Niles West News

Night of the ACES Canceled Due to Low Enrollment

By Ivana Kosir

March 3, 2011

Due to low enrollment, NWACE decided to cancel their social event planned for tonight. The Night of the Aces is a lock-in for student athletes. The purpose is to promote camaraderie within the student athlete body by playing...

Tentative Agreement between the Board and Union Reached

By Rozy Kanjee

March 1, 2011

A tentative agreement between the administration and the teachers' union has been reached, regarding the dismissal of 10 tenured teachers, according to school board president Bob Silverman. If passed by the board and union, the 10 tenured teachers who...

Spring Spirit Week Themes Announced

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

February 28, 2011

The Spring Spirit Week is just around the corner, starting on Monday, March 14 and ending on Friday, March 18. The themes: Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Hippie Day Wednesday: Neon Day Thursday: St. Patrick's Day Friday: Red and White Day The w...

The Official NWN Oscar Predictions! Comment to win a Regal Gift Card!

By Jack Thornton

February 23, 2011

Awards season is in full swing, and with the highly anticipated 83rd Academy Awards less than a week away, Niles West News presents to you our picks for the 2011 Oscars, but who will win and who should win are two different m...

School Board and NTFT Meet with Student Government

By Rozy Kanjee

February 22, 2011

In an attempt to clear rumors regarding the restructuring plan, the School Board called an impromptu breakfast with the student government at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. In response, the Niles Township Federation of Teachers...

Niles West Theatre to Put on a Rockin’ New Show

By Mara Shapiro

February 22, 2011

Starting Thursday Feb. 24 through Saturday Feb. 26, Niles West Theatre will be putting on the play Air Guitar High in the Black Box Theatre. The play is about two high school kids, Cable, played by senior Leah Hummel, and Lind...

Filipino Day in IRC

By Jeremiah Stymacks

February 15, 2011

As part of the Coming Together in Skokie celebration, the IRC will be hosting Filipino Day on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Filipino Club will be performing Filipino dances, songs, and martial arts periods 5 to 9. Filipino food ...

Sarah Meehan Moves onto Regionals for Poetry Out Loud

By Maggie Wibright

February 14, 2011

Congratulations to sophomore Sarah Meehan for winning Niles West’s 3rd annual Poetry Out Loud competition, which is a National Recitation Contest, on Thursday, Feb. 10. Meehan recited Ted Kooser’s "Abandoned Farmhouse." A...

Seniors: Principal’s Medallion Applications Now Available

By Rozy Kanjee

February 14, 2011

Seniors:  Applications for the Principal's Medallion will be available in Mr. Osburn's office beginning Monday, Feb. 14.  The Medallion is awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or made profound contribution...

School Board Dismisses Teachers, Passes Restructuring Plan

By Rozy Kanjee

February 11, 2011

At the Board meeting Monday, Feb. 7, the Niles Township School Board unanimously passed the restructuring plan for a second time, despite efforts made by students, teachers, and parents. These suggestions for restructuring, if followed through with, will affect ...

Snow Days Cause Postponement of Final Exams in June

By Ivana Kosir

February 10, 2011

Due to the inclement weather last week and the necessity to close school on Wed. Feb. 2 and Thur. Feb. 3, the school board decided to extend the school year by two days. Principal Kaine Osburn wrote in an email that he suspects that the school board based their decision on the ...

Burnt Brownies Cause Fire Alarm

By Ivana Kosir

February 5, 2011

On Friday, Feb. 4, during fourth period, the fire alarm sirened throughout Niles West, forcing faculty, staff, and students out into 20-degree weather. The signaling of the fire alarm wasn't planned. It was caused by an overbaked...