Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

NHS, Student Council Raising Money to Help Harvey Victims

Stevenson’s National Honor Society and Student Council will be raising money during the lunch periods Thursday and Friday to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Students will be accepting donations for GlobalGiving, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, to assist in its efforts to provide food, water and shelter in the Houston area. Students will be stationed in the food courts in both buildings, and can accept cash, check or Patriot Dollars.

SHS Won’t Have to Make Up for Emergency Closure

The Illinois State Board of Education has informed Stevenson officials that the emergency closure on Thursday, Aug. 17 will count as an official attendance day. The school will not have to make up the day, due to the circumstances that led to closing early.

StreetFest to Raise Money for Three Area Charities

The National Honor Society’s annual StreetFest returns Saturday, Sept. 9 with food, fun and fireworks, but as always, philanthropy is the main attraction. This year’s event will benefit three area charities: the Leukemia Research Foundation; Willow House, which supports grieving children and families; and the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center.

StreetFest runs from 6-9 p.m., and will blanket parking lot E (by the Sports Center entrance) with games, food trucks, a dunk tank and more, plus fireworks around 8:45 p.m. in the Stadium to conclude the evening. There also will be a large stage with music provided by various SHS students, including members of the DJ Club, plus emcees from Boom Entertainment. Admission is $10, with a limited number of T-shirts available at the gate for an additional $10.

Food trucks scheduled for StreetFest include: Cheesie’s, Ms. Tittle’s Cupcakes, Mario’s Cart, The Fat Shallot, Beavers Donuts, Pizzeria Deville and Auntie Vee’s.

Final Parent Open House Night on Thursday

The second of the school’s two parent open house nights will be held Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m. Parents of freshmen and transfer students will have the opportunity to hear from their counselor from 6:15-6:45 p.m. Visit our Parent Open House page for details. The school will follow a late-arrival schedule on Friday, with classes starting at 10:30 a.m.


Monday’s Digest incorrectly reported an afternoon matinee performance of the fall play, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, on Saturday, Sept. 9. There will be no matinee that day.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, St. Patrick 1: Junior Ethan Bende scored the go-ahead goal in the 47th minute as the Patriots (1-1) won their opening game at the Glenbrook South Invitational. Bende’s goal, off an assist from junior Kai Mayahara, was the first of his varsity career. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime, with the SHS goal in the 21st minute coming from junior Hunter Tam, assisted by senior Steven O’Reilly. Senior keeper Ethan Kalis made six saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Shamrocks, 14-9. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 164, Lake Forest 193: Sophomore Joyce Bai shot a 1-under-par 35 at The Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove as the Patriots (5-0 overall, 1-0 North Suburban Conference) remained unbeaten in dual matches. Bai recorded one bogey and two birdies, including a 4 on the par-5 final hole, in finishing ahead of her nearest competitor, teammate and classmate Julia Yoo (42). Freshman Kelly Dong shot a 43 and senior Olivia Stomberg recorded a 44. Also competing for SHS were freshman Sophia Zhuang (46) and senior Katie Hannahs (48).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 8, Glenbrook North 0: The Patriots (6-0) rolled up eight straight-set victories in Northbrook, with sophomore Athena Kolli posting a 6-2, 6-0 decision at No. 1 singles over a two-time state doubles qualifier for the Spartans. Senior Kate Harvey was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at No. 2 singles, and sophomore Ellen Ma recorded a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 3. In doubles, senior Zoe Taylor and junior Elizabeth Ferdman cruised at No. 1, 6-0, 6-1. Also coming out on the plus side were senior Bronwyn Heidkamp and junior Alyssa Glaser at No. 2 (6-2, 6-1), seniors Ambika Singh and Samantha Burger at No. 3 (6-2, 6-1), sophomores Margaret Gong and Sneha Yellapantula at No. 4 (6-0, 6-3), and senior Carly Lefar and sophomore Kaya Rand at No. 5 (7-6 (5), 6-2).

Girls Volleyball

New Trier d. Stevenson, 25-14, 25-15: Senior Alex Cuc was 42-of-45 setting with seven assists for the host Patriots (5-3) in the Sports Center. She also made five digs. Senior Chloe Robinson led SHS with 14 digs. Senior Lauren Micek had seven digs and two kills. Sophomore Lily Cozzi led Patriot attackers with three kills.


Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale

Early bird ticket sales for the Homecoming dance are underway. You can buy a ticket to the dance for $20 through 3 p.m. Friday at the Patriot Superstore or through the Online School Store. Ticket prices go up to $25 starting at 3:01 p.m. Friday. If you’re bringing a guest who’s not a Stevenson student to the dance, fill out this form and have it signed by the guest’s dean.

Hungry? Stop by the PPA Bake Sale Today

Don’t miss the first PPA Bake Sale of the school year this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons! Cheesecake, apple pie, donuts, “puppy chow” and more will be available, all for $1.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Thursday

The Visiting Artist of the Month, Anne Hughes, will give a presentation during seventh and eighth periods Thursday in front of the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building. Find out more about Ms. Hughes at her web page.

Pay NHS, FBLA, Student Council Dues Online

If you’re a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council or Future Business Leaders of America, you can pay your dues online through the Online School Store, or at the Patriot Superstore.

Wondering About the New Community Service Program?

All interested students are invited to hear about the school’s new approach to community service from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center (Room 4200). Mr. Erdmann will lead “Transforming Community Service,” and he will address the following topics: the InnerView website (which replaces uGIVE); senior service recognition (replacing the 300 Club); revised National Honor Society admissions requirements; and the Inspiring Service Awards. He also will answer your questions.


An information meeting for IM Ultimate Frisbee will be held at 3:30 today in Room 2104. The group will start playing after school on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Open field girls softball will begin today and will meet every Wednesday through Oct. 4. Each week’s session will run from 4-5:30 p.m. on the varsity softball field.

CLUB NEWSSee the master list of clubs for 2017-18

Are you interested in science research? Do you have your own ideas of what you want to learn more about? The first Science REACH meeting will be held after school today in Room 1916. Contact Mrs. Palffy or Mr. Robinson if you have any questions.

StageCrafters will start its set building for Fiddler on the Roof after school today in the Performing Arts Center scene shop.

The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will hold its first meeting of the 2017-18 school year at 3:30 today in Room 1612. Information on events and activities being planned for the year will be shared, and the club will also be making DIY tassel necklaces. All students are welcome! Do you have any questions? Contact the faculty sponsor, Mrs. Erickson, at

Kiva Club will have its first meeting after school today in Room 7066. Free pizza will be included!

Come to Superhero Club today at 3:30. Join us in Room 1414 to relax and enjoy your favorite superhero movies! Everyone is welcome.

The Political Action Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 8 a.m. Thursday in Room 1311 of the Lower ILC.

Sophomores, juniors or seniors: Interested in representing Stevenson to visiting educators and showing your Patriot pride? The Student Ambassador Club is hosting two upcoming informational meetings. Please come to the Recital Hall (Room 4100) at 10 a.m. Friday or at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 to hear about the club, and the opportunities to get involved. Questions? See Dean Wallace or Dean McCauley.

Video Game Club will meet after school Tuesday in Room 1204. Everyone is welcome to come by and play new and old-school video games. Contact Dr. Schroeder if you have any questions.

Do you want to be a part of this historic year in Stevenson sports? Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be holding an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Room 1634. New members are always welcome!  Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the West Science Office, Room 1514.


Illinois, Indiana, Alabama and Arizona are all coming to visit Stevenson next week. To see the complete list of college rep visits, and to find out how to sign up for one, visit

The College Career Center will hold an Essay Writing Workshop during eighth period Thursday for seniors preparing college applications. The CCC is located in Room 1123.

Seniors are invited to attend a Common Application Workshop to learn how to use this online application. The workshop will be held at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in the College Career Center (Room 1123).

Seniors thinking about applying to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are invited to attend an application workshop in the College Career Center. Workshops will be held during eighth period on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.


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.


Applications are now being accepted for students wishing to participate in a career shadow during the first semester. Please visit the Career Exploration web page or come to the College Career Center for an application. If you have general career questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet about career planning, please send Mrs. Willock an email at  

Students interested in healthcare careers, mark your calendars: Advocate Condell Medical Center Penwasciz Healthcare Career program will accept applications online for 2017-18 at on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. only. You will not be able to access the application prior to that time. More information can be found on the Career Camps and Internships web page or by emailing Mrs. Willock at


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