SandorMilena 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 CarideiEthan 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’s important for students and families to know the “why” 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.

✅  How To Interpret The IRCOnce you have accessed the IRC, you will find the student’s 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 “Interactive Report Card” tab on the grading webpage. Please note that projected grades are ever-changing, depending on a student’s 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’s 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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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’s 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 BjorkIsabel EdgcombSophia 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 AgarwalAndrew 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 ‘Life-Changing’ Donation — 3 Horses — 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’s 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 – 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…WHO 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.

✅ 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’s 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 NycNazar MormulBryant 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’m very grateful for,” Day said. “It’s 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’s a lot of rehearsal but we are all having so much fun and getting so much work done that time flys so quickly!”

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’ve been an assistant costume designer for every production in Stevenson since last year, and I’m 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 Español, 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’s 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 YunAbhay 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’ names before attending Open House.

You may also choose to print your child’s 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’s 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’s 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’s 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’s 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 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’ names before attending Open House.

You may also choose to print your child’s 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’s 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 Win

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’s 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’s 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

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022

Extra! Extra! Don’t Forget About All The Extras At Stevenson!

It’s already very well known that Stevenson is an elite academic institution that also provides top-notch interscholastic athletic opportunities to its students.

But there is so much more to Stevenson that might not be as obvious, especially to newcomers. Whatever you are looking for, from after-school activities to wellness services to academic help to career development, Stevenson has it all and takes seriously its commitment to assisting in the complete, A-to-Z development of its students.

After school, Stevenson provides programming that includes a comprehensive list of nearly 150 co-curricular clubs and intramurals, everything from Archery to Flag Football to Latin Club to the Sports Broadcasting Club and so much more.

The brand new Patriot Wellness Center has put together services that cover everything from fitness to mindset to sleep and nutrition.

Need support socially, emotionally or academically? Stevenson offers a Student Lounge for a safe, comfortable place to hang out during school, counseling programs through Student Services and tutoring at the Information And Learning Center. 

And the College Career Center provides Stevenson students an invaluable service by curating all kinds of career opportunities ~ from after-school and summer jobs to internships. 

So, take advantage of everything that Stevenson has to offer during your career here. There are so many extras that make this school special!
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 through Sept. 6 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.
Want To Get Into Healthcare? HOSA New Member Meeting Tomorrow

Are you interested in health care? Are you looking for a competition to join? Are you looking for a way to give back through service? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should join HOSA (Future Health Professionals)!

Stevenson HOSA meets before school from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m every Wednesday in the Recital Hall. The first meeting, for new members only, is at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Recital Hall.

HOSA is an international organization focused on helping educate, inform, and inspire those interested in any health profession. Competitions take place at the regional, state, and even the international level. Follow HOSA on Instagram (@stevensonhosa) and join its Facebook group (@Stevenson High School HOSA 2022-2023) to stay up to date.
New Member Meetings Start Tomorrow For FBLA

Interested in service activities, networking and business opportunities? Consider joining Stevenson’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), which is hosting new member meetings tomorrow and Sept. 7 in Room 2104 at 7:45 a.m. both days.

Future Business Leaders of America is a national organization that helps students prepare for college and careers through a variety of leadership, community service, and academic activities. Members learn more about the functions of business, improve their presentations skills, and exercise their creativity in hands-on simulations, competitions, and networking events with students and professionals from across the country.
Bullseye! Archery Club Takes Aim On A New Season

The Archery Club is looking to get back on point with its first meeting of the new school year tomorrow after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 5044.

No experience is required to join, so go check it out!
Calling All Sports Gamers: eSports Club Meeting Tomorrow

From Madden to Minecraft, the eSports Club has you covered.

The first informational meeting of the eSports Club will be at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Room 7026.

Games played include: League of Legends, Valorant, CSGO, R6, Rocket League, Hearthstone, Minecraft, Brawlhalla, Halo Infinite, Madden(PS4), NBA2K, SuperSmashBros, Splatoon2, MarioKart8 and Overwatch.
Get Amped Up! AMPlified Hosting First Meeting Tomorrow!

Calling all aspiring musicians! If you’re looking for performance opportunities, service, or just a chill jam session with your friends, join Stevenson AMPlified, which will be meeting after school tomorrow in Midi Lab Room 2201.

Stevenson AMPlified combines service with your love of music. During meetings, you’ll have time to learn performance concepts which will then translate into forming groups to practice for a performance! Performances include Streetfest, Give-a-thon, nursing homes, and many more throughout the year.

Typically, AMPlified meets every Thursday after school in the Midi Lab. But again, this first meeting will take place tomorrow after school.
Key Club’s First Capstone Meeting Is TomorrowKey Club is having its first Capstone Meeting of the school year at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 5132 and is looking forward to providing information about the largest service community Stevenson has to offer!

Key Club is an international service organization devoted to service, leadership, and building connections while providing meaningful service activities such as tutoring, volunteering at senior living homes, creating packages for the homeless, and volunteering at local events.
Got A Green Thumb? Horticulture Club Meets Tomorrow

If gardening, learning about plants and eating healthy options from the garden is your thing, you’ll love Horticulture Club, which helps make Stevenson a community with a focus on beautiful gardens and sustainable gardening practices. The club is hosting its first meeting of the new school year from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in Room 8000.

All students are welcome to visit the new green roof gardens and greenhouse spaces, as well as learn how to transplant pansies that will be used in campus planters later this fall. 

Throughout the year, members also perform science experiments to learn about plants and plant diversity, while growing their own plants and engaging in fresh food preparation.
Satisfy That Sweet Tooth! PPA Bake Sale Is Tomorrow!

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 tomorrow, 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! 
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’s 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
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Student loan forgiveness application coming in October, White House says
White House National Economic Council deputy director Bharat Ramamurti said the application will be ready in early October and borrowers should see relief within four to six weeks.

Can U.S. Colleges Serve People Who Primarily Speak Spanish?
Higher Ed leaves out millions of people who might benefit from bilingual or dual-language programs.
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

Monday, Aug. 29, 2022

Seniors: Want Help With The College Application Process? The CCC Has You Covered With Event Tonight!

School may have just started, but many Seniors are already starting to think about applying to college, and how to do so. 

Don’t forget that the College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Parent/Guardian Night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Center and also live-streamed through Zoom

Topics to be covered include types of applications (Common App, for example), admission plans (including Early Decision), deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and scholarships.
Looking For College Scholarship Money? The College Career Center Has Three Opportunities Available Now

The College Career Center often receives scholarship opportunities for Stevenson students from colleges and universities from all over the country.

In the latest batch are three prestigious scholarships: from Indiana University, the University of Virginia and the University of Toronto.

Stevenson will nominate candidates who will then be considered for the scholarships by the universities. If you are interested in applying for any or all of the scholarships, please view the criteria and applications in this Google Doc. Applications are due by Sept. 23.
✅ 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!✅ PPA Bake Sale: The first PPA Bake Sale of the year is Wednesday. The PPA needs help from parents to volunteer and to donate store-bought treats. Parents can also make monetary donations

✅ Download The FirstView App: Want the most up-to-date information on your bus? Download the FirstView App for live bus tracking, predictive stop/arrival times, push notifications and more. And check out the “Transportation” page on the Stevenson website for all things transportation.
Learn About Animation…Join Anime Club! First Meeting TodayAnime Club is reminding returning and new members that its first meeting of the new school year is today and that the meetings are now in Room 1610. The club meets every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer Science Club To Hold First Meeting Today

Ever thought about creating your own video game?

The Computer Science Club at Stevenson can help you get started and guide you to a finished product, and the club’s first meeting is today from 3:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the 8100 Hallway.

 
Hut, Hut, Hike! IM Flag Football Is Here! Register By Thursday!

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 Thursday. Team captains will collect the e-mails of each teammate and then create a team roster of at least 9 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.
Mark Your Calendars: Other IM Sports Are Starting Up, Too

Besides Intramural Football (see story above), other Intramurals at Stevenson are kicking off their seasons. Two IMs start tomorrow: Rhythmic Gymnastics and GAGA, which is a sport similar to dodgeball.Check the “Intramurals” page on the Stevenson website for more information.
BUDDIES…ARE THE BEST! What It’s Like To Be A Best Buddy! 💚💛 
Be The Best Buddy Ever: Mandatory Best Buddies Meeting Today

If you are looking to develop meaningful friendships and advocate for inclusion not only at Stevenson but internationally, Best Buddies checks those boxes, and then some.

For those interested in joining Best Buddies, a MANDATORY informational meeting is today in the Recital Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance will be noted, and it is a very strict requirement that all prospective members attend an informational meeting.

Please contact Mrs. LaSota (llasota@d125.org) or Mrs. Benes (mbenes@elced.org) if you have any questions.
Athletic ResultsGirls Swimming and Diving: To open the regular season, Stevenson traveled to Lake Forest to compete in the annual Scout Relays. The Patriots finished first in 17 of the 21 contested events and never finished lower than third place. This dominant effort propelled the Patriots to the invitational title for the second year in a row. The meet started with sophomores Lada Volkov and Vie Fox working together to win the Diving portion of the meet. A notable relay performance was the 4×100 IM relay team of Abby CollinsShay DonovanAmy Andres and Lili Sandor securing a win by 10 seconds and besting the meet record by nearly 5 seconds. The Patriots went on to sweep all Class 50s, which consisted of each team’s best sprinters in every class. Those event winners included: freshman Linnea Florin, sophomore Karina Cantero, junior Stephanie Kirova and senior Abby Collins. The Patriots will start their conference dual schedule by facing Warren at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Stevenson Pool. They will also host New Trier and St. Ignatius for the coveted “Tri Meet of the Century” at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Girls Cross Country: At the Patriot Early Invite last Thursday, five Stevenson runners placed in the Top 20, led by Adeline Gobble who took first place. Stella Plendl took second place while Casie Bjork was 11th, Sophia Pan was 14th and Isabel Edgcomb rounded out the Top 20 in 15th place. The following runners gave their all and placed 20th and 22nd respectively: Sophia Taguirov and Olivia Ruiz. As a team, the Patriots came in second of four teams in Women’s 3-mile, just missing first place by only 4 points. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at Wauconda on Wednesday.  Girls Tennis: On Friday, the Patriots traveled to New Trier for their first Invite this season and walked away with a third-place finish. The Patriots took on New Trier Green and Edwardsville, winning all 10 matches convincingly. Taking the courts again on Saturday morning against New Trier Blue, Stevenson lost 2-3. In their final matchup against St. Joseph’s Academy, the Patriots came away victorious once again, winning 5-0. Those with notable matches throughout the weekend included: Sonia MehtaSara WangAna SukovicSophis ShlyakhtaAbby Ma/Sarah WangAinika Hou/Kate HerlihyKriti Mohan/Emma Blass. Next up for the Patriots is Deerfield at 4:45 p.m. today at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.Boys Soccer: The Patriots shut out visiting Vernon Hills, 5-0. Bryant Rouse led the way with 2 goals while Chris KoniecznyAlex XieFilip Janda each had a goal. Stevenson will take on Glenbard West at 5:45 p.m. tonight in the first game of a weeklong Invite at Glenbrook South. 

Girls Volleyball: The girls volleyball team traveled to Warren for the Crosstown Classic, coming in first after Friday night’s pool play. The Patriots defeated Carmel, 25-18, 25-21, defeated Niles North, 25-18, 25-11 and lost to Evanston, 27-26, 22-25, 16-18. On Saturday, Stevenson took on the hard-hitting team of Glenbrook South and lost 25-22, 17-25, 11-25. In the final match on the day, the Patriots swept Libertyville, 25-16, 25-21. Mija Jegers led the way in kills with 41 on the weekend and had 11 aces overall. Brynn Smith contributed 28 kills and 3 aces throughout the tournament. Middle hitter Sasha Evenko had 17 kills, while teammates Cayla Weisner had 9, Allison Katibnikov and Ava Wysocki both had 8, and Ania Waszynska had 5. Next up for the Patriots is a road match at Niles North starting a 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Football: The Patriots traveled to Park Ridge on Friday to take on defending Class 8A state runner-up Maine South in their first game of the season. Stevenson’s only score came in the first quarter with a field goal by Caden An. The Patriots ended up losing the nonconference matchup, 42-3. Next up for Stevenson is a home game against New Trier on Friday at the Stadium. Be sure to wear your GOLD! In partnership with Cal’s Angels, Stevenson Athletics is helping to raise awareness and funds for the fight against pediatric cancer.
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Stevenson Graduate Earns Gold Medal For Service From U.S. Congress
Krithik Praveen (pictured right), a Buffalo Grove resident who graduated from Stevenson in May with the Class of 2022, was recognized with more than 500 other awardees across the nation.

How President Biden decided to go big on student loan forgiveness
Appeals on Air Force One, exhortations to the First Lady and a warning from Black leaders culminated in a private White House memo.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 29: CCC Senior Family Night
Aug. 31: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 1: Open House Night 2
Sept. 2: Late Arrival
Sept. 5: Labor Day ~ Non-Attendance Day

Friday, Aug. 26, 2022

Seniors: Want Help With The College Application Process? The CCC Has You Covered With Event Monday Night!

School may have just started, but many Seniors are already starting to think about applying to college, and how to do so. 

Don’t forget that the College Career Center will hold its annual Senior Parent/Guardian Night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday. This event will be held in the Performing Arts Center and also live-streamed through Zoom

Topics to be covered include types of applications (Common App, for example), admission plans (including Early Decision), deadlines, obtaining a transcript, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and scholarships.
Signing Up For College Visits: Stevenson’s How-To Video 
Juniors And Seniors: College Reps Will Be On Campus Soon; Know How To Schedule A Visit 

Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities visit Stevenson each year. Juniors and Seniors who are interested in finding out more about specific colleges can attend college rep visits by signing up through their Naviance account and registering. For detailed instructions about this process, please watch the video above.

To view the most updated schedule of college visits, please visit the “College” page on the Stevenson website. You can also see a current list of college visits in Naviance

NOTE: Those students who will miss a class to attend a scheduled college visit session will need to request permission from their classroom teacher, at least two school days in advance.
✅ PPA Bake Sale: The first PPA Bake Sale of the year is Wednesday (Aug. 31). The PPA needs help from parents to volunteer and to donate store-bought treats. Parents can also make monetary donations

✅ Create A Canvas Account: Please visit the “Parents” page on the Stevenson website. There is a link to a PDF and also a link to a short video that explains the process.

✅ Download The FirstView App: Want the most up-to-date information on your bus? Download the FirstView App for live bus tracking, predictive stop/arrival times, push notifications and more. And check out the “Transportation” page on the Stevenson website for all things transportation.
Learn About Animation…Join Anime Club! First Meeting MondayStevenson’s Anime Club focuses on different aspects of animation, anime, and Japanese culture as seen through videos, comic books, and other popular media.

In a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere, the club views two anime epics per meeting. Anime Club is reminding returning and new members that its first meeting of the new school year is Monday and that the meetings are now in Room 1610. The club meets every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer Science Club To Hold First Meeting On Monday

Ever thought about creating your own video game?

The Computer Science Club at Stevenson can help you get started and guide you to a finished product, and the club’s first meeting is Monday from 3:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the 8100 Hallway.

Computer Science (CS Club) offers students a collaborative environment to learn new computer science topics, develop applications individually or as a team, and participate in club-wide competitions and projects. Any and all programming backgrounds are welcome, and projects can range from multi-player video games to complex scientific simulations.

There is no sign-up or application required.
Hut, Hut, Hike! IM Flag Football Is Here!

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 Sept. 1, which is next Thursday. Team captains will collect the e-mails of each teammate and then create a team roster of at least 9 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.
BUDDIES…ARE THE BEST! What It’s Like To Be A Best Buddy! 💚💛 
Be The Best Buddy Ever: Mandatory Best Buddies Meeting Monday

If you are looking to develop meaningful friendships and advocate for inclusion not only at Stevenson but internationally, Best Buddies checks those boxes, and then some.

Best Buddies facilitates one-on-one friendships between members and students living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Friendships develop through in-school and out-of-school hangouts and members work to help their buddies discover their passions and build their futures.

If you are interested in joining Best Buddies, you must attend a MANDATORY informational meeting on Monday in the Recital Hall at one of the following sessions: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance will be noted, and it is a very strict requirement that all prospective members attend an informational meeting.

Please contact Mrs. LaSota (llasota@d125.org) or Mrs. Benes (mbenes@elced.org) if you have any questions.
All Things Food At Stevenson…All In One Spot!

Ever wonder what’s on the menu for lunch at Stevenson? 

Want to know the ingredients or the nutritional information of the food and drinks you get from the cafeterias or the cafes?

Check out the “Food Services” page on the Stevenson website. There you will find a helpful video that showcases the many different food offerings from partner Sodexo, as well as the four-week rotational menu, the everyday items served at the cafeterias, nutritional and ingredient information, prices of food, a link to managing and creating a Patriot Dollars Account and much more.
Half Day Road Closed Just West Of Campus 

Just A Reminder: There is a major road closure just west of campus that will require many students and staff to adjust their routes to and from school.

Construction has closed Half Day Road at the railroad tracks just east of Prairie Road, running until approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 28), weather permitting. 
Are You Ready For Some Football? Patriots Open At Maine South Tonight Hard to believe, but football season for Stevenson kicks off this week with a “Friday Night Lights” special at Maine South, which was the Class 8A state runner-up last year with an 11-1 record. The game tonight starts at 7 p.m.

Here are a few tips for fans heading to Park Ridge:
** Tickets and Seating: Maine South is using GoFan for ticket purchasing. $5 for adults and $2 for students. Visitors must enter on the visitor’s side (Southeast Gate). The home stands are on the West Side and the visitor stands are on the East Side. 
** Parking: The two parking lots immediately next to the stadium have limited capacity and will fill up quickly. Additional parking is located behind the Fieldhouse and in the largest parking lot at the South end of the campus.
** Bag Policy: CLEAR BAGS ONLY
Activity Tickets And Booster Passes Are Available For Purchase

Have you bought your activity ticket/booster pass yet?

If not, go to the link provided on GoFan to purchase your tickets.
Athletic ResultsGirls Field Hockey: The Patriots defeated Homewood-Flossmoor, 4-0. Teagan Hendricks started the scoring with the first goal of the night followed by 2 goals from Guilia Polomo in the second quarter. Pravika Srivastava scored the final goal of the night during the fourth quarter, assisted by Anne Wall. Goalie Lily Morrow had 7 saves followed by goalie Jasmine Marchant who had 1 save. Next up for Stevenson is a game at Lake Forest at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Boys Golf: Stevenson defeated Lake Zurich 150 to 166 in an NSC meet at Lake Barrington Shores Country Club. The Patriots were led by Richard Wang with a score of 34, followed by Bobby Yun with a 38. Jun ParkRyan Sturtewagen, and Abahay Argawal all scored 39. Next up for the Patriots is a home match against Warren at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.Girls Golf: The Patriots hosted conference opponent Lake Zurich and won 155 to 203. Stevenson was led by Allyson Duan with a low score of 37. Chelsea She followed her closely with a score of 38, while teammate Michelle Young had a 39. Megan Lee and Jess Velent both scored a 41 and rounding out the win for the Patriots was Rylie Pryor with a score of 42. The Patriots are back in action at 4 p.m. on Tuesday against Warren at Bittersweet Golf Club.Boys Cross Country: The Patriots hosted their first Invite of the season (the Patriot Invite), taking second place with an average time of 17:13. 66. Dylan Zimmerman placed third with a time of 15:56.72, while teammate Richard Klein placed 11th with a time of 17:02.55 and Gurshaan Sohi placed 14th with a time of 17:33.61. Next up for Stevenson is the Lake County Invite at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Wauconda. 

Girls Cross Country: The Stevenson girls also competed at the Patriot Invite and finished with an average time of 16:48.88. Samarah Goldstein placed fourth with a time of 16:10.40. Teammates Rori BaxterMaya Dukhin, and Joselyn Gao came in sixth, eighth and ninth respectively. Next up for the Patriots is the Lake County Invite at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday in Wauconda. 

Boys Soccer: The Patriots traveled to Leyden for a tough game against a stubborn opponent in the heat that turned into a second-half battle on a rain-soaked grass field. And the end result was a 3-3 tie. Despite a good attacking effort, the Patriots gave up set pieces that were well converted by a creative and speedy Leyden attack. In the final 10 minutes, Filip Janda scored the tiebreaker to make it 3-3 after a relentless Patriot attack. Daniel Sokolovsky nearly got his second goal in the last four minutes, which would have clinched victory, but it fell a bit short. Stevenson is back home tomorrow against Vernon Hills with a 12:30 p.m. start at the Stadium.
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Who Qualifies For Biden’s Plan To Cancel $10,000 In Student Debt?
The Biden administration announced it would cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loans for roughly 43 million borrowers. Here’s what you need to know.

Kentucky’s Lone Transgender Athlete Can’t Play On The Team She Helped Start
Fischer Wells helped start her school’s girls field hockey team in Louisville. Then the state banned all transgender girls from playing. She’s the only one.
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.Aug. 29: CCC Senior Family Night
Aug. 31: PPA Bake Sale
Sept. 1: Open House Night 2
Sept. 2: Late Arrival