Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Historic Win for Scholastic Bowl Team
The Stevenson Scholastic Bowl A team won the largest ever tournament in Illinois history at the David L. Riley Memorial Kickoff Tournament which was held virtually on Saturday.
The online event featured a 120 team field, split into three divisions, with both the Stevenson A and Stevenson B teams seeded in the top division. The Stevenson A team went undefeated to take top honors. This team was comprised of seniors Arjun Nageswaran, David Lee, and Billy Bratton; and juniors Anish Arora and Jonny Abraham who are pictured above.
The B team, with the youngest lineup in Division 1, performed admirably promising years of future success for the program and included junior Spandan Goel; and sophomores Dhruv Pendarkhar, Andrey Vlasov and Srikar Venkatesan.
Congratulations Patriots!

Recommendations Sought for Stress Relieving Activities
The Student Services DeStress Team is building a Bitmoji resource page with videos, apps and activities that students recommend for reducing stress. Their hope is to create resources for students, families, and staff to refer to in the coming weeks and months to engage in healthy self-care practices.
If you have a favorite app or video that helps you relax or a favorite recipe, craft, or activity that you would like to share with the SHS community, please share it using this submission form. They would especially appreciate photos or videos of people using the activities they recommend to include on their resource page.

College Night for Junior Families Includes Interpreter Assistance
All juniors along with their parents and guardians are invited to the College Career Center’s annual College Night for Junior Families program on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Students are highly encouraged to attend with their parent/guardian. A special session for parents and guardians of students with IEP/504 plans will take place before the main presentation. The special session will run from 6:30-6:50 p.m. via Zoom.
Families needing interpreter assistance are asked to reach out to Michele Doczi, at mdoczi@d125.org prior to Wednesday, Dec. 2. 


Winter Play Details Confirmed
The Patriot Theatre Company confirmed that rehearsals for the winter play “The Compass” will begin virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with tentative performance dates of March 5-7.
Rehearsals in January, February and March may be a combination of remote or hybrid depending on safety guidelines and students will be expected to work on parts of the show over winter break. This interactive play explores the intersection of technology and decision making through the story of a young person who used an app to make a life-altering decision.
Students interested in participating in a cast, crew or leadership role for either “The Compass” or the Freshman Sophomore Winter Play “Almost, Maine” should view the 2021 Winter Play Information Packet for full information including upcoming auditions and sign-up forms.
There are acting roles for “The Compass which can be carried out virtually and both productions will be streamed to audiences online.


Stevenson winter sports teams have paused their in-person practices as recommended by the Illinois High School Association and Governor Pritzker effective Nov. 19.


High School Swim Coaches Using Dryland Techniques During a Paused Season
Stevenson boys head swimming coach Doug Lillydahl shares how he holds daily Zoom meetings and socially distanced dryland workouts to help swim team members stay in shape. He is one of many Illinois high school sports coaches staying connected to student-athletes during a season placed on hold.

University Professor Offers to Cook Thanksgiving Meals for Stranded Students
A University of Iowa professor sent out an email to her students offering to deliver a homemade meal to those who were quarantined or who couldn’t travel home. A student shared her act of kindness and the tweet went viral.

Creating Community with an Online Anime Club
As a new student at a new high school, an Englewood STEM high school student volunteered to start an online anime club. With the help of the club’s sponsor, her goal was to reach out and foster connectedness, a prospect that has been challenging behind online grids. While the online club has turned out differently than she anticipated students did find ways to quietly connect and the student gained experience building a community.

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