Falcon Focus

September 16, 2022

FROM MR. BISCAN

Dear Falcon Families,


I want to thank those parents who were able to attend last week's 1st Semester Curriculum Night. It was great to see everyone and be able to provide an opportunity for families to see our staff while becoming familiar with the classes they teach. If you weren't able to attend, you can always contact any of our staff with questions at wnhs.org.


This edition of the Falcon Focus contains important information that ranges from Financial Aid information to how to become a member of our Falcon WiNGS booster organization.


We appreciate your continued support and I look forward to seeing you around campus soon.


Have a great weekend.


Sincerely,


Matt Biscan, Principal


We are Falcons.

We are Proud.

We are North.


FROM THE DESK OF MR. VENCKUS

Parent-Teacher Conferences-10/19 & 10/20-Save the Date


Our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 from 2:30-9:00 PM. We are excited to invite parents/guardians back to North for in-person conversations regarding your student’s progress. You will also have the option to schedule virtual or phone conferences if necessary.


Information on scheduling the 10-minute appointments with teachers will be shared in early-October. Parents/Guardians are always encouraged to email or call teachers and counselors at any time with questions or concerns regarding their student’s progress.

AP EXAMS 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR

For the 2022-2023 school year, AP Exam registration for 1st semester only and yearlong AP courses opens this fall. Students will follow a two-step process in order to register for exams this year. Exams must be registered and paid for by 11:59 pm, October 28th, 2022. For the 2023 AP Exams, the cost $104 per exam. There will be a separate spring registration for students enrolled in 2nd semester only AP Courses.

The two-step process involves:

  1. Students will access the College Board website with each of their AP classes before October 1st, 2022. After accessing the College Board website, students will need to indicate if they would like to register for an AP exam. If a student indicates they want to take an AP exam, they will then have to go to the Total Registration website to register and pay for the exam.


  1. Students and families must access the Wheaton North Total Registration website to register and pay for the exam. Students must answer all of the questions on the Total Registration website in order to complete the exam registration. A confirmation page indicates that the exam registration process has been successfully completed. The Total Registration site goes live on October 10th, 2022.


Wheaton North High School is excited to continue to offer families the ability to pay for their exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration.

Registrations that are not paid by 11:59 PM, Friday, October 28th, 2022 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Mr. Matt Schoon, at (630) 784-7312 or matthew.schoon@cusd200.org if you have any questions.

WNHS AP Website: https://www.cusd200.org/Page/17252

WNHS Total Registration website: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/144386

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT 2022

This year Financial Aid Night is being presented by Wheaton Warrenville South on Sept. 20th at 6 pm. The event is virtual Q&A session with Frank Palmasani. Before the Q&A you can watch Frank's presentation here: Link

FROM THE LLC

Tech Support for Falcons Falcon Tech Support is available in the LLC. Students having issues with Chromebooks, WiFi, Google, or anything tech related should stop by the front desk of the LLC before or after school, during passing periods, or at lunch.

Photo ID Cards Students who did not receive a photo ID card at Schedule & Textbook Pick Up may do so in the LLC. Students should stop by before or after school, during study hall, before Access, or during lunch. Please email angela.pigoni@cusd200.org with any questions.

Falcon Little Free Library
Thank you to Mr. Thomas Newman and the Rotary Club of Wheaton for originally donating and recently updating the Wheaton North Little Free Library. Our Little Library is located in the bus lane at Wheaton North, just outside Door 34. All Falcons are welcome to utilize the Little Library.

SPEECH, DEBATE, AND ACTING TEAM

Speech, Debate, and Acting Team. The team is open to freshmen through seniors and offers 14 different performance events - dramatic monologues, comedy writing, duets, persuasive speaking, radio broadcasting, and poetry reading to name just a few. The team competes against other schools on Saturdays in November, December, and January. It's the perfect school activity for anyone who enjoys talking or performing while making friends and having a great time! Email or talk to Mr. Scott Coleman in Room 210 with questions!

FROM THE ACTIVITIES DEPARTMENT

2023 SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

2022-23 Senior Portrait sessions will be September 16th, 19th, 20th and 21st from 3:30-9pm in rooms 802/804.

Students should check their Senior Google Classroom page for their assigned time slot and fill out the confirmation form to confirm their yearbook photo. These pictures are FREE!! Seniors must take a photo with Prestige Photos to be in the yearbook. This is the LAST CHANCE to be photographed, and we cannot take a photo from a different photographer. If you have questions, please contact 630-910-6800 and press option 2.

HOMECOMING 2022 INFORMATION

Homecoming week 2022 begins on September 25th! Please refer to the Wheaton North Homecoming website for more information on all the festivities. Here is the Link to the website.

Homecoming ticket sales will take place during student lunch periods outside the Activities office. Prices are as follows. Students interested in bringing a non-Wheaton North guest will need to have a signed guest form from their Dean as well as the Dean of the guest's school. Please refer to the homecoming website for more information.

Thursday , September 22nd: $20 during lunch

Monday, September 26th-28th: $25 during lunch

Saturday, October 1st: $40 at the door - NO GUESTS PASSES SOLD AT THE DOOR

FROM THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

General Announcements

Are you part of your counselor’s text Remind account? We send important information about course selection, college applications, and enrichment opportunities For sign up information check out the Parent and Student Remind Alerts page on the WN Counseling Website


Please follow the counseling department on Twitter @wncounseling for up-to-date information on a variety of topics from scheduling to the college search process.

During the 2022-2023 school year, students can request virtual or in person meetings with their counselor by visiting the counseling office, via email or by calling a counselor’s direct line.

Updated Counselor Assignments

Wondering who your counselor is for the 2022-2023 school year? Check out the updated counselor assignments.

Save the Date

Financial Aid Night - Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00 P.M. - Virtual Event

All students and families are invited to attend financial aid night. This event is held in collaboration with Wheaton Warrenville South and will be fully virtual. Prior to attending Financial Aid night, please view this important video. This presentation is NOT ONLY for parents of senior students; the importance of early planning and information gathering is crucial to finding the best financial fit for your student and family.

The virtual meeting link can be found here: Meeting Link


Senior Class of 2023

If you missed Senior Family Night, you can check out the recorded session on the counseling website via our Senior Grade Level Curriculum page.


Counselors hosted a college application process presentation for seniors during lunches on Friday August 26th. This presentation will cover general information about the application process and include an overview of individual senior conferences, the transcript request process and updates to Naviance.

Students can begin requesting transcripts for college and scholarship applications. No requests should be filled out until the application has been submitted.

Individual Senior conferences are underway and will continue through September and October. If your son or daughter has questions prior to their individual meeting, they can reach out to their counselor to set up an appointment or ask a question.

Seniors can sign up for college rep visits or by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.

Juniors Class of 2024

Juniors will begin the college search process with their counselors near the end of November and continue through Spring Break. Students and families looking to get a headstart can access all College Search Materials via the counseling website. Materials will update throughout first semester.

Juniors can sign up for college rep visits by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.

Sophomore Class of 2025

Sophomores can sign up for college rep visits by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.

TCD EXPLORE DAYS FIELD TRIP

Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending the TCD Explore Days Field trip on November 3rd need to pick up the field trip form from the counseling office and return the completed form with their top 2 program choices by October 14th. Any questions, see Mrs. Biggs or Mr. Venckus.

FALCON WINGS

The Falcon WiNGS is our booster club with a mission to help our Falcon’s Fly. Last year, the Falcon WiNGS donated over $100,000 back to Wheaton North students because of support from our parents and community. You can still join the Falcon WiNGS! Check out our membership options!


Senior Parents: The Falcon WiNGS award twelve $500 scholarships in the spring to children of Falcon WiNGS members. Get one today!


Questions? Please contact Erin Froebe at membership@wnfalconwings.org.



CONCESSIONS

Thank you to all the sports, activities and clubs that have signed up to work concessions this year! We are very excited with the support we have received for our new system and excited to be able to give back to these groups. The fall season is filled; watch in October for our Winter Schedule to be released. When your sport, club or organization volunteers to staff the concession stand, the Falcon WiNGS will make a donation to that specific group. Details are our volunteer link. Questions, contact Jennifer Devalk at volunteers@wnfalconwings.org


EVEREVE- SEPTEMBER 29TH!

The Falcon WiNGS with the support of Evereve in Danada will be hosting a shopping fundraiser on Thursday, September 29th. Hold off on getting new fall clothes… when you purchase ANYTIME on Thursday, September 29th and mention the Falcon WiNGS, Evereve will donate 15% of your purchase back to the WiNGS! Follow us on Facebook for more information.!


Interested in Corporate Sponsorship of the WiNGS, including the banners you see on the fence by the Football Field & Track? Contact Becky Lewis at sponsorship@wnfalconwings.org.



Want a Wheaton North yard sign for your student? Please order on-line or contact Cali Belini and Erin Young at yardsigns@wnfalconwings.org. Orders are placed every Friday and will be delivered to your home when they come in. Let’s paint the Northside Blue and Gold!



Looking for Falconwear for 2022-2023? We’ve got some great new gear! Order on-line anytime or look for us at home sporting events this fall near the Falcon Feeder Concessions Stand or inside the school. Questions? Please contact Terese Janik or Kelli Ahern at falconwear@wnfalconwings.org.


Falcon spirit wear sales:

9/30 Homecoming 6:00pm - 9:00pm football game

10/7 6:00pm - 9:00pm football game

10/21 6:00pm - 9:00pm football game

Falconwear will also be on sale at school on Thursday’s from 10-12:30.


The Wheaton North Falcon WiNGS Newsletter comes out at the beginning of each month and periodically throughout the school year with important information. If you don’t see it, be sure to check your spam and add secretary@wnfalconwings.org to your inbox!


The Wheaton North Falcon WiNGS posts information on Social Media. Be sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook page at Wheaton North Falcon Wings. For specific classes you can also follow:

Wheaton North Parents Class of 2023; Wheaton North Parents Class of 2024; Wheaton North Parents- Class of 2025; or Wheaton North Parents Class of 2026. All local information about the school will be posted there!

LIONS CLUB 2022

The Lions Club 2022 Food Drive benefiting the People's Resource Center Food Pantry begins on Tuesday, September 20th, and ends Tuesday, October 4th. The Lions Club and PRC will be picking up the food beginning on Tuesday, October 4th. Please drop off food items in the box.