Niles West Parents/Guardians,

Last Friday, a number of Niles North students organized a peaceful walkout during the school day as a means to address inequities and racism in our school systems. A racist Snapchat comment and image posted last week by a Niles North student raised safety concerns at the school as well. You may have either read or heard about this situation through the media. 

While the walkout occurred at North, the issues that were raised are certainly not unique to their campus alone. At Niles West, there were a number of students and staff who expressed similar concerns regarding racism and inequities in our school system, and wanted to perform a similar walkout toward the end of the school day on Friday in support of Niles North. 

Given the events that transpired at Niles North last week, I view this as an excellent learning opportunity to discuss with our students their perceptions and/or experiences of racism and inequities in our own community.  Along with some of our student leaders, I will be facilitating a Niles West student forum this Wednesday, May 3 @ 3:45 pm in the South Lobby. 

The student forum will help deepen our building-wide school improvement focus centered on instructional equity, and provide students a voice and opportunity to be heard with the primary goal of improving together. I sent an email to our staff and students last night as well. We are also in the process of planning regular student forums for next school year.  Details to follow. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of our students and programming. Have a wonderful day and please keep this in mind: only 16 school days until Final Exams.



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. 



ROOM 1117 8:00 - 3:00 PM  

$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 (8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.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 (2015-2016) will continue to receive free or reduced meals only through September 30, 2016.

Parent/Guardian must reapply and be approved for this benefit for the 2016-2017 school year. Those who have not been approved by September 30, 2016 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 Michael Kucera, Lit Center Coordinator, at or by phone: 847-626-2615