Friday, January 16, 2015

Stand Strong Event Draws About 50 People

Approximately 50 people attended Thursday night’s Stand Strong event at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, which focused on the impact of drinking, drugs and the Internet on teen safety. The Daily Herald was on hand, and you can read coverage here ($).

Retired Teacher to be Featured in Two Books This Year

Retired Communication Arts faculty member Mary Christel may have stepped away from the classroom, but she is still very involved with education. In addition to contributing articles on using film to teach Shakespeare for teacher handbooks offered by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Christel has written chapters that will be included in two books being published early this year.

Yin and Yang in the English Classroom: Teaching With Popular Culture Texts will be available this month from Rowman and Littlefield. The book aims to help college professors and high school teachers teach literature and writing skills to students who often are disinterested in the subject matter. Christel wrote the opening chapter on “Literature Fundamentals and Pop Culture Connections: Entering a Noir World in the Classroom through Detective Fiction and Film Analysis.”

In May, she will have a chapter in Essentials of Using and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy: Visualizing Learning, published by Springer. Her chapter is titled “Presenting My Selfie to the Digital World: Visual Composition for Better Representation.” The chapter features work from current SHS Communication Arts teacher Elizabeth Kenney’s Film Genres students.

No Digest Monday

The Daily Digest will not be published on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 76, Lake Forest 69: Jalen Brunson scored 41 points, including 16-of-18 from the free-throw line, as the Patriots (16-1, 6-0) rallied in the final 3:28 to hand the host Scouts (16-1, 5-1) their first loss of the season. SHS led at halftime, 36-25, but Lake Forest fought back and took a 60-59 lead with 3:28 remaining in the game. Brunson then took over, scoring the Pats’ next six points as SHS took a 65-63 lead. After the Scouts tied the game at 65-65, Brunson delivered a no-look pass to Ryan Rosenbaum for a layup that gave Stevenson a 67-65 lead with under two minutes left, which it did not relinquish. Brunson closed the game at the foul line, hitting four free throws in the final minute. He hit all 10 of his free throw attempts in the fourth quarter. Connor Cashaw had 12 points and 6 rebounds. Justin Smith added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Matt Johnson scored 9 points and made 4 steals. The game will be featured on Comcast Channel 100 at noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Monday. – Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press, Daily Herald ($), CN100 Game of the Week highlights

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Grant 0: Kaitlyn Rudy led the Patriots with a 591 series at Lakes Bowl in Round Lake. She rolled games of 215, 213 and 163. Colleen VanDerMeulen added a 569 series that included a 213 game. Sam Szura had games of 216 and 193. Shu Wang had the best game of the day, a 221, and added a 178. Xanthe Coulson contributed a 183 game. SHS outscored Grant, 2,716-2,410.

Boys Bowling Team Sets Sights on State Berth

It’s been a record-setting season for the varsity boys bowling team, and this weekend head coach Barry Lapping’s squad begins its quest for even more notoriety. Stevenson, which has never qualified as a team for the Illinois High School Association state tournament, will compete in the IHSA Vernon Hills Regional at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn on Saturday. SHS is hoping to advance to the sectional, which it will host at Lakeside Lanes in Mundelein on January 24.

Watch Patriot Sports Online This Weekend

Three Patriot sporting events will be available for viewing online this weekend. Tonight’s wrestling match against Libertyville will be streamed live from the Sports Center by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 6 p.m. at this link. The boys basketball team’s game against Findlay Prep in Massachusetts on Saturday can been seen at 5:30 p.m. Central Time at this link. Also, the cheerleaders are taking part in the Grayslake North Invitational on Saturday. The freshman squad performs at 8:15 a.m., followed by the junior varsity at 9:50 and the varsity at 5:50 p.m. The event will be streamed live on High School Cube at this link.



Important MLK Day of Service Update

The school received an overwhelming response from students who wanted to participate in Monday’s MLK Day of Service volunteer program. Unfortunately, there were only 200 slots available, and more than 400 students signed up. To see if you made the list, click here.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Student Design Meeting

Students are invited to attend the 50th anniversary commemorative stained glass window design meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7096. During this time, Colorsmith Studio will present its initial design and seek input and feedback. There will be two student design meetings prior to the 50th anniversary window’s creation. SHS and Colorsmith Studio will host field trips, artist talks, and a gallery exhibit during the upcoming months to share this experience with the student body. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Grice at

All Juniors Meet With Their Counselors Thursday

All Stevenson High School juniors will have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the activity period on Thursday. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if they are members of a club meeting during the activity period. Click here for counselor locations.

1950s-Themed Photo Shoot in Wood Commons Wednesday

Calling all Pink Ladies and Greasers! In honor of this year’s Winterfest, Senior Class Board will be hosting a 1950s-themed photo shoot during all lunch periods on Wednesday in the Wood Commons. All are welcome!

Return Overdue Books, Pay Fines to the ILC ASAP

Please return all overdue library books and pay any overdue fines to the ILC before the end of the semester. Beginning Tuesday, no library materials may be checked out until books are returned and fines are paid.

Board Games in ILC Before, After School

The ILC is lending board games to students before and after school. At the moment, students can play chess, Apples to Apples, dominoes and Scrabble. Board games stay in the ILC.

Audition Sign-Ups for Winter Play Underway

Auditions for the winter play, “The Laramie Project,” will be held at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium (2206). Sign up for an audition on the callboard by the Performing Arts Center. Click here to download the audition packet.

Families Needed to Host Visiting German Students

If you’re interested in hosting a student visiting from Germany from April 12-24, applications are still being accepted. Applications are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414. For more information, contact Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500 or

Village of Lincolnshire Seeks Your Feedback

The Village of Lincolnshire wants to hear from Stevenson High School students regarding their impression of Lincolnshire. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey at The village will use the results of the survey to make further improvements. Student responses will be kept anonymous. The survey closes on Friday, January 30.


Are you interested in earning service hours for creating artwork? The Poster Design Club is looking for student-artists to create the upcoming fine arts event programs and poster designs. All students are invited to attend our meetings to learn about the upcoming opportunities. Meetings take place in Room 6008 on Thursday at 3:45 or Friday at 7:30 a.m.


Athletes wanting to be on the sophomore football team next fall will have a meeting from 7:30-8 a.m. Wednesday in the Little Theatre (Room 4200). If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Jacobson at


If you are great with PCs and web-based tools, and want to get paid for working with computers, this opportunity is for you. Local tech company is looking for tech help. Must have solid knowledge of software and hardware. Interested candidate need to provide resume with relevant skills and experience to

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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Amid threats, Duke University cancels Muslim call to prayer

Federal government weighs in on campus credit cards

White House launches nationwide superintendent summits


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