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September 10, 2021


Saint Charles North Meet & Greet--September 16 5:30-7:30 pm

Saint Charles North High School will provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to visit SCN on September 16, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event will allow parents and guardians to meet staff, tour the buildings, and see the classrooms. This evening will not provide time for conferencing with staff. If you want an individual meeting with a SCN staff member, please contact them to schedule a separate day/time.



Picture Day is Coming!

October 18th through October 20th, all in-person freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will participate in school pictures during their English classes.

October 18th- freshmen photos

October 19th- sophomores photos
October 20th- juniors photos

HR Imaging (our photographer) will mail a flyer to you with ordering details. If you have questions about purchasing photos, please contact HR Imaging at (815) 433-1766. If you have other questions, please contact Libby Sutherland at (331) 228-6237.

Senior Photo Dates Added!

Root Studios has added more appointment times for Senior photos on October 12th through October 14th! You may sign up now at Rootstudios.com.

For October photo appointments (and for the upcoming photo appointments on September 27th-30th):

  • Enter at Door #4 (Main Entrance) and proceed to the LRC
  • Mask is required
  • Due to COVID restrictions, only students are allowed in the building for this appointment
  • If you experience difficulties scheduling an appointment or have further questions, please contact customer service at Root Studios at (815) 433-1766.

Financial Aid Night

The D303 Financial Aid Night will be hosted on Monday, September 27th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Norris Cultural Arts Center (NCAC) at St. Charles East HS. Mary Crowe from Elgin Community College’s Financial Aid Office will be on hand to provide an overview of the college financial aid process and to answer questions from the audience. This event is open to all students and parents.


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Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11, 2021

The St. Charles Fire Department is holding its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, outside at the Fire Department Memorial Monument, 2 E. Main St. The ceremony includes posting the Fire Department Memorial Flag, posting the memorial wreath, and observing a moment of silence. The ceremony will be broadcast on this link to the City's Facebook page.

Boy Scout Troop 13 - St. Charles needs Parents (required) and Scouts to assist in setting up flags and taking down flags for the upcoming Patriots Day (9/11) holiday. Scouts should be dressed in Full Class "A" Uniform. Flags Setup: On Friday, Sept 10th Flags Take Down: On Sunday, Sept 12th. Click here for more information.

Cantigny Park, has several events in honor of September 11. First Responders Appreciation Weekend Saturday 9/11 – Sunday 9/12, 7 am – Sundown. Free Parking with ID. Heroes of 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Saturday, 9/11. 11–11:30 am First Division Museum, Tank Park. Free event, no advance registration required. And the Post-9/11 Veterans Resource Fair. First Division Museum Pavilion, Saturday, 9/11, 12:30 – 3 pm. Veterans are welcome to gather information and learn more about Chicagoland nonprofits and programs designed to support Post-9/11 Veterans and their families.

Welles was honored as an FDNY fireman, the first time in its history the New York City Fire Department had named a civilian to its ranks as an officially recognized member. Year after year, first at Boston College and now around the country, there are Red Bandanna days and races to honor Welles' sacrifice. When President Barack Obama spoke at the opening of the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero, he chose to tell the story of one life lost: Welles Crowther.

Tom Rinaldi's The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about the crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. It travels Crowther's path to purpose and the journey his family has been on in the days and years since. GoodReads

Steve Coll, dean of Columbia Journalism School, tells the inside story of U.S. intelligence, military and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11. He shows that the war in Afghanistan was doomed because the U.S. failed to understand the motivations and intentions of the Pakistani intelligence agency’s “Directorate S,” which was covertly training, arming and seeking to legitimize the Taliban in order to enlarge Pakistan’s sphere of influence. Columbia University



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