Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WYSE Team Wins Sectional, Earns State Finals Bid

Stevenson’s Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering team won the Unlimited Division at the WYSE Academic Challenge North Chicago Sectional last Friday, earning a trip to the state finals at the University of Illinois on April 14. The Unlimited Division is for schools with enrollments of 1,500 or more. Stevenson compiled a team score of 496.2, ahead of Libertyville (486.2) and Barrington (465.5). Three students from the 14-member varsity won top honors in three categories: senior Julianne Yang (Biology), and juniors Eric Qian (Chemistry) and Jason Lu (Physics).

WYSE is an international program based at the University of Illinois that seeks to attract students to careers in engineering and the sciences. WYSE members compete in a series of tests drawn from senior high school and freshman-level college courses including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.

Co-Curricular Fair for Incoming Freshmen Next Wednesday

All incoming freshmen and their families are invited to the Student Activities Division’s annual Co-Curricular Fair on Wednesday, March 23. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Field House. Admission is free. Representatives from more than 130 clubs, over 35 sports teams, and the intramurals program will be on hand to answer questions and sign Class of 2020 members up for next school year. Families should park in lot D for easiest access to the Field House.

Alumni Brothers’ Band Playing House of Blues

SHS alums Phil Jacobson (Class of 2004) and his brother Mark (Class of 2008) and their band The Shades will play a free session at Chicago’s House of Blues at 6 p.m. Friday. Reservations are recommended (click here).


Tuesday’s Digest had an inferior link for ordering a T-shirt or sweatshirt to support the brother of SHS freshman Lindsey McFadden. You can order shirts at


Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 15, Loyola 10: The top-ranked Patriots (4-0) held off the No. 15 Ramblers in the Patriot Aquatic Center, thanks in part to seven goals from Allison Travetto and 15 saves by goalie Lauren Burns. Loyola scored the opening goal and also held a 2-1 lead midway through the first quarter. Travetto tied the game at 2-2 and Lauren Maloney gave the Pats a 3-2 lead less than a minute later, which they did not relinquish. The Ramblers closed to within 8-7 in the third quarter, but Tanya Shkiler, Travetto and Claire Haas scored consecutive goals as Stevenson took control. Haas scored four goals, while Maloney and Shkiler each had two.

Girls Soccer

New Trier 4, Stevenson 0: The Patriots fell to the Trevians (2-0) in their season opener in the Stadium.

Boys Ice Hockey Team Optimistic for 2016-17

Despite the impending loss of its two leading scorers, the SHS boys ice hockey team is optimistic about its prospects for the 2016-17 season. New head coach Tom Wood will have centers Michael Dowd and Jackson Leptich, currently sophomores, back in the fold, and both of the Patriots’ goalies, junior Joshua Pike and sophomore Nick Cimarusti. Dowd tied for third in points this year with 25, while Lepitch was fifth with 23. Pike had four shutouts and a three-goals-allowed average in 23 games, while Cimarusti posted one shutout and a 3.61 GAA.

Boys Volleyball Alum Gets Big Surprise

Former Stevenson boys volleyball player Jonah May (Class of 2013) received a big surprise Monday night when he and the Princeton University men’s volleyball team traveled to Chicago to face Loyola University. The Patriot boys volleyball team showed up to cheer him on, including the two men who coached him at SHS: current head coach Eric Goolish, who was an assistant during May’s years on varsity, and former head coach Tim Crow, who stepped down after the 2013 season.


Special Schedules for Thursday, Friday

Thursday will be a late arrival day for any student who is not taking the PARCC math exam. If you’re taking the PARCC exam, please arrive by 7:30. You’ll be tested from 8-1:30, then will attend periods 6-8. All other students will follow the late arrival schedule, with classes starting at 10:30. On Friday, the bell schedule will be backward to make up for the afternoon classes lost on Tuesday. The first period of the day will be eighth period, the second will be seventh, etc. Students taking PARCC English exams need to report by 7:30, with testing going from 8-10. After PARCC testers finish, they will attend periods 6-1. Click here for all the details.

Informational Meeting for Fashion Show Today

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in volunteering or modeling for the Fashion Show today in Room 1612 (the Clothing Lab) from 3:30-4:15. Those interested in modeling, working backstage, doing hair and makeup, hospitality and more should attend. The Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the PAC. Time responsibilities will vary based on roles. Questions? Contact Mrs. Erickson at

Pick Up Your PSAT Results in Room 2416

Students who took the PSAT exam in October can pick up their results in the West Attendance Office (Room 2416). Students will be required to show their current ID.

Receive Graduation Announcements Next Tuesday

Seniors who ordered graduation announcements from Jostens can pick them up during seventh or eighth period next Tuesday in the Wood Commons by the Student Activities Office.

Spring Fling Planning Meeting March 24

It’s time to begin planning for Spring Fling. Send a representative from your team to meet during lunch periods Thursday, March 24 in Room 2104.

Sophomores, Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Download your application here or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 5. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

Odyssey Clay Masks Available in Room 1422

Students who participated in either day of the Clay Mask class during Odyssey can pick up their masks in Room 1422.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation April 7

The next Visiting Artist of the Month presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 7 during fourth and fifth periods. Mark Jackson, studio director for Project Onward, will be the featured speaker at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.


Attention seniors: The Local Scholarship Packet deadline is Thursday. Please turn your completed packet into Mrs. McGurn in the College Career Center (Room 1123).


A reminder that IM Dodgeball packets are due this week! Sophomores are due today, and freshman are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, come see us in Room 3040.


Come to the $1 Music and Movies Night after school on Wednesday, April 6, sponsored by the Black Association of Stevenson Students and Diversity Council. For just $1, you can watch the movie “Drumline” and have free pizza and soda. You’ll need to get parent permission to attend. Click here to download the permission form, or pick one up in the Student Activities Office. The movie will start at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1414.


Due to overwhelming response, we cannot accept any more new Career Shadow applications at this time. If you have already filled out an application or sent an email to Mrs. Willock, you will be contacted regarding an appointment. We will resume accepting applications again after Spring Break, so please check back! If you have general career questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Willock. Summer career camps and programs can be found on the Career Exploration web page, and make sure to follow the College and Career Center on Facebook for any upcoming college and career-related events and information!

Applications for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s summer internship for future healthcare professionals are being accepted until Wednesday, April 6. This is only open to juniors and seniors. For more information, please click here.

Interested in a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)? Plan on attending Fermilab’s Career Expo on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Batavia. This is a free event and no registration is required. Read more here


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