Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings are out and School District 219 is unranked.
For the third straight year, District 219's Niles North and Niles West high school were unranked in U.S. News and World Report's annual high school rankings. The magazine released their data on Monday. The number one high school in Illinois is Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings. The best suburban school: Adlai E. Stevenson in Lincolnshire, coming in at number five. Despite having the second highest cost per pupil in the state, Niles North and Niles West remained unranked by the magazine for the third straight year. According to the data, Niles North has a "college readiness" rating of 29.6 out of a possible 100 (unchanged from last year). Its neighbor, Niles …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
District 219 wants to change the start and end date of its school year. The problem: Other schools and park districts are not aware of the proposed change. This could seriously impact families with kids in D219 and elementary school.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from local parent, Michael B. The following opinions are those of the author. Patch provides a platform for readers to express their views. Niles Township District 219 High Schools have posted their annual review of programs for the 2013-14 school year. You can view what the district posted on their website here. There are a number of issues in the review to which the public should give careful consideration, but the item of greatest significance is the proposed change to the school calendar. It reads: "With final exams ending prior to winter break; school would start the second week of August and end at Memorial Day." While the district offers a number of sound reasons to consider making this …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
New food lauded, Niles North science teachers among top in the state and board member a top dentist.
New food hits the spot The new food service provider at Niles North and Niles West high schools has been a big hit with students and staff. “There’s no doubt the students are loving it - the prices, the quality, the quantity,” said Cody Lefkowitz, Niles West student government representative of the Niles Township High School District 219 school board. School board vice president Sheri Doniger, who led the committee that chose Organic Life to provide food at the schools, said that she has been impressed. “I’m a very picky eater, and everything I have had has been good,” she said. Some prices have gone up, but portions are larger so that students are getting good value for their money, she said. The district has also made a point of …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Five things students and parents should know about a college before applying for admission.
This month, countless high school seniors will begin to submit applications for college. As part of their college search, many will be encouraged by well meaning relatives, fellow students and guidance counselors. to conduct research on the colleges they wish to attend. Given the amount of information available, students can literally find hundreds of pages of information for every college in existence. With application deadlines fast approaching, students don't have time to learn everything about a college. The following are the five things students should know about a college before applying for admissions. Retention rate. A college's retention rate is the percentage of full time, first time college students who enroll in the college …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Niles West's season may be over, prep sports beat writer Ross Jacobson offers his take on how the game can be better.
Rivalry. Riveting drama. Pure amateur athletics. School pride. These are just some the reasons why we love high school football. Why so many of us give up every Friday night in autumn to spend three hours watching teenagers butt helmets and battle over a pigskin. Even so, the game we love to watch still has room for improvement. And that's why I propose these five changes. No, I'm not suggesting we overhaul the whole event and put every game in big stadiums on Sundays as part of an NFL-high school double-header. These are merely small details that can be fine-tuned to perfect our cherished tradition and enhance the weekly experience. 1. All Games Belong on Friday Night The book, the movie and the hit TV series are called Friday Night …