Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

Junior Honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Stevenson junior Nathan Li, recently earned the 2019-20 President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities within the nation and inspires others to take action. Li, who is also a member of the football and track and field programs at Stevenson and was nominated by the California-based Super Joey Foundation. After being selected as the leader of the Super Joey Foundation Chicago Chapter earlier this year, Nathan built a team with nine other SHS juniors within two weeks, including Jimmy Davis, Abigail Kogan, Faith Cozzi, Kayla Goldstein, Seamus O’Connell, Anna Cai, Eileen Kang, Bayarmaa Bat-erdene, and Jennifer Stevens that worked to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September as seen in this video.

Give-A-Thon Meeting
A virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m via Zoom for students to learn about this year’s Give-A-Thon. Yes, Give-A-Thon will be occurring this year but it will be organized differently. The biggest change involves the registration process and the deadline for students to register is 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Students who register will contract to be “leaders” within their own families and Stevenson families will sign up to sponsor Lake County families with gifts. All students interested in learning how to participate are encouraged to attend the Zoom meeting tomorrow night for more information.

Horticulture Club
An outdoor activity at Stevenson is planned by the Horticulture Club on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Students who are interested in participating are asked to meet at the Circle Drive entrance at 4 p.m. to plant mums in the outdoor planters around campus. Weather appropriate attire that might get dirty is recommended and gardening gloves and tools will be provided. Upcoming meeting dates for this club are Oct. 21, Nov. 4. Nov. 18 and Dec. 3. Contact Club Sponsor Amy Inselberger for more information and follow this club on Instagram for additional updates.

Varsity Results for Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

Girls Tennis
The Patriots fell to Libertyville in conference action on Monday night, dropping the girls tennis team to 3-2 in the NSC and 4-4 overall. Varsity has an opportunity to rebound today as they travel to Lake Zurich and then to Deerfield on Wednesday. Wednesday evening’s JV match vs. the Deerfield Warriors will be the last home match for Stevenson senior Symone Calliste-David.

Thank you to Stevenson Coaches
Today is National Coaches Day.
Many thanks to Stevenson athletic coaches for their work on and off playing fields, courts, courses, decks, lanes, mats, rinks, and venues.


Privacy Concerns Raised with eLearning Tool Used by Chicago Public Schools
A tool used by CPS for eLearning initially had settings that allowed teachers to remotely start a video preview session enabling a teacher to see inside a student’s home without the knowledge of the student. This issue has been resolved but has raised privacy concerns.

New Partnership Pairs New Teachers with Mentors
The Illinois State Board of Education announced a partnership with several Illinois unions which provides support to first-year teachers by pairing them with building mentors and virtual instructional coaches to help guide them during their first year which may include different instructional formats due to COVID-19.

Free College Classes Offered to New Hampshire High School Students
The New Hampshire Department of Education has partnered with a non-profit organization to give high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.

New STEM Program at Arizona State University Fosters Inclusivity
The new Research for Inclusive STEM Education Center at ASU has several goals including identifying classroom inequities and researching ways to make STEM classrooms more inclusive. This work is meant to improve inclusivity at ASU and also to inspire change at other institutions.

The Power of a Tailored Suit
An eight-week program called Suits for Seniors focuses on teaching high-risk senior high school students important life skills and provides career coaching. At the conclusion of the program, graduating students receive a tailored suit and participate in a graduation ceremony. The program has a 100% high school graduation rate and a 98% college admission rate for the 1,000+ students who have completed the program.


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