POLARIS EXPRESS

September 30, 2022

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....CLICK ON THESE ICONS TO FIND OUT!

North Bell Schedules

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DATES TO REMEMBER

October 4, 2022--411 Bell Schedule

October 4, 2022--PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30pm LRC

October 5, 2022--Tutorial Bell Schedule

October 6, 2022--Parent Teacher Conferences 11:00-7:00pm--No Students

October 7, 2022--High School Teacher's In Service Day-- No Students

October 10, 2022--Holiday--No School

October 11, 2022--School Board Meeting 6:00pm

October 12, 2022--PSAT/NMSQT/PSAT 8/9

OCtober 12, 2022--Early Release

October 13, 2022--Breakfast with the Stars 6:45am

Community Backpack

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National Merit Semi-Finalist

Last October over 1.5 million juniors across the nation took the PSAT/NMSQT. Out of this group approximately 16,000 students were named Semifinalists and now have the opportunity to advance and become finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to the following St. Charles North Class of 2023 student for achieving this distinction:


Andrew Nesterov



An additional 34,000 students were named as Commended Students. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition they have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success and deserve to be recognized. The following St. Charles North students have earned this distinction:


Skyler Bell

Alexandra Bryner

Stephen DelBello

Hayley Giancaterino

Adeline Grimm

Nikhil Gupta

Robert Kemp

Kane Kriz

Anatoliy Lynevych

Kayla Menough

Hanna Rey

Cameron Ring

Mia Rodriguez

Ella Roth

Joshua Wahl

Emily Watanapongse

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Graduation Information

The Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 22, 4:00pm at Northern Illinois University. You can find detailed information on the CCR website under Graduation Information.


To help prepare for this day we need some information from all seniors. Please complete this survey by the end of September. There are two parts. First of all, we need to know how you would like your name to appear on your diploma. The second part will give us information about sizing for your cap and gown. All students need to complete this regardless of their intent to participate in the graduation ceremony. These items are paid for by the district as part of your graduation fee.

Graduation Information

Click here for information on Graduation 2023.

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Self-Care For Students

Self-care is not simply a new buzzword. It is about nutrition, movement, sleep habits, relaxation, etc., all of which can have a huge impact on our physical and mental health. Sadly, when we are feeling cranky, overwhelmed, and stressed, we too often neglect our physical and mental health. To start practicing the following healthy habits now and make self-care part of your daily routine. For more guidance, please click this link to: Self-Care Tips For High School Students
Sleep - It is essential to overall health and is closely linked to academic success. Your body requires sleep to rejuvenate both your muscles and your brain, so high schoolers should strive for 8 to 9 hours sleep each night.
Be physically active! Join a sports team, make the most of your PE class, use free online videos for dance or yoga, take walks with your friends. Whatever you enjoy, move your body a bit every day. It will benefit your mood, focus, and overall wellness.
Do what you love: whether that's art, hiking, dancing, reading for fun, etc. Giving quality time to activities that you enjoy improves your creative problem-solving abilities, helps you build better relationships, and even makes you more empathetic.
Good nutrition and hydration are critical for our health. Being dehydrated can make you sleepy and unable to focus. Be sure to try to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables each day, get enough protein, and eat junk food in moderation.

There are additional ways to lessen the daily stress on our minds and bodies and improve our overall health:


*Unplug from technology

*Practice deep breathing for five minutes

*Journaling: writing can help you process your feelings

*Practice self-compassion : treat yourself like you would treat your best friend

*Spend time with your loved ones!


For more information, including worksheets to help you determine your needs or to create your own Self-Care plan, please click this link to: How to Practice Self-Care: 10+ Worksheets and 12 Ideas

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Hard Pivot: Embrace Change. Find Purpose. Show Up Fully. By Apolo Anton Ohno

“With Hard Pivot, Apolo combines practical guidance, personal stories, and deep insights from the psychology of success… [and] shares his most valuable lessons and tools, condensed into the Five Golden Principles including:

• Gratitude: A daily practice to help you maintain perspective, cultivate empathy, and alleviate stress.

• Giving: How to elevate your life’s purpose by offering your time, attention, and resources to others.

• Grit: Exercises to build mental stamina, resilience, and toughness to persevere through hard times.”


Read the full review at: GoodReads

Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker, PhD.

“Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.” Read the full review at: Simon & Schuster


Am I There Yet? By Mari Andrew (Graphic Novel)

“In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you; the path often appears straight and narrow, with a few bumps in the road and a little scenery to keep you inspired. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? What if you want to wander? What if there is no map to guide you through the detours life throws your way? Read a full review at: PenguinRandomHouse

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PHOTO RETAKES

PHOTO RETAKES FOR UNDERCLASSMEN

All Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students will have the opportunity to have their yearbook photo taken on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Photographers will be available from 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the LRC.


  • Underclassman students who are retaking their photo - please visit the photographer in the LRC whenever it is convenient for you (please do not visit during your instructional time).
  • Students who have not taken a yearbook photo this year - a schedule is being created by Mrs. Sutherland in the Student Life Office, and it will be shared with students soon!

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SENIOR PHOTOs - FINAL OPPORTUNITY


There will be a final opportunity for Seniors to take a 2022-2023 yearbook photo on Tuesday, October 25th in our LRC. The yearbook advisor, Mrs. Boynton, is creating an appointment schedule that will include all Seniors who have not yet taken a photo. She will share this schedule with Seniors soon!


After your Senior takes their photo, please make certain to quickly visit rootseniors.com to choose the photo that you wish to appear in the yearbook. You may also order photos if you wish!

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Kick-A-Thon Fundraisers

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Get fired up for HOMECOMING! The PTO is looking forward to providing all refreshments and drinks at the Homecoming dance on October 1. WE ARE STILL COUNTING ON YOUR SUPPORT – no time commitment, just $30/family in annual dues. Please help us continue supporting all our students, teachers, staff and parents.

Pay PTO Membership Dues Here

Click here to pay your PTO membership dues.

PTO September Newsletter

Click here to read the September PTO Newsletter

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Star Kids Preschool Enrollment is now open

Star Kids Preschool taught by the Child Development students of St. Charles North High School is open for enrollment! Join us for a session of creative and engaging lessons to prepare children for Kindergarten. Literacy, math, science, art, dramatic play, group games and more incorporating fun and learning.


Contact laura.absolon@d303.org for questions or registration.

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Changes to the District Website

Please be aware that the District 303 website will undergo construction during the week of October 3 to reflect recent changes to names and titles within the Department of Learning & Teaching. These changes have been made to better align with the work and responsibilities of the department. The most notable changes are:
  • The Department of Instructional Interventions will now be the Department of Student Services
  • Staff, Family & Student Services will now be Student Programs


Page names and links will update to reflect these new titles, and other changes may occur. Thank you for your understanding.

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St. Charles North Athletics

Click here to see all of our upcoming North athletic events.

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St. Charles North Student Life

Click here to view our North Student Life Website.

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North PTO

Check out the North PTO website by clicking on the button above.

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Let's Talk

Let’s Talk provides a way for you to tell us what you think, ask us a question, or compliment a staff member.