Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Football Quarterfinal Information
Stevenson’s football team will travel to Barrington to play in the Illinois High School Association Class 8A quarterfinals at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 16. Tickets are $6 and will be sold only at the gate, which will open at 4:30.

A pep bus for SHS students will be available for $10, which includes a ticket for the game. A signed permission slip must be returned to the Patriot Superstore before purchase of a pep bus ticket. Pep bus tickets will be on sale during lunch periods today through Friday, and before school Wednesday through Friday. Click here for the pep bus permission form.

Eagles Tribute Band Coming to SHS Saturday Night
The Stevenson High School Foundation’s annual Spotlight on Stevenson performing arts series begins Saturday night with a visit from Heartache Tonight, an Eagles tribute show. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered in advance by calling 847-415-4121. Here is a video of the band in action.

Heart of a Marine Benefit Concert Friday
The second annual Heart of a Marine benefit concert, sponsored by the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Students Helping Soldiers, will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. The concert will feature performers from Stevenson, primarily from the Tri-M membership. A $10 donation is requested for admission. All uniformed military personnel, including active duty, reserve or retired, will be admitted for free. Proceeds will go to The Heart of a Marine Foundation. Collection bins also will be set up to accept donations of items for care packages to send to troops overseas during the holidays. Travel Kleenex, baby wipes, hand warmers, toothbrushes, packaged ankle socks and white T-shirts are requested. Tickets can be ordered online; you can also make a donation.


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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson at IHSA Class 8A Playoffs: Cameron Green returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown with less than five minutes remaining to give SHS the lead, and Jason Vravick and Joey Olker made drive-killing interceptions in the closing minutes, as the Patriots knocked off Glenbard North, 20-16, to advance to the Class 8A quarterfinals. SHS (9-2) will travel to Barrington at 6 p.m. Saturday to face the second-seeded Broncos (10-1). Jack Joseph’s 20-yard TD run on the game’s first possession opened the scoring, but Glenbard received two long scoring runs from Northwestern-bound Justin Jackson and took a 14-7 lead into halftime. Jackson ran for more than 200 yards in the first half, but was held to less than 40 in the second half. Willie Bourbon’s TD run from 1 yard out tied the game at 14-14 in the third quarter, but the Panthers regained the lead with a safety. In addition to his pivotal punt return, Green caught a pair of passes for 100 yards and also intercepted a pass in the end zone before the end of the first half. The pick was one of six Panther turnovers in the game. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, High School Cube News

Girls Swimming and Diving
Stevenson hosted North Suburban Conference Meet: The Patriots won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, to rally past Lake Forest and win their second straight conference title and sixth in the last nine years. SHS trailed the Scouts by five points entering the 400 relay, but Cheryl Xiang, Ashlin Ruiz, Riley Kirby and Julia Wawer touched first in a time of 3:31.87 to capture the championship. Wawer set a varsity team and Patriot Aquatic Center record with her winning time of 4:57.66 in the 500 free, breaking the old mark of 4:58.99. She also won the NSC Sportsmanship Award. Xiang nearly set a record en route to claiming the 200 IM (2:06.57). SHS didn’t win any other events, but prevailed because of its depth. Michelle Hannon and Rebecca Hannon and Shayna Salzman were second and third behind Wawer in the 500. Courtney Kamin was second in the 100 free with Riley Kirby third. Ruiz, Riley Kirby and Casey Kirby placed second, fourth and sixth in the 100 backstroke. In the 100 breaststroke, Leah Bloodgood was second, Yuka Kuwahara fourth and Danielle Fang seventh. Xiang was third in the 100 butterfly, with Kuwahara fifth and Lindsay Pontello seventh. Wawer and Kamin were third and fourth, respectively, in the 50 free. Ruiz and Hannon tied for second in 200 free, with Salzman fifth. The 200 free relay and 200 medley relay squads also were runners-up. – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 3, Glenbrook South 1: At Glenview Ice Arena, Michael Trapp tied the game at 1-1 midway through the second period, then scored the go-ahead goal before the period’s end. Goaltender Corey Benjoya was stout, turning away 25 shots. Jake Cimarusti scored an empty net goal with one minute remaining in the game to seal the victory. Jared Projanksy assisted on all three goals, with Sam Spector also recording an assist on Trapp’s first score. The Patriots outshot the Titans, 51-26, and improved to 12-3-2 overall and 5-2 in the Scholastic Hockey League. GBS’ league mark fell to 1-7. – Scholastic Hockey League


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

Don’t miss the Heart of a Marine benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium, sponsored by the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Students Helping Soldiers. A $10 donation is requested for admission. Proceeds go to the Heart of a Marine Foundation. Collection bins also will be available to accept donations of 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 are requested.

Starting November 18, there will be new procedures for Testing Center sign-up. You may now use iPads and smartphones to sign up for a test. Firefox, Safari and Chrome all may be used. If you are taking a test during a study hall period, you will now report directly to the Testing Center at the START of the period. After completing the test, you will be given a pass to return to the study hall. If the test requires the entire period to complete, you will give the pass to the study hall teacher the next day in order to be marked present for the previous day. Any additional information is on the Testing Center website. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Miller in the Testing Center (Room 1202).

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 questions or cannot attend the meeting, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

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.


Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club is pleased to announce that we have a dog trainer from Root Dog training coming to our next meeting. Come join us today from 3:45-4:30 in Room 7066.

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday 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 every Tuesday, 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.

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

Happy first snow of the 2013-14 winter Stevenson from SHS Meteorology Club! Expect the arctic blast of cold air to retreat and a gradual trend of an increase in high temperatures this week.


The Stevenson Intramural Basketball League informational meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday 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 Wednesday from 7:45-8:15 a.m. in Room 7096. For more information, contact Coach Walker at swalker@d125.org.

The Stevenson Intramural Volleyball League informational meeting will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in Room 2206. For more information visit the IM Volleyball page at http://www2.d125.org/im/volleyball.html.


Thinking about a career in healthcare? The Career Exploration Program will be sponsoring its second CareerExcursion! field trip on Wednesday, December 4 to Highland Park Hospital. We will be taking a tour as well as learning about careers in radiology, physician assisting, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and biomedical engineering. Spots are limited to 12 students, so you must email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org if you are interested. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.


District 211 is holding a Spanish Speaking College Fair at Palatine High School on Wednesday 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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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