February 26, 2012 If you have questions about any item on this site, or other concerns, please contact Kevin Pobst, Principal, at 630-420-6484 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or his Administrative Assistant, Chris Wolstenholm at 630-420-6484 (email@example.com). NEW Spring Play—“The Importance of Being Earnest,” March 1, 2, 3 at 7 PM; March 3 at 3 PM The Importance of Being Earnest is this year‘s spring play. It will be performed in the NPAC on Thursday, March 1, Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3 at 7 PM, as well as on March 3 at 3 PM. It is a hilarious look at love, marriage, and class that takes the audience back to 1890‘s England when the upper-class British society provided the rules for proper behavior. When two eligible, young bachelors and friends, Jack and Algernon, take the same name of Earnest in an attempt to woo the girls they love, mistaken identity rears its hilarious head. Add to this a domineering mother, a forgetful governess, the rector of a country church, and sarcastic servants, and you have one of the funniest plays ever written. NEW Summer School Dates and Registration Summer School (including Driver Education) is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 7 until Wednesday July 18. NCHS will host summer school. The times offered will be 7:30-9:50 and 10:00-12:20. Registration for summer school has begun; access the registration process at this link. NEW Senior Spring Events The following events will take place this spring to celebrate our seniors: Thurs, March 8 Airband 7 PM April 9-13 Senior Week Wed, April 11 Mr. NNHS 7 PM Fri, April 13 Senior Breakfast & Assembly 7:30 AM Sat, April 21 Senior Celebration 10 PM-4 AM Sat, April 28 Prom Fri, May 18 Exit with Pride 11:26 AM Fri, May 18 Commemorative 7 PM Mon, May 21 Commencement Rehearsal 7:45 AM Mon, May 21 Senior Brunch Noon Mon, May 21 Commencement 7 PM MONDAY AP Testing, Registration for May’s Tests Begins Feb 27 Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. NNHS strongly recommends that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students advanced placement (hence the name!) or college credit. For the 2012 AP exams, students at NNHS will again be registering online. Online Exam Registration will begin on Monday, February 27 at 12:00 AM and end on Friday, March 16,2012 at midnight PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/143106 . To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end and returned it to school with the $90 fee attached. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. Here are the important dates for the registration process: Monday, February 27 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins Saturday, March 10 at 12:00 AM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $20 late fee per registration. Friday, March 16 at 12:00 PM - Registration Ends Monday, March 19 at 12:00 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered. Friday, March 23 at 12:00 AM - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund. Monday, April 30 at 12:00 AM - Last day to cancel an exam with a cancellation fee of $20.00. Please contact Ms. Sandy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org , if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions. REPEAT Spring Co-Curricular Pre-Season Parent-Student Meeting, March 13, 6:30 PM On March 13th at 6:30 pm in the Field House there will be a twenty-five minute, pre-season athletics & activities meeting for all spring of 2012 team and activity members. Items that will be discussed include: taking care of yourself, communication, game/event behavior, bullying and our co-curricular code. You will also hear briefly from the Booster Club. Your team/activity meeting will follow immediately afterwards. REPEAT Re-Scheduled, Special Education Variety Show, March 9, 7:00 PM The annual Special Education students‘ Variety Show which was cancelled due to the snow storm in January has been re-scheduled for March 9 at 7:00 PM in the North Performing Arts Center. NEW Europe Trip, Spring Break, 2013 How about this for a great time – Mr. Green and Mr. Janssen, along with Ms. Stebnicki, will be leading a trip to Europe for Spring Break, 2013. Information is available in the choir room and in the Humanities office, Room 106. They will be traveling to Venice, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. A deposit of $195.00 will hold the price. Cost will go up at the end of March so don‘t delay! You don‘t have to be a music student to participate – sign up with a friend and prepare to have a great time. Trip is open to all students in all grade levels. NEW COD Culinary Arts Open House, Tues, March 6, 4-7 PM The College of Dupage is hosting a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Open House for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. The date is Tuesday, March 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This program will be held in the NEW C.O.D. Culinary and Hospitality Center. Students, alumni and staff will be on hand that evening to discuss COD‘s program and career possibilities. Students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the new center and learn about programs while sampling student creations. The College of DuPage‘s facilities and program are quite impressive. If your student has an interest in this field, we encourage you to take this opportunity to see the facilities and learn more. Flyers with additional information are available in the NCHS College & Career Center. Families are requested to RSVP by Feb. 28th with your names and number of attendees to email@example.com . NEW Snowball Opportunity Anyone interested in attending one of the spring Operation Snowball weekend retreats, needs to attend an information meeting about possible weekend conflicts and the NEW registration process. Meetings will be held after school on Monday, February 27th at 3:20pm, and on Tuesday morning, February 28th at 7:15am. All meetings will be held in the Health room 187. Registration will begin promptly ONLINE at 8pm on Tuesday evening, February 28th. For more information, see Mr. Mazzarella in room 187. NEW Notes from the Deans Greetings from the deans! We want to continue to communicate with families in order for students to be successful here at NNHS. Please keep in mind the following. In order to ensure student safety and building security, students who remain on school property after school hours must be properly supervised. The NNHS handbook states that, ―Students who are not involved in a supervised sport or activity must leave the building. Any loitering is subject to disciplinary action.‖ Please remind your students that we invite them to participate in the wide variety of sports and activities that we offer here, but that they are not allowed to just wander around the building after school. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student‘s dean. Suzanne Cooke, A-F; Tim Madden, G-L; Steve Madden, M-P; Jacquie Discipio, Q-Z. Take a Close Look at the “North Academy”—We have openings for 2012-2013 Don‘t wait any longer to help your son or daughter achieve his or her academic potential, look into the North Academy. If you are looking for the best fit possible for your sophomore son or daughter, consider the advantages of the ―North Academy‖—a school- within-the-school program for regular education students looking for the best ―fit.‖ Click on this link to read about the Academy. Harassment Education Update As many of you already know, we have been exploring the topic of harassment/bullying with our students, parents, and staff throughout the year. During our First Class session last Wednesday, we again explored harassment/bullying. This time we focused specifically on the ―Bystander Effect.‖ It is our hope to empower students to take action to help one another. Two key steps a student bystander can take to address a situation where harassment is taking place are to make sure that the behavior they witness is reported to an adult and to find a way to offer support to the victim. NNHS has developed a document, accessible at this link, that explains NNHS‘ commitment to desist student harassment. This packet includes definition of harassment/bullying, a description of how NNHS addresses bullying, as well as advice to students and parents. NNHS is making a serious effort to communicate about bullying to students, staff, and parents. This document summarizes a lot of the information we deem to be important. Transition Planning Event, Wednesday, Feb 29, The Hansen Center in Burr Ridge is hosting an event at 6 PM on Feb 29 for the parents of Special Education students who will be involved in Transition Planning, Please click on this ink to access information about this event. Internship Opportunity Pharmacy Summer Internship Opportunity: The Chicago College of Pharmacy with Jewel/Osco and Walgreens are offering a summer, paid, career exploration opportunity running from June 18 -July 27 for students who have completed their junior or senior year. For more information, open house details, or an application, visit Room 125, contact Mr. Wachtel at 630.420.6530, or visit their website at http://www.midwestern.edu/Programs_and_Admission/IL_Pharmacy/Career_Explorers_Program.html Seniors Save Some Money, Senior Brunch Tickets Seniors check the Student Activities website under the class of 2012 listing to see if you have already paid for Senior Brunch and if you need to order tickets, print out the order form. Tickets can be purchased in student activities or in room 261. See Mrs. Quinn for questions and to submit orders. Chrysalis is Seeking Artists and Writers Calling all artists and writers want to see your work published. Please submit to our literary and arts magazine, Chrysalis! We accept all original artwork, photos, digital art, drawings, ceramics, literature, poems, fiction and essays. The deadline is quickly approaching, so make sure you submit before February 26th to chrysalis@Naperville203.org. Serve as an Election Judge If you are interested in politics, or just seeking a community service opportunity, then the First Judge Program is for you. All Juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate in the First Judge Program to serve as election day judges on March 20 th, 2012. Application forms are available in the Humanities office, Room 106 and must be filled out and returned before March 1. Student election judges will be compensated for working Election Day and for completing a mandatory training class. Two Tutoring Opportunities Supervised Open Study S.O.S. begins on Monday, January 30, from 3:15-4:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the Literacy Center. Bus forms and the entire second semester schedule are posted on Student Services website. For a form for registering and a list of dates and times go to the end of this document. Almost 700 kids took advantage of this last semester; we are looking forward to another great semester! Literacy Center Peer tutoring Tutoring is available in the Lit Center before school and during all three lunch periods. Students no longer need to make an appointment. They can just drop-in. Trained student tutors with experience in many courses are available during those four times of the school day. Lit Center ACT Prep Workshop The Literacy Center staff is once again offering the annual ACT Preparation Workshop during all lunch hours beginning on March 6th. This free workshop is designed to help juniors learn effective ACT test-taking strategies, while also providing students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the format and structure of the ACT. Each student will receive The Real ACT Prep Guide which will be used in conjunction with the class and provides additional practice tests. This workshop will be held three times a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) for six weeks. Students are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch with them so that they can eat while participating in the workshop. Enrollment is limited to a first come, first serve basis, and students must sign up in person in the Literacy Center. No enrollment through email or phone calls will be available. Sign up begins on Tuesday, February 21st. Registration Dates for the 2012-2013 School Year Announced Though we have just started the second semester of the ‘11-‘12 school year, many of you may already be wondering when we will hold our set of Registration Days for the ‘12-‘13 school year. The ‘12-‘13 school year begins on Wednesday, August 15—the first day of student attendance. Registration will be conducted the previous week between 8 AM and 1 PM each day: Freshmen, Tuesday, August 7; Sophomores, Wednesday, August 8; Juniors, Thursday, August 9; Seniors, Friday, August 10. Late Registration, for students who were not in town on these dates, will be on Tuesday, August 14, from Noon to 3 PM. Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Award NNHS‘s ―Distinguished Alumni ‗Learners to Leaders Award‘‖ honoree(s) for 2012 will be selected this spring. We are seeking to identify alumni who are making distinguished contributions to their field or providing distinguished service to their community or our nation. We seek nominations from peers, relatives, and community members for recognition that will be given in May 2012. Nominees must have graduated from NNHS prior to 2002, have demonstrated a high level of achievement and made a significant contribution to their field of work, and/or have exhibited leadership and character in their work or service. Our wish is to celebrate graduates who can serve as role models of life-long learning. If you can provide a nominee, we ask for the person‘s name, year of graduation, and as much helpful contact information as possible (i.e. address, phone, email, etc.) for the nominee. We also need the same information from the nominator! The nomination may be made confidentially. Of course, we need as clear and detailed a description of the nominee‘s achievements, leadership, and service as possible. Please send nominations—by ground mail or email—to Kevin Pobst, Principal, Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill Street, Naperville, IL, 60563, or firstname.lastname@example.org. North Star Online Have you checked out North Star online lately? Go to NNHSNorthStar.com to see the pilot episode of ―Between Two Huskies‖, which is a sometimes-hilarious but always interesting interview between two of your peers. Go to NNHSNorthStar.com to check out our first installment— Alex Moss‘ interview of senior Danny Puknaitis. While you‘re there, check out our online exclusive content, all created by your peers. Visit www.NNHSNorthStar.com every day for updates. CELEBRATIONS Stay up-to-date on events at Naperville North. Follow Huskie athletics and activities on Twitter! Stay in the loop by going to http://twitter.com and following “NNathletics” and “NNactivities”. NEW “You Make a Difference” Awards—3rd Quarter The ―You Make a Difference‖ initiative recognizes and honors students who have performed acts of kindness, leadership, generosity, helpfulness, or compassion. We want to celebrate when an individual contributes to the NNHS school community in a quietly heroic way. For the third quarter of the year, these students were recognized with a ―You Make a Difference‖ award: Amy Zaroslinski, Joe Beaty, Dan Burkhardt, Emma Hermick, Nicole Vrankin, Nick Martinez, Andy Sun, Aubrie Sanchez-Johnson, Michelle Grijalva, Jessica Hight, Katie Wishnew, Julie Wallace, Jennifer Montalvo, C.J. Cintron, Daniel Sims, Anna Hess, Shannon O‘Connor, Mia Rousonelos, Chelsea Smith, Jessica Tung, Dustin Kuczynski, Antione Veal, Maddy Nave, Luke Landiak, Jazzmine Miles, Grace Carballo, and Christa Szalach. NEW State Math Team 2nd at Regionals The State Math Team placed second at the Regional competition. Winning teams include Pre-Calculus, Calculator, and Junior Senior 8 person. Students placing individually include Matthew Wu (2nd – Algebra), Alexander Chen and Olivia Zhu (tied for 1st - Precalculus). The team will compete at State in May. NEW National Letter of Intent “Signing Day” Celebration Nine more Class of 2012 seniors signed NCAA letters of intent to accept an athletic scholarship. Honored at the Feb 15 signing day ceremony were: Kyle Lindberg, Jen Korn, Hunter Drendel, Jeremy Voyda, Brett Jones, Mike Marks, Tony Leon, Ron Coluzzi, and David Meyerhoff. NEW Kathleen Hahne Off to State to Compete in the 3 Point Shoot Out Kathleen Hahne qualified for the State competition for the three point shoot out. She will be shooting at Redbird Arena on Thursday night. NEW Junior Statesman Success on D.C. Trip On February 15, 25 students from Naperville North, representing the Junior Statesmen of America, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual, three-day Winter Congress Event. This event draws hundreds of high school students and JSA chapters from throughout the country. Students at this event write bills, lobby, debate, and work toward law passage during this weekend-long event. By mirroring the legislative process, students are exposed to the actual procedures of the United States Congress. Additionally, students receive guidance and information regarding party affiliation and have opportunities to support the Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, or Libertarians during the opening party caucus. While in Washington, D.C., NNHS students visited the Senate building and were able to see various memorials, visit the National Mall, and experience the Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian. Students also attended a Political Fair in Arlington, Virginia. Representing Naperville North High School were Karthik Bala, Sameer Bansal, Garrett Barnes, Michael Brotzman, Adam Burshan, Jack Carbonara, Benedict Carlson, Josie Dalton, Arjun Dholakia, Will Donnelly, Nick Fattore, Vanessa Filey, Zach Gold, Anastasiya Hilbran, Anthony Intini, Meilun Jue, Jake Kokoris, Kelemen Lee, Brandon Louise, Tobias Mielke, Thomas Puccio, Rubent Rajendran, Rohit Rastogi, Praneeth Tripuraneni, and Nic Wolf. The NNHS Junior Statesmen of America are sponsored by Pamela Seubold and Nanci Smith. NEW FCCLA Update The FCCLA members who participated in the FCCLA sectional competition on Feb 17, Emily Deahr and Maddie Jordan, both received first place in their fashion construction events, and were designated as most outstanding. Kate Auerbach also received most outstanding in salad demonstration and Chelsea Wong received a silver medal in Nutrition and Wellness. NEW Boys Swim and Dive Team Brings Home 2nd Place State Trophy The boys‘ swim and dive team was the runner-up at the state championship meet in Evanston on Saturday. All three Huskie Relays scored well, with a 3rd in the 400 Free, and 4ths in the 200 Medley and the 200 Free. These boys scored points for the Huskies: Nick Bessler (3rd, 200 IM; 4th 100 Fly; 200 Medley Relay; 400 Free Relay), Kevin Butz (3rd 200 Free; 10th in 500 Free; 200 Free Relay; 400 Free Relay), Andy Eiken (3rd in 200 Free; 6th 100 Free; 200 Free Relay; 400 Free Relay), Tom Hubbard (200 Medley relay; 200 Free Relay; 400 Free Relay), David Healy (200 Medley Relay); Sam Hiller (6th 100 Back; 11th 200 IM; 200 Medley; 200 Free Relay) , Eric Curia (12th 500 Free). The boys swam courageously. Congratulations to Coaches McWhirter, Mazzarella, and Kasten. NEW Jazz Combo Wins At the ―Jazz in the Meadows‖ event at Rolling Meadows High School, our top Jazz Combo won second place in their class. 111 performing groups from four states competed. Our Jazz Ensemble placed third in largest school class. Junior pianist Sean Van Dril won for best soloist in largest class. NEW Color Guard Update The ―Northern Lights‖ Color Guard placed first in their class at the Bolingbrook competition and qualified for the State Competition in March. Special congratulations to Hannah Novak, winter guard team member, for receiving the ―Rising Star‖ award for her outstanding performance at the Bolingbrook competition. NEW Young Adult Art Contest Winners Eda Yorulmazoglu received first place and and Eliza Chen honorable mention at the Naperville Woman‘s Club Annual Young Adult Art Contest. The winners will have a chance to have their work selected for the State Convention in May. PARTNERS Next Booster Club Meeting, March 19 The March Booster Club meeting will take place on Monday, March 19 at 7:00 PM in Rm 108. NEW Power of Choice Udate Please see the most recent Power of Choice findings by following this link. REPEAT Spring “Coffee With the Principal” Opportunities for In-Coming 9th Grade Parents Naperville North High School's Home and School organization invites 8th grade parents to meet Naperville North's Principal, Kevin Pobst, at a coffee on either April 9 or 18. The coffees are hosted in homes from 7-8:30 PM. The coffees are only for parents. This is an opportunity to talk with the Principal and other parents questions that are on your mind. Due to the public nature of the coffees, this is not an appropriate forum to address specific questions about your child. If you are interested in attending one of these coffees, please send an email to email@example.com with the date you would prefer to attend. You will receive a confirmation with the location of the coffee you have selected. KidsMatter Annual Teen Job Fair, Wed, March 21, 5-7:30 PM The annual KidsMatter Job Fair is the one-stop place for students, ages 16-23, to find seasonal and summer jobs. Scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, from 5 to 7:30 PM in Merner Fieldhouse on the North Central College campus, this Fair provides job opportunities as well as mock interviews, a resume-building workshop and internship and vocational opportunities to prepare students for the workforce. Supported by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by The DuPage Community Foundation, McDonald‘s, Klein, Hall & Associates, Illinois Energy Windows & Siding, Chicagoland Pool Management, and Illinois Representative Darlene Senger, last year‘s Fair attracted over 1,500 students. For more information, go to www.KidsMatter2us.org. If you hire part-time or seasonal employees, please participate in the annual KidsMatter teen job fair. If your business is looking for high school or college age part-time employees, then join us at the annual KidsMatter Student Job Fair on Wednesday, March 21 from 5-7:30 PM at Merner Field House on the campus of North Central College. Participate in this Job Fair because… …It is an easy and convenient way to recruit employees! • As KidsMatter handles all the advertising and coordination of this event all you have to do, after registering, is show up at Merner Field House on March 21 by 4:30 PM to set up your table with company signage, job applications, company literature, business cards, and so on. • Your hiring manager can talk with dozens of prospective employees in a short amount of time about the positions your company wants to staff and why students would want to work for you! In addition to obtaining employees, this is a great public relations opportunity for your business. …It is well attended. • Last year, approximately 1600 young people attended this Fair! • KidsMatter advertises this event throughout DuPage County and much of Will County, contacting all public and private high schools and approximately 12 local colleges. It is supported by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce! The registration deadline is February 15, 2012. Registration forms can be completed and then mailed to the address provided on the form or faxed to 630.420.8284. Credit card payments are accepted. If you have any questions, please contact: Viveka Ross at 630.465.4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Connections Update The mission of NNHS Family Connection is to meet the essential needs of the NNHS school community families facing hardship by providing temporary support. Those of us on the Family Connection team work collaboratively with donors, staff, and community members to help our families meet these essential needs. Providing our families with vital community resources (when appropriate) offers them a new beginning as they work to bring a level of sustainability to their lives. From organizations such as DuPage Pads to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to Naperville CARES, DuPage County is home to a wide range of community services that our NNHS families can turn to in pressing times. One such service is Samaritan Interfaith. (www.samaritancenter.org.) For over 40 years, Samaritan Interfaith has provided faith-based counseling to adults and children, regardless of religious affiliation or ability to pay. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 persons will need to be treated for a mental health condition in the U.S; DuPage County is no exception. • In 2011, Samaritan administered 12,500 hours of counseling services to over 1,598 individuals and provided over $436,921 in subsidized services. • Women account for 59% of Samaritan‘s clients; children between the ages of 2-18 make up 18% of Samaritan‘s clients. • 42% of Samaritan‘s clients needed financial assistance last year; nearly 300 of those individuals fell be-low the poverty line. Whether counseling adults affected by job loss, or adolescents grieving the loss of a family member, Samaritan Interfaith provides compassionate support and hope to those who seek it. Especially in challenging times like today, it is an essential service—one that offers healing and restores hope to many throughout our local community. The NNHS Family Connection Team:Lyndsey Kokoris, Kevin Pobst, Jeff Farson, Lisa Catalano, Chris Wolstenholm Family Program at NCHS, Feb 28 The program, ―The Resilient Family: Understanding and Developing Healthy Patterns in a Post-911 World‖ originally scheduled for Tues, Feb 21 has been rescheduled for Tues, Feb 28. This event, sponsored by the NCHS social workers and Home & School, will take place in the Naperville Central Library, 7:00–8:30. Please join Kathleen Retzner, a therapist with the Meier Clinic in Wheaton, as she discusses the basic goals of a resilient family. She will also identify specific steps parents can take to move their family toward those goals and discuss the unique challenges facing single-parent and stepparent families. Contact the NCHS social workers at 630-420-6435 with any questions. Workshop: Protecting Your Children from the Emotional and Financial Effects of Divorce, March 12 The Neuqua Valley PTSA is sponsoring a program with two professional presenters on reducing the emotional and financial impact of divorce on children. In this free workshop, Judge Michele Lowrance, author of The Good Karma Divorce (Harper Collins, 2010), will demystify the legal process and explain how to deal effectively with your lawyer so you can be more calm, less stressed, and better able to emotionally support your kids. Wealth management advisor Susan Templeton will give you tips on how to make smart financial decisions, both during and after a divorce, to make sure your children are provided for. The program will be offered on Monday, March 12, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Neuqua Valley High School (in the Library). Call 630-428-6036 for more information. Sponsored by the Neuqua Valley PTSA. Annual Youth Symposium (for Young Women ages 12-18), March 10 March 10, 10 am - 2 pm, Bolingbrook Firehouse #5, 1900 W. Rodeo Drive Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority holds an Annual Youth Symposium in an effort to help youth come to grips with peer-pressuring challenges that may deal with making healthy choices for healthy living and healthy generations. This year the symposium will focus on teenage girls aged 12-18. We will have workshops on healthy living, self-esteem, HIV/AIDS awareness, and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) panel discussion to help young minority women see the importance of pursuing careers in each of those fields. Beyond the dynamic speakers and activities we have planned, we will also have raffle prizes and will be serving lunch to those who attend the entire program. If you/your group are available to attend, please let me know! Please RSVP to Brandi Readus at email@example.com or 773.510.0524 (call or text). Booster Club Yard Sign Sales To order Spring Activity/Sport yard signs can be accessed at this link: order form. This can also be ordered through the Booster Website. Greetings Friends of Music families Friends of Music at NNHS. The Music department is busy at work preparing for the Spring concerts. You may access the NNHS Friends of Music January 2012 newsletter, or visit our website, to get the latest and most up-to-date information by clicking on one of the above links. Please join us at the next Friends of Music meeting on Tuesday, March 6th in Room 108. It is never too late to get involved to make your child‘s music experience extraordinary! SENIOR CELEBRATION Senior Celebration: To all Class of 2012 "LoONEy TWOoners!" Register now! If you are planning to participate in Senior Celebration, now would be a good time to submit your admission payment. Admission is $60. You can access the Senior Celebration registration form by clicking on this link, or by selecting "Class 2012" under the "Student Activities" tab on the NNHS website. Please make checks payable to NNHS SENIOR CELEBRATION. You can drop off completed form and your payment at the NNHS Main Office or mail your form/payment to: Lori Henkel, 5S710 Park Meadow Dr., Naperville, IL 60540. Questions? Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630/717-8376. REPEAT Senior Celebration’s “Huskie Hallway” Photos Needed The famed ―Huskie Hallway‖ at Senior Celebration is in need of photos from Senior year. We need individual and group photos from everything "Huskie"! Please help us make it a memorable evening for our Seniors by sending us your event photos in sizes 3x5 up to 8x10 - from the first day of school, any sporting event, Dawg Pound, plays, band, assemblies, any dance, Airband, Fashion Show, after-school club pictures, Orchesis, etc. - really anything that depicts our Seniors final year at NNHS! Please drop your photos in the box marked "Huskie Hallway" in the NNHS main office or email them to email@example.com. Senior Celebration 2012 - Finding the Info Parents! Check out how you can help make this year's Senior Celebration a "night to remember" by selecting "Class 2012" under the "Student Activities" tab on the NNHS website or in the ―Spotlight‖ section of the front page of the NNHS website. Food Committee needs your help! We have had initial contact with the local food establishments and restaurants who have generously donated in the past. Can you help by placing follow-up phone calls? We are also in need of cases of water and/or Gatorade G2 for both the students, and volunteer parents. We are expecting around 700 students and over 300 parent volunteers throughout the night. Many of the students will be drinking multiple bottles, so any help you can give us in supplying the drinks for the night is greatly appreciated. We need volunteers to pick-up donated food the night of the event, on April 21st. We will have routes set up for food pick-up throughout the evening and we need parents to make the food runs. We will have all the food confirmed for pick-up when you arrive at the establishment, as well as a "Thank You" letter to drop off. If you can help with any of these areas please contact Jeff Nave at 630/667-3621 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Prize/Raffle Donations are Needed Throughout the night of Senior Celebration, your Senior will be collecting raffle tickets by completing different games and activities. We hope to have a wide-array of prizes for the students to try to win! So, we are in need of cash donations toward big-ticket prizes like cameras, I- pods & a mini-fridge, as well as gift cards for restaurants, auto, hair & grooming, clothes, fitness, music; Tickets to concerts, sporting events, theater, movies, amusements; Prom-related items/services; College gear & dorm necessities. No donation is too small. Pass along ―re- giftable‖ items. All donations are tax deductible, and all donors are acknowledged in The Naperville Sun. For more information, please contact Dee Dauber, 630/548-9002 or at email@example.com. We need your Senior’s pictures! Memory Hallway needs three (3) photos of your son or daughter - preschool, middle school and current. Photos should NOT be any larger than 4x6 inches. They may be cropped so make sure you do not send your only copy! Photos can be dropped off at the NNHS Main Office (there is a labeled slot for Memory Hallway) or mailed to: Kathy Smat, 1212 Wilshire Dr, Naperville, IL 60540. We need your photos NO LATER than April 6th! Any questions?? Contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630/369-2528. Booster Club Golf Outing Fundraiser Date Announced The annual Golf Outing fund-raiser organized by the Huskie Booster Club will be held this June, on the 4 th. More detail is available on the Golf Outing flyer. How to Volunteer at NNHS If you would like to be a parent volunteer at NNHS, please check out this link! On the NNHS website you will find a red, white, and blue "button" labeled "Volunteer." If you click on this button you will find a list of current opportunities to volunteer with several Huskie parent organizations. You will also find a form to fill-out and submit that will inform these organizations that you are interested in volunteering. And, if you are not interested in a specific current opportunity, you can tell us what your interests and talents are, and we will try to find a opportunity just for you! Buster is the name of our Huskie mascot, and "Uncle Buster wants you!" GUIDANCE COUNSELING Go to the Student Services website on the NNHS website for much more detail about Guidance Counseling services. Join us on twitter @NNHSDOSS For updates on school news, special parent/student nights, and important reminders about testing and Student Services programming to http://twitter.com/ to sign up! NEW COD Special Student Services Information Night, Monday, March 19 College of DuPage is hosting Special Student Services Information Night on Monday, March 19, at 6:30 PM. This program is designed to help parents of students on 504 Plans or Individualized Education Plans prepare for college transition while learning about the academic services and accommodations available for incoming students. The program will be held in SSC – 3245, and no reservations or appointments are required. Maps and driving directions can be found at www.cod.edu. ACT Prep The Princeton Review will be offering ACT preparation courses at both Naperville North and Naperville Central in preparation for the April 2012 ACT. The 34-hour courses consist of 18 hours of live instruction plus 4 full-length practice tests for the exclusive price of $299 (a 50% discount). Naperville North and Central students can choose from a Mon/Wed/Sat course at Central or a Tue/Thu course at North. To enroll in either course, call 800-2REVIEW (800-273-8439) or visit PrincetonReview.com. Please use promo code CHINAPERVILLEN1 to receive the discounted price. NNHS Students Named for Awards and Scholarships NNHS‘ Student Services Department‘s Scholarship Committee periodically sends out an update of major scholarships and awards won by Huskie seniors. A number on the list have not been publically announced yet, but the following have been. If you are aware of others, please let us know. WINNERS (can be released to public): Hispanic Heritage Youth Award: Eugenia Sosa and Adrian Rodriguez ($1000 each) Comcast Scholarship: John Cerne ($1000) Naper Settlement Copenhagen School House Scholarship: Kara Kolany VFW Post 3873 Voice of Democracy Scholarships: $1000 Winner: James Ryan, Grade 11; $500 Winner: Carlo Castillo, Grade 11; $250 Winner: Samuel Mather, 12th Grade. James Ryan also placed 1st at the district level and will now compete at the state level. Winners at the state level compete in Washington, D.C., for an opportunity to win $30,000 in scholarship money. Provost Scholarship / University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign: Emily Riederer (full tuition, four years . . . only 30 students are awarded this scholarship) ** Emily still undecided, however, about college choice 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall: Miggie Snyder (selected as 1st Soprano in the national Honors Choir) Technology Center of DuPage A-Team Awards (for hard work, dedication, and excellent attitude during first semester, 2011-12): Danielle Greco, Jenna Marquardt, Katherine Auerbach, and Daniel Puknaitis National Merit Semi-Finalists: Evan Bruns, Grace Deetjen, Rachel Foster, Edward Hu, Ellen Hunt, In Sung Jang, Max Kimmet, Chet Kumar, Donald Lei, James Mansfield, Sam Mather, Emily Riederer, Janine Romy, Eric Spieglan, Jeremy Tang, Justine Vonarb, Nic Wolf, Christine Wu, and Olivia Zhu National Merit Finalists: Evan Bruns, Grace Deetjen, Rachel Foster, Edward Hu, Ellen Hunt, In Sung Jang, Donald Lei, James Mansfield, Sam Mather, Emily Riederer, Janine Romy, Eric Spieglan, Jeremy Tang, Justine Vonarb, Nic Wolf, Christine Wu, and Olivia Zhu Financial Aid Links, FAFSA Completion We invite you to access a very important document for you to use regarding the financial aid process at this link. Keep in mind that families can begin completing the FAFSA any time after January 1, 2012. Please take an opportunity to bookmark important websites regarding post- secondary financial aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov - Free Application for Federal Student Aid and financial aid information www.fastweb.com - A general website for scholarships and financial aid information www.collegezone.com - The official website for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission www.finaid.org - Financial aid, scholarship information and early financial aid estimators www.managingcollegecosts.com - Provides free video seminars for parents on the financial aid process and strategies to establish affordable college options. Questions? Contact Jeff Farson at 420-6410. Parents and Juniors, Be Aware of Changes in the PSAE-ACT This April Parents and Junior Students, The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has changed the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) that is administered to all juniors in Illinois in late April of each school year. On the first day of the PSAE all students take an ACT exam. In past years this ACT exam has been a complete test. This year, the ISBE has removed the Writing sub-test from the PSAE-ACT. District 203 appealed to the ISBE regarding this change and received a definitive reply that no high school in Illinois will be allowed to voluntarily include the Writing sub-test. This change may be important to individual junior students. Though many colleges will accept a set of ACT scores that does not include the Writing sub- test, many do not. Those schools either require that the ACT scores submitted to them include the Writing sub-test, or they recommend it. For example, eleven of the twelve Big Ten universities require that an ACT submitted to them for admission purposes include the Writing sub- test. Parents and juniors should consider to which universities they may be applying and determine whether any of those universities require an ACT score set with the Writing sub-test. If the target universities do, then we advise you to register to take an ACT that includes the Writing sub-test. The national administration of the ACT in early April, early June, and September all do include the Writing sub-test. The April 14, 2012 test is being offered at both Naperville 203 high schools, and the June 9, 2012 test is being offered at Naperville Central High School. At any test site, there are a limited number of seats available; registering as early as possible is the best way to ensure that you can test at a District 203 high school site and avoid traveling to a more distant location to take the test. We know that in the past many NNHS and NCHS students have taken only the ACT test offered as part of the PSAE and applied for university admission using solely that ACT score set. That ACT test was free to each junior. The tests offered on April 14, June 9, and in September will require each family to pay. We regret this change of affairs, but District 203 is not in control of the Prairie State Achievement Exam policies. If you have questions about this information, or any aspect of the college admission process, please call your Guidance Counselor. Check out the Student Services (Guidance, etc.) Webiste The Student Services Department website has a useful array of information and links. Check it out: http://schools.naperville203.org/north/guidanceandhealthoffices/StudentServices.asp. At the site you will find sites for each Problem-Solving ―Alpha‖ team, each graduating class including the current 8th graders, the College and Career Center, the course guide, Health Services, community service opportunities, a transcript request form, financial aid information, the School Profile, Student Activities, and a directory of personnel. Check out the NNHS “School Profile” for 2011-2012 Each year the Student Services department prepares a ―School Profile‖ document. This document is included when a transcript is mailed to a college for admission purposes. The Profile is a key marketing device for our school and our students as we attempt to help them gain admission to the college of their choice. This year‘s profile, prepared by Director of Student Services Jeff Farson, is posted on the Student Services website at this link: http://schools.naperville203.org/north/assets/assets/nnhsprofile2011-12.pdf NCHS College & Career Center Accessible to NNHS students and families, Thursday evenings The Naperville Central College & Career Center is open many Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM. District 203 families may come in to meet with counselors from both high schools to utilize the resources available and discuss their post high school plans. The format is ―Open House‖ style. Parents and students may peruse the resources and/or come in with specific questions – no appointment is necessary! Dates for 2012 include February 23rd; March 8th, 15th, and 22nd; April 12th and 26th Supervised Open Study Supervised Open Study (SOS) is NNHS‘ after-school tutoring and homework help program is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the NNHS Literacy Center. Each session is one hour in length. Interested in transportation home? Fill out the transportation request form found here: http://schools.naperville203.org/north/guidanceandhealthoffices/FreshmanFormsApplications.asp and turn in to Erin Kane, Instructional Coordinator, in Room 124. Naviance—Get Into It! Start the fall off right by being up-to-date on the college admissions process! Naviance provides the tools for you to get your search in full gear . . . and helps you create your resume for those letters of recommendation. Check out the link, and call Student Services at 420-6410 if you have any questions. Building Tours for Prospective Students and Families For families who are considering attending NNHS, we now provide tours of NNHS lead by students and parents. If you know someone who is interested, please direct them to the "Building Tours" link on the NNHS website (http://www.emailform.com/fid.php?formid=233014). At this link there is an online form to complete that is emailed to the Student Services office. That office will contact the tour applicant and arrange a date and time. The new tour program is the result of the work of the SFCP. Ongoing Important Announcements Need a Peer Tutor? Request one online! If you would like to arrange an appointment with a "peer tutor" in the NNHS Literacy Center, please use this link to go to the Literacy Center site and complete a Tutor Request Form. Peer tutors in the Literacy Center are well prepared to assist students with a variety of courses. Literacy Center Tutoring and After-School Supervised Open Study (SOSs) Please go to the end of this newsletter to find a flyer with the details about two terrific opportunities for students to access academic support. The Lit Center provides tutoring during the lunch periods and before school. SOS (Supervised Open Study) provides assistance after school-- all students interested in receiving help on daily homework, exam prep, organization, papers, or projects are invited to attend. This program, scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the semester, is staffed by certified teachers. Sessions are from 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM in the NNHS Literacy Center (the schedule is at the end of this newsletter), and transportation home is available (the application form for transportation is at the end of this newsletter). TIP203 for Reporting Safety Concerns District 203‘s ongoing effort to maintain a safe learning environment has a new component, Tip203. The purpose of Tip203 is to allow students, parents, or anyone with a legitimate concern related to school safety an anonymous vehicle by which they may communicate those concerns. When appropriate, both Naperville Central and Naperville North administrations strongly encourage individuals to make personal contact with the school faculty to discuss safety concerns. However, we recognize that there are times when it may be difficult for an individual to personally bring forward a concern. Anytime the immediate safety or well-being of an individual is at stake, please CALL local authorities and school administrators immediately. If you have information about an incident that has happened or you believe may take place, you are encouraged to submit information via Tip203. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality. All concerns will be investigated in a timely manner by the appropriate personnel. Whether your concern is regarding an incident that has already occurred or one that is about to take place, please submit your issue along with any details you have and let us investigate. Information you provide to Tip203 may include, but is not limited to: fights or assaults; incidents of bullying; harassment; intimidation; cyber-bullying; use or sale of drugs; or any crime against children or the school. How to report a concern: If a legitimate and genuine concern about the safety of a student has come to your attention, you may notify school or District staff in the following ways: (1) Contact the Principal, Dean, or District Administrator by phone. Numbers where these staff members can be reached are listed on the District Staff Directory, the Links to Schools page and school web pages; (2) Email the school Principal, Dean, or District Administrator using the email links provided on the school and District web pages; (3) For High School student and parents: Use the link below to submit the concern anonymously. We realize that sometimes it may be difficult for an individual to personally address a concern, especially when the information may have come to your attention through a third party. The Tip203 Online Form is being piloted at the high school level. Once we have reasonable assurances of the effectiveness of this format, the District will expand the use of the form to the junior high level. Until that time, we strongly encourage families to work directly with their school administration or contact the Assistant Superintendents for your child's school level if concerns persist. Here is your link to the TIP203 email: Naperville North High School Tip203 form “Introduction to Bullying” Packet from NNHS NNHS has developed a document, accessible at this link, that explains NNHS‘ commitment to desist student harassment. This packet includes definition of bullying, a description of how addresses bullying, as well as advice to students and parents. NNHS is making a serious effort to communicate about bullying to students, staff, and parents. This document summarizes a lot of the information we deem to be important. If Your Child Has Life Threatening Allergies…. If your child is involved in any school sponsored activity before or after the school instructional day, please inform the sponsor or person in charge of the activity if your child has any health concerns, and/or if your child is taking any medication for a health related condition. It is a parent‘s responsibility to provide information and medication for extra curricular activities (if necessary) to the person in charge of the activity. Link to the Meeting Dates and Times for all NNHS Clubs and Organizations Follow this link to a listing of when all NNHS clubs and organizations meet, and where. The Activities program at Naperville North offers an abundant array of opportunities -- clubs, performances, and competitive organizations. The full listing of these opportunities along with who the sponsors are and when they meet is available at this ―Something for Everyone‖ link. Senior Celebration 2012 For a successful event we need your help! Please contact Kathleen Stout-Shoger (email@example.com) or Diane Link (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details on open volunteer positions and/or donation possibilities. Seniors Wish List! Calling all LoONEy TWOoners! We need your Senior’s pictures! Anything electronic; Gift certificates for We need you to "save the day" by Memory Hallway needs three (3) photos food, auto, hair & grooming, clothes, working one or more of your son or daughter. fitness, music; Tickets to concerts, sports of the following shifts… They can be baby or toddler, events, theater, movies, amusements; elementary/junior high or more recent. Prom-related items/services; college Set-up/Decorating: Photos should NOT be any larger than gear & dorm necessities. They love cash, Friday, April 20, 4pm – 10pm 4x6 inches. They may be cropped so too! Create your own theme basket, or Event Workers: make sure you do not send let us do it for you. Saturday, April 21 / 22 your only copy! Naperville North High School SUPERVISED OPEN STUDY Student Request for Transportation Students wanting to stay for Supervised Open Study (Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in the Literacy Center) and that need transportation home must complete this form. Only students that are eligible for bus pick-up and drop-off to and from Naperville North High School can apply. This form needs to be completed once per semester only. Please note that if a student is not going to attend on a regular basis, then he or she should arrange for private transportation. Please allow one school week for the transportation request to be processed. Name of Student: ____________________________________________ ID Number: ______________ Year in School: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Date of Request: ______________________________________________________________________ What is your current street address? ______________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________ Zip Code: _________________________ What is your parent or guardian’s name? ___________________________________________________ What phone numbers can we call to verify the street address as it’s listed above? Home: ___________________________________ Cell: _______________________________________ How often do you plan to attend Supervised Open Study per week? Once Twice Three Times Student Signature: _____________________________________________________________________ Parent or Guardian Signature: ____________________________________________________________ Parents/Guardians: By signing above, you agree to allow your son/daughter to remain at Naperville North High School from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday to attend Supervised Open Study in the NNHS Literacy Center. Eligible students will be transported home immediately after the session each day. Students: Please return this form to Ms. Kane in the SPECIAL EDUCATION OFFICE (across from the Career and Technical Education Office on the first floor). Again, please allow one week for the request to be processed. Supervised Open Study; Second Semester Schedule, 2011-12 NAPERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:15 PM Literacy Center Monday, February 27 Biggs (Comm Arts); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, February 29 Dehmlow (Humanities); Hitzeman (Comm Arts); Micensky (Science) Thursday, March 1 Wilson (Math); John (Science) Monday, March 5 Quinn (Comm Arts); Rytych (Science) Wednesday, March 7 Turner (Math); Buckingham (AR/Support); Moses (Science) Thursday, March 8 Opaczewski (Math); John (Science) Monday, March 12 Burns (Comm Arts); Weigand (Humanities) Wednesday, March 14 Becvar (Math); Biggs (Comm Arts); Micensky (Science) Thursday, March 15 NO SOS – Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday, March 19 Mazzaferro (Comm Arts); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, March 21 Turner (Math); Dehmlow (Humanities); Hitzeman (Comm Arts) Thursday, March 22 John (Science); Wilson (Math) Monday, March 26 NO SOS – Spring Vacation Wednesday, March 28 NO SOS – Spring Vacation Thursday, March 29 NO SOS – Spring Vacation Monday, April 2 Simons (Spanish); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, April 4 Wood (ELL); Martin (Comm Arts); Moses (Science) Thursday, April 5 Wilson (Math); Quinn (Comm Arts) Monday, April 9 Rauen (Comm Arts); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, April 11 Buckingham (AR/Support); Weigand (Humanities); Biggs (Comm Arts) Thursday, April 12 John (Science); Wilson (Math) Monday, April 16 Dinon (Spanish); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, April 18 Martin (Comm Arts); Dehmlow (Humanities); Turner (Math) Thursday, April 19 Wilson (Math); Moses (Science) Monday, April 23 Rytych (Science); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, April 25 Hitzeman (Comm Arts); Micensky (Science); Dehmlow (Humanities) Thursday, April 26 Rauen (Comm Arts); John (Science) Monday, April 30 Quinn (Comm Arts); Opaczewski (Math) Wednesday, May 2 Rauen (Comm Arts); Micensky (Science); Turner (Math) Thursday, May 3 Davis (Special Education/Algebra); John (Science) Monday, May 7 Opaczewski (Math); Rytych (Science) Wednesday, May 9 Mazzaferro (Comm Arts); Micensky (Science); Weigand (Humanities) Thursday, May 10 Wilson (Math); Burns (Comm Arts) Monday, May 14 Opaczewski (Math); Micensky (Science) Wednesday, May 16 Hitzeman (Comm Arts); Dehmlow (Humanities); Turner (Math) Thursday, May 17 John (Science); Wilson (Math) All students who need transportation after school should complete a transportation request form available on the Student Services portion of the NNHS website. These forms need to be completed once each semester to ensure bus service. Please allow one week after completing the application for the service to begin. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jeffery Farson, Director of Student Services, at email@example.com, or by phone at 630.420.6410. If you have questions about any item on this site, or other concerns, please contact Kevin Pobst, Principal, at 630-420-6484 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or his Administrative Assistant, Chris Wolstenholm at 630-420-6484 (email@example.com).
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