Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

Junior Organizes Effort to Donate Sleeping Bags to the Homeless
Stevenson junior Neel Patel coordinated the 4th Annual “Warmth to Homeless” charity collection to benefit local people who are homeless.
Patel’s effort this year resulted in the distribution of 40 sleeping bags and 100 face coverings to The Night Ministry of Chicago. Sleeping bags will also be sent to the Urban Muslim Minority Alliance Center in Waukegan to be included in their Turkey Drive next week. Last year, Neel and his sister alumna Trisha Patel who founded the charity raised over $700 to purchase sleeping bags.

Stevenson Sports Broadcasting Duo Finalists for National Award
Senior Bradley Locker and Stevenson alumnus Jason Rutman (Class of 2020) were recently named finalists for the John Drury High School Radio Awards: Best Sports Play-by-Play. The duo, who submitted their broadcast of the Stevenson girls basketball game against the Lake Forest Scouts from last season, is one of five finalists for the national award. The winner will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on Dec. 5.


Deadline to Order Graduation Items
The deadline for seniors to place cap and gown orders is Nov. 20.
The Jostens webpage has links to view cap and gown product pages, cap and information about ordering graduation accessories.
Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2021, but cap and gown orders need to be placed in advance.

Student Services Support Groups
Student Services continues to be committed to supporting students during this extremely challenging time and they remind students that virtual support groups are available. They also have a new support group beginning second semester called, Our Living with Chronic Medical Barriers. Interested students should contact Addy Taylor in Student Services at


Athletic Director Trish Betthauser Reflects on Basketball Season
Listen to Stevenson Athletic Director Trish Betthauser talk about the Stevenson winter sports season which begins today and the basketball season on the Jon and Joe Show Podcast. The boys and girls basketball webpages have been updated to reflect the status of the current season.
Betthauser also discusses the prevalence of female athletes continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level.


Eight of the Largest School Districts in Illinois Have Paused Plans to Reopen
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, eight Illinois school districts will continue to provide virtual learning for almost 500,000 students.

IHSA Meeting Planned to Discuss High School Basketball This Week
Boys and girls basketball is scheduled to begin today in Illinois but the Illinois Department of Public Health’s safety guidance does not include competitive action for those sports this season. The Illinois High School Association has a meeting scheduled for Thursday to provide more direction for basketball practice and games.

Suburban School Districts Reports Unauthorized Communication
District 211 reported that the system which controls outgoing emails, phone calls and text messages for the district was compromised Saturday night after parents reported receiving offensive messages. A similar incident was reported at several other Illinois school districts last week.

Michigan High Schools and Universities to Cease In-Person Learning for Three Weeks
Beginning Wednesday, the state of Michigan will shut down in-person learning at high schools, colleges and universities for three weeks along with other restrictions ordered by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that high school sports will also be canceled during this period.



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