February 18, 2022
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....
Dates to Remember
February 23, 2022-- High School Early release
March 1, 2022--PTO Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm
March 3, 2022--Tutorial Schedule
March 9, 2022-- High School Early Release
March 9, 2022-- Unsung Heroes Presentation
March 10, 2022-- Students of the Month Presentation
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCN NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS!!
Last year over 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools nationwide took the PSAT. Of those less than 1%, or around 15,000, have achieved the status of National Merit Finalist. Two North Stars have earned this distinction and now have the opportunity to compete for Merit Scholarships.
Random Acts Matter
- Notes of encouragement and appreciation
- sweet treats
- appreciation gifts for our transportation staff.
We would like to thank the students who helped to organize and carry out all the Acts of Kindness: Danny Surges, Connor Glanzman, Madison Zabolotsky, Sara Tenbrock, Azul Canon and Hannah Lehmann.
Colleges Visiting SCN
FROM THE LRC
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games On March 4, 2022, Beijing will welcome approximately 600 of the world’s best Paralympic athletes for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. These games will take place from March 4th to the 13th, with athletes competing across six sports in two disciplines: snow sports (alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon and snowboarding) and ice sports (para ice hockey and wheelchair curling). Click on any underlined green link to learn more about each topic - 2022 Paralympic Winter Games
PARALYMPIC HISTORY What does it mean to be a Paralympic athlete? The primary difference between the Olympics and Paralympics is that while most of the participants in the Olympics are able-bodies, the participants in the Paralympics are affected by some form of physical or intellectual disabilities. Read more about and how the Paralympics grew into the world’s third biggest sport event in terms of ticket sales; only the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup sell more.
PARALYMPIC.ORG This page highlights the many paralympic sports and athletes taking part in the 2002 Paralympic games. Click on the links below - and on the Paralympic page - to learn about topics such as:
And so much more!
Here are a couple excellent books on the topic of Paralympics and how these athletes are just like any other contender for Olympic Medals. They are doing what they love and working as hard as they can to achieve success.
One more step : my story of living with cerebral palsy, climbing Kilimanjaro, and surviving the hardest race on earth By Bonner Paddock Diagnosed in his youth, Bonner swore he wouldn’t let this neurological disorder limit him, and for twenty-nine years he guarded the truth about his health. But the sudden death of a friend’s young son who also suffered from CP forced Bonner to reevaluate his life. No longer would he be content striving for normal. Instead he would live life to its fullest, pursuing one breathtaking experience at a time—while raising money for special needs children along the way—and never turn down a challenge for fear of his physical limitations. Read a full review here: GoodReads
Soul surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board By Bethany Hamilton Soul Surfer is a moving account of Bethany’s life as a young surfer, her recovery after the attack, the adjustments she’s made to her unique surfing style, her unprecedented bid for a top showing in the World Surfing Championships, and, most fundamentally, her belief in God. It is a story of girl power and spiritual grit that shows the body is no more essential to surfing—perhaps even less so—than the soul. Read a full review here: GoodReads