Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

FAFSA Night on Oct. 22
The College Career Center will hold its annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Night from 4-7 p.m, via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Families interested in attending are asked to make an appointment prior to Oct. 22 by calling Michele Doczi at 847-415-4517, or via email by If families need an interpreter, please reach out by Oct. 15. Zoom links will be provided once registration has been received. The FAFSA Workshop will utilize Zoom and the breakout room feature to allow families private conversations directly with representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission who are trained in the specific details of the FAFSA.
Families are strongly encouraged to create their Federal Student Aid identification numbers prior to the appointment and begin completing the FAFSA form. A separate FSA ID is required for a parent and for the student. Families can get started by creating a Federal Student Aid ID and reviewing the steps for filling out a FAFSA form.
There is now a state-mandated graduation requirement related to the completion of the FAFSA, an alternative application or completion of a FAFSA non-participation form.

Remembering a Fellow Patriot
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of senior student Charnice Fisher. Charnice passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Charnice was passionate about dance and fashion and cherished the shopping spree she was able to participate in through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We know Charnice was a cherished member of our Patriot family and that she will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to her loved ones during this difficult time. This is very sad and difficult information to process, and we know that grief affects each of us differently. If you are a student in need of counseling support, please reach out to your Student Support Team.

Upcoming Programs for Parents

Mark Your Calendars: College During COVID
Senior students and parents, please mark your calendars for a Family Action Network-sponsored event featuring one of the nation’s leading experts on adolescence Dr. Laurence Steinberg, PhD, on how adolescent development can and should inform the challenging question many colleges must face: Should college campuses reopen? The discussion will be facilitated by renowned Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens and take place over Zoom on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m, and registration is required.

Patriot Parent and Community Programs
Two virtual programs are scheduled for today. A program on Strategies to Connect with Your Teen will be held at 4 p.m. and a Family Action Network Event on Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids will be held at 7 p.m. The Zoom links for these events as well as Patriot Parent Programs scheduled for next week have been posted.

Four-Day Weekend for Stevenson Students
Patriots will have a four-day weekend as classes are not in session tomorrow or Monday. The next edition of the Daily Digest will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 13.


Student Job Connection
Stevenson maintains a list of employment opportunities for students on the Student Job Connection webpage and several new positions have been recently added.


Varsity Results for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020

Boys Cross Country
The Patriots were defeated 20-38 by the Wildcats in a conference meet at Libertyville. Wesley Park (17:23) and Tarun Kalyana Sundaram (17:51) led the squad with fourth- and fifth-place finishes.

Girls Golf Regionals
Sophomore Allie Santos and freshman Chelsea She just missed earning regional champion medalist honors, as they both posted a 75 on the day, leading the Patriots to their second IHSA Regional Championship in two years. The score of 75 was good for a second-place tie between the two teammates. Freshman Megan Lee was close behind with a 79, tying for fifth place and junior Emily Duan and senior Briana Fidman both shot an 83, tying for tenth. The IHSA Girls Golf Sectional hosted by Dundee-Crown High School and Randall Oaks Golf Club will be held on Monday, Oct. 12.

Girls Tennis
Doubles wins by two teams were bright spots in the 2-5 loss in the non-conference match at Deerfield. Abby Schueneman and Kate Herlihy posted a 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 victory in three sets, while Sophia Lagen and Sabrina Xue won 3-6, 6-2, and 10-8 in their three-set match.
A chance to finish strong in conference play is up next as the Patriots head into the NSC Championship on Friday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.


STEM-Focused Foundations Partner to Increase Access to Learning Experiences for Girls
It’s called the Million Girls Moonshot initiative and the goal is to gain the interest of one million more girls in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This initiative is the result of a number of STEM-focused foundations partnering together to provide grants and resources to afterschool networks.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Earns 2020 Seal of Excelencia
A special designation was awarded to UIC recently in recognition of the effectiveness in which they service Latino students. The manner in which they improved faculty representation factored into the award from Excelencia in Education along with a history of commitment to providing academic support and cultural offerings for Latino students.

Allowing Students to See Mistakes as Learning Opportunities
A New England high school teacher shares how offering students the chance to redo assessments and assignments can improve how they see themselves and the quality of their work.

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Liberal Arts Colleges
Private liberal arts colleges have been hit hard economically this year. As a result, some smaller schools are announcing academic program cuts and employee furloughs.

Chicago School Council Elections Loom After Springtime Delay
Current council members are voicing concerns over the impact the confusion over election dates and procedures will have on upcoming school council elections which are now scheduled for mid-November.



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