Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

Fall Orchestra Concert Thursday Night

Stevenson’s curricular orchestras will perform in their first concert of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert is scheduled to be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at

First Site Visit of the Year on Thursday

Thursday is the first Site Visit Day for Educators of the 2017-18 school year. Forty visitors from these three high schools are expected to visit for the day: Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo., Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn., and State College Area High School in State College, Pa. Registration fees paid by the visitors are donated to the Stevenson High School Foundation for its Kids In Need Fund, which provides financial and material assistance for students in need, as well as the Stevenson to College program and the annual Local Scholars Reception.


Click here for today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: Senior Matt Schawel captured medalist honors, leading the Patriots to a second-place finish, two strokes behind Lake Forest at Willow Glen Golf Course at the Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago. Schawel won a one-hole playoff for medalist honors against Lake Forest’s Scott Frevert, after each shot a 1-over-par 72 over 18 holes. Schawel, who had never participated in a playoff before, had a bogey on the par-5 10th hole while Frevert recorded a double-bogey. Junior Jackson Bussell finished fourth with a 73, junior Mark Noonan was seventh (74) and freshman Conan Pan placed 13th (76). SHS finished second to Lake Forest for the third straight year, posting a team score of 295, two strokes behind Lake Forest (293) and seven ahead of third-place Mundelein (302). Stevenson will compete in the 10-team IHSA Class 3A Fremd Regional on Tuesday. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 16, Zion-Benton 47; Stevenson 17, Mundelein 43: The Patriots claimed four of the top five spots at the Zion Park District’s Leisure Center. Leading the way was junior Natalie Sorenson, who crossed the finish line first in 19:01.15. Sophomore Caimin Xi was second (19:23.22), junior Kendall Roberts finished fourth (19:40.98) and senior Gabriela Jagielo took fifth (20:10.37). Senior Natalie Sparreo was seventh (20:38.88) and sophomore Michelle Yu placed ninth (20:50.99). Other SHS runners in the top 20 were senior Lauren Appell (11th, 21:07.02), senior Shea Kirby (12th, 21:16.20), junior Alyssa Collins (17th, 21:41.20) and freshman Helena Ebeling (20th, 22:35.36). – Official Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 20, Zion-Benton 43; Mundelein 20, Stevenson 37: At the Zion Park District’s Leisure Center, senior Nikita Smyrnov finished second overall with a time of 15:47.29. Senior Tim Green was eighth (16:45.53), junior Alex Beckerman placed ninth (16:47.40) and senior Jacob Sparreo took 10th (16:49.36). Other contributors to the SHS team scores were sophomore Corey Pacernick (13th, 17:14.73), senior Raven Jo (17:16.30) and senior Ethan Simanek (21st, 17:34.17).

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Warren 0: The host Patriots (16-0, 6-0) clinched a perfect North Suburban Conference regular season record and extended their winning streak to 32 straight matches. Each entry won in straight sets. The No. 1 doubles team of sophomore Athena Kolli and senior Kate Harvey posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory, while senior Zoe Taylor was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles. Sophomores Ellen Ma (6-1, 6-0) and Kaya Rand (6-4, 6-3) won their matches at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Junior Alyssa Glaser and senior Bronwyn Heidkamp rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 2 doubles. Seniors Sam Burger and Ambika Singh prevailed at No. 3 doubles, 6-1, 6-0, and sophomore Sneha Yellapantula and senior Carly Lefar rolled at No. 4, 6-1, 6-0.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 0, Lake Zurich 0 – Daily Herald

Football Team Moves into AP Rankings

The SHS football team climbed into the Associated Press Class 8A state rankings released on Monday. The Patriots are ranked No. 10, up one spot from the previous week. SHS will carry a 4-1 overall record (and 3-0 North Suburban Conference mark) into its game at Libertyville on Thursday night. The Wildcats are 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the NSC. Stevenson has won eight of its last 10 games against Libertyville, including a 27-14 decision in Lincolnshire last fall. The game starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and can be viewed live online for a fee at Libertyville’s High School Sports Network page.


PPA Bake Sale Today

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

In a World Languages Class? Speak More Than English?

Students in World Languages classes, and students who already speak a language other than English, have the option to take an exam that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam will be offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Students interested in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA.  Students need to sign up by Tuesday. The tests will be administered after school on ​Thursday, Oct. 5. For more information about any of these exams and to register, please stop by Room 2434 and ask for Ms. Munch. If you’re interested in earning the Seal of Biliteracy for Polish, please contact Mrs. Tuman (Glowacka) at

Iceland Trip Information Meeting Tonight

An information meeting for students considering next summer’s school-sponsored trip to Iceland will be held at 7 o’clock tonight in Room 2104. Students should bring their parents or guardians to the meeting.

Sophomores Can Order Class Rings Thursday

Sophomores can order class rings from Jostens during the lunch periods Thursday in the Wood Commons. You can design your own ring at

Looking for Meaningful Community Service Opportunities?

Service Outreach has begun for the year and meets every weekday after school in the Lower Glass Commons except for Wednesdays. Every day offers a unique community service opportunity, and is a great way to reach out to local organizations and gain experience. On Mondays, you can help with the Cherished Children Early Childhood Center. Tuesdays are spent with Bernie’s Book Banks, Thursdays involve tutoring at Holmes Middle School, and Fridays mean assisting with Home of the Sparrow. Also, one Friday of the month includes a chance to help A Just Harvest. More details about these organizations and how to sign up can be found at

Operation Snowball Retreat Registration Underway

Registration is open for the next Operation Snowball retreat, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30-Saturday, Dec. 2 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wis. All grade levels are invited. However, a limited number of openings are available. Students will be added to the retreat roster in the order in which they register and turn in the required permission and medical form packets. Register and download the necessary forms at the Online School Store. For more information on the retreat, visit the Operation Snowball web page.

Student Parking Cut Back at Metra Station

Parking at the Prairie View Metra Station is limited to those students with an existing parking pass that was purchased from Vernon Township. No additional passes for Metra Station parking will be available at this time. Daily parking for students is no longer permitted.

Additionally, student parking in the Vernon Township parking lots is not permitted. Violators will risk having vehicles ticketed or towed. Vernon Township is offering a limited number of parking passes at Peterson Park on Buffalo Grove Road. For further information, contact Vernon Township at 847-634-4600.

Students who choose to park in the Port Clinton parking lot on campus must purchase spots 24 hours in advance in Room 2400.

Tips for Railroad Safety Week

This is the first-ever national Railroad Safety Week. While the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, about every three hours in the U.S. a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Here are some railroad crossing safety tips:

* Look for signs that warning of approaching railroad tracks. They could be painted road markings with the letter “X” or “RR,” or signs erected on a pole.

* Approach with caution. Look and listen for trains in both directions (turn off radio and fans and roll down window).

*  Be prepared to stop at any time, day or night.

*  Never stop on railroad tracks. Be sure you can cross completely over the tracks without stopping.


The Stevenson Styler Fashion Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today in Room 1612. The club will be making style boards to compete in a fashion competition for Boy Meets Girl, the new brand selling at Macy’s. There will be one guaranteed winner from Stevenson! In order to participate in the contest, you must be at the meeting. Hope to see you there!

The Scholastic Bowl teams will have their informational meeting and first practice today. If you’re a fan of trivia games, “Jeopardy!” or just want to know more about the team, please come to Room 8036! New players are always welcome.

Superhero Club meets after school today in Room 1414. Join us for your favorite superhero movies!

Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Pokemon card game tournament after school Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), by the Sports Center. The tournament is free to join, and there will be pods for experienced and new players.

The Physics Club will hold its first meeting of the year after school Friday in Room 1630.

All members of the Thespian Club and StageCrafters are invited to the Battle House laser tag field trip on Saturday, Oct. 14. The last date to sign up is Monday. The cost is $30, with pizza lunch included. Here is the link to pay, along with trip information (times, locations, etc.) and forms. You will need your parent or guardian to fill out the e-waiver for Battle House, and the paper copy form for the field trip permission. Make the $30 payment online through the link. Questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at


Patriot Baseball 2018: Please let all parents know that we will have a meeting for parents of players trying out for the team next spring at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 2104. The meeting is not mandatory, but will cover the upcoming season, tryouts and events this year.


There will be open lacrosse for boys and girls every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the JV softball field.


Connect with more than 400 colleges and universities during National College Fairs in Chicago and Milwaukee in October. In addition to meeting with college representatives, the fairs will feature educational workshops to learn more about the college search process. The Chicago National College Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at McCormick Place. The Milwaukee National College Fair runs from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Wisconsin Center. Admission is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Here are registration links, which include a list of participating schools: Chicago | Milwaukee.

Ohio State, Rice, Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon, USC, Princeton, Illinois State and Butler are just some of the colleges 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

Students interested in studying in the United Kingdom can hear from representatives from six UK universities during an event at Beacon Academy in Evanston on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The “Best of U” event will include information on applying to colleges in England, advantages to studying overseas, and individual college presentations. All students and their families are welcome to attend. Visit this link for more information and to register.


Interested in a career in a STEM field? The College of Lake County’s STEM Speaker Series hosts evening presentations focusing on different careers. On Thursday, there will be a free event for students interested in engineering and computer science careers. The event will take place at the Grayslake campus and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Find out more by visiting

Are you interested in learning more about being a physician assistant? A physician assistant will be visiting the College Career Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 to talk with students about PA programs and schools, educational requirements, and specifics of the job. Space is limited, so please send a message to Mrs. Willock in the CCC at to register.

Applications are still 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


Naperville-area districts say salaries behind struggle to find teachers

District 128 watchdog asks court to suspend charged board members

Woodland District 50 board to vote on lowering class sizes

Experts doubt Wheaton College hazing case will end in felony convictions

Niles North students react to football team hazing allegations

District 204 to tear down Indian Plains school

Woodstock District 200 drafting plan to close elementary school

Longtime Batavia school trustee dies

Despite past controversy, Decatur board brings back procurement cards

Former NIU law school dean drops suit against board of trustees

WIU using $330K grant to buy high-definition microscope


Study: Nearly 20% of U.S. teens reported having concussions

Most states plan to use student absences to measure school success

NCAA basketball coaches among 10 charged with fraud, corruption

Exodus of black students raises stakes for Minneapolis school district

For-profit University of Phoenix phasing out 20 campuses

Colorado university orders student-athletes to stand for national anthem

Study: Florida private school choice program sees gains

New California law aims to redirect school lunch waste to food banks

How alumni revived a dying college

$1M gift to Marquette University will help first-generation students

Arizona State unveils new dormitory designed for engineering majors

Washington State University considers composting human remains

Indiana University spelunking club suspended after student locked in cave


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

Comments are closed.