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Our 60th Reunion
8/27-28/2022, was wonderful

Click HERE to see some reunion photos.

  • New! the 2022 Class Directory is now on the Class List webpage. If you need login info, please contact Pat at

Please check our class Facebook page to see if there are any future reunion plans. We won't be having any more fancy gatherings. Please offer to help!

Our 60th Reunion Wrap-up

On Sep. 28, 2022, thanks to our many generous class donors, our class gave $2,500 to the District 219 Education Foundation, Niles West, for student aid. As our Treasurer, Mike Kiss, put it:

"Our gift is submitted in honor of the faculty, staff, and administration that served us so well and in memory of departed classmates.

Funding is to be restricted to providing needed supplies (including computer equipment), paying activity and or/book fees, and funding specific high school related expenses for students from low-income families attending Niles West High School. Awards are to be on a needs only basis in an attempt to even the playing field for all students. Within the parameters described above, the Foundation is free to allocate these funds.

The highlight of our celebration was reminiscing about the wonderful experiences we had as students and friends. We sincerely hope this small token of appreciation will allow others to share in the warm afterglow that permeated our very special event."

Our 50th Reunion Wrap-up

On Nov. 13, 2012, thanks to our many generous class donors, our class gave $5,000 to the District 219 Education Foundation, Niles West, for student aid. "It certainly felt good knowing we were helping the needy students, especially when we heard about 1/3 receive funding for their lunches", said Barb Graff Dorfman.

Shown right is the Foundation Treasurer, Barb Graff Dorfman, Mike Kiss, Chairman of the District 219 Education Foundation, and Betsy Shulman Katz.

Click here for the In Memoriam list


PLEASE help us find more Missing Classmates (click here). If you know what town or state any of the missing people live in, what occupation they are in, have their email address, phone number or Facebook id, please let know.

Where we Live as of 6/25/2012 - Counts by State

We have a Veterans webpage to honor our classmates who served in the military. Please, all of our classmate veterans, list your service branch, rank, years of service, and other pertinent details in an email to , along with a photo of yourself in your uniform from those days.
April 6, 2024 - Latest stats on our class:

741 classmates are living.
168 classmates are deceased.
909 total in our class.

 75 classmates are missing.

48 classmates and their guests came to the 60th reunion. The COVID-19 pandemic had a big effect on attendance.
258 classmates and their guests came to the 50th reunion.
183 classmates came to the 50th reunion.
370 classmates have signed in and are on the Class Profiles pages. We have a very interesting class!
 106 classmates have joined our E & W Facebook group for discussions about our reunions, etc.
See the Class Wills (East and West) and the senior edition of the two newspapers, West Word and Nilehilite to the Forum page. More reunion photos are captioned now, too.
Also added Notes on what we learned in the Niles West tour.
June 2014 Reunion - our 70th birthday celebration
Captioned photos are on the Photos page. Enjoy!

Event Co-chairs: Barb Graff Dorfman, Betsy Shulman Katz and Linda Levine Wiesmeyer.

Reunion Location was at Maggiano's
Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie

More info for the In Memoriam page is always welcome. This website will keep going until mid 2027.
See the 1960-61 Student Guidebook (pdf): This booklet has a page on the history of how explosively District 219 grew in our day and shows detailed floorplans of both Niles East and West, plus course offerings and lots more.

Interesting links

Fun places, stores, restaurants, etc. in Chicago that are gone. Click all tabs at the top and scroll down.

Niles East High School makes a Comeback (Skokie Patch article)

Wikipedia history of Niles East H.S., Notable alumni, words to the school song, etc.

Wikipedia history of Niles West H.S., Notable alumni, etc.

Alumni Newsletters

Chicago pictures (Powerpoint)

1950-1960's pictures (Powerpoint)


Sharp Corner School Alumni Facebook group

Cleveland School Alumni Facebook group

Niles East High School Alumni Facebook group

Niles East Nilehilite issues 1939-1980

Niles East High School before the wrecking ball
    Niles East High School (1938-1980) before the wrecking ball in 1993

Niles East Trojan The Niles East Trojan
Niles West High School
Niles West High School celebrating its 50th anniversary

Niles West Indian The Niles West Indian

Where we are Living Now (Counts by State and Country) as of 6/25/2012

AR 2
AZ 29
CA 86
CO 10
CT 1
DE 1
FL 53
GA 9
HI 2
IA 3
ID 1
IL 323
IN 9
KS 4
KY 2
MA 4
MD 7
MI 4
MN 7
MO 10
MT 1
NC 5
ND 1
NE 2
NH 2
NJ 6
NM 2
NV 6
NY 6
OH 3
OK 2
OR 3
PA 5
RI 1
SC 4
TN 3
TX 13
VA 3
VT 1
WA 7
WI 17
China 1
England 1
Finland 1
Greece 1
Israel 1
Mexico 1
Philippines 1
Scotland 1