Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

SHS Sender School Wins Blue Ribbon Honor

One of Stevenson’s sender schools, Meridian School in Aptakisic Tripp Elementary District 102, on Monday was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Meridian, one of 24 schools in Illinois selected, was honored as a Exemplary High Performing School for its performance based on state assessments or nationally normed tests. The Buffalo Grove school, which opened in 1994, serves approximately 650 students in early childhood, fourth and fifth grades. This is the first Blue Ribbon award for Meridian, and the third for District 102. Pritchett and Tripp elementary schools were honored in 2016.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony will take place Nov. 7-8 in Washington, D.C. Illinois and Texas tied for the most Blue Ribbon honors this year. Five Illinois high schools were selected for Blue Ribbons, including Libertyville and Naperville North.

Bass Fishing Team Takes First on Wonder Lake

Stevenson’s bass fishing team won first place at last weekend’s tournament on Wonder Lake hosted by Woodstock High School. The day started slow but the team, represented by senior twin brothers Cameron Grisamore and Jack Grisamore, caught a flurry of increasingly large bass near the end of the tournament to finish with five fish weighing 11.39 pounds. Their total catch was nearly two pounds more than the second-place team.

Marijuana Use and Teenage IQ: Sorting Fact From Fiction

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.

Because it has been legalized in certain states, a false belief has emerged that marijuana is safe. According to scientific evidence, teen use of marijuana can be dangerous. Teens who expose their growing brain to marijuana have an increased risk of mental health disorders (NIDA), lower verbal comprehension, decreased problem-solving capabilities, difficulty with memory and learning impairments/decreased academic performance (SAMHSA). In fact, research has shown that teens who regularly use marijuana can experience a decline in IQ of up to 8 points (NIDA). For more information, click here to see the CDC’s Fact Sheet.

PPA Needs More Items, Volunteers for Bake Sale

The Patriot Parent Association is still in need of baked goods and three volunteers for its bake sale on Wednesday. In particular, the PPA is looking for these food items: pumpkin pies, Long Johns, cheesecake and Puppy Chow. Visit this link if you can help.


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Monday, Oct. 1 Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Crystal Lake Central d. Stevenson, 25-10, 25-22: Senior Sophie Sorenson had seven kills and junior Lily Cozzi added five kills and nine digs for the host Patriots (13-7) in the Sports Center. Junior Grace Tully was 41-of-43 setting with 14 assists, while classmate Abby Keevins made 15 digs. Senior Annie Armgardt had two solo blocks and two block assists to go along with three kills. The Tigers, who finished third in Class 4A last year, improved to 19-3. – NFHS Network Video

Girls Tennis

Lake Forest 4, Stevenson 3: In the final North Suburban Conference match for both teams, the host Patriots (11-2, 6-1) had their eight-match win streak snapped at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS won the top two doubles matches, behind the Kolli sisters, junior Athena Kolli and freshman Alaina Kolli (6-1, 6-1), and senior Alyssa Glaser and junior Ellen Ma (6-2, 6-3). Freshman Thea Surya was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 3 singles.


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All Juniors Meet With Their Counselors Wednesday

All juniors have a mandatory meeting with their counselor during the Activity Period on Wednesday. Juniors must attend this meeting, even if a club to which they belong has a meeting. Click this link to see counselor locations for Wednesday’s meetings.

All Seniors Go to Sports Center during Activity Period

All seniors will report to the Sports Center during the Activity Period on Wednesday for a special meeting about graduation caps and gowns, the Senior Party, and the Class of 2019 picture. Seniors must attend this meeting, even if a club to which they belong has a meeting.

Club Meetings During Wednesday’s Activity Period

The following clubs will meet during the Activity Period on Wednesday: Baroque Ensemble (Orchestra Room), Student Congress (West Staff Dining Room), Free the Children (Room 2104), Black Association of Stevenson Students (Testing Center), Sophomore Class Board (Lower Sports Center Lobby), Students Helping Soldiers (Room 5044), Catalyst subcommittee (Wrestling Room 2111). Only freshmen and sophomores may attend these meetings. Juniors and seniors have special events during the Activity Period.

Permit Applications for Second-Semester Driver Ed

After students taking Driver Education second semester attend tonight’s parent-student meeting, the final step toward getting a learner’s permit comes Wednesday. Applications will be available in the Driver Ed Office (Room 6086) before school, during lunch periods, and during eighth period. Students need to return their signed application to the Driver Ed Office with $20 cash or check (made payable to Illinois Secretary of State). Questions? Stop by the Driver Ed Office or email Mrs. Bresnen at cbresnen@d125.org.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, muffins, cake, pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.


Sports Analytics Club is having its biggest meeting yet this week! Brad Goldsberry, director of analytics and research for the Chicago Bears, will be the guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting. The club meets after school in a new room, 7068. Contact pgrady@d125.org or jstein9@students.d125.org if you have any questions.


Interested in boys bowling? The team is holding a preseason meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in Room 2628. Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to the sport, all are welcome to come and join. If you cannot attend Friday’s meeting and are still interested, please email Coach Mathias at CMathias@d125.org with your questions.


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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey. To subscribe or unsubscribe, contact him at jconrey@d125.org.

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