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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, guided

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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 instrumental in

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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 the

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  • Community Reacts to Merrick Garland’s Nomination
    11:16 AM

    Merrick B. Garland, President Barack Obama‘s nominee for the Supreme Court, was voted “Most Intelligent” by his classmates in the Niles West graduating class of 1970. Obama announced his nomination around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 to fill the vacancy left when Justice Antonin Scalia died last month.
    Garland was raised in Lincolnwood, Illinois and

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  • Report Reveals D219 Investigation Results
    2:30 PM

    The District 219 board of education accepted a report at its Tuesday, March 8 meeting from the law firm it had previously hired to investigate management practices within the district. The firm was hired last August in the wake of the paid leaves of the superintendent and assistant superintendent.
    The report, received from Todd Faulkner and Dana Fattore

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  • Update: Board Approves Communications Department–Again
    12:23 PM

    After confusion about what board policy states regarding an abstention, the Board of Education voted 4-3 last night to establish a Communications Department for the 2016-2017 school year, with certain terms.
    Previously, Wednesday, Feb. 16 the board had voted 3-3-1 on the continuation of this department. The board was split on the decision while David Ko had abstained. The board

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