Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

Tickets Available for Interactive Virtual Play
The Patriot Theatre Company’s virtual production of ‘The Compass’ will be held in March. Because of the interactive nature of this production, only 100 tickets per show are available and tickets can now be reserved online for the following showtimes:

  • Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m.

Please note that this play is recommended for mature audiences only, as it confronts issues such as racism and school violence.
A central component of ‘The Compass’ is a trial that determines the fate of a teenager who used an app to make a life-altering decision. In this play, every show will end differently depending on what the audience decides. See why Stevenson students feel this play is an important show for our community in this student-created video and please see the Fine Arts Event webpage for future updates about this production.

Flute Choir Performs ‘Washington Post March’
Members of the co-curricular Flute Choir recently assembled virtually under the direction of sponsor and director Nanci Karlin to perform ‘Washington Post March’, a fitting selection with the recent Presidents Day holiday. View the performance.
The Flute Choir is open to all Stevenson flutists in the band and is a non-cut club, meaning the participants do not need to audition to join.


This Weekend’s Light Show Includes Music!
Time slot reservations are still available for the Winterfest Light Show being held on campus tonight and tomorrow night from 5-9:30 p.m. The event is free and participants should enter campus from the Port Clinton entrance.
When you arrive, be sure to tune into 89.9 FM to hear the sounds of DJ Marquee & My Boom Tour while driving through the Light Show!
Please see the Winterfest webpage for links to other activities planned for this weekend including today’s Virtual Pep Assembly, Mr. SHS Talent Contest and the Wheels and Reels Drive-in Movie. Also, please note that an updated link to view the Mr. SHS Contest tonight has been posted.


Athletic Results for Thursday, Feb. 18
Girls Badminton
The girls badminton team improved their overall season record to 5-0 with an 18-0 win against Warren. The doubles team of seniors Emily Hu and Jyotsna Harikrishna won their match 21-3/21–2 only dropping five points. In singles, junior Meha Krishareddigari only gave up two points, winning her sets 21-2 and 21-0.

Boys Bowling
The Boys Bowling team continues their winning ways with a 3223-2829 victory over Warren. Varsity individual scores on the night were sophomore Ender Starr leading the way with a series 721 (266) and senior Nicholas Sternes followed closely behind with a 670 series (259). Seniors Josh Lerner 651 (245), Ryan Lerman 616 (258) and Ryan Grabiner 565 (192) also put up big numbers in the victory.


ISBE Seeking Standardized Testing Waiver Again
The Illinois State Board of Education is seeking a waiver for the second year in a row from the U.S. Department of Education for standardized tests normally given during schools’ spring semester. If approved this could impact certain state-required graduation requirements.

A Mismatch Between Residency Programs and Medical School Graduates
The number of medical school graduates is greater than U.S. residency programs leaving a large number of young doctors “chronically unmatched”. To manage the large number of applications, a number of residency programs use software to filter out graduates of international students or those with lower test scores. It is estimated that as many as 10,000 doctors have been consistently rejected from residency programs.

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