Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

S-Factor Competition Next Week

The Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor singing competition will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the Performing Arts Center. This year’s contestants are: seniors Mary Baldino, Vika Bekker, Clair Carson and Alex Hong; juniors Ryan Chu, Helen Han, Nitya Kavuluri, Leo Mondschain and Nya Thomas; sophomores Astrid Ariana and Caylie Chattin; and freshmen Michelle Cabrera and Elizabeth Insua.

The show runs in two rounds. After the first round of singing, teacher-judges will narrow the list of contestants. After the remaining contestants sing in Round 2, the audience will decide the winner of S-Factor.

Tickets are $10 when purchased online. Click here to order tickets. Tickets will be $12 at the door. All seating is general admission. Proceeds benefit microloans to entrepreneurs in developing countries through the worldwide non-profit organization Kiva.

“Simplifying Stevenson” for District 96 Families

District 96 will hold its 16th annual “Simplifying Stevenson” program for parents of current eighth-graders at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Twin Groves Middle School Learning Center. SHS Principal Troy Gobble and a panel of Stevenson seniors and freshmen who are District 96 alumni will discuss managing the transition to high school, choosing classes and co-curriculars, and balancing workload.

Tickets Available for Freshman-Sophomore Play

Tickets are available online for the freshman-sophomore play, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. Click here to order tickets, which are $6. Online ticket sales end at midnight Wednesday, Jan. 30.

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” which won several Tony Awards in 2012 and was nominated for best play, is an origin story of Peter Pan based on the best-selling children’s novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Freshman Wins Ballet Competition

Freshman Delfina Mamone won first place in the Classical Dance-Ballet category for the Junior Age Division at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals in Chicago last weekend. Her judges included the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre, plus leaders of the Nashville Ballet and the ballet program at Indiana University.

Restaurant Creates “Food Fight” for SHS, LZHS

To promote the opening of its new location in Lake Zurich, McAlister’s Deli has cooked up a “rivalry” fundraiser between Stevenson and Lake Zurich high schools. Starting Monday and ending Sunday, Jan. 27, McAlister’s will donate 20 percent of your purchase to Stevenson if you put your receipt in the box marked for SHS. The school that raises the most money will receive an additional $500. The new McAlister’s Deli is located at 690 S. Rand Rd., in Lake Zurich.

No School or Digest Monday

There is no school on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Daily Digest will not be published on Monday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 141.60, Lake Zurich 139.20, Lake Forest Academy 33.00: Strong performances on vault propelled the Patriots past the Bears and Caxys in the Field House on Senior Night. Junior Emily Weinstein won the vault with a 9.6 score, senior Sarina Johnson was second at 9.4, and sophomore Jessica Maher tied for third with 8.9. Freshman Ally Gitler claimed top honors on uneven bars (8.9), with Sarina and sophomore Ainslee Cutler tying for second (8.85). Sarina tied two Lake Zurich gymnasts for first in floor exercise (9.05), with Jessica finishing fourth (8.9). Ally and Emily tied for third on balance beam (8.7). In the all-around standings, Sarina placed second (35.90), Emily was fourth (35.50) and Ally took fifth (34.65). – Official Results

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 125, Waukegan 25: Junior Jake Kim won two races as the host Patriots (5-0) breezed past the Bulldogs in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Jake captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.16) and 50-yard freestyle (22.32). Other individual winners included seniors Nathan Gates in the 200 individual medley (2:02.74) and Max Ryaguzov in the 500 free (4:57.22), juniors Jack Zhang in the 100 butterfly (54.67) and AJ Carollo in the 100 free (48.97), and sophomore Foster Swanson in the 100 backstroke. (56.70). Stevenson also won the 200 medley relay (1:42.69) behind the quartet of AJ, seniors Richard Lee and Alex Guo, and junior Nic Comini.

Cheerleaders Seek Sixth Straight NSC Title Tonight

The varsity cheerleading team will go for its sixth consecutive North Suburban Conference championship tonight. Stevenson is the host school for the meet, which starts at 7 o’clock. Varsity and junior varsity squads from the league’s eight schools will perform in the Field House and Sports Center.

Boys Bowling Trio Prepares for Sectional

Three members of the boys bowling team will compete at the IHSA Sectional at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford on Saturday. Sophomores Joey Gluck, Benjamin Ries and Nicholas Sternes reached the sectional for the second straight year. In 2018, they were part of the Patriot contingent that finished third at the DeKalb Sectional and reached state for the third time in four seasons. Visit the IHSA website to follow sectional results.

Ambrose Makes Strong Return After Layoff

Junior Matthew Ambrose hasn’t missed a beat for the boys basketball team since a broken finger kept him out of 11 games. The 6-foot-3 guard scored 18 points in his first game back from the injury last Friday, then had 14 points in a win at Warren on Tuesday. “I’m starting to get there,” he told the News-Sun. “I’m still making some mistakes that I don’t need to. That will come in time.”

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CLUB NEWS

Animal Welfare will be baking dog treats next week for its annual fundraiser. The club will meet in the Food Labs after school on Tuesday and Thursday. All the treats baked will be sold to raise money for a local shelter. All are welcome, but if you have never used the Food Lab before, you’ll need to have a parent sign a permission slip. Please see Ms. Kenney for a form.

COLLEGE NEWS

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling is offering several $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester, non-renewable). The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1. Click here for application details.

ATHLETICS

The girls water polo informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Wimer at jwimer@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

District 211 ratifies four-year teachers contract

Wheeling official chosen to lead Grayslake District 46

Round Lake district adding 16 teaching positions

Police probe bomb threats at Oak Forest High

Warren officials concerned after railroad crossing incident

Another costly battle expected with Hinsdale referendum

Wheaton recalls teacher who was World War II veteran

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The Los Angeles teachers strike has cost $97M so far

Top business schools all report applicant declines

What does it mean to not “get political” in class?

Virginia district sues state in quest to arm teachers

The red state that loves free college

Report: Liberty U. official took money to rig polls for Trump

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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Students Featured on “Positive Alternatives” Podcast

Juniors Vrushai Thakkar and Victor Shi and sophomore Carson Ezell were featured on the Positive Alternatives podcast last week. They discussed Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the school’s support for its work, the growing influence of vaping, and proposed marijuana legalization. Click here to listen. The podcast is hosted by Chicago-area resident Doug Petit, whose 16-year-old son, Jonathan, died in 2005 after getting drunk at a party hosted by the “cool mom” of an acquaintance. His body was found in a retention pond four days later. Since then, Petit and his wife have spoken to more than 100,000 parents and teens about their experience.

Alumna Earns “Performer of the Week” Honor

SHS alumna Sari Greenberg (Class of 1999) was named “Jewish Performer of the Week” last week by ChiTribe, a website that makes it easier for Jewish young adults in the Chicago area to “find their tribe-within-a-tribe.” Greenberg performs with the Jewish a cappella group Listen Up! and in the musical “Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People.” She also has an extensive background in secular entertainment. Greenberg is a member of the female trio, Uptown Girls, and has acted and done voiceover work in a number of television commercials. After graduating from the theatre conservatory at Roosevelt University, she moved to New York City for six years. She performed in local cabaret shows and in national tours of hit musicals, including “Bad Romance,” in which she played the role of Lady Gaga for two years.

Consortium Orchestra Concert Livestream Available

Tonight’s Consortium Orchestra Concert will be streamed live through the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo channel starting at 7 o’clock tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Click here to watch online. For those attending, admission is free.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 50, Warren 38: Junior Matthew Ambrose scored a team-high 14 points as the Patriots (14-3, 5-1) earned a road victory in Gurnee that gave them a half-game lead over Waukegan in the North Suburban Conference standings. Matthew sank a trio of 3-pointers, and junior John Ittounas hit two en route to a 13-point night. Classmate RJ Holmes grabbed six rebounds. The Blue Devils dropped to 8-8, 3-3. Next up for Stevenson is a clash against St. Charles North at the inaugural Geneva MLK Day of Hoops at 4:15 p.m. Monday. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 57, Wheeling 30: The visiting Patriots (16-7) won their fifth straight game on the strength of a 26-4 first-quarter blitz. Sophomore Nikki Ware tallied all 10 of her points in the opening frame, while junior Avery King scored eight of her game-high 15 points. Freshman Simone Sawyer added 13 points for SHS, which travels to Arlington Heights for a 3 p.m. contest Saturday against St. Viator.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 7, New Trier Blue 1: Senior Adam Offenbach scored two goals and assisted on another, and classmate Zach Wesley had a goal and three assists for the Patriots at Centennial Ice Rink in Wilmette. With the game tied 1-1 after the first period, SHS scored five times in the second and added one more in the third. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 27 saves. Stevenson’s other goals came from seniors Seth Cohen, Sam Frishman and Sam Shellist (who also had an assist), and sophomore Liam Jones. SHS outshot the Trevians, 47-28. Senior Billy Kopka recorded three assists, and fellow senior Jake DeMaio also had an assist. The Pats return to action Friday night against York at Addison Ice Rink. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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COLLEGE NEWS

The Palumbo Family Foundation Scholarships awards several scholarships, ranging in amount from $500 to $15,000, to students in the five-county Chicagoland area. You must have a grade-point average of at least 3.0, and your family’s adjusted gross income must be $60,000 or less. Applications may be picked up in the College Career Center (Room 1123), and must be emailed to the Palumbo Family Foundation by March 31.

INTRAMURALS

Open Gym Badminton meets Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, all Sundays, from 7-9 p.m. in the Field House. Rackets will be provided to those who do not have one. Contact Coach Johnson at grjohnson@d125.org if you have any questions.

CLUB NEWS

The SHS eSports team is looking for one or two Rocket League players. Interested in formal competition? Email jbarnabee@d125.org ASAP!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Second Chicago charter school strike could be coming

U46 educator picked for national childhood policy-making group

Hawthorn District 73 school board appoints new member

Daley College opens $45M manufacturing, engineering center

Downers Grove North addresses racist language incidents

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Michigan State interim president resigns after firestorm

The “Moneyball” solution for higher education

Report: Mental health care wait doesn’t hurt college students

North Carolina looks to make testing less stressful for kids

Ex-teacher sentenced to 20 years in student’s kidnapping

The stubborn culture of harassment in medical schools

Art historian leaves $8M to University of Michigan

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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019

Alum Initiative Boosted by Obama Tweet

The Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday shone a spotlight on a non-profit organization founded by a 2003 Stevenson alumnus to prevent suicide and improve mental health education. Jonny Boucher founded the Chicago-based Hope for the Day in 2011 after his boss and mentor committed suicide. Last year, Hope for the Day opened the Sip of Hope Coffee Bar in the city’s Logan Park neighborhood, and has plans to expand to other areas. The Sun-Times article deals primarily with the coffee shop, which received a boost in December with a favorable tweet from former President Barack Obama. Three other members of the Class of 2003 are heavily involved with Hope for the Day: Carl Evans is the organization’s director of programs and operations, while Neil Walther and Ryan Smeele are on the board of directors.

“Simplifying Stevenson” for District 102 Families

Eighth-graders in Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 and their parents or guardians are invited to the annual “Simplifying Stevenson” program at 7 p.m. Thursday at Aptakisic Junior High School in Buffalo Grove.

Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Dr. Gwen Zimmermann and a panel of Stevenson students who attended Aptakisic will give insights into the transition from junior high school to SHS and answer questions.

Theatre Teacher, Students Give Presentation at UIUC

Theatre teacher and SHS alumna Abra Chusid (Class of 2003) led a presentation on improvisation at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on Friday at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She was joined by three of her students at Stevenson, seniors Ethan Murphy and Ananya Shah and junior Maggie Kirkham, and three students from her days at Lakes High School. The six improv captains and their teacher led the audience through activities designed to strengthen teams and performances.

Late Arrival on Thursday: What is Your Student Doing?

Stevenson will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Stand Strong Coalition reminds parents that late-start days can provide students with unmonitored time prior to school, and can lead to high-risk behavior for some, such as drinking and smoking marijuana. The coalition recommends that parents ask their students these four questions: Where will you be? Who will you be with? What will you be doing? and What time will you be leaving home? For more tips, visit standstrongcoalition.org.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 50, Lake Forest 37: Freshman Simone Sawyer scored nine of her game-high 15 points during a decisive stretch in the third quarter as the visiting Patriots (15-7, 5-4) won their fifth straight game and stayed in the hunt for the North Suburban Conference title. Leading 22-20 at halftime, SHS went on a 13-1 run to put away the Scouts (16-6, 6-2), who were missing their top player. Freshman Ava Bardic scored 12 points for Stevenson, while junior Avery King had 11 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots. Sophomore Nikki Ware added eight points. The Patriots, who hit 12 of 13 free throw attempts and all six in the fourth quarter, return to action tonight at Wheeling. The tip off is scheduled for 6 o’clock. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Warren 2,572, Stevenson 1,924: At Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein, sophomore YooJin Lee led the Patriots with a 454 series and a high game of 173. Sophomore Ally Lee rolled a 394 series and junior Reilly Sullivan added a 392. – Daily Herald

NBC Sports Chicago to Feature Girls Basketball Team

The girls basketball team have been selected as the St. Xavier University/NBC Sports Chicago “Team of the Week” for its efforts to promote and fund research into cancers that primarily affect women through their annual Think Pink/Kay Yow Night games. Stevenson will be featured on “High School Lites” at 11 p.m. Friday on NBC Sports Chicago, with replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The Think Pink/Kay Yow Night games are Tuesday against Libertyville.

More Patriots Make College Commitments

Several student-athletes announced their college choices on social media recently. Junior boys volleyball player Justin Ross, a middle blocker, plans to play for one of the top collegiate programs in the country at Loyola University Chicago. The Ramblers captured the NCAA championship in 2014 and 2015, and have won 20 or more matches five times in the last six seasons. A trio of senior football players also made their college commitments, and two of them are heading to the same school. All-area and all-conference linebacker Michael D’Angelo and honorable mention all-area running back Jon Kull picked the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. The Tommies are one of only three programs to finish in the Division III top 10 rankings in each of the last 10 seasons. Danny Hynes, who earned honorable mention all-area and all-conference awards at linebacker, will play for Butler University in Indianapolis. He’ll be reunited with former SHS teammate Jordan Caselberry (Class of 2018).

Girls Ice Hockey Trio’s Team Rolling

Sophomore Abby Benjamin scored a goal and dished out three assists to help lead the Lake Forest High School girls ice hockey team past Latin Blue, 5-0, Monday night. The victory was the team’s fifth in its last six games, and lifted the squad above .500 (7-6-1) for the first time since capturing its opening game in September. Freshman Alicia Sharun scored two goals in the Scouts’ previous game, a 7-0 win over Evanston, on Dec. 14. Junior Maggie Kirby also plays for the team, which includes players from five area high schools.

Boys Basketball Games on NFHS Network Today

Today’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games at Warren will be livestreamed on the Blue Devils’ NFHS Network page. The sophomore game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity at 7.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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How Does Alcohol Help Performance? It Doesn’t

Getting ready for a big game or performance? Keeping alcohol out of the equation is a good idea. This week’s video from Catalyst shows that using alcohol hurts, not helps, performance.

CLUB NEWS

Hebrew National Honor Society invites all students to its Israeli Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Come see the Israeli film “The Wedding Plan” (with English subtitles). Admission is free. The doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact abbylapins2@gmail.com or yelran0@students.d125.org.

Indian Student Association is doing henna today! Join ISA after school in Room 7050 if you would like to learn or practice, or want to get it done by someone.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Schaumburg educator chosen to lead Hawthorn District 73

CTU says “rich people” will pay for teacher raises

Three finalists announced for Harper College presidency

Naperville North mourns death of longtime teacher, coach

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills district promoting “Unplugged Week”

Undergrad seminary on Loyola University campus will close

New Trier student’s “Mural of Mistakes” offers life lessons

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why the Los Angeles teachers strike is different

New York ed officials reject federal change on discipline policy

Obama’s college completion “moonshot” way behind schedule

Report: SEL moves U.S. from “nation at risk” to one “of hope”

Groups seek to end ban on Pell Grants for prisoners

Woman in labor crosses stage to get college diploma

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Junior Parents’ Questions Sought for College Night

Parents and guardians of current juniors are invited to ask questions about the college search-and-selection process to Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller (Class of 2001) from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Performing Arts Center. This parent-only program will be driven by questions from parents. To submit questions in advance, fill out this form.

Final Incoming Freshman Orientation Night Wednesday

The third and final orientation evening for incoming freshmen and their families will be held Wednesday night.

The orientation program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Beginning at 6 p.m. outside the PAC, information packets containing course selection and health forms, a 2019-20 Course Book, summer school catalog, and co-curricular brochure will be available for pick up. In addition, families interested in participating in a school tour can meet at the Forum (Point) entrance beginning at 6 p.m.

During the orientation program, families will learn about course offerings and co-curricular opportunities from Stevenson’s directors, principal and students. SHS staff and students also will be available throughout the evening to answer questions.

Second Resource Officer Added at SHS

Stevenson has added a second school resource officer to expand the police presence on campus. Michael Lill, a Lake County native who spent 22 years with the Lake Villa Police Department, joins fellow Village of Lincolnshire police officer Bethany Brown as Stevenson’s SROs. The addition of Lill means a police officer will be on campus from 8 a.m. to  7 p.m. on school days.

Consortium Band Festival Livestream Tonight

Tonight’s Consortium Band Festival will be streamed live beginning at 7 o’clock. Click here to watch. The concert will feature the SHS Freshman Bands and Honor Band, plus performers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn. Admission is free for those who attend.

Teen Privacy Has Its Limits

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

Even when we feel that we are doing our best to monitor our teens, it sometimes seems like they are one step ahead. There are so many creative ways for teens to hide aspects of their life. The desire for some degree of privacy is developmentally appropriate. However, safety is always the first priority. If you suspect that your teen may be hiding substance use, it is important to be well versed in common distraction tools. Consider exploring this DEA Guide or challenge yourself in the Interactive Bedroom display to learn more.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Big Game for Girls Basketball Tonight

The girls basketball team travels to Lake Forest tonight for a North Suburban Conference showdown. Stevenson enters the game with a 4-4 league mark, while the Scouts are 6-2. LFHS beat SHS, 61-50, in the first meeting between the teams on Nov. 30. The Patriots are riding a four-game winning streak into tonight’s contest, while the Scouts have won nine of their last 10. One of the key players for Stevenson this season has been 5-foot-5 sophomore Nikki Ware, whom Warren head coach John Stanczykiewicz said “might be, pound for pound, one of the best players in the area.” She is the focus of this Pioneer Press report. Tonight’s game will be streamed live on Lake Forest’s NFHS Network page starting at 7 o’clock. The 5:30 junior varsity game also will be livestreamed.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.

COLLEGE NEWS

Jan. 25 is the application deadline for more than 20 scholarships through the Stevenson Foundation. The scholarships range in value from $500 to $2,000, and cover a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Click here to view the scholarships, and to apply.

The deadline to apply for a $1,000 Lake County Federation of Teachers scholarship is Jan. 24. To be eligible, students must intend on attending an Illinois public higher education institution (two- or four-year). Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application.

CLUB NEWS

Freshman Class Board is meeting after school today and Thursday in the College Career Center to work on Winterfest decorations. All freshman are welcome and new members are needed!

INTRAMURALS

Open Gym Softball begins Wednesday, Jan. 23. There will be six dates, all running from 6-7 a.m. in the Field House. Visit the open gym web page for all the dates.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Naperville college repurchases land it once owned

Bradley-Bourbonnais High expansion under consideration

Students caught in middle of dispute between app, Verizon

Peoria Public Schools extends superintendent’s contract

Applications open today for state tax credit scholarships

Streator High adds nicotine to student drug testing

West Frankfort High principal charged with DUI

Meet the Oak Park teacher behind the R. Kelly protest

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chancellor says monument must go, and so must she

Michigan State interim president under fire for comments

New Mexico legislature proposes teacher pay increases

NYC offers unpleasant truths about school improvement

California fraternity suspended after member dies

A warranty on a superintendent search? Who knew?

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Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Senior Finishes Fourth at Florida Debate Tournament

Senior and team captain Sydney Glickson finished fourth in the Congressional Debate category at The Sunvitational debate tournament at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., last weekend. She was one of 16 finalists who emerged from a field of approximately 200 Congressional Debaters from around the country. This was Sydney’s first appearance in the final round; she was a semifinalist in 2017.

Thirteen other students from SHS were selected to participate in the prestigious invitational: seniors Thivya Sivarajah, Megan Bi, Shreya Viswanathan, Aarim Khan and Victor Sardenberg; juniors Megana Adigal and Neel Dutta; sophomores Sailaja Nallacheruvu, Pooja Jain and Kevin Fei; and freshmen Wyn Thomas, Ryan Harper and Frank Gao.

Free SAT Practice Test Deadline Today

Today is the last day for juniors to register for the free SAT practice test that will be given at Stevenson on Saturday, Feb. 2. Click here for details and to sign up.

Consortium Choral Concert Livestream Tonight

For those unable to attend tonight’s Consortium Choral Concert, the event will be streamed live on the Fine Arts Division’s Vimeo page. Use this link to watch. The concert starts at 7 o’clock.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Cheerleading

Stevenson at Niles West Invitational: The Patriots capped a perfect invitational season by capturing top honors in the 13-school Large Division. SHS, which won all five of its invitationals, defeated Joliet West for first place, 90.47-89.80. Next up for Stevenson is the North Suburban Conference Championships at home on Friday. The Patriots will be seeking their sixth consecutive conference crown.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Warren Regional: Sophomore Joey Gluck finished seventh in the individual standings, qualifying for Saturday’s Rockford Jefferson Sectional at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. He’ll be joined by classmates Benjamin Ries and Nicholas Sternes, who also qualified and placed in the top 20. Joey rolled a six-game series score of 1,243, with a high game of 221, at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. Benjamin shot a 1,190 series (high game 233) to finish 15th, and Nicholas was close behind in 17th at 1,178 (214). All three reached the sectional last year, when SHS qualified as a team. Sophomore Ryan Lerman added a 1,095 series (225). Senior Kerry Mueller bowled four games and had a 670 score (195), while sophomore Ryan Grabiner participated in two games (313, 175). SHS finished fifth in the team standings with a 5,689 pin total, behind Lake Zurich (5,973), Warren (5,927), Libertyville (5,925) and Vernon Hills (5,923). The top four squads advanced to the sectional. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Fencing

Stevenson at Maine West Duals: The Patriot girls and boys each swept five teams to complete their Great Lakes Conference dual-meet season with 13-0 records. The SHS girls beat Deerfield-Highland Park (19-8), Evanston (25-2), New Trier (16-11), Maine West (24-3) and Glenbrook South (25-2). They went undefeated in two weapons during the regular season, foil (13-0) and saber (13-0), and finished 11-2 in epee. The boys, meanwhile, beat Deerfield-Highland Park (22-5), Evanston (26-1), New Trier (17-10), Maine West (21-6) and Glenbrook South (21-6). They were unbeaten in saber (13-0) during the regular season, and went 12-1 in foil and epee. Next up for the varsity is the Illinois State Championships Jan. 26 at Marian Catholic in Woodstock.

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed third at Mundelein, their best county showing since finished third in 2014. SHS reached the 140-point mark for the first time since its season-opening meet, earning a final score of 141.050, behind Carmel (146.500) and Barrington (141.550). Emily Weinstein returned from an injury that sidelined her for three meets and finished second in the all-around (36.80). The junior was third on uneven bars (9.25), fourth on vault (9.45), tied for sixth in floor exercise (9.15) and placed ninth on balance beam (8.95). Senior Sarina Johnson was 11th in the all-around (35.10), and tied for seventh on vault (9.35). Sophomore Ainslee Cutler finished sixth on uneven bars (9.05) for SHS, which had finished fifth the past four seasons. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Boys Swimming

Stevenson at 64th annual Trevian Relays: The second-ranked Patriots broke three meet records en route to winning their third consecutive title at New Trier. SHS topped No. 5 Neuqua Valley for top honors, 214-198, in a field that featured 14 schools. Team scores were determined by adding points for relay results, along with points determined by the combined times of each school’s top two swimmers in individual events. Topher Stensby broke his own meet record in the 50-yard freestyle, tying senior Will Myhre of St. Charles North for first place with a time of 20.74 seconds. The Notre Dame-bound senior eclipsed the old mark of 20.80 he set last January. Topher also anchored two winning relays, the 200 free (1:25.89) and 400 free (3:14.19), and finished third in the 100 free (47.05). He was joined in the 200 free relay by seniors Richard Lee, Joseph Song and Max Ryaguzov. Richard and Max were also part of the 400 free relay with senior Nathan Gates. The other meet records set by Stevenson were for combined times of varsity and junior varsity (non-senior) squads in two relays. The 200 free relay listed above and the second-place JV 200 free relay with juniors AJ Carollo, Jake Kim and Nic Comini plus sophomore Foster Swanson (1:28.89) set a record for their combined times. Also recording a meet-record combo time were the varsity and JV 200 medley relays. The varsity finished fifth with AJ, Joseph, Richard and senior Beno Maya (1:38.50), and the JV was third behind Jake, fellow juniors Jack Zhang and Ari Zartisky, and freshman Joshua Song (1:40.26). Stevenson won the JV 400 free relay behind Foster, Nic, Jake and Jack (3:15.09).

Boys Diving

Stevenson at Red Devils Diving Invitational: Freshman Jack White won the 32-diver freshman-sophomore level at Hinsdale Central with a score of 387.25 points, and sophomore Jaden Pazol finished 12th with a personal-best 258.80. This was Stevenson’s best performance in this meet at the freshman-sophomore level since 2013.

Cheerleading

Stevenson at Grayslake North Invitational: The Patriots rolled to their fourth consecutive invitational championship, posting a winning score nearly five points higher than the runner-up. The judges gave SHS a final score of 92.67, with Huntley taking second at 87.90. In all, 22 teams competed in the Large Division.

Wrestling

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots finished second, defeating Yorkville (57-16) and Deerfield (37-31) before falling to Huntley (44-28), which went unbeaten on the day. Details were only available for the Huntley match. Senior 195-pounder Max Gomez (22-6), fifth in the latest Illinois Matmen rankings, pinned his opponent in 1:06, senior Michael Phelps (10-10) earned a 8-0 major decision at 182, and freshman Cole Rhemrev posted an 11-5 win at 106. – @SHSPatRiot, @HHS_Athletics1, TrackWrestling

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 53, Palatine 31: Junior Avery King scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the host Patriots (14-7) past the Pirates in a nonconference contest in the Sports Center. Freshman Simone Sawyer tallied 11 points, including three of the team’s eight 3-pointers, and pulled down four rebounds. Sophomore Nikki Ware added nine points and freshman Ava Bardic had eight for SHS, which held Palatine (4-15) to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters. Stevenson, winners of four straight, travel to Lake Forest on Tuesday for a critical North Suburban Conference game. – NFHS Network Replay

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots placed 15th out of 20 teams at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville. Junior Reilly Sullivan was the leading bowler for SHS, finishing No. 55 out of 122 players. She rolled a six-game series of 832, with a high game of 156. Also competing for Stevenson were sophomores Yumin Kim (754) and Kelly Radelet (733), freshman Diana Kwizera (650) and junior Noa Givati (647).

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 1, Stevenson 0: The Patriots appeared to have tied the game in the final 30 seconds of regulation, but the goal was waved off by the officials, who determined the puck had been kicked. The only goal of the “Pucks for PTSD” game came in the opening minutes. Junior goalie Jeremy Riback turned away 28 shots. Head coach Tom Wood (Class of 1998) was honored at the game for earning his 100th career win last month. – Boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 63, Waukegan 56: Junior Matt Kaznikov nailed two 3-pointers in the final 1:12, including the go-ahead trey with 50 seconds remaining, to lift the host Patriots (13-3, 4-1) in the Sports Center. Matt led SHS with a career-high 19 points, and scored eight of the team’s last 13 points. He also secured six rebounds as Stevenson moved into a first-place tie with the Bulldogs (13-4, 4-1) in the North Suburban Conference. Junior Matt Ambrose, sidelined since late November with a broken finger on his non-shooting hand, scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had two assists in his return. Senior Luke Chieng added 10 points, five assists and two steals for Stevenson, which built a 21-point lead midway through the second quarter and had to rally after Waukegan took the lead with 1:40 remaining. – NFHS Network Replay | News-Sun, Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

York 3, Stevenson 2: The Dukes scored two goals in the final 4:17 to rally past the Patriots in a penalty-filled game at Addison Ice Rink. Senior Sam Frishman tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period, with assists from classmates Max Slavin and Jake DeMaio. Seven minutes later, senior Seth Cohen gave SHS a 2-1 lead. Sam and fellow senior Justin Roseman were credited with assists. The two teams combined for 22 infractions. Junior goalie Ben Newmark made 37 saves. – Boxscore

Correction

Friday’s Digest incorrectly reported that Stevenson’s varsity cheerleaders finished second in its division and the junior varsity took first place in its group at the North Suburban Conference Winter Championships on Thursday. They did not. The varsity Patriettes were second and the JV Patriettes first at the conference championships. The NSC cheerleading championships take place at 7 p.m. Friday at SHS.

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Taking AP Art or AP Photo Next Year?

All students who registered for AP Art: Drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design, or AP Photography and Digital Design for next school year, please submit your digital portfolio by joining the AP Art 2019/2020 Portfolio Review Google Classroom. The class code is: voykd6u. Directions for how to submit your portfolio are posted on the Classroom stream. The portfolio review process is a required part of your registration for these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org) or Ms. Connolly (mbconnolly@d125.org). You will be submitting your portfolio digitally through Google Classroom and it needs to be done no later than Friday, Feb. 8.

CLUB NEWS

Write Club is hosting an open mic event from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday in the Recital Hall. There will be a spoken word workshop before the stage is opened for walk-in performances. Performances could include slam poetry, stand-up or songs; anything that requires only a stage and a mic. All students are welcome to watch or perform!

Anime Club meets today at 3:30. Grab a snack and join the fun in Room 1414! Everyone is welcome.

Do you know if the food you eat is cruelty free? What can you do if it isn’t? Tuesday after school, Animal Welfare Club will host a speaker from the Humane League, a non-profit organization that works to end abuse of farm animals. Come learn how ordinary people can make a difference in how animals are treated. The club meets in Room 7064, and all are welcome.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan superintendent, board president sue critic

CPS to expand nutrition initiative to 130 schools

River Grove library officials want to buy shuttered school

Oswego District 308 to hold tax-hike referendum in spring

Robert Morris cutting graduate school tuition 30 percent

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Los Angeles teachers on strike for first time in 30 years

Denver teachers offered 10 percent raises as strike looms

Does admissions testing ignore due process?

What the government shutdown means for higher ed

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Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Three Consortium Concerts at SHS Next Week

The SHS Music Department will hold three concerts next week featuring current SHS students and students from sender schools.

The Consortium Choral Concert on Monday will feature the Stevenson Chorus, Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers, along with student singers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn.

The Consortium Band Festival on Tuesday will feature the Freshman Bands and Honor Band, plus performers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn.

The Consortium Orchestra Concert on Thursday will showcase the Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Patriot Orchestra and Patriot Guitar Ensemble, as well as students from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Twin Groves and Woodlawn.

All three concerts start at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Choral Guild Fundraiser Monday

The Choral Guild is holding a fundraiser at the Culver’s in Lincolnshire from noon to 11 p.m. Monday. Buy some food before or after Monday night’s Consortium Choral Concert, and 25 percent of the sale will be donated to the choir program. Mention the Choral Guild when ordering.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.

Correction

The community forum on marijuana legalization on Jan. 30 will be held in the West Auditorium, not the Recital Hall.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Winter Championships: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 91.00-90.23, with Lake Zurich placing third with 87.37. The meet took place at Waukegan High School.

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 138, Mundelein 48: The third-ranked Patriots won all 12 events and broke two Mundelein pool records while improving to 4-0 overall in dual meets and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference. The 200-yard free relay team of seniors Richard Lee, Nathan Gates and Topher Stensby, and junior Jake Kim touched first in 3:15.76, more than seven seconds faster than the Mustangs’ top entry. Topher also was part of the record-setting 400 free relay with fellow senior Ethan Ross and juniors AJ Carollo and Jack Zhang (3:15.76), which won by almost seven seconds. The third winning relay was the 200 medley, which featured AJ, Topher, and seniors Max Ryaguzov and Beno Maya (1:39.72). Nathan won two individual events, the 200 individual medley (2:05.69) and the 100 butterfly (54.49). Jake captured the 50 free (22.36), Max claimed the 100 free (49.30), AJ won the 500 free (5:01.99), and Jack was best in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.57). Sophomore Foster Swanson touched first in the 200 free (1:51.10) and senior Joseph Song was victorious in the 100 backstroke (57.85). Freshman Jack White posted a career-best score of 242.20 to win the 1-meter diving competition. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Waukegan 2,054, Stevenson 1,872: Sophomores Kelly Radelet and Esther Lee led the Patriots with three-game series scores of 422 and 421, respectively, at Fairhaven Bowling Lanes in Mundelein. Kelly had the team’s high game (157). Also bowling for SHS were sophomore Ally Lee (369), and juniors Noa Givati (337) and Reilly Sullivan (323).

Boys Bowling

Glenbrook North 3,062, Stevenson 2,778: Sophomores Joey Gluck and Nicholas Sternes led the Patriots (8-6) in their regular-season finale with 611 and 603 series, respectively. Each rolled a high game of 225. Sophomore Benjamin Ries shot a 221 en route to a 558 series and classmate Ryan Lerman added a 533 at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. Senior Kerry Mueller, who contributed a 473 series, was honored on Senior Night, as was Michael Mastri. They are the only two seniors on the roster.

Wrestling

Warren 39, Stevenson 16: The visiting Patriots (11-5 overall, 3-2 NSC) received all of their points from seniors. Ivor Gueorguiev (18-12) scored Stevenson’s first points with a 13-2 major decision at 152 pounds. He was followed by a 14-7 win from Max Gomez (21-6) at 195, a pin (3:33) by 120-pounder Tommy Frezza (23-2), and a 7-3 decision from Yoni Leibovitz (13-8) at 126. SHS plays host to a quadrangular with Huntley, Deerfield and Yorkville at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Sports Center. The matches will be streamed live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. Warren improved to 3-2 in the NSC. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

JV Patriettes Win Conference Title

The junior varsity Patriettes team won the North Suburban Conference JV Winter Dance Championship Thursday night at Waukegan High School. Stevenson defeated Lake Forest, 81.97-80.05, along with four other schools.

Baseball Team Holding Fundraiser Next Week

The SHS baseball team is holding a fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday at Prairie House Tavern, 2710 Main St., in Buffalo Grove. Prairie House will donate 25 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the baseball program.

A Shot Clock for Prep Basketball? Ambrose Approves

Should there be a shot clock for high school basketball in Illinois? Stevenson’s boys basketball coach, Pat Ambrose, is in favor, but knows it would be accompanied by growing pains. “A shot clock would fundamentally change the game, but it could make it uglier,” he told Pioneer Press. “The game might become faster, but I’m not sure it would be better. There’s no easy solution.”

Basketball Alum Herenton Featured in Miami Paper

The Miami Herald published this profile last week on SHS alumnus Willie Herenton (Class of 2017), a sophomore walk-on guard for the University of Miami men’s basketball team. Herenton’s parents are Harvard graduates, and his grandfather served five terms as mayor of Memphis (and is running for a sixth term this fall). He was homeschooled through middle school along with his brothers, Samuel, and Rodney (Class of 2016), a walk-on junior guard for Stanford University’s basketball squad.

This Weekend on NFHS Network

Today’s varsity and sophomore boys basketball games against Waukegan will be streamed live from the Sports Center. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The sophomore game starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s varsity and junior varsity girls basketball games versus Palatine will be streamed live as well. The JV game tips off at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 5:30. Click here to watch the games.

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All Juniors Meet With Counselors on Monday

All juniors will meet with their counselors during the Activity Period on Monday to discuss course selection for the 2019-20 school year. Juniors must attend these meetings, even if they are members of a club that meets during the Activity Period. Click here to see the list of counselor meeting locations.

CLUB NEWS

The new year is a great time to learn a new skill! The first meeting of In the Loop, Stevenson’s knitting club, is Monday. Don’t know how to knit? No problem — club members will teach you. In the Loop meets every Monday after school in Room 7064. See Ms. Kenney with any questions.

National Chinese Honor Society and Chinese Club are co-hosting a Chinese New Year celebration at SHS. All students are invited to enjoy the food and activities from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in Room 2104.

Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:20 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading!

COLLEGE NEWS

Students are invited to attend “Focus on Your Future: Access to Certificate and Apprenticeship Opportunities” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Niles North High School in Skokie. About 60 organizations and institutions will be on hand. You must bring a driver’s license or photo ID to enter the building. Links: Registration | Information

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Hawthorn District 73 set to appoint superintendent on Monday

Warren Township High officials: Strike is not inevitable

Why Illinois won’t “ban the box” on college applications

The importance of having teachers of color in schools

Allegations of “inappropriate contact” arise in Evanston

Chicago Teachers Union lays out contract demands

New state law makes changes to School Safety Drill Act

Ex-Marian Central superintendent: Firing was “retaliatory”

University of Chicago grad student helps discover planet

50 years later, an SIUC physicist’s theory is confirmed

Starbucks, other changes coming to NIU student center

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Los Angeles teachers postpone strike

The history of American teacher strikes

Why black parents are turning to Afrocentric schools

Lack of internet challenges many families in Buffalo

When you give a teacher a gun

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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Club Sponsoring Community Forum on Marijuana Legalization

Stevenson’s Catalyst club will be holding a community forum on marijuana legalization at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the West Auditorium. The purpose of the forum is to educate community members on the ramifications of marijuana legalization, and to provide them with an opportunity to ask questions. Use this link to submit questions in advance.

Speakers scheduled for the event include Dale Quigley, deputy coordinator for the National Marijuana Initiative of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program; Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and a former White House drug policy adviser; and former Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Peter Bensinger, who served under three presidents.

The forum will be run by Catalyst’s Marijuana Legislation Committee, which is focused on preventing commercialization of the drug in Illinois.

Second Incoming Freshman Orientation Session Tonight

The second of three orientation evenings for incoming freshmen and their parents and guardians will take place at 7 o’clock tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Although intended for incoming ninth-graders whose last names begin with the letters I through P, families unable to attend Wednesday’s final session can come tonight.

Alumna’s Book Wins Award

University of Delaware associate professor and Stevenson alumna Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleave (Class of 1995) has been selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association. She is being honored for her book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court.

From Petroleum to Principal

Former SHS math teacher and dean Amy Read, who is now the principal of Butler Junior High School in Oak Brook, was the subject of this recent Pioneer Press profile. She talked about leaving the oil industry to become a teacher, working as a flight attendant on weekends and during summers while at Stevenson, and bringing her two therapy dogs to work.

Correction

Friday’s mental health wellness event for students will take place in Room 2104, not 2014 as listed in Wednesday’s Digest.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 135.05, Warren 125.40: Freshman Ally Gitler won two events and the all-around to pace the Patriots in the Field House. Ally took top honors in floor exercise (8.80) and uneven bars (8.65), was second on balance beam (8.25), and finished fourth in vault (8.85). She edged senior teammate Sarina Johnson for all-around honors, 34.55-34.45. Sarina captured the balance beam (8.55), placed second on floor (8.65) and uneven bars (8.45), and was fifth in vault (8.80). Sophomore Ainslee Cutler was third in the all-around (33.20). She tied classmate Jessica Maher for second on vault (8.90), tied for third on uneven bars (8.40), and was fifth on balance beam (7.85). Jessica added a third-place showing on floor (8.60). Freshman Maya Fergus finished fifth on uneven bars (7.90). – Official Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,817, Grayslake Central 2,682: Sophomore Joey Gluck rolled a match-best 657 series and had the high game of the day, a 256, as the Patriots (8-5) rallied to win the last two games and the series at at Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein. After dropping the opening game by 13 pins, SHS improved in each of the last two games, posting scores of 959 and 992. Sophomore Nicholas Sternes rolled a 599 series (high game of 216) and classmate Ryan Lerman shot a 577 (215). Senior Kerry Mueller and sophomore Ryan Grabiner added series scores of 493 and 491, respectively. Stevenson closes its regular season today with a home match against Glenbrook North, then participates in the IHSA Warren Regional on Saturday at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan.

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 64, Warren 43: Four players scored in double figures for the host Patriots (13-7, 4-4) in the Sports Center. Sophomore Nikki Ware led all scorers with 14 points, sinking four of the squad’s 11 3-pointers, and also dished out five assists. Freshmen Simone Sawyer and Ava Bardic tallied 13 and 12 points, respectively, and junior Avery King added 11. SHS outscored the Blue Devils (5-14, 2-4) in the second quarter, 25-7, to take a commanding 42-16 lead into halftime. Stevenson returns to action with a home game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Palatine. – NFHS Network Replay

Tully Earns Honorable Mention All-State

Junior setter Grace Tully earned honorable mention on the Champaign News-Gazette All-State Girls Volleyball Team. Teammate Sophie Sorenson, a second-team selection, was mentioned in Wednesday’s Digest.

Winter ESPPA Award Nominations Now Open

Have you seen a Patriot student-athlete or team have a great game or a great season this winter? Is there a team manager or fan that deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now being taken for the Athletic Division’s Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award (ESPPA). Several categories are available. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 4. Winners will be recognized at the Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, March 11.

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Set Sail for the Senior Class Party

The Class of 2019 is invited to “come sail away” with classmates on Lake Michigan aboard The Odyssey during the Senior Class Party on Thursday, May 23. After graduation practice wraps up, hop on a bus and head to Navy Pier for a two-hour cruise that features incredible skyline views, a full lunch buffet, desserts, unlimited soft drinks, DJ entertainment and more. Register now through the Online Superstore.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Seniors who were named Illinois State Scholars can pick up their certificates in Green Student Services, Room 2414.

CLUB NEWS

Mind Your Mind is Stevenson’s new mental health awareness club. Mind Your Mind is dedicated to addressing the state of mental health in the local community and at Stevenson. Through activities and events, members will promote student wellness and raise mental health awareness in an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding the issue. The first meeting will be after school Monday in Room 1630.

Stage Crew has been canceled for today and Friday.

ATHLETICS

All student-athletes are required to attend one meeting led by the athletic director during the 2018-19 school year. There are eight possible dates; each occurs on a late-arrival day. The next meeting opportunity is from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the West Auditorium. Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs. The other dates this year are Feb. 14, March 14 and April 25.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Warren Township High teachers take step toward strike

Geneva counselor suspended over text during teacher’s strike

Former charter school coach charged with sexual assault

Mother sues Northwestern sorority over daughter’s suicide

Rauner calls education his most important achievement

Proposal to rename Palatine school for superintendent slammed

Proviso may waive PE requirements for IB, college prep students

Zion teacher wins $15K classroom makeover

Downstate district leaves consolidation talks over legal fees

East Aurora superintendent gets contract extension

Oak Park administrator named superintendent in La Grange

Milwaukee educator will lead Rock Island-Milan district

Morgan Park Catholic school saved from closing

Morris school board candidate kicked off ballot

Geneseo principal picked to take over Eastland district

Moline-Coal Valley announces new superintendent

Riverside-Brookfield High principal promoted

Roanoke school board hires new superintendent

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why it’s getting harder to count poor children in U.S. schools

In learning styles debate, it’s instructors vs. psychologists

Report: Millions of college students going hungry

Education Department simplifies part of federal-aid process

Study: Student bullying increased in areas that voted for Trump

After University of Maryland student’s death, dorm rooms cleaned

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