Tuesday, September 22, 2015

98% of Class of 2015 in College; UI Still Most Popular

98% of the Class of 2015 is attending college this fall, according to the College/Career Center‘s annual survey of graduating Stevenson seniors. Most of the newest alumni are attending four-year schools (89%), most of which are public institutions. Highlights of the report:

  • The Class of 2015 can be found on 200 different campuses in 39 states, with 44% of the group starting their college education in Illinois.
  • The University of Illinois remains the most popular destination for SHS students, with 142 students (17% of four-year, college-bound students) in Urbana this fall.
  • After UI, the most popular four-year choices are Indiana University (46), the University of Missouri (38), Illinois State University (29), the University of Iowa (28), the University of Illinois at Chicago (27), the University of Wisconsin (25), Northwestern University (19), Michigan State University (18) and Loyola University Chicago (17).
  • 63 are attending the College of Lake County, the leading two-year college choice. Nine are going to Harper College.
  • Nine are enrolled at five of the eight Ivy League schools: Columbia (3), Harvard (3), Cornell (1), Penn (1) and Yale (1).

Click here to read the entire report.

Stevenson Center to Host Green City Market Leaders

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy will host a presentation by two of the leaders of Chicago’s Green City Market at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mettawa. Executive Director Melissa Flynn and board member Elizabeth Richter will share the story and mission of the independent, nonprofit market, which seeks to provide Chicagoans with locally produced, healthy food. Admission is free for students who register by email to info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org, and $15 for adults. Click here to buy tickets.

No Digest Wednesday

The Digest will not be published on Wednesday, since there is no school in observance of Yom Kippur.


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 5, North Chicago 0: Jun Min scored 2 goals, and Avery Delgado had a goal and an assist for the Patriots (6-2) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Elliott Lueck and Kuzuki Niimi scored the other goals. Steven O’Reilly assisted on 2 goals, and Jake Nunez and Kai Mayahara added assists. Keepers Jeremy Klaber and Ethan Kalis each made 2 saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Forest 0: The host Patriots improved to 10-0 on the season with the victory at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The winning singles players were Zoe Taylor (6-1, 6-1), Dhwani Kumar (6-0, 6-1) and Maria Sarabia (3-6, 6-4, ret.). The winning doubles tandems were Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao (6-1, 6-3), Alexandra Zoubareva/Elizabeth Ferdman (6-4, 6-2), Gwen Heidkamp/Paige Nierman (6-0, 6-0), and Samantha Burger/Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-0, 6-1).

Girls Golf

Stevenson 171, Lake Forest 178: Alexia Fidman and Myra Peterson led the Pats at Deerpath Golf Course with 41s. Olivia Stomberg carded a 44 and Maddie Schaetzlein added a 45.

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Invitational: The Patriots finished third at Ivanhoe Country Club, posting a score of 320, 12 strokes behind Barrington and Mundelein. Jackson Bussell led SHS with a 77, one stroke behind the three medalists. Kamaren Sandhu and James Dvorak shot a 79, and Kevin Chin chipped in with an 85. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Hersey, 21-25, 27-25, 25-17: Isabella Milejczyk had a game-high 13 kills and Jori Radtke added 10 as the host Patriots (19-4) rallied past the Huskies in nonconference action. After winning the opening game, Hersey (12-5) took a 17-14 lead in the second before SHS rallied. Corissa Kurth dished out 29 assists. Jordan Taborek added 6 kills and Morgan Berland had 17 digs. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey Teams Raise Money for Cancer Groups

The field hockey teams from Stevenson and Glenbard West donated $2,100 to the American Cancer Society and $2,100 to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition following their “Stick it to Cancer” games on September 10 in Glen Ellyn. The teams raised the money through the sale of T-shirts and baked goods, raffles and donations.

Coat Drive Continues at Homecoming Football Game

Friday’s Homecoming football game against Libertyville provides another opportunity for spectators to donate winter coats for needy and homeless veterans through the Lake County Veteran’s Assistance Commission’s Operation Stand Down. Men’s, women’s and children’s coats of all sizes will be collected at Friday’s game, as well as the final regular-season home game against Zion-Benton on October 16.


Parent Information Meeting for Trip to Iceland

The parent information meeting for next summer’s “Fire and Ice” trip to Iceland will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall (Room 4100). This opportunity is open to sophomores and juniors who have taken or are currently enrolled in AP Geography or any science course. Join us Thursday to learn more about this exciting trip abroad. Visit the Iceland trip website.

Want Homecoming Tickets? Buy Them at the Door

The only way to get tickets for Saturday’s Homecoming Dance is to buy them at the door for $30 each. You can pay in cash, use your school ID to pay through your Patriot Dollars account, or with a check made out to Stevenson High School. Only SHS students can buy tickets at the door. Non-SHS students may not buy tickets at the door. The dance starts at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Field House.

Class Ring Orders for the Class of 2018

Sophomores can order their class ring Thursday and Friday, October 1-2, during the lunch periods in the Wood Commons. Can’t wait? You can also order a ring online at jostens.com.


Juniors and seniors: Please check Naviance daily to see an updated list of colleges that have scheduled a visit to Stevenson. The following colleges are visiting this week: Rutgers University, University of Oregon, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, Chapman University, USC, Lake Forest College, University of New Hampshire, Rice University, Purdue University, Emory University, Penn State, Barnard College, Colorado College, Texas Christian, University of Wisconsin, Embry-Riddle, Marymount Manhattan College, Yale University, University of Denver, Clemson University, Drexel University, St. Norbert College, Western Illinois University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Northern Iowa. Please check Naviance for the dates and times. Remember to check our website for instructions on how to sign up for a college visit on Naviance. Please remember to print your confirmation page and have it signed two days prior to the college visit and have the page signed by your teacher.

The College of Lake County is hosting an Engineering Night for juniors and seniors at 6 p.m. Thursday. If you are interested in science, technology, engineering or math, this would be a great opportunity for you to explore your college and career opportunities. Doors open at 5:30. Register for up to three presentations by various colleges and universities. You can pre-register on the CLC Stem website:  www.clcillinois.edu/STEM.

Attention juniors and seniors: Learn about the academic programs, on- and off-campus resources and opportunities, and the admission process for the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a special program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Libertyville High School.


Come to Chinese Club after school today in Room 2812 for fun Chinese games like mahjong and yummy food like potstickers and egg rolls.

Key Club’s next general meeting is today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032.  Representatives from our community service sites will be speaking about Key Club’s volunteering opportunities. New members are always welcome.

Want to eat Israeli and Russian food? Want to show off your cooking skills? Join Club Israel and the Russian Club for a special cooking event! We will be making falafel, shakshuka, Russian beet salad, and farm cheese crepes from 3:30 to 5:30 Thursday in the Culinary Arts Lab, Room 1406.

Sophomores: Help decorate your east hallway for Homecoming! We’re meeting after school in the College/Career Center. All sophomores are welcome, and you earn community service hours too!

Do you want to help change the world? Stevenson’s very own Gay-Straight Alliance meets on Tuesdays. Come on down for support, friends and fun. We meet in Room 6012 right after school.

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

Do you love animals? Do you want to help a great cause? The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets for local animal shelters at its next meeting on Tuesday, September 29. Come out to help support our local shelters while getting a community service hour! The meeting will be at 3:45 in Room 2500. We hope to see you there!


Interested in participating in a Career Shadow? The Career Exploration Program can connect you with a professional that will host you for a day-long job shadow in a number of different areas, including healthcare, business, engineering and others.  Career shadows provide you the opportunity to experience what it is really like on the job, and can connect you to lifelong mentors that can help guide your career direction and future. Please visit the Career Exploration web page and fill out a Career Shadow application or email Mrs. Willock in the College and Career Center at dwillock@d125.org.


Any baseball player interested in trying out next spring should attend an informational meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 6050. If you cannot attend the meeting, see Coach Block in Room 7080. Also, any interested baseball player who has not yet picked up their Lou Malnati’s fundraising coupons can pick them up from Coach Block in 7080.


All baseball and softball players are welcome to take part in Open Field Baseball/Softball after school on selected dates, which are listed on the Intramurals page.


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