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2018 – 2019 School Year Underway

The 2018-19 academic year got off to a jam-packed start at the Robert Louis Stevenson School. To kick things off, there were two orientation days on Tuesday, September 4th, and Wednesday, September 5th. New students had time to meet each other as a group, and returning students had a separate, streamlined orientation. The first days [more…]

Art Manifest at Stevenson

From April 25th-27th, Stevenson continued its annual tradition of hosting Art Manifest. The three-day festival, celebrating artistic innovation and creativity through a series of hands-on workshops, culminated with a performance by the Stevenson Rock Band. “Art Manifest is a time when professional artists become a personal reality for all students and staff,” Stevenson Associate Head [more…]

Mira Krishnan Meets with Stevenson Students, Faculty and Parents in a Day Dedicated to Diversity

Mira Krishnan visited Stevenson as part of a Day of Diversity discussion on Tuesday, January 30th. Mira, a social entrepreneur and feminist activist, seized and held attention in a packed lobby filled with students and teachers before having lunch with the GSX club, walking faculty through a mid-afternoon workshop, and meeting with parents for a [more…]

Cassatt String Quartet Visits Stevenson

Stevenson’s commitment to cultural enrichment and fun were again on display on December 12th, when the nationally-renowned Cassatt String Quartet gave a lunchtime concert in the school lobby. Casual and informal, warm and chatty with our students, the quartet that the New York Times calls, “The excellent Cassatt String Quartet” played whimsical, colorful gypsy music. [more…]

Stevenson Students Volunteer for POTS

The Stevenson Community Service Group (Jake, Casey, Lili, Chris, Mia, Jaron, Hailey, and Jessica) volunteered to serve lunch in the Part of the Solution (POTS) Community Dining Room in November. POTS is a non-profit organization in the Bronx that believes that every person should have access to the essentials of life and the support necessary [more…]

Performing Arts Field Trips to See Chris Gethard

In early November, Stevenson’s Performing Arts teacher Jackie Silvestri brought her improv class, Nick, Will, Aidan, James, and Violet, to The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV. The show markets itself as, “the weirdest and often saddest show on television.” The show was live and full of shenanigans, including, but not limited to, a wise half-man/half-fish, [more…]

Stevenson Gives Thanks

Stevenson students, parents, faculty and staff expressed thankfulness in a variety of ways during the months of November and December. Stevenson has a Tuesday before Thanksgiving tradition during which there’s a schoolwide gathering to share Thanksgiving food. Members of the staff served served chicken so students wouldn’t tire of turkey. Students gathered to share a [more…]

Civil Rights Leader Ruby Bridges Visits Stevenson

Ruby Bridges, one of America’s Civil Rights icons and leaders, visited Robert Louis Stevenson on Tuesday, November 14th. This experience was initiated by the Literature and Social Justice English classes. During the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, the class focused on learning about the American Civil Rights Movement. They learned about leaders of [more…]

First Parents Association Event a Success!

On November 8th Stevenson parents gathered for a traditional pot luck supper. Over fifty parents and guardians gathered to share a meal and meet the parents in their advisory and the larger parent community. The parents brought a tremendous variety of dishes and everyone had a great time. The Stevenson Parents Association deserves a special [more…]

Stevenson Visits Coney Island Lighthouse Mission

On Thursday October 26th, five students handed out goods at the Coney Island Lighthouse Mission. The trip was organized by teachers Nick Alexander, Sabika Khan and Daniel Aulbach-Sidibe. The students donated canned goods, non perishable food items, clothes and toiletries. The Mission is run by Denise Robbins and Pastor Vincent Fusco. CILM provides emergency food [more…]