Thursday, April 15, 2021

Virtual Visiting Artist Series: Sharing Stories of Homelessness
As part of the 2020-21 Visiting Artists Series, Stevenson is proud to feature the work of Leah den Bok now through May 7. Please enjoy the digital exhibition in this video featuring Ms. den Bok’s photography.
For the past six years, den Bok has traveled throughout the world photographing and recording stories of the homeless. Through this project she attempts to humanize people experiencing homelessness and shine a spotlight on their plight.
den Bok’s biography and online portfolio for this artist can be viewed on the ARTalks/Visiting Artist web page. All other 2020-21 exhibitions and presenters can be viewed on the Fine Arts YouTube channel.

Revolutionizing the Fashion Industry
The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will host a Fashion Revolution Week from April 19-23!
This week of events will focus on the interconnectedness of human and environmental rights. It is a time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry because as consumers, we can make a difference!
Check out the Stevenson Styler web page for more information and calendar of events.

Talking About Mental Health Matters: Peer Helpers Host Forum to Break Stigmas
Last week, the Peer Helpers hosted their 2nd Annual Mental Health Forum. This virtual event included students, faculty and community providers who discussed various mental health topics in order to help educate one another and break the stigmas associated with mental health. You can view a recording of the forum using the passcode: pHd2?T9h

Correction: In Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Digest, we accidentally omitted a recognition given to FCCLA club member Elizabeth Mark at the virtual Illinois Section 5 FCCLA state competition. She received a gold medal in the Preschool Lesson Plan event (most outstanding).


Seniors – Complete Your 2021 Commencement Ceremony Survey
Graduation is just around the corner! In order to help us plan for the Class of 2021 ceremony, we are asking all seniors and their families to complete a survey, indicating their intention to attend the in-person graduation ceremony on Friday, May 28. Thank you in advance for completing the survey!

Now is Your Chance to Thank a Teacher!
As a friendly reminder to our Stevenson students and families, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7 and we would like to invite you to submit “thank you” messages to our teachers! We will use these messages for a video to kick-off Teacher Appreciation Week.
Students and families can write or record their messages and submit them via this Google form by April 23. Thank you for helping us recognize our amazing teachers!


Athletic Results for April 14
Boys Gymnastics
In a home triple dual meet, the Patriots (4-2) defeated Homewood-Flossmoor 119.50-13.80, but came up short to Lake Park 119.50-136.20. Head Coach Joe Rogalski recognized seniors Daksh Guard, Jaden Pazol and Beny Verezub (featured the on the left side of the above photo). Top Five Finishers in each of the events for Stevenson were:

Floor Exercise
Finlay Oyston – 4th place (7.90)
Beny Verezub – 5th place (7.70)

Pommel Horse
Tyler Ehlen – 3rd place (6.40)
Finlay Oyston – 4th place (5.60)
Mauricio Ibarra – 5th place (5.50)

Still Rings
Tyler Ehlen – 3rd place (7.20)
Beny Verezub – 4th place (6.90)

Mauricio Ibarra – 4th place (7.30)
Finlay Oyston – 5th place (7.20)

Parallel Bars
Finlay Oyston – 3rd place (7.20)
Beny Verezub – 4th place (6.70)

Horizontal Bar
Finlay Oyston – 3rd place (6.80)
Daksh Guard – 5th place (5.00)

All Around
Finlay Oyston – 3rd place (41.90)

Girls Soccer
The girls soccer team kicked off their season with a win against Hersey, winning 3-0. Goals were shot by Elli Pease, assisted by Tess Koleno, by Gabi Nyc, assisted by Bella Chavez, and by Bella Chavez, assisted by Gabi Nyc. The Patriots are gearing up to take on Glenbrook South on Tuesday, April 20.

Girls Field Hockey
The girls field hockey team ended their season in a 0-0 tie against Homewood-Flossmoor. This was the last game for the six graduating seniors on the team. The Patriots had many shots on goal and kept the ball down on the opponent’s end for the majority of the game. Junior Marissa Dicker had five saves.


Community Colleges Offering More Bachelor’s Degree Options
In nearly two dozen states, community colleges are permitted to offer four-year degrees, according to the Community College Baccalaureate Association. This option has become more popular recently, as it helps students connect to their school community and overcome the challenges associated with transferring credits.

School Partners With Nonprofit to Help Transition Program Students Gain Skills
With social distancing requirements putting a pause on field trips, students in one Kentucky high school’s work transition program are gaining experience through a partnership with a local nonprofit that offers food to those struggling with food or housing insecurity. Instead of traveling to the job site, the nonprofit has the students sort deliveries and prepare food bags right from their school.

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