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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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  • Katie Odell wins Outstanding Activities Director Award
    8:52 AM

    Niles West Student Activities Director Katie Odell has just won the Outstanding Activities Director Award, presented by Illinois Directors of Student Activities organization. According to the IDSA, this award “recognizes individuals who have made exemplary and consistent contributions to the development and implementation of their high school’s student activities programs.” Since 2014, Odell has been

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  • Thea Gonzales Chosen as 2016 Graduation Speaker
    7:59 AM

    After adding up the votes from last Friday’s voting on who will be giving the upcoming speech at graduation, senior Thea Gonzales has been awarded the opportunity to present her speech at the graduation ceremony in front of family and friends. As she presented to students and staff, Gonzales’s speech was a close resemblance to her fun,

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  • Board Votes to Terminate Heartland Health Center Contract
    8:14 AM

    As a result of a 4-3 vote, the District 219 school board terminated its contract with Heartland Health Care at its meeting Tuesday, April 5. Heartland Health Care centers are a new feature to District 219, having opened this year with the fervent support of former superintendent Nanciann Gatta. The centers were funded in part by

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