Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

December Virtual Band Concert
Students, parents, guardians and members of the Patriot community are invited to attend a Virtual Band Concert on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m with performances by each of the five levels of the Stevenson Band Program.
This concert will include previously unseen solo and chamber performances from the semester and the concert will be streamed via Zoom.


Virtual Auditions for Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies
Students enrolled in a Stevenson Dance class are eligible to submit an audition video for one of two curricular dance companies.
The Mélange Dance Company is composed of advanced technical dancers who are interested in exploring more about the art of choreography. The Repertory Dance Company enriches a dancer’s artistic integrity, creativity, versatility, performance quality, and movement vocabulary in a vigorous and disciplined setting.
Student-dancers interested in auditioning for either of these companies for second semester should join the Mélange and Repertory Dance Company Audition Google Classroom page with the class code nszqbyt.
After joining, students must learn a dance phrase which is posted as an assignment, record themselves performing the phrase, and submit it to the Google Classroom.

  • Audition Phrase Work video will be released: Monday, Dec. 7
  • Student Audition video due date: Friday, Jan. 8 by 11:59 PM
  • Company Casts will be announced the week of Jan. 11

Practices will be held at approximately 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for members of both companies


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


A Narrowed Digital Divide as a Result of the Pandemic
Prior to the pandemic, children across the country without digital devices or home internet struggled to keep up with assignments. Now many of these students have devices and internet connections, narrowing the divide between students in different economic groups.

Creating Music Without Instruments: A Music Teacher Adapts to Remote Learning
A New York music teacher who was accustomed to having students use and even share instruments has found other ways to keep students engaged in excited. He also relies on advice from one of his high school music teachers to “never get complacent when it comes to learning.” He drew on that advice as a student and continues to follow that advice as a teacher.

The Titans to be Remembered Differently After School Changes Name
The T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria Virginia became well known after the 2000 film “Remember the Titans” told the story of the school’s state football championship in 1971. On Monday, the school’s board of education voted unanimously to rename the school which had been named for a previous superintendent who fought desegregation.

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