Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Winter Dance Concert This Weekend
Nearly 50 students from the Concert Dance class and the Melange and Repertory dance groups will perform at the 2013 Winter Dance Concert Friday through Sunday in the Performing Arts Center. Eighteen of the dancers have choreographed pieces for the concert. The concert also will feature new works by guest artists Lizzie Mackenzie, Josh Manculich and Repertory Director Laura Moschel. Click here to see the names of students who will be dancing.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be ordered online. They also will be available at the door.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 70, Prospect 56: Connor Cashaw scored 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter, and Jalen Brunson led all scorers with 27 points, as the Patriots (5-0) led from start to finish in the Sports Center. Each junior hit four three-pointers. Matt Morrissey added nine points, six rebounds and three assists off the bench, and shut down the Knights’ leading scorer. Prospect fell to 3-2. – Chicago Tribune, High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats) | SBN Video

Girls Gymnastics
Stevenson 132.90, Lake Forest 124.15: Alyssa Weisberg won two individual events and the all-around to lead the visiting Patriots in their season-opening meet. The state’s reigning balance beam champion captured that event (9.45) as well as the vault (9.35), and was runner-up in floor exercise (9.3) and uneven bars (8.65). Her all-around score was 36.75. Mikaela Webb won the uneven bars (8.8) and was third in vault (8.5). Elizabeth Shank finished third in all-around (34.65), was second on vault (9.0) and third on floor (9.1) and beam (8.05). – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling
Stevenson 9, North Chicago 0: Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a 614 series, including a 244 game, to pace the visiting Patriots at Bertrand Lanes. Rudy also shot games of 192 and 178. Ann Wang added a 471 series that included a 176, and Colleen VanDerMeulen had a 458. Xanthe Coulson recorded a 168 game while Sam Szura had a 166. SHS outscored North Chicago, 2,369-1,092.

115 Student-Athletes Named to NSC All-Academic Team
One hundred and fifteen student-athletes and student-trainers from Stevenson earned spots on the North Suburban Conference All-Academic Team for the fall sports season. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior and have a 3.6 grade-point average (out of 4.0) for the fall grading period. The student-athletes also had to earn a varsity letter. Click here to see Stevenson’s selections.

Hot Dog! Fans Can Win Big Discount at Basketball Game
The Marketing classes have cooked up a promotion with Wiener Take All for Saturday night’s boys basketball game against Mundelein. All fans in attendance will be given a card with one of three menu items on it. One participant will be chosen to represent each item at halftime. Each participant will have 30 seconds to shoot as many free throws as possible. The person making the most baskets will win discounted Wiener Take All for all the fans holding the card he or she is representing. The discount is determined based on the number of points SHS scores in the first half. For example, if the Patriots rack up 50 points, it would be 50% off an order.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Auditions for Madrigal Singers will be held Monday. All students are welcome to audition. Information packets are available in the Choir Room (2202). Contact Mrs. Snelten at ksnelten@d125.org for more information.

Sophomores and juniors interested in serving as student mentors in the FMP program next year should submit an application by Friday, December 13. Applications can be found on the FMP website (www.d125.org/fmp).

The deadline for the deposit and paperwork for the New York Fashion Industry Tour is Friday, December 13. Please see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 with any questions or an informational packet!

Student Odyssey Course Registration has begun! Students have until Friday, December 20 to complete selections in Infinite Campus. Links to tutorials are on the Odyssey home page.

Do you like to dance? Do you have an ugly sweater? The SHS DJ Club and Student Council are hosting the first Holiday Dance from 8-10:30 p.m. Friday, December 13 in the Wood Commons. The theme is “Ugly Sweaters.” Tickets are $5 and will be sold in the Superstore during all lunch periods next week, and at the door.

Auditions for the winter play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, won’t take place until January, but the audition packet is available on the Fine Arts/Theatre Department website. Additionally, scripts are available for overnight check out in the ILC. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lynch in Room 2204.

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.

Congratulations to Paige Merritt and Mitchell Goll! 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 to Student of the Month parking for the entire month of December. Your parking spots will be waiting for you in the front rows of parking lot D and parking lot E. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to Sarah Han. Thank you for taking the SWAT team pledge (Students Working Against Tobacco) during the National Smoke Out. Your pledge was to maintain a lifestyle that includes being tobacco free.

Seniors who were named Illinois State Scholars can pick up their certificate in Room 2400.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

2014-15 is the 50th anniversary of Stevenson High School. The 50th Anniversary Club plans to celebrate this special year in Stevenson history in many ways, so the planning must start now! Please come to the very first meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2430. Bring your ideas, join the fun, and help plan some amazing events.

The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club will begin meeting before and after school on Thursdays in Room 2808 starting today. All interested students are welcome to attend.

The Speech and Drama team meets today 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.

SPINS Club – Our next outing is Friday. We’ll be going to Nickel City in Northbrook for arcade games, and then going out for a dinner or snack. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by the end of the day today so you can attend.

Interactive Gamers Club meets today 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.

INTRAMURALS

Don’t forget that IM Volleyball packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

COLLEGE NEWS

Sophomores are invited to a Lunch and Learn with College Counselor Mr. Miller on Tuesday, December 17 in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during all lunch periods. Come learn about the resources within Naviance for college and career exploration, and begin the creation of your online resume. Pizza will be served. You must RSVP to Mr. Miller at dmiller@d125.org by Tuesday in order to attend. See you in the CCC!

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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