Growing up in Chicago and Round Lake, Ms. Alma Tamayo witnessed her parents honor their Mexican heritage in their school districts by teaching baile folklórico, celebrating tradiciones, teaching adult EL classes and more.
Today, as Assistant Director of English Learner (EL) Coordination and Bilingual Supports, Ms. Tamayo is harnessing this inspiration from her parents to support multilingual students and families. Approximately 60 different languages are spoken at Stevenson with our top 5 foreign languages being Russian, Spanish, Telugu, Korean and Mandarin.
Read more about Ms. Tamayo’s story on Facebook and Instagram.
Senior Cheerleader Jamie Bohn Brings A World Championship To Stevenson
Gimme a U! Gimme an S! Gimme an A! Go Team USA!
It was an exciting weekend for Stevenson Cheerleading as senior Jamie Bohn was crowned a world champion, along with her Team USA teammates, at the ICU Cheerleading World Championships. This is a huge distinction, particularly since Bohn was hand-picked to be a member of the U.S. National Junior Coed Team.
The competition aired Saturday on the Olympic Channel, and a replay of the gold medal-winning routine can be seen for free with this link. Bohn and Team USA begin their performance around the 2:17 mark. Norway won the silver medal and Mexico took the bronze in this division.
Scale Down Those Extra School Supplies
Do you have too many pencils, glue sticks, paper and markers? Looking to pare down your entire school supply stash? Look no further! Stevenson’s Key Club is partnering with Fill-a-Heart to host a school supplies drive. Donation boxes will be stationed at the school’s main entrances until Oct. 18. Drop off all of your gently used or NEW supplies! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Show Your Creative Side! Submit Half Wit Material Now
The Half Wit is the literary magazine for Freshmen and Sophomores only. Underclassmen, please submit your creative works – fiction, poetry, drama, essays, music lyrics, rants, or any other writing – by Nov. 1 for consideration in the Half Wit. Use the QR code that is in the hallways and scrolling on the monitors for more information…or click here.
Allied Spirit Revolution Meeting Next Week
Students interested in joining Allied Spirit are invited to an information meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. in Room 6032. There is also an option to attend virtually via Zoom.
Boys Swimming Meeting Next Week
Boys interested in joining Swimming & Diving are invited to an information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7:45 a.m. by the pool (in-person) or at 6:30 p.m. (virtual) via Zoom.
Boys Ice Hockey: Stevenson defeated St Ignatius, 5-2. Dylan Jette had a goal and an assist, Davis Jegers and Zach Meyers added two assists apiece. Spencer Harman, Nolan Jones, Raffi Biedron and Ethan O’Gradney also had goals in the contest. The Patriots will be back in action against Loyola Gold at 5:50 p.m. tomorrow at Twin Rinks.
4-Day School Weeks: New Research Examines The Benefits And Drawbacks
The move from a five-day school week to a four-day week with extended days has been one of the fastest-increasing—and least-studied—phenomena shaping district operations. The four-day week is enormously popular among parents and students, the new research finds. It typically saves districts a small—but not intangible—amount of cash. And on their day out of school, students are typically working, doing errands, or spending time with family, not running wild.
It Can Be Challenging For Immigrant Families To Navigate American Schools. This Writer Knows From Experience.
For the writer and his six siblings, taking on the task of helping their parents navigate their school experience and other responsibilities of living in the U.S. meant growing up earlier than some of their peers.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Oct. 13: PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors
Oct. 13: Sports Boosters Meeting
Oct. 14: Illinois Regional College Fair
Oct. 17: Children’s Play
Oct. 18: Choral Guild Meeting
Oct. 18: District 125 Board of Education Meeting
Oct. 20: No Homework Night
Oct. 20: PPA Bake Sale