Polaris Express

October 29, 2021


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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


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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).


Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Congratulations on taking the PSAT/NMSQT. Your scores are scheduled for release on December 7, 2021 and will be posted on studentscores.collegeboard.org.

If you haven't already done so, you'll be asked to set up a free College Board account before you can view your scores. Important Tip: If you are creating an account or updating an existing account, be sure to use a personal email address instead of your school email address to prevent issues with future access to your account.

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PTO Meeting Tuesday November 2 at 6:30 pm in the LRC

If you have a North question – we have an answer.

Last meeting for 2021!

Come join us and hear about everything happening at North. All are welcome to share your opinions/ideas; it is a great opportunity to ask any questions to the PTO or North staff.

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National Authors’ Day is November 1st

In 1928, Nellie McPherson, president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club - and a voracious reader - submitted a proposal to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs asking to establish a day to honor American writers. The club supported the resolution in May of 1929 creating National Authors' Day on November 1st. Then in 1949, this day was officially designated by the United States Department of Commerce.

We want to encourage and celebrate new and established authors as their work is vital to all of us. We can offer to review their new writing, purchase their books (writers frequently struggle to earn money from their efforts) or promote their books on social media, this a great way to get them seen and heard! Read a book with a friend or your family; it’s a wonderful way to spend time together.

Below are some great debut books by up and coming authors; check them out and spread the word! Click the book title to place a book on hold.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong “At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. Read the full review at: GoodReads

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone family, and the complicated reality of being a grown up.” Read the full review at: GoodReads



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