April 8, 2022
A NOte from Principal Shanna Lewis
On April 19th all North Star students will be asked to participate in the Illinois Youth Survey. Schools administer the Illinois Youth Survey to better understand youth risk and protective behaviors as they relate to students and their success. Participation will involve completing an anonymous survey with no names or identification numbers that will be confidentially administered during their English class. The benefits related to this research include improving our community’s ability to develop programs to support youth development.
Information regarding the survey as well as the form to request that your student opt out of the survey can be found using this link. Opt-out forms form should be completed and returned to the Office of Student LIfe by April 18. Decisions to have your student opt out of the survey will be respected and in no way will impact your student. Students who do not participate in the survey will be given an alternate activity such as quiet reading in the classroom.
Thank you for your continued partnership with St. Charles North.
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Dates to Remember
April 13, 2022--SAT-Juniors, PSAT-Sophomores, PSAT 8/9-Freshman
April 13, 2022--Senior Non-Attendance Day
April 14, 2022--Students of the Month Presentation
April 15, 2022--SIP Day No Students
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 24, 2022--Spring Musical 2:00 pm
April 23, 2022--Senior Yard Sign Distribution 12-1:00 pm Front entrance of SCN
April 27--Early Release
April 30, 2022--Prom 2022
North 2022 Athletic Summer Camps
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There will be no walk in registrations accepted at St. Charles North High School.
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News From the PTO
News From the lrc
April is National School Library Month! “Since 1983, April has been observed as School Library Month, designated by American Association of School Librarians. The theme of the first national observance of School Library Month was "Where Learning Never Ends: The School Library Media Center and it opened with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol where Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan told the school librarians in the audience, "I want to thank you for what you do. I hope you know how important your work is. You change lives for the better. You touch people while they can still be touched."
The American Library Association states that “schools with a strong school library program and a certified school librarian ensure their students have the best chance to succeed. More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed by qualified school librarians have a positive impact on student academic achievement.”
The St. Charles North library checks out 1200 books a month to students and staff; we also encourage students to let us know what new books they would like added to our inventory.
School libraries offer a safe and nurturing climate during the day, as well as before and after school. They are often the only place open to all students, where a school librarian can support them across grade levels and subject matter.
School librarians connect other educators to current trends and resources for teaching and learning. They are essential partners for all teachers, providing print and digital materials that meet diverse needs and offering opportunities to deepen student learning.
School library programs foster critical thinking, providing students with the skills they need to analyze, form, and communicate ideas in compelling ways.
School libraries are learning hubs and homework help centers where students can use technology to find the best information resources. Strong school library programs instill confidence in reading, which is fundamental to learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.
Find more ways to support your school library here at ilovelibraries.
In addition to learning about the vital support that school libraries provide to students, we offer a few of our fascinating and entertaining books that feature some incredible librarians
The World’s Strongest Librarian By Josh Hanagarne “Hanagarne, who works at the Salt Lake City Public Library, is six-feet-seven-inches tall and weighs two hundred and sixty pounds. He was raised as a Mormon, has extreme Tourette’s Syndrome (or Tourette Syndrome, as he calls it), and in his spare time trains for strongman competitions. The author photo in the back of his book indicates that his hair is too short to fit in a bun. Perhaps the only trait he shares with the received idea of his chosen profession is a love of reading and knowledge. “Like most librarians, I’m not well suited to anything else,” he writes. “As a breed, we’re the ultimate generalists. I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’ll know something about almost everything.” NewYorkerReview
The Giver of Stars By Jojo Moyes (Based on a true story) The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives. KirkusReviews
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.
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