Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Members of the co-curricular Flute Choir recently assembled virtually under the direction of sponsor and director Nanci Karlin to perform ‘Baroque Hoe Down’. This is a performance you don’t need to leave home to enjoy!
This year, this group has met weekly on Zoom and prior to the pandemic performed at band concerts, the Solo & Ensemble Festival, and at an end of the year recital. The Flute Choir is open to all Stevenson flutists in the band and is a non-cut club, meaning the participants do not need to audition to join.
Thank you to these student-musicians for sharing their talents with the Stevenson community in such a creative way!

Debate Team Members Compete Virtually
Ten members of the Stevenson Varsity Debate team were among 617 students who competed in the Apple Valley National Debate Tournament on Nov. 6-7 at this Minneapolis-based tournament which was held virtually this year.
Students who participated include Charles CarrSrikrishna SornaLandis VarugheseYoussef Mansour, Nandhini NairPrachi GyanmoteSneha RaoSarah ZhangNatalie Garayeva, and Udit Mehta with four of the Stevenson team members (Nandhini NairPrachi GyanmoteNatalie Garayeva, and Udit Mehta) progressing to the semifinal round.

CLC Transition Night for Students with Disabilities
The Office for Students with Disabilities at the College of Lake County is hosting a virtual transition night on Wednesday, Nov. 18 to assist students with disabilities with transitioning to college. Learn about how disability services change once high school ends and how students can gain support and accommodations. The program will be held online from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Math Team Hosts Harvey Mudd College Mathematics Professor
Arthur Benjamin, Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and TED speaker, will be addressing the Stevenson Math Team and other Stevenson students on the topic of “Mathematics and Magic” on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 3:35 p.m.
All students are welcome to attend via Zoom to enjoy this live presentation and explanation of mental math capabilities.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

CN100 Sports Recaps Girls Swimming Sectional Held at SHS
Check out these Flashback Friday highlights from the Illinois High School Association Sectional meet hosted by the Stevenson Patriots which was a recent segment on Comcast CN100.

College Commitments Continue
Stevenson Athletics recently announced the names of Stevenson student-athletes who have announced their plans to continue their athletic careers. An additional college commitment for the Patriots is senior baseball player Benji Ries who will be participating in baseball next year with the LeMoyne College Dolphins.

EDUCATION NEWS

Alliance of Liberal Arts Colleges Formed to Fight Racism
More than 50 liberal arts colleges formed an alliance recently to fight systemic racism and foster diversity and inclusion on their campuses. Up to eight employees from each member institution will be able to attend virtual monthly learning sessions beginning next year.

College eSports Isn’t Feeling the Sting of the Pandemic
Competitive online gaming, otherwise known as esports, continues to grow. Currently, more than 170 colleges and universities compete in the National Association of Collegiate eSports events. A number of universities are finding that esports provides a semblance of the college experience to students who can watch or participate in online matches while other in-person sporting activities are limited during the pandemic.

Federal Appeals Court Clears Harvard of Racially Biased Admission Practices
A panel of judges upheld a federal district court’s decision that Harvard doesn’t intentionally discriminate against Asian American applicants during the admissions process. The Students for Fair Admissions advocacy group, which filed a lawsuit against Harvard in 2014, shared plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to end the consideration of race in admissions at Harvard and all other universities.

Shedd Aquarium Backs Up Virtual Learning with Hands-on Material
A four-year STEAM program at one Chicago high school has a curriculum aligned with resources and programs at the Shedd Aquarium. Staff members from Shedd have shown their determination to continue to offer real-world lessons to students learning virtually by delivering material to students’ homes including fish to dissect.

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