Polaris Express

January 21, 2022

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....

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PROS & KHAN INDIVIDUALIZED SAT PREP IS AVAILABLE AT ST. CHARLES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL! PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

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FROM THE LRC

International Holocaust Rememberance Day - “January 27, 2022, marks 77 years since the Allied troops arrived at the gates of Auschwitz, but it is clear that the story of how they came to be there in the first place must be shared more widely. The Holocaust -- the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators -- didn't occur in a vacuum. It was the product of unchecked hatred and collective silence. Now, more than ever, we must join together to remember the past, to build a better future for all.” #WeRemember Is a website dedicated to remembering the victims of the Holocaust and the lessons we need to remember.



“Second World War and Holocaust survivors are few, and these events will soon pass out of living memory. It is imperative to take any opportunity to hear or read from first-hand accounts. Museums across the country and world work tirelessly to preserve and teach the history of the war and the genocide.” The University of Wisconsin Holocaust remembrance website provides numerous links to Holocaust resourses; here are just a few:


  • The free United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is a living memorial to the Holocaust, encouraging people to educate themselves about the Holocaust, confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.


  • The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and UNESCO established aboutholocaust.org with the goal of providing young people with essential information about the history of the Holocaust and its legacy.


  • The #ProtectTheFacts campaign seeks to increase awareness of Holocaust distortion. It empowers individuals to identify and counter Holocaust distortion in society and on social media.

Please take a look at these powerful and courageous books on the topic of the Holocaust. Simply click on the highlighted links to place a book on hold or read a review.


The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos by Judy Batalion Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond. GoodReads Review
The Assignment By Liza M. Wiemer When an assignment given by a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand. As the school administration addressed the teens' refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community are forced to face the issue as well. The situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail? GoodReads Review

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FROM THE PTO

The North PTO provides services and activities for ALL North students, staff, and families. Please consider volunteering for a position and becoming part of a wonderful team. If interested, email PTO President, LauraRThomas@att.net.

PTO BOARD PRESIDENT - Current President is a Senior parent; this role needs to be filled ASAP! Opportunity to shadow the current President and assume the leadership role in a few months.

This is a rewarding, highly appreciated, and essential position. Be responsible for helping to make a difference!


PTO BOARD SECRETARY - Want to provide administrative support and be a part of rewarding team? This position allows you to provide ‘behind the scenes” support or to get as involved up front as much as you want!


HOMECOMING REFRESHMENT CHAIR - A fun event to be a part of, especially if you work the event with a team of friends! Refreshments are located in the cafeteria, not in dance area, and you can still be home to take pictures.

HOSPITALITY HOLIDAY CHAIR - Do you love the holidays and the decorations and treats that go with them, then this is for you!

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FROM DISTRICT 303

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