FCCLA Sectional Competition Results

The following students recently competed in our FCCLA Section 5 Leadership Competition on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Harper College in Palatine, IL. Students competed in one of 28 national STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) and Proficiency events. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 190,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its founding in 1945.

45 Niles North students earned 10 Most Outstanding Medals, 21 Gold medals, 12 Silver medals, and 2 Bronze medals. Thirty-Four of these students have qualified and will advance to the Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Competition on April 11 & 12, 2024 in Springfield, IL. The Niles North FCCLA sponsors are Amy Koda, Julie Lear, Leah Steinfeld, and Mike Swaitkiewcz. We are proud of all of our FCCLA Members and congratulate all the State Qualifiers!

In the Early Childhood Education events, Jessie Byron and Camille Claudon, Elyssa Heredia and Lindsey Klaus, Bella Matarelli and Ahmed Syed, Denna Pritzker and Alison Patyk earned a Gold medal in the Children’s Literature Presentation Team. Riha Jaweed and Mehek Bhurya earned a Silver medal in the Children’s Literature Presentation Team. Tabitha Scott earned a Most Outstanding medal in Personal Child Care Provider Individual. Oyinkansola Ajana earned a Most Outstanding Medal in the Educational Toy Event.


North Early Childhood Education FCCLA Members

Back Row:(L- R) Elyssa Heredia, Ahmed Syed, Alison Patyk, Denna Pritzker, Oyinkansola Ajana, Makaila Manirat

Front Row: (L-R) Lindsey Klaus, Riha Jaweed, Mehek Bhurya, Bella Matarelli, and Mehek Bhurya

In Culinary Arts events, Kenan Kopic earned a Most Outstanding Medal in Salads. Ivan Shalaev, Kiefer Copon, Raymond Costales, Louise Blades, Ryan Zdeenran earned Gold medals in Salads.

Maxwell Racela earned a Silver Medal in Salads. Colin Sucherman earned Most Outstanding in Charcuterie board. Mohamed Alsaleh earned a gold medal in Charcuterie Board. The Team of Dylan Sopanarat, Abbas Alofeidi, and Saifullah Tahir earned a Most Outstanding Medal In the Food Truck Design Team Event. Layla Shannon earned a Most Outstanding Medal In the Food Truck Design Individual Event. The teams of Alejandro Halter, Ava Parsell and Nela Hanic, Alexandra Discepolo earned a Silver Medal In the Food Truck Design Team Event.

In the STAR culinary competition at Dupage College Ryan Zdentan and Ivan Shalaev earned a Silver Medal and both qualified to advance to the State Level. Louise Blades earned a Silver Medal in the STAR Baking and Pastry Competition and Qualified to advance to the State level.

In Fashion Events, Jola Adebiyi earned a Gold medal in Fashion Apparel Display Presentation Individual. Grace Marcos earned a Silver Medal in Fashion Apparel Display Presentation Individual. Sophia Gordon and Emma Husnic earned Silver Medals in Fashion Apparel Display Presentation Team. Janat Rana and Grace Michaels earned bronze Medals in Fashion Apparel Display Presentation Team. Yasmine Sumagin and Lily Vanaelst earned a Most Outstanding Gold Medal for Professional Career Image. Penelope Roewe and Mary Ishak earned a Gold Medal for Professional Career Image and Makaila Manirat earned a Silver Medal for Professional Career Image. Zainab Ali, Ruby Loza, Gia Yfantis and Cassandra Molina earned a Gold Medal in Fashion Construction. Presley Sarpong earned a Silver Medal in Fashion Construction.

Congratulations to all of our amazing Niles North students!

NNDECA Did Amazing at Their Regional Competition!

More than 1,800 students attended and competed at the North Suburban Regional DECA Conference held on January 26th at the Donald J. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. DECA students participate in DECA’s Emerging Leader Series to attain 21st Century Skills in the areas of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. This is done by preparing/presenting in various industry-validated competitive role play events through one-on-one interaction with community and industry business leaders. These are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of Marketing, Business Management and Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism.

Niles North continues to be a leader in the North Suburban Area by winning multiple medals in Career Cluster Testing and Role Play Presentations.  We congratulate all of our students and especially the following students:




Back row: Abel Stephen, Andre Hrisca, Mitchell Tuchten, Tamir Al-Saimary, Rishi Malhorta, Spencer Pearl, Shrey Dalal, Safan Khan, Alexander Boukalis, Jack Jaminski

Middle row: Mohammad Makda, Samiy Durrani, Hassan Ahmed, Aarav Jain, Angelo Fernando, Cesar Vargas, Dylan Kang, Saif Salman, Sam Dababneh, Maxwell Rappaport, John Park

Front row: Rehana Abjani, Meera Sahrawat, Armana Rizvi, Avery Ermel, Jolie Vukic, Farah Tawfik, Yuvika Patel, Edessa Khamis, Destiny Hatfield, Minha Khan


Niles North DECA is very proud of the over 80 students who competed on this year’s Regional Competition Roster:  

Rehana Abjani, Hassan Ahmed, Tamir Al-Saimary, Noor Ali, Nicholas Boukalis, Alex Boukalis, Max Campos, Rumesa Chowhan, Sam Dababneh, Shrey Dalal, Eya Carmela Dalangin, Shubh Dalia, Askash Darji, Saloni Dave, Jadon Dobschuetz, Emily Duong, Samiy Durrani, Nathan Erdelyi, Avery Ermel, Angelo Gabriel Fernando, Edward Florian, Joslyn Frommelt, Paul Fuja, Maya Garcia, Christian Gavrilas, Jaden George, Filip Guzina, Destiny Hatfield, Uruj Hazara, Corban Hood, Kelsey Howard, Andre Hrisca, Daniela Ivanova, Joanna Jacob, Aarav Jain, Jack Jaminski, Diego Juarez-Prado, Amina Jusic, Dylan Kang, Edessa Khamis, Safan Khan, Minha Khan, Joshua Lam, Myla Angeline Laroza, Luke Lubin, Umair Mahmood, Mohammad Makda, Rishi Malhotra, Jiselle Maningat, Mark Marcos, Ali Merchant, Sameer Mian, Ayaan Mirza, Omri Mulla, Brandon Nguyen, Stacey Nguyen, John Nueva, Richard Panarese, John Park,  Yuvika Patel, Spencer Pearl, Maxwell Rappaport, Armana Rizwi, Meera Sahrawat, Saif Salman, Marcus Savoy, Grant Seitz, Mary Shamaon, Nikolas Sikoral, Abel Stephen, Daria Szczypta, Farah Tawfik, Janet Tsogoo, Mitchell Tuchten, Evan Urbanski, Cesar Vargas, Jacob Voeller, Jolie Vukic, Jordin Vukic, Laila Williams, Oriana Youmara, Paul Youssef, Abbas Zaidi

Sixty-five of these students have been named to this year’s state roster and we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishment thus far and know that many more accolades are yet to come.

The Niles North DECA sponsors are Jean Attig, Kara Mielke, Nick Pahl, and Sara Torres. The next level of competition will be the Illinois State Career Development Conference held February 29-March 2, 2024 in Rosemont, Illinois. The competitive season will culminate at the DECA International Career Development Conference/Competition which will be held in Anaheim, California in April 2024. We hope that many of our students qualify for this very prestigious competition with over 21,000 of their high school peers from around the globe.

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Message to Parents and Students – eLearning Day 01/16/24

Dear District 219 Students, Parents & Caregivers and Staff,

Due to the inclement weather in our region, D219 will shift to an e-Learning day on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.  Please review the information about the e-Learning instructional day.

Asynchronous Learning 

  • 10AM: Students can access their e-Learning day classwork in Canvas for all of their classes. Each teacher will decide when the classwork is due. Generally, students get the e-Learning Day and one additional day to complete work​​​. This will allow for students and families dealing with an emergency to have a full day to complete assignments.

  • By 3PM: Students must submit their attendance in Canvas by 3PM on the e-Learning day.

  • Teachers and paraprofessionals will be available throughout the day to meet virtually with students. Case managers and teachers (and/or paraprofessionals) will also be available to ensure specific needs with students and families are met. The HelpDesk will be available for remote assistance with technology.


Students will sign in to Canvas to submit attendance for the e-Learning day. They will access a link via Canvas to submit their attendance in Infinite Campus.  Detailed instructions are available here.

Students who are unable to sign in to Canvas (e.g. unable to access the Internet) can submit an excused absence similar to existing school policies.

Technology Support
For technology support, please contact the help desk.

Niles West/Bridges/Central: (847) 626-2720 or [email protected]
Niles North: (847) 626-2200 or [email protected]

Thank you and be safe,
Roszena Haskins, Ed.D.

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

2 students and teacher in hallway

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.

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Class of 2028 – Online Registration Now Open

Current 8th graders who will be attending Niles West High School for the 2024-2025 school year must complete an online registration form starting October 3rd.

For families who have a student that currently attends one of our feeder schools (Culver, Fairview, Lincoln Hall, Parkview, or Lincoln Junior), please refer to an email that was sent regarding detailed instructions on how to complete the registration.

For families that are new to the district or who live in the d219 residential boundaries and have a student that attends a private school; contact the Residency Department ([email protected]) to begin the enrollment process.

Please contact Joanna Tsekouras for any questions or additional information needed
Phone: (847) 626-2934
Email: [email protected]