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  • Breaking News: Winter Boat Dance Canceled
    9:57 AM

    The Winter Boat Dance which was supposed to take place on Feb. 27, has been canceled due to the lack of registration. Katie Odell, student activities director, said she is very upset that she had to cancel it, but has plans for the upcoming years to get attract more students.
    “I was disappointed. I didn’t want

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  • 2016 Iowa Caucus Results
    9:32 AM

    The 2016 Iowa caucus Monday left Republicans happily surprised, while Democrats were left without a clear victor, despite former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s somewhat premature victory speech.
    Former Republican front-runner Donald Trump came in a surprising second place at the caucus, finishing with 24.3% of the vote. Meanwhile, Texas Senator Ted Cruz managed to bump Trump down, while he garnered

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  • Mark Friedman Named Interim Superintendent
    7:51 PM

    District 219 announced on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 that Dr. Mark Friedman will be the interim superintendent for the remaining school year.
    The position of superintendent was previously held by Dr. Nanciann Gatta until she had been placed on paid leave by the district. Then the board and Gatta had reached separation agreements on Dec. 31,

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  • Niles North Principal Accepts Superintendent Position at McHenry
    1:09 PM

    Niles North Principal, Dr. Ryan McTague announced today his acceptance of a superintendent position at the McHenry School District 156.
    McTague’s statement to the Niles North community said, “While I’m excited to begin my new role as a superintendent, it will be difficult leaving behind my incredible Niles North family… No matter where my journey in life takes

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  • School Board Passes 2015-2016 Budget
    11:45 AM

    The D219 school board hosted their monthly board meeting on Monday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. The agenda consisted of personnel contracts, the 2015-2016 budget, and the school calendar.
    Pete Marcello, assistant superintendent of special education and student services contract was voted to not be renewed for next year. The board had to notify him of

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  • School Installs ATM for Student Use
    9:39 AM

    Partnership Financial Credit Union has installed an ATM for student use on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. It was installed outside the cafe next to the vending machines.
    Because debit cards are increasing in popularity, students were trying to get into the teachers’ lounge in order to get cash.
    “Over the years we have been discussing a student

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  • Winter Spirit Days Announced
    12:23 PM

    The spirit days have been announced for the week of Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 4. The spirit days were chosen from a poll on Niles West News, according to junior Weronika Jozwiak.
    Monday:  PJ Day
    Tuesday:  Hipster Day
    Wednesday:  Cultural Day  (Dress to represent your culture)
    Thursday: Twin Day
    Friday:  Neon Day

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