Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Modified Schedule Planned for Eclipse Watching

Stevenson will follow a modified schedule next Monday to allow students an opportunity to view the solar eclipse. All students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse from the Stadium from 1-1:35 p.m., which will be part of seventh period. All students, faculty and staff will be provided with safety glasses by the Patriot Parent Association. The school sent an email to parents and guardians yesterday informing them of the modified schedule.

FCCLA Members Claim Eight Medals in Nashville

Stevenson took home six gold medals and two silver medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in early July. June graduates Robin Cheifetz, Hailey Kleinstein, Madison Randol and Jordan Zatz, senior Elmira Hezarkhani, and junior Pallavi Panchpor earned gold medals. Seniors Stephanie Martin and Alexa Weres were silver medalists. This article details the areas in which they won awards.

Scholastic Bowl Duo Honored at Nationals

Two members of Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl team earned individual honors at the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament held May 26-28 in Atlanta.

2017 graduate Ali Saeed was one of 36 students named to the tournament all-star team, based on overall scores earned in 10 rounds of competition. Sophomore Govind Prabhakar was named to the eight-member Freshman Rising Star squad.

Saeed and Prabhakar led Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl A team to a 9-4 record and playoff-round berth at the tournament. 2017 graduate Young Lee and senior Conrad Oberhaus also were part of the A team, which tied for 25th place overall out of 304 teams. Stevenson’s B team also competed at the national tournament. The roster included Class of 2018 members Deepak Moparthi, Shamsheer Rana and Shreya Sriram, junior Michelle Cai and sophomore Healey Kogan. The B team finished 179th overall.

Band Selling Patriot Savings Cards

The band program is selling Patriot Savings Cards, with discounts at dozens of area merchants. Cards are $15 each, and can be purchased from any band member. If you don’t know a band member and would like to order a card, send your request to stevensonbandparents+patriotcards@gmail.com. Proceeds from Patriot Savings Card sales benefit the band program and band students’ performance trip accounts. View the list of participating businesses for 2017-18. All band parents are invited to the monthly meeting of the Stevenson Band Parents Organization at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Band Room.

Activity Period Schedule on Wednesday

The school will follow an activity period schedule on Wednesday. Classes will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. as usual, but each period will shortened slightly to allow for an activity period from 10:06-10:49 a.m. During the activity period, the school will hold fire, tornado and lockdown drills to comply with state requirements. The activity period schedule can be seen our bell schedules web page, and also is available through our SHS Now app.


  • Monday’s Digest erred in reporting that late bus service will be available for students every school day at 4:30 p.m. The 4:30 bus will only be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • The Transfer Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday is only for parents and guardians of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are transfer students.


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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Hersey Invitational: The Patriots finished second among 12 schools at the Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. SHS posted a score of 299, seven strokes behind Glenbrook North and six ahead of St. Viator. Leading the way for Stevenson was junior Jackson Bussell, who battled through a bad cold to shoot a 71, tying for the second-lowest score of the day. He finished third based on tiebreaker rules. Junior Mark Noonan earned a fifth-place medal with a 74. Senior Matt Schawel and junior Alex Kim recorded 77s. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 171, Buffalo Grove 179: The Patriots showed solid depth in winning their first dual of the season. Stevenson’s four scoring golfers were within three strokes of one another, led by sophomore Joyce Bai, who shot a 4-over-par 41 at Buffalo Grove Golf Course. Senior Olivia Stomberg and freshman Kelly Dong each recorded a 43, and freshman Sophia Zhuang added a 44. Senior Katie Hannahs had a 45. Stomberg, Zhuang and Hannahs posted the only birdies of the day for SHS, all on the par-5 second hole. Buffalo Grove’s top golfer won medalist honors with a 2-under-par 35.

NCAA Eligibility Workshop Set for Sept. 6

Student-athletes who aspire to play college sports, and their parents, are invited to the NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the Mundelein High School Auditorium. The evening, sponsored by North Suburban Conference schools including Stevenson, will provide insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting.

Two Graduates Named to Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

Two 2017 graduates were named to the 27th annual Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team in June. Rahul Arun, who was a captain of the state champion boys water polo team, and Rachel Song, who earned three state swim medals during her senior year, were among the 20 student-athletes chosen. To be considered, students must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class or score a 30 on the ACT exam, be named all-conference in at least one sport, and be nominated by their school. Stevenson has had at least one Scholar-Athlete in three of the last four years. Lauren Burns was chosen in 2015 and Cheryl Xiang was picked in 2014.

Housinger Heading to Xavier for College Baseball

Senior shortstop Jack Housinger plans to continue his playing career at Xavier University in Cincinnati next year. He announced his decision on Twitter earlier this summer. The Daily Herald All-Area selection hit .375 in 31 games last spring, posting a .536 on-base percentage and also had a .933 fielding percentage. He drove in 28 runs, scored 27, and walked 26 times in 113 plate appearances with only 13 strikeouts. Housinger also stole 14 bases. He will be joining a program that has won three Big East championships in the last four years, and has reached an NCAA tournament regional final the past two seasons. Xavier has a new head coach after its previous leader left after 12 seasons to take over the University of Cincinnati’s program.


SNN Anchor Auditions Next Week

Auditions for Stevenson Network News anchors will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 21-25. This opportunity is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students must have eighth hour completely free to be an anchor. The sign-up sheet and information packet is available in the Student Activities Office. Also, students must complete this application, print it out and bring it to their audition.

Class of 2018: Schedule Your Senior Yearbook Portrait

VIP Photography is ready to book your senior yearbook portrait session! Times are available now, but they fill up fast. You need to have your portrait taken by the end of September if you want it in the yearbook. Please make an appointment online at studio.il.vipis.com or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Information about photo packages and pricing is available on the VIP website, studio.il.vipis.com. Please see the parent letter and senior portrait brochure for more information regarding available photo times and session information.

West ILC Hiring Student Aides

The West ILC is hiring student aides to work in the library during all class periods. If you have a free period or a study hall and you would like to work in the ILC instead, please see Mrs. Gorman in the upper ILC for an application. This is a paid position.

Meningitis Vaccination Requirement for Seniors

The State of Illinois requires that before Oct. 15, all students in 12th grade will provide evidence of having a meningitis vaccination on or after their 16thbirthday, 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 Oct. 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.

Open Auditions for Dance Companies Aug. 29-31

All students interested in joining the Mélange or Repertory dance companies are invited to open auditions after school Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29-31 in Dance Studio 2010. Here is the audition schedule:

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 3:45-5:30 p.m.: Open company audition for any students who have missed the first round of auditions. Come prepared to take a technique class, learn movement combinations, and perform 60 seconds of your own choreography in silence.

Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 30-31, 3:45-6 p.m.: Company placement auditions. Please be prepared to take class and learn movement combinations to determine which company you will be placed in.


Congressman Brad Schneider will be hosting an information session for students interested in attending a U.S. service academy from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Mundelein High School. Parents and guardians are invited to attend with their student. To register for the information session, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/y7sknf7r.

At the session, representatives from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will speak about their institution and discuss the admissions process. Information also will be provided about receiving a congressional nomination from Rep. Schneider’s office. For questions about the event or the nomination process, contact Greg Claus at 847-383-4870 or Greg.Claus@mail.house.gov. More information about the application process is available at the congressman’s website.


The bass fishing team will have an information meeting at 3:45 today in Room 2918. Any students interested in participating in the fall season should plan to attend.

All freshmen are invited to the first Freshman Class Board meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today in Room 8046. Snacks will be served and those attending can get involved in the Homecoming “Be Our Guest” fun!

Come to Anime Club at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1414. Join us for snacks and your favorite Anime! Everyone is welcome!


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