Friday, May 2, 2014

Stevenson SEDOL Teacher Publishing Second Book
Lori Degman, a Special Education District of Lake County teacher who works at Stevenson twice a week, is also a children’s picture book author. Her second book, Cock-a-Doodle Oops!, will be released May 13 by Creston Books. (Click here to read the Kirkus review) The book was illustrated by Deborah Zemke. Degman’s first picture book, 1 Zany Zoo, won the Cheerios New Author Contest five years ago.

Cock-a-Doodle Oops! was selected as the first book in a series of 30 that will be recorded and broadcast at hospitals across the country that are members of the Children’s Miracle Network.

Degman will have two book launch parties and a storytime reading upcoming. The first party will be May 10 at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville; the second is May 17 at The Magic Tree Bookstore in Oak Park. Both begin at 11 a.m. The storytime reading will be at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Anyone interested in pre-ordering the book can do so through Amazon by clicking here.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Stevenson 8, Antioch 4: Dana Morgan drove in a pair of runs and went 2-for-3 as the host Patriots improved to 8-12. Vera Pflugradt also went 2-for-3 with a triple. Lexi Yonkovic also tripled and Emma Oriatti had a double. Ruby Mankus was the winning pitcher. The Sequoits dropped to 8-11. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Grayslake Central, three Patriots posted top-three performances as SHS placed ninth out of 17 teams. Janine Fajardo was second in the 100 high hurdles (16.56), Jessica Karluk took third in the 300 intermediate hurdles (49.42) and Jackie Setina was third in the high jump (5-4). Charlotte Langbo placed fifth in the long and triple jumps, Lindsay Pontello was seventh in the 1,600 (5:36) and Borchueh Wu finished seventh in the 100 (13.37). – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 0, Mundelein 0: Sophia Godoy earned the shutout for the Patriots (2-9-3) against the Mustangs, who are unbeaten in their last 11 games. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 11, Warren 6: The Patriots improved to 5-10 in 2014. –

Rise, Then Shine for Girls Water Polo Team
The varsity girls water polo team is working out before 6 a.m. three days a week this season. If the team’s record is any indication, the early morning work is paying off: The Patriots have won 22 of their 26 matches this season.

Girls Soccer Team Still Working on Getting Familiar
A rash of injuries has caused major upheaval for the varsity girls soccer team this season. Added to the mix is the fact that seven players compete for seven different club teams, making it harder to gel on the field.


AP exams begin Monday. Visit testing schedule, room locations for exams, plus policies regarding calculator use, cell phones and other electronic devices.

Former NBA player Chris Herren, whose rise from the depths of addiction were the subject of the book Basketball Junkie and the ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, will speak at Stevenson at 7 p.m. Wednesday. His presentation, “Chris Herren Unguarded: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams,” will take place in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Visit the school website for the link to free tickets.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at Applications are due by May 12, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at

The Stevenson Styler is hosting Stevenson’s very first fashion show! The fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing & Design, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, as well as from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets will be $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. VIP tickets, which guarantee front of the house seating, will be available from the Superstore starting Monday.

Buy breakfast at SHS, and you might win a prize!Any student who buys a breakfast item in the East or West cafeteria between now and mid-May is eligible to enter a drawing for free prizes. The grand prize is a mountain bike. There also will be 10 iTunes cards ($10 value each) given away. The contest is sponsored by Sodexo.


Seniors: UIC bound? The University of Illinois-Chicago is offering students the opportunity to enroll in its premier, tuition-free, college readiness program. See for more information.


If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due by May 9. Please see the Career Exploration web page for an application or contact Mrs. Willock at

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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