Niles Education

GALLERY: Middle schoolers campaign against cyberbullying

NILES — With this year’s unique challenges incorporating the ability to move between in-person and at-home instructions, art teacher Scott Morgan became aware of an ... Read more

6 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools to provide meal assistance over holiday break

NILES — Staff at Niles schools are working to ensure students do not go hungry during the holiday break. Since March, Niles Community Schools has ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

GALLERY: Santa Claus is coming (back) to town

NILES — A familiar face with glasses, a long white beard and a very special red and white suit made an appearance at the Niles ... Read more

6 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan bestowed this year’s Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Awards to one winner from each of the three counties ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

LANSING — An annual contest is giving area children the chance to flex their creative muscles, while bringing attention to a statewide cause. The Michigan ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Niles fine arts teacher awarded grant

NILES—On Monday, Niles High School Assistant Principal Chris Porter and Fine Arts Teacher Peter Helm received a $1,000 grant from the Niles Education Foundation. Helm, ... Read more

7 months ago by Christina Clark.

Eastside Connections honor roll

5th Grade All A’s Amponsah, Kwame Borst, Andi Daniel, Delanee Garza, Julian Kessler, Madison Lamberton-Herman, Carter Matlock, Khloe Murray, Alison Okeley, Addison Petrowski, Annalee Smith, ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Niles High School students finish out investment tournament in top half

NILES — Four Niles High School students took on an investment competition during a time when stock markets are notably volatile: election season. Vikings Stuart ... Read more

7 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School prepares to cease in-person instruction for three weeks

NILES — Niles Community Schools Superintendent Dan Applegate feels more ready for this round of remote learning than he did in the spring. Applegate has ... Read more

7 months ago by Christina Clark.

Local school boards elect new members

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Local school board candidates were on the ballot Tuesday. Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Operation Safe Stop runs this week

LANSING — Starting today, law enforcement officers throughout Michigan will be ramping up patrols of motorists illegally passing school buses. Operation Safe Stop is part ... Read more

8 months ago by Submitted.

Berrien County holds at one official school COVID-19 outbreak in Stevensville

BERRIEN COUNTY — Despite reports of positive COVID-19 cases in area schools over the past few weeks, the numbers have stayed low, according to the ... Read more

8 months ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County educators, leaders discuss racism in schools

BERRIEN COUNTY — In the second of four Zoom virtual meetings organized by the Berrien County Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust and ... Read more

8 months ago by Christina Clark.

Four Vikings join MTU Husky investment tournament

Correction: In an earlier publication of this article, Sydney Skarbek’s name was misspelled. We regret the error and are happy to correct it. NILES — ... Read more

8 months ago by Christina Clark.

Band marches on, Niles band season continues without football, competitions

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com NILES — On warmer fall days, band students can be heard playing outdoors. The familiar rhythm from the percussion section reminds ... Read more

8 months ago by Christina Clark.

Students, staff in quarantine at local school districts due to positive COVID cases

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Approximately one month into the school year, many school districts throughout southwest Michigan are responding cautiously to positive cases of COVID-19. After three ... Read more

8 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

MDHHS issues emergency order requiring schools to issue public notification of probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases

LANSING — Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

Niles High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

NILES — Just after 9 p.m. Monday, an update appeared on the Niles High School Facebook page. The post revealed an NHS staff member had ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County law enforcement and schools support students exposed to trauma through Handle with Care program

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and local law enforcement are partnering again this year with Berrien RESA to offer ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

LANSING — Cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of the fabric of Michigander’s daily lives as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

9 months ago by Submitted.

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

9 months ago by Submitted.

Niles Community Schools’ remote platform allows students to go at own pace

NILES — Angie Pingel is happy with where the Virtual Viking program is now, but acknowledged a bumpy start to the beginning of classes this ... Read more

9 months ago by Christina Clark.

North Pointe Center class partners with church for cemetery cleanup project

DOWAGIAC — A local school class is making sure the Calvary Cemetery stays in top shape for visitors. North Pointe Center transition services teacher Tracy ... Read more

9 months ago by Max Harden.

In-person, virtual classes begin for area schools

BERRIEN COUNTY — The rain did not damper the spirits of educators welcoming students back to their first official day of in-person instruction since March. ... Read more

9 months ago by Christina Clark.

GALLERY: Soft start for students begins at Niles, Brandywine schools

NILES — Yellow school busses lined up outside of schools Wednesday morning, with partially filled rows of seats of anxious students. A new middle schooler ... Read more

10 months ago by Christina Clark.

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