Thursday, April 1, 2021

Full-Time In-Person Learning Option Starts Monday
Starting Monday, April 5, Stevenson will transition our hybrid learning model to offer a full-time in-person learning option. To make the transition as smooth as possible, we want to ensure our Patriot families remember five key things:

  1. Check InfiniteCampus for updated schedules, which will include the switch between first and sixth periods as well as room assignments for each class.
  2. Remember that we are returning to our normal Stevenson High School bell schedule, which means our doors will open at 7:45 a.m., and classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. You may go to our COVID-19 Updates webpage for an updated weekly schedule for the remainder of second semester.
  3. Review this hybrid learning checklist if you are coming to campus for the first time. Of note, students must remember to pack their iPad, charger, headphones, mask, ID and weekly population testing sample.
  4. Freshman: You can participate in our Patriot Dollars program, which allows you to load money onto your ID which basically serves as a debit card for anytime you want to purchase a snack, meal or beverage. Check out the Patriot Dollars page for more information or to load your Patriot Dollars in today. Please be mindful that not all cafeterias or cafes will take cash, if that is your preferred method of payment!
    Parents of students who are used to using Patriot Dollars should sign into their account to make sure there are ample funds for their student to use.
  5. Students who signed up for bussing will receive a direct email with information about their bus routes. If you still need bussing, sign up by emailing Daryl Wallace. Please remember it takes 72 hours to develop a route for new riders.

It has been wonderful to see our students on campus, and we are excited to see even more students in our halls! For more detailed information about our hybrid learning model, you may review our revised Patriot Hybrid Learning Plan, which was updated on March 31.

Pass On the Beat Club Shares Talent With Community
On March 24, members of Pass On the Beat met via Google Meet with the residents of Friedman Place, a community for blind adults. The students prepared music for their listening pleasure and played 20 Questions and Name that Tune. Senior, Esther Lee lead the project and was supported by e-board members, Varsha VinodMicah LeeJessie Kim and Astrid Ariana. Thank you, Patriots, for demonstrating your commitment to others!

No School on Friday
Classes will not be held tomorrow, April 2, and the Daily Digest will return on Monday, April 5. We hope our Patriot families have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Make a Splash for Girls Water Polo at Chipotle
Show your team spirit by joining the Girls Water Polo team for a fundraiser at the Chipotle at 950 Milwaukee Ave., Ste. A, in Lincolnshire on Saturday, April 3 between 5-9 p.m. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the team!

REMINDER: AP Students, Complete Your Technology Survey
If you are scheduled for at least one AP exam that will take place digitally at home, and you have not yet filled out the technology survey, please reply no later than Monday, April 5, 2021. This survey is needed so that we can identify potential technology gaps for students.
Students must have access to a personal laptop or desktop computer. Students cannot use a personal Chromebook, iPad, phone, or tablet for testing this year. Devices also cannot be shared.

PATRIOT SPORTS NEWS

The Mystery of Mental Toughness
Athletics will hold its final virtual summit on Sunday, April 11 from 8-9 p.m. This session will feature presentations on Mental Toughness by the inCourage team and Stevenson alumnus, Lauren Hall. Lauren is a 2012 grad who competed in soccer during her high school years and went on to pursue a career as a musician.
Register by April 5 to receive a “mystery box” that will be sent to your home. Boxes will include a Patriot Pride T-shirt and a few other surprises. If you attended three athlete summits, you will be able to use this as an NHS service experience.
We hope to see you there!

Football Parking Notice
Spectators for the Freshman and Varsity football games versus Zion-Benton High School at 5 and 7:30 p.m. are asked to enter the Stevenson campus from Half Day Road and park in Lot B. Access to the stadium will be available through the building at Entrance 3. Due to the vaccination clinic, Parking Lot E will be closed.

Athletic Results for March 31
Girls Badminton
IHSA State Finals – Day One
Sophomore Lindsey Wang and Junior Ema Akutsu started things off for the Patriots with straight set wins. Overall for the day, both Wang and Akutsu finished with a 3-2 record which gives the Patriots 4.5 team points, reaching a sixth place tie at this point in the competition.
Stevenson has the top two seeds in doubles, Seniors, Shibani Ram and Emily Hu and seniors Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna. First round action begins at 9 a.m., with Ram and Hu facing a West Aurora team and Li and Harikrishna facing a Buffalo Grove team. You can follow the results on the IHSA website IHSA Doubles Bracket and follow Stevenson’s results.

Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team defeated Lake Zurich in two straight sets, winning both 25-20. Their overall season record is now 3-1. Junior Amanda Holsen led the Patriots with 16 kills and two aces while Sophomore Ania Waszynska had eight kills. Senior Ella Wicklund had five kills and three blocks and Senior Brooke Micek had 27 assists. The team had a total of 37 kills. Next up, the Patriots are back in action at Trinity International vs. Warren on Saturday, April at 11 a.m.

Girls Field Hockey
The Patriots (2-4) traveled to Glenbrook South and came up short in a 3-0 loss.

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson Varsity Boys Gymnastics took second place at their first meet of the year, scoring 112.8. The Stevenson’s boys defeated Mundelein’s varsity team (97.3) but couldn’t catch Libertyville (118.2). Freshman Finlay Oysten had a good showing for his first high school meet, while Senior and team co-captain Daksh Guard powered through injury to help his team take second place.

EDUCATION NEWS

Stevenson Alumnus Talks to VP Kamala Harris About St. Louis’ Mass COVID Vaccination Site
St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum recently spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris about a federal mass vaccination site that will be launched at one of the city’s convention centers. Rosenbaum is a Stevenson alumnus who graduated in 2002.

Creating Comics To Support the Curriculum
Creating comics in the classroom is a great way to inspire student engagement and draw in cross-curricular activity that levels the playing field, helps students demonstrate learning, and provides building bocks for intimidating projects.

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