Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

Buffalo Grove OKs 187-Home Development

In a move that will have an impact on Stevenson’s future enrollment, the Buffalo Grove village board on Tuesday approved a 187-home development near Aptakisic and Buffalo Grove roads, according to the Daily Herald. The development, which was not supported by the village’s planning and zoning commission, calls for 68 single-family homes and 119 townhouses on 50 acres. The first homes are scheduled to be ready in early 2020.

Chess Team Seeks Return to State

Stevenson’s chess team will take part in the Illinois High School Association sectional tournament at Highland Park High School on Saturday. Coach Vincent Springer’s squad, which finished third in the state last year, will compete against 21 other schools, including two that finished in the top 10 in 2018: Highland Park (fourth) and New Trier (seventh). Stevenson has finished in the state’s top seven for 15 consecutive years. The Patriots are seeded third in the sectional, behind Highland Park and Barrington.

Program to Look at District 125 Diversity

How can we be so similar and so different at the same time? That’s the question at the heart of the next Community Parent Network event, “Understanding Diversity Within Our Community.” SHS parent Seema Jain, director of multicultural affairs for Marriott International, will discuss the cultural similarities and differences within the District 125 community. She is the wife of District 125 Board of Education member Sunit Jain. The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the West Auditorium. Admission is free, but registration is requested through this Eventbrite link. The Community Parent Network is a committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation.


Wednesday’s Digest incorrectly said the upcoming Stevenson Dance Marathon is the first in school history. Dance marathons occurred at least twice in the 1970s to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 61, Libertyville 44: The host Patriots (17-8, 6-4) clamped down defensively in the second half to win for the seventh time in their last eight games while sending the Wildcats (16-7, 7-3) to their third straight loss. SHS trailed at halftime, 29-26, then opened the second half with a 19-2 run. Sophomore Nikki Ware outscored the guests herself in the third quarter, sinking a trio of 3-pointers. She finished with 10 points. Freshmen Simone Sawyer and Ava Bardic kept Stevenson close in the first half. Simone scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the first two quarters, and had three of the team’s 10 3-pointers. Ava tallied nine of her 12 points in the first half, hitting a pair of treys. Junior Avery King scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half, and sank two 3-pointers for the Patriots, who nailed 10 of their 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Stevenson sealed the victory by scoring the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to take a 20-point lead. SHS avenged a 62-52 loss at Libertyville on Dec. 5. Next up for the Patriots is a 7 p.m. Friday contest in the Sports Center against Zion-Benton. – NFHS Network Replay | Daily Herald

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 47, Lake Forest 29: Junior Matthew Ambrose scored a game-high 22 points to lead the host Patriots (16-3, 6-1) to their seventh consecutive victory. Senior Luke Chieng added seven points and junior EJ Alexis had six points, six rebounds and three blocked shots for SHS, which plays host to Zion-Benton at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Lake Forest dropped to 7-12 overall and 3-4 in the North Suburban Conference. – NFHS Network Replay

Girls Bowling

Lake Zurich 2,414, Stevenson 1,795: Sophomore Kelly Radelet led the Patriots with a 423 series and a high individual game of 178 at the Brunswick Zone in Deer Park. Kelley was followed by junior Reilly Sullivan (387) and sophomores YooJin Lee (376) and Ally Lee (374). – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Loyola Academy Gold 6, Stevenson 0

Physical Therapy Available for Student-Athletes

Stevenson has contracted with Rebound Fitness to provide athletic training and rehabilitation services to all students on campus. See this flyer for information on scheduling physical therapy in the SHS athletic training room.

Soccer Alumna Earns Academic All-Region Honor

Washington University senior midfielder Caroline Dempsey (Class of 2015) was named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Scholar All-North/Central Region third team. The environmental policy major, who has a 3.54 grade point average, finished her career as a three-time member of the University Athletic Association All-Academic Team. Dempsey scored the game-winning goal in the sectional championship game Nov. 17 that sent the Bears to their third NCAA semifinal in the last four seasons.


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Who Will Win S-Factor Friday Night?

Who’s going to win the Kiva Club’s annual S-Factor singing competition Friday night? You can help decide. Join hosts Anna Choi, Brett Gitler, Maema Njongmeta and Will Sorenson and a field of 13 contestants (click here to see the list) starting at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Some of your favorite teachers will be the judges for the first round, and you and other audience members will determine the winner. Tickets are $12 at the door. If you ordered tickets online, visit the ticket window by the PAC and provide your name to pick up the wristband required for entry.

Dance Placements for Current Students Jan. 31

Are you interested in a dance class for the 2019-20 school year but not sure what level to take? Come to the Current Student Dance Placements on Thursday, Jan. 31. There are two times available: 7:30-8 a.m. or 3:30-4:15 p.m. Both placements will be held in the Dance Studio (Room 2112) by the Athletic Office. Come dressed to dance! Questions? Email Mrs. Rothwell at


SHS-TV is holding a New Member Day at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1204. If you’re interested in joining the video crew, stop by. No experience is needed.


CPS fires six after sexual misconduct investigations

Marine Corps recruiter charged with assaulting student

CLC program aims to reduce need for remedial classes

Chicago schools finished fiscal year with budget surplus

Parents claim Chicago school is making their kids sick


Colleges cut foreign-language programs more than other areas

Democrats seek more oversight of DeVos

Many Boston high school valedictorians struggle to succeed

Colleges provide tuition relief to furloughed workers

School chief used own insurance to help ill student, charged

Phishing scheme targets professors’ desire to please deans

A look inside “recovery schools” for teens with addiction


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