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Principal's Message

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 

We have a number of important events occurring in the forthcoming weeks. One very important event is our Parent Teacher Conference on September 25th. We have two sessions.  The first session is from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM AND the second session is from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Hopefully you will continue to utilize PowerParent to monitor your child's progress and keep in touch with teachers. Also, please encourage those students needing academic assistance to utilize Homework Center, GAP, and other resources available at North. 

This is the second year that we will not conduct All School Testing on the first Friday in October. It will be instead on January 16, 2015; freshman will take the Explore, sophomores will take the PLAN, juniors will take a retired ACT, and the seniors will have a few options, including ASSET, ASVAB and college visits. We will continue with our tradition of taking seniors on a college visit in October.  The date is yet to be determined. 

We hope to have an excellent turn out for the South Suburban College and Career Expo on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 5:00 PM-8:30 PM. Students will have an opportunity to speak first hand with a number of college representatives from traditional four-year universities, vocational and technical schools, and the military.

The PSAT is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test will be offered to freshman, sophomores, and juniors on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Interested students should sign-up in the bookstore. There is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $14.00, which should be paid in the bookstore.

Only the juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholars. Sophomores who take the test will receive test results and have some idea of where they rank nationally. Freshmen and sophomores may also use the results to guide educational choices, if they would like to benefit from the PSAT in their junior year.

Parents of seniors should have already received a credit status letter. You will also receive a calendar of important dates for seniors; plan accordingly. Seniors interested in applying to selective colleges, should begin their paperwork now; October 31, 2014 is the deadline for early college admissions. Please DO NOT hesitate to contact your child's counselor if you are unsure of his/her graduation status. It is far easier to try and resolve issues now rather than waiting.

During the months of October and November, counselors, along with our counselor intern, have and will continue to assist seniors with completing online college applications. We have also had a representative from Second Chance, Mrs. Canada, assisting students with applications and supplying application fee waivers to those students who qualify. In these trying economic times we are trying to keep students from any road blocks that may hinder their post-secondary options. College representatives are regularly in the building to discuss their individual institutions with interested students. Those students should sign-up in the Guidance Office. Counselors will send for those students when the appropriate college/university representative arrives. Mrs. Beard will continue to update our Scholarship Bulletin. As scholarships have different requirements and deadlines, seniors should NOT wait until second semester to start applying for these academic dollars.

Parents, please note that students wishing to participate in the graduation ceremony (May 20, 2015 @ 6:00 PM), must purchase a cap and gown. Herff-Jones will provide the gowns. Please DO NOT attempt to use sets from previous years, as the dye lot is never the same. Our representative will be available at Parent-Teacher Conference on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Please make arrangements now to clear any balances that you may have with District 215, by contacting Mr. Larry Conley, Bookstore Manager, at 708-585-1142.

All official transcripts should be received in the Guidance Office by December 12, 2014. All correspondence courses should be completed by January 16, 2015.

All financial aid must be completed online. Our annual, "College Financial Aid Night", will be held in conjunction with our Parent Advisory Board meeting at T.F. North on November 20, 2014, at 6:30 PM. Counselors will work with seniors in the month of November to request PIN numbers. Parents will need their own PIN numbers, as well.

Vision and hearing screenings will be done on all new students, special education students, and any teacher referred students. The screenings will take place during the 2014-2015 school year.

Please welcome our Interim Activities Director, Laura Cook: 708-585-1028. If you have any questions regarding upcoming activities, please feel free to contact her.  For sports related questions, please contact the Athletic Office: 708-585-1036. Building use forms are available to those who are interested in building rental at T.F. North. Dale Pietranczyk, our Athletic Director, will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns: 708-585-1028.  

Feel free to browse our site for any new information and dates that are forthcoming at T.F. North. 

Have a great year. Go Meteors!

Respectfully,

Dr. Dwayne Evans 

 

 

 

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Loss of Mr. Robert Paradise
For more information, click on "Services for Mr. Paradise" located under "News and Upcoming Events" on North website.
Susan Lessner, a science teacher at TF North, recently co-authored an article that was published in The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Perspectives on Urban Education.
For procedures on ordering student transcripts, please click on more below.
Watch a video of our students decorating the windows and halls for Homecoming
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School board election nomination petition information has been released.
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