Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

“Fiddler on the Roof” Tickets on Sale

Ticket sales for the fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” began today. Tickets are $12 each, and can be purchased through the Online School Store. The musical will be performed Friday through Sunday, Nov. 17-19.

Band Chamber Concert Monday Night

Members of the Honor Band and Advanced Symphonic Band will display their musicianship during small chamber ensemble performances beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. Park in Lot B for easiest access. See this link for the performance schedule and lineup.

Political Action Club Hosts Model Congress, Schneider

Twenty-three members of the Political Action Club were among 75 student delegates from schools in the 10th Congressional District who participated in Rep. Brad Schneider’s 2017 Model Congress at Stevenson last Saturday.

Stevenson’s participants were seniors Daniel Bien, Sam Litwin, Maura Kelleher, Jack Greenley, Hannah Charak, Josselyn Fano, Rachel Aranyi, Josh Burg, Marissa Katz, Giovana Guimaraes, Elizabeth Press, Tessa Simon, Richard Yin, Talia Rubin, Colette Cooper, Deen Majeed, Daniel Fey, Nicholas Freeman, Rebecca Polevoy, Eli Movitz, Josh Rider and Nathan Severyns, and sophomore Victor Shi.

This was the seventh Model Congress hosted by the club since its inaugural session at SHS in 2002. Stevenson alumnus Josh May (Class of 2009), a member of Schneider’s staff, coordinated the organization of the Model Congress with the Political Action Club.

Halloween Costume Policy for Students

Students are allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school on Tuesday, but their outfits must adhere to a few long-standing school rules. The rules include: No face coverings such as masks, disguising makeup, or sunglasses; no double-meaning suggestive phrases on clothing or anywhere on the person; and no inappropriate props such as look-alike weapons. The rules are in effect not only during the school day but also during any after-school activity or event on campus Tuesday.

Halloween Parties Without the Fear Factor

Stevenson’s Catalyst club and the Stand Strong Coalition are reminding parents and guardians that Halloween partying for students can lead to some scary shenanigans with legal implications. You can see the consequences of hosting or abetting an under-age party at Stand Strong’s “Parents who host, lose the most” page. The coalition also offers tips on hosting a party for teens, and suggestions on what to do when your teen is attending a party.

Change Coming in Digest Student Announcements

Beginning Monday, student announcements in the Daily Digest will be limited to one appearance rather than running for multiple days. However, student announcements will appear for multiple days on our Student Announcements web page, which will be linked at the top of the Daily Digest’s student announcements section.


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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A Grant Regional: The Patriots fell to second-seeded Lakes, 25-22, 25-21, in the regional championship match, ending their season with a 23-14 record. The Eagles improved to 29-3, the most wins in school history. Junior Sophie Sorenson led SHS with eight kills and sophomore Lily Cozzi had seven. Sophomore Grace Tully, filling in for injured senior Alex Cuc, distributed 18 assists of 51-of-51 setting. Senior Chloe Robinson made 16 digs in her final match, while classmate Brynn Carlson had a team-best two aces. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Schartner Heading to Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame

Stevenson’s longtime boys soccer coach, Mark Schartner, has been selected for induction into the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame this fall. Schartner has led the boys program for 31 years and guided the girls for 19 seasons. He has won 635 matches at Stevenson, 409 on the boys’ side, with 16 regional and three sectional championships. The Patriot boys in 2012 also won the supersectional title and finished fourth in the state. His record with the boys program is 409-195-96, and his record with the girls was 225-108-54. Schartner will become the 57th member of the IHSSCA Hall of Fame and the first from Stevenson. He will be inducted during the 2017 Boys Soccer Honors Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Elmhurst.

Cross Country Teams Running in Sectional Meet

The girls and boys cross country teams will compete in the IHSA Class 3A Hoffman Estates sectional meet Saturday morning. You can see the results beginning later in the day at the IHSA website. Boys | Girls

Football Team Part of Powerhouse 8A Playoff Field

For several years, there was debate over which class was strongest in the IHSA football playoffs. This season, Class 8A has earned the label. As evidence, the Chicago Tribune’s Mike Clark points to Saturday’s first-round matchup between Stevenson and Hinsdale Central. The Patriots are 6-3 and seeded No. 22, while the Red Devils are 7-2 and No. 11. “That’s a game worthy of the state quarterfinals or beyond, but one of those teams will be one and done,” he wrote. NBC Sports Chicago concurs about the 8A field, which was enriched by the addition of perennial 7A power Glenbard West. Stevenson is one of 10 Lake County playoff qualifiers. To see the brackets for all eight levels, open this link.

State Tennis Championship Apparel Available

State tennis championship apparel is available for sale through Sunday, Nov. 5. To order online, go to this BSN Sports link and enter access code patrio2N5H. Items will be delivered to Stevenson, and the Athletic Office will notify purchasers when orders can be picked up in Room 2000.

Halloween Sale at the BSN Sideline Store

Stevenson’s BSN Sideline Store has a special Halloween sale starting this weekend and ending Wednesday. Any order of $60 or more will receive 10 percent off by using the code BOO17. Use this link to start shopping.


Recognition Ceremony for State Champion Tennis Team

The state champion girls tennis team will be honored during a recognition ceremony at 8 a.m. Monday in Room 2104. All students are welcome to attend.

Winter Guard Auditions Monday and Tuesday

Winter Guard is open to all students (female and male) who are interested in performing precision routines, interpreting music through dance and flag/rifle work. (Watch last year’s show.) Winter Guard is competitive and performs at different high schools in the Midwest. Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Wood Commons. If you have questions, send them to

Last Day to Turn In Reflection Worksheet for a Prize

Today is the last day to get a prize for turning in your reflection worksheet from Tuesday night’s “Let’s Talk About Your Future” exercise with your parents or guardians. Worksheets can be turned in at any Student Services office.


The girls bowling team will have an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2002. If you cannot attend the meeting, contact Coach Johnson at

The boys swimming and diving team will have informational meetings before and after school on Thursday. The before-school meeting will be held at 7:45 a.m., and the after-school meeting at 3:45 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the pool balcony.

ESPPA award nominations for the fall season are now being accepted through Monday. To make a nomination, fill out the form at this link. All are welcome to vote, including parents, fans and students. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hodge at


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