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  • SHS Weekly Newsletter - January 28, 2022

    Posted by SHS Newsletter on 1/28/2022 3:00:00 PM

    Dear Spartans,

    It was great to see so many families at the Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night earlier this week.  The excitement and energy from this is very rewarding. Thank you to all of those who participated.

    It is hard to believe that we are at the half-way point of the school year. I applaud the perseverance and grit that our Spartan students have demonstrated to start this year. With that, the start of a new semester brings new beginnings.  This is an opportunity for a fresh start, to reset. I challenge all students to recommit ownership and responsibility of their academics. Missing assignments, turning in work on time, and attending class daily, on time are life skills with real world application.

    If students have any textbooks, library books, or other school materials that need to be returned, now is a great time to return them. If you do not know where to return them, anyone of the offices will work.


    Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022, ½ day PM

    Teachers will continue their ongoing work on improving teaching and learning in the morning hours.

    The instructional day will begin at 1125 am and dismissal will remain the same at 2:20 pm. We are running all periods/shortened hours, with no lunch. Transportation will run on a four-hour delay.  If normal pick-up time is at 6:45 am, then on Feb. 2nd it will be at 10:45 am.

    LCTC Courses will be asynchronous. Students will not report to LCTC. Students may report to C-17 for a workplace during their scheduled LCTC course…. (Schedule Here) 

    All the best

    Pete Mazzoni


    ** REMINDER **

    2ND SEMESTER PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 

    VIRTUAL  -  5:00PM TO 8:00PM

    THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022


    The Senior All Night Party (SANP) Committee is ready to take your orders for graduation yard signs!  Graduation yard signs are available to order now through May 6th.  There are 2 options for ordering:

    Print the form and send in a check for $25 made out to SANP to the main office mailbox. Go to https://www.livoniapublicschools.org/domain/648

    Fill out the online Google form and pay $27.50 ($25+service fee)

    You will receive an email when your sign is ready to be picked up.  Please email shssnapsigns@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!

     

    Please consider a board position or committee chair for next year.  All current board positions will be open as will many of the committee chairs.  If you are interested, getting involved now and into the spring would be helpful.  Since 2015, the Booster Club has donated over $135,000 to the students and staff.  Without a board next year, that will come to an end.  If you are interested, please contact us and we can answer any questions you may have.  

    boosterclub.spartan@gmail.com


     

    Senior All Night Party tickets can be purchased online here

     

    Wayne RESA's Upcoming Virtual Events & Winter Newsletter 22'

    Career Counselor Corner - Winter Edition 2022 - Click Here

    Wayne RESA’s Career Chats  

    Career chats are for students exploring different

    pathways or wanting to learn more about fields

    they are considering. Come hear from professionals

    and find your starting place.          Career Events

     

    2/9/22 @4pm

    Business & Entrepreneurship     Register Here

     

    3/16/22 @4pm

    Computer Science & IT                Register Here


     

    Only Have a Minute? It’s Time to Destress.

    Catherine Pearson, the Wellness and Parenting Reporter for HuffPost says sixty seconds may be all you need to cope and re-center during an acutely stressful moment. She offers 5 simple destress strategies in her article 5 Hacks To Try If You Only Have A Minute To Destress.

    A couple of Pearson’s strategies are literally at one’s fingertips. Strategies like schedule your own personal worry time and change your phone’s wallpaper

    “People often think that if something pops into their mind, they have to worry about it then and there. But that’s not true.”, states Robert Leahy the Director of American Institute of Cognitive Therapy. He explains how most individuals are anxious throughout the day and the night. This can result in everything in their environment being associated with anxiety. So, putting those worries on the shelf or in your Google Calendar at a designated time may actually help your worries fade. It can also help you feel that you are taking steps to manage your stress.

    Pearson’s article notes that personal connection is one of the four pillars of Happiness, so another simple destressing strategy offered is to consider changing your phone’s wallpaper and lock screen frequently to images that make you smile or make you laugh. Individuals reach for their phone somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 times a day. So, why not give yourself that little burst of personal connection or that little rush of smiles throughout day.  It only takes a minute.

    * Please note these strategies are not intended to be diagnostic or provide clinical services. If you are feeling overwhelmed or your anxiety is keeping you from your life’s daily activities, reach out to your primary care doctor or to a mental health professional as soon as possible.

    Check out the Student Assistance Website

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  • Second Semester Schedules

    Posted by SHS Administration on 1/26/2022 11:00:00 AM

    Dear Spartans,

    Student schedules are now available to view on ParentConnect and StudentConnect.  Schedules were not finalized until this morning, so please make sure your student has reviewed their schedule.  

    If your student would like to request a schedule change, please review the schedule change policy on the SHS Counseling website and submit the schedule change form to request a change.  

    Changes will be approved for the following reasons only:

    • Changes necessitated by a previous failure
    • Conflicts (two classes which meet during the same hour)
    • Incomplete schedules
    • Changes due to summer school work

    SHS Schedule Change Request

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's counselor.

    SHS Admin

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  • Assessment Week Schedule: 1/2 days

    Posted by SHS Admins on 1/24/2022 9:00:00 AM

    Spartans and Families,

    This week concludes MP2 and the first semester with  assessments or culminating activities on January 25-27. These are 1/2 days beginning at 7:25 AM and ending at 10:25 AM. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, January 28, 2022 for a teacher workday.

    Please reach out to teachers with any questions regarding marks, culminating activities, textbook or material returns. Reminder that 2nd Semester schedules will be viewable on Parent/Student Connect on Wednesday, January 26th.

    We would like to wish everyone good luck!! Have a great week, Spartans.

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  • SHS Weekly Newsletter - January 21, 2022

    Posted by SHS Newsletter on 1/21/2022 3:00:00 PM

    STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL

    NEWSLETTER                         January 21, 2022


    Spartans, 

    This coming week ends MP2 as well the 1st Semester. Monday, January 24 will be a regular day of school. On January 25, 26, and 27 we will follow the half day schedule (7:25am - 10:25am).  Students DO NOT have school on Friday, January 28. Take this time to locate textbooks and materials that may need to be returned to first semester teachers. 

    Assessment Schedule & Times (click for print out):

    January 25: 1st hour (7:25-8:50) & 2nd hour (9:00-10:25)

    January 26: 3rd hour (7:25-8:50) & 4th hour (9:00-10:25)

    January 27: 5th hour (7:25-8:50) & 6th hour (9:00-10:25)

    Students with LCTC blocks and require transportation to the Career Center will need to be in the SHS bus loop prior to 7:05am. 

    2nd Semester begins on Monday, January 31st. The Stevenson website and calendar are always updated with updated times and schedules. 

    2nd Semester schedules will be viewable on Connect (Parent/Student) on Wednesday, January 26. 

    **PM HALF DAY - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd. Class begins at 11:25am.

    SHS Admins



    Erica Molnar

    MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist

    (Diver, Gymnastics, and Track)

    Congratulations on being named an MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist. Erica is one of 120 statewide student athletes selected. This is an amazing honor acknowledging her outstanding academic achievements while participating in not only 1 but 3 high school sports. The announcement naming the 32 winners will be made January 27th.

    Good Luck Erica! Your Spartan family is very proud of you!!


    The Senior All Night Party (SANP) Committee is ready to take your orders for graduation yard signs!  Graduation yard signs are available to order now through May 6th.  There are 2 options for ordering:

    Print the form and send in a check for $25 made out to SANP to the main office mailbox. Go to https://www.livoniapublicschools.org/domain/648

    Fill out the online Google form and pay $27.50 ($25+service fee)

    You will receive an email when your sign is ready to be picked up.  Please email shssnapsigns@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!




     

    Senior All Night Party tickets can be purchased online here


    Wayne RESA's Upcoming Virtual Events & Winter Newsletter 22'

     

    Career Counselor Corner - Winter Edition 2022 - Click Here

     

    Wayne RESA’s Career Chats  

    Career chats are for students exploring different

    pathways or wanting to learn more about fields

    they are considering. Come hear from professionals

    and find your starting place.          Career Events

     

    2/9/22 @4pm

    Business & Entrepreneurship     Register Here

     

    3/16/22 @4pm

    Computer Science & IT                Register Here


    Only Have a Minute? It’s Time to Destress.

    Catherine Pearson, the Wellness and Parenting Reporter for HuffPost says sixty seconds may be all you need to cope and re-center during an acutely stressful moment. She offers 5 simple destress strategies in her article 5 Hacks To Try If You Only Have A Minute To Destress.

    A couple of Pearson’s strategies are literally at one’s fingertips. Strategies like schedule your own personal worry time and change your phone’s wallpaper

    “People often think that if something pops into their mind, they have to worry about it then and there. But that’s not true.”, states Robert Leahy the Director of American Institute of Cognitive Therapy. He explains how most individuals are anxious throughout the day and the night. This can result in everything in their environment being associated with anxiety. So, putting those worries on the shelf or in your Google Calendar at a designated time may actually help your worries fade. It can also help you feel that you are taking steps to manage your stress.

    Pearson’s article notes that personal connection is one of the four pillars of Happiness, so another simple destressing strategy offered is to consider changing your phone’s wallpaper and lock screen frequently to images that make you smile or make you laugh. Individuals reach for their phone somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 times a day. So, why not give yourself that little burst of personal connection or that little rush of smiles throughout day.  It only takes a minute.

    * Please note these strategies are not intended to be diagnostic or provide clinical services. If you are feeling overwhelmed or your anxiety is keeping you from your life’s daily activities, reach out to your primary care doctor or to a mental health professional as soon as possible.

    Check out the Student Assistance Website


    Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  OK2SAY

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  • Attendance Communications & Reminders

    Posted by SHS Administration on 1/18/2022 9:00:00 AM

    Classroom attendance instills a concept of self-discipline, exposes a student to group interactions with teachers and fellow students, and enables a student to hear and participate in class discussion and other related learning experiences. With that understanding, daily attendance is an expectation. Tardiness to class interferes with the instructional program and creates an atmosphere in which teaching, and learning are restricted. A tardy may not be excused by a parent/guardian. A student who is more than 15 minutes late for class will be considered absent. Excessive tardiness will result in disciplinary action.

    VERIFYING STUDENT ABSENCES

    Only Parents / Guardians may verify a student's absence. Students are not permitted to verify their own absences. 

    To do this, parents/guardians may select one of two options:

    1. Complete the Report an Absence

    This form should be used ONLY for submitting all day absences or late arrivals.

    1. Contact your Assistant Principal via phone – 734-744-2660.

    Last Name A-G:  ext. 48904 (Secretary: Mrs. Schwarz)
    Last Name H-O:  ext. 48913 (Secretary: Ms. Wheeler)
    Last Name P-Z:   ext. 48910 (Secretary: Mrs. Mulka)

    Absences must be excused by 12:00 pm the following day.

    CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE 

    Any student leaving school, other than at their scheduled time, must check out through the office of their assistant principal. 

    No electronic submissions for checking out students shall be allowed or recognized. 

    Before leaving, the student must sign-out electronically at the computer in the main office or main lobby. If a student does NOT check out in this manner prior to leaving the building, the absence will remain unexcused. 

    If a parent/guardian does NOT check a student out prior to the student leaving the building/missing class, the absence will remain unexcused.

    SHS Admin

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  • SHS Weekly Newsletter - January 14, 2022

    Posted by SHS Newsletter on 1/14/2022 3:00:00 PM

    SHS Weekly Newsletter - January 14, 2022

    Dear Spartans 

    With the return to school, please be reminded of a few COVID-19 protocols: 

    • If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Stevenson Administration.  Students may be letting their teachers know they are out for an extended period of time; however, we ask parents to contact Stevenson Administration. 
    • Please check your email from Livonia Public Schools for the most up to date MDHHS & WCHD quarantine guidance. 

    ***Additionally, please help us reinforce the importance of masks to fully cover the nose and mouth.  

    All the best,

    SHS Admin


    SAVE THE DATE

     

    Incoming 9th Grade Night

    Adlai E. Stevenson

    High School

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

     

    Parents and students of current Eighth graders are invited to an informational showcase about Stevenson High School.

    Presentation details to come.


    End of First Semester

    Spartans as we are 10 days out from the end of first semester please take the time to review marking period 2 grades for accuracy and completion. January 25, 26, and 27th are half days for semester assessments. School dismissal will be at 10:25AM all 3 days with there being NO SCHOOL on Friday, January 28th.

    Assessment Schedule HERE


    Stevenson Senate

    This week 25 of our Stevenson Senators attended the MASC Regional Conference.  

    They had an amazing day collaborating with other schools and building plans for the remainder of the school year. 


    The Senior All Night Party (SANP) Committee is ready to take your orders for graduation yard signs!  Graduation yard signs are available to order now through May 6th.  There are 2 options for ordering: 

    Print the form and send in a check for $25 made out to SANP to the main office mailbox. Go to https://www.livoniapublicschools.org/domain/648

    Fill out the online Google form and pay $27.50 ($25+service fee)

    You will receive an email when your sign is ready to be picked up.  Please email shssnapsigns@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!


    Additional information is available in this week's email newsletter

     
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  • End of First Semester

    Posted by SHS Administration on 1/11/2022 2:00:00 PM

    Dear Spartans, 

    The end of the 1st semester is fast approaching. Students are encouraged to continue to persevere with work completion and turning in assignments. Students should check Google Classroom on a regular basis and reach out to their teachers to ensure they are up to date in each of their classes. 

    Staff is available for academic, social and mental support. We encourage students to reach out if assistance is needed. 

    Final Exams:

    Students will NOT have traditional final exams at the end of the semester.  The same practice was implemented last school year. Assessments or culminating activities will take place instead of a traditional final exam. These assessments or culminating activities will take place during the final three days of the semester (January 25-27). Attendance is still required during these days. 

    January 25-27 Daily Time Schedule:

    Block 1 - 7:25 AM - 8:50 AM 
    Block 2 - 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM

    • Tuesday January 25 - 1st & 2nd Hour
    • Wednesday January 26 - 3rd & 4th Hour
    • Thursday January 27 - 5th & 6th Hour
    • Friday January 28 No class

    Semester Grades:

    The final semester grade will be an average of the first & second marking period grade. Each marking period counts as 50% of the overall semester grade. The semester grade is what is recorded on student transcripts and counts towards graduation credit. 

    2nd Semester Schedules will be viewable on Parent / Student Connect - Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    Monday, January 31, 2022 - The first day of 2nd semester.

    All the best

    Pete Mazzoni

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  • Stevenson Newsletter - Jan. 7, 2022

    Posted by SHS Admins on 1/7/2022 3:00:00 PM

    STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
    January 7, 2022


     

    SAVE THE DATE

     

    Incoming 9th Grade Night

    Adlai E. Stevenson

    High School

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022

    7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

    Parents and students of current eighth graders are invited to attend an informational showcase night about Stevenson High School.




     

    **Senior All Night Party tickets can be purchased online here


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  • COVID-19 Protocol and Practice Reminders

    Posted by SHS Admininstration on 1/5/2022 10:00:00 AM

    Dear Spartans 

    With the return to school, please be reminded of a few COVID-19 protocols:

    • Students should review the student at-home screening sheet before arriving at school on a daily basis.  Box 3 of the student at-home screening sheet does not apply if the student is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.  
    • If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact Stevenson Administration.  Students may be letting their teachers know they are out for an extended period of time; however, we ask parents to contact Stevenson Administration. 
    • A student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days, not 5.
    • Students who are fully vaccinated and are asymptomatic are not required to quarantine if identified as a close contact.   

    ***Additionally, please help us reinforce the importance of masks to fully cover the nose and mouth. 

     

    All the best,

    SHS Admin

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  • SHS Weekly Update for the Week of December 20, 2021

    Posted by SHS Weekly Update on 12/17/2021 3:00:00 PM

    SHS Weekly Update

    Dear Spartans 

    As I reflect upon the start of this school year, I applaud the perseverance and grit that our students and staff have demonstrated as they continue to deal with the many challenges presented to them. Each day is a learning experience that allows us to be better the next day. 

    I sincerely hope this holiday season brings you joy, peace, and happiness. Enjoy this much needed time off with family and friends. We look forward to seeing everyone when we return. From our family to your family, Happy Holidays Spartans!

    All the best

    Pete Mazzoni


    This week our Spartan Band and Orchestra put on an outstanding Winter Concert. What a night to celebrate!! They also went to spread the holiday cheer with a visit to Hoover elementary. The kids love when SHS comes. 


    Spartan Senators and Student Government have worked very hard this giving season. They helped raise outstanding donations benefitting Michigan Foster Care Closet. Today concluded two weeks of the 3rd hour Class Coin Competition. They raised $2,486.56. Great job to everyone who contributed. 

                The two winners based on total amount raised and total percentage per student  are: Ms. Brilhart and Mrs. Osborne's Health classes. Together, these two classes raised 40% of the combined total. Way to go Spartans!


    Global Education Parent Association Fundraiser

    Now through December 31st!

    A DELICIOUS WAY TO SUPPORT!

    Support the Global Education program today by purchasing HoneyBaked Ham gift cards. 20% of your purchase goes directly to the Global Education program benefiting students in the program at Stevenson High School.
    Gift cards are a great way to purchase your meal for the holidays or provide a tasty gift to someone else.

    HoneyBaked Ham has everything from fully cooked hams, tender turkey, delicious desserts, and tasty Heat & Serve sides.        
    The gift cards can be used to shop online, order from the HoneyBaked catalog, at or any HoneyBaked location nationwide.
    Click on the link below to purchase today.
    Click here to order

     

     
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