Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Final Incoming Freshman Orientation Night Wednesday

The third and final orientation evening for incoming freshmen and their parents or guardians will be held Wednesday.

Families are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. to receive two information packets, take a tour of the school, and turn in completed enrollment forms. The information packets will include enrollment and health forms, a 2017-18 Course Book, summer school catalog, and co-curricular guide.

An orientation program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Attendees will hear from Stevenson administrators and current students about the different courses and co-curricular activities available to students. School personnel will be available for questions after the program.

For families who are unable to attend any of the three orientation nights, packets will be delivered to feeder schools for distribution to parents on Friday.

History Bowl Team Wins Tournament Title

The varsity History Bowl team won its division at the Chicagoland Regional History Bowl and Bee Tournament at SHS on Saturday. The team roster featured seniors Ali Saeed and Nathan Cha, and juniors Chris Muth and Conrad Oberhaus. In the varsity History Bee competition, Saeed placed second, Oberhaus third and junior Chris Muth was a finalist. In the junior varsity competition, freshman David Holmquist placed second and freshman Meehir Dixit was a finalist.

Consortium Band Festival on SBN Tonight

Tonight’s Consortium Band Festival will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m. from the Performing Arts Center. You can watch the broadcast at www.d125.org/sbn.

Girls Basketball Cancer Fundraiser is Wednesday

The SHS girls basketball program will hold its annual Think Pink/Kay Yow Night fundraiser to fight women’s cancers on Wednesday. The Patriots will wear pink uniforms during their game against Warren, and special pink T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Individuals who are currently battling, or have battled, women’s cancers will be honored at center court during halftime of the varsity game. For more information, click here.

Clubs Host Middle School Creative Writing Festival

The WIT and WRITE clubs combined to host a creative writing competition and festival for middle school students on Saturday. Approximately 65 students came to Stevenson to hear keynote speaker Simone Elkeles, a published writer and member of the District 125 community. They participated in a writing workshop, and later took part in an awards ceremony. Eighty-four sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students submitted their writing before Winter Break in the categories of fiction, poetry and drama. Approximately 20 Stevenson students, members of the two sponsoring clubs, read and judged the younger students’ writing. The SHS contingent was trained in how to calibrate and judge writing using a rubric, and were trained in running a writing workshop. Jim Barnabee and Denise Foster are the sponsors of the WIT and WRITE clubs, respectively.


Friday’s Daily Digest omitted the name of senior Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla from the list of table tennis team members who competed in Thursday’s triangular match.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

New Trier Green 5, Stevenson 2: Sophomore Seth Cohen and senior Daniel Wolfe scored goals for the host Patriots (15-19) at Twin Rinks. Seniors Jason Roseman and Jason Spector assisted on Cohen’s first-period goal, which tied the game at 1-1. Junior Jackson Leptich had the assist on Wolfe’s goal. – Boxscore

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at IHSA Lake Zurich Regional: The Patriots won their second regional championship in the past three years, edging Lake Zurich in a back-and-forth battle. SHS compiled a team score of 6,394 pins, 88 ahead of the Bears, and had three of the top five bowlers at the Brunswick Zone in Deer Park. Junior Lucas Pinkus rolled a 1,383 six-game series and finished second, while senior and defending state champion Zach Singer was third at 1,351. Josh Singer, Zach’s triplet brother, was fifth with 1,335, and had a top game of 269. Senior Jake Kozak shot the highest game of the day for Stevenson, a 287, the highest of his career and tied for sixth all-time. He bowled five games and recorded a 992 series. Senior Gabe Gordon contributed a 1,173 series. Stevenson will take part in the Vernon Hills Sectional on Saturday. – Official Results, Daily Herald

Boys Swimming

Stevenson at 62nd annual Trevian Relays: The Patriots won meet for the first time, edging host and defending meet champion New Trier, 195-187. Defending state champion York was third (186). In addition to the three traditional relays (the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free), the other eight individual events were turned into “relays” by adding the finishing times of the two competitors from each school. SHS won three relays and had the fastest individual swimmer in three events: Sophomore Topher Stensby in the 50-yard freestyle (21.35) and 100 free (47.84), and junior Nick Baginski in the 100 butterfly (51.32). Stensby and senior Andrew Shashin (49.34) combined to win the 100 free. Junior Daniel Ng (1:59.35) and sophomore Joseph Song (2:01.75) had the top combined finish in the 200 individual medley. SHS also won the junior varsity 200 free relay (1:29.97), which counted toward the varsity score. The JV 200 free team consisted of junior Collin Kapecki, sophomores Maxim Ryaguzov and Jacob Rosenkranz, and freshman Niccolo Comini. – Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson hosted Lake County Invitational: The Patriots posted their best score of the season (135.425) en route to a fifth-place finish among nine teams in the Field House. Sophomore Zoe Hinz placed fifth in the all-around (34.650), and was third on balance beam (9.10) and fifth in floor exercise (9.10). Freshman Riley Polatsek tied for eighth on beam (8.85) and classmate Emily Weinstein tied for 10th on floor (8.75). Sophomore Johnna Geick tied for 10th in uneven bars (8.35). – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald


Stevenson at Maine West Duals: The varsity girls went 15-0 while the varsity boys were 11-4.


Stevenson hosted Varsity Dual Invitational: The 10th-ranked Patriots improved to 15-3 by winning two of three matches, topping Yorkville (41-18) and Huntley (41-31) before falling to No. 8 Deerfield (23-2). Four SHS wrestlers went 3-0 on the day: sophomore Tommy Frezza at 113 pounds, and seniors Eric Carter (152), Dylan Geick (160) and Nikita Nepomnyashchiy (170), who had missed several meets with a shoulder injury. – Daily Herald

Boys Diving

Stevenson at 42nd annual Hinsdale Central Invitational: Senior Matthew Krames finished seventh out of 54 divers from 39 schools, the first Patriot diver to place in the meet’s top 12 since 2012. He scored 422.95 points in 11 dives in the meet, which is considered by many as a preview of the state diving meet. Junior Danny Less finished 26th with a five-dive score of 153.25 points. SHS tied for 11th in the team standings. The meet was held at Glenbrook North due to the temporary closure of Hinsdale’s pool.

Girls Basketball

Marist 48, Stevenson 36: At the Subway Classic at Willowbrook High School, the Patriots’ saw their four-game winning streak snapped. Senior Ashley Richardson led SHS with 11 points and junior Kiana Cencula added nine.

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 3, York 2: Sophomore Zach Wesley scored two goals and junior goalie Nick Cimarusti turned away 21 of 23 shots at Twin Rinks for the host Patriots. Wesley’s first goal near the midway mark of the second period gave SHS (15-18) broke a 1-1 tie, and his second early in the third period extended the lead to 3-1. Junior Roey Kleiman assisted on Wesley’s first goal. – Boxscore


AP Art Portfolio Review Packets Available

All students who registered for AP Drawing, AP 2D (non-photo option), and AP 3D for next school year, please stop by the East Fine Arts Office (6080) to pick up the AP Art Portfolio Review packet, or pick one up from your current art teacher. The Portfolio Review process is a required part of your registration in these courses. If you have any questions, please see your art art teacher, or contact Mrs. Hyken (khyken@d125.org).  Portfolios are due no later than Friday, February 10 in the East Fine Arts Office (6080).

Fashion Show Volunteers Needed

The fourth annual 2017 Fashion Show benefiting Dress for Success will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21. A meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 2 in Room 1612. If you are interested in modeling, make-up, hair, model dressing, staging, hospitality or photography, please come and learn more about the show! If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Host Families Needed for German Students

Students from Germany will be visiting Stevenson from March 5-17, and we need your help! Please consider hosting one or more students for an unforgettable family experience. Information is available by emailing Suzanne Paloian at spaloian@d125.org or by calling 847-415-4500. If you are interested, complete this Student/Family Information Form and email it to spaloian@d125.org or return it to Room 2414 at your earliest convenience. Forms will be accepted in the order received.

Mandatory Meeting for Orchestra Italy Trip

All students (and their parents) interested in participating in the strings program’s 2017-18 trip to southern Italy will have a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Orchestra Room (2200).


Juniors and seniors interested in cancer research are invited to apply for the summer researcHStart program, a joint effort between the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Applications must be received by Friday, January 20. Find more details here. There are a number of other summer career programs and camps that are currently accepting applications or will be soon. Please see a current list of these opportunities by visiting the Career Exploration webpage. Applications for career shadows during Spring Break are now being accepted. Applications can be found here or stop by the CCC to pick one up. Once your completed form is turned into the CCC, you will be contacted to set up an appointment. Email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org if you have questions or need more information.


Attention seniors: Are you considering attending the College of Lake County? Would you like to take a field trip to learn more about its opportunities? We are offering two dates for field trips to CLC: Wednesday, February 1 (designed for seniors who have an IEP or 504 plan) and Wednesday, February 8 (for seniors who do not have an IEP or 504 plan). Both field trips will depart at 8:30 a.m. from parking lot C. Students will return to SHS in time for fifth-period lunch. If interested, seniors should pick up the permission slip and interest form at the College Career Center (Room 1123) by Friday, January 27. Each trip will be limited to 40 seniors. We hope you will join us!

Applications are now available for the Lake County Federation of Teachers’ Joe Hutten $1,000 Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honor the late educator Joe Hutten. Students must intend to attend an Illinois public institution (two- or four-year) to qualify. All other scholarship requirements are listed on the application. Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) for an application. The application deadline is Monday.


Anime Club will meet today. Join us in Room 1414, at 3:30 to relax, watch movies and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

The Stevenson Styler fashion magazine will have its first meeting to begin planning the spring/summer edition at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 1612. The magazine is looking for members interested in all areas of magazine production including writers, models, photographers, editors and more. New members are always welcome!

Do you like ice skating? Catalyst invites you to skate the “ribbon” at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago after school on Friday. The bus will leave from Stevenson at 3:45 and return by 10:30. You won’t have to wait in line for skate rental because Catalyst has a private room scheduled. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, rentals and light snacks. (Bring extra money to buy more food if you’re hungry.) Pay at the Patriot Superstore and make sure you turn in this permission form.


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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

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