Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Traditional Homecoming activities could not be held this year but Student Council has been working together with many co-curricular clubs to hold Monstober events next week. Examples of some of the events planned include a Halloween Cake Decorating Competition by Senior Class Board, Monstober Bingo hosted by Junior Class Board, a Trick-or-Treat Bag Making event by the Print Media Club, Pumpkin Carving Tips from the Horticulture Club, a Patriot Pet Costume Event hosted by the Animal Welfare Club, Candy Catapulting with the Physics Club, Musical Contests with Pass On The Beat, a Shark Tank Watch Party with Future Business Leaders of America, Creative Prompts Completion with the Wit/Half Wit, a Pitch(fork) Fest with Startups in Business and Technology, Students Helping Soldiers will be having a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, a live cooking class featuring Avocado Monster Toast with Food Revolution and Monstober Kahoot with the Law Club.

In addition, a Spirit Week will be held with students encouraged to dress according to the theme of the day:
Monday -Pajama Day
Tuesday – Neon/ Tie Dye Day
Wednesday – Onesies Day
Thursday – Hawaiian Day
Friday – Green and Gold Day


Virtual Portfolio Day
Seniors interested in pursuing post-secondary education in art or design are invited to attend a Virtual 2020 National Portfolio Day on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m to receive a free portfolio review. Ninty accredited art or design universities and colleges participating in this event will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet one on one with professional representatives who will answer questions about their programs and provide feedback on how students can improve their portfolio so it will be a successful part of their college and university applications. Registration is required.

Winter Sports Season for Stevenson Student-Athletes
The Winter Sports season for Boys/Girls Bowling, Girls Gymnastics, Boys Swimming & Diving, Boys/Girls Fencing, Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Competitive Cheerleading, and Competitive Dance begin on Nov. 16.

According to the ISBE Sports Policy, sports are designated as lower, medium, and higher risk, and are therefore limited in activities based on the designation. As more information becomes available from the Illinois High School Association and Illinois State Board of Education, the Stevenson athletic webpages will be updated. The deadline to register for winter sports is Nov. 9.

Illinois High School Basketball Coaches Campaign for a November Season Start
This week, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association released the results of a survey that collected data on recent contact days. They are using the results to communicate the overwhelming number of coaches in favor of starting high school basketball in November.

University COVID-19 Results to be Excluded from State Metrics
Illinois health officials announced that the saliva tests used at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana would be excluded from the state’s Region 6 results due to concerns over potentially skewed calculation.

Helping Student-Athletes Navigate College Recruitment During a Pandemic
Some high school coaches are taking on an expanded role of helping their student-athletes connect with college coaches even though their high school seasons have been altered.

Cancelation of High School Blood Drives Impacting Blood Donations
In Ohio, the Community Blood Center is facing a shortage of certain blood type donations and cites cancellations of high school blood drives as a contributing factor.

Chicago Public Schools Announces Initiative to Increase Diversity of Teachers
Beginning with a group of 100 students from the Class of 2021, CPS hopes to triple the number of CPS graduates hired as teachers each year by offering a priority job placement.





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