Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

Quill Of Lincolnshire Announces Mural Competition For Stevenson Students

Artists…put on your thinking caps and get your design juices flowing.

Quill Agency of Lincolnshire has created a Mural Design competition for Stevenson students. Quill would like students to design a mural that can be printed in a large-scale format and installed on a wall inside the Quill building. The mural should represent inclusion and diversity and may be interpreted by each student in different and personal ways.

Quill and Stevenson will partner to review student/team progress on the project on Dec. 3, with final submissions due in digital format by Jan. 7. The winning student/team will be announced on Jan. 21 and Quill would like to unveil the finished project in its office by March 15. For more information about the Mural Design competition, including specs and other deadlines, please click here. For questions or to send in submissions, please e-mail Ms. Hyken at:

Pass On The Beat: Passing On The Joy Of Music…For A Good Cause

The music drew her in. The idea of “passing on” the joy and good will of philanthropic music has kept junior Amita Nair stepping onto the stage for one of her favorite clubs again and again.

Nair, a junior, is a member of Pass On The Beat, a musical charity club at Stevenson that combines musical performances with fundraising. Nair grew up loving music and plays instruments such as the ukulele and the piano for club performances. She also sings.

Today before school, Nair was one of eight performers from Pass On The Beat who entertained students in front of the PAC while collecting monetary donations for Give-A-Thon in an empty guitar case.

“It feels great being in a space with such talented musicians and then spreading joy with our music,” Nair said. “We want our members to get a feel for live performances and Pass On The Beat is a great way to do that while spreading the job of music to others.”

Pass On The Beat often stages complimentary performances at senior centers throughout the community but has had to scale that back to virtual performances during the pandemic. The club also performs on campus in conjunction with current fundraisers such as Give-A-Thon.

Student Announcements

Coming Soon: Managed Apple IDs For All Stevenson Students

Starting in December, District 125 will be moving from personal Apple IDs to managed Apple IDs in order to provide the safest and most effective iPad experience to students. Managed Apple IDs are designed to help K-12 schools comply with student data privacy requirements, create and manage accounts at scale, and provide students with 200 GB of free iCloud storage. Currently, students have personal Apple IDs associated with their school e-mail addresses. On Dec. 1, students will begin receiving e-mails from Apple outlining required steps to change the school e-mail address associated with their personal Apple ID. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT NOW. Please wait until the e-mail from Apple arrives in your Stevenson e-mail. It will contain all the information needed to complete the transition steps. The Stevenson SMARTdesk will then send a follow-up e-mail to answer questions and outline next steps to log in and take advantage of the new managed Apple IDs.

Set That Alarm Later For Tomorrow: Late Arrival Day

Need some extra Zzzzzs? You’re in luck! Tomorrow is a Late Arrival Day at Stevenson. First period starts at 10:30 a.m. The lower ILC and ELC will be closed for professional development from 7-9:45 a.m. Tutoring opens in the ILC and ELC at 9:45 a.m.

Mark Your Calendars For An Early Thanksgiving Dismissal

We want to make Stevenson families aware of an important change to our school calendar. Typically, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is an early dismissal day in which the school day ends one hour early at 2:35 p.m. This year, we will be altering the schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 24 so that school starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 1:25 p.m. We will send additional reminders to families in the days leading up to Thanksgiving weekend.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Boys Bowling: The Patriots moved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference with a win against conference rival Mundelein. The Patriots were led by Ender Starr (643) and Jacob Sroka (601). The Patriots look to continue their hot streak on Thursday as they take on undefeated and conference-leading Libertyville at home.

Education News

High Schoolers To Decide How To Spend $1.5 Million In COVID Funding

State officials called Connecticut’s new Voice4Change campaign “a first-in-the-nation statewide student civic engagement initiative.”

After Decades Of Increases, A Drop In The Number Of International Students In The U.S.

With coronavirus-related border closings, flight cancelations and numerous other challenges to global mobility, in the 2020-2021 academic year, the number of international students dropped 15 percent from the previous year.

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. 17-22: BPO Flower Fundraiser

Nov. 17-19: Trades/Direct To Career Week

Nov. 17: International College Fair

Nov. 17: PPA Bake Sale

Nov. 18: Late Arrival

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

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