Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

As a freshman, Sohi Shah distinctly remembers the fun and fulfillment she had by joining the Startups in Business and Technology Club. The club provides a space for students to work together to come up with innovative solutions to real-life problems, with the ultimate goal of presenting prototypes to business leaders in the community.

“Our first project focused on wellness, so we developed a device that could help people track their water intake for optimal hydration,” Shah says.

Shah, who is going on her third year as a club member and first year as co-president, says the experience has been valuable and inspiring, but she discovered something that motivated her to get even more involved with the club: There is a lack of female representation in the club, which mirrors a trend in the technology and business world.

To read more about Shah’s story, check out Facebook or Instagram.

Time To Register For Summer School!

It’s cold now…but the sunny, warm days of summer will be here before you know it, and so will summer school.

If you are interested in attending summer school at Stevenson, you can now register online. It is recommended that summer school registrations be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 4 to avoid a class cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. Late registrations for summer school will be accepted up until 4 p.m. on June 3, but after March 4, all registrations are on a space-available basis and late fees will be applied.

The tuition fees (and additional lab, book, and/or field trip fees where appropriate) are listed in the course description. All fees must be paid at the time of registration. Please contact the summer school office at (847) 415-4520 or via e-mail at with questions.

Student Announcements

Illinois State Is Offering A Free, Five-Day Residential Camp On Cybersecurity

It’s one of the hottest new careers: Cybersecurity. And now, you can learn all about it! The GenCyber Camp at Illinois State University seeks to ignite and sustain Cybersecurity interest in high schools in central Illinois in order to build a competent, diverse, and adaptable cybersecurity workforce pipeline. High school students who are age 15 and older are eligible to attend this FREE residential summer camp from July 11-15 and learn the fundamentals of Cybersecurity while experiencing campus life at Illinois State! Click here to register and reserve your space. For more information, please contact Dr. Sumesh Philip at (309) 438-7070 or via e-mail at:

Scholarships, Scholarships And More Scholarships! Seniors: Apply Now!

The College Career Center is sharing three new scholarship opportunities for seniors: The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative, The Links Incorporated and Rotary District 6440. If you are looking for scholarship money for college, please consider applying. Check out this Google Document for specific information and application links for each scholarship.

KIVA Fundraiser At Culver’s Today

Need a sweet treat after S-Factor tonight? Head on over to Culver’s in Lincolnshire for the KIVA Fundraiser. KIVA will receive 25 percent of the profits from all purchases today up until 10 p.m. when customers specifically mention KIVA.

Patriot Sports News

Athletic Results

Cheer: Last night the Cheer squad participated in the NSC Championships and took home second place with a score of 92.70, which was .28 behind the leader, Lake Zurich. Next up for cheerleading is the Fremd Invitational on Saturday, starting at 5:35 p.m. and the Huntley Invitational on Sunday, starting at 6:08 p.m. Sectionals will be next Saturday, Jan. 29.

Boys Hockey: The Patriots moved to 29-11 overall and 16-8 in the SHL Conference with a convincing 7-2 win over Oak Park-River Forest last night. Stevenson maintains its No. 2 ranking in the state and is now tied for first place in the SHL with Loyola Gold, with just three games left in the season. In the game against OPRF, the Patriots jumped out to an early lead with goals by Brandon Schultz and Dylan Jette in the first minute of play. Nolan Jones added another goal to give Stevenson a 3-1 lead after the first period. Schultz would get his second of the game in the second period followed by goals from Cam SchneiderDavis Jegers and Mac Fitzpatrick. The Patriots outshot OPRF 36-14 and were aided by a solid goaltending performance from Andrew Smoller. Stevenson will be back in action on Thursday with a home game against Glenbrook South at Twin Rinks. The action starts at 5:50 p.m.

Girls Hockey: Stevenson is part of a team-share with The Scouts Girls Hockey Association and last night they battled against Glenbrook High Schools. The game ended in a 1-1 tie, with Stevenson freshman Maycie Sulkin scoring the Scouts’ only goal. Next up for the SGHA is Sunday against Evanston at the Robert Crown Community Center at 6:10 p.m.

Education News

New Mexico Is Pushing To Be A ‘Model’ For How Race Is Taught In U.S. Schools

A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity beginning in kindergarten. The revisions in the state are ambitious. New Mexico officials say they hope their standards can be a model for the country of social studies teaching that is culturally responsive, as student populations grow increasingly diverse.

NCAA Changes Transgender Athlete Participation Policy Amid Calls For Reevaluation

The NCAA changed its policy regarding transgender athletes, as the emergence of Penn swimmer Lia Thomas put the issue into the spotlight. The new approach to allowing transgender athletes will follow a sport-by-sport model similarly adopted by the U.S. and international Olympic committees, Sports Illustrated reported. The NCAA said if there was no international federation policy then the “previously established IOC policy criteria would be followed.”

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. 21: S-Factor

Jan. 24: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 25: Incoming Freshmen Course Selection Evenings

Jan. 27-29: Frosh/Soph Play: The Marvels

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