Latka Named Assistant Principal for Operations
The District 125 Board of Education on Monday approved the appointment of Ken Latka as assistant principal for operations beginning with the 2013-14 school year. He will succeed David Saxe.
Latka is currently in his second stint at Stevenson, returning in 2011 to become a dean of students after spending five years as the assistant principal at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He first joined SHS as a science teacher in 1993 after his graduation from Northeastern Illinois University. Latka was a Golden Apple Teacher nominee in the classroom, and very active outside of it, serving as a coach and club sponsor. He also served as program coordinator for PREP (Patriot Recreation Education Program) and the intramural program during his last four years before moving to Colorado.
Burger Challenge Returns May 2
The second-semester Introduction to Business classes are teaming with Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in the Vernon Hills Town Center for the fourth Stevenson Burger Challenge from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 2. The event serves as a fundraiser for the March of Dimes and also teaches students about product development.
Patrons will have a choice of four burgers developed by student teams from each class. The most-ordered burger will be the winner, and will remain on the restaurant’s menu for one month. Ten percent of proceeds from the burger challenge will go to the March of Dimes. Any Stevenson student, staff or faculty member that shows his or her school ID will receive a free drink.
More Than 80 Students Assist at Special Olympics Event
More than 80 SHS students spent 10 hours volunteering at the Special Olympics Area 13 bocce ball tournament on Sunday, along with teachers Melissa Fainman and Chris Salituro. Most of the students came from the Political Thought and Sociology classes. The students escorted athletes to their courts, kept score, served as referees and cheered on the competitors. Among the Special Olympics coaches at the event was 2004 Stevenson alumnus Elizabeth Reder.
Student Council, Class Board Election Results
Landon Somlo was elected president of the Student Council for 2013-14 in voting conducted among the student body last week. His fellow officers on the council will include Jack Buttacvoli and Rachel Cole, vice presidents; Mitchel Appell, secretary; and Sammy Oh, treasurer. Click here to see the winners of class board elections.
Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Girls Water Polo
St. Ignatius 15, Stevenson 6: The game was tied 2-2 after one period, but the Wolfpack went on a 7-1 run to break the game open. Melissa Gartenberg scored two goals for SHS (19-7). Alex Kanaris, Laura Larsen, Autumn Hoang and Allison Travetto each had one goal. – Daily Herald | linescore
Monday’s Varsity Results
Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 102, Mundelein 48: Charlotte Langbo won the 100 and 200 to lead the Patriots in Mundelein. She recorded a time of 13.6 seconds in the 100 and 29.1 in the 200. Other individual winners for SHS included Jessica Philipp (3,200, 12:14.8), Janine Fajardo (100 high hurdles, 18.0), Mariana Feingold (400:, 1:03.9), Andrea Keane (long jump, 14-5.50, Jackie Setina (high jump, 5-5), Becca Feltman-Frank (triple jump, 31-10.75) and Shannon Legge (shot put, 30-11). The Pats also swept the four relay races. – Daily Herald
A special schedule is in effect today because of testing. Click here for details by grade level.
The upper and lower ILC will be closed until 11:30 a.m. today during testing.
Driving/parking on campus: Students may not drive or park on campus during school hours today unless they have a valid parking permit for the 6th marking period. There will be no temporary, one-day parking permits available.
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) is running a shoe drive this 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 through Friday.
Interact Club will be promoting a fundraiser, in partnership with the Lincolnshire Rotary Club, to raise monies to help eradicate polio worldwide. On Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 during the lunch periods, Interact Club will have a table in the Wood Commons. Please come stop by and learn more about the Rotary Club initiative to eradicate polio around the world! We would love your support. There will be fun incentives, too, so stop by to check out the Interact Club table!
Take an eBook break! Check out an eBook, audiobook or eReader from the ILC and get a raffle ticket for a $25 Amazon gift card! The more books you check out, the more chances you have of winning. Just click on the Overdrive link on the ILC homepage to view our Digital Media Collection. Directions for downloading to your smartphone, iPad, tablet or computer are available online, or stop by the ILC for help. The contest runs through April, with a drawing each week.
Military History Club will meet today at 3:30 in Room 2904. If you would enjoy watching a military history film, good discussions and snacks, come join us this afternoon. New members are always welcome.
The Stevenson Chess Club will be meeting on Thursdays only until further notice (no Tuesday practices).
If you are interested in participating in a Career Shadow over the summer, the application deadline has been extended to Friday. Please visit the Career Exploration Website for an application or contact Diane Willock, Business Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Attention students interested in government, community service and business: The office of State Representative Carol Sente is seeking students for summer help in many different areas. Please contact Mrs. Willock at email@example.com for information regarding this program.
Attention students interested in veterinary medicine: The Anti-Cruelty Society, along with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine office, has a program aimed at high school students that will run from September 2013 through April 2014. Students must apply for this program by June 30. Please contact Mrs. Willock at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application. Serious inquiries only, please.
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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.