Friday, March 14, 2014

Rwanda Genocide Survivor Coming to SHS
Emmanuel Habimana, a filmmaker, activist and survivor of the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, will visit Stevenson on Tuesday. He will give presentations to students during periods 5 and 6 in Room 2104, and after school at 3:45 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Students can bring their lunch to the period 5 or 6 presentation.

Habimana is co-director of Komora: to heal, a documentary about the orphan survivors of the 1994 genocide and the people who stepped up to raise them. The documentary also addresses the challenges Rwandan genocide survivors face in living among those who perpetrated the killings. Click here to see the documentary trailer.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 21, Palatine 12: The host Patriots moved to 2-0 on the season in a rematch of last year’s sectional championship game. SHS has scored 44 goals in its first two matches.

Basketball Sectional Championship Game Tonight
Stevenson takes on the only undefeated team in the state tonight when it faces 28-0 Fremd for the IHSA Class 4A Lake Zurich Sectional championship at 7 p.m. The Vikings feature a large, methodical team with two 6-foot-6 starters and another one who is 6-5. The 29-1 Patriots, by contrast, are a guard-oriented, high-scoring offense with the tallest starter being 6-4 Connor Cashaw. Here is what the Chicago Tribune’s Mike Helfgot thinks will happen tonight. Fremd held Highland Park to 26 points in its sectional semifinal win on Wednesday, the third-lowest total in a Class 4A sectional game since the state went to four classes in 2008. The Patriots, meanwhile, have not been held under 60 points since a 52-51 win over Warren on December 20. SHS is averaging slightly less than 74 points per game. (Plus, the Pats did this clever Sports Center-esque commercial for today’s morning’s announcements.)

The doors open at 5 p.m. for tonight’s game; there will be an IHSA sectional three-point shooting contest at 5:30. Stevenson received 100 more tickets this morning after selling out its original allotment. Tickets are available in the Patriot Superstore during lunch periods and in the Athletic Office until 4 p.m. (or when they are sold out).

The winner of tonight’s game will play in the DeKalb Supersectional at Northern Illinois University at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Track and Field Update
The boys and girls track and field teams will host a coed meet against Carmel at 4:30 today in the Field House. On Tuesday, the boys lost to Jacobs, 64-36. Individual winners were Jared Borowski in the 3,200-meter run (10:17), Henry Sise in the shot put (46-9) and Jason Pitts in the high jump (5-6).

Heller Overcomes Injury for Stellar Senior Season
Michael Trapp finished his senior season for the SHS hockey team second in goals and assists despite missing nearly a month with a partial tear in his left MCL. He had the assist on Matt Heller’s series-winning goal against Rockford in the Scholastic Hockey League playoffs.


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 tonight 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!

Parking for 5th grading period: For those seniors that have purchased less than 5 grading periods of parking, we have opened up a few parking permits for the rest of the 5th grading period. Please come to Room 2426 if you are interested.

Apples Around Town designs may be dropped off in the Fine Arts East Office (6076) or emailed to Mr. Grice at 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.

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.

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!


The Winter Sports Awards Night is Monday at 7 p.m. in the Sports Center. All student-athletes who participated in a winter sport, and their parents and guardians, are invited to attend. Please come a little early so you can provide feedback on your athletic experience through the winter sports parent and student-athlete survey. The survey can be accessed on the Stevenson website with a smartphone or iPad. iPads will be available for checkout in the Sports Center at 6:30 p.m. Monday. An ID is required for checkout. The link will remain accessible on the Athletics website for 48 hours after the awards night, as well.


Potbelly’s is having a giveback night for Relay for Life today 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.


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.


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

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

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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