May 6, 2022
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Dates to Remember
May 7, 2022--St. Charles Education Foundation Gala 1:00-5:00 pm
May 11, 2022--Early Release
May 12, 2022--Students of the Month 6:45 am
May 14, 2022--Senior Movie Night 6:00-10:00 pm
May 16, 2022--Cap & Gown Distribution during Lunch hours
May 17, 2022--Cap & Gown Distribution during Lunch Hours
May 18, 2022--Mandatory Graduation Group Meetings 2:30-3:00 pm
May 19, 2022--Last Day of Classes for Seniors
MAy 19, 2022--Senior BBQ 6-8:00 pm
May 20, 2022--Mandatory Graduation Practice 7:30-9:00am--main gym at SCN
May 23, 2022--Graduation at NIU 7:30 pm
May 23, 2022--Final Exams for all Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors
May 24, 2022--Final Exams for all Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors
May 25, 2022--Final Exams for all Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors
May 25, 2022--Last Day for all students
A Big Thank You to the North PTO!!
We are all thankful and proud to be North Stars!
20th annual Jazz Showcase
Everyone is invited to attend our 20th annual Jazz Showcase at the Q Center in St Charles on Friday May 20th. It's a fantastic evening that features all of SCN's Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Groups along with special guests the Chamber Orchestra! Tickets can be purchased here. Don't delay, get your tickets today!
A REMINDER FROM THE NURSE’S OFFICE
According to the Regional Office of Education (ROE) all unused medication must be disposed of at the close of the school year.
Please have a parent or responsible adult stop by the Nurses’ Office on or before the last day of school to pick up any medication(s). Students may only pick up emergency medications: inhalers, Glucagon, insulin and auto-injectors.
The last day to pick up medication is:
Wednesday – May 25th
Office hours are from 7am to 2:20pm.
Any remaining medications, including inhalers, auto-injectors, Glucagon and Insulin will be discarded at the end of the day.
Have a wonderful summer!
Amy Boynton – School Nurse
If your child may need medication (as needed/emergency) next year during the school day, please access/print the medication form from the D303 website under Department: Health Services.
North 2022 Athletic Summer Camps
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.
Click the grey bar above to be re-directed to the D303 information page.
Click the grey bar above for information regarding the D303 Summer Driver Ed Program May 30-July 8 St. Charles North HS or contact Kristy Harrier at 331-228-6268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News From the PTO
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POST PROM THANK YOU! --From PTO President Laura Thomas
What a truly amazing event!
Hopefully, you have heard all the positive ‘buzz” going around from students and parents! I cannot say thank you enough to the eighty plus volunteers we had over the course of this weekend helping to host our event. Thank you for your time, your hard work, your positivity, and your tremendous help.
A huge shout out to the clean-up crew; many worked all evening and stayed later to clean. Especially the Price family who also had their two children cleaning up with no complaints!
A special thanks to our dynamic leads who not only helped plan this event but were there until after 5 am packing and cleaning and whose work has continued into the current week to re-pack and organize everything: Susanne, Jenny, Sue, Shannon, Mike and Dave- I am so grateful and honored to have worked with you! To our amazing Chairperson Tom, this is your 11th year and still counting!
To all the North parents of the 2022-2023 school year: Post Prom will need you!
News From the lrc
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) theme for Health Awareness Month in May in May — to fight stigma, raise awareness and advocate for a better mental health care system. NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. stresses; “We are working harder than ever to meet people where they are — to offer education and support in ways no one else can match, with our 650 affiliates and 49 state organizations nationwide. It is a call we have answered every single day since 1979.” (Click on the blue underlined words for links to more information.
“About half of all people who experience a mental health condition in their lifetime begin experiencing symptoms before the age of 14, but teens and their family members often do not notice them until several years later. Determining whether certain behavior is normal/typical or a symptom of a mental health condition can be difficult. It can be even harder for young people who live in a low-income household or who are part of communities that experience prejudice, racism, exclusion or marginalization. So, when do you know it’s time to ask for help? It’s time to ask for help when our difficulties with our feelings/emotions, thinking or behaviors:”
Are too intense or cause too much distress
Last more than two weeks
Interfere with daily life, causing difficulties sleeping, eating, concentrating, working, enjoying things or relating to others
Lead us to withdraw from relationships
Are accompanied by other problems like misuse of alcohol or drugs, thoughts of self-harm or aggressive behaviors
Lead us to dangerous behavior or risky decisions
What does all of this mean for you? It means that, if you notice that you feel differently, and you don’t enjoy things you typically have in the past — like hanging out with friends, playing on your sports team, making good grades in school, eating when you’re hungry — it’s time to talk to an adult that you trust.” Find more help here: NAMIFindingHelp
Did You Know......
Your Brain Needs A Hug By Rae Earl “A validating, hopeful, and practical guide to mental health. Earl (My Life Uploaded, 2018, etc.) begins this heartfelt and honest self-care guide by detailing her own struggles with and triumphs over mental illness, from anxiety, phobias, and eating disorders to OCD, psychosis, and self-harm. She also covers depression, using her mother’s experiences with bipolar disorder as an example. Throughout, the author repeatedly acknowledges that everyone experiences mental illness differently, and what worked for her might not work for others, but her tips and advice are worth a try.” KirkusReview
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity By Nadine Burke Harris “In this powerful debut, the author describes the medical research and recalls her own frontline experiences as a pioneer in the treatment of toxic stress as CEO of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness, which offers multidisciplinary care for children suffering from trauma. “The body remembers,” she writes. “Twenty years of medical research has shown that childhood adversity literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades.” Indeed, adversity “can dramatically increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes—even Alzheimer’s.” KirkusReview
Finding Audrey By Sophie Kinsella “Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school.Under the guidance of thoughtful Dr. Sarah, Audrey begins to deal with her inability to make eye contact—or even to leave the house—by crafting videos of her quirky, near-farcical family, a nifty narrative device that especially shows off her “twitchy” mom. Audrey's brother Frank is determined to win an online gaming championship with his team, in spite of their mom's frenetic attempts to remake the family based on newspaper advice—which, sadly for Frank, includes giving up computers.” KirkusReview
CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION INFORMATION
The class of 2022 will be honored at the Commencement Ceremony on May 23 at 7:30 pm inside the Convocation Center at NIU. There is ample seating and tickets will NOT be required.
More information can be found on the Graduation Information website.
News from district 303
Returning Student Registration for 2022-2023 will open at 9:00 a.m. on April 25. Click the grey bar above for more information.