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Brandywine school board accepts back to school plan

NILES — Brandywine Community Schools are moving forward with plans to reopen for in-person instruction starting Aug. 31. Monday evening, the Brandywine Board of Education ... Read more

21 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Community Schools hosts virtual town hall with parents

BUCHANAN — The new superintendent of Buchanan Community Schools, Patricia Robinson, welcomed more than 140 participants to a town hall meeting on Google Meet Thursday ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education votes to start year with distance learning

DOWAGIAC — All Dowagiac Union Schools students will start the upcoming school year in full-time distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, but board members say ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

DUS seeks board member

DOWAGIAC — Due to a recent resignation on the board, Dowagiac Union Schools is seeking interested applicants to fill a vacant board seat. Applicants must ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Brandywine reviews reopening plan

NILES — As the first day of school draws nearer, area school districts have been drafting plans to reopen their doors safely amid the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Tin Shop Theatre to host outdoor production of ‘Into the Woods’

BUCHANAN — This weekend, fairytales will be coming to life as classic characters dance across the stage at the Buchanan Commons. The Tin Shop Theatre ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Alternative prom allows area students to enjoy dance amid COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — In early March, Brandywine High School graduate Ashlyn Farmer had picked out the perfect prom dress, a pink and purple number embroidered with ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine Community Schools to hear public comment Monday, vote next week

NILES — As the deadline for having 2020-21 school year Preparedness Plans approved by school district boards draws near, superintendents like Brandywine Community School’s Karen ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School staff reunites woman with charm bracelet after more than 30 years

NILES — Each charm on a charm bracelet bears a different meaning to its wearer. Throughout the past 37 years, Niles High School secretary Rhonda ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Meet Up and Eat Up food program providing Dowagiac children with free meals

DOWAGIAC — The Meet Up and Eat Up summer food program is entering its home stretch. The Dowagiac Union Schools-funded program — which provides free ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Virtual camp immerses SMC ETS in community service

DOWAGIAC — Shay Krick might be expected to identify hunger as the gravest problem as Feeding America West Michigan program coordinator. However, she believes hunger ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Health departments working with area schools to finalize back to school plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Students left classrooms on March 13 as state mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 were handed down by Michigan Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis graduates Class of 2020 outdoors

CASSOPOLIS — The Class of 2020 at Cassopolis High School may not have had all the pomp and circumstances of a typical graduation, but during ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Still time to register for Retro Steve’s Run

DOWAGIAC — Registration for Southwestern Michigan College’s virtual Steve’s Run is closed, but interested participants can still register for this retro run and walk on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Children experience reptiles, amphibians at Summer My Way

NILES — Four cold-blooded animals arrived on Friday to the Summer My Way program. Students watching the animals grew wide eyed as they watched them ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

GALLERY: Cassopolis High School graduation

The 65-member Cassopolis High School 2020 graduating class was spread out over three sessions due to COVID-19 pandemic social distancing guidelines. Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Homeschoolers educate parents about school at home options for fall

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the fall approaches with school administrators continuing to work out the details to provide a safe class environment amidst COVID-19 concerns ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Summer My Way partner luncheon takes place during nature week

NILES — In a room with both civilians and superheroes, each one looks down at papers in front of them. A blank butterfly outline is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan selects newest superintendent

BUCHANAN – Buchanan Board of Education members have chosen Patricia Robinson to be the new Buchanan school superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Robinson’s selection ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac graduate Hunter Schuur named choir director for middle, high school

DOWAGIAC — It was a homecoming of sorts for Hunter Schuur on Monday night. The Dowagiac native was unanimously approved to be the new choir ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Buchanan interviews final three superintendent candidates

BUCHANAN – Second round interviews with three superintendent candidate finalists were conducted Monday night by Buchanan Board of Education members. Board members are scheduled to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Niles nonprofit seeks PPE for students in the fall

NILES — Calls for school supplies mean back to class is on the horizon. A local nonprofit is hoping to raise funds and collect donations ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

State-funded preschool program to be continued at Northside Child Development Center

NILES — A state-funded preschool for at-risk children will find itself with new leadership this fall. The Niles Community Schools and YMCA of Greater Michiana ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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