Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

Second Semester Material Distribution
An email was sent to students who have materials to pick up for second semester last week. Distribution begins today following this schedule in Lot B:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2 to 7 p.m. – Last names beginning with A – I
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2 – 7 p.m. – Last names J – O
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 2 -7 p.m. – Last names P – Z
  • Friday, Jan. 15, Noon to 5:00 p.m. – Make-up session

Seniors who requested a parking permit should also plan on driving the family vehicle they will be driving to school during material pick-up times to receive their parking sticker.
The distribution schedule, items to bring, pick-up procedures and the full list of classes that have items to pick up are posted online.
This photo is a small sample of the material we are ready to distribute to more than 4,000 students this week!

Stevenson Statesman Continues to Collect Awards
Stevenson’s student newspaper, the Statesman, earned the highest rating possible for the fourth straight year at the annual fall journalism conference virtually hosted by the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) on Oct. 16.
Twenty-three past and present students were also recognized in the KEMPA Newspaper Contest announced in January. Five students received Best in Show, the contest’s highest honor including alumni Alex Gergova and Ayla Durson (cover); Gergova and junior Bayarmaa Bat-erdene (two-page design); alumna Nellie Maloney, senior Sailaja Nallacheruvu and junior Jasmine Sun (sports feature); alumna Jini Grover, juniors Humza Qazi and Greycen Ren (investigative team reporting); and alumnus Dylan Hu, juniors Paulina Ornatsky and Vaasu Kakuturu (investigative team reporting).
The Statesman club sponsor is journalism teacher Dean Bradshaw. Congratulations Patriots!


Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship Opportunity
The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. is an organization founded by twenty-two college-educated women whose goals included a focus on scholarship, service, and sisterhood.
They are seeking help in identifying African-American high school students in need of funding for their education. Several academic and service merit scholarships for $1,000 are available for interested students to apply. The deadline for submission is Saturday, March 6.

Intramural Yoga Club
Stevenson’s new IM Yoga Club will meet virtually at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan.19. All students are invited to learn, meditate, and practice yoga. Registration is required to attend. You can stay up-to-date with this group on Instagram at @shsyogaclub.


On Monday, Stevenson’s Patriot Pride, an athletic leadership club, collaborated with members of Team InCourage, a nonprofit organization committed to building a more positive culture in youth sports, to present the third Athlete Summit of the 2020-21 school year.
The topic was Decision Making and more than 175 student-athletes participated in Monday’s virtual meeting.
The February Summit will focus on the Effects of Decisions on Teams. Information will be posted on social media as the date draws nearer including on Twitter: @SHSPatRiot and Instagram: @shspatriot.


CPS Vows to Change Schools Names for Slaveholders
The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed the name of every public school in Chicago and found at least 30 schools named for people who owned or traded enslaved Black or indigenous people. CPS said they will review the names and make changes.

States Move to Suspend School Report Cards
This year, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Tennessee are some of the state moving to suspend school accountability report cards or change the weight of certain accountability measures such as 2020-21 assessments.

Illinois Education Bill Advances
On Monday, The Illinois Senate passed HB 2170 which would change high school graduation requirements and place more students of color in advance courses.

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