Textbook Pickup Dates & Times!

Niles North

Textbook Pick Up Dates 2023-24 

It is important that your student starts the school year off prepared. Please don’t allow your student to miss textbook pick up.  He/she will need to enter at the Athletic entrance (door 12)  of Niles North High School.  Book distribution will take approximately 30 minutes.  Books, ID cards and locker assignments will be issued to each student provided they have met the school fee requirements.  

All Grades Book Pick Up         Monday, August 7th  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

All Grades Book Pick Up  Tuesday, August 8th  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:00 PM to 7:00PM

All Grades Book Pick Up  Wednesday, August 9th  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

1:00 PM to 7:00PM

Freshmen Orientation     Thursday, August 10th  Closed- NO Book Pickup
All Grades Make Up Day Friday, August 11th  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

If your student is unable to attend book pick up days, they may come on Friday, August 11th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  It is strongly recommended to pick up books prior to the first day of school.  PE uniforms will be sold on August 16th, the 1st day of school.   

Textbook Pickup Dates & Times!

Niles West Textbook Pickup Dates 2023-2024

It is important that your student starts the school year off prepared. Please don’t allow your student to miss textbook pick up. Your student will need to enter at the main entrance (Door 1) of Niles West High School. Book distribution will take approximately 30 minutes. Textbooks, ID cards and locker assignments will be issued to each student provided they have met the school residency and school fee requirements.  

Monday, August 7, 2023 8:00 am-2:00 pm. All Grades
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. 

All Grades
Wednesday, August 9, 2023      8:00 am. – 2:00 pm.

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All Grades
Thursday, August 10, 2023 8:00am. – 2:00 pm. Freshman Only
Friday, August 11, 2023 8:00 am. – 2:00 pm.  Transfer Students/Off Level Math

If your student is unable to attend the assigned book pick up day, they may come in on the first day of school, August 16, 2023 from 8:00 am. – 3:40pm. It is strongly recommended that students pick up textbooks and ID’s prior to the first day of school, to avoid lines throughout each department. 

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!

Congratulations to Jeremy Christian, the New Principal of Niles West!

Jeremy Christian has been named Principal of Niles West High School

Jeremy ChristianJeremy Christian has been approved as Principal of  Niles West High School at the May 23, 2023 Special Board of Education meeting. Jeremy will be replacing Dr. Karen Ritter who has been named the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Antioch Community High School District 117 for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Jeremy has served as a Principal for the past seven years.  Four of those years are at Oak Park, School District 97. Jeremy has also served as Assistant Principal in Naperville Community School District 203. Additional previous assignments include Dean of Students at Proviso East High School in Maywood, teacher and team leader at Bolingbrook High School.

Being in the Educational field for the past 17 years, and in administration for the past 10 years, Jeremy has a host of accomplishments and credits to his name. Most recently, he has reduced the student discipline referrals at his current school by 33%.  

Jeremy created the “BIOP” (Black in Oak Park) initiative whose mission is to engage students, families and the community in students’ academic and social emotional experience. 

In partnership with parents in Naperville, he created the “SUCCESS” program (School Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Schools), which focuses on enhancing learning outcomes and the sense of belonging for African-American students and their families. 

Additionally, Jeremy created a family outreach program called “Parent and Administrator Conversations” (PAC) to ensure parent voice and develop partnerships for student success. Another program titled, “Bridging the Gap”, helped middle school students with their transition to high school. 

Jeremy has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Elmhurst College, a Master’s degree in secondary education from Concordia University Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University. He is currently working on his PH.D from Illinois State University. 

Jeremy is the proud husband to Latoiya and a boastful father of two children, Joi, 13 and Javari,  20. He enjoys playing basketball in his free time.  

Join us in welcoming Jeremy to the District 219 family! 

Congratulations to Niles West Student, Maria Tudose, on her Award Winning Art!

Maria Tudose’s Gold Key Visions award winning photograph, “Home Sweet Home” will be on display in the 5th floor of the Belin-Blank Center in Iowa City for the next year. She will also be receiving her Gold Medal award for “George” this upcoming summer at Carnegie Hall in New York City through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Home Sweet Home
On May 8th, senior Maria Tudose was awarded the “Best Photography Award” from the 95th Congressional Show at the Skokie Public Library. Her piece was chosen by Rep Jan Schakowsky.
Maria Tudose also won the “Faigie Tanner Best Female Artist Award” at the Perspective Gallery Show in Evanston, Illinois. Ms. Tanner was a founding member of Perspective Gallery and the recipient is chosen by Bob Tanner, another founding member of Perspective in memory of his wife. Maria will receive a monetary award for this recognition.

Niles West Science Student is One of Four to Win the Illinois EPA Award!

Illinois EPA Recognizes Four Science Students for Environmental Excellence Awards

Illinois EPA Recognizes Four Science Students for Environmental Excellence Awards

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) presented Environmental Excellence Awards to four Illinois students at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Science Exposition. The competition was hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and IJAS on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Criteria for the Environmental Excellence Award include addressing the prevention of pollution, the remediation of air, land, or water, analyzing the effect of pollution on our environment, or innovative ways to prevent or address contamination in the environment. The four projects were chosen to receive a medal, certificate, and a science kit to further their research. The winners are:

Zahra Nathani from Niles West High School in Skokie

Project Title: Synthesis and Testing of ZIF-8 as a CO2 Capturing Agent

Project Category: Chemistry