Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

Biliteracy Testing Payment Deadline Extended
The payment deadline for fall biliteracy exams has been extended to Oct. 14. Details can be read on the Seal of Biliteracy webpage,. Students who registered for testing via the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) or Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA), no longer need to complete the pre-registration form. Please visit the RevTrak page to have a parent/guardian complete the Proctor Agreement and payment before Oct. 14.

Students interested in taking the Avant STAMPS 4S for Polish or Hebrew languages must continue to use the Pre-Registration Form. Pre-registered students will be updated as soon as the payment link is available.


Animal Welfare Club Welcomes Shedd Aquarium Guest Speaker
On Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 3:30- 4:30 p.m., the Animal Welfare Club will welcome Erica Hornbrook from the Shedd Aquarium. Students are invited to attend via Zoom to learn about what it is like to work at the Shedd Aquarium, as well as recent animal welfare protocols that have been implemented. This is the first of a three-part series with the Shedd Aquarium. Visit the SHS Animal Welfare webpage for a calendar link of future club events.

The Stevenson Bass Fishing Team – specifically anglers Matthew Qualich and Charlie Grisamore – took first-place out of 32 teams fishing on Sunday at Jacksonville Lake. The team netted a total of 12 lbs 3 oz on five bass with a big bass weighing in at 5lbs 12oz. The catch edged out the Junior Bassmaster Champion fishing for Metea Valley by 1lb 1oz. The team looks to continue to build on their momentum at Shabbona Lake on Oct. 17.

Destress the College Mess on Tuesday, Oct. 6
College students who have attended or attend Northwestern, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and more will present their experiences on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Students who attend this Senior Class Board event tomorrow at 5 p.m. will also have the opportunity to ask questions on Zoom.


Varsity Athletic Results for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

Boys Cross Country The Patriots took advantage of the cooler temps on Saturday morning as several runners posted their personal best times. Stevenson garnered two victories against Grant (23-32) and Highland Park (19-36). The program improved to 4-4 on the season, paced by Wesley Park (16:36), Willem Jo (16:37), Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum (16:58), Matthew Brueckert (17:32), and Stephen Moy (17:59).

Girls Cross Country The team which is 5-5 and 3-3 NSC hosted two non-conference opponents at Vernon Hills Athletic Complex on Saturday. A narrow margin separated the Patriots and Giants as Highland Park won a balanced race 31-26. Stevenson posted a victory over Grant 25-34 behind strong races from freshman Adeline Gobble – 20:01, senior Emily Fejes – 22:05, senior Emma Finnegan – 22:10, freshman Autumn Greaney – 22:16, and senior Jenna McCullough – 22:19.

Girls Swimming and Diving Stevenson defeated Zion-Benton 113-54 on Saturday to remain unbeaten on the season and in the conference (5-0). Highlights of the meet include: Faith Ma with a first-place finish in the 200 Yard IM (2:34.02) and Maria Mossakowski’s top finish in the 50 Yard Freestyle (27.87). Other first-place finishes by the Patriots were Elaine Rhee 1:07.76 in the 100-yard Butterfly (1:07.76), Vivian Zhu in the 100 Yard Breastroke (1:16.55) and Kayla Wadsworth’s time of 1:01.71 in the 100 Yard Freestyle and 1:11.35 in the 100 Yard Backstroke. Next up for the program is a dual meet against Barrington on Tuesday at the Stevenson Natatorium at 4:45 p.m. (diving) and 6:15 p.m. (swimming). Head Coach Ayrton Kasemets will recognize the program’s varsity seniors after the meet: Elizabeth Cao, Alex Eastmond, Anna Gates, Paige Harris, and Jessica Nyborg.


Disciplinary Records Question Removed from the Common App
Students will no longer have to answer whether they have been cited for a disciplinary violation in high school when applying to colleges using the Common Application due to concerns that the question disproportionately impacted some students who were less likely to submit their college applications.

New Insurance Trend: COVID-19 Related Expense Policies for College Students
Some parents are purchasing insurance policies that cover tuition and other expenses which are not refunded if their student is too sick to finish a college semester due to COVID-19.

Inequities in Michigan’s K-12 Schools Outlined in Recent Report
A 62-page report by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission was recently released which finds a significant lack of equity in the state’s K-12 education system.

Prioritizing School Reopening for Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education recently reminded schools of their obligation to provide special education services no matter what instructional approach is used and that schools cannot limit services to students with disabilities without consideration of their individual needs.

Illinois State Receives Grant to Enhance the Skills of Educators
A $4.3 million grant was received by ISU from the United States Department of Education to increase the number of highly effective educators.


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