Niles North Compete In Debate Tournament


October 27, 2023 Debate Tournament

Our debate team recently competed at the annual University of Michigan tournament. This particular tournament is one of the largest national tournaments held each year with over 500 students coming from across the country to compete.

Sophomores Tenzin Choenyi and Rylee Reyes ranked 3rd seed, and took home the semi-final trophy in the JV division. Juniors Raman Manzhankou and Kailey Cabrera earned a double octafinalist trophy.  Great job Viking Debaters!

School starts in four weeks!

We hope you and your family are in good health and enjoying your summer break.  As the new academic year rapidly approaches, we would like to remind you that the return to school is now only four weeks away! We are eagerly preparing for the upcoming school year and are thrilled to have your continued partnership in your child’s education.

First and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude for your support and cooperation throughout the previous academic year. For those new to District 219 this year, we welcome you!  To help you and your student transition smoothly into the new academic year, we have compiled some essential information below.

First Day of School for Students Wednesday, August 16, 2023

(Regular Bell Schedule) 

Bell Schedules Regular Bell Schedule

Niles North & Niles West (Same Schedule)

*90-Minute Late Start Bell Schedule 

Niles North & Niles West (Same Schedule)

*See 2023-2024 School Calendar below for late start days.

School Calendar Please access and review the official 2023-2024 School Calendar for important holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and marking periods.

The online residency portal is open.

Please reference the Enrollment & Residency Verification letter. Our teams are also available at North and West to help with your residency verification.  Residency must be completed by the first day of school.
School Fees Waived  The District 219 School Fee Structure for the 2023-2024 school year will continue to be waived, with the following exceptions:  Behind-the-Wheel ($450) and School Parking ($300) fees.

We understand that each student’s journey is unique, and we are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive educational environment for all.  Parent/caregiver involvement plays a vital role in the success of our children. We look forward to working closely with you to make this year a successful and enriching experience for your child. Together, we can empower our students to achieve their full potential.  

Additional communication from the principals of Niles North and Niles West is forthcoming. In the meantime, enjoy the remainder of your summer as we await the return of our students. 

Thank you for your ongoing partnership.

Tom Moore


Clear paths.  Bright futures.  No limits.

Will’s Place Grand Opening!

The grand opening of Will’s Place, a nonprofit cafe downtown of Skokie will take place on Saturday, July 8th! It’s mission is to empower adults with disabilities by providing them with meaningful employment and vocational training opportunities.

Join the community on Saturday, July 8th at Will’s Place for delightful sandwiches in honor of this special occasion. Will, an esteemed alumnus of Niles West and Bridges, is the driving force behind this incredible venture. We are also proud to announce that Will’s Place has been selected as the Dance Marathon 2023-2024 primary beneficiary!

Event Details:

  • Grand Opening
  • Date: Saturday, July 8th
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Address: 7927 Lincoln Ave, Skokie, IL

Come and be a part of this exciting milestone as we support Will’s Place in their mission to create a more inclusive and empowering community. See you there!

2nd meeting tonight!

We are excited to continue our Family Engagement Series tonight with Dr. Harris from 6:30pm-7:30 pm. In Impactful Advocacy, we will draw on how consistent school engagement fosters high-level performance in and out of the classroom. Please see the Zoom credentials below!

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 896 9422 5678



Parents! Sign up for our Parent Engagement Series

We hope the holiday season has been well for you and your family. In the next year we are having a Parent Engagement Series for current and future D219 parents/caregivers. We have three main focus areas of learning:
  • School and Family Partnerships that Produce 
  • Impactful Advocacy 
  • High School Milestones 

We would love for you to join each session. Please note all sessions will be held virtually for your convenience. See the attached flyer for all details. For any questions, reach out to Alexsandra Davood ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

Sign up here!

Communications and Partnerships/Curriculum and Instruction 

Schedule Change for Final Exam Schedule Thursday 12/22

To best ensure the safety and well being of our school community in light of the pending inclement weather, we are altering tomorrow’s final exam schedule.

Truncated Final Exam Schedule /Thursday December 22, 2022/70 minute exams- 5 minute passing periods.

Exam 1

Period 4

8:10 AM – 9:20 AM

Exam 2

Period 9

9:25 AM – 10:35 AM

Exam 3

Period 8

10:40 AM – 11:50 PM

Student bus pickups 10:45 am & 12pm
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E-Learning Day 12/23/22

With the impending weather storms, extreme cold, and winds expected, Friday, December 23rd, 2022 will be an eLearning day.


Thank you and stay safe!