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NHS Club Calendar for March Has Been Updated
WASC Visitation Only Days Away
The countdown to WASC is on! The visiting team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges will begin their four day visit to North High School this coming Sunday, March 9th and will conclude with their visit findings on Wednesday, March 12th. The WASC visiting team is tasked with accrediting North High School. The last time North went through the process, the school received the highest rating from WASC at that time—a Six Year Clear rating. While the process has changed slightly in the ensuing years, NHS hopes the self-study from the past year will show all of the successes of the school despite budgetary hard times.
This past week, to help students prepare for the visit, teachers reviewed Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLO’s) with students, as well as the school’s mission and vision for the students. The information has been shared during SSR time. More information from the WASC report will be shared with students in the coming days.
The SLO’s were reviewed and revised by focus groups comprising teachers, parents, students, administrators, and school staff. They are:
SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)
Students will be creative, complex thinkers, contributing citizens, and effective communicators
While working cooperatively, collaboratively and independently toward the achievement of goals, standards and civic development, students will be:
Creative, complex thinkers who will:
- Synthesize and logically organize information
- Apply concepts and develop real-world solutions
- Demonstrate problem solving skills
- Critically analyze
- Explore future paths relevant to individual goals
- Demonstrate self-regulation and persevere when challenged
Responsible and contributing citizens with connections to the local and global communities who will:
- Establish, practice, and support physical and mental wellness
- Demonstrate appropriate behavior
- Display honesty and integrity
- Understand, respect, and appreciate diversity
- Display environmental awareness
Effective communicators who will:
- Use a variety of forms of expression, tools, and technology.
Look in the upcoming North Wind Winter Edition for more WASC information.
Kwak Nabs Rotary Music Prize
Saxon junior, Joyce Kwak, took home a $1,000 grand prize at the Rotary Music finals this past Saturday, March 1, at Loyola Marymount University.
The competition featured students from 16 area schools ranging from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The student performances ranged from Broadway musical selections to piano solos. Kwak wowed the judges with a violin concerto from Mendelssohn.
Kwak has been invited to play for the Rotary District Club Meeting in Palm Springs.
Lady Saxons Make CIF Final Four
The Lady Saxons Varsity Basketball team will face off against rivals West High Lady Warriors in the CIF semi-finals tomorrow night at West High School.
The Lady Saxons hope to continue their post-season win streak straight into the CIF finals. They defeated 5th ranked Royal 66-46 in the quarterfinals and Norwalk by a score of 75-34 in the prior game.
Come join the Saxon faithful to cheer the girls on. Cost is $5 for students with STUDENT ID CARDS or those under age 13. For all others, the general admission cost is $8. Remember that ASB does not work for CIF events. Tip off is at 7 p.m.
NHS GIRLS BASKETBALL
Girls basketball will be in Saturday’s quarterfinals at North High School Come out and support 7:30 pm