Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Inaugural Art Supply Drive Successful
Last week’s inaugural Consortium Art Supply Drive was very successful. Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice reports that more than 20 boxes of materials such as construction paper, paint, pastels, scissors and fabric were donated. Those supplies unclaimed by art teachers in the District 125 consortium schools will be donated through Creative Pitch to Chicago public schools that have no art supply budget, as well as prison art programs. Districts 73, 76, 79, 96, 102 and 103 also participated in the drive.

Sophomore Performs on WFMT
Sophomore violinist Monet Lee and her Azura Quartet performed on WFMT 98.7’s “Introductions” program on Saturday. The show will be re-broadcast at 10 p.m. Thursday. The Azura Quartet features Lee and three other members of the Principal Players ensemble from the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

“Introductions” features Chicago-area pre-college classical musicians every week. Soloists and small ensembles perform live in WFMT’s Levin Performance Studio, while larger ensembles are recorded at their home locations.

Write Wedding
The Daily Herald on Saturday had an article about the wedding that would be held that day with 2001 graduates Rikki Himmelfarb and Matt Peota, and officiated by their former teacher, Chris Salituro.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots tied Lake Forest for second in the team standings, thanks to a third-place finish in doubles from Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey, and a fifth-place showing in singles from Jeremy Bush. This is the fourth time SHS has finished second in the state, all since 2007. Harvey and Komarov won a marathon quarterfinal match against Lake Forest’s duo of John Zordani and Scott Christian, dropping the first set, 7-6 (4) before roaring back to take the next two sets, 6-4, 6-4. They fell in the semifinals to the eventual champions from Hinsdale Central, then rebounded with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3 win over a duo from Oak Park River Forest for third place. Komarov earned his second doubles medal after placing seventh last year, while Harvey got his first. They finished the year with a 21-3 record. Bush earned his third state medal, along with third place in 2012 and seventh in 2011, winning his last three matches to finish 32-4 on the year. Bush finished his career with a 115-28 record. He is only the second Patriot singles player to earn three medals, joining Blake Bazarnik (2007, 09-10). Pawel Jaworski and Josh Lieberman finished the tournament with a 5-2 record, reaching the doubles quarterfinals, and ended the year with a 26-6 record. Bush’s freshman brother, Benjamin, won three of his five singles matches. – Daily Herald (Saturday) (Friday) | Official results | SHS results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Meet: Jordan Fobbe finished second in shot put with a personal-best throw of 56 feet, 7 inches, 10 feet farther than his best effort just two weeks ago. He is the first Stevenson boys’ shot putter to earn a medal at state, and only the fourth medalist in a boys’ field event. With throwers from North Suburban Conference rivals Libertyville and Grant placing first and third, respectively, it marked the first time in state meet history that one conference finished 1-2-3 in an event. Ki Hwan Kim finished 11th in the long jump with a top effort of 22 feet, 1.25 inches. – Daily Herald (Saturday) (Friday) | Official results

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Carmel Regional: Mitchell Goll, in only his second start of the season, tossed a five-hit complete game as the Patriots beat Carmel, 7-2, for the regional championship. SHS (20-11) will face Glenbrook South at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Glenbrook North Sectional. Goll struck out eight Corsairs, and only allowed one hit after the first inning. Zach Novoselsky hit a two-run double in the fourth inning that gave the Pats a 3-2 lead. Stevenson added four runs in the sixth on just two hits, taking advantage of three walks and two errors. Carmel finished the season with a 25-10 record. – Daily Herald | Pioneer Press | linescore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Carmel Regional: Willie Bourbon’s sacrifice fly scored Eli Greenspon with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Patriots rallied past Rolling Meadows, 6-5, in the regional semifinals. SHS (19-11) built a 4-0 lead before the Mustangs stormed back to go ahead 5-4 after five. Eric Naegele drove in Tony Heiser with an RBI groundout to tie the score before Bourbon’s sac fly. Jordan Sheinkop earned the victory with 2-2/3 innings of hitless relief. Bourbon also had two hit and scored two runs. Zach Novoselsky, Austin Black and Heiser each drove in a run. – Daily Herald | Pioneer Press | linescore

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson at IHSLA State Playoffs: The Patriots fell to Libertyville, 9-7, in the second round of the Class A playoffs, ending their season with a 13-5 record. SHS was held scoreless for the first 23 minutes of the contest, but charged back to force four second-half ties before succumbing in the last seven minutes. Jack Sorenson, Nick Watrach and Mark Cellura each scored two goals, while Brandon Holzberg had the other. Holzberg added an assist, as did Chase Kirsch. Goalkeeper Chris Nowacki made nine saves. – Pioneer Press | Daily Herald

Spring Sports Awards Night Tonight
The annual Spring Sports Awards Night will be held tonight beginning at 7 o’clock 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.


All library books and materials are now due. Return all borrowed items and pay any overdue fines.

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

As you are cleaning out your lockers, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper School Supply Drive. Drop boxes are located through out the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s Edufund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Transfer Buddy volunteer reminder: There is a mandatory meeting tomorrow at 8 a.m. in Room 4200. This will be a brief meeting; however, attendance is expected.

All pre-ordered WIT magazines can be picked up in the West English Office this week.

Are you taking AP Environmental Science next year? If so, you can pick up your textbook and summer packet in the East Science Office (Room 8080) between this Wednesday and next Wednesday, June 5. See Ms. Thoss, Mr. Carmichael or Mr. Carlson if you have any questions.

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.


Wednesday is the last day to sign up for the bus that will be going to the Senior Party on Wednesday, June 5. Sign-up will take place at the following times and locations:

7:00-8:30 a.m.  – Sports Center

Lunch periods – Field House

Please talk to your friends and come to sign up together. You will not be able to sign up for your friends; each person must be checked before finalizing their bus choice. If you are unable to sign up for a bus you will be assigned to one. There will be no changes made the day of the party.

If you have changed your mind and are not going to attend, you must stop by the bus sign up at any of the times listed above and let us know. Please note the fee is non-refundable. Your ticket is non-transferable.


All girls interested in joining cross country this fall should attend an informational meeting on 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.


Junior Class Board: We are having our last meeting of the year after school on Wednesday in Room 2428. We will be talking and planning for next year. New members are always welcome. JCB is a great way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours.

The Interactive Gamers Club will meet today after school in Room 1616. If you have questions about the club, contact Mr. Fedewa.

Chinese Club will have its end-of-year celebration on 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!


Attention students interested in humanities and STEM-related careers: The Humanities, Entrepreneurship And Technology (HEAT) Institute in Silicon Valley has an exciting summer conference opportunity for high school students. HEAT is an academic and professional development institute based in Silicon Valley dedicated towards the advancement of the humanities, entrepreneurship, and technology with a curricular focus on Big Data and Data Science applications. Big Data is predicted to create more than 4.4 million jobs globally (1.9 million of which will be in the United States) by 2015.  The HEAT Student Summer Conference will take place on campus at Stanford University over the course of four sessions from August 4 to September 4. Space is limited and applications are competitive. For more information see the program flyer at: http://lingo.stanford.edu/heat_flyer. To apply online go to: http://lingo.stanford.edu/heat or http://www.heatsv.org. Email Mrs. Willock in the CCC 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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