Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Stevenson Students Launch Math-Aid Tutoring Program
Math isn’t everyone’s strong suit, and for many students, learning the subject has been made even harder by the pandemic and remote learning. That’s why more than 30 Stevenson High School students have come together to help younger students in our community through the student-led Math Aid Tutoring program. Through this program, approximately 50 youngsters are provided free weekly tutoring by 22 volunteer tutors.
“Early in the pandemic, I witnessed firsthand how remote learning can make subjects like math that much harder,” said Meera Khare, who started the program. “I have always been enthusiastic about math, so I was eager to find a COVID-friendly, free solution to help kids in need of math assistance in a small group setting.”
Thank you, Patriots, for your commitment to others, especially during such a challenging time for our community!

Thank You, Stevenson Nurses!
May 12 is National School Nurse Day, a day to recognize and say thanks to our hard-working school nurses. Our nurses are responsible for the health and well-being of thousands of students, staff and faculty at Stevenson High School.
In these difficult times, school nurses have been on the front lines coordinating with local and state health departments in order to help keep everyone safe during the pandemic — and always with a smile on their face! Don’t forget to thank our nurses today!

Check Out the Virtual Spring Dance Concert!
Check out this year’s beautiful Virtual Spring Dance Concert, composed of student choreography from the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies and the Concert Dance Class.
Each dance was chosen via an audition process, and the choreographers developed the concept and cast the dancers for their pieces under the mentorship of their directors. Meet our guest choreographer Mindy Jackson here. Bravo, Patriots, for an absolutely stunning performance!


Scholarship Spotlight: Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering two scholarships:

  • Service Above Self Scholarship (Educational programs): Scholarship/Grant in the one-time amount of up to $2,000. To apply, please submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining how you have demonstrated the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self.”
  • Public Safety Scholarship: Scholarship/Grant in the one-time amount of up to $2,000 will be awarded to support educational programs preparing students for careers in a public safety field – law enforcement, fire or emergency medical services. To apply, please submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining why you would pursue a career in public safety and how you would apply the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self” in your chosen public safety career.

Please email your completed application and supporting documents to Martha Weiss by June 1. Winners of the above scholarships will be notified by June 21.


Athletic Results for May 11
Boys Water Polo
Stevenson defeated Libertyville by a score of 15-4 with the help of 12 saves and 3 steals from goalie Alex Mitchell. Drew Wangard led the team with 3 goals and 3 assists. Dimitriy Kobets (2 assists), Jeffrey Mao, and Josh Moreyno each had 2 goals in the victory. This was the last regular season match for the senior class, consisting of Seniors Evan Engel, David Gorin, Grant Huey, Dimitriy Kobets, Jeffrey Mao, Samuel Maya, Alexander Mitchell, Nathan Mossman, Bhavin Patel, Nathaniel Pedigo, Hemsith Seneviratne, and Drew Wangard. The Patriots improved their record to 24-0, still ranked #1 in the state. They will host the IHSA Sectional Quarterfinal match against the 8/9 seed on Thursday, May 20, at 4:45 p.m.

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson (18-1, 7-0) defeated Libertyville 18-4. Maggie Bauwens led the team with blocked shots with six. Elizabeth White led goals and steals with six in each category. Their next game is today against Lake Forest.

The Patriots defeated Zion-Benton 12-0, as Joey Splansky and Chris Iannuzzi combined to throw a shutout. The home team got on the board in the first inning when Michael Belbot singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Splansky lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four and walking one. Iannuzzi threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Stevenson tallied 12 hits in the game. Belbot (3-for-3), Trent Henderson, Jason Jagielo, and Benji Ries each managed multiple hits for the Patriots.

Stevenson picked up another win this week at Lake Forest to extend their record to 9-2. Several Patriots had multiple hits, includingGrace Kuhr (2), Lexi Gitler (2), Abby Day (3), Hailey Mulvihill (2), and Phoebe Guercio (2). Reagan Koenigs went the distance giving up only 1 run on 2 hits. Next up for the Patriots is Wauconda on Saturday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. at Stevenson.


How a Fourth Grader in 1960 Inspired College Students in 2019
Sixty years ago, a New York Times article described one girl’s wish to find a pen pal. A college journalism class investigated how the story ended.

US Schools Turn Focus to Mental Health of Students Reeling From Pandemic
A Reuters survey found that a majority of surveyed school districts reported increased mental health stresses among students. Those concerns have led to a flood of new funding and initiatives aimed at helping schools navigate the pandemic’s aftermath.

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