Friday, April 16, 2021

Seniors, This One’s For You
Senior year is a major milestone for our Patriot families and, for many, an opportunity to make one more year’s worth of lasting memories with their friends and teachers at Stevenson.
Mark your calendars for Seniorfest! Our first event, Senior Sunrise, will take place in just a couple weeks on April 30 at 7 a.m. and conclude with commencement on May 28. Check the webpage often as these events are still being finalized!

Physics Club Shines Bright in Space Settlement Design Competition
Four students from Physics Club — Sophomore Apoorva Somani, Sophomore Simon Sikora, Freshman Shaurya Agrawal, and Junior Logan Hanssler — were a part of the winning team that won the East Coast Space Settlement Design Competition this past weekend. The students were asked to design a future space settlement into the Asteroid Belt and beginning Terraforming of Mars!
In addition to being a part of the larger winning team, two SHS students won individual honors: Logan Hanssler won the Excellent Presentation award, and Apoorva Somani won the Dick Edwards award for Excellent Leadership. Next up, these students will take their talents to the International Competition this summer!


A Little Extra Help for AP Exams

Are you looking for additional online resources to prep for AP exams?
The SHS library has a new database called PrepStep. It offers online AP practice tests, tutorials, and study guides. Practice tests include instant score reports for multiple-choice sections and models of high-scoring responses for free-response questions. Students and teachers can log in using their SHS Gmail credentials.


Athletic Results for April 15
Girls Volleyball
The girls volleyball team fell to Barrington 25-15, 20-25, 22-25, bringing their overall season record to 8-4. Amanda Holsen led the Patriots with 21 kills, 4 aces and 10 digs while Ella Wicklund had 6 kills, 1 solo and 3 assisted blocks, Ania Waszynska had 6 kills, and Brooke Micek had 31 assists. Next up, the team will play Libertyville in the NSC Conference Tournament on Saturday, April 17 at 9 a.m. The Patriots will then play Warren and Lake Forest on Saturday to close out their season.

Boys Soccer
First half goals by Alem Duratovi and Adam Hamad powered the boys soccer team to a 3-1 finish over visiting Zion-Benton. Segi Ogondo capped off the win with the third goal in the second half, assisted by Alem Duratovic. The Patriots (9-2, 6-1) return to action on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Stevenson Stadium.


New Jersey is the latest state to require schools to offer courses on diversity and unconscious bias
New Jersey joins the growing number of states that are putting more of a focus on diversity in staff development and curriculum. In New Jersey, all public schools are now required to teach diversity, inclusion, and equality courses in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

For Music Teacher, Virtual School Meant Teaching Kids ‘To Hear The Way I Hear’
COVID-19 has forced teachers to rethink how to effectively engage and teach students. An illustrated look at how one music teacher sought out to teach her curriculum amid the pandemic.

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