Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

No School, After-School Activities Today
Classes and all after-school activities are canceled at Stevenson today due to the extreme weather conditions.

SPARK Information Night Set in February
Sophomores and juniors interested in summer internships connected to science, technology, engineering or mathematics are invited to attend the SPARK (STEM Professionals As Resource Knowledge) informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 27 in the West Auditorium. Students must attend with a parent or guardian.

SPARK provides an immersive summer internship experience for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) research. In the fall following their internship experiences, students share what they have learned via poster presentations at an evening research symposium at Stevenson (parents, students, and mentors are invited to attend). Some summer internship experiences may include projects that can be modified for submission to state and national scientific competitions. Visit the SPARK wiki at

For more information, contact Brett Erdmann at


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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson at NSC Championships: The Patriots captured the North Suburban Conference overall championship and the Lake Division title at Grant High School. Claire Robinson was named to the NSC Sportsmanship Team.

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Competitive Dance
Stevenson at IHSA Glenbrook South Sectional: The Patriettes qualified for this weekend’s state finals in Bloomington by finishing third in their division with 90.17 points, behind Lake Park (91.1) and Glenbard North (91.0). – IHSA website, Daily Herald

Boys Bowling
Stevenson at IHSA Rockford Sectional: The Patriots’ season came to an end in Loves Park. No bowlers advanced to the state finals. – IHSA website

Girls Basketball
Stevenson 70, Lake Zurich 24: Taylor Buford scored a game-high 20 points for the visiting Patriots (17-7, 8-1) in advance of the Lake Division showdown with Zion-Benton on Tuesday. The Zee-Bees, also 8-1 in the division after losing to Mundelein on Saturday, handed SHS its only league loss. The Pats led 12-2 after one quarter and 29-11 at halftime. Janine Fajardo scored 11 points and Sophia Way chipped in with 10. The Bears fell to 6-15, 2-8. – Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 76, Marian Catholic 66: In one of the most-anticipated games of the season, the Patriots (17-1) held off a furious second-half charge by the Spartans (15-2) at the “When Sides Collide” tournament at Glenbard East. SHS led by as many as 17 points in the second half, 55-38, before Kentucky-bound Tyler Ulis led a charge that pulled Marian within three points. Jalen Brunson scored 32 points and had seven rebounds, Connor Cashaw posted 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Matt Johnson had 16 points and four rebounds, and Matt Morrissey grabbed eight rebounds to go along with four points. – Chicago Tribune, High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats)

Boys Ice Hockey
Glenbrook South 5, Stevenson 2:  On Senior Night, goals were scored by 12th-graders Michael Trapp and Trevor Patten that were assisted by classmate Jared Projansky. Jake Cimarusti, a sophomore, also had an assist. Patten’s first-period goal tied the score at 2-2, but the Spartans (7-14 Scholastic Hockey League) took control after that. Senior goaltenders Nathan Newmark and Corey Benjoya split time between the pipes. Newmark made 10 saves and Benjoya had four. Stevenson dropped to 27-12-1-3 overall and 12-7 in the SHL. – SHL website

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 65, Libertyville 43: Connor Cashaw had 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the host Patriots (16-1, 5-1) past the Wildcats (9-7, 2-5). Jalen Brunson also scored 20. Matt Johnson had nine points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (stats) | SBN Video

Libertyville 53, Stevenson 8: Eric Carter won a 12-3 major decision at 106 pounds to start the match, but the Wildcats (18-2, 6-0) took over after that to capture their 12th North Suburban Conference Lake Division title in the last 14 years. Ryan Mass posted a 16-8 major decision at 152 pounds for SHS (13-6, 5-1), which was seeking its first Lake crown. – Daily Herald (results) | High School Cube Video


Tickets for the freshman-sophomore play, The Arkansaw Bear (yes, that’s the correct spelling), are available for $5 at the Patriot Superstore. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Little Theater (Room 4200).

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cake, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.


There will be a boys volleyball informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1508/1510. Please contact Coach Goolish at 847-415-4584 or if you are unable to attend.


There will be a new CareerExcursions! trip on the next Field Trip Day, February 12. We will be visiting Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove. If you have an interest in veterinarian medicine and especially want to explore different specialties in vet medicine (such as cardiology or dermatology), please plan on attending. See Mrs. Willock in the CCC to sign up and pick up a permission form.

Don’t have plans for Spring Break? Why not participate in a Career Shadow and learn about a specific profession as well as get some hands on experience? Current career areas to explore include: culinary arts, physical therapy, advertising, veterinary medicine, business, engineering, health care and more! Contact Ms. Willock at to set up an appointment and find out more.

Immediate internship opportunity: Local non-profit needs a highly motivated, self-starter to do marketing work with a growing, Chicago-area film festival. You must be excellent at writing, public speaking and social media marketing. Hebrew-speaking skills are a plus, but not necessary. Please contact Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment and apply.


Key Club’s next general meeting is Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7036. Come meet with your friends and sign up for second semester events. New members are always welcome.

The 50th Anniversary Club is meeting Tuesday in Room 2430. New members are welcome!

The Speech and Drama team meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, 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.

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at


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 Friday.

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.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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