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March 11, 2022

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....Click on these icons to find out!


Dates to Remember

March 15, 2022--College Fair at the Kane County Fairgrounds

March 17, 2022--Illinois Science Assessment (All Juniors)

March 23, 2022--Early Release

March 24--ASVAB Test

March 26-- April 3, 2022--Spring Break

April 4, 2022--School Resumes

April 5, 2022--PTO Meeting 6:30 in the LRC

April 5-6, 2022--Seal of Bi-Literacy Testing

April 13--SAT-Juniors, PSAT-Sophomores, PSAT 8/9-Freshman

April 14--Students of the Month Presentation

April 15, 2022--SIP Day No Students


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5ESSENTIALS Parent Survey--Please Take a Moment to Complete

The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022 at 11:00 pm. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey.

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input.



In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois will administer a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. The ISA is a comprehensive exam that includes life, physical, Earth and space sciences with engineering and technological design features embedded in the other science domains. The assessment is divided into three tests of approximately 40 minutes each. St. Charles North will be administering the exam on 3/17/22.

  • Juniors who have PE, Health, or Driver Ed during periods 5-8 will take Illinois Science Assessment in the Small Gym during periods 1-4.

  • Juniors who have PE, Health, or Driver Ed during periods 1-4 will take Illinois Science Assessment in the Small Gym during periods 5-8.

Section assignments will be emailed to all Juniors and their parents when we get closer to test day.


College Fair At the Kane County Fairgrounds Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:00pm-8:00 pm

Save time and Register Now!

Go to www.strivefair.com to register. Get a barcode to show to colleges who will scan it to send you more information about their schools. It's free and saves you time.


Project Synergy Needs Alumni Help

Project Synergy is looking for a few graduates who were part of the program during their time at North to participate in a panel discussion in April. Interested Alumni should contact Michael DeWees at michael.dewees@d303.org for more information.


North 2022 Athletic Summer Camps

Our North 2022 Athletic Summer Cmp Registration is now open on the Athletic Website.

The brochure can be found under the "Resources" Tab on the website.

There will be no walk in registrations accepted at St. Charles North High School.


Summer School Registration and Information

Click Here to be re-directed to the D303 Information page.


News From the PTO

Planning has started for the upcoming 2022-23 school year!

We need a PTO President! Without a President, the PTO is in risk of dissolution.

NO PTO means:

NO food/drinks at Homecoming

NO post prom or senior raffle

NO senior scholarships

NO grants to classrooms/school programs

And the list goes on!

PTO BOARD PRESIDENT: Current President is a Senior parent; this role needs to be filled ASAP! Opportunity to collaborate with current President and assume the leadership role in May. This is a rewarding, highly appreciated, and essential position. Be responsible for helping to make a difference!



The North PTO provides services and activities for ALL North students, staff, and families. We cannot do it without your help. If interested in any positions please email PTO President, LauraRThomas@att.net.

Fundraiser Chair - Organize and run PTO Tea sale in fall and Butter Braid sale in early Spring.

Greater Education Basket - Obtain donation items to fill a raffle basket for the St. Charles Greater Education Foundation.

Staff Appreciation Week – Plan and coordinate decorations, treats, staff lunch, raffles, and anything else for a fabulous week for North staff in May.

Web & Social Media Administrator - Responsible for PTO social media accounts and website, send out twitter and Facebook posts, and maintain and post on PTO website. Work from home!


PTO Post Prom Planning Meeting

Tuesday March 15 6:00 pm at Christ Community Church

Enter through Door P, all are welcome!


PTO Butter Braid & Cookie Dough Sale Is Happening Now through March 21

These are delicious and convenient frozen treats to have on hand! To order your sweet treats you can fill out the attached form and drop off at North with a check made payable to STC North PTO or click on the following link:



Curbside pickup is Monday, April 4 between 5 to 7 pm at 2213 Sutton Drive South Elgin IL 60177. For any questions contact Michelle Principato at 630-347-2596 or msmish72@comcast.net.

Thank you in advance for your support! ENJOY!




Every year, the Earth yields billions of tons of natural resources and at some point, in the not too distant future, it will run out. That’s why we must think again about what we throw away – seeing not waste, but opportunity. We have the power to make lasting changes to combat this, and with recycling being recognized in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030, we are already seeing many individuals, governments and organisations taking direct action to support the global green agenda." Read more here at this link: GLOBAL RECYCLING DAY



“Of the earth’s natural resources, we tend to think of six as the most important – water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals. All our food, all our sustenance, all our belongings ultimately come from these six elements…humanity can’t survive without them. However, these resources are finite…once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. We are carelessly using the earth’s natural resources without thinking about what will replace them, while billions of tons of waste pour into landfill sites every year.”

THERE IS A SOLUTION! “Recycling is our Seventh Resource which can be used again and again. The recycling process can help in many ways-It can combat climate change:

• Each and every year, the Seventh Resource (recyclables) saves over 700 million tonnes in CO2 emissions

• The Seventh Resource offsets all CO2 emissions generated by the aviation industry annually

It will boost local employment around the world:

• Approximately 1.6 million people worldwide are employed in processing recyclables

• The annual contribution of the recycling industry towards the global GDP is projected to exceed $400 billion in the next 10 years

• $20 million dollars is invested each year by the industry into job creation, improving recycling efficiency and environmental impact.

It will conserve the earth’s six precious primary resources:

• Humans have consumed more resources in the last 50 years than in all previous history

• The Seventh Resource (recycled materials) supplies 40% of the world’s raw material needs”

Find more information about how countries across the globe are making recycling a priority: RECYCLING BLOG


We also want to share with you some excellent books we have here in the LRC on the topic of the environment, recycling, and conservation. Clink on the book name/author to place a book on hold, and click on the GoodReads link to read a full review of the book.

EMPTY By Suzanne Weyn “A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out… It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to come this fast.” GoodReads

Life Changing By Helen Pilcher We are now living through the post-natural phase, where the fate of all living things is irrevocably intertwined with our own. We domesticated animals to suit our needs, and altered their DNA--wolves became dogs to help us hunt, junglefowl became chickens to provide us with eggs, wildebeest were transformed through breeding into golden gnus so rifle-clad tourists had something to shoot. And this was only the beginning. As our knowledge grew we found new ways to tailor the DNA of animals more precisely; we've now cloned police dogs and created a little glow-in-the-dark fish--the world's first genetically modified pet. The breakthroughs continue. GoodReads


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