Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week
At Stevenson, we are working with our entire school community to ensure that every student feels valued, and to celebrate our diversity as a strength of our school community. As author and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi teaches us that it is not enough to be not racist, we must be anti-racist, we are working even harder to demonstrate that commitment.
We are excited to announce Stevenson’s very first Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week, where many SHS clubs will collaborate with the student body to spread the message of the importance of inclusivity in our school. Students will have the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect on the equity issues we face today. All with the goal of learning to actively challenge racism as a united antiracist school community.
The FIRE Club is partnering with B.A.S.S and other clubs to organize a week’s worth of amazing events which will be held virtually from March 29-April 1. Please see the Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Week webpage for the week’s schedule including a virtual performance of ‘You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me’ by Dr. Mykee Fowlin.

Recording Posted for Hybrid Learning Update Webinar
recording of March 16’s webinar has been posted to the COVID-19 Updates webpage. We thank the many participants who joined us to learn more about our plans to offer full-day in-person learning to students beginning on April 5 as well as in-person senior celebrations and graduation later this spring.

Making a Healthy Transition to Stevenson
Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition invite incoming freshmen and their families to a panel discussion on Making a Healthy Transition to Stevenson on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
This event will feature expert panelists including Principal Troy Gobble as well as Stevenson staff and students. Two panels, one for parents and one for students, will occur simultaneously that evening.
The registration page offers additional information about this event, the panelists and information that will be covered. Catalyst, a co-curricular club at Stevenson, and Stand Strong Coalition, a community organization, are both dedicated to supporting and encouraging a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle for the youth in our community.


Jean Paul Ohadi Scholarship
The Jean Paul Ohadi Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships through the Deerfield Chapter of PFLAG, an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, families and allies. Application instructions are posted on the PFLAG website.
LGBTQ youth between the ages of 17-22 who are applying to attend or currently attending a post-secondary educational institution are encouraged to apply. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 and recipients must be available to accept the scholarship in person on June 10. Questions can be directed to Susan Ginsburg.


Football Home Opener
The Stevenson Patriots open up the 2020-21 Football season with a North Suburban Conference matchup against the Waukegan Bulldogs on Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m. As a preview, these are photos from yesterday’s practice and this Daily Herald article provides an overview of the NFC football teams in the North Suburban Conference.
There are still tickets available for Friday night and the Stadium will have a 20% capacity limit. Please visit the Athletics and Football webpages for more information. This ticketing system for home games was introduced in yesterday’s Daily Digest and we want to confirm it is only being used for advance ticketing for home football games and attendance at away football competitions is not permitted at this time.

Girls Volleyball Home Opener
The Stevenson Girls Volleyball Team opens up their season tonight, March 17, with a home match against Lake Forest. The freshman teams will play at Twin Groves Middle School. The sophomore, JV, and varsity teams will host the Scouts at Woodlawn Middle School. Read more on the Daily Herald’s preview of the North Suburban Conference.

Athletic Results for March 16
Girls Field Hockey
Yesterday, the girls field hockey team defeated Deerfield 1-0 to bring their overall season record to 2-1. Senior Varsha Vinod scored the only goal of the night, in the fourth quarter. Junior Marissa Dicker had 12 saves to help ensure a Patriot victory. The team is back on the field today, March 17, at Lakes High School.

Boys Soccer
Junior Adam Hamad scored a goal in the first half, assisted by senior Anthony Skordilis to lead the Patriots (3-0, 1-0) to a 1-0 win over the home Mundelein Mustangs yesterday. The Patriots are back in action on Thursday, March 18 at home against Warren at 6:30 p.m. in the Stevenson Stadium.

North Suburban Conference Honorees
Several Stevenson winter athletes were recognized this week as the North Suburban Conference released the 2020-21 All-Conference and Honorable Mention teams. We congratulate the following student-athletes:
All-Conference: seniors Brianna Wisniewski, Hannah Brand and Abby Rukskiati
All-Conference Honorable Mention: seniors Rachel Max, Jamie Kaufman and Madeline Gilpin
Boys Bowling
All-Conference: seniors Nicholas Sternes, Joey Gluck and Ryan Grabiner
All-Conference Honorable Mention: seniors Ryan Lerman, and Joshua Lerner; and sophomore Ender Starr
Girls Bowling
All-Conference: senior Kelly Radelet
All-Conference Honorable Mention: junior Diana Kwizera


Full-Day, In-Person Instruction for Stevenson Students Begins in April
On Monday night, the District 125 Board of Education voted to shift from a hybrid learning plan to full in-person instruction beginning on April 5. Students will still have the option to continue remote learning but will now be able to attend school each weekday. Stevenson is also planning a formal in-person event to celebrate prom and an in-person graduation in May.

High School Football is About to Begin in Illinois
An abbreviated high school football season is about to begin. It will run six weeks and there will not be a state playoff. Practices were in full-swing this week and many teams have games scheduled this weekend.

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