Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020

Get Your Tickets to This Weekend’s Production of ‘Newsies’!
The Patriot Theatre Company production of ‘Newsies’ will have three streamed shows this weekend. Tickets are FREE but they must be reserved in advance for these showtimes:

  • Friday, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, at 2 p.m.

See the program to learn more about this production which includes more than 120 students in the cast, crew and pit orchestra.
If you’d like to make plans for dinner and a show, the Patriot Theatre Company has organized a Dining for Dollars fundraiser with Joanie’s Pizzeria in Long Grove, and Culver’s in Buffalo Grove and Lincolnshire. If you mention “Stevenson Theatre” when ordering Friday through Sunday you’ll be supporting local and the Patriot Theatre Company.
This is a family-friendly musical set in turn-of-the-century New York City. Newsies is the tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right.
Once again, another amazing production by the Patriot Theatre Company and Stevenson Division of Fine Arts. Congratulations to all involved with this show!

Brown University Model United Nations Competition
The Stevenson Model United Nations Team meets weekly to research current world issues and represents various countries at Model U.N. conferences.
Recently, twenty members of this team competed virtually in the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations which was held on Nov. 6-8. Honorable Mention awards went to senior Denis Selyuzhitsky, juniors Anmol Dash and Swathi Suremoorthy, and sophomore Anish Nadella. Senior Clare Hu won an Outstanding Delegate award. Senior Christine Irlbeck won a Best Delegate Award.


Before-School Virtual Yoga Classes Offered
For students interested in doing yoga before school, a new intramural yoga club is being formed.
Classes will be led by Physical Education teacher Ms. Heredia on Fridays beginning on Nov. 20 from 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. and additional classes are scheduled on Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.
There is a $10 registration fee and questions can be directed to Intramurals Coordinator Mr. Wellington or Student Activities Division Assistant Ms. Patten.


Two Sports Boosters Fundraisers
Over the years, the Sports Boosters organization has made donations well in excess of $1 million to Stevenson Athletics and athletic-related events. Your participation in this group’s fundraising efforts benefits many student activities at Stevenson.
Mention Stevenson Sports Boosters when dining at Culver’s of Buffalo Grove or Lincolnshire on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Culver’s will donate 25% of the group sales back to this organization.
If you’re a coffee or tea lover or have one on your holiday gift list, Sports Boosters has also partnered with Driven Coffee for an online fundraiser and the Boosters organization will receive 30% of online orders placed by Nov. 30.
Learn more about Sports Boosters and how to get involved in this volunteer organization.


Universities Requiring SAT and ACT Exams Seeing Decline in Applications
While up to 70% of U.S. public colleges and universities have announced they are waiving the need for SAT or ACT scores as part of the application process, Florida’s public university system is still requiring these exams and is also seeing a significant drop in applications.

Breaking COVID-19 Rules Could be Costly for College Students
Schools nationwide added clauses to enforce COVID-19 safety rules. Breaking the rules can result in expulsion, suspension, removal from campus housing or probation on some campuses. Suspended students may be faced financial penalties including early loan repayment requirements and federal aid may need to be returned.

A Philadelphia Teacher Who Collects Students’ Autographs
On the first day of class, an English Language Arts teacher asks students to sign a document with their goals and future aspirations. It’s one of many ways this high school teacher builds relationships with his students in a virtual environment.

High School Wrestlers Reflect on Delayed Season in Illinois
The IHSA wrestling season normally would have started this week but is now scheduled to begin in April. Area wrestlers reflect on the change in their season.



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