In early December, five upper division Stevenson students attended the National Association of Independent Schools’ Online Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC)—a multiracial and multicultural event for student leaders in grades 9 to 12 that aims to help foster allyship, encourage self-reflection, and build community among high school students. Usually, the conference happens in person; however, due to COVID-19, the conference happened virtually this year and online group sessions were led by a team of trained adult and peer facilitators.
Remote learning can be difficult even for the oldest and most focused of Stevenson students—and it can be particularly challenging for the youngest Pirates, especially those who may have a hard time staying engaged while learning from their own space and not with their peers on campus. To make learning and paying attention easier for their students, grade 1 teachers Mr. Collett and Ms. Rauber have developed creative and fun ways to keep young Pirates engaged.
Even as Stevenson remains in its remote mode, Athletes That Care (ATC)—a student-run service organization—continues to thrive and serve the local community.
This past November, grade 3 students at Stevenson participated in a version of NaNoWriMo (an elongated acronym that stands for National Novel Writing Month)—a worldwide internet-based activity hosted by a non-profit of the same name. The goal: to write a complete novel during the month of November.
On December 17, Stevenson students launched Home: Places and Spaces—an ambitious, multimedia collaborative virtual art exhibition featuring the songs, videos, and photographs of more than 85 upper division students in choir, AP photography, songwriting, and darkroom courses.