Monday, May 20, 2013
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Several athletes from Niles West, Niles North and Northridge Prep competed in the meet last weekend.
Several Niles-area gymnasts competed in the Illinois High School Association state meet this weekend at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfurt. Niles West freshman Nomondalai Jamiyankhuu was the stand-out, with a 12th place all-around finish. Jamiyankhuu also placed in the floor exercise, pommel horse, vault, parallel and horizontal bars, according to the IHSA website. Niles-Area Boys' Gymnastics State Meet Results: All-Around: Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Still Rings: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
Niles North and Niles West high schools raised the money for Rustic Falls Nature Camp, a camp for underserved and special needs children, as well as children cancer survivors.
Information provided by Niles Township High School District 219. A scooter ride through Niles West, sporting event and concert tickets, restaurant and shopping gift certificates, and cookies baked by a favorite teacher were just a few of the sought-after items that Niles Township High School District 219 teachers, staff and students donated for the schools’ tBay auction recently. Like the items offered by online auction giant eBay, many unusual and popular objects or experiences were on sale. A stack of 20 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Sold! A primo locker location next year? Sold! Prom tickets and a limo? Of course, that sold! All in all, the fifth annual tBay brought in close to $6,000 for this year’s School Chest beneficiary, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Niles Township High School District 219 student was recently featured on Chicago Tonight.
Niles North High School junior Allegra Rosenberg was recently featured on Chicago Tonight as part of the program's look at how social media is changing the model for music distribution, and how teens with unusual passions like Rosenberg are making their mark. Rosenberg is a YouTube sensation, writing and performing songs about the things that appeal to her. Her hit “Say Hello,” about an episode of Doctor Who that was penned by Neil Gaiman, a best-selling novelist, prompted Gaiman to tweet, “took me 3 years of scribbling and rewrites to make 45 minutes of Dr. Who, summed up in 2:29 by a smart girl with a ukulele.”
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
John Kretsos, a chemistry teacher at Niles Township High School District 219, is one of the 32 finalists for the teaching excellence award.
Niles North High School teacher John Kretsos is among the 32 finalists for the 2013 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the high school level, according to a press release. Kretsos, a chemistry teacher at District 219, was selected from a pool of 510 nominations. Each Golden Apple Award recipient receives a tuition-free, six-month sabbatical to study at Northwestern University, as well as a $3,000 cash award. Golden Apple teachers also become Fellows of the Golden Apple Academy of Educators, providing a stronger voice and a larger stage from which to make an impact, through ongoing professional development and engagement in education reform, such as the mentoring of future teachers through Golden Apple’s Scholars program, …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Niles Township High School District 219 students created an app that feature breaking news, sports and more.
Looking for up-to-the-minute news about Niles North High School? There’s an app for that—the northstarnews app, created by three students in a video game programming class at the Niles Township High School District 219 school. Created by An Nguyen, Michio Tsukamoto and Farhan Noormohammed, the app features breaking news, features, sports, editorials, and other information available on the northstarnews.org website, in a portable, readable format. There’s even a puzzle game, “Fill the Vikings.” The app is available for free in the Apple App Store or Android Market. “We started working on the project in November and finished in late February,” Noormohammed said. “The hardest part was getting it to be as fast as it is.” The students …
Monday, March 25, 2013
District 219 fashion design students created prom-like dresses to help raise awareness for the Glass Slipper Project, which provides prom dresses for girls who otherwise couldn't afford them.
Students taking fashion design at Niles West and Niles North High Schools are getting their fifteen minutes of fame with two dresses (for each school) made out of recycled materials. Now on display at the Westfield Old Orchard Mall, the dresses were created as part of a promotion to raise awareness for the Glass Slipper Project, a charity that provides prom gowns to girls who can't afford to purchase a dress. Dresses designed by students from New Trier High School are also on display. Patrons can vote on the winning design on Old Orchard's Facebook page.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Niles North High School sophomore D'Angelo Oberto was named Top Speaker in the junior varsity division.
Wednesday, March 13
Information provided by Niles Township High School District 219. The Niles North High School Debate Team competed at the Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice/JV State Tournament last week. Niles North Head Debate Coach Katie Gjerpen reported, “I am very excited to share that this was our most successful tournament to date!” In the Junior Varsity division, sophomore D’Angelo Oberto was named Top Speaker out of 74 students. In addition, he won a scholarship to a summer debate institute. He selected the seven-week Hoya-Spartan Scholars Institute, where he will spend three weeks at Georgetown University and four weeks at Michigan State University. Leelabari Fulbel was named sixth speaker, Luc Walkington was named 11th speaker and …
Friday, December 7, 2012
You'd better watch out: Students will be caroling all over Skokie and downtown Chicago throughout December. Meanwhile, two teens land an article on the Huffington Post. Check out these D219 briefs here.
A variety of events are happening at Niles North and Niles West High School this month. Among them, the Niles West Orchestra will be performing live with artist Michael Miles for the premiere of Sundial Suite for Banjo Orchestra. Miles will be performing with the teens this holiday season on Dec. 13 at Niles West High School at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, a Niles North student landed an article on the Huffington Post recently. The story, written by North Star News editor Steffie Drucker was titled, College Applications can be Complicated for Mixed Raced Teens. The article was co-written with Kennedy High School. You can check out that article here. You also may want to watch out for caroling students this holiday season at the following …