Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

College Night for Senior Parents on Tuesday
Stevenson’s college counselors will have a presentation for senior parents from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. They will address topics affecting college-bound seniors such as how to send test scores and transcripts, obtaining letters of recommendation, the Common Application, and other services offered to seniors and their families by the College/Career Center.

No Students Injured in Minor Bus Accident
A school bus carrying 24 Stevenson students was involved in a minor accident with another vehicle in Long Grove around 4 p.m. Wednesday. Long Grove Fire Chief Robert Turpel told the Daily Herald that no students were injured in the accident, which occurred near the intersection of Route 22 and Tall Oaks Lane. The bus driver reportedly complained of back pain, but was treated at the scene and released. The two occupants of the other vehicle did not have serious injuries, Turpel said.

Additions to Senior Soloist Recital List
Tuesday’s Digest had an incomplete list of the senior musicians taking part in tonight’s Senior Soloist Recital. Gregory Chonko (bass), Brian Lin (cello) and Shon Stelman (guitar) will be performing, along with Tina Tian (piano), Jeeho Lee (violin), Raymon Cao (piano), Boris Schwarzenbach (cello), and the tandem of Chang Yoon Doh and Eric Hamilton. The recital begins at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Admission is free.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 2, Mundelein 0: Cesar Navarro and Sam Zwirn scored in the second half, and goalkeeper Jeremy Klaber earned the shutout with three saves in the Patriots’ season-opener at the Glenbrook South Invitational. Ethan Marx and Cobi Gilliam each had an assist for SHS. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf
Stevenson 169, Mundelein 175: Nikki Marquardt shot a 2-under-par 34 to earn medalist honors at Countryside Golf Club. She finished first by three strokes over the Mustangs’ top golfer. Surya Vijayasankar had a 43, Stephanie Namkoong carded a 44, and Alexa Fidman added a 48. – Daily Herald

Football Team Ranked No. 1 in Preseason State Poll
Stevenson is ranked No. 1 with Loyola Academy in the Associated Press’ Class 8A preseason football poll released Wednesday. The Patriots received five of the 10 possible first-place votes from voters, while the Ramblers had four. Both schools had a total of 93 points in voting. Neuqua Valley received the other first-place vote.

SHS also has earned high marks from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune in their preseason rankings, checking in at No. 2 and No. 4. The Sun-Times says junior quarterback Willie Bourbon is looking to build on his breakout 2012 campaign, during which he threw for 17 touchdowns and a school-record 2,400 yards. The Tribune focuses on the improvement of junior wide receiver Cameron Green, who caught 31 passes for 516 yards and six touchdowns in 2012. His father, Mark, played college football at Notre Dame, which is one of at least four schools pursuing the younger Green.

The Patriots open their season Friday night at Indian Trail High School in Kenosha. If you’re going to the game, here are driving directions and a list of restaurants near the high school.

NSC College Student-Athlete Evening September 8
Students planning to play competitive sports in college, along with their parents, are invited to attend the annual North Suburban Conference College Student-Athlete Evening at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 8. This year’s event will be held at Lake Forest High School. Families will learn about NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information.

Weisman Goes from the Shadows to the Spotlight
SHS alum Mark Weisman (Class of 2010) and his University of Iowa football teammates take on Northern Illinois in their season-opening game Saturday. Earlier this summer, Weisman was one of 63 running backs in the country named to the 2013 Doak Walker Award Watch List. The award is given annually to the top running back in college football. Weisman’s emergence from walk-on to standout running back has captivated Hawkeye fans. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz says the modest, hard-working Weisman is “almost too good to be true.”


Juniors? Want to learn how you start your college search? Come to the PAC at 7:45 a.m. next Wednesday. Counselors will share a timeline of activities for your junior year that will help you launch your college search, explain how you can sign up to meet with more than 200 colleges that visit SHS every fall, and answer any questions you may have.

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.

Students Helping Soldiers and the football teams are working together to achieve one goal: 100 yards of shoes. Bring in your gently used shoes to The Point or Field House between now and September 12. Proceeds from the shoes will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early to ensure adequate color supply and to ensure that you will receive a color run cinch bag. Registration is through the SHS Web Store.  Please also visit: for more information.

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 today 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.

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


Seniors: On Tuesday, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller will be meeting with parents only, addressing topics on; timelines for seniors, how to send test scores/transcripts, letters of recommendation, Common Application and other services offered to seniors by the CCC.

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or your personal statement? Mrs. Biemeret will be holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on these dates:

• Today, 9:30 a.m. (late arrival)

• Wednesday, September 4, 7:30 a.m. (second day of the week)

• Monday, September 9, 2:35 p.m. (eighth hour)

• Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 a.m. (second day of the week)

• Thursday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. (late arrival)

• Tuesday, September 17, 2:41 p.m. (eighth hour-second day of the week)

You only need to attend one seminar. This seminar will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay and/or personal statement in the admission process.  All seminars will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2014. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return forms is Tuesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Tuesday, October 1.


Want to win more arguments? Be more persuasive? Come find out more at Debate. The Stevenson Debate team will be holding its first meeting after school Thursday in Room 6050. Find out what Congressional Debate is all about. Returning members should also attend.

Interactive Gamers Club will meet today 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

Do you like TV shows like “CSI” and “NCIS”? If so, come to the Forensic Science Club meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Room 1313. For more information, contact Mr. Novak at

Best Buddies is having informational meetings at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the West Auditorium (Room 2206). In Best Buddies, you can be paired one-on-one with a student with intellectual disabilities, or you can assist student with intellectual disabilities by participating in fun after-school programs. Applications and interviews are required for students interested in becoming a Peer Buddy or an Associate member. If you have questions, contact Ms. Siwik (, Ms. Meyer ( or Ms. Stolzenberg (

The Guitar Club will have introductory meetings after school Monday and Tuesday, September 9-10, in the Orchestra Room. Beginning and advanced players are welcome. Guitars will be provided. Contact Mr. Beyer at if you have any questions.


IM Co-Ed Bowling will be held on seven Mondays this fall beginning September 9. The bus leaves for the Brunswick Zone after school, and will return to SHS at 6 p.m. The cost is $60, not including shoe rental. Visit the PREP Office for more information.


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 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 to set up an appointment.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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