Monday, April 8, 2013

Baroque Ensemble Chosen for Midwest Clinic
The Baroque Ensemble, Stevenson’s period-instrument group, has been chosen to perform at the 67th annual Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference December 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Midwest Clinic is one of the largest music conferences in the country, with more than 16,000 people attending annually. More than 40 music groups from around the world are selected to perform at the clinic.

Orchestra Director Enrique Vilaseco and his students will be joined by collaborator Dr. Phillip W. Serna of Valparaiso University. Their clinic presentation, “The Making of H.I.P. (Historically-Informed Performance) Performers for the 21st Century,” will demonstrate how performance practice can be taught at the high school level. SHS students will give solo and ensemble performances on Baroque strings and keyboards.

Visitors From Four States Coming on Tuesday
Nearly 60 people representing schools in four states will visit Stevenson on Tuesday in the next-to-last Site Visit Day of the 2012-13 school year. The visitors are connected with the Roseburg School District in Roseburg, Oregon; CESA 3 in Fennimore, Wisconsin, and the Mishicot School District in Mishicot, Wisconsin; Oak Lawn Community High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois; and four institutions in Indiana: Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, Mooresville Consolidated Schools in Mooresville, Triton Central Middle School in Fairland, and Westfield High School in Westfield. The final Site Visit Day of the year is April 30.

NIU Staff Member Visiting Artist of the Month
Blaine Bradford, a painter based in Naperville who works for the School of Art at Northern Illinois University, is the Visiting Artist of the Month for April. Samples from Bradford’s portfolio will be on display in the West Building Rotunda Gallery through the end of the month, and he will give a presentation to students during fifth and sixth periods on Monday, April 22.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Willowbrook Invitational: The Patriots captured five championships, three in doubles and two in singles, en route to winning the eight-team tournament. Emily Cai and Yein Lee won the No. 1 doubles title, while Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Neva Lui captured No. 3 doubles, and Christina Li and Tracy Lai prevailed at No. 4. Monica Chen won the No. 3 singles bracket and Vivian To captured the No. 4 flight. Lea Nowack was second at No. 2 singles, and the tandem of Chen and Katelyn Schroeder was third at No. 2 doubles – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Varsity Tournament: Alex Kanaris scored at the buzzer to lift the Patriots past New Trier, 5-4, for fifth place in the three-day tournament. SHS (12-3) beat Evanston, 13-3, earlier in the day. Ashley Oliver and Melissa Gartenberg combined to score 22 goals in the team’s four games. – Illpolo.com

Softball
Stevenson d. Hersey, 5-4 and 7-6 (8 inn.): The host Patriots (3-3) scored runs late in each game to sweep the doubleheader and extend their winning streak to three. Sara Loerch doubled home Lexi Yonkovic and Maria Anagnostopoulos with the winning runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in the nightcap. In the opener, SHS scored twice in the bottom of the sixth and held on for the win. Yonkovic was 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run, three runs scored and two runs batted in during the second game. Lindsey Micucci earned the first complete-game victory of her varsity career in game two, allowed three earned runs. Sam Feder was the winning pitcher in the first game, striking out eight and giving up only two earned runs. Loerch was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in the opening game. – Daily Herald |linescores

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 5, Neuqua Valley 3: The Patriots improved to 2-1 on the year by winning their second straight game. – IHSLA.org

Baseball
Naperville Central 11, Stevenson 1 (5 inn.): The host Redhawks (5-2) held the Patriots (2-3) to one hit over the first four innings and three for the game. – Naperville Sun | linescore

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at Pepsi Showdown: Fenwick (8-0-1) scored in the 82nd minute to earn a 3-2 overtime win over the Patriots at Olympic Park in Schaumburg. SHS (1-3-1) scored both of its goals in the first half. Blake Klinsky scored on an assist from Jenna Weiner, and Weiner later scored on a penalty kick. Cori Calcaterra made eight saves in net. – Pioneer Press | Daily Herald | linescore

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots placed seventh in the eight-team field. – Daily Herald | results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Bohl Varsity Invitational: At Mundelein, the Patriots posted a season-high score of 147.0 to finish second behind the host Mustangs (150.05). Arie Feltman-Frank was third in the all-around competition. He won the pommel horse (9.1), was second on high bar (9.0), and took fifth on still rings (8.4). Kyle Weichselbaum placed third on still rings (8.7). Jacob Guth was eighth in the all-around and fifth on parallel bars (8.775). – Daily Herald | Pioneer Press | results

Softball
Stevenson 14, Niles North 2: Sam Feder struck out 12 as the visiting Patriots earned their first win of the season. SHS (1-3) erupted for eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, then added five more in the seventh. Morgan Manka drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, while Taylor Koenigs had three hits and drove in two runs. Abby O’Connor also had two hits. – Daily Herald | linescore

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 14, Glenbrook North 1: The winning players in singles were Emily Cai (21-17, 17-21, 21-8), Yein Lee (21-8, 21-5), Monica Chen (21-12, 21-10), Claire Zhang (21-7, 21-3), Lea Nowack (21-3, 21-6), Margaret Chen (21-16, 21-11), Tracy  Lai (21-16, 19-21, 21-16), Neva Lui (21-9, 21-18) and Vivian To (21-15, 21-8). Cai and Lee combined to win at No. 1 doubles (21-6, 21-9), followed by Monica  Chen and Katelyn Schroeder (21-16, 21-12), Zhang/Nowack (21-13, 21-10) and Margaret Chen/To (21-10, 21-11).  – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Varsity Tournament: The Patriots beat St. Thomas, 18-6, and improved to 10-3 overall. – Illpolo.com

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come see Anida Yoeu Ali and her “Art and Justice Tour” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Studio Theater by the Sports Center. Ali was born in Cambodia, grew up in the United States, and has now moved back to her native country. Admission is free.

1997 Stevenson graduate Shaun Sperling will speak after school today in the Recital Hall about unlocking your potential through authenticity. He became famous last year after the YouTube video of his Bar Mitzvah went viral.

Buy your Mr. SHS tickets at the school store. They are only $5. We have 10 great guys ready to compete for the title of Mr. SHS 2013, and we need you there to help us. Mr. SHS is at 7 p.m. Friday in the PAC. Come out for a fun Friday evening of entertainment.

Juniors and seniors! Check online for Prom information about ticket sales, table reservations and special meals. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 15, and are available until Monday, April 29. You will be able to purchase them online.

AP Macroeconomics review packets are available for pick up in Room 7080 or Room 2434.

AP Government packets are available in Room 7080. AP Government review sessions will be every Wednesday at 7 a.m. and during 8th period on the ILC steps.

The ninth annual Pat-Triathlon is just around the corner — Sunday, April 28. It’s free for Stevenson students, faculty and staff. The Pat-Triathlon consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. You can do all three events, or pair up with two others for a relay (one event per person). Click here to download the registration form. Turn in your completed form to Mr. Feigh or Ms. Mullins in the West Physical Welfare Office (Room 2108).

COLLEGE

Freshman parents: Wondering what the next three years have in store for your student? Join College Counselors Mr. Foltin, Mrs. Biemeret and Counselor Mrs. Scanio at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There!” The evening will take a look at how your freshman can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

CAREER EXPLORATION

Which career is right for you? Register for an upcoming Career Exploration summer school course and explore careers in healthcare and medicine, business, law, STEM and visual arts. Students will be exposed to many different careers through a combination of field trips, classroom instruction and presentations from professionals.

Haven’t made plans for the summer yet? There are an abundance of career-related summer camps and courses available for high school students. Explore careers in architecture, healthcare, technology, business, forensics, science, engineering and more! Pick up information in the College/Career Center, visit the Career Exploration Website, or contact Diane Willock, Business Liaison, at dwillock@d125.org for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a career shadow, applications are available in the CCC or through the Career Exploration web page (http://www.d125.org/careerexploration/default.aspx). Please contact Diane Willock at dwillock@d125.org for more information.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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