Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Stevenson Students Run to Protect Kids with Epilepsy
The volunteer efforts by Stevenson students help many in the community. Recently, members of the National Honor Society sponsored a fundraising effort to support the Danny Did Foundation and to raise awareness for epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Brett Erdman, the Stevenson community service coordinator, reports that students who signed up for the recent 1 in 26 Challenge raised $5,500 by running or walking more than 1600 miles. A heartfelt thank you to the students who organized and coordinated this effort to support this wonderful cause.

Virtual Career Exploration Nights
The Stevenson Career Exploration Program is hosting a series of virtual Career Exploration Nights to help Stevenson students to learn about careers in business and leadership, medicine, and STEM careers for women. During three evenings next week, students can listen to a presentation by panelists followed by a question and answer session.


Varsity Results for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020
Girls Swimming and Diving
In a rare virtual meet against Evanston, two relay teams set pool and team records yesterday. The 200 Medley Relay Team of freshman Jennifer Chen, senior Jessica Nyborg, sophomore Milena Busma, and junior Katie Makarska finished in 1:43.42, breaking the previous record from 2019 of 1:44.93 (held by Elizabeth Cao, Nyborg, Busma, and Alex Eastmond). Nyborg and Makarska were also part of the 200 Freestyle Relay, along with junior Claudia Rzeznik and senior Alex Eastmond who posted a time of 1:34.88. The previous record of 1:36.13 was set in 2019 by Nyborg, Rzeznik, Isabelle Gattone, and Madeleine O’Donnell and also set in 2013 by Julia Wawer, Courtney Kamin, Riley Kirby, and Cheryl Xiang.

Both 2020 relay teams have also automatically qualified for All-American honors.
The Patriots will host the IHSA Sectional Swimming and Diving meet tomorrow at the Aquatic Center. Diving starts at 9:00 am, followed by swimming at 1:30 pm. Both competitions can be seen on the NFHS Network.


Illinois to Begin Reporting COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools
The state will begin sharing the number of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks by school. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases tied to contact at school. This decision comes two weeks after outbreaks were reported in at least 44 unidentified school buildings across the state.

Increase in Parents Applying for Federal Aid for Higher Education
A recent survey indicated that more families are hoping to use federal aid to pay for their student’s college education. Thirty-nine percent of parents who did not plan to apply for aid previously now say they will as a result of the pandemic.

Impact of the Pandemic on Fine Arts
Universities and art institutions have been devising new classes and teaching techniques for fine arts students while students are looking at a potentially changing future for professional artists.

Creating Diverse Gifted Programs a Challenge
Recent federal data outlines racial disparity in gifted education programs despite decades of efforts to make these programs more equal.












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