Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

‘Tis The Season To Start Donating (Online) to Give-A-Thon

The holidays are right around the corner and Stevenson, along with the National Honor Society, is again conducting its popular Give-A-Thon, an annual school-wide campaign aimed at bringing joy to families around Lake County during the upcoming winter holiday season.

This will be Stevenson’s 37th year of spreading this holiday cheer to those in need and the goal is to provide gifts to 250-plus Lake County families, enough food to stock the Vernon Area Pantry for six months, and six months-worth of baby and young motherhood supplies for the Lake County P.A.D.S.

While collection day for gifts, food and supplies isn’t until Nov. 30, monetary donations can be made any time by students, faculty and staff, parents and members of the community through Nov. 29 via the Stevenson Online Store.

Stevenson Debate Competes In Virtual National Tournament

The debate team represented Stevenson on a national level in both Congress and Public Forum last weekend at the Florida Blue Key national debate tournament, held virtually.

In Public Forum, Michael Kirylau, Alex Pollock, Tisha Vasudeva, Jiya Mehta, Sharanya Maulik, Jason Zhao, Anika Krishnaswamy, Aditi Bobba, Haniya Khan, and Yumna Ali-Khan all competed. Those who represented the Congress team included Anna Xie, Anishka Saxena, Evelyn Jiang, Megan Han, Mia Langer, Edward Han, Benhamin Brodkin, and Eric Zheng.

Anna Xie advanced all the way to the final round, placing 12th out of 300 competitors, while Megan Han and Evelyn Jiang made it to the semifinals.

Student Announcements

Take Note: Do NOT Update Notability App

Hey Patriots! Please do NOT update the Notability app on your iPads or phones. Notability issued an app update on Monday, but please do not do the 11.0-version update. In this version, backing up to iCloud and Google Drive is no longer an option. The situation is being investigated. Stevenson will update you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please visit the SMARTdesk, Room 3014 in the Link between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on regular school days and between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on late arrival days.

“Snake Lady” Coming To Animal Welfare Club Meeting Today

Attention Snake Lovers! The Animal Welfare Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today in Room 6110. Dr. Kristen Stanford, known as the snake lady and seen on the hit TV show “Dirty Jobs,” will be visiting.

Choral Guild Partners With Culver’s Tomorrow In Fundraiser

The Choral Guild is working with Culver’s in both Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove for a fundraising event tomorrow to benefit choir programs at Stevenson. Simply mention the Stevenson fundraiser and 25 percent of the cost of your order will be donated back to the choirs. You can dine in, carry out, or drive through.

No Tricks, Just Treats At Tomorrow’s PPA Bake Sale

Put that Halloween candy aside (just for tomorrow)…it’s time for another Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale, the Pumpkin Bake Sale! Maybe you’ll even find some pumpkin pie (fingers crossed!) at this fall-themed goodie-fest! Treats will be out in the Wood Commons and the Glass Commons tomorrow starting after sixth period. And every item is just $1. Parents, please note: There is still time to donate store-bought treats for tomorrow’s bake sale. To sign up, click here!

Patriot Sports News

Sports Awards Night Coming Up

Stevenson fans and athletes and coaches, don’t forget to save the date for Stevenson’s fall athletic awards celebration. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Sportscenter.

Education News

Harper College Program Teaches Job Skills To Students With Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Career Skills Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary next fall. It is a program for those who were in special education in high school and wouldn’t be able to attend traditional college classes. Graduates don’t earn a degree but, after completing a two-year program with a set curriculum, receive a portfolio assessment and a certificate of completion, which shares their academic and job skills and any support they might need.

Upcoming Triton Events Offer Education With The Music

Triton College will share music and musical knowledge during two events in November. Tomorrow, violinist Cara Schlecker will be accompanied by pianist Paul Dykstra for a concert as well as a discussion of the violin. Piano instructor Dr. David Flippo will perform and offer background on his selections on Nov. 17 as part of Triton College’s Faculty Artist Series.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Nov. 2: BPO Meeting

Nov. 3: PPA Bake Sale

Nov. 3: Choral Guild Fundraiser

Nov. 5: Interview Workshop

Nov. 7: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse Streaming Event

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