Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Welcome Back, Pats!
It was wonderful seeing so many of our students back on campus yesterday to kick off our first full in-person learning day! Members of the Freshman Mentor Program (FMP) decorated the sidewalks and enthusiastically greeted over 1,300 returning students. Thank you for your patience and hard work throughout this year. We look forward to seeing you in the halls! View our welcome back video.

SHS Students Impress at National Art & Writing Competition
Three SHS students were recognized for the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center. Junior Victoria Feng received recognition in five areas, while Junior, Sabrina Xue, and Freshman, Elizabeth Yuan, each received one recognition.
Feng, Xue and Yuan were among student-artists and writers, grades 7-12, who submitted more than 6,000 entries for the 2021 competition.
Congratulations Patriots!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Share Your Voice!
Is poetry your thing? Interested in sharing your voice? Submit a video of an original spoken word poem to SLAMFest by April 18 for a chance to win prizes! All videos should be under 3 minutes and 15 seconds and should begin with your name and title of the piece.
The virtual showcase and awards ceremony will be on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Invite your friends to see some great spoken word poetry!
Follow the Write Club Instagram (@shswriteclub) or the Wit Facebook (@aeshswit) for updates, and download the Stevenson SLAMFest flyer for more information.

REMINDER: Juniors To Take In-Person SAT
On Tuesday, April 13, juniors will take the SAT (no writing) in-person at Stevenson to fulfill the State of Illinois’ graduation requirement. This administration is the only SAT exam administration that meets this requirement; no weekend SAT satisfies this mandate. We have automatically registered students and there is no fee to take the exam. Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the test will conclude shortly after noon. Please check the email from April 1 for more specific testing day information.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Girls Basketball Players Selected for Coaches All-State Teams
Girls Basketball Athletes Simone Sawyer and Ava Bardic were recognized on the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2020-21 All-State Teams. Sawyer, a junior, was selected on the All-State Team, while Bardic, also a junior, was chosen as a Special Mention selection. It’s been twenty years since a Stevenson girls basketball athlete was recognized for this honor. Sawyer joins an elite list who have received the First Team All-State Selection which includes Tamika Catchings (1994), Tauja Catchings (1996), Katie Coleman (1996) and Jenni Dant (2001).

Calling All Student-Athletes Interested in Wrestling!
Stevenson Wrestling will host a pre-season meeting for athletes and parents on Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. Join via Zoom.

Athletic Results for April 5

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team defeated Zion-Benton 25-4, 25-18 to bring their overall season record to 5-1. Serena Mehta led the Patriots with eight aces, ten digs and two kills. Amanda Holsen had seven kills, Brook Micek had seven assists, Abby Minin had six assists and Lilli Wangard had five assists. Next up, the team will travel to Libertyville on Wednesday, April 7.

EDUCATION NEWS

Districts Aim to Maximize Summer Learning
Schools across the nation are planning to enhance summer programs to support academic progress and in-person socialization – something that many students have missed over the past year.

Using Nature to Engage Student Learning
By including nature within lesson plans – whether that be through park visits, pets or potted plants – teachers can inspire learning within their classrooms and foster social and emotional skills such as relationship-building and empathy.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Rendering the Future of Architecture and Design
In March, each of Stevenson’s three levels of architecture courses: Architectural Design, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Advanced Architectural Design, submitted renderings of interior and exterior designs to be voted on in an online poll. The submissions were incredible and each course had several first place winners:

Advanced Architectural Design

  • Vedant Rupwal (Sophomore), Exterior Design
  • Chahat Kapoor (Senior), Interior Design
  • Charlie Carr (Senior), Exterior Design
  • Kellen McGowan (Junior), Interior Design

Civil Engineering & Architecture

  • Peter Wall (Junior), Exterior Design
  • Mia Mikolajczak (Junior), Interior Design
  • Ella Brody (Sophomore), Interior Design
  • Sam Minn (Sophomore), Exterior Design
  • Michael Zaslavskiy (Senior), Interior Design

Architectural Design

  • Abby Jiang (Junior)
  • Allison Parks (Freshman)
  • Valerie Panich (Sophomore)

To see each rendering up close, check out the slideshow. Congratulations to each of these students and thank you for your participation!

Calling all Sophomore Families and Students!
Have you considered scheduling a Sophomore SCoPE meeting? SHS counselors are inviting parents/guardians and students to attend a 30 minute one-on-one meeting from April 5 – May 14 during school hours. During the meeting, you might cover topics like academics, extracurricular involvement, social emotional strengths/challenges, post secondary goals and how your student’s counselor can provide support throughout the high school journey. Check out a copy of the email sent on the Parents web page for more information and Calendly links to schedule an appointment with your student’s counselor.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness
The Peer Helpers are hosting their 2nd Annual Mental Health Forum on Friday, April 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. This virtual event includes students, faculty and community providers discussing various mental health topics in order to help educate one another and help break the stigmas associated with mental health.
For more information, check out the Peer Helper’s Forum video. All are welcome to join this Zoom session!

Freshman, Enjoy Your (Concrete) Mixer!
In August, you didn’t get your Freshman Mixer, so in April, the PPA (Patriot Parent Association) has decided to give you a Concrete Mixer!
Members of the Class of 2024 can grab a FREE Concrete Mixer accompanied by some tunes from Stevenson’s DJ Club and greetings from Stevenson’s Mascot, Pat Riot, today, April 5 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lincolnshire Culvers, 405 Milwaukee Ave. The Freshman Mentor Program will also be handing out Class of 2024 giveaways to the first 650 freshmen to attend.
Don’t worry, if you can’t make it today, you can still redeem a Concrete Mixer through April 7! Just show the email print out from March 31 to receive your free treat.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

April 1
Boys Soccer
The Patriots (5-1, 3-1) scored four goals in the first half in a 5-2 victory over Lake Forest. Alem Duratovic opened up the game with the first goal, assisted by Steven Nyc. Duratovic went on to score the next two goals, assisted by Adam Hamad and then on a breakaway. Anthony Skordilis made it 4-0 on a goal assisted by Adam Hamad. In the second half, Lake Forest broke through to score a goal. Anthony Skordilis answered with the Patriot’s fifth goal, assisted by Henry Chen. Lake Forest scored one more on a corner kick to finish out the half.

Girls Water Polo
Maggie Bauwens and Catie Delaney both had three blocks in the 17-3 win over Warren. Bauwens also had three assists. Elizabeth White had three goals, while Camilla Maya, Becca Stone and Kayla Wadsworth each had two goals. Wadsworth led the steals category with four total. Their next game is against Mundelein on April 6 at 6 p.m.

Football
Stevenson (2-1) defeated Zion-Benton 34-6 behind 10/18 passing and two touchdowns by Senior quarterback Liam Crawley. Senior Tristan Moskovic had six rushes for 33 yards on one of his two touchdowns. Senior Andrew Miller rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown. Junior Ryan Hynes and Senior Jayden McFadden also had scores for the Patriots. They travel to Libertyville on Friday, April 9 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson (3-0, 1-0) defeated Warren 25-2 behind the strong play of Freshman Olin Kusevskis (6 goals) and Senior Evan Engel (5 goals). Seniors Dimitriy Kobets and Drew Wangard also chipped in 4 and 3 goals, respectively.

April 3
Boys Soccer
Lakes High School opened up the first half with three goals, and it was too much to overcome as the Patriots fell 3-2. Daniel Saltzman answered for the Patriots, leaving the score 3-1 at the half. In the second half, Adam Hamad scored, assisted by Segi Odongo, but that was the closest they would get. Their next matchup is a return home for Senior Night against Waukegan on Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

Girls Volleyball
Several Stevenson Patriots (4-1, 4-1) chipped in for a defeat over conference opponent Warren over the weekend, 25-17, 25-23. Amanda Holsen (11 kills, 6 digs), Julie Weiler (3 aces, 3 digs), Brooke Micek (13 asst.) and Ella Wicklund ( 2 solo and 2 asst. blocks) contributed in true team fashion. The next match for the Patriots is Monday, April 5 at Zion Benton. Daily Herald article.

Boys Water Polo Invite
Stevenson went 3-0 over the weekend to improve to a 6-0 record on the season. Below are the stats and top goal scorers:

  • Stevenson defeated New Trier 10-4, holding New Trier scoreless in the second half. Sammy Maya, Olin Kusevskis, Angelos Koutsogeorgas and David Gorin all scored one goal. Alex Mitchell had eight saves. Dima Kobets scored three goals and had two assists and four steals while Drew Wangard shot three goals and had two assists.
  • Stevenson also defeated St. Rita 19-6 with 10 different goal scorers. Dima Kobets had three goals and four assists. Nathan Mossman also had three goals and four steals. Sammy Maya, Olin Kusevskis, Grant Huey, Drew Wangard and Jeffery Mao all had two goals apiece. Ethan Berkovich, Angelos Koutsogeorgas and Sully Swan all added one goal.
  • Finally, Stevenson defeated Fenwick for the second time this season by a score of 15-5. The goalies, Alex Mitchel and Mark Younan, each recorded six saves. Dima Kobets scored five goals with four steals and two assists. Nathan Mossman and Drew Wangard both recorded three goals. Finally, David Gorin, Angelos Koutsogeorgas, Olin Kusevskis and Jeffrey Mao each added a goal.

Next up, the Patriots will be in action on Tuesday, April 6 at Mundelein.

EDUCATION NEWS

Plans To Broaden Asian American History Lessons
The deadly mass shooting in Atlanta has drawn attention to the often excluded lessons in U.S. schools about the history of 22 million Asian Americans. Some organizations and states are working to increase teacher resources and broaden Asian American history education.

Study Shows Pre-K Improves Scores
Students who attended Georgia’s public pre-K program at the age of four were more than twice as likely to meet academic standards on state standardized math testing into middle school.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Full-Time In-Person Learning Option Starts Monday
Starting Monday, April 5, Stevenson will transition our hybrid learning model to offer a full-time in-person learning option. To make the transition as smooth as possible, we want to ensure our Patriot families remember five key things:

  1. Check InfiniteCampus for updated schedules, which will include the switch between first and sixth periods as well as room assignments for each class.
  2. Remember that we are returning to our normal Stevenson High School bell schedule, which means our doors will open at 7:45 a.m., and classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. You may go to our COVID-19 Updates webpage for an updated weekly schedule for the remainder of second semester.
  3. Review this hybrid learning checklist if you are coming to campus for the first time. Of note, students must remember to pack their iPad, charger, headphones, mask, ID and weekly population testing sample.
  4. Freshman: You can participate in our Patriot Dollars program, which allows you to load money onto your ID which basically serves as a debit card for anytime you want to purchase a snack, meal or beverage. Check out the Patriot Dollars page for more information or to load your Patriot Dollars in today. Please be mindful that not all cafeterias or cafes will take cash, if that is your preferred method of payment!
    Parents of students who are used to using Patriot Dollars should sign into their account to make sure there are ample funds for their student to use.
  5. Students who signed up for bussing will receive a direct email with information about their bus routes. If you still need bussing, sign up by emailing Daryl Wallace. Please remember it takes 72 hours to develop a route for new riders.

It has been wonderful to see our students on campus, and we are excited to see even more students in our halls! For more detailed information about our hybrid learning model, you may review our revised Patriot Hybrid Learning Plan, which was updated on March 31.

Pass On the Beat Club Shares Talent With Community
On March 24, members of Pass On the Beat met via Google Meet with the residents of Friedman Place, a community for blind adults. The students prepared music for their listening pleasure and played 20 Questions and Name that Tune. Senior, Esther Lee lead the project and was supported by e-board members, Varsha VinodMicah LeeJessie Kim and Astrid Ariana. Thank you, Patriots, for demonstrating your commitment to others!

No School on Friday
Classes will not be held tomorrow, April 2, and the Daily Digest will return on Monday, April 5. We hope our Patriot families have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make a Splash for Girls Water Polo at Chipotle
Show your team spirit by joining the Girls Water Polo team for a fundraiser at the Chipotle at 950 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. A, in Lincolnshire on Saturday, April 3 between 5-9 p.m. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the team!

REMINDER: AP Students, Complete Your Technology Survey
If you are scheduled for at least one AP exam that will take place digitally at home, and you have not yet filled out the technology survey, please reply no later than Monday, April 5, 2021. This survey is needed so that we can identify potential technology gaps for students.
Students must have access to a personal laptop or desktop computer. Students cannot use a personal Chromebook, iPad, phone, or tablet for testing this year. Devices also cannot be shared.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

The Mystery of Mental Toughness
Athletics will hold its final virtual summit on Sunday, April 11 from 8-9 p.m. This session will feature presentations on Mental Toughness by the inCourage team and Stevenson alumnus, Lauren Hall. Lauren is a 2012 grad who competed in soccer during her high school years and went on to pursue a career as a musician.
Register by April 5 to receive a “mystery box” that will be sent to your home. Boxes will include a Patriot Pride T-shirt and a few other surprises. If you attended three athlete summits, you will be able to use this as an NHS service experience.
We hope to see you there!

Football Parking Notice
Spectators for the Freshman and Varsity football games versus Zion-Benton High School at 5 and 7:30 p.m. are asked to enter the Stevenson campus from Half Day Road and park in Lot B. Access to the stadium will be available through the building at Entrance 3. Due to the vaccination clinic, Parking Lot E will be closed.

Athletic Results for March 31
Girls Badminton
IHSA State Finals – Day One
Sophomore Lindsey Wang and Junior Ema Akutsu started things off for the Patriots with straight set wins. Overall for the day, both Wang and Akutsu finished with a 3-2 record which gives the Patriots 4.5 team points, reaching a sixth place tie at this point in the competition.
Stevenson has the top two seeds in doubles, Seniors, Shibani Ram and Emily Hu and seniors Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna. First round action begins at 9 a.m., with Ram and Hu facing a West Aurora team and Li and Harikrishna facing a Buffalo Grove team. You can follow the results on the IHSA website IHSA Doubles Bracket and follow Stevenson’s results.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team defeated Lake Zurich in two straight sets, winning both 25-20. Their overall season record is now 3-1. Junior Amanda Holsen led the Patriots with 16 kills and two aces while Sophomore Ania Waszynska had eight kills. Senior Ella Wicklund had five kills and three blocks and Senior Brooke Micek had 27 assists. The team had a total of 37 kills. Next up, the Patriots are back in action at Trinity International vs. Warren on Saturday, April at 11 a.m.

Girls Field Hockey
The Patriots (2-4) traveled to Glenbrook South and came up short in a 3-0 loss.

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson Varsity Boys Gymnastics took second place at their first meet of the year, scoring 112.8. The Stevenson’s boys defeated Mundelein’s varsity team (97.3) but couldn’t catch Libertyville (118.2). Freshman Finlay Oysten had a good showing for his first high school meet, while Senior and team co-captain Daksh Guard powered through injury to help his team take second place.

EDUCATION NEWS

Stevenson Alumnus Talks to VP Kamala Harris About St. Louis’ Mass COVID Vaccination Site
St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum recently spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris about a federal mass vaccination site that will be launched at one of the city’s convention centers. Rosenbaum is a Stevenson alumnus who graduated in 2002.

Creating Comics To Support the Curriculum
Creating comics in the classroom is a great way to inspire student engagement and draw in cross-curricular activity that levels the playing field, helps students demonstrate learning, and provides building bocks for intimidating projects.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gearing Up for Summer School
Spring may have just started, but we already have summer (school) on our mind. Students and families will recall a previous announcement that 2021 summer school courses will be offered in one of two formats: remote or in-person. To help us determine each courses’ format, we need students who have already registered for summer school to complete this survey by April 9 and indicate their desire to return to campus for summer school or learn remotely.
Students who have not yet registered for summer school still have time to register and can do so by visiting this webpage.

Yearbook Order Deadline Extended
Good news to any Patriot families who may have missed their opportunity to order this year’s yearbook! The deadline for ordering yearbooks has been extended to May 7. The cost of ordering is $50 and can be done through Josten’s website. We will be distributing the yearbooks May 25-27!

Juniors Recognized in International Journalism Contest
Kudos are in order for Juniors Victoria Feng and Sophia Ismail, who are part of the Stevenson’s Statesman team! During the 2021 Quill and Scroll International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest, Feng received two honorable mentions in Column Writing for her column “Beyond Offended” and in Sports Feature Writing for her article “Females blaze a trail.” Ismail received an honorable mention her Editorial Cartoon “Posts and Pickets.”
Students from six countries submitted 2,508 entries in 34 categories. Congratulations to these students for this fantastic achievement!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Thursday’s Events
A huge thank you to all the students who participated in our Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week events so far, and an even bigger thank you to the clubs that organized these fantastic events. Please set your reminders to join us for our last day of events! As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week web page, where you can also find a library of recorded content. We hope to see you all there!

Our Experience in Our Words
Sponsor: Black Association of Stevenson Students (BASS)
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Register Here

HEARD Meeting
Sponsor: HEARD/DivCo
Time: 6-7 p.m.

#StopAsianHate
Sponsor: Asian American Student Association
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for March 30
Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team beat Zion-Benton 3-1 to bring their overall season record to 4-1 and 2-1 in the NSC. Alem Duratovic scored two goals to help lead the Patriots to victory. His first goal was assisted by Adam Hamad and his second goal was assisted by Anthony Skordilis. The third goal was scored by Adam Hamad and assisted by Nazar Mormul. Next up, the team returns to the Stevenson on Thursday, April 1 at 4:45 p.m. and will take on Lake Zurich on Game Field 13.

In Case You Missed It: Check Out the Winter Sports Awards!
Last night, we hosted our Athletics Division hosted the Winter Sports Awards. A recording of the program can be found on the Stevenson Patriot Athletics YouTube page. Special recognition was given to the following students:
Sports Boosters Big Gun Award: Alyvia Gitler – Girls Gymnastics; Emily Hu – Girls Badminton; Simran Batra – Girls Fencing; Kelly Radelet – Girls Bowling; Nicholas Sternes – Boys Bowling; Brandon Xiong – Boys Swimming & Diving; Andrew Chambers – Boys Ice Hockey; William Rademacher – Boys Fencing; Nikki Ware – Girls Basketball; Hannah Brand – Cheerleading; Elli Freeman – Patriettes Competitive Dance; Andrew Chieng – Boys Basketball; Andrew Thornton – Allied Spirit
NSC Sportsmanship: Shibani Ram – Girls Badminton; Jaison Williams – Boys Basketball; Madeline Rosenbaum – Girls Basketball; Rachel Max – Cheerleading; Ricky Tiongson – Patriettes Competitive Dance; Ainslee Cutler – Girls Gymnastics; Andrew Thalos – Boys Swimming & Diving; Joey Gluck – Boys Bowling; Kelly Radelet – Girls Bowling
Winter Scholar-Athlete: Gordon Xu – Boys Swimming & Diving; William Rademacher – Boys Fencing; Ian Zhang – Boys Ice Hockey; Yumin Kim – Girls Bowling; Rachel Max – Cheerleading; Josephina Ronson – Patriettes Competitive Dance
Thank you to all of our winter athletes for an amazing season!

Order Your Sports Boosters Lawn Signs!
Now that spring is here and the grass is back in view, Stevenson Sports Boosters is offering a way for Patriot families to spruce up their lawn with custom lawn signs!
Choose from a variety of options. Prices range from $20-$68, and signs will be shipped directly to your home. Click here to shop now!

EDUCATION NEWS

Passion, beauty of special education showcased through recruiting campaign
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education partnered with the state’s Department of Education to launch a multimedia campaign to increase the number of students pursuing a career in special education.

As students return to the classroom, schools add more mental health services
The pandemic has deeply and significantly impacted mental health. One year later, as more schools reopen their campus, schools and colleges work to address the mental health needs of students.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

HOSA Earns 23 First Place Medals at State Conference
HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals members competed in the 2021 Virtual State Leadership Conference during the week of March 14-20. Two-hundred fifty-seven Stevenson High School HOSA students competed in over 50 Health Science related events against more than 2,000 competitors. A total of 146 students were recognized for their accomplishments as finalists at the state competition, with top 10 finishers considered state finalists.
Twenty-two Stevenson HOSA members were state champions – with 23 first place medals (Senior Natali Freihammer won double gold). Sixty-six students who placed in the top three in their event qualified for the International HOSA Virtual competition which will take place June 23-26.
HOSA e-Board member, Rohita Kotyada, was also named Illinois HOSA 2021-2022 Vice President.
Congratulations Patriots!
Learn more about HOSA on their webpage and check out their video.

Spring Has Sprung: Join Us for This Season’s Band Concert
Join us Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. for a virtual showcase of pre-recorded performances by the students of the Stevenson High School Band Program. Five different pieces of music will be performed, featuring more than 400 students from Freshman Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Advanced Symphonic Band and Honor Band. Concert will be streamed via Zoom.

Donate Diapers to Benefit Lake County Families
This month, Stevenson High School’s Transition Program has partnered with Keeping Families Covered in Waukegan to host a diaper drive benefitting Lake County families. The drive is open to Stevenson as well as the community from March 29-April 9. There are two drop-off locations, one in for students and staff at SHS and one no-contact bin for the community located outside of the ELC at 990 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL. Drop offs can be made Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. We appreciate your participation!
The SHS Transition Program provides individualized skill development for 18-21 year old students in special education. The students in Transition participate in on-going vocational skill development with vocational and volunteer experiences during their school day.

Grab a Chicago Dog for a Good Cause!
The Stevenson High School String Parents Association (SPA) is partnering with Portillo’s, located at 221 Townline Road, Vernon Hills, IL, to hold a fundraiser supporting travel, student scholarships and student awards. Stop by tomorrow, March 31, from 5-8 p.m. and show the flyer at the drive-thru. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit SPA!
Please see the SPA webpage for more information about this parent organization.

Don’t Miss This Important Deadline, Juniors!
Last December, the College and Career Center post-secondary counselors hosted a College Night for Junior Families. During this presentation, juniors and their parents/guardians were invited to make a 45-minute individual family appointment for a School Counselor Parent Engagement Meeting to discuss post-secondary plans. An email sent to junior families outlines the process to make an appointment. The deadline for making a SCoPE appointment is Friday, April 9. Sign up soon!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Wednesday’s Events
Thank you for all your participation in our first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week! We look forward to seeing you at today’s events starting at 4 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week web page. Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up:

Writer’s Round Table
Sponsor: Wit and Write Club
Time: 4-5:30 p.m.
Register Here

Speaking Up and Sharing Out
Sponsor: Freshmen Mentor Program
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Register Here

Substance Abuse and Political Strategies
Sponsor: Catalyst
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Register Here

Make Your Voice HEARD at Final Meeting of the Year
All students are invited to attend the final HEARD meeting of the year, to be held on Thursday, April 1. HEARD is a monthly meeting held by Diversity Council for students to direct their thoughts to the administration with the end goal of fostering inclusivity and change in the school environment. A panel of SHS alumni will also be present at this meeting to offer their experiences with promoting inclusivity outside of SHS. Meeting will be streamed via Zoom.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Girls Badminton Reaches IHSA State Finals
Sophomore Lindsey Wang and Junior Emu Akutsu will be representing the Girls Badminton program in the IHSA Singles State Championship at Hinsdale South High School. Opening round matches begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, and extend through the morning. Quarterfinal matches are slated to start at 3:00 p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, April 1, the doubles teams of Seniors Shibani Ram/Emily Hu and Seniors Benna Li/Jyotsna Hirokrishna follow the same format. Team Awards will also be on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. View the entire tournament on the NFHSNetwork.com.

Athletic Results for March 29
Field Hockey
The girls field hockey team put up a great fight on the field against Glenbard West, but ultimately ended up losing 6-0, bringing their overall season record to 2-3. Junior Marissa Dicker had 22 saves throughout the game. Next up, the Patriots will take on Glenbrook South at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team defeated Waukegan on Monday night, winning in a straight two set match, 25-16 and 25-21 to bring their overall season record to 2-1. Junior Amanda Holsen led the team with six aces, 13 kills and six digs while Senior Brooke Micek had seven assists and Junior Lilli Wangard had six assists. The team is gearing up to take on Lake Zurich on Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

Girls Water Polo
The girls water polo team defeated Loyola 13-0, bringing their overall season record to 4-0. Seniors Maggie Bauwens and Sophomore Catie Delaney had 3 and 5 blocked shots respectively in the shut out. Senior Anna Gates led scoring with four goals while Junior Elizabeth White and Seniors Maria Mossakowski and Liz Matlin had two goals a piece. Gates and Sophomore Becca Stone also led the steal category with four a piece. Next up, the Patriots will travel to Warren on Thursday, April 1.

EDUCATION NEWS

Stevenson Students Recognize Need for Resources at Chicago Public Schools
Two Stevenson students, Nandhini Nair and Caroline Mazursarocka, demonstrated their commitment to others by collecting over $2,800 worth of materials to donate to Chicago Public Schools in need of supplies.

Alabama School Guides Students to Future Homeownership While Building Careers
Build UP, a non-profit workforce development school in Alabama, guides students through their high school diploma and associate’s degrees, while training them for careers in construction and real estate.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Stevenson Math Team Takes First in State Championship
The Stevenson High School Math Team completed the triple crown by winning the national Math Madness competition, the regional North Suburban Math League competition and the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contest.
Stevenson finished first in the Class 4AA Division at the virtual ICTM state competition. In a tremendous showing, SHS won first or second place in each of the seven events en route to defeating second place Naperville North, 882-826.
Several students captured individual state titles. Freshmen Keona LiuVedant RathiKevin Shen and Ethan Zhang tied for first individually and collectively won the Algebra 1 crown at the team event. Sophomores Benjamin ChenCollin FanAadit Juneja and Katherine Li also tied for first individually, and together, won the Geometry team event. Juniors Lillian YouAndrew Liu, and Greycen Ren finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Algebra 2, alongside seniors James Kim and Praneet Rathi who finished in the top 10 for individual honors in Pre-Calculus.
The Stevenson Math Team coaches are Maureen AlbertEric AndersonPaul KimAnna Renken and LouAnn Tollefson.
Congratulations Patriots!

Campus Tour Opportunities for the Class of 2024
Stevenson is committed to providing students with the support they will need to successfully navigate our state-of-the-art facilities and to feel confident returning to campus for the hybrid learning experience. With this in mind, student leaders from the Freshman Mentor Program and Student Ambassadors are pleased to provide additional opportunities for campus tours for the Class of 2024.
Each tour group will consist of one upperclassman guide and 2-3 freshmen. Students will spend approximately 30 minutes learning the general building layout and locating their classrooms, time permitting. At this time, tours are only available for freshmen.
Tour time slots can be reserved by registering on SignUp Genius. Sign up using the student name as it appears in Infinite Campus and student D125 email. For more information, freshmen can refer to an email that was sent over the weekend.

Bilingual Family Webinar
Join us for a Zoom meeting in SPANISH to learn about the transition to full-day in-person learning from SHS Principal Troy Gobble. We look forward to answering all of your questions about welcoming students back to campus full-time! See you on Zoom on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
Únase a nosotros para una reunión de Zoom en ESPAÑOL para aprender sobre la transición al aprendizaje en persona de día completo del director de SHS, Troy Gobble. ¡Esperamos responder a todas sus preguntas sobre dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes al campus a tiempo completo! Nos vemos en Zoom el martes 30 de marzo a las 7 p.m.

Save the Date for Our Annual Freshmen Family Night!
The College Career Center invites freshman students and families to its annual Freshmen Family Night program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 via Zoom.
Families will learn about what to expect during the next three years as they journey toward post-high school opportunities. The program will also be interpreted in Spanish. Families needing other language interpreter assistance can reach out to Michele Doczi, at mdoczi@d125.org, before Wednesday, March 31.
In addition, there will be a short session for families of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan from 6:30-6:50 p.m. via Zoom.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Tuesday’s Events
We will be kicking off Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week later this evening! We look forward to seeing all of you at our events today starting at 4 p.m. As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week web page. Please set your reminders to join us for tomorrow’s line-up of events:

Redefining the Norm

  • Sponsor: Mélange Dance Company & Patriot Theatre Company
  • Performance: 4:30-5:10 p.m. / Discussion: 5:10-5:30 p.m.

Identity Circles

Stevenson, Race, and The Spoken Word Open Mic

  • Sponsor: Communication Arts Division
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Sign Up

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

2021 Winter Sports Awards
Stevenson Athletics will honor winter sports student-athletes on Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. during a virtual event streamed via the Stevenson Patriot Athletics YouTube channel. Please join us for this celebration!

Stevenson Athletes Recognized on All-Area Teams
Several Stevenson student-athletes were recognized on All-Area Basketball Teams:

  • Junior Simone Sawyer was an All-Area Girls Basketball recipient on this year’s Daily Herald First Team. Junior Ava Bardic was recognized on the Second Team, and Freshman Emory Klatt made the Honorable Mention list of selections. Daily Herald article.
  • Senior Darius Clemons was a Second Team honoree for the 2021 Boys All-Area Team, while Junior Evan Porto made the Honorable Mention Team, Daily Herald article.
  • Both Clemons and Porto were also recognized by the North Suburban Conference as Clemons was a First Team selection and Porto was on the Second Team.

Congratulations Patriots!

Athletic Results: Spring Break
Boys Bowling
The 2020-21 Boys Bowling team continues to receive postseason honors as their team score of 6048 bowled on Saturday, March 13, earned them Third Place Team Honors in the ISBPA Virtual High School State Tournament, just 3 pins shy of second place Machesney Park Harlem and 73 pins behind Champion Rockton Hononegah.

Boys Swimming & Diving
Stevenson captured the third place in state honors in the first ever virtual state finals, organized by the Illinois Swimming & Diving Association. The conference championship meet scores were submitted by coaches around the state and compiled for this virtual event.
The 200-yard Medley Relay of Brandon XiongColin ZhangJoshua Song, and David Kohan finished second with a time of 1:31.89. Song’s time of :40.37 in the 100 yard Butterfly was the fastest in the field, and earned him the first place honor. Divers Jack White (Junior) and Danny Silversten (Sophomore) finished third and fourth respectively, with scores of 470.45 and 460.50.

Friday, March 19
Football
In the first night of spring football, the Patriots defeated Waukegan 49-0 on 203 rushing yards and 53-passing-yards. Senior Andrew Miller had a 32 yard touchdown run to put the home team on the board. Sophomore Colin Schultz followed up with a fumble recovery and a score. Senior Liam Crawley connected with Senior Jayden McFadden for a 17 yard reception and also scored on a 10 yard rush. The final score of the game was on a 39 yard touchdown run from Junior Jimmy DavisDaily Herald article

Girls Volleyball
The Patriots defeated Mundelein in three games, 21-25, 25-11, 25-17 to move to 1-1 overall, and 1-1 in the North Suburban Conference. The Patriots were led by Ania Waszynska with 5 kills and Olivia Barreca with 4 kills. The Patriots next match is vs. Waukegan Monday, March 29 at Woodlawn Middle School at 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 25
Girls Badminton
All four Stevenson entries in the IHSA Sectional, hosted by Maine South High School advanced to the IHSA State Finals to be held on Wednesday and Thursday, March 31 and April 1. Claiming the Singles Championship was Sophomore Lindsey Wang, defeating teammate Junior Ema Akutsu in the final match. In the doubles bracket, Seniors Shibani Ram and Emily Hu defeated fellow Patriots Seniors Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna. This is the twenty-first IHSA Sectional Championship for the Girls Badminton program and the fifth under Head Coach Grant Johnson.

Friday, March 26
Football at Warren
Senior Quarterback Liam Crawley connected with fellow Senior Matthew Fisher on a 26-yard touchdown in a 21-7 loss to Warren Blue Devils in Gurnee on Friday night. The defense held Warren in check most of the game as the offense struggled to get going on only four team rushing yards and 38 team passing yards. The Patriots host the Zee-Bees from Zion-Benton on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium. Tickets are still available to download (no charge for admission) at tickets.d125.org.

Saturday, March 27
Boys Water Polo
The 2021 Boys Water Polo team showed their depth and scoring power as they went undefeated in the Lyons Township Triangular, posting victories over Fenwick (20-5) and Lyons Township (14-9). Alex Mitchell posted 26 saves in the two matches in the goal, while Dimitriy Kobets led the team in goals and assists with seven goals on the day and five assists. Nathan Mossman contributed six goals and five steals, and Drew Wangard notched four goals. Their next game will be on Thursday, April 1 against Warren Township at the Stevenson Aquatic Center.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson went 3-0 in their home opener matches versus Buffalo Grove, Evanston and Lyons Township. In the 20-6 victory over Buffalo Grove, Catie Dalaney had six blocks from goal. Anna Gates had five goals, Elizabeth White contributed four and Camilla Maya pitched in with three. In the 16-9 win over Evanston, Maggie Bauwens had four assists and three blocked shots from goal while Liz Matlin had six goals. Maria Mossakowski and Anna Gates also had three goals apiece. In the 18-13 win over Lyons Township, Maggie Bauwens had six blocked shots and five assists from goal while Anna Gates, Elizabeth White, and Maria Mossakowski had four, four and three goals respectively. The Patriots next travel to Loyola Academy today, March 29.

EDUCATION NEWS

Hawaii Teen Founds Nonprofit To Promote Literacy
High school junior, Sascha Pakravan, inspired by his love of books, wanted to promote literacy in Hawaii and therefore, founded a non-profit called Words4. The organization uploads read-aloud videos of children’s books that families can access for free and provides resources such as book recommendations for middle and high school students.

Small Group Discussion Facilitates Deeper Learning
Collaborative small group work is a tool that can be used both in-person and virtually, as a way to facilitate connections, build community and provide a space for difficult discussions. In small groups, students may feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts, thereby providing educational experiences that open students up to diversity and differing opinions.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Calling All Artists for the 2022 Odyssey Festival!
The Fine Arts Department is now welcoming workshop submissions and recommendations for the 2022 Odyssey Festival.
Odyssey is a biennial fine arts festival where students are inspired, entertained, and encouraged to explore how the arts connect with their lives, academics, and career paths. The next Odyssey Festival is scheduled to take place February 8-9, 2022.
Odyssey workshops are 50-minute sessions which must include a creative project, artistic skill building exercise, or interactive elements that engage students viscerally in the artistic topic. Teachers/groups generally teach at least two sessions of their workshop, per day. At this time, the following groups are especially encouraged to submit workshops:

  • SHS Staff/Faculty
  • SHS Alumni
  • SHS Clubs (sponsored by a faculty/staff member)
  • SHS Students (in collaboration with a faculty/staff member)

Please fill out the Odyssey Artist Form to express your interest in teaching OR recommend an artist for the festival. The Spring submission window ends April 16.

We’re Hiring for the Summer!
Looking for a gig this summer? We got you covered.
The Career Exploration Program team has listed potential summer job opportunities as a way for students to see first-hand what it’s like to work in a particular profession or business. To view those job listings and description, click here!

Attention Seniors: Grab Yourself a Treat!
The PPA will be providing a free Wendy’s Frosty treat to the Class of 2021! Seniors should have received an email to their student email addresses on Wednesday. As a reminder, they must show the coupon from that email and their ID at Wendy’s to pick up their free Frosty.
Seniors can pick up their Frosty today, tomorrow and Sunday from 2-4 p.m. This tasty offer is valid only at Wendy’s located at 300 Half Day Rd. Enjoy!

Spring Break Pause on the Daily Digest
As a reminder, March 22-26 is Stevenson’s Spring Break. This will be the last edition of the Daily Digest for the next week, and the Digest will resume distribution on Monday, March 29. We wish our Patriot families a happy and healthy break!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week: Monday’s Events
We are so excited to experience Stevenson’s very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week when we return from Spring Break, and we hope to see many of our students at our virtual events!
As a reminder, all events are posted on our Anti-Racism Week website. Please set your reminders to join us for Monday’s line-up of events:

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for March 18
Boys Soccer
Yesterday evening, March 18, the boys soccer team came up short in a 2-1 loss to the Warren Blue Devils in a North Suburban Conference matchup. During first half action, Sego Odongo played Alem Duratovic behind the back line which led to the opening goal. Warren answered back with scoring a late set piece. In the second half Warren scored from a corner. The Patriots (3-1, 1-1) travel to Zion-Benton on Tuesday for a chance to get back in the win column.

EDUCATION NEWS

Kindergarten enrollment down nationwide
Kindergarten enrollment is down nationally. Administrative leaders and education experts weigh in on the trend, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to ensure kindergarten-aged children are prepared for first grade.

NASA program partners with high school students for space station solutions
NASA astronauts have always relied on duct tape as a solution to fix issues on board the International Space Station. A group of high school students came up with an innovative way to make their use of duct tape even easier.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The WIT Wins Highest Honor
The National Council of Teachers of English awarded the WIT magazine the highest honor it has for the state, Realm First Class. Last year’s WIT included Editor-in-Chief Helen Han and Co-Editor-in-Chief Cheryl Chen. Other editors and staff included Joyce BaiMadeline MitchellKatie LeeEshaan AgarwalSophia LiJennifer ChengAlisha Chowdhary, Zofia GogojewiczSamantha GoldwasserMehwish KhanLia LaSpisa, Brianna LiuAtishi PorwalAnastasiia StasTia Vasudeva, and Sowmya Venkatachalam. The literary magazine’s art and writing are entirely student-created. Sponsors include Jim Barnabee and Bob Zagorski. Congratulations to the 2020 WIT!

Mock Trial Team Makes Final Round at State Meet
The Stevenson Mock Trial team competed this past weekend in the Illinois State Bar Association’s state tournament, consisting of 48 teams from all over the state. The team consisted of seniors Erin HamannCarson EzellNoah SevcikLiana McGheeNicholas (Javier) Butirro, and Daniel Ro as well as juniors Lexi MasonAditi Ambravan, and Mia Korsunsky.
The team performed incredibly well in all of their trials, finishing with the highest combined score of all teams in the state after Friday and Saturday’s rounds. This effort earned them a trial in the final round of the 8 top teams.
The team faced off with Timothy Christian Schools in the final round and again did an outstanding job. They ended up finishing just a point outside of the top 3 overall finishers in the state. Individually, senior Noah Sevcik won an award as one of the top attorneys in the state and junior Lexi Mason won an award as a top witness. Congrats to the entire team on an incredibly successful season!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week Starts March 29
Stevenson’s very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week begins March 29. During this week, the FIRE Club, in partnership with B.A.S.S and other clubs, will offer amazing events which will be held virtually. Please see the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week webpage for the week’s schedule.
To kick off the week, Dr. Mykee Fowlin, a trained clinical psychologist and formally trained actor, will perform “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me,” a hilarious skit designed to promote worldwide inclusion, on March 29 at 4 p.m. His aim is for all audience members to leave his performances with a “wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one’s self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences.” Register to view the event. We hope to see you there!

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Athletic Results for March 17
Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team fell short to Lake Forest, falling to the Scouts 24-26 in the first game and 15-25 in the second game. The Patriots were led by Junior Amanda Holsen, who had 9 kills. Next up, the team will be traveling to Mundelein on Friday, March 19 for a 6:00 p.m. match.

Girls Field Hockey
The Patriots put up a great fight on the field, but ultimately ended up losing to Lakes 3-0, bringing their overall season record to 2-2. Throughout the game, goalie Junior Marissa Dicker had 8 saves.

EDUCATION NEWS

D.C. High School Teacher Brings Chemistry to Student’s Kitchens
In an effort to make his chemistry labs more interactive and accessible, one Washington D.C. high school teacher, Jonte Lee, turned to social media to connect with his students where they already were – on Instagram and Facebook. Additionally, realizing that most students don’t have access to lab equipment during remote learning, Lee largely utilizes items that can be found in the kitchen to conduct his lessons.

Expanding Student Horizons Through Livestreams
While field trips and travel are largely on hold due to the pandemic, livestream options give students a way to glimpse into the world around them – allowing them to interact with students from different cultures and explore new places and ideas. Here are three free livestream platforms that can be used in the classroom and beyond.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
At Stevenson, we are working with our entire school community to ensure that every student feels valued, and to celebrate our diversity as a strength of our school community. As author and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi teaches us that it is not enough to be not racist, we must be anti-racist, we are working even harder to demonstrate that commitment.
We are excited to announce Stevenson’s very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, where many SHS clubs will collaborate with the student body to spread the message of the importance of inclusivity in our school. Students will have the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect on the equity issues we face today. All with the goal of learning to actively challenge racism as a united antiracist school community.
The FIRE Club is partnering with B.A.S.S and other clubs to organize a week’s worth of amazing events which will be held virtually from March 29-April 1. Please see the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week webpage for the week’s schedule including a virtual performance of ‘You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me’ by Dr. Mykee Fowlin.

Recording Posted for Hybrid Learning Update Webinar
recording of March 16’s webinar has been posted to the COVID-19 Updates webpage. We thank the many participants who joined us to learn more about our plans to offer full-day in-person learning to students beginning on April 5 as well as in-person senior celebrations and graduation later this spring.

Making a Healthy Transition to Stevenson
Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition invite incoming freshmen and their families to a panel discussion on Making a Healthy Transition to Stevenson on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
This event will feature expert panelists including Principal Troy Gobble as well as Stevenson staff and students. Two panels, one for parents and one for students, will occur simultaneously that evening.
The registration page offers additional information about this event, the panelists and information that will be covered. Catalyst, a co-curricular club at Stevenson, and Stand Strong Coalition, a community organization, are both dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship
The Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships through the Deerfield Chapter of PFLAG, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, families and allies. Application instructions are posted on the PFLAG website.
LGBTQ youth between the ages of 17-22 who are applying to attend or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 and recipients must be available to accept the scholarship in person on June 10. Questions can be directed to Susan Ginsburg.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Football Home Opener
The Stevenson Patriots open up the 2020-21 Football season with a North Suburban Conference matchup against the Waukegan Bulldogs on Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m. As a preview, these are photos from yesterday’s practice and this Daily Herald article provides an overview of the NFC football teams in the North Suburban Conference.
There are still tickets available for Friday night and the Stadium will have a 20% capacity limit. Please visit the Athletics and Football webpages for more information. This ticketing system for home games was introduced in yesterday’s Daily Digest and we want to confirm it is only being used for advance ticketing for home football games and attendance at away football competitions is not permitted at this time.

Girls Volleyball Home Opener
The Stevenson Girls Volleyball Team opens up their season tonight, March 17, with a home match against Lake Forest. The freshman teams will play at Twin Groves Middle School. The sophomore, JV, and varsity teams will host the Scouts at Woodlawn Middle School. Read more on the Daily Herald’s preview of the North Suburban Conference.

Athletic Results for March 16
Girls Field Hockey
Yesterday, the girls field hockey team defeated Deerfield 1-0 to bring their overall season record to 2-1. Senior Varsha Vinod scored the only goal of the night, in the fourth quarter. Junior Marissa Dicker had 12 saves to help ensure a Patriot victory. The team is back on the field today, March 17, at Lakes High School.

Boys Soccer
Junior Adam Hamad scored a goal in the first half, assisted by senior Anthony Skordilis to lead the Patriots (3-0, 1-0) to a 1-0 win over the home Mundelein Mustangs yesterday. The Patriots are back in action on Thursday, March 18 at home against Warren at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

North Suburban Conference Honorees
Several Stevenson winter athletes were recognized this week as the North Suburban Conference released the 2020-21 All-Conference and Honorable Mention teams. We congratulate the following student-athletes:
Cheerleading
All-Conference: seniors Brianna Wisniewski, Hannah Brand and Abby Rukskiati
All-Conference Honorable Mention: seniors Rachel Max, Jamie Kaufman and Madeline Gilpin
Boys Bowling
All-Conference: seniors Nicholas Sternes, Joey Gluck and Ryan Grabiner
All-Conference Honorable Mention: seniors Ryan Lerman, and Joshua Lerner; and sophomore Ender Starr
Girls Bowling
All-Conference: senior Kelly Radelet
All-Conference Honorable Mention: junior Diana Kwizera

EDUCATION NEWS

Full-Day, In-Person Instruction for Stevenson Students Begins in April
On Monday night, the District 125 Board of Education voted to shift from a hybrid learning plan to full in-person instruction beginning on April 5. Students will still have the option to continue remote learning but will now be able to attend school each weekday. Stevenson is also planning a formal in-person event to celebrate prom and an in-person graduation in May.

High School Football is About to Begin in Illinois
An abbreviated high school football season is about to begin. It will run six weeks and there will not be a state playoff. Practices were in full-swing this week and many teams have games scheduled this weekend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Webinar Tonight: 2020-21 Second Semester Patriot Hybrid Learning Plan Updates
As a reminder, we will be holding a Zoom webinar at 7 p.m. tonight, March 16 for students and families to provide an update on our plans to transition to full-day in-person learning beginning on April 5.
We hope you can join us to review this exciting information which was also was emailed to Patriot families today.

Athletic Event Ticketing
Due to the Illinois Department of Health All Sports Policy, there is a 20%-capacity limit on all outdoor sports competitions and there are a limited number of tickets available to the public.
In order to secure your tickets, please visit STEVENSON TICKETING as soon as possible and order tickets for the competitions you plan to attendWe kindly ask that you do not order tickets for games that you cannot attend. To order tickets:

  1. Create an account
  2. Click on the date of the game.
  3. Order tickets (a maximum of four tickets are allowed per order).
  4. Download tickets and present them at the gate via paper or mobile device.
  5. Self-certify before you attend that you are COVID symptom-free by completing this Health Screening App.

Spectators attending home competitions must adhere to all CDC, IDPH, and LCHD guidelines. Masks and social distancing are required at all times. We look forward to welcoming fans in the stands including at the first home football game of the season on Friday, March 19, at 5 p.m.!

Testing and Schedule Update
The PSAT/SAT/ACT webpage has been updated to reflect a decision by the state to cancel the PSAT 10 on Tuesday, April 13 and the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, April 14. This decision is outlined on the Illinois State Board of Education website.
Juniors will still take the SAT (no writing/essay) in-person on April 13. More details will be emailed to students and parents as the date draws near. Please email shs_testing@d125.org with any questions or concerns.
On Tuesday, April 13 freshmen, sophomores and seniors will attend classes remotely following the regular bell schedule and ILC tutoring will be available during regular hours.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dinner and a Show to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries
Make it dinner and a show on Friday night and help raise money for loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries!
The virtual Kiva Club S-Factor Singing Competition begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and tickets can be purchased online. To round out the evening, Kiva Club has organized a fundraiser at Boston Market in Buffalo Grove from 5-8 p.m. Please mention the club when ordering or use “Fundraiser” as the promo code for online orders. All proceeds will go towards loans for entrepreneurs in economically developing countries.

Operation Snowball Registration Deadline on Friday
Operation Snowball is hosting a one-day, in-person event on Friday, April 9 at Camp Duncan and all students are welcome to attend! This is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop leadership skills.
Please note that space is extremely limited. Registration, which requires a signed permission slip and several documents, is being accepted online on the School Store webpage with a deadline of Friday, March 19. Please see the registration page and the Operation Snowball webpage for additional information. Pictured are Snowball participants from a previous year.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Sports Boosters Hosting Fundraiser
Support the Stevenson Sports Boosters when you eat at Portillo’s in Vernon Hills, located at 221 Townline Road, on Thursday, March 18 from 5-8 p.m.
Show this flyer and 20% of the proceeds benefit athletic programs at Stevenson.

EDUCATION NEWS

Plans for Return to In-Person Learning for Local High Schools
Stevenson joins other area high schools planning for a return to in-person learning. District 214 is planning a return along with other local schools that aim to grow their in-person attendance in the coming months.

Restoration of In-Person Learning Planned for Area Universities
Local universities including DePaul and Marquette are planning to resume in-person learning in the fall and predict they will be able to offer a closer-to-normal experience for students with residence halls reopening and the resumption of student activities.