Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Junior Named to National Archery All-Star Team

Junior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse has been named to the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program USA All-Star Team. She was one of 19 archers selected from a group of 14,492 who competed at the recent NASP national tournament. Hartman-Stackhouse finished fourth out of 2,150 competitors in the female division at nationals, posting a score of 295 with 25 bullseyes. She also won $15,000 in a scholarship shootout at the tournament. Last week, the junior earned a place on the NASP All-American Academic Team.

State Championship Apparel Available

Special apparel is available for Stevenson’s latest three state championship teams: badminton, and boys and girls water polo. Orders will be taken online until Friday. Click here to order.

AP Physics 1 Classes Hold Annual Cardboard Regatta

The Advanced Placement Physics 1 classes held their annual cardboard boat races in the Patriot Aquatic Center on Monday. The races allowed students to have fun after AP exams while applying the concepts of buoyancy and pressure they learned in the classroom. Click here to watch a Daily Herald video from the third-hour classes, which included a brief interviews with sophomore Anne Baldino and teacher Lauren Albert. In each of the 12 classes, students split into groups of four to design and make their boats, and one student was picked to be the pilot. The goal was to create a boat that could sustain the weight of its pilot as he or she paddled through the water, attempting to cross the short side of the pool (approximately 15-20 yards).


Tuesday’s Digest misspelled the name of senior David Liu, who earned honorable mention selection to the Daily Herald Lake County Academic Team.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Fremd Regional: UCLA-bound senior Grant Maleski recorded 20 kills on 28-of-33 hitting to lead the fifth-seeded Patriots past No. 21 St. Viator, 25-19, 27-25, in the regional semifinals. SHS (24-12) will face No. 13 Palatine, which upset No. 4 Lake Zurich, for the regional championship tonight at 6 o’clock. The two teams squared off last Thursday, with the Pirates prevailing in three games on Senior Night. Against St. Viator (17-20), Maleski’s final two kills broke a 25-25 tie in the second game. Junior Leo Chen added five kills and also had team highs with five digs and three aces. Junior Matt Cliffer and senior Sudhish Gogula contributed three kills apiece, and Cliffer had a team-best three block assists. Junior setter Haddon Kay was 56-of-56 with 31 assists. – Daily Herald

Today’s Regional Softball Games Postponed

Today’s IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional softball games have been postponed to Thursday due to unplayable field conditions. Stevenson will play Mundelein at 2 p.m., followed by Libertyville and Lake Forest at 4:30. The winner of Thursday’s games will play for the regional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.

SHS Dominates Illinois Water Polo Awards

The state champion girls and boys water polo teams are well-represented in the end-of-season awards from Illinois Water Polo. Junior Claire Haas was named Girls Player of the Year and her coach, Jeff Wimer, was selected as Girls Coach of the Year. Wimer’s son, Sean Wimer, is the Boys Coach of the Year. Haas led the 10-member Girls All-State first team, which included junior Eileen Hoang. Sophomore Eleanor Michaud was picked for the second team and senior Fiona Gaffney was a third-team selection. On the boys’ side, seniors Dan Maleski and Andrew Shashin were named to the first team. Sophomore Collin Kapecki was a second-team selection and junior Justin Ginsberg was named to the third team.

Boys Swimming and Diving Honored for Academics

The varsity boys swimming and diving team has earned a gold-level Scholar Team Award from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America for earning a 3.752 grade-point average during the 2016-17 season. Gold is the highest level possible.

Baseball Team at Mundelein Regional Thursday

Stevenson’s baseball team will take on Fremd in the semifinals of the IHSA Mundelein Regional at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The Patriots are the No. 6 seed in the Glenbrook South Sectional, while the Vikings are No. 11. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal will play for the regional championship at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mundelein and Glenbrook South will square off in the first semifinal today.


Information on Textbook Returns During Finals

Textbook returns will be located in the Lower Sports Center from 7:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. today and Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to noon Friday. After Friday, all textbooks must be returned to the School Business Office (Room 2426). Teachers should not accept any textbook returns, as this may cause a delay in processing and result in the students being fined for their books. Seniors must have all their textbooks returned, and any textbook fines paid, before they receive their diplomas.  

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Portraits

VIP Photography is ready to book your senior portrait session! Times are available now, but they fill up fast. Please make an appointment online at or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Information about photo packages and pricing is available on the VIP website, Please see the parent letter and senior portrait brochure for more information regarding available photo times and session information.

Have You Ever Wanted to Give a TED Talk?

Have you ever wanted to give a TED talk? Speaker applications are now being accepted for the Vernon Area Public Library’s third annual TEDx event, which will be held October 15. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 30. Speaker applications and details can be found at

Juniors, Don’t Put Your Senior Year in Jeopardy

Most of Stevenson’s Class of 2018 has failed to comply with the state’s meningitis immunization mandate, jeopardizing completion of their senior year. The state requires that before October 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16th birthday, or of receiving two meningitis vaccinations, with the first dose given on or after their 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the first dose. Students failing to comply with the state mandate by October 15 will be excluded from classes until the requirement is met. Questions about the requirement can be directed to the West Nurse’s Office at  847-415-4025 or 4028.


Illinois Senate approves budget plan with $5.4B tax increase

University of Chicago medical school receives $100M gift, its largest ever

Science, financial literacy emphasized in new CPS grad requirements

Student who sued over hacking expulsion returned to Glenbrook North

Baxter to pay $175K for CLC fabrication lab renovation

Third mumps case confirmed at Jacobs High School

Incorrect signature forces reprint of Oswego East diplomas

Crystal Lake middle school principal takes job at McHenry East

New Grass Lake board parts ways with longtime superintendent

DePaul names music building for outgoing president

Students designing decals for Springfield public works trucks

New frat house to be established for NIU’s fall semester


Federal data single out colleges where low-income students fare worst

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

A first in Maryland’s public schools: Students learn Korean

University of Arizona plans to establish international “microcampuses”

Colleges find a new way to make money: Testing centers

Vermont college punishes 67 students for protesting speaker

California State University to stop using placement tests

It’s shockingly easy to cheat San Diego Unified’s online courses


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