Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Senior Class Wins Free Winterfest Dance Admission
Every member of the Class of 2014 can attend Saturday’s Winterfest Dance for free. Stevenson’s seniors won a social media contest sponsored by the SHS Student Activities Division (@shs_activities) and Student Council on Thursday. The 12th-grade had more tweets and re-tweets of their hashtag, #shscarnival14, versus the hashtags assigned to the other three grades. In all, the student body’s tweets were seen almost 1 million times. Seniors who already paid for a Winterfest Dance ticket will have that cost automatically credited toward their next school dance.

Winterfest Dance Ticket Window Reopened
Due to the interest in the Winterfest Dance shown over the last 24 hours, ticket sales have been reopened until 2:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets can only be purchased at the Student Activities Office. The late fee will be waived, so all tickets will be $20. Also, students can continue to request songs and see pictures after the dance at

http://boomentertainment.com/stevenson/.

Spirit Fest Charity Application Deadline Friday
Friday is the deadline application for local charities interested in being the beneficiary of Spirit Fest in September. The community event annually raises around $16,000 for charity. For more information and to apply, click here.

Chess Team Heads to State Tournament
Stevenson’s chess team will compete at the Illinois High School Association state tournament at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday and Saturday. With 139 teams, the tournament is the largest high school event in the country. Stevenson will be pitted against Moline in the first round on Friday.

SHS has done well at state over the years, including winning the IHSA championship in 2008 and finishing in second in 2013, 2012 and 2010.

This year’s state roster includes senior Sammi Drizner; juniors Phillip Engstrom and Liam Hozner; sophomores Allen Guo, Prithvi Velperi and Matt Xi; and freshmen Rahul Dhiman, Adit Ghosh, Tarun Rao and Sritej Vontikommu. Vincent Springer is the head coach. His assistants are Stevenson alumnus Rob Krause and retired SHS teacher Scott Oliver.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball
Stevenson 75, Lake Zurich 52: The host Patriots (22-1, 9-1) nailed 10 3-pointers, one short of tying the school record, and won its ninth straight game. Matt Morrissey hit five of the 3-pointers and led a balanced attack with 19 points while holding the Bears’ leading scorer to 3-of-10 shooting. Jalen Brunson scored 17 points and dished out eight assists. Connor Cashaw and Matt Johnson each had 13 points. The Bears dropped to 15-12 overall and 4-7 in the NSC Lake. – Daily Herald (stats), High School Cube News | SBN broadcast | Brunson talks with CSTtv

Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson 7, Rockford 3: The host Patriots took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three Scholastic Hockey League playoff series. No game details were available. SHS will travel to Rockford’s Riverview Ice House for Game 2 at 8 p.m. Friday. If there is a Game 3, it will be played at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at Twin Rinks. – SHL website

Barrington Sectional Wrestling on High School Cube
The championship matches of the IHSA Class 3A Barrington Sectional will be broadcast live on High School Cube beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Stevenson has three wrestlers in the sectional: Tyler Harrington, a junior who won the 170-pound regional title, freshman Eric Carter (106) and junior Zach Horwitz (182). Carter and Horwitz finished third in their weight class at the regional.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday is Spirit Day! Wear green and gold and show your school spirit!

Students need to pick up artwork they left in Odyssey classrooms by Friday, February 21. Artwork can be picked up in Room 2426.

Did you take a wheel throwing class during Odyssey? Your work will be ready for pick up starting Tuesday in Room 1422. Work left after February 24 will be tossed.

AP exam registration is underway. Click here for details. Make sure you register by March 10 to avoid paying late fees!

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The Relay for Life kickoff will be held this Friday in the Wood Commons and next Friday (February 21) in the Glass Commons. This is when teams can sign up to participate in Relay for Life. The relay runs from 7 p.m. June 13 to 7 a.m. June 14.

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 RFedewa@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club’s overnight trip the weekend of February 21 has been canceled. The parent meeting that was to be held tonight also has been canceled. Additional information will be sent via email and posted on the website as soon as details are available.

ATHLETICS

Freshman girls badminton will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 2113. Please leave a message for Coach Fitzgerald at 847-415-4251 or mfitzgerald@d125.org if unable to attend.

Boys water polo will have an informational meeting at 3:45 p.m. today in the pool balcony. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Wimer by voicemail at 847-415-4277 or email him at swimer@d125.org.

The start date for boys gymnastics has been changed to Tuesday.

A girls lacrosse informational meeting is set for 3:45 p.m. next Wednesday in Room 2104. Contact Coach Walker at 847-415-4683 or email her at swalker@d125.org if you can’t attend.

Boys tennis will hold an informational meeting next Wednesday after school in Room 1902. Contact Coach Stanhope at 847-415-4440 or email him at tstanhope@d125.org if you unable to attend.

An information meeting for boys lacrosse will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20 in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Larsen at 848-415-4257 or blarsen@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Does your future hold a career in health care? Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital will be accepting applications soon for the Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program for high school juniors, which will take place in June. Applications are online at www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP.

Other summer opportunities: There are a number of marketing internships available for the summer in various industries. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC or contact her at dwillock@d125.org to find out more.

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.

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NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
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National superintendent of the year to be named this week

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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