Polaris Express

November 1, 2019

What's Happening at NHS?

Friday 11/01

  • Pizza with the Principal - Main Office


Monday 11/04
  • Student Council Executive Board - Room 223 @ 2:30 PM
  • SAGA - Room 445 @ 2:30 PM
  • Stargazer - Room 429 @ 2:30 PM
  • Madrigal Rehearsal - Choir Room 141 @ 5:00 PM
  • Business Services Committee - District Admin Office @ 5:30 PM


Tuesday 11/05

  • Class of 2023 Student Council - Room 223 @ 6:30 AM
  • Class of 2020 Student Council - Room 202 @ 6:45 AM
  • Bullying Prevention Task Force - Conference Room A @ 11:45 AM
  • Spanish NHS Tutoring - LRC @ 2:15 PM
  • DECA Meeting - Room 114 @ 2:30 PM
  • Chess Club - Room 433 @ 2:30 PM
  • Educators Rising - Room 409 @ 2:30 PM
  • PTO Meeting - LRC @ 7:00 PM


Wednesday 11/06

  • Tutorial Schedule B
  • Student Council - Room 302 @ 1:30 PM
  • Key Club - Room 215 @ 2:30 PM
  • Math Team - Room 123 @ 2:30 PM
  • Tri-M - Choir Room @ 2:30 PM
  • Culture Shock - Room 223 @ 2:30 PM
  • HOSA - Room 407 @ 2:30 PM
  • Peer Tutoring @ 6:00 PM
  • Friends of Music - Room 140 @ 7:00 PM
  • STC Cares - Wredling Middle School @ 7:00 PM


Thursday 11/07

  • NHS All Member Meeting - Room 302 @ 6:45 AM
  • German NHS - M484 Mobile Classroom @ 2:30 PM
  • Chess Club - Room 433 @ 2:30 PM
  • Scholastic Bowl Meet @ 2:30 PM
  • HOSA "Medical Careers Panel Discussion" - Room 302 @ 6:00 PM
  • Chamber Chorale & Bel Canto in Concert - Wentz Concert Hall @ 7:30 PM


Friday 11/08

  • Fellowship of Christian Students - Room 302 @ 6:30 AM


Saturday 11/09

  • Madrigal Rehearsal - Choir Room @ 8:00 AM

Upcoming Events

11/11 - Veterans Day Celebration Concert @ 6:30 PM

11/11 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM

11/12 - Searching for the College of Your Dreams @ 7:00 PM

11/13 - School Improvement Day - Dismissal @ 10:45 AM

11/14 - Breakfast with the Stars @ 6:45 AM

Searching for the College of Your Dreams!

We would like to welcome all Juniors and their parents to attend this event on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Our counselors will focus on the college search process. Topics include: visiting colleges, meeting with college reps, applying for scholarships, using Career Cruising to search for college options, and many more.

Apprentice Expo Field Trip

North students, do you have an interest in the construction trades? Would you like to make $40/hour? If you said yes to either of those questions, we invite you to join members of the CCR staff on November 14 to visit the Painters District Council in Aurora for this fantastic opportunity! Representatives from over 13 different trades will be available for you to talk to. Sign up in the CCR Office. THe event is FREE, but space is limited.

HOSA

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is hosting a panel discussion on Thursday, November 7, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Room 302. The event is open to students of all ages who are interested in a career in healthcare. Parents are also welcome to attend. This year's panelists include: an OB/Gyn, Psychiatrist, ER Physician, two Registered Nurses, and a Physician Assistant. Please contact HOSA Club Advisors with questions.


Mrs. Pheney (julie.pheney@d303.org)

Ms. Mehalic (kathryn.mehalic@d303.org)

PTO News

MONTHLY PTO MEETING: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 at 7:00 PM IN THE LRC


This is the last meeting for 2019! PTO Meetings are a great opportunity to catch up on what's happening at North and to share your input on what information you would like to know more about. The PTO Board would love to hear from you!

The PTO would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful Halloween Hospitality Chair, Sue Evers, for a great Trick or Treat set up for the North staff! MANY THANKS to all of the families who dropped off candy and awesome baked treats! Please visit the PTO website to see pictures of this wonderful event!

SetMyFuture Needs Your Assistance!

Four teens shared the same problem - the inability to find a job, internship or volunteer opportunity. They found that there were a number of others who shared their frustration and through the INCubator program, SetMyFuture was born. It is a central location for businesses to post opportunities where teens and young adults can find them. At Final Pitch Night, they were 1 of 6 teams to present their idea to a Shark Tank-like board and 1 of 3 to receive some funding to continue the dream of making this idea into a reality. They were featured in The Daily Herald and The Kane County Chronicle after receiving the grant at Final Pitch Night.


SetMyFuture will launch a brand-new and more professional looking website in the near future. The student owners of SetMyFuture would appreciate your financial assistance to help them accomplish their goal of helping students reach their potential. To do so, please access our SNAP Fundraiser at: https://www.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/set-my-future-launch-2019


The fundraiser will be live on Tuesday October 22. Thank you for any support you can give.

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Conferences

The faculty and staff of St. Charles North High School cordially invite you to participate in Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 25, between 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child's teachers and other school personnel on an individual basis to discuss their academic performance. We encourage you to attend conferences with your son/daughter.


In order to provide an opportunity for you to meet with all of your child's teachers, you will need to sign up for 10 minute conferences through Home Access Center (HAC) under the "School Links" tab and you will select the "Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler." At that point you will be prompted to enter your e-mail address and select a password. The window to sign up for conferences is now open and will close on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:00 AM.


Should you require a conference longer than 10 minutes, you will need to schedule it on an alternate date. If you do not have access to HAC or are having any difficulty signing up for conferences, please call Tina Zucker at 630.228.4400 for assistance.

Madrigal Tickets on Sale October 15!

Madrigals 2019

Save the Date: November 21, 22, and 23

Tickets on Sale: October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 AM

Madrigals: An Evening of Music, Laughter and Dinner Theater at its Finest, featuring SCN students and a truly gourmet meal form Tarragon Catering.

Where: Baker Church in Downtown St. Charles

Menu: Choice of Seared Chicken Saltimbocca, Roasted Ratatouille Manicotti or Toasted Garlic Shiraz Braised Short Ribs.

Attendees: Are seated in the Dining Hall of a Medieval Palace as guests of the King’s Court. Dinner and Entertainment abound!

Turkey Drive

SCN's 2019 Thanksgiving Turkey 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 100 families in the St. Charles area with a complete Thanksgiving dinner. These Thanksgiving dinners will also be packed and delivered by our students!

Yearbook Information

Do you still need to purchase a yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year? If you want to purchase a yearbook for next year, please do so using PushCoin or by sending a check addressed to St. Charles North Attn: Lindsay Boynton for $45. You want to ensure that you have this wonderful piece created by students for students to help them remember their high school experience. If you are unsure if you have already purchased a yearbook, you can e-mail Lindsay.Boynton@d303.org to verify!

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