Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Going The Extra Mile to Teach Social Studies

Students in Social Studies Teacher Paul Mazzuca’s AP United States History and Collaborative United States History courses were surprised to find Mazzuca on the Freedom Trail in Boston when they logged in for class on Sept. 14.

Last week, he livestreamed four classes a day from important American Revolution sites such as the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old State House, where Bostonians first heard the Declaration of Independence, Old South Meeting House from the very pulpit where Sam Adams and John Hancock organized the Tea Party in 1773, Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written, and the Liberty Bell.

Mazzuca is certainly bringing new meaning to the term Remote Learning.

Freshman SCoPE Meetings

Stevenson freshman families were sent an email this week with information about Freshman SCoPE Meetings. Families are invited to make an appointment for a one-on-one appointment with their student’s counselor. The timeframe to make an appointment runs from now until Oct. 30. In the email that each family received, a link to the counselor’s Calendly page was provided to schedule these meetings.


Blood Drive on Oct. 8
National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive on Oct. 8 from 2-8 p.m. at Stevenson. Registration is required and students are required to bring a signed permission slip. Participants must wear a mask, complete the health screening app and follow COVID-19 safety precautions outlined on the registration form.

Applications Open for Voice of Democracy Scholarship
Seniors can win scholarship prizes through the annual Voice of Democracy audio/essay competition sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Libertyville Post 8741 awards cash prizes to the first-, second- and third-place local winners. Local winners have the opportunity to earn scholarship prizes at the district, state and national level up to $30,000. This year’s theme is “Is This the Country the Founding Fathers Envisioned?” Interested students must complete the application and send it with a voice file of themselves reading their essay and a Word file of the essay, to Sue Fujiu at Questions can be directed to the same email address. The entry deadline is Oct. 31.


Varsity Results for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Girls Golf
Sophomore Allie Santos and freshman Chelsea She carded a 38 last night, but it wasn’t enough to lead the girls golf team over Barrington at Marriott’s Cranes Landing last night. The Patriots fell to the Fillies 161-151, dropping them to 8-2 on the season (5-1 NSC). They have a chance to get back in the win column tonight as they host Highland Park at 4 p.m. Since this is the last dual meet of the season, Head Coach Emma Degen and Assistant Coach Ryan Hutchins will be recognizing their senior class of Briana FidmanSmrithi Mukund and Priyanka Prasanna.

Boys Golf
A rescheduled match versus Lake Forest is on the schedule for tonight, as the host Patriots look forward to a competitive outing against the Scouts. Both programs have been leaders in the North Suburban Conference in recent years. Stevenson comes into the match with a 3-1 conference record, while Lake Forest sits at 4-0. Seniors Arthur HancockConan PanBradley Park and Nicholas Udoni will be recognized by Head Coach John Rueth and Assistant Coach Dale Bares prior to this evening’s tee-off.
In non-conference action, the Patriots defeated Barrington 148-160 and improved to 7-3 on the season last night. Scores from the Barrington match Jun Park (So) = 36; Bradley Park (Sr) = 37; Tate Donica (Jr) = 37; Arthur Hancock (Sr) = 38; Maadhav Muralidharan (Jr) = 39; Nick Udoni (Sr) = 40.

Girls Tennis
Girls tennis improved to 3-3 overall (2-1 NSC) with a victory over Zion-Benton. The Patriots swept all seven matches with the following scores:

No.1 singles sophomore Kate Herlihy 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 singles junior Ashley Yan 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 singles junior Sabrina Xue 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 doubles sophomores Angela Ran and Ashley Adkisson 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 doubles freshman Molly Hayden and sophomore Ariana Topalian 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 doubles sophomore Pooja Ponneboina and junior Jenna Chen 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 doubles sophomore Simran Agarwal and freshman Santosha Pochiraju 6-1, 6-0.

Illinois Schools Receive State Funding to Close Digital DivideOn Monday, Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois State Board of Education announced 471 schools will receive more than $80 million to purchase or be reimbursed for devices and internet connection for students during remote learning.

New Pathways for the School Psychology Profession May Help Curb ShortagesThe National Association of School Psychologists updated its standards for training, credentialing, and practice for school practitioners. These standards include alternate credentialing that may help schools fill vacancies.

Local Teacher Transforms Bedroom Into a Remote Classroom“Bloom where you are planted.” That’s the mantra of a Woodland Elementary East teacher. She transformed a bedroom in her home into a classroom with a lifetime worth of materials and supplies she has collected.

Essential Workers in Michigan Offered Free College EducationMichigan will offer free community college tuition, under the CARES Act, to essential workers which include grocery workers, gas station clerks and sanitation workers who qualify.

Cleveland State University Considering ConsolidationCSU is considering consolidating from 11 campuses to five or six to cut costs and strengthen student support services

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