Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

New Student Support Tool: Live Chat with a Librarian
The Stevenson librarians are introducing a new service that will enable students to receive live assistance from a librarian from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every school day. Students can use this feature to get help with searching for online information, citing sources, evaluating sources, troubleshooting database and login issues, and even help finding a good book to read!
The Chat with a Librarian tool can be found on the
Information Learning Center homepageon the ILC Databases pageand the ILC Help page. Outside of library hours, students can submit an email request for assistance.

iPad Updates
The Stevenson SMARTdesk sent an email to students instructing them how to upgrade their iPads from IPadOS 13.7 to 14.1. Students are asked to make an appointment with the SMARTdesk before they upgrade if their iPadOS is less than 13.1.


German Club and Cultural Cuisine Club Cook Together
Last week, members of the German Club and Cultural Cuisine Club gathered together virtually for their annual German cuisine cooking event. They met via Zoom from their own kitchens and cooked together.Students made spätzle, potato pancakes, gingerbread cookies, Apfelkuchen (apple cake), and bratwurst. Even though they couldn’t eat together, they still found a way to cook together.


New Sideline Store Offer
Patriot families can now order custom wall decals on the Stevenson Sideline Store.
The decals can be applied directly to a wall without tape and the Sideline store is offering a 15% discount on this product until Nov. 30.

New York School to Offer Flexibility on Grades

School officials in New York announced that parents will be able to choose whether their children’s transcripts reflect more than a passing grade.

Student Entrepreneurs Address Need for Virtual Learning Sites and Apps
A Canadian high school student made a small investment which led to the development of a database of online learning tools to help families and teachers identify tools for online learning. Other teen entrepreneurs are applying what they know to fill gaps they see in virtual education.

Anti-Semitic Harassment Complaint Filed Against University of Illinois
In a statement issued by the Louis B. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, examples of anti-Semitic harassment endured by Jewish students and others at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over the past five years were outlined as part of a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

Proposed EPA Update to Test for Lead in K-12 Schools
A proposed update to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule would require lead testing every year at 20% of the schools in specified service areas.

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