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November 3, 2021


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Final Senior Yearbook Photo Opportunity

We are happy to report that we have arranged one final opportunity for our Seniors to have a yearbook photo taken!

Seniors who have not yet taken a yearbook photo have been assigned a time to do this. An appointment schedule has been shared directly with students via their school email account. To minimize the loss of instructional time, appointment times have been scheduled during study halls or lunchtimes when possible. Below are photo details:

  • Monday, November 8, 2021
  • In the LRC
  • The photographer will take 4 pictures, head & shoulder only.
  • On November 15 (approximately), you may log into Rootstudios.com to pick the photo that you wish to appear in the yearbook, and you will be able to purchase photos if you wish.
  • If you experience difficulties logging in to the Root Studios website or have further questions regarding ordering photos, please contact customer service at Root Studios at (815) 433-1766.

If your student needs to alter their appointment time, or has not yet taken a yearbook photo and needs to be added to the schedule, please have them reach out to Mrs. Boynton (lindsay.boynton@d303.org) or Libby Sutherland (elizabeth.sutherland@d303.org).

SCN 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

SCN's 2021 Thanksgiving Turkey Drive has begun! The Student Life Office is working with student organizations in our building to collect the 1,400 total items needed to provide 100 families in the St. Charles area with a complete Thanksgiving dinner. These Thanksgiving dinners will also be packed and delivered by our students!

PTO President Vacancy

Current President is a Senior parent; this role needs to be filled ASAP! Opportunity to shadow the current President and assume the leadership role in a few months.

This position works with a great team of parents and helps support North student activities throughout the year. It is a rewarding, highly appreciated, and essential position.

Step up and help make a difference!

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Students can sign up for the winter athletic season on the North website 8to18. The cost is $120 and physicals can be turned in at the athletic office. In order to participate, an athlete needs to sign up on 8to18 and have a current physical on file. Below is a list of winter sports:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Bowling
  • Girls Bowling
  • Competitive Cheerleading
  • Competitive Dance
  • Girls Gymnastics
  • Boys Swim & Dive
  • Wrestling




We celebrate Veterans Day to honor the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who put their lives on the line to defend the freedoms that we so often take for granted. All in all, we celebrate Veterans Day to give back to the people who gave parts of their lives for our freedom and safety and to raise awareness about Veteran issues. It is also important that we read some of the many great books about the lives of our Veterans and all they did for our country. Learn more about the history of this important day here: Veterans Day History (Click on any link to place book on hold or read a book review.)

Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept by Daniel Rodriguez, Joe Layden

“At 5-foot-8, 175 pounds, Daniel Rodriguez was an unlikely recruit for the gridiron. But on the battlefield, under the daily rain of sniper fire, he made a promise to his best friend. “When I get out of this shithole, I’m going to play college football.” Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq...And he grew up fast — stopped sleeping, started smoking. He fought in the infamous Battle of Kamdesh and for his bravery he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. But his best friend was not so lucky. Against all odds, Daniel returned home — broken, but still alive. Stuck in the clutches of PTSD, Daniel remembered that fateful promise to his friend.By some mix of grit, determination, and the power of the Internet, he earned a spot on the Clemson University football team.” GoodReads

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hegar “After being commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan flying combat search and rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn her the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor. In Shoot like A Girl, Hegar takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has already spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.” GoodReads



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