Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bozek Returns to Stevenson
Olympic silver medalist Megan Bozek returned to her high school alma mater on Wednesday and talked about her experiences on the U.S. women’s ice hockey team, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, and reminisced about her time at Stevenson. Wearing the silver medal she won in Sochi, Bozek spoke in the West Auditorium to a group of about 100 students and staff. Bozek told the crowd that she hopes to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics. She also advised SHS students to get involved in clubs and other activities, to stay focused and enjoy their time in high school.

Four Juniors Earn Perfect ACT Scores
Four more members of the Class of 2015 earned perfect scores on the ACT exam given in February. Shravya Gogula, Kyle Hermes, Diana Kowalski and Jessie Wang all achieved a composite score of 36, bringing to nine the total number of current juniors who have earned the highest score on the college entrance exam.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” This Weekend
The SHS Fine Arts Division will present the winter play, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the Patriot Superstore today and Friday, or at the door on each performance night. Chris Moseley (Rosencrantz) and Justin Horowitz (Guildenstern) play the lead characters. Click here for the rest of the cast and crew.

2005 Alum Named One of the Top “Power Stylists” for 2014
Sarah Slutsky, a 2005 Stevenson graduate, has been named one of the top 25 power stylists for 2014 by the Hollywood Reporter. Her most notable client is Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the “Harry Potter” movies and is starring in the upcoming “Noah” movie with Russell Crowe. The New York-based Slutsky worked for Vogue magazine after graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a fashion degree, then embarked on a freelance styling and editing career. “She’s very young and very cool,” Watson told the Reporter. Slutsky is currently director of brands and partnerships at Cinematique.

Foundation Children’s Play at SHS Sunday
The Stevenson High School Foundation will present the children’s play “Jack and the Magic Beans” at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Little Theater of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Click here to see the cast and crew.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 21, Maine South 1: Allison Travetto scored 10 goals to lead the host Patriots in their season opener. Melissa Gartenberg added five goals, while Ashley Oliver, Erin Kempers, Emily Hoang, Christina Spizzirri, Alexa Kotlyar and Joan Newland each had one. Becky Callen made 14 saves for the Pats, who shut out the Hawks after the first quarter. – Daily Herald

Basketball Team Can Set Season Victories Mark Friday
It wasn’t raining threes in the Lake Zurich gym Tuesday night, but it sure felt that way. The boys basketball team hit 12 three-pointers in the sectional semifinal win over St. Viator, one more than the school record set last season. This video, courtesy of sophomore team coach David Hess, has some of the highlights. The Patriots can set another school record Friday night if they beat undefeated Fremd (28-0) in the sectional championship game: 30 wins in a season. SHS has reached the 29-victory mark three times: this year (29-1), last year (29-5) and in 1991-92 (29-2), when the school made its first trip downstate. Sectional ticket information

Inaugural Allied Soccer Match Set for April 19
The new coed Allied Soccer program will have its inaugural match at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 against Mundelein in the SHS Stadium. The Allied Soccer program is open to students with disabilities. Interested students and their parents are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Recital Hall (Room 4100) of the Performing Arts Center. If you cannot attend but would like more information, contact Coach Mark Schartner at 847-415-4269 or mschartner@d125.org, or Coach Shannon Kolze at 847-415-4832 or skolze@d125.org.

Wrestling Alum Earns NCAA Tournament Berth
Danny Sabatello (Class of 2012) of Purdue University was one of four wrestlers at 141 pounds to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament on Wednesday. Sabatello will take on conference foe Chris Dardanes from the University of Minnesota in a first-round matchup in Oklahoma City on Thursday, March 20. Sabatello finished eighth at 141 pounds at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships on Sunday. The redshirt sophomore has a 22-12 record this season.

Softball Alumni Now Conference Rivals
Two softball alumni and their college teams are expected to be the top contenders for the Midwest Conference South Division title this spring. Rebekah Ozga (Class of 2010) is a senior at Cornell College, which won its first-ever conference championship last year. She has started all 118 games of her college career, and was a career .314 hitter entering 2014. Cornell’s top division rival is Lake Forest College, which includes Alyssa Vechiola (Class of 2011). The junior outfielder started 30 of the Foresters’ 35 games last spring, and led the team in sacrifice bunts.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tickets for the sectional basketball championship game are on sale in the Superstore and the Athletic Office today and Friday. Stevenson will play for the Lake Zurich Sectional championship at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5. We advise buying tickets at SHS, because the game is likely to be a sellout. The Superstore is open before school and during the lunch periods, and you can pay with cash, credit card, Patriot Dollars or check. The Athletic Office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but only accepts cash and checks.

Guildenstern: I think I have it. A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself.

Rosencrantz: Or just as mad.

Guildenstern: Or just as mad.

Decide for yourself Friday and Saturday as the winter production, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, sets sail at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are on sale during all lunch hours in the Patriot Superstore. Don’t miss the madcap madness!

Attention sophomores and juniors: Are you a creative, open-minded person who is kind, thoughtful and a great leader? Do you want to help ensure that all kids at SHS feel safe and have positive experiences? Do you want to help staff the student lounge and have the opportunity to meet and work with other students? Then Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available online or in the Student Activities Office. They are due no later than April 8. See Ms. Polisky or Ms. Perkins for questions.

Before Spring Break, please check the East and West attendance offices for any lost items! We have unclaimed winter coats, hats, shoes, gloves, boots, pencil cases, etc. Please stop by the offices on school days until 4 p.m. The East Attendance Office is in 5024 (by the Field House) and the West Attendance Office is in 2416.

Apples Around Town designs may be dropped off in the Fine Arts East Office (6076) or emailed to Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org no later than Monday. Also, there will be an Apples Around Town meeting at 3:3o p.m. Tuesday in Room 6008 to review all design submissions and provide a calendar with the upcoming painting dates.

PREP (Patriot Recreation Education Program) has many classes starting in the next few weeks and we hope you will join us for some. We are offering community classes for all ages and interests. Registration is also open for all summer camps and programs. Check out our website and register today! http://www.d125.org/prep.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Purim is almost here … which means it’s Hamantaschen time! Club Israel meets today in Room 1406 (Food Lab). We’re making Hamantaschen. Everyone is welcome.

Attention Psychology Club members: We will be meeting today after school in Room 7044 to celebrate Brain Awareness Week. We will be doing brainteasers and lateral-thinking puzzles. All are welcome!

Potbelly’s is having a giveback night for Relay for Life on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Potbelly’s will donate 25% of the proceeds. Grab your friends and family and join us on Friday for good food and a good cause! Potbelly’s is located at 1520 E. Lake Cook Road in Buffalo Grove.

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

Freshman IM Dodgeball packets are due today. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.

COLLEGE

 

Attention seniors: Engineering Pathways offers qualifying College of Lake County students guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Only seniors who plan to enroll for the first time to CLC are eligible to apply through an extended deadline by Friday. Click here for more information.

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.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles
Teachers in two downstate districts back merger
Chicago charter teachers to vote on first union contract
Gordon Tech to become DePaul College Prep
Tinley Park teacher/coach resigns amid assault charges
Rising food allergy numbers lead to more classroom exclusions
Elk Grove District 59 appoints principals, administrators

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Indiana legislature votes to ax Common Core, ponders new standards
North Carolina school boards fighting state’s teacher tenure law
U.S. universities try a cultural bridge to lure foreign students
Tennessee students may be required to learn cursive
Food fight starting early over federal school lunch rules
Obesity linked to lower grades among teen girls
After era of change, Virginia schools chief retiring

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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