Viking Pride! It is more than what we do on the athletic field or court. It epitomizes how we feel about being part of the Niles community. Niles is a great place to live. It is also a great place to learn, to play and to be. Viking Pride embodies how we feel about ourselves and our community. Niles Community Schools, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to inspiring and preparing all learners through diverse opportunities to challenge the present and enrich the future. Viking Pride is Alive!
HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!! Just a reminder that as of 6/26/18 Ring Lardner will close for the summer. Offices will reopen on August 2nd 2018. If you have questions regarding enrollments, you can direct them to our administrative offices at 111 Spruce St., in Niles: 269-683-0734. If you have athletics questions, you can contact the athletics department at the Niles High School: 269-684-8683. Scheduling questions will be taken upon office reopening. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS for Ring Lardner Middle School 7th & 8th grade. If you have more questions please contact coach Schaller at Cherie.Schaller@nilesschools.org
8th grade 8-10
7th grade 10-12
Must have a physical on file dated on or after April 15th, 2018 to tryout and to play.
NILES CROSS COUNTRY: SUMMER INFO
Practice for Middle School Cross Country starts Aug 27th thru the 31st from 4-5:15. You can join the "Viking Cross Country" Facebook page to keep up with the latest.
For more information, contact the Middle School Coach, Adrianna Burke 616-308-9726 - Assistant Coach, Trisha Brazo
Bus Route Students Please Take Note of the Bus Procedures, Some are new.
1) Students that ride the bus from school to home routes need to ride a shuttle bus over to the high school. Walking from Ring Lardner to the High school is not permitted.
2) Students are to ride their assigned route bus if available at RL as a shuttle to the high school.
(Students have been allowed to ride any shuttle to the HS. This has changed, if available as a shuttle, they are to get on the bus they take home.
3) Once a student boards a shuttle bus they must ride that bus to the high school. Shuttle buses that are full will close their doors. There will be no getting off the bus prior to departure unless the driver or the school administration determines it is necessary.
4) Upon bus arrival at the High School, all transfer students will be stay on the bus until High School dismissal bell rings. (This has not been the case in the past)
Berrien County Health Dept. offers free hearing and vision screening for kindergarten students. Kindergarten students are required to have these screenings before school begins.
When it comes to severe weather and the potential for a school closure, I know that the sooner the decision is made the better for staff, students, and parents. Typically, we make a decision to close for inclement weather collectively with Brandywine and Buchanan. Our goal is to make this decision before 6:00am. (More)
After months of gathering information from community stakeholders through surveys, workshops, forums and other means, leaders of the Niles Community Schools district have developed a new strategic plan that will help guide the district in reaching future goals. On February 1, 2016, the Niles school board ratified the plan by approving the district’s new mission statement, vision statement, beliefs and goal statements — all of which are components of the strategic plan. “To use a Viking analogy, we wanted everybody to have their oars in the water at the same time and all pulling together,” said Greg O’Toole, school board president. “I think this was critical to getting to that point.”
Ring Lardner Middle School serves 655 students in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth. Built in 1965, our school was named in honor of Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, who in the 1920's was one of America's best-known journalists and writers.