Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Parenting Conversations: How to Talk to Your Teen
The Parenting Conversations webinar originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 20, from 7-8 p.m. Parents are invited to join members of the Stevenson Student Services team on Zoom to discuss communication strategies and the importance of establishing effective communication with your teen.

Additional webinars for parents scheduled for parents this week have also been posted.


Senior Class Board
Join Senior Class Board tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 3:45 p.m. for a Halloween-themed Cake Decorating Competition.
Students are invited to watch their classmates on Zoom face-off to see who can create the best-decorated cake and help decide who wins the prize!
All classes are welcome to participate. Please refer to the Senior Class Board Instagram page @classboard.2021 for more information.

Registration closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Give-A-Thon T-shirts can be ordered through Oct. 30 on the Superstore website and will be delivered to the home of the person ordering. For families who wish to give an online donation this year, a link for credit card donations has been posted.

Patriot Sports News
Girls Diving
In one of the rare 11-dive meets this season, junior Shreeya Sinha recorded a 403.10 to capture the individual NSC Diving Championship on Friday. Teammate and fellow junior, Nora Kowalski, followed close behind with a 366.90, earning the third-place medalist honors. Senior Paige Harris finished seventh with a score of 336.60. The divers will take the next week to prepare for the upcoming I.H.S.A. Sectional, hosted by Stevenson, on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9:00 a.m. The competition can be viewed on the NFHS Network.

Girls Swimming
Four Patriot swimmers were crowned individual conference champions on Saturday at the Stevenson Aquatic Center as the program captured the NSC crown. This is the first conference championship for Head Coach Ayrton Kasemets, and the fifth straight for the Stevenson Swimming & Diving program. Senior Alex Eastmond won the 200 Yard IM (2.04:43) and the 100-yard Backstroke (:56.83) junior Claudia Rzeznik captured top honors in the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of :56.63 and sophomore Abigail Collins claimed first in the 100 Yard Freestyle: 53.48. The team garnered 309 points in the nine-event meet (no relays), Lake Forest finished second with 248 points. Stevenson will host the I.H.S.A. Sectional for Swimming on Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m in the Aquatic Center. The competition can be viewed on the NFHS Network.)

Girls Tennis
Despite several rain delays on Friday and Saturday, the Patriots had a very strong showing at the I.H.S.A. sectional this weekend. With the finals to be played Tuesday at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the fourth-seeded doubles team of sophomore Sonia Mehta and junior Thea Surya will be playing Libertyville in the third-place match. Currently, the Patriots have a team score total of 18 and sit in third place comfortably, eight points ahead of the fourth-place team, Grayslake North. Lake Forest and Libertyville sit first and second, respectively. Daily Herald report.

Girls and Boys Cross Country
The Patriots put up a great fight in a tough meet at the Conference Championship on Saturday. The team posted an honorable 196 for their overall score, finishing seventh. Senior Emily Fejes– 20.41 and freshman Autumn Greaney– 20.54, ran to a 35th and 37th place finish, respectively. With an overall team time of 1:45.46 and an average runner time of 21:09.22, the Patriots were a mere one and half seconds behind the sixth-place finisher, Mundelein.

In the boys race, the Patriots ran to a fifth-place (out of 7 teams) finish this weekend at the Conference Championships. Seniors Wesley Park (16.17) and Willem Jo (16.37) posted 13th- and 19th-place finishes. The team scored an overall 128, only six points behind the fifth-place finisher, Lake Forest, that posted a 122.

This upcoming week the teams will be busy gearing up for the IHSA Regional, hosted by Grant on Saturday, Oct. 24. The girls races will begin at 9:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., followed by the boys at 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The course is located at Bulldog Athletic Complex, 26421 W. Molidor Road, Ingleside, IL 60041.

Deerfield School District Resumes Remote Learning
Due to an “alarming” uptick in COVID-19 cases in Lake County, Deerfield School District 109 announced on Saturday that they would be reverting to remote learning beginning today.

Measures Students are Taking to Take the ACT and SAT During a Pandemic
A parent chronicles the measures they took to allow their daughter to take the ACT exam this year, an opportunity difficult for some students to access.

Education Trends Which May Continue After the Pandemic is Over
Remote learning for emergency closures, flexible learning models and growing parent-school connections may be a permanent part of the educational landscape of the future.No In-Person Classes This Year for Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta Public School Superintendent issued an on-line announcement this weekend that in-person classes would not resume the rest of this calendar year due to increases in COVID-19 cases and parent responses.

Sending Students Home for Winter Break: Risky Business for Colleges and Universities
Public Health experts are advising colleges and universities holding in-person classes this fall to establish precautions for students leaving and returning to campus for winter break. The CDC advises against sending infected students home if they must travel far from campus.






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