Spring ArtFest Begins Today
Spring ArtFest, the art show for all second-semester art students, takes place today and Friday. There will be a public reception from 6-8 p.m. tonight in the Upper Forum (Room 1214) and Room 2104 of the West Building. Refreshments will be served.
Parents and other family members unable to attend the public reception are invited to visit Spring ArtFest during the school day. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday. Anyone coming during the day is asked to RSVP by contacting Julie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. All visitors will be required to show a state-issued ID when they check in at the Point entrance off parking lot B.
At tonight’s reception, students from the Ceramics and Foods classes will be selling bowls of soup for the Empty Bowls Project. Bowls of soup are available for $10, and anyone who pays keeps their bowl. Three soups will be available: creamy tomato basil soup with homemade croutons; curried carrot soup with tarragon oil; and chilled spicy avocado-cucumber soup with toasted coconut flakes. All proceeds will be going to the Libertyville Township Pantry.
SHS Hosting Building an AP Culture Conference
Stevenson is hosting the inaugural Building an AP Culture Conference today. The conference, which will have more than 100 educators in attendance, is aimed at schools with well-established Advanced Placement programs. Former District 125 Superintendent Timothy Kanold is the keynote speaker for the event. Several SHS faculty members will be giving presentations: Vanessa Lal, David Elbaum, Neal Roys, Steve Heller, Michelle Stone, Sandra Wright, Debbie Durham, Jon Grice, Jenessa Gerber, Seamus Campion, Justin Fisk, Brigit Riordan, Petra Sebastian, Brett Erdmann, Christina Palffy and Steve Wood.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson d. Grant, 25-17, 25-14: On Senior Night, Keenan Herman had nine kills and Josh Cliffer added six for the host Patriots (17-18, 6-5), who won their fourth straight. Nicholas Perozzi and Jeffrey Wang dished out 14 and nine assists, respectively. Sean Grant had 11 digs. – Daily Herald (stats)
Stevenson 16, Round Lake 5: Taylor Koenigs went 5-for-5 and hit three home runs, while Lexi Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi also homered for the visiting Patriots (19-14). Koenigs and Cortesi each drove in four runs. Dana Morgan also had three hits. – Daily Herald (linescore)
Glenbard West 16, Stevenson 6: The Patriots’ season came to an end with the second-round loss in the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state playoffs. SHS finished the year with a 9-14 record.
SHS Hosts, Competing in State Water Polo Tournament
Both of Stevenson’s varsity water polo teams will compete in the Illinois High School Association state tournament, which begins after school today at SHS. The boys will take on Brother Rice tonight at 7 o’clock and the girls will face New Trier at 4:30 Friday. If they win, the Patriots will play in the state semifinals Saturday morning. Click here to see the tournament schedule.
Volunteers are needed to help with transfer students in the fall. If you are interested in helping, please sign up in any Student Services office. This is a great opportunity to help a new student become familiar with SHS.
The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improve troupe, will perform its final show of the year at 7:30 tonight in the West Auditorium. Admission is free and the show will run for less than an hour. Alumni are scheduled to perform with the group.
Are you in a band? High school-aged bands of any shape, size and musical style are invited to join the ninth annual Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands presented by the city of Highland Park. More than $2,000 in cash and prizes is available. Last year’s winning band was from Stevenson. The application deadline is Monday. Sign up by sending an email to BattleoftheBands@BitterJester.com. Battles are held every Friday in June, with the finals on the Fourth of July.
Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.
Students who have enrolled to take AP Environmental Science next year need to come to the East Math and Science Office (Room 8080) to pick up their textbook and summer reading assignment before Tuesday, June 3.
It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.
All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.
Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.
Nina Weiss, the Visiting Artist of the Month for May, will be giving a presentation at the Rotunda Gallery during second period next Wednesday.
The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. next Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), down the stairs by the Sports Center. Any girl interested in joining cross country this fall should attend. See Coach LeVanti for details.
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.