Students skipping lunch for classes

Students opting for nine classes a day instead of scheduling a lunch period.

April 2—Administrators at Niles North and Niles West high school in Illinois report that hundreds of students have academic schedules so packed that they do not include a lunch period.

In Niles Township District 219, which includes Niles West and Niles North high schools, upwards of 300 students don’t have a lunch period on their schedules. A few are trying to arrange their schedules so that they can come in late or leave early, Osburn said, but most simply want to take advantage of the opportunities available to them, whether it’s an extra fine arts elective or another honors level course.