Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Free EKG Screening for Students in October
The Max Schewitz Foundation will provide free EKG screening for all Stevenson students on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 8-9. Screening will be done at the school with the help of SHS parent and community volunteers. Students must be registered by October 6 if they want to be tested.

Approximately 175-200 parent volunteers are needed. All volunteers sign a confidentiality agreement, and medical information is kept confidential. Only the cardiologists who interpret the EKGs and the Max Schewitz Foundation staff have access to the student’s test results. Stevenson will not receive EKG results.

Click here for details on the EKG testing, to register a student for testing, or to sign up as a volunteer.

Alumnus Honored for Inspiring Yale Freshman
Stephen Traphagen, a 1999 Stevenson alumnus in his second year as a science teacher at Rolling Meadows High School, has been awarded the 2013 Yale Educator Award by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The award is given to educators nominated by incoming Yale freshmen inspired by their teaching. Prior to joining Rolling Meadows, Traphagen taught in Boston.

PAC Members Attend Immigration Reform Forum
The Stevenson Political Action Club recently attended a forum on immigration reform hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Brad Schneider at the College of Lake County’s Vernon Hills location.

Lake County leaders in education, law enforcement, health care, business, labor and faith communities were on hand to share their thoughts about immigration reform legislation that is currently in Congress.

PAC members Neli Farahmandpour, Elan Modilevsky, Eitan Troyansky, Salvador Vazquez Jimenez and Statesman Editor Rachel Foster Gimbel attended this event along with PAC co-sponsor Andrew Conneen.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson 170, Vernon Hills 191: Alexia Fidman and Nikki Marquardt each shot 39s at Crane’s Landing to tie for medalist honors. Surya Vijayasankar had a 44 and Stephanie Namkoong added a 48. – Daily Herald (stats)

Field Hockey
Stevenson at New Trier: No score reported

Boys Cross Country
Stevenson at St. Viator Invitational: No results reported

Girls Cross Country
Stevenson at St. Viator Invitational: No results reported

Monday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey
Stevenson 2, Woodlands Academy 1 (2 OT): Ariana Bien scored in the last minute of regulation to tie the game, then nailed the game-winning goal midway through the second overtime. Head coach Laura Camastro said center midfielder Nikki Novoselsky played an “amazing game.”

Football Team Seeks First Win Tonight
The SHS football team looks for its first victory of the season tonight when it plays host to Zion-Benton at 7:30 in the Stadium. The Zee-Bees also are 0-2. If you can’t attend the game, it will be broadcast live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network and WAES-FM 88.1. Click here for the SBN live stream. The Patriots are gaining stability at center after the loss of junior Henry Sise. He has been replaced by classmate Jason Vravick, the team’s starting middle linebacker.

Sponsors Sought for City-Suburban Showdown
Stevenson’s boys basketball team will play in the marquee matchup of the City-Suburban Showdown on February 22 at Niles West High School. The Patriots will play defending state champion Simeon at 8:30 p.m. If your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Showdown, contact SHS Athletic Director Trish Betthauser at or 847-415-4226.


Come audition for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play “Snow White.” Auditions will be held in the West Auditorium next Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would save Snow White if you were the mirror. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with stage fighting and dramatic movements for the show on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy! See you there!

If you see the Patriot mascot wandering around the Commons areas during lunch today, the Council of 100 has a simple request: Take a photo and share it on social media with the hashtag #picswithpat.

Signing up for the Color Fun(d) Run just got easier: A registration table for the Color Fun(d) Run is in the Wood Commons next to Student Activities. Use your student ID to pay … so quick and easy! This is a 5K run/walk where your time doesn’t matter. All that matters is how messy you can get! The Color Fun(d) Run will raise money for the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund, which provides assistance for school-related expenses for SHS students in financial need, and a free breakfast program for students on free/reduced lunch. You can sign up as an individual or put a team together. The Color Fun(d) Run will take place on campus. Visit for details.

Special T-shirts honoring the military will be on sale for $6 during the lunch periods today. You can also buy them online through the school’s Web Store. Wear this shirt to tonight’s football game.

This year’s Spirit Fest will feature a wall honoring people affected by cancer: survivors, victims, plus those currently battling cancer. If you know someone who should be recognized on the wall, email the name of the person and a message to be posted on the wall, and attach a photo (JPG) of the person. Send your email to Mr. Erdmann at

The Superstore will be selling Homecoming Dance tickets online and in store beginning today for $25 per person. The last day to buy tickets without paying a late fee is Monday, September 23. Late ticket purchase will be Tuesday, September 24 with a $10 late fee per ticket. The last day for refunds will be Wednesday, September 25. Click here for more details and to order tickets online.


Come to the first Art From the Heart Club meeting today after school in Student Activities. Meet new people, make arts and crafts, and have fun doing community service! All are welcome.

Happy New Year! Join us for Club Israel’s first meeting of the year after school today in Room 1414. See old friends, make new ones …  and don’t forget about the pizza! Any questions, contact Mrs. Argentar in Room 1514.

Do you like to write? Read? Do like poetry? Fiction? Drama? Painting? Drawing? If you like any of those, then come to the first WIT meeting where you can join the club that constructs a nationally recognized literary magazine! The first meeting is today at 3:35 in Room 2516. We then meet every Thursday at the same time and in the same place! Come unleash the poet, fiction writer and editor in you!

Interactive Gamers Club meets 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

The Chess Club and Team will meet today at 3:45 in Room 7022. We encourage players of all strengths and interest levels to come out and play.

Make ‘em laugh; make ‘em cry; make ‘em think. The power is within you. Come develop persuasive and performance powers to last a lifetime. Join the Speech and Drama team. Make friends competing in one or more of 14 competitive events. Meets today at 3:45 in Room 8048.

Students interested in participating in Latino College Bowl Club should contact Ms. Bowen or Ms. Kellogg as soon as possible. This club allows you to participate in trivia competitions that can earn you scholarship money. Our first meeting will be Monday after school in Room 2432. Come help us celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Let us know you are coming so we can plan to feed you yummy Mexican food and beverages.

Chinese Club will have its first meeting Tuesday after school in Room 2812. We are going to have a taste of moon cakes, dumplings and Chinese games. You’re welcome to join us!


Play Hard Hoops is looking for an interested youth coach for its basketball program. Programming will begin the week of September 30. Please visit the Career Exploration webpage ( for all the information and how to apply.

The College of Lake County STEM Speaker Series begins tonight with STEM Cell Technologies 2013-A Look at New Medical Applications. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. at the CLC Grayslake Campus and preregistration is required. Visit for more information.

Are you interested in a career in medicine or healthcare?  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 application deadline to apply for this program is September 27, 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.


Seniors: On Monday, there will be a University of Illinois Workshop during eight hour in Room 2104. This workshop will walk you through the UIUC application process. See you Monday during eighth period.

Juniors and seniors, college visits have begun. Many colleges and universities have already scheduled a date to visit with Stevenson students. The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Rhodes College, Case Western Reserve University, College of William and Mary, College of the Holy Cross, Barnard College, Colgate University, University of Vermont, Duke University, University of Missouri, Mercer University, Marquette University, University of Washington and Evergreen State College.

New This Year! We no longer will be using the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors will use your NAVIANCE to sign up for the college you are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up and print a confirmation page. Take this confirmation page to your teacher for his/her signature; and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are on the CCC webpage. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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