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District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! We have created a new website with a wide range of challenges at each grade level to help prevent the summer slide. Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.   

End of the year celebration

Congratulations to all those students who were acknowledged for showing respect, responsibility, and safety throughout the year. Also, congratulations to the Stallions who were recognized for participating in clubs throughout the year! Have a great summer.

Stevenson Science Fair information

The day is upon us!  The Stevenson Science Fair will take place on Friday, May 18.  We look forward to seeing all the hard work the students have put into their science fair projects.  We would love to see you Friday evening in the gym from 6:00-7:30 for an open house viewing of the projects.  During the day, student projects will be viewed by all classrooms and  judged by our Conant volunteers.  Students who have completed a project should bring it to the gym upon arrival to school on Friday morning with all necessary display components.

Measures of Academic Progress testing information

Beginning on Monday, May 7, we will begin our Spring Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) testing.  We are excited to see the growth and progress reflected in our student goals which have been guiding our work throughout the year.  Please help your student to be prepared by encouraging a great night’s sleep, ensuring they eat a well-rounded breakfast, and encouraging them to give it their all the day of testing.  Below is the testing schedule.

Kindergarten: Reading will take place May 15 and 16 and math on May 17 and 18.

1st Grade:  Reading will take place May 7 and 9 and math on May 17 and 18.

2nd Grade: Reading will take place on May 10 and math on May 15.

3rd Grade:  Reading will take place on May 8 and math on May 11.

4th Grade:   Reading will take place on May 14 and math on May 16.

5th Grade:  Reading will take place on May 14 and math on May 16.

6th Grade:  Reading will take place on May 7 and math on May 10.

District 54 Virtual Learning University

Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! We have created a new website with a wide range of challenges at each grade level to help prevent the summer slide. Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Find the link under Useful Links on the Stevenson website or Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Spirit Month

Each day in May, we have a fun theme planned to enjoy our remaining days together.  We invite all to participate in our theme each day. Take a look at the calendar to see the themes for each day!

Stevenson Cares project

Please help the Stevenson student leaders by donating full size toiletries during the week of April 23 through April 27. Examples of toiletries that we will be collecting are bar soap, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, floss, and deodorant. Thank you for your support!

Band and orchestra information

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to fourth  grade students. Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings which are listed below. No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.  If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

More information will be available at the enrollment meetings. Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend.

The meetings will take place at:

Mead Junior High on Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm.

Addams Junior High on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm.

Eisenhower Junior High  on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm.

Frost Junior High on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm.

Keller Junior High on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm.

 

Registration information

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! You are now able to complete the online registration process through the parent portal at your convenience.  Please note you do need to provide residency documentation each school year.  Please call the office at 847-357-5200 with questions.

Art assembly

Artist Steve Harpster visited Stevenson to teach us how to draw! During the assembly, he shared how he became an artist and strategies to use when drawing. Steve even taught us how to draw our own creatures by using letters and numbers.