Odyssey 2020 Feb. 4-5
Stevenson High School’s Odyssey 2020 Arts Celebration will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 4-5. During Odyssey days, hundreds of visiting artists, community volunteers, and distinguished guests visit the building to teach, perform, and help support exceptional experiences for students.
Odyssey school days begin at 10:15 a.m. and buses will run on the late arrival schedule. At 10:15 a.m., students will report to their regular second-period classroom to receive their daily Odyssey schedules/admission tickets. Students with science periods 1-2a or 2b-3, go to their science room. Morning Tech Campus students should report to the Applied Arts Office (Room 1410). Students who are unscheduled during second period should report to the Wood Commons to pick up their schedules.
During Odyssey, students are asked to do the following:
- Show the visiting artists and volunteers appreciation for their participation.
- Have fun, participate, and be a respectful audience member.
- Listen attentively, respond enthusiastically, and turn off mobile devices in order to enjoy the live performances and engaging workshops.
Artists and the arts can touch on a variety of themes and topics that offer different perspectives than our own. If any student is uncomfortable during an Odyssey session, they should speak to an adult supervisor in the room and ask to leave. Students will be directed to the Student Service offices, where a counselor and social worker will be available to offer additional support.
Important reminders for students:
Pack: All students should have their iPads with them throughout Odyssey. Many photography and new media classes will require them. Students also should carry a water bottle.
Attire: Wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty. Students may be in classes where they are physically active or working with art supplies.
Lunch: The campus is closed and students may not leave for lunch. Students should prepare to buy lunch or bring their own food to school.
Student Schedule for Both Days of Odyssey:
10:15-10:25 Odyssey Homeroom (2nd Semester 2nd Period class)
10:35-11:25 Period 1
11:35-12:25 Period 2 (First Lunch Period)
12:35-1:25 Period 3 (Second Lunch Period)
1:35-2:25 Period 4 (Third Lunch Period)
2:35-3:25 Period 5
Odyssey Artist-in-Residence Mural Unveiling:
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 3:45 p.m., East Building addition, Third Floor
All students, faculty and staff are invited for the unveiling of an installation by Odyssey Artist-in-Residence Brandin Hurley. Working in the Upper Forum for the two days of Odyssey, Hurley will create an installation for the new Art Wall in the East Building addition. Her work will feature sculpted and embroidered insects native to Illinois.