POLARIS EXPRESS

November 11, 2022

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....CLICK ON THESE ICONS TO FIND OUT!

North Bell Schedules

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DATES TO REMEMBER

November 11, 2022--Veteran's Celebration Concert--6:00-8:00pm

November 15, 2022--411 Bell Schedule

November 16, 2022--Tutorial Bell Schedule

November 16, 2022--Parent University--A Pre-Tween's Guide to Digital Responsibility, Safety and Etiquette--6:30-7:30pm

November 17, 2022--Madrigal Dinner Performance--6:00pm

November 18, 2022--Madrigal Dinner Performance--6:00pm

November 19, 2022--Madrigal Dinner Performance--6:00pm

November 21-November 25, 2022--Thanksgiving Break No Student Attendance

November 28, 2022--School Resumes

Community Backpack

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Community Career Speakers Wanted

At North, we are looking to find ways to help students understand the different jobs in the local community, how they can get into those jobs, and how every job is necessary to help our community thrive. We are wanting community members to come speak and answer questions about their jobs with students for about 30 minutes.


We would be honored if you would share your career path with our students. Please fill out this form and someone from North will contact you to finalize the details with you. Thank you for taking the time to help our North Start students!


If you have any questions, please contact John Peters at: John Peters @d303.org

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2022 Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

SCN's 2022 Thanksgiving Dinner Drive has begun! The Student Life Office is working with student organizations in our building to collect the 1,400 total items needed to provide up to one hundred families in District #303 with a complete Thanksgiving meal. These Thanksgiving meals will also be packed and delivered by our students. If you would like to donate towards the cost of these meals, you may mail your donation to the below address. Thank you!


ATTN: Libby Sutherland
St. Charles North High School
255 Red Gate Road
St. Charles, IL 60175

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NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Did you know? “Chicago is home to one of the largest urban Native American communities in the United States, with 65,000 Native Americans and some 175 different tribes represented in the Chicagoland area. According to the American Indian Center, Chicago is part of the traditional homelands of the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi people. Many other tribes, including the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Sac, and Fox, have also called this area home. Native American Heritage Month, celebrated every November, is a great time to learn more about Chicago’s Indigenous populations both past and present. Explore some of the cultural celebrations, exhibits, and events happening this month in the Chicago area.”


The Field Museum is a great place to explore and learn about Native American Heritage.

  • Visit their new exhibit called Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories “that was created with an advisory council of Native American scholars and collaborators representing over 105 Tribes.” Click on this link to learn more: NativeTruths

  • There are also a Native American Heritage Celebration on November 12th with cultural performances, story tellers, artists, performers, etc. Click here to learn more: NativeAmericanCelebration


Another great place to visit is the Trickster Cultural Center in Schaumburg which is a Native American and community arts center that also serves Native American veterans and their needs. The center features contemporary Native American art (post-1960's) and augments its multicultural exhibits with featured speakers, panel discussions, school tours, and educator workshops. Click here for more information: TricksterCenter


Also, please check our some amazing and informative books on the topic of Native Americans. Simply click on the book title below and the link will take you to Destiny to place the book on Hold. Don’t forget to read the full book reviews below at Kirkus Reviews/

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#NotYourPrincess Edited By Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale “Each page offers eye-catching images that represent the wide diversity among Indigenous women. A poignant interview with Dr. Janet Smylie (Cree/Métis) reveals both her personal struggle with depression as a teenager and the challenges she faced while attempting to finish medical school. Co-edited by author Charleyboy (Tsilhqot’in) and Leatherdale, this collection was created as a love letter to young Indigenous women. The vital message that it offers is that Indigenous women continue to shatter stereotypes through their personal successes and creative expression. Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world. (Anthology. 12-adult)” Read more at: KirkusReviews


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A Snake Falls To Earth By Darcie Little Badger “A 16-year-old Lipan Apache girl from Texas and a cottonmouth person from the spirit world connect when both need help.When Nina was 9, her Great-Great-Grandmother Rosita told her a story in Spanish and Lipan Apache. Using dictionaries to painstakingly make sense of the garbled transcription app results, Nina uncovers a mysterious story about Rosita’s sighting of a fish girl in her well, long after the joined era when animal people still lived on Earth. The story leads readers through two richly constructed worlds using a style that evokes the timeless feeling of listening to traditional oral storytelling. A coming-of-age story that beautifully combines tradition and technology for modern audiences. (Fantasy. 12-18) Read more at: KirkusReviews

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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession Of Native Americans And The Road To Indian Territory By Claudio Saunt “The author incisively examines the various fictions propagated at the time to assuage the national conscience about the dispossession—e.g., that Native peoples were a desperate people dying out (many were quite prosperous) and that they were leaving their homes voluntarily. Moreover, the lands west of the Mississippi were not known or mapped, and the conditions were barren and uninhabitable. Saunt estimates the enormous wealth lost by the Indigenous families, the millions expended by the government, and the hideous wealth in land and resources gained by the speculators, colonizers, and cotton barons. The author also notes how these systematic mass deportations “became something of a model for colonial empires around the world. A significant, well-rendered study of a disturbing period in American history.” Read more at: KirkusReviews

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Please join us in the LRC at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 6th to learn more about COURSE REGISTRATION!

Come get all your questions answered before students register for next year’s classes. John Peters, Assistant Principal – College & Career Readiness, will explain the North student

registration process and all available options. This is a great opportunity for all North parents

and guardians, whether you are new to North or have been here for years!

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Attention Seniors!

PTO scholarship applications are now available in the CCR office! Any senior whose family has paid 2022-23 PTO dues is eligible. Dues can still be paid on Pushcoin via the

link below to satisfy this requirement.

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Graduation Information

Click here for information on Graduation 2023.

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St. Charles North Athletics Website

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St. Charles North Student Life Website

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North PTO Website

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