Dear Niles West Parents & Guardians,

Welcome back! I am pleased to report that the first week of the 2018-19 school year has been a great success! Since the calendar turned to August, the pace of activity on campus has been dizzying including the conclusion of summer building construction, the completion of our annual enrollment and residency fair, freshmen orientation, and the beginning of Fall high school athletics. As we're rolling quickly, here are a few calendar items and notes of interest:

Saturday, August 18 @8:30 am

Coaches, Athletes, and Parents (CAP) Fall Athletics Meeting. This is a meeting for all parents of student-athletes participating in the Fall season including football, tennis, swimming, soccer, dance, cheer, boys & girls cross country, and volleyball. Parents will have an opportunity to meet our new Athletic Director, Dr. Dana Krilich, coaches, athletic trainers, and Booster Club. If you have any questions, please contact our  Athletic Office at 847-626-2803.

Wednesday, August 29 @ 6:30 pm

Niles West Parent Advisory Council (NWPAC) presents "Meet the Principal" in the South Lobby. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with the principal and members of the Niles West administrative leadership team to learn more about the current state of affairs at Niles West including curriculum and instruction, school improvement and equity initiatives, campus security, and extracurricular activities. One of the keys that make Niles West an exemplar public high school is the home-school partnership. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 30 - Saturday, September 1

Our award-winning Niles West Theatre directed by Andy Sinclair opens the 2018-2019 season with "Proof" on Thursday, August 30 with a community performance at 10:00 am in the Black Box Theatre. For further information regarding showtimes and for upcoming performances during the 2018-2019 season, please go to the Niles West Theatre website.

Thursday, September 6

Niles West be be hosting our annual "Open House" on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to follow your student's schedule and meet the teachers first-hand. It's also an opportunity to see how quickly you can find your student's classes without being late to class!

Did You Know?

The Niles West Literacy Center is one of the largest, busiest high school literacy centers in the world! With over 140 student tutors and an average of 120 visits a day, the Literacy Center is truly the academic hub of Niles West! Please go to the Literacy Center website for more information!

Niles West News is a perennial national award winning student news organization led by English teacher, Lisa Rossa. For all things Niles West, be sure to check out their website on a daily basis!

You can follow yours truly on Twitter @drjasonness for all the latest on Niles West!

That's it for now. Have a great weekend!


STUDENT PARKING PERMIT REGISTRATION FORM

AVAILABLE - ONLINE ONLY (TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 8:00 am)

Student Agreement for Parking Privileges: Student must hold a valid operator's License for the State of Illinois, proof of auto insurance (ID card and policy upon request). Park only in a valid, marked parking space in the student parking lot with an affix sticker on the lower right hand side of the windshield. No loitering or cruising.  Inform security of any changes to vehicle information, including insurance and license plate. Transferring of parking permit to another vehicle or person is not permitted.

PARKING SPACES ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PAID

ALL PREVIOUS YEARS FEES AND FINES MUST BE PAID BEFORE RECEIVING YOUR PERMIT
(See Bookkeeper in the Main Office)

PARKING PERMIT PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED MONDAY THRU WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 7, 8
IN THE SECURITY OFFICE, ROOM 1117  from 8:00 - 12:00 PM
AFTER ONLINE FORM HAS BEEN COMPLETED
$300.00 Full Year, 2nd Semester Only $150.00
$240.00 Early Bird Students Only (with proof of current schedule)


Application for the School Fee Waiver & Free/Reduced Lunch

We will be available in the Main Office at Niles West High School Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. to accept applications from families who may qualify for an exemption from paying this year's school fee and/or the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. When applying for both fee and lunch, one application is needed per student.

Students who were eligible for free or reduced priced meals at the end of last school year (2017-2018) will continue to receive free or reduced meals only through September 30, 2018.

Parent/Guardian must reapply and be approved for this benefit for the 2018-2019 school year. Those who have not been approved by September 30, 2018 will pay full meal prices.

Additional Information from the Bookkeeper or Financial Forms please click here.


The Literacy Center: “Every Student, Every Subject, Every Day.”

Parents, whether your student wants support in uncharted academic territory, is looking for a peer to push thinking, or just needs a fresh perspective on a piece of writing, The Literacy Center is available to assist in meeting the goals of all students at all academic levels. This year’s Lit Center mantra is, “Every Student, Every Subject, Every Day,” and we’re committed to living out that message. As we head into the school year, and you consider the supports available to your students, know the following about The Lit Center:

  • We're open daily from 7:20-4:20 (3:23 on Fridays) in Room 1161.
  • The Literacy Center is staffed with both peer tutors and core subject teachers throughout the day.
  • The Literacy Center website has resources for parents! Click here to learn more about recommending your student for tutoring, making an appointment for your student, or checking out some of the technological resources available to your student.
  • You can keep abreast of the happenings in the Lit Center by following us on Twitter @NWLit
  • If you have any questions or comments about The Literacy Center or suggestions about the web page, don’t hesitate contacting Sanlida Cheng, Lit Center Coordinator, at sanche@d219.org or by phone: 847-626-2600