Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

10 Earn Those Who Excel Awards from State

Ten educators from Stevenson have been selected to receive recognition in the Illinois State Board of Education’s 44th annual Those Who Excel Awards program.

The Technology Education Department earned the highest honor, the Award of Excellence in the team category. The seven-teacher team comprises Michael Anderson, Alex Mak, Ryan May, Frank Radostits, Kait Rossi, Matt Schwenk and Kelly Smith. They teach courses in engineering, architecture and media arts.

Three other educators were recognized with the Award of Merit: Government teacher Dan Larsen (Classroom Teacher), science teacher Tommy Wolfe (Early Career Educator), and Ann Marie DiIorio (Student Support Personnel), who is the school’s Coordinated Academic Re-Entry (CARE) tutor, working with students who have missed extended periods of time from school.

The 2018-19 Those Who Excel Awards banquet will be held Oct. 20 in Normal. Stevenson’s Those Who Excel recipients also will be recognized at the November meeting of the District 125 Board of Education.

No School, Digest on Wednesday

There is no school on Wednesday due to Yom Kippur, and there will be no Daily Digest. Both will resume on Thursday.

Parties After Homecoming: What You Need to Know

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

Homecoming is this weekend, and your teen may be asking you if you can host an after party. What are the legal facts you should know before making this decision? In our state, the law looks at whether you were aware or should have been aware that drinking occurred in your home or in any property you “control,” (such as a rental home, limousine, hotel room, etc.). This is called “social host” and is punishable with a Class A misdemeanor and fines ranging from $500-$2,500. If a minor is seriously injured as a result of illegally provided alcohol, the person in “control” of the property can be charged with a Class 4 felony, sentenced to one to three years of imprisonment, and face up to $25,000 in fines. This does not include the judgment the parent faces if sued in civil court. In addition, most villages in our community now have local ordinances raising the fine associated with social host. If you want to host an alcohol- and drug-free party, click here for tips on how to keep everyone safe.  


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Monday, Sept. 17 Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Zurich, 25-23, 25-15: The host Patriots improved to 12-5 overall and 3-0 in the North Suburban Conference behind a balanced effort. Juniors Molly Bourbon and Grace Tully dished out 10 and eight assists, respectively, on a combined 43-of-46 setting. Senior Sophie Sorenson had team highs in eight kills and 10 digs. Senior Callie Grass recorded four kills, and classmate Annie Armgardt blocked two shots and assisted on two other blocks. Grace and junior Abby Keevins each made six digs. – NFHS Network On-Demand Replay

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Waukegan 1: After a scoreless first half, the host Patriots (7-2-1 overall, 2-1 NSC) broke through for the victory at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Senior Hunter Tam scored Stevenson’s first goal 10 minutes into the second half, assisted by sophomore Alem Duratovic, who recorded the next goal eight minutes later. Senior keepers Zach Klaber and Josh Dicker made nine and three saves, respectively.

Girls Field Hockey

Stevenson 1, Deerfield 0: Senior Jenna Silverman scored the game’s only goal in the first half, and senior goalkeeper Olivia Holsen turned away all 10 of the Warriors’ shots on goal for the shutout in the Stadium. – NFHS Network On-Demand Replay

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 6, Waukegan 0: The host Patriots (9-1 overall, 5-0 NSC) won their sixth consecutive dual, capturing every match by a 6-0, 6-0 score at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Singles victories came from Abby Schueneman at No. 1 and freshman Thea Surya at No. 2. In doubles, the winning duos were seniors Alyssa Glaser and Elizabeth Ferdman at No. 1, freshman Alaina Kolli and her sister, junior Athena Kolli, at No. 2, juniors Sneha Yellapantula and Alexis Lee at No. 3, and senior Jenna Chapman and sophomore Emily Hu at No. 4.


Monday’s account of the varsity football team’s 51-14 win at Zion-Benton contained three errors. Sophomore Jayden McFadden caught a 54-yard touchdown pass, and not senior Maema Njongmeta. Senior Ryan Miller had an 80-yard TD run, not Drew Miller. Senior Zach Bauer intercepted two passes, not sophomore Kaden Soonthornsima.


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Seal of Biliteracy Tests Available in October

Stevenson offers students the opportunity for recognition through the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and a second language. Testing in the following languages will be given before school on Thursday, Oct. 18, which is a late arrival day: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. (Tests for proficiency in Hebrew and Polish will take place in November.) The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 5. Read this article for details.

Testing Center Reminder

Students can take a test in the Testing Center before school starting at 7 a.m., after school until 5:30 p.m., and during their lunch, study hall or free period.


Friday is the application deadline for the Northwestern Medical Discovery Program, a two-year program that exposes students to a broad range of health care careers. Click here for the program website.


Animal Welfare Club will not meet today. Those going on the Sept. 25 field trip to Orphans of the Storm should turn in their signed permission slips to Ms. Kenney in Room 6080 by Thursday.

This week only, In the Loop will meet after school Thursday in Room 7064. All are welcome. If you don’t know how to knit, they’ll teach you!

Art from the Heart meets Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in Student Activities. Join the group to have fun and make crafts for local organizations and charities! This week’s project is painting wooden letters for Bright Horizons daycare center.


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Blockchain arrives on college campuses

Purdue blocks streaming services in lecture halls for bandwidth


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