Niles West News

Freshman Orientation Proves to be a Success

By Ivana Kosir

August 26, 2011

Freshman orientation, an all-day event that's purpose is to provide incoming freshmen important information about Niles West and high school while giving opportunities to them to get to know each other, was held on Thursday,...

Organic Life to Feed Niles Township

By Ivana Kosir

August 22, 2011

Students and faculty members can expect a change in food and prices this school year due to the shift in food service providers from Aramark to Organic Life. Organic Life provides more nutritious and tastier foods at a low cost, according to principal Kaine Osburn's lette...

Summer Construction Update

By Fatima Farha

August 22, 2011

Niles West has been working on completing various construction projects over the summer such as a new South Lobby, new bleachers in the football stadium, new staircases, new flooring, and remodeling of the contest gym. The South Lobby--which was expected to be ready by opening day--is now scheduled...

Cafeteria Food Changes to Come

By Ivana Kosir

June 15, 2011

Organic Life--a food service provider that specializes in fresh, local and organic food--has signed a new contract with District 219 starting July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The Board of Education wanted a food service provid...

New Cell Phone Policy Approved

By Ivana Kosir

June 7, 2011

Starting in the fall, students will be able to text and make phone calls during certain school hours in accordance with a new cell phone policy that will be put into effect for the 2011-2012 school year for Niles West, Niles North, an...

Relay for Life Scheduled for Friday

By Ivana Kosir

June 6, 2011

It is that time of year again; finals, summer break, and the Relay for Life fundraiser. Relay for Life is an event hosted by the American Cancer Society that consists of a 12-hour non-stop walk around the track that raises money for cancer funds and awareness, acco...

Niles West Theatre to Put on Improv Show

By Mara Shapiro

May 26, 2011

Niles West Theatre is scheduled to put on their annual Improv Show Friday, May 27, in the Black Box Theatre at 4 and  7: 30 p.m. "It's something that we do every year. It's a nice way to end our season," Theatre Director ...

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for Senior Send Off

By Isabelle Davis

May 25, 2011

The annual Senior Send Off is scheduled for Friday, May 27, on the baseball field nearest to the football stadium, and for only $6 to $8 students will have the chance to enjoy a movie, a barbecued meal, and many types of carnival games; for seniors th...

Niles West Math Team Places at State

By Mara Shapiro

May 18, 2011

The Niles West Math team placed at State at the University of Illinios Urbana-Champaign, Saturday, April 30. Sophomore Patrick Liscio won first place in the Geometry category.  Freshmen Mahnoor Bhatti, Tina Conis, Nancy Ho, and Peter Kundzicz, as well as sophomores Theod...

Yearbook Pick-up Begins Friday!

By Colene Gibson

May 18, 2011

Students will be allowed to pick up pre-paid yearbooks starting Friday, May 20 in the Student Commons. Students cannot pick up their yearbooks until the end of their school day beginning 8th period. A photo ID must be shown...

Dance Marathon: A Huge Success

By Isabelle Davis

May 17, 2011

Niles West and North came together in Dance Marathon raised $85,603 for Refugee One, a charity which helps to sponsor hundreds of refugees, mainly from the Middle East.   The dance was held Saturday, May 15, and about 200 students and 25 refugees, who have been h...

Last Reading Hour of the Year to be Held this Thursday

By Ivana Kosir

May 17, 2011

The last Reading Hour of the 2010-2011 school year will be held in room 2040 on this Thursday, May 19 at 7:15 a.m. The first 25 people will have the choice of receiving coupons to Chipotle for either a free chips and guacamole or a buy a burrito, get one free. Students will be reading excer...