The Patriot Theatre Company is teaming up virtually this fall with the Stevenson Foundation to produce the first-ever Theatre for Young Audiences musical. OLIVÉRio: A Brazilian Twist will be streamed live Saturday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. The event is free to attend but tickets must be reserved in order to receive an access link.
More than 40 students are involved as cast or crew members and the full cast list can be viewed on the Facebook Event page for this production. This musical is appropriate for all ages and retells the story of Oliver Twist set in modern-day Rio de Janeiro. The show will tackle issues of poverty, inequity and injustice while exploring Brazil’s rich music and culture.
Remembering Long-Time Patriot Staff Member
It is with a heavy heart that we announced the loss of our beloved colleague, Carey Cernivec, a long-time Attendance Specialist and recent retiree who passed away last week after battling cancer. Carey joined our Stevenson family 26 years ago, and has been a loyal and passionate Patriot ever since. Please keep Carey’s family in your thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Animal Welfare Club PAWS Presentation
This afternoon, the Animal Welfare Club will welcome Paula Fasseas, the founder and chairman of PAWS Chicago and 2008 Chicagoan of the Year. Attendees will learn how this no-kill shelter was created and about how to become involved with the organization via Zoom from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
CHOICES College Fair
Students with learning differences who are college-bound are invited to a virtual postsecondary planning night on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Students and families will learn about post-secondary options, receiving accommodations, and colleges and universities that specifically support students with learning differences. Advance registration is required and the program will be recorded.
VARSITY SPORTS NEWS FOR OCT. 9-10, 2020
Every Stevenson doubles and singles entry in the North Suburban Conference Tennis Championship on Friday, Oct. 9 finished in the top four, propelling the Patriots to an overall third-place finish for the season. Leading the way was the No. 2 doubles team of senior Abby Schueneman and sophomore Kate Herlihy, who defeated Waukegan 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, then Libertyville 7-5, 6-2 in the semi-finals, before falling to Lake Forest 6-3, 6-3 in the finals, claiming the second-place medalist spot. Other top finishes for Stevenson include: No.1 singles Anna Trush – fourth-place medalist, No. 2 singles Annika Sheth – third-place medalist, No. 3 singles Ashley Adkisson – third-place medalist, No.1 doubles Sonia Mehta and Thea Surya – third-place medalists, No. 3 doubles Angela Ran and Ashley Yan – third-place medalists, and No. 4 doubles Sophia Lagen and Sabrina Xue – third-place medalists. Stevenson will host the I.H.S.A. 2A Sectional meet on Friday and Saturday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.
Girls Swimming and Diving
A flurry of 1-2 finishes in three events on Saturday, Oct. 10, secured a victory over host Mundelein for the Girls Swimming & Diving program, resulting in a 6-0 conference dual meet record. sophomore Anya Ryaguzova (:25.78) and senior Elizabeth Cao (:26.32) finished first and second respectively in the 50-Yard Freestyle. sophomore Milena Busma (:59.54) and freshman Hana Wienckowski (1:01.29) repeated the 1-2 finish in the 100 -Yard Butterfly. Later in the meet, junior Claudia Rzeznik (:55.37) and freshman Sophia Berger (:56.00) followed, finishing first and second in the 100-Yard Freestyle. The Patriots host the NSC Diving Competition on Friday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aquatic Center, followed by the JV Swimming on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m., with varsity to follow at 12:30 p.m. Daily Herald report.
Without an I.H.S.A. State Tournament to look forward to this season, the Stevenson girls golf team knew the importance of ending the day with a championship. Behind the even-par 71 from sophomore Allie Santos and the second-place finish (76) of freshman Chelsea She, the Patriots finished with a team score of 311, twelve strokes ahead of second-place Barrington High School. Fighting through two rain delays and blustery conditions, Coach Emma Degen’s team won their second sectional championship in two years. Joining Santos and She in the top 10 were freshman Rylie Pryor and junior Emily Duan, who tied for seventh with a 82. Freshman Megan Lee shot a 84 and senior Briana Fidman scored a 86, in her last match as a Patriot. Daily Herald report.
EDUCATION IN THE NEWSNew Trier High School Returns to Remote Learning
After implementing hybrid learning last week, New Trier High School announced they will resume remote learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
New Early Childhood Education Development Plan Announced by Chicago Mayor Lightfoot
A new working group has been formed charged with drafting a plan to broaden access to programs and improve outcomes for children under the age of five in Chicago.
State Eases Penalty for Late Submission of Immunization Records
Although immunization records are still required, students do not need to submit these health records to attend remote classes by the Oct. 15 deadline set by the Illinois State Board of Education. They can now continue to receive remote instruction rather than being excluded from classes. Form submission is still required by the deadline for in-person learning.
Illinois State University Students Face Sanctions for Group Gathering
Nearly 100 ISU students may face disciplinary actions after participating in a large gathering last month. Leaders in Normal, Illinois had issued orders limiting gatherings on campus to 10 people or fewer near campus the week prior to this event.
Overhaul of the Social Studies Curriculum in Illinois Sought by Black Lawmakers
To ensure that the state’s social studies curriculum includes contributions of Black Americans and other minorities, leaders of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus are pushing for changes in how history is taught in Illinois.