May 2 - May 8, 2021
Friday, May 7
Stevenson Live has teamed up with Pass on the Beat, SHS-TV, and Stevenson Choir to bring you SHSFest – a ninety-minute virtual production that will be streamed at 8 p.m. tonight! The event will feature high-quality videos of various types of talented acts, interwoven with emcee comedy skits, and will also be supporting the Stevenson: One Family initiative.
Tonight at 6 p.m, step back in time with the Baroque Ensemble who will be performing a virtual Vimeo concert featuring works by Corelli, Bach and Vivaldi. Tune in and watch your fellow classmates!
Thursday, May 6
Don't forget to check out the East and West cafeteria areas during all lunch periods on Friday for some well-deserved mental health breaks. This week, it's all about mindful eating to nourish not just our bodies, but our minds as well. Hope to see you there!
Considering the current highly negative state of the pandemic in India, Student Services would like to offer support to those who may be impacted by this crisis. On Friday, May 7, room 6105 will be available during all lunch periods for anyone who wants to come by and talk to a member of Student Services or other students about their experiences. Please reach out to a member of your SST with any questions.
Monday, May 3
Attention Seniors! If you did not get a chance to pick up your cap & gown last Friday, there will be a final pick up date on Wednesday, May 12 from 3-5 p.m. It will be a curbside pick-up in Parking Lot E and you will need an ID or Driver's license to pick up your items. Also, If you did not order your cap and gown, orders must be placed no later than Friday, May 9 on Jostens.com.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Make sure you thank your teachers for all the amazing things they do each and every day for us!
April 25 - May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30
The Choir Board's Masked Singer Contest Final Round will take place Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m.! This competition consists of Stevenson staff as contest finalists who are disguised and singing various songs. Our judges will consist of Stevenson staff who will be providing feedback to the singers and trying to guess who each contestant is. Judges and audience members will be able to vote for a winner at the end of the competition. Anyone can join in viewing and participate in voting!
Here at Stevenson, we believe that mental wellness is a crucial ingredient to every student’s success. As part of our support of our students, we want to ensure you have the opportunities at school to achieve balance. Starting today and every Friday until summer break, check out the East and West cafeteria areas during all lunch periods. From creating a galaxy jar, to mindfully eating a tasty treat, we will be providing lots of fun ways for you to take care of yourself.
Thursday, April 29
Calling all Seniors! The Senior Class Board and the PPA is hosting Senior Sunrise tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. outside in the Stadium. Come and share your future endeavors with your class and enjoy the photo station, sign a banner of Senior photos and leave with a Jazzman’s cookie or bagel. Graduation caps and gowns will be distributed during this event. See more of our Senior Fest activities on the Graduation page.
Join your fellow Patriots tonight from 5-7 p.m. as we celebrate the measures that are allowing our world to slowly open back up and invite us to explore it! The World Languages, Science and Fine Arts Divisions at Stevenson encourage you to come learn about both domestic and international travel opportunities for you in 2022! Come hear about the logistics behind adventures in Germany, Spain, Austria, Orlando and more! Visit the Student Life Page on the website for more information.
Wednesday, April 28
The Patriot Theatre Company proudly presents their annual, “One Act “ Plays. These plays are entirely student written, directed, acted, designed and produced. From comedy, to murder mystery, musicals... The One Acts represent a diverse body of work and talent from our practically professional student theatre artists! You can catch these performances via Zoom Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Visit the Fine Arts Events Schedule Page for more information.
Monday, April 26
Student-dancers interested in auditioning for either the Mélange or Repertory Dance Companies for the first semester of the 2021-22 school year should join the audition Google Classroom. After joining, students must learn a dance phrase which will be posted as an assignment, record themselves performing the phrase and submit it to the Google Classroom. See the Dance web page for more information.
April 18 - 24, 2021
Friday, April 23
Stevenson’s Diversity Council will be hosting the annual World’s Fair tonight via virtual booths and performances. This year, 18 booths will be featured from around the world, including countries across Asia, the Americas and Europe, along with eight performances from India, South Korea, China and Mongolia! Attendees will have the chance to win prizes/food from booths, enter raffles for official World's Fair t-shirts and more! And the best part? It’s free to attend! Booths will be held via Zoom from 5-6:30 p.m. while performances will stream from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hope you can join us!
Thursday, April 22
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, you must do so this week! If you do not respond this week, we may not be able to provide a device to you in time for the exams.
Come watch amazing poetry at Stevenson’s SlamFest! This is Stevenson’s first spoken word poetry competition. Awards follow this virtual showcase on Friday, April 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20
The Stevenson Choir Board is excited to host a two-round Masked Singer Contest, featuring the Stevenson staff as the disguised contestants performing various songs! The first round will consist of seven staff members and you can vote through the end of the day tomorrow. After the vote, four contestants will advance to the final round which will be held May 2 at 3:00 p.m. Be sure to check it out!
Tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day with classes beginning at 10:30 a.m. All classes will be remote and you will receive asynchronous assignments during each class period to allow teachers to meet with students individually and in small groups.
The ILC/ELC will be open for VIRTUAL tutoring only on Wednesday. Hours for all subjects will be from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. You can find all of the zoom links and details on the Tutoring Support Programs page and the tutors' Canvas pages.
Monday, April 19
The Stevenson Choir Board is excited to host a two-round Masked Singer Contest, featuring the Stevenson staff as the disguised contestants performing various songs! The first round will consist of seven staff members and can be voted on via the Google Form through Wednesday, April 21. You can also access the Form via the QR code on the event flyer. After the vote, four contestants will advance to the final round which will be held May 2 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom (link coming soon). All SHS community members are invited to participate in this fun event!
Wednesday is a Late Arrival Day with classes beginning at 10:30 a.m. Students will be attending classes from home and will receive asynchronous assignments during each class period to allow teachers to meet with students individually and in small groups.
The ILC/ELC will be open for VIRTUAL tutoring only on Wednesday. Hours for all subjects will be from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in order for the tutors to engage in professional development. You can find all of the zoom links and details on the Tutoring Support Programs page and the tutors' Canvas pages.
April 11 - 17, 2021
Wednesday, April 14
Help Us Thank a Teacher!
We are so grateful every day for our amazing teachers, but each year during one special week, we like to give our teachers a little bit of extra love.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7, and we would like to invite all of our Patriot families to submit "thank you" messages to our teaching staff! We will use these messages for a video to kick-off Teacher Appreciation Week. Given the sheer size of our teaching staff, we kindly ask our students and families to keep thank-you messages general (not specific to an individual teacher) so that our entire Stevenson community can enjoy these messages.
Students and families can write or record their messages and submit them via this Google form by April 23. Thank you for helping us recognize our amazing teachers!!
Tuesday, April 13
Poetry your thing? Interested in sharing your voice? Submit a video of an original spoken word poem to SLAMFest by April 18th for a chance to win prizes! The virtual showcase and awards ceremony are on April 23rd at 7:00 PM. Invite your friends to see some great spoken word poetry! Follow the Write Club Instagram (@shswriteclub) or the Wit (@aeshswit) for updates! Register here.
ShsHacks is a FREE, 24-hour coding marathon that takes place VIRTUALLY on April 24-25 on Zoom and Discord. If you're a beginner coder, don't be worried because we will be holding workshops to teach you how to code! The deadline to register is APRIL 17 at 11:59 p.m. By signing up, you will receive a shirt and swag bag! Go to shshacks.io to register.
Monday, April 12
Summer enrichment: Students who are looking for a summer enrichment opportunity either physically on a college campus or through a virtual program can check out the Summer Enrichment section within Naviance. Summer enrichment programs are being added to Naviance each week for current SHS freshmen, sophomores and juniors for summer 2021. Check it out!
TEDx@SHS is right around the corner! Join us for a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. to hear students speak on a variety of topics from climate change during the pandemic to the psychology of time. TEDx is an initiative inspired by TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.”
April 4 - 10, 2021
Friday, April 9
Students, faculty, family and friends can schedule an appointment online. Donors must be 110+ lbs, and students as young as 16 can donate as long as their parent/guardian signs a consent form. You must use the group code PV01 for SHS when arriving at the center. By donating blood, participants will be able to see results from a free COVID-19 antibody test
This year, Papa John’s is sponsoring the Illinois High School drives with free pizza coupons for donors! All presenting donors who provide the group code will receive a coupon for a free large one-topping pizza.
If we reach our annual goal for donors, Vitalant will donate $2,500-$3,000 to Stevenson to College (S2C) to help fund scholarship and mentorships for Stevenson students.
Graduation Speeches Applications
Traditionally, there have been two, three-five minute student speeches at Stevenson's commencement ceremony:
The "Scriptor" speech: Give the seniors the opportunity to look back at their years of education. Reflections on the experiences from kindergarten through high school, common experiences, and life lessons are typically mentioned in this speech.
The "Gubernator" speech: Give graduates the opportunity to look ahead. This forward-looking speech focuses on future challenges and opportunities.
If you would like to be considered for either of the speeches, please complete the application no later than Friday, April 16. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Thursday, April 8
The Patriot Parent Association is proud to provide another Treat Day! Emails were sent to all students yesterday with detailed information on how you can get a free slice of Papa John’s pizza April 8-11 from 4-7 p.m. Make sure you read your email and bring it with you to claim your treat!
The Peer Helpers are hosting their 2nd annual Mental Health Forum on Friday, April 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. This event includes students, faculty, and community providers discussing various mental health topics in order to help educate one another on these topics and help break the stigmas associated with mental health.
Wednesday, April 7
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.
Things are beginning to feel a little bit like normal around school these days. Making a comeback after over a year being online only, our very own Stevenson News Magazine, The Statesman, has a new print issue! Please grab a copy when you are on campus. Issues can be found in distribution boxes around the school.
Tuesday, April 6
Calling all Student-Athletes! The final Patriot Pride Athlete virtual summit will be on Sunday, April 11 from 8-9 p.m. This session will feature presentations focused on Mental Toughness. We will be joined 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. She was featured on season 17 of 'The Voice'. Breakout groups will be led by inCourage and Patriot Pride.
Monday, April 5
Welcome back to all the Patriots on campus today... especially to our Freshmen class! In August, you didn't get your Freshman Mixer, so in April the PPA is giving you a Concrete Mixer! The Class of 2024 are invited to enjoy a Free Concrete Mixer from Culvers of Lincolnshire today from 4-7 p.m. In addition to some great ice cream, you will enjoy music from Stevenson's DJ Club and guest appearance from Stevenson's Mascot, Pat Riot. The Freshman Mentor Program will be handing out Stevenson High School Class of 2024 giveaways for the first 650 Freshmen to attend!
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 the end of the day today! This survey is needed so that we can identify potential technology gaps for students.
March 28 - April 3, 2021
Monday, March 29
Welcome back, Patriots! This week starts our first ever, Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week! For the kick off event, please join the FIRE club as they host the streamed viewing of Dr. Mykee Fowlin, a trained clinical psychologist and formally trained actor. He will perform, “You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me,” a HILARIOUS skit designed to promote worldwide inclusion. 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."
The Latin Hispanic Student Association will also be hosting an event today called, Nuestra Identidad - Our Identity. This event will explore questions such as: What is the difference between Latino/a and Latinx? What about Latine? Who is considered Hispanic? Join the club to discuss what each means, how they overlap, and what sets them apart.
You can find these and the other planned events for the week on the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week page.
March 14-20, 2021
Thursday, March 18
We are excited to announce Stevenson's very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week!
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.
“S-Factor,” Kiva Club's annual singing competition is finally here! This year it will be held via Zoom tomorrow, March 19, at 7 p.m. Audience members will select the winner using the poll feature on Zoom. Tickets are $5.00 each and each ticket includes one device login to the show. You can purchase your tickets through the school store.
Wednesday, March 17
The PPA will be providing another treat to the Class of 2021 for the 21st of this month. Seniors, you will receive an email sometime today with a coupon for a free Frosty which you can pick up on March 19-21 from 2-4 p.m. each day at the Wendy’s located on Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove.
There will be a virtual informational meeting for Girls Lacrosse tomorrow, Thursday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Zoom link can be found on the Athletics Lacrosse webpage.
Operation Snowball is hosting a 1-day, in-person event on Friday, April 9 at Camp Duncan. All students are welcome to attend! Please note space is extremely limited. Sign up at the SHS Superstore by Friday, March 19!
Tuesday, March 16
Virtual Informational Meetings for several summer sports will be held today. Boys Volleyball is at 11:45 a.m., Girls Soccer is at 4 p.m., Boys Baseball at 7 p.m. and Girls Track & Field 7:30 p.m. Zoom links are listed on the athletics webpage for each sport.
Just a reminder... One Act Plays video audition submissions are due today and the crew sign up deadline is March 19.
Stevenson Peer Helpers are running a virtual Body Positivity Awareness week. Please follow their Instagram account for daily challenges which will be posted throughout the week!
Monday, March 15
Do you like to play football just for fun? Form a team and join Intramural Flag Football today! There is a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m.-noon during the lunch break. Visit the IM page for details.
March 7-13, 2021
Thursday, March 11
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors interested in getting involved in a service-oriented co-curricular program are encouraged to apply to be a Peer Helper for the 2021-2022 school year. Peer Helpers are student leaders who show great character, empathy, and openness to learning from others. They staff the Student Lounge, offer support for students and the SHS community by organizing multiple school-wide awareness campaigns every year. The application deadline is April 2.
Monday, March 8
Seniors, this is the last week to apply for the Senior Service Recognition. Applications are due Friday, March 12, 2021 (11:59 p.m.). Late submissions will not be accepted.
Interested in a career in Medicine-Oncology/Hematology? Join the Career Exploration Program for their next Career Spotlight Talk on Thursday, March 11 from 6-7 p.m. where we will hear from a local doctor who specializes in this field.
Feb. 28-March 6, 2021
Friday, March 5
Your favorite time of year has arrived! The time of year when Patriot Theatre Company calls on YOU to be a part of one of its most beloved traditions... The One Act Plays! Entirely student written, directed, designed and produced, this unique experience presents a wonderful opportunity for you to take a stab at a new talent you didn’t know you had and make some new friends within the ever inclusive theatre community. Video audition submissions are due March 16 and the crew sign up deadline is March 19. Sign up today!
Thursday, March 4
The Fine Arts Department announces a student competition for the 2022 Odyssey logo design. The winner will receive a prize of $150.00 and have their logo featured on all promotional materials for Odyssey Festival 2022. Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2021. More information about the contest and the full creative brief can be found online on the Odyssey website page.
Attention all Stevenson Students:
The Patriot School Store needs your help designing a new SHS spirit wear T-shirt! We are holding a t-shirt design competition open to all students at Stevenson High School. The winning T-shirt will be available for purchase in the school store and through the online web store. The winner will receive their T-shirt FREE! Please submit your creative, original design in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2021 to be entered into the competition.
Good luck patriots on both competitions!
Wednesday, March 3
World’s Fair is back and better than ever! I Performances are intended to celebrate the variety of cultures in the SHS body and showcase students’ excitement in expressing their cultural identities. If you are interested in performing, fill out the Performance Proposal Form no later than tonight by 11:59 p.m.
There will be a virtual informational meeting for Boys Gymnastics prospective athletes and parents this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and a virtual informational meeting for Boys Water Polo prospective athletes and parents on Thursday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m. Zoom links can be found on the individual sports pages of the website.
Are you passionate about pursuing an education in nursing? The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem is pleased to offer four $5,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue an education in the field of nursing. For more information or to request nursing scholarship application forms by mail or electronically, please call The Auxiliary office at 224-364-7270 or email at Auxiliary@northshore.org.
Tuesday, March 2
Students seeking a summer or part-time job are encouraged to view the job openings posted on the Student Job Connection webpage. Recent additions include job openings for lifeguards, swim instructors, pool managers and gate attendants through Chicagoland Pool Management.
Best Buddies' Spread the Word for Inclusion Week is a global campaign committed to empowering communities to take action for inclusion. This upcoming year, Spread the Word will explore the need for connection and how individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities need to be seen, heard, and valued in order to develop the skills of inclusion to build connection. Take the pledge today!