Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Dance Concert This Weekend
The Fine Arts Division will present the 2014 Spring Dance Concert in the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5. They can be purchased at the door, or in advance through the Patriot Superstore or by calling 847-415-4126. The concert will feature dancing and choreography by students from the Concert Dance class and the Mélange and Repertory Dance Companies. Click here to see the names of those performing.

Alumnus in Contest for Possible Shot at “The Voice”
Lauren Hall (Class of 2012) is one of the contestants in an online contest that could lead to an appearance on NBC’s “The Voice.” Hall submitted a video that was chosen as one of 10 finalists from the Chicago region. The winner will be determined by online voting. You can vote for Hall at https://extrathevoice.rally.org/laurenhall daily until May 1; you can cast a vote every day. The winner of the contest will win a trip to Los Angeles for Extra’s The Voice Bootcamp Experience, which will include a makeover from show’s stylists, a lesson with the show’s vocal coach, and an audition with The Voice’s casting director. Hall is a student at Ball State University.

Stevenson Home Named National Historic Landmark
The Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home in Mettawa on Wednesday was designated as a national historic landmark by the federal government. The home, now owned by the Lake County Forest Preserve District, now includes the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy. The center regularly sponsors presentations and discussions on major issues in the country and the world.

Correction
Wednesday’s Digest mistakenly referred to SHS parent and new District 96 school board member Mike Burns’ youngest child, Braden, as a daughter. He’s not.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Baseball
Stevenson 6, Warren 4: Sean Wilson singled home Willie Bourbon and Jack Joseph, and Michael Banakis added a sacrifice fly to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth that lifted the host Patriots (5-7, 1-3). Aaron Saper earned the victory in relief, striking out four in two innings. The Blue Devils dropped to 12-5-1 overall. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 16, Mundelein 5: The host Patriots (7-3) won their sixth consecutive contest and improved to 5-0 in North Suburban Conference play. – IHSLA.org

Boys Volleyball
Vernon Hills d. Stevenson, 21-25, 20-25: Jeff Maskalunas, Keenan Herman and Eric Chang each had three kills for the Patriots (6-10, 2-2). Timothy Park had a team-high eight digs. – Daily Herald (stats)

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Testing Center will open at 11:30 today. Students can sign up for tests during periods 5, 6, 7 or 8 on Thursday. A test can only be taken during a free period or a study hall. After the school day, the Testing Center is open until 5:30 and signing up is not required.

Prom tickets are on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore. Click here to order tickets online. Ticket sales end Monday.

A limited number of parking spaces are available for this 6-week grading period for those seniors that have not purchased five grading periods already this year. Please go to Room 2426 to purchase a permit.

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Advanced Chorus and Patriot Singers are happening the week of April 28. Information and sign-up sheets are outside the Choir Room door (2202). Choir is a class that meets everyday and receives GPA credit. Please contact Mrs. Nuteson for more information (anuteson@d125.org).

The 10th annual Pat-Triathlon is Sunday. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Club Israel will welcome guest speaker Marty Brounstein, author of the book, Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The book is about a Catholic couple that saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

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
Despite pleas, CPS hands three schools to private operator
CPS to add International Baccalaureate program at five schools
District 211 issuing iPads to all students
Officials: Principal reported Maine West hazing early
Keeping ninth-graders on track raises graduation rate: U. of C. study
Three U. of I. professors named to prestigious academy

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
California: Test case for new front in teacher wars
Schools explore benefits of peer counseling
High schoolers all about computers, but receive little instruction
Lawmakers: Toughen college debit card rules
Study: Education may help insulate brain against traumatic injury

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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