Education

EPS to host virtual open houses

EDWARDSBURG — Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the area, Edwardsburg Public Schools will be changing from in-person open houses to virtual ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis schools adjust start times due to lack of bus drivers

CASSOPOLIS — A nationwide lack of bus drivers is affecting Cassopolis Public Schools. In a letter sent to parents Monday, Interim Superintendent Brooke Brawley announced ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Berrien County Health Department hosts Back to School Bash

NILES — On Monday, one county agency helped Berrien County children get ready to go back to school. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: United Way event donates 1,000 backpacks to Cass County students

CASSOPOLIS — Nearly 1,000 Cass County children grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are ready to head back to school in style, thanks to a regional ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union announces 12th annual Teacher Awards

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union has announced its 12th annual Teacher Awards. According to brand representatives, Honor aims to recognize local teachers for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC ETS, MSU host entrepreneur camp

DOWAGIAC — A Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search/Michigan State University Extension collaboration served 14 budding Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Niles and Edwardsburg entrepreneurs Aug. 9-13. Students ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac grad returns to district as student counselor

DOWAGIAC — Monday was a homecoming of sorts for Ross Tidey. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of the Dowagiac ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC celebrates return to athletics

DOWAGIAC — On Aug. 11, Southwestern Michigan College celebrated the return of intercollegiate athletics after 25 years and dedicated the Recruiting Gallery trophy hall as part ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac, Edwardsburg students win scholarship from Zolman’s Tire & Auto Care

MISHAWAKA — Eight students from across Michiana recently won a $1,000 scholarship from a regional business. Zolman’s Tire & Auto Care hosted a scholarship ceremony ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Backpacks for Good event donates 700 bags filled with school supplies to Niles students

NILES — A line filled with parents and children of all ages wrapped around the Niles High School parking lot Thursday evening as a county ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac City Council approves N. Paul Street Sidewalk Project

DOWAGIAC — Community members will soon have a safe way to navigate the Dowagiac Union High School campus on foot. The Dowagiac City Council unanimously ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Niles nonprofit to host back-to-school event

NILES — Later this month, a Niles nonprofit organization is hosting an event to help local students have fun, while also getting them ready to ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Cass Kickstart to Careers prepares to welcome new students to program

CASSOPOLIS — Wednesday evening, an assembly line was formed at the Cass District Library as adults stuffed envelopes with papers, stickers and chocolate coins. By ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac grad returns to teach

DOWAGIAC — By the time Dowagiac Union Schools classes start Aug. 30, David Brogan will be an experienced new teacher after instructing four-week summer school ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Brandywine student earns first place in White House art competition

NILES — A Brandywine students’ work is now on display at the nation’s capital. Incoming Brandywine High School freshman Allie Curtis-Lee was notified last month ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Brandywine entering negotiations with Berrien County Sheriff’s Office for school resource officer

NILES – Brandywine School District is taking the next steps in hiring a resource officer for their K-12 schools. On Monday, the Brandywine School Board ... Read more

1 month ago by Caleb Steensma.

DUS welcomes new high school principal, middle school assistant principal

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education welcomed new leadership to the district on Monday. The board unanimously approved the hires of Stephanie ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC ETS STEM Camp promotes growth mindset

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search’s STEM Camp July 26-30 was frustrating by design. Whether it was building “brush bots” from a motorized ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Benton Harbor’s Smith joins Roadrunners

DOWAGIAC — Benton Harbor High School’s India Smith signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Southwestern Michigan College last Saturday. Smith, 19, ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac schools make masks optional for students, staff

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools have announced new COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-2022 school year In a statement posted the district’s website, Superintendent Jonathan Whan ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Students help design SMC esports arena

DOWAGIAC — “I don’t know what I was expecting, but this is better,” Brooke Johnson said about Southwestern Michigan College’s new Esports Arena in the ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Purdue University Fort Wayne, SMC sign transfer agreement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Purdue University Fort Wayne has signed an articulation agreement with Southwestern Michigan College. This agreement will allow students from SMC to ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Southwestern Michigan College’s accreditation reaffirmed through 2031

DOWAGIAC — After a thorough review and evaluation process conducted regularly for most colleges and universities throughout the United States, the Higher Learning Commission has ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass counties hosting backpack, school supply drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Students in need will have the opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year, as area organizations are hosting giveaway ... Read more

2 months ago by Caleb Steensma.

Cassopolis Public Schools superintendent resigns

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools Superintendent Angela Piazza has resigned. The board of education accepted the resignation in a unanimous vote at a special board ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

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