News

List of 20 news stories.

  • NSCD Senior Izzy Cho Named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

    North Shore Country Day senior Isabella Cho of Wilmette, a 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) award winner in writing, was recently named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. The U.S. Presidential Scholars award—one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership qualities and community service—is presented on behalf of the President of the United States and honors up to 161 graduating high school seniors of high potential each year. 
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  • Destination Imagination

    Twenty-five Lower School students competed in a regional Destination Imagination (DI) tournament February 8, and one of the teams qualified to move on to the state competition, scheduled for April. Sadly, the state and following global tournaments won’t be happening in person this year; however, globals are still happening virtually.
     
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  • Louder Than A Bomb

    North Shore’s Louder Than a Bomb team had a knock-out season before the coronavirus pandemic cut it short. Louder Than a Bomb, held in various locations downtown Chicago, is the largest youth poetry festival in the world. Students compete individually and in teams, and this year, the North Shore poets included Lola Adebiyi ’21, Emmy Cho ’20, Hannah Gallin ’22, Anita Rao ’21, Raven Rumbolt-Lemond ’21, Claire Umpleby ’20 and Ashley Zabel ’22. Upper School English Teacher Christina Baik served as the faculty advisor. 
     
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  • Mikva Challenge

    Anita Rao ’21 and Niabelle Comeau ’23 joined more than 100 high school students from across the country in Iowa where they spent three days in January campaigning for presidential candidates in the lead-up to the Iowa Caucuses. The weekend was organized by the Mikva Challenge, an organization that helps young people get involved in the political process. “The Iowa trip exceeded my expectations in every way,” Niabelle said.
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  • NORTH SHORE COUNTRY DAY Celebrates Class of 2020 With Drive-In Commencement

    North Shore Country Day’s Class of 2020 missed out on many of their senior milestones because of the COVID-19 pandemic—spring sports, senior prom, the Royal Breakfast with their kindergarten buddies. They had no idea when they left school on March 12 for spring break that it would be the last time they would set foot on campus as students until last Friday.
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  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Two Upper School students and one Middle School student were recognized with 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the regional level, and two of them received national recognition as well.
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  • Senior Service During Remote Learning

    Each year, North Shore Country Day seniors wrap up their final year at the School with a two-week Senior Service Project. As a requirement for graduation, students have the opportunity to conceive, design, prepare and complete a project that is personal, worthwhile and representative of their North Shore experience. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, threw a wrench into that for the Class of 2020.
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  • Remote Learning

    What does remote learning look like in 2020? At North Shore Country Day it varies by division. The School provides powerful learning delivered through varying approaches and media and an evolving curriculum that changes week by week as teachers gauge what works well and what needs improvement. 
     
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  • Winnetka Story – Film Re-release Party

    North Shore Country Day is honored to host the Historical Society and Winnetka native, John Newcombe, a Los Angeles based writer and filmmaker, for the Re-release Party of  Winnetka Story: the History of Winnetka and the North Shore. Glean insights into the making of the film, and view segments of the exciting remastered HD version including new aerial footage!
     
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  • Meet Kenyatta Forbes

    Among the new faculty and staff who joined North Shore Country Day this year is Middle and Upper School Academic Technology Integrator Kenyatta Forbes. What many may not know is that she is also a multi-disciplinary artist who uses her own experiences as a black woman to open a dialogue about the construction of "blackness." 

     
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  • Middle School Place First in Math League

    On November 15, eight North Shore Country Day Middle School students participated in their very first math competition and came home with a championship trophy. The team finished first overall at a Math League regional qualifying meet hosted by Pope John XXIII School in Evanston.
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  • FAN Event: The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

    North Shore Country Day School is teaming up with Family Action Network to present "The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World." This presentation will take place in our Auditorium Monday, November 4, beginning at 7 p.m.
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  • NSCD Hosts Penn Fellow Meeting

    North Shore Country Day hosted an intensive three-day meeting for about 90 educators involved in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Day School Teaching Residency program October 11-13.
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  • Village of Winnekta Proclamation

    North Shore Country Day School students, faculty and staff officially celebrated the School’s 100th birthday today during a very special Morning Ex, commemorating our very first day of school held on October 2, 1919. Students and Head of School Tom Flemma read the following proclamation from the Village of Winnetka naming Octobert 2, 2019 North Shore Country Day School Day.
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  • Centennial Homecoming Sept. 27-28

    The school has special plans to make this year’s Homecoming even bigger and better than ever for the Centennial year. The weekend kicks off with an all-school pep rally on Friday for students JK-12, and all faculty and staff. Both Friday and Saturday are packed with athletic competitions on and off-campus.
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  • Student Receives Princeton Prize

    NSCD student Emmy Cho ’20 was awarded a 2019 Princeton Prize in Race Relations. The Prize, founded in 2003, recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.
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  • 2019 Harold Hines Visiting Fellow

    Genevieve Nielsen ’10 returned to North Shore on May 6 as the 2019 Harold Hines Visiting Fellow. She spent the day on campus meeting with students from all three divisions and talking with them about her work.
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  • Centennial School Year Opens with Morning Exercise

    On September 4, the entire JK-12 student body, and all faculty and staff gathered together for the first time for the 2019-2020 centennial school year’s Opening Morning Exercise. Third Grade Teacher David Green and Middle School English and Public Speaking Teacher Susan Schinleber read the poem “What is Success” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Head of School Tom Flemma introduced new faculty and staff, and this year’s ASSIST international student was presented with the flag from her home country of Spain. 
     
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  • Symposium Explores the Future of Work and Education

    Take a minute to imagine the world the Class of 2032 will encounter when today’s junior kindergartners graduate 13 years from now. What skills will they need to be successful? And what could they do without?
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  • Theater and Science Classes Join Forces

    What’s the point of building a fog machine if you’re not going to use it for anything? That’s the question that drove Middle School Science Teacher Ty Scaletta to think about how his students could collaborate with Upper School technical theater students to put their engineering projects to work.
     
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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.

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