Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

No Classes, After-School Activities Today
Classes and after-school activities are canceled again today at Stevenson due to the dangerous weather conditions. Classes are scheduled to resume at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday.

Live Tweet With SHS Government Teachers Tonight
Civics students of all ages are invited to Tweet along with Stevenson’s American Government teachers tonight during President Obama’s State of the Union address and the GOP response. The tweeting begins at 8 p.m. using #sotuSHS.

FBLA Wins 13 Events at Northern Area Competition
Stevenson’s Future Business Leaders of America club won 13 events and had 63 students place in the top 10 at Saturday’s Northern Area Competition at Warren Township High School. The event is the largest FBLA competition in the area, featuring almost 700 competitors.

Twenty-one students won first-place honors: Michael Roatis, Becky Cacioppo, Jack Novak, Shahreen Chowdhury, Esther Kaydanovsky, Niki Patel, Nathan Shlobin, Allen Wang, Daniel Kochman, Rahul Kosgi, Sonia Thosar, Aman Grover, Ali Ladha, Chandler Whitney, Howard Wu, Jacob Kraus, Connor Perlin, Bryan Pinkley, Andie Keane, Lianne Ramahi and Lexi Schmidt. Click here to see the list of top 10 finishers.

Science Olympiad Wins Crystal Lake Central Invite
The Science Olympiad team split into two squads for Saturday’s 41-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational and captured two of the top three spots. The Green team won first place and the Gold team was third. New Trier placed second.

Becca Nelson led the list of winners with three first-place medals. Derek Chen and Katherine Liu earned two apiece. Vivian Wan, Jason Lu, Kevin Li, Alex Hong, David Cao, David Chen, Kathryn Fatina, Jaymo Kang, Borchueh Wu, Sophia Liu, Shu Zhang, Richard Zhu and Brian Zhou all had one first-place medal. Click here to see the list of all medal winners.

Miss America Discusses Childhood Challenges
Miss America Nina Davuluri spoke about the challenges she faced growing up as an Indian-American during her visit at Stevenson’s World’s Fair on Saturday. Pioneer Press was on hand to cover her talk.


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Cheerleaders Return to Top of NSC
Stevenson’s cheerleading team returned to familiar territory on Sunday, winning the North Suburban Conference championship. The Patriots were conference champs from 2009-11. This was the first year that all 14 NSC schools entered a team into the competition. SHS takes part in the IHSA Rolling Meadows Sectional on Saturday.

Boys Basketball Team Rises in Rankings
The boys basketball team has risen in the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune rankings following Saturday’s win over Marian Catholic. The Patriots jumped to No. 2 from No. 5 in the Tribune top 10, and moved up one spot, to No. 4 from No. 5, in the Sun-Times Super 25.

Football Alum Earns All-MAC Academic Honor
Jake Hurcombe (Class of 2012), a redshirt freshman on the Eastern Michigan University football team, has earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. Hurcombe started 11 games last season on the offensive line, including the final seven games as the center.


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.

A big thank you to all the families who volunteered to host our Danish visitors in March! If you submitted an application, you will be be mailed an itinerary and information about your student within the next two weeks.


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 egoolish@d125.org 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 dwillock@d125.org 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 dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment and apply.


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 www.parchment.com 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.

Hundreds of schools remain closed for second day
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District 204 likely to remain in online learning consortium
Unit 5 names three superintendent finalists
U. of I. students attack chancellor on Twitter after no-closure call
Location revealed for new Champaign high school
Johnsburg District 12 credit rating lowered
UI-Springfield teams to keep nickname first coined in 1977

Obama expected to propose expanding preschool programs
College entrance exams now being followed by college exit exams
Strong market put college endowments back in black in 2013
Student sets himself on fire in Colorado high school cafeteria

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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