Exceptional Student Artists From 2021 Join Stevenson’s Permanent Art Collection
On the Go. On Display. Here to Stay. It’s the motto of Stevenson’s Permanent Art Collection. Each spring, the Visual Arts Faculty selects exceptional artwork from eight to 10 students across Stevenson’s many Visual Arts courses to join Stevenson’s Permanent Art Collection. The artwork makes multiple stops in a three-year journey before eventually being displayed on campus.
New this month, the Stevenson Permanent Art Collection is getting a permanent home on the Stevenson website where the current collection can be viewed, along withe the previous two years in a cycle that includes the “On the Go” phase (the pieces are displayed throughout the community), the “On Display” phase (the pieces are displayed in Stevenson’s student art gallery) and the “Here to Stay” phase (the pieces are displayed on the walls of buildings all throughout campus. Eventually, the website will link to an online gallery that will include the more than 450 pieces in the entire collection.
The 2021 collection is shown in the picture above (from left to right: “Weave” by Michael Zaslavsk; Untitled by Chaitanya Vengal; “Brother” by Hani Cho; “Consultation” by Emily Liu; “Koinophobia” by Emily Fujioka; Untitled by Sophia Li; and Untitled by Ishaan Joshi) and in this slide show. To read more about Stevenson’s Permanent Art Collection, please click here.
Give-A-Thon Enters Final Stretch
As Thanksgiving nears, Give-A-Thon, Stevenson’s long-running holiday fundraiser, is nearing its fun and festive conclusion. Collection Day is less than two weeks away and the National Honor Society, Give-A-Thon’s organizer, is reminding students, faculty and staff to continue with their fundraising efforts for gifts and for collecting food and baby items. Collection Day is Tuesday, Nov. 30. All fundraising should be complete by then and all gifts should be purchased, wrapped and tagged. Students will bring their gifts to the PAC. Meanwhile, online donations for Give-A-Thon will continue to be accepted through Monday, Nov. 29. To donate to Give-A-Thon online, please click here.
Course Selection Begins Monday for Freshmen
Following the advisory discussions that have happened over the last two weeks about the course selection process, freshmen and their families can now look toward officially beginning the process of selecting next year’s courses starting on Monday. Course selection with students’ individual counselors will take place during lunch, study halls and before school from Monday through Dec. 14. For more detailed information about the course selection timeline and the worksheets needed to guide this process, visit this webpage.
Class Of 2022: Cap And Gown Deadline Now Extended Through Dec. 17
Hey Seniors! Graduation 2022 will be here before you know it! Just a reminder that Stevenson, along with graduation partner Jostens, has been working on cap and gown orders over the last few weeks and has extended the deadline. Students can still order online through Dec. 17. For more information about caps and gowns, the ordering process and deadlines, please click here.
Girls Basketball To Tip Off First Home Game With A “White Out” Theme
The Patriots will be host New Trier tonight (5:30 p.m. JV, 7 p.m. varsity) as part of the New Trier/Loyola Academy Girls Basketball 2021 Thanksgiving Tournament. Click here for the full tournament schedule. Tickets can be purchased in advance at GoFan. The theme for the night is “White Out.”
Boys Bowling: The Patriots fell to Libertyville for their first loss of the season, 2992 to 3126, in spite of bowling their best set of the year. Ender Starr topped Stevenson with a 703 and Eric Vondrak finished with a 681 (which was his first-ever 600 series). Jackson Sher had a 603. Next up for the Patriots is the Mundelein Invite on Saturday and then Grayslake North on Tuesday.
Cyberattacks Are Up; The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency Says
The U.S. Department of Education’s more-than-a-decade old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, as cyberattacks rise and new threats emerge, concludes the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ watchdog arm, in a report out this month.
Biden Administration Clashes With Consumer Groups Over The Reinstatement Of Obama-Era Career Training Regulation
Consumer advocates say the Biden administration’s refusal to reinstate the 2014 “gainful employment” rule, which limits debt students can amass in career training programs, places students at risk. Education Department officials argue their time is best spent crafting a new regulation.
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Nov. 19-22: BPO Flower Fundraiser
Nov. 19: Final Day of Trades/Direct To Career Week
Nov. 19: PTC Fundraiser
Nov. 19-21: Fall Musical: SpongeBob
Nov. 20: Deadline For Cap & Gown Orders
Nov. 24: Early Dismissal
Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day! No School!
Nov. 26: Non-Attendance Day