Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020
Winter ArtFest Virtual ArtShow
As an online alternative to an in-person event, please enjoy this Winter Artfest Virtual Artshow with artwork created remotely by Stevenson students enrolled in the following curricular art courses this semester:
Digital Art & Design
2D Animations (a D125 student login is required to view this video)
These videos include student artwork created under the instruction of SHS Fine Arts teachers Maureen Connolly, Patrick Fairchild, Katie Hyken, Tim Myers, Cristal Sabbagh and Maria Yung. Well done, Patriots!
Stevenson Latin Team Competes in Scholastic Bowl Competition
Thirteen members of the Stevenson Latin Club participated virtually In the first of the winter Certamen (Latin Scholastic Bowl) competitions on Dec. 1 in the North Chicago Section. The Patriots finished in second place in the upper division, second in the lower division and third in the novice division. The upper-level team, comprised of seniors Aniket Dixit, and Allen Guo, as well as juniors Jonathan Burrer Brady Rivkin and Kayle Sacksteder, had the strongest finish ever for our Certamen teams at that level. The lower team had notable contributions from sophomores Gautham Kappaganthula and Dhruv Pendharkar.
Patriots who competed in the novice group included freshmen Bill Guo, Ian Harmon and Grace Sun. The lower team was comprised of Pendhakar and fellow sophomores Ella Berg-Coxhead, Ainika Hou, Kappaganthula and Vaishnavi Sankar.
The sponsor of the Stevenson Latin Club is Latin teacher Chris Mural.
Seniors Invited to Compete for Mr. SHS Title
Each year, the senior class board holds a Mr. SHS talent competition and the deadline to submit an application for this year’s virtual event is Dec. 16. Interested students should send an email to Ms. Croak at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IACAC College Scholarship
The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling will award ten $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester, nonrenewable) to students who plan on pursuing a college or university education. These scholarships will be awarded to high school students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated involvement in their school, the community, and/or service to others with a motivation to achieve personal goals. This year’s recipients will be recognized by video submission during the 2021 IACAC annual conference in the spring. Student portions of the application must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 29 and counselor materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Friday, Feb. 5.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Stevenson winter sports teams have paused their in-person practices as recommended by the Illinois High School Association and Governor Pritzker.
Dad Sings Impromptu National Anthem When Sound System Fails at High School Game
In Ohio, high school basketball is still being played and there are fans in the stands including one parent who sang an a cappella rendition of the National Anthem recently when the sound system failed before a game.
Decline Seen in Some Students with Disabilities During Remote Learning
Advocates for the nation’s 7 million students with disabilities share that school closings have caused regression in some students that will be difficult to overcome. Although some schools have resumed in-person programs serving students with special needs other schools are struggling to deliver services that must be done in person or that require special equipment.
Shortage of Substitute Teachers Reaching Critical Level for Some Schools
The nationwide shortage of substitute teachers before the pandemic has become a more serious issue for some schools with part-time and retired teachers declining to work under remote and hybrid conditions. One local school district shared that their need for substitute teachers has increased tenfold to meet the need of teachers who need to quarantine after testing positive or being exposed to the virus.
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