Niles West News

Teachers Appreciation Week Part 5: Thank you, Mr. Bellwoar

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

May 11, 2012

Editor’s Note: In honor of teacher appreciation week, five NWN staff members have chosen a teacher to write about. These teachers have made an impact on our lives, and we would like to show them our appreciation. I remember being terrified abo...

Annual You Make A Difference Breakfast Honors Teachers

By Gabrielle Abesamis

April 17, 2012

In an effort to recognize Niles West educators for their hardwork, principal Kaine Osburn hosted the annual You Make A Difference Breakfast for staff members today in the student commons at 7:30 a.m. According to  executive secretary Judy Wheatman, the breakfas...

Niles West to Kick Off National Poetry Month Celebration with Assembly

By Ali Toth

April 5, 2012

In honor of National Poetry Month, Niles West will be kicking off celebrations with a Poetry Day assembly on Tuesday, April 10. The assembly will highlight a visiting poet and will also feature student performances. The assem...

Poetry Slam Advances to Semifinals

By Mara Shapiro

March 13, 2012

The Niles West Poetry Slam team, Tribe Called West, advanced to the Semifinal competiton and came away with fourth place  at Victory Gardens Theatre on Monday, March 5 . The team won first place in their first bout Friday, Feb. 24 at Col...

Poetry Slam to Compete in Louder Than a Bomb

By Mara Shapiro

February 23, 2012

The Poetry Slam team, Tribe Called West, will be competing in the annual Louder Than a Bomb competition Friday, Feb. 24 at Columbia College  and Saturday, March 3 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Around 70 schools in the state par...

Poetry Slam Prepares to Slam the Competition

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

November 28, 2011

English instructor Paul Bellwoar pulls up a poem on the board written by one of the students in the club. As they gather around the board while classical music plays in the background, sharing breakfast on Saturday morning, they all take a minute to read it over. Once the main idea has been gathered, they all take turns...

“You Make A Difference” Breakfast Awards Faculty and Staff

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

November 2, 2011

"You Make A Difference" for faculty and staff was held this morning at 7:30, honoring all the members that made a difference in the school with the usual breakfast. "You Make A Difference" is an award that honors the faculty and staff members who have had a pos...

Annual Powderpuff Game Rescheduled for Friday (updated)

By Fatima Farha

October 19, 2011

The girl football players are now scheduled to play their annual Powderpuff game against each other on Friday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 pm in the football stadium. The game was originally scheduled for tonight at 6; however it has been mo...

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. ...