Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

SHS Named “Exemplary” School by State

Stevenson High School reached the highest level in the new state report cards released today by the Illinois State Board of Education. SHS was designated as an “Exemplary” school, which means its performance in the 2017-18 academic year was in the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Click here to see Stevenson’s report card.

The designation also means that no student demographic group underperformed in the state’s new accountability system, which looks at 10 measures of performance. Seventy percent of a school’s rating is determined by three factors: graduation rate (50 percent), English language arts proficiency (10 percent) and mathematics proficiency (10 percent). The other 30 percent encompasses these areas:

  • Chronic absenteeism (7.5 percent) – determined by the percentage of students who missed 10 percent or more of the academic year.
  • College and career readiness (6.25 percent) – based on the percentage of students meeting the requirements for the state’s College and Career Ready or Distinguished Scholar pathways.
  • Ninth-graders on track to graduate (6.25 percent) – looks at the percentage of freshmen who earned 10 semester credits with no more than one F in a core curriculum subject.
  • English learner progress (5 percent) – determined by the percent of English learners on track to attain language proficiency within five years of identification.
  • Climate survey (5 percent) – based on the percent of students who participated in the state’s 5Essentials Survey.

Illinois State Board of Education announcement

Media Reports:

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Famous Chef Coming to Cook at Stevenson

Chef Addie Gundry, who has worked with such iconic names as Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Martha Stewart, will give a cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Room 2104. She will make three no-bake Thanksgiving desserts, and samples will be available. She also will sell her cookbooks after the demonstration. Tickets are $20, and are only available online through Thursday, Nov. 8. Click here to purchase tickets. Space is limited. All tickets are general admission and will be held at the will-call table. Her appearance is sponsored by the Stevenson High School Foundation.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Fencer Qualifies for Junior Olympics Championships

Senior Geeta Jhangiani won the gold medal in women’s epee at the United States Fencing Association Illinois Division Junior Olympics qualifying tournament at New Trier on Saturday. She will compete at the USFA Junior Olympics Feb. 15-18 in Denver. This will be her third appearance at the Junior Olympics during her high school career.

Looking to Buy Patriot Apparel for the Holidays?

If Patriot apparel is part of your holiday shopping plans, then stop by Stevenson’s Sideline Store. Now through Nov. 24, save 20 percent on orders of $85 or more by using promo code NOV18. Click here for the Sideline Store.


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Pack the PAC to Watch Mr. Gobble Fly Next Week

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Mr. Gobble could fly? Stop by the Performing Arts Center during fifth period Tuesday and find out! The principal is just one of the special guests who will go airborne during the Shrek Flight Expo. Everyone who attends will have a chance to see the flying mechanism that will be used in “Shrek the Musical” this month.

Parking Information for the New Marking Period

The second marking period ends Friday. Juniors and seniors who do not have parking can purchase one-day parking for the Port Clinton lot at least one day in advance in Room 2400. The third marking period begins Monday. Anyone who hasn’t picked up their sticker should do so Monday morning from the security pickup truck in Lot D. Seniors should park in the student parking spaces only in lots D and E, the Strip and overflow to Port Clinton.

Want to Get More Sleep? Watch This

Do you have the blues because you’re not getting enough sleep? Believe it or not, blue might be part of your problem! Check out this 36-second video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition for details.


Pass On the Beat will perform in the Patriot Lobby from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Thursday. The club will be taking donations for Give-A-Thon.

The Peer Tutor Club will meet after school Thursday in the Recital Hall. There will be a presentation by eboard members.

Spanish Club will be having a Día de los Muertos event from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Room 2618. Come by to paint skulls, watch the movie “Coco,” and enjoy some food!


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