Falcon Focus

October 29, 2021

From Mr. Biscan

Dear Falcon Families,


I hope this edition of the Falcon Focus finds you and your family safe and well. The conclusion of our fall sports season is upon with several state playoffs beginning and we're entering the time of year where we conduct concerts to highlight our band, orchestra, and choir students.


I always appreciate seeing students in different learning settings and having the chance to see them demonstrate their skills in whatever area it might be. For example, last week I had the pleasure of seeing our marching band perform and compete at the state finals at Illinois State University. It was a wonderful environment that highlighted the connection that students have with each other and the adults who lead them. They were excited about the opportunity to perform and compete, and you could feel the pride they had in what they were doing. It's just one example of how learning occurs at any place and at any time.


Please make sure that you have conversations with your student about their progress in school and contact us if you need any assistance or clarification. Working together to help our students is the best formula for growth and success. Thank you for all you do.


Have an enjoyable weekend.

From District 200

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From the Desk of Dr. Pavlini, Assistant Principal of Student Services

Free Meals to Students this Year

Due to federal pandemic relief, school meals are free to all students once again this school year. Students can access breakfast before school. Students can also access a single, free lunch in addition to a free breakfast. A single meal consists of one entree (such as one slice of pizza), one fruit or vegetable (such as one apple or one serving of carrots), and one milk. While a free daily breakfast and lunch are available to each student, items cannot just be taken at random from the cafeteria line. Students are still required to enter their ID number as they proceed through the lunch line and are limited to one breakfast and one lunch per day. Students who would like to purchase an additional meal can do so at a cost of $3.15 for the meal and $0.50 for milk. If a student takes food beyond the allocated free meal, this behavior will be addressed as stealing food from the cafeteria. In addition to the signage we have posted in the cafeteria and Commons, please review the lunch guidelines with your student.

From the Desk of Mrs. Ellett, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

As we approach winter weather, we would like to take this time to share our e-learning plan if/when a snow day is in order. If students are unable to go into the building due to inclement weather, or for any other unforeseen circumstance, we will follow this remote learning schedule.

Student Parking Regulations

PARKING TICKET REMINDER
Parking Tickets can be paid in the Gold & White Hub, room 509, please see Mrs. Flores.


WNHS Student Parking Regulations 2021-2022
1. Students are only allowed to park in the angled spaces in front of the school on Thomas, in the back lot behind the field house, and the parallel and angled spots on Morse Street. Any student parked in an "R," "Visitor," handicapped, or emergency space will be issued the following consequences:

  • 1st offense $10.00 ticket - reduced to $5.00 if paid within 3 days.
  • Subsequent Offenses - vehicle tickets, stickered, towed, and/or parking privileges revoked temporarily or permanently without refund.


2. Parking privileges may be revoked without a refund for the following reasons:

  • Excessive absences and/or truancies
  • Excessive discipline referrals
  • Not being in compliance through the Health Office with the meningitis vaccine which is a state requirement for seniors.


3. Parking tags are not transferable. Any student found to have obtained a parking tag through any means other than the authorized registration process may be barred from any future parking registration and subject to disciplinary action.


4. Early graduates must return their tag to the Deans’ Office. They will receive a refund for the unused semester or be charged for the second semester.


5. The student who purchases the tag is responsible for correct parking and all disciplinary
action.


6. Report all lost or stolen tags to the Gold & White Hub immediately. There is a $10.00 charge for a replacement tag. A student may NOT park on campus without a replacement tag.


7. The speed limit is 5 mph on campus. Any speeding or reckless driving may result in
disciplinary action and/or temporary or permanent revocation of parking privileges.


8. Cell phone use while operating a vehicle on school property is prohibited and may result in
disciplinary action.


9. Students may not visit the parking lot during school hours without permission from the Deans’ Office.


10. Vehicles may be searched if there is a reasonable suspicion that the student has violated a school rule.


11. Vehicle problems, parking problems, or a forgotten tag does not result in an excused tardy or absence.


12. The school is not responsible for any theft or damage that may occur to a vehicle parked on campus.


13. All accidents on school property must be reported to the Gold & White Hub immediately.

Second Semester Driver Education Students

If you are enrolled in Driver Education second semester and want to have a chance to get your permit early you must "accept the invitation" to join the Google Classroom sent by the Driver Education Staff. Materials to study for the test will be sent next week, and the Permit Test will be open from November 11 - 14. If you have any questions please email Mr. Oleszek at michael.oleszek@cusd200.org or

Mr. Eaton at david.eaton@cus200.org.


You must be passing at least 8 classes your previous two semesters to be eligible to get your permit early and/or be in Driver Education.

From the Counseling Office

General Announcements

Please follow the counseling department on Twitter @wncounseling for up-to-date information on a variety of topics from scheduling to scholarship information.


All students should join their counselor’s Remind account for important text updates. Parents are welcome to join as well. You can find more information on joining via the Counseling Remind Codes page.


During the 2021-2022 school year, students can request virtual or in person meetings with their counselor by visiting the counseling office, via email or by calling a counselor’s direct line.


Check out the updated counselor assignments.


Senior Class of 2022 - Important Financial Aid Information

Check out the updated information on the Counseling Financial Aid Page regarding the 2021-2022 FAFSA and Financial Aid.


This year’s first scholarship bulletin will be posted to the counseling office website in early October. Seniors can apply to a number of local scholarships by following the links provided.


The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) opens today, October 1. This application allows students to receive financial aid from a number of resources. All students should complete the FAFSA regardless of the family income level. Many colleges require the FAFSA in order for students to receive any kind of aid, including merit scholarships. For a complete guide to the FAFSA, please check out the counseling website under the Financial Aid link.


Students must meet one of the following requirements to receive a public school diploma (Public Act 101-0180):

  1. File a FAFSA Application; or

  2. File an Application for State Financial Aid; or

  3. File a waiver/opt out with the school district. (This form should be printed and dropped off in the counseling office). Emailed forms will not be accepted.


Nothing additional is needed to meet the graduation requirement. Once you file your FAFSA, the state reports back to WN that it is complete.


As we approach the November 1 application deadline that many colleges and universities have set, Senior Conferences are wrapping up.. If your son or daughter has questions they should reach out to their counselor to set up an appointment.


Have you checked out the counseling website recently? There are some great resources to assist you and your students as your family navigates the college application process. Check out the Senior Grade Level Curriculum for more information.


Students can now request transcripts via the online transcript request form.


Seniors can sign up for college rep visits by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.


Juniors Class of 2023

College Preview Night was held on October 27, 2021. The presentation was recorded and will be posted to the counseling webpage as soon as possible. The presentation is geared towards families with Sophomore and Junior students interested in attending 4-Year Colleges or Universities after graduation.


Juniors will begin the college search process with their counselors near the end of November and continue through Spring Break. Students and families looking to get a headstart can access all College Search Materials via the counseling website. Materials will update throughout first semester.


Juniors can sign up for college rep visits by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.


Sophomore Class of 2024

Sophomores can sign up for college rep visits by logging into their Naviance account using “Clever” and then entering their Google credentials. Students should then click on “Colleges” and select “College Visits”. This allows students to hear directly from a college representative visiting Wheaton North. Don’t delay, sign up now as many colleges and universities are already scheduled to visit us.

From the Athletic Office

Be sure your student athlete is registered to try out for Winter Athletics on the Family ID website! No fees are due until final rosters are set, but all students must be registered to try out for their sport BEFORE November 1. Additionally, we need a current (within 13 months) physical on file as well as the signed IHSA form, consent/waiver and Code of Conduct to complete the registration so your athlete can be approved to participate. Physicals must be uploaded. The Athletic office does not accept any paper copies.


Please click here to register your athlete. If you have previously registered your athlete for a past season, you just need to select ‘REGISTER HERE” and choose their sport. You will then select your athlete’s name, sign the waivers at the end and submit/complete registration. Their participant info should auto-populate for you. If you have a current physical on file, you do not need to upload another, but if your physical is expired, please upload PRIOR to tryouts to be approved for participation. Be sure to click SUBMIT once you are done.


Thank you and best of luck to your athlete at tryouts! Any questions, please reach out to Lynnette in the Athletics Office 630-784-7318.

Yearbook and Picture Information

Interested in Purchasing a 2021-2022 Yearbook

If so, please click HERE to be directed to the Jostens Website. Yearbooks are $50.



Interested in Purchasing a 2020-2021 Yearbook

These can be purchased through the Athletic Office. Yearbooks are $50. If you did not receive your yearbook, please stop by the Athletic Office to pick up your book today.



Senior Recognition Ads

To purchase an ad, please see the attached flyer and follow the online instructions. Each ad may feature photos, memories, shout outs, and stories and will take up 1/4 of a page. All ad orders are due by January 16, 2022.

Falcon Wings

STOP BY OUR SOCIAL EVENT SPONSORED BY THE FALCON WiNGS AND EVEREVE!


WHEN?

Wednesday, November 17 from 5 pm - 7 pm
Thursday, November 18 from 11 am - 2 pm

WHERE?

Evereve - 121 Town Square


WHY?

To get a jump on your holiday shopping! Just mention the FALCON WiNGS and EVEREVE will donate 15% of sales back to our kids!


SPEAKING OF HOLIDAYS...AMAZON SMILE!


With the holidays quickly approaching, please consider listing the Falcon Booster Club as your designated charity. It’s an easy way to support the Falcon WiNGS and our kids! IMPORTANT: Once you choose the Falcon Booster Club as your charity, YOU MUST order at smile.amazon.com, not amazon.com. If you do, Amazon will donate .5% of all qualifying purchases back to the Falcons.


THE REINDEER RUN IS BACK!


The Wheaton Park District is hosting the Reindeer Run, both virtual (December 4-18) and in-person (December 4th!) Registration is linked below, use code WINGS to receive $5 off registration AND have $5 donated back to the Falcon WiNGS!


Reindeer Run Sign-Up


CONCESSIONS…


The Falcon Football team begins their playoffs tonight… please check SignUp to see if we have enough people to work concessions! Dinner will be served!


Concession Sign-Up


Upcoming meeting: Tuesday, November 9, in the Wheaton North Commons. Join us!