Friday, May 24, 2013

Foundation Golf Outing Scheduled for June 21
The Stevenson Foundation’s annual golf outing will be held Friday, June 21 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer. The outing is the Foundation’s most important fundraiser to support the Kids In Need Fund (which pays for school-related expenses for SHS students in financial need), innovation grants, and student scholarships. Go to www.d125.org/foundation to register, sponsor, or donate a raffle/auction item.

No Digest Monday
The Digest will not be published Monday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots’ four entries went 12-1 in the first day of action, putting the team in fourth place. SHS has 21 points, behind Hinsdale Central (24), Lake Forest (22) and New Trier (22). 3-4 singles seed Jeremy Bush lost only three games in his three singles matches. He beat Jack Friend of Chicago’s F.W. Parker, 6-0, 6-0; Jonathon Elsey of York, 6-0, 6-2; and Danny Albert of Naperville Central, 6-1, 6-0. He will face Rolling Meadows’ Mack Galvin in the fourth round this morning. The doubles teams of Colin Harvey-Andrew Komarov and Pawel Jaworski-Josh Lieberman also went 3-0 on the day. Harvey and Komarov beat pairs from York (6-0, 6-1), Neuqua Valley (6-2, 6-1) and Peoria Richwoods (6-2, 6-2), and will face Wesley Lo and Sid Swamy of Naperville Central in the fourth round. Jaworski and Lieberman take on Camron Bagheri and Connor O’Kelly of Lake Forest this morning after posting wins against duos from Morton (6-0, 6-0), O’Fallon (6-0, 6-1) and Lane Tech (6-4, 6-2). Bush’s freshman brother, Benjamin, lost his first match, 6-2, 6-1, but rebounded with three wins in the consolation bracket. He will face Payton Prep’s Nick Goralka this morning. – IHSA website | Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Libertyville Regional: Carmel rolled past the Patriots, 14-4 in five innings, and into the regional championship game. The Corsairs (21-11) had a three-run home run in the first inning, then put the game away with eight runs in the third. Taylor Koenigs hit a two-run homer for SHS (17-14), which rebounded from a 10-24 record last season. Sara Loerch was 1-for-2 with an RBI in her final game. – Daily Herald | Lincolnshire Review | linescore

Two Lacrosse Players Named to All-State Team
Dan Meagher and Conor Okmin have been named to the second team of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association All-State Team. Meagher and Okmin also were selected to the All-North Suburban Conference first team. Jack Sorenson was a second-team choice, while Mark Cellura and Sean O’Connell were honorable mention selections.

Fobbe, Teammates Hope to Make Noise at EIU
When Jordan Fobbe was preparing to make what might have been the final shot put throw of his high school career last week, the senior did something he had never done before: grunted. Moments later, Fobbe had thrown the shot 53 feet, 8 inches, six feet farther than his previous best. The effort was good enough to earn him a trip to the boys track and field state meet, which begins today at Eastern Illinois University. He will be joined by six other team members. Click here to check results.

Spring Sports Awards Night Tuesday
The Spring Sports Awards Night will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sports Center. Student-athletes and their parents will have the opportunity to complete the Athletics Spring Survey before and during the event. iPads will be available for checkout at 6:30 p.m. in the Sports Center; a photo ID is required.

Boys Water Polo Team Already Eyeing Another State Trip
Reaching the championship match of the state tournament has only whetted the appetites of returning boys water polo players. Juniors Mitch Sokolsky and Alex Divanyan will look to lead the Pats back in 2014.

Novoselsky Making Big Hits in Two Sports
Even though his father was in the NFL for eight years, Zach Novoselsky didn’t play football until his freshman year. Baseball was the sport he played before high school. He has continued to play baseball, and is hitting .459 this season with four home runs despite fighting an injury that has kept him at designated hitter. However, the 6-foot-5, 290-pound junior is receiving more interest right now for his football prowess: He has received several Division I scholarship offers from programs looking for linemen.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Party: Come by the Patriot Lobby today to sign up for your bus. Please note that you will need to talk to your friends and sign up together. It is a first-come, first-served sign up. If you don’t sign up for a bus you will be assigned to one. If you are not going, you must stop by the bus sign up and let us know. Please note however, the fee is non-refundable. Also note your ticket is non-transferable.

A dietitian from Sodexo will be available Tuesday at the main serving line to answer questions about nutrition, food allergies, special diets and more.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Transfer Students Program in the fall. Transfer Buddies help orientate new students to SHS by attending their orientation, showing them around school, and eating lunch with them the first week of school. If you are interested, sign up in any Student Services Office.

Yearbooks are available for purchase from the Patriot Superstore. The cost is $50.

iPad return will occur June 4-6 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMARTdesk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). Letters have gone home to explain the return protocol. Otherwise, head to 3014 with any questions.

Here is your Driving Fact of the Week, sponsored by Operation Click and the Driver Education Department: It is against the law to update your navigation system unless in park.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Today is Engineering Career Day. Engineering professionals will be presenting every class period in the Recital Hall.

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 dwillock@d125.org for more information and an application. Serious inquiries only, please.

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 dwillock@d125.org for information regarding this program.

ATHLETICS

All girls interested in joining cross country this fall should attend an informational meeting next Wednesday in Room 2113 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All new members and returning members are welcome! Please contact Coach LeVanti if you have any questions.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Chinese Club will have its end-of-year celebration next Thursday at the Chef Ping Restaurant. The bus will leave at 3:40 p.m. and return around 6 p.m. If you are interested, join us!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
State unveils math coursework for students in grades 6-12
Illinois pension troubles reduce talent pool, school officials say
Federal judge sets July date for lawsuits over Chicago school closings
Chicago Teachers Union vows to oust Emanuel in 2015
CPS employee accused of pushing student down stairs
Homewood-Flossmoor joining International Baccalaureate program
Evanston Township High School investigates sexting accusation
Substitute teacher admits making threatening call to board member
Ex-judge: Charter school operator needs “robust” conflict policy
Six students taken to hospital after slide falls at Algonquin school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Two-year colleges at risk of “separate and unequal” future: report
House passes student loan bill, but endgame remains murky
Fifth-grade teacher’s election to LA school board stuns observers
Fallout of Oklahoma school testing glitch continues
Does yoga in public schools violate separation of church and state?

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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