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Tickets On Sale Now!

Don't Delay; Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, February 10

Purchase tickets, view and purchase sponsorship packages, or make a donation in lieu of attendance today.

Participation at a Sponsorship Level contributes directly to the Gala's success.

Please consider purchasing at a Sponsorship Level.


New Orleans Getaway

We're working on a wonderful weekend getaway for the Gala's live auction. We need donations of two hotel nights and other New Orleans-related experiences such as restaurant gift cards and area tours. If you can help directly or know someone who has connections to the Big Easy, please email the Gala Committee HERE and we'll take it from there!

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Build a Social Experience for NCP

Parents have complex schedules that sometimes limit opportunities to build social relationships and have a little fun!

Moms & Margaritas, Trivia Party and Backyard Bash are just some of the parent fundraising parties that have been available as part of the online auction. If you have an idea for a party, contact Sue Moulton or Nancy Liljedahl.

We'd love to offer many ways for Northside families to connect.

We're still accepting gifts of any kind for the online auction. It's easier than you think to ask your favorite theater, restaurant, fitness professional or service provider to make a donation. Click HERE for an Auction Donor Form. If you would like to fill it out electronically, you may need to click on Enable Editing and then Enable Content after it downloads as a Word document.

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Calling All Proud Parents & Teachers

We're Looking for Pictures and Videos of Your Students

If you have video or photographs of NCP students doing NCP activities, on or off campus, we need your help. The Gala Committee is putting together a heartwarming video montage, highlighting all the great events in which our students participate. The video will be shown at the Gala on Friday, March 10.

Now's your chance to make your student a star! Download videos or photos to our Dropbox account HERE.


Do You Want to be in the Know about What's Happening at NCP?

Come to the next meetings of the Local School Council or the Friends of Northside and Parent Network Boards.

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Local School Council

Tuesday, February 21
7:00 pm
Faculty Lounge

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Friends of Northside & Parent Network

Tuesday, February 28
7:00 pm, FON
7:45 pm, PN
Faculty Lounge

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We look forward to your participation!

If you're interested in joining one of our boards, please email Friends of Northside or Parent Network.

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Friday, February 10
8:00 - 10:00 am
Panera Bread, 6059 N Lincoln Ave

Join fellow Northside parents at Parent Network's monthly coffee gathering. Stay for as long as your schedule allows.

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2017-2018 Senior Project

Senior Project is a capstone learning experience for students who have completed the most advanced coursework available at Northside. Often interdisciplinary in scope, students propose year-long independent, academic inquiries which may involve partnerships with external organizations, businesses or universities. Senior Project is designed for students who have exhausted the offerings within a department of interest and wish to pursue a topic/idea in depth through research, culminating in a public project and presentation.

Click HERE to learn more.

Applications are due Friday, February 10.


20 Hour Art Show

Friday, February 10
7:00 - 10:00 pm
NCP Art Wing

Northside College Prep’s Art Department presents The 20 Hour Show, featuring artwork from over 150 advanced art students.


Spring Musical

Sunday in the Park with George

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm
Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 19, 3:00 pm

A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and
book by James Lapine that was inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. Opening on Broadway in 1984, the musical won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards for design (and a nomination for Best Musical), numerous Drama Desk Awards, the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Musical and the 2007 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production.


Register for Advanced Placement Exams

Deadline is 11:59 pm
Monday, February 20

Did your student take an AP class?

Students who have taken an AP class may want to take an Advanced Placement (AP) exam this spring. Students must register and pay by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 20. Click HERE to register online and pay using a credit or debit card. The cost is $110 per exam, or $15 per exam for students who qualified for the CPS fee waiver. AP Seminar and AP Research exams cost $141 each.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hughes in the counseling office.


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Monday, February 20


Attention Parents & Guardians of Juniors

Kick-Off for the College Planning Process for Juniors

Wednesday, February 22
6:00 pm

Northside College Prep’s Counseling Department is looking forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday, February 22, for its annual College Planning Process presentation. You'll hear an overview of the planning steps for the college application process, receive a copy of NCP's College Planning Handbook and get answers to any questions you may have. Both students and parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. This is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful; the Counseling Department is ready to help by providing advice and support through the college planning process.

Our goal is 100% attendance by juniors and their parents or guardians.


Save Money: Buy Your 2016-2017 Stampede Before March 30

The deadline for purchasing the 2016-2017 Stampede for the standard price of $45.00 is Thursday, March 30. After that date, the price will go up to $55.00. Also after March 30, you will not be guaranteed a yearbook as we will order only a handful of extra copies.

Click HERE to order your yearbook online. Northside's ID Code is 4187217.

You may also use this link to confirm that you previously ordered a yearbook through an optional school fee at the beginning of the year. Follow prompts to look up our school and enter your student’s name.


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The Family Action Network (FAN) organizes and sponsors a dynamic range of education and human development lectures featuring some of the nation’s top authors, thinkers and commentators.

All members of the Northside community are invited to participate in FAN events and discussions, which are free and open to the public.

Please Note

An Evening with Wes Moore, scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

FAN apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding and support of FAN programming.

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Parents as First Teachers: How to Cultivate the Whole Child

Thursday, February 9
7:00 pm
Carleton Washburne School's Little Theater
515 Hibbard Rd, Winnetka

Pre K to Kindergarten Panel with Judy Harris Helm, Ed.D. (Best Practices, Inc.); Amanda Moreno, Ph.D. (Erikson Institute); Laura Reischel, MS. Ed. (Chicago Children's Museum); Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D., OTR/L (Kid Links Unlimited, Inc.); Hedda Sharapan, MS (The Fred Rogers Center).

Moderators will be Trisha Kocanda, M.Ed. (Winnetka D36 Superintendent) and Liza Sullivan, MA (Executive Director, The Alliance for Early Childhood​).


Beth Kobliner

Wednesday, February 15
7:00 pm
New Trier High School
Northfield Campus
7 Happ Road, Northfield

Beth Kobliner is one of the nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people. She is a commentator and journalist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties and the upcoming essential guide for parents, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not). In 2010, Ms. Kobliner was selected by President Barack Obama to be a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, where she created


Colson Whitehead

Monday, February 27
7:00 pm
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston

Colson Whitehead’s newest novel, The Underground Railroad, is an Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. A Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, Mr. Whitehead is the recipient of both a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has taught at universities across the country.

Click HERE to check out the FAN website.

Bragging Rights

Fourth Place for Academic Decathlon Team at First Round Tournament

Northside’s Academic Decathlon Team earned fourth place in their regional competition on Saturday, January 28 and will move on to the city competition. Academic Decathlon is a competition that tests seven academic subjects and three presentation skills. Congratulations to the following team members:

Christine Alex: 3rd place math
Emmett Brinkman: 2nd place economics, 4th place math and science, 6th place social science
Nicholas Chen: 3rd place overall scorer, 1st place math and science, 2nd place economics, 3rd place art, literature and social science and 5th place music
Sara Kelly: 1st place math, 6th place music
Matthew Pacheco: 3rd place music and social science, 5th place economics, 6th literature
Mackeda Sahelu: 5th place literature, 6th place music
Justin Schechter: 4th place music, 5th place science, 6th place math and economics
Victoria Seliger: 5th place art
Kahaan Shah: 5th place economics and social science, 6th place art
And a special shout out to Juliana Furigay, Carina Peng and Isabella Ross who were unable to compete but have been contributing team members.


NCP Spirit Wear Available Online


Click to order HERE.

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NCP College Planning Handbook

This is a great resource that guides students through the entire college process. Click HERE to access a copy.

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Opportunities for our Students are Updated on the Counseling Office Website

Click HERE.

Click HERE to see a list of Summer and Other Opportunities.

Click HERE to see a list of Summer Pre-College Programs.

Click HERE to see the Scholarship Page.

Click HERE to see the Northside College Connection Junior Newsletter.

Does Your Student Need Academic Support?
Click HERE to see the locations and schedule.

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Help our school when you shop online

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Northside while you shop.

Click HERE to read about AmazonSmile. Click HERE for detailed sign-up instructions. Skip the instructions and sign up HERE.

To choose Northside please note that our AmazonSmile name is Friends of "North" "Side" (North Side - two words at AmazonSmile).


Give back to Northside!

Purchase school and office supplies at Office Depot and OfficeMax, and Northside can receive 5% back in credits or FREE supplies. Simply provide our school ID 70031171 at checkout, online or in stores. There’s no cost to you!

Put this ID number in your phone right now! Northside will thank you!

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We're on Facebook and Twitter!

For social media followers, there are several ways to keep updated about happenings at Northside.

NCP's Official Facebook Page, click HERE.
Northside Prep Parents Facebook Page, a closed group for parents, by parents, to share their knowledge of Northside, click HERE.
NCP's Twitter Page, click HERE.
Friends of Northside & Parent Network Facebook Page, for news everyone can view, click HERE.

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