Friday, March 12, 2021

Students Organize Supply Drive for Chicago School
Junior Nandhini Nair and senior Caroline Mazur Sarocka, recently organized a school supply drive for Chicago Public School students. They exceeded their goal and raised more than $2800 worth of monetary and school supply donations including notebooks, folders, binders, pencils and masks. They are shown here during their donation delivery to John Spry Elementary Community School which is located in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago.
Both students indicated their involvement in co-curricular clubs inspired them to organize this initiative to better the lives of other students. They stated, ” Through our participation in [Future Health Professionals] HOSA and National Honor Society we were continually exposed to the multitude of ways we could serve the community, as well as the magnitude of the impact that community service has on other students.”
These students thank Stevenson Communications Arts teacher Dr. Stephen Heller who worked with them at the onset of the project as well as community members and local stores that provided donations. We applaud these Patriots for showing a Commitment to Others!


Modified Tutoring Hours on Monday
Students should refer to announcements posted on Canvas for changes in ILC tutoring hours including a change for Monday, March 15, when tutoring will not be available between 11 a.m – 12 p.m. Please see the Tutoring webpage for information about tutoring support programs at Stevenson.

Intramural Football
An Intramural Flag Football League will begin in April. Interested students are invited to attend a virtual information meeting Thursday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. – Noon on Zoom.
Information including online registration, which will be posted soon, will be discussed.


Athletic Results for March 10
Girls Bowling
Head girls bowling coach Gina Johnson recognized two seniors, Kelly Radelet and Yumin Kim prior to the Mundelein competition on Wednesday, March 10. The Patriots wrapped up their regular season that afternoon with a loss to Mundelein, 2185-2378. They compete in the North Suburban Conference championship today to conclude their 2020-21 season.

Cheerleading is State Bound!
You can cheer on the IHSA sectional championship cheerleading program as they compete for the IHSA Lage Division Cheerleading State Championship tomorrow, Saturday, March 13.
The competition can be viewed on the NFHS Network. The Patriots routine will air at 3:56 p.m. and awards will follow at 5:30 p.m. You can also post a good luck message to the team on their Instagram account where these photos of the team, the competition schedule and good luck posters made by the JV cheerleading team were posted. Go Pats!

Celebrate Patriettes State Title with Championship Gear
To further celebrate the IHSA Class 3A Competitive Dance title earned by the Stevenson Patriettes last weekend, students and fans can order championship gear online through Monday, March 29 with home delivery.


Suburban Educators Respond to State’s Call for Culturally Inclusive Instruction
New Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards will take effect in 2025 but some suburban districts are already working on addressing this call for more inclusive instruction.

Illinois Legislative Session in March to Include Education Bills
A number of education-related bills are set to be reviewed during the March legislative session which will include a mix of new and old education bills rolled over from the last session including bills related to establishing a 21-person elected school board in Chicago, extending transitional services for young adults with disabilities, establishing a hiring formula to improve teacher diversity, creating new pathways for early childhood educators and awarding grants to law enforcement agencies that provide school resource offers to public schools.

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