Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

Reminders for Seniors Taking SAT at Stevenson Tomorrow
Stevenson seniors will be taking the SAT with Essay at Stevenson tomorrow and students should remember to:

  • Make sure to bring either an SHS ID card from last year, state ID card, or driver’s license.
  • Bring and wear a mask and follow COVID-19 Safety Precautions.
  • Check student email for information on what room they will test in AND what door to enter the building. Accommodated students were sent a separate communication.
  • Students assigned to the Green Testing group can begin arriving at 7:15 a.m. for their exam which will begin at 8:15 a.m. Students assigned to the Gold Testing group can begin arriving at 9:55 a.m. for their exam which will begin at 10:55 a.m.
  • We prefer students to be dropped off and promptly picked up as parking is extremely limited. Bus routes have been posted for students who need transportation. For students riding the bus, they are required to wear a mask on the bus before entering the bus, will be seated one per seat and every other seat on the bus, will load from back to front and exit from front to back except for PM drop off when they will not be able to load in order.
  • Make sure they can show the green “Thumbs Up” on their phones from a completed Daily Health Check as they enter the building.
  • Email shs_testing@d125.org with any questions

2019-20 Statesman Staff Earn Multiple Accolades
The Statesman, the school newspaper, won a first-place ranking from the American Scholastic Press Association. This is the fifth time in the last six years that the Statesman has earned first-place recognition. The ranking is the highest rating in the ASPA’s annual competition for collegiate and secondary education student publications.

The Statesman also earned the International First Place Award for Quill and Scroll’s 2019-20 News Media Evaluation Contest. The judges commended the Statesman staff, sharing that their articles were “consistently well-sourced, with meaningful quotes and relevant data” and praised their ability to “approach difficult topics with grace and courage.”


Admissions Overview for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The 3rd-annual HBCU Night will take place on Thursday, Sep. 24 at 7:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. The event will feature five institutions: Alabama A&M University, Claflin University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, and Howard University. The event is free and open to all high school students and their families and registration is required.
Student Job Connection
Several new employment opportunities for students have been added to the Job Connection webpage.


Boys Varsity Golf
Boys Golf defeated Barrington 158-162 at The Arboretum Club, improving their dual meet record to 6-3 (3-1 NSC). Senior Nick Udoni and junior Maadhav Muralidharan shot a 39, while senior Conan Pan and sophomore Jun Park carded a 40. The Patriots posted a score of one stroke below their season 9-hole average.

Girls Varsity Tennis
At Barrington yesterday, the Patriots picked up two victories from No. 1 doubles team sophomore Sonia Mehta and junior Thea Surya (6-3, 6-2) and No. 2 doubles team senior Abby Schueneman and freshman Sarah Wang (6-3, 6-2), but dropped all other matches to finish 2-5 against the Fillies. The Patriots (2-3 overall, 2-1 NSC) travel to Zion-Benton on Wednesday for a North Suburban matchup.

Sports Boosters Online Fundraiser with Driven Coffee

The purchase of any coffee and tea items on the Driven Coffee website will benefit Stevenson Athletics.

  • Sports Boosters will receive a 30% profit for online orders.
  • Items ordered online will have the original Driven logo on bags.
  • Items ordered will be delivered to the address provided.
  • The deadline to order is November 30, 2020.

See the Sports Boosters webpage for more information about this parent organization which donates items each year to benefit student-athletes and Patriot Athletics.


Gov. Pritzker Responds to Rallies: Illinois High School Football Unlikely to Start Soon
Multiple weekend rallies by supporters of school sports did not have an impact on Pritzker’s stance to allow high school student-athletes to compete in sports such as football even though college and professional football is competing.

Expansion of College of Lake County’s Waukegan Campus Begins
Work will soon begin on a $48 million expansion and renovation of the CLC Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan

Chirping Noises During Remote Learning Leads to Increased Home Safety
When teachers in one Washington D.C. area school heard a number of chirping smoke detectors during remote learning their principal sought help from the local fire department to address non-working smoke detectors.

Growing Number of Students Taking a Gap Year
At the University of Minnesota, three times as many incoming freshmen have deferred enrollment with some taking a “gap semester” instead of a “gap year.”

IHSA Adjusts Return to Sports Guidelines
The Illinois High School Association board of directors approved several updates to the IHSA Return to Activities guidelines last week including waiving the 2020-21 season limitations for winter, spring, and summer sports and moving the start of the IIHSA summer season two weeks earlier.

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