Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

New Procedures for Making Up Missed Tests
Starting Monday, students will have an easier time signing up to make up a test in the Testing Center.

Students will be able to use iPads and smartphones to sign up for a test; Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers all may be used.

Students who are taking a test during a study hall period will now report directly to the Testing Center at the start of the period. After completing the test, they will be given a pass to return to the study hall. If the test requires the entire period to complete students will be excused from their study hall by the Testing Center Supervisor.

Additional information is available on the Testing Center website. Students can contact Testing Center supervisor Sandra Miller in the Testing Center if they have questions.

Odyssey 2014 Headliner Announced
The Chicago-based experimental theater group The Neo-Futurists have been selected as the headline performer for Odyssey 2014. The group offers an interactive performance that fuses sport, poetry and “living newspaper” in an attempt to attract people “unreached or unmoved by conventional theater.”

The group will perform its signature show, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, the longest-running production in Chicago. The show, which made its debut December 2, 1988, attempts to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes.

Odyssey, the school’s biennial fine arts festival, will be held February 4-5. During those two days, students will attend classes and performances in dance, music, theater and literature, visual arts and media.

Concerts in the West Auditorium Tonight, Saturday Night
Stevenson is the school that never sleeps, and that will certainly be true tonight and Saturday. The second annual Heart of a Marine benefit concert, sponsored by Students Helping Soldiers and the Tri-M Music Honor Society, takes place at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. On Saturday, Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight kicks off the Stevenson Foundation’s Spotlight on Stevenson performing arts series at 7:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium. There are also several sporting events on and off campus; read more about them in the Patriot Sports section below.

JV, Varsity Scholastic Bowl Teams Improve to 6-0
The junior varsity and varsity Scholastic Bowl teams both went 3-0 in their first away meet at Wauconda on Wednesday. In addition to beating Wauconda, both teams won against Grant and Mundelein. Both teams are now 6-0 in conference play.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling
Stevenson 7, New Trier 2: Matt Poetker rolled a 587 series and Zac Keith added a 585 to pace the Patriots to the win in their season opener. Poetker recorded the highest game of the day for SHS, a 236, while Richy Zenner had a 225. Keith tallied a 205.

SHS Invades Barrington for Swimming, Football
There will be a lot of green and gold at Barrington High School on Saturday, for two reasons. The SHS girls swimming and diving team will be competing at the IHSA Barrington Sectional starting at 9 a.m., and the football team will arrive later for a 6 p.m. state quarterfinal showdown with the host Broncos. You can check out results of the swimming sectional here.

A big question mark hovering over the football game is the health of senior standout Matt Morrissey, who missed last week’s game at Glenbard North with a hamstring injury. His status for Saturday is uncertain. One certainty is the Patriots’ starting quarterback, which will be Willie Bourbon, who is featured along with Lake Zurich’s QB today in this Daily Herald article. Saturday night’s game will be broadcast live on IHSA.tv. Click this link to watch the game.

There Are Patriot Games in Lincolnshire, Too
As usual, the SHS campus won’t be devoid of sporting events this weekend. The girls basketball program will have its Green and Gold games at 6 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. On Saturday, the fencing teams open their season by playing host to the SHS Invitational in the Field House. The meet runs from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 7 p.m. Also on Saturday, the boys ice hockey teams will take on Rockford — south of campus, at Twin Rinks Ice Arena. The varsity plays at 5:50 p.m., followed by the JV game at 7:40.

Two SHS Players on Lake Forest Girls Hockey Team
Stevenson students Theresa Shanley and Corynn Salazar are members of the Lake Forest High School cooperative girls ice hockey team that includes players from LFHS, SHS, Libertyville and Woodlands Academy. Salazar, a freshman, is the Scouts’ regular goaltender. She is 4-2 with two shutouts, and has allowed just seven goals in six games. Shanley, a junior, has appeared in seven games at the forward position.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Attention student trainers: There is a mandatory winter season meeting at 3:45 today in Room 1114.

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!

Do you like the Eagles? Heartache Tonight, one of the top Eagles tribute bands in the land, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $15.

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.

Hey Stevenson students, are you missing items from Intramural flag football? If so, the items can be picked up in Room 5024. See Carey or Shelley in the office by the Fieldhouse entrance to help assist you.

COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors: Our college representative visits are coming to an end! The following are the remaining colleges visiting Stevenson: University of South Alabama, Winona State University, Solex College and the United States Naval Academy.

Remember: 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.

INTRAMURALS

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

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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