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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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  • School Board, Gatta and Heintz Reach Separation Agreements
    7:41 PM

    School board president Mark Sproat announced the resignation of superintendent Nanciann Gatta and assistant superintendent of operations and chief legal officer John Heintz during a special board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18 that lasted almost six hours and included two closed sessions.
    Gatta and Heintz were both placed on administrative paid leave Aug. 10, 2015, one day before District

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  • Breaking News: Trash-Can Fire Causes Swim Meet Evacuation
    10:58 AM

    A fire in a science-room trash can caused an evacuation last night during senior night for the girls swim team, leaving swimmers, wet, outside in the cold.
    According to assistant principal Mark Rigby, the small fire was caused by a warm piece of ceramic that was in the trash can that ignited some paper.
    “There was no significant

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  • Niles West’s Book Club to Hold First-Ever Book Drive
    10:15 AM

    Throughout the whole month of November, Niles West’s book club, held by English teacher Sharon Swanson, came up with the idea for Niles West’s first-ever book drive.
    For each English class, there will be boxes provided to place your book donations.  The drive will be giving back to Pilsen Community Books, an organization selling new and used books to support Pilsen’s schools

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  • You Make a Difference Breakfast Held This Morning
    8:40 AM

    Editor’s Note: Several names were misspelled and corrections have been made. We regret the error.
    Niles West’s annual You Make a Difference Breakfast was held Wednesday, October 21, at 7:30 a.m.
    The event took place in the student commons. Students who were nominated had breakfast with principal, Dr. Jason Ness, teachers, and other staff members. The nominees were

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  • LeVine Qualifies for State
    3:57 PM

    For the second time in his high school career, senior Skylar LeVine has qualified for the IHSA state golf tournament that will take place Oct. 16 and Oct. 18. LeVine’s score of 76 guaranteed him fourth place for the top ten individual spots to advance.
    After last year’s sectional appearance not ending the way he hoped, LeVine

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  • Suspicious Person Alert: Update
    2:06 PM

    A statement released by principal, Jason Ness on Oct. 7th stated that the suspicious person alert is no longer a threat to the community.
    The person has been identified and has not committed a criminal act.
    The suspect has strong ties to the community which explains his behavior that day according to Skokie Police Department.
    Ness said, “Nothing is

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