Niles West News

Committee Studies School-Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2011

A School Day Study Committee consisting of parents, teachers, students, and administrators has been assembled to study various school day schedules and possibly change Niles West's schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. The...

Activities Fair to Begin Today

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

September 19, 2011

The annual activities fair is scheduled to start today and continue throughout the week in the hallway outside the cafeteria, where international, educational, and entertainment clubs present information for interested students. There will be tabl...

Niles West News to Celebrate 1-Year Anniversary!

By Fatima Farha

September 15, 2011

The staff of Niles West News will be celebrating its first year anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Student Commons during period 3-7. Come join the NWN on Tuesday to celebrate with free food (cake!) and a chance to win a free NWN t-shirt or a free Chipotle giftcard! NWN transitioned to an onl...

Microsoft Office Replaced with Open Office

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

September 12, 2011

It's a new year with new schedules, new students, and now a new program installed in all of the computers of Niles West. For many reasons, system-wide licensing Microsoft Office has replaced with Open Office, which is not as new to our district as students may think. ...

Niles West Remembers 9/11

By Ivana Kosir

September 9, 2011

Even though it's been ten years after the attacks on September 11, Niles West students and staff still recall the feelings and thoughts that they had associated with that date. Students were mostly shocked and confused whe...

Skokie and Morton Grove to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

By Ali Toth

September 9, 2011

With the 10th anniversary of September 11 approaching, Skokie and Morton Grove are preparing to have commemoration ceremonies held on that day. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Skokie Fire Department will hold a short but solemn cer...

New Outdoor Classroom Ready for Use

By Fatima Farha

September 8, 2011

In order for students to be able to get outside more and learn outdoors, science teachers Chris Barnett and Susan Schram's  AP Environmental Science students and Tom Jodelka's nature club N.A.R.W.H.A.L.S. came up with the idea to set up an outdoor classroom. It w...

Q & A with Bart Conner, Olympic Gold Medalist

By Nick Goldwyn

September 6, 2011

Former Niles West gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner (class of 1976) spoke Friday, Sept. 2, during a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new gymnastics facilities. Former, present, and future gymnasts, as well as varsity sports captains, and distinguished members of the co...

Reading Hour is Back

By Gabrielle Abesamis

September 6, 2011

The first Reading Hour of the school year is scheduled for this Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:15 a.m. in room 2040 hosted by Andew Jeter, Literacy Center coordinator. Reading Hour is held every other Thursday, and a different Nile...

New Cell Phone Policy in Full Swing

By Ali Toth

September 2, 2011

Due to a decision made by the school board at the end of last school year, students are now allowed to text and make calls from their cell phones during passing periods and lunch. "I think [the policy] is good for both students and teachers," said senior Jasmin Nieves. "G...

New Cafeteria Food Proves Popular

By Ivana Kosir

September 2, 2011

After two weeks of new cafeteria food, students at Niles West seem to say that the new food provider, Organic Life, was a good change to the foods at Niles West. Many students who consume Organic Life's food say that it's much better than last year's food. "Th...

Backlot Bash Dunk Tank to Kickoff Dance Marathon This Weekend

By Hafsa Wahid

August 26, 2011

Want to dunk principal Kaine Osburn or student activities director Jessica Ogulnik? You might have your chance when Dance Marathon holds its yearly Backlot Bash Dunk Tank fundraiser in dow...