Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Celebrate Culture at This Year’s Virtual World’s Fair
World’s Fair is back! Stevenson’s Diversity Council will be hosting the annual World’s Fair this Friday, April 23, via virtual booths and performances. This year, 18 booths will be featured from around the world, including countries across Asia, the Americas and Europe, along with eight performances from India, South Korea, China and Mongolia! Attendees will have the chance to win prizes/food from booths, enter raffles for official World’s Fair t-shirts and more! And the best part? It’s free to attend! Booths will be held via Zoom from 5-6:30 p.m. while performances will stream from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
To learn more, view the World’s Fair program. We hope to see you there!

Foundation Awards $63K in Scholarships
Thanks to the generous contributions of families and organizations in our community, 38 graduating seniors were awarded $63,000 in scholarships this Spring through the Stevenson Foundation Scholarship Program. This program celebrates academic excellence, leadership, community service and achievements in arts and athletics by graduating Stevenson seniors.
Congratulations to all of the 2021 recipients! Click here to view the list of this year’s winners.

Reminder: All-Community Blood Drive Continues Through April
Patriots, all throughout April you can still participate in Stevenson NHS‘s all-community blood drive! Community members who schedule an appointment online (use group code PV01) can donate at any of the 17 Vitalant Illinois Donation Centers. Donors will receive coupons for free Papa John’s pizza!
Help NHS reach their annual goal for donors, and Vitalant will donate $2,500-$3,000 to Stevenson to College (S2C) to help fund scholarships and mentorships for Stevenson students. Schedule an appointment online today!


Sound Check: Donate While You Dine to Support Stevenson Band
The Band Parents Organization invites the Stevenson community to help raise money for the Stevenson Band, tomorrow, April 21, when you dine-in, drive thru or carry out from the Culver’s of Buffalo Grove, 450 McHenry Road, OR Lincolnshire, 405 Milwaukee Ave. By mentioning this fundraiser when you order, Culver’s will donate 25% of group sales back to the band. For more information view the event flyer.

AP Students: FINAL CALL to 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, you must do so this week to indicate your technology needs. 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 cannot be shared.If you do not respond this week, we may not be able to provide a device to you in time for the exams. We hope to begin distribution to students next week. Thank you for your cooperation!


Athletic Results for April 19
Stevenson scored eight runs in the first inning on eight hits. They followed up the first with another seven runs in the second inning. Reagan Koenigs pitched four solid innings with Haley Barnes and Abby Day pitching one inning each. Elle Ruchim led the Patriots going five for five on a triple, double and three singles. Megan Orgler was three for four with two singles and a double and Allie Stevens was three for five with three singles. The Patriots moved to 2-0, 1-0 in NSC, and travel to Mundelein tomorrow to take on the Mustangs.

Stevenson varsity baseball got on the board in the first inning on a single by Jordan Skolmar. They went on to notch three runs in the sixth inning thanks to singles by JR Nelson and Owen Housinger. Joey Splansky was the winning pitcher. The right-hander surrendered two runs on four hits over four innings, striking out five. Lawrence Han threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. The team tallied 14 hits in the game. Colin Schmitke, Gabe Flynn, Ethan Ge, Housinger and Benji Ries all had multiple hits to lead the crew in the 12-4 victory over the Lake Forest Scouts. The Patriots move to 2-0 overall, 1-0 in the NSC.

Girls Lacrosse
The girls lacrosse team fell to Saint Viator 2-13 during their first game of the season. Lili Sorenson scored both of the goals. Teagan Hendricks caused five turnovers for the Patriots to gain possession and Megan Randol had 13 saves. Next up, the Patriots will face Crystal Lake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21.


Finding Creative Ways to Support Students During the Pandemic
From daily check-ins, to virtual hangouts and drive-by parades, educators have had to find creative ways to connect with and support students thought this school year. One Colorado teacher said seeing the impact of the power of connectivity and the student’s eagerness to share their learnings was a reason for hope throughout this year.

Connecting With Students Through Pop Music
Using pop music in the classroom can act as a tool for connection and community as most adolescents consume music that is commercially available. Including this genre in lessons can boost student engagement by connecting with student culture, creating community, creating conscious consumers and more.

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