Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

About Half of SHS Students Receive Free EKG Tests
Almost half of all Stevenson students received free EKGs last week, according to the Max Schewitz Foundation, which paid for the testing. A total of 1,859 students were tested, and 30 were found to have heart issues. 102 students registered but failed to show up for testing.

The last time the Schewitz Foundation conducted free EKG testing at Stevenson in 2011, about 2,500 students were tested. School officials attribute the drop-off this year to three factors: many students were tested just two years ago, declining school enrollment, and a move to electronic registration.

A Little Bit of Broadway in the PAC
There’s always excitement around the building of a set for Stevenson’s annual musical, but this year is something special. The set being used for “In The Heights” is the set used for the national touring production of the award-winning musical. The set was installed Saturday, and students — along with director Lauren Rawitz — could barely contain their joy.

Band and Color Guard Citrus Sale Starts Wednesday
The Band and Color Guard’s annual Citrus Fruit Sale begins Wednesday and ends Tuesday, October 29. Seven different ordering options are available. Fruit orders will be available Saturday, December 7.  Proceeds from fruit sales will go toward Band and Color Guard students’ band trip accounts. This year, you can order fruit and have it donated to a local homeless shelter. Click here for details.

Alum Turns Up the Heat for Her Wedding
Suzy Singh, a 2001 Stevenson graduate who reached the semifinals of Fox’s “MasterChef” program in its second season, turned her August wedding into a foodie feast. The Daily Herald has all the spicy details.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 2A Buffalo Grove Sectional: Senior Nikki Marquardt qualified for her first state tournament appearance by tying for sixth place at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course. She shot a 3-over-par 78 en route to earning her first state berth. This will be the eighth straight year at least one female Stevenson golfer has qualified for the state tournament. – IHSA official results, Daily Herald

Boys Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Huntley Sectional: None of the three Patriots who qualified for sectionals will advance to state. For two of them, Jerry Pan and Chris Krebs, the sectional marked the end of their prep career. The third sectional participant, Luke Feder, is a junior. – IHSA official results

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: Bryn Rubin and Caroline Kelmis won the No. 3 doubles title in a match that lasted more than three hours, lifting the Patriots into a tie with Lake Forest for the conference championship. Rubin and Kelmis outlasted their opponent from Lake Forest, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, raising their record to 19-1 on the season. With the sectional tournament beginning Friday and only two doubles teams allowed from each school, the NSC title likely was the final match of Rubin’s high school career. Also winning doubles titles were the No. 1 team of Alexxis Kiven and Kendall Kirsch (22-1) and the No. 2 tandem of Kaylin Dong and Michelle Tulchinskaya (22-0). Zoe Manion (20-3) and Vinaya Rao (20-5) were third at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. – Daily Herald (final results), High School Cube News

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson at Glenbrook North/New Trier Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (21-6) won four of five matches during the two-day tournament and finished fourth. SHS beat Leyden (25-13, 11-25, 15-13), Maine West (25-8, 25-18), Nazareth (25-16, 18-25, 25-11) and Maine South (25-8, 25-19), and lost to New Trier (25-8, 25-18). Khaila Donaldson had 13 kills against Maine South and Nazareth. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey
Glenbrook North 4, Stevenson 3: At Twin Rinks Ice Arena, the Spartans snapped the Patriots’ six-game winning streak with a shootout victory. Michael Trapp scored twice for SHS (7-2) and Richard Chen added one goal. Jared Projansky had two assists and Max Spiro tallied one. Goalie Corey Benjoya stopped 31 shots.

Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson at Hinsdale Central Diving Invitational: The Patriots placed seventh among 12 teams. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football
Stevenson 35, Mundelein 14: Cameron Green caught three touchdown passes, including a 51-yarder, and Matt Morrissey returned a fumble 28 yards for another score as the visiting Patriots (5-2, 4-0) built a 28-0 halftime lead en route to winning their fifth straight game. The SHS defense continued its stout play, holding the Mustangs (1-6, 0-5) to little over 100 yards of total offense. Willie Bourbon was 11 of 17 passing for 228 yards. Jack Joseph’s 10-yard TD run made the score 35-0 in the third quarter. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Boys Soccer
Stevenson 4, Lake Forest Academy 0: Cesar Navarro had two goals for the Patriots (9-5-4) in their nonconference win, while Max Klaber added a goal and two assists. Jimmy Wang also scored. Jeremy Klaber made four saves in earning the shutout. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juniors and seniors could win a free car by signing up in the Operation Click contest by October 31. Go to http://www.d125.org/students/operation_click.aspx to take the pledge. If you take the Operation Click pledge, your name also will be entered into a drawing for special parking spots on campus. This month’s winners are Daniel Stillman and Sara Putwen.

Graduation cap and gown measurements and orders will be done on Thursday and Friday. Measurements will take place in the upper lobby of the West Building (by Room 2400) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $27 (including tax) and must be paid at the time of measurement. Fees can be paid in cash or by check made out to Jostens. Click here for more information.

Seniors can turn in their Senior Class Party form and payment when ordering a cap and gown Thursday or Friday. The party will take place on the Odyssey cruise ship, docked at Navy Pier, on Wednesday, June 4. The $35 fee includes a two-hour cruise, full lunch buffet, dessert station, unlimited soda and juice, and a DJ. Click here to download the registration form. Return this form with a check payable to Stevenson PPA.

The Music Department will present “College Musician Night” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Orchestra Room. The evening is designed to help parents and students understand the unique aspects of applying to college as a music major/minor. Topics include careers in music, types of degrees and programs, how to prepare for and schedule auditions, and suggestions for the application process. All students and their parents are invited. For more information, contact Mrs. Nuteson at anuteson@d125.org.

The Green Team is collecting old and unused costumes to be given to less fortunate children this Halloween. If you have any, please drop them off in one of the bins at the Point, Sports Center or Field House between now and October 25.

It’s Ally Week! Stop by at any of the booths during all lunch periods in the East and West buildings. Learn what being an ally is, and take the pledge to stand up against bullying. Get a free pin!

Hey, SHS hockey fans! On Wednesday night, the varsity cheerleaders will be attending the varsity game against St. Rita at 7:25 at Twin Rinks. Let’s pack the place and support the Patriots!

SHOWCASE AUDITION SIGN-UPS

Calling all talented Stevenson students to participate in the 25th anniversary of Showcase to be held on March 7-8! We’re looking for Stevenson seniors hoping to emcee or star in a Weekend Update video or any SHS students wishing to sing, dance, rock a band, or creatively entertain us during this year’s performances. These acts must have a minimum of three people to participate. Gather up your friends and create a new fan favorite act!

Think you can’t be a part of Showcase because you don’t sing, dance or play an instrument? Well, have we got a surprise for you! This year we are looking for unique acts (other than vocal, dance or instrumental) such as jugglers, magicians and comics to perform as solo or duo acts in the show. The possibilities are endless!

Come to the Wood Commons during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, or Tuesday, October 22, to schedule your December audition. An Audition Sign-Up Form must be completed at this time. Forms can be picked up on Wednesday, Thursday and the 22nd, or can be found on the PPA website, the Showcase Stevenson High School Facebook page or the Student Activities Office.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

SPINS ClubOur next outing is Friday. We’ll be playing lasertag at Laser Quest 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 before Friday so you can attend.

Attention members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting today to hear a speaker discuss mental health and treatment. We will meet in the Little Theatre at 3:45; please be on time, as we will begin with a laughter activity. All are welcome.

Chinese Club will watch the movie Rush Hour after school today in Room 2812. All are welcome to join us, watch the movie and have dumplings!

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

The Speech and Drama team meets today, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:45 in the East ILC. New members are always welcome! Come be a part of a friendly team where you can star in your own performance — there are 14 events to choose from — and learn valuable life-long communication skills.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Back by popular demand! We have the answers! Are upcoming college deadlines leaving you a bit overwhelmed? Do you have a quick question about the Common App? Do you want to run an essay idea by a college counselor? If so, plan to attend our Drop-In Day next Monday from 3:30-5:00 in the CCC. Stop in and get your questions answered; Mrs. Sullivan, Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret will be available to offer assistance. You will still be able to meet that important November 1 deadline. See you there!

The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars application is available in the College/Career Center. Stevenson can nominate one student. Previous winners ranked in the top 3-5%, had ACT scores of 31+, and had a strong leadership record. Completed forms are due back to the College/Career Center by November 15.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Introducing CareerExcursions! Ever want to know what it is really like to work for an internationally known advertising, marketing and public relations giant? The Career Exploration Program is sponsoring a field trip to Ogilvy and Mather in Chicago on November 6 (which is an official SHS Field Trip Day) during school hours. Get a sneak peak into what goes on in advertising and the many careers available to you. Spots for this trip are limited. Please email Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org if you are interested and available to attend.

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.

ATHLETICS

A girls basketball informational meeting will be held at 3:30 Wednesday in the Little Theater (Room 4200). If you cannot attend, contact Coach Dineen at tdineen@d125.org.

The boys and girls fencing informational meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1204 (West Faculty Dining Room). If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Delgado at fdelgado@d125.org.

The boys bowling team will have its informational meeting Thursday from 3:30-4:15 in Room 2113 (upstairs, near the point). Contact Coach Lapping downstairs in the West ILC (Room 1300) if you have questions.

Girls gymnastics will have an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, October 18 in Room 1204 (West Faculty Dining Room). If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Coach Harwood at jharwood@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Two U. of Chicago professors share Nobel Prize in economics
Schools want minority teacher numbers to reflect student percentages
Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan graduation rates exceed U.S. average
Football player’s plight draws attention to new law affecting schools
Far fewer displaced CPS students enrolled in “welcoming schools”
Northern Illinois U. announces major administration changes
District 214 to form committee to discuss spending surplus funds
SIU president says federal default would be serious blow to school
Springfield school employee admits stealing thousands of dollars
Principal denies pundit charge of “death panel” assignment
Waukegan school’s new addition to be named for two educators
High school forfeits football game because players skipped practice

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Online application woes irk students, put colleges behind schedule
Group presses for safeguards on personal data of schoolchildren
Study: School poverty, more than race, affects students’ college going
Muslim students lobby for schools to recognize Islamic holidays

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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