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Extending EBR

Extending EBR

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017


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The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is seeking applicants to launch a pilot program in which school districts may replace graduation course requirements with a competency-based school system.  The ISBE will be selecting 12 school districts to initiate this program and applications will be due by...

New Gradebook app released

Michael Levitt, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017


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A new app has been created to help students understand their grades better. The Gradebook app, created by Ali Rahman ’18, allows students to figure out how future scores from assignments and assessments impact their current grades. This is a feature that Infinite Campus does not currently have. The...

Students Helping Soldiers promote 22 push-up challenge

Karaj Singh, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2016


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From planning their next Thanksgiving Day delivery to organizing Hoops For Heroes, the club Students Helping Soldiers (SHS) has managed to incorporate another event into their already packed repertoire: the 22 push-up challenge. The 22 push-up challenge has become a viral sensation with videos all...

Administration considers East building expansion

Adele Lee, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2016


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Julia Ellis ‘19 and the majority of students at Stevenson walk from class to class travelling from one building to the next. With a campus already covering a full 76 acres, Stevenson’s administration proposes plans to further enlarge its school grounds by extending the East building facility due...

Recap on Catalyst fundraiser in honor of SHS alumni

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2016


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Stevenson and Catalyst club hosted a three on three basketball tournament on October 9th in order to raise money and create awareness of drug prevention and misuse. The SeanB 3on3 tournament was in recognition of Sean Bardos, a Stevenson alumni who died from his addiction to prescription drugs. “Sean...

Recap on new Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Event

Recap on new Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Event

Olivia Lamberti, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2016


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Halloween came early for Michelle Bae ‘19. She and over 300 other members of the Stevenson community attended Nightmare on Stevenson Drive Oct. 22. “A lot of my friends were there,” Bae said. “It was really fun to see them.” Meant to raise money for the Stevenson Foundation’s new...

Creating connections

Ellie Baden, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Over the next few months, representatives from student activities will be auditing clubs to determine which ones are unique and have enough appeal to continue to run as separate entities. Clubs that do not meet these criteria will face the possibility of being merged with other similar clubs. Many...

Civics in action

Kendall Roberts, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Stevenson students are taking a greater interest in civic involvement due to the the high-profile and high-stakes nature of the 2016 primary and general elections. Although seniors are required to take a government class before they graduate, extracurriculars like Political Action Club (PAC) allow...

No Homework Night

Maya Parekh, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


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Stevenson had a no-homework night on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to encourage engagement between students and parents in looking at the coursebook and having a discussion about the future. In addition to not assigning homework, teachers were told not to schedule quizzes or tests on Wednesday. “We had heard...

New vaccination requirements create trouble

Jamie Berman, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2016


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In the past year, the state of Illinois began a new requirement for seniors to receive their meningitis vaccine. For Stevenson seniors, the deadline is October 17th to get their shot. School nurses have been contacting students and their parents through letters, emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Home phone...

SMUNC allows new students to explore MUN

Sivakami Ramakrishnan, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2016


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As everyone was adjusting to the beginning of the school year, Model United Nations members were getting ready for one of their biggest conference of the year: the Stevenson Model United Nations Conference (SMUNC). The general members of Model United Nations (MUN) are assigned different countries....

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