Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Hybrid Learning
Happy New Year, Patriot families! Thank you to the parents, guardians and students who attended last night’s webinar to hear answers to frequently asked questions about our Hybrid Learning Plan which will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Today, an email was sent to students, parents and guardians with a link to a recording of last night’s webinar along with a Hybrid Learning Tool Kit. A copy of this email can be read on our Parents webpage.
Please refer to the COVID-19 webpage for additional resource links and updates about Remote and Hybrid Learning Days at Stevenson during second semester.

Virtual Winter Dance Concert 2020
A Virtual Winter Dance Concert was held at the end of last semester featuring students who choreographed small group works from the Concert Dance class, and the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies. Their performances can be viewed on Mediacast.
Student-dancers featured include:
Concert Dance Class Members: Ella Brody, Ashley Callen, Maggie Feldstein, Zoe Fledderman, Elli Freeman, Julia Goberman, Jessica Goldvekht, Shayna Jann, Ellie Jayne, Taylor Jenson, Juliette Koskela, Lauren Lee, Alyssa Marie Magsino, Isabel Perlin, Jocelyn Silk, Zoey Silver, Ella van Gerven, Katie Wu, Angelina Yan
Repertory DancersSophie Ezrol, Joy Fei, Sammi Guzzo, Rayna King, Elaina Kravchenko, Alisa Pozharskaia, Angelia Pulos, Alexis Trojan, Ava VanLue
Mélange Dancers: Georgie Casaletto, Grace Catlin, Ashley Dote, Caroline Feng, Julia Goberman, Joyce Kang, Emily Hsiao, Sammi Meyers, Kathryn Petkie, Abbie Szwejbka, Khushi Rao, Shreeya Ryali
Thank you to these student-dancers for sharing their talents with us!

Junior Course Selection
The course selection process for the 2021-22 school year begins this week for current juniors. On Thursday, Jan. 7, counselors will visit with all juniors to share important information to keep in mind when selecting senior year courses and the procedures for entering these classes in Infinite Campus. This counselor webinar will be held via Zoom during the student’s U.S. History classes. Students will receive the link to the Zoom meeting from their U.S. History teacher during class on Wednesday, Jan. 6. For any student not currently enrolled in U.S. History, counselors will be sharing the Zoom link via email.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, each junior will meet individually with their counselor via Zoom to discuss their course selections. These appointments will be scheduled during English class and specific Zoom links will be shared with students by their English teachers and also posted to the Class of 2022 Canvas page.
Parents play an important role in the course selection process. An email was sent to parents and guardians of junior students yesterday outlining the process. Please review this letter and discuss your student’s course selections with them before they meet with their counselor for course selection. If you have further questions, please contact your student’s counselor. The 2021-22 Coursebook can be referenced online as part of this process.


Senior Vehicle Parking Sticker Sign-Up
Seniors were sent an email last week with information about parking during second semester. Seniors who purchased parking for second semester will receive a refund and free parking will be granted for as many seniors as possible who have a family-owned vehicle. Seniors interested in obtaining a free parking sticker must fill out this Google form by Jan. 7 and be able to bring their vehicle to campus Jan. 12-15.

Best Buddies Fundraiser at MOD Pizza
Best Buddies Transition is hosting a fundraiser at MOD Pizza in Buffalo Grove (1555 Deerfield Pkwy) on Monday, Jan. 11 from 10:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Mention that you are supporting SHS Best Buddies Transition when ordering to support this club that works to end the isolation of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Stevenson chapter is specifically for students in the Transition Program at SHS and the money raised from this fundraiser will be given to the local Illinois Chapter to fund programs associated with the organization such as employment opportunities and inclusive living for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Stevenson Virtual Athlete Summit
The next Stevenson Athlete Summit is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 10 from 8-9 p.m. Student-athletes are encouraged to register for this online event to hear from a line-up of presenters who will be discussing how making sound decisions can be a challenging process. Athletes will also have an opportunity to connect with teammates in breakout groups.


A Year in Pictures: What Education Looked Like in 2020
K-12 education was delivered in many different ways while schools, teachers and families took on new roles during 2020 as chronicled in this month-by-month pictorial year in review.

Local Organization Provides Assistance to CPS Students
Students in the Chicago Pilsen neighborhood received support from a local Boys and Girls Club that provided students with remote learning assistance, WiFi and up to three meals a day since the beginning of this academic year.

MIT Swimming Test Goes Online
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a 100-yard swimming test that is a graduation requirement. Although a number of other schools waived a similar stipulation, MIT created a virtual class for students to full the requirement online.

Lottery Used for Some Selective School Admissions Instead of Standardized Tests
Some selective admission high schools are using a lottery system instead of standardized tests as part of their admission process, a move that is the result of COVID-related challenges to administer exams and a push for racial justice.


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