April 15, 2022
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Dates to Remember
April 19, 2022--Illinois Youth Survey--During English Classes
April 19, 2022--Senior Yard Sign Distribution 1:25-3:00 pm Front entrance of SCN
April 20, 2022--Senior Yard Sign Distribution 1:25-3:00 pm Front entrance of SCN
April 21, 2022--Senior Yard Sign Distribution 6-7:00 pm Front entrance of SCN
April 21, 2022--Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 22, 2022--Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 23, 2022--Spring Musical 7:30 pm
April 23, 2022--Senior Yard Sign Distribution 12-1:00 pm Front entrance of SCN
April 24, 2022--Spring Musical 2:00 pm
April 27--Early Release
April 30, 2022--Prom 2022
High School Physical/Dental and Immunization Requirements For 9th Graders and New to Illinois Students
The State of Illinois recognizes that your child’s health is very important to the educational process and has established requirements to preserve and protect the health of all students. Please read over and carefully note the following mandated health requirements for students that are entering 9th grade or are new to the State of Illinois. Students who fail to submit the required health forms will be excluded from school until health requirements are met.
THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Click here for the physical exam form
· A completed physical form with required immunizations must be on file with the school nurse prior to the start of school for all students entering 9th grade. The physical must have been completed within one year of the first day of 9th grade attendance.
· Any student new to the State of Illinois must provide a completed physical form with required immunizations to the school nurse within 30 days following the first day of attendance. The physical must have been completed within one year of the first day of attendance.
· The examiner must be a Physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, a licensed Physician’s Assistant, or an Advanced Practice Nurse. An examination by a Chiropractor is not acceptable.
· The Health History portion on the back of the Certificate of Child Health Examination form must be completed, signed and dated by the parent or guardian prior to your child’s examination.
· IHSA Sport Physical Examination does not fulfill the requirement for a school physical examination
THE DENTAL EXAMINATION Click here for the dental form
Students in ninth grade and new to the state of Illinois must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.
Vision Examination Requirements
Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam conducted by a physician who provides a complete eye exam or a licensed optometrist.
Immunization requirements for 2022-2023 Seniors
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
North PTO is hosting “Post Prom” on Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 pm till 3:30 am. It is a fantastic yearly tradition to promote a fun and safe event for our North Stars at Christ Community Church. It includes many inflatable games, a large casino, Karaoke, tons of food, and thou$and$ in prizes to be given away. Students do NOT need to attend Prom to come to Post Prom. This event is open to all Juniors and Seniors and their approved guests.
In order to run this huge event, we need YOUR HELP in two ways:
- Volunteers are needed for set up, running the event, and cleanup: POST PROM VOLUNTEERS
- Donations are needed to help pay for this event; 100% of all funds received goes towards games, food, and prizes. (On PushCoin!) POST PROM DONATION
For Post Prom questions: contact PTO President Laura Thomas at LauraRThomas@att.net or Chair Tom Mullally at email@example.com
SENIOR YARD SIGN PICK UP IS NEXT WEEK!
Signs may be picked up by the Senior student or a family member, there are 4 pick up dates and times listed on the flyer below.
News From the lrc
Today is National Anime Day!
Anime, per Merriam-Webster, is “a style of animation originating in Japan (from Manga cartoons) that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes.” Some of the earliest anime programs televised in the U.S. in the 1960’s were Astro Boy, Speed Racer, and Gigantor. Within the last couple decades, anime programs such as Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Pokémon, became huge hits with American children and teens, fueling the growth of phenomenal graphic novels. (Click on any underlined text to access a link to more information.)
Did you know that…
The word manga only became popular (in Japan) starting from the late 18th Century when Santo Kyoden’s picture book “Shiki No Yukikai” was publicized in the year 1798.
“In 1947 Tezuka Osamu, who loved drawing and was a fan of Hollywood movies (especially Walt Disney's cartoons), reinvented the Manga genre with the publication of Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island).”
In English-speaking countries, Manga is a generic term for all graphic novels and comic books originally published in Japan.
“Anime and manga share many characteristics, including exaggerating physical features like large eyes, dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines, and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography.” AnimeAndManga
Graphic/Manga novels now exist in every subject or literary genre and provide deep and thought-provoking themes. Research has shown that graphic novels can significantly aid student’s reading comprehension by creating a connection between words and the novel’s visual images. “In fact, this path seems to naturally assist students with the use of a key reading strategy, visualization, or forming mental pictures in students’ minds, which helps students to “…find they are living the story as they read” and therefore increase their enjoyment and understanding (Roe & Smith, 2005, p. 333).” Learn more about the benefits of graphic novels here: MinnesotaJournal
Below are some excellent and fascinating examples of Graphic Novels for you to check out from our school library, please click on the underlined links to place a book on hold or read a full book review:
IN THE SHADOW OF THE FALLEN TOWERS By Don Brown “Brown uses lyrical prose and powerful illustrations to revisit the horrific events of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and share with readers the profound and lasting effects they have had on the country and its residents. Based on the firsthand accounts of survivors, Brown chronicles some of the lesser-known stories of victims, first responders, and survivors in the days and years after the attacks. Readers will delve deeper into what they might already know about that morning as well as broaden their awareness of its harrowing aftermath.” KirkusBookReview
THEY CALLED US ENEMY By BY George Takei, Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott “Takei had not yet started school when he, his parents, and his younger siblings were forced to leave their home and report to the Santa Anita Racetrack for “processing and removal” due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The creators smoothly and cleverly embed the historical context within which Takei’s family’s story takes place, allowing readers to simultaneously experience the daily humiliations that they suffered in the camps while providing readers with a broader understanding of the federal legislation, lawsuits, and actions which led to and maintained this injustice.” KirkusBookReview
LONG WAY DOWN By Jason Reynolds “As the elevator door opens on each floor, Will is confronted by people from his past who were also victims of gun violence. They question Will’s plan and motivation, and although Will was certain it was Riggs when he first got into the elevator, at some point he isn’t so sure. The ghosts, their truths, and the fact that he has never held a gun before make the decision to enact revenge that much more frightening. Based on Reynolds’ 2017 award-winning verse novel of the same name, this full-color graphic adaptation will pull in both old and new readers.” KirkusBookReview
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.
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