Monday, August 26, 2013

Special Schedule for Grades 9-11 Testing on Thursday
Stevenson will have a special schedule on Thursday due to mandatory testing for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Students in grades 9-11 will be involved in EPAS (Educational Planning and Assessment System) testing beginning at 8 a.m. They should arrive at school by 7:45 in order to find their testing location.

Testing for freshmen and sophomores will last approximately two hours. The school will follow a late arrival schedule after their testing ends, with classes starting at 10:30. Testing will last longer for juniors, who will be taking a practice ACT exam. They will be excused from the first two class periods of the day. Click here for more information on Thursday’s testing and special schedule.

Shoe Drive to Help Wounded Warrior Project
Students Helping Soldiers and the SHS football teams are having a shoe drive now through September 12 that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Bring in your gently used shoes to The Point or Field House. The goal is to collect 100 yards of shoes.

Free iPad Workshop for SHS Parents on Tuesday
Stevenson parents are invited to a free one-hour workshop, “Care and Keeping of Your Students’ iPad,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 1311, which is the lower level of the West Information and Learning Center. The workshop will help parents better understand how Stevenson is using iPads in the classrooms, and will offer an overview and strategies for helping their students work with the iPad outside of school. Reservations are required. Click here to reserve a space and get more information.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson at Prospect Invitational: Nikki Marquardt made a birdie putt on the first playoff hole, earning top honors at Mt. Prospect Golf Course, helping the Patriots to a third-place team finish. Marquardt shot a 73, tying her with Ally Scaccia of Prospect, then nailed a 10-foot putt after a beautiful approach shot on the par-5 No. 1. The win marked the third medalist honor in a week for Marquardt. SHS (376) checked in behind team champion Propsect (305), which won its own tournament for the first time since 2007, and Maine South (349). Alexia Fidman broke 90 for the first time, taking 10th place with an 87. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth at Bittersweet Golf Course with a score of 315, behind Hinsdale Central (300), Lake Forest (302), Lyons (308) and Deerfield (313). Chris Krebs led SHS with a 78, while Jerry Pan, Jason Gohde and Luke Feder each carded 79s. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Bykowski Named One of Area’s Top Volleyball Players
Peyton Bykowski, a senior who plays libero for the varsity girls volleyball team, was named one of the top 50 players in the Chicago area by Phil Brozynski of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Boys Golf Team Looks for Leaders to Emerge
The SHS boys golf team saw two state qualifiers graduate in June, but Coach John Rueth is looking for three returning seniors to step up their game this season: Jerry Pan, Logan Brim and Chris Krebs. Also making an impact so far have been juniors Jason Gohde and Luke Feder, and freshman Kamaren Sandhu.

Marquardt Making a Name for Herself
Joe Aguilar of the Daily Herald talked with girls golf standout Nikki Marquardt, who is poised to have a stellar senior season. Marquardt’s not trying to be the next Stephanie Miller, who won two state titles for Stevenson. The Eastern Michigan commit’s goal is to be the “next Nikki Marquardt.”Daily Herald Lake County girls golf preview

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

A special schedule will be in effect Thursday. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors need to arrive by 7:45 a.m. for testing that starts at 8 a.m. Seniors are exempt from testing. Testing for freshmen and sophomores will last approximately two hours, and classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. We will follow the Late Arrival schedule for the day. Juniors will be taking a practice ACT, which lasts longer; they will be excused from periods 1 and 2. Here is the testing schedule:

Freshmen: EXPLORE test in West Building classrooms.
Sophomores: PLAN test in East Building classrooms.
Juniors: Practice ACT exam in the Field House and Sports Center.

Information on your test location will be posted throughout the school. If you have any questions, please stop by Room 6000.

The West Information and Learning Center (ILC) will stay open until 6:30 p.m. on school days starting today.

The West ILC is hiring library aides throughout the school day. If you have a study hall or a free period and you would like to apply for the job, please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC. This is a paid position.

Stevenson News Network (SNN) auditions are this week! The sign-up sheet and application packet are available at the Audio-Visual desk in the Link Lab. (Click here to download the application packet). You must have eighth hour completely free to be an anchor.

The Testing Center opens today. The Testing Center will stay open until 5:30 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about leadership, effective communication, goal setting and relationship building? Sign up for the Student Leadership Academy. Meetings are held Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. An application can be picked up in Student Activities or click here to download one. The application deadline is September 11.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Anime Club begins today! We will have an informational meeting in Room 2113 at 3:45.

Do you love music? Do you like to talk about sports? Do you want your own radio show? Here is your chance. WAES 88.1 FM, Stevenson’s very own radio station, will be holding an informational meeting for all new and returning members after school on Wednesday in Room 8000. Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Room 8080) if you have any questions.

Would you like to do your own science experiments?  Are you interested in competing in Science research competitions? Science REACH (formerly known as Science Club) will have its first meeting on Wednesday after school in Room 1912. If you cannot attend, please contact Mrs. Palffy in the Math/Science office.

Boys Badminton Club informational meetings will be held Tuesday from 3:30-4:00, and on Wednesday from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Both meetings are in Room 2113. Please attend one of the two meetings if interested or contact Coach Johnson.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Flag Football League information meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2113.

The Co-Ed Golf Club introductory meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6012.

IM Archery Club will have an information meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Are you interested in a career in medicine or healthcare? Here are two programs you can apply for to gain experience and learn more about careers in those fields:

• The Medical Explorers Program, run by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, allows students to learn more about careers in medical and healthcare fields through monthly activities.

• The Advocate Condell Penwasciz program is an educational program with hands-on experience in a hospital, including training in various clinical areas.

Application deadlines for both of these programs is coming up quickly, so please email Mrs. Willock, Business Liaison, in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org or stop by the CCC for more information.

Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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