Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

Senior Portrait Sessions

Pertussis Information
Pertussis, also called whooping cough, is highly contagious and cases at Stevenson have been reported. Stevenson nurses have compiled an overview of pertussis, including transmission, symptoms and treatment. Patriot families are reminded that students with a persistent cough should be taken to their medical provider for evaluation.

Stevenson Statesman Honored
The Statesman was recently recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Senior Emily Lu and junior Ojasvi Saxena received a certificate of merit in the 2019 Gold Circle awards in Sports Features for their examination of hate speech in high school sports, “No Place for Hate.” This award is offered to recognize superior work by student journalists.

2019 World’s Fair Success
The 2019 World’s Fair, held at Stevenson this past weekend exceeded attendance expectations. Organized by the Diversity Council, co-curricular club for students, attendees had the opportunity to visit more than 50 student-run booths on Saturday and Sunday to experience the food and culture of many countries. Afternoon student performances in the Performing Arts Center were held at the conclusion of each day. This event raised money through food ticket sales and a $10,000 donation will be made to Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization that builds freshwater wells in developing communities. See a glimpse of this event through the lens of senior Dylan Chae, a Diversity Council Executive Board member who took over the Stevenson Instagram account for the event.

Consequences of Underage Drinking
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.

Research shows that people who start drinking before the age of 15 are 4 times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. The longer you wait before trying alcohol, the more likely you are to be able to drink responsibly as an adult. To learn more about the consequences of underage drinking, click HERE.

No School, No Digest on Wednesday
Wednesday is a non-attendance day. Classes will not be in session, and the Daily Digest will not be published.



Oct. 7, 2019 Varsity Results

Boys Golf
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Zion-Benton Regional: The Patriots came in second (317) out of eight teams at Shepherd’s Crook Golf Course in Zion and are one of three teams advancing in the state series along with Lake Forest (311) and Libertyville (319). Junior Nick Udoni led the Pats with a 76 followed by classmates Bradley Park (79) and Conan Pan (80); along with seniors Jake Surane (82), Ethan Lee (84) and Jake SchabesIHSA

Girls Cross Country
Stevenson outpaced Waukegan at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex with the Patriots claiming the top seventh places. Caimin Xi finished first with a time of 20:28.19. Michelle Yu was second (20.:47.15), Alivia Alton came in third (21:08.77), Alexa Collins was fourth (21:22.31), Lia Novak claimed fifth (21:35.94), Shreevarsha Shreekumar finished sixth (21:57.99) and Natalie Dugaesescu claimed seventh (22:19.85).

Boys Cross Country
Stevenson (15) vs Waukegan and Stevenson (16) vs Vernon Hills (47) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The Patriots claimed the top seventeen spots against Waukegan and the top eight honors against Vernon Hills. In both contests, Anthony Rodriquez placed first (15:50.99) Corey Pacernick finished second (15:51.35) Tarun Kalyanasundarum was third (17:03.82) and Cameron Sprague was fourth (17:29.62)

Girls Volleyball
Stevenson lost in two sets at Crystal Lake Central (22-25, 13-25). Amanda Holsen led the team with six kills and one solo block, with Emma Potocki and Lily Cozzi both recording four kills. Lily also contributed 13 digs. Grace Tully set 59-60 and recorded six digs

Girls Field Hockey
Host Loyola Academy outscored the Pats 2-0. Olivia Holsen made 13 saves or the visiting Patriots.


Two fundraisers are scheduled today:

  • The boys baseball team is having a fundraiser at Chipotle in Lincolnshire from 5-9 p.m. Mention the team when ordering and a portion of your sale will go to the team
  • The Patriettes are holding a fundraiser at the Lincolnshire Noodles & Company from 4-8 p.m. and a portion of the sale of anyone who mentions the fundraiser will go to the team.


Winnetka School District 36 set to approve new attendance boundaries. In an effort to correct an imbalance in attendance between the district’s three elementary schools, a redistricting plan is set to be approved.

Illinois lawmakers consider banning flavored vaping products. The connection between underage vaping and flavored vaping products is being examined by state lawmakers.


A recommendation to parents from Sesame Street researchers. According to a recent survey, the majority of parents don’t talk to their kids about race, gender or other social identity categories. Sesame Workshop cites conversation is key to building your child’s sense of identity and respect for the identity of others.

New California law changes the use of suspensions. Elementary and middle school students in California who demonstrate “willful defiance” will still face consequences but can no longer be suspended.

Changes in ACT exam announced. Beginning in September, students will be able to retake a specific section of the ACT rather than the entire test.

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