Dowagiac Union Education

Michigan Teen Safe Driving program enters 10th year

LANSING — Students at every Michigan high school have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better drivers by participating in this year’s Strive ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac business donates backpacks, school supplies to students in need

DOWAGIAC — School may be virtual for Dowagiac Union Schools students, but that does not mean that the demand for school supplies does not exist. ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Extended Summer Food Program making a difference in Dowagiac

The district’s food service program continues to serve the needs of its students, even when kids are not in the classroom. The Extended Summer Food ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

DUS adjusting to distance, virtual learning during first week of school

DOWAGIAC — Tuesday was the first day of school for Dowagiac Union Schools students. However, for parents like Elizabeth Dorsey, classes had yet to begin ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac middle schooler diagnosed with cancer to celebrate birthday with ‘ride-by’ event

DOWAGIAC — It has been a challenging year for Weski Wesaw. While most 12-year-olds are playing outside or hanging out with friends, Weski has spent ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Newly appointed DUS board member hopes to be a voice for the youth

DOWAGIAC — As a church pastor and a longtime basketball, football and track coach, Tracey Hatcher is used to being evaluated by the public eye. ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Tracey Hatcher appointed to DUS school board

DOWAGIAC — Eleven community members entered Dowagiac Middle School Wednesday night with aspirations of being a Dowagiac Union Schools board member. When the dust settled, ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

DUS to provide free meals for students during distance learning mode

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools may be starting the school year with distance learning, but the district is still committed to providing meals for its ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac native named to Moody on the Market’s 40 Under 40

DOWAGIAC — As a parent, supervisor, coach, community organizer and more, Terry Groth wears many hats in the Dowagiac community. He can now add awards ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

DUS announces 12 candidates for vacant board of education seat

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union School’s vacant board of education seat will soon be filled. The district announced on its Facebook page the names of the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

DUS to hold public interviews for vacant board seat

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education will soon add a new member to its ranks. The board will host a special meeting ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Union Schools families asked to choose back-to-school option

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools families have until Monday, Aug. 24, to choose either a distance learning/in-person option back-to-school option or cyber/virtual learning option for ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

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

4 months ago by Max Harden.

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

4 months ago by Submitted.

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

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

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

4 months ago by Max Harden.

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

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

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

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

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

4 months ago by Submitted.

Registration open for 11th School Supply Spectacular

CASS COUNTY — Registration is now open for the 11th annual School Supply Spectacular in Cass County. The Spectacular takes place from 9 a.m. to ... Read more

4 months ago by Max Harden.

Lewis Cass ISD considers name change

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is reconsidering its namesake. At a board meeting Wednesday, the Lewis Cass ISD Board, which provides services ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac Union Schools superintendent offers update on reopening plans

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ plan to reopen schools is taking shape. In a Friday press release, Superintendent Jonathan Whan said the district is gathering ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Elks donate to Saint Francis Outreach

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Elks Lodge is doing its best to live up to the saying “Elks care, Elks share.” The lodge received a Gratitude ... Read more

5 months ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

DOWAGIAC — With another school year come and gone, several Dowagiac Union School employees are preparing to enter the next chapter of their lives. This ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget

DOWAGIAC — Much of what the 2020-2021 school year will look like remains unclear to Dowagiac Union Schools’ board of education. Following a budget hearing ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

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