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Columns

Applegate: The spirit of giving throughout Niles

As the holiday season continues, I am once again overwhelmed by the amount of giving and service that can be seen throughout the community. The ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, December 31, 2018 9:37 am

Column

APPLEGATE: Reflecting on Niles teachers this holiday season

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to cherish those around us and feel grateful for all they do. In addition to being thankful for ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, December 3, 2018 9:47 am

Columns

Crisis preparedness key to nurturing school community

At Niles Community Schools, we often talk with parents about the fact our number one priority is the safety of our students. As tragic events ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:38 am

Column

APPLEGATE: Niles Recognizes National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. At Niles Community Schools, we use this time as an opportunity to spread awareness about anti-bullying measures and hold ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, October 29, 2018 8:50 am

Berrien County

Niles students, teachers prepare for a successful school year

With the first day of school for Niles Community Schools quickly approaching, we look forward to welcoming new and returning students to Niles Community Schools. ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:58 am

Columns

APPLEGATE: Niles students engage in mental, physical activity in the summer

While the 2017-18 school year will soon come to a close, Niles Community Schools and local community organizations offer programs all year long so students ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Friday, May 4, 2018 8:32 am

Column

APPLEGATE: Smooth transition: Reducing the growing pains of a new school

As enrollment season begins and we look ahead to the next school year, it’s an exhilarating time for all Niles families. For students transitioning from ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, April 16, 2018 8:08 am

Column

APPLEGATE: Partners in safety: A community townhall

As crises continue to play out in cities across the country, safety is a primary concern for us all. To make sure our policies are ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:23 am

Column

APPLEGATE: Crisis response key to nurturing school community

As recent tragic events have demonstrated, you can never be too prepared for a crisis situation. At Niles Community Schools, we are constantly improving upon ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, March 5, 2018 8:30 am

Columns

APPLEGATE: Niles seniors looking to the future

With first semester coming to a close, the college application process is well underway for seniors at Niles High School. At the same time, many ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:01 pm

Columns

Partnerships supporting Niles students’ aspirations

High school students interested in a career in the medical field are often limited in what they are able to pursue during their K-12 education. ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, November 20, 2017 9:28 am

Columns

Preparing for the opening bell

In the blink of an eye, we will enter into the 2017-18 school year at Niles Community Schools. While it does mean summer must come ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:23 am

Niles Community School District

Making great strides with our renovations

In a recent column, I shared the progress made thus far in construction projects throughout the district. As you may recall, these projects resulted from ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, June 19, 2017 8:55 am

Columns

CTE programs making a difference

Our main priority at Niles Community Schools is to prepare students for success. Preparing students takes many different forms, whether it’s giving them a safe ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:26 am

Columns

Celebrating student success

As a district, Niles Community Schools regularly celebrates the achievements of our youth as they travel through their educational journey. We believe it is important ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Friday, April 28, 2017 9:41 am

Columns

Developing life long learners

While summer may still seem far away, it will be here before we know it. As we enter the final months of the school year, ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Friday, March 24, 2017 12:31 pm

Columns

Construction continues across Niles district

In the nearly two years since the community supported the bond referendum that Niles Community Schools put forth, much has been accomplished for the improvement ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Monday, February 27, 2017 8:34 am

Education

Niles Community Schools Looks Forward to 2017

As students wrap up their studies for winter break, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for making 2016 a year to remember. ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:18 am

Columns

Voters support sinking fund renewal

First and foremost, I would like to say thank you to the community for taking the time to go out and vote in the election ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:47 am

Columns

Big back-to-school changes make for positive future at Niles schools

With every new school year comes the anticipation of a fresh start. Students, staff and parents alike are rested from a summer filled with fun ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, September 8, 2016 8:11 am

Education

Full stomachs, full minds

As we prepare to dive back into the 2016-17 school year, our goal at Niles Community Schools remains the same: to ensure the academic success ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:46 am

Columns

School work does not stop during summer vacation

After a successful school year featuring its share of milestones, summer is finally here. This hopefully means more time to spend with family and friends ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:31 am

Opinion

An update on bond construction

The last weeks of school are always an exciting time for students, parents and educators. Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:16 am

Columns

An open discussion

Schools should be a safe haven for children – providing a warm and engaging environment where students can learn, grow and fulfill their potential. While ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:10 am

Columns

Education is the key to success

At Niles Community Schools, we firmly believe that education is the key to success. I realize this sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating and reiterating ... Read more

by Dan Applegate, Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:48 am

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