Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

College Career Center Hosts Trades Week
Next week, juniors and seniors are invited to attend a variety of virtual presentations to explore a career in the trades.
Representatives from Lincolnshire Police Explorers Program, HVAC, auto body, journeymen plumbers, cosmetology, real estate, automotive technology, culinary school, welding, robotics, laser photonics optics and more will provide information on their professions. Session times and Zoom links are posted on this document.
Students who want to attend a session being held during a scheduled class time must ask permission to attend from their teacher at least two days in advance.


Applications Open for Local Scholarship
Rebecca’s Dream Foundation is committed to serving the community by promoting awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases. This organization will be awarding four ($1000) scholarships to Chicago-area high school seniors who are planning to continue their education at two-year or four-year schools and who share the organization’s mission and vision to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2021.


College Commitments Announced
Congratulations to the following Stevenson Patriots who have made a decision to compete in their respective sport at a college or university next year.
Maria Mossakowski – Siena College (Water Polo)
Casey Kedzierski – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Baseball)
Jocelyn Silk – Alma College (Patriettes)
Alex Eastmond – Virginia Tech (Swimming)
Erin Day – Northern State University (Soccer)
Jessica Nyborg – Brigham Young University (Swimming)
Abby Kalou– Lesley University (Soccer)
Dakota Leonard– Saint Mary’s University (MN) Soccer
We will be recognizing these athletes, as well as others who make their decision in the next few months during a ceremony in the spring. Please email Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at with additional information on athletic college/university commitments or future commitments.

Fall Sports Awards Honorees
Stevenson Athletics honored fall sports student-athletes on Nov. 10, 2020 during a virtual celebration. Here are a few highlights from the event:
North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship RecipientsBradley Park (Boys Golf), Briana Fidman (Girls Golf), Thea Surya (Girls Tennis), Kendall Goldenson (Girls Cross Country), Willem Jo (Boys Cross Country) and Elizabeth Cao (Girls Swimming & Diving)
Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer: Julia Baker
Big Gun RecipientsLee Stroming (Allied Bocce), Abby Schueneman (Girls Tennis), Elizabeth Cao (Girls Swimming & Diving), Allie Santos (Girls Golf), Nick Udoni (Boys Golf), Wesley Park (Boys Cross Country) and Jenna McCullough (Girls Cross Country)
Scholar-Athlete RecipientsLily Ma (Girls Cross Country), Stephen Moy (Boys Cross Country), John Arne (Boys Cross Country), Wesley Park (Boys Cross Country), Tyler Goetting (Boys Cross Country), Willem Jo (Boys Cross Country), Conan Pan (Boys Golf), and Elizabeth Cao (Girls Swimming & Diving)
Team Championships: North Suburban Conference Championship (Girls Golf and Girls Swimming/Diving), I.H.S.A. Regional Championship (Girls Golf), I.H.S.A. Sectional Championship (Girls Golf)


Using Video to Connect Students with Veterans
Students at a high school in Colorado conducted video interviews with local veterans and sent the raw footage to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans History Project which collects, preserves and makes accessible personal accounts of American war veterans. The edited footage from these interviews was used as an alternative to in-person presentations by veterans this year and the students participated in capturing and preserving American history stories.

Concerns Over Student Travel During College Thanksgiving Break
With Thanksgiving just weeks away, professors at several universities are weighing in on the potential of asymptomatic students spreading COVID-19 to their hometown communities. Some colleges and universities are increasing preventative measures including additioinal student testing and encouraging students from refraining from non-essential activity prior to the holiday to reduce the chance of transmission.

Conversations in US Classrooms After the Election
Many teachers who stayed up late to watch election returns last week were met in virtual classrooms the day after the election by students asking questions and making projections.

School Tech Departments Being Pushed to the Limit
For the last eight months, school technology departments have scrambled to purchase new devices and provide Wi-Fi for students. The need for reliable internet access and tech support for families are common and recurring themes across districts.

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