Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

Virtual Programs for Parents
Each week, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Molly Gosline and Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanic hold 30-minute programs to help parents connect and support their students. This week, the schedule includes:

  • Help Build Self-Management Skills: Tonight at 6 p.m.
  • Support Remote Learning: Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
  • Strategies for Parents to Build Resilience: Thursday, 4 p.m.

Zoom links will be posted here each week and are published on the website calendar.

Stevenson Move-A-Thon: Help Others While Staying Active
The Stevenson Foundation is encouraging members of the Patriot community to walk, bike, run, dance or play for at least 20 minutes a day Oct. 5-19 while raising funds to support SHS students and families with limited resources. This virtual event will benefit Foundation programs like Kids in Need (KIN), Stevenson: One Family, and Stevenson to College (S2C.) The event begins Monday but you can register today and create your individual or team fundraising page. The Move-A-Thon Participant Guide outlines additional information.


Zoom Updates
iPad Zoom users must update Zoom to version 5.3 to have breakout rooms work properly. Students should update the app via Self Service, not the App Store also, students having difficulty should reinstall the Zoom via the Self Service app, not the App Store. Technology assistance, if needed, can be obtained by sending an email to smartdeskhelp@d125.org or calling 847-415-4321.

Care Package Collection for Active-Duty Military Members
Members of Students Helping Soldiers are holding a Care Package Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Circle Drive entrance. They are collecting non-perishable items to make care packages for active-duty military members.

Donations of the following items are being sought: bars of soap, toothpaste, hand warmers, beef jerky, chapstick, Pringles, dominoes, hot chocolate mix, dental floss, non-chocolate candy, Slim Jims, toothbrushes, microwave popcorn, playing cards, foot powder, chewing gum, boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, toothpicks, and dice.

If you can’t bring your donations to campus on Saturday, they have placed collection boxes at the Circle Drive and Sports Center entrances where items can be dropped off.

University of Illinois Hosting Virtual Experiences for High School Students
Several colleges within the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign are offering virtual visits and information meetings this fall.

College of Applied Health Science
College of EducationOct. 6Oct. 27Nov. 10,
College of Fine & Applied Arts
College of Media: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8.
Division of General Studies
Gies College of Business
Grainger College of Engineering: Virtual ToursLive ChatsVirtual Engineering Days


Varsity Results for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Boys Cross Country
Vernon Hills came away with a 27-30 victory over the Stevenson boys cross country team on Friday night as the Patriots fell to 2-3 on the season. Senior Wesley Park led all runners with a time of 16:29. Other top finishes for Stevenson were: senior Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum (4th – 17:14), senior Matthew Brueckert (5th – 17:20), junior Tyler Roberts (9th – 17:22), and senior Stephen Moy (12th – 17:49.)

Girls Tennis
Stevenson swept all matches at Waukegan on Friday night as they improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Ashley Adkisson earned a win at No. 1 singles, while the doubles teams of Ashley Yan/Angela Ran (#1), Molly Hayden/Ariana Topalain (#2) and Pooja Ponneboina/Jenna Chen (#3), and Santosha Pochiraju/Symone Calliste-David (#4) also recorded victories. Up next for the Patriots is a trip to Libertyville on Thursday night, to take on the Wildcats.

Varsity Results for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson defeated Waukegan 96-31 as several Patriots had great swims on the day. A few of the highlights include Jessica Nyborg with a 2:16.10 time in the 200-yard IM and Camila Maya posting a 2:08.23 finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Next up for the Patriots is another NSC dual meet vs. the Zion-Benton ZeeBees at the Stevenson Aquatic Center on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. Stevenson will be honoring several seniors on this day: Maggie Bauwens, Camille Clay, Leah Greenstein, Melody Lin, Elizabeth Matlin, Ashley Mistica, Eunsol Moon, Vania Morales, Maria Mossakowski, Yachti Patel, and Kayla Wadsworth. The meet can be viewed on the NFHS Network.

Girls Cross Country
Freshman Adeline Gobble led the Patriots on Saturday with a sub-20 minute race at Stevenson’s VHAC course. Her 19:39 time placed 6th in a race against a strong and experienced Barrington squad that finished 1st-5th. The final score of 48-15 does not tell the story for this program that keeps improving week by week. Other top finishes by Stevenson were Emma Finnigan (Sr.) – 22:22, 13th place; Autumn Greeney (Fr.) – 22:26, 14th place; Hope Plendl (Fr.) – 22:37, 15th place; Sophia Taguirov (Fr.) – 22:40, 16th place; Jenna McCullough (Sr.) – 22:46, 17th place; Shannon Moser (So.) – 22:50, 18th place; Ida Diab (Fr.) – 23:05, 19th place; Lily Ma (Sr.) – 23:19, 20th place.

Varsity Results for Monday, Sept. 28
Boys Golf
The team finished tied for third with Loyola behind Lake Forest (295) and New Trier (304) with a team score of 305 as Nick Udoni and Conan Pan paced the team with scores of 72 and 73, respectively. They take a 5-2 NSC record into tomorrow’s Conference Championship at Willow Glen. Both of their conference losses this season were by one stroke (Lake Zurich and Lake Forest.)

Girls Golf
Emily Duan took runner-up individual honors with a 77 and four other Patriots were under 90, as the Stevenson Girls Golf team won the Conway Farms High School Invitational. Chelsea She and Allie Santos both carded an 81, while Briana Fidman had her best 18-hole score of the season with an 84. Megan Lee rounded out the top 5 with a 90. The team enters Wednesday’s conference championship at Bonnie Brook in a tie for first place with Lake Forest. They have won the last three conference championships under Head Coach Emma Degen, who is in her sixth season.


Parents and Students File Lawsuit Against IHSA for Canceling Fall Sports
A group of parents and students filed a class-action lawsuit on Monday, Sept. 28 against the Illinois High School Association. Illinois is the only state in the Midwest that has not reinstated fall sports.

Snow Days May be a Thing of the Past
School administrators in snow-prone states are preparing teachers that remote learning may be used for snow days in the future.

Public Health Contact Tracer Program Launches at Oakton Community College
Beginning in October, Oakton Community College will offer a 13-credit hour certificate program to prepare students for jobs in the field of contract tracing which informs people who have been exposed to COVID-19. This is the first community college in Illinois to offer this type of credit-based program.

Meal Distribution by Round Lake Schools
Since school began last month, Round Lake Unit District 116 has served nearly 400,000 meals from distribution sites at eight schools and 12 mobile locations throughout the Round Lake area.

California State University Chancellor Breaks New Ground
A first-generation college student has been named chancellor of California State University and he is the first person of color to lead the system. His life story resonates with many in the Cal State system.

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