Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021

Stokes, Hockey Team Giving Back To Stevenson

For senior Brody Stokes, being on the ice is part of his DNA. Brody has three older siblings — a sister who was a figure skater and two brothers who were hockey players — so it should come as no surprise that Brody laced up his first pair of skates at the tender age of five.

“Growing up, I played hockey with my older brothers for a few seasons, and as I grew older, I developed such close relationships with my teammates,” Stokes said. “That’s the thing that I love most about the sport. It’s all about that bond.”

Now in his last year at Stevenson, that camaraderie is taking on a different meaning. The hockey team is committing to more community outreach this season and has selected the Stevenson Foundation, which is sponsoring the Move-A-Thon over the next 11 days, as one of its charities of choice.

To read more about Stokes and the hockey team’s involvement in Move-A-Thon, go to Facebook or Instagram.

Hyped For Homecoming!

Hey Patriots! Get pumped up for Homecoming Week with this retro video that will take you right back to the 1920s! Don’t forget that Homecoming Dance tickets are still on sale at the early-bird price of $25 now through Sunday. For more information about Homecoming Week, including a link to purchase tickets to the Homecoming Dance, click here.

Student Announcements

Class Of 2022: Watch Your E-mail For FAFSA Graduation Requirement Information

In 2020, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0180 to ensure that families receive information regarding the FAFSA and resources to assist in completing their student’s financial aid application process. This legislation amended the Illinois graduation requirements for any public high school student to include action steps that must be completed to earn a high school diploma. Yesterday, seniors and any early grad juniors and their parents/guardians (primary and secondary) received an e-mail regarding the FAFSA graduation requirement for the class of 2022. Please refer to this e-mail for more information about what steps families must take to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Congratulations Vaishnavi Sankar On Selection For Classical Promise Grant

Junior Vaishnavi Sankar was selected for a Classical Promise Grant from the Ascanius Youth Classics Institute. The Institute provides support for students and teachers of Latin and Greek across the country, and the Classical Promise Grant will provide financial and curricular support as well as mentoring to Vaischnavi as she develops and implements Marvelous Myths, a program to teach mythology to elementary school students who have no access to classical education.

Need Tutoring? Peer Tutors Are Up And Running

Peer Tutors began tutoring this week and will be available in-person and on Zoom. Tutoring will be offered in Communication Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Computer Science, World Languages, and ELL. Information about our club can be found on our website. We have over 250 students who are Peer Tutors this year! Peer Tutors receive monthly training to build their leadership skills and create a culture of learning and relationships. If you have any questions, our EBoard email is: If you need to speak specifically with a sponsor, please reach out to Kelly Caplan and Geriann Pioquinto.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Golf: Stevenson placed third at the North Suburban Conference Tournament with a score of 316. Lake Forest won the meet with a 304, and Warren was the runner-up with 307. Seniors Alex (A.J.) Goldberg and Madhav Muralidharan paced the Patriots with a 78 on the par 72, 6,435-yard course. Lake Forest’s Jack Marshall was the top golfer with a 1-under 71. Click here for coverage in the Daily Herald.

Boys Soccer: Warren scored the only two goals of the match in the first half in picking up a 2-0 North Suburban Conference victory against the visiting Patriots. Stevenson (8-2-2 overall, 2-1 NSC) returns to action at 7 pm Thursday at the Stadium against Zion-Benton.

Education News

No Bus Drivers, Custodians, Or Subs. What’s Really Behind Schools’ Staffing Shortages

School districts are confronting a crisis this year that shows little sign of abating: crucial job openings aren’t getting filled.

This District Built A Better, More Reliable Supply Of Substitute Teachers. Here’s How

Solving the substitute teacher shortage has long been elusive. There aren’t enough subs, and, for many districts, the even bigger struggle is finding subs who can confidently step into a classroom on short notice and deliver instruction. The pandemic has turned the sub shortage into a crisis in many communities, and may be forcing some school districts to invest more creative thinking and financial resources into solutions.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.

Sept. 22-Oct. 2: Move-A-Thon

Sept. 23: Orchestra Concert

Sept. 23-26: Fall Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sept. 27: Start Of Homecoming Week

Sept. 29: Fall Band Concert

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