• Open House to be Held Tonight
    8:25 AM

    Niles West will be hosting open house tonight at 6 p.m. Parents will get a chance to follow their students individual schedules and spend time with all of their teachers.
    The hopes for this open house is to get parents in the door and get to know our daily routine in a more informal setting than

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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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  • Heartland Health Center Opens to Offer All Students Healthcare
    8:38 AM

    Heartland Health Center opened its doors at Niles West July 13 for the kick off of the 2015-2016 school year. Located at what was once the nurse’s office, the new Health Center offers services to students regardless of the family’s ability to pay.
    Heartland offers school and sports physical exams, immunizations, evaluation and treatment of injuries

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  • The Lowdown On Lollapalooza
    8:37 AM

    Summer in Chicago is full of unpredictable weather (will it be 90º or 55º tomorrow, who knows), great food, amazing beaches, but most anticipatedly Lollapalooza. Lollapalooza in short is a three-day crazy diverse music festival of over 150 artists spread through seven stages plus one Kidspalooza stage.
    Lollapalooza has been based in Grant Park since the

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  • Residency Verification Now Required
    11:52 AM

    For the first time, Niles West and Niles North have decided to add a residency verification program to their registration process.
    Last year, 275 families applied to D219 schools of which 24 were declined. Seven families had to withdraw from schools due to moving out of the district and 10 families did not returns to complete

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