Education

SMC ETS/MSU sponsor virtual entrepreneur camp

DOWAGIAC — A Southwestern Michigan College Educational Talent Search/Michigan State University Extension collaboration provided nine budding Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Niles and Edwardsburg entrepreneurs with a 15-hour ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

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

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Area colleges prepare for fall semester amid COVID-19 concerns

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — College campus faculty and staff have worked over the summer to find solutions for students to begin or continue their education safely. ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Brandywine students given backpacks at nonprofit event

NILES — Cars snaked through the Brandywine Middle and High School, 1700 Bell Road, Thursday evening. At 5 p.m., the beginning of a two-hour event, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

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

1 month ago by Staff Report.

LMC’s nursing program now accepting applications twice a year

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College’s associate in applied science nursing program is now accepting applications for admission twice a year. The competitive RN program, ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union donates to Little Bucks Bookmobile

BUCHANAN — Tuesday, Honor Credit Union donated $1,000 to the Little Bucks Bookmobile. Present at the donation was Wendy Murphy, Little Bucks Bookmobile president, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Competitive spirit drives Niles parathlete

NILES — Caiden Baxter wants to be king of the court — the tennis court, that is. A 2019 graduate of Niles High School, Baxter ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

SMC adjusts academic calendar

DOWAGIAC — On Monday night, Southwestern Michigan College’s Board of Trustees adjusted the spring 2021 academic calendar by two weeks. The masked, socially-distanced board, meeting ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Three Lake Michigan College students named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

BENTON HARBOR — Three Lake Michigan College students were among the 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. Sophie ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Community Schools approves five-year strategic plan

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools has a plan. The Board of Education unanimously approved a strategic plan that will guide the district’s decision-making over the ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

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

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan Community Schools welcomes new superintendent amidst reopening plans

BUCHANAN — Patricia Robinson signed her contract with Buchanan Community Schools July 28. Officially, her first day as the school district’s superintendent was Tuesday, Aug. ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community School board approves return to school plan

NILES — The Niles Community School board of education met for a virtual, special meeting Thursday evening. The meeting was hosted on Zoom, and attracted ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis Public Schools prepare for back-to-school

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools are preparing to begin school on Sept. 8, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the district’s preparedness ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Niles nonprofit makerspace recipient of AEP grant to fund offering

NILES — Getting funded is a big part of starting up as an entrepreneur. Three junior entrepreneurs have been given a step up from a ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Public Schools plan for in person instruction

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools recently released its back to school plan. In the plan, it is recommended that in Phase 4 and Phase 5, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

First Backpacks for Good event serves more than 600 students

NILES — The line of cars in the parking lot at Niles High School Tuesday evening did not seem to end. Snaking around the parking ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

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

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Special board meeting addressed questions about special education, tweaks in plan for Buchanan Community Schools

BUCHANAN — Students and families in the Buchanan Community School district will soon have finalized plans to choose from before the first day of class ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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