Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

Population Testing
One of the nine mitigation strategies Stevenson has implemented is Population Testing. The process involves having students, faculty and staff drop off a saliva sample on a weekly basis. This population test is NOT a diagnostic test or screener. Rather, population testing is a tool to help us understand the potential incidence rates on campus and make informed decisions on mitigation strategies and the teaching and learning experience on campus.
For answers to frequently asked health and safety questions, please visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage which includes Population Testing directions and drop-off locations.

Debate Team Members Shine at Virtual Sunvitational Tournament
Earlier this month, 20 members of the Stevenson Debate Team virtually joined 185 debaters from around the country at the Sunvitational Speech and Debate Tournament, hosted by Nova Southeastern University School. Five Patriots advanced to the semi-finals including seniors Laya Reddy, Ojasvi Saxena, Arun Sivarajah, Michelle Velyunskiy and sophomore Natalie Garayeva.
Other Patriots who competed include seniors Jeanette HanSailaja Nallacheruvu and Melissa Liu; juniors Anmol DashNandhini NairEvelyn JiangPhil EdatPrachi GyanmoteUdit Mehta and Sneha Rao; sophomores Collin FanHannah YuNatalie GarayevaAngie Chang and Sudhi Chavadam; and freshman Vidushi Gupta.
Congratulations Patriots!


Seniors, check your email!
The Patriot Parent Organization will be celebrating the Class of 2021 on the 21st of each month.
Seniors should expect to receive an email each month with more information about ways safe and small the PPA will be helping to recognize Stevenson seniors.


Stevenson Athletic practices and games are currently paused.


Martin Luther King’s Legacy Lives on at Namesake School
A high school in Philadelphia was to be named Northwest High School. After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the planned name for the school was changed as a tribute to the slain civil rights leader. King’s legacy lives on at this school which hosts the city’s annual day of service and a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

College Enrollment of CPS Graduates Increases but Degree Completion Does Not
More than 40% of Chicago Public School students attend a four-year college after high school graduation, however only half of them graduate from college. Efforts to support first-generation students and those from low-income families continues at CPS and other districts around the country.

SAT Changes Announced
Last week, the College Board announced a number of changes. The organization indicated it will discontinue the optional essay component of the SAT, and it will no longer offer subject-specific tests in several topics including U.S. history, languages and mathematics.

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