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Every weekly edition of the Raider Roundup we will preview the next two weeks of important dates and events.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9/20 9/21 9/22 9/23 9/24 9/25
  Virtual
Back-to-School
Night
11th and 12th grade

1:00 pm
Early Dismissal

Virtual
Back-to-School
Night
9th and 10th grade
 

Unified Tutorials
Saturday

9/27 9/28 9/29 9/30 10/1 10/2
       

Latinx Heritage
Month

Virtual Movie Night

 

 

Latinx Heritage Month Facts

  • 15th:   Hispanic Heritage Month lasts from September 15th to October 15th.
  • Sept. 16th:  Mexico’s Independence Day is today, September 16th.
  • 17th:   The celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 20th:  Hispanic Heritage Week was expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan.
  • 21st:   Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic heritage through festivities that highlight the music and food that represents the countries’ history and rich culture.
  • 22nd: Chile’s Independence Day is today, September 18th.
  • 23rd:  The 15th was chosen as the starting point for the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are unable to host in-person back-to-school nights this year. We will continue with our virtual opportunities for families to get to know their children's teachers. The schedule for the virtual meetings are: 

Tuesday 9/21

5-6 pm – 11th grade

               5:00-5:30 pm – English
               5:30-6:00 pm – Spanish

6-7 pm – 12th grade

               6:00-6:30 pm – English
               6:30-7:00 pm – Spanish

Thursday 9/23

5-6 pm – 9th grade

               5:00-5:30 pm – English
               5:30-6:00 pm – Spanish

6-7 pm – 10th grade

               6:00-6:30 pm – English
               6:30-7:00 pm – Spanish

 

These meetings can all be accessed by going to https://tinyurl.com/yesprepmeet at the day and time above

 
 

Progress Report Family Communication

All students received their first Progress Reports on Thursday September 9th. Teachers have been working on calls to students who are failing 1, 2, or 3 classes. If a student is failing 4 or more classes, the Dean of Student will be working on an Academic Probation plan for the student. Please expect a call from a teacher or administrator if your student failed any class. This will happen every 3 weeks for every Progress Report or Report Card. 

Individual Campus Supplement

YES Prep Northbrook High School's Individual Campus Supplement Handbook has been posted in Spanish on our website. You can find the English and Spanish versions of this important handbook here: https://northbrookhs.yesprep.org/for-students/student-handbook

Transgender Student Support Guidelines

To ensure the health and safety of all students, prevent bullying and discrimination, foster a conducive learning environment for all students, and provide equal access and opportunity to participate in all programs and activities, the following Transgender Student Support Guidelines have been adopted. Using specific governing laws and recommendations from the National Center for Transgender Equity, supports are outlines related to names, record keeping, confidentiality, facilities and activity participation. You can read the guidelines by clicking here. 

EF Tours Meeting - Europe 2023

Your student is invited to join me a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to Rome and Paris in Summer 2023!

Ms. Medina has decided to offer this opportunity now to give students hope for a brighter future. While the world might feel like it's filled with uncertainty, she wants to give families the chance to look ahead.

We will be talking about all of the above and more at our in-person informational meeting on September 21st at 5:30 PM. Please join our meeting to hear all the details including the itinerary, dates, and cost of this trip. The meeting will also mark the official opening of enrollment!

Please click here to RSVP for the meeting https://bit.ly/380tAyT  ASAP to confirm your status. There are limited spots on this tour, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

 
 

Attendance

Attending school everyday and arriving on-time is important for learning. Students should be arriving to school no later than 7:40 am to ensure they are on-time to their 7:45 am 1st period class. If students arrive tardy to school, they will be assigned a Late-Arrival demerit. If this tardiness or absenteeism becomes chronic, there will be additional steps taken to make sure the family, the student, and the school are working together to ensure the student arrives to school everyday, on time. 

 

College Affordability (12th grade)

Families! The College Initiative team is excited to work through the scholarship process with you and your student. The transition from high school to college is an exciting and often overwhelming time, and we look forward to working your family to make the experience rewarding. Each month, we’ll email a scholarship bulletin that includes scholarships your students can apply to. Here’s the ​pdf icon September Scholarship Bulletin. Below are some important dates that are coming up:

September 28th: Questbridge Scholarship Deadline (only for students who were nominated)

September 30th: Unigo Scholarship (open to all students)

October 31st: Coca Cola Scholarship (students with a 3.0 GPA)

Additionally, the College Initiative team will be hosting Financial Aid Workshops for Senior families on Wednesday, October 6th and Saturday, October 23rd. Review the flyer below, RSVP, and reach out if you have any questions. Please note that all Seniors and their families should plan to attend one of the workshops.

SAT (11th and 12th grade)

Any students that are interested in taking the SAT (juniors/seniors) can find the registration deadlines below. If students need assistance, then they can reach out to one of the College Counselors in C-129 or their Junior/Senior Seminar Teacher. 

Beginning of Year Touchpoints (12th grade)

Seniors are expected to meet with their College Counselor by October 8th to discuss and finalize their college lists. 

Family Advising Touchpoints (12th grade)

Seniors are expected to meet with their College Counselor and a Parent/Guardian by October 29th to discuss and approve their finalized college lists, review the financial aid and college process, and discuss the students' post-secondary desires. The meeting can happen in-person or virtually. If parent(s)/guardian(s) has a question/concern about the meeting – he/she needs to reach out to the student’s College Counselor.

-        Ms. Bonner: Volnae.bonner@yesprep.org

-        Mr. Bryant : diliesha.bryant@yesprep.org

-        Ms. Nwole : christle.nwole@yesprep.org

-        Mrs. Williams: Shvonne.williams@yesprep.org

 
 

Student Council is here! Campaigning begins this week for student council positions. We had many applications turned in. All students will be voting on 9/29 and 9/30.

Student Role Responsibilities:

·       President—Runs regular meetings, appoints committees as needed, sets the example for the council, and monitors other roles.

·       Vice President—Serves in the place of the President in his/her/their absence, helps the Secretary with duties, is in charge of activity requests, and organizes supply orders.

·       Treasurer—Maintains knowledge of council’s budget and expenses, keeps all financial records with staff sponsor, oversees fundraisers, and is financial advisor to the council.

·       Secretary—Takes meeting attendance, writes the agenda with the staff sponsor, types the meeting minutes (notes), and handles the official paperwork for the council.

 

Student Council Timeline:

9/13-9/16 EOD—Application available

9/17—DOSs finalize candidate list

9/20—Meeting to notify candidates

9/22-9/28—Campaigning

9/29-9/30—Election Day