No School Friday or Monday
Classes will not be in session Friday or Monday. Friday is an Institute Day for Stevenson faculty, while Monday is Pulaski Day, a state holiday. Classes will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Daily Digest will not be published Friday or Monday.
“Teen Stress Today” Presentation Tuesday
The next program in the SHS Parent Engagement Series, “Teen Stress Today,” will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the District 125 Administration Center. Understanding and managing stress is a critical component of parenting. When parents are stressed, so are their children. This session will offer tips on keeping stress in check for the whole family. For more information, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D125 Night Market Celebrates Asian Culture
Stevenson’s Chinese, Japanese and Korean clubs are sponsoring the D125 Night Market on Saturday in the Glass Commons, located outside the Performing Arts Center entrance. The market, featuring 13 street food carts with cuisine from east and southeast Asia, will be open from 4-7 p.m., followed by performances from 7-8 p.m. Food offerings include Korean spicy rice cakes, Taiwanese bubble tea, and Chinese bao. Food tickets will be available for 50 cents each. Proceeds from the D125 Night Market will go to the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.
PAC Hosting Campaign Fair, Issues Forum
The SHS Political Action Club is hosting its Campaign Fair from 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Patriot Lobby outside Room 2104. The fair is intended for first-time voters to meet with candidates and campaigns prior to the March 17 primary election.
After the Campaign Fair, the public is invited to attend the club’s Issues Forum from 7-8 p.m. in Room 2104. Students will moderate a forum featuring two experts — former state Sen. Dan Biss and Ted Dabrowski, president of Wirepoints — speaking for and against the November referendum seeking to amend the Illinois Constitution to allow a graduated tax.
Streetfest Charity Deadline Tuesday
Streetfest, the National Honor Society-led fall charity fundraiser and kickoff to Homecoming Week, is accepting applications from local charities that would like to be chosen as beneficiaries in 2020. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000, which was split among three charities. This year’s Streetfest is scheduled for Saturday, Sept.12. Interested charities can use this link to apply. Applications are due by Tuesday.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 46, Lake Forest 31: John Ittounas scored a career-high 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added two steals as the host Patriots (25-4, 13-1) won their eighth consecutive North Suburban Conference championship. John hit eight of 12 shots from the floor and four of five from the free throw line in recording his first-ever double-double. His driving layup and 3-pointer late in the third quarter sparked a 14-3 run for SHS, which led 20-17 at halftime. Senior Matthew Ambrose added 10 points for Stevenson, which avenged its only conference loss. Lake Forest fell to 18-10 overall and 8-6 in the league. Coach Pat Ambrose reached the 25-victory mark for the second straight year and sixth time in the last eight season. The Patriots will face Lake Zurich or Waukegan in the IHSA Class 4A Stevenson Regional semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday. –Daily Herald | NFHS Network replay
RJ Holmes Holds On in Slam Dunk Contest
Senior RJ Holmes reached the final four of the American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk Championship after surviving a see-saw battle in the second round. RJ edged Zech Clemens of South Dakota, 50.11% – 49.89%, in online voting that ended Tuesday. His semifinal opponent will be Jacques Williams from Bowman Academy in Gary, Ind. Voting begins at noon today and ends at noon Thursday, March 5. Vote at www.highschoolslam.com.