Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

“I Have a Dream” Speech During Lunch Hours Wednesday
On Wednesday, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at the March on Washington (often called the “I Have a Dream” speech), SHS students and staff will be invited to watch the address in its entirety during the lunch periods in Room 2104. Social Studies teacher Nancy Latka will serve as moderator for the event.

The speech will begin 10 minutes into each lunch period, so that students and staff will have time to bring their lunch to Room 2104. Cookies and drinks will be provided for those who attend.

Color Fun(d) Run Planned for September 22
The Stevenson High School Foundation and SHS cross country teams are hosting the inaugural 5K Color Fun(d) Run at 9 a.m. Sunday, September 22 on the Stevenson campus. The event is a fundraiser for the Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund, which provides assistance for school-related expenses to Stevenson students whose families are in financial need.

During the Color Fun(d) Run, participants are splattered with vibrant colors made from food-grade corn starch that are natural and safe. Participants are encouraged to create teams, but individual entries are allowed. In addition to being pelted with colors during the race, at the end all participants will celebrate with a mass throwing of remaining colors. Click here to see what a Color Run looks like.

The race is not timed. Participants may run, walk, jog, skip, do cartwheels or any other motions to complete the course.

The registration fee is $25 per person if registering as an individual, or $20 per person if registering as part of a team. On the day of the run, the registration fee will be $30 per person. The registration fee includes a cinch bag, race number, color packet and other items. Advance registration ends Tuesday, September 10.

To register online, to learn about sponsorship opportunities, or for more information, go to: http://tinyurl.com/shscolorfundrun.

Senior Solo Finalists Announced
Six seniors in the SHS music program have been selected to participate in the Senior Soloist Recital at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall. Raymon Cao, Chang Yoon Doh, Eric Hamilton, Jeeho Lee, Boris Schwarzenbach and Tina Tian will perform before a panel of music faculty judges. The panel will decide which of the seniors will perform at selected concerts during the school year.

The judges will consider stage presence, technique, precision and musicality, as well as leadership qualities they have shown over the past four years, plus their commitment to the SHS music program. The six seniors were selected from among those who completed the Senior Audition application over the summer.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: Jason Gohde won medalist honors with a 1-over-par 72 at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course, beating two other golfers by one stroke. He had two birdies, three bogeys and 13 pars on the day. Gohde’s effort helped lift SHS to a second-place finish with a 309 score, two strokes behind Highland Park and five ahead of Mundelein. Kamaren Sandhu (78), Luke Feder (79) and Chris Krebs (80) rounded out the Patriots’ scoring in the 15-team event. – Daily Herald, Lincolnshire Review

Girls Golf
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: Nikki Marquardt won top honors for the second straight tournament, shooting a 2-over-par 73 for a two-stroke victory at Bonnie Dundee Golf Club. SHS placed seventh in the 12-team field, with contributions from Stephanie Namkoong (94), Alexa Fidman (96) and Surya Vijayasankar (98). – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson d. Rolling Meadows, 25-9, 25-10: Grace Duffy had three kills, served three aces and made four blocks as the Patriots won their season-opener in the Sports Center. Julia Osmond and Kara Maleski each added three kills for SHS, while Alexa Bykowski had 13 assists and Peyton Bykowski made nine digs. – Daily Herald

Football Team Ranked No. 3 By Daily Herald
Stevenson’s football team is listed at No. 3 behind defending state champions Glenbard West (Class 7A) and Montini (5A) in the Daily Herald’s first rankings of the 2013 season. The newspaper’s rankings only include those schools within its circulation area.

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.

Students who park at the Prairie View Metra station are reminded to use the east lot, not the west lot. Permits are available for 30 days, the first half of the year, the second half of the year, and an entire year. Permit information is available at vernontownship.com.

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! Auditions will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 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 Aquatic Center is looking for lifeguards to work during all lunch hours this semester. If you are a certified lifeguard, the Physical Welfare Division will pay you to be a lifeguard in the Aquatic Center during a lunch period. Please see Mr. Feigh in the East PE Office for an application and more information.

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

The Testing Center is now open, and will stay open until 5:30 p.m. on school days.

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

Boys Badminton Club informational meetings will be held today from 3:30-4 p.m., 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.

Senior Class Board: We are having our first meeting after school Wednesday in Room 2428. We will be discussion Homecoming and events during the year. New members are always welcome. SCB is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. We hope you will join us.

Students Helping Soldiers will have its first meeting at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 5044. Come find out what you can do to help our troops, veterans and their families!

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.

Interactive Gamers Club will meet Thursdays after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

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

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

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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