Polaris Express

October 25, 2019

What's Happening at NHS?

Friday 10/25

  • Distinguished Alumni Visit
  • Pizza with the Principal - Main Office
  • Boys (V) Soccer IHSA Regional Championship @ 6:30 PM
  • Fall Play Performance - Radium Girls @ 7:30 PM in the Auditorium

Saturday 10/26

  • Girls (V) Cross Country IHSA Regional @ 10:00 AM
  • Boys (V) Cross Country IHSA Regional @ 11:00 AM
  • Fall Play Performance - Radium Girls @ 7:30 PM in the Auditorium

Monday 10/28
  • Student Council Executive Board - Room 223/2:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Winter Play Workshop - Auditorium/2:30 - 4:00 PM
  • SAGA - Room 445/2:30 - 3:15 PM
  • Stargazer - Room 429/2:30 - 3:45 PM
  • Madrigal Rehearsal - Choir Room 141/5:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Peer Leadership Halloween Party/5:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Special School Board Meeting - District Adm Office @ 5:30 PM

Tuesday 10/29

  • Class of 2023 Student Council Meeting - Room 223/6:30 - 7:15 AM
  • Class of 2020 Student Council Meeting - Room 202/6:45 - 7:15 AM
  • Spanish NHS Tutoring - LRC/2:15 - 3:15 PM
  • DECA Meeting - Room 114/2:30 - 3:15 PM
  • Chess Club - Room 433/2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Scholar Athletes Meeting - Room 407/2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Winter Play Auditions - Auditorium/2:30 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday 10/30

  • Early Release Day @ 1:30 PM
  • Key Club - Room 215/2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Math NHS - Room 123/2:30 - 3:15 PM
  • Winter Play Auditions - Auditorium/2:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Peer Tutoring from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Parent University - Josh Ochs: Digital Citizenship @ Thompson 6:30 PM

Thursday 10/31

  • Parent University - Josh Ochs: Digital Citizenship Presentation
  • German NHS - M484 Mobile Classroom/2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Team Polaris Meeting /2:30 - 3:45 PM
  • Chess Club - Room 433/2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Winter Play Auditions - Auditorium/2:30 - 5:30 PM

Friday 11/01

  • Pizza with the Principal - Main Office
  • Fellowship of Christian Students - Room 302/6:30 - 7:00 AM

Upcoming Events

11/04 - Business Services Committee @ 5:30 PM

11/05 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 PM

11/06 - Peer Tutoring @ 6:00 PM

11/11 - Veteran's Day Celebration Concert @ 6:30 PM

11/11 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM

11/12 - Searching for the College of Your Dreams @ 7:00 PM

11/13 - School Improvement Day - Dismissal @ 10:45 AM

11/14 - Breakfast with the Stars @ 6:45 AM

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We want you to be aware of two great, upcoming Career Exploration Events!

Job Shadow Program

The City of St. Charles is offering a career pathway job shadow program to St. Charles high school students interested in exploring a career in municipal government professions. Job Shadows are available in areas such as Communications, Electric Lineman, Finance/Accounting, Firefighter, IT/Networking, Police Detective, Streets/Construction and many more. Students will be able to explore the work sites, ask questions, see demonstrations, and learn about education and certifications.They will also have the opportunity to rotate among up to three career pathways and may sign up for more than one job shadow date. The first date is November 13 and Registration Forms are due by Oct. 30.

Click here for more information, to access the registration form, and for additional dates. Please see your counselor with questions.

Apprenticeship Expo Field Trip

On Thursday, November 14 the CCR Department will be leading a field trip to the Apprenticeship Expo at the Painters District Council in Aurora. Students will be able to learn about the many local union career options that are available to them. Representatives from 13 different unions including Carpenters CHICAP, Electricians IBEW Local 461, Ironworkers Local 393, Plumbers Local 130 and more will be on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions. Interested students should see their counselor to sign up. This event is FREE, but space is limited.

Click here for more information.


Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, November 7, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Room 302. The event is open to students of all ages who are interested in a career in healthcare. Parents are also welcome to attend. This year's panelists include: an OB/Gyn, Psychiatrist, ER Physician, two Registered Nurses, and a Physician Assistant. Please contact HOSA Club Advisors with questions.

Mrs. Pheney (julie.pheney@d303.org)

Ms. Mehalic (kathryn.mehalic@d303.org)

SetMyFuture Needs Your Assistance!

Four teens shared the same problem - the inability to find a job, internship or volunteer opportunity. They found that there were a number of others who shared their frustration and through the INCubator program, SetMyFuture was born. It is a central location for businesses to post opportunities where teens and young adults can find them. At Final Pitch Night, they were 1 of 6 teams to present their idea to a Shark Tank-like board and 1 of 3 to receive some funding to continue the dream of making this idea into a reality. They were featured in The Daily Herald and The Kane County Chronicle after receiving the grant at Final Pitch Night.

SetMyFuture will launch a brand-new and more professional looking website in the near future. The student owners of SetMyFuture would appreciate your financial assistance to help them accomplish their goal of helping students reach their potential. To do so, please access our SNAP Fundraiser at: https://www.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/set-my-future-launch-2019

The fundraiser will be live on Tuesday October 22. Thank you for any support you can give.

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Turkey Drive

SCN's 2019 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!

Madrigal Tickets on Sale October 15!

Madrigals 2019

Save the Date: November 21, 22, and 23

Tickets on Sale: October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Madrigals: An Evening of Music, Laughter and Dinner Theater at its Finest, featuring SCN students and a truly gourmet meal form Tarragon Catering.

Where: Baker Church in Downtown St. Charles

Menu: Choice of Seared Chicken Saltimbocca, Roasted Ratatouille Manicotti or Toasted Garlic Shiraz Braised Short Ribs.

Attendees: Are seated in the Dining Hall of a Medieval Palace as guests of the King’s Court. Dinner and Entertainment abound!

Finals Care Package!

To print your order form, please see the PDF at the bottom of the newsletter.
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