Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

A Recap of Last Night’s Hybrid Learning Updates Webinar
Thank you to the students, parents and guardians who attended last evening’s webinar that provided an update on Hybrid Learning. A recording has been posted for anyone unable to attend and an email was sent today that provides a recap of the webinar. The recap can also be viewed on the Parents webpage and it includes a summary of the following:

  • Hybrid learning is off to a good start, and our mitigation strategies are working
  • Building on our success, students will soon have the choice to come to school daily
  • Juniors may sign up to park on campus
  • We are currently planning for both in-person and remote learning options for summer school
  • Lake County Health Department vaccination efforts are now underway for educators
  • Funds will be returned to community members and students’ families

Refunding 2020-21 Registration Fees and Tax Abatement
This week, the District 125 Board of Education approved a full refund of its annual school fees to students’ families. Last summer, the Board approved a partial $200 refund. The remaining $180 in student fees for this school year will be refunded to students’ families over the next four weeks. Please see the email sent to Patriot families outlining this decision as well as the approval of a tax abatement for all District 125 residents in the amount of $1 million.

Almost, Maine is Almost Here
Opening night is Friday and four online performances will be held for the Patriot Theatre Company’s multimedia production of Almost, Maine on:

  • Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.
The production members are made up of Stevenson freshmen and sophomores divided into two casts; we congratulate members of the snowball cast and the snowflake cast. Please view this preview from a recent dress rehearsal and see the Theatre Productions webpage for more information about this show.


Chinese Club Hosts Virtual New Year Celebration
You don’t need to belong to the Stevenson Chinese Club to join their Chinese New Year Celebration Trivia Night.
Students are invited to attend this virtual event on Friday, Feb. 12 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. on Zoom.
Trivia games will be played on Kahoot with gift cards issued to contest winners.

SPARK Information Meeting
Current sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a SPARK informational meeting on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
SPARK (STEM Professionals as Resource Knowledge), provides an immersive summer internship experience for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) research. Selected students will participate in virtual or on-site experiences during the summer prior to their junior or senior years. In the fall, following their internship experiences, students share what they have learned via poster presentations at an evening research symposium at Stevenson.
Some summer internship experiences may include projects that can be modified for submission to state and national scientific competitions.


Athletic Results for Tuesday, Feb. 9
Boys Bowling vs. Lake Zurich
The Patriots moved to 2-0 in the NSC with a win on Tuesday night against Lake Zurich, 3090 – 2528. Senior Ryan Grabiner had the high score of the night with a series total of 714, followed by senior Josh Lerner who recorded a pinfall of 626. Next up is a non-conference match against Grayslake North on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 4:45 p.m. Check out the Athletics Schedule page for live-stream broadcast information.

Girls Badminton vs. Libertyville
Girls Badminton (2-0, 2-0) defeated Libertyville, 18-0. The Patriots did not drop a singles or doubles match. The doubles team of seniors Shibani Ram and Emily Hu gave up only seven points, winning their sets 21-3 and 21-4. Senior Jyotsna Harikrishna won both of her sets 21-5, only dropping a combined total of 10 points. The Patriots will travel to Waukegan on Thursday, Feb. 11 to take on the Bulldogs at 4:45 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs. Glenbard East
Senior Evan Ambrose led the Patriots with 16 points and senior Darius Clemons contributed 11 points and eight rebounds in the 62 – 41 victory over Glenbard East at Woodlawn Middle School. Junior Andrew Chieng started the night off with a 3-point basket to open up play and finished with eight points on the night. Stevenson (2-0, 0-0) will play host to Lake Forest on Wednesday in a North Suburban Conference matchup. Check out the Athletics Schedule page for live-stream broadcast information.

Girls Basketball vs. Lake Forest
Senior Simone Sawyer led the Patriots with a total of 16 points in the girls basketball 50-38 victory over conference foe Lake Forest. The Patriots are now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in conference action. Freshman Emory Klatt came off the bench and contributed 11 points to the victory. Next up, the Patriots will take on Mundelein in a North Suburban Conference matchup on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Twin Groves Middle School. Check out the Athletics Schedule page for live-stream broadcast information.

Girls Water Polo Information Meeting
A virtual girls water polo informational team meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Interested student-athletes who cannot attend should contact Coach Jeff Wimer at


South Carolina Principal Stocks Shelves at Night to Assist Students
A high school principal in South Carolina recently received the state’s highest civilian honor. North Charleston High School Principal Henry Darby didn’t publicize what he was doing but word got out that he took a part-time job at night and used the paychecks to purchase food, supplies and help families pay bills during the pandemic. News of his efforts also prompted additional donations to help low-income families at his school.

A Global Community of Students Working to Address World Problems
Several members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Education list share their perspectives on efforts by students to make a lasting impact on their communities and the planet. This global community is being referred to as #GenGeo.

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