First Week of Hybrid Learning is in the Books
It was wonderful to welcome students back to campus this week. There were many students new to Stevenson who found help finding their classes from administrators and staff wearing “Stevenson Strong” T-shirts.
Many student groups and departments showcased students in action this week including Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice who captured students in a guitar class shown above and students in other Fine Arts classes on Instagram.
Population Test Day Reminders on Weekly Hybrid Schedules
Stevenson students have done an excellent job bringing saliva samples to school this week. To make the Population Testing procedure easier, the weekly schedules posted on the COVID-19 Updates page now have a reminder on the days each group of students should bring their samples to campus.
Students may produce the sample the night before it’s due and samples are only supposed to be dropped off in the morning of the first day of the week students attend in-person classes. Students attending school remotely can drop off their samples by 9 a.m. in the Port Clinton Parking Lot. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff who have been diligent about participating in this program.
College of Lake County Virtual Field Trip
On Friday, Jan. 29 the College and Career Center is hosting a virtual field trip for juniors and seniors interested in learning more about the College of Lake County (CLC). On that day during periods 1-4, students will attend a general information session and virtual campus tour along with the opportunity to meet with additional on-campus staff who will support them as future CLC students.
In order to participate, students must ask their teacher for permission to attend. Juniors and seniors who have received permission from their teachers should fill out the required participation form by Jan. 27.
Career Exploration Webinars
Current Stevenson students are invited to attend Career Spotlight Talks beginning at the end of this month and continuing throughout the spring semester. Upcoming talks include:
Jan. 27: Careers in Oral Surgery and Dermatology
Feb. 4: Careers in Physical Therapy
The Career Exploration webpage includes the link to these opportunities and other options for students to explore potential careers.
PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS
Watch Allied Spirit Revolution in Action
On Tuesday, Jan. 26 the Patriot community is invited to watch a performance by Allied Spirit Revolution via Zoom beginning at 4:20 p.m.
Students with disabilities and their peer partners have an opportunity to compete in several co-ed interscholastic programs including Allied Spirit Revolution. Our Allied student-athletes are students who can’t participate in existing athletic programs without reasonable modifications but can participate and compete in our Allied programs with an Allied Student Partner.
Our Allied Spirit team has performed at Stevenson athletic events and pep assemblies and has been working hard to prepare for this end-of-season performance. They hope you can join them virtually on Tuesday!
Stevenson Alumnus Joins Biden Administration
Matt Hill graduated from Stevenson in 2012 and has been hired as the senior associate communications director on President Joe Biden’s communication staff. Since graduating from the University of Illinois, Hill has held positions as Biden’s deputy national press secretary during the presidential campaign and as media relations manager at Georgetown University.
A Sample of Educational Approaches in the US During the Pandemic
The New York Times assigned journalists to observe seven public school districts to understand the different ways school districts were providing education and the circumstances facing students and teachers.