Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stained Glass Window Feedback Deadline Friday

Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice talked with Pioneer Press about the stained glass window project underway to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary. The window, which will cover the four glass panels above the Sports Center entrance, is scheduled to be installed by the end of May. Students, staff and all members of the Stevenson community are invited to offer feedback on the window design proposals, which are on display in the Information and Learning Center through Friday.

Class of 2014 Artwork on Display at Village Hall

Artwork by several members of the Class of 2014 will be on display at the Lincolnshire Village Hall through early January. The artwork is part of the school’s permanent collection. Students in the show include Rebecca Weisz, Danielle Rudy, Jack Cottle, Margaret Krebs, Dylan Tuckman, Tessa Kamp, Kylee Twarowski, Nick Averill and Andrea Hunt. The Lincolnshire Village Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during evening meetings.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 44, Evanston 32: Ashley Richardson scored a career-high 19 points, including a 10-for-13 performance from the free throw line, and the visiting Patriots rallied past the Wildkits in their season opener. SHS outscored Evanston 16-0 in the fourth quarter, after entering the period trailing, 32-28. Janine Fajardo added 12 points. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Libertyville 0: At Lakeside Lanes, Matt Poetker led the Patriots (2-0) led a trio of bowlers with three-game series scores above 600. Poetker rolled games of 236, 220 and 198 for a 654 series. Eddie Mendrala had a 625 series, with games of 225, 210 and 190. Zach Singer added a 616, which included a 214 plus a pair of 201s. Richy Zenner bowled a 572 (213, 207, 152). Rafa Ridao appeared in two games, recording scores of 222 and 184. Michael Aranyi had a 203 in his lone appearance. SHS broke the 3,000-pin barrier again, outscoring the Wildcats, 3,075-2,605.

Three Patriots Picked for All-NSC Girls Volleyball Team

Three members of the Patriot girls volleyball team earned spots on the All-North Suburban Conference team, while two others received honorable mention. Selected to the team were junior libero Morgan Berland, junior setter Corissa Kurth, and sophomore outside hitter Jori Radtke. Honorable mention honors went to senior libero Dana Pflugradt and junior outside hitter Isabela Milejczyk.

Former Volleyball Coach Earns Top Honor in CCIW

Former Stevenson volleyball coach Leanne Ulmer earned Coach of the Year honors in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. She guided Carthage College to the league championship. The Lady Reds finished the year with a 36-4 record and reached the championship match of the NCAA Division III Regional in Kenosha before falling to top-ranked Calvin College.

Water Polo Fundraiser at Go Roma Lincolnshire Today

Stevenson’s water polo teams are having a fundraiser today at Go Roma in Lincolnshire from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Twenty percent of sales will come back to the water polo program by using this flyer (PDF).


Monday’s Digest incorrectly reported that the girls fencing team won the overall championship of the SHS Fencing Invitational last Saturday. Stevenson won the women’s foil title.


PPA Bake Sale Today

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

FMP Mentor Informational Meetings on Friday

Sophomores and juniors interested in being student mentors in the FMP program during the 2015-16 school year are invited to attend an informational meeting during all lunch periods in the Recital Hall on Friday.

Pep Bus Available for Saturday’s Football Game

A pep bus will be available for students who want to attend Stevenson’s IHSA Class 8A state football semifinal game at Glenbard West on Saturday. Students who want to ride the bus must turn in a completed permission form (click here to download) and $10 to cover the cost of a game ticket and transportation. Presale tickets are available through Friday in the Superstore for $6. The Superstore is open before school and during the lunch periods.

Help SWAT Celebrate the Great American Smokeout

Stop by the Wood Commons during all lunch periods on Thursday to help celebrate the Great American Smokeout. The SHS SWAT Team (Students Working Against Tobacco) will be present, along with a representative from the American Cancer Society. The Great American Smokeout event encourages smokers to make this the day to quit or make a plan to quit. You’ll also be able to sign-up for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which will be held next June.

Give Your Feedback on Stained Glass Window Designs

All students are invited to provide feedback on the design proposals for the stained glass window that will be installed over the Sports Center entrance next semester as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. You can stop by the ILC and offer feedback on design proposals through Friday.

Find Out Science Opportunities Available for Students

For information on upcoming science events, contests, career exploration, awards and scholarships outside of SHS for students, please visit the science web page and click on the “Student Opportunities” link to the right.


Write Club meets today after school in Room 7018.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today and Thursday in the East ILC.

Chess Club meets Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Law Club meets Thursday at 3:45 in Room 7054.


The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by Friday.


The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at or in the College/Career Center if interested.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at to set up an appointment.


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