5 Things to Know about WNHS

November 30, 2018

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French Club Activities

French Club (pictured above) volunteered their time during the Thanksgiving break to give back to the community. Students from both Woodstock High School and Woodstock North spent two hours packing food at Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville to send to children in various countries. All in all 99 children will be able to eat in the next year thanks to their efforts (along with the efforts of the other volunteers who were there).

Winter Sports are in Full Swing

All of our Winter Sports are in full swing now. Pictured above is our Varsity Boys Basketball in a win against North Boone. If you haven't dropped in to see one of our basketball games or wrestling matches, or watched our boys swim or our team bowl, then you are missing a lot of fun. Tonight our boys basketball is home against Marengo with action starting at 5:45. Tomorrow our bowling team is in a tournament in Rockford and our Girls Basketball is at North Boone at 1 PM. If you like even more excitement, drop by Crystal Lake Central on Sunday at 4:30 PM to watch our competitive Dance team. For full sports information, visit our 8 to 18 athletics page at http://il.8to18.com/WoodstockNorth
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Students of the Month for November

Holiday Cookies in a Jar!

Woodstock North High School’s Best Buddies program is selling four types of “Cookies in a Jar” this holiday season. 100% of the profit goes back into the Best Buddies program which focuses on creating lasting friendships between students with and without disabilities. This year we are trying to raise enough money to provide scholarships and awesome chapter activities. Buy through 12/5. Jars will be delivered by 12/14 -- just in time for holiday gift giving! Each jar is $8.

Cookie types are: Sugar, Snickerdoodle, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and M&M.

Contact Holly Ehlenburg at hehlenburg@wcusd200.org , Corinnea Dalman at cdalman@wcusd200.org, or student president October Heffner at s20000150@wcusd200.org.

Peer Mediation and Peer Tutoring

Next week marks the kick-off of our cross age Peer Tutoring and Peer Mediation program that is a partnership between Northwood Middle School and WNHS. Tutors are provided through coordination with NHS. Any student in grade 6-12 can receive help through the program. Tutoring initially will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday after school at WNHS in the Library. Transportation is provided for middle school students to come to North, and to then take them home from North after their tutoring. High School students can drop in on either day and see a peer tutor for any subject. There is no cost for the program. If parents would like to have their student participate in peer tutoring, here is what they need to know.

1. Middle School students must go to the Main Office at Northwood and be sure that their name is on the list for transportation for the day that you would like to be tutored. Names need to be on the list by 12:00 Noon. Teachers may also refer students to tutoring. Teacher referrals also need to have the student name on the list for transportation. There is a specific tutoring form for all Middle School students; see the office or the teacher for the form.

2. High School students who want to attend tutoring and need to ride the bus after tutoring should stop in the office and put their name on the list with Mrs. Melson before noon.

3. Middle School students will board Route #2 at NWMS to transport to WNHS. Then Route #52 Activity Bus will transport them home, and it will depart between 4:30 and 4:45 PM.

4. Middle School students will report to the Library (LRC) upon arrival at North and they will be paired up with a tutor for their specific needs. Tutoring will last approximately 30 minutes beginning at about 4 PM. (30 minutes is usually long enough to get them started)

5. High School students can drop into the Library for tutoring help with classes from 3:30 to 4 PM. Students can remain in the library until the Activity Bus leaves or they can leave when they are ready.

6. Middle School students who are NOT going to ride the bus, but want to come to tutoring, need to bring a note with them from parents letting us know where they are going. Please provide a phone number on the note for us to verify.

Peer Mediation is a program that seeks to help students resolve conflicts with each other before there is a need for disciplinary consequences, or before there is stress that keeps the student from being successful at school. Students may be referred to peer mediation by either parents or school officials. Students at North have been trained in the skills needed to be an impartial mediator for conflicts that occur between students. Our goal is to teach students how to solve problems and coexist peacefully in the same space so that learning can continue.

If you have any questions about either program, please do not hesitate to call either the office at Northwood, or the office at North.