Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Seal of Biliteracy Exam Fall Deadline is Oct. 2
Stevenson students have the opportunity to be recognized by the State of Illinois for earning proficiency in English and one or more languages through the Seal of Biliteracy program. Students must meet established criteria to establish proficiency and one of them can be obtained by taking biliteracy exams. The exams are offered for 15 languages at Stevenson in the fall and spring and in order to take the fall exams Oct. 19-23, students need to complete an online pre-registration form and pay no later than Friday, Oct. 2.

Sophomore Part of Award-Winning Video
A video about radon gas awareness created by six suburban students, including SHS sophomore Nicole Lee, earned top honors from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the American Lung Association netting the group $1,000 in prize money which they plan to invest in an ALA fall campaign and make a school donation. Their video helps raise awareness about a serious safety issue that can result from undetected radon. Watch the Video created by these students. / Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Virtual College Representative Visits
Juniors and seniors can virtually attend college rep visits by signing up through their Naviance account. Students who will miss a class to attend a scheduled session will also need to request permission from their classroom teacher. The College Rep Visit Schedule can be viewed on the College and Career Center webpage along with a video with instructions on how to sign up for a college rep visit.

End of Six Week Grading Period
Friday, Sept. 25, is the end of the first six-week grading period. See the 2020-21 Academic Calendar for related dates. For more information about the grading system at Stevenson, see the videos posted to this playlist on YouTube.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Varsity Results for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

Boys Golf:
The Patriots played at Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake and lost to Grayslake Central 177-182. Tate Donica and AJ Goldberg led the team with scores of 44.

Girls Cross Country
The girls cross country team recorded some impressive times with their victory over Waukegan last night at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, improving their overall record to 4-2 and 3-2 in the North Suburban Conference. Head Coach Lindsay DePaul, in her first year, is leading a group of talented runners, who are improving by the week. The top seven finishers for the Patriots last night were freshman Adeline Gobble (20:43), senior Emily Fejes (22:25), sophomore Shannon Moser (22:43), senior Emma Finnegan (23:21), senior Jenna McCullough (23:04), freshman Isabel Edgcomb (23:06), freshman Hope Plendl (23:06), and freshman Sophia Sun (23:07).

Senior Wrestler Named Top Finalist for Illinois Wrestling Award
Senior wrestler Sara Sulejmani has recently been named a top-five Illinois finalist for the Tricia Saunders Excellence in Wrestling Award. This award is part of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s effort to honor the top female wrestlers in 50 states, and ultimately selecting a Tricia Saunders Excellence in Wrestling National Award winner.

EDUCATION NEWS

The Only Midwest State Not Playing High School Football: Illinois
Following a vote in Minnesota on Monday, Illinois is now the only state in the Midwest that is not playing high school football this fall.

Unexpected Benefits of Remote Learning
Virtual education is not ideal, but a Sustainable Development Impact Summit article reports that there may be unexpected future employment benefits for students participating in virtual classrooms and distance learning.

University Adjunct Professors Face Uncertain Future Due to Pandemic
Smaller course loads, enrollment uncertainties, and lay-offs have resulted in reduced or eliminated employment for some non-tenured part-time adjunct university faculty.

An Underage Party Results in Legal Issues for Parents and a School Delay
An underage student and the youth’s parents were charged under a “social host” law for a house party that involved underage drinking and resulted in a delay in in-person learning.

Schools Vow Changes After Charges of Racism are Posted
A few of Chicago’s selective enrollment public high schools indicate they are trying to create environments that are more inclusive after students of color launched online campaigns.

 

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