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D219 Graduations Will Take Place on Sunday, May 22, 2022

Niles North and Niles West High Schools will hold their Class of 2022 graduations on Sunday, May 22, with the exact time yet to be determined. Each school plans to hold the commencement ceremony at its football stadium.

In case of inclement weather, we will have a rain date of Monday, May 23. The district will share more details once they are available.

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D219 Board To Hold Special Meeting June 22 at 7:30 p.m.

The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Here is a link to the agenda and to the public packet materials.  
This meeting will be held with the physical presence of a quorum of the Board of Education at the D219 District Offices, 7700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois. However, Board members, teachers, staff, and members of the public may attend the meeting via Zoom. To join the meeting by phone, attendees may dial 312-626-6799. To join the meeting online, attendees should use Zoom Webinar ID: 86758808945 or click this link:
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Residency Approval/Verification Letters – June 2021

As referenced in the June 2021 web posting, two sets of letters were emailed in June.

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 selectionmid June
Online Residency Verification*June 30
Online Fee Waiver UploadsJune 30
Online Freshman & Senior Health Form UploadsJune 30

* – 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 ANDCategory 2
one document requiredthree 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)
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D219 Board Vacancy: Applications Due July 6, 2021

Niles Township High School District 219 is accepting applications from qualified candidates who would like to be appointed to the D219 Board of Education. The vacancy has opened due to the resignation of Mr. James Specker, who stepped down as Board President and as a Board Member on June 4.

The Board plans to fill the vacancy resulting from Mr. Specker’s resignation within the next two months.  The individual selected will serve on the Board for the remainder of Mr. Specker’s term, which ends in the spring of 2023.

Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, and compliance with Board policies regarding conflict of interest, ethics, and the gift ban.  The Board’s policies are available on the District website.  Qualification requirements and application instructions are detailed in this online application. 

Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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District Residency Notice – June 2021

Dear 219 Parent/Guardian:

Residency verification begins on June 30.

District 219 is committed to protecting taxpayer dollars through our annual residency process.

District 219 will continue to use a tool called the CLEAR Batch system to review your residency. The CLEAR Batch system reviews public records to verify your residency. All households will be reviewed using this system. In some cases, the CLEAR Batch system will locate adequate documentation to verify your residency for the 2021-2022 school year, and you will receive a letter via email in mid-June to indicate that you do not need to verify your student’s residency.

In other cases, the CLEAR Batch system may identify insufficiencies or inconsistencies in public records. In addition, a group of households will be selected at random, regardless of the results of the CLEAR Batch system search, to provide documentation to verify their residency. People who fall into one of these categories will receive a letter via email in mid-June to indicate that you will need to provide documentation to verify your student’s residency. Online residency verification will begin June 30. District staff will also be available online (Zoom or phone) to assist on July 2.

Fee waiver forms and health forms (freshmen & seniors) can also be uploaded and processed online.  District staff will be available to assist with these forms as well.

More information regarding textbook pick up, chrome book pick up and Freshman Orientation will be available in July.

Here are a few important summer enrollment dates to note:

Announce results of CLEAR Batch & random selectionmid June
Online Residency Verification*June 30
Online Fee Waiver UploadsJune 30
Online Freshman & Senior Health Form UploadsJune 30

 

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

 

If you have any questions about the summer enrollment process, please contact your school building.

 

ResidencyFee WaiverHealth
Niles West847-626-2929
residency@d219.org
847-626-2506847-626-2940
Niles North847-626-2024
residency@d219.org
847-626-2013847-626-2276

 

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

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Resignation of District 219 Board President James Specker

Niles Township High School District 219 regrets to announce the resignation of Mr. James Specker from the Board of Education for personal health reasons. The District thanks Mr. Specker for his service to District’s students, staff, and community. As state law and District policy provide, former Board Vice President Naema Abraham will now serve as the Board President, and the Board will select a new Vice President at a public meeting.

The Board plans to fill the vacancy resulting from Mr. Specker’s resignation within the next two months.  The individual selected will serve on the Board for the remainder Mr. Specker’s term, which ends in 2023.  Applicants should show familiarity with the Board’s policies regarding general duties and responsibilities of a Board and a Board member, including fiduciary responsibilities, conflict of interest, ethics, and the gift ban.  The Board’s policies are available on the District website.  The District will provide additional information about qualifications and application instructions on its website by June 11, and applications will be due no later than July 6.

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West Debate Coach Appointed to 3-Year Committee

Niles West teacher and debate coach Eric Oddo was appointed to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Policy Debate Topic Selection Wording Committee for a three-year term. The Wording Committee oversees the Topic Selection Committee in choosing a policy debate topic for the country. Five topics will be chosen from the 2021 NFHS Policy Debate Topic Selection meeting in Kansas City, MO from July 30 to August 1. These topics will be placed on a ballot where the state’s athletic and fine arts organizations will narrow down the final topics for policy debate for the next school year. 

Oddo has been serving on the Topic Selection Committee since 2015 representing the Illinois High School Association. 

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North Teams Finish On Top in National Competitions

Niles North High School had two of the top Mathematical Modeling teams in the United States in the High School Mathematics Contest in Modeling (HiMCM), an annual national math modeling competition run by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP). Schools from the United States, as well as across the world, competed in November 2020, selecting one of two problems, and then had two weeks to construct, research, and communicate a mathematical model to solve the selected problem. Over 775 teams from around the world competed in HiMCM this year.

Team 11098 of Maddie Burroughs, Lisa Duan, Kalliope Kobotis, and Ana Vuckovic were named one of 56 Finalist Teams, placing them in the top 8% overall and one of the top 25 teams in the United States.

Team 10961 of Dominick Bogdan, Kyle Kenmotsu, Liam Perrault, and Hassam Uddin were named one of 94 Meritorious Teams, placing them in the top 20% overall and one of the top 50 teams in the United States.

You can view full results from HiMCM 2020 here.

Both Niles North teams were invited to participate in the second round of the competition, where teams from the U.S. construct, research, and communicate a mathematical model to solve the modeling problem for the International Mathematics Modeling Challenge (IMMC). This problem is not yet public, as the top two papers from the United States are selected to represent the United States in this international competition. Students are given 5 consecutive days to complete the challenge.

Niles North was one of only three schools in the United States to have multiple teams compete in this second round of this competition.

Team 10961 of Dominick Bogdan, Kyle Kenmotsu, Liam Perrault, and Hassam Uddin were named one of 4 Finalist Teams, placing them in the top 6 modeling teams in the United States.

Team 11098 of Maddie Burroughs, Lisa Duan, Kalliope Kobotis, and Ana Vuckovic were named one of 17 Successful Participant Teams, placing them in the top 25 modeling teams in the United States.

You can view full results from the United States Regional of the IMMC 2021 here.

Maddie Burroughs, Lisa Duan, Kalliope Kobotis, and Ana Vuckovic were joined by Lindsey Saxe and competed as Team 15083 in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge (M3C) in March 2021, an annual math modeling competition run by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Teams from across the United States were given 14 hours to construct, research, and communicate a mathematical model for this problem. Over 530 teams from across the United States competed in M3C this year.

Team 15083 was one of 35 teams awarded an Honorable Mention Team Prize, which means they were awarded $1,000 to share as a team. Team 15083 finished in the top 10% overall of the competition, and was one of the top 50 teams in the United States.

You can view full results from M3C 2021 here.

Congratulations to these students on their amazing results and all of their hard work!