Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

“British Schindler” Film at SHS This Sunday
The Stevenson High School Foundation and the Lincolnshire Morning Star Rotary Club are sponsoring a screening of the award-winning documentary, Nicky’s Family, at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. The film tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the “British Schindler,” who saved the lives of 669 children prior to the outbreak of World War II. Admission is $5, but free for students. All proceeds will be donated to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center and the Rotarian Peace Hall of Fame. After the film, one of the survivors will lead a question-and-answer session.

Sophomore Third at Warren Speech Contest
Sophomore Kayla Guo, a member of the speech and drama team, finished third in the junior varsity division of Informative Speaking at last weekend’s Warren High School tournament, the first large speech tournament of the 2013-14 season.

Administrator’s Wife Part of Jeff Award-Winning Play
The wife of Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Mark Onuscheck was a cast member in one of the plays honored at the 45th annual Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremony Monday night. Juliet Hart appeared in TimeLine Theatre’s “33 Variations,” which was named best midsized production of a play. Hart is one of the founding members of TimeLine Theatre.

Marching Patriots Accompanying Santa to Deer Park
Stevenson’s Marching Patriots will lead the way as Santa Claus arrives at Deer Park Town Center to launch the holiday shopping season at 6 p.m. Friday. Click here for more information.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Conant Sectional: The Patriots beat Carmel, 25-21, 25-19, advancing to the sectional championship match against conference foe Lake Zurich at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Bears (34-4), the top seed in the sectional, beat No. 3 seed SHS (31-7) during the regular season. Khaila Donaldson led the Pats against Carmel (31-8) with 10 kills and nine digs. Julia Osmond had six kills, while Kara Maleski, Grace Duffy and Jen Kapov each recorded four. Alexa Bykowski passed out 25 assists on 66-of-67 setting. Peyton Bykowski made 17 digs. Stevenson overcame deficits in both sets, thanks in part to a strong service game that had only three errors. Tim Crow’s team will be seeking its third sectional title in the last four seasons, and 11th in program history. – Daily Herald, High School Cube News | High School Cube video

Familiar Foe for Football Team
For many years, Stevenson’s football playoff nemesis was Maine South. The two schools squared off in the state playoffs seven times between 2001-12, with the Hawks eliminating the Pats on six occasions. Now, Glenbard North has stepped into the role. The Panthers have beaten SHS in each of the last two seasons, and will play host to their third straight postseason meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in Carol Stream. One constant for Glenbard in the three games has been Northwestern-bound running back Justin Jackson, who ran for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns in last year’s 23-14 win. | Parking information | Pep bus information

State Soccer Run Ends for Polakow
The dream died for SHS alum Marni Polakow (Class of 1998) and her Antioch boys soccer team Tuesday night. The Sequoits lost to St. Ignatius, 1-0, in the IHSA Class 2A Stevenson Supersectional. This was the first time SHS has played host to a soccer supersectional.

Pekovitch Lifts DePaul Women’s Soccer to Victory
Erin Pekovitch (Class of 2010) scored the only goal in the DePaul University women’s soccer team’s 1-0 win over Xavier on October 26. The goal was the second of the season for Pekovitch, and the second of her career. The two-time Big East Conference All-Academic Team member and her Blue Demon teammates will face Georgetown in the Big East Tournament semifinals in Milwaukee on Friday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

A pep bus will be available for students who want to go to Saturday’s football game at Glenbard North. The cost is $10 per student, which includes a bus and game ticket. Tickets will be sold in the Patriot Superstore before school and during lunch periods. The deadline to purchase tickets is 1:30 p.m. Friday. Students need to fill out the Football Pep Bus Permission Form and return it to the Superstore before they can purchase tickets. Click here to download the permission form. Students are asked to wear white to the game.

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Students interested in summer travel to the western United States and earning a geology science credit: There will be an information meeting for you and your parents at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Room 2104. Meet the teacher guides and find out more about this exciting trip. Visit our Student Travel Experiences web page for more information.

Students Helping Soldiers will be collecting items for care packages to send to troops overseas during the holidays. Travel Kleenex, baby wipes, hand warmers, toothbrushes, and packaged ankle socks and white T-shirts will be collected in bins at the Point and Field House entrances.

Congratulations to Hannah Guidry and Aidan Murphy! Thank you for taking the Operation Click pledge and following through with your promise to be a safe driver and good student. Both of your names were selected for Student of the Month parking for the entire month of November. Your parking spots will be waiting for you in the front rows of parking lot D and parking lot E.

It’s almost time for the annual Fast-a-Thon! Pledge to fast this Friday to show respect for those who suffer from hunger every day and for those who fast for religious reasons. Then join Diversity Council for a Breaking-fast feast after school in the upper point! Enjoy food from Kona, Go Roma, Noodles & Co., Wildfire, and more! Fasting is optional, but all are invited to the Break-fast party. Tickets and shirts will be sold in the Wood Commons during lunch periods. All proceeds go to Heifer International.

Audition packets for the freshman-sophomore play are available online. Click here to download the audition packet. This year’s play is The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris. Auditions will take place at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Little Theater.

Teresa Padod from Oakton Community College will be leading a presentation on art history at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 13 in the Recital Hall. This opportunity is open to all students, free of charge.

Travel opportunity to NYC: The Family and Consumer Science Department is sponsoring a fashion industry-focused trip to New York City from June 9-12.  If you have taken any of the following courses, you are eligible to go: Intro to Clothing and Design, Clothing, Interior Design, or Fashion Merchandising and Design. There will be an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21 in Room 1414. Flyers are available in Room 1410 for more information. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410. Hope to see you on the 21st.

Attention all students: Would you like to host an exchange student from Denmark or Colombia in your home next spring? Applications and information are available in Room 2400 or by opening this link.

Have you ever noticed the music playing between classes on Fridays? The Council of 100 invites you to submit song requests to stevensonsoundtrack@gmail.com. If you’ve recorded your own song or mix, send it along. Who knows? That might be your voice echoing in the halls one Friday!

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Climbing Club informational meeting will be held after school today in Room 6012. For more information, visit the Climbing Club page.

The Stevenson Intramural Basketball League informational meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in Room 2113. For more information visit the IM Basketball page at http://www2.d125.org/im/basketball.html.

All girls interested in participating in Stevenson Strength and Conditioning are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 13, from 7:45-8:15 a.m. in Room 7096. For more information, contact Coach Walker at swalker@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Want more information about careers in healthcare? Plan on attending Lutheran General Hospital’s Health Career Night tonight from 6-8 p.m. Learn about different healthcare career choices and talk with individuals in those careers. More information can be found on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

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.

COLLEGE

The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Virginia Commonwealth University, Robert Morris University, Lake Forest College, Saint Mary’s University-Minnesota and University of Detroit Mercy.

We no longer use the Blue College Passes”! Juniors and seniors 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.

District 211 is holding a Spanish Speaking College Fair at Palatine High School on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A presentation in Spanish will be given on preparing for college, financial aid, and two-year versus four-year colleges and universities.

ATHLETICS

The varsity boys basketball student-athlete information meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 2900. If you are unable to attend, contact Coach Ambrose at pambrose@d125.org.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Cultural Cuisine will meet today after school. We will be making French cuisine. Sign up in Room 1406 before the meeting to guarantee yourself a spot! Meet in 1406 after school Wednesday to begin cooking!

The Speech and Drama team meets today 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.

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 RFedewa@d125.org.

Come to the Indian Student Association’s Diwali festival on Friday, November 15 at 4:30 p.m. Watch ethnic performances, eat good food, and wear Indian clothes to school!

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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