Niles West Student Parking Sticker Online Registration Opens Monday, July 22nd 8:00 am

PARKING PERMIT REGISTRATION is available ONLY online

Parking Regulations – Driving on Campus

Fee: $300.00 PER YEAR (Cash or Check made payable to Niles Township High Schools)
 $240.00 EARLY BIRD STUDENTS ONLY (with proof from current schedule)
150 Parking Permits will be given out ONLY after the online registration form is completed, the necessary documents are reviewed by the security office and all previous years outstanding fees and fines are paid at the Bookkeeper’s Office.  Parking permits pick up and (sale will be available on a first come, first served basis) on Monday August 5, Tuesday August 6, and Wednesday, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m in the Security Office, room 1117.

NEW PORTAL – Campus Student & Campus Parent

Dear D219 Parents & Students:

Effective July 1, 2019 – our Infinite Campus system will have different portals for students and parents. Campus Student & Campus Parent are replacing Campus Portal.

Additionally, there are new apps for each (Campus Student / Campus Parent) to replace the old mobile app. Campus Mobile Portal will be removed from the app stores by June 30, 2019. All mobile device users will need to download Campus Student or Campus Parent.

Get your App Today, and be ready for the 2019-2020 school year!

Infinite Campus Student & Campus Parent apps are available (free) for iPhone and Android.

CAMPUS PARENT APP:     Apple Store    Google Play
CAMPUS STUDENT APP:    Apple Store    Google Play

After downloading and launching either the Student or Parent app:
* Enter part of the District name (Niles Twp), select state IL, click on Search
* Choose NILES TWP COMM (Niles K-12) to access our district’s system
* Enter your username and password to log in to the system

Don’t yet have a Parent portal account?

If you have not yet established a portal login, you can request that the system send a portal Activation Key to your email already on file with the district. On the Campus Portal login page, in the “Need More Help” section (at the bottom), click on the option to get an Activation Key.

Christine Gonzales will be D219’s next Executive Director of K-12 STEM and Literacy

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Christine Gonzales has been named Niles Township High School District 219’s next Executive Director of K-12 STEM and Literacy, after a vote by the D219 Board of Education at its June 18 meeting. She will begin in that role on July 1. Gonzales is currently Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning & Communications for Township High School District 113 in Highland Park.

The executive director oversees the alignment of K-12 STEM and Literacy curriculum to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, to ensure high school, college, and career readiness for all students, and supervises the implementation of that curriculum through supervision and professional development. The executive director monitors and tracks student data with the Classrooms First administrative team to ensure student success.

Gonzales has served District 113 since 2016. The district includes Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools. In her role she oversaw the district’s Innovative Teaching and Learning initiatives, which include: providing technology and instructional technology support for teachers, counselors and support staff; researching educational trends and innovative instruction; and heading up the selection and districtwide implementation of a Learning Management System. She also headed up the district’s Communications division, where she: developed a comprehensive Communications Plan for the district; oversaw the district’s website, publications and social media; and collaborated on developing the district’s Strategic Plan.

Prior to D113, Gonzales served as Assistant Principal for three years at Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago. In that role she led the Mathematics Department, was responsible for scheduling 4,200 students and 217 teachers, and was the school’s Webmaster. She co-founded the school’s GEMS program, which builds capacity in young women interested in entering the fields of engineering, math and science.  Gonzales taught math at Lane Tech from 2007 to 2013.

Gonzales earned a Master of Science degree in Math Education from the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is completing her Doctorate of Education in Learning Design & Leadership at the University of Illinois.

 

Kosta Kougias Named New Dean at Niles North

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Kosta Kougias has been named Dean of Students for Niles North High School, effective July 1. The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education approved his appointment at its June 18 meeting.

Kougias comes to D219 from Grayslake Community High School District 127, where he served as Dean of Students since 2012. This past year, Kougias led the school’s Restorative Justice program, the first year the school is using alternatives to disciplinary consequences. In addition to his responsibilities as dean, Kougias was a founding member of Familias Unidas, which provides Spanish-speaking parents and students the opportunity to attend important school events such as Open House and College Night with translators. Before becoming a dean, Kougias taught Social Studies for three years at D127, and before that, taught Social Studies for three years at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

Kougias earned a Master of Arts in Special Education as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Roosevelt University.

Danae Russell Named Assistant Athletic Director at Niles North

Picture of Danae RussellDanae Russell will be Niles North High School’s Assistant Athletic Director, effective July 1. The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education approved the appointment at its June 18 meeting.

Russell is currently the Athletic Director at Kenwood Academy in Chicago, a role she has served since 2014. In addition to overseeing the school’s athletic programs, she also worked with the alumni association and members of the community to grow support for the school’s programs. Russell also teaches Special Education at Kenwood, and has been doing so since 2012. In that role she designed and implemented curriculum and multi-sensory lesson plans for Geometry and Algebra.

Prior to Kenwood, Russell was a Special Education teacher and Assistant Athletic Director for two years at Perspectives Leadership Academy in Chicago.

Russell earned a Master of Arts degree in Sports Leadership and Management from Concordia University in Chicago, as well as a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Quincy University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education Leadership from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she was a member of the basketball team.

Group photo receiving award Rosamin Bhanpuri (center) is the Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission's Person of the Year. Also shown, from left: Commission Chair Mary Athans, Vice-Chair Wynne Terlizzi, Mario Rizzotti and Jennifer Costantino.

Rosamin Bhanpuri Named Person of the Year by Lincolnwood

Group photo receiving award Rosamin Bhanpuri (center) is the Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission's Person of the Year. Also shown, from left: Commission Chair Mary Athans, Vice-Chair Wynne Terlizzi, Mario Rizzotti and Jennifer Costantino.

Rosamin Bhanpuri (center) is the Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission’s Person of the Year. Also shown, from left: Commission Chair Mary Athans, Vice-Chair Wynne Terlizzi, Mario Rizzotti and Jennifer Costantino.

Niles Township High School District 219 Community Relations Executive Assistant Rosamin Bhanpuri was honored as the Lincolnwood Human Relations Commission Person of the Year at the Village of Lincolnwood Board of Trustees Meeting June 18. The Human Relations Commission honored Bhanpuri both for the work she has done in the Lincolnwood community as a representative of D219 as well as for her contributions to a number of volunteer efforts.

In presenting the award to Bhanpuri, Human Relations Commissioner Jennifer Costantino said, “Rosamin has a true love for Lincolnwood and the larger Niles Township community, as well as for the people who live here.  She encourages people to get to know each other and to learn each other’s stories. She believes that everyone has something valuable to contribute to the community, and helps individuals identify and act on ways they can make Lincolnwood and Niles Township better places to live.”

Among her other contributions, Bhanpuri was recognized for coordinating the programs and activities for Coming Together since its inception in 2010. This township-wide program builds bridges of knowledge and understanding between people of different groups and ages.  Each year Coming Together highlights a different topic, with an emphasis on literacy, cross-cultural awareness and community-building. Bhanpuri also serves on the Lincolnwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is an active member of Lincolnwood’s Multicultural Task Force.

Village President Barry Bass said he appreciates Bhanpuri’s “innate quality to greet people with a smile, and your positive energy, which makes people feel comfortable and makes them feel recognized and important. That quality is a tremendous asset for our community, and we appreciate everything you’ve done.”

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Residency Approval/Verification Letters – June 2019

As referenced in the May 2019 web posting, two sets of letters were issued in June.

One set of letters was the Pre-Approval Letter. These were sent to households verified by the CLEAR Batch system. Recipients of this letter do not need to verify residency this summer.

The other set of letters was the Residency Verification Required Letter. These were sent to (1.) households with insufficient or inconsistent public records and (2.) randomly selected households that were pre-approved by the CLEAR Batch system. Recipients of this letter must verify residency this summer. Residency verification is available online or in person.

Omar Alebiosu - NW PW Dir

Alebiosu Named Physical Welfare Director

Omar Alebiosu will be Niles West High School’s new Director of Physical Welfare, effective July 1. The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education approved the appointment at its June 4 meeting.

Alebiosu has been Assistant Athletic Director at Niles North High School for the past two years. In addition to assisting the Athletic Director with the responsibilities of that department, he also served as a teacher leader, teaching Varsity Physical Education and facilitating mindfulness days with varsity athletes. Before coming to D219, Alebiosu taught physical education at Evanston Township High School for three years. Prior to that he taught physical education at Dewey Elementary School in Evanston. At Dewey he created Progressive Young Men, a mentoring group as an alternative intervention, and he helped rewrite the District 65 Physical Education curriculum.

Alebiosu has extensive coaching experience, including football and wrestling at Evanston Township High School and at Vernon Hills High School.

Alebiosu earned a Master of Education, Principal Licensure, from Concordia University. He holds a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from American College of Education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education from Florida State University.

Alebiosu is a proud alumnus of Niles North High School.

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Important District 219 Statement 5/30/19

The following is a statement from the district in response to feedback we have received from concerned staff and community members regarding a proposed professional development opportunity for our staff during the summer. Please know we take these concerns seriously. We will take steps to develop a more rigorous set of standards to determine what professional development opportunities we share with our staff in the future.