North Students Awarded by the College Board

Congratulations to our Vikings! Eight students at your Niles North High School have been awarded National Recognition from the College Board.

These students earned this academic honor because of their GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and/or AP Exams. They can now list this honor on applications to stand out to colleges.

We encourage you all to congratulate and celebrate these awardees by sharing this academic accomplishment with your community. You can use the College Board celebration PowerPoint during award ceremonies. We’ve also created a communications toolkit with customizable press release templates, sample social media posts, social media graphics, and sample newsletter content.

Awardees (as of August 17) at Niles North High School are listed below:

• Corban Hood: NAARA
• Daniel Escobedo: NHRA
• Elijah Hempen: NHRA
• Giselle Slagg: NAARA
• Jonathan Hrisca: NHRA
• Joseph Boca: NHRA
• Julian Donegan: NAARA
• Robert Divelbess: NAARA

Award Key:
National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA)
National Indigenous Award (NIA)

Come Out and See Our FALL SPORTS Teams!

Hello D219,

Welcome back students, families, and staff. The 2023-24 school year is here and our student athletes have already started working hard to prepare for their seasons. Please try to come out and support our fall sport participants this season as much as you can. You can click the links below to find out more information about your favorite District 219 sports programs:

Niles North

Niles West

Our Niles West Wolves take on our Niles North Vikings in our Crosstown Football Game at Niles West High School on Friday, 9/22. (Frosh-Soph @ 5:00pm ; Varsity @ 7:30pm)

Here are some notable varsity home openers to look out for:

Niles North:

  • Boys’ Soccer – Thursday, 8/24 vs. Prosser @ 7:00pm
  • Girls’ Tennis – Tuesday, 8/22 vs. Elk Grove @ 4:30pm
  • Girls’ Volleyball – Thursday, 8/24 vs. Lane Tech @ 6:00pm 
  • Boys’ Football – Friday, 9/1 vs. Leyden @ 7:00pm
  • Boys’ Golf – Monday, 8/29 vs. Northridge Prep @ 3:45pm
  • Girls’ Swimming & Diving – Friday 10/6 vs. Maine East @ 5:00pm
  • Girls’ Cross Country – Saturday, 8/26 vs. Niles West @ 8:30am
  • Boys’ Cross Country – Saturday, 8/26 vs. Niles West @ 8:30am

Niles West:

  • Girls’ Golf – Thursday, 8/24 vs. Regina @ 4:04pm
  • Girls’ Tennis – Thursday, 8/17 vs. Prospect @ 4:30pm
  • Girls’ Volleyball – Wednesday, 8/23 vs. Loyola Academy  @ 6:00pm
  • Boys’ Soccer – Thursday, 8/24 vs. Waukegan  @ 7:00pm
  • Boys’ Golf – Tuesday, 9/12 vs. Carmel @ 4:20pm
  • Girls’ Swimming & Diving – Saturday, 9/2 vs. Niles North @ 8:00am
  • Girls’ Cross Country – Saturday, 8/26 vs. Niles North @ 8:30 am
  • Boys’ Cross Country – Saturday, 8/26 vs. Niles North @ 8:30 am
  • Boys’ Football – Friday, 8/25 vs. Thorntons @ 7:30pm


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!


Fall Sports Tryouts Start This Monday (August 7th)!

Hello Vikings,

Our Fall Sports begin this Monday, August 7th.  Please view this DOCUMENT for tryout times, practice locations, coaches’ contact information, registration directions, and a blank physical.
Please note that in order to try out or participate on Monday, you must register AND have a valid physical  on file (within the last 13 months).  
If you registered for Summer Camp via Snap (formerly 8 to 18), you are already registered for the season.
If you are unsure of your registration or physical date, please email Ms. Schroeder at [email protected].
We look forward to seeing you this Monday!  Go Vikings!  

North’s Jennifer Page is a Quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award!

We are proud to announce that Niles North’s Ms. Jennifer Page is up for the 2024 Grammy Music Educator Award as a Quarterfinalist! The category is the Legacy Award. Jennifer is “very grateful for the work I get to do with our students. I love sharing my passion and love for music with them!  🙂

Thanks all for your ongoing support and encouragement!
For more information, click the link below:

North AP Art Seniors Receive $3,205,000 in Scholarship Offers!

Hello All!
Last month was a great month for the Niles North art department!  Please see the press release below.  Our art students were featured in 3 art shows at the Bridgeport art center and our AP art seniors were awarded a combined total of $3,205,000 based on their portfolios.
Juniors, Bella Ruffner and Noon Sareshwala won early college scholarships offers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  We are so proud of their hard work and recognition!  Can you please send this out to other departments so that their teachers can congratulate them?  Thank you for all of your support for the visual art department! Congratulations to all the art students involved!
Thank you!!
Melissa and Alethea

Please congratulate our Niles North Art Students in their combined $3,205,000 in scholarship offers and participation in the Illinois High School Art Exhibition!
The IHSAE Awards Ceremony Event was on Sunday, April 23th, bringing the best student artists from 100 Illinois suburban, public and private high schools to compete and celebrate the power of art in their lives. All at the Bridgeport Art Center.

The Northern Regional Exhibition: a “Best of the Best” show featuring over 500 works of art across 8 distinct categories competing for prestigious awards. Niles North was represented by Design: Noon Sareshwala, Ashley Rodriguez, Digital Painting, Sculpture: Espy Rodriguez, Drawing: Bella Ruffner, Photography: Thea Aban


The Senior Scholarship Exhibition: An exhibition of over 300 senior artworks that recognized senior scholarship recipients. A.J. BROWN, GIOVANNI  CASTANEDA, AVA  ENGSTROM, KYLA  HENDERSON, GRACE  KANDA, STELLA  KHAYRI, AARON  KRAMER, NINA  MALHOTRA, RACHELLE  OLAVEJA, CELESTE  RAMIREZ, CHLOE  RYBACKI, PARISE  SAN JOSE, ZANA  SERBEST, CECELIA  YOO


Congratulations to Niles North’s Senior A.J. Brown!

Big News and congratulations to A.J. Brown! He is a NATIONAL GOLD medal Scholastic Art Recipient ! The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is pleased to present A.J. Brown with a National Gold Medal Award for his piece titled “Beauty Monster”.

More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards. A.J. Brown’s work was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 2,000 works received a National Medal, which places A.J. Brown within the top 1% of all submissions! Congratulations A.J. on all of your hard work and recognition in this space! We are so proud of you and these achievements!