Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Band Showcase for a Cause Tonight
Stevenson band members are lending their talents for a cause. The Stevenson Fine Arts Division is hosting a virtual concert Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. with solo, chamber and group performances by members of all seven curricular bands. As part of this showcase, they are requesting donations for Give-a-Thon via a link that will be shared during the concert. Zoom access link

Fall Choral Collage Virtual Concert Tomorrow
A link to view the virtual Fall Choir Collage Recital Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. has been posted.


Catalyst Club Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest
The SHS Catalyst Club is seeking your help to win a national Red Ribbon Week photo contest. Your vote can help the club win an iPad and $1000 to promote drug abuse prevision along with national recognition. Voting is open through Nov. 16 and you can vote once per day:

  • Go to: and locate their photo, shown on the left.
  • Click on the SHS photo
  • Enter your email address and cast your vote
  • You will receive an email requesting you to confirm your vote.


Fall Sports Photos
Team and individual portraits from picture day are now available to view and order online. Please use the link and instructions below to access your photos:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select the green Sports Team & Individual tile
  3. Select the view and order tab
  4. Select your season and team photo (individual images will appear in the gallery with your team photo)
  5. Follow the instructions to select your package or products and enter your information
  6. You will receive a confirmation email


High School Basketball Season Questions Continue
During an Illinois Athletic Director Association Zoom call earlier this week, only 9% of the 372 athletic directors attending reported their school would play basketball this year. Twenty-nine percent reported they would not be playing and 62% stated they were unsure. Some school officials believe going against state guidelines could open schools up to liability.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Schools Includes Fewer Job Applicants
The results of a recent survey about the impact of the coronavirus on schools showed a drop in educator morale, school districts are reporting fewer job applicants, student mask requirements are increasing and there is a large range in the amount of live instruction schools offer on a daily basis.

Turning an Abandoned Mall into a School
Mall vacancies are accelerating and a mall operator in Idaho found a new tenant to lease a 70,000 square foot anchor store. A charter school with close to 600 students in grades 6-12 will be using the space to open a new school in the fall of 2021.

Changing College Enrollment Figures
preliminary snapshot of college enrollment trends includes greater decreases in enrollment at community colleges and private nonprofit four-year institutions than public four-year and private for-profit four-year schools. Graduate enrollment is trending up as is part-time enrollment in certain sectors. The most significant enrollment decline was seen in students with an American Indian/Native Alaskan background. There was a decrease in first-time college students across most sectors and a spike in enrollment at online institutions.

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