Friday, April 19, 2013

Eight Students Reach State Economics Final
Eight members of the Economics Club finished among the top 40 students in the state at the annual Illinois Economics Challenge state finals held April 11 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. The event is an academic competition for students at the Advanced Placement level for economics, with students competing in teams of four. Nearly 500 students from around Illinois sought the opportunity to be among the 10 teams chosen for the finals. The two teams from Stevenson that qualified for the state finals were: the Primary Dealers team of Sam Adler, Michelle Kelrikh, Ryan Puszka and David Ribot, and the Pan Express squad of Jerry Pan, Vivian Wang, Lily Zhang and Richard Zhu.

The Illinois Economics Challenge, a program of Econ Illinois, is designed to recognize AP students who demonstrate high levels of comprehension and application of economics concepts and skills; and to reward teachers for outstanding practices in teaching economics courses. The students’ sponsor was SHS Economics teacher James Kollar.

Sunday Band Concert Marks Finale for Slepak
Band Director Jeff Slepak will conduct his final Stevenson concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. He is retiring after leading the band program for the past 24 years. In addition to the SHS bands, a group of about 50 alumni band members also will perform.

Student Featured in Article on Tech Campus Class
SHS senior Matthew Stubbing is one of the students featured in a Lake County Journal article about the video programming class offered by the Lake County High School Technology Campus. The Tech Campus is reportedly the only school east of the Mississippi River offering this level of gaming education to high schoolers.

State Senate President Sponsoring Conneen Bill
State Senate President John Cullerton on Wednesday signed on as sponsor of the “Suffrage @ 17” bill developed by SHS Government teacher Andy Conneen. The bill, which was passed by the Illinois House on Wednesday, would allow 17-year-0lds to vote in primaries if they will be turning 18 by the time of the general election. The bill was scheduled to have a first reading in the Senate on Thursday.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson 157.7, Libertyville 133.5: The host Patriots (3-1, 1-1) had their best performance of the season, hitting all 18 of their routines. Arie Feltman-Frank (53.6), Jacob Guth (53.0) and Kyle Weichselbaum (51.1) finished 1-2-3 in the all-around and between them won five of six individual events. Weichselbaum captured the floor exercise (9.5) and parallel bars (9.2), Feltman-Frank won high bar (9.5) and still rings (8.9), and Guth earned top honors on pommel horse (8.8). – Daily Herald | results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 18, Libertyville 4: Melissa Gartenberg scored five goals to pace the Patriot onslaught. Allison Travetto had four goals and Ashley Oliver added three for SHS (17-4), while Brittany Gartenberg and Jenna Oliver each tallied two goals. Alex Adams and Alex Kanaris also scored. The Patriots led 7-3 at halftime, and blew the game open in the third period by outscoring the Wildcats, 7-0. – Daily Herald | linescore

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 0, Lake Forest 0 – Chicago Sun-Times

Boys Water Polo
Libertyville 12, Stevenson 10 –

Girls Water Polo Game Online Saturday
Saturday’s varsity girls water polo game against Rockford on Saturday will be shown live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network on iHigh. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. The Patriots enter the game with a 15-4 record, thanks in part to a potent offense. The game is part of the two-day Stevenson Varsity Classic, which begins today.| SNN broadcast link

Baseball Team Raises Money for Suicide Prevention Efforts
The baseball program had a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for its game against Grant last Friday. The team wore purple T-shirts under their uniforms, and also sold the shirts to fans. Extra T-shirts are available for $5 at the concessions stand at the varsity baseball field.

May Keeps Volleyball Opponents Guessing
This week’s Lincolnshire Review takes a look at boys volleyball setter Jonah May, the Patriots’ top all-around player. He will be heading to Princeton University this fall.


On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, there will be a special schedule each day because of testing. Click here for details by grade level.

Driving/parking on campus: Students may not drive or park on campus during school hours on Tuesday or Wednesday, April 23 or 24, unless they have a valid parking permit for the 6th marking period. There will be no temporary, one-day parking permits available. The 6th marking period begins on Monday if you will have senior parking. New permit stickers should be picked up in Lot D beginning at 7:15 a.m. Monday.

Don’t forget to vote in the Student Council and Class Board elections by the end of the school day today. Cast your vote through Infinite Campus.

We still have openings in second session summer school Driver Ed, even if you turn 16 after October 31, 2013. Call Mrs. Paloian in the summer school office, 847-415-4500, or stop in Room 2400 for details.

One of Stevenson’s environmental clubs, SAVE (Students Against Violations of the Environment) will be running a shoe drive all next week to celebrate Earth Day. Shoes of all kinds that are in good condition (athletic, dress shoes, casual, boots, sandals, Crocs, etc.) can be dropped off. Those shoes will be donated. Used athletic shoes can be dropped off as well. The soles of those shoes will be ground up and recycled into new products like playgrounds and athletic fields. Shoes can be dropped off in the designated bins located at the Point, Field House and Sports Center entrances from 7:30 to 3:30 each school day next week.

The final AP Microeconomics review session will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 7096. Mr. Haan will be going over multiple-choice tests.

All overdue library materials must be returned and fines paid by May 10. Materials will not be loaned until accounts are clear.

Here is this week’s driving fact of the week, from Operation Click and the Driver Education Department: You do not have to stop for a school bus when traveling the opposite direction on a four-lane road.


Seniors, as you receive notices about scholarships from colleges and other agencies, please be sure to let the College/Career Center know (even if you are not accepting them!). You can send a copy of your award letter to Mrs. Biemeret via email, or bring a copy of the scholarship award letter to the CCC. Accepted scholarships are placed in the graduation booklet, and a tally for the Class of 2013’s award total will be announced at graduation!

A Marine recruiter will be visiting the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during sixth period on Monday. The recruiter will be addressing ROTC scholarships. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center today. You will receive a pass that needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you happen to have lunch or are free during sixth period, a pass is not required.


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 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 ( Please contact Diane Willock at for more information.

Illinois State University names four finalists for president
House defeats bill to rid pension systems of gun investments
SUV driver dies after Inverness school bus accident
Second Peoria teacher dismissed in sexting case
Interim principal at U High in Normal named to post permanently
National board revokes charter, closes ISU fraternity
High school senior elected to his district’s board of education

College, high school educators disagree over students’ preparedness
University of Michigan receives $110M donation, largest in its history
Ohio high school senior achieves 15-year perfect attendance
The high school English teacher who sold his debut novel for $1M

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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