Summer School “Deadline” is Friday
Friday is a “deadline” of sorts for families thinking of enrolling their students in summer school. After Friday, course sections will be determined and staff hired based on enrollment figures. Students registered for a summer school course by Friday are much less likely to face a class cancellation due to insufficient enrollment than those who enroll after Friday. All registrations will be handled on a space-available basis after Friday. See our summer school web page for the 2020 course catalog and to register.
Winter Play Opens Tonight
Oscar Wilde’s classic play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” is the Patriot Theatre Company’s winter production for the 2019-20 school year. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $6, and can be purchased online or at the door. Here is a PDF of the playbill, which includes a listing of cast and crew.
Former SHS Teacher is Artist of the Month
Professional artist, graphic designer and former Stevenson art teacher Donna Stewart Hickman is the SHS Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Months of March and April. An exhibition of her paintings will be on display in the Visiting Artist Gallery through April 24, and she will discuss her work and her career during an ARTalk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Her website is www.donnastewarthickman.com. She worked at Stevenson from 1998 to 2010.
Juniors Taking Illinois Science Assessment Next Week
All juniors will be taking the Illinois Science Assessment on Monday or Tuesday. Some students will be tested Monday and the others on Tuesday; some will take the exam in the morning and some in the afternoon. Students should check their SHS email for details. Juniors will use their Stevenson iPad for the exam, and need to do the following:
- Update the iPad operating system (OS) to 13.3.1.
- Remove the ISA 2019 app.
- Install the ISA 2020 app from the Self Service app, which is already installed on the iPad.
Juniors also will need to bring these for the exam, in addition to their iPad:
- Wired headphones that plug into the iPad if they want to use text-to-speech
- Their school ID
- Non-science reading materials in case they finish early
- Calculator (following SAT guidelines)
Juniors should make sure their iPad has 100% power prior to taking the exam. Anyone needing help can visit the SMARTdesk (Room 3014 in the Link) before 4 p.m. Friday.
Capturing the Festive Atmosphere at Night Market
A Pioneer Press reporter-photographer stopped by Saturday’s D125 Night Market, an event featuring foods from more than a dozen East and South Asian countries. Several students were interviewed, including seniors Sarah Zhou and Dylan Chae, who helped organize the event. Others featured in the piece include one of the school’s Chinese language teachers, Janet Wang, plus juniors Yu Min Kim, Erica Zhang and Diane Bi, and sophomores Alice Lua and Raine McClory.
Winter ESPPA Award Nominations Due by Wednesday
Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 11. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, March 16.
Senior Avery King and sophomore Simone Sawyer were named to the all-North Suburban Conference girls basketball team, while sophomore Ava Bardic earned honorable mention. … One year ago, Aidan O’Connell was buried on the Purdue football depth chart. Now, the 2016 graduate is in the running to be the Boilermakers’ starting quarterback.