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This year, NSCD offered third, fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Student Invention Convention (CSIC) curriculum as part of the school’s after-school enrichment program. CSIC offers a free, flexible curriculum focused on critical thinking, creativity and innovation. It is supported by lesson plans, and culminates in a final competition of student built prototypes.

At the conclusion of the enrichment program, a number of NSCD students created and presented pitch videos at the annual Chicago competition on May 20, 2022. 

Receiving recognition at the awards ceremony were: 

  • Cameron ’’31 won two awards - 1st place in the K-third grade category; Molex Technology & Transformation Award that includes a meeting with the Molex team
  • Leena ’31 - 2nd place in K-third grade category
  • Grady ’30 and Arjun ’30 - received the Founder's Award, aimed on honoring students trying to make an impact on others' lives and awarded by CSIC founder Anneliese Gegenheimer

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Take 10 Play Festival

North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.

All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.

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