Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

Students Create ADHD Awareness Campaign
Students involved in the Stevenson chapter of HOSA – Future Health Professionals compete in health care events throughout the year, create campaigns to promote career opportunities for students in the healthcare industry and work to enhance the delivery of quality health care to people in need. Students in this club will compete in virtual preliminary competitions Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 and qualifying students will also have the opportunity to compete in state and national competitions.
For the preliminary competition, a trio of juniors including Riya Khandelwal, Meha Krishnareddigari and Gulnaaz Sayyad created a community awareness campaign to combat the stigma associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Their campaign, called Project A includes an ADHD awareness website, a Facebook page and an Instagram presence.
This is a great example of students showing a commitment to others through their co-curricular activities!


Senior Class Board Apparel Sale
The deadline for the Senior Class Board Clothing Sale has been extended until Nov. 23. Seniors who want to order Class of 2021 merchandise can order online and have their apparel orders shipped to their home.


Patriot Pride Athlete Summit
The second Patriot Pride Athlete Summit will be held on Dec. 6 from 8-9 p.m. Student-athletes are invited to register to attend this online event with guest speaker Harvie Herrington.
Harvie will focus on goals and mental training that he outlines in his book “80/20 Rule: Removing the Friction From Your Life to Become a Better Athlete”. After Harvie speaks, participants will move into virtual breakout rooms with their teams to work on interactive activities led by members of Patriot Pride.
This is a unique experience for our athletes to make connections with each other outside of the typical season setting. Students can use this opportunity to better yourself and your teams, and also to better prepare yourself for post-high school experiences. By attending five of the Patriot Athlete Summit presentations, students will be able to use this as an NHS service experience plus you will receive an exclusive athlete summit T-shirt.


Pandemic Production of ‘Newsies’ Streaming Online Beginning Tonight
The Daily Herald showcased the work of the Stevenson Fine Arts Department and Patriot Theatre Company yesterday. Three performances of the musical ‘Newsies” can be viewed tonight online and tickets are free. More than 120 students are involved in the cast, crew and pit orchestra for this virtual production which was filmed outside in a socially distanced manner.

University Student Housing Options Get Complicated
During the spring, many colleges and universities offered room and board refunds to students who returned home for online learning. This fall, several institutions clarified that these refunds wouldn’t necessarily be offered again if a campus shutdown occurred again and some schools have yet to make an announcement for spring and winter term housing contingencies.

The End of Snow Days: One of Several Post-Pandemic K-12 Predictions
With remote learning plans already in place, some predict that snow days may be a thing of the past. This is one of several predictions of how school technology advancements during the pandemic may shape K-12 education in the future.

Downward Trend in Free Application for Federal Student Aid Applications
FAFSA filing rates have been declining for years and the decrease in the number of students completing this financial aid application has been more pronounced this year.

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