Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Go Behind the Scenes with Stevenson Fine Arts Students
We’re thrilled to welcome students back to campus and continue to be impressed with the creativity, resilience and generosity of the Patriot community. This video provides a look behind the scenes and screens at classwork, artwork, and rehearsals the many talented SHS Fine Arts students were involved with last month.

Hybrid Learning Plan for 2021 Summer School Classes
With extremely cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, it’s hard to imagine that Summer School is only four months away. Registration is currently open and students will continue to have the option to learn from home or to attend classes using our Hybrid Learning Plan.
There are two summer school sessions. Some classes are held for one semester and a few classes span both semesters:
First Semester: June 8 – July 1
Second Semester: July 6 – 29
Please see the Summer School Brochure for class descriptions, class times, attendance requirements and registration timelines.

No School on Monday
Classes will not be in session on Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The Daily Digest will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Correction. The name of one of the FCCLA Gold medal winners announced yesterday was misspelled. We congratulate Parker Lewis for his achievement in the Feb. 1 sectional competition.


SHS Winterfest 2021, A Fairytale “Mask-erade”
Grab a mask and fasten your seatbelt for Student Council Winterfest activities which begin on Tuesday, Feb. 16. This year’s theme is “Mask-erade” and the Winterfest webpage will be updated with links and details for the following events:
Dress Up Days:
Students are invited to dress for school following these theme days whether they are attending classes in-person or on Zoom:
Tuesday: Sleeping Beauty – pajama day
Wednesday: Red Riding Hood – wear red
Thursday: Alice in Wonderland – crazy hair and clothing
Friday: Cinderella – formal/fancy attire
Senior Class Tie-Dye Face Mask Making:
Tuesday, Feb. 16 (registration is closed)
Junior Virtual Jeopardy Game Night:
Thursday, Feb. 18 with the deadline to register on Feb. 17
Sophomore Cake Decorating Competition:
The submission deadline is Saturday, Feb. 20
Freshman Cookie Decorating Contest:
Thursday, Feb. 18, and the registration deadline is today.
Virtual Pep Assembly:
Friday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. The link to participate will be posted on the Winterfest webpage.
Mr. SHS Virtual Talent Competition:
Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. with a pre-show starting at 6:45 p.m. This can be attended virtually with no charge on Zoom or drive-in style for seniors only on campus with advance online ticket purchase, and only 100 tickets will be sold.
Wheels and Reels Drive-in Movie:
Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. SHS students and families may purchase tickets online to watch the Disney movie Moana in Parking Lot B from their cars.
There is something for everyone to participate in during this year’s Winterfest!


Athletic Results for Thursday, Feb. 11
Stevenson Boys Basketball
The boys basketball team was featured in the Kerr Report as reporter Jon Kerr shared his thoughts on the Patriot’s third game of the season versus Lake Forest on Wednesday night.

Boys Bowling versus Mundelein
The Patriots continue their winning ways, improving to 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference and 4-0 overall, following another record-setting night in their matchup against Mundelein. The Patriots finished with a 3417 total pinfall. The three-game series placed fourth on the all-time records list and included an individual game score of 1189, which is tied for seventh for all-time team games. Senior Ryan Grabiner and sophomore Ender Starr led the team with 719 and 706, respectively. Grabiner and Starr also tied for a single game-high score of 258 points. Next up, the team will face the Libertyville Wildcats in a conference rivalry match on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4:45 p.m. Check out the Athletic Schedules page for information on competitions being live-streamed.

Girls Badminton versus Waukegan
The girls badminton team (3-0, 3-0) cruised past the Bulldogs of Waukegan, 18-0, continuing their winning streak. The senior doubles team of Shibani Ram and Emily Hu only dropped four points in two sets, winning 21-1 and 21-3 and the doubles team of seniors Brenna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna dropped five points, winning their sets 21-4 and 21-1. In singles, seniors Emily Hu and Brenna Li won 21-3/21-0 and 21-2/21-1 respectively. The Patriots face Glenbrook South on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. Check out the Athletic Schedules page for information on competitions being live-streamed.

Boys Soccer Tryout Meeting
Boys soccer tryout information is available on the Stevenson Boys Soccer webpage. Tryouts begin Monday, March 1 and student-athletes must be registered for the sport and have an updated physical to be eligible for a tryout. A virtual meeting will be held today for interested student-athletes on Zoom at 5:30 p.m.

Girls Field Hockey Tryout Meeting
Girls field hockey tryouts begin on Monday, March 1. A mandatory meeting will be held on March 1 at 7 p.m. on Zoom for all student-athletes interested in trying out for the team. The remainder of the tryouts will be conducted March 2 – 5. Please see the Stevenson Girls Field Hockey webpage for more information including required registration. An updated physical is also required to tryout.

Updated Athletics Schedule Includes Allied Recreational Games
Please see the Revised IHSA Planned Start Dates for 2020-21 document on the Athletics webpage for the most current start dates for Stevenson athletic teams.A new entry on this schedule is Allied Rec. In lieu of Allied basketball this season, we will be offering Allied recreational games. Recreational games can be played safely and require no previous experience. These games and activities will provide a social outlet, positive peer interactions and will promote social-emotional wellness for students with disabilities. a Virtual Information meeting will be held on Thursday, March 11 at 4:15 p.m. on Zoom. Please see the Allied Rec webpage for more information.


The Rims are Different but the Game is the Same
The Stevenson Sports Center is now a COVID-19 vaccination site and a member of the Stevenson boys basketball team shared that There’s no better cause” to give up your home court than the distribution of the vaccine”.

New Hampshire Proposal to Merge Two-and Four-Year College Systems
As part of his budget plan, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is proposing the state merge its two- and four-year college systems. He indicated this merge would create more flexible learning options for students.

Schools Around the Nation Prepare for Remote Learning to Continue Into the Fall
School leaders around the country are planning for the possibility that remote learning may continue next fall. Representatives from schools in North Carolina, Texas, California and New York share that in-person education is the goal but may not fully be the reality at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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