Positively North: Positive Recognition

The Positively North Program recognizes DGN students for serving as role models by demonstrating positive actions and choices on a daily basis. For several years, we have recognized thousands of students and look forward to recognizing many more role models in the future. 

Lessons and Schedule

Each month, the Positively North team develops a lesson based on student interest and with input from teachers from various departments at North.

Each lesson is 20 minutes long and occurs once a month during Period 2 classes. North Star student leaders come in to lead the lesson by running activities and facilitating discussions.

  • Feb. 5: Mindfulness
    • Amidst our busy days of studying for tests, catching up on our reading, going to practice, and just being a teenager, it is important that we think about ways to keep us in the present moment. The February lesson on Mindfulness focuses on ways for us to take a moment for ourselves throughout our busy days and refocus on what is important.
    • Watch the video lesson!
  • March: Illinois Youth Survey
  • April: 21st Century Ways to Protect the Planet: Brought to you by the Women in STEM club

Tweet of the Week 

Each week, the Positively North team selects a tweet from the #WeAreDGN hashtag. The winner receives a free #WeAreDGN t-shirt from the Student Activities office!

February 2nd Winner: Congrats, Nicolas Miller!


 

Positively Awesome Award Recipients 

Each week, the Positively North team selects students from teacher nominations. Teachers have the ability to recognize a student who went above and beyond that week or who acted as a positive role model for his/her peers. The teacher sends that student a Positively Awesome certificate, which is then hand-delivered to students in class by staff members on Fridays along with a cookie and/or a DGN pencil. Parents of students who get a Positively Awesome certificate receive an email notification as well.

  • Ali Ahmed
  • Vincent Aksamit
  • Jesse Alcauter
  • Ethan Anderson
  • Joseph Anderson
  • Tessa Arenz
  • Jeffrey Arquilla
  • Robert Baker
  • Samuel Barbato
  • Gerardo Barrera
  • David Beacom
  • Eric Bican
  • Kiva Bourougaa
  • Elise Brenner
  • Kimberly Brent
  • Shannon Britt
  • Allison Burke
  • Jack Carr
  • Nathan Cerne
  • Karanveer Chahal
  • Gavin Crowson
  • Estelle Czech
  • Baha Adean Darhussein
  • Vanessa DeMarchi
  • Cameron Demos
  • Olivia Di Iorio
  • Alexander Dimitrakopoulos
  • Antony Dimovski
  • Garrett Dobbertin
  • Jaclyn Duellman
  • Elizabeth Dunlap
  • Nicholas Eshghy
  • Gianna Ferraro
  • Gracie Ficht
  • Elizabeth Forassiepi
  • Jamie Gamonez
  • George Goldie-Morrison
  • Franklin Griffin
  • Alyssa Gunderson
  • Audrey Gusel
  • Ebi Hadi
  • Benjamin Hallberg
  • Sema'j Henderson
  • Carlos Hernandez
  • Daniel Jelinek
  • Abigail Johanek
  • Urte Jonusas
  • Marshall Jordan
  • Edie Jurasas
  • Marie Kadlcek
  • Madeline Kaiser
  • Nathan Kaup
  • Saoirse Kerr
  • Ziba Kisielius
  • Karolis Krakys
  • Abigail Kuczkowski
  • Emma Lewandowski-Petzke
  • Eleanor Maher
  • Kyle Maison
  • Morgan McLean
  • Brianna Mendoza
  • Christine Mora
  • Christian Morris
  • Fiona Myers
  • Ryan Newstrom
  • Joshua Nicholas
  • Anika Oplanic
  • Christopher Ortega
  • Destiny Ortiz
  • David Palomo
  • William Paveleck
  • Joseph Paveleck
  • Seth Peterson
  • Ellee Piechowski
  • Benjamin Pike
  • Othon Ramirez
  • Mason Ringbloom
  • Benjamin Sevcik
  • Sara Sheikh
  • Matthew Spencer
  • Douglas States
  • Raymond Stull
  • Tori Sweet
  • Callaghan Thomas
  • Taylor Till
  • Roland Wallace Hoffelt
  • Douglas Westberg
  • Frances Wilson
  • Caroline Young
  • Jillian Arquilla
  • Eleanor Benge
  • Reynolds Boone
  • Elizabeth Cremer
  • Jessica Diaz
  • Drew Driscoll
  • Rebecca Edmundson
  • Emily Ennis
  • Julia Fisher
  • Noah Grom
  • Sean Halloran
  • Michael Lutz
  • Grace Martin
  • Gilda McCarroll
  • Thomas Mooney
  • Jose Pacheco
  • Mohini Patel
  • Lynn Pollak
  • Guillermo Reyes
  • Maya Roman
  • Victoria Sanchez
  • Jalen Schumpert
  • Madeleine Spencer
  • Nicholas Stromberg
  • Grace Sweeney
  • Julia Szostak
  • Savannah Toth
  • Allison Van de Wetering
  • Annette Vazquez Lopez
  • Luke Wilson
  • Alexis Adamo
  • Vincent Aksamit
  • Ayesha Amin
  • Daniel Bancoro
  • Gerardo Barrera
  • James Belcastro
  • Kelsey Bernhard
  • Josie Bondarowicz
  • Carolyn-Paige Breit
  • Sloane Buxton
  • Karanveer Chahal
  • Mikayla Cichy
  • Joyce Regina Credo
  • Capricia Darrus
  • Bridget Deegan
  • Stacy Drohan
  • Colin Eber
  • Syed Farhan
  • Deanna Fields
  • Maia Fleener
  • Renee Force
  • Kaitlyn Ford
  • Morgan Fox
  • Grace Furstenau
  • Randy Gale
  • Desiree Garcia
  • Jacqueline Garro
  • Jake Goldstein
  • Adele Gorman
  • Noah Grom
  • Jeannie Hansen
  • Sarah Heinz
  • Hayden Hurst
  • Kayla Jarosinski
  • Janoah Johnson
  • Saoirse Kerr
  • Aaron Klonowski
  • Claire Kovarik
  • Benjamin Kulat
  • Adien Kupka
  • Aidan Lafferty
  • Lisette Luna
  • Matthew Lupescu
  • Matthew Macek
  • Claire Mathews
  • Alexa McCartney
  • Abigail McCormick
  • Marisa McGinty
  • Cheyenne Melton
  • Victoria Miller
  • Travon Moore
  • Katherine Morrissey
  • Cassidy Mueller-Kring
  • Samantha Neveril
  • Jose Pacheco
  • Emily Palczynski
  • Mohini Patel
  • Nicola Perna
  • Amy Provenzano
  • Zen Roberts
  • Mateo Rodriguez
  • Ethan Rowe
  • Alexis Saba
  • Joshua Salman
  • Lilianna Schmurr
  • Prathika Senthil
  • David Sheppard
  • Zain Sitabkhan
  • Molly Smith
  • Erik Stangley
  • Gianna Thayer
  • Emily Topalovic
  • Allison Van de Wetering
  • Matthew Wehrs
  • Caroline Weidman
  • Sarah Witt
  • Isabella Zamora

Positively North Awards Over the Years

  • 2017-18: 1,313 nominations so far this year to 904 unique students.
  • 2016-17: 3,051 nominations to 1,844 unique students
  • 2015-16: 3,232 nominations to 1,837 unique students
  • 2014-15: 2,861 nominations to 1,921 unique students
  • TOTAL since 2014: 10,461 total nominations so far going to 3,461 unique students and 208 staff

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