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  • Student Government to Stop Planning Pep Assemblies, Odell to Take Over
    8:32 AM

    Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Niles West’s student government will not be planning the pep assemblies.
    Student activities director Katie Odell, along with various sponsors and students, will be running the assemblies instead.
    “I have a couple of sponsors who are helping me, trainer David Smetana and executive secretary Judy Wheatman. We’re also going

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  • School Board Holds Special Meeting
    2:26 PM

    A special board meeting was held last night, Aug. 25, the second one in a month. Three action items were voted and decided on.
    Due to conflict of interest, law firm Mayer Brown will no longer be representing D219. Attorney Ricardo Meza of Greensfelder, Hemker, and Gale will now be representing. Services will be performed at

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  • Jewell Loyd to Play at Allstate Arena
    8:27 AM

    Alumni Jewell Loyd, former Niles West basketball star and 1st overall pick in this year’s WNBA draft, will be returning to Chicago to play the Chicago Sky on Sunday, September 6th at the Allstate Arena at 5:00 p.m.
    The entire Niles West community continues to show their support for Loyd, including her previous coach, Anthony Konsewicz who

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  • Superintendent Gatta on Paid Leave
    11:39 AM

    Superintendent Dr. Nanciann Gatta is on paid leave due to “differences” between her and the D219 board of education after a special session held Monday, Aug. 10.
    The two-item agenda called for, “discussion and action regarding the appointment and compensation of legal counsel and electronic network and accounting consultants to the Board,” and, “discussion and action regarding the

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  • Breaking News: Engineering Project Triggers Fire Alarm During Late Arrival
    11:49 AM

    As students were arriving to school this morning on a 10:10 late arrival day, they realized they couldn’t enter the building due to a fire evacuation that occurred prior to first period.
    Since it was the seniors’ last day of class, many thought it was the alarm was a prank; however, assistant principal Mark Rigby assures

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  • Boys Gymnastics Team Qualifies for State
    8:38 AM

    It has been almost 40 years since the Niles West Boys Gymnastics team has qualified for the state meet. This past weekend, the Boys Gymnastics team went and placed at the 2015 IHSA Sectional Championship that was held at Fremd High School
    The boys have now qualified for the State meet that will be held at

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  • Breaking News: Alum Jewell Loyd Top Pick in WNBA Draft
    9:26 PM

    Since graduating from Niles West in 2012, Jewell Loyd has continued her basketball career all in hope to make it to the big times, the WNBA. Finally, her time has come, and a little earlier than expected.
    Loyd was the first draft pick to the Seattle Storm Professional Women’s Basketball team Thursday, April 16, after deciding

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