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  • Homecoming Spirit Week 2016
    8:42 AM

    With homecoming upon us, 2016’s first spirit week is here! The themes have been announced based on polls on the NWN website. Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday- Sports Day Thursday- Superhero Day Friday- School Colors Day (Red and White)

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  • BREAKING NEWS: 2016 Homecoming Court Announced
    3:50 PM

    The 2016 homecoming court members are seniors Sokol Delisi, Osama Esmail, Matt Galanopoulos, Robbie Merkel, Alen Radeljic, Neil O’Shaughnessy, Jacqueline Bajric, Despina Baxevanakis, Allison Fair, and Julianna Gil. The top two students with the most votes will be named this year’s homecoming royalty. The next round of voting will take place next week. The royalty

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  • School Board Discusses ‘Religiously Neutral’ Calendar
    8:34 AM

    District 219 Board of Education discussed changing the school calendar to be “religiously neutral,” meaning it would cease giving any religious holidays as non-attendance days, at its most recent meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23. This type of calendar would potentially stop arguments about giving holidays for some religions, while not taking off school for others, according

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  • Steven Isoye Named District 219 Superintendent
    4:42 PM

    In a special board meeting held on Thursday May 20, 2016, the board of education selected a new superintendent. Steven Isoye will begin serving as the full time superintendent July 1. The search for a new administrator came immediately after separation agreements  between the board and former superintendent Nanciann Gatta were made. With the assistance

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  • Merrick Garland to Speak at Niles West Graduation
    9:27 AM

    Supreme Court Justice nominee and Niles West alum Merrick Garland will be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2016 on Sunday, May 29. The 55th commencement ceremony will take place at Niles West on Basrak Field at 12:00 p.m. Garland, a member of Niles West’s class of 1970, was nominated

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  • Breaking News: Fire Alarm Interrupts AP Testing
    9:24 AM

    Students and faculty evacuated school premises Wednesday during 4th period due to the fire alarm going off. This disrupted the school day as well as the AP Language and Composition exam taking place. According to Assistant Principal Mark Rigby, there was no fire, no smoke, and no evidence of student involvement, but they’re still looking into

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  • West Conducts Canine Search on 4/20
    4:06 PM

    In order to maintain and ensure a substance-free environment, Niles West teamed up with the Skokie Police Department (SPD), to conduct a canine search this morning, Wednesday, April, 20 — widely known as 4/20, a day to celebrate cannabis culture by smoking marijuana. Hallways and classrooms were blocked off as Skokie police officer, Nick Larson,

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