Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Catch the Spirit Fest Saturday Night
The National Honor Society’s annual Spirit Fest charity fundraiser takes place Saturday in the SHS Stadium. The event begins at 5 p.m. and concludes after a fireworks show at 8:45. In between, there will be a 5K Spirit Walk, an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, a silent auction and raffle, musical entertainment, and a slew of games including a teacher dunk tank.

Each year, Spirit Fest raises money for a local charity, one that often has a Stevenson connection. This year’s selected charity is the Christopher Steele Foundation, named for a Stevenson alumnus who died in 2006 from a rare form of brain cancer. The foundation provides funding for brain cancer research, and support for patients and their families.

Individual admission is a minimum $10 donation. Admission for a family of three is a $20 donation; for a family of four, $25; and for families of five or more, $30. Click here to register online.

Yearbook Photo Re-Take Dates Announced
Yearbook photo re-takes for freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be held Thursday and Friday, October 17-18. Visual Image Photography will have staff in the Recital Hall from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.

Seniors who have not had their senior yearbook portrait taken by VIP can still make appointments by calling 847-499-9300. In order for seniors’ photographs to appear in the yearbook, they must be photographed before October 11. Photographs submitted from other studios will not be accepted for the yearbook.

Prairie State Exam Change Benefits Juniors
A change in the Prairie State Achievement Examination will save Stevenson juniors and their parents some money. The PSAE next April will include a writing test as part of its ACT component; the test was omitted in 2013. What this means for juniors is that they do not need to pay an additional $16 for a writing test if signing up for an ACT exam before Prairie State testing.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson 153, Lake Zurich 166: Luke Feder captured medalist honors by shooting a 36 at the Arboretum Club. Chris Krebs carded a 38, Jason Gohde had a 39 and Jerry Pan added a 40. – Daily Herald

Pats Versus Cats on the Cube Friday Night
Friday night’s football clash between Stevenson and Libertyville will be shown live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through High School Cube starting at 7:30 p.m. You also can catch the game on WAES-FM 88.1.

Two Alums Selected for County Sports Hall of Fame
Mark Deady and Courtney DeBolt Slinko, who were All-Americans during their Stevenson playing careers, will be inducted into the Lake County Sports Hall of Fame on October 17.

Deady won the 1,600-meter championship at the 1985 IHSA boys track and field state finals with a record time that stood for 23 years. He went on to become a three-time All-American at Indiana University, and ran in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

DeBolt was captain of the SHS girls volleyball teams that reached the state finals in 1990 and 1991. She also played basketball for Stevenson. DeBolt continued her volleyball career at Michigan State University, and helped lead the Spartans to the NCAA Final Four in 1995.

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Golf Alum Miller Finishes Second in Minnesota
2013 graduate Stephanie Miller, a member of the University of Illinois women’s golf team, finished second at the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday. She had an eagle and three birdies on the back nine during a final round 74 to help the Illini place second. Miller posted a three-day score of 222, six shots over par, in her second collegiate tournament. In her collegiate debut, Miller finished 16th at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic at Colorado State University. She shot a final round 3-under-par 69.


Stop by the Choir Room (2202) to get information for Just the Guys and Jazz Etc. auditions that are happening this week. These fun a cappella groups meet once a week and perform contemporary music at concerts and in the community. See Mrs. Nuteson for more information.

On Friday morning from 8:45-9:45, you can relieve your stress and start your day out right with morning yoga. Ms. Olshansky from the Dance Department will be hosting an outdoor yoga class. Anyone who is interested is able to attend. We will be meeting in the grassy area, north of the Field House. All you need is clothes you can move around in, and a yoga mat if you have one. If you do not, feel free to bring a towel!

Color Fun(d) Run is coming on Sunday: The Color Fun(d) Run is a 5K charity run/walk where your time doesn’t matter. All that matters is how messy you get! Visit for details.

Homecoming Dance tickets are on sale online and at the Superstore for $25 per person. The last day to buy tickets without paying a late fee is Monday. Late ticket purchase will be Tuesday, 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.

Summer travel opportunities are available for Advanced Placement European History and AP Human Geography students. Both courses are combining for a summer 2014 trip from Paris to Copenhagen. The trip is open to current AP Euro and AP Geo students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit for unique experience-based learning abroad. To learn more, come to the informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26 in Room 7096, or contact Ms. Gerber ( or Mr. Springer (

Saturday night’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

How do you tell the story of a life? How do you explain someone important? How do you begin again? Join us Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre to discover how Lily Blue, a 17-year-old photographer, learns to live without her father while learning to live with her mother, in the first theatre production of the year, Waving Goodbye, by Jamie Pachino. Tickets are only $5, and are available in the Superstore during all lunch periods.


Seniors working on the Common Application: There will be a workshop at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. (Friday is a late arrival day.) Mrs. Biemeret will go through the workings of the Common App with you and answer questions.

The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Clemson University, Swarthmore College, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Florida, Tulane University, Creighton University, Vanderbilt University, Brandeis University, Temple University, University of Wisconsin, Bates College, University of Chicago, St. Louis University, Drake University, Marian University, McGill University, Villanova University, Illinois State University and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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.


Poster Design Club: Are you interested in drawing, painting, graphic design and photography? If the answer is “yes,” then you might be interested in joining the Poster Design Club. We meet every Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 in Room 6008. We create and design all artwork for the Fine Arts events. Please contact Mr. Grice for more information.

SCB: We are meeting after school today in Room 2428. We are working on Homecoming decorations and could use your help. New members are always welcome. SCB is a great way to meet new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rikje in Information Services or Mrs. Smith in Green Student Services.

Video Game Club will be having its first meeting of the year on Thursday from 3:45 to 5:30 in Room 1920. If you are into video games, this is where you want to be! New members are always welcome!

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday 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

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday. We’ll be bowling at Arlington Lanes and then going out for a dinner or snack. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission forms signed and turned in so you can attend.


Student Job Opportunities: Need some extra cash? jcc Chicago is hiring lifeguards and swim instructors for its youth swim programs. Afternoon and evening shifts are available. Apply online at

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.

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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