Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Niles Township High School District 219 has appointed Antwan Babakhani as Niles West High School’s new assistant principal of student services.
Current Niles West High School Dean Antwan Babakhani has been promoted to be the school’s new assistant principal of student services starting July 1, according to a press release. Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education made the appointment during its Tuesday night meeting. Babakhani will succeed Dr. Jason Ness, who will become Niles West’s principal. "Antwan is a student-centered educator whose exemplary work as a classroom teacher, assistant principal for curriculum and instruction and dean make him the ideal candidate to lead the Student Services Department in ensuring positive academic and social-emotional outcomes for all of our students at Niles West High School,” Ness said in a statement. Babakhani joined …
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 20, 2013
Eighteen students have made the cut for the national competition, Niles West News reports.
Wednesday, March 20
More than a dozen debaters from Niles West High School have qualified for the national competition, Niles West News reports. Novice debaters heading to nationals: JV qualifiers: Varsity qualifiers: The national competition for Varsity will be held in Birmingham, Ala. June 16-23 according to Nationalforensicleague.org. JV and novice level national competitions will take place in Atlanta, Ga. March 22-24.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Two Niles West High School students won at the district level science fair and will compete at the state level May 3-4.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Patrick Liscio and Felicia Phan advanced to the state expo after winning the district science and engineering fair.
Wednesday, March 13
Niles West High School seniors Felicia Phan and Patrick Liscio will compete at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Expo this spring, the Niles West News reports. The students advanced to the state expo after winning the district science and engineering fair last weekend. Senior Ryan Cyriac also did well at last weekend’s fair, taking best in category for Health Science. The state event will be held May 3-4 at University of Illinois in Urbana, the paper reports.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bob Williams achieved the milestone last week in a game against Maine West High School, CSL Insider reports.
Wednesday, February 27
Niles West High School boys basketball coach Bob Williams has achieved a milestone in his coaching career. Williams earned his 400th career win last week when Niles West beat Maine West 58-51 in the final regular season game of the season, CSL Insider reports. Williams, who has been the coach at Niles West for four seasons, was presented with the game ball after the game for his successes. He was formerly the coach at Schaumburg for 18 years.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Patrick Liscio was one of 400 students nationwide to be named a semi-finalist.
A Niles West High School student is one of 400 chosen across the country to be a semi-finalist in the 2013 U.S. Physics Olympiad. Senior Patrick Liscio from Skokie is one of the semi-finalists, announced Friday. Lisico qualified for the semi-finals by scoring high enough on the F=ma exam last month. Another test will be given to the students in March, and the students with the highest score are sent to a training camp in May, the Niles West High School Newspaper reports. Only five students are chosen from the camp to be a part of the 2013 Physics Olympiad team. Liscio said his teacher Martha Lietz has given him the most support thorough this process. He is considering attending MIT next year, the newspaper reports.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Shields and other student immigrants are profiled by Niles West News.
Thursday, February 7
In celebration of International Weeks, Niles West News is profiling students who are immigrants to America. Meet Boaz Shields, a native-born Israeli who moved to Skokie at the age of five. Boaz tells Niles West News that his family moved to America because of the requirement for all Israelis to serve in the military for two years when they turn 18. Niles West News reports Boaz will always keep Israel close to his heart. Other students profiled: Hubert Szelag, Poland Ruby Ladrido, Phillipines
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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The third-seeded Pirates battled, and won their spot into the second-round of the Class 8A playoffs with a victory against the Niles West Wolves at Chic Anderson Stadium.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Niles West Wolves kept it close in Palatine for about a quarter, and then the Pirates took control in the opening round of the Class 8A playoffs. Two Palatine turnovers helped Niles West to a 7-7 tie in the first quarter. The Pirates, however, then rattled off four straight touchdowns. Niles West was able to add a score late in the second quarter to make it 35-14 at halftime. The Pirates continued to widen their lead with quarterback Ethan Olles throwing his third touchdown pass to wide receiver Alex Nawrot, making it 49-14 at 6:49 in the third quarter. At 5:02 in the third, the Wolves came alive with a touchdown by wide receiver Andrew Milhulet, making the score 49-21. The Pirates closed out the third quarter with a touchdown by …