Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Stay Safe Pats
Heading into the long weekend, Stevenson nursing staff are reminding Patriot families to stay safe. Students are encouraged to follow safety precautions including:

  • Avoid crowds and limit the number of individuals you contact
  • Watch your distance — keep six feet or more apart from others
  • Wear a mask, especially when you are unable to keep a distance of six feet apart
  • Gather outside whenever possible
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Do not share food, beverages, and utensils with individuals outside of your family
  • Avoid Hotspots — recreational travel to areas with higher rates of COVID-19 will increase your risk of contracting the virus.

Engaging in high-risk activities may potentially limit students’ ability to come to campus to participate in sports, clubs and other in-person activities for two to four weeks.

Financial Aid Evening for Junior and Senior Families on Oct. 1
The College Career Center will hold its annual Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.1 via Zoom. Post-secondary counselors, Sara English and Dan Miller will partner with Jerry Cebrzynski, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid at Lake Forest College, for this presentation, which is meant primarily for families who have current juniors or seniors. Details about applying for college financial assistance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, along with the types of financial aid available, and how eligibility for aid is determined. Families typically complete their FAFSA forms in October. Please utilize the Zoom link to attend online.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Animal Welfare Club: Virtual Presentation, Sept. 29
Ms. Kristin Tump from Orphans of the Storm will provide a virtual presentation for students involved in the Animal Welfare Club from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Go behind the scenes with Orphans of the Storm to learn about animal care at the facility, volunteer opportunities and the adoption process. The zoom link is https://zoom.us/j/99275726701. Visit the SHS Animal Welfare webpage for a calendar of club events.

Carnegie Mellon Mathematics Professor Webinar, Sept. 29
The Stevenson Math team is proud to host Po-Shen Loh as their guest Zoom lecturer at their next meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 3:35 – 4:35 p.m. Po-Shen Loh is an associate professor of mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the United States’ International Math Olympiad team. His lecture is titled Math vs. COVID, and though the talk is targeted for high school students, he notes: “…teachers [are also invited], because the topic is actually also relevant to anyone who might end up returning to teach in-person during the pandemic. I’m trying to help keep teachers safe too because I am also one. :)”

With such an excellent opportunity to hear from a world-class mathematician, the Stevenson Math Team has extended this invitation to the students and coaches from the fifty schools of the North Suburban Math League. Students and teachers not involved in the math team that would like to attend via Zoom should fill out this Google form by Sunday evening to receive the Zoom link to this webinar-style meeting.

Political Action Club Voter Prep on Wednesday, Sept. 30
Students involved in the Political Action Club and their sponsor Social Studies teacher Andy Conneen invite students and their family members to attend a Voter Prep Presentation by seniors Isabel Perlin and Mikayla Varghese on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 7-8 p.m. Isabel and Mikayla will review information about Lake County voter resources including voter registration, vote by mail, early voting, and voting day services.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

Varsity Results for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Boys Golf
It took the fifth score to break a tiebreaker with the Lake Forest Scouts, as the visiting team escaped with the victory in boys golf, dropping the Patriots to 3-2 in the NSC. Nick Udoni and Maadhav Muralidharan led Stevenson with a 36.

Sophomore Student-Athlete and Activist Featured in Local Publication
Stevenson junior and girls track & field athlete Ella O’Neall, is featured in the September 2020 edition of Long Grove Living. The two-page article was submitted by senior Lily Jiang, complemented with photos by Lee Ross Photography. In the article, Ella describes her passion for throwing, her involvement in BASS (Black Association of Stevenson Students), and her activism in the community.

EDUCATION NEWS

The College Experience During the COVID-19 Era
A diminished social life, reports by students that they are learning less, and threats by some universities to impose severe punishments for students who attend parties may be part of the reasons students say it was not the right choice for their schools to allow students on campus

Area High Schools Opened Wednesday for SAT Exams
Many area students were back on campus yesterday for state-mandated SAT exams. Some critics questioned the wisdom of bringing students back to schools closed because of COVID-19

Contact Days Allowed for Area Student-Athletes but not for Chicago Public School Students
The Illinois High School Association approved a limited number of off-season sports activities for student-athletes but CPS announced that they will not allow any practices.

COVID-19 Changing the Course of Supply Chain Management Education
Some university-based supply chain management courses are changing to help students prepare for a post-pandemic workforce and to manage supply chain disruption.

Illinois Extension Programs Generating Considerable Economic Benefits
Popular University of Illinois Extension Programs include programs on nutrition, gardening and youth development. These programs help families, businesses and communities solve problems and learn new skills. A recent assessment reports the annual economic benefits of these services at 10 times its budget.

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