SHS Alumni Returning as Odyssey Presenters
About a dozen Stevenson alumni are expected to be among the presenters at the school’s biannual fine arts festival, Odyssey, in February. Alumni confirmed as presenters include Melissa Albertario, Kirill Baru, Phil Jacobson, Jason Karasev, Tommy Novak, Jason Polevoi, Brian Rohr, Mindy Upin and Eric Zimmerman. In addition, two performance groups coming to Odyssey — Improv Playhouse and the University of Illinois a cappella group Xtension Chords — are expected to include some SHS alums. Click here to see which Odyssey classes the alums are teaching.
No Daily Digest During Winter Break
The Daily Digest will go on hiatus during Winter Break, returning on Monday, January 6 when school resumes.
The Grade Awakening
SHS parent Phil Boutros has developed a website that allows students to predict their semester grade point average. Students can go to http://shsgpp.appspot.com, plug in the grades they received in the first two grading periods of the semester, then extrapolate a semester GPA by picking grades for the final grading period and final exam.
Thursday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 7, Deerfield 2: Matt Poetker posted a 711 series with games of 251, 233 and 227 for the host Patriots (9-1) at Lakeside Lanes. Eddie Mendrala rolled a 212 game, Ethan Rosuck chipped in with a 204, and Zac Keith added a 201. SHS outscored the Warriors, 2,904-2,847.
Eric Goolish Named Head Boys Volleyball Coach
Eric Goolish is the new head boys volleyball coach at Stevenson, Athletic Director Trish Betthauser announced today. Goolish, who has served as a varsity assistant for the past five seasons, replaces Tim Crow, who resigned to spend more time with his family. Crow compiled a 286-112 record with five regional championships in 11 seasons. Click here to read more.
Girls Basketball Game on SBN Tonight
Tonight’s varsity girls basketball game against Mundelein can be seen live via the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 o’clock. Click here to watch.
Hockey Team Ranked Third by Sun-Times
The boys ice hockey team is No. 3 in the latest ranking of Chicago-area teams from Eli Kaberon of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Patriots are behind Scholastic Hockey League rivals Glenbrook North and New Trier Green. The hockey team also is featured today in the Daily Herald as one of several area sports teams doing charity work during the holiday season.
Student Odyssey Course Registration ends today. 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 today.
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 today.
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 www.d125.org/pe/pe_leadership.aspx.
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 www.d125.org/pe/pe_leadership.aspx.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
The Stevenson Styler will have its first planning meeting for the Spring/Summer 2014 edition on Wednesday, January 8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.