Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Incoming Freshmen Virtual Course Selection Starts Tomorrow

For those of you who have younger siblings who will be freshmen at Stevenson next year, please remind them that Course Selection for Incoming Freshmen will take place virtually, starting tomorrow and continuing on Monday, Jan. 24 and Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Students and families will meet with counselors based on their last name. All Zoom links and resources are posted to the Incoming Freshmen webpage. A recording of the Incoming Freshmen Orientation is also posted to this webpage.

Five Stevenson Students Perform In All-State Production Of “Cabaret” At Bolingbrook HS

It was a “Cabaret” kind of day (make that weekend) earlier this month as five Stevenson students were selected to perform in the All State Production of “Cabaret” at Bolingbrook High School.

Students across the state went through a highly competitive audition and interview process last June to be part of the production, which took place Jan. 6-8. All five of the students from Stevenson who participated are heavily involved in Fine Arts classes and were also part of the fall musical “SpongeBob.”

The students (listed with their “SpongeBob” roles and their Fine Arts areas at Stevenson) are: junior cast member Justin Katin (SpongeBob; Theatre & Choir), junior cast member Lily Mace (Electric Skate and Sandy understudy; Theatre, Choir, and Dance), senior assistant director and dramaturg Lora Lewis (Sandy Cheeks; Theatre & Choir), senior pit member Dylan Ivanov (Violin; Orchestra), senior pit member Eileen Kang (Cello; Orchestra). Lewis also helped to create the dramaturgical and educational document for the production.

Stevenson’s five “Cabaret” students are pictured in the above right photo, left to right: Lora Lewis, Lily Mace, Justin Katin, Eileen Kang and Dylan Ivanov. In the production photo above, Katin is in the center, and Mace is at the top right.

Student Announcements

Get Your Salsa On…While Snacking On Salsa!

Get ready to dance (Spanish style!) and snack (Spanish style!) with salsa…and more salsa! The Spanish Honor Society will host its “Salsa and Salsa” event on Friday after school from 3:45 pm to 5 p.m. in Room 6110. It’s a food drive so students will be asked to either bring canned food or give a monetary donation at the door to participate. The food collected will be donated to a local food pantry. Students who attend will be able to take salsa dance lessons and enjoy chips and salsa, just as these students (pictured) did two years ago.

One-Of-A-Kind Odyssey T-Shirt On Sale Until Tomorrow

Show your Odyssey Fine Arts Week spirit with an Odyssey t-shirt! Featuring the Odyssey logo design by Stevenson alum Emily Fujioka, this one-of-a-kind Fine Arts shirt is available to order online for $12 until tomorrow.

Patriot Sports News

Education News

Opinion: “Whatever Changes Come To Education, Schools Shouldn’t Be Run Like Businesses”

Should schools be run like businesses? That’s a question that comes up a lot these days. At least one educator, though, worries that the arrangement is more of a misfit than even proponents of the idea might realize.

Why Not Lottery Admissions For Great High Schools? It’s Not Church Bingo

Judging from heavy participation in the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, many Americans love lotteries. But when such randomized selection systems have been used lately to decide who gets into popular high schools, they have inspired bitter debates and lawsuits. Among the most controversial proposed lottery admissions systems have been the ones for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Va., and Lowell High School in San Francisco.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

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

Jan. 20: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 21: S-Factor

Jan. 24: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

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