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!

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Niles North Students Earn Perfect Score

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Left to Right: Junior Jack Jaminski, Ms. Sarah Stucky, Junior Dev Shah


Both Jack Jaminski and Dev Shah were Niles North students in AP Economics with Ms. Stucky during the 2022-2023 school year. Dev Shah was 1 of 44 people in the world who earned a PERFECT SCORE on his AP Microeconomics test. 88,000 people take it worldwide and Dev did not miss a single point on either the multiple choice or the written part. Dev earned such credibility among his cohort that on test correction day, students did not want to proceed if Dev was absent. Jack Jaminski was 1 of 35 people in the world who earned a PERFECT SCORE on the AP Macroeconomics test. 175, 000 people worldwide take this exam, and Jack did not miss a single point on this test. Jack was voted by his classmates to be the outstanding AP Econ student of the year.


Let’s make sure we’re doing all that we can as a district to keep our students and staff present in school and in the classrooms!


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.

Niles West Alumni Jewel and Jarryd Lloyd open Smoothie King in Skokie!

Join Niles West alumni Jewel and Jarryd Lloyd for the grand re-opening of Smoothie King!

Come sip on free samples, try your luck in fun games, and meet the amazing team behind the delicious smoothies. Local basketball legends Jarryd and Jewell are thrilled to introduce healthy options to support the Skokie and Lincolnwood communities.

Jewell Loyd is a talented Olympian athlete and professional basketball player for the WNBA who’s been playing with the Seattle Storm since 2015. In her early years, Jewell played high school basketball for Niles West and later went on to play for Notre Dame. Not only is she a great athlete, Jewell is also dedicated to giving back to her community. She’s partnered with several nationally recognized organizations to help kids all around the U.S.

Jarryd Loyd is a proud retired European Basketball player who played for CSU Sibiu following his graduation from Valparaiso where he also played basketball. Jarryd graduated from Niles West. Jarryd and Jewell both focus on giving back to the community through non-profits and their very own Loyd foundation.

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!

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Residency Verification – Online Submissions now OPEN

Summer Residency Verification has begun! Students cannot pick up books or attend classes until residency has been verified.

Please submit documentation via the Campus Parent Portal to upload your documents. - As of Friday, August 4, 2023 all families who have not verified residency will be unable to access their Campus Parent Portal account until you have verified your residency in person.

Our Summer Residency team is here to help!  In Person Verification is available at Niles North AND Niles West starting July 5th. You can go to either school Monday-Friday, from 8am-3:30pm.

If you have any questions or are having difficulty uploading your documents please contact:
North Residency: 847-626-2024 [email protected]
West Residency: 847-626-2929 [email protected]

Thank you,

District 219 Residency

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Residency Approval/Verification – Summer 2023

Two sets of letters were emailed today. If you did not receive an email, please contact your registrar.

One set of letters was the Pre-Approval Letter. These were sent to households verified by the CLEAR Batch system. Recipients of this letter do not need to verify residency this summer.

The other set of letters was the Residency Verification Required Letter. These were sent to households who fall into one of two groups: (1) the CLEAR Batch system identified inconsistent or insufficient public records or (2) you have been randomly selected to provide documentation. Upon request, family liaisons are available for language assistance.

Residency Verification


Announce results of CLEAR Batch & random selection June 16
Online Residency Verification* starts June 30 - August 4th
In Person Residency Verification start July 5
Online Fee Waiver Uploads starts July 1
Online Freshman & Senior Health Form Uploads starts now

* – Only required for those who do not pass the CLEAR Batch system or who have been randomly selected.

If you have not verified residency, you will need to provide your four original documents (listed at the bottom of this page).

Category 1  AND Category 2
one document required three different documents required
limit one per document
  • 2nd installment property tax bill (homeowners)
  • Mortgage statement or closing papers (homeowners)
  • Signed and dated lease (renters)
  • Current homeowners’/renters’ insurance policy and premium payment receipt
  • Cable bill (within 30 days)
  • Internet bill (within 30 days)
  • Gas bill (within 30 days)
  • Electric bill (within 30 days)
  • Phone bill (within 30 days)
  • Water bill (most recent)
  • Credit card bill or bank statement (within 30 days)