The NSCD middle school student council hosted a raffle in January featuring a selection of experiences and tangible items donated by middle school faculty and students. The raffle raised $871 used to purchase laptop computers for two boys from Afghanistan who recently arrived in Chicago with their families. The students are in high school and desperately need computers for school and to learn English.
Among the 18 raffles prizes were: Wisconsin Cheese Curds, Pie a Student Council Member, Pie The Principal, Make Guacamole with the Spanish teacher, Play Mario Kart with the math teacher, a homemade cheesecake, private music lesson, a handknit hat, and Starbucks breakfast and a drink.
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.