Tuesday, April 16, 2013
See how the lady Vikings are doing this softball season.
The Niles North Vikings are 1-7 through several weeks of play. The softball team recently lost to Loyola 9-0 on Saturday. Despite the record, senior Jaclyn Lochner played a strong game, getting two hits against Loyola. Meanwhile, senior Kristin Reichert had a two run homer in the first inning against Rolling Meadows High School. Lochner is batting with a .444 average and has two doubles thus far. "We have four to five freshman starting at any given time, but [at the same time], we have some strong senior [players]," said coach Karin Wick. The team will be playing Highland Park on April 17. -- Patch on Facebook
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Final score: Niles North 45, Maine South, 44.
Thursday, March 7
There's a slight sound delay in the first few minutes of the video. Fast forward to 15:35 for tip-off. If you do not see the video, simply hit refresh and it will show. The Niles North High School Varsity basketball team beat #1 seed Maine South in semifinal game 1 on Wednesday, March 6. The Vikings will play the winner of the New Trier / Notre Dame game. North was tied 44-44 with about 30 seconds left, but ultimately won off a free throw shot. Watch the video for the full details. -- Patch on Facebook
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
You could call Aidan Perreault a violinist prodigy. The freshman has already won numerous competitions and continues to 'fine tune' his craft.
Niles North High School student Aidan Perreault is just a freshman, yet the supremely talented violinist serves as the concertmaster in the school’s Symphonic Orchestra, and is the recent winner of two local musical competitions, according to a District 219 press release. On Feb. 1, Perreault won the North Suburban Symphony’s Young Musicians Competition where he performed the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He will solo with the orchestra during its spring concert program. Perreault is also the overall winner in the Midwest Young Artists (MYA) 17th annual Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition, Senior Division. He played the Sibelius Violin Concerto for this competition as well, and he will solo with the MYA Symphony …
Friday, December 21, 2012
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.
English and social studies teachers from Niles North and Niles West high schools crowded into the Niles Township High School District 219 school board meeting Dec. 17 to protest plans to combine their two departments into one humanities department starting in the fall of 2015. The goal, said Superintendent Nanciann Gatta, is to make sure social studies teachers focus on improving students’ reading and writing skills in their classes, just as English teachers do. In the end, the board unanimously agreed to call for a humanities department, under one department director, with separate divisions for English and history. The proposal was one of many included in this year’s annual review of programs and has been listed as a recommendation …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A total of 29 disorderly conduct citations were issued to youths involved in an incident where a Niles North teen was stabbed at Emerson Park on Nov. 9.
A total of 29 disorderly conduct citations were issued to youths involved in an incident where a Niles North teen was stabbed at Emerson Park on Nov. 9, police said. The citations are in addition to the felony aggravated battery charge that a 17-year-old Mather High School student a few days following the stabbing. Patch first reported that a 17-year-old Niles North teen was stabbed and hospitalized following a fight in Skokie on Nov. 9. The skirmish involved students from Niles North, Niles West and Mather High School in Chicago. Police were dispatched to Emerson Park, 9350 Lawler Ave., around 10:30 p.m. after a caller stated that about “20 to 30 people [were] fighting in the park,” according to the report. “The Skokie Police take …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
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.
Students at Niles North and Niles West High Schools won’t have to change their summer plans in order to head back to school the second week of August next year. After receiving input from students, teachers and parents at a district town hall meeting, online and at PTA meetings in sender elementary districts, the Niles Township High School District 219 administration pushed its recommendation to push the school start back until the 2014-2015 school year, and board members suggested that it might not happen even then. Earlier: Parents weigh in on proposed changes The proposed calendar change was just one topic in an extended discussion of the district’s annual review of programs at the Nov. 26 school board meeting. The meeting was the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The mayor, Niles North choir and several television personalities were present for the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Westfield Old Orchard on Dec. 1. Check out our online gallery here.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Cindy Kurman
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center held its Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 1, officially kicking off the holiday season. The evening was a family filled affair emceed by WMAQ TV entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter with Santa leading the holiday parade and The Niles North Choir, Maine East cheerleaders and even Charlie Brown and Snoopy in tow. Traditional holiday songs were sung by the Porchlight Music Theatre. Trotter officiated the shopping center’s 36 foot tree lighting with Santa, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen and Westfield Old Orchard General Manager Tim Geiges by her side while thousands of shoppers enjoyed the holiday festivities to officially open the season at Westfield Old Orchard.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A 17-year-old teen has been charged with the stabbing of a Niles North High School student. The incident occurred on Nov. 9 at Emerson Park, police said.
A 17-year-old Mather High School student has been charged with the stabbing of a Niles North student, police said today. The teen was charged with one count of aggravated battery. The minor is alleged to have stabbed a Niles North student at Emerson Park on Nov. 9. That student was sent to two different hospitals to treat a lacerated liver, or stab wound to the mid-section, police said. Officers responded to Emerson Park, 9530 Lawler Ave., regarding a report of a large group of people fighting. According to police reports, students from Niles West, Niles North and Mather High School were present. The incident stemmed from an argument between a Niles North High School student and Mather High School student, police said. Because the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Students from Mather High School in Chicago, Niles North and Niles West met to fight at Emerson Park in Skokie on Friday. One student was stabbed and hospitalized as a result of the incident, police said.
A 17-year-old Niles North teen was stabbed and hospitalized following a fight in Skokie on Friday. The skirmish involved students from Niles North, Niles West and Mather High School in Chicago. Police were dispatched to Emerson Park, 9350 Lawler Ave., around 10:30 p.m. after a caller stated that about “20 to 30 people [were] fighting in the park,” according to the report. When police arrived, however, there were no subjects at the park but multiple coats and cell phones could be seen near a park bench. Shortly after canvassing the area, officers received a call from Skokie Hospital about a patient who was brought to the emergency room with a stab wound to his mid-section, the report stated. Detectives investigated and through various …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out these recent achievements by students at Niles West and Niles North High School.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
From the community ~ NILES WEST NEWS WRITER EARNS RECOGNITION FOR STORY Niles West News editor Gabrielle Abesamis was recognized at the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) Fall Journalism Conference held October 19 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Abesamis, a junior, received the 2012 Gebhardt Award for her story “Students from Ohio School Shooting Share Experiences,” which she wrote last school year for nileswestnews.org. The award, named for longtime KEMPA instructor Tom Gebhardt, is presented annually to the best feature story. # # # NILES WEST JUNIORS AND THEIR PARENTS INVITED TO COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION “PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER” ON Nov. 1 Confused about how to begin the college search process? How do you pick …