Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SHS Parents, Students Invited to Stand Strong
Stevenson parents and students are invited to attend the first meeting of Stand Strong, a community coalition dedicated to helping prevent alcohol and substance abuse in the Stevenson community. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire.

Communication Arts Faculty Co-Author New Book
Two current and two former Communication Arts faculty members are authors of a new book, “Literature Activities Teens Actually Love: Authentic Projects for the Language Arts Classroom.” Current SHS faculty members Bill Fritz and Lisa Lukens were half of the writing team. The other two were Beth Ahlgrim, now the chairwoman of the English department at Deerfield High School, and Jeremy Gertzfield, who is currently teaching at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. Their book features lesson plans incorporating alternatives as diverse as Facebook and quilting to show how teachers and students can bridge the technology gap by finding creative solutions to traditional academic problems.

Sodexo Contest Winners Named
Eitan Troyansky, a senior from Buffalo Grove, was the grand prize winner of a mountain bike in the recent contest sponsored by Sodexo’s food service operation. More than 1,500 entires were submitted in the contest, which ran from April through mid-May. Ten other students won iTunes gift cards: Ross Bessinger, Jacob Cortesi, Haruya Maeda, Ethan Marx, Evencio Reyna, Michael Saeli, Sarah Sawyer, Nina Wright, Dong Yoon and Richy Zenner.

Band Awards Ceremony Thursday Night
The Band Awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at IHSA Libertyville Sectional: Top-seeded Buffalo Grove (22-2-3) upended the 14th-seeded Patriots, 2-1, in a game whose start was delayed by two and a half hours due to lightning. Goalkeeper Maddy Boutros helped keep the game close for SHS (7-11-4). Haley Green scored Stevenson’s lone goal with nine minutes remaining, cutting the Bison’s two-goal lead in half. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at IHSA Highland Park Regional: Deerfield defeated the Patriots, 25-16, 25-18. Keenan Herman and Grant Maleski each had four kills for SHS (18-19), and Josh Cliffer added three. Nicholas Perozzi had 10 assists and Timothy Park made nine digs. – Daily Herald (statistics)

Regional Games for Baseball, Softball
The varsity baseball and softball teams have regional playoff games scheduled today. The Patriot baseball team will play host to Glenbrook South in the SHS Regional semifinals at 4:30, while the softball team takes on Zion-Benton at the New Trier Regional semifinals at the same time.


All library books are due back to the ILC by Friday. Any overdue books or fines are due immediately. As of today, anyone with outstanding fines or overdue books will not be able to check out any library equipment.

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.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at

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 next Tuesday, June 3.

Any students participating in SPARK this summer, who also would like to enter science competitions with their research, should come to Room 1904 after school on Thursday to learn how to prepare for competitions during their SPARK internship. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

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 next 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.


The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today 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.

Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.


Career Days are coming to Stevenson! Today is Healthcare and Medicine Career Day. All presentations will take place during all periods in the Recital Hall.  Presenters scheduled to speak include an ER/trauma nurse, a pediatrician, a physical therapist and occupational therapist. On Thursday, we will have a STEM Career Day to include presentations from a chemical engineer, food scientist, web developer, and radiation protection specialist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock ( in the College/Career Center for an application.


During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Wednesday, June 4 — 7-3

Thursday, June 5  — 7-1

Friday, June 6  — 7-3

The Testing Center is open regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

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