March 18, 2022
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT NORTH.....Click on these icons to find out!
Dates to Remember
March 23, 2022--Early Release
March 24, 2022--ASVAB Test
March 24, 2022--SCN Superstar
March 26, 2022-- April 3, 2022--Spring Break
April 4, 2022--School Resumes
April 5-6, 2022--Seal of Bi-Literacy Testing
April 6, 2022--PTO Meeting 6:30 in the LRC
April 13, 2022--SAT-Juniors, PSAT-Sophomores, PSAT 8/9-Freshman
April 14, 2022--Students of the Month Presentation
April 15, 2022--SIP Day No Students
Project Synergy Needs Alumni Help
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.
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News From the PTO
Last chance to order Butter Braids and Cookie Dough! Sale ends next Thursday!
These are delicious and convenient frozen treats to have on hand! To order your sweet treats you can fill out the attached form and drop off at North with a check made payable to STC North PTO or click on the following link:
AFTER YOU CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK YOU WILL BE BROUGHT TO A PAGE TO REGISTER AS A 'SELLER". (Yes, that is confusing since you are a buyer.) AFTER YOU COMPLETE THIS PAGE, YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE AN EMAIL VERIFICATION LINK WHICH THEN DIRECTS YOU TO THE PRODUCT ORDERING PAGE TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE.
Curbside pickup is Monday, April 4 between 5 to 7 pm at 2213 Sutton Drive South Elgin IL 60177. For any questions contact Michelle Principato at 630-347-2596 or email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your support! ENJOY!
From the LRC
Neurodiversity Celebration Week “is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual.” (Click the blue links below for more info)
How/why did this initiative begin? With one amazing young woman! “I founded Neurodiversity Celebration Week in 2018 because I wanted to change the way learning differences are perceived. As a teenager who is autistic and has ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia, my experience has been that people often focus on the challenges of neurological diversity. I wanted to change the narrative and create a balanced view which focuses equally on our talents and strengths.” -Siena Castellon, Founder. Learn more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week and how you can participate in promoting more inclusive schools, workplaces, and society as a whole: Neurodiversity Celebration Week
What can employers teach schools about neurodiversity? “Thinking differently can be an edge in the work world. Someone with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have a drive for novelty that can spark entrepreneurship. An autistic student’s childhood fascination with games could launch a career in software development. Employers and researchers alike are now beginning to understand how issues that challenge students in the classroom can come with benefits for the right job. Yet even as some of the world’s biggest companies, including Microsoft and SAP, have launched hiring initiatives focused on recruiting more workers with autism, ADHD, and other categories of brain differences, experts say schools still do little to teach students how to leverage their strengths rather than make up for their disabilities when preparing for colleges and careers. Read more here: Work/School Neurodiversity Success
There are many wonderful and inspiring books illustrating the successes of neurodiverse children and adults when given the support, education, and challenges they deserve. Enjoy! Click the highlight book title to place it on hold or click the GoodReads link to read a full book review.
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one, at last, have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within. GoodReads
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison
Look Me in the Eye is the moving, darkly funny story of growing up with Asperger’s at a time when the diagnosis simply didn’t exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes you inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as “defective,” who could not avail himself of KISS’s endless supply of groupies, and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people’s given names (he calls his wife “Unit Two”). He also provides a fascinating reverse angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents—the boy who would later change his name to Augusten Burroughs and write the bestselling memoir Running with Scissors. GoodReads
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always attended a special school where his differences have been protected. But the summer after his junior year, his father demands that Marcelo work in his law firm's mailroom in order to experience "the real world." He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file -- a picture of a girl with half a face -- that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight. GoodReads
Self Defense and Real World First Aid Seminar
On Saturday, April 9, students at St Charles North have the opportunity to participate in a self defense and real world first aid application seminar. This seminar will take place at Thompson Field (Thompson's Main Gym as the rain location) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. We want North Stars of all ages to know that "It's Okay to be a K.I.D. which stands for:
Know your Surroundings
Vicky Vandiver of LaFox Martial Arts will be doing the self defense portion and Michael Tomsovic who is a firefighter will be doing the real life first aid events one might encounter.
Students can sign up for this event using the QR Code provided. The event costs $20 and the monies raised will go to benefit Erika's Lighthouse, a non-profit organization that helps young people with mental health.