Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

New Start Times for Bus Routes

Eight bus routes will be picking up students earlier, starting Tuesday. Click here to see the affected routes.

FAFSA Completion Night Next Week

The College Career Center will hold its annual FAFSA Completion Night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the East Resource Learning Center. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Families interested in attending are asked to make an appointment by calling Margaret Kamman at 847-415-4517.

Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, who are trained in the specific details of the FAFSA, will be on hand to answer questions and help families complete the process.

Families are encouraged to create their Federal Student Aid identification numbers prior to the appointment, and to start the FAFSA. A separate FSA ID is required for a parent and for the student. Families can use the following links to get started: Create a Federal Student Aid ID | Steps on Filling Out a FAFSA Form

Putting SEL Into Action at SHS

Stevenson‘s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coordinator, Molly Gosline, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Molly and the SEL program, follow her on Twitter @mollygosline.

While social emotional learning (SEL) may be a new concept for some schools, it has been part of Stevenson’s curriculum for the last decade. I work with teachers, as well as other leaders across the district, to identify and develop authentic SEL strategies inside and outside of the classroom. Our work is based on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Social Emotional Learning Standards, as well the widely valued SEL framework developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning (CASEL). The CASEL framework (found here) promotes the growth of five competencies in student development including social awareness, relationships, decision-making, self-awareness and self-management. Current research shows SEL enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with challenges in school and beyond. As such, we are engaging teachers through structured learning opportunities to integrate SEL throughout our curriculum, enhancing instruction and assessment practices to better help our students develop the skills necessary to utilize these competencies as they face challenges throughout their formative years. I look forward to sharing with you our exciting and ongoing development of SEL integration strategies at SHS!

No School, Digest on Monday

There is no school on Monday in observance of Columbus Day, a federal holiday. School will resume on Tuesday. The Daily Digest will not be published Monday.


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Thursday, Oct. 4 Varsity Results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 125, Waukegan 43: The host Patriots won all 12 events, and also had the runner-up in all nine individual events. The individual winners were seniors Ashley Carollo in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.63) and Eleanor Michaud in the 500 free (5:43.04); juniors Lucy Stevens in the 200 free (2:03.23), Hanna Cloeter in the 100 free (58.60) and Maddy O’Donnell in the 100 backstroke (1:02.83); sophomores Jessica Nyborg in the 50 free (27.32), Elizabeth Cao in the 100 butterfly (1:05.90) and Brianna Liu in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.70); and freshman Eleanor Kowalski in 1-meter diving (193.70). The 200 medley relay featured Elizabeth, Jessica, Maddy and senior Natalie Wess (1:51.99), the 200 free relay comprised Ashley, Jessica, Lucy and senior Jennifer Xiong (1:40.73), and the 400 free relay included Jennifer, Ashley, Jessica and junior Abigail Li (3:42.67).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 22, Vernon Hills 38: Senior Alex Beckerman finished second (16:11), junior Anthony Rodriguez was third (16:27), and junior Cameron Coffey placed fourth (16:52) for the Patriots at Deerpath Park in Vernon Hills. Senior Alan Sherman took sixth (17:05) and junior Corey Pacernick was seventh (17:06) to round out Stevenson’s scoring.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 2, Lake Forest 2: The host Patriots’ record moved to 9-3-2 overall after the tie at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS concluded its North Suburban Conference season with a 4-2-1 mark. – Daily Herald

Football Team Seeks 30th Straight Playoff Berth

Stevenson looks to extend its state record by clinching its 30th consecutive IHSA playoff berth with a win against Waukegan tonight in the Stadium. The 5-1 Patriots haven’t missed the playoffs since 1988, and will reach the postseason again with a sixth victory. The game will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network via the NFHS Network, with the kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s contest also is the annual “Touchdowns for Troops” game sponsored by the football team and the Students Helping Soldiers club. Military veterans will be honored before the start of the varsity game. Fans coming to the game are asked to bring bags of non-chocolate candy that can be used to create Halloween care packages for troops. Also before the game, seniors in the Marching Patriots and their parents will be honored. The 5 o’clock sophomore game also will be streamed through the NFHS Network. Watch the action on Stevenson’s NFHS page (subscription required).

Meeting for Fencing Parents Tuesday

An informational meeting for parents and guardians of girls and boys on the fencing team will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), by the Sports Center entrance. Equipment order forms, and team competition and practice schedules will be passed out. Coaches will be available to answer any questions.

Additions and Corrections

Thursday’s Digest failed to mention that senior Justin Roseman had the assist on the winning goal in the boys ice hockey team’s 3-2 overtime win against Loyola Academy Gold on Wednesday. Also, Thursday’s Digest misidentified the top runner in Tuesday’s boys cross country meet at Waukegan. The winner was junior Connor Wang, not Kenneth Wang.


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Did You Miss the NYC Fashion Tour Meeting?

Are you interested in going on the fashion tour of New York City next summer, but couldn’t come to the meeting? You can pick up an informational packet in the Applied Arts Office (Room 1410) or at If you have any questions, you can contact the trip coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at


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