Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Madrigal Dinner Tickets On Sale
Stevenson’s Madrigal Singers will hold their annual Madrigal Dinner on Sunday, March 16, at noon and 6 p.m. at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. This year’s show is titled “The Match Breaker” and will feature a cappella singing, acting, dancing, trumpeters, fencers, a string ensemble, and royal banquet, all intertwined with a humorous theatrical experience.

Tickets for the performance and feast are $25 for adults and students, and $15 for children younger than high school age. For tickets, contact Suzanne Wexler at skwexler@yahoo.com or (847) 478-1704 by February 28. Or, click here to download a ticket order form.

Co-Curricular Fair Coming in March
The annual Co-Curricular Fair for incoming freshmen will be held Wednesday, March 19 in the Field House. The event allows members of Stevenson’s Class of 2018 an opportunity to find out information about student involvement in their school outside the classroom. Incoming freshmen will have a chance to sign up for several opportunities, and hear from representatives of clubs, sports teams and the intramural program.

Memorial Service for Former Staff Member
A memorial service for former SHS staff member Marcia Aresty-Kochan will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Beth Judea in Long Grove. Following the service, the family will receive callers at 250 Lake Blvd. in Buffalo Grove from 6-9 p.m. Aresty-Kochan, 65, who worked in Stevenson’s mentor program for 11 years, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack in Boston. She had moved to Boston three years ago to be with her son, Jamie Aresty, a Stevenson graduate, and his family.

February Visiting Artist of the Month
Mixed media painter Keith Grace is the SHS Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for February. Samples of his work are on display in the Rotunda Gallery of the West Building, and the artist will come to SHS and meet with students during periods 2 and 4 on Friday, February 21. Since 1988, Grace has exhibited and sold his paintings across the country in galleries, museums and universities, through one-man and group shows. He has participated in more than 100 art festivals and invitational exhibitions, and has won many awards for his work. You can view his work and more at keithgrace.com.

No Digest Monday
The Daily Digest will not be published Monday, which is Presidents Day. Stevenson is closed in observance of the federal holiday. The Digest will return on Tuesday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Gymnastics
Stevenson at IHSA Niles North Sectional: Elizabeth Shank and Alyssa Weisberg qualified for the state tournament in the all-around competition, and also will compete in several individual events. Shank was second in the all-around (36.925), tied for second in floor exercise (9.4), was fourth in vault (9.35) and fifth on uneven parallel bars (8.9). Weisberg, the defending state champion in balance beam, won that event (9.625) and was fourth in the all-around (36.625). She and Shank also remain in the running for at-large berths for events in which they didn’t place in the top five. SHS finished third in the team standings with 137.65 points, behind New Trier (142.875), which qualified for the state tournament, and Carmel (141.05). – Official results | Daily Herald

Star-Studded Audiences Watching Boys Basketball Team
Boys basketball games — and practices — are becoming star-studded attractions lately, as big-name college coaches stop by to watch Jalen Brunson, Connor Cashaw and the rest of the team. Head coach Pat Ambrose says his Patriots have gotten used to the attention.

Patriot Aquatic Club Tryouts Next Week
The Patriot Aquatic Club, one of the premiere swim teams in Illinois, will hold tryouts for new members on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Patriot Natatorium. Tryout times are 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each night. Click here for details.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ten pairs of tickets to the B96 Summerbash will be given away at Saturday night’s Winterfest Dance.  You have to be present to win, and all attendees are eligible. Tickets to Winterfest are on sale until 2:30 today in the Student Activities Office. Check-in for the dance takes place from 7-8 p.m. While at the dance, take photos and share them with #shsboom and you could win a free set of Prom tickets!

What music do you want to hear at the Winterfest Dance? Make your request by clicking here.

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 is today in the Wood Commons. Teams can sign up today or next Friday in the Glass Commons. The relay runs from 7 p.m. June 13 to 7 a.m. June 14.

ATHLETICS

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 next Thursday at 3:30 p.m. 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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
UIC faculty union threatens strike
Lake Zurich District 95 debates special tax zone request
U46 to push back start of school year after public feedback
SIU campus unveils public-address warning system
Benedictine U. at Springfield offering $10K MBA for adults
Elgin Community College player nearly dies on basketball court
Riverton board picks next superintendent, retains two principals

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Obama administration keeping eyes on the school standards rebellion
Study: Disadvantaged kids can hurt achievement of others in class
White House reduces framework meant to reduce cyberattacks
California prepares for first transgender student-athlete to take field

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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