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78 percent of Niles West & North High School graduates who attend Oakton Community College need to take remedial reading classes; the district wants to merge its English and social studies departments by 2015, saying this will address the problem.
Community input leads the district to adjust recommendations on whether to start the school year Aug. 7, kill honors classes, require 50 percent of students to take Advanced Placement courses and require all students to take a lunch period.
Government, Schools, Awareness
The Niles Township High School District will not seek an increase in its property tax levy; that means its portion of your property tax bill should not go up.
Niles West and Niles North High Schools (D-219) are looking at a calendar change, requested by students, that would have them starting school two weeks earlier in August. But will it jive with grade schools, parks?
Schools, Local Connections, Awareness
District to host prestigious tournament in debate team’s third year this fall.
Police & Fire, Schools
Resident to school board: "I am not a terrorist. You guys are over sensitive."
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The district, which runs Nile West, Niles North and Niles Central High School, talked budget and asked participants for feedback on raising school, bus and parking fees.
Varsity PE and embedded health classes win support from teachers, board members
Niles West is hoping to set world record for number of twins in one class. Double the fun?
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