Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Junior Parents’ Questions Sought for College Night

Parents and guardians of current juniors are invited to ask questions about the college search-and-selection process to Post Secondary Counselors Sara English and Dan Miller (Class of 2001) from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Performing Arts Center. This parent-only program will be driven by questions from parents. To submit questions in advance, fill out this form.

Final Incoming Freshman Orientation Night Wednesday

The third and final orientation evening for incoming freshmen and their families will be held Wednesday night.

The orientation program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Beginning at 6 p.m. outside the PAC, information packets containing course selection and health forms, a 2019-20 Course Book, summer school catalog, and co-curricular brochure will be available for pick up. In addition, families interested in participating in a school tour can meet at the Forum (Point) entrance beginning at 6 p.m.

During the orientation program, families will learn about course offerings and co-curricular opportunities from Stevenson’s directors, principal and students. SHS staff and students also will be available throughout the evening to answer questions.

Second Resource Officer Added at SHS

Stevenson has added a second school resource officer to expand the police presence on campus. Michael Lill, a Lake County native who spent 22 years with the Lake Villa Police Department, joins fellow Village of Lincolnshire police officer Bethany Brown as Stevenson’s SROs. The addition of Lill means a police officer will be on campus from 8 a.m. to  7 p.m. on school days.

Consortium Band Festival Livestream Tonight

Tonight’s Consortium Band Festival will be streamed live beginning at 7 o’clock. Click here to watch. The concert will feature the SHS Freshman Bands and Honor Band, plus performers from Aptakisic, Daniel Wright, Fremont, Twin Groves, West Oak and Woodlawn. Admission is free for those who attend.

Teen Privacy Has Its Limits

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.

Even when we feel that we are doing our best to monitor our teens, it sometimes seems like they are one step ahead. There are so many creative ways for teens to hide aspects of their life. The desire for some degree of privacy is developmentally appropriate. However, safety is always the first priority. If you suspect that your teen may be hiding substance use, it is important to be well versed in common distraction tools. Consider exploring this DEA Guide or challenge yourself in the Interactive Bedroom display to learn more.


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Big Game for Girls Basketball Tonight

The girls basketball team travels to Lake Forest tonight for a North Suburban Conference showdown. Stevenson enters the game with a 4-4 league mark, while the Scouts are 6-2. LFHS beat SHS, 61-50, in the first meeting between the teams on Nov. 30. The Patriots are riding a four-game winning streak into tonight’s contest, while the Scouts have won nine of their last 10. One of the key players for Stevenson this season has been 5-foot-5 sophomore Nikki Ware, whom Warren head coach John Stanczykiewicz said “might be, pound for pound, one of the best players in the area.” She is the focus of this Pioneer Press report. Tonight’s game will be streamed live on Lake Forest’s NFHS Network page starting at 7 o’clock. The 5:30 junior varsity game also will be livestreamed.


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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.


Jan. 25 is the application deadline for more than 20 scholarships through the Stevenson Foundation. The scholarships range in value from $500 to $2,000, and cover a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Click here to view the scholarships, and to apply.

The deadline to apply for a $1,000 Lake County Federation of Teachers scholarship is Jan. 24. To be eligible, students must intend on attending an Illinois public higher education institution (two- or four-year). Please stop in the College Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up an application.


Freshman Class Board is meeting after school today and Thursday in the College Career Center to work on Winterfest decorations. All freshman are welcome and new members are needed!


Open Gym Softball begins Wednesday, Jan. 23. There will be six dates, all running from 6-7 a.m. in the Field House. Visit the open gym web page for all the dates.


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NYC offers unpleasant truths about school improvement

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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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