Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

“Democracy School” Won’t Rest on its Laurels
Pioneer Press talked with Director of Social Studies Brad Smith about Stevenson being named one of five Illinois Democracy Schools for 2013. He said the Social Studies Division continues to look for ways to improve students’ civic engagement.

Alum Joins Rhino Conservation Cause
Steven Kiley, a 2011 Stevenson graduate in his sophomore year at Indiana University, spent two months in Africa this summer with a rhino conservation group. Kiley told the Indiana Daily Student that rhinos are in danger of becoming extinct because poachers are killing them for their horns, which are worth more than gold.

More Madison Triathletes
Following Monday’s Digest report about an alumnus who competed in the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon in Madison, we learned about two others with SHS connections who took part in the race: Tina Rajski (Class of 1990) and Special Education case manager Erik Campbell.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 2, Zion-Benton 0: The Patriots won their third straight match, raising their record to 6-2-4. SHS is unbeaten in its last six contests. – Chicago Tribune

Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson d. Mundelein: Individual winners included Rebecca Hannon in the 200 free (1:58.84), Yuka Kuwahara in the 200 IM (2:18.78) and Riley Kirby in the 100 free (55.49). SHS won the 400 free relay in 3:43.98. – @SwimSHS on Twitter

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 4, New Trier Blue 1: Matt Heller, Jared Projansky, Luke Favia and Cole Salazar scored as the Patriots won their home opener at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. Nathan Newmark earned the win in goal. – @SHSHockeyClub on Twitter

Girls Tennis
Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 0: The visiting Patriots won six of the seven matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores and improved to 9-0. Thursday’s winning singles players were Alexxis Kiven, Kendall Kirsch and Vinaya Rao. In doubles, the triumphant tandems were Michelle Tulchinskaya/Kaylin Dong, Bryn Rubin/Caroline Kelmis, Gwenna Heidkamp/Thalia Noegroho and Lindsey Waxman/Nikki Rezania. – Daily Herald

Football Team Seeks to Continue Momentum
Tonight’s Homecoming football game against Vernon Hills is being billed as the McNamara Bowl because it involves SHS head coach Bill McNamara and his son, Connor, the Cougars’ starting quarterback. The larger concern for the Patriots is maintaining its level of play of the past two weeks as they seek the program’s 25th consecutive state playoff bid. SHS (2-2) has rolled up 97 points in the last two games while yielding a mere 16. Tonight’s North Suburban crossover contest is the last home game until the regular-season finale against Lake Zurich on October 25. In between, Stevenson will travel to Warren, Mundelein and Lake Forest. You can listen to the game on WAES-FM 88.1 or watch it online through the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’re following the P.M. Assembly Schedule today due to this afternoon’s Homecoming pep assembly.

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.

Seniors seeking service hours for 300 Club, Sociology or Political Thought can take part in a senior-only community service event at Feed My Starving Children next Friday, October 4 from 3:30-8 p.m. If you’re interested in this event, please check your school email for the invitation. 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

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.

Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday after school in Room 7032 from 3:30-4:30. Come sign up for October community service trips. New members are always welcome.

COLLEGE NEWS

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Security guard dies after breaking up fight at Thornwood High School
Benedictine University bans alcohol in student residences
Shooting at “barn party” prompts Eastern Illinois U. policy change
Kildeer Countryside District 96 sees slight enrollment increase

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Why aren’t more Ph.D.’s teaching in public schools?
Purdue U. software prompts students to study — and graduate
States look for ways to give college credit for military experience
New York prep football team calls it quits after player dies on field

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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