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Members are nominated after at least three semesters of French.  To be nominated, a student must have an A‑ or above average in French and a B‑ or above average in non‑French subjects.  We will have an induction in the spring and are planning on sponsoring a French poetry contest and publishing a newsletter in French.  We will be fundraising to help students who participate in the French Immersion Weekend, Aventure Française.

Sponsor: Ariane Petyt,

Criteria for joining club: By invitation only.


The German National Honor Society chapter Illinois Beta Gnu is an honor society, which recognizes excellent work by our Niles North students.  Its main activities are to provide free yearlong tutoring for lower level students and to publish a student generated German newspaper at least once each semester.  National Honor Society qualifications must be met for membership.

Sponsor: Thomas Neal,

Criteria for joining club:  Must be inducted, based on grades


Students are inducted by committing to taking Hebrew for at least three years. Members must have two semesters of the Hebrew language completed and must have an 85% or higher in their Hebrew language class. Members will be required to serve a certain amount of hours and outside community work. The goal of this society is to help promote and create awareness about the Hebrew language.

Sponsor: Anna Raiber,

Criteria for Joining Club: By invitation only

HOSA (Future Health Professionals)

Students interested in health care careers are invited to join the local chapter of HOSA, a national organization whose mission is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. Opportunities include speakers, field trips, and competitions.

Sponsors: Ashlee Miller-Berry, & Angela Mell,


The Niles North chapter of the National Honor Society seeks to inspire its members to do their best in all areas of life. We seek to strengthen the four pillars of the National Honor Society by exemplifying scholarshipleadershipcharacter, and service to our community at large. We not only strive to honor our own, but to be a positive role model for other individuals and a source of benevolence to the community.  NHS bylaws here.

Sponsors: Allegra Giulietti-Schmitt,, and John Kretsos,

Criteria for joining club:  Academic, social, and service requirements.


Sponsor: Ivan Silverberg,

Criteria for joining club: Everyone welcome.


Students are inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society based on their performance in Spanish and their overall scholastic standing and leadership.  The Society recognizes excellent achievement and promotes the awareness of Hispanic cultures in the school.  Service to the community is also a priority of the organization.

Sponsor: Pam Benitez,, and Laura Jacobson,

Criteria for joining club:  Teachers recommendation


The North Star has achieved national recognition as an outstanding student publication.  The newspaper is published 16 times each year and attempts to report the news of all Niles North activities.  Students interested in a career in journalism are encouraged to participate in this activity.  Students who have taken the new writing or news editing class are eligible to participate.

Sponsor: Jean Ordonez,

Criteria for joining club: Must have in schedule.


The purpose of “Spoken Word Poetry Club” is to provide a space for students to develop their emerging skill with poetic forms, especially spoken word poetry. Spoken word poetry differs from other, more traditional, forms of poetry in that it is meant to be read aloud with elements of performance adding to the meaning of the piece. Musical lyrics might be a form considered as a part of this club. This club will operate like a writing workshop in which students will engage in a combination of invention activities designed to generate text, and reader response activities designed to provide feedback to the authors. The baseline outcome for this club will be the legitimization of student poetry as a serious craft. The club will also aim to compete in poetry slams, including Chicago’s “Louder Than a Bomb” poetry slam. Members may also wish to compete in the national poetry recitation competition “Poetry Out Loud.” In addition, the club will look for other outlets to “publish” its poetry, including the North Star, assemblies, etc.

Sponsors: Alessandra Gallo,

Meeting times and location for ’23-’24: 

Criteria for joining club: Everyone welcome.


To develop student’s education in various medical fields as well as provide a valuable medical service to our athletic programs.  Open to anyone that wants to volunteer with our student athletes.

Sponsors: Dennis Macas,, and Dawn Palmer,

Meeting time and location for ’23-’24:  email sponsors for meeting times.

Criteria for joining club:  Open to everyone.


Yearbook is decidedly a team activity and student centered.  Students choose their theme, their own editors and have considerable input to the financial decisions governing the book.  A great experience!

Sponsors: Stephanie Salem,,  and Jessica Ralfs,

Meeting time and location in ’23-’24: Co-curricular; must be on schedule.

Criteria for joining club: Must have had journalism or photo-journalism.