Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

School Musical’s Set Will Have Broadway Look
Stevenson’s production of the musical “In The Heights” November 1-3 will have audiences talking not only about the student performances but about the set. The school will be using the Broadway touring set used for the national production of the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical.

The set will come to Stevenson after its use by the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. The Paramount is performing “In The Heights” October 6. The set will be installed on the Performing Arts Center Main Stage on Saturday, October 12.

“I am beyond thrilled that our students will be able to perform on a Broadway quality set,” said Lauren Rawitz, who is directing the musical. “It’s a dream come true.”

Homecoming Pep Rally Available Online
Friday’s Homecoming pep assembly will be shown live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through High School Cube beginning at 2:35 p.m. Click here to watch the assembly.

Photos from Spirit Fest, Color Fun(d) Run
Last weekend’s Spirit Fest and Color Fun(d) Run yielded many good moments captured on camera. We have nearly 100 photos from the two events at our Facebook page. The Lincolnshire Review also has Color Fun(d) Run and Spirit Fest photos.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson 173, Warren 175: Nikki Marquardt won medalist honors at Crane’s Landing. Stephanie Namkoong shot a 42, followed by Surya Vijayasakar (47) and Alexia Fidman (49).

Girls Volleyball
Lake Zurich d. Stevenson, 25-27, 25-13, 25-22: The visiting Bears (16-2, 4-0) took control of the North Suburban Lake with the come-from-behind victory in the Sports Center. Khaila Donaldson led SHS (8-5, 1-2) with 10 kills and also had 13 kills. Julia Osmond had eight kills, three assisted blocks and one solo block. Grace Duffy contributed three kills. Peyton Bykowski led the Pats with 14 digs. Alexa Bykowski registered 22 assists. – Daily Herald | SBN webcast replay

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 3, Carmel 1: The Patriots scored all three of their goals in the third period to rally for the victory at Glacier Ice Arena. SHS trailed 1-0 after two periods when Jared Projansky tied the game at 1-1 on a power play goal. Sam Spector gave Stevenson the lead for good when he buried a wrist shot eight minutes later. Trevor Patten added an insurance goal off an assist from Michael Trapp, who also assisted on another goal. Projansky, Patten and Matt Heller also had assists. Goalkeeper Corey Benjoya made 30 saves.

Girls Golf
Stevenson 183, Grant 226: Stephanie Namkoong led the Patriots with a 42 at Crane’s Landing in a match that had been suspended the previous week by lightning. Surya Vijaysankar and Alexia Fidman each carded 45s, and Rachel Marks had a 51.

Field Hockey
Highland Park 3, Stevenson 0: The Patriots fell to 1-6 with the loss. –

Morrissey Builds on Solid Family Foundation
CSN Chicago has a feature on senior Matt Morrissey, who will play football at Michigan State next fall. His father, Jim, was an all-Big Ten linebacker for the Spartans and played for the Super Bowl champion 1985 Chicago Bears. The Morrissey household is full of athletes, starting with Jim and his wife, Amy, plus older siblings Anna, Caitlin and Mike.

Bourbon Earns Offensive Player of the Week Honor
Quarterback Willie Bourbon was named a Daily Herald Offensive Player of the Week for his performance during last week’s 49-3 win over Libertyville. The junior threw for two touchdowns and also ran for a pair of scores. CSN Chicago video highlights


Friday is Spirit Day — everyone wears green and gold. You can buy a neon green “Stevenson Knows Spirit” T-shirt for $10 in the Wood Commons during lunch periods.

Friday is the last day to sign up for the October 26 ACT at SHS.

Are you interested in performing at Daniel Wright’s Snow Flake in February? If so, there will be an informational meeting for Stevenson Peer Theater after school on Tuesday in Room 1414. No acting experience is necessary, and all are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley.

Hey seniors! Looking for service hours for 300 Club, Sociology or Political Thought? Well, you’re in luck! There will be a senior-only community service event at Feed My Starving Children on October 4 from 3:30-8 p.m. If you’re interested in this event, please check your school email for your invite. See you there!

West Student Services is looking to hire student aides for first and fifth period only. This is paid position. Please see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2414 if you are interested.

Sign up now for the October 19 PSAT test at SHS. The deadline is October 9.


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

Are you interested in becoming a part of Psychology Club? Join us for our first meeting of the year at 3:45 today in Room 7044 to become a member of the executive board and help plan meetings and events. All are welcome!

Law Club will meet today after school in Room 7096.

Keep your eyes on the skies and help bring a totally cool weather station to SHS by joining Meteorology Club. Get excited to track snow days, participate in the famous NASA program, create a SHS website weather column, stylize SHS hallway monitors with cool weather forecasts, and be part of the School-Wide Mega-Weather Prediction Contest to raise money for disaster relief. Our first meeting will be held Monday in Room 8064 from 3:30-4:30. Pizza will be provided! Hope to see you there.


The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Tulsa, University of Kansas, Suffolk University, Columbia University, University of Kentucky, Grinnell College, Iowa State University, Coe College, St. John’s University, Millikin University, Marist College, Pepperdine University, University of Arkansas, Bradley University, Lake Forest College, Sarah Lawrence College, Colorado College, Johns Hopkins University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Denison University, Northeastern University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Augustana College, Emerson College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Whittier College, DePaul University, George Mason University, Bard College, Washington University, Xavier University, University of Evansville, University of Maine, Ohio State University, Michigan Technological University, Chapman University, Northwestern University, Central Michigan University, Western Illinois University, University of Dayton and Scripps College.

New This Year! We no longer will be using the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors will use 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.

Seniors using the Common Application: We’ve received clarification on the process of having teachers complete recommendations for you. After you have asked a teacher to write a letter, you need to not only invite them on your Common App but also assign them to at least one college before your teacher can complete your recommendation. Please be sure to invite and assign each teacher to at least one college as soon as you can. Thanks for your patience.


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.

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

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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