Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020

Stevenson Patriot Receives Semper Fidelis All-American Honors
Senior Haley Barnes was awarded the United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Award at a Veterans Day ceremony at VFW Schaumburg Post 2202. The award was presented to her by Stevenson Physical Education teacher and coach Dino Moran. She was one of 96 student-athletes in the nation honored at a recognition tour this fall.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with conviction and determination to succeed. Students are selected based on moral character, academic performance and athletic abilities demonstration of a fighting spirit that improves the lives of their fellow citizens.
Barnes, a member of the Stevenson varsity softball team was recognized for her leadership and accomplishments in the classroom and on the field. During the award presentation, Coach Moran outlined Haley’s determination, work ethic and commitment to excellence not only on the field but also during Early Bird PE classes.
Congratulations Haley for being named a 2020 Semper Fidelis All- American!

First Semester Material Drop-Off Procedures
At the beginning of this semester, students received books and equipment so they could fully participate in Remote Learning+ from home. Those items now need to be returned. A list of classes that have items that need to be returned is posted on the SHS website. As outlined in a letter sent today, students and families are asked to follow the following procedures:

All items should be returned to campus on the following days:

  • Monday, Dec. 14: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec.16: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 17: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please follow the following procedures:

  1. Families are expected to wear a mask when speaking to staff members.
  2. Please enter campus using the Route 22 entrance and turn left at the stop sign into lot B.
  3. You will be directed to the drop off point where a staff member will meet you at your car to collect your materials.

Additional Information:

  1. If your student is dropping off items for multiple classes, please bag each class separately.
  2. Books do not need to be bagged.
  3. On each item or bag, please attach masking tape with your name and ID number.

Thank you for helping us return these materials so we can prepare for second semester.

Stevenson Students Participate in Princeton Speech and Debate Tournament
Six members of the Stevenson Debate Team joined 270 debaters from around the country on Dec. 5 for the Princeton Classic Congressional Speech and Debate tournament. Stevenson was represented by freshmen Chelsea She and Natalie Zaslavskiy, sophomore Angie Chang, junior, Landis Varughese, and seniors Sailaja Nallacheruvu and Laya Reddy. Congratulations to Reddy for advancing to the semi-finalist round!


Study Break Sponsored by Patriot Parent Association
To provide a study break for students preparing for first semester finals, the PPA is providing a free study treat from Culver’s in Lincolnshire or Buffalo Grove tomorrow, Dec. 10, through Dec. 16.
Stevenson students were sent an email today inviting them to stop by Culver’s to choose between either a free dish of frozen custard with one topping or small order of crinkle-cut french fries. A printout of the email must be to be submitted when ordering and one treat per student is allowed. Thank you to the parents involved in this organization for supporting our students during finals week!

Stevenson Band and Color Guard Fundraiser
Members of the Band Parents Organization invite the Stevenson community to mention the SHS band and color guard when ordering at El Famous Burrito (236 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL) on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. The restaurant will donate 20% of group sales back to the band and color guard program. Directions to order over the phone or through a delivery service has been posted.


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


Universities Criticized for Hosting Football Games While Cancelling Graduation Ceremonies
Students across the country have started petitions in hopes of getting their institutions to reconsider having in-person graduation ceremonies. In some cases, students are expressing concerns that their school is able to host a football game with fans in attendance but not allowing a socially distanced commencement ceremony.

Illinois Teacher Preparation Programs Will be Graded on Diversity Recruitment Efforts
To address the high number of teacher vacancies, especially for teachers of color, special education teachers and bilingual educators, the Illinois Board of Education will begin grading teacher education programs to ensure that programs are recruiting more teachers, increasing the number of teachers of color and retaining teachers at public school districts.

Georgia High School Students Working to Register Young Voters for Run-Off Elections
A group of high school students in Georgia is determined to make a difference in several runoff elections next month. These students are putting their technology skills to work and have built text-banking software, phone-banking software, and online methods to track donors, volunteers, and voters. They estimate their efforts have resulted in the registration of 65,000 new voters.


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