Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Stevenson’s Son to Attend Choral Concert Tonight
Former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III, son of the school’s namesake, is expected to be in attendance tonight for the December Choral Concert at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

The concert will feature the world premiere of a piece written by Emmy Award-winning composer Gary Fry. He was commissioned by the SHS Fine Arts Division and Choral Guild to write “The Things That Are To Be,” inspired by the words of Adlai E. Stevenson II. The piece’s title comes from this sentence found in Stevenson’s 1956 book, “What I Think,” written for his second presidential campaign: “Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be.”

Here is a completely unrelated but interesting 1958 interview of Adlai Stevenson II by Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” fame.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling
Stevenson 6, Wauconda 3: The Patriots edged their hosts by one pin (2,228-2,227) over three games at 3D Bowl in Island Lake. The two teams tied in the first game (738-738), SHS won the second game by 31 pins (731-700) and Wauconda claimed the third by 30 (789-759).

Boys Ice Hockey
Barrington 3, Stevenson 2: The Broncos won in a shootout at Barrington Ice Arena. – Scholastic Hockey League

Not Your Mother’s (or Father’s) Cheerleading Routine
The sport of cheerleading has changed greatly in recent years, and the change was evident at Sunday’s Patriot Challenge at Stevenson, the News-Sun’s Bryan Bonato writes. SHS head coach Jessie Murphy, who saw the varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams all win first place, is featured in the article.

Johnson Embraces Supporting Role for Boys Hoops
Matt Johnson, a junior who transferred to SHS from Batavia last year, has turned into a key player for the boys basketball team. The 5-foot-11 Johnson was limited last year by a knee injury suffered during football camp in June 2012, but hard work last summer made him a stronger, better player.


Student Odyssey Course Registration ends Friday. Please complete your selections in Infinite Campus. Links to tutorials are on the Odyssey home page.

The Testing Center and the ILCs will be closing at 3:30 Friday.

Did you know that Wright-Way Rescue was hit by a school bus? Let’s help them rebuild so they can continue to save animals. Animal Welfare Club will be selling T-shirts to raise money, and accepting donations, in the Wood Commons during all lunch periods until Winter Break. They need canned cat and dog food, animal toys, newspapers, cleaning supplies, blankets, cash and more.

PSAT results are available for pick up in the West Attendance/Registrar Office, Room 2416. You must have your student ID with you to pick up results.

Lost and found: Please remember to check the lost and found in both Attendance Offices — 2416 (West) and 5024 (East) — for any articles you may have lost.

Freshmen who are in Band during first semester need to pick up their PE uniform at the Superstore before the start of second semester.

Attention sophomores: P.E. Leader applications are due Monday, January 13 in the West P.E. Office (2108). Applications can be found on the Physical Welfare website at

For any sophomores interested in a leadership opportunity working with students with special needs and disabilities, all Alternative P.E. Leader applications are due Monday, January 13 in the West P.E. Office (2108). Applications can be found on the Physical Welfare website at


The Odyssey Student Volunteer Club will meet after school today in Room 2808. 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.

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

The Stevenson Styler will have its first planning meeting for the Spring/Summer 2014 edition on Wednesday, January 7 at 3:30 in Room 1424. If you are interested in writing, working on layout, editing or modeling please come! Questions? See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410!


Students interested in general career information or interested in participating in a career shadow experience, please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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