Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

“The Big Disconnect” Author Speaks Tonight at SHS
Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair from Harvard Medical School will discuss “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age” from 7-9 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. This event is only open to adults.

The event is free, but those who RSVP will be eligible to win a copy of her book, The Big Disconnect, which the Wall Street Journal selected as one of the best nonfiction books of 2013. You must be present to win. Click here to RSVP. For more information on the event, click here for the promotional flyer. Steiner-Adair’s talk is sponsored by the Community Parent Network, a committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation.

Five More Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars
Due to technical snafus, five seniors were left off the original list of 2014 Illinois State Scholars provided by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The following seniors also are Illinois State Scholars: Matthew Antos, Brian Lin, Dhruv Luthra, Daniel Majeed and Madeline Merageas. Click here to see the names of all 346 Illinois State Scholars in the Class of 2014.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 64, Lakes 36: The host Patriots (15-1) seized control early, taking a 23-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and snapping the Eagles’ three-game winning streak. Jalen Brunson led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Connor Cashaw with 15 points and eight rebounds. Justin Smith and Matt Morrissey each had eight points, and Brandon Hwang added six. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats) | SBN Video

Girls Basketball Team Throws Off Rebuilding Label
The varsity girls basketball team has overcome early season growing pains to place itself in position to win 20 games for the fifth straight year. More importantly, the Patriots are in the hunt for the North Suburban Conference Lake Division title. SHS is 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the league heading into Thursday night’s home matchup against Warren. The game will be shown live online through the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey Team Prepares for Playoff Push
The varsity boys ice hockey team’s season is winding down and playoffs are around the corner. SHS will have its final regular-season home game (and Senior Night) against Glenbrook South at 5:50 p.m. Scholastic Hockey League and Blackhawk Cup playoffs begin in early February. Here’s a video the team submitted for the Stevenson News Network morning announcements Tuesday to get students fired up.

Freshman Stands Tall in Goal for Co-Op Girls Hockey Team
Freshman Corynn Salazar has earned shutouts in her last two appearances as goalie for the Lake Forest co-op girls ice hockey team that includes two players from Stevenson. Salazar is the lead goaltender for the team, and has an 8-3 record this season with two shutouts. She has allowed 10 goals in 11 games. Also playing for the Lake Forest team is junior Theresa Shanley, who has appeared in 17 of the team’s 18 contests. The team has a 12-6 record following a 6-5 win over Lake Forest Academy Tuesday night.


Textbook return and pick-up for one-semester classes will take place in Room 1416 until 1:30 p.m. today. After today, students will need to turn in or pick up textbooks in department offices.

Hey seniors! Looking for service hours for 300 Club, Sociology or Political Thought? There will be a seniors-only community service event at Feed My Starving Children on Friday, January 31 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. If you’re interested in this event, please check your school email for an invite. See you there!

World’s Fair is this weekend in the West Building. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and check out the student-run booths and try cuisine from different countries. Admission is free, except for the cultural performance featuring Miss America at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Buy them at

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school.

Project Dance committee member/head applications are now available. They are due Wednesday, January 29. Pick up an application in Student Activities or download it at

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for second semester during periods 2, 4, 5 and 6. This is a paid position! But you must have either a free period or a study hall to be eligible. See Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC to apply.

West Student Services is looking to hire student aides for all periods this semester. This is a paid position! You may work during your study hall or free period. Please see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2414.

The Future Educators of America club is looking for students who are interested in tutoring kids at Ivy Hall Elementary School during second semester. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. King or Ms. Ruiz.


The Stevenson Styler will be meeting today in Room 1424 at 3:30 to brainstorm new ideas for the Spring/Summer 2014 edition. New members are welcome!

Senior Class Board: We will be meeting today after school in Room 2428 to work on Winterfest decorations. New members are always welcome. Please see Mrs. Rikje in Information Services or Mrs. Smith in Green Student Services if you have questions.

Attention all Origamists: Our next meeting is today in Room 6036 from 3:30 to 4:30. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting in Room 7044 at 3:45 Thursday. Goldie, a golden retriever trained to find illicit substances, will be at the meeting along with her trainer, who will discuss the techniques he uses to train Goldie. All are welcome!

The Speech and Drama team meets today 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.

The Interact Club is back! Looking for a sustainable, engaging way to earn volunteer hours while serving those in need in the local, national, and international communities? Looking to become part of a great student organization where you can have fun, serve others, and build friendships with a wide range of students? Then plan on attending the first meeting of the Interact Club at Stevenson High School! Interact Club is the student branch of Rotary International at Stevenson, and we’d love to have you become part of our mission here. We’ll be meeting in Thursday morning from 7:20 until 7:55 in Room 2104. Come to meet others, catch the vision, and enjoy some delicious snacks.


Calling all seniors! Now is the time to request 7th semester (or mid-year) transcripts from Parchment. If you filed the Common Application, you do not need to do anything to have your mid-year transcript sent to your college(s). Your counselor will send a transcript to Common Application on your behalf.

In the fall, if you sent your transcript using Parchment (non-Common Application), you need to now request a mid-year transcript be sent to any college that has requested one. To request your 7th semester transcript, go to and order a “current transcript.” All requests received will contain 7th semester grades; SHS will begin processing these requests on January 31.

We urge you to request your mid-year transcript as soon as possible in order to meet many schools’ February 1 deadlines. If you have any questions, please see your counselor, a college counselor in the College/Career Center, or Mrs. Micheli in Room 2414.


There are a number of summer career courses and opportunities that are now accepting applications. Please make sure to visit the Career Exploration website for more details.

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.


Boys gymnastics will hold an informational meeting today from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 2002. Please leave a message for Coach Liva at 847-415-4293 or email him at if unable to attend.

Any girls interested in getting in shape for their spring sport, please come join the Ladies Polar Bear Winter Conditioning Club! We are meeting Thursday after school outside of the cardio room. We’re also meeting from 6-7:15 a.m. Friday in the Field House. Come ready to run! Please see the PREP website for times and contact Coach LeVanti with any questions!

The varsity boys basketball team will hit the road for tournaments at Glenbard East (this Saturday), Batavia (February 8) and Niles West (February 22). Tickets for these events are available in the Patriot Superstore or at the home boys basketball games on Friday, and February 1, 7 and 12. The first 100 people to buy the three-pack of tickets for $20 ($3 discount) will receive a free Stevenson Athletics plastic cup. (Anyone who has already purchased a ticket for Saturday’s game against Marian Catholic at Glenbard East can bring it to the Superstore and pay the additional $14 for the three-pack). Only cash or checks will be accepted as payment.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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