Community News

List of 10 news stories.

  • Limited-Edition Centennial History Book

    To commemorate our Centennial, we have commissioned a book entitled “Live and Serve—North Shore Country Day School 1919-2019.” This work honors the ongoing legacy of one of the earliest progressive schools in the United States—where each student has a voice, is known and is valued. Pre-order your copy today! Get the special rate of $70 until November 1, when the price will increase to $85. Books will be available in the spring of 2020.
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  • Alumni Are invited! Dana Being Dana Show—September 18—NSCDS Auditorium

    Dana Brown Davenport ’96 will broadcast her show Dana Being Dana from North Shore’s stage to highlight the celebration of the School’s Centennial. An alumni and faculty panel, and Head of School Tom Flemma will talk about the rich and wonderful history, NSCDS experiences as well as the exciting events planned for this year. Alumni are invited to be part of this special evening so please plan to attend. Preceding the 8 p.m. show there will be a reception with light refreshments from 7-8 p.m.   
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  • Alumni Class Rep Meeting

    Our Alumni Class Representatives joined us on campus and by phone for our annual kick-off meeting in the Upper School with Head of School Tom Flemma. Alumni will hear from their class reps several times during the year and will be in touch soon about the Centennial! Be sure to share any news of your life, work and volunteerism for Acorn Class Notes.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Cy Oelerich ’89

    Cy will be celebrating his 30th reunion this year and shared some of his memories and how he remains connected to the School.
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  • Homecoming Weekend for All Raiders!

    It’s time for Raiders to come together and celebrate North Shore’s Centennial—be a part of this special Homecoming weekend with many attractions for all ages. Former and current faculty will be coming too and look forward to seeing you—Frank Dachille, Paul Krajovic, Jay Bach, Frank Wallace, Lew Davis, Carol Radloff will be here, just to name a few. Click here for the full weekend schedule, and watch for an email coming with more information about the weekend.
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  • Paige Forester '19


    In a 2-0 week for MIT, first-year Paige Forester tallied four goals and an assist for nine points. She kicked things off by producing two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win over Gordon on Wednesday. Forester followed this up by scoring both of the Engineers’ goals in a 2-1 victory at the University of New England on Saturday.

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  • Raider Spirit Shines with Reunion Annual Giving

    Reunion classes are showing strong alumni support of Centennial Annual Giving with over $100,000 collectively in reunion gifts and pledges! Join in the friendly decade competition:  If your decade has the highest Annual Giving participation by Reunion/Homecoming weekend, Jay Bach—Raider coach, teacher and friend—will wear an outfit from your decade during Homecoming! Right now, the ’40s, ‘50s and ’60s are leading—get your outfit ready Jay! Special thanks to the Reunion Annual Giving Chairs and other Raiders who have been encouraging classmates to participate. Your participation supports outstanding programs and teachers and helps continue the Raider legacy. Now is the time to make your impact at Thank you!
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  • Young Alumni Event—September 27

    Thank you to everyone who came out to the Young Alumni in August event at Punch Bowl Social. It was a fun-filled night of laughs as alumni from various classes caught up and tested their fate at giant Jenga and Uno. A huge thank you to the Young Alumni Committee for organizing and hosting the event. 
    Up next for Young Alumni is the Centennial Homecoming Gathering. Faculty and the classes of 2005 to 2015 are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments to celebrate 100 years on Friday, September 27, Firehouse Grill in Evanston, 8-10 p.m.
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  • Danny Murphy '03 and MightyVine embark on expansion as demand for tomatoes keeps growing

    MightyVine, founded in 2015, plans to double its greenhouse footprint in Rochelle, Ill.,from 15 acres to 30 acres next year. The company may have to nearly double its workforce of 80 employees as well to accommodate increased production of its year-round tomato crop, said Danny Murphy, head of sales and son of MightyVine Chairman Jim Murphy, whose investment firm, Grow Forward, backs the company. To read more CLICK HERE
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  • Jessica Harper's ('67) 'Winnetka': Uncovering a family secret, one podcast episode at a time.

    Now widely available, the 10-part podcast titled “Winnetka” presents one woman’s backward stroll along the North Shore. Her memories of growing up in Winnetka and Lake Forest are augmented by those of her five siblings and their mother. This was post-World War II America, white affluence division. To read more CLICK HERE
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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.