Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Monday, February 28, 2011

DGN Artists Honored by Elmhurst Art Museum

The Elmhurst Art Museum is pleased to host the fourth annual Portfolio exhibition for artistic teens. This exhibition is open to all high school seniors in DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.

EAM works directly with local high school art teachers who select student art portfolios to be sent to the Museum for judging. Each submitted portfolio consists of six works created in the same medium. Up to twenty-five portfolios are selected for the exhibition. The Museum hosts several educational programs for students including Portfolio 101 and Careers in the Arts Day.


Please join us for Portfolio's opening reception on Saturday, April 9, 2011 (corrected date) from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Elmhurt Art Museum.

This year, 17 student portfolios were selected for exhibition by the panel of judges. DGN Fine Arts is pleased and proud to recognize these five outstanding student artists who have been recognized:


  • Chloe Boltin, senior
  • Bernadette Calvino, senior
  • Alzbeta Homolkova, senior
  • Laura Today, senior
  • Crystal Yi, senior





Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winter Guard Success at Athena Spectacular

Congratulations to the Winter Guard for their performances at the Athena Spectacular on Saturday.  The team placed 3rd in the AAA Lyrical Flag category and 2nd in the AAA Tall Flag category.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Guard Qualifies for State!

Congratulations to the Winter Guard, and Head Coach Emily Rivera, for their performances at the Andrew High School Team Dance Illinois Regional Competition this past weekend. The team placed 6th in the Division 1 Tall Flag category and 5th in the Division 1 Lyrical Flag category and also qualified their Tall Flag routine for the TDI State Competition based on their high scores for the day.

Way to go DGN Winter Guard!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Orchesis - iDance

The Fine Arts Department congratulates the members of Orchesis on a terrific show this weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 DGN Vocal Festival

We are delighted to welcome a wonderful panel of distinguished vocal music educators to North High today for the 2011 Vocal Festival.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Scholastic Art Awards - Regional Exhibition

Congratulations to the District 99 Visual Art Team for hosting the 2011 Scholastic Art Awards Regional Exhibition. The logistics involved in planning and executing an art exhibition of this scope and caliber take a great deal of time and energy, and we recognize the art faculty involved in bringing this event to District 99 yet again.

An additional thanks is extended to the DGS and DGN parent volunteers who organized the hospitality for today's opening reception.

Congratulations to all our D99 student artists who were recognized, and everyone in our community for supporting this large-scale effort. Kudos to all!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

NIU Jazz Concert at DGN Cancelled


All District 99 scheduled events for Thursday, February 3rd have been canceled.  The buildings are completely shut-down, and consequently the Northern Illinois University / District 99 Jazz Concert has been canceled.  

As you can appreciate, this is all unfolding rather quickly.  We have no further information at this time regarding ticket refunds, or how those will be processed.  As soon as we have more information we will of course let you know.

Thank you Music Boosters!

Each year at IMEA, the DGN Music Boosters sponsors a dinner for our All-State musicians as a way to say "thanks and congratulations" for a job well done. On behalf of all the DGN students and staff that attended IMEA, we extend gratitude to our Music Boosters for this experience. It is a blessing indeed to be able to sit back, enjoy a meal, and celebrate the great work of these student musicians.