Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

Students Host Community First Aid Event
Juniors Delisha Nair and Avisha Thota hosted a virtual two-day healthcare event in November to educate local 4th-8th grade students as part of the preliminary competition of the HOSA-Future Health Professionals co-curricular club.
Nair and Thota used this opportunity to teach students about skin injuries, heat-related conditions and fainting. This virtual event was accompanied by fun and interactive worksheets and activities and games. They went beyond the scope of the project and also hosted a question and answer session for these future Patriots.
HOSA is a club that aims to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. Starting mid-March, HOSA students will be competing virtually in the Illinois State HOSA Conference. Their competitions will vary from online exams, portfolio submissions and live virtual presentations. The sponsors for this club are physical welfare teachers Jill Lipman and Vicki Heredia.

Allied Spirit Revolution Encore Performance
On Jan. 26, members of the Allied Spirit Revolution held a virtual end-of-season performance. For those who could not attend, this video shows the performances of the student-athletes involved on this team and their student-partners.
Allied Spirit Revolution is one of several co-ed interscholastic programs in which Stevenson students with disabilities and their peer partners have an opportunity to participate, perform and compete together. Our Allied Spirit team has performed at Stevenson athletic events and pep assemblies and we congratulate them on a terrific end-of-season performance! The team is coached by Special Education teachers Maureen Rubenstein and Nicole Krippinger.

COVID-19 Metrics
Patriots, thank you for keeping our Stevenson community safe! Our population testing program enables us to quickly identify presumed positive results and monitor local incidence rates here on campus. Above, you will see this week’s results, which are very low. This is all thanks to our Patriots and their vigilance with our safety measures including masking and social distancing. As a reminder, these weekly metrics, among others, are posted on the COVID-19 webpage under the Data tab.
Students are reminded to bring in their weekly saliva sample on the first morning of the week they are on campus or drop it off by 9 a.m. on a school day in the Port Clinton dropbox if they are attending classes remotely.


College of Lake County Workshop and Placement Testing
Seniors planning to apply to the College of Lake County (CLC) are invited to participate in the following virtual opportunities organized by the SHS College and Career Center in conjunction with CLC:

  • Friday, Feb. 12: A CLC Application Workshop Day will be held from 12:15 – 3:30 p.m. The application will take approximately one class period to complete.
  • Friday, March 5: Virtual mathematics placement testing will be offered from 7:45 a.m.-10:30.a.m.
  • Friday, March 12: Virtual English placement testing from 12:15 p.m – 3:30 p.m.

Seniors interested in any or all of these opportunities should complete this Interest Form.


Stevenson Boys Basketball was recognized by the Chicago Sun-Times as the No. 5 program on the list of the winningest high school basketball programs of the decade in Illinois. Coach Pat Ambrose’s teams have amassed a record of 242-67 over the last ten years, highlighted by the 2015 I.H.S.A. Class 4A State Championship run. Congratulations Coach Ambrose as well as past and current members of Patriot boys basketball!


Illinois Education Reform Bill Attempts to Reach Students of all Backgrounds
The Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards require restructuring American History classes to include more Black historical events and calls for the Illinois State Board of Education to adopt new standards that are inclusive and reflective of all individuals.

High School Student-Athletes Still Eyeing College Athletic Scholarships
The resumption of high school athletics in Illinois will provide more visibility for student-athletes who want to be considered for college athletic scholarships and roster positions. Recruiting dead periods and extended eligibility of current college athletes however have made the process more complex.

Snow Days Still Occurring for Some Schools
While most schools have remote learning plans in place, some schools on the east coast called for a traditional snow day yesterday based on concerns over internet connectivity and the desire to give students a break from their screens.

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